Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jerry M. Presson
  • Patent number: 6098945
    Abstract: A supporting structure, including a bracket brace and a bracket is disclosed. Preferably, the brace has an inside section and an outside section that move relative to each other. A portion of the inside section can be positioned completely within the outside section and each of the inside and outside sections have a pair of vertical portions. The brace also has a slot extending through the inside and outside sections. The bracket is coupled to the inside section of the brace and to each of the vertical portions of the outside sections of the brace. The bracket also has a coupling members in the form of threaded openings to secure a supported member; such as an electrical junction box, against the brace to prohibit relative movement between the brace and the bracket. The brace and bracket allow new, heavier lighting fixtures and ceiling fans to be safely supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Krzysztof Wojciech Korcz
  • Patent number: 6099345
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a connector body with a cable cavity at its cable connection end and a strain relief coupled to the connector body adjacent the cable connection end. The strain relief extends into the cable cavity. A wire spacer is mounted in the cable cavity adjacent to strain relief. This spacer has a central core and four radially outwardly projecting flanges. The flanges are angular spaced from one another by angles of substantially 90 degrees. The spacer maintains separation of twisted wired pairs in a cable which is secured to the connector by the strain relief to enhance the electrical performance of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John J. Milner, Joseph E. Dupuis, Alan C. Miller, Karl E. Mortensen
  • Patent number: 6095670
    Abstract: A structure for mounting an exit sign to a standard wall-mounted electrical junction box. The structure is constituted of a separate plate which is adapted to be fastened to the back cover of an exit sign so as to form a mounting structure adapted for facilitating the attachment of the exit sign to a wall-mounted electrical junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Vosika, Drusilla L. Underwood
  • Patent number: 6094902
    Abstract: An elongated carrier for holding and protecting lengths of cable and hose includes a plurality of substantially identical links pivotally interconnected to one another in an end-to-end arrangement. Each link includes a pair of sidewalls and a pair of crossbars. The sidewalls has opposite upper and lower portions extending between opposite end portions and a pair of protrusions being cross-sectionally T-shaped and attached to and projecting toward one another from one of the opposite upper and lower portions of the sidewalls. Each protrusion has spaced apart opposite outer and inner portions, spaced apart opposite side portions extending between and forming outer and inner pairs of corners with the opposite outer and inner portions, and recesses defined respectively at the inner pairs of corners adjacent to the inner portion of the protrusion to provide the cross-sectional T-shape of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven R. Drews, Kevin I. Pea
  • Patent number: 6095662
    Abstract: A lighting fixture with emergency illuminating device having a housing, first and second electrical sockets, first and second lamps, and a first translucent cover. The housing having electrical wiring for connection to a power source. The first electrical socket coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the wiring, and having a first central axis and a first width transverse to the first central axis. The second electrical socket coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the wiring, and having a second central axis and a second width transverse to the second central axis that is greater than the first width of the first electrical socket. The first lamp having a connecting end removably coupled within the first electrical socket and a translucent bulb portion extending from the connecting end. The second lamp having a connecting end removably coupled within the second electrical socket and a translucent bulb portion extending from the connecting end of the second lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Frederick C. Burroughs, Stephen M. Stafford
  • Patent number: 6089888
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a body adapted to receive a plug at one end, a cover having a top wall and a hinge having opposite upper and lower ends pivotally mounting the cover to the body for undergoing movement between an open condition and a closed condition relative to the body. The upper end of the hinge is in the form of a cap mounting the top wall of the cover such that the cover is rotatable relative to the hinge. The cover in the closed condition is rotatable between unlocked and locked positions relative to the body. The assembly further includes separate location and position indicator elements respectively in the form of a stationary arrowhead on the hinge cap and a pair of indicia in the form of words on the cover top wall being separately alignable with the stationary arrowhead upon rotation of the cover between the locked and unlocked positions. A first of the indicia on the cover is the word "open" referring to the unlocked position of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 6091208
    Abstract: An ignitor is provided to predictably and reliably start a conventional HID lamp, or to start or restart an HID lamp having a hot strike capability such as a high pressure xenon HPS lamp or similar lamp. The ignitor is configured to prevent the premature triggering of a semiconductor switch in a hot restrike circuit due to unwanted high voltage pulses generated by a conventional HID lamp starter circuit in the ignitor. An ignitor is provided that can be used with lag-type ballasts. Another ignitor is provided that can be used with a lead-type ballast which generates a DC bias across the ballast capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Isaac L. Flory, IV
  • Patent number: 6086414
    Abstract: A multimedia outlet housing or module possessing a capacity for the connection and containment of a variety of electrical and electronic media. The modular multimedia outlet housing includes selectively installable connector brackets adapted to contain a plurality of fiber/UTP connections, and wherein the housing incorporates fiber storage facilities and plastic surface raceway compatibility for a multiplicity of the most diverse applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Regina L. Tipton, Priscilla L. Seagle
  • Patent number: 6082894
    Abstract: A temperature and passive infrared sensor module in which a temperature sensor is mounted so as to not be adversely affected by heat generating electrical components of the sensor module. One embodiment comprises a wallswitch-mounted unit which is designed to be mounted in a wallswitch electrical outlet box with a semi-cylindrical front of the sensor projecting forwardly therefrom. A top section of the projecting semi-cylindrical front has a front curved window, behind which a passive infrared sensor and an ambient light sensor are positioned. A bottom section of the projecting semi-cylindrical front is formed by a removable clip-in door which is provided with air flow vents in a bottom surface and also in projecting front and side surfaces thereof to provide a circulating air flow around a temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas J. Batko, John R. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 6084180
    Abstract: A multi-channel duct for enclosing conductors, cables, wires, power lines, communications lines and the like. The multi-channel duct includes an elongated base with an elongated divider dividing the base into two channels, and a pair of elongated covers with the outer cover overlying both channels and the inner cover overlying one of the channels. Preferably, the inner cover is integrally formed with the divider and has a precurved portion for preloading the inner cover when in its closed position. The divider and inner cover are preferably detachable from the base by a frangible seam for converting the two channel duct to a single channel duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventors: Joseph V. DeBartolo, Jr., John P. Goodsell, Frederic F. Small, Karl Yetter
  • Patent number: 6080024
    Abstract: A multi-stranded conductor terminal assembly includes an outer housing, a termination element, a contact pad, and a fastener rotatably mounting the contact pad to an inner end of the termination element. The outer housing has a main cavity open at one end for receiving therein conductor strands of the multi-stranded conductor and an internally threaded side opening extending from an exterior side of the outer housing to the main cavity thereof. The termination element is rotatably insertable within and removable from the side opening of the outer housing. The contact pad is adapted to contact the conductor strands upon rotatable advancement of the termination element into the side opening of the outer housing toward the conductor strands in the main cavity of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Miller, Michael J. Schinsky
  • Patent number: 6080007
    Abstract: A connector for communication systems includes a housing, a plurality of insulation displacement contacts, and front and rear sleds. The housing has front and rear ends and an internal chamber opening on the rear end and defined by housing walls. A plurality of slots extend through one housing wall adjacent its front end. The insulation displacement contacts are mounted in the slots for movement between retracted positions spaced from the chamber and inserted positions extending into the chamber. The front sled is located in the internal chamber adjacent the front end, and has front sled walls defining axial passages through it. Lateral openings extend through one of the front sled walls into the axial passages and are aligned with the slots and the contacts in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph E. Dupuis, John J. Milner, Richard A. Fazio, Robert A. Aekins, Karl Mortensen
  • Patent number: 6070305
    Abstract: A releasable retention assembly includes an elongated flexible member, a retention member and a lock mechanism. The flexible member has opposite end portions and a length sufficient for wrapping at least once about an utility pole to retain a cover in place on the utility pole. The retention member is secured to one opposite end portion of the flexible member and defines a slot through which the other opposite end portion of the flexible member can extend. The lock mechanism includes a latch element mounted to the retention member for undergoing pivotal movement between angularly displaced latched and unlatched positions relative to the other opposite end portion of the flexible member extending through the slot of the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: William E. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6071044
    Abstract: A polymeric landscaping structure, for uses such as retaining walls and landscape edging, that may be co-aligned without an exposed end. The structure has a U-shaped exterior with exterior end walls. The U-shaped exterior forms a cavity in which an interior wall is disposed such that when the structure is cut to a predetermined length, the interior wall will be exposed and form an exterior end wall. The structure has premolded bores which can be co-aligned for various lengths of structures required for multi-structure installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Selectech, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Ricciardelli, Jerry M. Presson
  • Patent number: 6071035
    Abstract: An interchangeable tool coupling assembly includes a coupling base, a connecting collar, a locking sleeve, a wave spring and an interchangeable tool having a shaft with an end and a pin protruding from a side of the shaft end. At one end portion, the coupling base receives the shaft end and at an opposite end portion is threadable into a threaded hex shaped endof an universal handle. Between its opposite end portions, the coupling base has a hex shaped nut. The connecting collar is disposed over the coupling base and slidable relative thereto toward and away from the hex shaped nut in which a hex shaped hollow end portion of the connecting collar assumes respective connected and disconnected positions relative to the hex shaped end of the universal handle threaded with the hex shaped nut, respectively preventing and allowing unthreading of the handle end from the coupling base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Marvin D. McKelvy
  • Patent number: 6070913
    Abstract: A connector plug housing for an electrical connector assembly includes a plug body having a male end, a tubular shroud having a female end adapted to be received on the male end of the plug body, first and second complementary threads respectively formed on the male end of the plug body and the female end of the tubular shroud for providing a threaded connection therebetween by screwing the female end of the tubular shroud relative to and on the male end of the plug body, and a releasable self-locking clip arrangement provided on the plug body and tubular shroud in an interfacing relationship with the first and second threads thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbel Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas A. Hopper, Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 6064009
    Abstract: A universal cable clamp for coupling a wide variety of electrical cables to an electrical box is capable of accepting metal or non-metallic sheathed cables. The cable clamp includes upper and lower clamping plates and a front wall having at least one opening for receiving the cable. The upper and lower clamping plates are coupled together by bendable coupling arms. A fastener extends through the upper and lower clamping plates and into the electrical box to deform the bendable coupling arms while the cable is clamped between the upper and lower clamping plates. The opening in the front wall in embodiments is oval-shaped and is dimensioned to allow a non-metallic sheathed cable to pass through, while preventing the metal sheath of a metal sheathed cable from passing through. The clamp provides a grounding connection of the metal cables and conduits. The cable clamp accommodates thick or thin steel and aluminum flex metal conduits, armored cable, metal clad cable and non-metallic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert W. Jorgensen, Thomas E. Lewis, Richard D. Swanson
  • Patent number: 6059429
    Abstract: An arrangement for limiting the rotational movement or displacement of a swivel unit mounting a lamphead. More particularly, disclosed is a rotation limiting arrangement including cooperating stop elements for controlling the rotational displacement of a lamphead employed in an exit sign or the like within predetermined angularly defined boundaries, so as to thereby prevent the lamphead from at least partially obscuring the legend of the exit sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Steven W. Bodell
  • Patent number: 6057743
    Abstract: A connector for telecommunication systems has input terminals and output terminals arranged in ordered arrays and connected by a circuit having a plurality of conductive paths connecting the respective input and output terminals. The circuit cancels crosstalk induced across adjacent connected terminals by sets of sections. Two of the paths have one set of sections connected in series and spaced from each other between the input and output terminals. Another pair of paths have another set of sections connected in series and spaced from each other between the input and output terminals. Each section of the two sets forms a noise reduction circuit providing a reactive coupling between the respective paths which is greater than adjacent portions of the paths spacing the sections of the two sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Aekins
  • Patent number: D424525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorported
    Inventor: Rajiv D. Katwala