Patent Number: 6,294,984

Title: Air horn assembly

Abstract: An electro-pneumatic air-horn assembly comprises a horn assembly, an electrically powered air-compressor assembly, a mounting bracket, and a rigid metal conduit. The horn assembly includes an elongated trumpet. The air-compressor assembly is adapted to provide air to the horn assembly. The mounting bracket is adapted to support the air-compressor assembly and the horn assembly and mount the air-horn assembly to a vehicle. The mounting bracket includes an upper portion operatively attached to the air-compressor assembly, a lower portion operatively attached to the horn assembly, and an elbow transition extending between the upper and lower portions. The rigid metal conduit extends between the air-compressor assembly and the horn assembly to provide fluid communication therebetween. The horn assembly, air-compressor assembly, mounting bracket, and conduit are pre-assembled and adapted to be mounted directly to the vehicle as a unit. Further, a vibration-stabilizer assembly disposed between the mounting bracket and the vehicle dampens vibrations generated by the vehicle and limits rotation of the air-horn assembly relative to the vehicle.

Inventors: Meister; Tom (Royal Oak, MI)


International Classification: G10K 9/04 (20060101); G10K 9/00 (20060101); G08B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018