Global Patent Index - EP 1054211 A2

EP 1054211 A2 2000-11-22 - Adaptive head-lamp for motor-vehicles

Title (en)

Adaptive head-lamp for motor-vehicles

Title (de)

Adaptiver Scheinwerfer für Kraftfahrzeuge

Title (fr)

Projecteur adaptatif pour véhicules automobiles


EP 1054211 A2 (EN)


EP 00830353 A


IT TO990413 A

Abstract (en)

An adaptive headlamp for motor vehicles comprises a reflector (2) associated to a light source (3), for example a discharge lamp, which is surrounded by a hood-like element (4) presenting one or more openings, the position and configuration of which is calculated in such a way as to generate, in combination with a pre-determined geometry of the reflector (2), which is also calculated for this purpose, a light beam issuing from the headlamp which has a pre-determined basic pattern. Mounted in a mobile manner around the hood (4) is a shutter (9) designed to cover and uncover at least some of the aforesaid openings (7, 8) of the hood (4) selectively in such a way as to illuminate selected areas of the reflector and thus generate an overall pattern which is different for each condition of use. <IMAGE>

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

F21S 8/12; B60Q 1/12; B60Q 1/14; F21V 14/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F21V 7/00 (2006.01); F21V 14/08 (2006.01); F21V 23/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F21V 23/0442 (2013.01); F21S 41/36 (2018.01); F21S 41/692 (2018.01)

Citation (applicant)


Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

EP 1054211 A2 20001122; EP 1054211 A3 20020724; EP 1054211 B1 20050720; DE 60021304 D1 20050825; DE 60021304 T2 20060524; IT 1308101 B1 20011129; IT TO990413 A1 20001117; IT TO990413 D0 19990517