TROY — TOGGLED, the solid state lighting subsidiary of Altair Engineering Inc., reported Tuesday it has received 12 new LED lighting patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2012.

With a total of 25 patents issued and more than 50 patents pending, TOGGLED’s foundational patent portfolio for the replacement of fluorescent tubes with light-emitting diodes further positions the company as an industry leader in the LED lighting market.

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“These recent patents reflect technology that is crucial for both TOGGLED and our licensees,” said Dave Simon, president of TOGGLED. “As a U.S. manufacturer, focused research and development that deepens and broadens our intellectual property is central to our growth strategy and delivering on the many benefits promised by LED lighting.  We look forward to moving these and future innovations into high-volume, commercial production to continue to offer exciting new LED lighting products to our customers.”

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The U.S Patent numbers and titles issued in 2012 are: 8,093,823: “Light Sources Incorporating Light Emitting Diodes” 8,118,447; “LED Lighting Apparatus with Swivel Connection” D650,097: “Screw-in LED Bulb” D661,415: “Screw-in LED Bulb” 8,214,084: “Integration of Building Lighting with LED Controls” 8,247,985: “Light Tube and Power Supply Circuit” 8,251,544: “Lighting Including Integral Communication Apparatus” 8,256,924: “LED-Based Light Having Rapidly Oscillating LEDs” 8,282,247: “Method of Forming LED-Based Light and Resulting LED-Based Light” 8,299,695: “Screw-in LED Bulb Comprising a Base Having Outwardly Projecting Nodes” 8,324,817: “Light and Light Sensor” 8,330,381: “Electronic Circuit for DC Conversion of Fluorescent Lighting Ballast” TOGGLED is focused on the advancement and high-volume production of its mercury-free, highly efficient, UL-Classified LED tubes to be the leading U.S. manufacturer of commercial-grade LED lighting solutions.

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