Edison's U.S. Patents, 1883-1889

The following list contains the 226 patents for which Edison executed an application between January 1883 and December 1889. It is arranged in chronological order by execution date, which is the date on which Edison signed the application and the date in the patenting process that comes closest to the time of actual inventive activity. The application date is the date on which the Patent Office received and recorded the application; the issue date, the time at which the patent, having passed inspection and any legal challenges, was awarded.

1868-1879 1880-1882 1883-1889 1890-1899 1900-1909 1910-1931

No. ExecutedApplied IssuedPatent No.Title
427.01/13/8301/22/8305/29/83278,415Manufacture of Incandescing Electric Lamps
428.01/13/8301/22/8305/29/83278,417Manufacture of Incandescing Electric Lamps
429.01/13/8301/22/8307/17/83281,349Regulator for Dynamo-Electric Machines
430.01/13/8301/22/8308/28/83283,985System of Electrical Distribution
431.01/13/8301/22/8308/28/83283,986System of Electrical Distribution
432.01/13/8301/22/8309/22/91459,835Manufacture of Incandescent Electric Lamps
433.02/13/8303/16/8305/29/8313,940Design for Incandescing Electric Lamp
434.02/13/8303/16/8307/03/83280,727System of Electrical Distribution
435.02/13/8303/16/8312/25/88395,123Circuit-Controller for Dynamo-Electric Machines
436.02/17/8303/16/8310/30/83287,521Dynamo or Magneto Electric Machine
437.02/17/8303/16/8310/30/83287,522Mold for Carbonizing
438.02/17/8303/16/8310/14/90438,299Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
439.02/17/8303/16/8302/17/91446,669Manufacture of Filaments for Incandescent Electric Lamps
440.02/17/8303/16/8306/07/92476,528Incandescent Electric Lamp
441.03/05/8303/16/8307/17/83281,351Electrical Generator
442.03/05/8303/16/8308/28/83283,984System of Electrical Distribution
443.03/14/8303/16/8310/30/83287,517System of Electrical Distribution
444.04/05/8304/17/8308/28/83283,983System of Electrical Distribution
445.04/06/8304/17/8312/14/86354,310Manufacture of Carbon Conductors
446.04/06/8304/17/8309/20/87370,123Electric Meter
447.04/06/8304/17/8309/17/89411,017Carbonizing-Flask
448.04/12/8304/20/8309/20/87370,124Manufacture of Filaments for Incandescing Electric Lights
449.05/08/8305/14/8310/30/83287,516System of Electrical Distribution
450.05/08/8305/14/8305/11/86341,839Incandescing Electric Lamp
451.05/08/8305/14/8302/26/89398,774Incandescent Electric Lamp
452.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,125Electrical Transmission of Power
453.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,126Electrical Transmission of Power
454.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,127Electrical Transmission of Power
455.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,128Electrical Transmission of Power
456.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,129Electrical Transmission of Power
457.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,130Electrical Transmission of Power
458.06/01/8306/07/8309/20/87370,131Electrical Transmission of Power
459.06/01/8306/07/8310/14/90438,300Gage for Testing Fibers for Incandescent-Lamp Carbons
460.06/25/8306/29/8310/30/83287,511Electric Regulator
461.06/25/8306/29/8310/30/83287,512Dynamo-Electric Machine
462.06/25/8306/29/8310/30/83287,513Dynamo-Electric Machine
463.06/25/8306/29/8310/30/83287,514Dynamo-Electric Machine
464.06/25/8306/29/8310/30/83287,515System of Electrical Distribution
465.06/25/8306/29/8304/29/84297,582Dynamo-Electric Machine
466.06/25/8306/29/8310/20/85328,572Commutator for Dynamo-Electric Machines
467.06/25/8306/29/8306/24/90430,934Electric-Lighting System
468.06/25/8306/29/8310/14/90438,301System of Electric Lighting
469.07/27/8310/10/8304/29/84297,583Dynamo-Electric Machine
470.07/27/8310/10/8308/26/84304,083Dynamo-Electric Machine
471.07/27/8310/10/8308/26/84304,084Device for Protecting Electric-Light Systems from Lightning
472.07/27/8310/10/8310/14/90438,302Commutator for Dynamo-Electric Machines
473.07/27/8310/10/8306/07/92476,529System of Electrical Distribution
474.08/08/8310/10/8304/29/84297,584Dynamo-Electric Machine
475.08/08/8310/10/8310/21/84307,030Electrical Meter
476.09/14/8309/19/8309/02/90435,688Process of and Apparatus for Generating Electricity
477.09/14/8310/10/8304/29/84297,585Incandescing Conductor for Electric Lamps
478.09/14/8310/10/8304/29/84297,586Electrical Conductor
479.09/14/8310/10/8303/15/92470,922Manufacture of Filaments for Incandescent Lamps
480.10/09/8311/01/8301/31/93490,953Art of Generating Electricity
481.10/17/8310/18/8302/12/84293,432Electrical Generator or Motor
482.11/02/8311/15/8310/21/84307,031Electrical Indicator
483.11/10/8311/13/8303/02/86337,254Telephone
484.11/15/8312/12/8304/29/84297,587Dynamo-Electric Machine
485.11/15/8312/12/8305/20/84298,954Dynamo-Electric Machine
486.11/15/8312/12/8305/20/84298,955Dynamo-Electric Machine
487.11/15/8312/12/8308/26/84304,085System of Electrical Distribution
488.11/15/8312/12/8311/28/93509,517System of Electrical Distribution
489.11/20/8311/22/8304/15/90425,761Incandescent Lamp
490.12/15/8301/04/8402/12/95534,206Filament for Incandescent Lamps
491.12/15/8301/24/8408/26/84304,086Incandescent Electric Lamp
492.01/05/8401/24/8405/20/84298,956Mode of Operating Dynamo-Electric Machines
493.01/12/8401/24/8408/26/84304,087Electrical Conductor
494.01/22/8401/28/8409/18/94526,147Art of Plating One Material with Another
495.01/22/8404/05/8401/08/89395,963Incandescent-Lamp Filament
496.02/08/8404/05/8404/06/86339,279System of Electrical Distribution
497.02/09/8403/19/8403/17/85314,115Chemical Stock Quotation Telegraph
498.06/02/8406/10/8409/23/90436,968Method of and Apparatus for Drawing Wire
499.06/02/8406/10/8409/23/90436,969Method of and Apparatus for Drawing Wire
500.06/02/8406/10/8410/14/90438,303Arc Lamp
501.06/27/8408/07/8406/01/86343,017System of Electrical Distribution
502.07/16/8408/07/8410/23/88391,595System of Electric Lighting
503.09/12/8410/02/8410/20/85328,573System of Electric Lighting
504.09/12/8410/02/8410/20/85328,574System of Electric Lighting
505.09/12/8410/02/8410/20/85328,575System of Electric Lighting
506.09/24/8410/02/8410/23/88391,596Incandescent Electric Lamp
507.09/24/8412/15/8410/14/90438,304Electric Signaling Apparatus
508.10/21/8412/01/8403/04/90422,577Apparatus for Speaking-Telephones
509.12/03/8412/15/8410/27/85329,030Telephone
510.12/09/8412/15/8404/27/86340,707Telephonic Repeater
511.12/09/8412/15/8403/04/90422,578Telephonic Repeater
512.12/09/8412/15/8403/04/90422,579Telephonic Repeater
513.12/19/8401/12/8504/27/86340,708Electrical Signaling Apparatus
514.12/19/8401/12/8508/10/86347,097Electrical Signaling Apparatus
515.12/31/8410/14/8507/12/92478,743Telephone-Repeater
516.01/02/8510/14/8504/27/86340,709Telephone-Circuit
517.01/09/8510/14/8502/14/88378,044Telephone-Transmitter
518.01/12/8510/14/8508/24/86348,114Electrode for Telephone-Transmitters
519.01/14/8510/14/8510/14/90438,305Fuse-Block
520.03/27/8504/07/8510/05/86350,234System of Railway Signaling
521.03/27/8504/07/8511/22/92486,634System of Railway Signaling
522.04/27/8505/08/8512/29/85333,289Telegraphy
523.04/30/8505/08/8512/29/85333,290Duplex Telegraphy
524.05/06/8505/16/8512/29/85333,291Way-Station Quadruplex Telegraphy
525.05/14/8505/23/8512/29/91465,971Means for Transmitting Signals Electrically
526.10/07/8510/23/8502/25/90422,072Telegraphy
527.10/07/8510/23/8509/30/90437,422Telegraphy
528.11/12/8511/24/8502/25/90422,073Telegraphy
529.11/24/8502/19/8602/25/90422,074Telegraphy
530.11/30/8502/19/8609/02/90435,689Telegraphy
531.12/22/8502/19/8610/14/90438,306Telephone
532.12/28/8501/13/8610/05/86350,235Railway-Telegraphy
533.01/28/8602/19/8607/09/89406,567Telephone
534.02/17/8602/18/8605/03/92474,232Speaking-Telegraph
535.05/11/8605/15/8609/20/87370,132Telegraphy
536.07/15/8607/17/8609/17/89411,018Manufacture of Incandescent Electric Lamps
537.07/15/8607/17/8610/14/90438,307Manufacture of Incandescent Electric Lamps
538.07/15/8607/19/8603/24/91448,779Telegraph
539.07/20/8607/29/8609/17/89411,019Manufacture of Incandescent Electric Lamps
540.08/06/8608/11/8607/02/89406,130Manufacture of Incandescent Electric Lamps
541.09/30/8610/05/8611/02/86351,856Incandescent Electric Lamp
542.10/26/8610/27/8606/16/91454,262Incandescent-Lamp Filament
543.10/26/8610/27/8601/05/92466,400Cut-Out for Incandescent Lamps
544.10/26/8610/27/8610/11/92484,184Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
545.11/02/8611/06/8601/31/93490,954Manufacture of Carbon Filaments for Electric Lamps
546.11/09/8612/06/8610/14/90438,308System of Electrical Distribution
547.11/09/8612/06/8608/14/94524,378System of Electrical Distribution
548.11/22/8611/29/8607/05/87365,978System of Electrical Distribution
549.11/22/8612/06/8609/06/87369,439System of Electrical Distribution
550.11/24/8611/29/8606/19/88384,830Railway Signaling
551.11/26/8612/06/8603/27/88379,944Commutator for Dynamo-Electric Machines
552.11/26/8612/06/8609/17/89411,020Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
553.12/06/8612/15/8611/08/92485,615Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
554.12/06/8612/15/8611/08/92485,616Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
555.12/06/8612/15/8608/28/94525,007Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
556.12/10/8612/16/8609/06/87369,441System of Electrical Distribution
557.12/16/8612/22/8609/06/87369,442System of Electrical Distribution
558.12/16/8612/27/8609/06/87369,443System of Electrical Distribution
559.12/20/8612/27/8610/11/92484,185Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
560.12/20/8612/27/8602/12/95534,207Manufacture of Carbon Filaments
561.12/21/8612/28/8611/22/87373,584Dynamo-Electric Machine
562.02/07/8703/08/8702/16/92468,949Converter System for Electric Railways
563.05/24/8706/13/8703/27/88380,100Pyromagnetic Motor
564.05/24/8706/13/8706/14/92476,983Pyromagnetic Generator
565.06/01/8706/04/8706/07/92476,530Incandescent Electric Lamp
566.06/30/8707/06/8702/07/88377,518Magnetic Separator
567.08/09/8708/19/8703/15/92470,923Railway-Signaling
568.08/26/8708/29/8708/27/95545,405System of Electrical Distribution
569.09/13/8709/23/8703/27/88380,101System of Electrical Distribution
570.09/14/8709/23/8703/27/88380,102System of Electrical Distribution
571.09/26/8709/30/8703/15/92470,924Electric Conductor
572.10/17/8710/21/8707/07/96563,462Method of and Apparatus for Drawing Wire
573.11/05/8712/09/8706/26/88385,173System of Electrical Distribution
574.11/09/8711/11/8710/10/93506,215Method of Making Plate Glass
575.11/22/8711/26/8705/08/88382,414Burnishing Attachment for Phonographs
576.11/22/8711/26/8707/31/88386,974Phonograph
577.11/22/8711/26/8706/17/90430,570Phonogram-Blank
578.11/29/8701/05/8805/08/88382,416Feed and Return Mechanism for Phonographs
579.12/04/8712/27/8705/08/88382,415System of Electrical Distribution
580.12/05/8701/05/8805/08/88382,462Phonogram-Blank
581.01/17/8801/30/8810/18/92484,582Duplicating Phonograms
582.01/21/8801/30/8808/19/90434,586Electric Generator
583.01/21/8801/30/8808/19/90434,587Thermo-Electric Battery
584.01/30/8802/04/8805/08/88382,417Process of Making Phonogram-Blanks
585.02/02/8802/06/8809/11/88389,369Incandescing Electric Lamp
586.02/20/8803/02/8805/08/88382,418Phonogram-Blank
587.02/20/8803/02/8810/02/88390,462Process of Making Carbon Filaments
588.02/20/8803/02/8812/04/88394,105Phonograph-Recorder
589.02/20/8803/02/8812/04/88394,106Phonograph-Reproducer
590.03/03/8803/08/8805/08/88382,419Process of Duplicating Phonograms
591.03/03/8803/08/8804/15/90425,762Cut-Out for Incandescent Electric Lamps
592.03/19/8803/29/8801/15/89396,356Magnetic Separator
593.04/28/8805/07/8811/27/88393,462Process of Making Phonogram-Blanks
594.04/28/8805/07/8811/27/88393,463Machine for Making Phonogram-Blanks
595.04/28/8805/07/8811/27/88393,464Machine for Making Phonogram-Blanks
596.05/07/8805/21/8802/12/95534,208Induction-Converter
597.05/09/8805/21/8806/14/92476,991Method of and Apparatus for Separating Ores
598.05/22/8806/07/8804/02/89400,646Phonograph Recorder and Reproducer
599.05/22/8806/07/8812/20/92488,190Phonograph-Reproducer
600.05/26/8805/29/8812/20/92488,189Phonograph
601.06/21/8807/02/8803/15/92470,925Manufacture of Filaments for Incandescent Lamps
602.06/30/8807/07/8811/27/88393,465Method of Preparing Phonograph Recording-Surfaces
603.06/30/8807/07/8804/02/89400,647Phonograph
604.06/30/8807/07/8803/24/91448,780Device for Turning Off Phonogram-Blanks
605.07/14/8807/17/8811/27/88393,466Phonograph-Recorder
606.07/14/8807/17/8812/04/88393,966Method of Recording and Reproducing Sounds
607.07/14/8807/17/8812/04/88393,967Method of Recording and Reproducing Sounds
608.07/14/8807/17/8809/30/90437,423Phonograph
609.07/14/8807/17/8804/21/91450,740Phonograph-Recorder
610.07/14/8807/17/8811/08/92485,617Incandescent-Lamp Filament
611.07/14/8807/30/8806/17/90430,274Phonogram-Blank
612.07/16/8807/30/8803/24/91448,781Turning-Off Device for Phonographs
613.07/27/8807/30/8804/02/89400,648Phonogram-Blank
614.07/27/8807/30/8806/20/93499,879Phonograph
615.08/31/8809/15/8802/12/89397,705Method of Winding Field-Magnets
616.08/31/8809/15/8809/02/90435,690Method of Making Armatures for Dynamo-Electric Machines
617.09/12/8809/20/8806/17/90430,275Magnetic Separator
618.09/12/8809/20/8805/10/92474,591Process of Extracting Gold from Sulphide Ores
619.09/19/8809/27/8802/05/89397,280Phonograph Recorder and Reproducer
620.09/29/8810/11/8802/12/89397,706Phonograph
621.09/29/8810/11/8804/02/89400,649Method of Making Phonogram-Blanks
622.10/15/8810/17/8804/02/89400,650Method of Making Phonogram-Blanks
623.10/15/8810/17/8807/09/89406,568Phonograph
624.10/15/8810/17/8809/30/90437,424Phonograph
625.10/31/8811/05/8812/04/88393,968Phonograph-Recorder
626.01/10/8901/19/8907/09/89406,569Phonogram-Blank
627.01/10/8901/19/8912/20/92488,191Phonogram-Blank
628.01/12/8901/15/8906/17/90430,276Phonograph
629.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,570Phonograph
630.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,571Process of Treating Phonogram-Blanks
631.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,572Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
632.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,573Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
633.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,574Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
634.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,575Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
635.02/01/8902/11/8906/17/90430,277Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
636.02/01/8902/11/8909/30/90437,425Phonograph-Recorder
637.02/01/8902/16/8907/09/89406,576Phonogram-Blank
638.03/22/8903/25/8911/12/89414,759Phonogram-Blank
639.03/22/8903/25/8911/03/91462,540Incandescent Electric Lamp
640.03/22/8903/30/8911/12/89414,760Phonograph
641.04/08/8904/10/8906/17/90430,278Phonograph
642.04/25/8905/11/8910/14/90438,309Method of Insulating Electrical Conductors
643.06/15/8907/02/8903/11/90423,039Phonograph for Dolls or other Toys
644.06/15/8907/02/8904/29/90426,527Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
645.06/15/8907/02/8906/17/90430,279Voltaic Battery
646.06/29/8907/02/8910/10/93506,216Apparatus for Making Glass
647.07/16/8908/10/8911/12/89414,761Phonogram-Blank
648.07/20/8907/29/8906/17/90430,280Magnetic Separator
649.07/20/8908/10/8909/30/90437,426Phonograph
650.11/14/8911/18/8912/29/91465,972Phonograph
651.12/11/8912/27/8912/30/90443,507Phonograph
652.12/11/8912/27/8903/23/94513,095Phonograph
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