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Juan Carlos Minano, Pablo Benitez, Julio Cesar Chaves, Waqidi Falicoff, William A Parkyn: Etendue-conserving illumination-optics for backlights and frontlights. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, March 12, 2013: US08393777

Some embodiments provide luminance-preserving non-imaging backlights that comprise a luminous source emitting light, an input port that receives the light, an injector and a beam-expanding ejector. The injector includes the input port and a larger output port with a profile that expands away from th ...


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Ruben Mohedano, Pablo Benitez, Juan Carlos Minano, Masafumi Ohno: Vehicle lighting unit. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Stanley Electric, Kenealy Vaidya, June 27, 2017: US09689546

A vehicle lighting unit can be configured to include a thin light guide. The vehicle lighting unit can include a solid light guide having a first surface including an internal reflection portion and a light exiting portion that are formed as a single continued surface, a second surface opposite to t ...


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Pablo Benitez, Juan Carlos Miñano, José Blen Flores: Free-form condenser optic. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, May 22, 2012: US08182100

A condenser for directing light from a UHP arc lamp or other generally cylindrical source onto a target such as a microdisplay in line with a front end of the lamp comprises a primary mirror to direct light from the source towards the back end of the condenser, and a secondary mirror at the back end ...


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Pablo Benitez, Julio C Chaves, Ruben Mohedano, Aleksandra Cvetkovic, Juan Carlos Minano, Waqidi Falicoff: Shell integrator. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, July 18, 2017: US09709242

A shell integrator has a hollow transparent body with inner and outer surfaces formed as arrays of lenslets. Each lenslet of the inner surface images a common source region in the middle of the hollow body onto a respective lenslet of the outer surface. Each lenslet of the outer surface forms a virt ...


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Pablo Benitez, Juan Carlos Miñano, Rubén Mohedano, Waqidi Falicoff: Photovoltaic device. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, September 1, 2015: US09123849

Some photovoltaic cells have a front face accepting incoming incident light and opaque gridlines overlying part of the front face, electrically bonded to the face, with upper reflective facets oblique to the plane of the front face and producing outgoing reflected light. An optical interface paralle ...


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Juan Carlos Miñano, Pablo Benitez, Dejan Grabovickic, José Blen, Maikel Hernandez, Rubén Mohedano, Oliver Dross: Waveguide-optical Kohler integrator utilizing geodesic lenses. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, June 1, 2010: US07729577

A waveguide version of a Kohler integrator is disclosed, utilizing geodesic lenses with a surface that can be mapped to a gradient-index Luneburg lens or to a nonfull-aperture Luneburg lens in such a way that the light paths in the gradient index lenses map into the geodesics of the surface, with th ...


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Juan Carlos Miñano, Pablo Benitez: Optical phase space combiner. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, June 7, 2016: US09360675

An optical component called the Phase Space Combiner (PSC) is designed to join several bundles of rays. The bundles of rays, when represented in ray phase-space, occupy non-connected regions before passing through the PSC, while their representation in ray phase space occupies a single simply connec ...


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Pablo Benitez, Juan C Minano, Fernando Munoz: Compact folded-optics illumination lens. Sinsheimer Schiebelhut Baggett, December 9, 2004: US20040246606-A1

A method for manufacturing an apparatus and the apparatus being configured to convert a first distribution of an input radiation to a second distribution of output radiation. The method consists of the steps of generating a two-dimensional representation of at least three active optical surfaces of ...


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Pablo Benitez, Juan C Minano, Fernando Munoz: Compact folded-optics illumination lens. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Sinsheimer Schiebelhut Baggett, December 16, 2004: US20040252390-A1

The present embodiments provide for apparatuses, and methods for manufacturing apparatuses to convert a first distribution of an input radiation to a second distribution of output radiation. The apparatus can be defined in some embodiments by generating a two-dimensional representation of three acti ...


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Juan C Minano, Pablo Benitez, William A Parkyn, Waqidi Falicoff: Optical device for LED-based light-bulb substitute. LIGHT PRESCRIPTIONS INNOVATORS a Delaware liability company, Sinsheimer Schiebelhut Baggett, November 18, 2004: US20040228131-A1

An optical device for coupling the luminous output of a light-emitting diode (LED) to a predominantly spherical pattern comprises a transfer section that receives the LED's light within it and an ejector atop it that receives light from the transfer section and spreads it spherically. The base of th ...