US Patent No. 9,156,395

LOW PROFILE HIGHLY EFFICIENT VEHICULAR LED MODULES AND HEADLAMPS


Patent No. 9,156,395
Issue Date October 13, 2015
Title Low Profile Highly Efficient Vehicular Led Modules And Headlamps
Inventorship Arun Kumar, Farmington Hills, MI (US)
Mahendra Somasara Dassanayake, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US)
Albert Ekladyous, Shelby Township, MI (US)
Bruce Preston Williams, Grosse Pointe Park, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,156,395

1. A vehicle lighting module, comprising:
a lens having an input surface including a purality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface, each element having
a different focal length; and

an LED light source positioned to direct incident light through the input surface,
wherein the elements are configured to shape the light from the input surface into a collimated light pattern emanating from
the exit surface containing at least 60% of the incident light.