Global Patent Index - EP 1010196 A1

EP 1010196 A1 2000-06-21 - CURVED SHATTER-RESISTANT LAMP ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Title (en)

CURVED SHATTER-RESISTANT LAMP ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Title (de)

GEKRÜMPTE BRUCHFESTE LAMPENANORDNUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR FERTIGUNG DERSELBEN

Title (fr)

ENSEMBLE LAMPE INCURVE RESISTANT AUX CHOCS ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE

Publication

EP 1010196 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98919427 A

Priority

  • IB 9800812 W
  • US 92189897 A
  • US 2298798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9912186A1] A shatter-resistant curved lamp assembly (1; 30; 64) is formed by encasing a curved lamp bulb (10; 32; 66) in a non-frangible sleeve that is sealed at each end (24; 46, 48; 50, 52) to one end (14; 38, 40; 76, 78) of the lamp. A shatter-resistant curved lamp assembly (1; 30; 64) is made by applying and adhesive to each end of a curved lamp bulb, preferably by wrapping double-sided adhesive transfer tape (62) around each metal end cap (14; 38, 40; 76, 78) of the lamp bulb. The shatter-resistant curved lamp assembly (1; 30; 64) is formed by molding two halves (34, 36; 68, 70) of a curved sleeve with contours to fit the curved lamp bulb. Adhesive is applied to the ends of the curved lamp bulb, the two halves of the sleeve are fastened together with adhesive or by ultrasonic bonding, and the ends (24; 46, 48; 50, 52) of the sleeve are attached to the ends (14; 38, 40; 76, 78) of the bulb (10; 32; 66).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01J 61/34; H01J 5/12; H01J 61/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01J 5/12 (2006.01); H01J 61/32 (2006.01); H01J 61/34 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01J 61/325 (2013.01); H01J 5/12 (2013.01); H01J 61/322 (2013.01); H01J 61/34 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9912186A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9912186 A1 19990311; AU 7229098 A 19990322; CN 1276915 A 20001213; EP 1010196 A1 20000621; JP 2001515262 A 20010918

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021119

2002-06-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020506

2000-06-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000302

2000-06-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT