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Reflector structure

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362 - Illumination

362459000 - SUPPORTED BY VEHICLE STRUCTURE (E.G., ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE)

362509000 - Light modifier

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
362519000 With bulb mounting means 40
362517000 Plural separate reflectors with complex surfaces 29
362518000 Plural separate sections with complex surfaces 27
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20090122569VEHICLE LIGHT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A vehicle light can have a simple configuration for easily determining whether or not a coating, such as an anti-fog coating and a hard coating, has been applied to a lens. A manufacturing method of such a vehicle light is also disclosed. The vehicle light can include a housing opened in an illumination direction, a light source disposed within the housing, a reflecting surface disposed within the housing and configured to reflect light from the light source to the illumination direction, and an outer lens disposed so as to hermetically close the front open end of the housing. The outer lens can have an inner surface and an outer surface, at least one of which including a coating for surface treatment. The outer lens can further have a first area which is subjected to a texturing process on the inner surface and/or the outer surface, with at least part of the first area including the coating for surface treatment.05-14-2009
20130135886HEAD LAMP FOR VEHICLE - To provide, at a low cost, a head lamp for a vehicle having a low-beam lamp and a high-beam lamp, which is high in the utilization factor of light and can irradiate a wide area, the present invention is provided with a head lamp for a vehicle which includes a low-beam light source unit that is a reflective type and a high-beam light source unit that is a projector type and is disposed beneath the low-beam light source unit.05-30-2013
20130083552EXTERNAL REAR-VIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY HAVING A HOUSING COMPRISING A CIRCUIT BOARD SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODES - External rear-view mirror assembly comprising a housing (04-04-2013
20130039086HEADLAMP FOR VEHICLES - The invention concerns a headlamp for vehicles with a housing, which provides a light module containing a light source, a reflector assigned to the light source, a lens located in front of the reflector and a shutter located between the lens and the reflector whereas in an area above the shutter a diffuser lens element for scattering a light beam emitted directly by the light source shall be located.02-14-2013
20130039085VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A vehicle lighting device is provided in such a manner that a reflector and a light source are incorporated in a lamp room made of a housing and a front lens. The light source is disposed so that an emission direction of light from a light emission surface of the light source crosses an optical axis of the front lens. The reflector is disposed on one side with respect to a surface on which the light source is to be disposed, the reflector being configured with a curved portion that is adapted to reflect the light from the light source to a side of the front lens. A coloring member is disposed so as to be adjacent to at least a part of the periphery of the light emission surface of the light source.02-14-2013
20130033885LIGHT EMITTING MODULE AND HEAD LAMP INCLUDING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a light emitting module. The light emitting module according to an exemplary embodiment includes a circuit board which has a cavity and includes a metal board, an insulation layer, and a circuit pattern, an insulation board disposed in the cavity, at least one light emitting device disposed on the insulation board, first and second pads disposed on the insulation board to be electrically connected with the light emitting device, and a conductive pad for electrically connecting the second pad and the circuit pattern.02-07-2013
20120262935VEHICULAR LAMP - Disclosed is a vehicular lamp having first and second light source units disposed in the rear of a projection lens. In the second light source unit, light from a second light source disposed at a position lying further downward than the position of an optical axis of the projection lens is reflected toward the projection lens by a reflection surface of a second reflector disposed to extend downward from a front end edge of a shade. In this case, an upper area of the projection lens is configured such that light from a rear focus of the projection lens is emitted further downward than emission light from a general area other than the upper area. As a result, the additional light distribution pattern is formed as a light distribution pattern which is expanded further downward than cut-off lines of the low-beam light distribution pattern.10-18-2012
20130083551INNER LENS FOR VEHICLE LIGHT AND VEHICLE LIGHT INCLUDING THE SAME - An inner lens for use in a vehicle light can be configured to sufficiently enhance aesthetic features, decorative features, unpredictable features, etc., without adversely affecting the formation of the main light distribution. The inner lens can include a main body portion having a main surface that faces towards the reflecting surface of the reflector, and a plurality of independent convex projections formed on the main surface of the main body portion at an area corresponding to the reflecting surface. The light emitted from the light source and that reaches the projections can enter the projections and the main body portion and then be reflected and/or refracted by the projections and the main body portion so as to be directed to a direction diagonally forward of the vehicle light as light that does not contribute to the formation of the main light distribution.04-04-2013
20090154186VEHICLE LAMP ASSEMBLY - A vehicle lamp assembly includes a first lamp section and a second lamp section, which are disposed inside a lamp chamber defined by a lamp body and a front cover. The first lamp section includes a light source and a reflector which reflects light from the light source. The second lamp section includes a first light emitting device, a second light emitting device, a light guide member, and an optical component. The light guide member includes a base end face from which the light guide member extends in a strip shape along the front cover, a functional portion having a diffusing front surface which emits light from a first light emitting device, and a decorative portion having an internally reflecting rear surface which reflects light from a second light emitting device. A light emitting area of the decorative portion is larger than that of the functional portion. The optical component is disposed on a rear side of the functional portion to guide the light from the first light emitting device toward the diffusing front surface. The light emitted from the second light emitting device is incident on the base end face.06-18-2009
20090154185VEHICULAR ILLUMINATION LAMP - A vehicular illumination lamp includes a convex lens positioned on an optical axis in a vehicular longitudinal direction and a light emitting element positioned in a proximity of a rear side focal point of the convex lens. The vehicle lamp is configured so as to form a light distribution pattern that has a horizontal cut-off line and an oblique cut-off line in an upper end portion thereof by exercising deflection control, with a use of the convex lens, over light directly emitted from the light emitting element. The light emitting element includes a light emitting chip that has a rectangular light emitting surface. The light emitting element is positioned facing forward in such a manner that a lower end edge of the light emitting chip is positioned on a plane that includes the optical axis, while one of end points of the lower end edge is positioned on the rear side focal point. An additional lens is provided around the convex lens. The additional lens is integrally formed with the convex lens in such a manner that the additional lens surrounds the convex lens in a manner of a band. The additional lens includes an incident plane that is formed generally in a shape of a circular cylindrical plane centered on an axial line passing through a position in a proximity of a light emission center of the light emitting element and being parallel to the optical axis and that causes light emitted from the light emitting element to become incident to the additional lens in such a manner that the light is refracted into a direction that draws apart from the axial line; a reflecting plane that causes the light that has become incident from the incident plane to be internally reflected to a front; and an emission plane that causes the light that has been internally reflected on the reflecting plane to be emitted to the front as diffused light.06-18-2009
20130027959OPTICAL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE INCLUDING A SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE - An optical device for a motor vehicle, comprising a first surface light source emitting light rays wherein it comprises a reflecting optical system deflecting the light rays emitted by the first surface light source.01-31-2013
20130070469VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - The vehicle lighting device includes a heat sink, a light emitting element, a reflection plate, and a light leakage processing plate. The light leakage processing plate is disposed at a peripheral edge part on a side of the first direction of the reflection plate, and is configured so as to scatter light leakage that is not reflected on the reflection plate from among beams of the light from the light emitting element. The light leakage processing plate is disposed so as to have a gap T with respect to the peripheral edge part of the reflection plate, and is configured so as to be extended over the peripheral edge part of the reflection plate on a side of the second direction and on a side of an opposite direction to the second direction.03-21-2013
20130051052VEHICULAR LAMP, VEHICULAR COMPONENT PART FOR USE IN THE SAME, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE VEHICULAR COMPONENT - A vehicular lamp includes a vehicular component part that is molded by charging molten resin into a cavity defined by a first die that has a mirror surface-molding portion and a semi-gloss surface-molding portion and a second die that is movable relative to the first die and cooling the molten resin. The vehicular component part includes a mirror surface-formed portion having a mirror surface that is formed by the mirror surface-molding portion and a semi-gloss surface-formed portion having a semi-gloss surface that is formed by the semi-gloss surface-molding portion. A step surface is provided between the mirror surface and the semi-gloss surface of the vehicular component part. The semi-gloss surface-formed portion is protruded on a first die side relative to the mirror surface-formed portion.02-28-2013
20130051051LED Headlamp For Motor Vehicle - An LED headlamp for motor vehicle includes a condenser frame (02-28-2013
20120218772LIGHTING UNIT - A lighting unit including a lens body can achieve luminous flux utilization efficiency equal to or greater than a conventional lighting unit even with a reduced width of the lens body. A vehicle lighting unit can be constituted by a plurality of the lighting units. The lighting unit can include an LED light source, and a lens body disposed in front of the LED light source so that light emitted from the LED light source can be incident thereon. The lens body can include a lens portion configured to receive the light from the LED light source to collect the light, a front surface including the lens portion, a rear surface opposite to the front surface, a first end surface functioning as a light exiting surface having a substantially rectangular shape greater in width than in thickness, and a second end surface opposite to the first end surface.08-30-2012
20130135887VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes a light emitting element and a light transmissive member disposed closer to a front side of the lamp than the light emitting element. The light transmissive member includes a front surface formed into a flat plane and a rear surface having a light entering area and an annular area situated on an outer circumferential side of the light entering area. The annular area has a plurality of curved planes and a reflecting film formed thereon. The light transmissive member has a lens portion provided on one of the front surface or the rear surface of the light transmissive member and configured to cause part of the light which is emitted from the light emitting element and enters the light transmissive member to be emitted towards the front side of the lamp as direct emitted light that is upwardly oriented05-30-2013
20130058117HEADLIGHT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A headlight for a motor vehicle, in order to provide a cut-off light beam, comprising: a collector mirror of an ellipsoidal type with an optical axis; a source of light (S) placed in the vicinity of the inner focal point of the collector mirror; a substantially flat bender, the reflective surface of which is oriented towards the interior of the collector mirror, and has an edge which is situated in the vicinity of the other focal point of the collector mirror, and a lens, situated to the front of the collector mirror and the bender, in order to provide an image of the edge of the bender.03-07-2013
20120188781VEHICLE LIGHT - A vehicle light using a projection lens of a novel appearance can provide a feeling of solidness as compared to a simple spherical shape. The vehicle light can include a projection lens having an optical axis and a plurality of separate lens portions divided in a radial pattern with respect to the optical axis of the projection lens. The separate lens portions can have respective light exiting surfaces of different curvatures, and respective light incident surfaces, the shapes of which are determined such that the separate lens portions have the same thickness and the same focal point.07-26-2012
20090268480LAMP UNIT FOR VEHICLES - In existing lamp unit for vehicles, the light from the semiconductor light source can not be effectively used. In the present invention, a planar reflect surface (10-29-2009
20130063960VEHICLE LIGHTING APPARATUS - A vehicle lighting apparatus has a semiconductor light-emitting device, an optical unit for discharging light of the semiconductor light-emitting device toward an irradiated area, a driving circuit portion for supplying electric power to the semiconductor light-emitting device, and a heat radiating portion. The semiconductor light-emitting device is directly attached to the driving circuit portion. The optical unit, the driving circuit portion and the heat radiating portion are assembled together to form a lighting module.03-14-2013
20090231873VEHICLE HEADLAMP APPARATUS - A vehicle headlamp apparatus is provided. The vehicle headlamp apparatus includes a low beam lamp unit which forms a low beam distribution pattern having a cutoff line along an upper edge thereof, and an additional lamp unit which forms an additional light distribution pattern including an area above the cutoff line of the low beam distribution pattern. The additional lamp unit is configured such that a luminous intensity of at least a portion of the additional light distribution pattern increases toward a horizontal line from above.09-17-2009
20090010017LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A light emitting device comprises; a metal reflecting member, a light emitting element fixed to the metal reflecting member, a glass film that covers the metal reflecting member and has Si—N bonds, and a translucent resin that covers the glass film. The present invention provides a light emitting device with which, even when this device is used in a harsh environment, there will be no deterioration in the light reflecting performance of the metal reflecting member, and light can be emitted at high output over an extended period.01-08-2009
20120113664HEAD LAMP FOR VEHICLE - A head lamp for a vehicle is provided, which includes a reflector for reflecting light emitted from a light source, a reflection plate for collecting the light reflected from the reflector in an upward direction, a micro-reflection module provided over the reflector to tilt and reflect the light collected by the reflection plate at a desired angle, and an optical lens for irradiating the light reflected from the micro-reflector onto a road surface. The head lamp can implement various beam patterns in accordance with road and surrounding circumferences, and irradiate vehicle information onto a road surface, thereby reducing the dazzle of other drivers of opposite vehicles and improving the field of vision of the driver to improve the safety and convenience.05-10-2012
20110019432PROJECTION MODULE FOR A HEADLAMP - The invention relates to a projection module for a headlamp, in particular a motor vehicle headlamp, comprising a light source, which is arranged inside a reflector housing, and which illuminates a projection lens, wherein means are arranged to display a sharp light-dark boundary. The means are integrated into the reflector (01-27-2011
20130163266VEHICULAR LAMP - A vehicular lamp includes a lamp body having an opening opened in the front side of the lamp; a cover that covers the opening; an irradiation unit mounted inside a lamp chamber formed by the lamp body and the cover, and configured to irradiate light emitted from a light source to the front side of the lamp; a rotation mechanism provided with a shaft portion installed on one of the irradiation unit and the lamp body and extending in a horizontal direction, and a bearing portion installed on the other and configured to support the shaft portion, the rotation mechanism being configured to enable the irradiation unit to rotate about a horizontal axis with regard to the lamp body; and a positioning mechanism configured to position the irradiation unit at a predetermined position within a range of possible rotation about the horizontal axis.06-27-2013
20110032720High and low beam headlamp with a pivoting multifaceted reflector - A vehicle headlamp having a pivotal multifaceted reflector, a light source, and an actuator typically including a solenoid, the actuator disposed and coupled to the multifaceted reflector and to other portions of the headlamp so as to pivot, under the action of the actuator, into a first position to generate a first beam of light serving as a high beam, and into a second position to generate a second beam of light serving as a low beam, and so providing a high beam and a low beam using the same light source, fixed within the headlamp, and a single reflector. In some embodiments, the high beam meets FMVSS 108 requirements for a vehicle headlamp high beam, and the low beam meets FMVSS 108 requirements for a vehicle headlamp low beam.02-10-2011
20110280029LOW-BEAM LAMP UNIT - Disclosed is a low-beam lamp unit including an LED, a projector lens disposed on an optical axis, a reflector reflecting light of the LED toward the vicinity of a back focus of the projector lens on a vertical cross section, a shade having a front edge portion disposed in the vicinity of the back focus of projector lens to block a portion of light reflected by the reflector, and a re-reflection surface integrally provided in the back of the front edge portion to re-reflect the portion of reflected light blocked by the shade to the projector lens. In the low-beam lamp unit, at least a portion of the re-reflection surface has a light diffusion portion which is a continuously curved surface that is convex toward the reflector in the vertical cross section.11-17-2011
20110280028LIGHTING APPARATUS - A lighting apparatus is provided. The lighting apparatus includes a light source having a light emitting surface, and a reflector configured to reflect light from the light source to form a light distribution pattern having a first cutoff line and a second cutoff line such that the first cutoff line and the second cutoff line form an angle with each other. The reflector is configured to form the first cutoff line and the second cutoff line by reflection images of the same edge of the light emitting surface.11-17-2011
20090201693SPLIT TROUGH REFLECTOR - A trough reflector for a lighting system is disclosed, wherein the trough reflector produces a lighting pattern having a stepped horizontal cut-off, maximizes collection efficiency, and minimizes undesirable beam patterns. The trough reflector includes a reflective surface having a substantially parabolic curvature for directing light, wherein the reflective surface is split into a first portion and a second portion. The second portion offset relative to the first portion of the trough reflector. The trough reflector further includes a plurality of reflective side walls disposed adjacent the reflective surface, wherein the reflective side walls cooperate with the reflective surface to direct light rays to form a desired lighting pattern.08-13-2009
20110170310LIGHTING UNIT AND VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A lighting unit (07-14-2011
20110170309REFLECTOR IN A LIGHTING APPARATUS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a reflector in a lighting apparatus of a motor vehicle comprising a reflecting surface and a pot-shaped metal body carrying the reflecting surface, wherein the reflecting surface is attached to an inner side of the body, wherein at least the reflecting surface of the reflector is comprised of an element injection molded from a plastic material and attached to the metal body of the reflector, and wherein the metal body is shaped such that the injection molded element is connected to said metal body in a stationary manner.07-14-2011
20100124071COOLING DEVICE FOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE OF VIBRATION GENERATING MACHINE AND HEAD LAMP FOR VIBRATION GENERATING MACHINE - A cooling device for a light emitting device package of a vibration generating machine, includes: a heat releasing plate provided at one side of the light emitting device package; a vibrator disposed to face the heat releasing plate and vibrating to generate an air flow according to vibration of the vibration generating machine; and a vibration transfer unit configured to connect the vibrator and the heat releasing plate to allow the air flow generated from the vibrator to be transferred to the heat releasing plate so as to be cooled.05-20-2010
20120268961CLEAR BEZEL - A rearview assembly having a mounting structure configured to be operably coupled with a vehicle. A housing is operably connected with the mounting structure and a rearward viewing device is supported by one of the housing and the mounting structure. The rearward viewing device provides a rearward view to a vehicle driver and includes a front substrate and a rear substrate. The entire front surface of the front substrate is exposed and the entire rear substrate is positioned behind the front substrate. A concealing layer is disposed about a periphery of the rearward viewing device between the front substrate and the rear substrate. A partially optically transparent bezel is disposed adjacent to both the rearward viewing device and the housing, the optically transparent bezel having an edge radius greater than 2.5 mm and the optically transparent bezel being substantially flush with the front surface of the front substrate.10-25-2012
20130215633VEHICLE LAMP ASSEMBLY HAVING UNIFORM LIT APPEARANCE - A vehicle lamp assembly includes a lamp housing, a primary lamp unit, and an auxiliary lamp unit. The primary lamp unit and the auxiliary lamp unit are provided within the lamp housing. The auxiliary lamp unit includes a first lighting device, a second lighting device and a supplemental lighting device. The first lighting device is configured to illuminate a portion of the lamp housing in a first direction and the second lighting device is configured to illuminate a portion of the lamp housing in a second direction. The supplemental lighting device is positioned in the lamp housing at an intersection of the first and second directions to provide a uniform lit appearance at a transition of the first lighting device and the second lighting device.08-22-2013
20130215634VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A vehicle lighting device includes a body, a light source and a reflecting module. The body defines an outputting opening. The light source includes an LED. The reflecting module includes a first reflector, a second reflector and a third reflector. One part of light incident to the first reflector is firstly reflected by the first reflector, secondly reflected by the second reflector, thirdly reflected by the third reflector, and finally travels out of the body via the outputting opening. Another part of the light incident to the first reflector is firstly reflected by the first reflector, secondly reflected by the third reflector, and finally travels out of the body via the outputting opening. The rest part of the light is incident to the third reflector and then is reflected by the third reflector to travel out of the body via the outputting opening.08-22-2013
20110170308VEHICLE HEAD LAMP - A vehicle head lamp includes: a light source; a reflector that reflects light emitted from the light source; a condenser lens that irradiates the light reflected by the reflector forward; and a shade that blocks part of the light reflected by the reflector to obtain a desired light distribution. The shade includes a main shade that has an opening for passing overhead sign light irradiated forward and upward and a sub-shade that is provided so as to be inclined rearward and downward from an upper edge of the main shade in order to obtain a cut line of the light distribution, and the reflector has an OHS reflection area used to project part of the reflected light toward a lower surface of the sub-shade and that allows the light reflected on the lower surface to pass through the opening of the main shade as the OHS light.07-14-2011
20090201694VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp can include a light source, a reflector having a parabolic reflective surface for reflecting light beams from the light source, and a lens formed in a generally rectangular shape (i.e., square, rectangular, substantially square, substantially rectangular). The lens can include a plurality of lens cut portions for diffusing the generally parallel light beams from the reflector. The principal optical axis of the vehicle lamp can be aligned with the center of the lens. A plurality of ridge lines or valley lines can extend radially from the principal optical axis to divide the generally rectangular lens into at least a first lens cut portion, a second lens cut portion, a third lens cut portion, and a fourth lens cut portion. The first lens cut portion can be a substantial mirror image of the second lens cut portion, and the third lens cut portion can be a substantial mirror image of the fourth lens cut portion. Part of the parallel light beams from the reflector can be diffused in the left and right directions through the first and second lens cut portions, and at the same time, part of the parallel light beams from the reflector can be diffused in the up and down directions through the third and fourth lens cut portions.08-13-2009
20120106188LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, ILLUMINATION DEVICE, VEHICLE HEADLAMP, AND VEHICLE - A headlamp of an embodiment of this invention includes a laser element, a light emitting section, and a parabolic mirror. A part of the parabolic mirror is provided so as to face an upper surface of the light emitting section, which upper surface has a larger area than that of a side surface of the light emitting section. The light emitting section emits fluorescence in such a manner that distribution of the fluorescence corresponds to the Lambertian distribution.05-03-2012
20120106187VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes a lamp outer case, a reflection-type first lamp unit, a direct emission-type second lamp unit, and a compound lens. The lamp outer case includes a cover and a lamp housing. The first lamp unit has a first light source, a reflector and a shade and forms a collective optical system. The second lamp unit has a second light source, which directly emits light, and forms a defuse optical system. The compound lens is disposed along an inner surface of the cover, and has an outer surface facing the inner surface of the cover that is formed as a curved light emitting surface. The cover also includes first and second control portions. The light emitting surface has a shape which is displaced to the rear as it extends transversely outwards of a vehicle.05-03-2012
20090273942HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY WITH CONFIGURABLE INDICATOR ARRAY - The present disclosure provides a headlight assembly comprising a configurable indicator array that includes a plurality of individually controllable lights that may be activated and deactivated to form a plurality of light patterns.11-05-2009
20090296418SIDE-LOADED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE FOR AUTOMOTIVE REAR COMBINATION LAMPS - A side-loading LED module for a rear combination lamp is disclosed. One or more LEDs are mounted on a distal side of a printed circuit board, which also includes the circuitry that drives the one or more LEDs. The circuit board and a thermal pad are screwed/riveted to a heat sink, then the heat sink is mounted to a lateral face of a housing. The LEDs emit diverging light laterally inside the housing. One face of the housing is a faceted parabolic reflector, which receives the diverging light from the LEDs and reflects a collimated beam longitudinally to the front of the housing, where it passes through a clear cover and exits the lamp. The facets on the parabolic reflector angularly deviate portions of the reflected beam, so that the reflected light is collimated, and is angularly broader than a single collimated beam.12-03-2009
20110170307VEHICLE LAMP - In a vehicle lamp (07-14-2011
20090103322Tri-bar headlight assembly with interchangeable colored dots - A motor-vehicle headlight assembly which has an interchangeable colored translucent cup centered over the light source by a three linear member housing. The headlight assembly also has a region of its lens colored differently with a reflective enclosure behind it wherein a signal light resides. This allows the installer to change both the look of the headlight and the color of the center most region of the light beam emitted from the headlight.04-23-2009
20090296419PROJECTOR TYPE VEHICLE LIGHT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A projector type vehicle light can have a decreased total weight and prevent the insufficiency in strength of a rotational shaft of a base member. The projector type vehicle light can include a light source, a reflector, a shade, and a projection lens. The vehicle light can further include a shade rotational shaft extending in the left-to-right direction, a base member configured so that the shade can rotate around the shade rotational shaft, a solenoid for making the shade rotate between a low-beam position and a high-beam position, and a crank shaft configured to connect the solenoid with the shade for driving the shade. The solenoid can be supported by the base member so that the plunger of the solenoid can move in the left-to-right direction. The lens holder can be made of a first material, such as a resin material, and the base member can be made from a second material, such as metal material.12-03-2009
20120294024LED REFLECTOR OPTIC FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE HEADLIGHT - The present disclosure is directed to an automotive headlight. In one embodiment, the automotive headlight includes one or more first light emitting diodes (LEDs) and one or more second LEDs, wherein the one or more second LEDs are positioned at about 180 degrees with respect to the one or more first LEDs, wherein the headlight optical axis is about −90 degrees with respect to a LED optical axis of the one or more first LEDs, at least one first reflector, wherein the at least one first reflector redirects light from the one or more first LEDs to an angle of about −90 degrees with respect to a LED optical axis of the one or more first LEDs and at least one second reflector, wherein the at least one second reflector redirects light from the one or more second LEDs to an angle of about −90 degrees with respect to the LED optical axis of the one or more first LEDs.11-22-2012
20100277939VEHICULAR LAMP - A vehicular lamp comprising includes a light-emitting diode that is used as a light source and that emits light; and a light transmitting member that is arranged in a path of the emitted light and through which the light is passed. The light transmitting member shields the light-emitting diode from infrared rays that travel in an opposite direction to a traveling direction of the light.11-04-2010
20090168446VEHICLE LIGHT - A vehicle light can include a reflector and a light source. The reflector has a reflection surface formed by at least part of a parabolic cylindrical surface obtained by moving a parabola by parallel displacement, where the parabola has a coefficient of 0.5, a focal length, and a focal point. The light source includes at least one set of at least two light emitting devices that have respective light emission surfaces facing toward the reflection surface. The at least two light emitting devices include a front light emitting device and a rear light emitting device spaced apart by a predetermined distance along an illumination direction of the vehicle light, with the focal point interposed between the front and rear light emitting devices.07-02-2009
20080291688LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE MODULE - A light emitting device module is provided. The light emitting device module includes a plurality of light emitting devices; a submount on which the light emitting devices are mounted; and a heat-radiant substrate to which the submount is fixed. The submount includes a positive front surface electrode; a negative front surface electrode; at least one relay front surface electrode, wherein the plurality of light emitting devices are electrically coupled to each other in series via the at least one relay front surface electrode; a plurality of through electrodes; a positive back surface electrode coupled to the positive front surface electrode via a through electrode; a negative back surface electrode coupled to the negative front surface electrode via a through electrode; and at least one relay back surface electrode which is coupled to the at least one relay front surface electrode via a through electrode. The heat-radiant substrate includes a positive circuit electrode bonded to the positive back surface electrode; a negative circuit electrode bonded to the negative back surface electrode; and at least one relay circuit electrode bonded to the at least one relay back surface electrode and being floated electrically.11-27-2008
20080239745LAMP UNIT OF VEHICULAR HEADLAMP - A lamp unit of a vehicular headlamp includes a projection lens with an optical axis; a light source formed from a semiconductor light-emitting element; a first reflector that reflects light from the light source so as to condense such light on or near the optical axis; and a shade positioned between the light source and the projection lens so as to extend along the optical axis direction. The shade shields part of the light reflected by the first reflector. In the lamp unit of the vehicular headlamp, a shielding surface extends rearward from a front end of the shade, where the shade is positioned near a rearward focal point Rf of the projection lens. The shielding surfaces serve as a second reflector that reflects light from the first reflector toward the projection lens. In addition, a transparent portion is formed on part of the second reflector such that part of the light reflected by the first reflector passes downward of the rearward focal point of the projection lens and is then incident to the projection lens.10-02-2008
20090097267Temporary emergency headlight for vehicles - A temporary headlight reflector device for application to a vehicle of a sandwich construction having a temporary elastic or flexible reflective panel with protruding tabs including protective layers releasably bonded by adhesive material to the tab substrate which may be folded over for attachment to the front of a vehicle.04-16-2009
20100208481LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, VEHICULAR LIGHTING FIXTURE COMPRISING THE DEVICE, AND HEAD LAMP - A light-emitting device comprising a light source which emits excitation light and a fluorescent substance which absorbs the excitation light to emit light in combination, wherein a fluorescent substance comprising an α type SiAlON represented by the general formula: (Ca08-19-2010
20090091944LIGHTING OR SIGNALLING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A lighting or signalling device for a motor vehicle, having an optical axis and comprising at least one light source and at least one guide for the light rays between the source and an exit face, the guide having an entry edge associated with the source. The guide for the light rays is formed by a sheet and the sheet comprises a curved rear edge convex towards the rear, able to provide reflection of the light rays towards the exit face. A curved shape of the rear edge being associated with the profile of the exit faced so that the emerging light rays have a direction contained in a substantially horizontal plane containing the optical axis of the device.04-09-2009
20120069594INTERNAL LIGHTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF - An interior lighting display device and a display panel thereof capable of effectively preventing a dark area from being formed in the display panel. A film or sheet that reflects light is disposed on a back surface and a side surface of a display panel of an interior lighting display device. For example, the film or sheet is disposed on a back surface and a side surface of a region that is a colored area having low transmittance of the display panel, and an area in which a light source is not present behind the display panel. In addition, a light reflective body is placed in an area in which the light source is not present within the interior lighting display device.03-22-2012
20090237951Automotive Illumination-System Device and Light-Conductor System for an Automotive Illumination-System Device - The invention relates to a light-conductor structure (09-24-2009
20100020561HEAD LAMP - Disclosed herein is a head lamp. The head lamp includes a light source emitting light, a reflection plate reflecting the emitted light toward a lens, and a shield integrally formed with the reflection plate to intercept a portion of the light illuminated toward the lens. The head lamp can accurately adjust an illumination pattern of light through a reduction of assembly tolerance between components.01-28-2010
20080316760Led Collimator Element with an Asymmetrical Collimator - The invention relates to an LED collimator element (12-25-2008
20080273344DEVICE FOR REPLACING A LIGHT SOURCE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE OPTICAL MODULE - A device for replacing a lamp of a light source of a motor vehicle lighting and/or signalling system, comprising a reflecting element, the light source, with a lamp support, secured to the lamp to be replaced, the lamp support providing the holding, in an operating configuration, of the lamp within the reflector, an outer lens for allowing the light rays produced by the light source to pass in the form of a light beam along an optical axis, a housing holding the outer lens and the reflecting element, the lamp support being disposed opposite an opening provided in the housing of the device, and being accessible from the outside of the motor vehicle.11-06-2008
20120195057LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE, AND HEADLAMP - A light emitting device of the present invention includes: an LD chip for emitting excitation light; a light emitting body for emitting fluorescence upon irradiation with the excitation light from the LD chip; and a mirror including a light reflecting concave surface for reflecting the fluorescence from the light emitting body, the light reflecting concave surface of the mirror having a through-hole at a region other than a bottom region in the vicinity of the bottom of the light reflecting concave surface, and a truncated pyramid light converging section being inserted into the through-hole in order to guide the excitation light from the LD chip to the light emitting body.08-02-2012
20120140505VEHICULAR HEADLAMP - Disclosed is a vehicular headlamp which includes a lamp unit placed in a lamp unit outer case constituted by an outer cover and a lamp housing. The lamp unit includes a light emitting diode provided as a light source; a circuit substrate mounted with the light emitting diode and having a connection terminal for supplying power to the light emitting diode; a projection lens configured to project light emitted from the light emitting diode and irradiate the projected light forwardly; and a cover member placed to surround the light emitting diode and include a colored part of which an inner peripheral surface is formed as an incident surface, on which a part of the light emitted from the light emitting diode is incident, and in which a predetermined color other than a yellow color is given to a surface other than the incident surface.06-07-2012
20120140504LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, VEHICLE HEADLAMP, ILLUMINATION DEVICE, AND VEHICLE - A headlamp 06-07-2012
20100002458Automotive lamp and reflector for low beam and advanced forward lighting system - An advanced forward lighting system may be made with a lamp having a first filament and a second filament extending perpendicular to the first filament. The second filament is partially hidden rearward and above the first filament. A reflector forms a main beam from the first filament light and a right or left cast supplemental beam from the second filament light. The second filament's position minimizes glare, and enables a simple advanced forward lighting system from a single standard lamp fitting both right and left side reflectors.01-07-2010
20100226143LED Automotive Fog Lamp - A fog lamp may include a Lambertian LED, a collimating lens encompassing the Lambertian LED, a collimating surface including a total internal reflective surface and encompassing the collimating lens, and a corrugated surface attached to the collimating surface at an acute angle with respect to an optic axis of the corrugated surface.09-09-2010
20120243248VEHICLE HEADLIGHT - A vehicle headlight can include a projector lens, a bulb disposed in a back direction from the projector lens, and having an axis in a right-left direction, a reflector disposed to cover the bulb from behind, a shade disposed between the projector lens and the bulb, a first additional reflection surface disposed in the front direction from the bulb, and reflecting light from the bulb toward a space lying ahead of the bulb end in a bulb-axis direction. A second additional reflection surface can be disposed in the space, and reflect light from the first additional reflection surface toward the projector lens. A top end portion of the shade can be bent in the back direction to form a low-beam cutoff line with back end edge. The first additional reflection surface can be disposed lower than the top end portion and in the front direction from the back end edge.09-27-2012
20100195346OPTICAL DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE, SUCH AS A LIGHTING OR SIGNALING DEVICE - An optical device, in particular for an automotive vehicle, such as a lighting or signaling device, comprising at least one light source, and at least one light guide designed to guide at least some of the light emitted by the light source, the light guide comprising at least one output face and at least one reflection face designed to reflect, towards the output face, light being propagated in the guide, wherein the light guide exhibits a cylindrical sheet form and/or the output face is not completely planar.08-05-2010
20130141929Vehicle headlight module mounted on sliders, corresponding support and headlight - A vehicle headlight comprising at least one lighting module mounted on a support. The module comprises a base with a mounting surface inclined backward and toward the top of the headlight. The support comprises a corresponding mounting surface. Positioning means with sliders are provided on these surfaces so as to be able to extract the module and fit it by a translational movement in a direction contained within the plane of the mounting surfaces. The housing comprises a removable portion positioned in the extension of the module in the direction of translation of the positioning means with sliders. The wall of the housing comprises precuts on the circumference of the removable portion. This arrangement makes is possible to easily replace a bulky lighting module such as that of a headlight with style functions.06-06-2013
20130141930VEHICULAR HEADLAMP - A vehicular headlamp includes: a lamp body that has a cylindrical portion having a front opening and a rear opening; a translucent cover that covers the front opening; a metallic light source base that has a light source installation portion, which is inserted from the rear opening to the lamp body and disposed therein; an annular elastic body coupling the lamp body to the light source base and closing a clearance between the lamp body and the light source base; and an optical axis adjustment mechanism coupling the lamp body to the light source base, wherein the light source base is supported so as to be turnable with respect to the lamp body by operation of the optical axis adjustment mechanism, and the elastic body is configured to be elastically deformed as the light source base is turned with respect to the lamp body.06-06-2013
20130141931Optic Assembly Having Virtual External Common Focus - An optic assembly has a reflector with a reflective surface, one or more light sources, and a mask with one or more apertures. Facets on the reflective surface direct light rays so that a substantial portion of the light rays within the optic assembly can be managed as if they were emitted from a focal point located outside the optic assembly.06-06-2013
20090067186VEHICLE LAMP UNIT - In a vehicle lamp unit that is configured to be mounted on a vehicle, a semiconductor light source can be substantially covered with a first reflector and, therefore, the semiconductor light source is not visually observable (or, is difficult to see) from outside the lamp unit even when a projection lens is disposed in front of the opening of the first reflector and spaced from the first reflector so as not to contact the first reflector. Thus, a vehicle lamp unit having a novel design can be provided in which the projection lens appears as if it is floating in air and in which the semiconductor light source is not visually seen or is difficult to be seen from the outside.03-12-2009
20110019431VEHICLE LAMP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TRANSPARENT ELEMENT FOR A VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp has at least one transparent element (01-27-2011
20100142217LAMP06-10-2010
20110085344Lamp Unit and Vehicle Lamp - A lamp unit includes at least one light source that emits light in a predetermined direction, and a light guide body including at least one incident surface where light emitted from the light source enters, a first emission surface that emits light entering from the incident surface in a horizontal direction, and a plurality of second emission surfaces that emits light entering the incident surface in a horizontal direction and emits light entering the incident surface to the upper side of the horizontal direction. The second emission surfaces are formed above the first emission surface at different positions in an up-down direction, and are positioned on the back side of the first emission surface so as to be spaced apart from one another in the horizontal direction.04-14-2011
20110249461VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A vehicle headlamp according to the present invention is provided with: a semiconductor-type light source 10-13-2011
20100135036VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - An optical axis O′ of a lens section of an optical member is inclined downward relative to a horizontal direction (an optical axis O of each LED) from a light emitting section of each LED. Therefore, an area at and below a horizontal position of a lighting device is illuminated by the lens section while each LED is arranged at an optically ideal position relative to the lens section. Also, reflection surfaces of upper and lower reflector sections and of the optical member are respectively set based on parabolas P06-03-2010
20110085345MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING DEVICE - A motor vehicle lighting and/or signalling device comprising a housing comprising a rear opening in which a light source can be fitted to the housing and a ventilation hole opening into the rear opening of the housing.04-14-2011
20090027908VEHICULAR LAMP UNIT - A lamp unit used in a vehicular lamp includes a reflector provided with a parabolic cylindrical reflective surface with a focal line in the horizontal direction; a planar light source having a light-emitting surface with a generally oblong shaped region; and a drive portion that rotatably supports the semiconductor light-emitting element portion. The generally oblong shaped region of the planar light source includes a long side in a direction parallel to the focal line and a short side of a predetermined width. The planar light source is disposed such that the light-emitting surface faces the parabolic cylindrical reflective surface of the reflector and such that a long side, on a lamp front side, generally coincides with the focal line and acts as a rotational axis.01-29-2009
20110069505LIGHT ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE - The invention provides a light assembly to enable various light functions, such as braking lights, tail lights, license plate lights, flashers, etc., using LEDs that consume low power and have a long service life. The LEDs are located on a single, two-sided printed circuit board (PCB), which reduces the assembly costs and the size of tail light, as well as the complexity of assembly.03-24-2011
20110026266LIGHT SOURCE MODULE AND VEHICLE LAMP - A light source module for a vehicle lamp, including an optical system that guides light emitted from the light source module in a certain irradiation direction and has an optical center, the light source module has a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements disposed in a straight line and electrically connected to each other in series. One of the semiconductor light emitting elements that is positioned closest to the optical center of the optical system has a light emitting area that is smallest of the plurality of the semiconductor light emitting elements.02-03-2011
20090185389Light guide for a lamp - A light with one or more LEDs directing light in a first direction. The light has first and second over-lying light guides receiving light from the LEDs. The light guides extend in the first direction X. Plural LEDs can be used and they may direct light from either or both ends of the light guides. The light guides can be clear if the LEDs emit colored light, or colored if the LED emits white light. A plurality of first light deflectors is associated with the first light guide and a plurality of second light deflectors is associated with the second light guide for directing the light that has been emitted from the light source along the first direction X in a second, output direction Y, the first light deflectors being offset from the second light deflectors to evenly distribute output light.07-23-2009
20080219021Vehicular Lighting Assembly - A vehicular lighting assembly with a reflection mirror formed of a BMC resin is provided which prevents glass fiber in the resin from separating and flying away when the direction of illumination is changed for aiming, which can result in degradation in appearance of the reflector or occurrence of glare. The vehicular lighting assembly can be configured such that a high-beam reflector and a low-beam lighting assembly attachment are formed of a plastic member made of the BMC resin as an integrated lighting assembly holder portion. The low-beam lighting assembly attachment of the lighting assembly holder portion can include a low-beam reflector, ball joints, and an adjusting nut attachment engaged with an adjusting screw, so that it can be aimed. The ball joints and the adjusting nut attachment are formed at their respective positions on an integrated metallic member so that they can be attached as an aiming unit to the low-beam lighting assembly attachment.09-11-2008
20100195345VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A vehicle lighting device is provided, and includes a mount member, a semiconductor-type light source, a reflector, and screws. Mounting boss portions in which the screws are to be threaded are provided at the mount member. At the reflector, through holes into which the screws are to be inserted are provided for the mounting boss portions. A hollow axle portion, which rotatably engages with one of the mounting boss portions from the outside, is provided at an edge of one of the through holes of the reflector. As a result, this vehicle lighting device allows the reflector to be mounted on the mount member having the semiconductor-type light source mounted thereon, without the semiconductor-type light source and the reflector interfering with each other.08-05-2010
20100195344PRISM EQUIPPED ILLUMINATION UNIT FOR VEHICLE - An illumination unit for a vehicle comprising: a light emitting element; an outer housing including an opening, on which the light emitting element is mounted; a prism disposed between the light emitting element and the opening, the prism including a tip portion which is disposed at the opening, a body portion which continues from the tip portion, a flange portion which continues from the body portion, and a stage at a boundary between the tip portion and the body portion.08-05-2010
20100027284Light Module for an Illumination Device for a Motor Vehicle - The invention relates to a light module (02-04-2010
20110216549VEHICLE LIGHT UNIT AND VEHICLE LIGHT - A vehicle light unit can convert an LED light source to a linear light emitting state and can be incorporated into a vehicle light. The vehicle light unit can include a first to fourth lens part in front of an LED light source. The first to third lens parts can convert the point light source or the LED light source into a linear light emitting portion with improved light utilization efficiency by providing first to fourth total reflection surfaces utilizing internal reflection to the third lens part. The light rays through the linear light emitting portion can be incident on the fourth lens part. The fourth lens part can include a plate-shaped light guiding portion with a plurality of total reflection surfaces on one surface and corresponding lens cut portions on the other opposite surface.09-08-2011
20080278961Hybrid Optics for L.E.D. Lamp - A lighting assembly is adapted to be fixedly secured to a motor vehicle for emitting light out therefrom. The lighting assembly includes a frame for supporting and mounting the lighting assembly to the motor vehicle and a lens fixedly secured to the frame. The lighting assembly also includes a light emitting diode spaced from the lens for emitting light out through the lens. The lighting assembly further includes a reflector extending between the lens and the light emitting diode. The reflector includes a parabolic reflective surface, and a hyperbolic component for directing light emitted from the light emitting diode out toward the parabolic reflective surface at an angle such that the light passes through the lens as collimated light.11-13-2008
20120307510VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes a lamp body having an opening, a front cover attached to the lamp body to close the opening, and a first optical unit disposed inside a lamp chamber defined by the lamp body and the cover. The first optical unit includes a printed wiring board having a first section formed with a first conductor pattern and a second section formed with a second conductor pattern electrically coupled to the first conductor pattern, an LED mounted on the first section of the printed wiring board, and a lighting control circuit provided on the second section of the printed wiring board to control a lighting of the LED.12-06-2012
20120039084LIGHT ASSEMBLY - Light assembly (02-16-2012
20120039083LIGHTING MODULE AND DEVICE FOR VEHICLE WITH IMPROVED HIGH-BEAM FUNCTION - A lighting module notably for motor vehicles comprising a first concave reflector comprising a first and a second focal point, a second concave reflector and comprising a first and a second focal point, the first and the second reflectors having a truncated circumference such that the reflecting face of the first reflector is oriented towards that of the second reflector, a shield between the first and the second reflectors, an optical element comprising a first focal point situated in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis of the module and passing through the cut-off edge, the cut-off edge being situated at the second focal point of the first reflector and at the second focal point of the second reflector.02-16-2012
20110075436VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp can include a light source, a reflector and a lens. The reflector can be formed in a slender shape so as to include a parabolic reflex surface in a longitudinal direction and an ellipsoidal reflex surface in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. A focus of the parabolic reflex surface and one of the focuses of the ellipsoidal reflex surface can be located at the light source, and other focuses of the ellipsoidal reflex surface can be substantially parallel with a central axis of the lens. The reflector can reflect light emitted from the light source toward the lens with a wide angle so that light use efficiency of the light source can improve as compared with certain conventional vehicle lamps. Thus, the vehicle lamp can provide a favorable light distribution even when it is formed in a slender shape.03-31-2011
20120063156OPTICAL UNIT - An optical unit includes: a heat sink that radiates heat from a light source; and a base portion including a reflector mounting section, a lens mounting section and a connecting section connecting the reflector mounting section and the lens mounting section. The base portion is configured such that the light from the light source is reflected by a reflector mounted onto the reflector mounting section and is incident onto a projection lens mounted onto the lens mounting section. The heat sink is exposed to a space surrounded by the lens mounting section, the connecting section and the reflector mounting section.03-15-2012
20120057363VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes a semiconductor light emitting device arranged to face toward a front of the vehicle lamp, a first optical member disposed in front of the semiconductor light emitting device, and a second optical member disposed in front of the first optical member. The first optical member comprises a front surface and a back surface. The front surface is configured to internally reflect light from the semiconductor light emitting device toward the back surface. The back surface is configured to internally reflect the light reflected by the front surface back toward the front surface such that the light exits the first optical member from the front surface. The second optical member is disposed directly in front of the front surface of the first optical member and diffuses the light from the first optical member to form a light distribution pattern.03-08-2012
20120008333VEHICLE LAMP UNIT - A vehicle lamp unit has a light emitting device disposed adjacent to a base point on an optical axis extending in a front-rear direction of a vehicle on which the vehicle lamp unit is mounted, and a transparent member disposed in front of the light emitting device. The light emitting device has a light emitting surface arranged to face forward. The transparent member is configured such that light emitted by the light emitting device enters the transparent member and is internally reflected by a front surface of the transparent member, and such that the light reflected by the front surface is internally reflected again by a rear surface of the transparent member and emitted from the front surface of the transparent member. The front surface has a flat surface facing obliquely upward.01-12-2012
20090135621HEADLIGHT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - This present invention relates to a lighting device for vehicles which comprises a flat type light conducting body having two opposed flat sides at which light is transmitted from a light coupling or input side of said body to a light decoupling or output side thereof by total reflection, and a narrow side at the light input end along which a plurality of spaced-apart light elements are fitted for light input into the light conducting body, wherein said narrow side extends in at least an extension plane perpendicular to the flat sides and the narrow side is uneven at least in a light input section thereof that constitutes a light input position.05-28-2009
20100195343PRISM EQUIPPED ILLUMINATION UNIT FOR VEHICLE - An illumination unit for a vehicle comprising: a light emitting element; an outer housing including an opening, on which the light emitting element is mounted; a prism disposed between the light emitting element and the opening, the prism including a tip portion which is disposed at the opening, a body portion which continues from the tip portion, a flange portion which continues from the body portion, and a stage at a boundary between the tip portion and the body portion.08-05-2010
20120257403ILLUMINATION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE - An illumination device includes, but is not limited to at least one light-conductor plate and at least one light source. The at least one light-conductor plate includes, but is not limited to a first main surface and a first lateral surface. In addition, the at least one light-conductor plate includes, but is not limited to light-decoupling elements at least in a part region of the volume of the at least one light-conductor plate. The at least one light-conductor plate is arranged in an outer region of the motor vehicle and forms a decorative shaped part of the motor vehicle. Light of the at least one light source can be coupled into the at least one light-conductor plate via the first lateral surface and can be at least partially decoupled from the at least one light-conductor plate with the light-decoupling elements via the first main surface.10-11-2012
20100271835Lighting Device for a Motor Vehicle - The invention relates to a lighting device for a motor vehicle. Said lighting device comprises a light source (10-28-2010
20120314440LED LIGHTING DEVICE - A lighting device may include a circuit board, at least one light emitting diode fastened to the circuit board, and a housing, wherein the circuit board is a wall segment of the housing.12-13-2012
20100296305VEHICLE LIGHT - A vehicle light is provided which can prevent the accumulation of assembly errors during the assembling of separate optical components. The vehicle light can include a first heat sink having a first heat sink body and a first heat radiation fin, and a first optical system configured to form a part of a predetermined light distribution pattern. The first optical system can include a first LED light source, a first reflector configured to reflect light emitted from the first LED light source, and a projection lens configured to allow light reflected from the first reflector to pass therethrough. The first LED light source, the first reflector, and the projection lens can be secured to an upper surface of the first heat sink body.11-25-2010
20120257402ILLUMINATION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - An illumination device for a vehicle includes a light source and an inside handle well. The inside handle well has a lower wall, an upper wall, and an opening. The light source is arranged under the lower wall. The lower wall has a light exit portion configured such that light emitted from the light source exits therethrough and travels to an inside of the inside handle well. The upper wall has a light reflecting portion configured to reflect light exiting through the light exit portion and traveling upward in the inside handle well toward the inside handle. The opening is formed on the inner side of the interior of the vehicle.10-11-2012
20090040779Headlight Unit and Straddle-Type Vehicle - A headlight unit includes a reflector that is concave in shape and has left and right reflection surfaces for reflecting light emitted by a headlight bulb in a desired direction. Protection covers cover outer edge sections of the reflector and have a color different from that of the left and right reflection surfaces.02-12-2009
20120081916VEHICULAR LAMP - The present disclosure has been made in an effort to provide a vehicular lamp that can adopt a low-priced material having a low heat-resisting temperature as a material for a reflector. A vehicular lamp includes a tail and stop lamp bulb and a reflector reflecting light from bulb to the front of the lamp, in a lamp chamber defined by a lamp body and a front cover. In addition, lamp body includes an opening for exposing the rear surface of reflector in the vicinity of tail and stop lamp bulb to the outside of the lamp chamber.04-05-2012
20110122636Signal indicator lamp assembly for a vehicle - A signal indicator lamp assembly (05-26-2011
20120320617VEHICLE HEADLIGHT - The disclosed subject matter includes a projector headlight using a plurality of optical units for a low beam with a high visible/visual quality. Each of the optical units can include a plurality of LED devices and a projector lens. The projector lens can include a light-emitting surface including a reflex function and a reflex surface including a light incoming surface that is located on the opposite side of the light-emitting surface. The LED devices can be located adjacent the light incoming surface, and the optical units can be located so that angles between optical axes of adjacent optical units can be identical. Thus, the projector headlight can form various favorable light distribution patterns by changing curvature factors of the light-emitting surface and the reflex surface of the projector lens in each of the optical units and by changing the angles between the optical axes of the adjacent optical units.12-20-2012
20120320616LIGHTING MODULE FOR AN EMERGENCY SERVICE VEHICLE - The invention relates to a lighting module (12-20-2012
20110002135Vehicular Lamp - A vehicular lamp includes: a lamp outer housing composed of a lamp housing with an opening on one side and a cover attached to the lamp housing to close the opening; a light source disposed inside the lamp outer housing; a reflector that is disposed inside the lamp outer housing, reflects light emitted from the light source, and is formed with an optical path notch or an optical path hole which serves as a path for a part of the light emitted from the light source; and a control optical section having a lens member attached to the reflector so as to close the optical path notch or the optical path hole, and controlling light emitted from the light source toward the optical path notch or the optical path hole to guide the light in a predetermined direction for radiation.01-06-2011
20110044066REFLECTOR FOR VEHICLE - A reflector for a vehicle can include a plurality of retroreflective elements configured to retroreflect incident light incident parallel to a horizontally-arranged reference axis, obliquely upward at a prescribed angle with respect to the reference axis. The plurality of retroreflective elements can each include: a first reflection surface inclined at an angle ANG02-24-2011
20110211361VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A vehicle lighting device is provided which is capable of merely changing a shade, thereby using a first reflector and a second reflector as they are, to cope with a variety of light distribution pattern specifications, and which is capable of avoiding deformation of a shade due to a thermal effect even if incidence of sunlight going back has optically focused on the shade. In a heat sink member 09-01-2011
20100232172OPTICAL DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, SUCH AS A LIGHTING OR SIGNALING DEVICE - An optical device, in particular for a motor vehicle, such as a lighting or signaling device, this device comprising at least one light guide which is designed to guide at least part of the light which is emitted by a source of light, the light guide comprising at least one output surface and at least one main reflection surface, which is designed to reflect towards the output surface light which is propagated in the guide, the light guide comprising a portion for coupling with the source of light, this coupling portion having a transverse axis (Y), wherein the coupling portion is arranged such that the light which is emitted from this coupling portion is propagated in the light guide, around the transverse axis, according to a total angular opening, measured around this transverse axis, which is strictly less than 360°, and in particular is less than 320° or 300°.09-16-2010
20120287659REFLECTIVE FILM LAMINATE - Disclosed is a reflective film laminate, which has a pure Ag film or an Ag-based alloy film as a first layer on a base body, and an oxide film of a metal of one or more kinds selected from among Zr, Cr, Nb, Hf, Ta, V, Ni, Mo, W, Al and Si, as a second layer on the first layer. The thickness of the second layer is 0.1 to 10 nm, and deterioration of the reflection ratio of reflective film laminate is 30% or less by having the second layer provided therein. The reflective film laminate is provided with a protection film, which has a high initial reflection ratio, excellent sulfuration resistance and heat resistance, and an extremely small number of pin holes. As a result, the reflection ratio of the reflective film laminate is not easily deteriorated due to aggregation of Ag atoms of the Ag film.11-15-2012
20120287658VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes: an LED mount on which an LED is placed; an attachment that fixes the LED to the LED mount; a power supply that supplies power to the LED; a first optical member that controls light emitted from the LED; and a second optical member that controls light emitted from the first optical member. The power supply and the first optical member are provided at the attachment.11-15-2012
20100202151Illuminating Device for Vehicles - The invention relates to an illuminating device for vehicles, in particular a tail light, with a housing containing at least one light source, a support accommodating the light source, and a reflector, and with a diffusion lens for covering an opening of the housing, characterized in that the reflector, which is provided with an electrically conductive coating, is assigned charge dissipation means in such a manner that, when electrostatic charging of the reflector occurs, a dissipation current flows to a connection to earth of the illuminating device.08-12-2010
20120140506SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD - A semiconductor light-emitting device and a method for manufacturing the same can include a wavelength converting layer in order to emit various colored lights including white light. The semiconductor light-emitting device can include a base board, a frame located on the base board, at least one light-emitting chip mounted on the base board, the wavelength converting layer located between an optical plate and each outside surface of the chips so as to extend toward the optical plate using a meniscus control structure, and a reflective material layer disposed at least between the frame and both side surfaces of the wavelength converting layer and the optical plate. The semiconductor light-emitting device can be configured to improve light-emitting efficiency and color variability between the light-emitting chips by using the reflective material layer as each reflector, and therefore can emit a wavelength-converted light having a high light-emitting efficiency from various small light-emitting surfaces.06-07-2012
20130010487DEVICE FOR PROCURING AN INFINITY EFFECT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE SIGNALING LIGHT - A device and corresponding module are for a signaling light and/or lighting an exterior or interior ambient of a motor-vehicle passenger compartment including a type of light source. The device comprises an optical assembly of a first reflector including a mirror and a second reflector including a semi-transparent mirror. Light emitted by an LED is diffused in a curtain diffuser of a transparent material. Planes or mid-planes of the mirror, the semi-transparent mirror, and the diffuser are mutually parallel. Light transmitted or reflected by the assembly is transmitted and visible to an observer from a surface of the second reflector that is opposite to that facing other elements of the assembly. The diffuser includes a lighting sub-assembly arranged in space between the mirror and semi-transparent mirror and having a transparent optical material and a light source arranged for emission of light rays propagated within a thickness of the optical material.01-10-2013
20130021816PROJECTION HEADLAMP ARRANGEMENT FOR VEHICLES - A projection headlamp arrangement for vehicles with each headlamp containing a reflector with two focal points, a light source in a first focal point, a lens in front of the reflector with a focal point near the second focal point, and a shutter shaft between the lens and the reflector and adjustable into several positions about a rotational axis each of which has a shutter edge of the shutter shaft for creating a cutoff line an image capture unit detects objects in front of the vehicle, an image processing unit processes image data from the image capture unit, a marker light function sector of the shutter shaft has a shutter edge with an opening wherein the adjustment unit rotates the shutter shaft and/or pivots one or both of the headlamps about a vertical axis, so the object to be marked is illuminated by means of light passing through the opening.01-24-2013
20130170243HEAD LAMP STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE - A head lamp structure of the vehicle may include a reflector including a light source, and a shield part rotatably provided at a front of the reflector and including a shield protrusion formed at an outer peripheral surface thereof and having a cutting surface.07-04-2013
20120243247VEHICLE LIGHT FITTING UNIT - A vehicle light fitting unit includes two headlights which irradiate a low beam. The two headlights can each include a light emitting element, an elliptical series reflecting surface provided in a state where a first focal position is positioned near the light emitting element and a second focal position is positioned on an optical axis of the headlight, and a projecting lens provided so that a focal position on a rear side of the light irradiating direction is near the second focal position. Only a first headlight among the two headlights includes a light shielding member. The elliptical series reflecting surface of a second headlight is positioned so that the first focal position is positioned to the front of the light irradiating direction than the light emitting element.09-27-2012
20080239744VEHICULAR LAMP - A vehicular lamp forms a low-beam distribution pattern by combining light radiated from a first unit and a second unit. A brightness decreasing element is provided on a reflective surface of a first main reflector in a sub-unit of the first unit. Thus, for the low-beam distribution pattern formed by the first unit and the second unit, among a peripheral end portion of a cut-off line forming pattern formed by the sub unit, a low luminance portion with a partially reduced brightness is formed at the border of both right and left end sides that upwardly overlap with a portion of a diffusion area forming pattern.10-02-2008
20080225541VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices, and a reflector for reflecting light emitted from the semiconductor light emitting devices toward a front side of the vehicle lamp. The reflector is partitioned into a plurality of light emitting areas that are radially formed around an optical axis extending in a front-rear direction of a vehicle. Each of the semiconductor light emitting devices is disposed on an outer peripheral portion of one of the light emitting areas respectively. Each of the reflecting surfaces of the reflector is provided in one of the light emitting areas respectively.09-18-2008
20130170244OPTICAL MODULE OF AN ILLUMINATING AND/OR SIGNALLING DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - An optical module of a lighting and/or signaling device of a motor vehicle In one embodiment, the optical module comprises a support that supports an optical lens and a heat exchanger, with the support connecting the optical lens to the heat exchanger.07-04-2013
20130094236LIGHTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLES - A lighting device for vehicles with a plurality of light sources arranged like a matrix in a light generation level, with one light forming optic unit being arranged in the primary direction of emission in front of the light source, and with a pre-optic unit arranged between the light forming optic unit and the light sources, comprising a plurality of pre-optic elements, characterized in that the pre-optic elements are embodied as planar band elements provided with reflective flat sides and that the plurality of pre-optic elements form a band grid with a plurality of recesses, each allocated to the light sources.04-18-2013
20130114279Headlamp Assembly with Wire Heating Element for Removing Water Based Contamination - A headlamp assembly having a mechanism for reducing water based contamination is disclosed. A headlamp assembly includes a lens affixed to a housing having an inner surface and an outer surface, a wire heating element embedded within the inner surface of the lens, wherein the wire heating element is electrically coupled to a circuit board. An encapsulation layer is disposed over the wire heating element and a thermistor is affixed to the lens for sensing when the lens reaches a predetermined condition. The thermistor is electrically coupled to the circuit board and a micro-controller is provided for activating or deactivating the wire heating element based on the predetermined condition sensed by the thermistor.05-09-2013
20130114280VEHICLE LAMP STRUCTURE - A vehicle lamp structure may include a lamp housing having a first reflector formed on a rear inner surface thereof and a first lens formed on a front surface thereof, a second reflector provided inside the lamp housing and having a plurality of curved surfaces formed thereon, a plurality of first light sources formed on the curved surfaces of the second reflector to emit light toward the first lens, a second lens accommodating the second reflector and the first light sources therein, and a second light source mounted on a rear surface of the second lens to emit light toward the first reflector.05-09-2013
20130114281VEHICLE LAMP STRUCTURE - A vehicle lamp structure may include a reflector provided inside a housing and having a space portion formed therein to generate light reflection therein, a lens having one end that may be connected to the reflector in the housing and the other end that may be formed to project to an outside of the housing, and a light source mounted on an inner surface of the lens.05-09-2013
20130128602LIGHTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLES - A lighting device for vehicles with a number of light sources and with an optic unit to generate a predetermined light distribution, with the optic unit comprising at least one optic area, held via holding means in a predetermined assembly position, with a transparent substrate being provided with a plurality of grooves as fastening means so that an edge of the optic area can be framed in the groove.05-23-2013
20110222303VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A vehicle headlamp is provided with a light emitting module. The light emitting module is provided with a light emitting portion and a frame member. The frame member surrounds the light emitting portion to define a light emitting surface. The frame member includes a first surface and a second surface in which a part of an internal diffusing/reflection light reflected on the first surface is to be projected upwardly of a cutoff line of a low-beam light distribution pattern, and a part of the internal diffusing/reflection light reflected on the second surface is to be projected downwardly of the cutoff line. A reflectance of the first surface is lower than a reflectance of the second surface.09-15-2011
20100315827VEHICLE LIGHT - The invention relates to a motor vehicle lighting fixture which comprises at least: a light source comprising at least one LED; a light-transmitting part that is arranged such that it receives light from the light source; and a reflector that is arranged such that it reflects that portion of the light from the light source that passes through the light-transmitting part and couples it out to the front of the lighting fixture, a reflection portion and a refraction portion being provided within the light-transmitting part, wherein said reflection portion deflects the light issuing from the light source through total reflection in one direction that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the reflector, whereas the refraction portion couples out the light in the direction of the reflector.12-16-2010
20110286228VEHICLE HEADLIGHT AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF - A vehicle headlight can include a housing including a front surface provided with an opening, a reflector which reflects light, and a supporting member including a plurality of shaft bearing portions which support the reflector. The supporting member can be made in such a way that at least the shaft bearing portions have flexibility, and engage with the housing in a vicinity of the opening of the front surface of the housing so as to be fixed to the housing. The housing can be configured to support the reflector via the supporting member disposed in the housing in such a way that the reflector is tiltable in the housing.11-24-2011
20130188379Vehicular Illumination Lamp - A parabola type vehicular illumination lamp that forms a low-beam distribution pattern with a horizontal cut-off line at its upper end, including a reflector (07-25-2013
20130188380VEHICLE LIGHTING UNIT - A vehicle lighting unit is capable of improving the design freedom (such as that for forming a high-beam light distribution pattern) and to allow an observer to visually recognize the employed projection lens even when including a plurality of lens portions (including a plurality of rear-side focal points) as a single lens with high aesthetic feature.07-25-2013
20120294025LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE ASSEMBLY AND HEADLAMP INCLUDING THE SAME - An LED assembly according to an embodiment of the present invention may improve dark regions generated between LED chips by employing a first reflective layer between the LED chips. By employing a transparent optical layer or an optical layer including a scattering particle between an LED chip and a phosphor layer, direct contact between the LED chip and the phosphor layer may be avoided, thereby preventing a low light extraction efficiency. Further, by employing a second reflection layer on side surfaces of an LED chip, an optical layer, and a phosphor layer, a relatively high contrast may be obtained. An LED assembly may enhance contrast through a reflective layer while increasing light extraction efficiency by including a scattering particle in a phosphor layer.11-22-2012
20130201711Structure of vehicle taillight indicator housing mountable flush to a flat surface made by simplified method of producing a vehicle taillight indicator that includes a polystyrene foam core by sheet metal bending and fastening of the polystyrene foam core - A vehicle taillight indicator is mounted flush to a flat surface such that its convex reflector curves left to right and right to left inward from the flat surface and reflects a light source as a vertical line. The taillight indicator is situated so that it is viewable in the rear view mirror or side view mirror of a vehicle. Each operating taillight of a vehicle is reflected as a vertical red line in the convex reflector of the taillight indicator. A vehicle with two operating taillights will reflect two parallel vertical red lines in the convex reflector of the taillight indicator.08-08-2013
20130201712MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A headlight for a motor vehicle composes at least two semiconductor-light sources and a plurality of light refractors and/or reflecting optics. Light of each of the semiconductor-light sources is directed into a front area of the headlight such that the light produces at the front area a rule-consistent light distribution. An illuminated section of the light distribution of a first of the semiconductor-light sources is not identical with an illuminated section of a second of the semiconductor-light sources. The first semiconductor-light source defines a first construction type and the second semiconductor-light source defines a second construction type. The first construction type defines higher luminous flux and lower efficiency relative to luminous flux and efficiency defined by the second construction type.08-08-2013
20130201713VEHICLE HEADLAMP AND VEHICLE HEADLAMP DEVICE - The present invention provides a lamp unit for low beam, a lamp unit for high beam, and a lamp unit for shoulder edge beam. The lamp units each are made of a semiconductor-type light source and a reflector that has reflection surfaces configured to illuminate the light from the semiconductor-type light source forward of a vehicle, as a predetermined light distribution pattern. As a result, the present invention is capable of fully utilizing the light from the semiconductor-type light source, making it possible to facilitate a light distribution design configured to form the light in a predetermined light distribution pattern.08-08-2013

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