US 11,655,009 B2
Light emitting device, comprising light emitting units being arranged in a plane filling pattern
Bart Andre Salters, Eindhoven (NL); Roelant Boudewijn Hietbrink, Utrecht (NL); and Michael Maria Johannes Van Lierop, Nederweert (NL)
Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 16/633,659
Filed by KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Jul. 24, 2018, PCT No. PCT/EP2018/069981
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 24, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/025230, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 7, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 17184512 (EP), filed on Aug. 2, 2017; and application No. 17189629 (EP), filed on Sep. 6, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0207451 A1, Jul. 2, 2020
Int. Cl. B63B 59/04 (2006.01); C02F 1/32 (2023.01)
CPC B63B 59/04 (2013.01) [C02F 1/325 (2013.01); C02F 2201/008 (2013.01); C02F 2201/3222 (2013.01); C02F 2201/3227 (2013.01); C02F 2303/04 (2013.01); C02F 2303/20 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A light emitting device, comprising:
a plurality of light emitting units,
wherein the plurality of light emitting units are arranged in a plane filling pattern,
wherein the plane filling pattern is arranged to cover at least a substantial portion of a surface,
wherein each of the plurality of light emitting units comprises an internal electrical circuit and two connection areas,
wherein each of the two connection areas provides electrical access to the internal electrical circuit from outside of each of the light emitting units,
wherein the light emitting units are electrically interconnected through the two connection areas,
wherein the two connection areas of each of the light emitting units are situated at opposing corners of the light emitting units, thereby enabling each connection area to interconnect to connection areas of at least two other light emitting units at a common location area, and
wherein the two connection areas are interconnected within each of the light emitting units to provide electrical redundancy at the two connection areas.