Patents by Inventor James J. Fitzgerald

James J. Fitzgerald 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: 5288249
    Abstract: A mounting base for cartridge style electrical lamps includes a base member and a lead housing. The base member positions the mounting base with respect to the source of electrical power and the lead housing positions the cartridge lamp leads for engagement with a source of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 5160277
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a lamp socket adapted for receiving a lamp. The lamp socket has a rectangular subbase which includes at least one tang projecting upwardly from the subbase which is adapted to apply an outward force against the inner sides of the circular section of a hole in a circuit board or panel. The tang has at least one downwardly facing shoulder spaced upwardly from the upper surface of the subbase by a distance which is substantially the thickness of the circuit board or panel whereby the shoulder is moved to allow the insertion of the lamp assembly into the hole of the circuit board or panel and then moved back into position to hold the circuit board or panel under the shoulder upon the circuit board or panel engaging the subbase. Thus, the lamp assembly can be locked into position within the hole in the printed circuit board or panel without rotation, and then removed by rotating the lamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgerald, Marvin L. Owen
  • Patent number: 4795373
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for use with a baseless electrical lamp includes an insulating fixture having a plurality of electrically conductive terminal members. The exposed lead wires which protrude from the press of the baseless electrical lamp engage the electrically conductive terminal members so as to both provide electrical current to the baseless electrical lamp and retain the baseless electrical lamp in the insulating fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgerald, Nickolas P. Demas
  • Patent number: 4385257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base for a cartridge lamp of the type having at least one filament mounted on filament support legs extending through a seal of the bulb. According to the invention, a plug member has terminals affixed thereto for mounting the filament support legs. The plug member is adapted for keyed insertion into an opening. The terminals extend beyond the plug surface to form tangs which act as clamping fingers. The tangs also serve for contacting the connecting leads after the plug member has been rotated into a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Assignee: Edison International, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 4360861
    Abstract: The invention relates to a socket for a baseless cartridge lamp, particularly a two-filament cartridge lamp or a cartridge halogen lamp with contacts at opposite ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Assignee: Edison International
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 4152622
    Abstract: A baseless light bulb is locked into a one-piece molded base and the base provides mechanical and electrical connection of the light bulb to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Wagner Electric Corporation
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 4061940
    Abstract: A dual filament lamp is installed in its cooperating socket without the use of intermediate base, cement or bulb stem. The elimination of the intermediate elements improves the ability to manufacture lamps having precise filament alignment with respect to their sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Assignee: Wagner Electric Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Fitzgerald, Joseph J. Fortunato, Nickolas P. Demas
  • Patent number: 3945707
    Abstract: A lamp assembly including a connector enabling mounting of the lamp assembly in an aperture in a wall by insertion from either side without the use of tools. The connector defines a cavity for receiving the lamp, and is tapered in both directions from a transverse annular mounting groove. The connector is also split or slotted longitudinally to enable radial compression during insertion into an aperture. Lamp leads are mechanically and electrically connected to connecting pins or to insulated wires by being press-fitted in crimped splices which are interference-fitted into portions of the connector cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1976
    Assignee: Wagner Electric Corporation
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: D442251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: X-Ring Archery Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • Patent number: D446278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: X-Ring Archery Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • Patent number: D336892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: D389551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Archery Center, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • Patent number: D389552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Archery Center, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • Patent number: D406300
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: X-Ring Archery Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • Patent number: D406301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: X-Ring Archery Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.
  • Patent number: D410272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: X-Ring Archery Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Fitzgerald, Jr.