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Jeffrey Paul Nold, David Allen O Neil, Timothy Fohl: Multi-function vehicle taillight system with unitary optic. Ford Motor Company, Charles H Ellerbrock, August 15, 2000: US06102559 (155 worldwide citation)

A taillight system for an automotive vehicle has an optic manifold mounted in a assembly defining a light emitting area, a first light source configured to provide illumination through the light emitting area, and a second light source configured to provide illumination through a predetermined porti ...


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Walter P Lapatovich, Joseph M Proud, Timothy Fohl: Electrodeless HID lamp with lamp capsule. GTE Laboratories Incorporated, Carl F Ruoff, William E Meyer, May 12, 1992: US05113121 (35 worldwide citation)

An electrodeless lamp may be formed with a capsule having a radiant energy transmissive material defining an approximately cylindrical enclosed volume having an external length less than 20.0 millimeters, and an outer diameter less than 8.0 millimeters. The enclosed volume is filled with a lamp fill ...


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Kacia K Brockman, Timothy Fohl, Pablo A Vicharelli: Nonimaging reflector for coupling light into a light pipe. GTE Products Corporation, Frances P Craig, William E Meyer, December 14, 1993: US05271077 (34 worldwide citation)

A reflector for coupling light from a light source into an optical waveguide includes input and output ends, a central axis and a reflecting surface disposed around the central axis. A light source, such as an arc lamp, is positioned on the central axis at the input end of the reflector. An input en ...


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Timothy Fohl, William M Keeffe, Harold L Rothwell: Metal halide arc discharge lamp with means for suppressing convection currents within the outer envelope and methods of operating same. GTE Products Corporation, Joseph S Romanow, February 12, 1985: US04499396 (33 worldwide citation)

A metal halide arc discharge lamp having a gaseous fill within the outer envelope and means for suppressing convection currents within such fill; and methods of operating and constructing such lamps. A light-transmissive sleeve or enclosure surrounding the arc tube laterally and about at least one e ...


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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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Timothy Fohl, James C Morris: Efficiency arc discharge lamp. GTE Sylvania Incorporated, James Theodosopoulos, January 6, 1976: US03931536 (21 worldwide citation)

The arc tube of an electric discharge lamp is surrounded by a reflective filter. The filter selectively reflects arc discharge radiation outside the visible range to which the arc tube wall is transparent and to which the arc plasma is optically thick, so that the reflected radiation is preferential ...