Abstract: A vehicle lighting fixture allowing a plurality of lamp units to be attached to a housing with improved operation efficiency is provided. The vehicle lighting fixture includes: a tubular support body having front and rear openings, an inner peripheral surface defining an inner space, and an outer peripheral surface; a first lamp unit supported by the tubular support body in a state where the first lamp unit is arranged in the inner space of the tubular support body, the first lamp unit being configured to emit light from a first light source toward a front side; and a second lamp unit configured to be supported by the tubular support body in a state where the second lamp unit is arranged along the outer peripheral surface of the tubular support body, the second lamp unit being configured to emit light from a second light source to the front side.
Abstract: A group-Ill nitride stacked body includes a substrate, an n-type first AlGaN layer expressed by the composition formula AlXGa1-XN (0<X?1), and a second AlGaN layer which is disposed between the substrate and the n-type first AlGaN layer and which is expressed by the composition formula AlYGa1-YN (0.5<Y?1, where Y<X). A group-III nitride light-emitting element comprises an active layer which is disposed on the n-type first AlGaN layer of the group-Ill nitride stacked body and which includes at least one well layer. The well layer of the active layer is an AlGaN layer expressed by the composition formula AlWGa1-WN (0<W<1), where the Al composition W is such that W?Y.
Abstract: A light amount control mechanism for a vehicle headlamp can maintain high positional precision of a movable shade in its rotation axis direction to suppress variation in light distribution while allowing stable rotation of the movable shade. The light amount control mechanism includes a movable shade configured to be rotatably supported by a housing and selectively pivots to a first position or a second position to switch a shielding amount of light emitted from a light source, and an actuator configured to drive the movable shade. The light amount control mechanism for a vehicle headlamp may further include a stopper configured to position and hold the movable shade at the first position and the second position, the stopper being constituted by a V-shaped convex portion formed on any one of the movable shade and the housing and a V-groove-shaped concave portion formed on the other thereof as a pair.
Abstract: A resistor manufacturing method includes a first step of applying a solution wherein conductive nanosized particles with a particle diameter of less than 1 ?m and an insulating material are at least dispersed, or a solution wherein the conductive nanosized particles covered with an insulating material layer are at least dispersed, in a desired form on a substrate surface, thereby forming a film. The resistor manufacturing method also includes a second step of irradiating one portion of the film with light in a predetermined pattern, and sintering the conductive nanosized particles with the light, thereby forming a resistive film that is a conductive particle layer of the predetermined pattern.
Abstract: A half mirror, a method for manufacturing the half mirror and a lighting unit using the half mirror can include a base material and a half mirror layer formed on the base material. The half mirror layer can include a chrome oxide layer, which is made by only a sputtering method, and can be configured to perform a high thermal resistance. Accordingly, the half mirror cannot crack even under various circumstances such that repeat low/high temperatures. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can provide half mirrors having a high durability such as a thermal resistance and methods for manufacturing such the half mirrors in simple manufacturing processes, and also can provide lighting units using the half mirror having a high durability, which can maintain a stable reflectivity for a long term and which can also maintain a good appearance for a long-term use because the half mirror can prevent cracking therein.
Abstract: Provided is a sheet for drawing user's eyes and guiding the line of sight. A visual line guidance sheet is arranged to cover at least a part of a window for a user to look out therethrough, and configured to guide the user's line of sight, by illuminating a partial region on the visual line guidance sheet. The visual line guidance sheet includes an optically transparent substrate layer, a plurality of LED dies, and a wiring pattern. The controller receives from an imager, an image obtained by imaging a region visible by the user through the window, detects an object targeted for visual line guidance, included in the image, and illuminates the LED dies on the visual line guidance sheet, corresponding to a position of the object.
Abstract: A vehicle signaling light includes a first light source, a first plate light guiding lens, a second light source, and a second plate light guiding lens. The first plate light guiding lens includes a light incident portion to receive light from the first light source in a direction parallel to the plate surface and a light output surface through which the light having been guided is allowed to exit, and the light incident portion has upper and lower expanded portions. The second plate light guiding lens receives light from the second light source in a direction perpendicular to the plate surface and causes the light to exit from the light guiding lens in the direction parallel to the plate surface. The first and second plate light guiding lenses are stacked on each other to configure the vehicle signaling light including a turn signaling lamp function and a DRL function.
Abstract: A lighting apparatus for display includes a plurality of illumination units each including a light source that emits illumination light and a lens body, wherein the plurality of illumination units are disposed in parallel along one end of a front surface side of the display item, and the lens body has an incidence section to which illumination light enters, a reflecting surface that condenses the illumination light entering from the incidence section in a same direction by reflecting the illumination light, a first emission surface that emits the illumination light from the one end of the front surface side of the display item toward other end, and a second emission surface that emits some of the illumination light entering the reflecting surface from the one end of the front surface side of the display item to a closer side in a depth direction by allowing a transmission thereof.
Abstract: Provided are a semiconductor light-emitting device capable of easily adjusting the light intensity of output light and a method for producing such a semiconductor light-emitting device. The semiconductor light-emitting device includes: a substrate; a light-emitting element mounted on the substrate; and a seal layer provided on the substrate so as to cover the light-emitting element. The seal layer contains resin and inorganic pigment particles. The inorganic particles have an average particle size of 1 ?m or larger and 50 ?m or smaller in a volumetric basis particle size distribution by a laser diffraction scattering particle size distribution measurement method. The inorganic particles distributed at a concentration becoming thicker in a direction toward said substrate.
Abstract: A vehicular harness using a wiring grommet having a broad utility and a high reliability can include a plurality of through-holes. The wiring grommet can include each of a first minimum thickness, a second minimum thickness, and a third minimum thickness, which can be thicker than a first threshold, a second threshold and a third threshold, respectively, and can also include a first side thickness, which can be thinner than a fourth threshold. The vehicular harness can include various wires, which can be contacted with each of inner convex surfaces having a diameter of 95 percent to 60 percent of inside diameters of the though-holes in an appressed state. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can include providing the vehicular harnesses using the wiring grommet, which can be used for vehicle lamps such as a rear lamp and the like, even when the wiring grommet is exposed to an external air.
Abstract: Provided is a circuit board for reducing a likelihood of so-called through-hole disconnection, and enhancing connection reliability on both sides of a substrate via a through-hole. The circuit board has a substrate with the through-hole, a first conductive part covering an opening of the through-hole on one surface of the substrate in a manner blocking the opening, having a portion inserted into the through-hole from the one surface, and a second conductive part covering a second opening of the through-hole on the other surface of the substrate in a manner blocking the second opening, having a portion inserted into the through-hole from the other surface. The portion of the first conductive part inserted in the through-hole has a columnar shape forming a columnar portion having a diameter smaller than the through-hole.
Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor multilayer film reflecting mirror formed by alternately repeating a first nitride film containing In (indium) and a second nitride film not containing In. The reflecting mirror includes an inter-film transition layer between the first and second nitride films, the composition of which is varied from the composition of the first nitride film to the composition of the second nitride film. The inter-film transition layer has a first transition layer formed on the first nitride film and containing In and Al (aluminum), and a second transition layer formed on the first transition layer and containing Al but not containing In. In the first transition layer, the percentages of In and Al are decreased from the first nitride film to the second transition layer, and the percentage of In in the first transition layer starts to decrease at a same or closer position to the first nitride film than the percentage of Al.
December 8, 2017
Date of Patent:
September 10, 2019
STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD., MEIJO UNIVERSITY
Abstract: To provide an electro-optical apparatus suitably usable as a reflective display apparatus with excellent visibility. A first substrate having a first electrode on one surface side, a second substrate having a second electrode on one surface side and arranged opposing the first substrate, an electrolyte layer having material used for electrolytic deposition and disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode are included. Each of the first electrode and the second electrode has a concave-convex configuration on one surface side that is in contact with the electrolyte layer. Surface roughness Ra of one side of the first electrode is 0.4 ?m or more, and surface roughness Ra of one surface side of the second electrode is 0.02 ?m or more and relatively smaller than the surface roughness of the first electrode.
Abstract: To achieve a high-quality light distribution pattern in a lamp unit used in a vehicular lamp system that selectively irradiates the front of a vehicle. The unit includes a light source, an optical shutter device, and an optical system where the optical shutter device has a first liquid crystal device having first light modulation areas and a second liquid crystal device having second light modulating areas. The first light modulation areas are arranged with a gap at least in a first direction and the second light modulation areas are arranged with a gap at least in the first direction. The first liquid crystal device and the second liquid crystal device overlap with each other such that, in a plan view, the first light modulation areas and the second light modulation areas are arranged complementarily to each other without forming a gap between the two modulation areas.
Abstract: A lighting tool for a vehicle includes a first condensing optical system configured to condense a first beam at a first condensing magnification, a second condensing optical system configured to condense a second beam at a second condensing magnification, and a projection optical system configured to project the first beam and the second beam forward, wherein each of a condensing point of the first beam condensed by the first condensing optical system and a condensing point of the second beam condensed by the second condensing optical system are adjusted according to a rear-side focus of the projection optical system.
Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes a first lighting part arranged on a stationary body part of the vehicle, and a second lighting part arranged on a movable body part of the vehicle. A gap in a vehicle width direction is provided between the first lighting part and the second lighting part. The first lighting part includes a first reflector and the second lighting part includes a second reflector. The first reflector is located forward of the second reflector in a vehicle forward-rearward direction, and the gap is rearward of the first reflector in the vehicle forward-rearward direction. The second reflector is inclined toward one of the first reflector and the gap.
May 18, 2018
Date of Patent:
September 3, 2019
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Logan M. Kingen, Christopher T. Lepage, Akira Hongo, Nathan M. Fisher, Aaron M. Eberle, Teerawan Grogan, Robert William Herpy, William Gerret McWhorter, Takuya Matsumaru, Taizo Yokoyama
Abstract: A lighting tool for a vehicle that radiates light from a vehicle toward a road surface, the lighting tool for a vehicle including a light source device, a light modulation device that modulates light emitted from the light source device to form multi-gradation light including a high gradation part, a low gradation part and a zero gradation part, a projection unit that projects the multi-gradation light emitted from the light modulation device to the road surface as a light distribution pattern, and a control unit that controls the light source device and the light modulation device, wherein the light modulation device forms a drawing pattern as the high gradation part which is surrounded by the low gradation part in the light distribution pattern.
Abstract: A vehicular light is provided which is capable of forming an emission pattern with a good appearance at the time of lighting. The vehicular light has a light guide body having a light guide portion and a slit that penetrates the light guide portion in its thickness direction and linearly extend along a light guide path of light rays emitted from a plurality of LED light sources and guided within the light guide portion. The slit is composed of three regions including a constant width region formed in a predetermined length range toward the distal end, a tapered width region gradually narrowing toward the distal end, and a distal end region having a distal end of a curved surface shape formed in the distal end portion of the tapered width region.
Abstract: A light deflector 1 includes a reflector (2), inner piezoelectric actuators (4), an inner frame (5), outer piezoelectric actuators (6), and an outer frame (7). The reflector (2) is oscillated about a first axis Ua and a second axis Ub by the inner piezoelectric actuators (4) and the outer piezoelectric actuators (6), respectively. Formed on the rear surface of the light deflector 1 is a projecting rib (52), which projects from an encircling rib (51) of the inner frame (5) and reaches a corner portion (36) of a distal end portion of a piezoelectric cantilever (13a). A vertical side (22b) has an outer recess (35). The outer recess (35) extends along the projecting rib (52) in a portion of the distal end side of the piezoelectric cantilever (13a).
February 17, 2019
August 22, 2019
STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Makoto SAKURAI, Takaaki KOYAMA, Tomotaka ASARI
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.