Global Patent Index - EP 0703403 B1

EP 0703403 B1 2000-05-31 - Vehicle headlight with a complex-surface reflector

Title (en)

Vehicle headlight with a complex-surface reflector

Title (de)

Kraftfahrzeugscheinwerfer mit einem eine komplexe Oberfläche aufweisenden Reflektor

Title (fr)

Phare de véhicule à réflecteur à surface complexe


EP 0703403 B1 (EN)


EP 95114817 A


IT TO940733 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0703403A1] A headlight (1) presenting a light source (3), a reflector (5), and a prismed lens in front of the reflector, wherein the reflector (5) picks up the source emitted light 360 DEG about the source, and wherein the source (3) is aligned with the optical axis (Ao) of the headlight; the reflector (5) presenting a complex reflecting surface (7) in turn presenting a number of different sectors (9,10,13,14,19,20,21) connected substantially seamlessly, none of which is defined by a surface of revolution, and most of which are defined by surfaces generated by translating a generating base curve - defined in a first plane - along a supporting curve defined in a second plane perpendicular to the first. <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F21V 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F21S 8/12 (2006.01); F21V 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F21S 41/335 (2018.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

EP 0703403 A1 19960327; EP 0703403 B1 20000531; DE 69517272 D1 20000706; DE 69517272 T2 20001130; ES 2146690 T3 20000816; IT 1266928 B1 19970121; IT TO940733 A1 19960320; IT TO940733 D0 19940920