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Headlamp Assembly

United States Patent

Liverance et al.

Patent Number:    4,882,660

Date of Patent:    Nov. 21, 1989

HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY
Inventors: Martin K. Liverance, Royal Oak, Mich.; David R. McMahan; Bartly A. Haydu, both of Anderson, Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Notice: The portion of the term of this patent subsequent to May 24, 2005 has been disclaimed.
Appl. No.: 276608
Filed: Nov. 28, 1988
Related U.S. Application Data
Continuation of Ser. No. 185,209, Apr. 18, 1988, abandoned, which is a continuation of Ser. No. 930,741, Nov. 13, 1986, Pat. No. 4,474,029.
Int. Class: H01R 33/00
U.S. Class: 362/226; 362/61; 313/113; 439/546; 439/616
Field of Search: 362/266, 257, 296, 306, 362/341, 226, 457, 429, 310, 61; 439/546, 616; 313/113, 114, 115

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FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
1120106 7/1068 United Kingdom

Primary Examiner- Stephen F. Husar
Assistant Examiner- Peggy Neil
Attorney, Agent, or Firm- Edward J. Biskup

Abstract

A vehicle headlamp in which the rear of the reflector has fastened thereto a retainer assembly that receives a replaceable light bulb and includes a shield for blocking stray light rays emanating from the light bulb.

12 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets

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