IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 08, 2006

Cyberlux Corporation awarded U.S. patent claims for emergency lighting technology

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C., Cyberlux Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL), a developer and manufacturer of solid-state diodaltm lighting solutions, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has recently awarded protection for the Company’s “Apparatus and Methods for Providing Emergency Safety Lighting.” Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 27, 2006

Color Kinetics and ARRI announce OEM agreement: ARRI adopts Color Kinetics' technology to enter intelligent LED lighting market

Boston, MA, USA and Munich, Germany, Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) and ARRI Inc. today announced an agreement through which ARRI, one of the world's largest manufacturers of motion picture equipment, will use Color Kinetics' technology and intellectual property to develop a line of LED-based studio lighting products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 27, 2006

Luminus devices announces issuance of core patents covering photonic lattice technology

Woburn, Massachusetts, Luminus Devices, Inc. today announced that it has received six major U.S. patents for its PhlatLight™ (Photonic Lattice Light Source) technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 20, 2006

BridgeLux files lawsuit against Cree for patent infringement

Sunnyvale, California, USA, BridgeLux, Inc., a leading supplier of energy saving LED chips to high-volume solid state lighting market segments, today announced it has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against it by Cree, Inc. and Boston University on September 12, 2006 alleging infringement of US Patent Numbers 6,657,236 and 5,686,738. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 13, 2006

Beadlight awarded patent for innovative diffusion system

Beadlight Ltd., an innovator in LED diffusion and video effect technologies, has announced the Grant of Patent No. GB2392488 by the UK Patent Office entitled "Illumination device". Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 12, 2006

DOE announces selection of national laboratory center for SSL R&D and seven projects for core technology research in nanotechnology

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is pleased to announce the selection of the National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development (Laboratory Call DE-PS26-06NT42943). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 10, 2006

DOE selects Sandia National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting research and development

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman announced today that Sandia National Laboratories is the new home of the National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development. He made the announcement at a news conference at Sandia's International Programs Building. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 05, 2006

Nichia and Moeller settled an Infringement lawsuit for Blue LED patents in Japan and agreed to business arrangement

Nichia Corporation announced today that it settled a patent lawsuit in Japan, which it had filed against Moeller Electric Limited. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 05, 2006

Color Kinetics and Osram Sylvania announce licensing agreement

Boston and Danvers, Massachusetts USA, Color Kinetics Incorporated and Osram Sylvania today announced an agreement whereby Osram Sylvania will license Color Kinetics' patents for a product to be marketed by Gotham Architectural Downlighting, an Acuity Brands company. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 28, 2006

Beadlight wins patent for diffusion system

UK - Beadlight Ltd, an innovator in LED diffusion and video effect technologies, has announced the grant of Patent No. GB2392488 by the UK Patent Office entitled 'Illumination device'. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 28, 2006

Light emitting diode package with protective function against electrostatic discharge

Sectional view illustrating an LED package having a protective function against electrostatic disharge The present invention provides an LED package having an MEMS switch operated by electrostatic force, capable of continuously protecting an LED from excessive current due to electrostatic discharge. The invention includes a submount with first and second electrode patterns formed thereon; an LED mounted on the submount, having an n-electrode electrically connected to the first electrode pattern and a p-electrode electrically connected to the second electrode pattern; and an MEMS switch including a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate bent to have an area over and vertically apart from the first conductive plate, wherein the first and second conductive plates are electrically connected to the first and second electrode patterns, and the second conductive plate comes in contact with the first conductive plate by electrostatic force upon being applied with voltage higher than a predetermined level of voltage. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 21, 2006

Competitive Technologies to commercialize optical technology for LED lighting market

Competitive Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide service and representation agreement with Illumitex, LLC to license optical technology for the light emitting diode ("LED") industry. The technology is a fundamental and enabling primary optical device that significantly improves the effectiveness of High Brightness LEDs ("HBLEDs"). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 21, 2006

BridgeLux responds to Cree lawsuit

Sunnyvale, California, USA, BridgeLux, Inc., a leading supplier of energy saving LED chips to high-volume solid state lighting market segments, confirmed that on September 12, 2006, it was served in a lawsuit filed by Cree, Inc. and Boston University alleging infringement of US Patent Numbers 6,657,236 and 5,686,738. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 06, 2006

Color Kinetics and Robe Show Lighting announce licensing agreement

colors-20kinetics_robe_small-gif Boston, MA, USA and Hazovice, Czech Republic, Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) and Robe Show Lighting, respective market leaders in LED and entertainment lighting, today announced a global licensing agreement whereby Robe will have access to Color Kinetics' complete patent portfolio, enabling the development and sale of its LED Series and Anolis product lines. Read more »

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Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

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Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

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