Moisture release valve for an outdoor light fixture

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8931932
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12761699

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A moisture release valve for an outdoor light including a valve body having a stem received in a valve guide and having a head seating with a valve seat integrally formed of part of a sidewall of a light casing of the light fixture. Valve body is gravity displaced between a closed position and an open position depending upon light fixture orientation and can include a counterweight carried by its stem interiorly disposed within the fixture helping to cause displacement of the valve body toward the desired open or closed position in response to a change in light fixture orientation. Valve body can be a rivet, such as a split rivet, and the counterweight can be a washer, such as an annular washer, having an opening generally in registry with the valve guide permitting fluid within the fixture to drain from the fixture when the valve is open.

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MAGNUM POWER PRODUCTS LLC215 POWER DRIVE BERLIN WI 54923

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fiedorowicz, Walter J North Prairie, US 2 8
Frohboese,, Jr Walter E Cedarburg, US 1 8
Hamm, Keith H Oshkosh, US 2 13
Lipscomb, John M Cedarburg, US 94 748
Reabe, Harley A Green Lake, US 1 8
Suring, Stanley L Cedarburg, US 20 292

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