Lamp for lamp string

Application Number: 00106940
Application Date: 2000.04.21
Publication Number: 1308392
Publication Date: 2001.08.15
Priority Information: 2000/2/11 US 09/502909
International: H01R13/71;H01R33/05;H01R33/96
Applicant(s) Name: Wentool Research and Development Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: J.W. Gibeni Jr.
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zheng jianhui
Abstract A lamp having a light bulb connected to a base insertable into a light socket in such a way that insertion breaks an electrical circuit between two spring terminals inside the socket and reestablishes it through the lead wires on the light bulb. The light bulb has a filament and two lean wires connected to the filaments. The filaments extend from the bottom of the base and are bent outwardly and upwardly around the base. The bulb with its base are insertable into the light socket. Wires from a source of electricity enter the socket and form electrical terminals, one on either side of the socket. Two spring terminals within the socket are biased toward each other and will conduct when supplied with an electrical potential unless separated. A protrusion on the base of the light bulb separates the spring terminals. Thus, in a light string where the lights are electrically in series, removal of a light bulb of the present invention will not cause the string to go out.