Patents by Inventor Alton E. Runions

Alton E. Runions has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7494262
    Abstract: A bulb retainer device for use with bulbs such as halogen burner bulbs on vehicles subject to vibration and oscillation. The bulb has a flat burner glass press area and a receptacle is used for mounting the bulb in position to function as a light. A one piece metal sheet bulb retainer is mounted on the receptacle. The retainer has a circular drawn cup in its surface for slidably mounting the retainer on the receptacle. The retainer further has a plurality of arcuate fingers in the cup and sized to engage the bulb flat burner glass press area to restrain movement thereof. The preferred number of fingers is four and the retainer is fixedly mounted on the retainer after assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alton E. Runions, James H. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20080273343
    Abstract: A bulb retainer device for use with bulbs such as halogen burner bulbs on vehicles subject to vibration and oscillation. The bulb has a flat burner glass press area and a receptacle is used for mounting the bulb in position to function as a light. A one piece metal sheet bulb retainer is mounted on the receptacle. The retainer has a circular drawn cup in its surface for slidably mounting the retainer on the receptacle. The retainer further has a plurality of arcuate fingers in the cup and sized to engage the bulb flat burner glass press area to restrain movement thereof. The preferred number of fingers is four and the retainer is fixedly mounted on the retainer after assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Alton E. Runions, James H. Chambers
  • Patent number: 4548589
    Abstract: A halogen bulb lamp assembly manufactured by mounting a previously aligned halogen bulb unit in a one-piece molded plastic rectangular reflector with a mirrorized paraboloidal inner surface. The halogen bulb unit has a pair of spaced connector pins that are coated with an epoxy adhesive and inserted into a pair of stepped through bores in the reflector. The pins are shaped to force epoxy uniformly into the larger portions of the reflector bores, and the ends of the pins project from the rear of the reflector and are spot welded to terminals that have barbed projections pressed into the rear of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4520432
    Abstract: A rectangular lamp unit and an integral bracket, replaceable as a unit upon bulb burn-out, including a one-piece plastic reflector closed by a rectangular lens with an integral peripheral mounting flange on the reflector adjacent the lens so that the unit can be mounted substantially flush on a mounting panel. The unit is manufactured by applying an epoxy adhesive to a lens recess in the reflector, joining the lens thereto, and then heating the assembly to cure the epoxy. During heating, evolved gases are released from the reflector through a vent hole that is sealed by a vent plug immediately after heating by inserting the plug coated with a silicone rubber sealant into the vent hole to form a thick seal ring and push sealant into irregularities in the hole. The sealant is cured by residual heat from the epoxy curing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4509106
    Abstract: A self-housed rectangular lamp assembly with a replaceable halogen bulb lamp unit. A cup-shaped housing, having a pivotal mounting bracket, receives a lamp unit that has a pair of integral threaded bosses on its rear surface receiving fasteners extending through the rear of the housing to releasably attach the lamp unit within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4498124
    Abstract: A dual halogen bulb rectangular lamp assembly with a one-piece plastic reflector having two adjacent paraboloidal mirrorized inner surfaces. A halogen bulb unit is mounted in each of the mirrorized surfaces and they are electrically connected in series for simultaneous bulb energization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4345307
    Abstract: A retainer assembly for a rectangular vehicle headlamp consisting basically of a one-piece rubber molding having an outer base member and a rectangular lamp support pivotally supported on the base member by an integral web portion extending horizontally between the base to the top of the rectangular lamp support approximately midway along its axial length. This arrangement permits pivotal movement of the lamp support portion with respect to the base about a horizontal axis for adjusting the angular position of the headlamp and also providing an excellent vibration and shock mount for the lamp with respect to the associated vehicle. An adjusting assembly at the lower part of the lamp support portion provides the necessary headlamp adjustment. A metal frame is connected to the base portion and provides the rigidity necessary to fasten the retainer assembly and headlamp therein onto the vehicle body.In one embodiment the base member is rectangular in configuration and has a metal insert molded frame for support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventors: William R. Mayer, Alton E. Runion