US Pat. No. 10,485,072

SHUNT REGULATOR FOR SPECTRAL SHIFT CONTROLLED LIGHT SOURCE

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1. A method for influencing animal behaviors, comprising:providing a lighting assembly in an animal enclosure, the lighting assembly comprising driving circuitry, the driving circuitry adapted to receive an electrical excitation signal from a direct current (DC) input varied in intensity by a dimming device that actuates to increase or decrease a voltage of the electrical excitation signal, the driving circuitry including a first plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in a first path in parallel relation to a second plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in a second path, the first plurality of LEDs having a first threshold voltage, and the second plurality of LEDs having a second threshold voltage greater than the first threshold value, and a current limiting device within the first path;
increasing the voltage to an amount between the first threshold voltage and the second threshold voltage so that the first plurality of LEDs are emitting light of a first color, wherein the first color elicits a first behavior in an animal in the animal enclosure;
increasing the voltage to an amount above the second threshold voltage so that the second plurality of LEDs are emitting light of a second color, wherein the second color elicits a second behavior in the animal;
wherein, at the second voltage, the current limiting devices limits the current to the first plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,455,819

METHODS FOR CONTROLLING SEX OF OVIPAROUS EMBRYOS USING LIGHT SOURCES

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1. An incubating device comprising:a body having an interior cavity;
a plurality of trays disposed in the interior cavity and receiving at least one egg for incubation; and
a plurality of lighting elements positioned to emit light reaching substantially an entire outer surface of the at least one egg,
wherein said plurality of lighting elements are configured to emit light for irradiating the at least one egg with a spectrum substantially concentrated within a pre-determined narrow wavelength range selected based on a selected sex-ratio being promoted in at least one embryo of the at least one egg wherein the plurality of lighting elements are disposed on an upper surface and an undersurface of at least one of the plurality of trays.

US Pat. No. 10,443,797

FINITE ELEMENT AND MULTI-DISTRIBUTION LED LUMINAIRE

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1. A luminaire for providing illumination to a plurality of lighting areas comprising:a mounting plate having a mounting surface and a plurality of individually positionable mounting blocks removably secured to said mounting surface of said mounting plate, each of said mounting blocks having a mounting face positioned at a fixed predetermined plate angle relative to said mounting plate; wherein said plate angle of each of said mounting blocks is fixed and determinable prior to securing of said mounting blocks to said mounting plate, and wherein each of said mounting blocks comprises a bottom edge which in use is parallel to and sits flush against said mounting surface of said mounting plate;
a plurality of light emitting diode housings, each of said light emitting diode housings contains no more than one light emitting diode and is positioned on said mounting face of one of said plurality of mounting blocks, whereby each mounting block contains no more than one light emitting diode housing; and whereby each of said light emitting diode housings is positioned at a predetermined angle relative to said mounting plate by virtue of said mounting face and each of said light emitting diode housings is not in direct contact with the mounting plate; and,
wherein said mounting face of said mounting blocks are angled at predetermined varying pitches relative to said mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,281,324

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AMBIENT ILLUMINATION HAVING DUAL SENSORS CONTROLLED BY A BYPASS SWITCH

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1. A system for measuring an ambient light level in a volume that is lighted by a pulsating light source, comprising:a bypass switch configured to bypass a first sensor at a first point in time when the light source is on and to not bypass the first sensor at a second point in time when the light source is off;
a second sensor configured to generate a second signal based on an environment in the volume; and
a circuit configured to determine a level of ambient light based on the first signal and the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,285,243

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SELF-ADJUSTING LIGHT SOURCE

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1. A lighting unit, comprising:a LED component including one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured to emit light from the lighting unit;
a LED driver connected to the LED component configured to provide current to the one or more light emitting diodes;
a light sensor configured to receive light from a surrounding of the light unit and to provide one or more light intensity signals based on the received light, wherein the light sensor is further configured to provide the one or more light intensity signals multiple times per second;
a LED controller configured to provide a drive control signal to the LED driver, wherein the drive control signal includes intermittent periods during which the intensity of the light emitted by the LED component is lowered; and
a measuring component configured to measure the one or more light intensity signals from the light sensor in synch with two or more of the intermittent periods in the drive control signal and to provide a measured light intensity to the LED controller.