Laminar light guide
Thin-panel illuminator for front-lit displays
Light emitting optical fiber assemblies and method for forming the same
ApplicationNo. 309424 filed on 02/10/1989
US Classes:362/26, Edge illuminated modifier or light rod/pipe362/551LIGHT FIBER, ROD, OR PIPE
ExaminersPrimary: Husar, Stephen F.
Assistant: Hagarman, Sue
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassF21V 007/04
AbstractThin panel illuminator includes a solid transparent panel member having one or more deformed output regions which cause light entering the panel along an input edge thereof to be emitted along the length of the panel. Light may be transmitted to one or more panel input edges from one or more light sources utilizing transition devices which convert easily focused light generally to the shape of the panel input surfaces.