US1589760A - Automobile lamp closure fastener - Google Patents

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US1589760A
US1589760A US745021A US74502124A US1589760A US 1589760 A US1589760 A US 1589760A US 745021 A US745021 A US 745021A US 74502124 A US74502124 A US 74502124A US 1589760 A US1589760 A US 1589760A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V17/00Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
    • F21V17/10Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening
    • F21V17/16Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening by deformation of parts; Snap action mounting
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S41/00Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps
    • F21S41/20Illuminating devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. headlamps characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
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June 22 1926.

E. A. KUEN AUTOMOBILE LAMP CLOSURE ms'rsuan Filed Oct. 21. 1924 s Sheets-She 1 25 INVENTOR ATTORNEV June 22 192s. 1,589,760

I E. A. KUEN- AUTOMOBILE LAMP CLOSURE FASTENER Filed on. 21. i924 s sheets-sheet 2 5: @z/aw HTTORNEV INVENTOR I Juhe 22 1926.

E. A. KUEN AUTOMOBILE LAMP CLOSURE FASTENER Filed Oct. ,21. 19424 a Sheets-Shoot s INVEHTOR 4? AQ avg i :g Q.

- AT'TO NEV screw will engage the aperture 28 of the end 27. By now turning the screw the rim will be drawn toward the body. In the first movement of the rim following the hooking engagement at its top, the swinging movement toward the body will bring the edge 32 of the rim into engagement with the glass 15. Continued movement will gradually bring the entire edge 32 into engagement with the glass and simultaneously cause flexure of the end 23 of the fastener 22 toward the front of the lamp. This yielding action of the top element will prevent unequal pressure being brought upon the glass. WVhen the screw 30 has been brought up tight at the bottom of the lamp the element at this point will function in the same manner as does the top one. Thus equal glass pressure is assured throughout its periphery, hence preventing glass breakage.

The form of closure shown in Figs. 5 to '4' inclusive is quite similar to that described in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, in that it is identical except for the provision of an extension 32 from the reflector holding end 26.

This extension 32 is provided with a lip 33 which aids the extension to function as a glass retaining clip as shown in Figs. 5 and 6. In the operation of securing a glass in position the extension or clip is flexed to allow it to be released over the glass when it has been placed in position as shown. Incidentally the function of holding the reflector is performed as in the previously described construction, in addition to that of holding the closure glass. In other respects the fastener is identical as to general shape and performance, with that of the previous ly described construction and has the same reference numerals applied to the features which are in common with those of the form shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive.

In the modification shown in Figs. 8,9 and 10 the construction has been changed to adapt it to a type of lamp construction in which the body is of the form having no inwardly extending annular flange, so that the reflector rim 13 sets into the body and rests upon suitably positioned shelves 34. In this case both ends of a substantially U shaped fastener at the top of the lamp body are located in and extend to the outside of a slot 35 formed near the edge of the body. One end 36 extends rearwardly for engagement with the turned over hooked rear edge 37 of the closure rim, while the other end is divided into three tongues 41, 42 and 43, the tongues 41 and 42 being located in fastener supporting position against the opposite wall of slot 35 from that en gaged by end 36. The remaining tongue 43 is somewhat hooked and extends forwardly for reflector retaining engagement with the notch 44 of the reflector. At the bottom of the lamp a fastener of somewhat different appearance is provided. Extending from the closure rim is a lug 45 having a pivoted latch 46 secured thereto. An aperture 47 in the latch is adapted for closure fastening engagement with a spring lug 48 extending from the body, the end of the lug having a hump 49 for retaining the latch in place. The operation of the construction just described is quite similar to that of the other constructions set forth herein and especially to the form shown in Figs. -1 to 4 inclusive. For this reason the operation of such features as embody slight distinctions of construction, are self evident and need not be specifically described herein.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is:

1. A closure fastener for automobile lamps consisting of a body, a reflector located in the body, and a closure for the body and reflector, comprising two yielding elements located at substantially diametrically opposite sides of the lamp, each of said elements being located within the lamp body and having its ends occupying body slots, one end of each element occupying a slot located at the edge of the reflector flange and adapted to engage the reflector flange yieldingly, whereby the reflector will be retained in position relatively to the body, the other end of one element occupying a slot located adjacent to the rear edge of the closure and adapted to engage the rear edge of the closure, the other end of the cooperating element occupying a slot adjacent to the rear edge of the closure, and means adapted detachably to attach the closure to said end.

2. In combination in an automobile lamp consisting of a body having an open end, a

reflector located within the body and sup ported at the open body end, and a closure mounted on the body and closing the reflector, a closure fastening element located at the top and another closure fastening element located at the bottom of the lamp, said top element being located Within the lamp body and having its ends mounted in body slots, one of said ends being adapted to be placed in retaining engagement with the closure, the slot in which said closure retaining end is mounted having a tongue therein adapted for cooperative engagement with the end to prevent fastener displacement at any time, the bottom fastener hav ing identical mounting conditions, and means adapted detachably to bring the bottom fastener into retaining relation with the closure.

3. In combination in an automobile lamp comprising a body having an inwardly flanged opening, an outwardly flanged reflector mounted in the body with the flanges of the body and reflector in supporting engagement with each other, and a closure upon the open end of the body adapted to close the reflector and body, a closure fastener of substantially U-shaped formation mounted Within the body with its ends 00- cupying slots in the body, a similarly shaped fastener located in the body substantially diametrically opposite the first. mentioned fastener and also having its ends occupying slots in the body, each of said fasteners having one end adapted yieldingly to engage the reflector flange to prevent inadvertent displacement thereof from the body flange, the other end of each of said fasteners being arranged for closure fastening relation with the body, one of said ends being arranged for direct attachment to the closure, the other of said ends extending adjacent to the closure, and means adapted detachably to connect the. closure with the other of said mentioned ends, whereby the closure will be supported yieldingly on the body.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto afilxed mysignature.

, EUGENE A. KUEN.

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Cited By (7)

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US2945945A (en) * 1955-10-24 1960-07-19 Gen Electric Luminaire
US5941625A (en) * 1997-12-11 1999-08-24 Bazz Inc. Spring clip for a recessed light fixture assembly
US6511212B2 (en) * 2001-05-08 2003-01-28 Hubbell Incorporated Luminaire latch
US20110280027A1 (en) * 2010-05-17 2011-11-17 Yazaki Corporation Automotive interior lamp
US20110310632A1 (en) * 2010-06-16 2011-12-22 Yazaki Corporation Room lamp for motor vehicle
US20150292717A1 (en) * 2014-04-09 2015-10-15 Dongguan Jiasheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. Lighting fixture
US10267495B1 (en) * 2017-12-19 2019-04-23 Appleton Grp Llc Visor for a lighting fixture

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2945945A (en) * 1955-10-24 1960-07-19 Gen Electric Luminaire
US5941625A (en) * 1997-12-11 1999-08-24 Bazz Inc. Spring clip for a recessed light fixture assembly
US6511212B2 (en) * 2001-05-08 2003-01-28 Hubbell Incorporated Luminaire latch
US20110280027A1 (en) * 2010-05-17 2011-11-17 Yazaki Corporation Automotive interior lamp
US8622596B2 (en) * 2010-05-17 2014-01-07 Yazaki Corporation Automotive interior lamp
US20110310632A1 (en) * 2010-06-16 2011-12-22 Yazaki Corporation Room lamp for motor vehicle
US8636398B2 (en) * 2010-06-16 2014-01-28 Yazaki Corporation Room lamp for motor vehicle
US20150292717A1 (en) * 2014-04-09 2015-10-15 Dongguan Jiasheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. Lighting fixture
US9568170B2 (en) * 2014-04-09 2017-02-14 Dongguan Jiasheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. Light fixture with support structure
US10267495B1 (en) * 2017-12-19 2019-04-23 Appleton Grp Llc Visor for a lighting fixture

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