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Joseph P Chobot, Michael James Harris: Lighting fixture for distributed control. Cree, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, March 10, 2015: US08975827 (23 worldwide citation)

A lighting network where control of the lighting fixtures in the network may be distributed among the lighting fixtures. The lighting fixtures may be broken into groups that are associated with different lighting zones. Certain lighting fixtures will have or be associated with one or more sensors, s ...


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Praneet Athalye, Qingcong Hu, Michael Walters, Eric Menzel, Michael James Harris: Driving circuits for solid-state lighting apparatus with high voltage LED components and related methods. Cree, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A, October 7, 2014: US08853958 (16 worldwide citation)

A driving circuit for a solid state lighting apparatus includes a full wave rectifier configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) input voltage signal to generate a rectified input signal, a boost conversion circuit configured to receive the rectified input signal and responsively generate a d ...


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Joseph Paul Chobot, Michael James Harris, Paul Arthur Beck: Power source sensing dimming circuits and methods of operating same. Cree, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A, July 10, 2012: US08217591 (12 worldwide citation)

Lighting is controlled by receiving an input signal, determining whether the input signal is an AC signal or a DC signal and generating a dimming command signal based on the determination of whether the input signal is an AC signal or a DC signal. For example, determining whether the input signal is ...


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Arnold Motley, Joseph P Chobot, Daniel J Pope, John J Trainor, Michael James Harris: Master/slave arrangement for lighting fixture modules. Cree, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, February 14, 2017: US09572226 (2 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to a lighting fixture that includes a driver module and at least one other module that provides a lighting fixture function, such as a sensor function, lighting network communication function, gateway function, and the like. The driver module communicates with the othe ...


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Antony P van de Ven, Gerald H Negley, Michael James Harris, Paul Kenneth Pickard, Joseph Paul Chobot, Terry Given: Solid state lighting apparatus with controllable bypass circuits and methods of operation thereof. Cree, Myers Bigel P A, July 18, 2017: US09713211 (1 worldwide citation)

A lighting apparatus includes a string with a plurality of serially-connected light emitting device sets, each set comprising at least one light emitting device. The apparatus further includes at least one controllable bypass circuit configured to variably bypass current around at least one light em ...


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John Roberts, James Michael Lay, Michael James Harris, Randy Bernard, Nathan R Snell, Ethan Creasman: Upgradeable lighting fixture. Cree, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, July 4, 2017: US09699856 (1 worldwide citation)

A lighting fixture includes an outer frame, a solid-state light source, a lens, and a sensor module connector. Driver circuitry is coupled to the outer frame and provides one or more drive signals for powering the light source. The lens is supported by and attached to the outer frame. The solid-stat ...


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Michael James Harris, Nicholas William Medendorp Jr: Power over ethernet lighting fixture. Cree, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, December 11, 2018: US10154569

In a first embodiment, a lighting fixture is configured as a power over Ethernet (PoE) powered device (PD), which is capable of facilitating Ethernet-based communications with and receiving power from a PoE device, such as a PoE switch, over a single cable. In a second embodiment, a lighting fixture ...


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Michael James Harris, Spencer Scott Pratt: Removable module for a lighting fixture. Cree, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, May 22, 2018: US09980350

The present disclosure relates to a module for adding a defined functionality to a lighting fixture. In one embodiment, the module is configured to provide wireless communication capability to a lighting fixture. The module may include a housing that is removably attachable to the lighting fixture. ...


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Arnold Motley, Joseph P Chobot, Daniel J Pope, John J Trainor, Michael James Harris: Master/slave arrangement for lighting fixture modules. Cree, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, October 17, 2017: US09795016

The present disclosure relates to a lighting fixture that includes a driver module and at least one other module that provides a lighting fixture function, such as a sensor function, lighting network communication function, gateway function, and the like. The driver module communicates with the othe ...


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