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Motor Vehicle Tail Lamp Assembly

United States Patent

Speedy

Patent Number:    4,153,928

Date of Patent:    May 8, 1979

MOTOR VEHICLE TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY
Inventor: Guido C. Speedy, Anderson, Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Appl. No.: 855827
Filed: Nov. 30, 1977
Int. Class: F21V 5/04; F21V 13/00; B60Q 1/30
U.S. Class: 362/331; 362/80; 362/337; 362/367; 362/300
Field of Search: 362/297, 268, 300, 303, 362/307, 309, 311, 330, 331, 339, 360, 361, 367, 80, 337, 336

References Cited

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
1310378 December 1916 Strauss 362/307
3487206 December 1969 Dawson et al. 362/80
3514589 May 1970 Huber 362/293
4041302 August 1977 Koljonen 362/307

Primary Examiner- Howard A. Birmiel
Attorney, Agent, or Firm- Edward J. Biskup

Abstract

A lens assembly for a motor vehicle tail lamp assembly that gives the latter the appearance of a substantially black lighting unit. The lens assembly includes an inner lens and an outer lens each of which is formed with horizontally extending V-shaped ribs with the outer lens being made of a neutral density plastic material while the inner lens is made of a colored plastic material and has each rib thereof consisting of a substantially horizontally oriented portion and an inclined portion.

3 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures

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