Interior lamp for an automotive vehicle

  • US 5,357,408 A
  • Filed: 10/08/1993
  • Issued: 10/18/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A lamp assembly for use in the interior of an automotive vehicle comprising:

  • a lens having a central portion thereof which is substantially optically transparent therethrough, said lens further having an appearance surface and an upper surface both of which are bordered by a peripheral edge therearound, said upper surface of said lens having a first fastening member and a second fastening member extending upward therefrom, said second fastening member being spatially interposed away from said first fastening member;

    an illumination source;

    an electricity carrying conductive member having said illumination source electrically connected thereto; and

    a shield being defined by at least two attachment arms with a central segment therebetween, each of said attachment arms of said shield having at least two projecting fingers extending therefrom such that said fingers are offset from one another, said first fastening member of said lens being fastened to said shield such that said lens is retained therebelow, said central segment of said shield further having a mounting portion proximate therewith such that said illumination source is affixed thereto, said illumination source being substantially juxtapositioned between said central segment of said shield and said upper surface of said lens.

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