Patents by Inventor Les K. Kaminski

Les K. Kaminski 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: 5456620
    Abstract: A connector assembly for lamps such as lamps which are used for automotive signaling lamps includes a single adaptor plug which, at a first end, plugs into a socket fixed to the signal light assembly and at a second end has a socket for receiving a flat sealed end of a bulb. The adaptor plug includes a pair of electrical contacts therein each of which has a female electrical connector at both ends. One end of each female electrical connector receives a blade of a wire lead contact while the other end receives the flattened, sealed end of the bulb and makes contact with one of the bulb terminals. The adaptor includes a lug projecting from a surface thereof which lug is received in a recess in a spring arm latch mounted on the socket. By utilizing the aforedescribed adaptor plug, a simpler, more reliable, less expensive connector assembly for automotive lamps is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventor: Les K. Kaminski
  • Patent number: 4659889
    Abstract: A vehicle reading/courtesy lamp is provided. The lamp includes a lamp body upon which is rotatably mounted a switch actuating ring. A switch is mounted within the lamp body. The switch includes a switch actuating lever which functions to turn the lamp on or off and to limit rotation of the ring with respect to the lamp body. The ring and lamp body are assembled together by means of spaced apart projections on each element. The spaced apart projections pass by each other upon assembly of the ring and lamp body and are moved to an overlapping position thereafter. The switch actuating arm prevents re-registry of the projections and spaces which would result in separtion of the ring and the lamp body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Les K. Kaminski, Clyde Sheffield
  • Patent number: 4628417
    Abstract: A multi-purpose illumination device comprising, in one configuration, a dome lamp for the interior of a pickup truck cab and in another configuration a cargo light for illuminating the cargo box of a pickup truck, is provided. The lamp has an inner casing and an outer casing. The inner casing may be swung into the outer casing to configure the unit as a dome lamp. The inner casing may be swung away from the outer casing to configure the unit as a cargo lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Les K. Kaminski, Michael E. Dyke