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Headlamp Leveling Arrangement

United States Patent

McMahan et al.

Patent Number:    5,253,154

Date of Patent:    Oct. 12, 1993

HEADLAMP LEVELING ARRANGEMENT
Inventors: David R. McMahan; William E. Nagengast, both of Anderson; Terry L. Coombs, Pendleton; Bradley A. Merrill, Thorntown; Ronald A. Wheat, Alexandria; Jan A. Wisler, Anderson, all of Ind.
Assignee: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
Appl. No.: 897637
Filed: June 12, 1992
Int. Class: B60Q 1/00
U.S. Class: 362/66; 362/61; 362/287; 362/427; 33/335; 33/379
Field of Search: 362/61, 66, 418, 427, 428, 80, 287; 33/370, 379, 335

References Cited

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
2058743 October 1936 Trippe 362/311
4660128 April 1987 Bergin et al. 362/80
4802067 January 1989 Ryder 362/61
4916586 April 1990 Van Duyn et al. 362/61
4970629 November 1990 McMahan 362/61
5029051 July 1991 Shirai et al. 362/66
5032964 July 1991 Endo et al. 362/66
5107407 April 1992 Collot et al. 362/66
5140503 August 1992 Lisak 362/80
5151849 September 1992 Nagengast et al. 362/61

Primary Examiner- Carl D. Price
Attorney, Agent, or Firm- William A. Schuetz

Abstract

A leveling arrangement for a vehicle headlamp that includes a support portion formed in the upper portion of the reflector member that has a spirit level member mounted thereon which is characterized in that it includes a living hinge serving as a pivotal connection for a depending member fastened to a substantially vertically oriented surface of the support portion so that rotation of screw means carried by the spirit level results in pivotal movement and calibration of the spirit level relative to the optical axis of the reflector member.

8 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets

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