With Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/439)
  • Patent number: 10443834
    Abstract: One electrical lead from an LED package is soldered to an inner electrically conductive member positioned and electrically isolated from an outer electrically conductive member by electrically insulating material while a second electrical lead and a neutral lead from the LED are soldered to the outer electrically conductive member so that heat is transferred from an LED die within the LED package to the outer electrically conductive member and then to a thermally conductive outer casing with a thermal path that minimizes thermal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 8939616
    Abstract: A light fixture including a housing having a wall extending from a bottom surface to a top surface and forming an opening, a socket proximate the bottom surface for receiving an illumination source, and a shroud removably secured to and extending away from the top surface. The shroud may include at least one protrusion extending from a rear surface and connectable to a housing top surface ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Richard L. Cleghorn, Marcus J. Shotey, Thomas A. Miserendino
  • Patent number: 8845121
    Abstract: A power supply unit including an accumulator, a back support body with means configured for holding the back support body on a user's head and connect to a lighting device, at least one first module provided with a USB connector, and means for removably securing the at least one first module to the back support body. The back support body also includes a hollow element for receiving the connector, such hollow element being mounted so as to pivot around a transverse axis of the back support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Sebastien Jarzac, Boris Bouffay
  • Patent number: 8469556
    Abstract: A safety unit for mounting in a wall defining a part of a building space has a tubular housing containing an emergency load such as a light sized to fit within the housing, said emergency load including a base and a light-emitting element. An actuator mechanism such as a motor carried on the housing provides force to the base responsive to electrical power to translate the base to deploy the emergency load within the building space. A preferred embodiment includes a cover and a cover-operating mechanism receiving force from the actuator to remove the cover as the load deploys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas W. Gow
  • Patent number: 8371729
    Abstract: A keyed mounting arrangement for a light or other object mountable on a mounting rail having a keying feature may comprise a body containing operating elements; a clamping arrangement including clamp members on the body for clamping and releasing the mounting rail; and a keying member removably disposed in a recess located on the body in a predetermined location and having a keying feature that engages the keying feature of the mounting rail when the body is clamped to the mounting rail. Where the object is mountable on mounting rails having keying features of different sizes and shapes, the keying member may be selected from a set of keying members for having a keying feature of a size and shape that corresponds to the size and shape of the keying feature of the mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, John C. DiNenna
  • Publication number: 20110006660
    Abstract: A UV lamp comprises: a bulb (2) containing a mixture of an inert gas and metallic halides; at least one first electrode (4) and one second (4) electrode associated with the bulb (2); a connector (6), coupled to the bulb (2) and having two thin metal plates (12a) protruding from a portion of said connector (6). Each flat thin plate (12a) is electrically connected to an electrode (4) and is spaced apart from the other thin plate (12a) by at least 20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: UV4 TAN S.R.L.
  • Patent number: 7597460
    Abstract: An improvement in lightbulb housings which is the addition of a third baffle that extends beyond and behind the length of a standard baffle which generally ends at the tip or beginning of a socket. By adding a third baffle that goes beyond and behind the socket, a snapper assembly, which has been correspondingly elongated, may be affixed, bolted, riveted, or screwed onto this third baffle. That portion of the affixation, bolt, rivet, or screw that resides in the interior of the light housing is attached along the side of the socket and behind the face of the light bulb so that the affixation will not be seen when the housing is in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Hamid Rashidi
  • Patent number: 7553052
    Abstract: A light source unit mounting structure includes a light source unit, including a reflector for reflecting light of a light source on a concave reflecting surface to give a directivity; and a lamp holder, on which the light source unit is mounted by securing an opening edge part of a light emission opening of the reflector to the lamp holder. An annular flange portion around the light emission opening of the reflector mounted on a bearing surface provided at the lamp holder is elastically pressed by two pressers fastened by screws to the lamp holder, so that the flange portion is elastically pressed and retained in a thickness direction between the pressers and the bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7467888
    Abstract: A power supply module for a lighting system is directly mountable onto a special cover plate for a standard electrical junction box. The power supply module is provided with a plug assembly that mates with a socket assembly incorporated within the special cover plate. The power supply circuit provides an electronically power limited output through multi-conductor connectors. The power supply output is used to connect to luminaires using a multi-conductor cable having multi-conductor connectors that mate with the multi-conductor connectors on the power supply and the luminaires. The luminaires use a circuit to interface between the power supply output and the lamp. The special cover plate is also suitable for receiving a plug assembly incorporated within the base of a lighting base module that can provide temporary incandescent or gas-discharge lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Dale E. Fiene
  • Patent number: 7213950
    Abstract: A wire frame means for structurally supporting a light shading material is provided, wherein the light shading material is joined onto a least one side of the structural supporting means that is not a top or bottom side thereof. Means, such as mounting tabs, are further provided for removably joining the structural supporting means to the wall mounted light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventor: Linda Kay Lawrence
  • Patent number: 7083307
    Abstract: A light-directing assembly is coupled to a light-emitting lamp. The assembly includes an opaque light shield having a top wall with a first opening. The light shield further includes a side wall coupled to the top wall and defines a second opening at a bottom edge. A light-directing assembly also includes a resilient washer having a central aperture and an outer dimension smaller than an inner dimension of the side wall. The central aperture of the washer is coupled to and receives a portion of the light-emitting lamp through an interference fit. The first opening of the light shield receives a second portion of the light-emitting lamp. A top wall of the light shield is supported by the washer and surrounds the light-emitting lamp. Thus, light from the light-emitting lamp is directed from the light-emitting lamp only out of the light shield and through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: William P. Galgon, Richard L. D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 6971774
    Abstract: An insertion structure for inserting a lamp rod to a wire winding box comprises a lamp seat and an inserting head. The retaining seat has a flange and a lateral side of the flange is a threaded surface. The threaded surface passes through the via hole of the wire winding box. A hollow slot is formed on threaded surface of the retaining seat. A lateral side of the slot is locked with a reed. An inner side of the reed is punched with an embedded block. The embedded block protruding into the slot of the retaining seat. An interior of the insertion head is fixed with a conductive plug. A lateral side of the insertion head has a bank of teeth for buckling the retaining seat. Thereby, a lamp rod with the insertion structure is detachable from the wire winding box easily for storage and transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Wen-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 6966680
    Abstract: An outdoor decorative lighting arrangement and system includes a plurality of lighting fixtures with each fixture including a stake, a bulb and shade assembly, and a coupling assembly for connecting the bulb and shade assembly to the stake. The shades are detachable and interchangeable on the lighting fixtures and come in a variety of forms or shapes that are representative of different holiday occasions and events. The decorative lighting system can be used with an existing permanent outdoor lighting system, and can operate off of 110 volt AC current, 12 volt DC current, or through solar panels incorporated with one or more of the light shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Edward Kratz
  • Patent number: 6955441
    Abstract: An ornamental tube used in a decorative lamp assembly for heating by heat energy from the lamp bulb to boil an organic solvent into a convection of bubbles is disclosed having a plastic tube body holding the organic solvent, a plastic bottom cap capped on the bottom open side of the tube body, a porous cushion mounted in the plastic bottom cap and adapted to absorb the organic solvent for heating by heat energy from the lamp bulb, and a spacer member mounted in the plastic bottom cap to seal the bottom open side of the tube body and to hold down the porous cushion in the plastic bottom cap, the spacer member having through holes for the passing of the organic solvent from the tube body to the porous cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Inventor: Ching-Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 6817739
    Abstract: An electrical light assembly, adapter and method in which an internally threaded base member of an adapter is threaded to an externally threaded member of an electrical socket, and a plurality of angularly-spaced ribs extending from the base member are inserted through an opening in the shade to establish a force fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Frank Blateri
  • Patent number: 6655821
    Abstract: A lamp connection port connected to a ceiling fan assembly includes an open end which is enclosed by a skirt portion of the connection port. A plurality of flexible protrusions extend inward from an inside of the skirt portion and a first end of a lamp shade is engaged in the open end of the lamp connection port. The first end of the lamp shade has a flange and a groove is defined in an outer periphery of the lamp shade. The flexible protrusions are engaged with the groove of the lamp shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Chun Ya Tai
  • Patent number: 6572247
    Abstract: A bulb shade includes a light-transmissible hood portion having a bottom opening, a horizontal flange surrounding the bottom opening and a stepped shoulder close to the bottom opening, and a bulb-mounting seat provided with a connecting hole and a plurality of radiating holes and adapted to locate in the hood portion and abut on the stepped shoulder. A bulb base is detachably connected to the connecting hole on the bulb-mounting seat with a bulb connected thereto upward extended into the hood portion. The bulb shade may be directly connected to individual bulb base included in a light string to protect the bulbs thereof, or be attached to and extended into an inflatable toy of other type of decorative articles to isolate a decorative bulb in the bulb shade from the toy or the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Inventor: Yu-Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 6568833
    Abstract: A light is disclosed which may be an aircraft light, comprising a base 2 for mounting the light, a chassis 8 upstanding from the base, a circuit board 10 mounted upon an outer face of the chassis and at least one solid state emitter—and more preferably an aray of LEDs 24, 26—mounted upon the circuit board. The invention provides a light which is constructionally convenient but can provide a clean beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Oxley Developments Company Limited
    Inventors: Michael Christopher Worgan, Timothy George Bushell
  • Patent number: 6536927
    Abstract: A light fixture extension adapter includes a body, a male stud on one opposite end portion of the body for extending through a mounting hole in a light fixture cover extending between opposite outer and inner faces of the light fixture cover and adapted for fastening a cap of the light fixture on the male stud so as to dispose the light fixture cap adjacent to the outer face of the light fixture cover, a female socket on the other opposite end portion of the body and disposed adjacent to the inner face of the light fixture cover and adapted for fastening a nipple of a light fixture thereto, and an abutment structure disposed on the body for abutting against the inner face of the light fixture cover such that upon fastening the light fixture cap on the male stud the light fixture cover is clamped between the abutment structure and light fixture cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Victor F. Lawnicki
  • Patent number: 6513955
    Abstract: A light modifier for use with a light source has a frame defining a plane that is spaced apart from a face of the light source. The frame has at least one side member extending from the frame in a direction toward the light source. A locking mechanism is operably attached to the side member for releasably locking the frame into an open position. The frame is collapsible to a closed position inside a cover. The cover has at least one pocket for receiving a light diffusion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: F. J. Westcott Company
    Inventor: Thomas A. Waltz
  • Patent number: 6502962
    Abstract: A removable, reusable cover assembly for a light assembly has a light filtering cover with an interior that surrounds a lamp of the light assembly and a connector that attaches to the light assembly. The cover assembly has first and second vent holes that communicate with the interior of the cover. During energization of the lamp, the air in the interior of the cover is heated and escapes through the first vent hole. Cooling air is drawn through the second vent hole into the interior of the cover to cool the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Fire Products Company
    Inventors: W. Kenneth Menke, W. Kenneth Menke, III
  • Publication number: 20020196632
    Abstract: A fitter for a lighting fixture is provided that is made primarily from glass, plastic, or a similar material. The novel fitter design is affixed to the lighting fixture near a socket, and is used to hold in place a removable shade. The shade may rest in the novel fitter, or may be removably attached to it using mechanical attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Arch. Riccardo Luchi
  • Patent number: 6464368
    Abstract: A decorative lamp assembly having an ornamental tube for producing air bubbles when radiated by the lamp bulb, the ornamental tube having tiny plastic balls of different colors that move up and down with the air bubbles, which are formed from dichloromethane upon radiation of heat energy from the lamp bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Ching-Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 6375337
    Abstract: An ornamental display lamp assembly includes a combination lamp socket and plug device holding a lamp bulb and a lampshade around the lamp bulb, and a decorative glass tube supported on the lampshade and disposed in contact with the lamp bulb to receive heat and light from the lamp bulb, the decorative glass tube containing a deposit accumulated on the inside, a volume of water floated on the deposit, and a volume of dichloromethane (CH2Cl2), the deposit being composed of solid state sodium silicate (NaSiO3) and rocks embedded in the solid state sodium silicate, the contained dichloromethane being maintained between the deposit and the layer of water when the lamp bulb is off and the decorative glass tube receives no heat from said lamp bulb, the contained dichloromethane being changed into bubbles when heated by heat from the lamp bulb during the operation of the lamp bulb, which bubbles float upwards from the bottom side of the layer of water to its top side and then sink when reached the top side of the la
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventor: Yng-Tsuen Hwang
  • Patent number: 6357895
    Abstract: A luminaire, and in particular an arm-mounted spotlight or a picture light, having a long slim stem with a lighting head at one end and fixing elements at the other end. The fixing elements have clamping ends which engage at least partially around the stem and which can be operated by hand between a clamping position and a loosening position. In one embodiment, the clamping elements are each formed as clamping sleeves which embrace the stem annularly and have open ends which have flanges which can be moved toward each other by a finger grip in order to achieve the clamping action. In another embodiment, clamping elements are biased into a closed position by a spring and finger grips are provided to open the clamping elements when pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Azuma Limited
    Inventors: Bjoern Kierulf, Anton Bendis
  • Patent number: 6271630
    Abstract: This invention is for an improved high intensity discharge lighting fixture. The lighting fixture includes a ballast which is adapted to be connected to a source of electric power. A first high intensity discharge socket is electrically connected to the ballast. A second high intensity discharge socket is electrically connected in parallel to the first high intensity socket and the second high intensity discharge socket is connected to the ballast in parallel with the first high intensity discharge socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Indy Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodor G. Yahraus
  • Patent number: 6149283
    Abstract: A lighting device has a support that can be screwed into a standard 120 volt light socket. A ring with multiple, alternating color, circumferentially spaced LEDs, is connected to the support and a reflector is provided over the ring for reflecting light from the LEDs past the ring. A power supply circuit is connected to the LEDs for powering the LEDs to emit light. The light can be white if the LEDs are a combination of red, blue and green or other white-forming combinations, or the power circuit can selectively power subsets of the LEDs to produce and desired color. The same circuit can be used to vary the intensity of the light in the manner of a dimmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Conway, Yutao Zhou
  • Patent number: 6102551
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a lamp assembly, and in particular, related to a Christmas lamp assembly comprising a lamp bulb and a lamp holder integrally molded of synthetic resin in a water-proof manner.With the lamp bulb and the lamp holder according to the present invention, the former may be easily inserted into the latter for desirable electric connection, which may efficiently prevent raindrop or sludge from penetrating the inside of either of them and thus solve the problems of current leakage or short circuit in a conventional lamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Minah International Limited
    Inventor: Wan-Hsing Hsu
  • Patent number: 6095662
    Abstract: A lighting fixture with emergency illuminating device having a housing, first and second electrical sockets, first and second lamps, and a first translucent cover. The housing having electrical wiring for connection to a power source. The first electrical socket coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the wiring, and having a first central axis and a first width transverse to the first central axis. The second electrical socket coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the wiring, and having a second central axis and a second width transverse to the second central axis that is greater than the first width of the first electrical socket. The first lamp having a connecting end removably coupled within the first electrical socket and a translucent bulb portion extending from the connecting end. The second lamp having a connecting end removably coupled within the second electrical socket and a translucent bulb portion extending from the connecting end of the second lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Frederick C. Burroughs, Stephen M. Stafford
  • Patent number: 6048082
    Abstract: A direct mounting lamp unit comprises a holder (4) each side of which is provided with a pair of terminal portions (5) having a shape such that a lead wire (2a) of a micro electric lamp (2) wound around the terminal portion (5) is substantially flush with a bearing surface (4a) of the holder (4). The lamp unit also comprises a color cap (3) that is provided with an engaging portion (3a) for engaging a lamp-receiving recess (4b) of the holder so that the micro electric lamp is kept vertically with respect to the bearing surface (4a) of the holder (4). The direct-mounting electric lamp unit having the above structure can be mounted on a circuit board (10) automatically by using a solder reflow bath in the same way as other electronic components, thereby improving productivity, though in the prior art, a direct-mounting electric lamp unit had to be mounted on a circuit board (10) by handwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Washimoto
  • Patent number: 5868493
    Abstract: A trim-ring auxiliary member system for capturing and supporting an auxiliary member relative to an interior and an open end of a lighting housing. The housing includes an annular groove formed in an interior of the housing. The groove is axially spaced from an open end of the housing. A support spring member is removably secured to the interior of the housing and disposed within and retained by the groove. A connecting spring removably attaches the auxiliary member to the support spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William Winkelhake
  • Patent number: 5844472
    Abstract: A portable, electronic device provides base functions as an illuminated key holder, a recharging system, and an accessory light, as well as extended functions. The internal Nicad battery power supply can be recharged from a variety of sources. With the device plugged into a recharging source such as a cigarette lighter socket, a special docking mechanism interfaces with it to power or recharge a variety of electronic devices. The docking unit provides a universal adaptor to mate with several different popular socket sizes. In the best mode an audio recorder and playback device is combined with the flashlight and key chain apparatus. This enables both voice recording and playback. A map light mounting system enables the module to be held in a desired position within a vehicle to provide a mounted light source once the key ring is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventor: Victor Shiu P. Lee
  • Patent number: 5826975
    Abstract: A lamp has a base, a pole attached to and extending upwardly from the base, a shade having a central opening, and a neck assembly at an upper end of the pole supporting the shade. The neck assembly supporting the shade includes an outer neck member with an annular bottom plate attached to the top of the pole and an upper annular support ring. An inner neck member has an annular bottom plate and an upper annular ring, the inner neck member being coaxial with the outer member and having an axial length between the bottom plate and ring less than the corresponding length of the outer member. An externally threaded body passes through the bottom plates. A nut threadedly engages the threaded body and urges the bottom plates toward each other with the upper rings engaging opposite upper and lower surfaces of the shade adjacent the central opening. A halogen or incandescent bulb socket is supported in the inner neck member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventors: Paul Hsieh, Shiela Hsieh
  • Patent number: 5588741
    Abstract: A lamp holder assembly including an upper shell and a bottom shell connected together by a screw joint to hold a lampshade on the outside and a ceramic socket on the inside, an electric wire inserted through the upper shell and connected to the ceramic socket for the transmission of power supply to the ceramic socket, a wire holder mounted in a cylindrical top section of the upper shell and screwed up with a plastic screw cap to hold the electric wire, and two screws respectively threaded into two opposite screw holes on the cylindrical top section of the upper shell and stopped against the electric wire at two opposite sides to hold down the electric wire and to secure a hanger to the upper shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Angus Huang
  • Patent number: 5483432
    Abstract: A pole-mounted park light fixture is provided, The light fixture includes the utilization of a soft sleeve in the form of a unitary structure that can be directly mounted onto a pole situation in the ground, A light bulb is installed into the upper end of the soft sleeve, The soft sleeve has a pair of diverging attachment strips extending outward from the upper end thereof for fastening a lamp hood thereto, Electrical wires extend through recesses formed in opposing sides of a wall surface of an opening formed in an opening disposed in the lower end of the soft sleeve, The opening in the lower end of the soft sleeve is provided to receive the pole therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventor: Fong-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 5122942
    Abstract: A lamp shade structure for easily mounting a snap-socket; the socket has two symmetrical hook grooves on the outer lower part thereof to facilitate connection with a lower shade portion, which is cup-shaped member with a screw hole in the center thereof, and two symmetrical snap fasteners; each of the snap fasteners has a hook to be engaged with the corresponding hook grooves so as to have the socket mounted on the lower shade portion in a simple and snap manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Inventor: Hsuan-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 4982313
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light fixture assembly which includes a standard socket for receiving an electric light bulb and a sleeve with a cylindrical opening, the sleeve being rigidly mounted around the socket in order to conceal and protect it while at the same time supporting a lamp shade. The shade comprises a fixation collar sized to facilitate its insertion into the cylindrical opening of the sleeve. This basic structure which is known per se is improved in that the shade is rigidly fixed to the sleeve via the fixation collar by force-fitting male and female elements disposed respectively on the interior surface of the sleeve and the exterior surface of the fixation collar in order that the female elements receive the male elements when the lamp shade connection ring is forceably inserted into the cylindrical opening. Each female element is preferably disposed at the end of a circumferential groove opening at the leading edge of the ring to receive and guide the corresponding male element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Distribution Nadair Ltee
    Inventor: Jean Lupien
  • Patent number: 4821161
    Abstract: A light fixture suitable for attachment without a junction box is shaped as a one piece thermoplastic cylindrical receptacle with one end closed. An inner surface of the closed end forms an axially extending molded socket in which a bulb screwshell is centrally disposed and to which a light reflector is attached. At the outer surface of the closed end is a circular cavity containing all the electrical connections, including the contacts, the wire terminals and the cord guides for holding an electrical cord in position. Conductive metal strips connect the contacts and the wire terminals and are recessed in the circular cavity. The cavity is covered by a cap with a protruding annular rib which when fastened bends the electrical cord supported by the cord guides into clamping engagement with the outer surface of the closed end for securing the cord against pull and strain forces on the wire connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Design Products, Co., Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Koontz
  • Patent number: 4683521
    Abstract: An under hood and luggage compartment lamp assembly which is adapted to be positioned on a hood or luggage compartment of a vehicle. The lamp assembly comprises a plastic body which has, at one end, a first set of spaced terminals the outer ends of which extend parallel for connection to a plug of a wiring harness and at the other end of a second set of spaced terminals, the outer ends of which are shaped for receiving a wedge based lamp. The inner end of the other of the first set of terminals is bent and resiliently engages the spherical contact of a mercury switch and the inner end of one of the second set of terminals is bent and engages the button contact of the mercury switch. The inner end of the first set of terminals directly engages the inner end of the other of the second set of terminals. The body is provided with projections and recesses for locating the terminals such that they can be dropped in place during assembly. A cover closes the body and mechanically locked to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Beta Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Poleschuk, LeRoy A. Poleschuk
  • Patent number: 4578742
    Abstract: A lampholder for insertion into and removal from an electrically powered lighting unit which includes a socket for receiving the lamp, means for communicating electrical power from the unit to the lamp, means for releasably engaging the unit, and a cap structured to prevent cracking superposing the socket and having an upper surface and a lower surface proximate the socket. A plurality of windows through the cap of a sufficient size to vent heat emitted from the lamp, together with the heat resistant material from which the cap is formed, prevent the upper surface from exceeding a predetermined temperature. An insulation layer is preferably disposed between the lower surface and the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Roy S. Klein, Joel C. Gehly, Joseph T. Sestak
  • Patent number: 4514794
    Abstract: An attachment provision is provided for exchangeable accessories for illumination bodies, which comprises an adapter plate having a receiving opening and which plate is attached to an illumination body for supporting an accessory having an axis. The adapter plate has at least two recesses for receiving and supporting an adapter flange of an accessory. The recesses are disposed at a distance, but are not disposed such that they would meet the requirements of an n-fold rotation axis with n equal to or larger than 2 for said axis. The accessory is provided with an adapter flange with at least two cam toes to grip through the recesses of the adapter plate. The cam toes are disposed at a distance, but are not disposed such that they would meet the requirements of an n-fold rotation axis directed vertically to the flange plane with n equal to or larger than 2 for said axis and where the cam toes support the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Bron Elektronik AG
    Inventor: Walter Haberthur-Heilig
  • Patent number: 4428032
    Abstract: The specification discloses a light fixture globe connector in which a resilient clip is used to connect and support the globe. The connector is especially adapted for use with an overhead fan light fixture since it resists accidental release of the globe due to vibration. An extending piece carries the light socket, the clip, and a slidably mounted cup which encompasses and restrains the clip. The clip has a plurality of resilient arms terminating in recurved portions which are held in engagement with the globe by the cup. The resilient, recurved arm portions are biased against the containing cup by the globe, preferably engaging a lip on the cup's rim, preventing the cup from sliding on the extending piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventor: James R. Workman
  • Patent number: 4426677
    Abstract: A combined shade and socket holder for being mounted at the end portion of a tubular member and for use in supporting an electrical socket having an opening through a back wall of the socket and for use in supporting a shade, including, a generally cup-shaped housing formed with a closed end portion, an open end portion and an intermediate connecting central portion, the closed end portion including an outwardly extending tubular portion having an unthreaded interior surface for receiving the end portion of the tubular member and a stop surface within the tubular portion for limiting the extension of the end portion of the tubular member within the tubular portion, the closed end portion additionally including light locking members adjacent the tubular portion for locking the end portion of the tubular member within the tubular portion, the central portion for receiving the electrical socket to have the back wall of the electrical socket positioned adjacent the interior surface of the closed end portion and w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: Casablanca Fan Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren E. Dennis
  • Patent number: 4403277
    Abstract: An industrial lighting luminaire including a ballast housing, a reflector and a reflector support securing the reflector to the ballast housing. The transformer forms a portion of the outer surface of the ballast housing which is adapted to accommodate transformers of varying size and the reflector support forms a hinge-like snap closable connection with the reflector. A mounting plate hooks onto and forms a top cover for the ballast housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1983
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Eargle, Jr., Winfried N. Westermann
  • Patent number: 4360861
    Abstract: The invention relates to a socket for a baseless cartridge lamp, particularly a two-filament cartridge lamp or a cartridge halogen lamp with contacts at opposite ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Edison International
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 4241391
    Abstract: The efficacy, life and beam intensity of a sealed-beam headlamp are enhanced by employing a compact baseless halogen-cycle incandescent lamp as the inner light source and mounting it in optically coupled relationship with the reflector component of the sealed-beam housing by a holder assembly that is rugged, light in weight, and inexpensive from both a material and manufacturing standpoint. The holder assembly comprises one or several sheet-metal components that are locked in embracing interfitting relationship with the press seal of the lamp envelope by welding the components to one or more of the lamp lead-in conductors and to the rigid main conductors carried by the reflector component. The halogen-cycle lamp and its rigid lead-in conductors thus constitute integral structural parts of the finished mount that mechanically retain the various components in their assembled relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Elam Pitkjaan, James F. Endler
  • Patent number: 4187533
    Abstract: A fisherman's appliance to aid in attracting fish to a baited fish hook or artificial lure having a pair of spaced non-transparent circular plates between which is disposed an electric lamp bulb for directly illuminating surrounding water in which the appliance is suspended radially and horizontally outwardly from the appliance and in a relatively narrow vertical beam above and below the level of the appliance in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Inventor: William C. Hampton