US Patent No. 9,249,958


Patent No. 9,249,958
Issue Date February 02, 2016 
Title Light Fixtures With Twist And Lock Mounting Bracket Assembly
Inventorship Darrin I. Schmuckle, Vista, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,249,958

1. A light fixture for installation on building structures and on other structures located around lawns and gardens of residential
and commercial properties, comprising:
a body having a hollow interior;
a source of illumination positioned within the hollow interior;
a transparent cover that extends across a lower end of the body; and
a mounting bracket assembly at an upper end of the body including a first separable portion and a second separable portion,
the first and second separable portions configured and dimensioned to allow mating in a predetermined axial alignment and
locking upon subsequent relative rotation;

the first separable portion includes a plurality of radially extending tabs; and
the second separable portion includes a plurality of arcuate apertures and plurality of resilient holding fingers extending
within the arcuate apertures;

wherein the holding fingers are configured to deflect when engaged with the tabs when the first separable portion is rotated
into engagement with the second separable portion.