US Patent No. 9,863,843

HIGH-VOLUME, LONG-RANGE HEADLAMP AIMING


Patent No. 9,863,843
Issue Date January 09, 2018
Title High-volume, Long-range Headlamp Aiming
Inventorship Albert Ekladyous, Shelby Township, MI (US)
Diane Marie LaHaie, Dearborn, MI (US)
Ghassan E. Mady, Plymouth, MI (US)
Simon Howard Curwood, Canton, MI (US)
Kelley Maria Adams-Campos, Ferndale, MI (US)
Hardyal Singh, Canton, MI (US)
Jeffrey Paul Spencer, Canton, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,863,843

1. A method for aiming a vehicle headlamp, comprising:
by an indexing aim box imager, capturing at least one first headlamp and/or first headlamp-adjacent vehicle feature image
and determining therefrom a first headlamp optical center;

by at least one fixed imager aimed at a displaceable aiming surface, capturing at least one second headlamp low beam cutoff
image and determining therefrom a second headlamp cutoff height;

translating the indexing aim box from the first headlamp to the second headlamp;
by the indexing aim box imager, capturing at least one second headlamp and/or second headlamp-adjacent vehicle feature image
and determining therefrom a second headlamp optical center; and

determining a first headlamp cutoff height from at least one first headlamp light beam low beam cutoff image captured by the
at least one fixed imager.