Projection-type Headlamp Patents (Class 362/538)
  • Patent number: 10913387
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle including a first lighting module projecting at least one first matrix of first independently activatable juxtaposed pixels, the first pixels being arranged in several vertical columns and in at least one transverse row of determined height (Dh), characterized in that it includes a second lighting module projecting a second matrix of second independently activatable juxtaposed pixels, the second pixels being arranged in at least one transverse row, the second matrix being superposed with the first matrix with a vertical offset by a vertical offset distance (P) less than the determined height (Dh) relative to the first pixels of the first matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Marie Pellarin, Vanesa Sanchez, Sebastien Roels
  • Patent number: 10915011
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting assembly including a plurality of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for providing a projection of a substantially uniform light at a working distance from the lighting assembly by oscillating the included plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Kenneth Koscheka, Saida Mohbi
  • Patent number: 10912168
    Abstract: A LED light apparatus includes a central beam module, a peripheral light module, a support housing and a cap. The central beam module has a beam lens for converting a first light to form a light beam. The peripheral light module has a light passing ring. The light passing ring surrounds the beam lens for converting a second light to form a peripheral light. The peripheral light has a lower intensity strength than the light beam. The support housing fixes the central beam module and the peripheral light module. The cap is fixed to the support housing for plugging in an external socket for getting an external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Dejuan Liang, Qiyuan Wang, Liangliang Cao, Yi Yang, Xueqiong Chen
  • Patent number: 10899470
    Abstract: An aircraft landing light with static function switching for producing at least two beams having different characteristics, in particular different orientations and/or openings, comprises an array of light-emitting diode lighting modules (6) each comprising at least two sets of at least one light source (S1, S2), operable selectively and statically to provide at least one of the lighting functions. Each lighting module (6) comprises a common converging lens (L) for the light sources, the converging lens comprising a light input optical surface (Li) and a light output optical surface (L2), said light sources being positioned in relation to the light input optical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ZODIAC AERO ELECTRIC
    Inventors: Philippe Millet, Claude Doule, Christian Tsao
  • Patent number: 10883688
    Abstract: A lamp device for vehicle 1 comprises a light source 2, an inner lens 3 configured to accept light of the light source 2, and a housing 5 configured to cover a periphery of the light source unit 2 and the inner lens 3. When a traveling direction of a light beam with a largest light amount in the light emitted from the light source 2 is defined as front, the housing 5 includes a back surface portion 51 located on a rear side of the inner lens 3, and a lower surface portion 53 located on a lower side of the inner lens 3, the lower surface portion 53 includes an extended portion 53a extended to a front side of a front surface portion 31a of the inner lens 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto Inoue
  • Patent number: 10766399
    Abstract: A front-lighting system for a vehicle has: a first light source, a second light source, a first primary optics, a second primary optics, a transparent shutter, and a secondary optics. The first primary optics receives light from the first light source and projects it onto the transparent shutter and the secondary optics. The second primary optics receives light from the second light source and projects it onto the transparent shutter. The transparent shutter receives light from the first primary optics and prevents a lower part of it from entering the secondary optics, receives light from the second primary optics and projects it onto the secondary optics, and has a light out-coupling surface and micro-optical structures on a bordering surface. The secondary optics receives light from the first primary optics and the transparent shutter, and projects it onto a road in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Kang Lu, Ping Wu, Meng Han, Huayun Feng, Yiwen Lu
  • Patent number: 10697604
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp for installing on a vehicle includes a projector lens, a reflector, a first light emitting element, a shield, and an optical grating unit. The projector lens has a light entry surface and a light exit surface. The first light emitting element is adjacent to a first focal point of the reflector, and is for emitting light towards the reflector. The shield is for blocking a portion of the light that is emitted from the first light emitting element to form a cut-off line in a light distribution pattern. The optical grating unit is for reflecting at least a portion of the light that has passed a second focal point of the reflector and that has not passed through the light exit surface of the projector lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hua Xin Optronics Co.
    Inventors: You-Kang Guan, I-Liang Huang
  • Patent number: 10697607
    Abstract: A thin aspect lighting system and method are shown. The system and method include at least one module having a reflector that is generally elliptical in one cross-section and generally parabolic in another cross-section. Each module is adapted to generate at least one of a flat beam pattern, a high beam pattern or a low beam pattern, such as a low beam pattern with a kink or elbow. Also shown is a headlamp assembly having a plurality of modules that generate the same or a different light beam pattern. Manipulation and variation of facets and/or positions of various components, such as at least one light source, have been found to provide improved characteristics in one or more of the light beam patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brant Potter, John Steven Orisich, Matthew Berry
  • Patent number: 10655808
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a projection lens, a first light source disposed behind the projection lens and configured to emit light forming a low-beam light distribution pattern which is a predetermined light distribution pattern, a reflector configured to reflect light emitted from the first light source toward a first rear focal point of the projection lens, and a second array light source disposed behind the projection lens and having a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements arranged in at least one row. The second array light source is configured to emit light forming an additional light distribution pattern, and the center position or maximum light intensity position of the additional light distribution pattern overlaps with the low-beam light distribution pattern on a virtual vertical screen in front of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takada, Tatsuma Kitazawa, Hiroki Kawai, Teruaki Yamamoto, Akira Hanada, Kenta Oishi, Akinori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10598326
    Abstract: A universal type mounting structure for a car lamp bulb and a method for assembling the universal type mounting structure for a car lamp bulb with a bulb. The universal type mounting structure for a car lamp bulb is used for assembling the bulb by being cooperated with a bulb base and includes a contact piece, a reflecting mirror mounting part and a supporting seat, wherein the supporting seat is arranged in the reflecting mirror mounting part. According to the universal type mounting structure for a car lamp bulb, the assembly of arranged parts and the bulb is completed according to assembly procedures, so that high mounting convenience and dismounting convenience (single-hand mounting can be performed) are guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: H.A. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hao Hou, Jingquan Li, Xianfeng Lu, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10598325
    Abstract: A light source module and a vehicle headlamp is provided. The light source module and the vehicle headlamp include a circuit board and first and second light emitting modules that are disposed on the circuit board. The first and second light emitting modules are divided by a partition wall. Each of the first and second light emitting modules includes a blue LED light source and a phosphor that is disposed on the blue LED light source. The phosphor is configured to be activated by the blue LED light source to emit first light and includes a phosphor film that is disposed on an exterior of the first light emitting module and the phosphor film is configured to emit a second light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Chan Hee Kang
  • Patent number: 10598337
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle includes: a light generation unit including an array provided with a plurality of micro-light emitting diode (micro-LED) chips arranged therein; and a lens configured to redirect light beams generated by the light generation unit. The light generation unit is configured to output a plurality of beams having a divergence angle defined in a vertical direction. The lens is arranged to have a largest vertical cross-section thereof inscribed in the divergence angle of the beams that are output from the light generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Juung Jo, Hankyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10569711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring apparatus for monitoring the operating state of a laser vehicle headlamp (4), wherein the laser vehicle headlamp (4) comprises at least one laser light source (5) and a light conversion element (6) that can be illuminated by the laser light source (5) and therefore can be excited to emit visible light, wherein the monitoring apparatus has at least one photosensitive device (3) and one comparison device (1), wherein the photosensitive device (3) comprises at least one LED (D1) that is set up to convert light received from the laser light source (5) into an electrical signal (UD) that is supplied to the comparison device (1), wherein the comparison device (1) is set up to compare the electrical signal (UD) with a preselectable value and to output a fault signal (U0) on the basis of the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Hebenstreit
  • Patent number: 10551022
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source, a rotation reflector that includes a reflective surface that reflects emission light emitted from the light source while rotating, a projection lens that projects the reflected light from the rotation reflector to a front of the vehicle, and a movable shade provided between the rotation reflector and the projection lens. The movable shade is configured to be movable between a first position where the reflected light passes when the reflected light is projected to the front side of the vehicle and a second position where at least a part of incident light that is incident from the projection lens is shielded so as not to reach the rotation reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10544916
    Abstract: A headlamp system for a vehicle is provided that includes: a headlamp comprising a photochromic lens, a primary light source for transmitting a headlamp pattern through the lens and a secondary light source; an imaging sensor; and a controller that directs the secondary light source to darken a portion of the lens in response to an object exterior to the vehicle sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Connor I. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10527246
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device for projecting a pixelized light beam, in particular for a motor vehicle. The device comprises at least two matrix-arrays each equipped with primary light sources able to emit light rays and each placed in a plane that is specific thereto; at least one primary optical system associated with each matrix-array and placed downstream of the matrix-array, each primary optical system forming a virtual image of the matrix-array upstream of the latter; and an optical projecting system forming an image from the virtual images, in which image the virtual images overlap partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Antoine De Lamberterie, Guillaume Thin, Olivier-Sebastien Lesaffre
  • Patent number: 10508787
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting module includes first and second optical units, each having a light source and a light distribution forming portion configured to control an optical path of light emitted from the light source. The first and second optical units are configured to form first and second light distribution patterns in front, respectively. Horizontal illumination widths of the first and second light distribution patterns are substantially equal. Each of the first and second light distribution patterns has a horizontally extending cutoff line at at least a part of an end edge of one of upper and lower sides thereof. The cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern is positioned at the one of the upper and lower sides of the cutoff line of the second light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryotaro Owada
  • Patent number: 10451243
    Abstract: A light device, especially a signal lamp for motor vehicles, includes a carrier housing (1) covered by a translucent cover (2) and an internal chamber (3) that houses an optical system comprising a light source (13) to generate coherent light (101) with a high luminous intensity. The optical system further comprises a lens (6) to direct the coherent light (101) generated by the light source (13) into a focused light beam (102), a divider (7) to divide the focused light beam (102) into separate light streams (103), and a diffusion means (9) to transform the light streams (103) entering the diffusion means (9) into homogenized light beams (104), the above mentioned parts of the optical system being arranged and configured for creating, in the front view, a spatial and/or designer light effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, s.r.o.
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Tomas Mateju, Milan Stylarek, Ludek Mazal
  • Patent number: 10429022
    Abstract: A headlight for a motor vehicle includes a light source, a projection lens, an optical element that corrects a chromatic aberration of the projection lens and a screen arranged between the light source and the projection lens, on which screen the corrective optical element is mounted at a distance from the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Rouven Haberkorn, Justus Illium, Philipp Roeckl, Gregor Krieg
  • Patent number: 10415782
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles with a multitude of light modules, each comprising a light source arranged on a substrate and a lens arranged at a distance to the light source for the creation of a given light distribution. A fixed side light module and a fixed main light module are provided as a light module. The side light module has an asymmetric lens, so that a light beam radiated by the side light module creates a side light distribution extending a main light distribution created by the main light module in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Dirk Kliebisch, Jaroslaw Schimon
  • Patent number: 10415794
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a base member; a laser element disposed on or above a mounting surface of the base member; a fluorescent member including a first main surface and a second main surface respectively positioned on opposite sides of the fluorescent member, the second main surface being fixed to the mounting surface of the base member; a first optical member configured to change a traveling direction of laser light emitted by the laser element to be directed toward the first main surface of the fluorescent member; and a lid connected to the base member and enclosing the laser element, the fluorescent member, and the first optical member in a space beneath the lid, the lid being configured to transmit light from the fluorescent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kiyota, Hiroaki Yuto, Kei Adachi
  • Patent number: 10378718
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical structure (100) for a lighting device (1) of a motor vehicle headlight, which lighting device (1) is designed to radiate light, the light radiated from the lighting device (1) forming a predefined light distribution (LV1), wherein the optical structure (100) is associated with the lighting device (1) in such a way or is part of the lighting device (1) in such a way that substantially the entire flow of light from the lighting device (1) passes through the optical structure (100), and wherein the unmodified light distribution (LV1) produced by the lighting device (1) is modified by the optical structure (100) into a predefinable, modified light distribution (LV2), wherein the modified light distribution (LV2) is formed by convolution of the unmodified light distribution (LV1) with a scattering function (PSF), and wherein the optical structure (100) is designed in such a way that the unmodified light distribution (LV1) is modified according to the scattering function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Kieslinger
  • Patent number: 10371339
    Abstract: The invention proposes a lighting module for motor vehicles, which comprises optical means for deviating in angular manner at least a portion of the light rays passing through them, without thereby changing the geometry of the projection lens of the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Marie Pellarin, David Bourdin
  • Patent number: 10359177
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device mounted in a vehicle. The illumination device includes: a light source; a projection lens unit having a projection lens; a support member that supports the projection lens; a shaft portion including a pivot axis that extends in a direction intersecting with an optical axis; a shaft holding portion that holds the shaft portion to be pivotable around the pivot axis; a screw member provided to be rotatable around a rotation axis that extends in a direction different from the optical axis; and a conversion mechanism that converts a rotating motion of the screw member around the rotation axis into a pivoting motion of the shaft portion around the pivot axis. The screw member and the conversion mechanism are positioned farther away from the optical axis than the shaft portion and the shaft holding portion in the direction intersecting with the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10302268
    Abstract: A vehicular headlamp includes: a light source emitting light; a projection lens through which the light emitted from the light source is transmitted; and a reflective plate positioned between the light source and the projection lens so as to reflect a portion of the light emitted from the light source toward the projection lens. An emission direction of at least a portion of the light reflected by the reflective plate from the projection lens is different from an emission direction of light emitted from the projection lens and forming a light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Tatsukawa
  • Patent number: 10288244
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting fixture capable of improving the visual recognizability when seen from its front oblique direction is provided. The vehicle lighting fixture includes: a light guide plate having a front light emission surface extending in a circular arc shape. A plurality of lens cut surfaces is formed in the front light emission surface to extend in a circular arc shape, the lens cut surfaces being recessed rearward and formed in a concentric manner. A structural body is provided to the rear surface thereof to diffuse and reflect light guided within the light guide plate in order for the light to exit through the front light emission surface. The light guide plate is formed in a substantially circular truncated conical shape where the light guide plate on an outer peripheral side is located rearward more than on an inner peripheral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 10240737
    Abstract: A light assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The light assembly includes a housing and a lens. A light source is disposed between the housing and lens. A bulb shield is disposed between the light source and the lens. A peripheral portion of the bulb shield has a first optical transmittance and a central region of the bulb shield has a second optical transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Aaron Bradley Johnson, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stephen Kenneth Helwig
  • Patent number: 10215358
    Abstract: A low beam shield for headlamps forms a low beam pattern having a uniform light distribution. The low beam shield for headlamps is installed within a headlamp of a vehicle and forms a low beam pattern irradiated ahead of the vehicle and includes a back plate that forms a horizontal plane, a first front plate that extends from a first side of a front end of the back plate and forms a first cut-off edge and a second front plate that extends from a second side of the front end of the back plate and forms a second cut-off edge. An upper surface of the first front plate having the first cut-off edge has a different slope than an upper surface of the second front plate having the second cut-off edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SL Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Jin Han, Jin Young Jung
  • Patent number: 10208911
    Abstract: An optical unit includes a light source, a rotary reflector that rotates about an axis of rotation and includes a reflective surface that reflects light emitted by the light source, and a projection lens including an incident surface on which reflected light from the rotary reflector is incident. A shade is provided between the projection lens and the rotary reflector. The shade blocks at least a portion of light that has been incident on an emission surface of the projection lens at an angle within a predetermined range, that has been condensed by the projection lens, and that travels toward the reflective surface of the rotary reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetada Tanaka, Misako Nakazawa, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10174925
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes a light-reflecting member configured to reflect laser light, and a phosphor-containing layer disposed on the light-reflecting member. The phosphor-containing layer includes one or more projecting portions each configured to be irradiated with laser light. An area of each projecting portion is larger than an area of a spot of the laser light in a plan view. A light source device includes the wavelength-converting member and one or more laser elements. The wavelength-converting member is arranged at a position so that laser light emitted from the one or more laser elements are irradiated on a corresponding one of the one or more projecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10174901
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source including a plurality of light emitting elements or light emitting surfaces, a projection lens that projects light emitted from the light source, and a light distribution adjusting element that adjusts light distribution of the light emitted from the light source, wherein the light distribution adjusting element has a plurality of prisms having different angles of inclined surfaces corresponding to a direction in which the plurality of light emitting elements or light emitting surfaces are arranged, and prism surfaces in which at least one or a plurality of flat surfaces are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masafumi Ohno
  • Patent number: 10156333
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle is provided. The lamp includes a first lamp unit that includes a first light source portion and a first reflection portion having a reflection surface which forms a first beam pattern by reflecting light generated by the first light source portion in a forward direction. A second lamp unit is located on one side of the first lamp unit and includes a second light source portion and a second reflection portion having a reflection surface which forms a second beam pattern by reflecting light generated by the second light source portion in a forward direction. The first lamp unit includes a main reflection pattern formed on an outer wall portion disposed on a side of the first reflection portion and reflects a part of the light generated by the first light source portion toward the second reflection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SL Corporation
    Inventors: Wooyeong Shon, Sunkyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10139069
    Abstract: A partially aluminized lens for an automotive lamp which is set in front of the automotive lamp light source and comprised of a light-incident surface and a light-emitting surface forming the main light shape, and the reflection surface forming the auxiliary light shape. The aforesaid light-incident surface and the light-emitting surface forming the main light shape is completed by a plano-convex lens. The aforesaid reflection surface forming the auxiliary light shape is completed by a reflection frame integrated and provided with the plano-convex lens, and the aforesaid reflection frame is formed by partial aluminization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI KOITO AUTOMOTIVE LAMP CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10077887
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus is provided. The light emitting apparatus may include a light source device that emits a plurality of laser beams in parallel, a light transmission device that gathers the plurality of laser beams emitted from the light source device into a single beam and outputs the single beam to a focus, a wavelength conversion device that converts the wavelength of the single beam on the focus, and a housing to receive the light source device, the light transmission device, and the wavelength conversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Gyun Son, Ki Cheol Kim, Sung Phil Kim, Kang Yeol Park
  • Patent number: 10054278
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp includes a reflector unit including plural reflectors connected to each other, and base portions to which the reflectors are connected respectively, plural light-source units disposed on the base portions for the respective reflectors, plural heat radiation members disposed on the respective light-source units. The base portions are provided with plural heat radiation member fixing ribs extending to a side opposite to the reflectors. The heat radiation members are formed with plural heat radiation member fixing holes having a diameter larger than that of the heat radiation member fixing ribs. Each of the heat radiation member fixing ribs is inserted through the respective one of the heat radiation member fixing holes and thermally crimped such that a gap is formed between an inner peripheral surface of the heat radiation member fixing hole and an outer peripheral surface of the heat radiation member fixing rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suemitsu, Yusuke Aoki, Koji Okawa
  • Patent number: 10052999
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for vehicle use that projects light forward includes a base, a low beam lamp including a low beam light emitter disposed on the base, a first light emitter disposed on the base and a second light emitter. A lighting controller turns on the low beam light emitter, the first light emitter, and the second light emitter, and an optical system reflects light from the first and second light emitters at least above and below the first and second light emitters, to produce a light distribution pattern. Centers of areas illuminated by the light from the first and second light emitters are horizontally spaced from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kanayama, Hiro Aoki, Makoto Kai, Tomoyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 10054279
    Abstract: An illumination device for vehicles with a first light module for producing a first light distribution and with a second light module for producing a second light distribution. The second light module has numerous semiconductor-based light sources arranged as a matrix, a primary optics unit with primary optical elements assigned to each of the light sources and a secondary optics unit. An intermediary optics unit is arranged between the primary optics unit and the secondary optics unit of the second light module; the intermediary optics unit is designed so that a light-intensity gradient of the second light distribution gradually diminishes in a vertical and/or horizontal direction in a lower subarea, in which the first light distribution of the first light module connects or overlaps with an upper subarea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Dirk Kliebisch
  • Patent number: 10036522
    Abstract: A clearance lamp (20) including an LED, a light guide (23) that receives light from the LED on its one end surface and guides the light therein to emit the light forward from the emitting surface (23c) extending along the extending direction of the light guide; and a back surface portion (26b) of a clearance lamp body (26) to which the light guide is attached. The light guide includes a bar-shaped light guide body (23b), a first extended portion (23f) extended downward from the light guide body, a second extended portion (23g) extended rearward from an extended end of the first extended portion, and a fixing portion (23h) that is formed in the second extended portion to fix the light guide to the back surface portion of the clearance lamp body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9975471
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for controlling a high beam, including an environment detecting device. At least one radar or lidar sensor system as well as a camera sensor system are provided for detecting the environment in front of the vehicle. A control signal for a high beam controller or warning device is generated when the high beam is active and at least one sensor system for detecting the environment simultaneously detects a potentially dazzled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bopp, Frank Gruson, Stefan Hegemann, Peter van der Vegte
  • Patent number: 9964270
    Abstract: An optoelectronic semiconductor component and an adaptive headlight are disclosed. In an embodiment an optoelectronic semiconductor component includes a carrier having a carrier top side and a carrier underside, a plurality of active zones, which are fitted at the carrier top side and which are designed for emitting radiation, electrical contact locations at the carrier underside, which are designed for electrically connecting the semiconductor component and a drive unit for electrically addressing the semiconductor component and for electrically driving the active zones, wherein the active zones are fitted in a regular grid at the carrier top side, wherein the grid has a grid pitch, wherein geometrical midpoints of radiation main sides of the active zones lie on grid points of the grid, and wherein a distance between the geometrical midpoints of marginal active zones and a closest edge of the carrier is at most 50% of the grid pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Grötsch, Norbert Häfner
  • Patent number: 9869454
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a light-emitting apparatus including at least one light source, a wavelength converter configured to convert a wavelength of light emitted from the light source, a reflector configured to reflect the light having the wavelength converted in the wavelength converter and light having an unconverted wavelength, and a refractive member disposed in a light passage space between the reflector and the wavelength converter, the refractive member being configured to emit the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Cheol Kim, Chang Gyun Son, Kang Yeol Park
  • Patent number: 9862301
    Abstract: A vehicular rear panel with a new configuration is provided. The vehicular rear panel according to an aspect of the present disclosure is made of a resin material and disposed on a rear vehicle body part. The vehicular rear panel includes a light guiding unit configured to guide light from the light source along an extending direction of the vehicular rear panel and a light emitting unit configured to emit light in the light guiding unit to a rear side of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamada, Masaaki Nakabayashi, Koji Uchino, Manabu Maeda, Noriaki Ito, Norimasa Yamamoto, Asami Nakada, Yuji Sakurai, Hiroya Koizumi, Tsukasa Tokida, Takao Muramatsu, Tomoaki Otani, Motohiro Komatsu, Akihiro Matsumoto, Takashi Terayama, Hiroki Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 9765940
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for vehicle use that projects light forward includes: a base; a low beam light emitting device disposed on the base; a high beam light emitting device disposed on the base; a lens body disposed in front of the low beam light emitting device and the high beam light emitting device; and a first light restrictor disposed in front of the high beam light emitting device, the first light restrictor restricting light emitted by the high beam light emitting device from traveling downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kanayama, Hiro Aoki, Makoto Kai, Tomoyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 9702520
    Abstract: Automotive daytime running lights, includes a light source and reflecting plates arranged on a light path of the light source. A substrate is arranged near the reflecting plates. A plurality of reflecting cups is formed on a surface of the substrate. Every reflecting plate faces a corresponding reflecting cup. The reflecting plates can rotate around light source to change the light exiting from the light source. The invention uses a laser source with reflecting plates to make the automotive daytime running lights have high visibility and be aesthetic in appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 9695999
    Abstract: In a lighting system for a vehicle provided with a main light, an extension arranged between a reflector of the main light and an outer lens, a light guide member located in the vicinity of the extension, and a light source for the light guide member provided separately from a light source for the main light, the light source and a driver for the light guide member are arranged effectively to improve external appearance. A light incident section provided in the light guide member for admitting light from the light source for the light guide member, and a driver for the light guide member for adjusting power supply amount to the light source for the light guide member, are arranged in such a position as to be covered with an extension in a front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takenaka, Hiroshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9666756
    Abstract: An optoelectronic semiconductor module includes a plurality of light-emitting areas, which emit light when in operation. At least two abutting lateral edges of at least one light-emitting area are arranged at an angle of more than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees to each other. Further embodiments relate to a display having a plurality of such modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, GmbH
    Inventors: Norwin von Malm, Georg Bogner, Joachim Reill, Stefan Grötsch
  • Patent number: 9587794
    Abstract: A headlight assembly including a plurality of low-beam modules and a plurality of high-beam modules are enclosed in a housing. The low-beam modules include a top reflector disposed above a low-beam LED light source that projects a height limited first beam of light through the low-beam lens. The high-beam modules include a bottom reflector disposed below a high-beam LED light source that projects a second beam of light through a high-beam lens above the first beam of light. Each module has an aspect ratio of 2:1 with the height of the lens being twice the width of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ketan K. Desai, David A. Brown, Li Yan, Stephen Kenneth Helwig, Sleiman N. Abdelnour
  • Patent number: 9557025
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for a vehicle may include a reflector configured to reflect light generated from a light source forward, a lens configured to be disposed in front of the reflector to receive the light reflected from the reflector, a first reflecting body configured to be disposed between the lens and the reflector to receive light not received in the lens among the light reflected from the reflector, and a second reflecting body configured to guide the light reflected from the first reflecting body to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9518713
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bi function LED head lamp using a thin shield. The lamp includes: a low beam light source and a high beam light source installed at inner upper and lower sides of a reflector; a shield installed at a front end of the partition in the reflector; a lens holder in which the rear is joined to a front surface of the reflector; and a signal reflection surface installed at an inner lower end of the lens holder. The low beam and the high beam are implemented only by turning on and off an LED through applying the thin shield without an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hyun Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 9494284
    Abstract: In a light emitting section, a phosphor layer including a first phosphor particle which receives excitation light and emits fluorescence with a first peak wavelength and a phosphor layer including a second phosphor particle which receives the excitation light and emits fluorescence with a second peak wavelength are stacked. In the light emitting section, when an upper surface is a surface from which illumination light is mostly emitted, the illumination light including the fluorescence emitted from the first phosphor particle and the fluorescence emitted from the second phosphor particle, a reflective member to reduce leakage of fluorescence is provided on a side surface of the light emitting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Takahira, Yosuke Maemura, Tomohiro Sakaue