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1. WO2006044625 - VEHICULAR FLASHER UNIT HAVING SELECTABLE FLASHER SCHEMES ILLUMINATED WITH PULSE WIDTH MODULATED SIGNALS

Publication Number WO/2006/044625
Publication Date 27.04.2006
International Application No. PCT/US2005/036973
International Filing Date 14.10.2005
IPC
B60Q 1/26 2006.01
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
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
B60Q 1/52 2006.01
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
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
50for indicating other intentions or conditions, e.g. request for waiting or overtaking
52for indicating emergencies
G08B 5/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
5Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied
CPC
B60Q 1/34
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
34for indicating change of drive direction
B60Q 1/38
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
34for indicating change of drive direction
38using immovably-mounted light sources, e.g. fixed flashing lamps
B60Q 1/46
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
1Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
26the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
46for giving flashing caution signals during drive, other than signalling change of direction, e.g. flashing the headlights ; , hazard lights
G08B 5/38
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
5Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied
22using electric transmission; using electromagnetic transmission
36using visible light sources
38using flashing light
H05B 39/09
HELECTRICITY
05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
BELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
39Circuit arrangements or apparatus for operating incandescent light sources
09in which the lamp is fed by pulses
Applicants
  • XTREME ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS, INC.
Inventors
  • HERRIG, Hanz, Werner
  • HOLLE, Dean, Craig
Agents
  • OSKOREP, John, J.
Priority Data
60/619,44115.10.2004US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) VEHICULAR FLASHER UNIT HAVING SELECTABLE FLASHER SCHEMES ILLUMINATED WITH PULSE WIDTH MODULATED SIGNALS
(FR) UNITE DE CLIGNOTANT POSSEDANT DES SCHEMAS DE CLIGNOTEMENT SELECTIONNABLES COMMANDES PAR DES SIGNAUX A MODULATION D'IMPULSIONS EN LARGEUR
Abstract
(EN)
In one illustrative example, a vehicular flasher unit has control circuitry; memory which is accessible by the control circuitry and having a plurality of pulse width modulation (PWM) flasher scheme data sets stored therein which correspond to a plurality of flasher schemes for vehicle flasher lights of a vehicle; a flasher scheme selection input to the control circuitry; a flasher enable input to the control' circuitry which enables a flasher scheme in the vehicular flasher lights; and a light illumination output from the control circuitry which controls illumination of the vehicle flasher lights. The control circuitry is operative to select a set of PWM flasher scheme data from the plurality of PWM flasher scheme data sets stored in the memory in accordance with a flasher scheme selection input signal identified at the flasher scheme selection input; monitor the flasher enable input to identify a flasher enable signal; and produce, at the light illumination output in response to identifying a flasher enable signal at the flasher enable input, a pulse width modulated signal in accordance with the selected set of PWM flashing scheme data for illuminating a flasher scheme in the vehicle flasher lights. Preferably, the set of PWM flasher scheme data is a set of PWM heartbeat scheme data corresponding to a heartbeat flashing scheme in the vehicle flasher lights. Several safety and convenience features are further provided in the vehicular flasher unit.
(FR)
Un mode de réalisation de l'invention concerne une unité de clignotant comprenant des circuits de commande ; une mémoire accessible aux circuits de commande, contenant des ensembles de données relatives à des schémas de clignotement à modulation d'impulsions en largeur correspondant à une pluralité de schémas de clignotement pour les feux clignotants d'un véhicule ; une entrée de sélection de schéma de clignotement, reliée aux circuits de commande ; une entrée d'activation de clignotant, reliée aux circuits de commande, permettant d'activer un schéma de clignotement au niveau des feux clignotants ; et une sortie d'éclairage, reliée aux circuits de commande, permettant de commander l'éclairage des feux clignotants. Le circuit de commande permet de sélectionner un ensemble de données relatives aux schémas de clignotement à modulation d'impulsions en largeur, à partir de la pluralité d'ensembles de données relatives à des schémas de clignotement à modulation d'impulsions en largeur stockés dans la mémoire, en fonction d'un signal d'entrée de sélection de schéma de clignotement identifié au niveau de l'entrée de sélection de schéma de clignotement ; de contrôler l'entrée d'activation de clignotant pour identifier un signal d'activation de clignotant ; et de produire, à la sortie d'éclairage, en réponse à l'identification d'un signal d'activation de clignotant au niveau de l'entrée d'activation de clignotant, un signal à modulation d'impulsions en largeur, en fonction de l'ensemble de données relatives aux schémas de clignotement à modulation d'impulsions en largeur sélectionné, pour produire un schéma de clignotement au niveau des feux clignotants. De préférence, l'ensemble de données relatives aux schémas de clignotement à modulation d'impulsions en largeur est un ensemble de données relatives à un schéma cardiaque à modulation d'impulsions en largeur correspondant à un schéma de clignotement cardiaque au niveau des feux clignotants. L'unité de clignotant possède également d'autres caractéristiques de sécurité et des caractéristiques courantes.
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