US Patent No. 10,481,316

LIGHT EMITTING ARRANGEMENT FOR ILLUMINATED SURFACES


Patent No. 10,481,316
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Light Emitting Arrangement For Illuminated Surfaces
Inventorship Ties Van Bommel, Eindhoven (NL)
Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,481,316

1. A light emitting arrangement comprising:a body of solid material having a surface;
a light guiding member partially embedded into the body, the light guiding member having a plurality of discrete light outcoupling regions and a plurality of discrete light non-outcoupling regions distributed along a longitudinal direction of the light guiding member, wherein the plurality of light non-outcoupling regions of the light guiding member are embedded in the body and the plurality of light outcoupling regions of the light guiding member are exposed on the surface of the body, wherein the plurality of light outcoupling regions comprise light outcoupling elements and the plurality of light non-outcoupling regions form light incoupling regions comprising light incoupling elements, and wherein at least one of the plurality of light outcoupling regions is coupled to two of the plurality of light non-outcoupling regions; and
a plurality of solid state light sources embedded within the body and arranged to emit light towards the light incoupling regions.