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US4220986: Hinged ballast tray

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Gene T. Matteo · Wilbur A. Sensinger ·
Assignee(s) Crouse-Hinds Company ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Sughrue, Rothwell, Mion, Zinn and Macpeak ·
Primary Examiner Lechert, Jr.; Stephen J. ·
Application Number US5965129
Filing date 11/30/1978
Issue date 09/02/1980
Predicted expiration date 11/30/1998
U.S. Classifications 362/362  · 362/375  ·
International Classifications B60Q 304  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 362375;362 ·
4 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

The ballast and associated electrical equipment for a luminaire are mounted in a compartment of the luminaire housing on an elongated tray which is pivoted at one end to a U-shaped bracket which in turn is mounted on the housing so that the tray may be pivoted outwardly for inspection and servicing of the ballast and associated electrical equipment. Upon detaching the U-shaped bracket from the housing the entire tray may be removed from the housing and the U-shaped bracket can be used as a carrying handle.

Independent Claims | See all claims (4)

  1. 1. A ballast tray of the type adapted to be mounted in a housing for a light source comprising a U-shaped bracket pivotally connected at opposite ends thereof to one end of said ballast tray, means for detachably securing said U-shaped bracket to the housing and means at the opposite end of said ballast tray for detachably securing the opposite end of said ballast tray to the housing.
  2. 3. A luminaire comprising a housing having a cover pivotally connected thereto, light source means located within said housing, reflecting means substantially surrounding said light source means, a ballast receiving chamber located in said housing adjacent said reflecting means, a ballast assembly including a ballast tray located in said ballast receiving chamber, pivot means for securing one end of the ballast tray to said housing to enable said ballast tray to be swung out of the housing for servicing and means for detachably securing the opposite end of said ballast tray to said housing, said pivot means comprising a U-shaped bracket pivotally connected at opposite ends to said ballast tray and means for detachably securing said U-shaped bracket to said housing.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US4019044 McGraw-Edison Company Kelly et al. Apr 1977
US4156902 McGraw-Edison Company Wandler May 1979

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