Reflector Structure Patents (Class 362/516)
  • Patent number: 10895359
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source, a lens, and an optical member provided between the lens and the light source. The light source is provided on an attachment surface of a fixing member. The attachment surface includes a pair of fixing portions provided at positions paired with the light source being interposed therebetween and a contact portion provided to protrude from the attachment surface at a position apart from the light source in a direction perpendicular to a straight line connecting two fixing portions. A protruding amount of the contact portion from the attachment surface in an optical axis direction of the light source is greater than that of the fixing portion. A pair of fixing spots provided at one edge portion of the optical member is fixed to the fixing portions, and a contact spot provided at the other edge portion contacts the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiya Abe
  • Patent number: 10876695
    Abstract: A light module for a motor vehicle headlight for emitting light to form a light pattern in an area in front of the light module, the light module including two or more primary light sources (PLQ1, PLQ2) that produce light to form a main light pattern (HLV), and at least one secondary light source (SLQ1) that produces light to form an additional light pattern (ZLV), which overlaps the main light pattern to form an entire light pattern. The primary light sources are associated with at least one primary reflector (PR1, PR2) and are configured to bundle the light emitted the from the primary light sources and to direct it in the form of the main light pattern into an area in front of the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Stein, Christian Bemmer, Thomas Edletzberger, Martin Schragl, Peter Schadenhofer, Jürgen Ganzberger, Johann Altmann, Jürgen Zorn
  • Patent number: 10851966
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved LED light system and device for locomotives, stadiums and narrow single or multi beam angle applications wherein LEDs of a cluster are placed on a surface in close proximity in LED lamp unit for generating higher luminous stearance and a lens mechanism provides at least a first external lens and second lens for further collimation preferably bigger determined by the illumination requirements and the space available for the unit/system, mounted in a manner to generate at least one narrow angle beam for reaching a larger and/or lesser distance, the beam being symmetric or asymmetric, the LED Lamp designed for producing greater lamp life, higher efficiency, low maintenance and configurable as Twin, Triple, Quad & more LED Lamp lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjeev Khosla, Aarti Khosla
  • Patent number: 10851960
    Abstract: A vehicular lighting fixture is a vehicular lighting fixture configured to illuminate a side in front of a vehicle, and includes a parallel light illumination device configured to emit parallel light and a projection optical system configured to project the parallel light emitted from the parallel light illumination device to a forward side, and in the projection optical system, a focal length of a horizontal component is smaller than a focal length of a vertical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Kogure
  • Patent number: 10830401
    Abstract: A ceiling mounted light fixture includes a lens assembly including a central lens and a pair of side lenses. The central lens extends along a longitudinal axis, and each side lens extends parallel to the central lens and is positioned on a lateral side of the central lens. The fixture further includes at least one central light emitter for emitting light directly through the central lens and a pair of side light emitters. At least one control component operatively connected to the central light emitter and the side light emitters is configured to operate in a first mode in which the central light emitter is deactivated and the side light emitters are activated, and a second mode in which the central light emitter and the side light emitters are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Miller, David Rector, Chris Bailey, John Hollander, Raymond Brown
  • Patent number: 10823363
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp capable of producing a flow of light emitted laterally and capable of emitting light with good appearance is provided. The vehicle light includes: a light source, a reflector that reflects the light from the light source laterally, and an inner lens that allows the light reflected by the reflector to be projected laterally. The reflector has a reflecting surface on which a plurality of reflection cuts are periodically arranged in a front-rear direction thereof. The inner lens has a lens surface protruded from a surface facing the reflector so as to face the reflecting surface. The lens surface has a shape extending in the front-rear direction while being curved convexly in a vertical direction, and a radius of curvature of the lens surface in the vertical direction gradually increases from a proximal end side to a distal end side of the lens surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Nobe
  • Patent number: 10808906
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a luminous device the turned-on aspect of which is different from the turned-off aspect, the device including a mask that is able to be partially passed through by light, one or more light sources, and a closing outer lens that is placed downstream of the mask. The one or more light sources and the mask are arranged with respect to one another so that the mask directly or indirectly receives the light rays emitted by the one or more light sources and so that only some of these emitted light rays pass through the mask. The method includes a step of arranging the one or more light sources in the luminous device in number and in power so that the light rays exiting from the luminous device form a signalling light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Colombel, Erwan Faoucher, Francois Gratecap
  • Patent number: 10797209
    Abstract: A chip scale packaging (CSP) light emitting diode (LED) device includes a flip-chip LED semiconductor die and a beam shaping structure (BSS) to form a monochromatic CSP LED device. A photoluminescent structure can be disposed on the LED semiconductor die to form a phosphor-converted white-light CSP LED device. The BSS is fabricated by dispersing light scattering particles with concentration equal to or less than 30% by weight into a polymer resin material, and is disposed adjacent to the edge portion of the photoluminescent structure or the LED semiconductor die; or disposed remotely above the photoluminescent structure or the LED semiconductor die. The BSS disposed at the edge portion of the device can reduce the edge-emitting light of the device; while the BSS disposed at the top portion of the device can reduce the top-emitting light of the device, therefore shaping the radiation pattern and the viewing angle of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Maven Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieh Chen, Tsung-Hsi Wang
  • Patent number: 10760769
    Abstract: An optical element includes a light entry surface configured to receive light, a light emission surface having a first light emission sub-surface and a second light emission sub-surface connected to each other, and a reflecting surface having a first reflecting sub-surface and a second reflecting sub-surface connected between the first reflecting sub-surface and the second light emission sub-surface. A first portion of the light is transmitted to the light entry surface and the first light emission sub-surface in sequence. A second portion of the light is transmitted to the light entry surface, the second reflecting sub-surface, and the second light exit sub-surface in sequence. A third portion of the light is transmitted to the light entry surface, the first reflecting sub-surface, the second reflecting sub-surface, and the second light emission sub-surface in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Juluen Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsiang Lai
  • Patent number: 10731820
    Abstract: A lighting module for an automotive vehicle. The module comprises a support, for example made by a heat dissipation device, and a printed circuit board accommodating at least one light source of a first type. The printed circuit board is housed on the support. The lighting module proposes allowing light sources of a second type, generating, for example, a different amount of heat, to be housed so that the rays arising from the two types of sources may be coupled into one and the same light guide, while efficiently dissipating the heat generated by each of the types of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO ILUMINACION
    Inventors: Jose-Ramon Martinez-Perez, Antonio Domingo Illan, Jose-David Roldan, Miguel-Angel Pena, Manuel Calmaestra
  • Patent number: 10696206
    Abstract: A camera module housing of a vehicle includes at least a first light source adapted to radiate light having a first color, a second light source adapted to radiate light having a second color, wherein the first color is different from the second color, at least a first opening in the aperture of the camera module housing adapted to allow for light passing through from the first light source, at least a second opening in the aperture of the camera housing adapted to allow for light passing through from the second light source, where the first and second opening are arranged around a lens of the camera. A control circuit for controlling a lighting application in a vehicle includes at least a voltage input channel for receiving an input voltage; and at least a first output channel, a first lighting device, a second output channel, and a second lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Alf Liesener, Stefanie Göttlicher, Romeo Wieczorek, Daniel Fritz, Ilka Rötzer
  • Patent number: 10690309
    Abstract: An optical module for motor vehicle including at least one light source capable of emitting an initial light beam and a primary optical means capable of receiving the initial light beam and having a cutoff member arranged to transform the initial light beam into a secondary light beam oriented in a longitudinal direction and exhibiting a predetermined bottom cutoff extending overall transversely. A projection means is arranged to project a final light beam exhibiting a top cutoff formed by an inverted image of the secondary light beam with cutoff, wherein the primary optical means has a light deflection member arranged to deflect a part of the light rays of the initial light beam below the cutoff of the secondary beam toward the projection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Yves Gromfeld
  • Patent number: 10689655
    Abstract: A light funnel collimator has a central lens surface and a back reflecting surface, shaped to provide a wider background beam and a narrower hotspot beam within but off-center of the wider beam. One of the beams is on-axis of the collimator, and the other beam is off-axis. The reflector is at least partly asymmetrical relative to the axis, and provides or contributes to the off-axis beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oliver Dross, Fernando Munoz
  • Patent number: 10661700
    Abstract: Bezel apparatus for use with vehicle lamps are disclosed. A disclosed bezel for a vehicle lamp includes a skeleton defining a portion of the bezel. The skeleton is configured to provide structural integrity to the bezel. The bezel also includes a film configured to cover the skeleton. The film comprises a first side configured to contact the skeleton and a second side opposite to the first side and including a visual design. The bezel also includes a coupling mechanism configured to couple the film to the skeleton to provide a completed bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John Orisich, Mark Pattison, Ambroise Servantie
  • Patent number: 10648636
    Abstract: A lighting device includes an LED light source and a concave reflector. The light source is arranged such that light emitted is reflected by the reflector. The shield is arranged in front of the reflector. A projection lens is arranged to project light passing the shield. In order to efficiently use light emitted from the LED light source and to enable a projected illumination beam of high luminous flux, the LED light source is arranged below an optical axis L of the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Felix Chen, Ping Wu, Meng Han
  • Patent number: 10627057
    Abstract: Provided is a lamp with an LED that can prevent snow from sticking or snow melted thereon from freezing. A lamp (10) includes: an LED module (11) serving as a light source; a heatsink (12); a heat transfer unit (13); a light distribution unit (14); a housing (15) with an opening; and a light-transmissive cover (16). The LED module (11) includes a plurality of LEDs, and an LED substrate having a mounting surface on which the plurality of LEDs are mounted. The heatsink (12) is arranged on the side of the LED substrate opposite to the mounting surface. The light distribution unit (14) is arranged on the light emitting side of the LED module (11). The LED module (11), the heatsink (12), and the light distribution unit (14) are arranged in the housing (15). The light-transmissive cover (16) is arranged in the opening of the housing (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimasa Mizobe
  • Patent number: 10612752
    Abstract: A luminaire that includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a light diffuser having a planar surface facing the LEDs, and a reflector that surrounds a cavity formed between the light diffuser and the LEDs. Also disclosed is a method of distributing light that involves emitting light towards a light diffuser having a planar surface having a reflective coating, scattering a first portion of the light with the light diffuser, reflecting a second portion of the light with the light diffuser, reflecting the second portion of the light with a first reflective surface back towards the light diffuser, and scattering the second portion of the light with the light diffuser. Further disclosed is another method of distributing light that involves emitting light toward a light diffuser and reflecting a portion of the emitted light toward the light diffuser via a reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brandon Stolte, Yanwai Mui
  • Patent number: 10591126
    Abstract: A micro-projection light module (1) for a vehicle headlight, comprising at least one light source (2) and at least one projection arrangement (3) which images the light emitted from the at least one light source (2) into an area in front of the motor vehicle in the form of at least one light distribution, wherein the projection arrangement (3) comprises an entry optics (30) having one, two, or more micro entry optics (31) preferably arranged in an array, and an exit optics (40) having one, two, or more micro exit optics (41) preferably arranged in an array, wherein each micro entry optics (31) is paired with precisely one micro exit optics (41), wherein the micro entry optics (31) are designed in such a way and/or the micro entry optics (31) and the micro exit optics (41) are arranged relative to one another in such a way that substantially all the light emitted from a micro entry optics (31) enters precisely only into the paired micro exit optics (41), and wherein the light pre-shaped by the micro entry opti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Mandl
  • Patent number: 10578268
    Abstract: A smart headlight includes a headlight mount, a main light source, a lens and a light-shielding structure. The main light source is disposed on the headlight mount. The lens is connected to the headlight mount and corresponds in position to the main light source. The light shielding structure is disposed on the headlight mount and arranged between the main light source and the lens. The light shielding structure includes a first light-shielding plate and a second light-shielding plate. The first light-shielding plate is configured to reciprocally move between an upright position and a reclined position, such that a top portion of the second light-shielding plate can be covered by or exposed from the first light-shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CHIAN YIH OPTOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10538193
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle includes: plural light sources that are disposed so as to be lined-up in at least one line, and that illuminate light; a light-blocking member having an opening portion onto which light illuminated from the light sources is incident; and a projecting lens that emits, toward an object, light that has passed through the opening portion of the light-blocking member and has been incident on the projecting lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Takuya Kitazono, Norikatsu Myojin
  • Patent number: 10539294
    Abstract: A blind spot warning indication device for an exterior mirror of an automobile includes a light guide member. A plurality of wedge-shaped bosses are arranged side by side along an axis on the light guide member corresponding to a setting direction of the PCB. One side of each of the plurality of wedge-shaped bosses has a light incident end surface for aligning with a corresponding light source. An upper surface of each of the plurality of wedge-shaped bosses includes a light reflecting side having an optical pattern for reflecting and scattering. The reflecting side having the optical pattern is an upwardly convex arc surface. A lower surface of the wedge-shaped boss has a light emitting side. The outermost wedge-shaped boss has the largest curvature of the light-reflecting side compared to the other wedge-shaped bosses arranged side by side, and the outermost wedge-shaped boss has the longest length of the light-emitting side compared to the other wedge-shaped bosses arranged side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: SMR Patents S.à.r.l., Ningbo SMR Huaxiang Automotive Mirrors Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kürschner, Daniel Fritz, Yifei Feng, Yonggang Li, Weiping Lu
  • Patent number: 10539287
    Abstract: A headlight module for projecting a light distribution pattern includes: a light source for emitting light; and an optical element including a first reflecting surface for reflecting the light as first reflected light, a second reflecting surface for reflecting, as second reflected light, light passing through a traveling direction side of an edge portion of the first reflecting surface, a first emitting surface for emitting the first reflected light, and a second emitting surface for emitting the second reflected light, the traveling direction side being a side toward which the first reflected light travels. The edge portion is an edge portion on the traveling direction side. The first reflecting surface forms a high luminous intensity region of the light distribution pattern by superposing the first reflected light and light that has not been reflected by the first reflecting surface, and forms a cutoff line of the light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashige Suwa, Ritsuya Oshima, Keiji Nakamura, Kuniko Kojima, Muneharu Kuwata
  • Patent number: 10525901
    Abstract: A sensor mounting arrangement suitable for an autonomous or automated vehicle having an aerodynamic generally rounded or curved front perimeter surface symmetrically arranged relative to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle. The sensor is mounted so as to be tipped toward a more optimal sensing direction, bringing a leading portion outboard of, and a trailing portion inboard of, the ideal front perimeter surface, but putting the sensor in a more optimal sensing orientation. A transparent cover protects the sensor and blends aerodynamically into the front perimeter body surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lewis, John P. Absmeier, Michael H. Laur
  • Patent number: 10480742
    Abstract: An optical module for a motor vehicle, the module having a longitudinal optical axis including a matrix array of elementary light sources emitting from a common emission plane that is orthogonal to the optical axis, and a projecting lens for projecting the image of the elementary light sources. The projecting lens includes an object focal surface having a curvature defect. A field-correcting optical element is interposed between the emission plane and the projecting lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Alexandre Joerg, Marine Courcier
  • Patent number: 10408407
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light module for a motor vehicle headlight for emitting light to form a light pattern in an area in front of the light module, the light module comprising two or more primary light sources (PLQ1, PLQ2) that produce light to form a main light pattern (HLV), and at least one secondary light source (SLQ1) that produces light to form an additional light pattern (ZLV), the additional light pattern overlapping the main light pattern to form an entire light pattern, the primary light sources (PLQ1, PLQ2) being associated with at least one primary reflector (PR1, PR2) and being set up to bundle the light emitted the from the primary light sources (PLQ1, PLQ2) and to direct it in the form of the main light pattern (HLV) into an area in front of the light module, the at least one secondary light source (SLQ1) being associated with an optical imaging system (AS) and being set up to project the light emitted from the at least one secondary light source (SLQ1) in the form of the additional light
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Stein, Christian Bemmer, Thomas Edletzberger, Martin Schragl, Peter Schadenhofer, Jürgen Ganzberger, Johann Altmann, Jürgen Zorn
  • Patent number: 10400976
    Abstract: In a light source for headlight, the light emitting element is arranged to be displaced from an optical axis of the projection lens part. The reflection surface part is in a shape of a concave mirror having an optical axis and one focal point on the optical axis. An optical center which is an intersection of the reflection surface part and the optical axis of the reflection surface part is arranged on the optical axis of the projection lens part and between the projection lens part and a focal point of the projection lens part. The optical axis of the reflection surface part is oriented in a direction passing a position between a central part of a light emitting surface of the light emitting element and a central part of the projection lens part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Muneharu Kuwata, Takashi Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 10371334
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp is provided with: a semi-conductor-type light source; a second lens having an incident surface in which two convex sections protruding toward the light source side on the outer side in the horizontal direction from the center are connected at the center side to form a portion on the center side which is recessed on the inner side; and a first lens that is disposed between the light source and the second lens and irradiates the second lens with the light from the light source such that a spread of light from the light source is converted to a spread entering the incident surface of the second lens and a diffused light distribution pattern irradiated on the vehicle front side spreads outward in the vehicle horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 10344949
    Abstract: A lighting module, able to form a light beam along an optical axis, notably for a motor vehicle, having a body made of transparent material. The lighting module includes a first light rays input surface and a first reflection surfaceable to reflect to one or more focuses the light rays coming from the first input surface. A dioptric reflection folder surface essentially is extended along the optical axis and forms a cut-off edge at the level of the focus or focuses. Also included is a second light rays input surface, opposite to the first input surface with respect to the optical axis and a second reflection surface able to reflect the light rays coming from the second input surface towards the cut-off edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Yves Gromfeld
  • Patent number: 10344937
    Abstract: A light assembly for a vehicle including a light source that provides an incident light, a pair of bezels adjacent to the light source, and a light guide. The light guide has an entrance face that receives the incident light, an exit face from which the incident light exits the light guide, an outboard face that joins the entrance face and the exit face, an inboard face opposite to the outboard face, and a side cut that joins the inboard face to the exit face, wherein the side cut deviates the incident light to spread the exiting light between a maximum inboard angle and a maximum outboard angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Martus, Colby Darlage, Todd Cleavenger
  • Patent number: 10330847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light guide plate and its manufacturing method, and a backlight module. The light guide plate includes two opposite main surfaces and a side surface located between the two main surfaces. The method comprises: forming a plurality of grooves on at least one main surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., FUZHOU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hongyu Zhao, Kai Diao, Zongjie Bao, Han Zhang, Ming Li, Wenjia Sun, Yang Chu, Junjie Guo
  • Patent number: 10330285
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp is provided that includes a lamp unit and a shield unit that shields light from the lamp unit. A lens unit is disposed in front of the shield unit and the lamp unit is mounted on a heat radiation unit. The lamp unit includes a first and second lamp unit disposed on an upper and lower side, respectively. The first lamp unit includes a first light source section having spaced apart light sources and a first reflection section having reflectors reflecting light from each light source in a forward direction. The second lamp unit includes a second light source section having spaced apart light sources and a second reflection section having reflectors reflecting light from each light source in a forward direction. Each of the first and second light source sections includes a central light source and side light sources on sides of the central light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SL Corporation
    Inventors: Woo Yeong Son, Sun Kyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10292248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a first and a second light-emitting unit of a motor vehicle. A first voltage converter is provided for operating the first light-emitting unit. A second voltage converter is provided for operating the second light-emitting unit. A switching unit is arranged between the two light-emitting units and the voltage converters, such that the second voltage converter is connected to the first light-emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hiegler, Uwe Bormann
  • Patent number: 10283688
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a mounting board, a first light emitting element and a second light emitting element. The mounting board includes an insulator which includes a front face and a back face, a pair of front face wiring parts disposed on the front face of the insulator, a connection wiring part disposed on the front face of the insulator and spaced apart from the front face wiring parts, a pair of back face terminals disposed on the back face of the insulator, first interlayer wiring parts penetrating the insulator and electrically connecting the front face wiring parts and the back face terminals, and one or more second interlayer wiring parts embedded in the insulator to be in contact with the connection wiring part, and spaced apart from the back face terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Goto, Kunihito Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10267476
    Abstract: A lamp includes a plurality of light sources arranged in parallel, a projection lens through which light emitted from the plurality of light sources is transmitted, and a first inter-light source reflector and a second inter-light source reflector which are disposed so as to sandwich a line connecting the light sources adjacent to each other and which are configured to reflect a part of the light emitted from the light sources toward the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Ugajin, Kenichi Takada, Akira Hanada, Takaya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10260698
    Abstract: A headlamp for vehicles including a light source and an optical unit for generating a specified light distribution pattern that has a light-dark boundary. The optical unit has a lens with a light inlet-side surface and a light outlet-side surface. Tlight inlet-side surface and/or the light outlet-side surface has optical elements in a sub-area. Corrugated profiling is provided as the optical elements. This profiling has at least one arched projection that transitions at opposing edges of this section continuously into arched outlet sections and/or into a main surface of the light inlet-side surface or the light outlet-side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Dreßler Björn, Fedosik Dmitry, Hagedorn Susanne, Kalze Franz-Josef, Letzin Ronny, Stockfisch Andreas
  • Patent number: 10259379
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a first light source, a second light source, a first reflector configured to reflect light from the first light source toward the front of the lamp, a second reflector configured to reflect light from the second light source toward the front of the lamp, and a first shade configured to shield at least a part of direct light directed from the first light source to the outside of the lamp. The first shade includes a reflecting surface configured to reflect the light from the second light source toward the front of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Makino
  • Patent number: 10240739
    Abstract: A light emitting module is disclosed. The light emitting module includes a condensing lens for condensing incident light into a space, a light source for providing first light to pass through the condensing lens, a first optical path conversion member for reflecting the first light to provide first reflected light to pass through the condensing lens and a second optical path conversion member for providing the first reflected light as second reflected light to pass through the condensing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Park, Byungwoo Jeoung, Sangok Yeo
  • Patent number: 10240740
    Abstract: A light module for a lighting apparatus of a vehicle having a reflector body, a light generating unit having at least one light source, a carrier on which the light generating unit is arranged. The light generating unit is replaceably arranged on the light module. The reflector body has at least one reference surface and the light generating unit has at least one locating surface. The locating surface can be brought to rest against the reference surface during insertion of the light generating unit into the light module in order to create a precisely positioned arrangement of the light generating unit on the reflector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Ralf Seiger, Heinz-Uwe Spork
  • Patent number: 10208913
    Abstract: Lighting module for a motor vehicle including an optical means that is fixedly mounted in the lighting module and has a base with a first housing. Also included is a carrier of the optical means, which is movable with respect to the optical means about an axis of rotation. The carrier of the optical means has a base with a second housing. The carrier of the optical means is able to take a closed position in which at least one light source is held partially in first housing and partially in the second housing, an open position in which said at least one light source may be removed from the lighting module, the at least one light source is removable and has light-emitting means and a mechanical carrier of the light-emitting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Eric Blusseau
  • Patent number: 10162158
    Abstract: A projection lens formed of a light-transmitting resin including an incidence part on which light is incident, an emission part, a peripheral edge portion, and a thick part. Light is incident on the incidence part. The emission part emits the light incident from the incidence part. The peripheral edge portion is provided at a boundary between the incidence part and the emission part. The thick part is provided at a part of the peripheral edge portion, made thicker in an optical axis direction than other parts of the peripheral edge portion and having a gate mark formed at least on a part of an outer peripheral surface of the thick part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Matsumoto, Tatsuhiko Yamamichi, Kenji Yoshida, Masashi Katayama, Takahito Osawa, Mamoru Kosuge
  • Patent number: 10156337
    Abstract: The light device, especially a signal lamp, for motor vehicles comprises a carrier housing covered by a cover with a front light output surface, a lighting unit positioned within the carrier housing to emit light rays towards the light output surface, and a semi-permeable layer situated between the light output surface and the lighting unit. The device further comprises a partly transparent primary planar optical element positioned between the output light surface and the lighting unit, and a secondary planar optical element positioned between the primary planar optical element and the lighting unit. Generally, the secondary planar optical element comprises at least one non-transparent planar part and one or more partly transparent planar parts, which are arranged in such a way to create one or more areas on the surface of the secondary planar optical element that are at least partly permeable for light rays emitted by the lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Jakub Hruska, Milan Stylarek
  • Patent number: 10139087
    Abstract: A lighting device for an automotive vehicle includes a printed circuit board having one or more electronic components, and a support joined, or capable of being joined, to the printed circuit board. The lighting device included a first joining device for joining the printed circuit board to the support, the first device permitting the printed circuit board to rotate, with respect to the support, about an axis and perpendicularly to the axis. Also included is second joining device for joining the printed circuit board to the support, located at a distance from the first joining device and capable of blocking the rotations of the printed circuit board with respect to the support, in an assembled configuration of the printed circuit board and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Samuel Trottier, Jean-Christophe Thimouy
  • Patent number: 10119673
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device includes a light source and a light guiding lens guiding light from the light source to make the light exit from a light exit in a front part thereof. The light exit of the light guiding lens includes a first light exit surface through which the light is made to exit in a first illuminating direction and a second light exit surface disposed adjacent to the first light exit surface in a front view and through which the light is made to exit in a forward direction. A reflector is disposed in front of the second light exit surface such that the reflector covers the second light exit surface and reflects the light, which is made to exit through the second light exit surface, in a second illuminating direction different from the first illuminating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Nakajima, Yosuke Fuseya, Takashi Abe, Shosuke Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10113718
    Abstract: A system for replacing linear fluorescent lamps with LED modules in a cabinet sign includes an LED module support structure. The LED module support structure may be attached to the raceways of the cabinet sign or to the sockets formerly used for mounting fluorescent lamps between the raceways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: General LED Opco, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Gorman, Gray Lankford
  • Patent number: 10106073
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for a vehicle includes a main lens; a light source device configured to emit light; and a first reflecting unit provided in a partial area of a front surface of the main lens. The lighting apparatus also includes a scanning module configured to reflect the light emitted from the light source device to the first reflecting unit in a predetermined scanning pattern. The lighting apparatus further includes a reflective fluorescent body configured to convert a wavelength of light reflected by the first reflecting unit and to reflect the light having the converted wavelength into the main lens. The scanning module includes: a scanning unit configured to be driven according to a predetermined frequency and to reflect an incident light in the predetermined scanning pattern, and a first light condensing device configured to condense the light emitted from the light source device into the scanning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10094968
    Abstract: A vehicular display device includes a facing member having a hole formed therein, an edge-light light guide that guides lights emitted from LEDs, a diffusion member that diffuses light leaking from the edge-light light guide, and a convex light guide having a main part interposed between the diffusion member and the facing member, and a projecting portion projecting into the hole. The lights emitted from the LEDs are guided to the edge-light light guide. The lights guided to the edge-light light guide are diffused by the diffusion member to enter the convex light guide, and leaves from the projecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kominato, Atsushi Arisa
  • Patent number: 10088119
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp provided with: an elongated light guide member provided in a lamp chamber, an incident end part being positioned below said member; and a light source provided in the lamp chamber so as to face the incident end part. The light guide member has: a light guide main part having an elongated shape in which one end is the incident end part, a prism part being provided along the longitudinal direction, the prism part causing a portion of the light incident from the incident end part to be emitted in the irradiation direction; and a flange part projecting from the light guide main part in the direction intersecting the irradiation direction. The flange part is provided with a reflecting surface that forms a depression angle with a projecting end face when viewed from the incident end part side within a prescribed range viewed in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Yutaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10082272
    Abstract: A lighting module, able to form a light beam along an optical axis, notably for a motor vehicle, having a body made of transparent material. The lighting module includes a first light rays input surface and a first reflection surfaceable to reflect to one or more focuses the light rays coming from the first input surface. A dioptric reflection folder surface essentially is extended along the optical axis and forms a cut-off edge at the level of the focus or focuses. Also included is a second light rays input surface, opposite to the first input surface with respect to the optical axis and a second reflection surface able to reflect the light rays coming from the second input surface towards the cut-off edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Yves Gromfeld
  • Patent number: 10012938
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination optical system includes: a light source; and a light guiding member configured to guide a light flux emitted from the light source to an illuminated surface, the light guiding member having: an incident surface into which the light flux from the light source enters; an ellipsoidal reflection surface configured to reflect the light flux from the incident surface; and an exit surface from which the light flux reflected by the ellipsoidal reflection surface exits, in which the light source is arranged so as to be separated from a first focal point of the ellipsoidal reflection surface at a position farther from the illuminated surface, in a direction perpendicular to a light emitting surface of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yu Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10000151
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle. The device comprises a wall comprising at least one protuberance and at least one first light source situated inside the protuberance. The wall comprises a reflecting zone having light reflection properties, and formed facing the first light source, such that the first light source is able to generate a light beam passing through the wall, that is propagated outside the lighting device before being reflected on the reflecting zone of the wall to generate an apparent lighting from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Christophe Dubosc