US3578282A - Hanger for outdoor light sockets - Google Patents

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US3578282A
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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
    • F21V19/00Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
    • F21V19/006Fastening of light sources or lamp holders of point-like light sources, e.g. incandescent or halogen lamps, with screw-threaded or bayonet base
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S4/00Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
    • F21S4/10Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources attached to loose electric cables, e.g. Christmas tree lights
    • 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
    • F21V21/00Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
    • F21V21/08Devices for easy attachment to any desired place, e.g. clip, clamp, magnet
    • F21V21/088Clips; Clamps
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01RLINE CONNECTORS; CURRENT COLLECTORS
    • H01R33/00Coupling devices in which a holder is adapted for supporting apparatus to which its counterpart is attached; Separate parts thereof
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21WINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO USES OR APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • F21W2121/00Use or application of lighting devices or systems for decorative purposes, not provided for in codes F21W2102/00 – F21W2107/00
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21WINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO USES OR APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS
    • F21W2121/00Use or application of lighting devices or systems for decorative purposes, not provided for in codes F21W2102/00 – F21W2107/00
    • F21W2121/004Use or application of lighting devices or systems for decorative purposes, not provided for in codes F21W2102/00 – F21W2107/00 mounted on the exterior of houses or other buildings to illuminate parts thereof

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An integral hanger for attaching outdoor light sockets to eavestroughs. The hanger has a hooked upper portion for gripping the upper outer edge of an eavestrough, and an outwardly protruding portion at its lower end with an aperture for receiving the clip of an outdoor light socket.

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United States Patent Inventor Carl J. Olsen 1610 Belmont Ave., Ontario, Canada 862,806

Oct. 1, 1969 May 1 l, 1971 Appl. No. Filed Patented HANGER FOR OUTDOOR LIGHT SOCKETS 5 Claims, 2 Drawing Figs.

US. Cl 248/214, 248/309 Int. Cl E041) 7/18, F21v 33/00 Field of Search 248/73,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS D173,720 12/1954 Carver et a1. 248/300UX 1,914,974 6/1933 McGrail 248/224X 2,665,166 1/1954 Roark 248/224X 3,181,827 5/1965 Sassin 248/301X Primary Examiner-Roy D. Frazier Assistant Examiner-William H. Schultz Att0rneySim & McBurney ABSTRACT: An integral hanger for attaching outdoor light sockets to eavestroughs. The hanger has a hooked upper portion for gripping the upper outer edge of an eavestrough, and an outwardly protruding portion at its lower end with an aperture for receiving the clip of an outdoor light socket.

HANGER FOR OUTDOOR LIGHT SOCKETS attaching outdoor light sockets to eavestroughs, the hanger' comprising: a hooked member including an upper portion, a first downwardly depending portion integral with one end of said upper portion, and a second downwardly depending portion integral withthe other end of said upper portion and thus spaced from said first downwardly depending portion, the second downwardly depending portion being longer than the first downwardly depending portion and having at its lower end a projecting portion extending outwardly remote from the first downwardly depending portion, the projecting portion having an aperture for receiving the clip of an outdoor light socket.

One embodiment of this invention is shown in the accompanying. drawings, of which like numerals denote like parts.

throughout the several views, and in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a partly broken-away eavestrough to which two hangers are attached, one of which has an outdoor light socket connected thereto; and

H0. 2 is a sectional view through one hanger.

Referring now to FIG. 1, an eavestrough is seen to comprise an inner upstanding wall 12, a bottom wall 13, and an outer upstanding wall 14. The outer upstanding wall'l4 is S- curved in vertical section, as shown, and at its upper edge is bent inwardly to form a top wall 16, and downwardly to form a lip 17. The upper portion 18 of the outer upstanding wall 14 is substantially vertical and spaced parallelly from the substantially vertical lip 17. The top wall 16 is substantially horizontal, so that the upper portion 18, the top wall 16 and the lip 17 form a substantially rectangular upper outer edge for the eavestrough l0.

an outdoor light socket 32 into which a bulb 33 is screwed.

Two hangers 20 are shown attached to the upper outer edge 19 of the eavestrough. As best seen in the leftward hanger 20, each hanger includes a hooked member 22 which consists of an upper portion 24, a first downwardly depending portion 25 and a second downwardly depending portion 26. The downwardly depending portions 25 and 26 are integral with the upper portion 24 and spaced from one another. The second downwardly depending portion 26 is longer than the first downwardly depending portion 25, and has at its lower end a projecting portion 28 which extends outwardly remote from the first downwardly depending portion 25. The projecting portion 28 has an aperture 30 which is adapted to receive the clip of an outdoor light'socket.

At the right in the HQ, the hanger 20 has attached thereto Electrical wiring 34 carries power to light the bulb .33; The socket 32 is equipped with a clip 36 of the conventional kind, including an attachment portion 38 and a downwardly extending resilient clip portion 40. The resilient clip portion 40 extends through the aperture 30 in the projecting portion28 of the hanger 20.

As can be seen particularly in the leftward hanger 20, the aperture 30 is elongated transversely to the direction in which the projecting portion 28 extends. Conventionally, the resilient clip portion 40 is made of a flattened piece ofmetal or plastic, and the aperture 30 is designed to be generally complementary to the horizontal section through the resilient clip portion 40.

lt will also be noted that the hooked member 22 defines a substantially rectangular recess which is especially adapted to receive the outer edge 19 of the eavestrough 10.

Preferably, the hanger 20 of this invention is manufactured from a weather-resistant material, such as plastic or nonrustwith the least amount of effort. Also, the flare at 44 allows the socket 32 to be easily removed from the hanger should thehanger 20 become frozen onto the eavestrough, because it maintains an open space between the top surface of the projecting portion 28 and the attachment portion 38. It will be appreciated that any similar enlargement at the edge 42 would serve the same purpose.

l claim:

1. An integral hanger for attaching outdoor light sockets to eavestroughs, the hanger comprising: a hooked member including an upper portion, a first downwardly depending portion integral with one end of said upper portion, and a second downwardly depending portion integral with the other end of said upper portion and thus spaced from said first downwardly depending portion, the second downwardly depending portion being longer than the first downwardly depending portion and having at its lower end a projecting portion extending outwardly remote from the first downwardly depending portion, the projecting portion having an aperture for receiving the clip of an outdoor light socket, the outermost edge of said projecting portion being flared in the vertical plane parallel with the direction in which the first and second downwardly depending portions are spaced from each other. i

2. The invention claimed in claim I, in which the aperture is elongated transversely to the direction in which the projecting portion extends.

3. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the hooked member defines a substantially rectangular recess adapted to receive the outer upper edge of an eavestrough. i g

4. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the hanger is of nonrusting metal.

5. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the hanger is of weather-resistant plastic material.

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1. An integral hanger for attaching outdoor light sockets to eavestroughs, the hanger comprising: a hooked member including an upper portion, a first downwardly depending portion integral with one end of said upper portion, and a second downwardly depending portion integral with the other end of said upper portion and thus spaced from said first downwardly depending portion, the second downwardly depending portion being longer than the first downwardly depending portion and having at its lower end a projecting portion extending outwardly remote from the first downwardly depending portion, the projecting portion having an aperture for receiving the clip of an outdoor light socket, the outermost edge of said projecting portion being flared in the vertical plane parallel with the direction in which the first and second downwardly depending portions are spaced from each other.
2. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the aperture is elongated transversely to the direction in which the projecting portion extends.
3. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the hooked member defines a substantially rectangular recess adapted to receive the outer upper edge of an eavestrough.
4. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the hanger is of nonrusting metal.
5. The invention claimed in claim 1, in which the hanger is of weather-resistant plastic material.
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