Global patent index - EP 1048896 A1

EP 1048896 A1 2000-11-02 - Method of mounting a fitting to a ceiling panel, and sleeve member therefor

Title (en)

Method of mounting a fitting to a ceiling panel, and sleeve member therefor

Title (de)

Montageverfahren einer Einbauleuchte in eine Deckenplatte und dafür geeignete Hülse

Title (fr)

Procédé de montage d'une fixation d'éclairage dans un panneau de plafond et manchon correspondant

Publication

EP 1048896 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00303644 A

Priority

GB 9909844 A

Abstract (en)

This invention relates to a method of mounting a fitting to a ceiling panel, and to a sleeve member therefor. The invention is likely to find its greatest utility in relation to the mounting of light fittings into ceiling panels, for example ceiling panels of gypsum. According to the invention, there is provided a method of mounting a fitting (32) to a ceiling panel (22), comprising the steps of äiü forming an opening (20) in the ceiling panel, äiiü inserting a sleeve member (10) through the opening, the sleeve member having a flange (14; 114) for abutment with a first surface (24) of the ceiling panel adjacent the opening, äiiiü moving a part (16; 116) of the sleeve into engagement with a second surface (26) of the ceiling panel adjacent the opening, and äivü mounting the fitting into the sleeve. There is also provided a sleeve member for use in the method, the sleeve member comprising a tubular part (12) and a flange (14), the tubular part being sized to receive the fitting (32), a portion of the tubular part being cut to provide a movable or deformable part (16; 116). <IMAGE>

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

F21V 21/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F21V 21/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F21V 21/04 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1048896 A1 20001102; EP 1048896 B1 20080319; AT 389851 T 20080415; DE 60038331 D1 20080430; GB 9909844 D0 19990623

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