US Pat. No. 9,591,725

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE SYSTEM COMPRISING A REMOTE CONTROL SIGNAL RECEIVER AND DRIVER

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1. A light emitting device system, comprising:
at least one light emitting device;
power supply terminals connected to receive electrical power from an external driver and to supply the electrical power to
the at least one light emitting device;

a remote control signal receiver configured to receive a remote control signal selecting at least one light emission characteristic
for the at least one light emitting device; and

a circuit configured to provide via the power supply terminals to the external driver remote control signal information indicating
the at least one selected light emission characteristic for the at least one light emitting device.

US Pat. No. 9,554,436

POWER SUPPLY FOR LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A Light Emitting Diode lighting system comprising:
a LED strip comprising a plurality of LED modules connected in parallel, each LED module comprising:
a LED string structure comprising a plurality of LED components connected in series,
an impedance module connected in parallel with the LED string structure,
a driver module having an output adapted to provide a power supply current for supplying the LED strip,
a switch, having a first terminal coupled to the driver module and a second terminal coupled to the LED strip,
a sensing module adapted to control the switch, and to measure a total impedance of the LED strip when the switch is open,
and having an output adapted to provide an output signal representative of the total impedance of the LED strip,

wherein the driver module further has an input adapted to receive the output signal from the sensing module, and is adapted
to control the power supply current by the output of the driver module as a function of the output signal provided by the
output of the sensing module.

US Pat. No. 9,526,860

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED LIGHTING

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1. A method of controlling lighting to tailor the lighting to multiple users, comprising:
providing first lighting having first light output characteristics to a first area in a room and providing second lighting
having second light output characteristics to a second area in said room;

wherein said first lighting and said second lighting are distinct;
identifying lighting needs of a first user for said first light output characteristics and identifying lighting needs of a
second user for said second light output characteristics; and

directing, via a personal device of said first user, said first user to move to said first area based on identifying said
lighting needs of said first user for said first light output characteristics, and directing, via a personal device of said
second user, said second user to move to said second area based on identifying said lighting needs of said second user for
said second light output characteristics, wherein said personal devices of said users are in communication with a controller
configured to control said first lighting and said second lighting.

US Pat. No. 9,526,149

OBJECT-SENSING LIGHTING NETWORK AND CONTROL SYSTEM THEREFOR

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1. A dynamic street lighting fixture network comprising a plurality of street lighting fixture nodes in network communication
with one another, each of the street lighting fixture nodes comprising:
at least one street lighting fixture having at least one LED light source, a controller in communication with said LED light
source, a motion detection system in electrical communication with said controller, a data transmission system in electrical
communication with said controller, and a data reception system in electrical communication with said controller;

said motion detection system of each of said street lighting fixture nodes operable to detect an object within a coverage
range and communicate detection of said object to said controller;

wherein said data transmission system transmits street lighting fixture node identification data when said object is sensed
by said motion detection system;

said data reception system of each of said street lighting fixture nodes operable to receive said street lighting fixture
node identification data from other of said street lighting fixture nodes and communicate said street lighting fixture node
identification data to said controller;

wherein during periods of low activity within said street lighting fixture network, the controller of a first street lighting
fixture node is operable to dynamically determine a fixed temporal relationship between said first street lighting fixture
node and each of the remaining street lighting fixture nodes;

wherein each said temporal relationship is based on analysis of a plurality of determined time differences between said first
street lighting fixture node and a respective one of the remaining street lighting fixture nodes, each of said determined
time differences comprising the difference in time between detection of a moving object by the motion detector of the first
street lighting fixture node, and receipt by said first street lighting fixture node of street lighting fixture node identification
data from the respective one of the remaining street lighting fixtures, wherein the street lighting fixture node identification
data is sent in response to detection of the same moving object by the respective one of the remaining street lighting fixtures;

wherein the determined fixed temporal relationship between said first street lighting fixture node and at least one of the
remaining street lighting fixture nodes is adjusted when the controller detects an increase or a decrease in the time difference
between the first street lighting fixture node and the at least one of the remaining street lighting fixture nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,526,133

LED RETROFIT LAMP WITH SHUNT CAPACITORS ACROSS RECTIFIER DIODES FOR USE WITH A BALLAST

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1. A light emitting diode (LED) lamp, comprising:
an LED load comprising a series arrangement of LEDs,
a first lamp end circuit, comprising:
a first lamp pin and a second lamp pin for connection to a first lamp connection terminal comprised in a fluorescent lamp
ballast, and

a first rectifier equipped with at least one input terminal coupled to the second lamp pin and with first and second output
terminals coupled to respective ends of the LED load, the first rectifier comprising at least two diodes, one of which is
shunted by a first capacitor, and

a second lamp end circuit, comprising:
a third lamp pin and a fourth lamp pin for connection to a second lamp connection terminal comprised in the fluorescent lamp
ballast, and

a second rectifier equipped with at least one input terminal coupled to the fourth lamp pin and with first and second output
terminals coupled to respective ends of the LED load, the second rectifier comprising at least two diodes, one of which is
shunted by a second capacitor,

wherein the first capacitor and the second capacitor are connected in series with each other between the second lamp pin and
the fourth lamp pin, and

wherein the two lamp pins of the first lamp end circuit are connected by a first filament emulation circuit and wherein the
two lamp pins of the second lamp end circuit are connected by a second filament emulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,526,140

COMPACT DRIVER FOR A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE HAVING AN AUXILIARY OUTPUT

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1. A driver for driving at least one main load and one auxiliary load, the driver comprising:
a power converter adapted to convert a DC input voltage into at least one main output voltage provided through a main output
for driving said main load, and at least one auxiliary output DC voltage through an auxiliary output for supplying said auxiliary
load,

a controller adapted to control the main output based on at least one input set point, wherein the power converter comprising
a switched capacitor converter comprising a plurality of switches and a plurality of capacitors, the main output being connected
to at least one internal node of the power converter, the auxiliary output being connected to a DC node of the power converter,
and wherein the main output of the power converter conveys a floating voltage having a level that is a fraction of the input
voltage level related to the conversion ratio, with a bias component split in a plurality of steps ranging from a determined
lowest fraction level to a determined highest fraction level.

US Pat. No. 9,441,816

LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT HAVING A RESILIENT ELEMENT

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1. A lighting arrangement, comprising
a circuit board,
a support for supporting the circuit board and
at least one light source mounted on the circuit board,
a cover for transmitting light emitted by the at least one light source,
a support structure for supporting the cover in a separating plane, wherein the support is provided on the support structure,
wherein
at least one abutment which is arranged on the cover and fixed relative to the support and at least one resilient element
which is sandwiched between the at least one abutment and the circuit board, whereby the circuit board is pressed against
the support by the resilient element,

said lighting arrangement further comprising a carrier supported by the support wherein the circuit board is arranged on the
carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,532,433

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHTING FIXTURE UTILIZING A COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL

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1. A method of transmitting a data packet to a lighting fixture network via manipulation of a transformer, comprising:
receiving data indicative of appropriate lighting fixture settings for one or more lighting fixtures of the lighting fixture
network;

determining a lighting fixture data packet based on said data;
switching the transformer in series with a line of an output voltage provided to said lighting fixtures during a plurality
of cycle periods of said output voltage;

wherein switching said transformer causes one of a voltage drop and a voltage rise in said output voltage; and
wherein the switching of said transformer encodes into said output voltage said data packet such that said at least one of
said voltage drop and said voltage rise in said output voltage conveys said data packet.

US Pat. No. 9,526,135

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD, IN PARTICULAR AN LED UNIT

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1. A driver device for driving an LED unit comprising one or more LEDs, said driver device comprising:
a power input unit configured to receive an input voltage from an external power supply and for providing a rectified supply
voltage;

a power conversion unit configured to convert said supply voltage to a load current for powering a load;
a charge capacitor configured to store a charge and power the load when insufficient energy for powering the load and/or the
power conversion unit is drawn from said external power supply at a given time; and

a control unit coupled in series to said charge capacitor, and to the output of the power conversion unit, said control unit
configured to control the charging and discharging of said charge capacitor, the control unit comprising:

a charging control unit configured to control the charging of said charge capacitor by said supply voltage to a capacitor
voltage substantially higher than the peak voltage of said supply voltage, the charging control unit comprising a boost converter,
wherein the charging control unit is coupled to said output of the power conversion unit, said control unit comprising:

a switch configured to switchably connect between said charge capacitor and a node between said power input unit and said
power conversion unit for providing energy stored in said charge capacitor to the power conversion unit; and

a switch control unit configured to control said switch.

US Pat. No. 9,572,215

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND CORRECTING IMPROPER DIMMER OPERATION

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1. A method of detecting and correcting improper operation of a lighting system including a solid state lighting load, the
method comprising:
determining first and second values of a phase angle of a dimmer using a phase angle detection circuit, the dimmer being connected
to a power converter driving the solid state lighting load, the first and second values corresponding to consecutive half
cycles of an input mains voltage signal;

determining a difference between the first and second values; and
implementing a selected corrective action when the difference is greater than a difference threshold, indicating asymmetric
waveforms of the input mains voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,485,828

LED LAMP COMPRISING A SAFETY MODULE FOR SAFE OPERATION ON VARIOUS BALLASTS

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1. A LED lamp comprising:
at least one Light Emitting Diode light source,
at least one driver for powering the LED light source,
at least one input rectifier with a plurality of diodes for converting an AC current from mains into a DC current, providing
electrical power to the driver, and

a safety module comprising one first and one second modules for protection against overcurrent,
wherein the first module is in series with the driver and configured to interrupt current in case the driver fails when the
LED lamp is directly connected to the mains, and the second module is configured to interrupt current when at least one of
the diodes of the input rectifier fails when the LED lamp is connected to the mains via an EM ballast.

US Pat. No. 9,497,832

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

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1. A method for managing environmental conditions within a physical structure comprising a plurality of linked commissioned
units, the method comprising:
one or more occupancy sensors producing data indicating that a designated zone has transitioned from an unoccupied state to
an occupied state;

a first one or more luminaires associated with a first one of the plurality of linked commissioned units, producing a background
level of illumination within a predetermined reaction period following the production of the sensor data;

the first one of the plurality of linked commissioned units transmitting data indicative of the state change of the designated
zone; and

at least a second one of the plurality of linked commissioned units receiving the data indicative of the state change, and
causing at least a second one or more luminaires to alter illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,585,230

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. Method of controlling a lighting system, the lighting system being arranged as a network comprising a controller and a
plurality of operating nodes arranged to communicate with each other, wherein the method comprises the steps of:
synchronizing the operating nodes with the controller comprising the step of synchronizing timer interrupts between a first
node comprising a first counter and a second node comprising a second counter of the plurality of operating nodes within a
predetermined operating area, wherein:

the first node takes a first snapshot of the first counter;
the second node takes a second snapshot of the second counter; and
the first node transmits the first snapshot to the second node, enabling the second node to obtain a time offset between the
first node and the second node;

determining, from the plurality of operating nodes, a set of operating nodes that are located within the predetermined operating
area;

estimating a state-shift delay for the set of operating nodes, wherein the state-shift delay comprises: (i) a maximum communication
delay between the controller and the set of operating nodes, wherein the maximum communication delay is based at least in
part on the number of communication hops between the controller and one or more operating nodes within the set of operating
nodes; and (ii) the difference in state-shift transition times between each of the operating nodes within the set of operating
nodes;

communicating the estimated state-shift delay to each operating node within said set of operating nodes; and
communicating a state-shift command to the set of operating nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,532,424

DIMMER AND LED DRIVER WITH DIMMING MODES

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1. A device including a driver, the driver comprising
a converter for converting an input signal from a dimmer into an output signal destined for a light emitting diode circuit,
and

a controller for detecting a dimming level of the input signal and for, in response to a detection result defining the dimming
level being equal to or smaller than a threshold level, bringing the driver from a first dimming mode into a second dimming
mode, the converter being configured to, in the first dimming mode, convert first input signals into first output signals
according to a first curve (I), and to, in the second dimming mode, convert the first input signals into second output signals
according to a second curve (II), the first and second curves (I, II) each defining a light output per dimming level, and
the second curve (II) defining a higher light output than the first curve (I) for most of the dimming levels.

US Pat. No. 9,528,686

LIGHT-EMITTING ARRANGEMENT WITH ORGANIC PHOSPHOR

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1. A light-emitting arrangement comprising a light source adapted to emit light of a first wavelength, and a wavelength converting
member arranged to receive light of said first wavelength and adapted to convert at least part of the light of said first
wavelength to light of a second wavelength, said wavelength converting member comprising i) a carrier polymeric material comprising
a polyester comprising an aromatic moiety incorporated into the polymer backbone, and ii) at least one wavelength converting
material having the following general formula I:

in which
G1 is a linear or branched oxygen-containing alkyl group CnH2n+1Om, n being an integer from 1 to 44 and m
each of A, B, C, J and Q independently is hydrogen, isopropyl, t-butyl, fluorine, methoxy, or unsubstituted saturated alkyl
CnH2n+1, n being an integer from 1 to 16;

each of G2, G3, G4 and G5 independently is hydrogen, fluorine, methoxy, or unsubstituted saturated alkyl group CnH2n+1, n being an integer from 1 to 16, or X; and each of D, E, I, L and M independently is hydrogen, fluorine, methoxy, or unsubstituted
saturated alkyl group CnH2n+1, n being an integer from 1 to 16; wherein at least one of A, B, C, J and Q is not hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,521,731

CONTROL OF NETWORK LIGHTING SYSTEMS

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1. A method for controlling a networked lighting system comprising a plurality of controllable luminaries, comprising the
steps of:
selecting several controllable luminaries of the networked lighting system;
combining control information for each one of the selected luminaries to a set of control information;
selecting at least one predetermined function for compressing the set of control information, wherein the at least one predetermined
function has as input values luminary information for the selected luminaries and as output values the set of control information
for each one of the selected luminaries;

creating a multicast message addressed to the selected luminaries wherein the multicast message comprises a features field
identifying the selected at least one predetermined function; and

transmitting the created multicast message;
wherein the multicast message is receivable by the selected luminaries to set lighting levels of the selected luminaries to
individual, differentiated values based on the selected predetermined function contained in the multicast message.

US Pat. No. 9,657,934

LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. A lighting device comprising:
at least one light source;
a driver assembly, said driver assembly comprising driver electronics; and
a heat sink component having a bottom and a sidewall extending from the bottom;
wherein during operation of the light source, a distance between an optical axis of the lighting device and a heat flow of
the lighting device is less than a distance between the optical axis and a component of the driver electronics having the
highest temperature sensitivity; and

wherein the sidewall comprises a patch corresponding to a mounting position of the driver assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,603,225

CONFIGURING A NETWORK CONNECTED LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A lighting system device for a pre-configured lighting system, wherein the lighting system device is coupled directly with
at least one further lighting system device in the pre-configured lighting system based on configuration data associated with
the lighting system device and the at least one further lighting system device, the lighting system device further configured
to:
store the configuration data associated with the lighting system device and the at least one further lighting system device
such that it is not deleted on performing a reset;

receive a reset input;
cascade the reset input to any coupled lighting system devices within the pre-configured lighting system package;
reset the lighting system device; and
determine and register the lighting system device on a central control unit, such that the central control unit is configured
to access the configuration data and restore a pre-configured lighting system functionality.

US Pat. No. 9,538,596

LIGHTING UNIT WITH LED STRIP

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1. A lighting unit comprising:
a plurality of lighting segments arranged on a flexible strip, each lighting segment in spaced relation from each other, and
each lighting segment being electrically connected to an electrical supply terminal, each lighting segment comprising:

an LED element;
a driver circuit including a controllable, current limiting element for controlling a current through said LED element;
a segment input terminal; and
a segment output terminal;
wherein the segment input terminal of a first of said plurality of lighting segments is electrically connected to said electrical
supply terminal; and

wherein said plurality of lighting segments are arranged such that a segment input terminal of each respective lighting segment
is connected to a segment output terminal of said respective lighting segment's neighboring lighting segment;

wherein each respective lighting segment is configured to be severable from said respective lighting segment's neighboring
lighting segment by disconnecting the respective lighting segment's input or output terminal from the neighboring lighting
segment's input or output lighting terminal, and wherein a group of one or more of said lighting segments separated from one
or more of said remaining lighting segments are still operable by means of electrical power supplied to at least one of said
segment input terminals; and

wherein said flexible strip is configured to be severable between any of the plurality of lighting segments.

US Pat. No. 9,510,429

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LIGHTING UNIT CONFIGURE FOR PRESENCE DETECTION

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1. A LED-based lighting unit with implemented radar, comprising:
a plurality of individually-controllable groups of LEDs;
conductive wiring electrically coupling said LEDs in a series parallel configuration;
a radar circuit electrically coupled to a first portion of said conductive wiring; said first portion of said conductive wiring
at least selectively powering said radar circuit and at least selectively powering said LEDs; and

a radar antenna electrically coupled to said radar circuit;
wherein each group of LEDs is individually controllable based on radar frequency signals received at said radar circuit via
said radar antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,615,422

AUTO COMMISSIONING AND ENERGY SAVING LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A network of luminaires for a lighting system comprising at least two luminaires and at least one controller, each luminaire
comprising a light source and at least two communication ports, wherein
the communication ports have predetermined configuration and orientation, and are located in at least two directions at different
angles in a plane of the network of luminaires,

wherein each communication port is adapted to be communicatively connected to a communication port of another luminaire in
said network in the direction of the orientation of the communication port,

wherein each communication port is adapted to identify when the communication port is unused for communication with another
luminaire and communicate information indicating that the communication port is unused for communication with another luminaire
to said at least one controller, and

wherein at least one luminaire of said luminaires is configured to control a light output as a function of the information.

US Pat. No. 9,578,722

METHODS FOR SELECTING AND CONTROLLING DEVICES

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1. A method, implemented in a given device and a wireless controller that performs a selection process, comprising the steps
of:
i. receiving, at the given device, a probe message from the wireless controller, and obtaining, based on the probe message,
relative position information of the given device with respect to the wireless controller;

ii. determining, at the given device, a response time to send a given device response signal to the message according to a
first predefined rule based on the relative position information of the given device;

iii. receiving, at the wireless controller, a response signal from at least one other device, wherein the response signal
from the at least one other device contains the relative position information of the at least one other device;

iv. detecting, at the given device, the response signal from the at least one other device before expiration of the response
time; and

v. deciding, at the given device, whether to send or not to send the given device response signal by: retrieving the relative
position information contained in the at least one received response signal from the at least one other device; comparing
the relative position information of the at least one other device to the relative position information of the given device,
wherein the given device response signal contains the relative position information of the given device; and sending the given
device response signal only if the at least one other device's distance to the wireless controller is greater than the distance
of the given device to the wireless controller.

US Pat. No. 9,537,062

SOLID STATE LIGHT EMITTER PACKAGE, A LIGHT EMISSION DEVICE, A FLEXIBLE LED STRIP AND A LUMINAIRE

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1. A solid state light emitter package comprising:
a blue emitting solid state light emitter die for emitting violet/blue light,
a red emitting solid state light emitter die for emitting red light,
a further solid state light emitter die for emitting further light, the further light comprising light of wavelengths in at
least one of the ultra violet, violet or blue spectral ranges,

a luminescent converter comprising luminescent material, the luminescent converter being arranged to receive the further light,
the luminescent material being configured to absorb light within an absorption color distribution and to convert a portion
of the absorbed light towards greenish light according to an emission color distribution, wherein the absorption color distribution
at least partially overlaps with wavelengths of the further light, the emission color distribution has a peak wavelength in
at least one of the cyan or green spectral range and has a specific width for obtaining a Color Rendering Index that is higher
than a predefined minimum, the Color Rendering Index relates to light emitted by the solid state light emitter package when
the solid state light emitter package emits light of a color point close to a black body line,

a light exit window for transmitting light into an ambient of the solid state light emitter package, and
an optical element being configured for mixing a portion of the greenish light with at least one of a portion of the violet/blue
light and a portion of the red light before the light is emitted through the light exit window, wherein the red emitting solid
state light emitter die is arranged in between the blue emitting solid state light emitter die and the further solid state
light emitter die.

US Pat. No. 9,521,711

LOW-COST LOW-POWER LIGHTING SYSTEM AND LAMP ASSEMBLY

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1. An apparatus comprising a modulator having an input and an output configured to:
receive at the input an input waveform from a dimmer, wherein the input waveform is periodic at a first frequency; and
generate at the output an output waveform independent of a load coupled to the output, wherein the output waveform is periodic
at a second frequency substantially greater than the first frequency, wherein the second frequency is based on a phase-cut
angle of the input waveform indicative of a control setting of the dimmer.

US Pat. No. 9,609,723

AUTOMATIC GROUPING VIA LIGHT AND SOUND

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1. A method of grouping of light sources, the method comprising:
providing a first light source emitting a first light signal and a first sound signal,
using an intensity of the first light signal as received by a second light source and an intensity of the first sound signal
as received by the second light source to determine a value of a grouping function, and

assigning the first light source and the second light source to the same group of light sources when the determined value
of the grouping function satisfies one or more pre-determined conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,609,724

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL SYSTEM

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1. An environment control system for controlling the environment in an area comprising a plurality of sub-areas, the environment
control system comprising:
a sensor unit for generating a sensing signal pertaining to activity of persons in the area,
the sensor unit comprising an activity type determination unit for determining an activity type for each sub-area based on
the generated sensing signal for the area,

a sound generating device adapted to generate sound with a varying sound property individually in each sub-area, the variation
of the sound property having a first frequency,

a light generating device adapted to generate light with a varying light property in each sub-area, the variation of the light
property having a second frequency,

a control unit adapted to control the sound generating device to generate sound with a varying sound property and the light
generating device to generate light with a varying light property, independently for each sub-area and depending on the determined
activity type for the corresponding sub-area,

wherein the ratio between the first and the second frequency is an integer.

US Pat. No. 9,572,208

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH ACCURATE CURRENT CONTROL

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1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting system comprising:
a switching power supply for converting a phase modulated signal generated from a dimmer into an output voltage, wherein the
dimmer is a phase cut dimmer and operates at a repetitive phase cut rate;

an LED controller coupled to the switching power supply; and
light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled to the LED controller; and
wherein the LED controller controls a current of the LEDs and includes components to: calculate, based on the current of the
switching power supply, an average current amount delivered to the LEDs in a time period, wherein the time period is based
on the repetitive phase cut rate; and utilize an actual charge based on the current to modify a future switching timing of
the switching power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,541,266

LUMINAIRE WITH A CONNECTION DEVICE

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1. A luminaire comprising:
a housing with a first end surface, a second end surface, an at least partially circumferential surface extending between
said first end surface and said second end surface, a longitudinal direction extending between said first end surface and
said second end surface, and

at least one connection device for connecting said luminaire to a complementary connection device of another corresponding
luminaire, said at least one connection device being arranged on either of said first end surface and said second end surface
of said luminaire,

said connection device comprising an electrical connection element extending in an angle ? with respect to said longitudinal
direction of said luminaire, said angle being comprised in the interval (0°; 90°];

wherein said connection device further comprises a first surface, wherein said first surface extends in an angle ? with respect
to said longitudinal direction of said luminaire, said angle ? being comprised in the interval 0°
wherein said connection device further comprises a second surface, said second surface being rounded, and wherein said first
surface and said second surface meet in a tip point, the location of the tip point on the connection device satisfying the
relation

y2?y1*(1?sin ?),

where y1 is the height of the luminaire and y2 is the shortest distance measured in a mounted condition of said luminaire
between said tip point and a surface on which the luminaire is mounted.

US Pat. No. 9,603,223

ILLUMINATION CONTROLLER

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1. An illumination controller comprising:
a light sensor device comprising a first light sensor arrangement configured to sense light within a first spectral range
including non-visible light and excluding a sub-range constituted by at least a part of the visible light, and a second light
sensor arrangement configured to sense light within a second spectral range including at least a part of said sub-range;

a control unit connected with the light sensor device and arranged to determine an amount of daylight based on an output signal
of the first light sensor arrangement and a predetermined function, which characterizes the relationship between the spectral
power distribution of the infrared spectrum of daylight and the spectral power distribution of the visible spectrum of daylight,
and to determine an amount of artificial light based on a comparison of an output signal of the second light sensor arrangement
and the output signal of the first light sensor arrangement; and

wherein the illumination controller is arranged to control illumination based on said comparison of amounts of daylight and
artificial light.

US Pat. No. 9,537,671

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSIONS FROM A RESOURCE-RESTRICTED DEVICE, AND BATTERYLESS DEVICE

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1. A method for controlling transmissions of a batteryless device operating in a wireless network, the method comprising:
transmitting, by the batteryless device over a wireless communication interface to a controlled device, a control frame including
elements for controlling operation of the controlled device, the batteryless device being configured with a number of planned
retransmissions of the control frame;

sensing, by the batteryless device with a sensor, a change in a physical phenomenon induced by an operation of the controlled
device, the operation of the controlled device being based on receiving the transmitted control frame, wherein the sensing
of the change in the physical phenomenon is performed by the sensor device included in the batteryless device and different
from the wireless communication interface;

determining, by the batteryless device and based on the sensing, whether the transmitted control frame was received successfully
by the controlled device; and

canceling the further planned retransmissions of the control frame when the batteryless device determines the control frame
was received successfully.

US Pat. No. 9,515,485

POWER CONTROL SYSTEM WITH POWER DROP OUT IMMUNITY AND UNCOMPROMISED STARTUP TIME

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1. A lighting system comprising:
one or more light emitting diodes;
a switching power converter coupled to the one or more light emitting diodes;
a controller, coupled to the switching power converter, configured to generate one or more control signals to control the
switching power converter and light output from the one or more light emitting diodes;

a startup capacitor coupled to the controller;
a dropout immunity capacitor coupled between a first voltage source and the controller, wherein a capacitance of the dropout
immunity capacitor is greater than a capacitance of the startup capacitor;

wherein the startup capacitor is configured to provide sufficient energy to the controller to allow the controller to begin
normal operation prior to the dropout immunity capacitor having sufficient energy to provide to the controller to allow the
controller to operate normally;

wherein the dropout immunity capacitor is configured to provide sufficient energy to the controller for a period of time when
the first voltage source provides insufficient power to allow the controller to continue normal operation.

US Pat. No. 9,642,221

USER INTERFACE USING SOUNDS TO CONTROL A LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A user interface for providing an output signal, said output signal adapted to control an apparatus, said user interface
comprising:
an audio processor configured to determine a variation in a first characteristic of an audio signal that is received from
an acoustic sensor, wherein said audio signal is representative of a non-linguistic acoustic input produced by a user and
wherein the variation is within a portion of a substantially continuous range of values of the first characteristic; and

a controller configured to generate the output signal wherein the output signal is varied within substantially continuous
range of values of the output signal for controlling the apparatus, and wherein the variation in the output signal is proportionally
to the variation in the first characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,603,216

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD, IN PARTICULAR A LIGHT UNIT

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1. Driver device for driving a load comprising a light unit having one or more light emitters, comprising:
input terminals for receiving an input voltage from an external power source,
output terminals for providing electrical power to the load for powering the load,
a driver stage connected to the input terminals and to the output terminals, wherein the driver stage is configured to control
an input current drawn from the external power supply and to control the electrical power provided to the output terminals
having a predefined level,

a control stage connected to the driver stage for controlling the driver stage,
a normal control loop electrically coupled to the external power source, the load, and the driver stage for receiving the
input voltage and providing a first control command to the control stage,

a backup control loop electrically coupled to the external power source, the load, and the driver stage for receiving the
input voltage and providing a second control command to the control stage,

a detection device configured to measure at least one electrical signal parameter of the driver stage and to determine an
input voltage deviation from predefined supply conditions on the basis of the electrical signal parameter,

wherein the control stage is configured to control the driver stage on the basis of the first control command, if the input
voltage deviation is lower than the threshold level and on the basis of the second control command or both the first and the
second control commands, if the input voltage deviation exceeds the threshold level, and

wherein the driver stage is configured to control the input current according to predefined conditions if the input voltage
deviation is lower than a threshold level and to allow a deviation of the input current from the predefined conditions if
the input voltage deviation exceeds the threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,554,446

CALIBRATION OPERATION OF A LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. A controller comprising:
an input for receiving a reading from a light sensor representing a sensed light level;
presence detection logic for detecting presence based on a presence sensor, and configured to indicate a set-point to bring
at least one lighting device to an operative level in response to a positive detection of presence; and

calibration logic for performing a calibration operation, by causing a light output of the lighting device to change between
a first, lower level and a second, higher level, and calibrating the set-point based on the reading from the light sensor
under influence of the first and second levels;

wherein the calibration logic is configured to trigger the calibration operation to be performed in response to said positive
detection of presence.

US Pat. No. 9,523,718

DISAGGREGATION APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING AN APPLIANCE IN AN ELECTRICAL NETWORK

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1. A disaggregation apparatus for identifying an appliance in an electrical network, which comprises multiple appliances and
which is powered by a power source, the disaggregation apparatus comprising:
a voltage meter for measuring a first change in a mains voltage (V) delivered to the appliances of the electrical network,
while an operational state of an appliance is modified,

a controller for switching a switchable load, wherein the switchable load has a known resistance and the switchable load does
not comprise the appliance and wherein the switchable load is parallelly connected to the appliance, and wherein the voltage
meter is adapted to measure a second change in the mains voltage (V) delivered to the appliances of the electrical network,
while the switchable load is switched,

an appliance determination unit for determining a characteristic of the appliance, of which the operational state has been
changed, based on the measured first change in the mains voltage (V), the measured second change in the mains voltage (V)
and the resistance (R) of the switchable load and for determining the appliance by comparing the determined characteristic
with characteristics stored in a memory,

wherein the appliance determination unit is adapted to determine a change (?Y) in a total admittance (Y) of the electrical
network of the appliances from the measured first change in the mains voltage (V) and from a ratio of a voltage (V0) supplied by the power source and an impedance (Z0) of the electrical network, wherein the ratio is determined from the measured second change in the mains voltage (V) and
the resistance (R) of the switchable load, and to determine the appliance, of which the operational state has been changed,
based on the determined change (?Y) in total admittance,

wherein the appliance determination unit is adapted to determine from the measured first change in the mains voltage (V) a
first change (?1(1/V)) in the reciprocal mains voltage (1/V), and to determine the change (?Y) in the total admittance depending on the product
of the ratio and the first change (?1(1/V)) in the reciprocal mains voltage (1/V),

wherein the appliance determination unit is adapted to determine from the measured second change in the mains voltage (V)
a second change (?2(1/V)) in the reciprocal mains voltage (1/V), and to determine the ratio depending on the product of the resistance (R) of
the switchable load and the second change (?2(1/V)) in the reciprocal mains voltage (1/V).

US Pat. No. 9,510,399

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING LIGHT OUTPUT AND CONTROLLING LIGHT OUTPUT

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1. A method of directing light toward a light-sensing surface, comprising:
associating a first sensor of a light-sensing surface with at least one of a plurality of light-generating LEDs;
associating a second sensor of said light-sensing surface with at least one of said plurality of light-generating LEDs;
monitoring a first sensor light intensity of said first sensor and a second sensor light intensity of said second sensor;
detecting a first sensor blocked condition at said first sensor when said first sensor light intensity is below a first sensor
threshold level;

generating a first light output from at least one of said light-generating LEDs associated with said first sensor when said
first sensor is in said first sensor blocked condition;

detecting a second sensor blocked condition at said second sensor when said second sensor light intensity is below a second
sensor threshold level; and

generating a second light output from at least one of said light-generating LEDs associated with said second sensor when said
second sensor is in said second sensor blocked condition.

US Pat. No. 9,504,134

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

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1. A method of controlling one or more properties of light output from LEDs, comprising:
receiving a light origination input via a first user interface segment, the light origination input indicative of a light
origination area;

identifying, based on the light origination input, one or more LEDs in the light origination area;
receiving a light destination input via a second user interface segment, the light destination input indicative of a light
destination area;

determining, based on the light destination input, one or more control parameters related to the identified one or more LEDs
in the light origination area, wherein the control parameters are determined to achieve illumination of the light destination
area from the light origination area; and

implementing the one or more control parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,572,227

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING NETWORK FOR GENERATING LIGHT AVATARS

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1. A lighting network for facilitating operation of a lighting system comprising at least one light source and configured
to generate light forming light avatars associated with a plurality of users, the network comprising:
a memory for storing identifiers respectively uniquely associated with the plurality of users, wherein the memory stores sets
of parameters uniquely describing respectively said plurality of users and stores data characteristically representing the
light avatars for the plurality of users;

an executive module configured to, in response to detection of identifiers of first and second users of said plurality of
users, retrieve from the memory respective first and second sets of parameters of said sets of parameters that are respectively
associated with said first and second users based on the identifiers of the first and second users, and data characteristically
representing at least one light avatar uniquely associated with the first user, and to generate, based on the retrieved data,
a control signal for controlling output settings of the at least one light source to generate the at least one light avatar,
wherein the executive module is configured to generate the control signal based on a comparison between the first set and
the second set of parameters; and

at least one processor configured to execute the executive module, such that, during the operation of the lighting system,
at least a portion of the light generated by the at least one light source forms the at least one light avatar based on the
control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,560,726

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE USING REFLECTED LIGHT

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1. A system for wirelessly controlling an electrical appliance, comprising:
an input unit comprising a user-operable command interface and
a control device which is connectable to said electrical appliance, wherein said input unit is located remotely from said
control device, and

characterized in that said control device is adapted to detect a light signal, said light signal being ambient light reflected
off said command interface, to allocate said light signal to a predetermined command and to output said command to the electrical
appliance.

US Pat. No. 9,526,030

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR LOAD BALANCING FOR DATA PACKET TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

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20. A method for controlling data packet transmission in a wireless mesh network, wherein the mesh network comprises a plurality
of nodes, each capable of communicating directly with one or more other nodes and wherein one or more of the nodes require
a data packet to be transmitted from a sender node to a destination node via one or more intermediate nodes, the method comprising
the steps of:
generating a plurality of answer data packets to more than one received data packet from more than one sender node, and
aggregating said plurality of answer data packets into one answer-batch to at least one destination node; and,
wherein redundant headers are omitted in the answer-batch to reduce data overhead.

US Pat. No. 9,596,734

ANTI-TAMPERING DAYLIGHT HARVESTING SYSTEM

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1. A control device for controlling the light intensity of at least one lighting device operationally coupled to the control
device comprising:
an input arranged for receiving, from a light sensor operationally coupled to the input, light level measurements; and
a controller arranged for determining, based on at least one light level measurement received via the input, whether the light
sensor has been tampered with; and further arranged for controlling the at least one lighting device according to a fallback
mode if it has been determined that the light sensor has been tampered with and controlling the at least one lighting device
according to a daylight harvesting mode if it has been determined that the light sensor has not been tampered with;

wherein the fallback mode comprises controlling the light intensity of the at least one lighting device based on a stored
program accessible to the controller; and wherein the daylight harvesting mode comprises controlling the light intensity of
the at least one lighting device based on the at least one light level measurement,

wherein the controller is arranged for determining whether the light sensor has been tampered with based on comparing the
at least one light level measurement to any of:

a light sensor dark current value,
a second light level measurement, wherein the second light level measurement is received via the input after the at least
one lighting device has been controlled to either increase or decrease the light intensity,

a third light level measurement, wherein the third light level measurement is received via the input in a second time period,
and wherein the at least one light level measurement is received via the input in a first time period, and wherein the end
of the first time period and the start of the second time period are at least one minute apart.

US Pat. No. 9,591,731

DC TRACK LIGHTING SYSTEMS CONTROL

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1. A control system comprising a track lighting system powered by a DC power source, the track lighting system comprising
at least one elongated conducting track extending from a first end to a second end for supplying a DC supply voltage component
of the DC power source to at least one lamp holder adapted to be attached to the track, the control system comprising:
a combining unit configured to:
combine the DC supply voltage component and, at least, a received near-field radio frequency, RF, signal, thereby producing
a combined signal, the near-field RF signal comprising at least one control command; and,

transmit the combined signal at the first end of the track, so as to inductively control the operation of the at least one
lamp holder based on the control command.

US Pat. No. 9,585,205

WET PROCESSED ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

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1. A system for receiving electrical power wirelessly, the system comprising:
a first electrode and a second electrode,
at least one load module in a matrix sandwiched between the first and second electrodes; the first electrode, the load module
in the matrix, and the second electrode forming a capacitor stack,
wherein at least the matrix is applied in wet form and wherein the distance between the first and second electrodes in areas
where no load module sandwiched between the two electrodes is larger than in areas where a load module is sandwiched therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,544,962

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING AN LED UNIT

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1. A method, comprising:
receiving at an input of a driver a periodic supply voltage from an external power supply,
providing at an output of the driver at least one of a drive voltage and a drive current for driving a load,
alternately operating the driver in one of a first mode and a second mode, including:
in the first mode, controlling an input current received by the driver from the external power supply to draw a first power
level from the external power supply, the first power level being greater than a power level required for driving the load,
and supplying from the input current the at least one of the drive voltage and the drive current to the load, and further
supplying electrical energy to charge an energy storage device; and

in the second mode, controlling the input current received from the power input terminals to draw no more than a second power
level from the external power supply, wherein the second power level is less than the power required for driving the load,
and providing the at least one of the drive voltage and the drive current to the load from the energy storage device,

wherein alternately operating the driver in one of the first mode and the second mode includes operating only in the first
mode for a first set of half cycles of the periodic supply voltage, and operating only in the second mode for a second set
of half cycles of the periodic supply voltage immediately subsequent to the first set of half cycles of the periodic supply
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,638,397

LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EMITTING LIGHT HAVING DIFFERENT COLOR TEMPERATURES

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1. A method for reducing discomfort glare, comprising:
providing a first portion of light radiation in a first incident angle range; and
providing a second portion of light radiation in a second incident angle range, consecutive to the first incident angle range,
wherein the first incident angle range is greater than the second incident angle range, measured from a central axis of a
light source, of a lighting device, emitting at least the second portion of light radiation, and, at a given moment, the average
correlated color temperature of the first incident angle range is equal to or below 3500K outside of the lighting device and
is visible to a first person viewing the device, and, at the given moment, the average correlated color temperature of the
second incident angle range is within a range from 4000K to 6500K or from 4500K to 7000K outside of the lighting device and
is visible to a second person viewing the device.

US Pat. No. 9,591,719

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A lighting system comprising a controller for generating a control signal and comprising a lighting arrangement, the lighting
arrangement being configured to emit mixed light being a combination of first light (L1) and second light (L2), the lighting arrangement comprising a first light emitter, a second light emitter and a driving circuitry, the lighting
arrangement being configured to receive a control signal from the controller, wherein
the control signal indicating a first required light emission by the first light emitter and a second required light emission
by the second light emitter,

the first light emitter being configured to emit the first light (L1) of a first color distribution and the second light emitter being configured to emit the second light (L2) of a second color distribution being different from the first color distribution,

the driving circuitry being configured to drive the first light emitter at a first power level (P1) in response to the received control signal and to drive the second light emitter at a second power level (P2) in response to the received control signal,
the controller being configured to
obtain a required illumination level (Imin), a first efficiency ratio (R1) and a second efficiency ratio (R2), the first efficiency ratio (R1) being a ratio between an amount of power (P1) provided to the first light emitter and an amount of the first light (L1) received at a relative position (P) with respect to the lighting arrangement, the second efficiency ratio (R2) being a ratio between an amount of power (P2) provided to the second light emitter and an amount of the second light (L2) received at the relative position (P),

determine the first required light emission and the second required light emission to obtain, when the said light emitters
emit light in accordance with said required light emissions, an amount (I) of the mixed light received at the relative position
(P) being at least the required illumination level (Imin) while an amount of power consumed by the lighting arrangement is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,534,777

CARPET UNIT ARRANGEMENT HAVING A LIGHT SOURCE

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1. A carpet unit arrangement comprising:
an axminster-type carpet tile, said carpet tile having a user face formed by carpet tuft yarns and an opposite back face,
and

at least one light source embedded in and residing completely within the carpet tile,
wherein, when seen in a direction from the user face to the back face, the light source is arranged behind the user face and
in front of the back face of the carpet tile, and the light source is configured to emit light downstream of the user face
of the carpet tile.

US Pat. No. 9,631,793

STACK OF LAYERS COMPRISING LUMINESCENT MATERIAL, A LAMP, A LUMINAIRE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE STACK OF LAYERS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A stack of layers comprising
a first outer layer,
a second outer layer, the first outer layer and the second outer layer are of a light transmitting polymeric material and
have an oxygen transmission rate lower than 30 cm3/(m2·day) under standard temperature and pressure (STP), and

a luminescent layer being sandwiched between the first outer layer and the second outer layer, the luminescent layer comprises
a light transmitting matrix polymer and a luminescent material being configured to absorb light according to an absorption
spectrum and convert a portion of the absorbed light towards light of a light emission spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,551,471

LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING GRIDS

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1. A lighting system comprising:
at least 16 lighting units arranged in a grid with in at least one direction center-to-center distances between nearest neighbor
lighting units in the range of 4-16 mm,

wherein each lighting unit comprises a light source and an optical element configured to control a beam shape of light generated
by the light source, wherein each lighting unit is configured to generate said light having a luminous flux of at least 50
lm,

wherein the lighting system comprises as one integral luminous surface a plurality of grids, wherein between two nearest neighbor
grids an intermediate region without a lighting unit is configured, and with in at least one direction a shortest distance
between nearest neighbor grids of at least 35 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,653,945

CONVERTER BETWEEN SOLAR PANEL, SOURCE AND LOAD

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1. A system, comprising a solar circuit, a coupling circuit, a converter circuit, a source circuit, and a load circuit, wherein
the coupling circuit in a first mode couples the solar circuit to the source circuit using the converter circuit and in a
second mode couples the source circuit to the load circuit using the converter circuit, a power flow through the converter
circuit having a same direction in both modes.

US Pat. No. 9,603,222

EMBEDDED LIGHTING CEILING TILES WITH AN ADAPTIVE CEILING LUMINANCE DISTRIBUTION

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1. A method for controlling a lighting system, wherein the lighting system comprises
a plurality of light-emitting tiles comprising illuminating tiles and non-illuminating tiles arranged as a pattern in a ceiling,
and

a control unit for controlling the plurality of light-emitting tiles, and wherein the method comprises the steps of:
controlling the plurality of light-emitting tiles to provide a predetermined luminance contrast between the illuminating tiles
and the non-illuminating tiles in the ceiling, the non-illuminating tiles having a reduced luminance as compared to the illuminating
tiles; and

for the predetermined luminance contrast, controlling said pattern to provide a uniform light distribution incident on a target
surface.

US Pat. No. 9,565,725

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD, IN PARTICULAR AN LED UNIT

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1. A driver device for driving a load, in particular an LED unit having one or more LEDs, comprising:
input terminals for receiving an input voltage from an external power source for powering the load, and
a connection unit for connecting the input terminals to each other and for providing a current path for a bleeding current,
wherein the connection unit comprises a first current path for connecting the input terminals in a first current direction
and a second current path for connecting the input terminals in a second current direction opposite to the first current direction,
wherein the connection unit comprises a first current control unit for controlling the bleeding current in the connection
unit, and wherein the first and the second current path each comprises a second current control unit for controlling the bleeding
current in the respective current path.

US Pat. No. 9,642,211

DETECTING A PRESENCE OF AN OPERATING DIMMER

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1. A detection circuit for detecting a presence of an operating dimmer arranged to dim a lamp, the detection circuit comprising:
a first circuit configured to measure at one or more frequencies an impedance at a coupling arranged to carry a possibly dimmed
feeding signal for the lamp and to provide a first output signal, the first output signal indicating the measured impedance
at the one or more frequencies, the coupling being adapted to connect to a mains and the operating dimmer, and the one or
more frequencies being higher than a mains frequency of the mains, and

a second circuit configured to analyze the first output signal and to provide a second output signal, the second output signal
indicating whether the operating dimmer is present,

wherein the measured impedance comprises the impedance of the operating dimmer when the operating dimmer is present, and the
second circuit is configured for providing the second output signal indicating the operating dimmer being present if the measured
impedance changes by at least a defined minimum deviation within a defined time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,538,616

TIMED LIGHTING CONTROL

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1. A method of controlling a lighting system, the lighting system comprising a number of luminaires, a network router configured
to be coupled to the number of luminaires and a control device configured to be coupled to the network router via a control
network, the method comprising:
providing, by the control device, a control message, the control message including timing information and command information;
receiving, by the network router, the control message via the control network;
generating, by the network router, a command in dependence on the command information;
determining, by the network router, in dependence on the timing information, a first point in time for forwarding the command
to at least one of the number of luminaires identified in the control message; and

forwarding, by the network router, at the determined first point in time the command to the at least one of the number of
luminaires identified in the control message.

US Pat. No. 9,524,622

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR THE LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATION OF SERVICE ORDERS AND PERSONAL OBJECTS IDENTIFICATION

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1. A light-based system for identifying personal items comprising:
a personal mobile electronic communication device transmitting a first signal for indicating a device identifier;
a processor approximately ascertaining the location of the personal mobile electronic communication device by a GPS or signal
analysis technology;

a personal item transmitting a second signal for indicating an item identifier;
a memory associating the device identifier with the item identifier;
a communication network receiving the first signal from the personal mobile electronic communication device and the second
signal from the personal item, determining the device identifier from the first signal and the item identifier from the second
signal, and transmitting the device identifier and the item identifier to the processor,

wherein the processor checks the memory for an association between the device identifier and the item identifier, and generates
an illumination command dependent on the association;

a lighting controller separate from the personal mobile electronic communication device and personal item and operably controlling
a plurality of luminaires in a room, receiving the illumination command and, in response to the illumination command, controlling
an illumination proximate to the personal item by at least one individually-controllable luminaire of the plurality of luminaires
in a lighting network such that the illumination proximate to the personal item visually indicates the association between
the personal item and the personal mobile electronic communication device; and

wherein the lighting controller further controls the illumination to visually indicate the association in the memory with
a first illumination and to visually indicate a lack of association in the memory with a second illumination different than
the first illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,500,327

LIGHT EMITTING ARRANGEMENT WITH ADAPTED OUTPUT SPECTRUM

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1. A light-emitting arrangement adapted to produce output light, comprising:
at least one blue light-emitting element adapted to emit light having an emission peak in a first wavelength range of from
440 to 460 nm;

at least one deep blue light-emitting element adapted to emit light having an emission peak in a second wavelength range of
from 400 to 440 nm;

at least one narrow band wavelength converting material arranged to receive light emitted by said deep blue light-emitting
element, wherein the narrow band wavelength converting material is adapted to emit light with a full width half maximum (FWHM)
of less than 50 nm; and

at least one broadband wavelength converting material arranged to receive light emitted by at least one of said blue light-emitting
element and said deep blue light-emitting element, wherein the broadband wavelength converting material is adapted to emit
light with a full width half maximum (FWHM) of 50 nm or more.

US Pat. No. 9,633,610

DRIVE METHOD FOR AN ELECTROPHORETIC CELL AND AN ELECTROPHORETIC DEVICE

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1. A drive method for an electrophoretic cell (20), said cell comprising:
a first storage electrode (24),

a second storage electrode (22),

a first target area electrode (28),

a second target area electrode (30),

a first type of particles (32) and

a second type of particles (33),

said second type of particles being of opposite charge polarity to the first type of particles, said first and second target
area electrodes (28, 30) and an area extending between said first and second target area electrodes (28, 30) representing a viewable target area (31), each of said first and second storage electrodes (22, 24) being located outside said target area (31)

said first storage area, said second storage electrode (22) and said target area being positioned on a same side of a same supporting surface, wherein said first storage electrode
and said second storage electrode laterally adjacent to each other on a first side of said first storage area and said first
storage area and said target laterally adjacent to each other on said same side of said same supporting surface on a second
side of said first storage electrode, said method comprising:

in a reset phase (110), applying electrode control signals so that said first and second type of particles are reset to determined reset positions
on corresponding first storage electrode and second storage electrode, respectively, in said cell;

in a first write phase (120), applying electrode control signals so that the first type of particles (32) are moved to change an amount of the first type of particles in said target area (31) and a current amount of the second type of particles is retained in the target area, wherein said movement comprises one
of:

moving to and moving from one of the first storage electrode and the second storage electrode;
in a second write phase (140), applying electrode control signals so that the second type of particles (33) are moved to change an amount of said second type of particles in said target area (31) and an amount of the first type of particles is retained in the target area, wherein said movement comprises one of:

moving to and moving from one of the first storage electrode and the second storage electrode; and
in a spread phase (150), applying electrode control signals so that the first and second type of particles (32, 33) which are positioned in said target area (31), distribute and mix in said target area.

US Pat. No. 9,541,240

LED LIGHT SOURCE

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1. A lighting module comprising:
a substrate,
an array of light emitting diodes mounted on the substrate; and
an optical structure encompassing the array of light emitting diodes for approximating in operation the array of light emitting
diodes as a single light source, wherein the optical structure comprises a plurality of optical elements,

wherein each optical element of the plurality of optical elements is arranged to provide, when observing a given light emitting
diode of the array through the optical element with the lighting module in operation, a luminous intensity profile I as a
function of a deviation angle ? which is substantially constant between ??max and ?max, wherein the deviation angle is an angle between a central line and light rays forming an image of the given LED appearing
from the optical element, wherein the central line is formed between the center of the given LED and the center of the optical
element wherein ?max is the angle between the central line and a light ray defining an outer edge of the image of the given LED appearing from
the optical element, and wherein the magnitude of ?max provided by each optical element depends on the position of the optical element on the optical structure.

US Pat. No. 9,648,689

DRIVE UNIT FOR A LIGHTING ELEMENT AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

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1. An apparatus including a drive unit for driving a lighting element, the lighting element comprising at least one light
source comprising at least one light emitting diode, the drive unit comprising:
a first power converter arranged for receiving input power by drawing at least a part of a predefined current waveshape and
for outputting a bus voltage,

a control unit arranged for controlling the drive unit,
a second power converter for providing power to the control unit, the input of the second power converter being coupled at
least to the bus voltage,

wherein the drive unit has, under the control of the control unit, an operation mode in which by means of the bus voltage
an LED voltage is provided for operating the at least one light emitting diode, and a standby mode in which the LED voltage
for operating the at least one light emitting diode is not provided and no lighting is provided by the at least one light
emitting diode while power is provided to the control unit,

wherein the control unit is arranged for adjusting a level of the bus voltage outputted by the first power converter from
an operation level in the operation mode to a standby level in the standby mode and vice versa.

US Pat. No. 9,615,435

DEVICE FOR LINKING SELECTIVE ILLUMINATION OF A LIGHT SOURCE WITH INPUT AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A method of linking selective illumination of a lighting element to input, comprising:
rendering, by a computing device on a display of the computing device, a source graphical element that represents the input
and a sink graphical element that represents the lighting element;

receiving, at a user input of the computing device, an instruction to alter one of the source and sink graphical elements
to be within a predetermined proximity of the other of the source and sink graphical elements on the display; and

linking, by the computing device, selective illumination of the lighting element to a state of the input while the source
and sink graphical elements are within the predetermined proximity of each other on the display,

wherein the input comprises a user's mood or status obtained from a social network or calendar.

US Pat. No. 9,560,710

LIGHT UNIT FOR EMITTING LIGHT AND METHOD FOR DRIVING A LIGHT UNIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting unit including a plurality of lighting devices for emitting light, comprising: a connection terminal for receiving
a total current from an external power supply;
a first current path, an end of which is electrically coupled to the connection terminal, the first current path comprising
at least a first light device; and

a second current path, an end of which is electrically coupled to the connection terminal, the second current path comprising
at least a second lighting device, wherein the first current path and the second current path are connected in parallel to
each other and the second current path is electrically conductive while the first current path is electrically nonconductive
when the total current is less than a first threshold current,

wherein the second current path has a current regulator adapted to control an electrical current of the second current path,
a control unit adapted to control the current regulator based on the electrical current of the second current path and based
on the total current, and a current limiter adapted to limit the electrical current in the second current path so as to shape
a plateau in the electrical current of the second current path when the total current is greater than the first threshold
current;

wherein the lighting unit further comprises:
a third current path, an end of which is electrically coupled to the connection terminal, the third current path comprising
at least a third lighting device, wherein the third current path is connected in parallel to the first and second current
paths, and comprises a third current regulator adapted to control a third electrical current of the third current path; and

a third control unit adapted to control the third current regulator based on a weighted sum of the electrical current of the
second current path and the electrical current of the first current path.

US Pat. No. 9,544,966

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD, IN PARTICULAR A LED UNIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A driver device for driving a load, in particular an LED unit having one or more LEDs, comprising:
input terminals for receiving an input voltage from an external power source for powering the load,
a current path including a controllable switch for connecting the input terminals to each other,
a measurement path including a resistor connecting the input terminals to each other for providing an alternating voltage
corresponding to the input voltage and including a measuring device for measuring the alternating voltage at the measurement
path, wherein the measuring device is configured to detect a zero crossing (tz) of the input voltage, and

a controller for controlling the controllable switch on the basis of the measured alternating voltage, wherein the controller
is configured to connect the input terminals to each other by means of the current path upon detecting a zero crossing (tz)
of the input voltage, and to disconnect the input terminals from each other by means of the current path before a second zero
crossing of the input voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,538,592

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An LED light system comprising a power supply circuit and one or more LED modules, wherein the power supply circuit comprises:
input terminals for connection to a power supply source and first and second output terminals
a driver circuit coupled between the input terminals and the first and second output terminals for generating a LED current,
the driver circuit comprising a driver control circuit equipped with an input terminal for increasing or decreasing the LED
current in dependency of a signal present at the input terminal of the driver control circuit,

and wherein each of the one or more LED modules comprises:
first and second input terminals for connection to respectively the first and second output terminals of the power supply
circuit,

a series arrangement of a LED load and a current sensor coupled between the input terminals,
a module control circuit for generating a current control signal at an output terminal of the module control circuit and coupled
to the current sensor and to a reference signal generator for generating a reference signal representing a desired magnitude
of the LED current, wherein the current control signal has a first value in case the desired magnitude of the LED current
is lower than a measured value of the LED current and a second value in case the desired value of the LED current is higher
than the measured value of the LED current, and

a coupling circuit during operation coupled between the output terminal of the module control circuit and the input terminal
of the driver control circuit, for communicating the first value of the current control signal to the input terminal of the
driver control circuit and for blocking the second value, and

wherein the signal at the input terminal of the driver control circuit has a default value when all the current control signals
from the one or more modules have their second value.

US Pat. No. 9,596,726

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD, IN PARTICULAR AN LED UNIT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A device for providing power to an LED unit and modulating light emitted from the LED unit, the device configured to be
connected between a driver and the LED unit, the device comprising:
a controllable resistor configured to receive from the driver a driver output voltage and to provide a load current to power
the LED unit,

a frequency filter for providing a substantially constant voltage to the LED unit, the frequency filter being connected to
the controllable resistor to provide a substantially constant electrical power to the LED unit, wherein the frequency filter
is connected to the driver to derive a voltage from the driver output voltage, wherein the voltage is at least partially applied
to a series connection formed by the control input of the controllable resistor and the LED unit, and

a modulator coupled in series to the LED unit for modulating the drive current and for modulating the emitted light output,
wherein the substantially constant voltage applied to the LED unit is further applied to the modulator by means of the frequency
filter.

US Pat. No. 9,591,721

ENHANCING EXPERIENCE OF CONSUMABLE GOODS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Apparatus comprising:
a controller, and
an input for receiving a signal from a microphone;
wherein the controller is configured to process the signal from the microphone to recognize a sound associated with use of
a consumable by a user, wherein the sound comprises a first sound being a sound of a first action associated with use of the
consumable, and at least one further sound being a sound of at least one further action associated with use of the same consumable,
the further sound being different than the first sound but the further action being related to the first action;

wherein the controller is configured to recognize the first and further sounds, and to generate an output in response to recognizing
at least one of the first and further sounds.

US Pat. No. 9,542,841

APPARATUS AND METHOD EMPLOYING SENSOR-BASED LUMINAIRES TO DETECT AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND THEIR DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for providing visibility alerts, said method using at least one Outdoor Lighting Network (OLN) comprising a plurality
of lighting units at least two of which are in communication with each other, wherein a plurality of visibility detectors
are each in communication with at least one of the lighting units, said method comprising:
monitoring by each visibility detector a geographical area;
receiving monitoring data from two or more of the visibility detectors;
deriving a consolidated estimate of visibility conditions pertaining to a combined geographical area defined by the monitored
geographical areas associated with two or more visibility detectors;

determining direction and speed of an area of reduced visibility area using the consolidated estimate of visibility conditions;
and,

transmitting information pertaining to said estimated visibility conditions and/or area of reduced visibility.

US Pat. No. 9,609,717

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS AND LIGHTING APPLIANCE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A light-emitting apparatus, comprising:
a substrate;
an LED string mounted on the substrate, in which LED string a plurality of LEDs are connected in series;
a power supply path connected in series to the LED string; and
a plurality of protection elements, each protection element having a first node commonly connected to the power supply path
and a second node connected between a pair of the LEDs in the series,

wherein the protection elements include capacitors or zener diodes, and an AC impedance of each protection element is smaller
than an impedance between the pair of LEDs and a case ground.

US Pat. No. 9,559,407

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE COMPRISING AN ANTENNA

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a light emitter thermally connected to a heat sink,
a communication circuit being coupled to the heat sink for transmitting and/or receiving a communication signal,
a dipole antenna formed on the heat sink and a first conductive part of the heat sink comprising at least a first pole of
the dipole antenna for transmitting and/or receiving the communication signal via the heat sink,

a primary radiator arranged inside the heat sink and connected to the communication circuit for transmitting and/or receiving
the communication signal inside the heat sink near a gap in the heat sink, the primary radiator being configured to activate
the first conductive part around the gap to constitute a secondary radiator transmitting and/or receiving the communication
signal outside the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,622,330

LIGHTING CONTROL VIA A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A mobile computing device, comprising:
a light sensor;
one or more user inputs; and
a controller operably coupled with the light sensor and the one or more user inputs, and configured to:
receive, via the one or more user inputs, input indicative of a desired lighting property adjustment for a lighting effect
sensed by the light sensor;

identify which of a plurality of LED-based lighting units contributes to the sensed lighting effect more than at least one
other LED-based lighting unit, of the plurality of LED-based lighting units, that contributes to the sensed lighting effect;
and

generate, for wireless transmission to at least one of the plurality of the LED-based lighting units, an instruction configured
to cause at least some of the plurality of LED-based lighting units to implement the desired lighting property adjustment.

US Pat. No. 9,601,008

DETECTION USING TRANSMISSION NOTIFICATION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A remote controller arranged for selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources, comprising:
the remote controller including an omnidirectional transmitter and arranged to instruct, by the omnidirectional transmitter,
the light sources to transmit a directional signal including a code, which is unique for each light source, each code including
a light source ID;

the remote controller including a directional signal receiver operable to receive the directional signals from the light sources;
the remote controller further including signal comparison circuitry connected with the directional signal receiver arranged
to select one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals;

the remote controller including a transmission indicator which generates an indication signal within the remote controller
indicative of a successful omnidirectional transmission;

the remote controller configured to initiate the selection of one of the light sources only after generation of the indication
signal within the remote controller; and

the remote controller configured to recognize by a selection procedure which of the plurality of light sources the remote
control is directed towards.

US Pat. No. 9,541,582

DC POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A DC power distribution system, the DC power distribution system comprising:
a track comprising electrical conductors arranged along the length of the track for distributing DC power along the track
for powering purposes and for position determination purposes,

an electrical device attached to the track and electrically connected to the electrical conductors, wherein the electrical
device comprises a voltage measurement unit for measuring the voltage on at least one of the electrical conductors at the
position of the electrical device,

a position determination system for determining the position of the electrical device based on the measured voltage,
a DC power supply system electrically connected to at least one of the electrical conductors for supplying DC power to the
at least one of the electrical conductors,

wherein the electrical conductors include a first electrical conductor for distributing a first DC power for powering purposes,
a reference electrical conductor, and a second electrical conductor for distributing a second DC power for position determination
purposes, wherein the voltage measurement unit is adapted to measure the voltage between the reference electrical conductor
and the second electrical conductor; and

wherein the DC power supply system is adapted to supply a constant voltage to the second electrical conductor at which the
voltage is measured for supplying DC power to be used for position determination purposes, wherein the position determination
system is adapted to determine the position based on the ratio of the measured voltage and the constant voltage applied to
the second electrical conductor; or

wherein the DC power supply system is adapted to supply a constant current to the second electrical conductor, at which the
voltage is measured, for supplying DC power to be used for position determination purposes, wherein the position determination
system is adapted to determine the position based on the measured voltage, the constant current applied to the second electrical
conductor and the resistance per length unit of the at least one electrical conductor at which the voltage is measured.

US Pat. No. 9,557,040

LIGHTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting device, comprising
a light source;
a connection structure comprising a cap provided at an end thereof; and a transmission mechanism,
the cap is electrically connected with the light source and has a contact part for being inserted into an external socket,
the transmission mechanism comprises a driving component movably connected to a rotation component on which the cap is mounted,
wherein a movement of the driving component relative to the rotation component causes the rotation component with the cap
to rotate; wherein

the lighting device further comprises a panel mechanically connected with the connection structure and movably connected with
the driving component via a button provided on the panel.

US Pat. No. 9,717,135

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, ILLUMINATION METHOD AND LIGHTING CONTROLLER

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An illumination system comprising:
at least one luminaire which is configured to provide light according to a plurality of at least three preset combinations
of non-zero illumination level and color temperature;

a user interface configured to select the illumination level and color temperature from said plurality of preset combinations;
and

a lighting controller comprising a motion detector which is configured to automatically switch-over the illumination system
from one of said preset combinations to another one of said preset combinations in response to detection of a level of motion
that supersedes a preset motion threshold value, wherein said color temperature and said illumination level are automatically
controlled via a control protocol, the control protocol comprising a preset sequence of preset transition times for transitions
between said preset combinations, said transition times being in the range of about 2 seconds to about 5 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,644,798

BASE FOR AN ELECTRICAL LAMP THAT PREVENTS ROTATION AND A MORE EFFICIENT METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A BASE FOR AN ELECTRICAL LAMP

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A base for an electric lamp, comprising:
a tubular enclosure extending along an axial direction between a first and a second end portion of the enclosure,
an insulator attached to the first end portion of the enclosure such that a rotation of the insulator relative to the enclosure
about the axial direction is prevented, the insulator having an inner portion facing towards an inner space of the enclosure,
an outer portion facing away from said inner space at least one channel for receiving an electrically conducting contact pin,
the channel extending from the outer portion, through the insulator and leading into said inner space,

a housing for accommodating electrical circuitry for operating the electric lamp, and
a resilient attachment member forming part of one of the insulator and the housing, said resilient attachment member extending
towards the other one of the insulator and the housing and being arranged to connect the insulator and the housing to each
other, said resilient attachment member further comprising a lateral projection providing an engagement surface and/or a lateral
recess,

wherein the housing is attached to the inner portion of the insulator such that a rotation of the housing relative to the
insulator about the axial direction is prevented, wherein a rotation of the housing relative to the enclosure is prevented
and wherein a separation between the insulator and the housing is prevented by said attachment member in at least said axial
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,750,114

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO AMBIENT LIGHTING CONDITIONS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An illumination system for illuminating a workspace near a display, the system comprising:
an illumination controller;
an electronic sensor located proximate to the display;
a plurality of luminaires;
a communication network transmitting signals between the illumination controller and the electronic sensor, and between the
illumination controller and the plurality of luminaires;

wherein the illumination controller is configured to:
discover the electronic sensor located proximate to the display,
receive a signal representing a reading from the electronic sensor representative of the illumination onto the display to
which the electronic sensor is proximate,

sense orientation or location of the display based on the reading from the electronic sensor,
discover at least one luminaire of the plurality of luminaires in proximity to the electronic sensor and map the electronic
sensor with one or more luminaires of the plurality of luminaires,

send a command to the plurality of luminaires to adjust the illumination of the workspace and to adjust the illumination on
the display based at least in part on a comparison of the sensed orientation or sensed location of the display with a user's
preference.

US Pat. No. 9,565,736

LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING A CONTROLLER THAT CONTRIBUTES TO A SELECTED LIGHT SCENE, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SUCH A SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A user control arrangement for a lighting system having a plurality of light sources, the user control arrangement comprising
a control unit and a user interface allowing a user to select a light scene, said user interface having a screen for displaying
information to the user,
said control unit being adapted to determine settings for at least one of said light sources, wherein said settings cause
the lighting system to provide an illumination corresponding to the selected light scene,

said control unit further being adapted to control said user interface to display selected content on said screen, said content
being selected such that light emitted from the screen during display of said content contributes to the selected light scene,
wherein said user interface has a first state, in which said user interface is configured to receive input from said user,
and a second state, in which said user interface is configured not to receive input from said user, and wherein said user
interface is adapted to display said content only in said second state.

US Pat. No. 9,644,815

LUMINAIRE

Philips Lighting Holding ...

1. A luminaire comprising:
a light chamber,
a translucent cover enclosing the light chamber, the translucent cover having an inner surface, and
a LED light source arranged within the light chamber to illuminate the inner surface of the translucent cover,
wherein the translucent cover comprises a material having a first refractive index (n1), and wherein the light chamber comprises a material having a second refractive index (n2), and

wherein the translucent cover comprises a prismatic optical structure on the inner surface, the prismatic optical structure
having a top angle that is equal to or smaller than 2×[90?arcsin(n2/n1)].

US Pat. No. 9,860,945

DIGITALLY-CONTROLLED SWITCH-MODE START-UP CIRCUIT FOR LED-BASED LIGHTS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a voltage regulator configured to provide an output voltage for operating a lighting controller;
a power FET coupled to the voltage regulator and configured to provide a supply current to the voltage regulator from a line
input;

a gate drive circuit coupled to a gate of the power FET and configured to operate the power FET as a switching-mode power
supply during a start-up mode and period of the lighting controller;

a digital control loop configured to:
monitor an auxiliary output voltage node coupled to a source of the power FET; and after a first threshold voltage is reached
by the monitored output voltage, control the gate drive circuit to couple the gate of the power FET to ground; and

wherein the digital control loop is further configured to after a second threshold voltage is reached by the monitored output
voltage, control the gate drive circuit to couple the gate of the power FET to a supply voltage node.

US Pat. No. 9,648,755

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A NON-PLANAR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for manufacturing a non-planar printed circuit board assembly, comprising:
providing a planar formable substrate for supporting a conductive material and at least one electronic component,
printing a circuit pattern of an uncured conductive material on the planar substrate,
forming the substrate and the uncured conductive material into a non-planar shape, and
curing the conductive material, wherein the substrate comprises a metal sheet and an electrically insulating coating arranged
between the metal sheet and the conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,743,521

LIGHT-SOURCE MODULE AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A light-emitting module, comprising:
a substrate having a top and a bottom, and further having a first side extending in a first direction from a first end of
the substrate to a second end of the substrate, and a second side opposite the first side also extending in the first direction
from the first end of the substrate to the second end of the substrate;

a plurality of light-sources arranged on the top of the substrate, including a plurality of first light-sources aligned with
each other in a first column and a plurality of second light-sources aligned with each other in a second column, each of which
columns extends along the first direction, wherein the first and second columns are side by side, separated and spaced apart
from each other in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, the second direction extending from the
first side of the substrate to the second side of the substrate;

a plurality of connector terminal pairs, each being electrically connected to a corresponding one of said plurality of light-sources
for enabling supply of electrical power thereto, each connector terminal pair comprising a first connector terminal disposed
immediately adjacent to the first side of the substrate and a second connector terminal disposed immediately adjacent to the
second side of the substrate; and

at least one bond wire, the bond wire connecting at least one of the light sources to one connector terminal of its corresponding
connector terminal pair,

wherein none of said first light-sources of the first column is aligned with any of the second light sources of the second
column along the second direction, and

wherein the connector terminal pairs are arranged to provide for spatially alternating connection of the corresponding light
sources to positive and negative voltages along the first direction on each of the first and second sides of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,743,466

LED REPLACEMENT LAMP FOR SAFE OPERATION UNDER FAULT CONDITION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. LED replacement lamp, comprising:
one or more LED lighting elements arranged on an elongated member with opposite ends, wherein at each of said opposite ends
two electrical contacts are provided,

wherein filament emulation circuits are connected to said electrical contacts at said both ends,
and wherein an LED lighting assembly comprising said one or more LED lighting elements is electrically connected to said filament
emulation circuits to be supplied with electrical power for operation of said LED lighting elements,

wherein said filament emulation circuits each comprise a first resistor circuit connected to a first of said electrical contacts,
and a second resistor circuit connected to a second of said electrical contacts, and said filament emulation circuit comprises
a voltage limiting circuit connected in parallel to said resistor circuits,

and where said first and second resistor circuits are connected to said LED lighting assembly at a common terminal,
and where each of said first and second resistor circuits comprises a series connection of at least four resistors, in such
a way that in case of failure of one of the resistors, the total resistance of the filament emulation circuits remains above
a determined resistance value.

US Pat. No. 9,642,316

SHADING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of operating a shading device for a greenhouse, the method comprising:
providing a shading device, the shading device comprising:
a shading element having an outer side and an inner side, the shading element comprising interwoven electrically conductive
first thread elements and electrically insulating second thread elements, wherein the electrically conductive first thread
elements include a reflective layer for reflecting an ambient light, and wherein the electrically insulating second thread
elements also include a reflective layer for reflecting an ambient light; and

at least one lighting element, each said lighting element being disposed at the inner side of the shading element and being
connected with at least two of the first thread elements,

wherein each lighting element is driven by an electrical current, conducted by the first thread elements, resulting in the
emission of an artificial light, illuminating a plant growing in the greenhouse;

adjusting an amount of an artificial light emitted by the at least one lighting element in response to an amount of an ambient
light in order to achieve a constant illumination of the plants during day time; and

adjusting the amount of artificial light emitted by the at least one lighting element at night to a higher amount compared
to the amount of the artificial light during day time; and

adjusting the amount of artificial light at night to equal the total amount of ambient light and artificial light during day
time.

US Pat. No. 9,632,326

COLLIMATOR COMPRISING A PRISMATIC LAYER STACK, AND LIGHTING UNIT COMPRISING SUCH COLLIMATOR

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A collimator comprising a prismatic film stack, with the prismatic film stack comprising:
a first flexible prismatic film comprising 1D arranged first prisms with first truncated prism tops having first prism top
angles (?1), and first grooves having first groove angles (?1); and

a second flexible prismatic film resting directly on the first truncated prism tops and comprising 1D arranged second prisms,
with second prism tops having second prism top angles (?2), and second grooves, having second groove angles (?2);

wherein the first primsatic film and the second prismatic film are in a crossed configuration, the first and second prism
tops of the first and the second primatic films point in the same direction, and wherein the first and second prism top angles
(?1, ?2) and the first and second groove angles (?1, ?2) are selected from the range of 120-160°; and

wherein at least one of the first and second groove are truncated to form a flat top portion.

US Pat. No. 9,967,952

DEMAND RESPONSE FOR NETWORKED DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING SYSTEMS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for a luminaire communicatively connected to a local coordinator to manage light settings of the luminaire, wherein the luminaire comprises memory and one or more processors, the method being implemented by the local coordinator, and by program code accessed from the memory and executed on the one or more processors of the luminaire; the method comprising:providing, from the luminaire to the local coordinator, a control state of the luminaire, the control state comprising an occupancy status based on occupancy information sensed by an occupancy sensor of the luminaire;
at the coordinator, determining a power reduction factor for the luminaire indicating by how much power consumption of the luminaire is requested to be reduced, wherein the determination of the power reduction factor is based on the occupancy status provided to the local coordinator by the luminaire and on occupancy statuses provided to the local coordinator by the one or more additional luminaires;
receiving, at the luminaire from the local coordinator, the power reduction factor for the luminaire;
determining, at the luminaire, new illuminance settings for the luminaire by applying the received power reduction factor to current illuminance settings for the luminaire, wherein the illuminance settings comprise a target value for illuminance to be achieved within an illuminated space, the illuminated space comprising a sensing region of a light sensor of the luminaire;
providing an instruction to measure, at the luminaire, luminance within the sensing region of the light sensor of the luminaire while one or more light sources of the luminaire emit light according to one or more operating parameters, wherein the measured luminance comprises contribution from the light emitted by the one or more light sources of the luminaire and contribution from light emitted by light sources other than the one or more light sources of the luminaire;
based on the measured luminance at the luminaire, adjusting the one or more operating parameters to achieve the new illuminance settings.

US Pat. No. 9,968,018

COMMISSIONING OF A BUILDING SERVICE SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Method of adjusting at least one sensor of installed building service sensors of a building service system, the method comprising the step of:automatically adjusting a sensor coverage area of said at least one sensor, the adjusting of the sensor coverage area of each sensor of said at least one sensor being based on information on a position of the sensor relative to at least one other sensor of the installed building service sensors,
wherein each of said at least one sensor comprises at least one switchable element comprising a plurality of liquid crystal display elements, said plurality of liquid crystal display elements disposed between an input sensing element of said sensor and the sensor coverage area of the sensor, for masking sensor input of said sensor, and the step of automatically adjusting a sensor coverage area comprises controlling the at least one switchable element of each of said at least one sensor in order to adjust the sensor coverage area of the sensor, and
wherein in each sensor of said at least one sensor, the plurality of liquid crystal display elements are arranged in at least a two-dimensional pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,807,824

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING LIGHT OUTPUT AND CONTROLLING LIGHT OUTPUT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method, comprising:
activating each of a plurality of light-generating LEDs in a calibration mode;
measuring a light intensity at each of a plurality of light-sensing nodes during said calibration mode to determine a light
intensity contribution of each of said light-generating LEDs at each of said light-sensing nodes;

monitoring said light intensity at each of said plurality of light-sensing nodes during an active mode;
detecting a blocked condition at a blocked node of said light-sensing nodes when said light intensity at said blocked node
is below a threshold level in said active mode; and

activating at least one of the light-generating LED in response to detecting said blocked condition, wherein said activated
at least one light-generating LED provides at least a minimum light intensity contribution of said light intensity contribution
at said blocked node during said calibration mode.

US Pat. No. 10,129,961

CONSOLIDATION OF LAMP POWER CONVERSION AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION CONTROL

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more light emitting diodes;
a switching power converter coupled to the one or more light emitting diodes;
a controller, coupled to the switching power converter, configured to (i) control a switch in an input switching stage of the switching power converter to regulate current for a lamp to provide power for the lamp and (ii) control the same switch in the input switching stage of the switching power converter to modulate a line current supplied to the switching power converter to carry data related to a state of the lamp, and
wherein the controller is configured to increase an average value of the line current during periods when a supply voltage supplied to the switching power converter is decreasing and decreasing an average value of the line current during periods when the supply voltage is increasing.

US Pat. No. 9,651,416

FAULT DETECTION, LOCALIZATION AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING OF PHOTOSENSORS FOR LIGHTING CONTROLS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system for monitoring sensors of a lighting control system, comprising:
a plurality of sensors connected to a network; and
a computing device connected to the network comprising a training subsystem, a detecting subsystem and a locating subsystem,
wherein the training subsystem is configured to compute statistics for the plurality of sensors over at least a portion of
historical data respective of the alit of sensors stored over time, wherein the detecting subsystem is configured to collect
measurements from the plurality of sensors and determine, based at least on the computed statistics provided from the training
subsystem, a faulty sensor from among the plurality of sensors, and wherein the locating subsystem is configured to determine
a location of the faulty sensor from among the plurality of sensors based on a fault indicator determined for each of the
plurality of sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,655,207

SENSOR NETWORK WITH ADAPTIVE DETECTION SETTINGS BASED ON THE STATUS INFORMATION FROM NEIGHBORING LUMINAIRES AND/OR CONNECTED DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting control system comprising:
at least one light unit 106 including at least one sensor 110; and

a centralized or distributed controller 105 to control the at least one light unit's 106 lighting strategy;

a connected device 114 in communication with the controller 105;

wherein the controller 105 receives status information from the connected device 114, and determines an expected flux of objects directed toward the at least one light unit 106 prior to a detection from the at least one sensor 110, and adjusts the at least one light unit's 110 lighting strategy, including a detection threshold of the sensor 110, using the status information and/or determination of the expected flux.

US Pat. No. 9,634,571

DRIVER DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING A LOAD

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A driver device for driving a load, the driver device comprising:
input terminals for connecting the driver device to a voltage supply and for receiving an input voltage from the voltage supply,
an output terminal for connecting the driver device to the load,
an electromagnetic converter for converting a drive voltage to an output voltage for powering the load,
two switches connected to the input terminals for providing a variable voltage as the drive voltage to the electromagnetic
converter, and

a controller for controlling;
a first of the two switches, on the basis of an electrical signal measured at the electromagnetic converter and a threshold
level, such that switching of the first switch is triggered by a level of the signal crossing the threshold level, and

a second of the two switches on the basis of a control parameter that controls on-times of the two switches to have independent
durations.

US Pat. No. 10,111,303

CALIBRATION OF LIGHT SENSORS

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1. A method of calibrating one or more light sensors, in a target environment where each of the one or more light sensors is arranged to control a respective one or more light sources for providing or contributing to an illumination in the target environment, based on sensing a light level; the method comprising, for each of the one or more light sensors:a) under influence of one or more substantially non-zero levels of said illumination, using the light sensor to measure the light level corresponding to each of said one or more illumination levels;
b) receiving a template light level value corresponding to each of the one or more illumination levels, representing a light level at a target location in the target environment substantially removed in space from a location of the light sensor, each of the one or more template light level values being assumed for said environment rather than measured by a light meter; and
c) determining a relationship between the sensed light level and the light level experienced at the target location, based on an evaluation of the one or more sensed levels relative to the one or more template light level values,
wherein the template light level values are measurements from a light meter in another environment, based on an assumption that said other environment is approximately equivalent to said target environment, having an approximately equivalent illumination distribution, and that the light meter is placed at an approximately equivalent location to said target location.

US Pat. No. 10,033,181

DC POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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1. A direct current (DC) power distribution system for distributing DC power to one or more electrical devices, the DC power distribution system comprising:(i) an electrical conductor for conducting DC power from a power supply device to an electrical device,
wherein the power supply device provides DC power to the one or more electrical devices using the electrical conductor and receives a signal from the one or more electrical devices for requesting a first amount of power or a second amount of power, wherein the first amount of power is greater than the second amount of power; and
(ii) the power supply device for supplying DC power to the one or more electrical devices via the electrical conductor, wherein the power supply device is operable in a first power mode, in which the first amount of power is supplied to the one or more electrical devices via the electrical conductor, and in a second power mode, in which the second amount of power is supplied to the one or more electrical devices via the electrical conductor,
wherein the power supply device comprises the power supply control unit the power supply control unit configured to receive the signal from the one or more electrical devices and control a power mode of the power supply device based on the signal from the one or more electrical devices,
wherein the one or more electrical devices are configured to request the power supply device to supply the first amount of power by transmitting the signal to the power supply control unit,
wherein the power supply control unit is configured to cause the power supply device to operate in:
(1) the first power mode when the power supply control unit receives the signal, from the one or more electrical devices, for requesting the first amount of power, and
(2) the second power mode when the power supply control unit does not receiving the signal for requesting the first amount of power within a predetermined receiving time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,713,206

LED (LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE) STRING DERIVED CONTROLLER POWER SUPPLY

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1. A lighting circuit, comprising:
a plurality of sets of series-connected light-emitting diodes (LEDs), wherein a first LED set of one or more of the LEDs includes
a first terminal coupled between an input voltage source terminal and an auxiliary power supply terminal and a second LED
set of one or more of the LEDs includes a current input terminal and a ground terminal;

a switching power converter having a magnetic energy-storing element and a switching element for controlling a current supplied
through the plurality of series connected light-emitting diodes;

a control circuit for controlling the switching element of the switching power converter, wherein:
the control circuit includes a power supply input terminal coupled to the auxiliary power supply terminal of the first LED
set;

a switching circuit, wherein the switching circuit includes:
a first switch coupled to the auxiliary power supply terminal of the first LED set and the ground terminal of the second LED
set;

a second switch coupled between the auxiliary power supply terminal of the first LED set and the current input terminal of
the second LED set;

a string controller circuit coupled to control terminals of the first and second switches, wherein the string controller circuit
is configured to:

generate a first control signal to control the first switch to alternately allow current to flow from the auxiliary power
supply terminal to the control circuit and shunt the auxiliary power supply terminal to the ground terminal; and

generate a second control signal to control the second switch to intermittently couple the auxiliary power supply terminal
to the current input terminal of the second LED set.

US Pat. No. 9,713,221

LUMINAIRE

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1. A luminaire including a housing, comprising:
a light emitting portion within the housing, the light emitting portion having a light emission side including a plurality
of light emitting diodes (LEDs);

a wall surface part arranged within the light emitting portion of the housing and having a plurality of touch sensitive sensors;
wherein each of said plurality of LEDs is activated when a user directly touches a corresponding one of said plurality of
touch sensitive sensors accommodated in said wall surface part of the housing,

wherein said plurality of sensors are arranged multidimensionally, and wherein during at least some use, the number of activated
LEDs corresponds to the size of said wall surface part comprising the plurality of sensors being touched by the user,

wherein the wall surface part comprising the plurality of sensors is situated on a side of the housing that is behind, and
faces away from, the light emission side, and

wherein the luminaire is configured such that the wall surface part and the plurality of sensors are touchable by the user.

US Pat. No. 9,655,191

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A lighting device comprising:
at least one first light source adapted to issue a first beam during operation of the first light source,
at least one second light source adapted to issue a second beam during operation of the second light source, and in dependence
on dim levels of the respective light sources, said first and said second light source together are adapted to issue light
with a variable total light flux and variable illumination levels, and

at a mutually equal light flux of the first beam and the second beam, the first beam and the second beam have a respective
glare level, the glare level of the second beam being lower than the glare level of the first beam, and

at least one programmed controller which, during operation, is configured to moderate said dim levels in a range of illumination
levels,

wherein the range of illumination levels comprises a first illumination level range and a second, higher, illumination level
range, and in that in the second, higher, illumination level range a ratio of the dim levels is configured to increase with
increasing total light flux, and

wherein the at least one programmed controller is configured to moderate the dim levels such that in the first illumination
level range the increase of the light flux of the first beam is higher than the increase of the second beam.

US Pat. No. 9,730,293

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVEYING AGGREGATE PRESENCE INFORMATION USING LIGHT

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1. An LED node comprising an LED lighting fixture comprising one or more light emitting diodes configured to illuminate a
space and a lighting control apparatus comprising:
a presence sensor to sense a presence of an object and to provide responsive output;
an aggregator module configured to generate an aggregate presence value based on aggregate output of the presence sensor captured
over a period of time; and

an output module to generate lighting instructions based on the aggregate presence value,
wherein the lighting instructions are configured to cause the one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) of the LED lighting
fixture to emit a coded light signal encoded into the emitted light that carries information indicative of the aggregate presence
value or emit light having a hue selected to convey the aggregate presence value.

US Pat. No. 9,877,370

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO SETS OF LEDS

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1. A lighting device comprising:
a first set of light emitting diodes arranged to emit light in a first blue wavelength range of 380 nm-490 nm,
a second set of light emitting diodes arranged to emit light in a second blue wavelength range of 380 nm-490 nm,
a first luminescent element radiationally coupled to the first and second sets of light emitting diodes and arranged to convert
at least a part of the light of the first wavelength range and at least a part of the light of the second wavelength range
into first luminescent element light,

a second luminescent element radiationally coupled to at least a subset of the second set of light emitting diodes and arranged
to convert at least a part of the light of the second wavelength range into second luminescent element light,

wherein the second luminescent element comprises a plurality of discrete luminescent elements arranged downstream of the first
luminescent element and that are aligned with at least a subset of the second set of light emitting diodes, and

wherein, during operation, a brightness level of the light emitted by the first set of light emitting diodes and a brightness
level of the light emitted by the second set of light emitting diodes, respectively, are controllable independently and wherein
the lighting device is arranged to generate white lighting device light, and wherein the lighting device light is within 15
standard deviation of color matching from the black body locus during operation of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,872,362

GESTURE BASED CONTROL OF A UTILITY

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1. A controller for controlling one or more sources of a utility to provide the utility into a space occupied by one or more
users, the controller comprising:
motion detection logic configured to process an input from a first sensor to detect motions of a user in said space, and to
detect that the motions correspond to predetermined gestures performed by the user, the gestures being performed from different
respective positions within said space;

positioning logic configured to process an input from a second sensor to detect the respective position from which each of
said gestures was performed by the user;

control policy selection logic configured, based on an association associating each of a plurality of discrete control policies
with a respective combination of predetermined gesture and positional demarcation within said space, to select different ones
of the control policies associated with the detected gestures performed from each of the different detected positions in dependence
on the respective detected position, each control policy defining a respective response of said utility to the respective
associated gesture; and

command logic arranged to control the one or more sources to provide the utility in accordance with the respective response
of the selected control policy,

wherein the detected position comprises at least a directional orientation of the user from which he or she performed the
detected gesture, and the positional demarcation associated with one, some or all of the control policies comprises a respective
directional demarcation; the control policy selection logic being configured to select said one of the control policies that
is associated with the detected gesture and with the directional demarcation within which said directional orientation is
detected to fall.

US Pat. No. 10,076,017

METHOD FOR CREATING AMBIENCE LIGHTING EFFECT BASED ON DATA DERIVED FROM STAGE PERFORMANCE

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1. A method for creating an ambience lighting effect during a live performance performed in a performance space, to be used in support of moving images in a display space wherein the display space comprises a screen configured to display the moving images and a display space light source configured to provide the ambience lighting effect, wherein the moving images are representative of the live performance, wherein the method comprises the steps of:creating ambience lighting effect input data from an analysis of a video shot by a video camera configured to monitor at least a part of an audience present in the performance space at the time of the live performance; and
displaying the moving images on the screen in the display space, wherein the display space is remote from the performance space, while creating in the display space with the display space light source the ambience lighting effect at least based on the ambience lighting effect input data created using the video of the live performance.

US Pat. No. 10,009,975

PROTECTION FOR RETROFIT LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TUBE

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1. A light source comprising:a light circuit comprising one or more light emitting diodes and a first feeding electrode,
a first terminal, comprising a first pin and a second pin, for exchanging a first signal with a ballast or a supply, and
a first filament circuit coupled to the first terminal and to the first feeding electrode, wherein the first filament circuit comprises a first switch circuit including a triac, a first trigger circuit including a capacitor for in response to a presence of a frequency in the first signal bringing the first switch circuit into a conducting mode, and a first resistor circuit being directly coupled to the first feeding electrode and comprising a first resistor electrode and a second resistor electrode, the second resistor electrode directly coupled to the second pin,
wherein the first switch circuit comprises a first main electrode directly coupled to the first pin, a second main electrode directly coupled to the first resistor electrode, and a control electrode directly coupled to the capacitor,
wherein the first switch circuit in the conducting mode introduces a first impedance in the first filament circuit to activate the light source and in a non-conducting mode introducing a second impedance in the first filament circuit to de-activate the light source, a value of the first impedance being smaller than a value of the second impedance, and the frequency being larger than a mains frequency,
wherein the first and second impedances are introduced between one of the first and second pins on the one hand and the first feeding electrode on the other hand and/or between the first pin and the second pin.

US Pat. No. 9,967,958

LIGHT UNIT WITH BUILT IN ANTENNA

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1. A lighting unit comprising:a solid state lighting element;
a base part which houses driver circuitry for the solid state lighting element;
an upper housing which forms a light mixing chamber over the solid state lighting element; and
a loop-shaped antenna,
wherein the upper housing comprises retaining members which hold the loop-shaped antenna, wherein the upper housing comprises a reflective inner wall at least where it defines the mixing chamber and said solid state lighting element is inside said reflective inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,564,824

CONVERTER FOR SUPPLYING PULSED POWER TO LIGHT SOURCE

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1. A converter for supplying pulsed power to a light source, the converter comprising
a switching pan and
a controlling part for controlling the switching part, the controlling part being configured for adapting a switching parameter
of the switching pan to at least one of reduce overshoot of the pulse of pulsed power and to improve transient behavior of
the converter,

the switching part comprising first and second mode and the second switching being the first mode during a time interval of
the cycle, a group of cycles resulting in a pulse of the pulsed power.

US Pat. No. 9,562,670

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, LUMINAIRE, COLLIMATOR, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. An illumination system comprising:
a light source for emitting light with a basic emission distribution around a symmetry axis, and
a collimator for redirecting light from the light source to substantially homogeneously illuminate at least a part of an illuminating
surface, at least a section of the homogeneously illuminated illuminating surface extending substantially parallel to the
symmetry axis, the collimator comprising a concave input window for receiving light from the light source, and further comprising
an at least partially convex output window for directing light towards the illuminating surface, a convex part of the output
window being shaped for refracting light emitted by the light source in a direction away from the illuminating surface towards
the illuminating surface and for generating an altered emission distribution being asymmetric with respect to the symmetry
axis of the basic emission distribution to substantially homogeneously illuminate the at least part of the illuminating surface,
and a second part of the output window that is flatter than the convex part, is disposed closer to the part of the illuminating
surface than the convex part, and is configured to refract light emitted by the light source to a portion of the part of the
illuminating surface that is closer to the collimator than a portion of the part of the illuminating surface to which the
convex part directs light from the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,045,425

LIGHT EFFECT CONTROL

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1. A computer implemented method for allowing an application to render a light effect via a networked lighting system, the method comprising:receiving an event from the application, the event related to a light effect for being rendered by the networked lighting system,
determining an event type, from a set of event types, of the event received, wherein the set of event types comprises at least a first event type and a second event type,
determining a capacity of the networked lighting system for executing a lighting control command,
selecting for execution a scenario from a set of scenarios based on the determined capacity of the networked lighting system and the determined event type, wherein the set of scenarios comprises at least a first and a second scenario, and
executing the selected scenario,
wherein the first scenario comprises sending one or more lighting control commands for rendering the light effect related to the event received to the networked lighting system, and the second scenario comprises dismissing the event received by not sending a lighting control command to the networked lighting system.

US Pat. No. 9,714,754

LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

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1. A lighting arrangement, comprising:
a light source for generating light;
a spreading element configured to laterally spread the generated light in a spreading plane, defined by an optical axis of
the light source and a longitudinal axis of the spreading element, to give a uniform quantity of light per unit area at a
plane orthogonal to the spreading plane and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the spreading element; and

a light redirecting element provided with a collecting surface to collect the laterally spread light and an emission face
to emit the collected light,

wherein the light redirecting element comprises a single Fresnel lens associated with the light source and is configured to
emit the collected light uniformly from the emission face,

the emission face is longitudinal planar and comprises a long rectangular emission face, and
the collecting surface comprises a central refractive zone arranged to coincide with the optical axis of the light source
and a plurality of distinct lateral refracting zones at sides of the central refractive zone for collecting the laterally
spread light, wherein each of the distinct lateral refracting zones comprises a respective collecting face arranged to collect
a light portion from said spreading element having a certain incidence angle range and a respective refracting body for refracting
the light portion through the emission face, wherein the surface areas of at least a first subset of the collecting faces
progressively increase as a distance of the collecting faces of the first subset from said light source increases along a
direction and wherein the surface areas of at least a second subset of the collecting faces progressively decrease as a distance
of the collecting faces of the second subset from said light source increases along said direction, wherein said second subset
is disposed farther from said light source than said first subset along said direction and wherein the rate of the progressive
increase is symmetrical with the rate of the progressive decrease and wherein each of the first subset of the collecting faces
and the second subset of the collecting faces extend to a point and each point is positioned a same distance from the emission
face.

US Pat. No. 9,655,202

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW-POWER LAMP COMPATIBILITY WITH A LEADING-EDGE DIMMER AND A MAGNETIC TRANSFORMER

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1. An apparatus comprising:
a controller to provide compatibility between a lamp and a secondary winding of a magnetic transformer driven at its primary
winding by a leading-edge dimmer, wherein the controller is configured to:

determine from a magnetic transformer secondary signal a period of a half-line cycle of an output signal of the dimmer;
estimate from the magnetic transformer secondary signal an estimated occurrence of an end of a phase-cut angle of the dimmer;
and

determine phase imbalances between phases of the magnetic transformer secondary signal based on different amplitudes between
the phases,

generate a driving signal to the lamp based on the period and the estimated occurrence of the end of the phase-cut angle and
the determined phase imbalances.

US Pat. No. 9,986,624

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIGHTING CONTROL

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1. A method of powering down a network of power over ethernet (PoE) components, comprising:transmitting, from a PoE component installed in an area to an area controller, data indicative that the PoE component has not detected occupancy for a first threshold amount of time;
awaiting, by the area controller for a second threshold amount of time, a transmission, by one or more PoE components installed in the area, of data indicative of occupancy detection;
transmitting, from the area controller to a floor controller after passage of the second threshold amount of time, data indicative that the area controller has not detected occupancy for the second threshold amount of time;
awaiting, by the floor controller for a third threshold amount of time, a transmission, by one or more area controllers monitored by the floor controller, of data indicative of occupancy detection by the one or more area controllers; and
transmitting, from the floor controller to a PoE switch after passage of the third threshold amount of time without receiving data indicative of occupancy detection by the one or more area controllers, a command to power down one or more PoE components.

US Pat. No. 9,961,747

CONTROL OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. An apparatus for use in a lighting system, the apparatus comprising:a device location module configured to determine device location information relating to a location of a wireless device;
a user location module configured to determine user location information indicative of whether a user is accompanying the wireless device in a spatial region associated with the lighting system; and
an access module configured to allow the wireless device to control the lighting system in dependence on a plurality of access rules, the access rules comprising at least that: (i) the allowance is conditional on the wireless device being determined, based on said device location information, to be within said spatial region associated with the lighting system, and (ii) said allowance will be withheld in response to determining that said user location information is indicative of the wireless device being unaccompanied by a user.

US Pat. No. 9,872,381

CIRCUIT BOARD COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE FOLD

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1. A circuit board for carrying at least one light source of a lighting device, the circuit board comprising:
a substrate having a polygonal funnel shape and at least one fold extending from a periphery of the substrate up to an inner
portion of the substrate toward a center point, said at least one fold formed by folded portions of said substrate, and said
polygonal funnel shape formed by said folded portions of said substrate, said substrate having an originally polygonal planar
shape having at least three straight sides and said center point, wherein a depth of said at least one fold increases in direction
from said inner portion of said substrate towards said periphery of said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,807,831

SELF-ADJUSTING LIGHTING DRIVER FOR DRIVING LIGHTING SOURCES AND LIGHTING UNIT INCLUDING SELF-ADJUSTING LIGHTING DRIVER

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1. A system, comprising:
a plurality of light emitting diode modules; and
a lighting driver operatively connected to each of the plurality of LED modules,
wherein each LED module includes a corresponding plurality of LEDs and a corresponding identification current source supplying
an LED module identification current to a corresponding LED module identification current output node of the LED module, and
wherein all of the LED module identification current output nodes of the plurality of LED modules are connected together to
supply a total LED module identification current having a total LED module identification current magnitude which changes
in response to a number of the plurality of LED modules that are operatively connected to the lighting driver, and

wherein the lighting driver includes:
a controllable current source connected to supply an LED driving current to the LEDs of the LED modules, and
a controller configured to respond to the total LED module identification current to control the controllable current source
to supply the LED driving current at an LED driving current magnitude which changes in response to the number of the plurality
of LED modules that are operatively connected to the lighting driver.

US Pat. No. 9,655,193

LIGHTING UNIT PROVIDING REDUCED INTENSITY LIGHT OUTPUT BASED ON USER PROXIMITY AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A method of reducing a light output level of at least one light source to assist a user in adjusting light output properties,
comprising:
providing first lighting control output to operate one or more light sources at a first light output level;
monitoring a proximity sensor input while the light sources are at the first light output level;
determining, based on the proximity sensor input, a user adjustment condition, the user adjustment condition indicative of
presence of a user within a threshold distance of the proximity sensor;

providing, in response to determining the user adjustment condition, second lighting control output to operate the one or
more light sources at a second light output level, the second light output level visibly less intense than the first light
output level;

receiving a user lighting adjustment input independently of said proximity sensor input, the user lighting adjustment input
being received during the user adjustment condition and while providing the second lighting control output; and

determining, based on the user lighting adjustment input, third lighting control output to operate at least one of the one
or more light sources or one or more additional light sources, the third lighting control output distinct from the first and
second lighting control outputs.

US Pat. No. 9,574,934

ILLUMINATION SENSOR FOR DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN DIFFERENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO A SENSED LIGHT LEVEL

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1. An apparatus for sensing an illumination level in an environment, the apparatus comprising:
an input for receiving signals from at least two light sensors; and
a signal level detector configured to receive a first signal indicative of light reflected from an illuminated surface into
a first of said light sensors having a first field of view, and to receive a second signal indicative of light reflected from
the illuminated surface into a second of said light sensors having a second, narrower field of view concentrated on a region
on said surface, the first field of view extending beyond said region;

wherein the signal level detector is configured to determine information distinguishing between the first and second signals,
and thereby distinguishing between a change in the illumination level and an effect of glare from objects outside said region,
wherein

the first and second signals each comprise a contribution from an electric lighting device reflected from said surface and
additional light reflected from said surface; and the signal level detector is configured to adjust the illumination level
based on said information to compensate for a change in the additional light, on condition that, when a change in the first
signal is identified, a corresponding change is identified in the second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,706,648

ELECTRONIC TEXTILE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRONIC TEXTILE

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1. An electronic textile comprising:
a textile carrier having a plurality of conductor lines (6a-b);

a plurality of sets of connection pads (5a-b), each pad of the set overlapping only one of said conductor lines (6a-b) and having a connection pad length (Lcp) in a direction parallel to said conductor line and a connection pad width (Wcp) in a direction perpendicular to said conductor line; and

a plurality of electronic components each having at least a first component pad (8a) being electrically connected to one of said conductor lines (6a) via one of said connection pads (5a),

wherein said textile carrier has a fixed length extension (Wtc) in said direction perpendicular to the conductor line and wherein said connection pad width (Wcp) is at least one percent of the extension (Wtc).

US Pat. No. 9,706,612

METHOD AND CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING AN LED LOAD

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1. A method for controlling an LED load, the method comprising:
supplying an input voltage to an inductive element;
measuring said input voltage;
drawing a current from said input voltage through said inductive element for a first time period;
supplying a current from said inductive element to a first terminal of said LED load during a second time period via a unidirectional
element;

measuring an output voltage on the first terminal of said LED load; and
controlling said first time period when the current is drawn through the inductive element based on said measured input voltage
and said measured output voltage to maintain a predetermined average current through said LED load,

wherein the second time period includes a time interval for the current through the inductive element to reduce from a peak
current flowing at the end of the first time period to a substantially zero current.

US Pat. No. 9,608,724

METHOD, LIGHT MODULE AND RECEIVING UNIT FOR LIGHT CODING

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1. A method for embedding data in light, comprising the steps of
operating at least two light sources (A, B) arranged to emit light having color coordinates (x, y) and luminous intensity
(Y), wherein each light source is arranged to emit light having color which is distinguishable from the light of at least
one other light source, and embedding data in the light emitted from the at least two light sources, wherein the at least
two light sources comprise a first subset of light sources that emits light having a first property and a second subset of
light sources, different from the first subset, that emits light having a second property distinguished from the first property,
wherein the light emitted by the at least two light sources is modulated in accordance with a modulation scheme such that
a presence of said first property from said first subset that is greater than any presence of said second property from said
second subset defines a logical value in said modulation scheme, and

operating the at least two light sources such that the color coordinates of the light emitted from the at least two light
sources are maintained over time within a first, bounded interval, and the luminous intensity of the light emitted from the
at least two light sources is maintained over time within a second, bounded interval.

US Pat. No. 10,091,862

SYSTEM COMPRISING A CONTROLLING DEVICE AND A CONTROLLED DEVICE

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1. A system comprising:at least one controlling device, wherein said at least one controlling device is a sensor,
at least one controlled device, wherein said at least one controlled device is an electrical device and wherein said at least one controlling device and said at least one controlled device are connected to the same communication network,
a trigger unit for generating a trigger signal, and
an assigning unit for assigning all unassigned controlling devices of the at least one controlling device to corresponding unassigned controlled devices of that at least one controlled device in response to determining that at least one of said unassigned controlling devices is connected to the communication network if the trigger signal has been generated,
wherein the system is adapted such that a given controlling device of said at least one controlling device controls a given controlled device of said at least one controlled device, if the given controlling device has been assigned to the given controlled device.

US Pat. No. 9,872,348

EFFICIENT LIGHTING CIRCUIT FOR LED ASSEMBLIES

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1. Lighting circuit, comprising:
a rectifier with an input for an alternating voltage, wherein said rectifier outputs a rectified voltage; and
at least a first and a second LED assembly connected to be supplied with electrical power from said rectifier,
wherein said first LED assembly is electrically connected in series with a first output of said rectifier, said first LED
assembly being further electrically connected in series with an input of a switching converter circuit, and said second LED
assembly is electrically connected to an output of said switching converter circuit, and

wherein a control assembly for controlling operation of said first LED assembly is connected to a tap in said series connection,
the control assembly comprising a switching element controllable at least in a conducting and non-conducting state, said switching
element being connected to bypass said first LED assembly in said conducting state,

wherein said switching element is operated in a nonconductive state when said rectified voltage exceeds a first threshold,
thereby activating said first LED assembly,

wherein, when said rectified voltage exceeds said first threshold, a residual voltage is input to said switching converter
circuit, and

wherein, when said residual voltage exceeds a second threshold, an output voltage of said switching converter circuit activates
said second LED assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,635,741

REQUESTING INFORMATION FROM LIGHTING DEVICES

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1. A module for transmitting messages in a system of lighting devices, the module comprising:
a messaging logic unit configured to generate a message for a plurality of destination lighting devices, the message comprising
a first portion specifying the plurality of destination lighting devices and a common second portion specifying said message
as being of a type that requests a destination lighting device to respond with lighting device information if a predetermined
error condition is found at the destination lighting device and not to respond otherwise; and

a port configured to broadcast said message to the plurality of destination lighting devices;
wherein the messaging logic is configured to receive via the port, if one of the destination lighting devices responds to
the message, a response which in addition to identifying the responding one of the destination lighting devices also specifies
the requested information of that lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,826,633

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING TEXTILE DEVICE

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1. A device comprising:
a first electrically conductive textile portion;
a second electrically conductive textile portion, the first and second textile portions being electrically isolated from each
other; and

an electrical element having a first contact pad being electrically connected to the first textile portion and a second contact
pad being electrically connected to the second textile portion;

wherein the first and second textile portions are adapted to supply the electrical element with electrical power.

US Pat. No. 9,650,831

OPEN-LOOP CLOSED-LOOP INTEGRATED DAYLIGHT AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHT CONTROL WITH MULTIPOINT SENSOR CALIBRATION

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1. A method of controlling light distribution in a lighting system for a space, said lighting system including an artificial
light source, at least one blind(s) in the space, a lighting control unit and a daylight/blind control unit, the method comprising
the steps of:
in the lighting control unit,
estimating illuminances emitted by the artificial light source and an external/daylight light source at a plurality of measuring
areas within the space;

calculating an intensity level of the artificial light source based on the estimated illuminances; and
determining a first positioning of the blinds according to predetermined lighting system/user requirements and/or measurements
by the lighting system;

in the daylight/blind control unit,
receiving the plurality of measuring areas data within the space;
determining a second positioning of the blinds according to predetermined lighting system/user requirements;
using either the first or second positioning of the blinds according to predetemined criteria to provide optimal daylight
comfort, glare prevention and view.

US Pat. No. 9,986,614

CONTROLLER FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES

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1. A controller for controlling a light-output of a first light-emitting device and a second light-emitting device arranged to simultaneously illuminate an object, the controller comprising:a first user interface for allowing a user to set a first color to be output by the first light-emitting device;
a second user interface for allowing a user to set a desired mixed color of a common area behind said object being illuminated by both said first light-emitting device and said second light-emitting device, said first and second light-emitting devices configured to illuminate first and second areas, respectively, adjacent to said common area, where said first area is illuminated by said first light-emitting device but not said second light-emitting device and said second area is illuminated by said second light-emitting device but not said first light-emitting device, the second user interface being configured to restrict the desired mixed color to be set along a black body line in a color space chromaticity diagram; and
processing circuitry connected to the first user interface and the second user interface, and configured to:
determine first lighting parameters resulting in said first color when provided to the first light-emitting device,
determine second lighting parameters resulting in a second color when provided to the second light-emitting device, said second color being such that the desired mixed color is achieved when the first and the second colors are mixed, and such that the first color and the mixed color are represented in the color space chromaticity diagram such that they define a straight line and the second color is represented on said straight line in the color space chromaticity diagram on an opposite side of the desired mixed color relative to the first color, and
output the first lighting parameters to the first light-emitting device and the second lighting parameters to the second light-emitting device.

US Pat. No. 9,562,659

SOLAR-POWERED LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

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1. A solar powered lighting arrangement, comprising:
a solar cell;
a light source comprising at least one light-emitting diode and adapted to be at least partly powered by electrical power
derived from the solar cell;

a diffusing layer for diffusing lighting emitted from said light source, and
a structural member having a first side provided with a first reflective surface arranged to direct sunlight towards the solar
cell and a second side, opposed to the first side, onto which the light source is arranged and thermally coupled for dissipating
heat generated by the light source when emitting light.

US Pat. No. 9,999,116

TABLET-BASED COMMISSIONING TOOL FOR ADDRESSABLE LIGHTING

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1. A method for mapping a plurality of controllable devices of a system installed in a structure by means of a portable electronic device comprising a wireless receiver, a display, a processor, and a memory, each controllable device of the plurality of controllable devices configured to transmit an identification signal comprising a unique identifier of the controllable device, the method comprising:sending one or more triggers produced by the portable electronic device to the plurality of controllable devices to cause the plurality of controllable devices to transmit a plurality of identification signals to control initiation of a commissioning process;
wirelessly receiving, by the portable electronic device, the plurality of identification signals transmitted from the plurality of controllable devices;
sending, by the portable electronic device, subsequent to receiving at least one identification signal of the plurality of identification signals, a first trigger to a first controllable device of the plurality of controllable devices to issue a visual cue or an audio cue at the first controllable device indicating to a user that the at least one identification signal has been received by the portable electronic device;
displaying on the display a map of the structure and a plurality of icons corresponding to the plurality of controllable devices for which the plurality of identification signals has been received;
detecting a first user input indicative of a selection by the user of a first icon of the plurality of icons displayed on the display, the first icon corresponding to the first controllable device;
sending, by the portable electronic device, in response to detecting the first user input, a second trigger to the first controllable device to issue a visual cue or an audio cue identifying the first controllable device to the user;
detecting, subsequent to the first controllable device issuing the visual cue or the audio cue, a second user input indicative of a selection by the user of a location on the map displayed on the display for the first icon; and
displaying the first icon on the map displayed on the display in the location selected by the user;
wherein each of the plurality of controllable devices comprises an illumination source configured for emitting visible light, the visible light containing the identification signal comprising the unique identifier of the device and wherein the wireless receiver comprises an image sensor for receiving the light identification signal.

US Pat. No. 10,154,568

CONTROLLING LIGHTING COMPONENTS IN A LIGHTING INSTALLATION

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1. A method of controlling a lighting installation in a space in which a plurality of items are displayed, the method comprising:detecting a personal computer device in the space, the personal computer device associated with an anonymised user, said detection including detecting information on the personal computer device;
by using said information detected on the personal computer device, accessing individual profile data associated with the anonymised user derived from previous online activity of the anonymised user;
determining items likely to be of interest to the anonymised user associated with the personal computer device based on said individual profile data; and
controlling at least one lighting component to provide distinguishing illumination directed towards at least one of the determined items, wherein the at least one of the determined items is at least one nonhuman item that has mass.

US Pat. No. 10,009,966

TRANSFORMER FOR PROVIDING FEEDING AND DATA SIGNALS

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1. A transformer comprising primary and secondary parts, the secondary part comprisingfirst and second taps for providing power to a combination of a switching circuit and a load via a feeding signal, and
third and fourth taps for providing a data signal to a receiver that controls the switching circuit, at least one of the third and fourth taps being different from the first and second taps.

US Pat. No. 9,961,778

LIQUID IMMERSION TRANSFER OF ELECTRONICS

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1. A liquid immersion transfer process for applying electronics on a 3D object, the process comprising:providing a foil on a solid carrier in a foil provision stage;
providing electronic wiring and an electronic component to the foil in an electronics provision stage, to provide said electronics;
removing the solid carrier and arranging the foil on or in a liquid in a liquid application stage;
transferring the electronics to the 3D object in a transfer stage.

US Pat. No. 9,565,267

EFFICIENT PROXY TABLE MANAGEMENT IN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

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1. An apparatus for managing a proxy table of a proxy device in a communication network where proxy devices operate as relay
devices to forward messages from resource-restricted devices to destination devices,
said proxy table listing the resource-restricted devices on behalf of which each proxy device can forward messages,
said apparatus being adapted to determine for at least one resource-restricted device:
at least the number of proxy devices that have a proxy table entry for said at least one resource-restricted device, or
at least the number of proxy devices which forward messages on behalf of said at least one resource-restricted device,
wherein said apparatus is adapted to initiate an action that causes creation of more proxies with a proxy table entry for
or forwarding on behalf of said resource-restricted device, if it has determined at least one of the following conditions:
said determined number is below a predetermined lower threshold, the existing proxies do not have sufficient reliability indicators,
other proxies do have sufficient or better reliability indicators, the threshold changes, restricted device characteristics
change, or change in the pairings.

US Pat. No. 9,986,604

DRIVER ARRANGEMENT

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1. A driver arrangement suitable for driving a semiconductor lighting load comprising a number of LEDs, the driver arrangement comprisinga first power converter configured to supply at least a first portion of an input power to the lighting load;
a second power converter configured to supply at least a second portion of the input power to the lighting load; the first power converter being more power-efficient and more controllable than the second power converter
wherein the first and second power converters are each directly connected to an output of a rectifier stage, wherein the rectifier stage is connected to a power supply;
a monitoring arrangement configured to monitor an operating characteristic of the second power converter; and
a control signal generator configured to generate a control signal for the first power converter on the basis of the monitored operating characteristic,
wherein, the first power converter is configured to drive at least a first portion of the lighting load, and the second power converter is configured to drive a second portion of the lighting load.

US Pat. No. 9,641,725

USE OF AMBIENCE LIGHT FOR COPY PROTECTION OF VIDEO CONTENT DISPLAYED ON A SCREEN

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1. A method for preventing pirates from copying video content displayed on a screen in a display space by impeding an optical
recording device from making a non-disturbed copy of the displayed video content, the method comprising the steps of:
displaying the video content on the screen, wherein the video content comprises a plurality of images to be displayed sequentially,
and

illuminating indirectly the screen with ambience light of an ambience light source, wherein the ambience light source is configured
to illuminate a non-screen part of the display space,

wherein the ambience light comprises light having a wavelength greater than 380 nm and less than 750 nm,
wherein the ambience light is controlled as function of the video content, the ambience light comprising one or more colors
determined on one or more average colors of one or more sub-sections of an image or wherein the ambience light comprises one
or more colors determined on one or more average colors of one or more sub-sections of a plurality of subsequent images, and

wherein the ambience light is intensity-modulated with an intensity modulation frequency selected from the range of 40 Hz
to 500 Hz.

US Pat. No. 9,551,100

DUST MITE KILLING CARPET

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1. A carpet for limiting allergens comprising:
a primary backing layer having a top face and a bottom face, and yarns integrated in the primary backing layer with tufts
protruding from the top face of the primary backing layer and forming a carpet top; and

a plurality of light sources including a first set of one or more light sources positioned in recesses at the top face of
the primary backing layer and arranged to direct light having a wavelength in a range of 200-400 nm toward the bottom face
of the primary backing layer;

wherein at least some of the yarns and tufts in combination with the arrangement of the light sources prevents at least 90%
of the light from the plurality of light sources from traversing beyond the carpet top.

US Pat. No. 9,615,434

AUTOMATIC AND DECENTRALIZED COMMISSIONING OF REPLACEMENT LIGHTING UNITS

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1. A lighting unit, comprising:
one or more light sources; and
a controller configured to:
obtain, from one or more remote lighting units over one or more communication networks, one or more identifiers associated
with the one or more remote lighting units;

obtain, from each of the one or more remote lighting units over the one or more communication networks, lighting operation
parameters assigned to at least one other remote lighting unit; and

selectively energize the one or more light sources in accordance with lighting operation parameters assigned to an inoperative
lighting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,587,815

END CAP FOR A TUBULAR LIGHT SOURCE

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1. An end cap for a tubular light source, the tubular light source being configured to be arranged in a lighting fixture comprising
at least one socket defining a slot therein, the end cap comprising:
a housing defining an opening;
two connector pins at least partly arranged on an outside of the housing and adapted to fit in the slot in the socket; and
a switch assembly comprising a switch element arranged in between the two connector pins and at least partly protruding from
the opening, wherein a first side of the switch element is adapted to fit into the slot in the socket and wherein the switch
assembly is configured to form a conductive path between the socket and the tubular light source through an axial rotation
of the switch element in relation to the housing as the tubular light source is rotatably mounted in the fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,551,466

LED-BASED DIRECT-VIEW LUMINAIRE WITH UNIFORM MIXING OF LIGHT OUTPUT

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1. A luminaire, comprising:
a plurality of light sources configured to, in combination, generate a plurality of different colors of light;
a first chamber configured to mix the plurality of different colors of light;
at least one light exit surface comprising a light transmissive diffuser coupled to the first chamber and configured to further
mix light emitted from the plurality of light sources such that said further mixed light is transmitted through said at least
one light exit surface; and

a second chamber containing at least one first light source of the plurality of light sources and having at least one first
wall and a first opening in communication with the first chamber, the at least one first wall configured to prevent the light
emitted from the at least one first light source from directly impinging upon the at least one light exit surface, and the
first opening configured to permit the light emitted from the at least one first light source to travel through the first
opening from the second chamber to the first chamber, wherein at least a portion of the light emitted from the at least one
first light source impinges through said first opening directly on a first light reflecting surface, which is distinct from
the at least light exit surface, of the first chamber at a point on the first light reflecting surface that is disposed at
least half-way along a length of the first light reflecting surface,

wherein the first chamber and the at least one light exit surface are configured together to mix the light emitted from the
plurality of light sources such that all light exiting the at least one light exit surface is substantially uniform in at
least one of brightness or color.

US Pat. No. 9,999,111

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SETTINGS OF A CONTROL SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING A SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PERCEPTIBLE OUTPUT

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1. Apparatus for providing settings of a control system, which control system is configured to control at least one output device positioned in the physical space and to maintain in memory data representative of locations of the output device in the physical space, the apparatus comprising:an input device for obtaining user input specifying only a relative direction, based on a reference point, of the at least one output device, and wherein the input device includes at least one component for manipulation by a user to position at least a first point on the component to specify the relative direction of the at least one output device and a sensor arrangement arranged to detect an angular co-ordinate of the first point about at least one axis through a second point of the input device, the angular co-ordinate indicating the relative direction associated with the one output device and
a processing unit to form a spatial distribution, independent of any physical environment in an actual physical environment of the user, of perceptible output from the one output device, using the one output device's relative direction and the detected angular co-ordinate data, and configuring the at least one component for manipulation of the input device to enable control of the one output device based on the detected angular co-ordinate data.

US Pat. No. 9,621,062

DIMMER OUTPUT EMULATION WITH NON-ZERO GLUE VOLTAGE

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1. An apparatus comprising:
a dimmer output voltage emulator configured to cause a power converter interface circuit to draw current from a capacitor
in the power converter interface during a period of time when a dimmer coupled to the power converter interface circuit is
non-conducting to generate an emulated dimmer output voltage, wherein:

the emulated dimmer output voltage emulates part of a cycle of a non-zero alternating current dimmer output voltage of the
dimmer after a triac of the dimmer prematurely stops conducting that would occur if the triac continued conducting during
the part of the cycle; and

the dimmer output voltage emulator comprises a pull-down circuit to pull-down current of the power converter interface circuit
and generally decrease the emulated dimmer output voltage during a first period of time and a hold circuit to maintain the
emulated dimmer output voltage below a substantially non-zero threshold value during a second period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,609,703

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT, A LIGHTING CONTROLLER AND A LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A lighting controller for controlling a lighting arrangement comprising a set of at least two light sources, the controller
comprising:
a timing unit for controlling the timing of operation of the light sources in a repeating non-overlapping sequence, wherein
the timing unit is adapted to switch on each light source for a respective lighting duration,

wherein the timing unit comprises a detection subunit adapted to detect the end of the lighting duration for one light source
and the timing unit is adapted to use the detected end of the lighting duration as a timing trigger for switching on the next
light source in the sequence;

wherein the controller further comprises an adjustment interface, adapted to receive information about lengths of the durations,
and wherein the controller is adapted to independently and individually configure each of the durations according to the received
information.

US Pat. No. 9,606,615

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM MEANS FOR DATA TRANSPORT WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION DURING LINK IDLE TIMES

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1. An apparatus for controlling data transport via a network connection, said apparatus being adapted to switch a network
controller into a power-saving mode by interrupting a supply of power to an output of the network controller and to generate
and supply simulated link activation signals to said network connection, when no data is to be transmitted via said network
connection.
US Pat. No. 9,556,292

OPTICAL COMPOSITION

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1. A composition comprising:
a transparent matrix comprising an anionic organic moiety,
metal cations dispersed in the transparent matrix, and
transparent nanocrystals converted in situ from said metal cations upon contact of said metal cations with an agent comprising
at least one element selected from the group consisting of sulfur and selenium;

wherein said anionic organic moiety and said transparent nanocrystals form an organometallic complex, and
wherein the transparent matrix is a silicone or a silicone derivative comprising at least one of a polysiloxane and silicone
rubber.

US Pat. No. 10,009,984

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH FIRST AND SECOND COUPLED AND INTER-MOVABLE ANTENNAS

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1. A lighting device with a light source and a heat dissipating element, comprising:an RF communication circuit;
a first antenna electrically connected to the RF communication circuit and supported by a first portion of the lighting device; and
a second antenna adapted to communicate with external devices and electromagnetically coupled with the first antenna so that the second antenna is adapted to be excited by and to excite the first antenna, the second antenna being supported by a second portion of the lighting device,
wherein the second portion of the lighting device is movable with respect to the first portion of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,717,121

LIGHTING DEVICE SUITABLE FOR MULTIPLE VOLTAGE SOURCES

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1. A lighting device configured to receive a first voltage signal from a voltage source, the lighting device comprising:
a first circuit coupled to input terminals for receiving the first voltage signal from the voltage source, the first circuit
comprising rectifying diodes for rectifying the first voltage signal and supplying a second voltage signal, a first capacitor
for buffering the second voltage signal, and a second capacitor coupled in parallel to one of the rectifying diodes of the
first circuit;

a second circuit receiving an input voltage signal, corresponding to the second voltage signal, and converting the input voltage
into an output signal; and

a light circuit receiving the output signal of the second circuit and comprising at least one light emitting diode,
wherein the first circuit further comprises a fourth circuit provided parallel to the second capacitor, the fourth circuit
comprising at least two fourth circuit diodes additional to the rectifying diodes and being connected by a fourth capacitor
to one of the input terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,629,225

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERPRETING RECEIVED CONTROL COMMANDS

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1. An apparatus for interpreting first and second control commands received via a communication channel, said apparatus comprising:
a first timer started in response to a receipt of said first control command and counting a first predetermined time period;
a second timer adapted to count a second predetermined time period which ends after time-out of said first timer;
a processing unit for stopping said first timer and initiating at least one of generation and execution of a first predetermined
action in response to a receipt of said second command during operation of said first timer, for initiating at least one of
generation and execution of a second predetermined action in response to a time-out of said second timer, for initiating at
least one of generation and execution of a third predetermined action in response to a receipt of said second command after
time-out of said second timer, and for stopping the second timer without generation of an action in response to a receipt
of said second command after time-out of said first timer and during operation of said second timer.

US Pat. No. 9,622,093

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING A MESSAGE TO A WIRELESS LIMITED NODE

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1. A method of transmitting a message to a wireless energy-harvesting node in a wireless network wherein the wireless energy-harvesting
node is related to a coupled device in the wireless network and is able to receive data only within reception opportunities
limited in time following transmission by the wireless energy-harvesting node, the method comprising:
noticing a need for transmitting the message to the wireless energy-harvesting node,
preparation of the message to be transmitted,
the coupled device changing a physical parameter for triggering external activation of the wireless energy-harvesting node,
wherein the coupled device comprises a lamp and wherein the changing of the physical parameter comprises changing a light
output condition selected from the group consisting of light intensity, light color, light direction, light beam width, light
blinking pattern and a number of active light elements, and

after receiving a signal transmitted by the wireless energy-harvesting node upon said external activation, sending the message
to be transmitted to the wireless energy-harvesting node within the limited reception opportunities.

US Pat. No. 9,552,721

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS CONTROL ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. A method of providing wireless control on an electronic device comprising an exciter module, a wireless command receiving
module, and a processor module, said method comprising the steps of:
receiving, at the exciter module, a wireless exciting signal from a first wireless module of a control station, wherein the
wireless exciting signal comprises a polling message;

collecting power from the wireless exciting signal at the exciter module, wherein the exciter module comprises a receiving
antenna, a transformer, and a capacitor, a primary winding of the transformer coupled to the receiving antenna and a secondary
winding of the transformer coupled to the capacitor;

upon the exciter module collecting power to a pre-set level, changing a state of a processor module from an inactive state
to an active state and powering the wireless command receiving module with the collected power;

sending, once the processor module is powered, a wireless signal comprising an acknowledgement of the received polling message;
receiving, at the control station, the acknowledgement, wherein the acknowledgment indicates that the powered wireless command
receiving module is ready to receive a wireless control signal comprising a wireless control command;

transmitting, by a second wireless module of the control station after the acknowledgement is received, a wireless control
signal comprising a wireless control command and an auxiliary wireless control command directing the powered wireless command
receiving module and the processor module to return to the inactive state after adjusting a function of the electronic device
in accordance with the wireless control command;

receiving, at the powered wireless command receiving module, the wireless control signal comprising the wireless control command
from the control station;

transmitting the wireless control command to the processor module; and
adjusting a function of the electronic device in accordance with the wireless control command;
returning, based on the received auxiliary command, the wireless command receiving module and the processor module to the
inactive state after adjusting the function of the electronic device in accordance with the wireless control command.

US Pat. No. 10,090,442

WHITE LIGHT EMITTING MODULE

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1. A light emitting module adapted to produce a crisp white effect when illuminating an object containing a fluorescent whitening agent, comprising:a light source configured to emit first output light represented by a first color point in a chromaticity diagram, the first color point being on or below a black body line of the chromaticity diagram, and the first output light being white output light having an emission peak in a wavelength range from 400 to 440 nm, the light source comprising:
at least one first light emitting element adapted to emit normal blue light having an emission peak in a first wavelength range from 440 to 460 nm;
at least one wavelength converting material arranged to receive light emitted by said first light emitting element, and being capable of emitting light having an emission peak in the green to red wavelength range; and
at least one second light emitting element adapted to emit deep blue light having an emission peak in a second wavelength range from 400 nm to 440 nm, and providing a spectral contribution to the first output light emitted from the light source in a form of the emission peak in the second wavelength range from 400 to 440 nm without being converted by any wavelength converting material,
wherein the light emitting module mixes the light from the first light emitting element, the light from the wavelength converting material, and the light from the second light emitting element to emit the first output light of a sufficient intensity that satisfies a condition of 0.6?A??3 to provide a desirable crisp white light effect when illuminating the object containing the fluorescent whitening agent which is excitable by the first output light, wherein A? is defined as ratio of:
wherein E(?) is a spectral power distribution of the light emitted by the light emitting module and ? denotes a wavelength,such that when being illuminated by the first output light, the object emits crisp white output light represented by a second color point of the chromaticity diagram, wherein the crisp white output light has the emission peak in the wavelength range from 400 to 440 nm, and the second color point is shifted further below the black body line than the first color point.

US Pat. No. 10,076,006

SEGMENTAL DRIVING OF LIGHT EMITTING CIRCUITS

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1. A driver adapted to connect to light emitting circuits and for driving the light emitting circuits, the driver comprising:a bypass switching circuit for guiding a bypass current signal which bypasses all light emitting circuit during an initial time-interval, amplitudes of a mains signal for feeding the driver being in an initial range and less than a minimum voltage amplitude across a first light emitting circuit to start emitting light during the initial time-interval,
a first switching circuit for guiding a first current signal through the first light emitting circuit during a first time-interval, amplitudes of the mains signal being in a first range during the first time-interval, the amplitudes of the mains signal in the first range being larger than the amplitudes of the mains signal in the initial range,
a second switching circuit for guiding a second current signal through a series connection of the first light emitting circuit and a second light emitting circuit during a second time-interval, amplitudes of the mains signal being in a second range during the second time-interval, the amplitudes of the mains signal in the second range being larger than the amplitudes of the mains signal in the first range,
an adaptation circuit for adapting an amplitude of the bypass current signal during the initial time-interval and for adapting an amplitude of the first current signal during the first time-interval and for adapting an amplitude of the second current signal during the second time-interval so that the bypass current substantially follows the mains signal at least in the form,
wherein the bypass switching circuit comprising a bypass current switch and comprising a bypass control circuit for controlling the bypass current switch, the first switching circuit comprising a first current switch and comprising a first control circuit for controlling the first current switch, and the second switching circuit comprising a second current switch and comprising a second control circuit for controlling the second current switch, and a bypass voltage divider comprising three resistors and first and second intermediate contacts, a control electrode of the bypass current switch being coupled to the first intermediate contact, and a control electrode of the bypass control switch being coupled to the second intermediate contact, the first control circuit comprising a first control switch and a first voltage divider comprising three resistors and first and second intermediate contacts, a control electrode of the first current switch being coupled to the first intermediate contact, and a control electrode of the first control switch being coupled to the second intermediate contact, and the second control circuit comprising a second control switch and a second voltage divider comprising three resistors and first and second intermediate contacts, a control electrode of the second current switch being coupled to the first intermediate contact, and a control electrode of the second control switch being coupled to the second intermediate contact.

US Pat. No. 10,064,255

LIGHTING SYSTEM, PARTICULARLY FOR DELIRIUM REDUCTION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

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1. A lighting system for controlling lighting conditions in a room for affecting a circadian rhythm of a person in the room, comprising:at least one sensor for detecting a parameter relating to an actual lighting level of the room or to a desired lighting level of the room;
at least one controllable internal light source that is or can be located in the room;
a controllable external light source located outside the room;
a door sensor for detecting an opening state of a door of the room;
at least one actuator for affecting an amount of external light entering the room through the door;
a controller configured to control the internal light source, the controllable external light source, and the actuator in dependence on both i) readings of the sensor and ii) a predetermined lighting schedule, to establish lighting conditions in the room, said predetermined lighting schedule having a circadian cycle of alternating dark period and bright period,
wherein, when the room is under a low light level according to the predetermined lighting schedule and the door sensor detects an opening of the door, the controllable external light source is automatically dimmed.

US Pat. No. 9,551,484

ELECTRIC LAMP WITH PIN SAFETY ARRANGEMENT

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1. An electric lamp comprising:
a lighting module;
a pin comprising an electric contact for powering the lighting module; and
an insulating sleeve surrounding the pin and movable along the pin between a covering position and an uncovering position,
wherein the sleeve covers the electric contact of the pin when in the covering position, and is retractable against the action
of a biasing means to the uncovering position, in which the sleeve uncovers at least a portion of said electric contact of
the pin, said lamp further comprising an externally-accessible activating member coupled with at least one end of the biasing
means whereby manipulation of the activating member moves the biasing means along a longitudinal axis of the electric lamp,
the activating member adjustable between a transport position, in which the activating member disconnects the pin and the
lighting module, and a use position, in which the activating member connects the pin and the lighting module and allows the
sleeve to move between said covering position and said uncovering position subject to the action of the biasing means.

US Pat. No. 10,076,009

LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A lighting system comprising:a power providing unit for providing power to a lighting device, wherein the power providing unit is operable in different operational modes,
the lighting device, wherein the lighting device has a first USB-PD connector,
a second USB-PD connector electrically connected with the power providing unit and being adapted to be connected with the first USB-PD connector for generating a connection via which the provided power is receivable by the lighting device,
a connection feature determination unit for determining a connection feature value being indicative of a feature of the connection formed by the first USB-PD connector and the second USB-PD connector, wherein the connection feature value indicates the quality of a thermal coupling of the connection, and
a controlling system for controlling the lighting system, wherein the controlling system is adapted to control, in which operational mode the power providing unit is operated, depending on the determined connection feature value.

US Pat. No. 9,655,176

LED LIGHT SOURCE

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1. A light emitting diode (LED) light source, comprising:
input terminals for connection to a mains voltage supply source to receive a mains supply voltage,
a rectifier coupled to the input terminals for rectifying the mains supply voltage supplied by the mains supply voltage source
and comprising rectifier output terminals,

a DC-DC converter for generating a DC current out of the rectified mains supply voltage, comprising converter input terminals
connected to the rectifier output terminals and comprising a first converter output terminal and a second converter output
terminal,

a LED load with an anode coupled to the first converter output terminal via a current control element for blocking a current
flowing from the anode of the LED load to the first converter output terminal, and with a cathode coupled to the second converter
output terminal via a first controllable switch having a control electrode coupled to first control circuitry for rendering
the controllable switch non-conductive in case the LED light source is in standby mode,

wherein the first control circuitry comprises a voltage divider comprising a series arrangement of a first resistor and a
second resistor connecting the first converter output terminal to the second converter output terminal and the control electrode
of the controllable switch is coupled to a terminal between the first resistor and the second resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,622,317

LED RETROFIT LAMP

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1. An LED retrofit lamp adapted for operation with an alternating current, comprising
an LED unit,
a mains current line;
a first switching device and a second switching device, said first switching device, said second switching device, and said
LED unit being connected in series along said mains current line; and

a control unit adapted to
detect an ignition voltage on said mains current line;
in response to detecting said ignition voltage on said mains current line, set said first and second switching devices at
least temporarily to a conducting state, wherein the control unit comprises at least one capacitor coupled in parallel to
the first and second switching devices, said at least one capacitor being adapted, during a startup mode of operation, to
detect said ignition voltage on said mains current line.

US Pat. No. 9,565,737

DEVICE FOR GENERATING LIGHT WITH A VARIABLE COLOR

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1. An illumination system comprising:
at least one color-rendering lamp assembly capable of generating color-variable light;
a controller for generating control signals for the lamp assembly and for receiving from a color sensor information defining
a source color, wherein the color sensor is configured to measure the color of received light influenced by one or more objects
surrounding the color-rendering lamp assembly and generate a measurement signal (Sm) indicating the measured color;

a memory associated with the controller, the memory containing information defining at least one color harmony rule,
wherein the controller is designed to calculate output control signals such as to define at least one target color as a function
of the source color using the at least one harmony rule from the memory,

wherein the controller is designed to calculate the output control signals independently of the brightness in a two-dimensional
brightness-independent color space.

US Pat. No. 9,541,269

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

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1. A method of manufacturing a lighting arrangement, the method comprising:
winding a plurality of conductive wires in parallel on a support;
defining a plurality of grid nodes by conductively coupling a plurality of solid state elements to said plurality of conductive
wires such that each solid state element is conductively coupled to a first one of said conductive wires and a second one
of said conductive wires;

forming a mechanical support member at each grid node by embedding a portion of the first one of said conductive wires and
a portion of the second one of said conductive wires in a polymer portion, wherein the mechanical support member comprises
a support body;

dicing the mechanical support member to form a resultant structure; and
removing the support from the resultant structure;
wherein said forming step comprises immobilizing the portion of the first one of said conductive wires and the portion of
the second one of said conductive wires on the support body using said polymer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,021,767

ZONE BASED LIGHTING ACCESS

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1. A system, comprising:an input configured to receive measurements for localizing a mobile device, the measurements corresponding to measurements of wireless signals transmitted between the mobile device and a plurality of reference nodes;
a localization database configured to map each of the plurality of reference nodes to one or more of a plurality of zones;
a localization module configured, for each of the plurality of zones in the localization database, to determine a representative value based on a combination of said measurements for the plurality of reference nodes of the respective zone, wherein the localization module is further configured to compare the representative values of the zones with one another to directly determine which one or more of the zones the mobile device belongs to;
a lighting database configured to map between lamps and said plurality of zones, configured to receive an index or indices of each of the one or more determined zones from the localization module, and configured, based on the received index or indices, to directly relate the one or more determined zones to one or more of the lamps by the lighting database, and configured to transmit an index or indices of the directly related one or more lamps to a lighting control; and
a lighting access service module comprising the lighting control and configured to grant the mobile device with access to control of the one or more lamps on condition of being related to the one or more determined zones by the lighting database.

US Pat. No. 10,009,989

ELECTRONIC BALLAST WITH POWER THERMAL CUTBACK

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1. An electronic ballast operably connected to provide power to a lamp, the electronic ballast comprising:a PFC converter configured to receive a PFC input voltage and to provide a DC bus voltage at a DC bus;
a DC/AC converter configured to receive the DC bus voltage from the DC bus and to provide AC power to the lamp at an AC output frequency; and
a compensator comprising a Zener diode, a voltage divider having a first resistor and a second resistor, and a transistor circuit having a transistor operably connected in series with a negative temperature coefficient thermal resistor, the transistor having an emitter operably connected to the negative temperature coefficient thermal resistor and a base operably connected between the first resistor and the second resistor,
wherein the Zener diode, the voltage divider, and the transistor circuit are operably connected in parallel between the DC bus and a common, and wherein the compensator is responsive to an electronic ballast condition parameter, the compensator configured to provide a compensator signal to the PFC converter or the DC/AC converter,
wherein the PFC converter or the DC/AC converter responds to the compensator signal to reduce the power to the lamp as a result of the electronic ballast condition parameter passing an electronic ballast condition parameter threshold, and
wherein the electronic ballast condition parameter is an electronic ballast temperature, the compensator signal is a DC bus adjust signal, and the PFC converter responds to the DC bus adjust signal by reducing the DC bus voltage as a result of the electronic ballast temperature satisfying a threshold electronic ballast temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,635,723

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW-POWER LAMP COMPATIBILITY WITH A TRAILING-EDGE DIMMER AND AN ELECTRONIC TRANSFORMER

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1. An apparatus comprising:
a controller to provide compatibility between a load and a secondary winding of an electronic transformer, wherein the load
comprises a lamp, and wherein the controller is configured to:

operate a single-stage power converter in a first power mode for a first period of time, such that the single-stage power
converter is enabled to transfer energy from the secondary winding to the load during the first power mode; and

operate the single-stage power converter in a second power mode for a second period of time prior to the first period of time,
such that the single-stage power converter is enabled to transfer energy from the secondary winding to the load during the
second power mode, wherein the first power mode and the second power mode occur within a half-line cycle of an electronic
transformer secondary signal present on the secondary winding; and

predict based on an electronic transformer secondary signal an estimated occurrence of a beginning of oscillation of the electronic
transformer;

wherein the second period of time begins at approximately the estimated occurrence of the beginning of oscillation.

US Pat. No. 9,614,648

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY EXPANDING OF SENSOR NETWORK NODES

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1. A method for conserving energy expended by a communications network including nodes having limited supplies of energy said
method comprising the steps of:
(a) acquiring energy information indicative of an energy status of one of said nodes; and
(b) according to the energy information, conserving energy expended by said node by adjusting at least one of:
(i) a timeout before a transmission device repeats a transmission of data to said node; and
(ii) a limit on a number of times that the data will be retransmitted to said node, where said adjustment decreases the timeout
in response to an increase of the energy supply to said node and increases the timeout in response to a decrease of said energy
supply.

US Pat. No. 9,578,708

LIGHTING CONFIGURATION APPARATUS AND METHODS UTILIZING DISTANCE SENSORS

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1. A method of calibrating light output of a plurality of LEDs, comprising:
determining a distance value of an object from each of a plurality of distance sensors in a space, each of said distance sensors
associated with at least one LED of a plurality of LEDs;

comparing said plurality of distance values to determine a layout of said space;
grouping each of a plurality of said distance values in said space into one of at least a first distribution and a second
distribution, said distance values of said first distribution indicative of larger distances than said distance values of
said second distribution;

setting light output characteristics of a first LED group of said LEDs in accordance with floor lighting characteristics based
on said first LED group being associated with said distance sensors having said distance values in said first distribution;
and

setting light output characteristics of a second LED group of said LEDs in accordance with workplace lighting characteristics
based on said second LED group being associated with said distance sensors having said distance values in said second distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,565,024

CONTROLLER FOR POWER LINE CODING AND POWER LINE CODING METHOD

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1. A controller for providing amplitude modulated power line coding of an output voltage at an output of the controller, which
output voltage is derived from a mains input voltage supply and comprises a periodic waveform, comprising:
a transformer having a first winding connected in series between the mains input voltage supply and the output;
a sampling and monitoring circuit for sampling and monitoring a voltage of the mains voltage supply before the transformer
and/or for sampling and monitoring the output voltage, the sampling and monitoring circuit having a sampling frequency higher
than the mains frequency;

a switching arrangement for setting the circuit configuration of a second winding of the transformer;
a switch controller for controlling the switching arrangement to provide a change in the output voltage in dependence on the
monitored voltage or voltages and a target output voltage which comprises a voltage which encodes a binary bit of digital
information, such that each half cycle or each full cycle of the output voltage encodes an information bit by means of altering
the output voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,651,730

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE

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1. A lighting device comprising:
an exit window;
a plurality of solid state lighting elements arranged in an annular pattern;
an optical element for redirecting a luminous output of the solid state lighting elements towards said exit window, a shape
of said optical element defining a cavity on a central axis of the lighting device, said cavity being shielded from said luminous
output; and

a driver circuit for driving at least some of said solid state lighting elements located in said cavity;
wherein the optical element comprises an annular light guide plate having an outer annular perimeter edge and a central recess
defining said cavity and an inner annular edge; and

wherein the solid state lighting elements are arranged along the outer annular perimeter edge of the annular light guide plate,
the solid state lighting elements being arranged to couple the luminous output into the outer annular perimeter edge of the
annular light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 9,622,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING DIMMING RANGE OF SOLID STATE LIGHTING FIXTURES

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1. A device comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED) load having a light output responsive to a phase angle of a dimmer;
a detection circuit configured to detect the dimmer phase angle and to output a pulse width modulation (PWM) control signal
from a PWM output port, the PWM control signal having a duty cycle determined based on the detected dimmer phase angle;

an open loop power converter configured to receive a rectified voltage from the dimmer and to provide an output voltage corresponding
to the rectified voltage to the LED load; and

a bleed circuit connected in parallel with the LED load, the bleed circuit comprising a resistor and a transistor comprising
a gate connected to the PWM output port to receive the PWM control signal, the transistor turning on and off in response to
the duty cycle of the PWM control signal, wherein a percentage of the duty cycle increases as the detected dimmer phase angle
decreases below a predetermined low dimming threshold, causing an effective resistance of the bleed circuit to decrease and
a bleed current through the bleed circuit to increase as the detected dimmer phase angle decreases.

US Pat. No. 9,588,713

LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. An optical assembly for use with a light source, the optical assembly comprising:
a plurality of optical components that are concentric to one another, thereby sharing a common center where the light source
is can be located, wherein each optical component has a partially reflective and partially transmissive interface with an
oblique angle of incidence, and wherein for the plurality of optical components the reflectivity of the interface increases
with distance from the common center, and

a transitional optical component provided between the light source and a first optical component of the plurality of optical
components in order to direct light from the light source to the interface of the first optical component.

US Pat. No. 9,720,489

SYSTEM COMPRISING A MAIN ELECTRICAL UNIT AND A PERIPHERAL ELECTRICAL UNIT

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1. A system comprising a main electrical circuit and a given peripheral electrical circuit, wherein the main electrical circuit
is adapted to initially control the system, wherein the peripheral electrical circuit is adapted for being initially controlled
by the main electrical circuit,
wherein the main electrical circuit and the peripheral electrical circuit are switchable between a low-power consumption mode
and a high-power consumption mode,

wherein the main electrical circuit is adapted to hand over a control of the system to the peripheral electrical circuit on
condition that the peripheral electrical circuit is in the high-power consumption mode, and to switch from the high-power
consumption mode to the low-power consumption mode, after the control has been handed over,

wherein the peripheral electrical circuit is adapted to receive the control from the main electrical circuit and to control
the system if the peripheral electrical circuit is in the high-power consumption mode,

wherein the system comprises a plurality of peripheral electrical circuits including the given peripheral electrical circuit
and wherein the main electrical circuit implements any hand over of the control of the system only on condition that a total
number of peripheral electrical circuits that are in the high-power consumption mode is less than or equal to a predefined
number.

US Pat. No. 9,618,739

ELECTOACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATOR

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1. An actuator extending in a first plane in a non-actuated state comprising:
an electroactive polymer layer,
stretchable electrode structures disposed on each side of the electroactive polymer layer, and
a passive layer secured to one of the stretchable electrode structures,
wherein the stretchable electrode structures have elastic moduli Yel,1,Yel,2, in a corresponding tangential direction, that are less than or substantially equal to an elastic modulus YEAP of the electroactive polymer layer in the corresponding tangential direction,

wherein the passive layer is elastically deformable by entrainment of the actuator, mechanically uniform in all tangential
directions, and has an optically reflective external surface that is textured, is distinct from said electrode structures
and is arranged on a textured pattern present in the passive layer, wherein at least one geometric property of the textured
pattern is variable by deformation of the passive layer;

wherein a boundary having a first length of each of the stretchable electrode structures bend with an adjacent portion of
the electroactive polymer layer in a sandwiched relation in a same first direction non-parallel to the first plane when the
actuator is in an actuated state, and wherein a portion of each stretchable electrode structure in between the boundary of
each stretchable electrode structure having a second length that is longer than the first length and is parallel to the first
plane in an actuated state; and

wherein the electroactive polymer layer in between the boundary of each stretchable electrode structure has a first thickness
in an unactuated state and a second thickness in the actuated state, wherein the second thickness is substantially the same
as the first thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,587,819

LUMINAIRE HAVING HEAT TRANSFER DEVICE ADAPTABLE TO DIFFERENT LUMINAIRE HOUSING SHAPES AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE LUMINAIRE

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1. A luminaire comprising:
a luminaire housing,
a light source, and
a heat transfer device for transferring heat from the light source to the luminaire housing, said heat transfer device comprising:
a heat spreader,
at least one heat transfer plate mechanically connected to said heat spreader through a spring and resiliently compressible
towards said heat spreader when brought into contact with said luminaire housing, such that the at least one heat transfer
plate is adaptable to different luminaire housing shapes, and

at least one heat pipe thermally connected to the at least one heat transfer plate and to said heat spreader,
wherein heat is transferred from said light source to said luminaire housing as a result of said light source being connected
to the heat spreader and the heat transfer plate resiliently pressed into thermal contact with said luminaire housing.

US Pat. No. 9,730,298

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIGHTING CONTROL

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1. An occupancy sensing lighting unit, comprising:
one or more light sources;
one or more occupancy sensors; and
a control module configured to:
receive, from the one or more occupancy sensors, a signal indicative of detection, by the one or more occupancy sensors, of
occupancy near the occupancy sensing lighting unit;

determine one or more occupancy states of one or more remote lighting units within a given proximity of the occupancy sensing
lighting unit;

determine an occupancy history associated with the occupancy sensing lighting unit;
calculate, based on the one or more occupancy states and the detected occupancy history, a likelihood that the detection of
occupancy by the one or more occupancy sensors is legitimate; and

set an occupancy state of the occupancy sensing lighting unit based on the calculated likelihood.

US Pat. No. 9,596,410

VISION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYSING IMAGES TAKEN BY IMAGE SENSORS

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7. Method of processing an image captured from an image sensor, comprising:
capturing an image using an image sensor, wherein the image sensor comprises a wide-angle lens;
establishing at least one of an image sensor parameter, wherein the image sensor parameter comprises information on a position
or an orientation of the image sensor, and an image parameter through analysis of the image captured by the image sensor;

dividing the image into areas as a function of the established sensor parameter and/or image parameter;
assigning to each area a number of frames to be stored in a memory, and;
storing the number of frames for each area into memory,
dividing the image into areas and assigning to each area a number of frames to be stored in memory as a function of a lens
parameter of the wide-angle lens.

US Pat. No. 9,557,016

COLOR RENDERING INDEX TUNABLE LAMP AND LUMINAIRE

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1. A lighting unit comprising:
a first light source configured to generate first light source light,
a second light source configured to generate second light source light having a spectral distribution different from the first
light source light,

a first wavelength converting element able to convert at least part of one or more of the first light source light and the
second light source light into first wavelength converting element light,

a second wavelength converting element able to convert at least part of one or more of the first light source light, the second
light source light, and the first wavelength converting element light into second wavelength converting element light having
a spectral distribution different from the first wavelength converting element light,

wherein the lighting unit further comprises a transport infrastructure configured to arrange the first light source, the second
light source, the first wavelength converting element, and the second wavelength converting element in a first configuration
or a second configuration by transport of one or more of these,

wherein in the first configuration and the second configuration the lighting unit provides lighting unit light having substantially
the same color point while having different color rendering indices.

US Pat. No. 9,552,937

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ENERGY HARVESTING SWITCH

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1. An electro-mechanical energy harvesting switch configured to provide at least two different control signals, said switch
comprising:
a generator activating member configured to move between a rest position and a maximum loaded position; and
at least one spring configured to force the generator activating member towards the rest position and comprising a unidirectionally
rotating protrusion member comprising at least one protrusion configured to move through a protrusion's path during rotation
of the protrusion member through a first position of the protrusion, in which first position the protrusion is engaged with
the generator activating member in the rest position, and through a second position, the protrusion thereby carrying the generator
activating member from the rest position to the maximum loaded position against the force of said at least one spring.

US Pat. No. 9,612,001

LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED ILLUMINATION UNIFORMITY

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1. A lighting arrangement, comprising
at least two light sources arranged in a pattern along a longitudinal axis and adapted to emit light in a first wavelength
range and

a wavelength converting layer arranged at a distance from the at least two light sources,
the wavelength converting layer being arranged to receive light emitted from the at least two light sources and adapted to
convert light in the first wavelength range to light in a second wavelength range,

characterized by a spectrally selective layer arranged between the at least two light sources and the wavelength converting
layer, which spectrally selective layer is adapted to reflect light in the first wavelength range having an angle of incidence
smaller than a predefined angle and to transmit light in the first wavelength range having an angle of incidence larger than
the predefined angle,

wherein the cross section of the spectrally selective layer in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis has substantially
the shape of an arc of a circle.

US Pat. No. 9,655,190

RIPPLE BASED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING

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1. A driver for driving first and second light emitting diode circuits, the first light emitting diode circuit producing first
light, the second light emitting diode circuit producing second light, the driver comprising
a converter for feeding an output signal to the first and second light emitting diode circuits, the output signal comprising
a ripple, the ripple comprising a ripple information defining a parameter of the ripple;

a first generator adapted to retrieve the ripple information, for in response to the ripple information generating a first
periodic control signal having a frequency equal to the ripple frequency and a varying magnitude, the first control signal
having a first time delay with respect to the ripple;

a first controller for in response to the first control signal controlling a first intensity of the first light,
a second generator adapted to retrieve the ripple information, for in response to the ripple information generating a second
periodic control signal having a frequency equal to the ripple frequency and a varying magnitude, the second control signal
having a second time delay with respect to the ripple, and

a second controller for in response to the second control signal controlling a second intensity of the second light,
wherein the first and second time delays are such that a sum of the first intensity of the first light and the second intensity
of the second light is less fluctuating than the first intensity.

US Pat. No. 9,660,547

DIMMER COMPATIBILITY WITH REACTIVE LOADS

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1. A method comprising:
during an OFF mode of a dimmer, alternately enabling by a switching power converter controller at least two different current
paths for a current flowing through the dimmer, wherein two of the current paths comprise a low impedance path to a reference
node to allow a supply current from a voltage source to flow and a path to a voltage supply node of the switching power converter
controller;

during a dimming mode of the dimmer, controlling power conversion by a power converter; and
providing power to one or more light emitting diodes coupled to the power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,624,426

LIGHT CONVERTER AND LIGHTING UNIT COMPRISING SUCH LIGHT CONVERTER

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1. A lighting unit comprising:
a wall defining a light chamber of the lighting unit;
a light source configured in the light chamber and configured to generate light source light; and
a light converter, disposed remotely of the light source and coated on an inner face of the wall, the light converter being
configured to convert at least part of the light source light into luminescent material light having a color rendering index
(CRI), wherein the light converter comprises a yellow light emitting cerium containing garnet luminescent material, a green
light emitting luminescent material, a red light emitting organic luminescent material, and a particulate scattering material;

wherein the yellow light emitting cerium containing garnet luminescent material comprises Y3Al5O12:Ce3+, wherein the green light emitting luminescent material comprises Lu3Al5O12:Ce3+ (LuAG) and Y3Al5O12:Ce3+ (YAG), with at least 20 wt. % of the YAG being replaced by the LuAG such that the CRI is greater than 80, and wherein the
red light emitting organic luminescent material comprises perylene red.

US Pat. No. 9,613,433

METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING A LIGHT SOURCE AND A MOBILE DEVICE

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1. A method of characterizing a light source, the light source comprising a light emitter for emitting light, the method comprises
the stages of
obtaining a first image of the light source in operation by means of a first camera, the first image is obtained from a first
position (P1) in a first direction,

obtaining first camera settings, wherein the first camera settings represent parameters of an image processing system and
of an optical system of the first camera used at the moment in time when the first image was obtained,

obtaining a second image of an illuminated environment being illuminated by the light source by means of a second camera,
the second image is obtained from a second position (P2) in a second direction different from the first direction,

obtaining second camera settings, wherein the second camera settings represent parameters of an image processing system and
of an optical system of the second camera used at the moment in time when the second image was obtained,

analyzing the first image and analyzing the first camera settings to estimate first parameters of the light source, wherein
the first parameters of the light source relate to characteristics of light emitted by the light emitter,

wherein, in the stage of analyzing the first image and analyzing the first camera settings, the second image and the second
camera settings are also analyzed to estimate second parameters of the light source and to more accurately estimate the first
parameters of the light source, wherein the second parameters of the light source relate to characteristics of a light beam
emitted by the light source, the second parameters comprise information relating to a shape of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 9,593,838

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING A HEAT SINK STRUCTURE

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1. A lighting device comprising:
a light source;
an electronic carrier comprising a first portion for carrying the light source and a second portion for providing an electrical
connection to the light source; and

a heat sink structure arranged for a dissipation of heat from the electronic carrier and defining a cavity, the heat sink
structure comprising a first lid portion and a second lid portion arranged at an opening of the heat sink structure, wherein
the first lid portion and the second lid portion form a lid over the cavity and substantially close the opening in a folded
position;

wherein the first lid portion and the second lid portion in the folded position define a hole through which the electronic
carrier extends, and

the first portion of the electronic carrier is supported by the first lid portion outside the cavity, and the second portion
of the electronic carrier is at least partially enclosed by the heat sink structure inside the cavity, and

wherein the second lid portion partially overlaps the first lid portion and clamps the first portion of the electronic carrier
to the first lid portion in the folded position,

wherein the heat sink structure comprises a piece of sheet metal and wherein the piece of sheet metal comprises the first
lid portion and the second lid portion arranged at an edge of the opening of the heat sink structure.

US Pat. No. 9,565,744

PROGRAMMABLE LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROGRAMMING LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. A programmable lighting driver, comprising:
a power stage configured to receive power from an external supply and to supply power to at least one light source;
a controller configured to control an operation of the power stage according to at least one operating parameter or configuration
setting for the programmable lighting driver;

a nonvolatile memory configured to store therein the at least one operating parameter or configuration setting for the programmable
lighting driver; and

a near field communication driver configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) signal which communicates the at least one
operating parameter or configuration setting for the programmable lighting driver, and in response thereto to store the at
least one operating parameter or configuration setting for the programmable lighting driver in the nonvolatile memory,

wherein the near field communication driver is configured to generate from the RF signal a supply voltage for powering the
nonvolatile memory while the near field communication driver stores in the nonvolatile memory the at least one operating parameter
or configuration setting for the programmable lighting driver,

wherein the at least one operating parameter for the programmable lighting driver includes at least one of: an output current
to be supplied by the power stage to the at least one light source; a variable startup time parameter for the at least one
light source; an operating time period after which the lighting driver should increase the output current; at least one temperature
threshold for reducing the output current; an operating time period after which the lighting driver should trigger an end
of life signal; and at least one time setting for automatically dimming the at least one light source; and

the RF signal communicates the at least one configuration setting for the programmable lighting driver, wherein the at least
one configuration setting identifies an active dimming interface for the programmable lighting driver among a plurality of
dimming interfaces available for the programmable lighting driver.