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1. US20090034278 - LED headlamp system

Office United States of America
Application Number 11885626
Application Date 03.03.2006
Publication Number 20090034278
Publication Date 05.02.2009
Grant Number 7731402
Grant Date 08.06.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B60Q 1/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor
02the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
04the devices being headlights
CPC
F21S 41/143
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
41Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps
10characterised by the light source
14characterised by the type of light source
141Light emitting diodes [LED]
143the main emission direction of the LED being parallel to the optical axis of the illuminating device
F21S 41/155
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
41Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps
10characterised by the light source
14characterised by the type of light source
141Light emitting diodes [LED]
155Surface emitters, e.g. organic light emitting diodes [OLED]
F21S 41/24
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
41Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps
20characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
24Light guides
F21S 41/663
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
41Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps
60characterised by a variable light distribution
65by acting on light sources
663by switching light sources
F21Y 2115/10
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
YINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO THE FORM OR THE KIND OF THE LIGHT SOURCES OR OF THE COLOUR OF THE LIGHT EMITTED
2115Light-generating elements of semiconductor light sources
10Light-emitting diodes [LED]
Applicants OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
Inventors Tessnow Thomas
Johnson Ralph
Agents Meyer William E.
Podszus Edward S.
Title
(EN) LED headlamp system
Abstract
(EN)

A vehicle headlamp includes a first planar array of low and high beam LED light sources; a first primary optical light guide receiving low and high beam light from the LEDs; a first secondary optical light guide receiving and focusing collimated low and high beam light from the first primary light guide as a combination of low and high beam hot spots; a second planar array of LED light sources having a low and high beam LEDs; a second primary optical light guide receiving and collimating low and high beam light from second LED light sources; a second secondary optical light guide receiving said collimated low and high beam light and spreading the light as a combination of low and high beam spread pattern; a housing to mechanically support the LED arrays, the first primary optic, the first secondary optic, the second primary light guide and the second secondary optic.