US Pat. No. 9,374,871

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT MODULES IN A LIGHT AND/OR SIGNALING SYSTEM BASED ON FAILURE EVENT OF THE PLURALITY OF LIGHT MODULE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signaling system, notably for a motor vehicle, said lighting and/or signaling system comprising at least:
a first light module suitable for performing a part of a first regulatory lighting and/or signaling function;
a second light module suitable for performing a part of a second regulatory lighting and/or signaling function separate from
said first function; and

a third light module suitable for selectively performing at least another part of said first function and at least another
part of said second function;

said light emission from said first and second light modules being deactivated in the event of failure of said third light
module;

said light emission from said third light module is deactivated only for said performance of said first function in the event
of failure of said first light module, and/or

said light emission from said third light module is deactivated only for said performance of said second function in the event
of failure of said second light module.

US Pat. No. 9,855,891

REMOVABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A removable electrical device for a motor vehicle, said removable electrical device being insertable into a recess in a
passenger compartment of said motor vehicle, a battery that is rechargeable, said removable electrical device comprising an
indicator light, wherein said indicator light constitutes a charge indicator of said battery in daytime and an ambient lighting
element for said passenger compartment of said motor vehicle at nighttime,
and in that it comprises a control unit that is able to control the light emission by said indicator light depending on whether
it is daytime or nighttime and also depending on at least one of the state of charge of said battery or a position of said
removable electrical device with respect to said recess.

US Pat. No. 9,079,532

DEVICE FOR NIGHTTIME MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVING ASSISTANCE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for assisting the nighttime driving of a motor vehicle, the vehicle being fitted with at least one lighting device
for emitting a beam for the illumination of the road scene (S) in front of the vehicle in accordance with regulations,
an illumination (E) emitted by said at least one lighting device being variable between a maximum value (EMAX) and a minimum value (Emin);

the device including at least one variable-transmission screen placed between the road scene (S) and a driver of the vehicle;
a coefficient of transmission (CT) of said at least one variable-transmission screen being variable between a maximum value
(CTMAX) and a minimum value (CTmin);

a switching on of at least one light source of said at least one lighting device and said coefficient of transmission (CT)
of said at least one variable-transmission screen being controlled by a control unit in synchronization;

said illumination (E) reaching its maximum value (EMAX) substantially when said coefficient of transmission (CT) of said at least one variable-transmission screen reaches its maximum
value (CTMAX);

wherein said control unit controls a circuit for regulating a power supply to said at least one light source of said at least
one lighting device and a transmitter of remote control waves (OT) directed toward a receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,857,047

COOLING MEMBER AND MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING OR SIGNALING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A MEMBER

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A cooling member for at least one of a lighting device or a signaling device for a motor vehicle, said cooling member comprising
a base configured to support a light source of said at least one of said lighting device or said signaling device, and at
least one heat dissipating device in thermal conduction connection with said base, said heat dissipating device comprising
a plurality of heat dissipation fins, said base having large faces linked by and having at least a portion extending in a
first direction from each end of a central plate, said plurality of heat dissipation fins having a first plurality of heat
dissipation fins associated with said central plate and extending at least partially in a second direction that generally
opposes said first direction and monolithically produced with the same material as said central plate, said plurality of heat
dissipation fins further comprising a second plurality of heat dissipation fins that are attached to either side of said central
plate on at least one of said large faces, each of said second plurality of heat dissipation fins having a junction area extending
linearly in a straight line on at least one of said large faces, wherein said central plate lies in a first plane, each of
said first plurality of heat dissipation fins lie in a second plane that is generally perpendicular to said first plane and
each of said second plurality of heat dissipation fins lie in a third plane that is generally perpendicular to said first
and second planes.

US Pat. No. 9,200,787

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING MODULE NOTABLY FOR A VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module comprising:
at least one light source able to emit rays of light, said at least one light source being a light-emitting diode;
at least one reflective surface able to reflect said rays of light emitted by said at least one light source as a light beam
along an optical axis of said lighting module;

wherein said lighting module further comprises quick-fastening means for fastening said lighting module to a mount;
wherein said lighting module further comprises holding means or a holder arranged at a rear end of said lighting module on
a cooling radiator for cooling said at least one light source, said holding means or holder being a rear face which, in a
longitudinal cross section, has a profile with a projecting part suited to holding in the hand;

said lighting module generating a lighting or signaling light for in a motor vehicle; and
wherein said at least one reflective surface comprises an elliptical profile having a first focal point occupied by said at
least one light source and a second focal point such that said rays of light emitted by said at least one light source at
said first focal point are reflected by said at least one reflective surface toward said second focal point, said quick-fastening
means being positioned longitudinally about said optical axis of said lighting module substantially between said second focal
point and a front end of said lighting module generally level with said second focal point.

US Pat. No. 10,111,289

LIGHT MODULE FOR A LIGHT DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module for a light device of a motor vehicle, said light module comprising:at least one electrical circuit branch comprising a plurality of light sources;
driving circuitry configured to supply electrical power to at least one light source of said at least one electrical circuit branch, the at least one light source being mounted as a load of said driving circuitry; and
switching circuitry supplied with electrical power independently of said driving circuitry, and the switching circuitry being configured to control, based on a received signal, emission of light from the plurality of light sources by selectively deactivating said at least one light source of said at least one electrical circuit branch, wherein
said light module has no channel that (i) conveys signals that are based on whether said at least one light source is deactivated and (ii) directly connects said driving circuitry with said switching circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,096,173

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR A DUAL-FUNCTION SIGNALING OR LIGHTING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING CONTROL METHOD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A control circuit for a module for controlling at least two light sources in particular for a vehicle, said module comprising
at least two functions (A, B) each implemented with the at least two light sources passed through by an electric current whose
average intensity is different depending on said at least two functions (A, B), said control circuit comprising:
a power supply input for a power source for said at least two light sources;
a connection of said at least two light sources in parallel to said power supply input and to a ground; and
a monitoring unit for monitoring the intensity of the current passing through said at least two light sources, said monitoring
unit being arranged electrically between said at least two light sources and said ground;

wherein said at least two functions (A,B) each comprises a light function or a signaling function;
wherein said monitoring unit comprises a first input for a control signal for the first function (A) and a second input for
a control signal for the second function (B);

wherein said at least two light sources are connected with said monitoring unit so as to form at least two parallel sections
for the first and the second functions (A,B), said at least two parallel sections being connected separately with said monitoring
unit, said monitoring unit being able to detect a current flow fault in each section and, if a fault is detected in one of
said at least two parallel sections during the first function, configured to keep the remaining section or sections active
in the presence of said first function and if the fault is detected in one of said at least two parallel sections during the
second function, configured to deactivate all the remaining sections in the presence of said second function.

US Pat. No. 9,296,332

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF SETS OF LEDS, ESPECIALLY FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A control device for controlling a plurality of sets of LEDs, especially for an automotive vehicle, the plurality of sets
of LEDs comprising at least a first set of LEDs that is associated with at least a first lighting and/or signaling function
and a second set of LEDs, said second set of LEDs being capable of generating at least a second and third lighting and/or
signaling function, the control device comprising:
an electrical power source able to be connected, especially in parallel, to the at least a first set of LEDs and to the second
set of LEDs and to deliver at least two different electrical power levels suitable for the first lighting and/or signaling
function and for the second lighting and/or signaling function, respectively;

a switching module able to be connected, especially in series, with the at least a first set of LEDs and to switch between
a first position, especially an open position, in which only the second set of LEDs is supplied with electrical power, and
a second position, especially a closed position, in which the at least a first set of LEDs and the second set of LEDs are
supplied with electrical power simultaneously; and

a module for regulating electrical current, said module being connected in series with the second set of LEDs and is adapted
to switch between a regulating position during which electrical power to said second set of LEDs is adjusted to a third electrical
power level so that said second set of LEDs performs a third lighting and/or signaling function and a short-circuit position
during which current passing through said second set of LEDs corresponds to the level of electrical power delivered by the
electrical power source to said second set of LEDs;

in which a control signal originating from the electrical power source is used to switch the module for regulating electrical
current between the regulating position and the short-circuit position.

US Pat. No. 9,174,569

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE MEMBER

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A method for controlling at least one member of a vehicle, comprising the following steps:
obtaining navigation data suitable for characterizing a road context of the vehicle;
detecting target objects in front of the vehicle by using detection means onboard the vehicle;
determining a value of the relative distance between the vehicle and the target objects;
determining a state of traffic on the road used by the vehicle; and
controlling said at least one member by combining navigation data, a nature of the target objects, a relative distance values
and said state of the traffic on said road used by the vehicle;

wherein based on relative speed between the vehicle and said target objects, characterizing a nature of said target objects
as either moving vehicles or stationary obstacles;

in which the step for detecting target objects comprises:
measuring relative position and speed values between the vehicle and obstacles situated in front of the vehicle;
constructing target objects by (a) identifying objects lying a specified distance range from the vehicle, and grouping them
into a first target object, and (b) identifying objects having a common relative speed range with respect to the vehicle,
and grouping them into a second target object.

US Pat. No. 9,557,024

LIGHT GUIDE FOR AN OPTICAL DEVICE, NOTABLY FOR LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light guide for an optical device, notably for lighting and/or signaling, comprising:
at least one light output portion having a top face and a bottom face linked together by a light output rim,
at least one collimation subassembly suitable for receiving light emitted by a light source and for directing at least a part
of this light toward the light output portion, the collimation subassembly having a top face and a bottom face linked together
by a collimation rim, and

a coupling portion coupling the light output portion to the subassembly, the coupling portion having a coupling portion top
face and a coupling portion bottom face,

wherein the bottom and top faces of the collimation subassembly extend substantially in mutually parallel planes, and in that
the coupling portion top face of the coupling portion and at least one of the top face of the collimation subassembly and
of the top face of the light output portion meet at an edge;

wherein said collimation rim is at least partially curved or arcuate and said coupling portion facilitates enhancing a uniform
distribution of light through said light output rim,

wherein the guide further comprises:
a plurality of collimation subassemblies,
a single light output portion, and
a plurality of coupling portions,
each coupling portion coupling one of the collimation subassemblies to the light output portion.

US Pat. No. 9,250,378

LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING A LIGHT RAY GUIDE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light ray guide (N) comprising:
a plurality of guide plates, each of said plurality of guide plates being generally planar and comprising a light entry face,
a light exit face and a reflection face having an elliptical profile toward a rear of said guide plate and being adapted to
assure reflection of light rays entering said guide plate through said light entry face toward a focus point (F) located at
a level of said light exit face of said guide plate;

wherein a light source is associated with each of said plurality of guide plates, said light source being disposed at a level
of said light entry face, said plurality of guide plates being arranged in a fan arrangement, said plurality of guide plates
being tangential at a level of their exit face and diverging progressively to produce a spacing between each light source;

said light ray guide producing a beam made up of an assembly of a plurality of vertical pixels, each vertical pixel notably
being produced from said light source that can be turned off or turned on on command from a control system connected to said
light source.

US Pat. No. 9,200,760

LIGHTING AND/OR INDICATING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE COMPRISING A LENS AND SOURCES

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module, in particular for a lighting and/or indicating device for a vehicle, wherein the optical module comprises:
a lens;
at least two light sources, in particular two LEDs, arranged facing a same face of said lens; and
means for controlling the lighting-up of at least one of said at least two light sources independently of the other;
wherein said lens exhibits a line of foci on which said at least two light sources are located.

US Pat. No. 9,121,561

OPTICAL MODULE OF A LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module for a lighting and/or signaling device of a motor vehicle, in particular a headlight, comprising:
a light source;
a reflector designed to reflect light coming from said light source;
a bending element placed in a path of light coming from said reflector and designed to reflect light coming from said reflector,
said bending element being attached in the optical module in an immovable manner relative to said light source, said bending
element being produced on a metal part;

wherein said bending element has a cut-off edge to produce a cut-off in said light;
wherein said bending element is formed on a monolithic part of metal; and
wherein said bending element comprises a front edge and a rear edge that are generally parallel and generally rectilinear,
a reflective surface or surfaces of said bending element extending between said front edge and said rear edge, which are generally
perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical module.

US Pat. No. 9,109,770

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MOTOR VEHICLE OPTICAL MODULE LENS

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A method of manufacturing a lens for motor vehicle lighting modules, said method being intended to generate on an output
surface of said lens microstructures formed by level differences situated on said output surface, said method including the
following steps:
forming a meshing on said output surface of said lens such that each mesh has similar dimensions; and
generating in each mesh a microstructure formed by an output surface level difference, each level difference having a profile
that varies as a function of the position of the mesh on the output surface of the lens;

wherein the method includes the additional step of generating secondary level differences situated between different meshes.

US Pat. No. 9,758,087

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHT BEAM AND CORRESPONDING LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING MODULE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A method for controlling an overall light beam emitted by an automotive vehicle headlamp and formed from selectively activatable
beam segments produced independently from one another by illuminating means borne by said headlamp, said beam segments together
forming said overall light beam when they are all activated and placed successively side-by-side, wherein an instantaneous
speed of a vehicle is compared to a first preset speed threshold (V1), and wherein a zone of high light intensity to be produced when said instantaneous speed is higher than said first preset
speed threshold is determined.

US Pat. No. 9,103,605

HEAT EXCHANGE DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A heat exchange device for an automotive vehicle, said heat exchange device comprising:
at least one metal foam; and
a thermal member, in direct contact with said at least one metal foam, enabling heat exchange between said thermal member
and said at least one metal foam;

wherein said at least one metal foam is locally deformed by said thermal member where thermal member engages said at least
one metal foam;

wherein said thermal member bears at least one light source, said at least one light source comprising an LED.

US Pat. No. 9,328,888

LENS FOR AN OPTICAL MODULE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lens for a motor vehicle optical module, wherein said lens comprises a series of patterns on an input or output optical
surface of said lens, said patterns extending in a preferred direction;
said lens having a central area having microstructures such that rays transmitted by said microstructures are transmitted
in directions that provide at least one vertical cutoff line and at least one horizontal cutoff line, wherein at least one
input optical surface or output optical surface of said lens comprises said series of patterns arranged in such a way as to
reduce a sharpness of said at least one horizontal cutoff line in relation to a sharpness of said at least one vertical cutoff
line.

US Pat. No. 9,283,903

HEADLAMP OR TAIL LAMP HAVING A VISIBLE ELEMENT ADAPTED TO PRESENT A PREDETERMINED APPEARANCE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An assembly for a motor vehicle, this assembly comprising at least:
a visible element at least partially visible from an outside of the motor vehicle when said visible element is installed on
the motor vehicle, said visible element being able to present selectively at least a first appearance and a second appearance,
said first and second appearances being able to remain in the absence of electrical energy to said visible element, said visible
element being arranged to provoke a transition from said first appearance to said second appearance in response to a command;
and

an actuator arranged to send a command to provoke said transition from said first appearance to said second appearance of
said visible element, said actuator being able to be used, in normal usage, outside a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle;

wherein said visible element is part of at least one of a lighting device or a turning or braking signaling device of the
motor vehicle, said at least one of said lighting device or said turning or braking signaling device being at least one of
a headlamp or a tail lamp; and

wherein said visible element forms at least part of said at least one of said lighting device or said turning or braking signaling
device, said part being at least one of a mask, an outer lens, a lens, a housing or a trim.

US Pat. No. 9,221,205

MOLD AND METHOD FOR INJECTION-MOLDING A PART WITH A PROJECTING PORTION

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A molding method for molding a part by plastic injection, comprising the following steps:
a) making available a mold forming an enclosure corresponding to the shape of said part to be formed, said enclosure including
a cavity designed to form a first projecting portion of said part;

b) injection of a plastic material into said enclosure of said mold, said mold having a first recess area upstream of where
said plastic material is injected into said enclosure for receiving at least some of said plastic material to form a first
projection portion in the part;

c) modulation of a volume of said cavity in the direction of an increase in said volume during the step b); and
d) performing said modulation step by driving a mobile element in communication with said cavity away from said enclosure
using a driving device in order to cause said increase in said volume in said cavity as said plastic material is injected
into said cavity during said injection step;

wherein said cavity is arranged substantially perpendicular of a main direction of flow of said plastic material and downstream
of where said plastic is injected into said enclosure; and

said cavity receiving said plastic material and causing a second projection portion to be provided in said part, wherein said
first projection portion and said second projection portion are substantially the same size.

US Pat. No. 9,091,407

LIGHT DEVICE WITH 3D EFFECT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module, notably for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a reflector with a reflecting surface;
a screen arranged facing the reflector, said screen comprising a semi-reflecting area;
radiating means capable of sending light rays between the reflector and said screen, some of said rays being transmitted directly
through the semi-reflecting area , other of said rays being reflected by the semi-reflecting area toward the reflector which
returns them again to the semi-reflecting area, so as to generate a repetitive visual effect of depth; wherein

said radiating means comprise at least one light-emitting device comprising a light ray-emitting face, extending from the
semi-reflecting area of said screen to the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,429,289

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING UNIT, NOTABLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signaling unit, notably for a motor vehicle, comprising a first light source and an optical element comprising
an input diopter and an output diopter, said optical element being configured to enable an emission of a first output light
beam by said output diopter on reception of a first input light flux, generated by said first light source, by said input
diopter, said optical element being configured to enable an emission of a second output light beam by said output diopter
on reception of a second input light flux, generated by a second light source, by said input diopter, said output diopter
comprising a first portion matched more particularly to said first light source and a second portion matched more particularly
to said second light source;
wherein said first light source has a first mean emission direction and said second light source has a second mean emission
direction, said first and second mean emission directions being generally parallel to an optical axis of said optical element
and being spaced apart from one another in a direction at generally right angles to their respective first or second mean
emission directions;

wherein said first mean emission direction of said first light source goes through said first portion of said output diopter
and said second mean emission direction of said second light source goes through said second portion of the output diopter;

said first portion and second portion being generally elliptical and having a first focus and a second focus, respectively,
said first and second light sources being generally situated at said first and second focuses, respectively;

wherein said optical diopter is substantially symmetrical about an intersection between said first portion and said second
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,134,000

ILLUMINATING MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An illuminating module for a motor vehicle lamp able to form a wide light beam containing a cutoff, said illuminating module
comprising:
an output lens; and
a plurality of concave reflectors associated with a deflector having a reflective face intended to deflect light beams generated
by light sources located in the concavities of said plurality of concave reflectors;

said output lens being a toric lens;
wherein said plurality of concave reflectors, said output lens and said light sources being arranged in order to make said
light beams generated by said light sources converge on points of focus before said light beams are transmitted through said
output lens;

wherein said plurality of concave reflectors oriented toward each other so that their respective axes intersect so that at
least some light beams from said plurality of concave reflectors crosses before said light beams are transmitted through said
output lens.

US Pat. No. 10,139,057

OPTICAL MODULE FOR PROJECTING A CUTOFF LIGHT BEAM INCLUDING HORIZONTALLY FOCUSING MEANS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Optical module intended to project a final light beam having a profiled cutoff having at least one horizontal segment, and including:a controlled light source emitting an initial beam; and
optical cutting-off means for converting the initial beam into an intermediate cutoff beam containing a cutoff, in which beam the light rays are distributed vertically below said profiled cutoff;
wherein the optical module includes:
horizontally focusing optical means for focusing the intermediate cutoff beam toward a substantially vertical line of focus; and
an exit lens having a vertical focal line that is coincident with the line of focus in order to convert the intermediate cutoff beam into said final beam.

US Pat. No. 10,098,193

METHOD AND CONTROL MODULE FOR PULSED LUMINOUS FLUX LIGHT SOURCES FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Control method for at least one light source on a motor vehicle, wherein the method comprises the following steps:a) the provision of a setpoint for the luminous flux to be emitted by the light source(s), in a control unit of a control module for said light source(s);
b) reception, in the control unit, of a first control signal which is intended to control a device for the control of the electric power supply to the light sources;
c) verification, in the control unit, of the capability of the first control signal to control the control device, such that the luminous flux setpoint is observed;
d) if the control signal does not show this capability, generation, in the control unit, of a second control signal which is intended to control the device for the control of the electric power supply, in place of said first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,090,635

LIGHT MODULE COMPRISING A LASER ELEMENT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle, the light module being designed to emit an exit light beam and comprising:at least one semiconductor laser element designed to emit a laser beam in a first cone of light;
a photoluminescent element designed to convert at least a portion of said laser beam;
an optical means for transforming the light coming from the photoluminescent element into said exit light beam oriented in a direction of emission, the optical means comprising a guiding portion arranged to guide at least a portion of the light emitted in said first cone of light into a second cone of light;
at least one device for detection of incident light greater than a predetermined threshold of luminous intensity;
wherein the detection device is arranged outside of the second cone of light and the light module comprises a means of deviation arranged across the second cone of light in order to deviate the incident light into a third cone of light directed toward the detection device.

US Pat. No. 10,071,679

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH MOBILE VANE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for motor vehicles, said lighting device emitting light in a main direction of emission and comprising:a mount fixedly mounted in said lighting device;
a vane being articulated to said mount and having a panel on which is arranged a light source which emits light in a favored direction of radiation; and
an actuating device which causes said vane to pivot with respect to said mount between a rest position and an emission position, said favored direction of radiation of said vane is closer to said main direction of emission of the lighting device in the emission position than in the rest position,
wherein said actuating device comprises an actuator and a moving part to which said vane associated with said mount is articulated, said actuator moving said moving part with respect to said mount in such a way as to cause said vane associated with said mount to pivot with respect to said mount between said rest position and said emission position, and
wherein said moving part moves linearly between said rest position and said emission position in a direction parallel to said main direction of emission, and said vane pivots with respect to said mount about a pivot axis which is perpendicular to said main direction of emission.

US Pat. No. 10,072,811

LIGHT DEVICE COMPRISING SURFACE LIGHT SOURCES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light device, notably for lighting and/or signaling, for a motor vehicle, suitable for emitting at least one first light beam and one second light beam, the light device comprising a first surface light source and a second surface light source, in which:said first surface light source is suitable for emitting first light rays (F1) toward said second surface light source, said second surface light source being arranged so that said first light rays pass through said second surface light source to participate in said at least one first light beam, and
said second surface light source is suitable for emitting second light rays (F2), said second light rays (F2) participating in said second light beam
wherein said first surface light source is at least one of totally reflecting or semi-reflecting so that it reflects said second light rays (F2) emitted by said second surface light source;
wherein each of said first surface light source and said second surface light source is curved, and
wherein said second surface light source comprises a generally spot light source associated with said second surface light source having a light output surface, a surface of emission of said second surface light source being formed by said light output surface of a light guide.

US Pat. No. 10,072,814

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, INCORPORATING MEANS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, said lighting device comprising:a substrate on which is arranged at least one element of an electronic circuit having at least one electronic component sensitive to an electrostatic discharge;
a structure that is distinct from said substrate and liable to carry electrical charges, a shortest distance between said structure and said at least one element of said electronic circuit being equal to D1;
at least one protective element configured to protect against electrostatic discharges having at least one electrically conductive surface portion electrically connected to ground, a shortest distance D2 between said at least one electrically conductive surface portion and said structure being less than said shortest distance D1; and
metal thermal dissipation means connected to the ground,
wherein said at least one protective element is formed on a surface of said metal thermal dissipation means, and
wherein said at least one protective element is formed in one piece with said metal thermal dissipation means.

US Pat. No. 9,682,647

MODULE FORMING A BODYWORK ELEMENT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES CONTRIBUTING TO THE EXTERIOR AESTHETICS OF THE VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A module forming a bodywork element for a motor vehicle, said module contributing to the exterior aesthetics of said motor
vehicle and being intended to be fitted to a body of said motor vehicle, wherein said module comprises:
interior lighting electrical means for lighting an interior of a passenger compartment of said motor vehicle, and
means for connecting said interior lighting electrical means to an electrical power supply;
wherein at least a portion of said module forms at least part of a bodywork of said motor vehicle;
said module further comprising exterior lighting or exterior signaling electrical means for lighting an exterior of said motor
vehicle or to participate in signaling by said motor vehicle;

said module further comprising means for connection to data communication means comprising at least one of a controller area
network (CAN) or a local interconnect network (LIN) type data communication bus.

US Pat. No. 9,634,418

SOCKET FOR VEHICLE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An assembly for producing a socket for a vehicle passenger compartment, the assembly comprising:
at least one base;
a socket body adapted to be received in said at least one base; and
a plurality of electrical connection elements adapted to be fixed to said socket body;
said socket body comprising a plurality of attachment holds at a region thereof, each one of said plurality of electrical
connection elements having a plurality of fingers or tongues for securing each of said plurality of electrical connection
elements to said socket body, with each of said plurality of electrical connection elements using a different subset of said
plurality of attachment holds.

US Pat. No. 9,505,290

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DAYTIME MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVING ASSISTANCE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

5. A device for assisting the daytime driving of a motor vehicle, including:
a variable-transmission screen between a driver of a vehicle and a road scene (SR) in front of said vehicle;
a sensor which measures a brightness of said road scene (SR) in front of said vehicle;
a device for processing a brightness measurement signal (SL) to convert it into a signal (SC) for controlling a coefficient of transmission of said variable-transmission screen,

wherein a control unit receives said control signal (SC) and transmits it by remote control waves (OT) to a receiver fitted to said variable-transmission screen in order to control said coefficient of transmission (CT) of said
variable-transmission screen.

US Pat. No. 9,500,337

OPTICAL MODULE OF A LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module for a lighting and/or signaling device of a motor vehicle, in particular a headlight, comprising:
a support;
a light source;
a reflector designed to reflect light coming from the light source; and
a bending element placed in a path of light coming from the reflector and designed to reflect light coming from the reflector,
said bending element being attached in the optical module in an immovable manner relative to the light source, said bending
element being produced on a metal part;

wherein said bending element comprises at least one fastening lug for fastening said bending element to said support.

US Pat. No. 9,494,291

MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for signaling or passenger compartment lighting of a motor vehicle wherein said device comprises at least one
light source and a light guide;
said at least one light source extending in front of a main face of said light guide;
said light guide comprising at least one coupling face capable of reflecting into said light guide at least a part of the
light emitted by said at least one light source, and at least two decoupling faces at a distance from one another and arranged
so as to reflect toward an output face of said light guide the light coming from said at least one coupling face;

said device further comprising at least one directional lighting source and at least one redirection component capable of
directing the light emitted by said at least one directional lighting source to a focus of said at least one redirection component,
wherein said focus is located outside said light guide, wherein there is substantially no propagation of the light by at least
one total internal reflection zone.

US Pat. No. 9,261,254

AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE OPTICAL DEVICE HAVING DIOPTRIC ELEMENTS INTEGRATED INTO THE LIGHT DUCT

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical device of an automotive vehicle for signaling and/or lighting of an automotive vehicle, comprising a first luminous
source and a light duct designed to conduct light originating from the first luminous source in the form of a beam with substantially
parallel rays, the light duct comprising:
a rear face forming a plurality of reflecting facets designed to return some of the beam substantially along an optical axis
(E) of the light duct;

a front face comprising a plurality of dioptric elements associated optically with said plurality of reflecting facets, respectively,
and through which the light exits the light duct after reflection by each of said plurality of reflecting facets; and

each of said plurality of dioptric elements being configured so as to be stigmatic between a point in the substance of the
light duct situated in immediate proximity to the center (Oi) of the associated reflecting facet and a point situated at infinity;

wherein each of said plurality of reflecting facets project an image and said images projected by said plurality of reflecting
facets to and through said plurality of dioptric elements are at least one of superimposed or juxtaposed and have different
dimensions.

US Pat. No. 9,256,019

LIGHT GUIDE WITH DECOUPLING PORTION AND SHIELD COLLECTING THE DECOUPLED RAYS

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light guide comprising an external surface forming a guiding diopter, said light guide being suitable for guiding light
rays by reflection on said guiding diopter;
wherein said light guide comprises a section comprising at least one decoupling portion, with a refraction decoupling diopter
arranged so as to refract light rays to cause at least a portion of said light rays to leave said light guide and transmit
them out of said light guide through said refraction decoupling diopter;

said at least one decoupling portion being arranged in substantial proximity to an input end of said light guide and defining
a variable cross-section that generally decreases as it extends from an input face of said light guide to an end of said at
least one decoupling portion, wherein said at least a portion of said light rays originating from said input end of said light
guide are not reflected by said guiding diopter;

said at least one decoupling portion comprising an external surface arranged such that an angle of incidence of said at least
a portion of said light rays with said external surface is less than a limiting angle between a refraction and a total reflection
so that said at least a portion of said light rays passing through said at least one decoupling portion will be refracted
by said at least one decoupling portion out of and away from said light guide;

wherein said light guide further comprises at least one shield spaced apart from and generally opposed to said at least one
decoupling portion and arranged so as to collect said portion of said light rays leaving said at least one decoupling portion
and reflect them back into said light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,869,886

ADAPTIVE SPECTACLES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS OR PASSENGERS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Adaptive glasses for drivers or passengers of a motor vehicle, said glasses comprising lenses having a screen whose coefficient
of transmission is variable between a maximum value (CTMAX) and a minimum value (CTmin),
wherein said coefficient of transmission (CT) of said glasses lenses is controlled according to a wireless communication protocol;
wherein said coefficient of transmission (CT) of said glasses lenses is controlled by a control unit;
wherein said control unit receives signals from a sensor for measuring a brightness of a road scene in front of said vehicle,
and said signals from an ocular sensor for measuring a quantity of light transmitted through said glasses lenses, said control
unit having a feedback loop for use in the control of the coefficient of transmission whereby said ocular sensor senses at
least some of the light received by the eye that has already passed through the glasses lenses such that the amount of light
reflected by a cornea of a driver's eye provides a measurement of an amount of light transmitted through said glasses lenses
and reaching said driver's eye, said control unit using said sensed amount of light to control said coefficient of transmission;

wherein said ocular sensor of said quantity of light transmitted by said glasses lenses measures a quantity of light reflected
by said cornea of said driver's eye.

US Pat. No. 9,829,169

PIVOTING MOUNTING OF A LIGHTING MODULE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signalling device for motor vehicles comprising:
at least one lighting module adapted to emit a light beam and including a heatsink; and
a support;
wherein said at least one lighting module is mounted to pivot on said support via said heatsink;
wherein said support includes a cradle on which said heatsink of said at least one lighting module is pivotably mounted, said
cradle being made of electrically insulative material;

wherein said cradle forms two arms extending laterally on either side of said heatsink;
wherein said heatsink of said at least one lighting module includes laterally, on each side, a trunnion cooperating with one
of said arms;

wherein at least one, notably each, of said two arms includes surfaces for guiding said corresponding trunnion of said heatsink
relative to said cradle to fit said at least one lighting module;

wherein said at least one lighting module has lateral retaining means of said arms relative to said at least one lighting
module;

wherein said at least one lighting module includes a mask including said lateral retaining means, said means forming surfaces
for retaining said arms on said mask.

US Pat. No. 9,649,973

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING THE ORIENTATION OF THE HEADLIGHTS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A method for correcting an inclination of headlights of a motor vehicle based on measurements of accelerations of said
motor vehicle supplied by a sensor borne by said motor vehicle, said method comprising the steps of:
sensing with said sensor a first acceleration measurement and a second acceleration measurement;
computing a variation of inclination of said motor vehicle between a first distinct instant and a second distinct instant,
said first and second distinct instants defining a duration during which said motor vehicle registers a single stoppage followed
by a restart, said variation of inclination being computed as a function of said first acceleration measurement and said second
acceleration measurement, and

controlling said inclination of said headlights as a function of said computed variation of inclination of said motor vehicle;
wherein said computing step further comprises a step of computing an inclination of said motor vehicle before said single
stoppage of said motor vehicle as a function of said first and second acceleration measurements of said motor vehicle;

wherein said inclination of said motor vehicle is computed periodically, said inclination of said motor vehicle before said
single stoppage corresponds to a last inclination of said vehicle which was computed before said single stoppage; and

wherein said first acceleration measurement is associated with said first distinct instant which occurs before said single
stoppage.

US Pat. No. 9,441,805

OPTICAL DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical device for automobile vehicles, notably a signaling and/or lighting device, said optical device comprising:
at least one surface-emitting light source; and
a plurality of lenses distant from said at least one surface-emitting light source, disposed at least partially on a path
of the light (R) emitted by said at least one surface-emitting light source so as to produce an image of an object area of
said at least one surface-emitting light source, said at least one surface-emitting light source having said object area being
substantially polygonal and of a size and dimension to provide light to each of said plurality of lenses;

wherein a light emitting area of said at least one surface-emitting light source is greater than 1 cm2;

wherein said at least one surface-emitting light source is an organic light-emitting diode that emits a substantially even
distribution of light in a beam;

wherein each of said plurality of lenses is adapted to receive; at least a portion of said substantially even distribution
of light and increase a luminous intensity in a predetermined region of at least a portion of said beam.

US Pat. No. 9,254,783

DEVICE FOR DRIVING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT BLOCKS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A driver device (P) for a plurality of light blocks (LED_DRL/PL, LED_TI) of a motor vehicle, said driver device comprising
at least two inputs (P1, P2), each of said at least two inputs being suitable for receiving, respectively, a first and a second execution control signals
(SCF_DRL, SCF_TI/PL), said driver device being suitable for selecting at least one of said plurality of light blocks as a
function of at least one of said first or said second execution control signals and delivering an electrical power supply
to said selected light block, said driver device comprises at least one controller receiving said execution control signals,
said at least one controller being suitable for delivering, as a function of a logic state of said first and second execution
control signals, a switching control signal (SCC) for switching said electrical power supply to said selected light block
or blocks and a control signal for controlling a level of power (SCA) of said electrical power supply of said selected light
block or blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,182,104

LIGHTING MODULE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SUCH A MODULE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module comprising an elliptical collector for reflecting in the direction of an optical element a light beam
originating from a light source arranged close to a first focal point of said elliptical collector, and further comprising
a shield assembled along the path of said light beam and of which an edge, referred to as a cutoff edge, is arranged close
to a second focal point of said elliptical collector so as to form a cutoff in said light beam, wherein said light source,
said elliptical collector and said shield are assembled on an active surface of a support, which comprises a referencing wall
that protrudes from said active surface as well as means for pressing said shield against said active surface of said support,
means for pushing a front face of said shield, which comprises said cutoff edge, against said referencing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,139,087

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE AND ASSOCIATED ASSEMBLY METHOD

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a printed circuit board, comprising one or more electronic components; and
a support joined, or that is joinable, to the printed circuit board,wherein the lighting device comprisesa first joining device for joining the printed circuit board to the support, said first joining device comprising a first element borne by the printed circuit board and a second element borne by the support,
said first joining device permitting the printed circuit board to rotate, with respect to the support, about an axis and perpendicularly to the axis,
wherein the first and second element prevent separation from each other when the printed circuit board and the support are rotated from an insertion position translating the printed circuit board along the axis; and
a second joining device for joining the printed circuit board to the support, located at a distance from said first joining device,
said second joining device comprising: a third element borne by the printed circuit board and located at a distance from the first element; and a fourth element borne by the support and located at a distance from the second element,
said second joining device to block the rotations of the printed circuit board with respect to the support, in an assembled configuration of the printed circuit board and the support.

US Pat. No. 10,107,470

DEVICE FOR POSITIONING A LIGHT SUPPORT FOR AN ELECTROLUMINESCENT DIODE ON A SUPPORT ELEMENT AND LIGHT MODULE FOR AN ILLUMINATION AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for relative positioning of two parts formed by a light support for a semiconductor light source and a support element of said light support, wherein said device comprising two pairs of interlocking reliefs, each of said two pairs of interlocking reliefs comprising at least one recess on said part and at least one locating projection with a rounded form, mounted on the other said part, each of said at least one location projection being intended to rest, in an assembled position, on the bottom of said corresponding recess in a corresponding direction of insertion, said positioning device being isostatic, wherein at least one first recess arranged on an edge of said light support is semicircular, a second recess having a width greater than or equal to a diameter of said at least one first recess, and said locating projections mounted on said support element have a semicircular shape, at least one of said locating projections having a diameter smaller than said corresponding semicircular recess.

US Pat. No. 9,989,236

LIGHTING MODULE COMPRISING A DIODE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for at least one of illumination or signaling, comprising a heatsink on which is mounted a light emitting diode comprising a central axis (xx?), said heatsink comprising a body of which a front face is maintained in abutment against a rear face of said light emitting diode, said body comprising at least one orifice passing through said body and opening out on its front face through which pass one or more connection pins extending from said rear face of said light emitting diode, wherein said central axis (xx?) of said light emitting diode does not pass via said at least one orifice passing through said body and through which said one or more connection pins extend;wherein said one or more connection pins are in direct physical contact with a surface of said light emitting diode;
wherein said one or more connection pins are offset from central axis (xx?) of said light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,534,755

OPTICAL MODULE WITH COMMON PART REFERENCE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module for a lighting and/or signaling device of a vehicle, comprising at least one light source capable of
generating a light beam, at least one cooling device capable of dissipating heat generated by said at least one light source
and at least one focusing device for focusing the light beam, wherein said at least one focusing device is borne directly
by said at least one cooling device;
wherein a fastening means is provided for securely attaching said at least one focusing device to said at least one cooling
device.

US Pat. No. 9,521,720

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE SUPPLY OF POWER TO AND FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF LIGHT SOURCES

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for controlling the supply of power to light sources, comprising:
a DC/DC converter capable of converting an input electrical voltage into an output electrical voltage;
a circuit mounted to load said converter comprising a plurality of light sources mounted in series;
wherein said device furthermore comprises at least one switching circuit comprising switching means intended to short-circuit
at least one of said plurality of light sources depending on a temperature measurement obtained by means for measuring ambient
temperature;

wherein said at least one switching circuit comprises:
an electrical circuit comprising a thermistor, said electrical circuit being able to deliver two electrical voltage levels,
said two electrical voltage levels being substantially equal when the ambient temperature is above said temperature threshold,
and said two electrical voltage levels being different when the ambient temperature is below said temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,347,639

OPTICAL MODULE OF AN ILLUMINATING AND/OR SIGNALLING DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module for use in a lighting device of a motor vehicle, said optical module comprising:
a support;
an optical lens; and
a heat exchanger wherein said optical lens and said heat exchanger are attached to said support and in that said support connects
said optical lens to said heat exchanger;

wherein said optical module comprises at least one reflector positioned relative to said support and attached to said support
beneath said support, between said support and said heat exchanger;

wherein said support comprises support positioning means that interact with attachment means provided on said optical lens,
said heat exchanger and said at least one reflector so that a chain of dimensions associated with mounting said optical lens,
said heat exchanger and said at least one reflector passes to less than all of them;

wherein said support positioning means and said attachment means cooperate to couple said optical lens, said heat exchanger
and said at least one reflector being directly to said support.

US Pat. No. 10,123,409

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND LIGHT MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A flexible printed circuit board configured to receive electronic components, comprising an electrically insulating flexible element configured to bear conductive component-connecting tracks, said flexible element being further configured to be bent according to a curvature,wherein said printed circuit board further comprises at least one electrically insulating reinforcing element mechanically secured to said flexible element, extending on one side of said curvature and comprising two parts:
a first part being substantially planar,
a second part exhibiting a predefined curvature, arranged on the side of said curvature of said flexible element,
said at least one reinforcing element being arranged so as to leave a free part for said flexible element to be bent according to said curvature,
wherein said printed circuit board further comprises at least one stiffening element arranged on the same side of said free part as said at least one reinforcing element and fixed to said flexible element or to said at least one reinforcing element.

US Pat. No. 9,593,821

OPTICAL MODULE OF A LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module of a lighting or a signaling device of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a support, said support having a monolithic and plastic construction having a cooling opening;
an optical lens;
a heat exchanger having a plurality of fins that face said cooling opening;
said heat exchanger receiving airflow caused by a fan that generates an airstream to cool said heat exchanger, said optical
module having at least one other opening that cooperates with said cooling opening to enable said airflow generated by said
fan to pass through said optical module;

a first reflector associated with at least one first light source comprising an LED for reflecting light coming from said
at least one first light source; and

a second reflector associated with at least one second light source comprising an LED for reflecting light coming from said
at least one second light source;

wherein said optical lens, said heat exchanger, said first reflector and said second reflector being directly or indirectly
carried by said support so that a chain of tolerances or dimensions for said optical lens, said heat exchanger, said first
reflector and said second reflector passes through at least one of them;

wherein said first reflector or said second reflector cooperates with said support to form an enclosure area for receiving
the other of said first reflector or said second reflector;
said first and second reflectors having generally curved or elliptical surfaces that face each other after said first and
second reflectors are directly or indirectly mounted on said support;
wherein said first reflector has a domed wall to guide the air leaving said cooling opening.

US Pat. No. 9,068,709

OPTICAL UNIT FOR SIGNALING AND/OR LIGHTING DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical unit, notably for a motor vehicle signaling and/or lighting device, comprising:
at least one light source comprising at least one light-emitting diode (LED);
at least one board bearing said at least one light source, said at least one board comprising an electric circuit to power
said at least one light source; and

a light guide made at least partially from a material through which light can travel, said light guide being designed to accept
light from said at least one light source and to guide light from said at least one light source;

wherein said at least one board is borne by said light guide;
wherein said light guide comprises a first face and a second face which are oriented generally parallel to a curvilinear axis
of said light guide; said first face being an output face for outputting rays of light from said at least one light-emitting
diode traveling along said light guide and said second face is generally opposite said first face and constitutes a reflection
face of said light guide;

wherein said optical unit is adapted for mounting on the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,068,731

AUTOMOBILE LIGHTING OR SIGNALING DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An automobile vehicle lighting or signaling device comprising an assembly of parts, said assembly of parts comprising:
a first part having a closed contour or an open contour;
a joining member with a first adhesive side that receives said first part so that after sticking said first part to said joining
member, said first adhesive side has a free region adjacent said closed contour or said open contour of said first part, said
joining member also having a second adhesive side for receiving a second part; and

an optical part having a guide member;
wherein said free region is a portion of the first adhesive side that is exposed to a hole or opening defined by said closed
contour or said open contour and that is accessible through said first part via said closed contour or said open contour and
wherein said guide member is received in said hole or opening defined by said closed contour or said open contour so that
said guide member engages and pierces through said free region;

said joining member being positioned between said first part and said second part, said joining member comprising said first
adhesive side adhered to said first part and said second adhesive side adhered to said second part;

wherein said first part is a printed circuit board and said second part is a heat sink, said first adhesive side of said joining
member adhering to said printed circuit board and said second adhesive side adhering to said heat sink;

said guide member of said optical part being received in said hole or opening and engaging said first adhesive side and piercing
through said joining member such that a portion of said first adhesive side is adhered to a surface of said guide member in
order to secure said optical part to said printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,005,384

ANTI-DAZZLE HEADLAMP

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A vehicle headlamp comprising:at least one light-emitting diode, wherein said at least one light-emitting diode is configured to operate as a detector of a light source; and
a first memory that records whether said at least one light-emitting diode detects the light source when said at least one light-emitting diode last operated as the detector of the light source.

US Pat. No. 9,822,945

LIGHTING MODULE FOR AUTOMOBILE VEHICLES

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for automobile vehicles (V), including:
at least one optical module adapted to produce a first cut-off beam;
a support plate for a heatsink;
said heatsink adapted to receive said at least one optical module;wherein:
said support plate includes a first surface;
said heatsink includes rotational adjustment means adapted:
to enter into contact with said first surface of said support plate; and
to pivot about a particular rotation axis (Ax) so as to position said first cut-off beam produced by said at least one optical
module at a reference position (P).

US Pat. No. 9,475,425

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY OF A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES USING A MULTIPHASE CONVERTER

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for controlling an electrical power supply of a plurality of light sources, said plurality of light sources being
divided into at least two groups of light sources, each of said groups having specific current needs,
said device comprising, for each of said groups, a branch comprising a voltage converter of the step-up type and a voltage
converter of the step-down type connected in series and capable of converting an input voltage into a load voltage,

in which said converters of the step-up type of said each branch operate as a multiphase step-up converter, wherein the device
furthermore comprises control means configured to adapt said input current of said step-up converter of said each branch according
to the specific current needs of said group connected as a load of said respective branch,

wherein the control means adapt said input current of said step-up converter of said each branch as a function of a voltage
value representative of the average input current of said step-up converter of said branch and as a function of a fraction
of the average value of the output voltage VBOOST of said multiphase converter.

US Pat. No. 10,043,395

METHOD FOR PROJECTING IMAGES BY A PROJECTION SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND ASSOCIATED PROJECTION SYSTEM

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Method for projecting at least one image, by a projection system of a motor vehicle comprising a device for detecting an event, an estimation device capable of estimating the time taken to reach said event, a processing unit capable of generating a control signal, a projection device capable of receiving the control signal and projecting digital images, and a storage unit storing at least one image representative of a pictogram, wherein said projection method comprises the following steps:a) detecting an event,
b) estimating the time taken to reach the event,
c) selecting at least one image representing a pictogram characteristic of the detected event, and
d) establishing a sequence of images representing an animation of said pictogram, said sequence of images being paced depending on the time estimated in estimation step b);
e) projecting said sequence of images onto the roadway.

US Pat. No. 9,885,454

OPTICAL MODULE OF AN ILLUMINATING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module for a motor vehicle, said optical module comprising:
a support;
an optical lens; and
a heat exchanger wherein said optical lens and said heat exchanger are attached to said support and said support connects
said optical lens to said heat exchanger;

wherein said optical module is received in at least one of a lighting device or a signaling device of the motor vehicle;
wherein said optical lens defines a common lens, said optical module further comprises a first reflector and a second reflector
that are coupled to a common support and having at least a first light source and a second light source and said optical lens
such that rays emitted by said first light source are reflected by one of said first or second reflectors towards said common
lens for being deviated to form a first beam and rays emitted by said second light source being reflected by the other of
said first or second reflectors towards said common lens for being deviated to form a second beam.

US Pat. No. 9,623,728

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE METHOD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for assisting with driving an automotive vehicle comprising:
a variable transmission screen placed between a road scene (SR) and a driver of said vehicle;
a control unit for generating signals to control a transmission coefficient of said variable transmission screen, said control
unit controlling power supplied to said variable transmission screen that varies periodically between a maximum transmission
coefficient when a transparency of said variable transmission screen is at a maximum and a minimum transmission coefficient
when the transparency of said variable transmission screen is at a minimum;

wherein said device further comprises a glare-evaluating means for sensing glare, said control unit being configured to modify
said transmission coefficient of said variable transmission screen depending on said glare measured by said glare-evaluating
means;

wherein said vehicle being equipped with at least one illuminating device able to emit a beam for illuminating said road scene
(SR) in front of said vehicle, said control unit is configured to, when active, control a light emission of at least one light
source of said at least one illuminating device and said transmission coefficient of said variable transmission screen, in
relation to each other;

wherein said control unit is configured to, when active, control said light emission with a first periodic pulsed signal of
period (T) and a first duty cycle (R1) and said transmission coefficient of said variable transmission screen with a second
periodic pulsed signal of period (T) and a second duty cycle (R2), said device being configured to modify said coefficient
of transparency of said variable transmission screen by modifying said second pulsed periodic signal so that said second duty
cycle (R2) takes a value between:

its maximum when said glare measured by said glare-evaluating means is below a first threshold; and
said first duty cycle (R1) when said glare measured by said glare-evaluating means is above a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,121,566

OPTICAL DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical device for a motor vehicle, such as a lighting or indicating device, said optical device comprising:
at least two light sources associated with different predetermined photometric functions, said at least two light sources
comprising at least a first light source and a second light source; and

a light guide comprising an emergent end arranged to guide light generated by said first and second light sources towards
said emergent end, said emergent end defining a common illuminating surface for light transmitted by said at least two light
sources to provide the two photometric functions;

wherein one of said different predetermined photometric functions corresponds to daytime light and another of said different
predetermined photometric functions corresponds to a flashing direction indicator lamp, one of said at least two light sources
being arranged to emit a white light associated with said daytime light and the other light source being arranged to emit
an amber light associated with said flashing direction indicator lamp photometric function;

wherein said at least two light sources are each formed by a light-emitting chip of an LED, said at least two light sources
being formed on distinct LEDs, said distinct LEDs being supported by a common bracket comprising a flexible sheet with an
electrical circuit or printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,081,263

CAMERA SET UP FOR FITTING ON BOARD A VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A camera set up for fitting on board a motor vehicle, comprising:
an electronic sensor;
a multifocal optical device, particularly bifocal; and an optical lens focused on long-range field;
said multifocal optical device and said optical lens being set up to form a first image (IM1) on said electronic sensor, focused in long-range field, and a second image (IM2) focused on close-range field, said first and second images extending into respective distinct regions of said electronic
sensor, wherein said first image (IM1) is substantially juxtaposed to said second image (IM2), wherein said first image (IM1) covers a greater surface area of the sensor than that covered by said second image (IM2);

wherein said electronic sensor is mounted on a support and said multifocal optical device is placed between said electronic
sensor and said optical lens,

wherein said multifocal optical device comprises an optically neutral zone formed particularly between two significantly parallel
main sides of said multifocal optical device, and an optically active zone, said optically active zone being particularly
a zone that forms a convergent lens.

US Pat. No. 9,061,628

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT MODULE MOUNTED ON SLIDERS, CORRESPONDING SUPPORT AND HEADLIGHT

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signaling module for a vehicle, comprising:
at least one light source suitable for emitting light rays;
at least one reflecting surface suitable for reflecting said light rays emitted by said at least one light source in a lighting
and/or signaling beam along an optical axis of said lighting and/or signaling module;

wherein said lighting and/or signaling module also comprises,
means for rapidly positioning said lighting and/or signaling module on a support;
wherein said at least one light source is a light-emitting diode (LED);
wherein said rapid positioning means facilitates placing said lighting and/or signaling module on said support in a headlamp
housing adapted to be mounted on the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,104,739

THERMAL MANAGEMENT AND POWER SUPPLY CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AT LEAST ONE LIGHT SOURCE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A power supply control device for at least one light source, comprising:a DC-to-DC converter which can convert an input electrical voltage into an output electrical voltage:
a converter load-mounted circuit comprising said at least one light source; and
a converter automatic control loop, automatic control means having, at input, a value representing an intensity of an electric current flowing in said converter load-mounted circuit,
wherein said converter automatic control loop comprises an adjusting circuit, wherein the adjusting circuit is suitable for adjusting said value into an automatically controlled value as a function of a measurement of the temperature obtained by a device for measuring ambient temperature, and
wherein said power supply control device does not have a microcontroller element which contributes to a regulation of said electric current provided to said at least one light source as a function of temperature of said at least one light source.

US Pat. No. 10,012,359

LIGHT GUIDE FOR A LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE OF AN AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light guide for a lighting and/or signaling device of an automobile vehicle, comprising:at least one entry face;
at least one coupler;
at least one main reflection face; and
an exit face;
said light guide being arranged in such a manner that, when a light source is disposed at a predetermined point with respect to said light guide, said at least one entry face transmits a light from said light source to said at least one coupler and said at least one coupler transmits a part of the light to said at least one main reflection face which directs the part of the light, in the form of a beam of parallel rays, directly or indirectly, toward said exit face in a direction forming an angle of 5° at most with respect to an optical axis of said light guide, wherein
said light guide takes a form of a sheet, said exit face being on at least one of edge faces of said sheet, each of said at least one coupler being associated with said at least one main reflection face, said light guide comprises at least two couplers of said at least one coupler and two main reflection faces of said at least one main reflection face, said two main reflection faces are connected together by at least one link face with a rectilinear cross-section, parallel to said optical axis or forming an angle less than 5° with said optical axis, and
a shape of said exit face is of a generally curved form, and an entire surface of said exit face includes steps.

US Pat. No. 9,829,165

LED SUPPORT WITH WIRE-BONDED ELECTRICAL CONNECTION FOR A LIGHTING MODULE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR BY WIRE-BONDING

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A support for light source(s) for a lighting and/or light signaling module for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a substrate of thermally conductive material, preferentially of metallic material, said substrate comprising a base;
at least one semiconductor light source;
means for connection to an electrical power supply circuit for said at least one semiconductor light source, said connection
means being linked electrically by wire-bonding with said at least one semiconductor light source by means of metal wires
soldered on a surface;

wherein said substrate comprises at least one structure which protrudes on said base and which defines a reception surface
on which at least one of said at least one semiconductor light source is arranged in thermal contact;

wherein said electrical power supply circuit is printed on or in a plate of electrically insulating material arranged on said
substrate;

wherein said substrate comprises two opposite faces each supporting said at least one semiconductor light source, at least
one of said two opposite faces comprising at least one structure which protrudes on said base and which defines said reception
surface supporting said at least one semiconductor light source, said substrate comprising an orifice linking said two opposite
faces and arranged facing said plate so as to allow an electrical link with said at least one semiconductor light source on
a face of said substrate opposite to that on which said plate is arranged.

US Pat. No. 9,775,203

TRANSIENT CURRENT PEAK LIMITER FOR VARIATIONS IN LED LOADS

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for driving the supply of power to a plurality of light sources that is made up of a first group of light sources
comprising at least one light source, which said first group of light sources is connected in series with at least one second
group of light sources comprising at least one light source, said device comprising:
a supply circuit to which said plurality of light sources is connected as a load;
switching means that allow at least one of said first group of light sources or said at least one second group of light sources
or the whole of said plurality of light sources to be powered selectively; and

control means that allow control of the activation state of said supply circuit and the state of said switching means when
a changeover from powering the whole of said plurality of light sources to powering one or just some of said first group of
light sources and said at least one second group of light sources is required;

wherein said control means are configured so as to when a changeover from powering the whole of said plurality of light sources
to powering said at least one second group of light sources;

receive a signal indicating said required changeover, then
deactivate said supply circuit, then
changeover said switching means, while said supply circuit is deactivated, so as to short said first group of light sources;
reactivate said supply circuit;
wherein said supply circuit is deactivated for 100 to 200 microseconds on reception of said signal, and in that said changeover
of said switching means is performed with a delay relative to said reception of said signal.

US Pat. No. 9,709,233

MODULAR VEHICLE LIGHT DEVICE

1. A vehicle light device comprising an element made up of a plurality of portions each having a functional surface, at least
two consecutive portions being linked together by an articulation, wherein each articulation allows the displacement of said
at least two consecutive portions until their functional surfaces come into continuity with one another;
wherein said at least two consecutive portions of said element are held in a position for which their functional surfaces
are in continuity with one another, via at least one mechanical locking member situated at the articulation;

wherein each of said at least two consecutive portions of said element are formed by a Fresnel module; and
wherein said vehicle light device is a centered high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) which extends horizontally in a transverse
axis of a vehicle along a length corresponding to more than half of a width of said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,707,886

ADJUSTABLE FOG LAMP ON MOTOR VEHICLE FRONT BUMPER

1. A lighting module for a lighting and/or signaling device, including:
a housing delimiting a volume intended to receive at least one light source;
an outer lens fixed to said housing and closing said volume;
a support for rotatably supporting said lighting module to allow rotation of said lighting module about a generally transverse
axis that is generally transverse to an optical axis of said lighting module;

wherein said outer lens includes a transparent or translucent main portion, an exterior surface of said transparent or translucent
main portion being a portion of a surface of revolution generally corresponding to an arc of an imaginary circle with an axis
of inertia of said lighting module being close to said generally transverse axis;

said support enabling said lighting module to be rotated to a desired position at which said lighting module may be fixed
and after fixation, said at least one light source may transmit light through said transparent or translucent portion.

US Pat. No. 9,688,183

DEVICE FOR NIGHTTIME MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVING ASSISTANCE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for assisting night driving of a motor vehicle, said motor vehicle comprising at least one lighting device for
emitting a light beam in a road scene (S) in front of said motor vehicle, said road scene (S) comprising elements whose apparent
brightness is a sum of their intrinsic brightness and a brightness induced by said lighting beam, wherein said at least one
lighting device comprises at least one variable-transmission screen (F) for attenuating said intrinsic brightness of objects
in said road scene (S);
wherein said at least one lighting device comprises at least one light source and said at least one variable-transmission
screen (F) comprises a transmission coefficient (CT);

wherein said at least one light source and said transmission coefficient (CT) variable are controlled by a common control
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,664,353

DEVICE FOR EMITTING A LIGHT BEAM AND LIGHT, ESPECIALLY FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE, COMPRISING SAID DEVICE

1. A device for emitting a light beam, comprising a lens and means for producing a cut-off line in the light beam, said device
being configured to allow a position of said cut-off line to be adjusted in a given direction, especially vertically, depending
on an angular position of said lens about a hinge axis, said lens comprising an optical part for transmission of the light
beam and a hinge part that hinges in rotation about said hinge axis, said hinge part and said optical part being made of an
integral single piece of material.

US Pat. No. 9,574,731

LIGHT GUIDE FOR AN AUTOMOBILE LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light guide for an automobile lighting device, wherein said light guide comprises:
at least one coupler having at least two input faces that are generally opposed and joined by a lens so that when a light
source is positioned at a predetermined point in relation to said at least one coupler, for each of said at least two input
faces, all the rays from said light source passing geometrically through said predetermined point and penetrating into said
light guide through at least one of said at least two input faces are refracted once and in mutually and substantially parallel
planes toward an output face, said at least two input faces diverging as said at least two input faces extend away from said
lens and toward said light source;

said light guide also comprises at least two reflection faces, said light guide being arranged so that the refracted rays
are directed directly toward one of said at least two reflection faces where said refracted rays are reflected to provide
reflected rays that are reflected directly toward said output face of said light guide;

wherein all of said rays that penetrate through either of said at least two input faces first encounter a single refraction
and then a single reflection and light that passes through said lens is not reflected before said light exits said light guide;

wherein each of said at least one coupler of said light guide has at least two generally smooth, continuous and diverging
input faces, and wherein each of said at least one coupler is connected to an adjacent coupler by a plurality of adjacent
sidewalls connecting generally discontinuously at about a midpoint between said at least one coupler and said adjacent coupler,
said at least one coupler and said adjacent coupler and said plurality of adjacent sidewalls connected to each other in a
predetermined configuration to provide said light guide;

wherein said light guide defines a sheet having guiding faces that are generally parallel and that extend from said at least
two input faces to said output face.

US Pat. No. 9,476,560

HEADLAMP PART COMPRISING A REFLECTING MEANS WITH A REFLECTION COEFFICIENT HIGHER THAN 90%

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A part for an illuminating and/or signalling device of an automotive vehicle, comprising at least one body made of a polymer,
at least one section of said at least one body being able, when said part is mounted inside said illuminating and/or signalling
device, to be exposed to rays from the sun after they have been focused by a focusing device of said illuminating and/or signalling
device, wherein said at least one section comprises a reflecting means the reflection coefficient of which is higher than
90%;
in which said reflecting means is a reflective coating that covers said at least one section;
in which said reflective coating contains silver particles;
in which said reflective coating contains an aluminized first layer and a second layer containing said silver particles.

US Pat. No. 9,341,339

LIGHTNG DEVICE HAVING A VENTILATED REFLECTOR HOUSING FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LAMP

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An illumination device for a motor vehicle, the illumination device comprising:
a light source;
a housing comprising a rear opening for receiving said light; and
a ventilation hole opening into said rear opening of the housing;
said ventilation hole not being visible to an observer viewing the illumination device along an optical axis of the illumination
device after it is mounted to the motor vehicle;

the illumination device emitting light through a lens and away from the motor vehicle to perform at least one of lighting
or signaling outside the motor vehicle when the illumination device is mounted on the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,067,532

ADJUSTMENT DEVICE OF A LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND THE ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE OF SUCH A DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An adjustment device for adjusting a relative position of a first part of a lighting or signalling device of a motor vehicle
in relation to a second part of said lighting or signalling device, comprising a screw in mechanical connection with said
first part and in helical connection with said second part, wherein said helical connection comprises the following:
a sliding pivot linking said screw to said second part, said screw being adapted to pivot to a closed position and clipped
into a bore which has an opening according to a first axis (X); and

said second part having complementary thread(s) that mate with the threads of said screw;
said sliding pivot permitting said screw to be pivoted between an open position and said closed position and a threaded connection
or mating of said thread(s) of said second part to said thread(s) of said screw being completed when said screw is clipped
into said bore;

wherein said second part comprises a hollow shape defining a semi-cylindrical bore having at least one projection that mates
with threads on said screw to provide said helical connection;

wherein at least one of said first part or said second part comprises at least one reflector that responsive to the movement
of said screw.

US Pat. No. 9,776,552

LIGHT MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING A LIGHT GUIDE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle (V) consisting of:
a light guide consisting of an input face and at least two branches each extending from said input face according to a specific
length (L, L?) and a specific section (S, S?);

at least one light source arranged at said input face of said light guide, said input face being adapted to couple the light
rays emitted by said at least one light source in said light guide;

in which said at least two branches are contiguous over a part (D) of their length from said input face to a determined point
of separation, said sections (S, S?) of said at least two branches overlapping over a zone of intersection which is present
from said input face to said determined point of separation and said sections (S, S?) being substantially constant along said
at least two branches from said input face over a length greater than or equal to a length of said at least two branches between
said input face and said determined point of separation;

in which an area of said zone of intersection decreases continuously from said input face to said determined point of separation.

US Pat. No. 9,722,371

SOCKET FOR VEHICLE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A power socket for a vehicle passenger compartment, comprising:
at least one base;
a socket body adapted to be received in said at least one base; and
a plurality of electrical connection elements fixed to said socket body by clinching;
said socket body comprising a plurality of attachment holds at a region thereof, with each of said plurality of electrical
connection elements being adapted to be fixed to at least one predetermined attachment hold of said plurality of attachment
holds such that the other of said plurality of electrical connection elements cannot then be fixed to said at least one predetermined
attachment hold corresponding to the other of said plurality of electrical connection elements.

US Pat. No. 9,964,781

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT CAN BE STORED IN A MEMORY OF A MOBILE TERMINAL IN ORDER TO OPERATE THE DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for assisting in the driving of a motor vehicle, said assistance device comprising a screen with variable light transmission, intended to be arranged between a road scene (SR) and a driver of said motor vehicle, and control means for controlling a transmission coefficient of said screen with variable light transmission wherein said screen with variable light transmission and said control means are configured so as to be able to be embedded on said motor vehicle as different components of an after-sale product; anda brightness sensor for sensing a brightness level outside the motor vehicle, said control means being configured to take account of said brightness level recorded by said brightness sensor to determine said transmission coefficient;
wherein said brightness sensor communicates with said control means via a data communication network and said control means receives said sensed brightness and determines said transmission coefficient in response thereto with said determined transmission coefficient being used to control said variable light transmission of said screen;
wherein said screen comprises a pair of spectacles worn by the user.

US Pat. No. 9,759,398

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE WHOSE COLOR IS DIFFERENT WHEN IT IS SWITCHED ON OR SWITCHED OFF

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signaling device, especially for automotive vehicle, comprising an optical system furnished with a light
source (S) configured to emit a light beam in an initial color (F1), said device furthermore comprising a glass cover disposed so as to be traversed by said beam, said glass cover being colored
in such a way as to transmit said beam in a resulting color (F2), wherein said device furthermore comprises a filter configured so as to make said resulting color (F2) of said beam substantially similar to said initial color (F1);
wherein said initial color (F1) ranges between an initial color lower wavelength and an initial color upper wavelength and exhibits a maximum wavelength
around a first wavelength value that generally corresponds to an amber color;

wherein said glass cover allows through red wavelengths above a second wavelength value;
wherein said filter defines a wavelength cutoff range which stops the transmission of wavelengths between a third wavelength
value and a fourth wavelength value, with a wavelength cutoff being generally centered around a wavelength cutoff value generally
corresponding to said initial color upper wavelength, thereby causing said resulting color (F2) of said beam to have a resulting wavelength that is substantially similar to a wavelength of said initial color (F1).

US Pat. No. 10,124,723

VEHICLE INTERIOR LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LENS AS SWITCH OPERATING PORTION

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle interior, the lighting device comprising:at least one light source configured to project light towards said motor vehicle interior;
a touch interface for receiving a contact;
sensor means for generating a signal for controlling said at least one light source in response to the contact of said touch interface; and
a mounting support for attaching said touch interface to said motor vehicle interior,
wherein said touch interface is coupled to said mounting support by said sensor means,
wherein said lighting device further comprises at least three of said sensor means capable of preventing movement of said touch interface on said mounting support in a first direction, and
wherein at least one of said sensor means is capable of preventing movement of said touch interface on said mounting support in second and third directions that are orthogonal to one another and to said first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,073,275

ANTI-GLARE 3D GLASSES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A pair of glasses to be worn by user, comprising:two lenses, each comprising a screen configured to transmit or occult, at least partially, incident light passing through said lens toward said user; and
a controller configured to
in a first occulting mode, attenuate an intensity of said incident light by simultaneously causing both screens to occult said incident light,
in a second occulting mode, enable three-dimensional vision of data emitted by a display device, by causing said screens to alternate occultation, and
shift from the first occulting mode to the second occulting mode or from the second occulting mode to the first occulting mode based on a frequency of the incident light.

US Pat. No. 10,072,810

OPTICAL MODULE FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module comprising:a heat sink having one or more heat dissipating surfaces;
a fan for sending air over said one or more heat dissipating surfaces;
a light source held by said heat sink; and
a heat sink housing adapted to be mounted on and receive said heat sink, said heat sink housing also being configured to receive and house said fan and fasten said fan to said heat sink by a clipping element so that when said fan is energized, air is forced across said one or more heat dissipating surfaces, wherein said clipping element deforms from a relaxed position during an action of the housing receiving the fan and returns to the relaxed position to fasten the fan to the heatsink by engagement of the clipping element with a mating surface.

US Pat. No. 9,939,120

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module able to be mounted in a motor vehicle headlight, wherein said lighting module includes first means including a lighting device including a series of optical waveguides each able to allow rays of light to be waveguided between an entry face, arranged at a proximal end of each of said series of optical waveguides, and an exit face,wherein said lighting device is formed of at least two subassemblies produced separately and each including at least a portion of said series of optical waveguides and first structural elements for retaining said series of optical waveguides in position and joining successive optical waveguides of said at least two subassemblies together, said at least two subassemblies being able to be assembled to form said lighting device,
wherein distal ends of at least two successive optical waveguides of said series of optical waveguides are connected by a piece of translucent or transparent flexible material;
wherein said lighting device participates in the production of a plurality of light segments that can be activated selectively.

US Pat. No. 9,909,732

LIGHTING OR INDICATING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CORRESPONDING ASSEMBLY METHOD

1. A lighting or indicating device for a motor vehicle, comprising an enclosure formed by a housing and an outer lens or cover,
said enclosure receiving a printed circuit carrying at least one light source and an optical device, wherein said housing
comprises fastening means extending from said housing for fastening a stack formed by said printed circuit carrying said at
least one light source and said optical device, so as to fix together said housing, said printed circuit carrying said at
least one light source and said optical device, said printed circuit carrying said at least one light source being sandwiched
between said housing and said optical device;
wherein said fastening means are adapted to pass through a passage means of said printed circuit and then through a second
passage means of said optical device, each of said fastening means has a projecting end extending beyond said optical device,
said projecting ends having a deformation for fastening said stack formed by said printed circuit and said optical device
to said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,821,705

LIGHTING DEVICE CARRYING OUT MULTIPLE LIGHTING FUNCTIONS OF AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE USING FUNCTIONALLY DEDICATED LIGHT SOURCE GROUPS

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for an automotive vehicle comprising control means for controlling a supply of power to a plurality of
light sources, said plurality of light sources being divided into at least two groups of light sources wherein each of said
at least two groups of light sources is intended to fulfill a specific lighting function of the lighting device and is distinguished
by a requirement for an electric current of a specific intensity in order to carry out said lighting function;
wherein said control means are capable of selectively supplying power to each of said at least two groups of light sources
exclusively of the other or others of said at least two groups of light sources, said control means comprising:

a controller, which receives, via a computer system of the automotive vehicle, a signal and which at any given time, selectively
transmits current to one of said at least two groups of light sources but not to the other or others of said at least two
groups of light sources.

US Pat. No. 9,776,554

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLES

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light-emitting device for a motor vehicle, including:
at least one first light source to emit a first modulated light beam coding information;
at least one second light source to emit a second modulated light beam coding information;
a control device adapted:
to determine, on receiving information to be transmitted via said light-emitting device, if said first modulated light beam
emitted by said at least one first light source should be modulated to code said information to be transmitted or if said
second modulated light beam emitted by said at least one second light source should be modulated to code said information
to be transmitted, said determination depending on information relating to a local solar illumination;

as a function of said determination, to modulated said first modulated light beam and/or the energization of said second modulated
light beam to code said information to be transmitted;

wherein a controller is configured to modify a first energization signal at a first coding frequency less than a second coding
frequency used to effect the modification of a second energization signal.

US Pat. No. 10,165,641

LIGHT EMISSION MODULE WITH ENHANCED CONTROL IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light emission module for a motor vehicle, comprising:a substrate comprising a curved main portion extending in a longitudinal direction (D) and a plurality of tabs extending from the main portion, the tabs being distributed along the longitudinal direction (D), the tabs including a connecting edge that connects the tabs to the main portion of the substrate and a free edge that is separated from the substrate,
a plurality of electroluminescent elements positioned directly on the tabs of the substrate and configured to emit light rays when supplied with electrical energy, and
a control assembly suitable for regulating the electrical energy supplied to the electroluminescent elements, the control assembly having a mode of operation in which the control assembly is configured to supply the electroluminescent elements with respective electrical energies and/or powers determined at least as a function of respective main directions of light emission (dp1, . . . , dp6) of the electroluminescent elements to obtain at least two maximum light intensities emitted by the electroluminescent elements in the corresponding main direction of emission which are different along said longitudinal direction (D) of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,139,646

TRANSPARENT MATERIAL LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE WITH TWO REFLECTION FACES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light-emitting module for a motor vehicle, including a translucent or transparent material body having:an entry face for light rays produced by one or more light sources;
a first reflection face with a cut-off edge for cutting off the light rays coming from said entry face;
an exit face for the light rays in an exit beam along an optical axis of said light-emitting module; and
wherein said light-emitting module further comprises:
a second reflection face for reflecting toward said exit face the light rays coming from said first reflection face,
wherein said cut-off edge is formed by an intersection of said first reflection face with an intermediate face situated between said first reflection face and said second reflection face, said first reflection face and said intermediate face forming a concave profile, and
wherein said intermediate face comprises two adjacent portions forming an edge directed toward said second reflection face, said two adjacent portions forming, transversely to said edge, a convex profile.

US Pat. No. 10,007,123

LUMINOUS MODULE MADE OF TRANSPARENT MATERIAL

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A luminous module within an automotive vehicle headlamp assembly, the luminous module comprising:a housing body made of translucent or transparent material, the housing body including
an entrance face for light rays produced by one or more light sources,
an exit face for light rays in an exit beam, and
a face for reflecting light rays coming from said entrance face, toward said exit face,
said housing body comprising at least two distinct optical exit zones.

US Pat. No. 9,879,838

VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE USING A MULTIPLE-SOURCE OPTICAL LENS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A part made of transparent material comprising at least two individual portions, each of said at least two individual portions
comprising an input surface and an output surface, each of said output surface of said at least two individual portions having
a focus that is focused on said input surface of the same one of said at least two individual portions, said output surfaces
of said at least two individual portions being contiguous so as to form an overall output surface of said part which is of
a single piece, and said input surfaces being at a distance from one another by being separated by means suitable for preventing
rays from a light source placed on said input surface of one of said at least two individual portions from being able to pass
through said output surface of an adjacent individual portion.

US Pat. No. 9,863,598

VEHICLE LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING AN OSCILLATING REFLECTING BODY MOVED BY A PIEZOELECTRIC OPERATING MEMBER

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting system for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a light source able to generate a light beam (L); and
means for scanning said light beam (L) including at least one oscillating reflective body used to deflect a path of the light
beam (L);

wherein said at least one oscillating reflective body is moved by deformations of a piezoelectric operating member, said means
for scanning said light beam (L) also having optical means for amplifying a deflection of said path of said light beam (L)
positioned downstream of said at least one oscillating reflective body, in relation to the propagation direction of said light
beam (L);

wherein said at least one oscillating reflective body forms a lever, said lever being moved by said deformations of said piezoelectric
operating member; and

wherein said at least one oscillating reflective body forms a class three lever, said piezoelectric operating member acting
on an operating portion of said lever positioned between a first hinged extremity of said lever and a second free extremity
of said lever, said first hinged extremity being formed by a fixed extremity of said lever that is able to bend elastically.

US Pat. No. 9,829,170

OLED DIODE SUPPORT WITH ELASTIC CONNECTION BLADES

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A support for light source(s) for a light module for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a part;
a substrate;
at least one surface light source, said at least one surface light source being an organic light-emitting diode mounted on
said part, said at least one surface light source comprising at least two electrical contact zones;

electrical tracks deposited on said substrate; and
electrical contacts between said electrical tracks and said at least two electrical contact zones of said at least one surface
light source;

wherein said electrical contacts comprise elastic blades in contact under pressure with said at least two electrical contact
zones of said at least one surface light source and with said electrical tracks.

US Pat. No. 9,714,748

OPTICAL UNIT, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical unit for an optical module, comprising:
at least one first and one second mutually distant luminous sources,
at least one convergent multifocal lens, comprising at least one undulated face, said at least one undulated face comprising
at least three distinct portions, a first portion and a second portion being substantially focused on said at least one first
luminous source and a third portion being positioned between said first portion and said second portion and being focused
substantially on said second mutually distant luminous source;

wherein said at least one undulated face is formed by sweeping a generating curve along a director curve;
wherein said luminous sources each exhibit an emission axis (X1,X2) and said director curve of said at least one undulated face is contained in a plane generally parallel to a plane (P) defined
by said emission axes (X1,X2).

US Pat. No. 10,065,476

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING SYSTEM

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for controlling a vehicle light having a light source and an outer lens that separates an internal space of the vehicle light from an outside of a vehicle, the device comprising a controller adapted to determine a dew point temperature value inside said internal space of the vehicle light from at least one value of a temperature inside said internal space of the vehicle light and at least one value of a relative humidity inside said internal space of the vehicle light.

US Pat. No. 10,000,151

MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle (V), comprising:a wall comprising at least one protuberance; and
at least one first light source situated inside said at least one protuberance;
said wall comprises a reflecting zone located outside said lighting device, said reflecting zone having light reflection properties, and formed facing said at least one first light source, such that said at least one first light source is able to generate a light beam passing through said wall, that is propagated outside said lighting device before being reflected on said reflecting zone of said wall to generate an apparent lighting from said wall;
wherein said wall delimits a space internal to said lighting device and a space external to said lighting device,
said lighting device further comprising:
at least one second light source situated in said internal space in said reflecting zone having light reflection properties;
wherein at least a part of said reflecting zone having light reflection properties also has light transmission properties such that a light beam generated by said second light source can pass through said wall in said part of said reflecting zone.

US Pat. No. 9,897,809

DATA-DISPLAY GLASSES COMPRISING AN ANTI-GLARE SCREEN

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A pair of spectacles equipped with at least one lens and intended to be worn by a user, said spectacles comprising displaying
means allowing data to be projected into a field of view of said user, and an anti-glare screen provided with a variable transmission
coefficient allowing an intensity of incident light intended to pass through said at least one lens toward said user to be
attenuated, said spectacles being configured to adapt said transmission coefficient of said anti-glare screen depending on
said intensity of incident light;
wherein said displaying means is external to said at least one lens and said anti-glare screen so that rays emitted by said
displaying means avoid and do not pass through said anti-glare screen and are displayed external of said anti-glare screen,
said anti-glare screen facing said user and being placed on or incorporated in said at least one lens;

wherein said spectacles simultaneously allow said transmission coefficient of said anti-glare screen to be adapted in response
to an intensity of said incident light and a light intensity of said data displayed in said field of view is adapted in response
to said transmission coefficient of said anti-glare screen when said data is displayed in said field of view.

US Pat. No. 9,869,447

LIGHT MODULE WITH LED AND OLED DIODES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module, notably for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a first light source of the semiconductor type;
a second surface light source of the organic light-emitting diode type suitable for reflecting light rays emitted by said
first light source in order to form a light beam along an optical axis of said light module;

wherein said light module further comprises:
an optical device suitable for deflecting said light rays emitted by said first light source in a main direction and meeting
said second surface light source with a non-zero angle of incidence ?;

wherein said optical device is arranged optically between said first light source and said second surface light source so
that said light rays emitted by said first light source pass through said optical device and meet said second surface light
source.

US Pat. No. 9,829,171

MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE COMPONENT COMPRISING A BEARING ELEMENT AND A DAMPER

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A vehicle lighting device component comprising:
a component body comprising at least one fastening means for fastening said component body;
a bearing element secured to said component body, separate from said at least one fastening means, and comprises a bearing
surface, said vehicle lighting device component being intended to bear against said bearing surface when it is fasted by way
of said at least one fastening means, and said bearing element and said component body being designed such that said bearing
surface is able to move with respect to said component body;

a damper positioned in operative relation to said component body to be able to damp a movement of said component body, this
movement of said component body tending to move it toward or away from said bearing surface;

wherein said vehicle lighting device component body comprises guide means that is able to guide the movement of said vehicle
lighting device component body in at least one preferred direction.

US Pat. No. 9,668,317

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A SHORT-CIRCUITED LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE IN A LIGHT DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light device for a motor vehicle, said light device comprising;
driving means for powering a plurality of light-emitting diodes, LEDs, mounted in series, each of said LEDs being characterized
by the same forward voltage Vf dependent on its junction temperature;

first means for measuring said junction temperature of said LEDs;
second means for measuring an electrical voltage at the terminals of an assembly; and
processing means for detecting a failure of at least one of said LEDs of said assembly;
wherein said processing means are configured to:
compare said electrical voltage at said terminals of said assembly measured at a first given instant to said electrical voltage
at said terminals of said assembly measured at a second given instant, said comparison being conditional on the identity of
said junction temperature of said LEDs measured at said first and second instants; and

detect a failure of at least one of said LEDs of said assembly as a function of said comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,094,531

LED SUBSTRATE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BY BRIDGING

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A support for one or more light sources for a lighting and/or light-signaling module for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a substrate made of heat-conducting material, preferably made of a metal material;
at least one light source of light-emitting diode type with one face for mounting on the said substrate in thermal contact with the latter; and
a circuit for controlling an electrical power supply of said one or more light sources, said circuit being printed on or in a board,
wherein said circuit for controlling said electrical power supply is electrically connected to said one or more light sources by means of metal wires that are soldered to a surface of said circuit,
wherein said circuit for controlling said electrical power supply is borne by said substrate and comprises an edge that is facing said one or more light sources,
wherein said substrate comprises cooling fins,
wherein the at least one light source of light-emitting diode type is mounted on a base made of a ceramic material,
wherein said substrate includes two opposite faces, each of the two opposite faces bearing at least one of the light sources, the substrate includes an orifice that connects the two opposite faces and is positioned opposite the board,
wherein an electrical connection between the one or more light sources on the face of the substrate opposite that on which the board is positioned and the circuit extends through the orifice, and
wherein the board includes a portion that extends through the orifice, the portion including at least one electrical contact, one of the metal wires extends from the at least one electrical contact to said one or more light sources on said face of said substrate opposite that on which said board is positioned.

US Pat. No. 9,958,128

LIGHT ASSEMBLY FOR THE LIGHTING AND/OR THE SIGNALING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light assembly for the lighting and/or the signaling of a motor vehicle, including at least one light module housing means for emitting light rays in the direction of the output of said module, and a mask, part of which extends below focusing means, wherein said part of said mask which extends under said focusing means has at least a first surface that are seen by any person passing close to the vehicle and at least a second surface opposite said first surface, wherein the mask is made from a dark diffusing material and a reflective material coating is deposited on part of the second surface while leaving a portion of this second surface free of reflective coating, and wherein additional light-emitting means are placed opposite said second surface, such that the light rays emitted by said additional light-emitting means pass through the mask via said portion free of reflective coating.

US Pat. No. 9,936,562

MULTIFUNCTION LUMINOUS MODULE WITH SEGMENTED OLED DIODE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An organic light-emitting diode comprising:a generally extensive first electrode;
a generally extensive second electrode placed facing said first electrode, said second electrode comprising at least two portions that are electrically insulated from each other;
at least one emissive organic layer placed between said first and second electrodes;
zones for electrically connecting said first and second electrodes; and
a plurality of edges;
wherein
said zones for electrically connecting said first and second electrodes are located on at least one of the edges of said organic light-emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,927,088

HEAT SINK FOR LIGHTING MODULE, AND ASSOCIATED LIGHTING MODULE AND LIGHTING DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A heat sink for an automobile lighting module, comprising a duct running across said heat sink intended for circulating air from a first opening of said heat sink toward a second opening of said heat sink, said duct comprising at least one circulation chamber, said at least one circulation chamber comprising an air inlet and an air outlet, offset from each other, said duct further comprising at least one deflection means defining, within said at least one circulation chamber, at least one baffle (C1, C2) for deflecting air circulating between said air inlet and said air outlet of said at least one circulation chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,915,831

ADAPTIVE OPTICAL FILTER FOR SPECTACLE LENSES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An adaptive optical filter for a spectacle lens, comprising at least two separate zones (10_M, 10_S), one being at least one upper zone and another being at least one lower zone, each of said at least one upper zone and
said at least one lower zone being defined by an instantaneous value of at least one optical property,
wherein said at least one optical property (CT) of at least one of said at least two separate zones (10_M, 10_S) of said adaptive optical filter is variable over time between a maximum value (CTMAX) and a minimum value (CTmin);

wherein said at least one optical property is a light transmission coefficient (CT);
wherein a coefficient of transmission of said at least one lower zone is greater than a coefficient of transmission of said
at least one upper zone.

US Pat. No. 9,827,835

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND METHOD

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An assistance device for assisting in the driving of a motor vehicle, comprising a screen with variable transmission arranged
between a road scene in front of said motor vehicle and a driver of said motor vehicle, said assistance device comprising
a number of sensors suitable for recovering data representative of an environment in which said motor vehicle is located,
said assistance device being configured to drive a transmission coefficient of said screen with variable transmission, wherein
said assistance device is configured to take account of data recovered by said number of sensors and to compute said transmission
coefficient by combining said data;
wherein a first of said number of sensors is a sensor configured to measure a brightness in a direction of an axis of said
motor vechicle and a second of said number of sensors is a sensor configured to measure a brightness in another direction,
said assistance device being configured to take account an orientation of a head or an eye of driver and perform said computation
of said transmission coefficient as a function of data recorded by said first and said second number of sensors and as a function
of said orientation of said head of said driver.

US Pat. No. 9,797,586

LIGHTING MODULE WITH DETACHABLE CONTROL DEVICE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module adapted to be mounted on a vehicle, comprising:
a first printed circuit board on which at least one light source is arranged;
a first support secured to said first printed circuit board, and including a heat sink; and
a control device for controlling said at least one light source, said control device comprises a second printed circuit board
mounted on a second support, said second printed circuit board being connected to said first printed circuit board by a flexible
electrical link, wherein said control device further comprises a retainer for detachably holding said control device on said
first support in a detachable manner such that said lighting module can be moved without holding said control device manually
while allowing said detachment or separation of said control device from said first support when said first support and said
second support are situated in or removed from said lighting module;

wherein said first printed circuit board being mounted on said first support;
wherein said integrated retaining means comprises at least one projection extending from said first support and said second
support comprises at least one recess, said at least one recess being adapted to receive at least a portion of said at least
one projection in order to detachably hold said control device on said first support, wherein said control device has one
of said at least one projection and said at least one recess when said first support has the other of said at least one projection
and at least one recess.

US Pat. No. 9,772,085

MOTOR VEHICLE OPTICAL SYSTEM HAVING A PLURALITY OF CONTROLLED LIGHT EMISSION SUBSYSTEMS AND LIGHT GUIDE THAT COOPERATE TO PROVIDE AT LEAST ONE PREDETERMED LIGHTING FUNCTION

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical light emission system for a motor vehicle, said optical light emission system comprising:
a first light emission subsystem comprising a first set of light sources configured to emit light; and
a second light emission subsystem comprising a second set of light sources configured to emit light and a light guide able
to diffuse said light from said second set of said light sources outside said optical light emission system;

wherein said light guide is arranged facing said first set of said light sources such that said first set of said light sources
radiates substantially through said light guide outside said optical light emission system;

wherein said light guide has two longitudinal end faces separated by at least one peripheral face, one of said two longitudinal
end faces forming a light entry face associated with said second set of said light sources, said light emitted by said second
set propagating by total internal reflection in said light guide up to a light outlet face of said light guide arranged on
said at least one peripheral face and being emitted through said light outlet face;

wherein said second light emission subsystem is arranged such that when said light sources of said second set emit light,
a beam emitted via said light outlet face of said light guide performs a legally required function of direction indication;

wherein said first light emission subsystem is adapted to perform a subfunction of said direction indication function, said
subfunction being known as a tracer function and consisting of sequential illumination of a plurality of light sources taking
place over an interval of predefined duration.

US Pat. No. 10,093,227

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE INTERIOR LIGHTING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for controlling interior lighting of a motor vehicle, the device comprising:at least one lighting device configured to emit a beam of light in a passenger compartment; and
a detector configured to
detect a plurality of gestures of an occupant of the vehicle, forming a determined sequence triggering control of said interior lighting device, and
detect, capture, and record a gesture sequence of the occupant of the vehicle in an active detection area of the passenger compartment and analyze the gesture sequence to transmit data representing said gesture sequence, the detected gesture sequence including a succession of gestures defined by movement of all or part of a body of at least one occupant, the active detection area being defined by boxes in which presence of a determined part of the body is identified, the detector analyzing movement of the succession of boxes corresponding to the movement of the detected part of the body to determine the data representing the gesture sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,017,101

LIGHTING DEVICE, NOTABLY FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, AND LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING MODULE INCLUDING SUCH A DEVICE

1. A lighting device for motor vehicles, comprising:two principal light guides;
a connecting light guide; and
an intermediate body enabling light to be guided from the two principal light guides to the connecting light guide,
wherein the principal light guides diverge from each other at a level of a divergence region, and the intermediate body is positioned at the divergence region,
wherein each of said principal light guides includes a lateral surface,
wherein said connecting light guide is continuous with both of said principal light guides at a level of their respective lateral surface so that the connecting light guide and the two principal light guides are formed as one piece, and
wherein light from said lighting device is guided from the two principle light guides to the connecting light guide through the intermediate body.

US Pat. No. 10,018,320

LIGHT MODULE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module comprising a first submodule and a second submodule added one against the other and in each of which a light source is associated with a first optical deflection element and a second optical deflection element for the deflection of the light rays emitted toward a projection optical device arranged at an output of said light module, wherein each submodule comprises a first half-shell forming, in combination with a second half-shell, a space that is enclosed apart from at least one aperture produced in each half-shell to form air circulation cooling means.

US Pat. No. 9,958,129

OPTICAL MODULE FOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical module comprising a radiator comprising one or more heat dissipation surfaces, a fan capable of conveying air onto said heat dissipation surface, and a light source supported by said radiator, wherein the radiator is formed from folded metal sheets, and in that the fan is secured to said radiator by securing means provided in said folded metal sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,144,340

MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Motor vehicle directional lighting and/or signaling device comprising at least:one light module rotationally mobile about an axis (A-A);
elements for guiding this light module in rotation about the axis (A-A);
a base bearing at least some of the rotation guiding elements;
a fan;wherein a bearing of the rotation guiding elements is formed partly by the base and partly by a support piece of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,118,540

STOP LIGHT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE REAR WINDOW ADAPTABLE TO A PLURALITY OF TYPES OF LIGHT SOURCES

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, including a printed circuit received by a support, said printed circuit including at least one light source; an emitting face of which is oriented toward an optical lens of the device, said emitting face being generally perpendicular to an optical axis of said optical lens,wherein said support is configured to receive said printed circuit at two distinct predetermined distances at least relative to said optical lens, and
wherein said printed circuit includes said at least one light source of a first type on a first face and said at least one light source of a second type on an opposite second face, a height of said emitting face of said at least one light source of said second type relative to a plane defined by said printed circuit being greater than a corresponding height of said emitting face of said at least one light source of said first type.

US Pat. No. 10,100,997

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE AND DRIVING AID SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A semiconductor light source including a plurality of three-dimensional semiconductor sources of submillimetric dimensions, wherein at least certain three-dimensional semiconductor sources are electrically interconnected in a first assembly dedicated to an emission of a light beam at a first wavelength, and other three-dimensional semiconductor sources are electrically interconnected in a second assembly dedicated to an emission of a light beam at a second wavelength different from said first wavelength, said first and the second assemblies forming two selectively activable emission areas, and wherein said first wavelength is in the infrared spectrum or the ultraviolet spectrum and said second wavelength is in the visible spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,081,229

VEHICLE DRIVING AID SYSTEM FOR REDUCING LIGHT CONTRAST

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor vehicle driving aid system, a vehicle comprising a lighting device, intended to illuminate a road scene at a front of the vehicle, the vehicle further comprising means for detecting an oncoming vehicle, the aid system comprising:control means receiving information from the detection means,
means for reducing dazzling of a driver of the motor vehicle caused by light emitted by the oncoming vehicle, the means for reducing being controlled by the control means,means for managing the lighting device designed to increase the illumination of the lighting device of the vehicle and to avoid dazzling of the driver of the oncoming vehicle, the means for managing being controlled by the control means.

US Pat. No. 10,082,265

AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTED TO SUBSTRATE BY ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting device for an automotive vehicle, in particular for illumination and/or signaling, comprising:a dielectric substrate comprising a plurality of conductive tracks;
a plurality of light-emitting diodes surface-mounted on said dielectric substrate, the light-emitting diodes being electrically connected to the conductive tracks of the dielectric substrate according to a predetermined connection plan;
at least one control circuit board for controlling the light-emitting diodes, said control circuit board comprising a plurality of connecting pins; and
an electrical connection circuit board comprising a plurality of conductive lines for electrically connecting the connecting pins of the control circuit board to the conductive tracks of the dielectric substrate according to a predetermined connection plan,
wherein the electrical connection circuit board is connected to the conductive tracks of the dielectric substrate via an anisotropic conductive film.

US Pat. No. 10,082,272

BI-FUNCTION LIGHTING MODULE MADE OF TRANSPARENT MATERIAL

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting module for a motor vehicle, the module being able to form a light beam along an optical axis, and comprising a body made of transparent or translucent material, the said body comprising:a first light rays input surface;
a first reflection surface able to reflect to one or more focuses the light rays coming from the first input surface;
a dioptric reflection folder surface essentially extending along the optical axis and forming a cut-off edge at the level of the focus or focuses;
a light rays output surface;characterized in that the body furthermore comprises:a second light rays input surface, opposite to the first input surface with respect to the optical axis, and
a second reflection surface able to reflect the light rays coming from the second input surface towards the cut-off edge,the body forming a cavity with a bottom formed by the folder surface, the said cavity being able to be traversed by the rays coming from the second reflection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,082,277

LIGHT MODULE COMPRISING AN ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module, comprising:a support comprising a separating surface; and
at least one organic light-emitting diode including
a first light-emitting part,
a connecting part attaching said organic light-emitting diode to said support, and
an electrical connector electrically connecting said organic light-emitting diode,
wherein said connecting part attaching said organic light-emitting diode and said electrical connector electrically connecting said organic light-emitting diode are both borne by the connecting part of said organic light-emitting diode,
wherein said separating surface of said support delimits a light-scattering area into which said first light-emitting part of said organic light-emitting diode extends, and separates said light-scattering area from a masked area, into which said connecting part of said organic light-emitting diode extends, such that said connecting part is occulted by said separating surface of said support, and
wherein said support comprises a wall supporting said separating surface, said wall comprising at least one slot passing all the way therethrough, such that said connecting part of said organic light-emitting diode passes through said wall and comes out on a technical surface of said support, said technical surface being opposite said separating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,065,560

DEVICE FOR LIGHTING THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for lighting the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, comprising:variable light-emitting means adapted to generate selectively a light beam having at least one variable characteristic,
means for measuring the ambient temperature in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, and
means for controlling said variable light-emitting means,
wherein the control means are configured to control the emission of said light beam and to vary said variable characteristic of the light-emitting means as a function of the ambient temperature measured by the measuring means,
wherein the light-emitting means are configured to generate at least a first light beam at a first wavelength and a second light beam at a second wavelength, the control means being configured to combine the emission of the first and second light beams and to vary their respective intensity to modify the lighting effect.

US Pat. No. 10,060,588

MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLAMP LIGHTING MODULE WITH MUTUAL POSITIONING OF REFLECTOR AND LENS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module, notably a lighting and/or signaling module for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one light source;
a heat sink able to dissipate the heat produced by said at least one light source;
a reflector having a reflective surface able to reflect the rays from said at least one light source;
a lens able to deflect the rays from said reflective surface so as to form a beam of light along an optical axis of said lighting module;
a support of said lens and of said reflective surface, said support being mounted directly above said heat sink in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the lighting module;
wherein at least one of said heat sink and said support comprises at least one boss in contact with the other of said support and said heat sink, respectively, so as to maintain a predetermined distance between said heat sink and said support;
wherein said at least one boss is configured to cause a first portion of said support to be positioned directly above said heat sink in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the lighting module, said support comprising a second portion that engages said lens;
wherein said lens comprises at least one lower fixing lug extending vertically through said support;
wherein a front portion of said heat sink comprises at least one lug extending forward and collaborating through engagement with an opening in said at least one lower fixing lug of said lens respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,047,927

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for motor vehicles, said lighting device being designed to emit light in a main direction of emission (X) and comprising:at least one vane mounted with the ability to move in said lighting device, said at least one vane being coupled to a panel on which at least one area light source is arranged and which moves with the vane from an emission position to a rest position via a connecting arm, wherein said at least one area light source is visible in the main direction of emission (X) when in the emission position and non-visible in the main direction of emission (X) when in the rest position.

US Pat. No. 9,985,247

LUMINOUS MODULE WITH FLEXIBLE ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Flexible organic light-emitting diode, wherein the diode comprises at least one curved part, of which at least one portion is covered with a layer of varnish.

US Pat. No. 10,101,014

LIGHTING MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, INCLUDING A MODULATED INTENSITY SOURCE OF COHERENT LIGHT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting module for a motor vehicle, comprising:a light source adapted to emit coherent light,
modulation means adapted to modulate the intensity of the light emitted by said source in accordance with a modulation signal,
conversion means such that at least a portion of the incident coherent light coming from said source is converted into incoherent light,
wherein the module further includes
production means of a variation signal indicating the variation of the luminous intensity of incident light disposed downstream of the conversion means, and
control means of the light source configured to compare the variation signal to the modulation signal and to control the operation of said light source following the comparison of said variation signal to said modulation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,150,406

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE WITH SCROLLING EFFECT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light-emitting device for at least one of lighting or signaling for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least a first electroluminescent module and a second electroluminescent module energized in series;
each of the first and the second electroluminescent modules comprising:
a first branch comprising a light source having a first direct threshold voltage beyond which the light source is turned on;
a second branch in parallel with the first branch and comprising at least a switch and a non-illuminating element including terminals with a voltage that is less than the first direct threshold voltage of the light source;
a third branch in parallel with the first and second branches and comprising a timing module configured to time a predetermined period and modify, at the end of said predetermined period, an overall impedance of the second branch so that a voltage in the second branch is greater than or equal to said first direct threshold voltage of the light source,
wherein the predetermined period in the first electroluminescent module is less than the predetermined period in the second electroluminescent module, and
an output of the timing module of the first electroluminescent module is connected to an input of the timing module of the second electroluminescent module, the timing modules are configured to apply respective timing periods, the predetermined period of the first electroluminescent module is equal to the timing period of the timing module of the first electroluminescent module, and the predetermined period of the second electroluminescent module is equal to the predetermined period of the first electroluminescent module plus the timing period of the timing module of the second electroluminescent module.

US Pat. No. 10,119,677

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, INCORPORATING MEANS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting device for a motor vehicle, including a substrate on which is arranged at least one element of an electronic circuit including at least one electronic component sensitive to an electrostatic discharge, anda structure that is distinct from the substrate and liable to carry electrical charges, the shortest distance between the structure and each of the elements of the circuit being equal to D1, and
an electrically conductive means connected electrically to ground, wherein the device comprises at least one protective element protecting against electrostatic discharges which is disposed on the structure and linked electrically to the latter, the smallest distance between the protective element and the electrically conductive means, D2, being less than D1.

US Pat. No. 10,400,971

LIGHTING MODULE WITH DIOPTRIC INTERFACE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor-vehicle lighting module, comprising a semiconductor light source comprising light-emitting rods of submillimeter-sized dimensions, and at least one optic for shaping light rays emitted by the light source, the light source including at least two selectively activatable zones,wherein the optic for shaping the light comprises at least three dioptric interfaces, and each dioptric interface separates media of different refractive indices.

US Pat. No. 10,208,937

LIGHT EMISSION SYSTEM

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light emission system comprising:a light source support comprising a first cooperation member,
a printed circuit board fixed to the light source support and comprising a connection system,
a connection cable comprising a connection plug, the connection plug comprising a second cooperation member,
wherein the connection system, the support and the plug are arranged in such a way that when the connection system and the plug are connected to one another, the first and the second cooperation members cooperate together to form a fixed mechanical link,
wherein the light source support is a heat sink that comprises a plate made of conductive material to which the printed circuit board is fixed, the first cooperation member being formed by a through hole in said plate, and
wherein the connection system comprises a body adapted to be connected to the printed circuit board, and a connection member adapted to cooperate with the connection plug in a first direction, and the body of the connection system is disposed at a distance from an edge of the hole in such a way that a space between the body and the edge in the first direction forms a recess in which the second cooperation member is placed.

US Pat. No. 10,184,632

LIGHTING MODULE FOR A DEVICE FOR LIGHTING IN LIGHT SEGMENTS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An assembly including a plurality of identical lighting modules, each module including:at least one primary optical element having a light pixel forming structure intended to cooperate with at least one light source and a corrector exit diopter, each primary optical element defining an optical axis;
a projection lens;
wherein the lighting modules are assembled in horizontal juxtaposition in a-normal mounting direction so that the respective projection lenses form a continuous surface of the assembly, the exit diopter of the projection lens having a toroidal shape in the normal mounting direction, and the light entering the primary optical element or elements and leaving via the projection lens being projected in the form of a polygon light segment or a strip light segment formed of at least one light pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,184,637

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signaling device for a motor vehicle, comprising:an internal chamber housing an optical system and at least one element made of polymer material having a surface facing an interior of the chamber, wherein the surface facing the interior of the chamber includes a sealing layer forming a barrier to an ingress of water molecules into the chamber, and the sealing layer is in between the interior of the chamber and the surface facing the interior of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,173,577

PROJECTION METHOD FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, FOR PROJECTING AN IMAGE ON TO A PROJECTION SURFACE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A projection method for a motor vehicle, for projecting at least one image onto a projection surface by means of a light module suitable for projecting a light beam, wherein said projection method includes the steps of:detecting an observation position of an observer in a light module reference frame;
calculating the observation position of the observer in an image reference frame;
projecting said image onto said projection surface according to said observation position of the observer in said image reference frame, said image being integrated into said light beam of the light module.

US Pat. No. 10,254,545

DATA-DISPLAY GLASSES COMPRISING AN ANTI-GLARE SCREEN

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A pair of spectacles equipped with at least one lens and intended to be worn by a user, said spectacles comprising:displaying means emitting light rays to project data into a field of view of said user, and
an anti-glare screen provided with a variable transmission coefficient allowing an intensity of incident light intended to pass through said at least one lens toward said user to be attenuated,
wherein said displaying means and said anti-glare screen are positioned so that some light rays emitted by said displaying means, in order to display said data, strike said anti-glare screen,
wherein said spectacles are configured to adapt said transmission coefficient of said anti-glare screen depending on said intensity of incident light, and
wherein said displaying means is operatively coupled to said anti-glare screen so that said displaying means display said data only when said anti-glare screen transmits light.

US Pat. No. 10,271,406

DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. An electric power supply system for a plurality of lighting modules of a motor vehicle, each of said plurality of lighting modules comprising:at least one light source; and
electric current regulation means of regulating an electric current powering said at least one light source;
said electric power supply system comprising a central module comprising an electric voltage converter unit configured for converting an input electric voltage into an output voltage higher than said input voltage and for supplying said output electric voltage in such a way that it is common to all of said plurality of lighting modules;
wherein each of said plurality of lighting modules comprises data transmission and reception means intended for sending and receiving data; and
said central module comprises first data transmission and reception means intended for sending and receiving data to and from at least one device of said motor vehicle, as well as second data transmission and reception means intended for sending and receiving data to and from each of said plurality of lighting modules using a data transmission channel,
wherein said electric voltage converter unit includes a step-up unit to convert said input electric voltage to said output electric voltage based upon the data received from the first data transmission and reception means.

US Pat. No. 10,260,728

ROTARY LIGHT MODULE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Light module for a motor vehicle comprisingat least one light source capable of emitting light rays,
at least one support bearing said light source,
at least one electrical power supply cable of said at least one light source,
at least one optical deflection element arranged so as to deflect the light rays emitted by the at least one light source to form a projected light beam at the output of the light module,
a guiding device for guiding the optical deflection element in rotation about an axis of rotation, in order to transversely shift the projected light beam, characterized in that the support comprises a first part, bearing the light source, and a second part, between which there is inserted at least a part of the rotation guiding device of the optical deflection element and in that said at least one cable passes through the rotation guiding device to be connected to said light source.

US Pat. No. 10,161,787

SECURING A LIGHT MODULE COMPRISING A LASER SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module comprising:a laser source capable of emitting a coherent light beam of a given wavelength;
a processing module comprising a photoluminescent material to convert the coherent light beam into an emitted light beam that is incoherent to be emitted from the light module;
a first sensor capable of picking up a first light signal of a wavelength lying in a first band of wavelengths centered around said given wavelength;
a second sensor capable of picking up a second light signal of a wavelength lying in a second band of wavelengths centered around a wavelength distinct from said given wavelength; and
a detection device capable of comparing at least one first value that is a function of said first and second light signals to a first threshold value and of commanding a stopping of the laser source when the at least one first value is higher than the first threshold value, the first threshold value being determined to indicate a deterioration of the photoluminescent material such that the emitted light beam is incoherent,
the detection device being capable of comparing a second value that is a light intensity of a wavelength, selected from the wavelength lying in the first band of wavelengths and the wavelength lying in the second band of wavelengths, to a second threshold value that is a light intensity threshold for the selected wavelength and of commanding the stopping of the laser source when the second value is lower than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,151,437

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting system for a motor vehicle comprising:at least one primary optical device for emitting a light beam exhibiting a cutoff profile, said at least one primary optical emission device including at least one light source and one single-piece primary optical member, the primary optical member includes an input surface configured to receive a light beam emitted by said at least one light source, a ray interception surface configured to form said cutoff profile in said light beam received and an output surface through which each light beam emitted by the at least one light source travels; and
a projection device arranged downstream of and spaced apart from the output surface of said at least one primary optical emission device, the projection device includes an input surface arranged facing the at least one primary optical emission device, and through which are introduced rays of said light beam derived as output from the output surface of said at least one primary optical emission device, and a single continuous output surface through which said light beam is projected,
wherein said projection device consists of a projection lens,
wherein said input surface of said projection lens is discontinuous and is divided into several portions linked to one another, each portion being adapted to and situated downstream of at least one of said at least two primary optical emission device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,395

DEVICE FOR DRIVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY OF LIGHT SOURCES OF AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for providing electrical power to at least one electronic circuit branch comprising at least one light source of an automotive vehicle, the device comprising:a converter circuit configured to convert a constant direct current (DC) input voltage VIN into a load voltage, which is applied to said at least one circuit branch;
control means configured to generate a periodic signal S having a frequency f and to provide the periodic signal S to the converter circuit;
detecting means connected to the input voltage VIN in parallel with the converter circuit and configured to detect a disruption in the input voltage VIN, and to determine a frequency fp of the disruption; and
adapting means configured to modify the frequency f of said periodic signal S according to the determined frequency fp of the disruption.

US Pat. No. 10,272,824

GENERATION AND REMOTE PROCESSING OF LIGHT MAPS

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting method implemented by a lighting device comprising:a digitized matrix-array of light sources;
an actuator storing a plurality of light maps to control all points on the digitized matrix-array, each of the plurality of light maps defined by an image file; and
a control system,
said lighting method comprising:
definition, by said control system, of a parameter of said lighting device;
transmission of said parameter by said control system to said actuator;
generation, by said actuator, with a light source, of a light beam producing an image corresponding to a light map obtained by modifying said each of the plurality of light maps stored in said actuator using said parameter received from said control system;
analysis, by said control system, of a video stream captured by a video camera connected to said control system; and
definition, by said control system, of said parameter depending on the result of said analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,228,105

LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, PROVIDED WITH A LIGHT MODULE COOLED BY MEANS OF AN AIR FLOW GENERATOR

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting and/or signaling device for a motor vehicle, said lighting and/or signaling device comprising:a housing;
an outer lens designed to close the housing;
at least one light module housed inside said housing comprising:
at least one optical surface; and
at least one light source interacting with said optical surface to form a light beam;
a heat sink comprising a plurality of fins;
an air flow generator designed to generate an air flow towards the heat sink, said air flow passing through the fins of the heat sink; and
a light module holder comprising a front part oriented toward the outer lens, the front part including a plurality of gaps designed to direct the air flow coming from the heat sink towards the outer lens.

US Pat. No. 10,228,108

PRIMARY OPTICAL ELEMENT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING MODULE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A primary optical element for a motor vehicle lighting module, comprising:a correcting part; and
a light introduction part at a rear face of the primary optical element and connected at output to the correcting part, the light introduction part receiving light from first primary light sources and second primary light sources,
wherein the light introduction part includes
a plurality of first light guides which receives light from the first primary light sources, and
a single second light guide which receives light from the second primary light sources and is arranged above the plurality of first light guides in a vertical direction,
wherein the plurality of first light guides is arranged in series in a transverse direction substantially perpendicular to the vertical direction, each of the first light guides including a rear face which faces a corresponding one of the first primary light sources, a front output connected to the correcting part, first and second lateral faces, an upper face, and a lower face,
wherein the single second light guide extends in the transverse direction and includes a rear face which faces the second primary light sources and a front output connected to the correcting part, the rear face of the single second light guide including bosses, each boss facing a corresponding one of the second primary light sources, and
wherein the rear face of the first light guides extends further rearward along a longitudinal direction which is substantially perpendicular to the vertical direction and the transverse direction than the rear face of the single second light guide.

US Pat. No. 10,208,913

LIGHTING MODULE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE REMOVABLE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for a motor vehicle, said lighting module comprising:an optical device configured to interact with light to form light rays, the optical device being fixedly mounted in the lighting module, said optical device comprising a base with a first housing;
an optical device carrier configured to carry the optical device, which is movable with respect to the optical device about a single axis of rotation, said optical device carrier comprising a base with a second housing, said optical device carrier being configured to move between a closed position and an open position, wherein
in the closed position at least one light source is held partially in said first housing and partially in said second housing, and
in the open position said at least one light source may be removed from the lighting module; and
said at least one light source being removable and comprising:
a semiconductor light-emitting chip configured to emit light;
a mechanical carrier configured to carry the semiconductor light-emitting chip.

US Pat. No. 10,195,982

DRIVING ASSISTANCE METHOD AND DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An assisting device for assisting with driving an automotive vehicle, said automotive vehicle including at least one illuminating device to emit a beam for illuminating a road scene in front of said automotive vehicle, the assisting device comprising:a variable transmission screen that is placed between said road scene and a driver of said automotive vehicle, the assisting device being configured to, when active, control a light emission of at least one light source of said at least one illuminating device and a transmission coefficient of said variable transmission screen, in relation to each other, with a pulsed signal, wherein the assisting device is configured to detect a vehicle equipped with another assisting device of a same type to the assisting device via inter-vehicle communication and to modify said pulsed signal to avoid antiphase and/or phase effects, when the assisting device detects such a vehicle, and the assisting device is configured to emit a recognition signal via the inter-vehicle communication when the vehicle equipped with the another assisting device of the same type, known as a detected vehicle, is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,190,741

LENS FOR LIGHTING DEVICE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lens for a lighting device of a motor vehicle, the lens comprising:a rear face designed to be oriented toward a light source of the lighting device;
a front face designed to be oriented toward the roadway being illuminated; and
a median vertical plane designed to be substantially orthogonal to the roadway, the front face having a first zone of diffusion with microstructures adapted to diffuse the light emitted by the light source, the first zone of diffusion extending in the median vertical plane, the front face including at least two second zones of diffusion, each one of the at least two second zones of diffusion having microstructures adapted to diffuse the light emitted by the light source, the at least two second zones of diffusion being situated on either side of the median vertical plane, the microstructures of the at least two second zones of diffusion having a depth greater than a depth of the microstructures of the first zone of diffusion, wherein
the front face includes a third zone of diffusion extending substantially orthogonally to the median plane, the third zone of diffusion extending from one lower end of both the first zone of diffusion and the at least two second zones of diffusion toward an end of the front face of the lens, and
the third zone of diffusion has microstructures adapted to diffuse the light emitted by the light source, the microstructures of the third zone having a depth substantially identical to the depth of the microstructures of the first zone of diffusion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,910

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING MODULE WITH COMBINED LOW AND HIGH BEAM FUNCTIONS AND AN ADJUSTABLE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor vehicle lighting module, comprising:an optical axis;
a first optical system with at least one first light source, said first optical system being configured to form a first lighting beam along the optical axis, with a horizontal cutoff;
a second optical system with at least one second light source, said second optical system being configured to produce, in combination with the first optical system, a second lighting beam along the optical axis, that is vertically more extensive than the first beam;
wherein-the at least one first light source has a variable lighting power varying between a high level and a low level and the at least one second light source has a lighting power at the high level, the first beam being produced at the low level of lighting power and the second beam being produced at the high level,
wherein the at least one first light source comprises at least one main light zone and at least one auxiliary light zone, said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone to be electrically powered separately, the low level of lighting power being produced by only powering said at least one main light zone and the high level of power being produced by powering said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone, and said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone of each of the at least one first light source are arranged on several components.

US Pat. No. 10,161,587

LIGHTING MODULE AND DEVICE WITH REDUCED SIZE FOR AUTOMOBILE VEHICLES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A module for emitting at least one light beam along an optical axis for automobile vehicles, comprising:a first light source and a second light source,
a first optical collector and a second optical collector arranged symmetrically with respect to the optical axis and designed to collect the light emitted by said first and second light sources, respectively, and to redirect the light collected in convergent directions, wherein:
at least one of said first and second light sources is oriented, in such a manner as to emit light in an overall direction of emission moving away from the optical axis; and
the collector associated with the oriented light source has, at least partially, an asymmetrical configuration elongating the collector along the optical axis, wherein the overall direction of emission forms an angle of emission between 5 and 15 degrees with the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,161,592

LED HEADLAMP WITH REFRACTIVE INTERFACE CREATING CUT-OFF FOR VEHICLES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for an automobile headlamp, able to emit a cut-off light beam along a predetermined optical axis, said lighting module comprising:a light source for generating a beam,
a lightguide,
an optical element for receiving the beam generated by the light source and configured to form from this beam said cut-off light beam,
said optical element comprising:
a collimator configured to receive the beam generated by the light source and to collimate this beam into a collimated beam,
an optical coupler configured to couple the collimated beam into a coupled beam in the lightguide,
a cut-off means disposed within said lightguide on the path of the rays of the coupled beam and configured to intercept a portion of said rays in the lightguide and to form a cut-off beam, and
at least one output face of said lightguide configured to project said cut-off beam outside of the optical element, and characterized in that the optical element is formed as a single part.

US Pat. No. 10,344,949

BI-FUNCTION LIGHTING MODULE MADE OF TRANSPARENT MATERIAL

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for a motor vehicle, the module being able to form a light beam along an optical axis, and comprising a body made of transparent or translucent material, the said body comprising:a first light rays input surface;
a first reflection surface able to reflect to one or more focuses the light rays coming from the first input surface;
a dioptric reflection folder surface essentially extending along the optical axis and forming a cut-off edge at the level of the focus or focuses;
a light rays output surface;
characterized in that the body furthermore comprises:
a second light rays input surface, opposite to the first input surface with respect to the optical axis, and
a second reflection surface able to reflect the light rays coming from the second input surface towards the cut-off edge,
the body forming a cavity with a bottom formed by the folder surface, the said cavity being able to be traversed by the rays coming from the second reflection surface, wherein the cavity comprises, in addition to the bottom surface, a front surface and a rear surface, the front surface being adjacent to the bottom surface at the level of the cut-off edge.

US Pat. No. 10,309,603

DUAL-FUNCTION LOW-HIGH BEAM LIGHTING MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for a motor vehicle, comprising:an optical element to produce at least one first beam exhibiting an at least partly oblique cut-off, the optical element comprising at least one first optical portion having an optical axis and a focus,
at least one first light source, the at least one first light source being arranged at the focus for emitting first light rays toward the optical element to produce the at least one first beam, and
a second light source, the second light source being arranged at a distance from the focus, and not overlapping the focus, and offset downward relative to the at least one first light source on a vertical axis, the second light source emitting second light rays toward the optical element to produce a second beam at least partially lighting above the at least partly oblique cut-off, an optical beam formed by overlapping of the first beam with the second beam exhibiting no cut-off.

US Pat. No. 10,309,608

PICTOGRAM-DISPLAYING SIGNALING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND SIGNAL LIGHT EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A LIGHTING DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A signaling device for a motor vehicle adapted to display pictograms, comprising:a display zone disposed on the vehicle,
a complementary zone that surrounds the display zone, and
circuitry configured to
display a pictogram in the display zone, the pictogram emitting a light beam that partially meets in shape and intensity statutory photometric characteristics of at least one signaling function; and
emit a complementary light beam from the complementary zone, wherein
the complementary light beam compensates differences of shape and intensity of the pictogram, so that a combination of the display zone light beam and the complementary light beam meets in the shape and intensity statutory photometric characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,292,222

CONTROL DEVICE FOR THE ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A control device for controlling electrical power supply for a semiconductor light source of a light module, the control device comprising:a printed circuit board including at least one electronic component configured to control the electrical power supply;
a housing configured to accommodate said printed circuit board;
a protective cap configured to close said housing; and
a first ground belt arranged on a first face of said printed circuit board and a second ground belt arranged on a second face of said printed circuit board opposite the first face,
the housing including first points of contact which are in contact with the second ground belt and said protective cap including second points of contact which are in contact with said first ground belt, said housing or said protective cap including at least one protective curb for all or part of said first and second points of contact, said first points of contact and said second points of contact having a rounded form.

US Pat. No. 10,267,479

LIGHT MODULE WITH REDUCED BULK

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module, for lighting and/or signalling, for a motor vehicle, comprising:a light source comprising a plurality of light-emitting units of submillimetric size, at least a first set of light-emitting units projecting from a first face of a first substrate;
a first carrier dissipates heat from the first set of light-emitting units, said first carrier is adjacent to a second face of the first substrate; wherein said first carrier is an electrode conducting an electrical current to the first set of light-emitting units.

US Pat. No. 10,240,744

HEADLIGHT WITH SCANNING LIGHT DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor vehicle illumination device, comprising:at least one light source for emitting light rays;
a wavelength conversion element arranged to receive the light rays on a zone and to re-emit a light radiation to produce a light beam;
a reflecting element for redirecting light rays from the light source towards the conversion element; and
a scanning apparatus configured to scan the reflecting element with the light rays in a first direction between extreme positions, the reflecting element being configured to reflect light rays at said extreme positions to a central part of the zone so as to form the central part of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,234,093

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE WITH A REFLECTIVE PATTERN FOR PROPAGATING A LIGHT BEAM

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

12. An optical waveguide for use with a lighting device for a motor vehicle, said optical waveguide comprising an output face which is smooth and continuous, disposed facing towards a cover lens, and in which a support face extends parallel to the output face, the support face differing from the output face in that the support face includes a bifunctional reflective pattern of elements having three portions including a pair of conic end portions between which there is interposed an intermediate portion having plane or curved faces meeting at a top edge, said top edge connecting apexes of said conic end portions, said conic end portions having like apex angles and respective bases at said support face so that said top edge of said intermediate portion is inclined relative to said support face, wherein said pair of faces are non-parallel to each other along the support face.

US Pat. No. 10,214,135

VEHICLE LIGHT DEVICE WITH AN OPTICAL ELEMENT PINNED WITH A FLEXIBLE BRACING ELEMENT

1. Motor vehicle light device intended to comprise a light source, said light device comprising:an optical deflector arranged to deflect the light rays emitted by the light source,
at least one bearing element,
a pinning element comprising a bracing element and at least one contact portion borne by the bracing element, the bracing element at least partially surrounding the optical deflector and includes an offset region between a linear edge of the respective contact portion and a circular periphery of the pinning element, said contact portion bearing against the optical deflector,
the optical deflector, said bearing element and said pinning element being arranged so that the optical deflector is at least partially gripped between said bearing element and said contact portion, and so that, in a direction passing through said contact portion, called direction of flexing (F), said contact portion is rigid and the bracing element is elastically deformable in the offset region.

US Pat. No. 10,345,612

TRANSPARENT MATERIAL LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE WITH TWO REFLECTION FACES

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light-emitting module for a motor vehicle, including a translucent or transparent material body comprising:an entry face for entry light rays produced by one or more light sources and entering said body;
a first reflection face with a cut-off edge for cutting off the entry light rays coming from said entry face such that a first portion of the entry light rays is reflected from the first reflection face toward a second reflection face, and a second portion of the entry light rays passes by the cut-off edge without being reflected by the first reflection face and is directly incident of said second reflection face;
an exit face for providing exit light rays in an exit beam along an optical axis of said light-emitting module, wherein said second reflection face reflects said first portion of the entry light rays coming from the first reflection face toward the exit face, and reflects said second portion of the entry light rays coming from the entry face toward the exit face.

US Pat. No. 10,309,636

MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT LIGHTING MODULE WITH WAVELENGTH CONVERTER AND SEPARATE AIR DUCTS FOR COOLING

Valeo Vision, (FR)

1. A motor vehicle headlight lighting module comprising:at least one first light source;
a wave converter device for converting the wavelength of the light emitted by said at least one first light source; and
a fan able to generate a flow of air;
a support to which said fan, said wavelength converter device and said at least one first light source is fixed, said support comprising one or more internal walls defining a first air duct and a second air duet separated from the first air duct by said one or more internal walls,
wherein said fan is provided at an inlet of both of said first air duct and said second air duct so as to distribute a flow of air between said first air duct and said second air duct, and
wherein said at least one first light source and said wavelength converter device are respectively disposed at an outlet of said first air duct and said second air duct.

US Pat. No. 10,290,617

LED LIGHT SOURCE COMPRISING AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A semiconductor light source, comprising:a first substrate made of silicon;
at least one light-emitting diode arranged on the first substrate;
an electronic circuit to perform a function for controlling the at least one light-emitting diode; and
a second substrate made of silicon and attached to the first substrate, the electronic circuit being entirely implanted inside the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,286,836

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH SIGNALING FUNCTION

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle able to perform a side signaling function with at least one reflex-reflective element, said lighting device comprising:a bezel comprising a front face facing toward the outside of said lighting device in the normal direction of mounting within the motor vehicle, said front face is at least partially visible to an observer outside said lighting device, and provided with an opening and said at least one reflex-reflective element arranged at said opening, wherein said at least one reflex-reflective element is mounted to the rear of said bezel, the rear face of said bezel facing in the normal direction of mounting toward the inside of said lighting device and not being visible to an external observer, wherein
said at least one reflex-reflective element comprises a translucent window, and
said lighting device comprises an occulting element positioned between a printed circuit and said at least one reflex-reflective element.

US Pat. No. 10,292,231

LIGHT DEVICE IN AT LEAST TWO PARTS FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light device for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least two light sources, of which at least one first light source is to be arranged on a first part of the chassis of the motor vehicle, and at least one second light source is to be arranged on a second part of the chassis, such that at least two distinct and predetermined relative positions (P, P?) relative to one another are assumable by the first and the second light sources,
wherein the device comprises a controller to control light flux from the light sources, configured to control emission of different light fluxes by the light sources, according to relative position of the first and of the second light sources, and
wherein the controller is configured to control the two light sources according to the relative position of the first and of the second light sources such that, for at least one first predetermined relative position, the first light source emits a light flux of a first predetermined intensity to perform a first predetermined regulatory light function of the motor vehicle and the second light source emits a light flux of a second predetermined intensity to perform a second predetermined regulatory light function of the motor vehicle distinct from the first predetermined regulatory light function and such that, for at least one second predetermined relative position, the first light source emits a light flux of a third predetermined intensity to perform the second predetermined regulatory light function, the light flux of the third predetermined intensity being equal to the light flux of the second predetermined intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,267,477

LIGHT BEAM LIGHTING MODULE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting module for a motor vehicle, said lighting module comprising:a support;
a first light source and a second light source secured to the support;
a first collimator and a second collimator, the first collimator being arranged to collect at least a part of light rays emitted by the first light source and the second collimator being arranged to collect at least a part of light rays emitted by the second light source, each collimator being also arranged to redirect said light rays towards a projection lens secured to the support;
the projection lens being arranged to shape at least a part of the light rays emitted by the light sources in order to:
project at least a part of the light rays collected by the first collimator in a first light beam comprising a cut-off zone; and
project at least a part of the light rays collected by the first collimator and at least a part of the light rays collected by the second collimator in a second light beam, the part of the light rays collected by the second collimator forming a first complementary beam of the first light beam, said second light beam being formed by said first light beam and said first complementary beam, said first complementary beam being delimited at least partly by the cut-off zone;
wherein the lighting module comprises at least one third light source and an optical device arranged to shape at least a part of light rays emitted by the third light source to form a second complementary beam at least partly overlapping the cut-off zone of the first light beam, the third source and the optical device being secured to the support.

US Pat. No. 10,267,480

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY FOR LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALING IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting assembly for lighting and/or signaling in a motor vehicle, comprising:a lighting module accommodating at least a light emitter part and a light focusing part for focusing one or more light beams; and
a mask, the mask including a portion of which extends under the light focusing part, wherein a transparent part of the mask is disposed on the mask in an area determined to be an area of contact of solar rays reflected and focused onto the portion of the mask extending under the light focusing part by the light focusing part so that the solar rays pass through the mask at the level of the transparent part, wherein
the transparent part is inclined relative to a normal of a plane of the mask so as to be oriented in a direction of the focusing part.

US Pat. No. 10,246,001

CARRIER OF ONE OR MORE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) FOR A SIGNALING MODULE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A carrier of one or more light sources for a luminous module for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a substrate that is rigid and has at least one aperture and electrical tracks on at least one side; and
at least one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each of said at least one or more LEDs having a body and electrical connection leads lateral to said body, said at least one or more LEDs being placed through said at least one aperture of said substrate, said electrical connection leads making contact with respective said electrical tracks;
wherein said substrate is a rigid molded part having a three-dimensional shape,
wherein a material of said substrate is a thermoplastic doped with conductive metal particles and is configured to adhere to said electrical tracks, and
wherein an optical portion of said at least one or more LEDs extends beyond an opposite surface of said substrate from said at least one side of said substrate with said electrical tracks.

US Pat. No. 10,240,770

LIGHTING MODULE COMPRISING A LASER ELEMENT

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for an automobile vehicle and designed to emit an outgoing light beam, the lighting module comprising:at least one semiconductor laser element configured for emitting a laser beam in a first light cone, referred to as emission cone;
a light-emitting element configured for converting a wavelength of at least a part of said laser beam;
a reflecting surface, a main portion of which reflects light coming from the light-emitting element in order to form said outgoing light beam oriented in a first direction of emission,
a secondary guiding face which reflects the light coming from the emission cone into a second light cone, referred to as measurement cone, oriented in a second measurement direction;
at least one device for detecting incident light exceeding a predetermined threshold of light intensity which is arranged within the measurement cone;
wherein a geometrical profile of an envelope of the guiding face causes a spreading of the light so that the measurement cone exhibits an aperture angle greater than that of the emission cone, and
wherein the light reflected by the guiding face does not form a part of the outgoing light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,412,807

CURRENT SOURCE SHARED BY A PLURALITY OF LIGHT EMITTERS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module comprising:a light source with a carrier and at least two light emitters that are placed on said carrier and that have a common electrode that is common to the at least two light emitters, each of the at least two light emitters of the light source including a plurality of electrodes;
a power-supplying electrical circuit for supplying the at least two light emitters with power, and
a connecting circuit connecting the plurality of electrodes; wherein
the power-supplying electrical circuit comprises a current source that is connected, via a plurality of switches, to the at least two light emitters of the light source, and a control circuit for controlling said switches, so as to allow each of said emitters to be selectively supplied with power by the current source,
the plurality of switches comprise a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, and a fourth switch, the current source comprising a current input terminal and a current output terminal that are connected by the first switch and the second switch, respectively, to the common electrode, and the current input and output terminals of the current source being connected to the connecting circuit by the third and fourth switches, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,328,845

ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY FOR A LIGHTING DEVICE OF AN AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF OUTPUTS

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A device for controlling an electrical power supply of at least two groups of light sources for an automobile vehicle, the device comprising:a switch-mode voltage converter circuit designed to
generate a switched voltage signal starting from an input DC voltage,
convert said switched voltage signal into an output DC voltage having a first voltage level, and
power a first group of light sources that perform a low-beam headlamp function or a high-beam headlamp function of the automobile vehicle; and
an output device that is connected to the switch-mode voltage converter circuit and comprises an electronic circuit including capacitors and diodes, without including a switch, the output device designed to
convert said switched voltage signal generated at the switch-mode voltage converter circuit into at least a second output DC voltage having a second voltage level, and
power a second group of light sources that perform a position light function of the automobile vehicle, without performing the low-beam headlamp function or the high- beam headlamp function.

US Pat. No. 10,288,241

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT WITH LED SOURCE AND LASER SOURCE BRIGHTER THAN THE LED SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor vehicle lighting system emitting a light beam, the system comprising:at least first and second types of light sources, each light source configured to produce a corresponding illumination output, the light sources of the same type having substantially the same brightness; and
optical means configured to receive the illumination output from the light sources and project a corresponding plurality of rectangularly-shaped light spots,
wherein the brightness of a light source of the first type is 2 to 10 times greater than that of a light source of the second type, and
wherein the light spots are all of substantially identical shape and are formed substantially parallel to each other in a common principal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,288,251

MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING LIGHT MODULES COOLED BY MEANS OF A GENERATOR OF AN AIR FLOW

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

12. Lighting device for motor vehicle, said lighting device comprising:a housing;
at least one light module accommodated inside said housing, comprising at least one light source cooperating with an optical surface,
a heat sink arranged to extract heat from the at least one light module;
a generator of an air flow; and
a single air duct suitable for cooperating with said generator of the air flow such as to direct said generated air flow towards the heat sink of said at least one light module, said air duct being formed by:
an open part added in the housing; and
at least one closing element suitable for closing all or part of said added open part, wherein
the air duct includes at least one outlet which opens directly onto the heat sink of said at least one light module, and
the air duct has an outlet which is directly connected to the housing so as to close the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,281,100

DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE WAVELENGTH CONVERTER, LIGHT MODULE AND LIGHTING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical device comprising at least one optical converter element for converting wavelength, formed from a first optical medium having a first refractive index, said at least one optical converter element being configured to receive an incident light beam at a first face and to convert said incident light beam into a converted light beam,wherein said optical device further comprises:
a reflective optical element, positioned on a second face of said at least one optical converter element, said second face being generally opposite said first face, said reflective optical element being configured to reflect said converted light beam;
a primary optical element, formed from a second optical medium having a second refractive index that is substantially identical to said first refractive index, a first face of said primary optical element being joined to said first face of said at least one optical converter element, said primary optical element being configured to receive said incident light beam and to transmit said incident light beam to said at least one optical converter element, a second face of said primary optical element forming a face of said primary optical element for outputting said converted light beam, said second face of said primary optical element being configured to minimize parasitic reflections of said converted light beam off itself, wherein
said primary optical element comprises an input portion, configured to receive said incident light beam and positioned off-center with respect to said at least one optical element for converting wavelength, and wherein
the input portion of the primary optical element extends asymmetrically to one side of said at least one optical element for converting wavelength,
wherein said second face of said primary optical element concavely bulges at a portion of said input portion,
wherein said second face of said primary optical element takes the form of a spherical cap at the remaining portion.

US Pat. No. 10,281,130

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE HEADLAMP LIGHTING MODULE AND ASSOCIATED LIGHTING MODULE AND HEADLAMPS

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A light-emitting device for an automotive vehicle headlamp lighting module, said light-emitting device including a light source placed along a main emission axis, said light source comprising:a carrier comprising opposite first and second faces, said first face forming a first joining surface that is substantially orthogonal to said main emission axis;
an optoelectronic chip that is fastened to said second face of said carrier;
connecting pins that are fastened to said first face of said carrier and that stick out with respect to said first joining surface, said connecting pins being electrically connected to said optoelectronic chip;
said light-emitting device furthermore including
a heat exchanger able to cool said light source, said heat exchanger comprising a second joining surface that is connected to said first joining surface of said light source,
wherein said first and second joining surfaces are joined to each other by means of a layer of adhesive material;
each of said connecting pins includes a portion extending radially in the said layer of adhesive material between said first joining surface and said second joining surface; and
said connecting pins do not pass through said second joining surface,
wherein the said first and second joining surfaces are inclined with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,267,475

LIGHT MODULE AND LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A LIGHT MODULE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A light module comprising:at least one light source,
a light source support, and
an optical element suitable for receiving rays emitted by the light source, the optical element including a panel and a frame extending from the panel,
wherein the optical element comprises means for positioning said optical element in a predefined position on the light source support and elastic attachment means for attaching said optical element in the predefined position on the light source support,
wherein the elastic attachment means comprise the frame and an elastic blade supported by the frame, the elastic blade including a fixed end fixed to the frame and a free end that extends from the frame towards the panel to form a stop against the light source support preventing the release of the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,364,957

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH IMAGE PROJECTION AND DISPLAY

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Lighting device, for a motor vehicle, comprising:a transparent or translucent screen;
a lighting module able to project a light beam onto the screen;
wherein
the screen comprises a first diffusive area and a second non-diffusive area, such that a first part of the light beam, projected onto the first area, is diffused by the screen and that a second part of said beam is transmitted by said screen to an external projection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,337,713

DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A LIGHT SOURCE TO AN ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A connecting device for the electrical connection of at least one light source to an electric power supply device, wherein the connecting device comprises:a lead frame, a first connector to bridge the frame to the at least one light source which is remote from the frame, and the connecting device further comprises a second connector to crimp the frame to the electric power supply device, wherein the connecting device has a substantially planar surface and the first connector and the second connector are disposed on opposing ends of the substantially planar surface of the connecting device, and the second connector comprises a row of a plurality of electrically conductive lugs to crimp to a connecting element of the electric power supply device, separated by electrically insulating elements of the lead frame.

US Pat. No. 10,336,242

VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH PRESENTATION OF DRIVING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device of a vehicle comprising:at least one lighting means for a road scene in front of the vehicle, arranged to form a first light beam defined by a first lighting, and
a device for generating a second light beam defined by a second lighting configured to superimpose the second beam on the first light beam, in which a sum of the first lighting and of the second lighting is greater than the first lighting and in which the second light beam forms driving assistance information,
wherein the second lighting of the second light beam is greater than the first lighting of the first light beam, and
wherein a contrast between the first and the second light beams lies between zero exclusive and five, the contrast being calculated according to the following equation:
(LMAX?LMIN)/LMIN,LMAX being a luminance resulting from a sum of the first light beam and the second light beam, andLMIN being a luminance of the first light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,300,849

INTERIOR LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An interior lighting device for a motor vehicle, the interior lighting device comprising:at least one light source configured to emit at least one light beam;
at least one projection support;
a sensor configured to detect a condition outside the motor vehicle; and
processing circuitry configured to control the light source,
control the at least one projection support to be in a passive mode or in an active mode in which the light beam forms an image on said projection support, according to a manual or automatic driving mode of the motor vehicle, and
project the image based on the detected condition outside the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,400,972

LIGHT BEAM PROJECTION DEVICE PROVIDED WITH A MATRIX OF LIGHT SOURCES, LIGHTING AND HEADLIGHT MODULE PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Optical light beam projection device, notably for a motor vehicle, wherein the optical device comprises, upstream in the direction of propagation of the light rays, a matrix of primary light sources capable of emitting light rays, and downstream, a primary optical system provided with a plurality of convergent optics configured to form virtual images of the primary light sources, the virtual images being formed upstream of the matrix of primary sources, such that the dimensions of the virtual images are greater than the dimensions of the primary light sources, wherein a convergent optic is arranged downstream of each primary light source and each convergent optic comprises an input micro-dioptre with at least one convex portion.

US Pat. No. 10,348,975

LIGHT SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. Motor vehicle light system including:an acquisition device for acquiring the scene SA located in front of the vehicle, including an image sensor,
a first lighting device including at least one light source suitable for emitting a first light beam of a first intensity lighting up said scene so as to increase the contrast of the images captured by the image sensor,
a second lighting device including a light source emitting a second light beam of a second intensity performing a regulatory signalling and/or lighting function in front of the vehicle,
a control unit which switches on the first lighting device when a first contrast value referred to as raw contrast C0 of the images captured by the image sensor is lower than a predefined threshold contrast Cs,
wherein the light source of the first lighting device is configured to generate modulated lighting, the modulation of which is imperceptible to the driver of said vehicle or an external observer.

US Pat. No. 10,337,684

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING A LIGHT GUIDE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical lighting module for a motor vehicle, the optical lighting module comprising:at least two parallel transverse rows of light guides;
a first rear portion including the light guides arranged along one of the at least two parallel transverse rows, each light guide comprising an output front end face for a light beam; and
a front portion which has a front face for the light beam, wherein the front face of the front portion is conformed to spread the light beam at least in a vertical direction, an output face of the front portion having transverse vertical end strips, each incurved about a transverse axis to spread the light beam vertically emitted by one of the two parallel transverse rows of light guides.

US Pat. No. 10,415,781

MONOLITHIC LIGHT SOURCE FOR A MOTOR-VEHICLE LIGHTING MODULE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A monolithic light source for a motor-vehicle lighting module, comprising:an emission area formed by a plurality of light-emitting rods of submillimeter dimensions, and configured so that the plurality of light-emitting rods are arranged in at least three selectively activatable segments, the at least three selectively activatable segments including:
a first segment and a second segment, which are symmetric to each other with respect to a plane of symmetry and which have a contact zone that extends along at least a portion of the plane of symmetry, and
a third segment, which extends from one end of the contact zone and which extends symmetrically on either side of the plane of symmetry,
wherein the third segment has a strip shape, wherein a thickness at one internal end of the strip shape gradually decreases in order to form a tip, and
wherein an apex of the tip is coincident with a point of intersection of the first, second and third selectively activatable segments.

US Pat. No. 10,415,784

LIGHTING MODULE WITH CHROMATISM CORRECTION

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting module for a motor vehicle, the lighting module comprising:at least one lighting engine configured to form a light beam with a cut-off line, the cut-off line running along one or more axes; and
at least one lens designed to project the light beam with the cut-off line, the at least one lens comprising diffractive elements to correct all or part of chromatism of the at least one lens, and comprising a central region which is lacking the diffractive elements, wherein
the diffractive elements are substantially parallel to the cut-off line.