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1. US6234656 - Fiber optic luminaire

Office United States of America
Application Number 09137552
Application Date 20.08.1998
Publication Number 6234656
Publication Date 22.05.2001
Grant Number 6234656
Grant Date 22.05.2001
Publication Kind B1
IPC
F21V 7/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Reflectors for light sources
04Optical design
G02B 6/00
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
F21S 2/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
2Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups F21S4/-F21S10/113
F21V 8/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
8Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
F21Y 101/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
YINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V124
101Point-like light sources
02Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
F21Y 111/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
YINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V124
111Light sources of a form not covered by groups F21Y101/-F21Y107/98
CPC
G02B 6/001
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
6Light guides
0001specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
0005the light guides being of the fibre type
001the light being emitted along at least a portion of the lateral surface of the fibre
Y10S 385/901
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
385Optical waveguides
901Illuminating or display apparatus
Applicants Physical Optics Corporation
Inventors Hosseini, Abbas
Jannson, Tomasz P.
Kupiec, Stephen A.
Vasiliev, Anatoly
Agents Nilles & Nilles, S.C.
Priority Data 09137552 20.08.1998 US
Title
(EN) Fiber optic luminaire
Abstract
(EN)

A fiber optic luminaire is arranged to couple light energy from a light source along its length. The fiber optic luminaire includes a plurality of light redirecting structures distributed along its length; the light redirecting structures are arranged to uniformly distribute by reflection light energy from the fiber optic luminaire. The light redirecting structures are preferably non-scattering structures, including structures such as microprisms, microfacets, microgrooves and micrometers. The fiber optic luminaire may be configured to a variety of shapes and to provide customized light distribution patterns.