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David Allen O Neil, Timothy Fohl, Michael Anthony Marinelli, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard: Vehicle lighting system utilizing a uniform thickness thin sheet optical element. Ford Global Technologies, Steven A Maynard, August 11, 1998: US05791757 (31 worldwide citation)

A lighting system for an automotive vehicle includes a remote laser light source coupled with a light transmitting fiber optic light guide bundle which illuminates a uniform thickness thin sheet optical element having a plurality of micro-optical wedges formed thereon and a plurality of diffractive ...


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Michael Anthony Marinelli, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, David Allen O Neil, Timothy Fohl: Laser illuminated lighting system utilizing a diffractive optical element. Ford Global Technologies, Steven A Maynard, April 6, 1999: US05890796 (28 worldwide citation)

A lamp assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a remote laser light source coupled with a light transmitting fiber optic light guide which illuminates a unitary thin sheet optic having a diffractive optical element portion, a manifold section, and a kicker section.


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Timothy Fohl, Michael Anthony Marinelli, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard: Dimpled manifold optical element for a vehicle lighting system. Ford Global Technologies, Leslie C Hodges, March 14, 2000: US06036340 (26 worldwide citation)

A vehicle lighting system includes a light source for generating light and a unitary optical element having a light collimating surface, a plurality of stepped surfaces projecting from the collimating surface, each stepped surface having a reflective surface angled with respect to the collimating su ...


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Timothy Fohl, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, Willes H Weber: Thin-sheet collimation optics for diode laser illumination systems for use in night vision and exterior lighting applications. Ford Global Technologies, Jennifer Stec, July 23, 2002: US06422713 (22 worldwide citation)

An optical element, a lighting system utilizing the optical element and a method of manipulating light from a source to provide an illumination pattern suitable for use in a night vision system and exterior lighting applications is disclosed. The optical element has an input surface and an output su ...


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Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, Willes H Weber: Active night vision system for vehicles employing short-pulse laser illumination and a gated camera for image capture. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, May 4, 2004: US06730913 (20 worldwide citation)

A method of detecting objects with a night vision system is provided. The night vision system includes a light source and a camera. The method includes activating the light source as a sequence of light pulses wherein each light pulse is increasing in intensity for a predetermined number of pulses t ...


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Timothy Fohl, Michael Anthony Marinelli, David Allen O Neil, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard: Laser illuminated vehicle lighting system utilizing a turning prism. Ford Motor Company, Daniel M Stock, January 12, 1999: US05857770 (18 worldwide citation)

A lighting system for an automotive vehicle includes a remote laser light source coupled with a light transmitting fiber optic light guide which illuminates a thin sheet optical element tail lamp having a manifold portion, a kicker portion adjacent and substantially parallel to the manifold portion, ...


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Timothy Fohl, Michael Anthony Marinelli, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard: Laser illuminated lighting system. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, December 23, 1997: US05700078 (16 worldwide citation)

A tail lamp assembly for an automotive vehicle includes a remote laser light source coupled with a light transmitting fiber optic light pipe which illuminates a unitary thin sheet optic having an input section, a manifold section, and a kicker section.


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Bennie Poindexter, Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, Willes Henry Weber: Fiber-optic gas composition sensor for exhaust gases. Ford Global Technologies, Donald A Wilkinson, November 9, 1999: US05979423 (13 worldwide citation)

An on-board gas composition sensor is disclosed for monitoring oxygen content levels in the exhaust gas (24) of an internal combustion engine (4). The gas composition sensor includes a sensor body (20) mounted inan exhaust stream from an engine (4), with a fiber-optic cable (18) running from the sen ...


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