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Projection-type headlamp

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

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20100073950VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A periphery of a projecting lens is heated due to radiation heat exerted by light emitted from a light source, like peripheries of the light source and a reflector. However, a lens holder holding the projecting lens is integrally molded with a heat sink member, so that a heat at the periphery of the projecting lens is well transmitted to the heat sink member by means of the lens holder, and is efficiently radiated by means of the heat sink member.03-25-2010
20100046243Vehicle Lighting Unit and Vehicle Light - A vehicle lighting unit can include a first reflector surface and a second reflector surface disposed vertically with the optical axis of an LED light source interposed therebetween. The first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface can form respective light distribution patterns. The first reflecting surface can include an edge near the projection lens formed in a substantially elliptic shape and designed so as to take an aberration of the projection lens into consideration. The edge can be disposed so as to coincide with a focus group of the projection lens. The second reflecting surface can be formed to have a substantially conical curved surface or a curved surface having at least a part of a cross section of a substantially conical curved surface. Direct light emitted from the LED light source and passing through/between the first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface can form a light distribution pattern.02-25-2010
20130033886COMBINATION HEADLAMP AND FLASHLIGHT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE - A combination headlamp and flashlight assembly includes a headlamp base; a headlamp head including a light source; a battery case, and a battery. The combination headlamp and flashlight assembly is changeable between a headlamp configuration and a handheld flashlight configuration. In the headlamp configuration, the headlamp head is mechanically and electrically coupled to the headlamp base to form a headlamp, the battery case carries the battery, and the battery case is electrically coupled to the headlamp base for powering the light source with the battery to provide illumination. In the handheld flashlight configuration, the headlamp head is mechanically and electrically coupled to the battery to form a handheld flashlight where the battery forms a handle and body of the handheld flashlight and powers the light source to provide illumination.02-07-2013
20130027962LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, LIGHTING DEVICE, VEHICULAR HEADLIGHT, AND VEHICLE - A headlight system in accordance with the present invention includes: a semiconductor laser element that emits laser light; a light-emitting section that upon receipt of the laser light emitted from the semiconductor laser element, emits illumination light which is both the laser light and fluorescence obtained by wavelength conversion of a portion of the laser light; and a diffusion plate that mixes the laser light and fluorescence which are contained in the illumination light emitted by the light-emitting section.01-31-2013
20130027961VEHICULAR LAMP - A vehicular lamp is provided with a light source and a projector lens. An incidence plane of the projector lens includes a first light distribution control surface configured to form a first light distribution pattern and a second light distribution control surface configured to form a second light distribution pattern which is formed above the first light distribution pattern.01-31-2013
20110063867Car lamp structure - This invention relates to a car lamp structure which is essentially comprises a lamp seat and a lamp hood having reflection function; an actuation unit for switching between high-beam and low-beam being provided between the lamp seat and the lamp hood; a light emitting element being assembled on the lamp seat, and a convex lens for light convergence being provided on the lamp hood. With this structure, the light of car lamp can be converged by the convex lens having specific property, and the switching between high-beam and low-beam can be achieved by the light shield effect of the actuation unit. In this manner, multi-function having luminance change and light indication selection can be achieved.03-17-2011
20110013412VEHICULAR HEADLAMP - A vehicular headlamp includes a projection lens, a light source, a reflector, and a liquid crystal shutter. The liquid crystal shutter includes a pair of transparent plates, a liquid crystal member, and a pair of polarization plates. The liquid crystal member is disposed only in a part of an area between the pair of transparent plates. The pair of polarization plates are disposed only in an area of the outer surface of the pair of transparent plates corresponding to an area in which the liquid crystal member is disposed. The area in which the liquid crystal member is disposed includes a first area for blocking a part of reflected light from the reflector such that light emitted from the projection lens forms a low-beam distribution pattern having a cut-off line at an upper end edge, and a second area for blocking light emitted from the projection lens and then reflected by a road surface ahead of a vehicle toward a space above the cut-off line.01-20-2011
20090237952Semiconductor-based lighting system and lighting system components for automotive use - A modular semiconductor light source assembly includes a semiconductor light source, such as a light emitting diode, which is mounted on a substrate which supplies electricity to the light source and which assists in removing waste heat therefrom. Substantially all of the light emitted by the LED is transferred to a lens by a light pipe, the cross section of the light pipe increasing from the light source to the lens and the lens having a general D-shape such that the light pattern formed by the lens is constrained in a first direction orthogonal to a second direction. The assembly can be combined with other similar assemblies or other light sources in a light fixture to produce a desired overall beam pattern such as a automobile headlamp low beam or high beam pattern.09-24-2009
20090231874HEADLAMP AND VEHICLE INFRARED NIGHT VISION APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE HEADLAMP AS LIGHT SOURCE - A headlamp is provided, which has lower power consumption, a longer service life and a more compact size and yet is capable of easily projecting visible light and near infrared light in desired light distribution patterns. The headlamp includes a wavelength converting member and an excitation light source. The wavelength converting member includes a visible light fluorescent material which is excited by excitation light emitted from the excitation light source to emit visible light, and a near infrared fluorescent material which is excited by the excitation light emitted from the excitation light source to emit near infrared light. The visible light and the excitation light are mixed together to generate white light. The excitation light source is a semiconductor solid-state element.09-17-2009
20120236584LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE MODULE, AND VEHICLE LIGHTING UNIT - A light-emitting device module can include a plurality of light-emitting devices arranged in line so as to form a luminance distribution for preventing horizontal stripes from being generated in a light distribution pattern. The light-emitting device can include a rectangular light-transmitting substrate, an underlayer semiconductor layer formed on the rectangular light-transmitting substrate, a plurality of first electrodes formed on the underlayer semiconductor layer in an island shape, a light-emitting semiconductor layer including a light-emitting layer formed on the underlayer semiconductor layer, the light-emitting semiconductor layer configured to surround and separate the respective first electrodes, and a second electrode formed on the light-emitting semiconductor layer. The first electrodes can be arranged to form a plurality of electrode rows parallel with one side of the rectangular light-transmitting substrate.09-20-2012
20110280032LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ILLUMINATION DEVICE, AND VEHICLE HEADLIGHT - To provide a light source which can emit light having a high luminance and a high luminous flux, a light-emitting device disclosed herein includes: a laser light source 11-17-2011
20080239746Headlamp for Vehicles - The present invention relates to a headlamp for vehicles with a plurality of LED light sources combined into a single light-emitting surface, where an optical unit is allocated to at least one LED light source to generate some of a specified light distribution, where one or several LED light sources can be turned on or off such that the light distribution can be modified, where a first optical unit with first projection characteristics is placed before a first group of LED light sources and a second optical unit with second projection characteristics is placed before a second group of LED light sources such that a number of differently sized light spots can be generated in the traffic space by optionally turning on or off or dimming the LED light sources of the first group of LED light sources or the second group of LED light sources.10-02-2008
20090097268VEHICULAR MARKER LAMP - An automobile headlamp includes a plurality of projection light source units disposed in a lamp chamber. Each of the plurality of projection light source units includes a projection lens; a cut-off line forming shade extending approximately horizontally and forward such that an extending tip section thereof is located in a vicinity of a rearward focal point of the projection lens; a light-emitting element as a light source provided on both upper and lower sides of the shade; and a reflector, which reflects light emitted from the light-emitting element to be guided to the projection lens, provided on both upper and lower sides of the shade. A low-beam distribution pattern having a predetermined cut-off line is formed by a light source unit section on an upper side formed of the projection lens, the shade, the light-emitting element on the upper side, and the reflector on the upper side. An additional high-beam distribution pattern having a lower end cut-off line which approximately coincides with the predetermined cut-off line is formed by the light source unit section on a lower side formed of the projection lens, the shade, the light-emitting element on the lower side, and the reflector on the lower side. At least one of the plurality of projection light source units has an optical axis set to be parallel to an optical axis of the headlamp and at least one of the plurality of projection light source units has an optical axis set to be slightly tilted forward and downward with respect to the optical axis of the headlamp.04-16-2009
20100033984AUTOMOTIVE HEADLAMP APPARATUS SYNTHESIZING LIGHT DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS OF RIGHT AND LEFT LAMP UNITS - An automotive headlamp apparatus includes a left lamp unit, a right lamp unit and a headlamp apparatus control unit. Each of the left lamp unit and the right lamp unit includes a bulb, a movable shade, a shade moving mechanism and a fixed shade. Each movable shade can advance or recede with respect to the light axis of the bulb, and forms an individual light distribution pattern for a low-beam by shielding part of a light at an advanced position while allowing formation of a partial shape of a light distribution pattern for a high-beam at a receded position. The fixed shade forms the partial shape of the light distribution pattern for a high-beam when the movable shade is located at the receded position. A pattern control unit determines each shape of the individual light distribution patterns by controlling each of the shade moving mechanisms in the left lamp unit and the right lamp unit, and also determines a shape of a synthesized light distribution pattern by superimposing each of the individual light distribution patterns one on another.02-11-2010
20100110715VEHICULAR LAMP UNIT AND VEHICULAR LAMP - A vehicular lamp unit includes a projection lens disposed on an optical axis extending in a vehicular longitudinal direction; a light source disposed rearward of a rear side focal point of the projection lens; a reflector reflecting direct light from the light source forward towards the optical axis; a shade disposed between the projection lens and the light source such that the shade blocks a part of reflected light from the reflector and a part of the direct light from the light source to form a cut-off line of a light distribution pattern; a first reflective surface formed on a tip portion of the reflector such that the first reflective surface reflects a part of the direct light from the light source downward to the front of the shade; and a second reflective surface formed on the front of the shade and below the rear side focal point of the projection lens such that the second reflective surface reflects reflected light from the first reflective surface towards the projection lens so that upward directed radiated light is emitted from the projection lens. The second reflective surface includes a vertically divided upper-side second reflective surface and lower-side second reflective surface. Radiated light provided by the lower-side second reflective surface radiates above radiated light provided by the upper-side second reflective surface.05-06-2010
20080316763LIGHTING MODULE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT - A lighting module for a motor vehicle headlight, designed to give a beam with cutoff, and comprising at least one light source, a collecting mirror, a bender having a reflective surface and a cutoff edge, a return mirror, for producing towards the front the output beam with cutoff the surfaces of the collecting mirror, of the bend and of the return mirror being conjugate surfaces such that the collecting mirror converts a spherical wave issuing from the center of the source into a wave surface reducing to a two-dimensional curve, convex towards the front, the cutoff edge of the bender is merged with this curve, the return mirror converts the above wave surface into at least one cylindrical wave surface of vertical axis having as its cross-section a curve.12-25-2008
20090310378HEADLAMP FOR VEHICLE - A headlamp for a vehicle has a projection lens, a light source disposed behind a rear focal point of the projection lens and having an optical axis extending in a longitudinal direction, a reflector which reflects light from the light source toward the projection lens, and a rotary shade which is rotatable and shields a part of the light which is projected from the light source and reflected by the reflector. The rotary shade has a plurality of pattern forming sections, each of which respectively forms a corresponding light distribution pattern including an upper part irradiation pattern and a lower part irradiation pattern. A center of the lower part irradiating patterns is located lower than a horizontal line. A center of the upper part irradiating patterns is located above the horizontal line. The pattern forming sections form at least four different upper part irradiating patterns.12-17-2009
20090310377Vehicular lamp - A vehicular lamp includes a light source, a reflector, a shade, and the projector lens. Light emitted from the light source is reflected by the reflector, and the light is partially blocked by the shade. Light which is not blocked is transmitted through the projector lens, and an object ahead of a vehicle is irradiated with the light. A diffraction grating is provided in a region including an end portion of a light passing region of at least one surface in the projector lens in order to reduce color separation. Magnitude of f12-17-2009
20100067248Illumination Unit for Vehicle Headlights, and Vehicle Headlight - An illumination unit having at least one light emitting diode chip and a housing (03-18-2010
20120106189LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, VEHICLE HEADLAMP, AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE - A headlamp of one embodiment of this invention includes a laser element for emitting a laser beam, a light emitting section for generating fluorescence upon receiving the laser beam, and a reflecting mirror for projecting the fluorescence. Distribution of the fluorescence emitted by the light emitting section corresponds to Lambertian distribution, and an incident angle of the laser beam with respect to an excitation light irradiated surface, which is a surface of the light emitting section irradiated with the laser beam, is set so that use efficiency of the fluorescence emitted by the light emitting section is increased.05-03-2012
20090103323VEHICULAR HEADLAMP UNIT - A vehicular headlamp unit using a light-emitting element as a light source includes a projection lens arranged on an optical axis that extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction, and first and second light source units arranged rearward of the projection lens. The first light source unit includes a first light-emitting element arranged in a vicinity of the optical axis further rearward than a rear-side focal point of the projection lens, a first reflector arranged so as to cover the first light-emitting element from above and structured so as to reflect light from the first light-emitting element forward toward the optical axis, and a first mirror component having an upward-facing reflective surface that extends rearward generally along the optical axis from a vicinity of the rear-side focal point so as to reflect a portion of the reflected light from the first reflector upward. The second light source unit includes a second mirror component including a downward-facing reflective surface that extends diagonally downward toward a lamp rear side from a front end edge of the upward-facing reflective surface, a second light-emitting element arranged on the second mirror component facing forward and diagonally downward below the optical axis, a second reflector structured so as to reflect light from the second light-emitting element upward and generally converge such light at a region in a vicinity of the rear-side focal point on the downward-facing reflective surface, and a third reflector arranged downward of the second light-emitting element which reflects light from the second light-emitting element forward so that such light passes through a lower space of the projection lens.04-23-2009
20080266891Lamp for a Vehicle Headlight Featuring a Dimmed Function - The invention relates to a lamp for a vehicle headlamp with a low-beam function, which comprises an outer tube (10-30-2008
20090027912LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND VEHICULAR LAMP - The disclosed subject matter provides a reflecting cover above and between a light-emitting chip and a projection lens. The diffused light from the light-emitting chip is led toward the projection lens via the reflecting cover such that it transmits through the projection lens at a certain angle. This makes it possible to increase the amount of controllable light, and to improve the amount of light beams radiated from the lamp, thereby realizing a brighter lamp and an improved light distribution shape.01-29-2009
20090257240VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp including a projector headlight using an LED light source for a low beam can include a shade, an LED light source, an ellipsoidal reflector and a projector lens. Both a focus of the projector lens and a top edge of the shade can be located near a second focus of the reflector. The LED light source can be located near a first focus located below the second focus of the reflector. Therefore, light emitted from the LED light source can be effectively gathered near the focus of the projector lens via the reflector and can be projected via the projector lens with high light use-efficiency. The projector lens can include light dispersing portions or structures on an upside and downside thereof for reducing chromatic aberration. Thus, the lamp can project a favorable light distribution that can conform to light distribution standards for vehicle headlights and the like.10-15-2009
20100149830VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A vehicle headlamp including a discharge lamp, which includes a light source, and a cap that holds the light source. The vehicle headlamp also includes a reflector, which includes a light reflecting part and a lamp holding part formed contiguously with one end of the light reflecting part. The vehicle headlamp also includes a socket connected to the cap, which supplies drive current to the lamp. The socket includes a case that holds a structure disposed therein, and a connection portion, which is connected to the cap and which protrudes toward the cap from an opposite surface of the case facing the cap. A conductive member is mounted on the lamp holding part to transmit noise generated when the lamp is turned on and a conducting portion is formed on the opposite surface of the case to surround the connection portion. The conductive member and the conducting portion are connected.06-17-2010
20100177527LIGHT EMITTING MODULE, FABRICATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND LAMP UNIT - In a light emitting module board, an electrode receiving the supply of current for light emission is provided in the light emitting surface of a semiconductor light emitting device. A light wavelength conversion member is a plate-like member mounted on the light emitting surface, and emits light after converting the wavelength of the light emitted by the semiconductor light emitting device. A relay electrode is provided in the surface of the light wavelength conversion member. The relay electrode extends from a position in contact with the electrode to an exposed position in the external space in a state where the light wavelength conversion member is mounted on the light emitting surface. The relay electrode is provided so that the upper part of the relay electrode, which is the exposed position, extends to a position located opposite to the lower part of the relay electrode which is the contacted position.07-15-2010
20110058384INTEGRATED LOW WATTAGE AUTOMOTIVE DISCHARGE LAMP - A first exemplary embodiment of an automotive discharge lamp assembly includes an integrated high intensity discharge lamp and driver assembly having a high voltage starter/igniter and a ballast unit contained in a common housing with a high intensity discharge lamp burner extending therefrom. A separate automotive headlamp optical assembly is mechanically and electrically joined to the integrated high intensity discharge lamp and driver assembly. The joining assembly includes snap-fit clamps received on one of (i) the headlamp assembly and (ii) the integrated lamp and driver assembly, and received in a recess/groove on the other of (i) the headlamp optical assembly and (ii) the integrated lamp and driver assembly. Another exemplary embodiment includes at least one bayonet pin extending outwardly from one of (i) the integrated lamp and driver assembly and (ii) the headlamp optical assembly for operative receipt in a recess or groove formed in the other component.03-10-2011
20110128751HEADLAMP FOR VEHICLE - Disclosed is a headlamp assembly for a vehicle. The headlamp assembly may include an LED module arranged in a housing of the headlamp, a reflector disposed in the housing and receiving a light from the LED module, wherein the reflector has uneven parts to disperse and reflect the light in a forward direction of the reflector, and a lens arranged in the front of the reflector.06-02-2011
20100302795LED Headlamp With Corner Illumination - A headlamp is provided which employs semiconductor light sources, such as light emitting diodes, and which includes light sources which can selectively be illuminated to provide steerable light beam patterns, to illuminate areas adjacent the optical axis of the headlamp, and corner light elements which can be illuminated to illuminate the area adjacent the steerable light beam patterns further from the optical axis of the headlamp. The corner light elements can be illuminated after the steerable light beam patterns have been provided or can be illuminated independently of the steerable light patterns, for example responsive to the activation of a turn signal.12-02-2010
20100321949Vehicle Light - A light, and particularly a vehicle light, can prevent a reflected image of a resin injection trace (reflected in an adjacent connecting surface surrounding a reflecting surface) from being observed through a projecting surface, thereby preventing deterioration of appearance of the light. The light can include a light source and a lens body having a resin injection trace by injection molding. The lens body can include, as its surface, optical surfaces including an incident surface, a reflecting surface, and a projecting surface that are configured to form a predetermined light distribution pattern. Connecting surfaces that shape and define a structure of the lens body can connect the optical surfaces, and can be configured so as not to engage in the formation of the light distribution pattern. The incident surface can be a lens surface that can receive light from the light source to allow the light to enter the lens body. The reflecting surface can reflect the light from the light source toward the projecting surface so as to form the light distribution pattern. The projecting surface can be a lens surface that can receive the light directly from the light source and the light reflected by the reflecting surface, and project the same. The adjacent connecting surface of the connecting surfaces can be configured so as not to generate a light path from the resin injection trace via the connecting surface to the projecting surface.12-23-2010
20100321948Vehicle Light - A vehicle light can prevent the generation of glare light due to the reflection of light from a connecting surface surrounding a reflecting surface when a lens body including the reflecting surface and the connecting surface surrounding the reflecting surface is used and light emitted from an LED light source enters the lens body. The vehicle light can include a light source and a lens body. The lens body can include optical surfaces including the reflecting surface configured to form a predetermined light distribution pattern, and connecting surfaces that shape and define a structure of the lens body by connecting the optical surfaces, but that do not engage in the formation of the light distribution pattern. The connecting surface surrounding the reflecting surface can reflect part of incident light from the light source to a direction that is different from the direction by the reflecting surface and is directed to any one of connecting surfaces. One of the connecting surfaces can receive the light reflected by the connecting surface and project the light therethrough.12-23-2010
20110032722LAMP UNIT FOR VEHICULAR HEADLAMP - A lamp unit for a vehicular headlamp includes: a projection lens arranged to have an optical axis extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction; a light-emitting element that is a light source arranged on a rear side with respect to a rear focal point of the projection lens; and a reflector that is formed so that a longitudinal section of the reflector has the shape of an ellipse having a first focal point at a center of light emission of the light-emitting element and a second focal point at the rear focal point of the projection lens, wherein the reflector is arranged to cover the light-emitting element and reflects irradiated light toward the projection lens, the irradiated light being light irradiated from the light-emitting element. A major axis of the ellipse, passing through the first focal point and the second focal point, is inclined with respect to the optical axis.02-10-2011
20100014306Breakable Structure of Headlamp for Vehicles - A breakable structure of a headlamp for vehicles is partially broken and deformed when an impact force is applied to the headlamp. The breakable structure of the present invention includes at least a separable member provided in the junction of the headlamp housing and the headlamp lens, the separable member being separated from the junction of the headlamp and the headlamp lens when an impact force is applied thereto.01-21-2010
20100053987LIGHTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A lighting device for a vehicle is provided. The lighting device includes a projection lens disposed on an optical axis and having a focal line, a first light emitting device disposed on a rear side of the focal line, a reflector which reflects light toward the focal line; a shade which shields a part of the light; a second light emitting device disposed on a rear side of the first light emitting device; and a light guide. The light guide includes an incident portion into which light emitted from the second light emitting device is introduced, a light guiding portion which guides the light, a shielding portion which forms a part of the shade, and an emitting portion coupled to the shielding portion and disposed on the focal line or in a vicinity of the focal line. The emitting portion emits the light guided by the light guiding portion.03-04-2010
20100135037VEHICULAR PROJECTOR HEADLAMP - A vehicular projector headlamp includes: a projection lens; a first LED element and a second LED element that are light sources and that are arranged on opposite sides of an optical axis of the projection lens so as to substantially face each other; a first reflector that has a first reflective surface having a first focal point located at the first LED element and a second focal point located in proximity to a rear focal point of the projection lens; and a second reflector that has a second reflective surface having a first focal point located at the second LED element and a second focal point located in proximity to the rear focal point of the projection lens, wherein the second reflective surface faces the first reflective surface.06-03-2010
20090251916LED LIGHTING UNIT AND VEHICLE LAMP - An LED lighting unit, and a vehicle lamp using the LED lighting unit can have a favorable light distribution that can be perceived as a single, integrated lighting surface. The LED lighting unit can include a plurality of base boards, a plurality of LED light sources located on each mounting surface of the base boards, a plurality of parabolic reflectors and at least one V-shaped reflector configured to locate between the adjacent parabolic reflectors. Because each of the LED light sources is located substantially at each focus of the parabolic reflectors and the at least one V-shaped reflector, light emitted from the LED light sources can be illuminated as a single, integrated light via their reflectors. Thus, a vehicle lamp using the LED lighting unit can have a favorable light distribution that can be perceived as a single, integrated lighting surface and which can be used for a headlight, a tail lamp, etc.10-08-2009
20080247186VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp can include a position lamp with a favorable light distribution. The vehicle lamp can also include other lamp or lamps such as a headlight and the like. The vehicle lamp can include a primary light source, a secondary light source, a reflector, an inner lens and an outer lens. The primary light source can be used for the other lamp and the secondary light source can be used for the position lamp adjacent the other lamp. Light emitted from the secondary light source can be distributed to both sides of the outer lens using the reflector and the inner lens. Because the light can be emitted outside of the lamp from both sides of the outer lens, the position lamp can form a light distribution having a wide angle.10-09-2008
20080304279DISCHARGE LAMP LIGHTING UNIT - A discharge lamp lighting unit and vehicle headlamp are provided. The discharge lamp lighting unit includes a case body comprising a fitting portion and a projection portion, the fitting portion and the projection portion arranged in an L-shaped configuration, the discharge lamp being connected to the discharge lamp lighting unit at the fitting portion of the case body, and the projection portion projecting in the emergent light direction alongside of the discharge lamp; and a plurality of lighting circuit components, at least one of which is arranged in the projection portion. The vehicle headlamp includes a lamp unit which includes a discharge lamp which emits light, a reflector which reflects the light from the discharge lamp in an emergent light direction, and a holding projection which is provided at an end of the reflector at which the discharge lamp is mounted; and the discharge lamp lighting unit.12-11-2008
20120201042VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A vehicle headlamp includes: a lamp outer casing; a lamp unit including: a light source unit having a light source that emits light, a reflector and a heat sink; a stationary frame; a movable frame that is supported by the stationary frame to be rotatable about a rotating shaft; a lens unit supported by the movable frame and having a projection lens; a first aiming operation shaft that adjusts an optical axis in the lateral direction; and a second aiming operation shaft that adjusts the optical axis in the vertical direction. A focal point of the light reflected by the reflector is coincident with a center of the rotating shaft. The lens unit is moved relative to the stationary frame such that a distance between the focal point and the projection lens is constant. The heat sink is positioned on the outside of the lamp outer casing.08-09-2012
20110080752SIDE-ILLUMINATING PROJECTION LAMP AND HEADLIGHT HAVING THE SAME - A side-illuminating projection lens and a headlight having the same, in which a side-illuminating lamp is implemented with a projection lamp that illuminates to the side of a vehicle by radiating light in the radial direction, wherein sideways-radiated light is projected in the radial direction and is thus smoothly combined with forward-radiated light, thereby improving the driver's vision.04-07-2011
20110085347VEHICULAR HEADLAMP APPARATUS - A vehicular headlamp apparatus includes: a lamp body; a translucent cover having a slanted portion; and a lamp unit. A semiconductor light-emitting element is mounted on a mounting surface so that its irradiation axis intersects with lamp unit's optical axis. Reflector's reflective surface reflects light from the semiconductor light-emitting element toward a vehicle front. One end of the reflective surface is located on a vehicle rear side of the light-emitting element. The other end protrudes toward a vehicle front from a front side end of the mounting portion. The reflective surface has a portion protruding toward the vehicle front from the front side end to face the slanted portion. Within a light distribution pattern, rays of light reflected by first area, second area adjacent to the first area and third area on the reflective surface respectively form a horizontal cut-off line, an oblique cut-off line and a diffusion portion.04-14-2011
20100110714VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A vehicle headlamp is provided with: a reflector having reflecting surfaces made of a parabola-based free curved face; and semiconductor-type light sources having a light emitting chip shaped like a planar rectangle. The reflecting surfaces 05-06-2010
20100110716VEHICULAR LAMP UNIT AND VEHICULAR LAMP - A vehicular lamp unit includes a projection lens disposed on an optical axis extending in a vehicular longitudinal direction; a light source disposed rearward of a rear side focal point of the projection lens; a reflector reflecting direct light from the light source forward towards the optical axis; a shade disposed between the projection lens and the light source such that the shade blocks a part of reflected light from the reflector and a part of the direct light from the light source to form a cut-off line of a light distribution pattern; a first reflective surface formed on a tip portion of the reflector such that the first reflective surface reflects a part of the direct light from the light source downward to the front of the shade; and a second reflective surface formed on the front of the shade and below the rear side focal point of the projection lens such that the second reflective surface reflects reflected light from the first reflective surface towards the projection lens. The first reflective surface is formed in a shape of an ellipsoidal reflective surface having a vertical cross-section that is generally ellipsoidal in shape, and the second reflective surface is formed in a generally flat shape having a linear vertical cross-section.05-06-2010
20110051449Arrangement for Cooling Semiconductor Light Sources and Floodlight Having this Arrangement - An arrangement for cooling semiconductor light sources (03-03-2011
20110032723LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE - A lighting device (02-10-2011
20110305034Lighting module perfected for motor vehicle - A lighting module giving a cut light beam, including a concave reflector, at least one light source (S) arranged in the concavity of the reflector, and a lens situated in front of the reflector which is associated with a bender, the top side of which is reflecting. The bender has an edge of front end such as to form the cut in the light beam; the front edge of the bender is formed by a flat curve of variable curvature, the curve in a point (M) being a continuous function of the lateral coordinate (x) of this point. The reflector is determined to transform the wave surface originating from the source into a wave surface leading to the curve of variable curvature of the edge of the bender, and lens is determined to give an image to infinite from point (M) of edge of the bender.12-15-2011
20110075438LED LIGHT SOURCE AND VEHICLE LIGHT - An LED light source can include a radiating substrate, a sub mount substrate, at least one white LED and a side wall. The sub mount substrate can be mounted on the radiating substrate, and the at least one white LED can be mounted on the sub mount substrate. The side wall can be mounted on the radiating substrate so as to face the at least one white LED. The side wall can be configured with a black mat material and, therefore, can absorb an upward light that may give a glaring type light to an oncoming car and the like. The number of the white LED and a shape of the side wall can be selected in accordance with a particular type of vehicle to match various headlights. Thus, a vehicle headlight using the LED light source can provide a favorable light distribution without the glaring type light for various vehicles.03-31-2011
20110075437VEHICLE HEADLIGHT APPARATUS - A vehicle headlight apparatus includes a lamp device having an optical axis and generating light beams. A lens device has a plurality of lenses disposed in front of the lamp device. A reflector unit has a plurality of reflecting surfaces. Any two adjacent ones of the reflecting surfaces are spaced apart from each other along a transverse direction perpendicular to the optical axis. The reflecting surfaces reflect the light beams generated by the lamp device, and face respectively the lenses. The light beams reflected from each of the reflecting surfaces intersect at a focal point of a corresponding one of the lenses, and are subsequently transmitted into the lenses so that the light beams are parallel after they pass through the corresponding one of the lenses.03-31-2011
20120014125VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A vehicle lighting device can include a bulb or a light source, a projector lens, a first reflection surface which reflects light toward the projector lens and collects the reflected light, a shade including an upper rim, the upper rim being movable between a light blocking position and a retracting position. The lighting device can also include a second reflection surface which reflects light downward when the shade is in the light blocking position, and a third reflection surface which reflects light forward to allow the reflected light to be emitted forward, when the shade is in the light blocking position. The device can also include a pair of left and right fourth reflection surfaces which reflect light in diagonally forward right and left directions, respectively, to allow the reflected light to be emitted in the diagonally forward right and left directions, when the shade is in the light blocking position.01-19-2012
20120057364LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE, VEHICLE HEADLAMP, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE - A headlamp disclosed includes: a laser diode for emitting a laser beam; a light emitting section including a fluorescent material which emits light in response to excitation light emitted from the laser diode; a light-transmitting heat conducting member which is provided so as to face a laser beam irradiation surface of the light emitting section and receive heat of the light emitting section; and an adhesive layer filling a gap between the heat conducting member and the laser beam irradiation surface. This arrangement improves efficiency of the heat conducting member in absorbing the heat of the light emitting section, and consequently cools the light emitting section efficiently.03-08-2012
20120127747Intelligent Head Lamp Assembly for Vehicle - An intelligent head lamp assembly for a vehicle may include a light source to irradiate light, a reflector reflecting the light irradiated from the light source, a beam pattern variable unit having at least a digital micro-mirror device (DMD) that selectively change direction of the light reflected by the reflector to a predetermined angle, and a projection lens optical system irradiating the light selectively reflected by the beam pattern variable unit onto a road surface.05-24-2012
20100246203SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTERIOR LIGHTING OF VEHICLES - A system and method for exterior projection lighting of a vehicle include a generally ellipsoidal faceted reflector disposed on a rear side of a projection lens. First and second focal points of each facet define corresponding reflector focal regions. A semi-conducting light source positioned at an acute angle, such as a single light emitting diode (LED) without a primary optic, emits light toward the reflector from within the first reflector focal region. Reflected light passes through the projection lens to illuminate a desired beam pattern. A curved shade disposed between the projection lens and the light source has at least a portion of a top edge disposed within the second reflector focal region. The shade blocks a portion of reflected light from extending below the optical axis.09-30-2010
20120314442LIGHT PROJECTION APPARATUS, LIGHT CONDENSING UNIT, AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS - A light projection apparatus that can produce an elongate light projection pattern is provided. The light projection apparatus includes a fluorescent member which is excited with exciting light and a light projecting member which reflects or transmits the light emanating from the fluorescent member to project it outside. The fluorescent member includes an irradiated region which is irradiated with the exciting light, and the length of the irradiated region in a first direction is greater than its length in a second direction.12-13-2012
20110199776VEHICLE HEADLAMP UNIT - A vehicle headlamp unit has a plurality of projection lenses configured to project light from at least one light source. The plurality of projection lenses is configured and arranged such that each of the projection lenses includes an outer peripheral portion that faces and extends along the outer peripheral portion of an adjacent one of the projection lenses. The outer peripheral portion of each of the projection lenses touches or lies close to the outer peripheral portion of the adjacent one of the projection lenses such that light emitting areas of the plurality of projection lenses as a whole are visually recognized as a single light emitting area.08-18-2011
20120075878THREE-DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION PRESENTATION DEVICE - Three-dimensional information is presented directly on the surface of a target three-dimensional object without using a display device such as a display monitor and an HUD. Spatially coded light patterns are projected from two projectors on a target object surface. The light projected from the two projectors are added up on the object surface to produce unified color and luminance. On the object surface, light is simply added up, so that a pattern whose color and brightness correspond to distance and height appears. Hence, a distance to an object or a three-dimensional shape of an object can be highlighted by the color and brightness presented on the object for perception by human beings.03-29-2012
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20120320619THERMAL-EXPANSION COMPENSATOR AND HEADLAMP - The invention relates to a thermal-expansion compensator for holding a light module in a housing of a headlamp for a motor vehicle, comprising a compensation pin extending along a pin axis with a stop element, wherein the compensation pin can be connected to the housing by means of a connecting means, a compensation element with a compensation body extending along a compensation axis and at least two stop receptacles that are each formed for holding the stop element of the compensation pin, and a holder that is arranged rigidly on the light module.12-20-2012
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20110235358VEHICLE HEADLAMP - A vehicle headlamp to project light forward from a vehicle includes a headlamp housing supported by a vehicle body and supporting a lens. A headlamp mounting portion is disposed on an upper portion of the headlamp housing. An extending contact portion is continuous with the headlamp mounting portion. A headlamp pressing portion is disposed below the headlamp mounting portion. A first bracket has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion is attached to a body mount of the vehicle body together with the headlamp mounting portion. The second end portion is attached to the headlamp pressing portion. A second bracket has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is attached to the body mount together with the headlamp mounting portion and the first end portion. The second portion is close to the extending contact portion.09-29-2011
20100232173VEHICLE 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 become substantially a same angle. 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.09-16-2010
20120140508VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A vehicle lighting device can include a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting devices and a projector lens configured to illuminate a front of a vehicle with light emitted from the semiconductor light-emitting devices. The projector lens can include a plurality of incidence surfaces which perform main control of light distribution, and respectively correspond to the semiconductor light-emitting devices. A single exit surface of the projector lens can include a plurality of exit regions which emits light entering through the incidence surfaces into the projector lens, wherein the exit regions provided next to each other overlap with each other.06-07-2012
20120092884PROJECTION HEADLIGHT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES - A projection headlight for motor vehicles has a reflector device, a plurality of light sources, at least one of said light sources assigned to the reflector device. A lens device is arranged in front of the reflector device in the main radiation direction. A cover device in the area of a focal point of the lens device has a cover shaft rotatable across the main radiation direction of the rotating axis main source. The cover shaft is provided with a number of glare edges and/or glare surfaces to adjust light distributors having a number of various cut-off lines. The light sources are arranged on a common light source carrier, the carrier extending substantially perpendicular to the main radiation direction and the carrier being configured to fasten onto a flat side of a heat sink.04-19-2012
20100091514Optical module for a motor vehicle capable of selectively lighting a zone - A headlamp for a motor vehicle, this headlamp comprising at least one optical module capable of emitting a plurality of light beams, including a low beam and at least one additional light beam. The optical module is equipped with a cover plate which can be moved between at least two positions, this movable cover plate being configured along a shaft mounted so as to rotate in the optical module and driven in rotation at least by a motor. The shaft comprises at least one first cut-off member configured as a double-edged cover plate providing an oblique cut-off for emission of the low beam, and at least one second cut-off member configured as a wall of substantially constant height, angularly offset relative to the first cut-off member and providing at least one substantially vertical cut-off line for emission of a high beam.04-15-2010
20080225544LAMP UNIT OF VEHICLE HEADLAMP - 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 formed into a shape whose front area is open. A plate-like partition member is disposed inside the reflector to partition the reflector into a plurality of reflecting areas. The semiconductor light emitting devices are mounted on the plate-like partition member in respective reflecting areas such that optical axes of the semiconductor light emitting devices are directed in a direction substantially perpendicular to a lamp optical axis.09-18-2008
20130114283VEHICLE HEADLIGHT - Light emitted from a light source having an S/P ratio being 2.0 or more is projected to a peripheral area in front of a vehicle body, and thereby an earlier awareness with the peripheral vision under dark environment (e.g., during nighttime driving) can be facilitated.05-09-2013
20100277940VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp includes a projection lens, an LED light source arranged behind a rear focal point of the projection lens such that an optical axis of the LED light source is oriented upward, a reflector which is arranged above he LED light source to reflect a first part of light emitted from the LED light source and to converge the first part of the light toward the rear focal point of the projection lens, a shade which is arranged between the projection lens and the reflector to partially block the first part of the light reflected by the reflector, and a first auxiliary reflector which is arranged above the LED light source and in front of the reflector to forwardly reflect a second part of the light emitted from the LED light source such that the second part of the light does not pass through the projection lens.11-04-2010
20080198615LED spotlight - LED lamp has LEDs aimed rearwards with either a concave mirror to the rear of each LED, or one concave mirror to the rear of two or more LEDs, collecting the light from the LEDs to form a forward projecting beam. LEDs may be high power types that require heatsinking. LED lamp may have a lens forward of each LED to collimate the radiation produced by the LEDs into a beam, where at least one lens has at least one aspheric curved surface. LED lamp may have a transparent reflective optic to collimate the radiation produced by each LED into a beam. LEDs mounted to heatsink mount with spokes and ring to support LEDs in place above mirror and conduct away heat.08-21-2008
20120275175VEHICLE LAMP GENERATING SUPERIMPOSED LIGHT SPOTS - Illumination device for a dazzle-free high beam function with a plurality of LED light sources and an optical unit, with a sensor appliance to detect approaching road users and/or road users travelling in front, with a control mechanism which activates the LED light sources by means of dimming or turning them on and off depending on the sensor data supplied by the sensor assembly in such a way that an anti-dazzling area of the high beam function corresponding to the approaching road user and/or the road user travelling in front is created to prevent the road user from being dazzled, wherein at least the optical unit assigned to the high beam function includes optical elements assigned to the same LED light source, thereby producing least two light spots for every LED light source with the capability to superimpose the light spots on each other to create a combined light spot.11-01-2012
20100315829LIGHT EMITTING MODULE AND AUTOMOTIVE HEADLAMP - A light emitting module includes: a semiconductor light emitting element; a plate-shaped light wavelength conversion ceramic that is provided so as to face the light emitting surface of the semiconductor light emitting element and that is configured to convert the wavelength of the light, which has been emitted by the semiconductor light emitting element; and a reflective film that is formed on the surface of the light wavelength conversion ceramic and that is configured to shield part of the light, which has been transmitted through the light wavelength conversion ceramic. The light wavelength conversion ceramic is composed on an inorganic material.12-16-2010
20130194817VEHICLE LAMP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A vehicle lamp includes a light source, and a resin component disposed on the periphery of the light source. The resin component has a designed surface that can be observed from the outside of the lamp. The designed surface includes a textured surface having minute irregularities, and a projecting portion provided adjacent to the textured surface.08-01-2013

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