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Headlamp Assembly

United States Patent

Van Duyn et al.

Patent Number:    4,947,294

Date of Patent:    Aug. 7, 1990

HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY
Inventors: Paul D. Van Duyn; Robert C. House, II; Leslie H. Hallgarth, all of Anderson, Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Appl. No.: 430831
Filed: Oct. 10, 1989
Related U.S. Application Data
Continuation of Ser. No. 342, 211, Apr. 24, 1989, abandoned.
Int. Class: B60Q 1/00;
U.S. Class: 362/61; 362/306; 313/318
Field of Search: 362/61, 226, 80, 83, 362/267, 306; 313/318

References Cited

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4682274 July 1987 Freudenreich 362/61
4774645 Nov. 1988 Iwamoto 362/226
4794500 Dec. 1988 Bradley 362/226
4819142 April 1989 Lothamer 362/226
4822302 April 1989 Doreans 439/544
4829408 May 1989 Haydu 362/61
4778196 October 1988 Spoliansky 403/143

Primary Examiner- Ira S. Lazarus
Assistant Examiner- Richard R. Cole
Attorney, Agent, or Firm- Edward J. Biskup

Abstract

A vehicle headlamp having a retainer that can be fastened to the rear of the reflector through sonic welding or by adhesive bonding and that includes a pair of integrally interconnected ring members which provide a circular open space therebetween for accommodating the retainer members formed on a replaceable light bulb and has locator tabs formed on one of the ring members for cooperation with locator slots on the reflector for properly locating the retainer on the reflector.

4 Claims, 2 Drawing Sheets

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