US 9,809,148 B2
External light module for a vehicle
Ralf Lennhoff, Hagen (DE)
Assigned to HUF HULSBECK & FURST GMBH & CO. KG, Velbert (DE)
Filed by Ralf Lennhoff, Hagen (DE)
Filed on Dec. 28, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/338,718.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2010 061 643 (DE), filed on Dec. 30, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2012/0170298 A1, Jul. 5, 2012
Int. Cl. B60Q 1/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/26 (2006.01); B60Q 1/32 (2006.01)
CPC B60Q 1/0023 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/2661 (2013.01); B60Q 1/2665 (2013.01); B60Q 1/2669 (2013.01); B60Q 1/323 (2013.01); B60Q 2400/40 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An exterior assembly for a vehicle, the assembly comprising:
an exterior door handle;
a light module having at least one lamp emitting visible light towards an outside of the vehicle, and
a plug to supply the lamp with electrical energy,
wherein the light module is a separate component from the door handle and is embedded in a retainer located in a recess within the door handle;
wherein the plug is designed as a single part,
wherein the plug is an integral component of a case of the light module and is arranged in the retainer to protrude perpendicularly from the light module, and
wherein the plug directly attaches the light module to the door handle by means of holders.