Patents Assigned to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10464470
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp is provided, which is capable of changing the clearness of a contrast boundary line correspondingly to a traveling state or a traveling environment of a vehicle. The vehicle lamp is mounted in a vehicle and configured to form a prescribed light distribution pattern including a contrast boundary line, the vehicle lamp including: a sensor provided in the vehicle; and a clearness control unit configured to change clearness of the contrast boundary line correspondingly to a detection result of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masafumi Ohno
  • Patent number: 10465881
    Abstract: A lighting tool for a vehicle includes a light source device, and a first projection module and a second projection module each configured to radiate light radiated from the light source device toward a front of the vehicle as a light distribution pattern, wherein the light source device radiates light toward each of the first projection module and the second projection module, the first projection module and the second projection module each include a liquid crystal element that modulates the light radiated from the light source device to form an image light, and a projection optical system that radiates the image light forward as the light distribution pattern, and the light distribution pattern of the first projection module and the light distribution pattern of the second projection module overlap with each other over an entire projection range in a direction of a first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10465875
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight includes a first light distribution variable lighting unit and a second light distribution variable lighting unit each having a plurality of light emitting devices and a projection lens that projects light emitted from the plurality of light emitting devices and that are configured to variably control a light distribution pattern of light emitted from the projection lens while switching lighting of the plurality of light emitting devices, wherein the first light distribution variable lighting unit radiates light having a first light distribution pattern toward a side in front of the projection lens with respect to a predetermined radiation range, and the second light distribution variable lighting unit radiates light having a second light distribution pattern toward the side in front of the projection lens with respect to at least a vicinity of a reference center of the radiation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Nakazato
  • Patent number: 10459306
    Abstract: An optical element comprises a first electrode; a second electrode partially including insulating areas; a seal frame member located between the first electrode and the second electrode; an electrolyte layer that fills a space defined by the first substrate, the second substrate, and the seal frame member; a first connection electrode disposed outside the seal frame member on the surface of the first substrate facing the second substrate; and a second connection electrode disposed outside the seal frame member on the surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate, wherein, in an area surrounded by the seal frame member, a proportion of the insulating areas of the second electrode included in an unit area relatively close to the first connection electrode is higher than that included in an unit area positioned in the middle of the seal frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190326491
    Abstract: A light-emitting element and a light-emitting device having low light loss, high luminance, and high light extraction efficiency are provided. The light-emitting element includes: a semiconductor structure layer having a light-emitting layer; a light-transmitting substrate provided on the semiconductor structure layer; a wavelength conversion layer disposed on the light-transmitting substrate; a light-transmitting covering member configured to cover at least a part of a side surface of the light-transmitting substrate and have transparency to light from the light-emitting layer; and a light-shielding member configured to entirely cover surfaces including a surface of the light-transmitting covering member, and including a side surface of the semiconductor structure layer, a side surface of the light-transmitting substrate, and a side surface of the wavelength conversion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyotaro KOIKE, Noriko NIHEI, Shunya IDE, Ji-Hao LIANG
  • Publication number: 20190326725
    Abstract: A laser module has a base portion having a metal holding portion; a laser light source fixed to the base portion; an optical outputting portion deriving the laser light from a collimating optical system out of the base portion. The collimating optical system includes an input lens receiving the laser light from the laser light source; and an output lens receiving the laser light from the input lens and outputting the laser light to the optical outputting portion, each located in order from the laser light source. The input lens is a convex lens fixed in a first cylinder body made of metal and welded to the holding portion. The output lens is a convex lens having a focal point length longer than that of the input lens and held by the holding member glued to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke NAGATOMO, Yoshio OKAMOTO, Takashi NAKAI, Kenji NAGASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20190327404
    Abstract: An active image data generating apparatus includes a light emitting unit adapted to emit irradiation light, an image device having multiple pixels, and a diffractive optical element unit adapted to receive the irradiation light from the light emitting unit to generate multiple irradiation patterns toward an image area. The image area is divided into multiple image regions each corresponding to one of the multiple pixels. Each of the image regions is divided into multiple sub image regions. The sub image regions located at same positions within the image regions are defined as one of sub image region groups. A control unit time-divisionally irradiates the sub image region groups with the irradiation patterns to fetch multiple sub frame data from all the pixels of the image device, and to compose the multiple sub frame data into frame data of the image area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke YATA
  • Publication number: 20190323146
    Abstract: A group III nitride laminate having monocrystalline n-type AlxGa1-xN (0.7?X?1.0) and an electrode is provided. The group III nitride laminate is characterized in that an n-type contact layer made of (AlYGa1-Y)2O3 (0.0?Y<0.3) is provided between the monocrystalline n-type AlxGa1-xN (0.7?X?1.0) and the electrode. Furthermore, a vertical semiconductor device including the above-described group III nitride laminate is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinao KUMAGAI, Hisashi MURAKAMI, Toru KINOSHITA
  • Publication number: 20190323674
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle includes: a light source configured to emit a first light forward; and a transmission type surface emitting device that is disposed in front of the light source, that is configured to transmit the first light and that is configured to emit a second light forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki CHIKAMA, Koichiro ANO
  • Patent number: 10454214
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting assembly can include a fixed connector receptacle attached to a wiring board and configured for connection to a moveable connector plug and lock cover. The moveable connector plug has electrical wires extending from a rear end and can be inserted into the fixed connector receptacle. The lock cover can mate with both the fixed connector and the moveable connector plug to keep both structures in place after connection. The lock cover is configured to be rotatable around a front positioning portion of the lock cover when engaged in a positioning opening of the fixed connector receptacle. A rear positioning tab of the lock cover engages with a rear engagement aperture located on the moveable connector plug when in the fully assembled position to lock the moveable connector plug within the fixed connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sato