Patents Assigned to Sidler GmbH & Co.
  • Patent number: 7270460
    Abstract: In a brake light (1) comprising at least one rod-shaped optical fiber (9) and at least one light source, wherein the light from the light source is coupled into the optical fiber (9) at its end face and is decoupled from the optical fiber (9) via a peripheral exit surface (11), in accordance with the invention, two rod-shaped optical fibers (9) are disposed one after another in the longitudinal direction of the brake light (1), wherein the at least one light source is disposed between the two optical fibers (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Merz, Volker Sandtrock
  • Patent number: 6536923
    Abstract: An optical attachment 10 for a light source, in particular for a light-emitting diode 12, exhibits an inner lens area 14 which surrounds an optical axis 13 of the optical attachment 10 for inner light beams 15 emitted from the light source and an outer reflector area 16 for outer light beams 17 of the light source which surrounds the inner lens area 14 in a ring-like manner. Due to this combination of refraction in the inner lens area and reflection in the outer reflector area, the dimensions of the optical attachment can be kept relatively small and, in comparison to a lens or a reflector, more light can be collected and the point-shaped light diode can be imaged on the exiting side as a large area light appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Bernd Merz
  • Patent number: 6502969
    Abstract: A light arrangement for a vehicle which includes a light housing from which light from a light source emerges through a first outlet opening. At least a second light outlet is also provided on the light housing. Moreover, at least one screen section is movably disposed, in the light housing which either covers or releases the path of rays of the light between light source and second outlet opening. A bulb can thus either meet an interior or reading light function which saves components, cost and space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Valère Logel, Samuel Lozano, Bernd Merz
  • Patent number: 6364512
    Abstract: In a light housing (1) for the installation into a mounting opening (2), in particular for a light in a motor vehicle, with an angle bracket (9), which is slidable onto a wall section (16) of the mounting opening (2) with the holding receptacle (10), the light disk (5) is insertable into the remaining opening with the angle bracket being slid on, where the inserted light disk (5) grips around the angle bracket (9) and also grips around a wall section (26) of the mounting opening (2) approximately on the opposite side. Only two installation steps are necessary for mounting the light housing (1) i.e., sliding of the holding receptacle (9) onto the wall section (16) and inserting the light disk (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Valere Logel
  • Publication number: 20010046141
    Abstract: A light arrangement (1) comprising at least two spaced apart contact plates (3,5) and comprising several LEDs connected to the contact plates (3,5) in an electrically conducting fashion. The contact plates (3,5) are spaced apart from one another by an electrically insulating carrier (6) thereby achieving an optimum heat conduction from the LEDs. The LEDs are electrically mounted to projections extending from one of the contact plates towards the other contact plate. The carrier (6) is preferably a plastic layer covering at least part of the contact plates (3,5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Publication date: November 29, 2001
    Applicant: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Steffen Walker, Bernd Merz
  • Patent number: 6210026
    Abstract: In order to easily install a light housing (1) in a simple and straightforward fashion into an installation opening, the light housing has an installation frame (2) having a frame opening (7) which can be installed from the front into the installation opening and with an insert member (3) which can be moved from a forward direction at least partially into the frame opening (7) and with at least one pivot element (4) born on the installation frame (2) which, in an outward pivot position, engages, with a seating surface (14), behind the wall of the installation opening and, in an inward pivot position, engages into the path of motion of the insert member (3) with an abutment surface (10) extending at an angle with respect to the seating surface (14). The entire light housing (1) is preferentially an injection-molded component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz Hornung, Valère Logel
  • Patent number: 6160475
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises at least one door light (4) provided in a door (2) of a vehicle, the light source of which (6) is disposed behind a wall (7) of a door covering, in particular a trim (3), wherein the outer side of the wall (7) is formed, in this region (8), by a light-permeable decorative layer (10) which has a surface pattern when the light source (6) is switched off corresponding to the remaining surface decor of the wall (7). The light-permeable decorative layer (10) is introduced onto a transparent plastic (13) using the IMD method. It is thereby possible to impart an arbitrary surface design to the light-permeable decorative layer (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz Hornung, Thomas Jaiser, Bern Merz, Anton Kempf, Klaus-Peter Fessler
  • Patent number: 6129446
    Abstract: A light (1) for vehicles having a switch (2) and a pivotably mounted window (25) for illumination whose pivoting causes operation of the switch (2), is characterized in that the switch (2) has a contact lever (4) mounted in a pivotable fashion about an axis of rotation (3), with the contact lever (4) having an operation arm (5) extending in a first direction away from the axis of rotation (3) as well as a contact arm (6) extending in a second direction away from the axis of rotation (3), wherein the operation arm (5) has an operation region (7) having a first separation with respect to the axis of rotation (3) and the contact arm (6) has a contact region (8) having a second separation with respect to the axis of rotation (3), wherein the second separation is larger than the first separation and, by means of a directed motion of the operation arm (5) in the operation region (7), the contact lever (4) pivots about the axis of rotation (3) and the contact region (8) moves in such a fashion as to operate the swit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Sidler GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz Hornung