LED Lighting Key Patent Analysis: Thermal Management Technologies

LED Lighting Key Patent Analysis: Thermal Management Technologies

SNE, Date of Publication: Aug 13, 2012, 144 Pages
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This report is intended to provide to related companies or research institutes information about patenting trends on 'LED thermal management' technologies, which have become an issue among LED lighting technologies. 

Since LED lighting has excellent luminous efficiency compared to the existing lighting fixtures such as incandescent lamps or fluorescent lamps, it is considered as one of representative energy-saving technologies that can greatly contribute to energy conservation

However, LED chips have a problem that if the temperature of LED chips increases due to internal heat when being used, energy consumption increases due to a reduction in luminous efficiency, which shortens the life of LED chips and peripheral circuits.

To use LEDs as lighting devices to substitute incandescent and fluorescent lamps in practice, optical output should be higher than the current level, but there is a problem that the more power is applied to LED light sources, the higher heat the devices generate.  Thus, the most important factor is how well the internal heat of LEDs can be discharged to the outside as well as electrical and optical properties.

To solve this problem, there is a sharp increase in the number of patents on various types of thermal management technologies to rapidly and efficiently discharge heat that generated from LED chips.  

In this context, SNE Research provides analysis of patents on LED thermal management technologies to solve this heating issue.  For the research/analysis, patents on LED thermal management technologies that have been filed in Korea, Japan, and Europe until May, 2012 are divided into three divisions: thermal management technologies for LED chips/packages, board-level thermal management technologies, and system-level thermal management technologies.   Among the parent population of 3,368 cases, 1,529 cases of effective patents are selected to carry out the research/analysis.

For in-depth analysis of each technology, technology flowcharts that indicate current status of key patents and the flow of technology development, and patent summaries. In the conclusion, the patenting trend of major applicants in the LED lighting industry, the patenting trend of major LED lighting companies regarding thermal management technologies, and the development trends of thermal management technologies in the LED lighting industry are provided.
 
This report is geared towards providing information on patenting trends on 'LED thermal managemen' technologies, which have become an issue among LED lighting technologies, is expected to be a good guideline for related companies or research institutes to look into the patenting trend and related key patents on LED thermal management technologies.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction 
- Background and objective of analysis
- Classification of LED thermal management technologies
- Patent analysis method

2. Patent trend analysis
- Overall patenting trend
(Patenting trend by year/country, and patenting trend of major applicants by country, patenting trend of major applicants by year, and technology type)
- Patenting trend: thermal management technology for LED chips/packages
- Patenting trend: board-level thermal management technologies
- Patenting trend: system-level thermal management technologies

3. Key patent analysis
- Overview of key patent analysis
- Key patent- current status of U.S. patents (issued)
- Key patent- current status of U.S. patents (published)

4. Patent analysis on thermal management technologies for LED chips/packages
- Current status of key parents
- Technology flowchart- LED chips/packages
- Patent summaries (key patents)

5. Patent analysis on board-level thermal management technologies
- Current status of key parents
- Technology flowchart- board-level thermal management technologies
- Patent summaries (key patents)

6. Patent analysis on system-level thermal management technologies
- Current status of key parents
- Technology flowchart- system-level thermal management technologies
- Patent summaries (key patents)

7. Conclusion
- Patenting trend on thermal management technologies
- Trend of major applicants in LED lighting industry
- Patenting trend of major LED companies
- Thermal management technology development trend in LED lighting industry
- Patented technologies (example)
- Implications

8. Appendix
- List of patents on thermal management technologies for LED chips/packages
- List of patents on board-level thermal management technologies
- List of patents on system-level thermal management technologies

Date of Publication:
Aug 13, 2012
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