Global Patent Index - EP 1060342 A1

EP 1060342 A1 2000-12-20 - BEAMFORMER FOR A REMOTELY ILLUMINATED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (en)

BEAMFORMER FOR A REMOTELY ILLUMINATED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Title (de)

STRAHLFORMER FÜR EIN ÜBER EINEN ABSTAND ILLUMINIERTES BELEUCHTUNGSSYSTEM UND VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

FORMEUR DE FAISCEAUX POUR UN SYSTEME LUMINEUX D'ECLAIRAGE A DISTANCE ET PROCEDE CORRESPONDANT

Publication

EP 1060342 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99906831 A

Priority

  • US 9902756 W
  • US 1754398 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9939135A1] A remotely illuminated lighting system distributes from a central illumination source light signals to remote light distribution devices (14). Each remote light distribution device (14) or beamformer, is adaptable to produce a highly precise distribution pattern (132) from the light signals. The distribution pattern (132) may be easily adjusted in both horizontal and vertical directions. In a first preferred arrangement, each beamformer is coupled via a fiber-optic cable to the central light source and includes a non-imaging light transformer (120) and a conical reflective element (112). In additional preferred embodiments, a holographic diffuser and/or a masking element are incorporated for adapting the shape of the light distribution pattern. An electronically controlled masking element may be further incorporated for providing flashing, moving or otherwise dynamic light distribution patterns.

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

F21V 8/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F21S 2/00 (2006.01); F21V 8/00 (2006.01); F21W 111/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/0008 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9939135 A1 19990805; CA 2319324 A1 19990805; EP 1060342 A1 20001220; EP 1060342 A4 20030319; JP 2002502091 A 20020122; JP 2009302063 A 20091224; JP 4439113 B2 20100324

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20060718

2003-03-19 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20030130

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000823

2000-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT