Light string with lighting elements surrounded by decorative shroud and retained by snap-fit enclosure system

  • US 10,064,461 B2
  • Filed: 08/23/2016
  • Issued: 09/04/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A light string with a snap-fit enclosure, comprising:

  • a conductor;

    a light element mounted to the conductor;

    a shroud having a body having an open interior and a neck, the neck having an opening therein, open to the body interior;

    a cap, the configured to fit onto the neck; and

    cooperating locking elements positioned in the cap and on the neck to lock the cap to the neck, such that the cap is secured to the neck and the light element secured within the shroud without the need for an external fastener,wherein the cap and the neck have at least two cut-outs formed therein, respective ones of the cap cut-outs and the neck cut-outs cooperating and aligning with one another to define a substantially straight-through path, the substantially straight-through path configured to receive the conductor with the cap secured to the neck,wherein the conductor and light element are non-integral with and separate, apart and removable from the shroud and the cap, andwherein the shroud is substantially enclosed.

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