Patent Number: 6,168,285

Title: Universal, light fixture/ceiling fan recessed mounting device

Abstract: A device that provides for the recessed mounting of ceiling mounted light fixtures or ceiling fans is disclosed. Comprising a preformed, concave, hemispherical shape, it possesses adequate structural stability and strength for the purposes of mounting a ceiling mounted light fixture or a ceiling fan. The invention provides increases head room below the light fixture or ceiling fan in such instances where the mounting of a desired light fixture or ceiling fan results in inadequate height clearance. The invention also provides enhanced aesthetic qualities when utilized as an architectural element in conjunction with a light fixture or ceiling fan. The invention is a suitable size to be adequately installed between ceiling joists or the floor joists of an upper floor in the cases of a multistory structure. The invention is capable of being manufactured from a wide range of materials using a wide range of manufacturing processes.

Inventors: Flohre; John Gerhard (Kettering, OH)


International Classification: F04D 25/08 (20060101); F04D 25/02 (20060101); F21V 33/00 (20060101); F21V 21/02 (20060101); F21V 21/04 (20060101); F21V 033/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018