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US7270561: Lamp arm fixing device of a junction box for a pendent lamp
6 Claims, 5 Drawings
A lamp arm fixing device of a junction box for a pendent lamp includes a lamp holder and a connection housing. When the connection housing is completely inserted in the lamp holder, the engaging plate of the lamp holder engages the positioning screw portion at one end of the connection housing whereby the connection housing is secured in the receiving hole of the lamp holder. The connection housing is defined with an open slot. A slide slot extends from an end of the open slot whereby when the connection housing is inserted in the lamp holder, the open slot is inserted in a direction facing the screw of the lamp holder and the screw extends through the open slot and is positioned in the slide slot. Thus, the female connector received in the connection housing is mated with the male connector received in the lamp holder in a proper direction.
- 1. A lamp arm fixing device of a junction box for a pendent lamp, received in the junction box which has a sidewall with at least one through-hole being defined therein, the lamp arm fixing device comprising:
a lamp holder, wherein the lamp holder has a receiving tube at one side thereof, a receiving hole is defined along the axial center of the receiving tube, a thread portion is disposed at the outer surface of the receiving tube, the receiving tube extends from the inside of the junction box and is fixed in the through-hole, thereby positioning the lamp holder at the inner side of the through-hole of the junction box; the lamp holder has a fixing portion at the other side thereof, a fixing recess is defined along the center of the fixing portion, the fixing recess is in communication with the receiving hole, a fixing portion sidewall is symmetrically disposed with a plurality of through apertures which extend into the inside of the fixing recess; the lamp holder has a stop resilient plate which has a pair of symmetrically bent engaging plates positioned in the through apertures and extending into the receiving hole; one end surface of the lamp holder is defined with a screw hole, the screw hole and the receiving hole are in communication with each other, a screw is threaded in the screw hole with a distal end extending into the receiving hole; and
a connection housing, wherein the connection housing is a hollow tube and is inserted into the receiving hole of the receiving tube, one end of the connection housing is annularly disposed with a flange and is defined with a shaft hole, the other end of the connection housing is disposed with a positioning screw portion at the outer surface thereof and is defined with a receiving slot at the center thereof, the receiving slot receives a female connector therein, two open slots are defined in the side surface of the connection housing corresponding to the opposite sides of the receiving slot, a slide slot extends from one end of one of the open slots, wherein when one end of the connection housing is inserted into the receiving hole of the receiving tube, the distal end of the screw extends through the open slot and is then positioned in the slide slot whereby the connection housing is inserted in the receiving hole only in one fixing direction and the female connector is mated with a male connector, and the engaging plates of the stop resilient plate engage with the positioning screw portion of the connection housing whereby the connection housing is stably secured in the lamp holder.
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