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1. (WO2010078424) LIGHTING ASSEMBLY
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/078424 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/069817
Publication Date: 08.07.2010 International Filing Date: 30.12.2009
IPC:
G02B 5/02 (2006.01) ,G09F 13/04 (2006.01) ,G09F 13/06 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
5
Optical elements other than lenses
02
Diffusing elements; Afocal elements
G PHYSICS
09
EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
F
DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
13
Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising
04
Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
G PHYSICS
09
EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
F
DISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
13
Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising
04
Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
06
using individual cut-out symbols or cut-out silhouettes, e.g. perforated signs
Applicants:
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY [US/US]; 3M Center Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, MN 55133-3427, US (AllExceptUS)
WHEATLEY, John, A. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
WHEATLEY, John, A.; US
Agent:
KNECHT, Harold, C., III; 3M Center Office of Intellectual Property Counsel Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, MN 55133-3427, US
Priority Data:
61/141,45930.12.2008US
Title (EN) LIGHTING ASSEMBLY
(FR) ENSEMBLE D'ÉCLAIRAGE
Abstract:
(EN) Lighting assemblies (10) having an enclosure (11) having a reflective interior surface (12), a transmissive area (13), a light source (17, 18), and at least one of a diffusing element or a partially reflective element (25). Light assemblies described herein are useful as functional or decorative elements, for example, in displays, signs, and vehicles (e.g., automobile, trucks, etc.). Useful embodiments of light assemblies described herein for vehicles include automobile and truck (vehicle) lighting, dash lighting, instrument cluster lighting, door sill lighting, dome lighting, and under cabinet lighting.
(FR) L'invention concerne des ensembles d'éclairage (10) ayant un coffret (11) ayant une surface intérieure réfléchissante (12), une zone transmissive (13), une source de lumière (17, 18), et un élément diffusant et/ou un élément partiellement réfléchissant (25). Les ensembles d'éclairage décrits dans les présentes servent d'éléments fonctionnels ou décoratifs, par exemple, dans les affichages, les panneaux, et les véhicules (p. ex., voitures, camions, etc.). Des modes de réalisation utiles des ensembles d'éclairage décrits dans les présentes pour des véhicules comprennent l'éclairage de voitures et de camions (véhicules), l'éclairage du tableau de bord, l'éclairage de groupes d'instruments, l'éclairage de seuil de porte, le plafonnier, et l'éclairage sous placard.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (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, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, 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)