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1. (WO2006122153) MULTI-LENS ZOOM SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLASHLIGHTS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/122153    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/017987
Publication Date: 16.11.2006 International Filing Date: 09.05.2006
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    11.12.2006    
IPC:
F21L 4/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: UKE, Alan [US/US]; (US).
UNDERWATER KINETICS, INC. [US/US]; 13400 Danielson Street, Poway, CA 92064 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
WRIGHT, Steven [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: UKE, Alan; (US).
WRIGHT, Steven; (US)
Agent: WARBURG, Richard, J.; FOLEY & LARDNER LLP, P.o. Box 80278, San Diego, CA 92138-0278 (US)
Priority Data:
11/127,028 10.05.2005 US
Title (EN) MULTI-LENS ZOOM SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLASHLIGHTS
(FR) SYSTEME DE ZOOM A LENTILLES MULTIPLES ET PROCEDE POUR DES FLASH
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An efficient system and method for zooming the light from a flashlight is disclosed. Multiple refractive lenses are translated in unison to allow zooming of the light while reducing the size and weight of the required lenses. In another aspect, a meniscus lens is used to reduce the amount of light lost from a light-emitting diode (LED). One method includes providing a light source in a housing and translating a lens arrangement substantially along a light path of a light beam generated by the light source. The lens arrangement includes at least two refractive lenses separated by a gap, a size of the gap being maintained during translation of the lens arrangement.
(FR)Système et procédé efficaces pour zoomer la lumière provenant d’un flash. Des lentilles réfractives multiples sont translatées à l’unisson pour permettre un changement de focale de la lumière tout en réduisant la taille et le poids des lentilles nécessaires. Dans un autre aspect, une lentille ménisque sert à réduire la quantité de lumière perdue à partir d’une diode électroluminescente (LED). Un procédé comprend la mise à disposition d’une source lumineuse dans un boîtier et la translation d’un agencement de lentilles pratiquement le long d’un trajet lumineux d’un faisceau lumineux généré par la source lumineuse. L’agencement de lentilles comprend au moins deux lentilles réfractives séparées par un intervalle, la taille de l’intervalle étant maintenue pendant la translation de l’agencement de lentilles.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)