GB1000265A - Beam-directing device for radiation transmitters, more particularly head lamps - Google Patents

Beam-directing device for radiation transmitters, more particularly head lamps

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GB1000265A
GB1000265A GB3815362A GB3815362A GB1000265A GB 1000265 A GB1000265 A GB 1000265A GB 3815362 A GB3815362 A GB 3815362A GB 3815362 A GB3815362 A GB 3815362A GB 1000265 A GB1000265 A GB 1000265A
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photo
radiation
car
beams
cell
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GB3815362A
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Baumanns Herbert
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Priority to DEB64312A priority Critical patent/DE1284861B/en
Priority to DE1961B0065024 priority patent/DE1285343B/en
Application filed by Baumanns Herbert filed Critical Baumanns Herbert
Publication of GB1000265A publication Critical patent/GB1000265A/en
Application status is Expired legal-status Critical

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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/02Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
    • B60Q1/04Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights
    • B60Q1/18Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights being additional front lights
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/0017Devices integrating an element dedicated to another function
    • B60Q1/0023Devices integrating an element dedicated to another function the element being a sensor, e.g. distance sensor, camera
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/02Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
    • B60Q1/04Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights
    • B60Q1/06Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights adjustable, e.g. remotely controlled from inside vehicle
    • B60Q1/08Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights adjustable, e.g. remotely controlled from inside vehicle automatically
    • B60Q1/085Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights adjustable, e.g. remotely controlled from inside vehicle automatically due to special conditions, e.g. adverse weather, type of road, badly illuminated road signs or potential dangers
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/02Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments
    • B60Q1/04Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights
    • B60Q1/14Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to illuminate the way ahead or to illuminate other areas of way or environments the devices being headlights having dimming means
    • B60Q1/1415Dimming circuits
    • B60Q1/1423Automatic dimming circuits, i.e. switching between high beam and low beam due to change of ambient light or light level in road traffic
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q2300/00Indexing codes for automatically adjustable headlamps or automatically dimmable headlamps
    • B60Q2300/05Special features for controlling or switching of the light beam
    • B60Q2300/056Special anti-blinding beams, e.g. a standard beam is chopped or moved in order not to blind
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q2300/00Indexing codes for automatically adjustable headlamps or automatically dimmable headlamps
    • B60Q2300/20Indexing codes relating to the driver or the passengers
    • B60Q2300/21Manual control
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q2300/00Indexing codes for automatically adjustable headlamps or automatically dimmable headlamps
    • B60Q2300/40Indexing codes relating to other road users or special conditions
    • B60Q2300/42Indexing codes relating to other road users or special conditions oncoming vehicle

Abstract

1,000,265. Photo-electric control of radiation emitters. H.BAUMANNS. Oct. 9, 1962 [Oct. 9, 1961; Dec. 4,1961], No. 38153/62. Heading G1A. [Also in Division H4]. The direction of a beam of electromagnetic radiation emitted by a radiation transmitter e.g. a vehicle headlamp, can be continuously varied in continuous dependance on the intensity and/or position of an external source of the same type of radiation, e.g. the headlamps of an approaching vehicle, as determined by a radiation sensitive receiver operatively coupled to the radiation transmitter. The invention is particularly described as applied to the automatic control of a car's headlamps in dependance on the position of the headlamps of an oncoming car. A car 10 Fig. 1 is provided with two headlamps 11 and 12 arranged to be pivoted about vertical axes under the control of electric motors 22, Fig. 3, such that the beams emitted thereby, normally directed dead ahead, are moving inwards as in Fig. 1. Each motor is under the control of a photo-cell 19 and its amplifier 21a, such that when the beamed radiation from an oncoming car 10a is detected thereby, the beams are pivoted inwards such that the oncoming car is within the zone of darkness 13a Fig. 2 in between the two crossed beams. The amount of crossing of the two beams is increased as the oncoming car 10a gets nearer, the beam 14 illuminating the side of the road, until the amount of beamed light reaching the photo-cells decreases as the oncoming car passes, whereupon the two beams swing back into their normal dead ahead position. An auxiliary lamp, manually operable if so desired, may be provided on the car 10 to illuminate the road in the zone of darkness in front of the oncoming car, the said lamp being automatically controlled to dip as the two cars approach. The presence of scattered, i.e. none beamed, light in the light from the oncoming car 10a can upset the operation of the arrangement as so far described. To overcome this the main photo-cell 18, Fig. 5, may be placed at the focus of a parabolic reflector 19, with a compensating photo-cell 18a placed outside the said focus and electrically connected in opposition with the photo-cell 18. The receptive faces of the two photo-cells are placed to the side so as to receive only light reflected by the parabola. The arrangement is such that beamed rays 24 fall on the main photo-cell 18 only, while scattered rays 25 fall on both photo-cells producing equal but opposite currents therein which cancel out. The invention can also be used between an aircraft and signal towers to direct radar beams for short distance communication, or as a landing aid in fog. Ultra violet or infra-red light may also be used.
GB3815362A 1961-10-09 1962-10-09 Beam-directing device for radiation transmitters, more particularly head lamps Expired GB1000265A (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
DEB64312A DE1284861B (en) 1961-10-09 1961-10-09 Lighting device for vehicles, particularly motor vehicles, controllable with two spotlights
DE1961B0065024 DE1285343B (en) 1961-12-04 1961-12-04 Lighting device for vehicles, especially for motor vehicles, controllable with at least one headlight

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GB1000265A true GB1000265A (en) 1965-08-04

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WO2009112125A1 (en) * 2008-03-14 2009-09-17 Daimler Ag Method for controlling the headlights of a vehicle
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US8842176B2 (en) 1996-05-22 2014-09-23 Donnelly Corporation Automatic vehicle exterior light control
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US9008369B2 (en) 2004-04-15 2015-04-14 Magna Electronics Inc. Vision system for vehicle
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US9191634B2 (en) 2004-04-15 2015-11-17 Magna Electronics Inc. Vision system for vehicle
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WO2009027406A1 (en) * 2007-08-29 2009-03-05 Continental Automotive Gmbh Method for operating headlights in a motor vehicle
FR2923428A1 (en) * 2007-11-13 2009-05-15 Valeo Vision Sa Method for automatically adapting the traffic of a light beam projector device.
EP2060441A1 (en) * 2007-11-13 2009-05-20 Valeo Vision Method for automatically adjusting the light beam of a headlight device to road traffic
WO2009112125A1 (en) * 2008-03-14 2009-09-17 Daimler Ag Method for controlling the headlights of a vehicle
CN102202938A (en) * 2008-10-30 2011-09-28 大众汽车有限公司 Method for controlling a headlight assembly for a vehicle and headlight assembly therefor

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