US Patent No. 10,197,252

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH REMOVABLE LIGHT CARTRIDGE


Patent No. 10,197,252
Issue Date February 05, 2019
Title Light Fixture With Removable Light Cartridge
Inventorship Thomas E. Veloskey, San Marcos, CA (US)
Darrin I. Schmuckle, Vista, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,197,252

1. A light fixture comprising:a light housing having:
a first end;
a second end;
an opening at the first end;
a light housing axis extending through the first and second ends; and
at least one sidewall defining a light housing interior; and
a light cartridge configured to releasably and electrically connect to a portion of the light housing, the light cartridge having:
a cartridge body having:
a body axis;
a first end; and
a second end spaced from the first end along the body axis;
a collar moveably connected to the first end of the cartridge body;
an electrical connector configured to releasably and electrically connect with a source of electric power; and
a light element operably connected to the electrical connector and configured to direct light out of the opening of the light housing when the light cartridge is connected to the light housing;
wherein the light cartridge is configured to:
transition between a connected position and a released position with respect to the light housing;
transition from the connected position to the released position via rotation of the collar about the light housing axis, followed by translation away from the second end of the light housing toward the first end of the light housing; and
transition from the released position to the connected position via translation through the opening of the light housing toward the second end of the light housing, followed by rotation about of the collar about the light housing axis.