Patents Assigned to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10508787
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting module includes first and second optical units, each having a light source and a light distribution forming portion configured to control an optical path of light emitted from the light source. The first and second optical units are configured to form first and second light distribution patterns in front, respectively. Horizontal illumination widths of the first and second light distribution patterns are substantially equal. Each of the first and second light distribution patterns has a horizontally extending cutoff line at at least a part of an end edge of one of upper and lower sides thereof. The cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern is positioned at the one of the upper and lower sides of the cutoff line of the second light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryotaro Owada
  • Patent number: 10502379
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting fixture can suppress the generation of uneven luminance regions. The vehicle lighting fixture can include two light sources arranged side by side on right and left sides, two reflecting portions configured to reflect light from the two light sources, respectively, and a shading portion configured to shield part of light reflected by the two reflecting portions. The shading portion includes left and right side portions inclined from its inside portion to its outside portion downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kono, Shinji Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10502388
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle lamp capable of uniformly emitting light, which is emitted from light sources and incident on one end surface and the other end surface, from the front surface (lateral surface) thereof. The vehicle lamp includes a light guiding rod extending in a prescribed direction. The light guiding rod includes a front surface, and a rear surface. The front surface includes a first region, a second region, and a third region positioned between the first region and the second region. The first region and the second region are configured to diffuse the light emitted from the first light source and the light emitted from the second light source, in a direction orthogonal to the prescribed direction, respectively. A rear surface is configured to diffuse the light emitted from the first light source and the light emitted from the second light source, in the prescribed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Saito
  • Patent number: 10502386
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp comprising: a front lens body; a rear lens unit disposed behind the front lens body; and a light source that emits light to be irradiated forward after passing through the rear lens unit and the front lens body to form a low-beam light distribution pattern, wherein the rear lens unit includes an edge section that defines a cutoff line, and a reflection surface, the reflection surface internally reflects the light from the light source, the edge section includes a first edge part, a second edge part, and a third edge part connecting between the first edge part and the second edge part, the reflection surface includes a first reflection surface including the first edge part, a second reflection surface including the second edge part, and a third reflection surface including the third edge part, and the third reflection surface is inclined with respect to a reference axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Nishimura, Kazuma Kamioka
  • Publication number: 20190366909
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp tool providing a controller which calculates the luminance distribution of light distribution pattern, an optical device which generates light distribution pattern in an illuminatable area D and a first driving circuit which drives the optical device. The controller transmits a first light distribution correction signal for correcting the inclination of a current light distribution pattern to the first driving circuit if the inclination angle of a vehicle with respect to vertical direction indicated by a detection signal received from a vehicle height sensor is equal to or less than a threshold value. The first driving circuit transmits a first correction driving signal based on the first light distribution correction signal to the optical device. The optical device drives an LD and a light deflector to correct the current light distribution pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yota KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190369319
    Abstract: A side-edge type surface light emitting apparatus includes: a light optical plate having a first light emitting surface, a light distribution controlling surface opposing the first light emitting surface and a light incident surface; a light source disposed on the light incident surface; a first prism sheet having multiple first prisms opposing the first light emitting surface and a second light emitting surface opposing the multiple first prisms; a light absorbing sheet opposing the light distribution controlling surface; and a second prism sheet having a flat surface opposing the light distribution controlling surface and multiple second prisms opposing the light absorbing sheet, the multiple second prisms being perpendicular to the light incident surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji OKI, Lingwei GOH
  • Patent number: 10499469
    Abstract: A strobe apparatus includes: a light-emitting semiconductor module; a current sense resistor connected in series to the light-emitting semiconductor module and adapted to sense a drive current flowing through the light-emitting semiconductor module to generate a sense voltage; a step-up voltage converter connected to the light-emitting semiconductor module and the current resistor and adapted to supply the drive current to the light-emitting semiconductor module and the current resistor; and a voltage converter controlling unit connected to the step-up voltage converter and the current sense resistor, and adapted to control the step-up voltage converter in accordance with a difference between the sense voltage and an input voltage, so that the drive current has a first level current followed by a second level current larger than the first level current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keizo Sekido
  • Publication number: 20190363713
    Abstract: To achieve simplification of the circuit configuration and prevention of damage to the control part in an input device provided with a plurality of switches. An input device for inputting operation instructions including: two switches each having one end and the other end; and a control part having at least an input part and two input/output parts; where the input part is connected to the one end of each of the two switches; where the first input/output part is connected to the other end of the first switch; where the second input/output part is connected to the other end of the second switch; and where the control part switches the second input/output part to an input acceptance state when the control part outputs a scan signal from the first input/output part, and obtains a conductive state of the first switch by detecting the voltage generated at the input part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eriko TANAKA, Yuki IDE, Hisashi ASAGA, Kazuhiro FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190363515
    Abstract: A vertical cavity light-emitting element comprises a substrate, a first multilayer reflector formed on the substrate, a semiconductor structure layer formed on the first multilayer reflector and including a light emitting layer, a second multilayer reflector formed on the semiconductor structure layer and constituting a resonator together with the first multilayer reflector, and a light guide layer configured to form a light guide structure including a center region extending in a direction perpendicular to the upper surface of said substrate between the first and second multilayer reflectors and including a light emission center of the light-emitting layer and a peripheral region provided around the center region and having a smaller optical distance between the first and second multilayer reflectors than that in the center region. The second multilayer reflector has a flatness property over the center region and the peripheral region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicants: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD., MEIJO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masaru KURAMOTO, Seiichiro KOBAYASHI, Tetsuya TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190361123
    Abstract: The present invention provides a TOF range finder. A TOF range finder 1 includes a light source 2, which emits modulated emitting light La, a light source control unit 51, which drives the light source 2, an image sensor 10, which detects modulated reflected light, and a distance calculating unit 53, which calculates the distance to a distance measurement object 7 based on the phase difference between emitting light La and reflected light. The modulated light is generated in the form of a periodic waveform which contains an only odd multiple wave frequency component and at least one even multiple wave frequency component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuo MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20190359122
    Abstract: There are provided a lighting control device, a vehicular lamp, and a lighting control method which can prevent visibility in front of a driver of a vehicle from decreasing. The lighting control device controls a light distribution state by a vehicular headlamp, and includes: an obstacle detection part that detects an obstacle from an image in front of a subject vehicle taken by a camera; a light-shielding area deriving part that derives a first light-shielding area of a left headlamp attached to a front left side of the vehicle, and a second light-shielding area of a right headlamp attached to a front right side of the vehicle according to a position of the obstacle when the obstacle detection part detects the obstacle; and a light distribution control part that controls a light distribution state of the right headlamp and a light distribution state of the left headlamp according to the first light-shielding area and the second light-shielding area derived by the light-shielding area deriving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki HOSOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20190360653
    Abstract: To reduce the optical members and the complexity of optical design. A vehicular lamp including: a light source; a light collecting member; a first polarizer advancing in a first direction a first component of the light, and advancing in a second direction a second component; a liquid crystal element disposed on one side of the first polarizer in the first direction; a second polarizer disposed on one side of the liquid crystal element in the first direction; a projection lens disposed on one side of the second polarizer in the first direction and projecting the first component to the front of an own vehicle; a reflecting member for reflecting the second component; where the first component is focused at a first focal point, the second component of the light is focused at a second focal point, and the liquid crystal element is disposed corresponding to the first focal point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo TOKO, Ryotaro OWADA, Yoshifumi TAKAO
  • Publication number: 20190360655
    Abstract: To provide a lighting apparatus etc. that is capable of obtaining various light distribution patterns and is superior in light utilization efficiency. The lighting apparatus includes a light source, a light conversion part for converting the light emitted from the light source into nearly parallel beams, a light modulating part having a plurality of pixel regions arranged so that the nearly parallel beams can be incident and capable of switching between a light transmitting state and a light scattering state for each of the pixel regions, and a projection lens disposed on the light path of the nearly parallel beams and on the light emitting side of the light modulating part and where the projection lens projects an image formed by the light modulating part using the nearly parallel beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuo TOKO
  • Publication number: 20190360656
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp includes: a plate-like lens body including a front surface and a rear surface; and a light source provided at the rear of the lens body and emitting light rays of uniform luminance which are irradiated forward through the lens body to form a predetermined light distribution pattern. The front surface includes front lens cuts; the rear surface includes rear lens cuts facing the front lens cuts, respectively; the rear lens cuts are provided in respective inclined postures so that the output directions of light rays having entered the lens body while being refracted by the respective rear lens cuts and having been outputted through the respective front lens cuts are the same as one another; and distances between the rear lens cuts and the front lens cuts are adjusted so that the luminances of light rays outputted through the respective front lens cuts are made uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji SATO
  • Publication number: 20190359120
    Abstract: Vehicle lamp controllers, methods for controlling vehicle lamps and vehicle lamp systems including the lamp controller and the lamps can be configured to detect whether a traveling road is a straight road or a curved road. When the traveling road is the curved road, the lamp system can direct light distribution patters from an initially light distribution angle along the traveling road with reference to a first threshold. When the traveling road is the straight road, the lamp system can direct light distribution patters from the initially light distribution angle along the traveling road with reference to a second threshold, which is larger than the first threshold. The second threshold can be changed so as to maintain preferable light distribution patterns. Thus, the present invention can provide the vehicle lamp controllers, the controlling methods for the vehicle lamps and the vehicle lamp system to form the preferable light distribution patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yudai FURUGORI
  • Publication number: 20190353320
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp is capable of projecting light in a forward direction and light in a direction different of the projection lens from the forward direction. The vehicular lamp includes: a light source (3) that emits light forward, and a projection lens (4) that projects light emitted from the light source (3) forward. The projection lens (4) includes a first lens surface (4a) located on a side facing the light source (3), and receiving light emitted from the light source (3), a second lens surface (4b) located on a side opposite to the first lens surface (4a) to output received light forward, and an output portion (14) located on an outer peripheral side surface between the first lens surface (4a) and the second lens surface (4b) and configured to output a part of light (L?) having been incident on and entered through the first lens surface (4a) in a direction different from the forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi SHIKATA, Tomoyuki IMAMURA, Kazuya FURUBAYASH
  • Publication number: 20190356111
    Abstract: In a light emission driving device (1), a high speed APC circuit (11) has a time constant ?1 to reach a target light intensity and a low speed APC circuit (13) has a time constant ?2 larger than the time constant ?1 to reach the target light intensity. A control unit (9) of the light emission driving device (1) uses the high speed APC circuit (11) at the time of startup of the light emission driving device (1), and when a predetermined time has passed after the light intensity of laser light has reached the target light intensity, switches to the low speed APC circuit (13) and supplies an initial signal causing the low speed APC circuit (13) to output a driving signal corresponding to the target light intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ken NISHIOKA
  • Publication number: 20190355889
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention provides a multilayer circuit substrate that has a simple configuration and is thin. The multilayer circuit substrate has a stacked multiple of substrates and a wiring pattern disposed so to be sandwiched between the stacked multiple of substrates. At least one portion of the wiring pattern is configured of a conductive material wherein conductive particles are sintered. An upper face of the wiring pattern is directly joined to the substrate positioned above the wiring pattern, a lower face of the wiring pattern is directly joined to the substrate positioned below the wiring pattern, and the stacked multiple of substrates are fixed to each other by the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiko HANYA
  • Patent number: 10483721
    Abstract: A vertical cavity light-emitting device includes: a semiconductor substrate having a hexagonal crystal structure; a line mask extending linearly along at least one of a [11-20] direction and directions equivalent to the [11-20] direction on a c-plane of the semiconductor substrate; a first reflector provided on an exposed region exposed from the line mask on the c-plane of the semiconductor substrate, the first reflector comprising a high refractive index semiconductor film and a low refractive index semiconductor film having a refractive index smaller than that of the high refractive index semiconductor film, the high refractive index semiconductor film and the low refractive index semiconductor film being alternately layered; a light-emitting structure layer provided on the first reflector; and a second reflector disposed on the light-emitting structure layer so as to be opposed so the first reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Komei Tazawa, Ji-Hao Liang, Seiichiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10473286
    Abstract: The present invention is characterized by a lens body in which a first lens unit configured to form a first light distribution pattern which includes a first cut-off line; and a second lens unit configured to form a second light distribution pattern which includes a second cut-off line, wherein the first lens unit forms the first light distribution pattern when light from a first light source which entered the first lens unit is emitted from the first lens unit, the second lens unit forms the second light distribution pattern when light from a second light source which entered the second lens unit is emitted from the second lens unit, and the first lens unit and the second lens unit are integrally molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Nishimura, Yoshihiro Fujiyama