US Pat. No. 9,419,537

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) DRIVER HAVING DIRECT REPLACEMENT CAPABILITIES

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A driver circuit for powering a load, comprising:
an input for connection to a ballast;
a rectifier for converting AC power received from the input into DC power, the rectifier including a rectifier input;
a switch electrically connected to the rectifier input, wherein the switch is activated to create a short circuit at the rectifier
inputs in response to receiving an activation signal;

a fault circuit electrically connected to the switch, wherein the fault circuit generates the activation signal in response
to detecting at least one of an over voltage, an over temperature, and an over current condition of the driver circuit; and

a charge pump circuit for providing substantially constant DC current to the fault circuit, the charge pump circuit including
a first capacitor and a zener diode, wherein the first capacitor limits current to the zener diode and the zener diode limits
a voltage provided to the fault circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,210,773

WIRELESS LIGHT FIXTURE

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a housing having an outer wall with an aperture;
a lighting element;
a first PCB section contained in the housing and having circuitry configured to control the lighting element; and
a second PCB section having an antenna and circuitry configured to convert RF signals into control signal input to the first
PCB section, the second PCB section being operatively interconnected with the first PCB section;

wherein the second PCB section is installed in an orientation projecting outward through the aperture in the outer wall of
the housing, with the antenna located at least partially outside the outer wall of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,271,353

DIMMING CIRCUIT FOR A PHASE-CUT TRIAC DIMMER

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A dimmer circuit for at least one LED that is controlled by a TRIAC dimmer, wherein a leakage current flows through the
TRIAC dimmer if the TRIAC dimmer is off, comprising:
inputs for receiving a source of incoming AC power;
a rectifier for receiving the source of incoming AC power, the rectifier producing a DC voltage;
a controller for receiving the DC voltage from the rectifier and providing a switching signal;
a first circuit for receiving the switching signal from the controller, the first circuit including a first switching element
that is selectively activated based on the switching signal;

a loading circuit for receiving the switching signal from the controller, wherein the loading circuit includes a second switching
element that is activated if the first switching element is deactivated, the loading circuit selectively providing a minimum
loading current that substantially dissipates the leakage current flowing through the TRIAC dimmer if the second switching
element is activated, and wherein the loading circuit further includes a third switching element that inverts the switching
signal before being sent to the second switching element.

US Pat. No. 9,046,224

LED LAMP WITH CONTROLLED DISTRIBUTION

Technical Consumer Produc...

1. An LED lamp comprising:
a heat dissipating base;
an LED assembly, comprising a plurality of LEDs, in thermal communication with the heat dissipating base;
a bulb disposed over the LED assembly and coupled to the heat dissipating base, the bulb defining an inner surface and an
upper surface, wherein the upper surface is located along the inner surface of the bulb; and

a reflective insert disposed inside the bulb and configured to reflect a portion of light generated by the LED assembly in
a substantially downward direction, the reflective insert comprising:

an inner edge defining a circular opening including a circumference, wherein the circumference of the circular opening of
the reflective insert allows a remaining portion of light generated by the LED assembly to pass through the reflective insert
and radiate in a substantially upward direction towards the upper surface of the bulb; and

an outermost edge that is flush against the inner surface of the bulb.

US Pat. No. 9,265,116

CONSTANT VOLTAGE AND CONSTANT CURRENT DRIVER CIRCUIT

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A driver circuit for delivering a generally constant voltage and generally constant current to a load comprising a plurality
of LED arrays, the driver circuit comprising:
a source of incoming AC power;
a rectifier connected to the source of incoming AC power, the rectifier producing a DC voltage;
a constant voltage driver for receiving the DC voltage from the rectifier, the constant voltage driver comprising:
a selectively activated switching element for receiving the DC voltage;
a controller for receiving the DC voltage, the controller configured to send a drive signal to the switching element to activate
the switching element;

an output line providing a generally constant voltage; and
a plurality of constant current drivers each directly in communication with the output line of the constant voltage driver
to receive the generally constant voltage, wherein each of the plurality of constant current drivers provides a substantially
constant current to a corresponding one of the plurality of LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 9,163,824

LAMP HEAT SINK

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A lamp heat sink including a center body, the lamp heat sink comprising:
a plurality of heat dissipating fins disposed around the center body and extending away from the center body, wherein each
of the plurality of heat dissipating fins define an outermost surface;

a heat dissipating circumferent skirt surrounding the center body and disposed between the plurality of heat dissipating fins,
the heat dissipating circumferent skirt defining an outer surface, wherein the outermost surface of each of the plurality
of fins extend further radially away from the center body of the heat sink than the outer surface of the heat dissipating
circumferent skirt; and

a plurality of channels disposed around the center body, formed by the plurality of heat dissipating fins and the heat dissipating
circumferent skirt, the plurality of channels each comprising:

an intake opening configured to receive cold air; and
an exhaust opening configured to release warm air.

US Pat. No. 9,488,352

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) SIGNAL PATHWAY FOR A LAMP ANTENNA

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. An illumination device, comprising:
a first housing defining an interior cavity and an aperture along a top surface of the first housing;
at least one lighting element; and
a driver board electrically coupled to the at least one lighting element and including an antenna element disposed along a
surface of the driver board, wherein the driver board is positioned at least in part within the interior cavity of the first
housing and the antenna element is located within the interior cavity of the first housing, and wherein the aperture of the
first housing is positioned so as to create a pathway such that radio frequency (RF) signals reach the interior cavity of
the first housing and are received by the antenna element without obstruction by an element that effectively blocks RF signals.

US Pat. No. 9,439,068

DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION FOR A WIRELESS PERIPHERAL DEVICE

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A peripheral device for establishing a network connection with a gateway, comprising:
a request module for sending a request for identification and receiving an authenticator responsive to sending the request
for identification, wherein the authenticator includes data indicative of predefined settings of the gateway; and

a configuration logic in data communication with a plurality of configurations stored within a memory of the peripheral device,
wherein, in response to receiving the predefined settings from the request module the configuration logic:

selects a specific configuration from the plurality of configurations, wherein the specific configuration defines a set of
attributes that correspond to the predefined settings of the gateway;

activates the specific configuration; and
establishes the network connection with the gateway based on a wireless communication protocol, wherein communication with
the gateway follows the set of attributes defined by the specific configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,435,521

ANTENNA ELEMENT FOR A DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING FIXTURE

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A directional lighting fixture, comprising:
a first housing;
a lighting element located within the first housing and substantially aligned with a central axis of the directional lighting
fixture, the lighting element configured to generate visible light;

an optical element positioned directly in front of the lighting element, the optical element configured to direct the visible
light generated by the lighting element in a specific direction; and

a driver board electrically coupled to the lighting element and including an antenna element, wherein the driver board is
offset from the central axis of the directional lighting fixture, and wherein the antenna element is positioned to be at least
flush with the lighting element.

US Pat. No. 9,109,789

OMNI-DIRECTIONAL LED LAMP

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

19. A lamp comprising:
a heat sink comprising:
a base;
a plurality of fins surrounding the base; and
a bottom portion extending below the base;
a plurality of lenses disposed around the base, in between the plurality of fins a plurality of lenses disposed around the
body, in between the plurality of fins such that a space is defined between each one of the lenses and each one of the fins
to allow for air to flow into and out of the lamp, wherein the plurality of lenses are configured to conceal the base; and

a cap disposed at the top of the lamp, wherein the cap is configured to secure the plurality of lenses to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,657,916

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING MULTIPLE DIFFUSERS FOR BLENDING LIGHT

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a housing defining a cavity;
at least one lighting element for emitting light;
a driver board coupled to and providing power to the at least one lighting element, wherein the driver board defines an upper
portion and a lower portion, and wherein the lower portion of the driver board is located within the cavity of the housing;

an inner diffuser defining a lighting cavity and an outer surface, wherein the lighting cavity is sized to contain the at
least one lighting element and the upper portion of the driver board; and

an outer diffuser surrounding the inner diffuser, the outer diffuser defining an inner surface, wherein the outer surface
of the inner diffuser and the inner surface of the outer diffuser cooperate together to define a space between the inner diffuser
and the outer diffuser, and wherein the inner diffuser and the outer diffuser spread and blend the light emitted by the at
least one lighting element and substantially eliminate any shadows created by the upper portion of the driver board within
the lighting cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,642,198

THREE-WAY OMNI-DIRECTIONAL LED LAMP DRIVER CIRCUIT

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. An LED driver circuit for providing three-way lighting control to an LED lamp to produce light at one of a low level, a
medium level, and a high level, the LED driver circuit comprising:
a rectifier circuit comprising a first input terminal coupled to a first AC voltage line and a second input terminal coupled
to a second AC voltage line, wherein the rectifier circuit converts a first AC voltage on the first AC voltage line and a
second AC voltage on the second AC voltage line to a DC voltage and the first AC voltage line and the second AC voltage line
are both selectively controlled to be either on or off to provide the three-way lighting control to the LED lamp;

an integrated floating circuit having a floating ground that switches between a ground and a second voltage level, the integrated
floating circuit coupled to the first AC voltage line and to the second AC voltage line and generating a reference AC voltage
based on the first AC voltage line and the second AC voltage line being on or off, wherein the reference voltage corresponds
to one of the low level, the medium level, and the high level of light produced by the LED lamp, and wherein the integrated
floating circuit provides a current to the LED lamp based on the generated AC reference voltage;

a first diode connected to the first AC voltage line and the integrated floating circuit; and
a second diode connected to the second AC voltage line and the integrated floating circuit, wherein if the first AC voltage
line and the second AC voltage line are conducting and the floating ground is at the ground, then the first diode and the
second diode are conducting and the floating integrated circuit generates the AC reference voltage at the low level.

US Pat. No. 9,866,990

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS WIRELESS CONTROL OF MULTIPLE PERIPHERAL DEVICES

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A system for controlling a plurality of lighting fixtures arranged in an array, comprising:
a portable electronic device for wireless communication with the plurality of lighting fixtures, wherein the portable electronic
device includes a processor to continuously wirelessly connect to each of the plurality of lighting fixtures, one at a time,
based on round-robin scheduling, wherein the processor of the portable electronic device assigns equal time slices to each
of the plurality of lighting fixtures that range in time between about fifteen to about eighty milliseconds such that the
portable electronic device connects to each of the plurality of lighting fixtures one by one, but appears to be simultaneously
controlling the plurality of lighting fixtures when observed by a user, the processor:

executes an instruction for searching for a broadcast signal transmitted from a selected one of the plurality of lighting
fixtures;

executes an instruction to wirelessly connect with the selected one of the plurality of lighting fixtures;
executes an instruction to send a control signal to the selected one of the plurality of lighting fixtures, the control signal
representing a first command;

executes an instruction to terminate the connection between the portable electronic device and the selected one of the plurality
of lighting fixtures; and

executes an instruction to connect to a second one of the plurality of lighting fixtures based on the round-robin scheduling,
wherein the control signal sent to the second one of the plurality of lighting fixtures represents a second command, and wherein
the first command is the same as the second command.

US Pat. No. 9,531,255

LOW-COST DRIVER CIRCUIT WITH IMPROVED POWER FACTOR

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A driver circuit for powering a load, comprising:
an input for receiving for connection to a source of AC power, and a rectifier for converting the AC power from the input
into DC power;

a voltage bus filter for smoothening the DC power from the rectifier, the voltage bus filter including at least one capacitor;
a high-frequency oscillator for generating a high-frequency AC signal;
a resonant driver in electrical communication with the high-frequency oscillator, the resonant driver limiting a current of
the high-frequency AC signal and producing a limited output voltage based on the high-frequency AC signal;

a feedback circuit in electrical communication with the resonant driver and the voltage bus filter, the feedback circuit maintaining
a charge on the at least one capacitor of the voltage bus filter;

a high-frequency DC rectifier in electrical communication with the resonant driver that rectifies the limited output voltage
into a DC output voltage including a substantially constant current for powering the load; and

a blocking capacitor in electrical communication with the rectifier, the voltage bus filter, and the high-frequency DC rectifier,
the blocking capacitor located between the rectifier and the high-frequency DC rectifier, wherein the blocking capacitor allows
for the high-frequency AC signal generated by the high-frequency oscillator to flow to the high-frequency DC rectifier and
blocks the DC output voltage generated by the high-frequency DC rectifier from flowing back to the rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,270,196

LOW-COST SELF-OSCILLATING DRIVER CIRCUIT

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A driver circuit for powering a load, comprising:
a self-oscillating half-bridge circuit generating a high-frequency AC signal, wherein the self-oscillating half-bridge circuit
comprises a transformer including a first winding, a second winding, and a third winding, and wherein the first winding and
the second winding include opposite polarities;

a resonant driver in electrical communication with the self-oscillating half-bridge circuit, the resonant driver circuit limiting
a current of the high-frequency AC signal and produce a limited output voltage based on the high-frequency AC signal, the
resonant driver including a capacitor connected directly to the third winding of the transformer in series, wherein the capacitor
and the third winding of the transformer are connected in parallel with the load; and

a DC voltage supply in electrical communication with the resonant driver rectifying the limited output voltage into a DC output
voltage including a substantially constant current for powering the load.

US Pat. No. 10,034,355

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR PROVIDING CONSTANT VOLTAGE TO AN AUXILIARY CIRCUIT

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A driver circuit receiving wireless communication over a wireless network, comprising:a lighting load having a forward voltage, the lighting load selectively illuminated based on an output voltage being provided to the lighting load that is at least the forward voltage, wherein the wireless communication is indicative of whether the lighting load is to be illuminated;
a main driver for controlling current and voltage within the driver circuit such that when the wireless communication indicates the lighting load is to be illuminated, then the current delivered to the lighting load is regulated by the main driver, and the output voltage delivered to the lighting load is controlled by the main driver is below the forward voltage in response to the wireless communication indicating the lighting load is not to be illuminated;
a switch drivable by the main driver, the main driver driving the switch at a burst mode in response to receiving an overvoltage value from the driver circuit, wherein the output voltage is less than the forward voltage of the lighting load in response to the switch operating at the burst mode and the lighting load not being illuminated; and
an auxiliary circuit requiring a substantially constant DC voltage and in communication with the main driver, the auxiliary circuit receiving the wireless communication over the wireless network, wherein the driver circuit provides the substantially constant DC voltage at all operating conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,976,723

PLASTIC DOWNLIGHT FIXTURE HAVING INTERLOCKING ATTACHMENT FEATURES

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A downlight fixture, comprising:a lens defining at least one lens opening;
a reflector defining at least one first retaining feature and at least one second retaining feature, wherein the at least one lens opening is shaped to receive a corresponding first reflector retaining feature to interlock the lens and the reflector with one another;
a housing defining an inner surface, a plurality of locating pins that project from the inner surface, at least one housing opening shaped to receive a corresponding second retaining feature to interlock the housing and the reflector with one another, wherein the lens, the reflector, and the housing are each constructed of plastic, and wherein the at least one first retaining feature and the at least one second retaining feature interlock with one of the lens or the housing; and
a heat sink defining a plurality of apertures shaped to receive the plurality of locating pins of the housing, wherein the lens, the reflector, and the heat sink are all located within the housing, and wherein the housing, the lens, the reflector, and the heat sink are secured in place without fasteners.

US Pat. No. 10,219,361

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR PROVIDING CONSTANT VOLTAGE TO AN AUXILIARY CIRCUIT

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A driver circuit for providing substantially constant DC voltage to an element that selectively operates a load, the driver circuit comprising:a lighting load having a forward voltage, the lighting load selectively illuminated based on an output voltage being provided to the lighting load that is at least the forward voltage;
a main driver for controlling current and voltage within the driver circuit such that when an auxiliary circuit indicates that the lighting load is to be illuminated, then the current delivered to the lighting load is regulated by the main driver, and when the auxiliary circuit indicates that the lighting load is not to be illuminated, then the output voltage delivered to the lighting load is controlled by the main driver to be below the forward voltage; and
a switch drivable by the main driver, the main driver driving the switch at a burst mode in response to receiving an overvoltage value from the driver circuit, wherein the output voltage is less than the forward voltage of the lighting load in response to the switch operating at the burst mode and the lighting load not being illuminated;
wherein the auxiliary circuit is in communication with the main driver, the auxiliary circuit comprises a sensor operatively controlling the main driver, and the driver circuit provides the auxiliary circuit with a substantially constant DC voltage at all operating conditions.