Patents Assigned to Valeo Vision
  • Publication number: 20240233301
    Abstract: A method for controlling a lighting system for a motor vehicle having a system for detecting objects includes defining at least one set of detectable types of objects and acquiring, by means of the detection system, a set of data relating to the position of a plurality of objects of types belonging to the set. Also included is determining a lighting model which is associated with said set and defines at least one zone referred to as the initial detection zone, and a light pattern referred to as the initial light pattern, of a light beam intended to be emitted in the initial detection zone. The lighting system is controlled in order to emit a light beam having the initial light pattern in the initial detection zone of said lighting model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Mickael MIMOUN, Rezak MEZARI, Hafid EL IDRISSI, Yasser ALMEHIO
  • Patent number: 12030429
    Abstract: A light system comprising: a first light blade; a second light blade; a plurality of first light sources directing light into the first light blade in a first direction; a plurality of second light sources directing light into the first light blade, the second light blade, or both so that the light exiting the first light blade, the second light blade, or both extends in a second direction that is substantially normal to the first direction away from a vehicle housing the light system; wherein the plurality of first light sources and the plurality of second light sources provide a light function; and wherein the plurality of first light sources, the plurality of second light sources, or both are configured to illuminate in sequence so that the first light blade, the second light blade, or both are illuminated from a first edge toward a second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Colby Darlage, Brant Potter, David Egly
  • Publication number: 20240224393
    Abstract: The invention provides an electronic assembly for an automotive lighting device. the electronic assembly comprising a plurality of converters (8, 9, 10, 11, 12), at least one driver channel (5, 6, 7) being electrically fed by at least one converter (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) and a plurality of solid-state light sources (2, 3, 4). at least one solid-state light source receiving current and control from each driver channel (5, 6, 7). At least one of the converters (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) is arranged for selectively being connected or disconnected to provide different current values to at least one of the driver channels (5, 6, 7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Rabih TALEB, Hafid EL IDRISSI
  • Publication number: 20240210555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle assembly for a vehicle, the vehicle assembly including a radar sensor having a field of vision and configured to transmit radar waves over a range of wavelengths in the field of vision, and a lens arranged opposite the radar sensor, with the lens being a gradient-index lens and includes a sublayer and a layer of patterns forming a subwavelength-structured dielectric element with a repetition period of the patterns that is less than quarter of a wavelength of the range, and the layer of patterns has a local refractive index which is calculated as a function of a local density of the patterns in the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Pierre RENAUD, Pierre ALBOU
  • Patent number: 12018809
    Abstract: The present utility model provides an optical element, comprising: a light entry surface; a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface; a light exit surface; and at least one connecting surface, located between the first reflective surface and/or the second reflective surface on the one hand and the light exit surface on the other, wherein the connecting surface at least partly comprises an enhanced reflection part for expanding a maximum exit angle of emergent light exiting via the light exit surface. Advantages: there is no need to process a surface at the light exit surface, so the range of applicability of the optical element is increased; moreover, the optical element according to the present utility model has a greater distance between the light exit surface and light entry surface thereof, i.e. can be thicker, so the optical element can adapt to a greater variety of shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Liang Dai, Sihua Wu, Liubo Wang
  • Publication number: 20240200753
    Abstract: A heat exchange system of a vehicle lighting device. The heat exchange system includes an air duct that is arranged facing a heat sink for transferring heat by the light sources of the lighting device. The air duct includes an air inlet portion with a first air passage area receiving an airflow into the air duct and an air outlet portion with a second air passage area directing the airflow towards a heatsink. In addition, an intermediate portion is disposed between the air inlet portion and the air outlet portion. The intermediate portion is having a variable cross-section in a non-linear way. The largest section of the intermediate portion is superior to the section of both the first air passage area and the second air passage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Thibaut MENN, Zhixin LIU, Mathieu ROBICHON
  • Publication number: 20240200750
    Abstract: A light guiding device includes a first light guide having an end surface, a corner section and a downstream section. The corner section of the first light guide has a corner and is closer to the end surface of the first light guide than the downstream section. Light incident surfaces of the first light guide include the end surface, and an inner side surface of the corner section located on the inner side of the corner. A light exit surface of the first light guide includes an outer side surface of the first light guide located on the outer side of the corner. The light incident surfaces of the first light guide may additionally include the inner side surface of the corner section. It is found that the corner section can be lit on when the corner section is observed along the direction tangent to the corner section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Xingang SHI, Yanna CHEN, Zebin NI
  • Publication number: 20240200747
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle, the lighting device being configured to perform at least one lighting function and including at least one optical module, an output lens and a housing including the at least one optical module, with the lighting device including a textured film covering a surface of the device, the textured film having patterns configured to reduce the transmission of light entering the lighting device through the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Kostadin BEEV, Christophe DUBOSC, Thibaud BARILLOT, Anthony LOZANO, Stephanie BERGERAT, Thomas DUFILS
  • Publication number: 20240191857
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for a vehicle, with the lighting device being configured to carry out at least one lighting function and including at least one optical module, and a screen arranged facing the optical module, with the screen including at least two elements that are arranged relative to one another to form an upper part and a lower part of the screen, the upper part being configured to mask the ambient light coming from outside the vehicle, and the lower part being configured to transmit the ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Kostadin BEEV, Anthony LOZANO, Stephanie BERGERAT, Hui JIN, Thomas DUFILS
  • Publication number: 20240183524
    Abstract: A heat sink for an electronic component and its manufacturing method by applying a nanopulsed laser. The heat sink includes a body provided with an outer layer, including a surface layer having a radiative exposed surface and a layer immediately underlying the surface layer. The underlying layer is made of a material based on a metal and the surface layer is made of an oxide of said material. The outer layer includes juxtaposed nodules. The heat sink originally combines a surface chemical state promoting heat emission and a structure geometrically promoting heat exchange, in order to synergistically improve its heat dissipation capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Thibaut MENN, Laurent VIVET, Renan LEON, Jean-Francois BISSON, Baptiste DECROUY, Guillaume BONVALLAT
  • Publication number: 20240181956
    Abstract: A method for controlling a light pattern provided by an automotive lighting device of an automotive vehicle. The method includes providing a road profile, extracting road features from the road profile, dividing the matrix arrangement in row groups, assigning a different shifting value for each row group, each shifting value depending on the road features and dividing each row group in at least a first portion and a second portion. Each portion includes at least a boundary pixel which is in contact with the boundary pixel of an adjacent portion. The method further includes modifying the width of the first portion and the width of the second portion by shifting the position of the boundary pixels in each row group according to the corresponding shifting value and interpolating the luminous intensity values of the pixels belonging to the first and second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Ali KANJ, Constantin PRAT, Matthieu DREZET, Hafid EL IDRISSI
  • Publication number: 20240183506
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical module of a motor vehicle lighting system, including at least one light source, a primary optical element comprising at least one primary optical member connected to an exit optical member, the primary optical member including a light entry face and a junction face connecting the primary optical member to the exit optical member, the primary optical element being a one-piece component, and an optical projection system designed to project, onto the ground, using light emitted by the light source and collected by the primary optical member, an image of the junction face, the primary optical member being arranged so that the image of its junction face that is projected onto the ground by the optical projection system is entirely bounded by substantially sharp edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Marine COURCIER, Aleksandra CVETKOVIC, Eric MOISY, Stefan NAMYSLO, Pierre ALBOU
  • Publication number: 20240181960
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle, including an illuminated screen having a plurality of light sources arranged in a matrix on a substrate having a plurality of electrical interconnecting tracks that extend between the light sources. The substrate includes a first protective layer which is disposed between the light sources and has a first albedo, and a second protective layer which is disposed between the light sources and has a second albedo that is greater than the first albedo, the second layer defining a logo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Antoine DE-LAMBERTERIE, Samuel DAROUSSIN, Alexandre VAL, Zdravko ZOJCESKI
  • Patent number: 12000555
    Abstract: An optical assembly and a vehicle lamp are described. The optical assembly has a main exit direction, and includes a light source, a first light guide element and a second light guide element which are arranged in a superposed fashion in the main exit direction. The light source is allocated to the first light guide element, and the first light guide element has a first light in-coupling region and a first light out-coupling surface, the second light guide element has a second light in-coupling surface and a second light out-coupling surface, with the first light out-coupling surface facing the second light in-coupling surface. A light distribution structure is provided on at least a partial segment of at least one of the first light out-coupling surface and the second light in-coupling surface. The vehicle lamp includes the optical assembly described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Qiang Hu, Piao Zhang, Anna Gu, Liangliang Fei, Fang Fang
  • Patent number: 11999301
    Abstract: A method for aiding the maneuvering of an automotive vehicle. The method includes the steps of projecting a light pattern towards a projection zone of the ground surface, acquiring an image of the automotive vehicle and the light pattern from an image sensor and providing the acquired image to a user of the automotive vehicle. The projection zone includes at least one of a first virtual rectangle, a second virtual rectangle and/or a third virtual rectangle, defined with respect to a rear point of the carbody, a front point of the carbody and the contact points between the wheels and the ground surface. The invention also provides an automotive lighting device for performing the steps of such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Stefan Namyslo, Eric Martin Claude Moisy, Marine Courcier
  • Patent number: 11993201
    Abstract: Method for controlling modules for projecting pixelated light beams of a host vehicle. The host vehicle includes a step of determining, using a control device and according to the collected data, a polynomial function which models the profile of the edge and the centre of the road, such that the road profile is modelled based on a polynomial function, the degree of which depends on the curvature of the road. Also included is a step of determining, by means of the control device, a starting point (Pd) and an arrival point (Pa) of an area for projection (ZPd, ZPg, ZP) of patterns, and a step of determining, by means of the control device, a distance (De) between an axis (Ac) of a data/image acquisition means and the patterns, respectively for a right projection area ZPd and a left projection area ZPg. The control device is used to determine the width (Lm) of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Hafid El Idrissi
  • Patent number: 11988353
    Abstract: A method for managing image data in an automotive lighting device includes the steps of providing an image pattern, dividing the image pattern in rows or columns of pixels, and calculating a first gradient value related to the relation between the numeric value of a first pixel and the numeric value of an adjacent pixel. Also included is checking, for each pixel, if the difference between the corresponding gradient value and the first gradient fulfills one of a first or second condition, defining linear segments, compressing the data of the linear segments and sending the compressed data to the light module. The invention also provides an automotive lighting device for performing the steps of such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Yasser Almehio, Constantin Prat
  • Patent number: 11987178
    Abstract: A light assembly includes a power source, a first lighting module to perform a high beam function, a second lighting module to perform a low beam function and a driver connected to the voltage source. The driver is connected to a first pin, a second pin and a third pin and is configured to apply a first power output to a first lighting module and to apply a second power output to the second lighting module. The light assembly includes a first switching unit in series with the first lighting module and the second lighting module, and a second switching unit in series with the second lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Rujiu Ou
  • Publication number: 20240157868
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for controlling a light pattern provided by an automotive lighting device of an automotive vehicle. The method includes providing a road profile, extracting road features from the road profile, dividing the matrix arrangement in row groups, assigning a different shifting value for each row group, each shifting value depending on the road features, dividing each row group in a first portion and a second portion, shifting the operation of the first portion of each row group of light sources according to the corresponding shifting value and create a third portion between the shifted first portion and the second portion of each row group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Ali KANJ, Constantin PRAT, Matthieu DREZET, Hafid EL IDRISSI
  • Publication number: 20240159373
    Abstract: A light guide designed to be mounted in a vehicle includes a coupling portion presenting an input face, a main portion adjacent to said coupling portion, and a light output surface extending at least along the main portion. The light guide is arranged in such a way that light rays that enter into the light guide through the input face are propagated by total internal reflection along the coupling portion and then along the main portion, before reaching out of the light guide trough the output surface. The light input face is flat and has a periphery that is formed by only five edges of substantially the same size, these edges joining together such that they form five angles with substantially the same value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Lucia PUGA PEDREGOSA, Maria Victoria SANCHEZ MARTINEZ, Maria Del Carmen MONTANO SEGURA, Juan Manuel MARTINEZ SPINOLA