Patents by Inventor Charles F. Stephenson

Charles F. Stephenson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4645286
    Abstract: A coupling device which allows for quickly changing electrical fixtures without rewiring. The quick change mounting fixture comprises a combined electrical and mechanical two-piece male and female fastening device. The invention allows for consumer as well as professional installation and detachment of fixtures by providing an easy and safe method. All wires and contacts are self contained and shielded from accidental contact. The invention comprises a female receptacle plate for mounting to a standard ceiling or wall mounted electrical junction box, a male tap support plate which also functions as a fixture support, a block terminal support, where contacts and wire routes are located, and a shield cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Elliot Isban
    Inventors: Elliot Isban, Charles F. Stephenson, Robert F. Cook
  • Patent number: RE30618
    Abstract: A portable electric curling iron has a hollow handle having an open end. An electrically heated hair curling member is arranged for telescopic movement between a retracted storage position within the handle and an extended use position wherein the member projects from the handle through the open end thereof. Movable electrical connector plug means are provided on the iron for connecting the electric heating means associated with the hair curling member to a power source. Means are provided for automatically moving the connector plug means between a retracted plug position wherein the plug means is substantially entirely within the handle and an extended plug position wherein the plug projects from the handle in response to the telescopic movement of the hair curling member into and out of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Van Dyck, James B. Wyatt, Charles F. Stephenson, Scott W. Miller