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Headlamp Assembly

United States Patent

Mateos et al.

Patent Number:    4,807,094

Date of Patent:    Feb. 21, 1989

HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY
Inventors: Luis A. Mateos; Lawrence M. Rice, both of Anderson, Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Appl. No.: 135942
Filed: Dec. 21, 1987
Int. Class: B60Q 1/00
U.S. Class: 362/80; 362/290
Field of Search: 362/61, 80, 82, 290, 342, 268, 296, 299, 237, 245, 307, 327, 329; 296/1 R, 194; D26/28, 35

References Cited

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
1463024 July 1923 Steinhauer et al. 362/290
3487206 December 1969 Dawson et al. 362/80
4153928 May 1979 Speedy 362/80
4383290 May 1983 Binder et al. 362/80
4525772 June 1985 Peck 362/290
4722033 January 1988 Van Duyn et al. 362/80

FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
0074726 Mar. 1983 European Patent Office 362/268
2129537 May 1984 United Kingdom 362/61

Primary Examiner- Ira S. Lazarus
Assistant Examiner- D. M. Cox
Attorney, Agent, or Firm- Edward J. Biskup

Abstract

A headlamp assembly having a colorless lens which is positioned flush with the adjacent panels at the front end of a motor vehicle and which includes horizontal louvre and vertical slat means located within the body of the headlamp that art of the same color as the adjacent panels and are positioned and spaced therein so that the lens appears to be the same color as the adjacent panels.

9 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets

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