Hiroya Koizumi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A vehicular lamp including a translucent member 14 and a light-emitting element 12 with its front being covered by the translucent member 14; a plurality of lens elements 14s1 and 14s2 being formed on the front surface 14b of the translucent member 14 so that the lens elements are located on a hemispherical surface which is centered upon the light-emitting element 12 and serves as a reference plane B. The front surface 14b of the translucent member 14 is divided in a radial pattern to form a plurality of fan-shaped zones SA and SB, which are further divided into concentric circular shapes to form a plurality of fan-shaped zone bands SA1, SA2, SA3 and SA4, and SB1, SB2 and SB3, respectively, which are provided with the lens elements 14s1 and 14s2 therein.
Abstract: A vehicular lamp including, within its lamp chamber, a reflector 14, a led 20 disposed behind the reflector 14 and a mushroom-shaped light guide 30 that extends coaxially with the led 20 and guides light emitted from the led 20 to the reflector 14. The light guide 30 has an umbrella portion 40 at its front end and a plane of incidence 33, which guides light from the led 20 into the light guide 30, at its rear end. The umbrella portion 40 has a first light emitting surface 42 for emitting light guided into the light guide 30 in the forward direction, reflection surfaces 44 and 46 for internally reflecting the guided light in the rearward direction and radially outward direction, and a second light emitting surface 48 for emitting the internally reflected light toward the reflector 14.
Abstract: A translucent member is arranged so as to cause light originating from an LED light source oriented toward the front of a lamp to enter the translucent member. Outgoing LED light that has entered the translucent member is reflected rearward by a front surface, and then the light is reflected forward by a rear surface, to thereby exit forward of the lamp from the translucent member. At that time, an area on the front surface located in the vicinity of an optical axis Ax is formed as a normal reflection section subjected to reflection surface treatment. The other area of the front surface is formed as an internal reflection section which causes the outgoing LED light to undergo internal reflection. A plurality of reflection elements are formed on the rear surface of the translucent member so as to cause the outgoing LED light reflected from the front surface to enter the internal reflection section at an incidence angle which is smaller than or equal to a critical angle.
Abstract: Light from an LED light source, which is placed to be directed toward the front of a lamp, is incident on a translucent member, and the light that is transmitted through the translucent member is reflected by a reflector toward the front of the lamp. An internal reflection portion that internally reflects light which is incident on the translucent member at a small angle with respect to an optical axis of the LED light source, in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis, and a refraction portion that refracts light which is incident at a large angle with respect to the optical axis, in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis, are formed on the surface of the translucent member. The LED emitted light can be caused to be incident on a reflective surface of the reflector in the form of substantially parallel beams which are directed in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis.