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1. WO2008008699 - NIVELEUR DE QUAI ÉCLAIRÉ

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We claim

1. An illuminating dock leveler for supporting material -handling traffic near a doorway at a loading dock, the illuminating dock leveler comprising:
a deck movably mountable to the loading dock such that a front edge of the deck is vertically adjustable, and the deck includes a traffic surface adapted to support the material-handling traffic; and
a lighting system supported by the deck.

2. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1 wherein the deck includes lateral edges and a curb protruding upward from the deck, and wherein the curb is disposed along at least one of the two lateral edges, and helps shelter the lighting system.

3. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1, wherein the lighting system projects a light beam in a general direction in which the front edge of the deck faces.

4. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1 , wherein the lighting system illuminates the traffic surface.

5. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1, wherein the lighting system illuminates a central guideline on the deck for guiding traffic thereon.

6. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 4, wherein the deck defines a plurality of apertures, which in turn define the central guideline.

7. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 2, wherein the deck is pivotal about the rear edge.

8. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1, wherein the lighting system pivots relative to the deck in response to the deck moving to vertically adjust the front edge.

9. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 7, further comprising a damper coupled to the lighting system, wherein the damper dampens the movement of the lighting system as the deck moves.

10. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1, wherein the lighting system selectively projects a plurality of colors.

11. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 1 , further comprising a control circuit and a sensor, the sensor provides a signal in response to sensing a certain change in surroundings, the control circuit is coupled to the lighting system and the sensor to actuate the lighting system in response to the signal.

12. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 10, wherein the certain change in surroundings is a moving pedestrian.

13. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 10, wherein the certain change in surroundings is movement of a door in the doorway.

14. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 10, wherein the certain change in surroundings is movement of a vehicle restraint at the loading dock.

15. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 10, wherein the certain change in surroundings is movement of the deck.

16. The illuminating dock leveler of claim 10, wherein the certain change in surroundings is movement of a vehicle.

17. A method of operating a dock leveler at a dock position, comprising:
providing the leveler with a lighting system mounted to a deck of the dock leveler; monitoring conditions at the dock position and/or its surroundings; and
in response to a change in conditions at the dock position, actuating the lighting system.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein the change in condition makes the dock position less safe.

19. The method of claim 17 wherein the change in condition is indicative of the operational state of dock - related equipment at the dock position.