Global Patent Index - EP 1063870 A1

EP 1063870 A1 2000-12-27 - Improvements to discharge lamp starting modules in car headlamps

Title (en)

Improvements to discharge lamp starting modules in car headlamps

Title (de)

Fortbildung von Zündübertragern für Entladungslampen in Kraftfahrzeugscheinwerfern

Title (fr)

Perfectionnements aux modules d'amorçage de lampes à décharge de projecteurs de véhicule automobile

Publication

EP 1063870 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 00401446 A

Priority

FR 9908057 A

Abstract (en)

The lamp firing module includes a voltage transformer (1) having a magnetic circuit on which are wound primary (1a) and secondary (1b) windings. The module includes a permanent magnet in the secondary circuit which modifies the transformers magnetic characteristics so as to increase the saturation level of the secondary winding.

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

H05B 41/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60Q 1/04 (2006.01); H05B 41/04 (2006.01); H05B 41/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H05B 41/042 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1063870 A1 20001227; EP 1063870 B1 20040929; DE 60014247 D1 20041104; DE 60014247 T2 20051027; ES 2228422 T3 20050416; FR 2795281 A1 20001222; FR 2795281 B1 20010817; JP 2001010404 A 20010116; JP 4484324 B2 20100616; US 6366023 B1 20020402

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