US 9,810,227 B2
Ceiling fan
Mark Gajewski, Avila Beach, CA (US)
Assigned to Minka Lighting, Inc., Corona, CA (US)
Filed by MINKA LIGHTING, INC., Corona, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 15, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/598,073.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/965,069, filed on Jan. 16, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0198180 A1, Jul. 16, 2015
Int. Cl. F04D 25/08 (2006.01); F04D 29/34 (2006.01); F04D 29/64 (2006.01)
CPC F04D 25/088 (2013.01) [F04D 29/34 (2013.01); F04D 29/646 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49327 (2015.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A ceiling fan comprising:
a body comprising a top cover, a bottom cover, and an internal cavity defined between the top cover and the bottom cover; and
a fan blade, wherein
the top cover includes a plurality of circumferentially distributed blade interface sections and a plurality of circumferentially distributed curvilinear sections,
the bottom cover includes a plurality of circumferentially distributed blade interface sections and a plurality of circumferentially distributed curvilinear sections,
the plurality of curvilinear sections of the top cover contour against corresponding curvilinear sections of the bottom cover when the top cover is assembled over the bottom cover,
a plurality of lateral recesses are respectively defined between the plurality of blade interface sections of the top cover and the plurality of blade interface sections of the bottom cover, and
the fan blade extends outward through one of the lateral recesses and is fixed in the lateral recess when an end of the fan blade is secured within the internal cavity of the body.