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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 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 »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 06, 2006

Epistar licenses unique LED technology from ITRI

Taipei, Epistar Corp., a leading Taiwanese supplier of light emitting diode (LED) chips, has recently licensed a unique technology for boosting LED lumen from the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), making its patent deployment more complete. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 06, 2006

Cree files lawsuit against bridgeLux for patent infringement

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced that it has filed suit against BridgeLux, Inc. (formerly eLite Optoelectronics) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,657,236 (“the ‘236 patent”) and 5,686,738 (“the ‘738 patent”). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 04, 2006

Ya Hsin acquires Osram’s LED technology for general lighting

Taipei, Ya Hsin Industrial Co., Ltd. will become the first Taiwanese manufacturer to license white-LED technology for general lighting purpose from Osram should the two companies sign an agreement early next month. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 31, 2006

High efficiency light emitting diode (LED) with optimized photonic crystal extractor

Cross sectional side view of the structure A high efficiency, and possibly highly directional, light emitting diode (LED) with an optimized photonic crystal extractor. The LED is comprised of a substrate, a buffer layer grown on the substrate (if needed), an active layer including emitting species, one or more optical confinement layers that tailor the structure of the guided modes in the LED, and one or more diffraction gratings, wherein the diffraction gratings are two-dimensional photonic crystal extractors. The substrate may be removed and metal layers may be deposited on the buffer layer, photonic crystal and active layer, wherein the metal layers may function as a mirror, an electrical contact, and/or an efficient diffraction grating. Read more »

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Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm ... Read more »

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LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In ... Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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