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Publication numberUS1764474 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 17, 1930
Filing dateSep 17, 1927
Priority dateSep 17, 1927
Publication numberUS 1764474 A, US 1764474A, US-A-1764474, US1764474 A, US1764474A
InventorsCharles W Shippee
Original AssigneeCharles W Shippee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automobile headlight
US 1764474 A
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June 17, 1930. c. w. sHl-PPEE .I 1,764,474 '4 AUTOMOBILE HgpLIGHT Original Filed Sept. 17, 1927 GO Z l lnvenffon Charles V\/.Sh ippee bymwpm "Y Ays wmn, n ggg softened.

CHARLES( w. s'rr'rrrnii, or AU'roivioBILE *n V4Application measeptemberi?, ieaserial 'Y K invention relates to automobile head- A lights and has for its principle objecttoproy vide ay novel construction by which the glaring effect of the headlightv isV modified or e "In/order to give an understanding of theV l Y invention Iv have illustrated'inthey drawings Y s "a 'selected embodiment thereof which will nowV be described after whichV the novel features p 10' willbe pointed out in the appended claim..

nv `jFig. 2 f. l5 glare-reducing elements;

Figa l is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating aheadlight equipped with my inyvention; y Y is a perspective view of one ofthe Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional :view il-VL f i `lu'strating how this element may be secured to vthe lens of the headlight. Y, Y l -Fig14 is Y a fragmentary sectional viewT il- 526 lustrating another way of Securing the glare- Vpreventing element to the lens of thevheadlight.

In the drawings 1 indicates l generally the j headlight o'f anautomobile whichs equipped 25 with the usual reflector 2, bulb o'r lamp 3 and lens or vglass 4. Y f f n Inaccordance with myinvention I apply y to the lens 4in the axial line of the lamp 3 ay glare-preventing member 5 which isx pref-` ;hor embly of glass havingY a color contrasting y, yWittem ofthe .lens This element 5'W11 l also preferably be translucent. In ,an ordinaryv headlight which has a plain glass 4 I f will preferably make the member 5 of a red Tof a so-calledy crystal; that is, with one plain l35 colored glass. This member fmaybe a plain',`

` disk with parallel faces or may bein the form i rear face 6 adapted to "fit the face of the lens i 4 and aconvex outer or front face 7. This r40 l.face-7 maybe formed on a plain curve or may V `befformed with individual faces 8 as de-v "sired: f

. j lv'lllhn's member may be secured to the lens-V k'4 in any suitable way. As herein shown said Y 45 member isprovided on its rear side with a BosToN; MAssAcHU'sET'r's HEADLIGHTUV. i Y' I N. 220,070. V`:Renewed-instaurer Y27,192,9,f

pocket or recess which islargeryat the i" bottomvthan at the .topfarid'gll.Which` is an.-

, chored anattaching screw 9.y 1 g The head l0 Of the Screwis locatedY intheh reGeSs 8 and then thefrece'sskis {lilled with ,lead .n

member 5. 'Ihelens 4'may be providedwithf" an aperture-'11throughwhich the .screw eX-l` n bt clamping nut l2 to vclamp/themember'*5g-in tends, said screwv bein'gyprovided with? a position. j This; memberf5issituatedfinfvthe V i directaxial line of the lamp'andwhen lov cated in this wayitlintercepts'therays,of f p .p

in this way tends to reduce the'glare. Owlng L, Y 1.25 to the translucentcharacterof the memberr` vsome of thellight rays will passithrough'it but because of itscolor these raysgare not t* lIVith myfinventi'on the beamoflightcom- Y light coming directly from/the. lamp f andL glaring rays,

ing from-1a; headlight Vwill havev a red center j and an annular portion ofwhite light. having the center of the beaml of a color con- Y f trasting with the white :light-I find that-theY glaring eect isfmaterially reduced.

l In Fig; 4I have shown vadii'erent way* n Vof attaching the glare-preventingmember 5 y to the1lens4. i In this'embodiment said member 5 is formed initiallylwitha dovetailboss 17 which fits ina corresponding opening 1'6 Y formedin the lens 4; Thisconstruction mayrbe formed by casting loneof vthe elements .about theother. L v L It is also possibleto'apply myinventionto tail lights in which case'themember5 willbe` -of some color which contrasts with the red color ofthe tail light glass or lens. 1

Iclaim:`v Y n In an, autmobne light; the mitmaonvk with-a lamp body having` alens,jof'a bulb within thel'a'mp body, and ya1glare-preventing` element oft'ranslucentl glasson the front face `of the renali-*abmahnung oftheiamp, Said .a glare-preventing element f having `aifla'i; rear Y wifi-"tlf or'some-otherslmllar-materlal19'wh1ch. w1llj I serve to securely anchory 1 the screw n to `the l 2 Y g n 1,764,474

face which fits against the front face of the lens, Which rear face is provided With a dovetail recess, an anchoring bolt extending Vthrough thelens and having its hea'd occupying the recess, saidrecess being lled With'a v filling material Which anchorsthe head therein,"the front face of the lens having ageneral convex shape but being formed with a plurality of individual flat faces, rand said glare-preventing element having a color contrasting yWith that of the lens.

IntSti'InDly whereof I have signedamy name t'b'this specication. L' f CHARLES W. SHIPPEE;

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US4214168 *Sep 12, 1978Jul 22, 1980Kulka Thomas STraffic light and motor vehicle taillight lenses
US4559589 *Sep 16, 1983Dec 17, 1985Sassmannshausen KnutLighting fixture with a concave reflector, such as a tail, warning or signal light etc.
US4858082 *May 3, 1988Aug 15, 1989Walter HaywardEmergency light system
US7303316 *Aug 30, 2005Dec 4, 2007Mei-Chen LiuCar lamp structure
U.S. Classification362/309, 362/328, 362/520, 362/293, 362/509
International ClassificationF21V5/00, F21S8/10
Cooperative ClassificationF21S48/1131, F21S48/1233
European ClassificationF21S48/12T2, F21S48/11E2