Ilumisys, Altair Add Four New Patents

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The Ilumisys Inc. LED lighting division of Troy-based Altair Engineering Inc. announced that it had been issued four new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

These patents add to Ilumisys’ foundational patent portfolio for the replacement of fluorescent tubes with light-emitting diodes, further positioning the company as an industry leader in the LED market.

“These new patents are exciting, both for Ilumisys and for our licensees,” said Dave Simon, president of Ilumisys. “We look forward to the further extensions of our intellectual property through the company’s research and development efforts, and to moving many of these innovations into high-volume production.”

The U.S. Patent numbers and titles are:

* 7,815,338 “LED Lighting Unit Including Elongated Heat Sink and Elongated Lens”
* 7,926,975 “Light Distribution Using a Light Emitting Diode Assembly”
* 7,938,562 “Lighting Including Integral Communication Apparatus”
* 7,946,729 “Fluorescent Tube Replacement Having Longitudinally Oriented LEDs”

With the backing of Altair, its majority owner, Ilumisys has a deep and substantial investment in research and development that includes more than 75 patent applications filed to date. Altair continues to aggressively protect its LED lighting intellectual property against infringing manufacturers and distributors, while growing its patent licensing program.

Ilumisys was formed in 2007 as a spinoff venture and wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering. Products are derived from Altair’s intellectual property for the direct replacement of fluorescent light tubes with LED lamps and direct replacement of incandescent lamps.

For more information, visit www.ilumisys.com.

Ilumisys is a member of the Michigan Solid-State Lighting Association, and supports the organization’s mission of ensuring that Michigan is a global leader in solid-state lighting research, development, and manufacturing.

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