GB2311401A - Novelty cycle safety lights - Google Patents

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GB2311401A
GB2311401A GB9605653A GB9605653A GB2311401A GB 2311401 A GB2311401 A GB 2311401A GB 9605653 A GB9605653 A GB 9605653A GB 9605653 A GB9605653 A GB 9605653A GB 2311401 A GB2311401 A GB 2311401A
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09GARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION
    • G09G3/00Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes
    • G09G3/005Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes forming an image using a quickly moving array of imaging elements, causing the human eye to perceive an image which has a larger resolution than the array, e.g. an image on a cylinder formed by a rotating line of LEDs parallel to the axis of rotation
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    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F21/00Mobile visual advertising
    • G09F21/04Mobile visual advertising by land vehicles
    • G09F21/045Mobile visual advertising by land vehicles supported by the wheels

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A light emitting device designed to be mounted in/on a cycle wheel. The device consists of a number of lights mounted in a row with an electronic circuit that will turn the lights on and off in a predetermined or random sequence. When the device is mounted on/in the moving part of a wheel and the wheel is revolved, when viewed due to the persistance of vision of the human eye it visually produces patterns or words (figure 2). A sensor may be included so that any patterns or words may be sychronised to start a fixed or predetermined point, an optoelectronic sensor may also be included so as to inhibit the operation of the lights in high ambient light conditions thus preserving battery life. The patterns may be preset or programmed to the users personal design.

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PATENT APPLICATION DESCRIPTION NOVELTY CYCLE SAFETY LIGHTS This Invention relates to novelty lights for cycle wheels.

Cycles have traditionally been fitted as a legal requirement with conventional lights front and rear so that the cyclist may be seen at night, a reflector Is normally also fitted to the rear, In more recent years cyclists have become more safety conscious and have been adding extra features to their cycles (and clothing) to enhance road safety like reflectors fitted in the spokes of the cycle and various flashing lights fitted to the front, rear or to the riders clothing.

One of the problems with road safety products is encouraging children who tend to be the most vulnerable users to fit them and use them.

This invention is intended to encourage children to fit this safety device by way of its novelty features that will supply fun and entertainment.

The invention consists of a row of light emitting devices that are mounted inlon the rotating part of the cycle wheel they are driven by an electronic circuit that turns the lights on and off in pre-set or random sequences, the result of this due to the persistence of vision of the human eye is to create patterns or even words that appear to 'written' on or against the wheel thus making the cycle visible from a distance and also providing fun and entertainment at the same time.

Example: The light emitting devices and associated circuitry is mounted into a suitable housing thus allowing it to be mounted in/on a cycle wheel as in FIGURE 1. When the device is activated and cycle wheel is rotated patterns or words become visible to any person viewing the wheel (figure 2).

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1, A device consisting of a number of light emitting devices and an electronic circuit to turn the lights on and off In a pre-determined or random order.
2, A device as in claim 1 specifically designed to be mounted on the rotating part of a cycle wheel.
3, A device as In claim 1 or claim 2 that has a sensor to detect the position of the rotation of the wheel on which it is mounted.
4, A device as in claim 1 or claim 2 or claim 3 that is fitted with an optoelectronic sensor so as to disable its use In high light levels.
5, A device as in claim 1 or claim 2 that Is powered by batteries.
6, A device as in claim 1 or claim 2 that Is powered by a generator thus powered by the movement of the wheel or cycle.
7, A device as described in any preceding claim that may be programmed so as to display names patterns or advertisements.
8, A device as described In any preceding cleims where the light pattern output is reversed altemately in order for any text to be readable when viewed when the wheel is rotating clockwise or anticlockwise.
9, A device as described in any previous claims that has the in built facility to turn off or go into low current (sleep) mode when no activity of movement is sensed.
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