Brooder lamp fixture with power cord suspended in enclosure

  • US RE38,404 E1
  • Filed: 12/27/2001
  • Issued: 01/27/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An improved brooder lamp fixture for use in providing infrared radiation in brooder operations, such as for swine and poultry breeding, said brooder lamp fixture comprising:

  • an integral assembly including an electrical plug, an electrical cord and an incandescent bulb socket, said socket being provided with means to engage an infrared radiation-generating bulb ;

    a lightweight infrared radiation-generating bulb engaged in said socket and depending therefrom, said infrared bulb having a narrow first end adapted to engage said socket and a broad second and opposite end of larger dimension adapted to provide infrared radiation therefrom, said first end and said second and opposite end being separated by a length;

    an interlocking mating frame member engagedly surrounding said electrical cord proximate to and spaced apart from said socket, said mating frame member comprising a first and second interlocking semi-circular frame member component components, which frame member components are being adapted to combine together to surround and engage said electrical cord, said frame member extending radially outward from said electrical cord proximate to said socket a distance of at least approximately equal to said larger dimension of said infrared bulb, and terminating in a circular outer rim ; and

    , a depending protective shade/enclosure member adapted to fixedly engage said circular outer rim of said mating frame member and depend therefrom, and extending downward therefrom a distance of at least about nine inches to about fifteen inches from said frame member to radially surround a bulb when said frame member is engaged with said shade.

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