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Cyberlux Corporation Awarded Additional U.S. Patent Claims for BrightEye / WatchDog Portable Light Devices
Friday, August 29, 2008
The U.S. Patent Office grants 21 additional patent claims in Portable Light Device U.S. Patent Application
Research Triangle Park, NC -- Cyberlux Corporation, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has recently awarded patent protection for 21 claims contained within the Company's U.S. Patent Application for Portable Light Device, Application Number 11/336,562 filed on January 21, 2006. The new patent claims define specific areas of patent protection for the Company's BrightEye and WatchDog portable lighting products and augment the 29 patent claims announced in May 2008. In combination, the 50 patent claims provide Cyberlux with thorough patent protection for its WatchDog and BrightEye family of tactical lighting products, as well as any future products developed on this patent foundation.
"Cyberlux continues to be a leader in solid-state LED lighting innovation, and these additional 21 patent claims will extend the scope of patent protection we have on our breakthrough tactical lighting systems. In addition, this patent foundation will provide the technical basis for future product development and new product engineering advances," said Mark Schmidt, president and chief executive officer for Cyberlux. "With the Company's continued focus on profitability and growth, the development of innovative, patentable solid-state LED lighting technology is a strategic imperative and a keystone component of our long-term growth."
The new claims awarded by the U.S. Patent Office address a lighting device comprised of an array of LEDs that operate in spot-light and flood-light modes of illumination, or in a spot-light/flood-light combined mode, with alterable intensity levels, controlled by an electrical power system and electrical sensor operation. Further, the new claims cover the user interface that allows the user to change operating modes continuously between spot-light and flood- light illumination and to display the battery power capacity on a percentage and time interval basis.
In addition, the claims address the specifics around the use of narrowing lenses as LED optics adapted to focus illumination in a cone angle between 4 and 50 degrees. This unique optical method and practice enable the spot-light and flood-light modes of illumination.
Lastly, the claims address the use of a computer and computer-executable programming instructions for operating a lighting device. The operations are defined as comprising the steps of sensing electrical power information, sensing modes of illumination information and sensing LED intensity information provided by a user via the user interface, directing the array of LEDs to operate in either a spot-light, flood-light or combined mode of illumination, directing the array of LEDs to operate at a desired intensity level, and displaying the power supply capacity message to the user based upon the sensed electrical power, mode of illumination and LED intensity information.
These newly awarded 21 patent claims provide Cyberlux with a deeper, more extensible intellectual property platform for the current tactical lighting system products and for future lighting systems currently under development. Importantly, the combined 50 patent claims create a significant licensing portfolio that will allow other companies access to these fundamental LED lighting capabilities.
About Cyberlux Corporation
Cyberlux Corporation, a leader in solid-state lighting innovation, has developed breakthrough LED lighting technology that provides the most energy efficient and cost effective portable lighting solutions available today for military and commercial uses. The Military and Homeland Security products provide tactical covert and visible lighting capability and are designed as highly mobile, battery-powered lighting systems ideal for threat detection, force and asset protection and general expeditionary lighting needs. For more information, please visit www.cyberlux.com.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially from those expected due to a variety of risk factors, including, but not limited to, the Company's ability to expand its production capabilities concurrent with product orders. The Company's business is subject to significant risks and uncertainties discussed more thoroughly in Cyberlux Corporation's SEC filings, including but not limited to, its report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007 and its 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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