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Headlamp Assembly

United States Patent

Luallin et al.

Patent Number:    4,974,123

Date of Patent:    Nov. 27, 1990

HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY
Inventors: John M. Luallin; William E. Nagengast, both of Anderson, Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Appl. No.: 407001
Filed: Sept. 14, 1989
Int. Class: B60Q 1/06;
U.S. Class: 362/66; 362/289; 362/421; 403/141; 403/143
Field of Search: 362/66, 287, 289, 418, 362/419, 421; 403/141, 143, 289, 290, 344

References Cited

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
683049 September 1901 Johnston 403/141
1502265 July 1924 Paterson 403/141
2260442 October 1941 Dollase 403/141
3375044 March 1968 Peterson 403/143
4192026 March 1980 Williams 403/289
4689725 August 1987 Saijo et al. 362/66
4701064 October 1987 Mizusawa 403/141
4778196 October 1988 Spoliansky 403/143
4845598 July 1989 Watanabe et al. 362/418
4884174 November 1989 Dorleans 362/421
4894754 January 1990 Levilain 249/142

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

Abstract

A vehicle headlamp assembly having a lamp unit supported by three ball pivots each of which is connected to the reflector member of the lamp unit through a pair of socket portions which encapsulate the ball portion of the associated ball pivot and are connected together by a fastener accessible from above the headlamp assembly and which, when removed, allows the lamp unit to be released from the vehicle.

5 Claims, 2 Drawing Sheets

Headlamp Assembly image


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