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Publication numberUS1300860 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1919
Filing dateJun 20, 1918
Priority dateJun 20, 1918
Publication numberUS 1300860 A, US 1300860A, US-A-1300860, US1300860 A, US1300860A
InventorsOtho M Otte
Original AssigneeOtho M Otte
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Headlight-adjuster.
US 1300860 A
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0. M. OTTE; HEADLIGHT ADJUSTER.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 20. l9l8.

1300,860. Patented Apr. 15,1919.

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HEADLIGHT ADJUSTER.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 29. 1918.

Patented A pr. 15, 1919.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 o'rrIoM, CT'lTE-, QE JAMESTOWN, New YORK.

1 HEADLIGHT-ADJUSTER.

city ofilamestown'; in "the countyof Gha-uf tauqua and State New York; have invented certain new anduseful Improvements in i rAdiust sii v i' hfths lowing, taken in? connection withl the acooma yins'd fie' i spe ifis i ni The inventionrelatesto supports-for automobile headlights similardevices and the improvement consists in providing a lamp having a plurality of bracket or hinge" supports for. attaching the same rigid-1y to a frame or prop" alt al'predeterininedtiltg said brackets being adj'ustably cjomple'mentaiy in their action to one another as to height,

tilt and sidewis'e adjustment, and "toward these ends said brackets iare preferably re versible to loweror raiseisaid-lamp, and each have a plurality of hinging" and clamping or rigid attachment pointsfand the invention consists in the novel" features and combina tions hereinafter set'forth and claimed. "In the drawings, Figure'flis a perspective viewof-an automobile headlight with my double complementary bracket or hinge support, the lamp being held on the same level" that it maybe 'if placed directly on: the fixed forked-standard; "and Fig. 2' is a similarfview with marine-hinged clips of the bracket turned so as to hold the lamp on a lower level in respect as compared with direct attachment to the forked support "-and Fig. 3"is' a "perspective view' of an automobile lamp directly and fixedlysupported on the forked prop or "standardgand' Fig. 4 isa perspectiveview of the preferred form of "forked prop for supporting-the brackets Fig.5 is a plan view of theblank' of the. preferred form of ,the fork attaching clipof the l'bracketpr multiple hinge sripport with the lug at each jend and having an adjusting slot in each lug preparatory to formingintd astandard receiving eyeby folding the'lug' ends into nearly contacting relation, said lug ends being sp'aced sufii ciently to permit the insertion of the similarly folded-lug ends of thelamp attaching clip of the bracket, said"lamp adj ustingclip being shaped exactly the same as the standspeeification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 15,1919.

serial'm. 24 1:,049. v

ard attaching clip with the exception of a round bolt hole in the lugs instead of a slot; and Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the pintle for s aidlamp attaching "clip, which pintle 1s attached within the central portion of the folded 'clipfprefer'ably by spot welding in'"'o'rder to form a hinged attachment to the lamp; Fig.7 is atop plan view showingthe complementary adjustable relation arrangement of 'thedifferent parts shown in Fig. 7. Fig. 11 is an elevation of a slight modification of one ofthe clipsin the hinged bracket showing longer lugs having the slots for a double 'bolt attachment to a correspondingly shaped clip; and Fig. 12. shows aperspective View of said modified form of the bracket hinge showing the double bolt attachmentofthe two parts or clips of the hingedbracket which modified form is unnecessary except for heavy lamps, the single bolt hinge giving sufi'icient clamping powerto rigidly supportthe average welght amp.- w j Like characters ofrefe'rence refer to corresponding parts in theseveral views.

The numeral 15 designates the automobile lamp which is preferably arranged with projecting eye portions 16 at each side to receive therethrough the supporting upper endsl7 of the two tined standard 18 which tines'ha'vethe enlargements l9 thereon to hold'the lamp 15 in a fixed and non-adjusting elevation in relation to said fork.

Adjustability is given to the lamp 15 on the standard 18 by means of my reversible folding hinge or bracket or hinge bracket clips are struck up from t e sheet metal as shown' in Fig. 5 with a lug at each end hinge bracket showing the construction and thereof which double lugged blank is formed into an eye 23 for clip 21 by means of a suitable folding die and is attached around the pintle or non-headed bolt 24 preferably by spot welding the looped sheet metal to the pintle 24 to form the clip 22. The pintle 24 is provided with a thread and nut on its exposed end to hingingly support the lamp thereon by insertion through the eye 16 on the side of the lamp 15. An adjusting slot 25 is provided in the double lug of the clip 21 and a hole 26 in the double lug of the clip 22 to receive therethrough the hinging or pivoting bolt 27 for the preferred form of the bracket 20.

A second adjusting slot 28 is provided in the clips 21 and 22 in the modified form shown in Figs. 11 and 12 for supporting heavy weight lamps, an upper bolt 29 being provided through the upper slots 28 which firmly fastens the two modified hinged clips 21 and 22 in their adjusted position. In order to rigidly attach the clips 21 on the upper ends 17 of the standard 18 set screws 30 are provided through the sheet metal eye 23, said eye {being preferably strengthened by means of a spring clip 31 which is sprung into and slipped to position over about the center of the periphery of the eye portion 23 of the clip 21 and preferably spot welded in' said position to thereby stiffen and strengthen the eye 23 and the holding power of the threaded set screw 30. The standard 18 may be supported on the frame, as shown in Fig. 2, or on any other portion of the machine.

The leaves of the folded clips 21 and 22 may be alternated by the insertion of a leaf from each clip between the leaves of the opposite clip, and when so clamped together by means of the clamping bolt 27 a strong clamping attachment is given to the hinged or pivotal joint formed between said clips 21 and 22 by the bolt 27 so that a lamp 15 will rarely move from the adjusted position. As hereinbefore stated, however, heavy lamps are firmly held by the additional bolt 29 in the upper portion of the interrelated or hinge clips.

The double lugged clips may be assembled in three different forms to adjust the level of the lamp. For example, in Fig. 1 wher in the lamp is held in the same elevation which it would have if attached directly to 55 the upper end 17 of the standard 18; or the elevation of the lamp may be lowered by turning the clips as shown in Fig. 2, or may be raised by turning said clips as shown in Fig. 8. The lamp will be held firmly in the adjusted position by the bolts 27 and set screws 30 or for heavy lamps by the additional bolts 29.

The complementary nature of the construction of the multiple hinge brackets is clearly shown in the top plan view in Fig. 7, each of the multiple hinge brackets 20 having a pivotal point formed by the eye 23 and standard end 17 and the pintle 24 in the eye 16 on the lamp 15 for adjustment in a horizontal plane, and the bolt 27 in the hole 26 in slot 25 for vertical adjustment, heavy lamps having the additional bolt 29 in the slots 28. Said multiple hinge points will lamp 15 and forked standard 18 in the predetermined position.

The lugs onthe modified form of bracket shown in Figs. 11 and 12 are preferably of sufficient length to provide wide spacing between the clampingbolts 27 and 29so that the rigidity of the holding power ofthe bracket for heavy lamps may not be impaired; 7

It is apparent that a single hinge bracket 20 might be used to supportthe lamp 15 without departing from my invention and allowing vertical and sidewise adjustment of the lamp, though such a support would not be as satisfactorysince it could not as rigidly support the lamp.

I claim-as new 1. In a lamp mounting, a two-point support, connections between the respective points of the support and points on opposite sides of the lamp and means whereby to enable the connections to be independently adjusted and fixed after adjustment so as to increase or decrease the distance between the respective points of the support and said points on opposite sides of the lamp.

2. In a lamp mounting, a two-point support, connections between the respective points of the support and points on opposite sides of the lamp and means whereby to enable the connections to be independently adjusted and fixed after adjustment so as to increase or decrease the distance between the respective points of the support. and said points on opposite sides of the lamp, and to also allow the lamp to have pivotal movement so as to incline same to the vertical.

3. A lamp support comprising a lamp, 3. standard for said lamp,'and a reversible hinge bracket pivotally connected to both said standard and lamp to allow vertical and horizontal adjustmentof said lamp and to permit change in the elevation of said lamp.

4. A lamp support comprising a lamp, a suitable standard for said lamp, and a reversible hinge composed of L-shaped clips rates-a6 a pivotally connecting said standard and lamp which permits vertical and ""s'idewis'e' adju'st meiiti'offsaid lam'pjiand change of elevation for the same.

5. A lamp supportcomp-rising ii -lamp, a suitable standard for sai-d lamp;azreversible hinge bracket composed -of*l: sha-ped clips hinged to one another, each of said L-shaped clips" comprising "folded ena ise-"interwar" ing portions, a pivot pin in one of saidiii' terleaving portions for pivotal attachment to said lamp, and the other interleaving portion having an eye to pivotally receive said standard.

6. In a lamp adjuster, a two-point support, independent supporting connections betweenthe two points of the supportand opposite sides of the lamp, and means whereby to allow relative pivotal movement of the lamp and extension and contraction of the connections.

7 In a lamp adjuster, a sup-port, and extensible and contractile means between the lamp and support for supporting the lamp so as to allow sidewrise adjustments of the latter and rigid securement thereof after adjustment.

8. In a lamp support, a standard, a pair of members one of which is secured at one end to the standard and the otherof which is reversibly secured at one end to the lamp, and means to adj ustably connect the opposite ends of said members together.

9. In a lamp support, a sup-portingmemher, a pair of reversible elements connected at one end to the lamp and member respectively, and means whereby to connect the elements to each other at their opposite ends so as to allow reversal thereof.

10. In a lamp support, a sup-porting member, a pair of reversible elements for connecting the lamp to the member, said elements having sockets at one end and spaced interengaged parts at their opposite ends, and means to connect said parts.

11. In a lamp support, a support proper, and a pair of pivotally united substantially L-shaped members one of which is connected to the lamp and the other to the support proper.

12. In a lamp adjuster, a support, and extensible and contractile means between the lamp and support for supporting the lamp,

15. A lamp support comprising a plurality of brackets, said brackets composedof clips hinged to one another-to tilt vertically and hinged to said lamp to turn horizontally in unison with one another;

' 1'6'.A lamp support comprising a forked standard, two pairs of struck up clips hinged to one another in their central portions to form two brackets which are adjustable vertically, said brackets pivotally attached to said forked standard one to each tine at one end and the other ends pivotally attached to the opposite sides of the lamp to move sidewise in unison with each other.

17. A lamp support comprising a bracket composed of clips struck up from sheet metal having interlapping lugs hinged to one another, a p-intle on one of said clips for pivotal attachment to the lamp, the other clip having an eye for pivotal attachment on a supporting standard, and a set screw through the wall of said eye to hold said clip and bracket against pivotal movement.

18. In a lamp support, a standard, and a connection between the standard and lamp including a pair of elements having similar interengaging parts. I

19. In a lamp support, a standard, and a connection between the standard and lamp including a pair of substantially similar elements.

20. In a lamp support, a standard and a connection between the standard and lamp composed of a pair of members pivoted together at a point between the lamp and standard.

21. In a lamp support, a standard, and a connection between the lamp and standard composed of a pair of members having interengaged parts, one of the members being reversible.

22. In a lamp support, a standard, and a pair of interengaging elements connecting the standard and lamp, one of the elements being engageable with the other at both the top and bottom thereof.

23. In a lamp support, a connection between the lamp and support including a pair of members individually and jointly reversible.

24. In a lamp adjuster, a two-point support, and independent extensible and contractile connections between the two points of the support and opposite sides of the lamp.

25. In a lamp support, a standard, and a connection between the lamp and standard including a pair of members having interleaved portions.

26. In a lamp. support, a standard, and

a connection between the lamp and standard In testimony whereof I have afl'ixed my including a pair of members connected at signature in the presence of two Witnesses. their outer ends tothe lamp and standard a respectively and means to connect the inner OTHO T ends of the members to each other at a point Witnesses between the lamp and standard, one of the H. A. SANDBERG,

members being reversible. i I. E. NORDSTROM.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing tlie Commissioner of Patenfl,

-- I a Washington, I). 0. a a a

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US7364321 *Jul 26, 2005Apr 29, 2008Au Optronics Corp.Backlight module and lamp holder thereof
Classifications
U.S. Classification362/426
Cooperative ClassificationF21V21/30