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1. WO2020139885 - CLOSE-IN ILLUMINATION MODULE

Publication Number WO/2020/139885
Publication Date 02.07.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/068479
International Filing Date 24.12.2019
IPC
H04N 5/225 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
225Television cameras
F21V 33/00 2006.01
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
33Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
F21V 5/04 2006.01
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
5Refractors for light sources
04of lens shape
B60Q 1/24 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
02the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
24for lighting other areas than only the way ahead
B60W 40/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
WCONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT
40Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
02related to ambient conditions
F21Y 115/10 2016.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21LIGHTING
YINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V124
115Light-generating elements of semiconductor light sources
10Light-emitting diodes
CPC
B60Q 1/0023
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
0017Devices integrating an element dedicated to another function
0023the element being a sensor, e.g. distance sensor, camera
B60R 11/04
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Arrangements for holding or mounting articles, not otherwise provided for
04Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
G01S 17/931
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
88Lidar systems specially adapted for specific applications
93for anti-collision purposes
931of land vehicles
G01S 7/4815
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
48of systems according to group G01S17/00
481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
4814of transmitters alone
4815using multiple transmitters
G03B 15/02
GPHYSICS
03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
15Special procedures for taking photographs; Apparatus therefor
02Illuminating scene
G03B 2215/0503
GPHYSICS
03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
2215Special procedures for taking photographs; Apparatus therefor
05Combinations of cameras with electronic flash units
0503Built-in units
Applicants
  • WAYMO LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • GUIDI, Giulia
Agents
  • GIN, Aaron V.
Priority Data
62/785,03826.12.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CLOSE-IN ILLUMINATION MODULE
(FR) MODULE D'ÉCLAIRAGE PROCHE
Abstract
(EN)
The present disclosure relates to optical systems, vehicles, and methods that are configured to illuminate and image a wide field of view of an environment. An example optical system includes a camera having an optical axis and an outer lens element disposed along the optical axis. The optical system also includes a plurality of illumination modules, each of which includes at least one light-emitter device configured to emit light along a respective emission axis and a secondary optical element optically coupled to the at least one light-emitter device. The secondary optical element is configured to provide a light emission pattern having an azimuthal angle extent of at least 170 degrees so as to illuminate a portion of an environment of the optical system.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne des systèmes optiques, des véhicules et des procédés qui sont configurés pour éclairer et imager un large champ de vision d'un environnement. Un exemple de système optique comprend une caméra ayant un axe optique et un élément de lentille externe disposé le long de l'axe optique. Le système optique comprend également une pluralité de modules d'éclairage, dont chacun comprend au moins un dispositif émetteur de lumière configuré pour émettre de la lumière le long d'un axe d'émission respectif et un élément optique secondaire couplé optiquement audit dispositif émetteur de lumière. L'élément optique secondaire est configuré pour fournir un motif d'émission de lumière ayant une étendue d'angle azimutal d'au moins 170 degrés de façon à éclairer une partie d'un environnement du système optique.
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