Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Paul J. Sutton
  • Patent number: 8214409
    Abstract: A data architecture provides View objects that define an enterprise data source interface to an application through connectors, and also by Data Objects defined by Commands. Thus, a Data Object comprises a configurable request for data that is issued through Commands to the Adapters of the enterprise data sources. The architecture provides an application developer with the ability to create custom enterprise connectivity to disparate backend enterprise data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Antenna Dexterra, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O'Farrell, Mark Kirstein
  • Patent number: 8163066
    Abstract: New and useful system and method concepts are provided, for removing carbon dioxide from a flow of carbon dioxide laden air. More specifically, a sorbent structure is used in new and useful structures and techniques to bind carbon dioxide in a carbon dioxide laden air stream, and process heat is used to separate carbon dioxide from the sorbent structure and regenerate the sorbent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Eisenberger
  • Patent number: 7502212
    Abstract: Resettable circuit interrupting devices, such as an IDCI, are provided having a reset lockout and independent trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas L. DiSalvo
  • Patent number: 7488963
    Abstract: A thin, light-weight, flexible sheet product useful for the manufacture of radiation attenuation garments. The sheet product is a polymeric material and includes a heavy loading of high molecular weight metal particles. The sheet product is formed from a polymer latex dispersion into which a high molecular weight metal particles are dispersed, where the latex retains a sufficiently low viscosity to be pourable and allow casting of the sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Bar-Ray Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur P. Lagace, Ronald E Blocher
  • Patent number: 7472699
    Abstract: A damper regulator device for adjusting the orientation of a damper blade in an air transfer system, such as a duct, is disclosed. The regulator is coupled to an end portion, of a damper shaft, pivoting of a handle component of the regulator functioning to turn the shaft and hence the blade. The device is adjustable to accommodate damper shafts of different configurations and sizes without disassembly of the device by shifting the handle between one or another of a pair of slots disposed at disparate distances from the shaft. The shifting of the shaft between slots in effected by a channel extending between the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Duro Dyne Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen S. Martin, William J. Vasquez
  • Patent number: 7463124
    Abstract: Resettable circuit interrupting devices, such as GFCI devices, that include reverse wiring protection, and optionally an independent trip portions and/or a reset lockout portion are provided. The reverse wiring protection operates at both the line and load sides of the device so that in the event line side wiring to the device is improperly connected to the load side, fault protection for the device remains. The trip portion operates independently of a circuit interrupting portion used to break the electrical continuity in one or more conductive paths in the device. The reset lockout portion prevents the reestablishing of electrical continuity in open conductive paths if the circuit interrupting portion is non-operational or if an open neutral condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. DiSalvo, William R. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 7435903
    Abstract: The instant invention discloses a receptacle having a shape along the width of its face that is flat in one plane and along its length that has a constant radius. The shape of the face of the receptacle allows for the proper seating of an inserted plug. The shape of a wall plate around the receptacle along a section which runs along its vertical axis defines a surface of positive first differential and zero second differential, comprised of a combination of splines drawn between points of varying distance from a datum plane. The surface has zero second differential when the rate of height increase of individual splines is constant. When ganged with a switch, the front surface of the switch follows the shape of the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Tufano, Dennis A. Oddsen, Leslie Lindenstraus, Steve Zacharevitz, Paul Endres
  • Patent number: 7431589
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis foundation capable of being finished or adjusted or repaired and which may be assembled and adjusted to variable jaw ridge sizes, and formed with self-curing hardened resins. The foundation supports prosthetic teeth and is permanently but removably secured to the jaw by implants embedded in hard dental tissue, such as tooth stubs or bones. The dentures can be readily repaired or adjusted for changes in the jaw of the patient, by chairside techniques available to dentists. The foundation can also be adjusted to changes in size and shape of ridges in the jawbones for more comfortable use of the dentures secured on such prostheses, by utilizing spheroidal or ovoidal locking caps preferably initially formed of non-adherent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Bernard Weissman
  • Patent number: 7414499
    Abstract: A ground fault circuit interrupter device having a single actuator for sequentially activating a circuit interrupting portion when the device is in a reset condition and a reset portion when the device is in a tripped condition. The circuit interrupting portion breaks a conductive path between a line terminal and load terminal upon the occurrence of a predetermined condition thereby placing the device in the tripped condition and the reset portion reestablishes the conductive path between the line terminal and the load terminal thereby placing the device in the reset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Frantz Germain
  • Patent number: 7400479
    Abstract: Resettable circuit interrupting devices, such as GFCI devices, that include a reset lock-out mechanism are provided. The reset lock-out mechanism prevents the resetting of electrical connections between input and output conductors if the circuit interrupting mechanism used to break the connection is non-operational or if an open neutral condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas L. DiSalvo
  • Patent number: 7375871
    Abstract: A light control system having a full range of dimming for smart-glass by providing an interface between an off-the-shelf dimmer and a electrochromic glass device is disclosed herein. The light control system or electrochromic glass control device acts as an interface that converts an asymmetric alternating current (AC) power signal from the dimmer device into a symmetric, amplitude controlled AC output signal for controlling the tint of the smart-glass device. The electrochromic glass control device includes a powerline interface circuit that receives the asymmetric AC power signal from the dimmer. A controller connects to the powerline interface circuit to generate a control signal responsive to the asymmetric AC power signal. Connecting between the dimmer and the controller, an output stage generates the symmetrical AC output signal responsive to the control signal to control the electrochromic glass device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John Libretto, Michael Ostrovsky, Eugene Frid, Edward Uftring
  • Patent number: 7375298
    Abstract: An indexing mechanism with positive ON and OFF positions for a motor starter switch mounted in an NEMA 3R enclosure. The indexing mechanism includes a shaft having longitudinally extending projections coupled in fixed relationship to a handle, an index element coupled to the shaft, and a yoke having a pin positioned to engage the index element to positively position the shaft to the first or the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Kurek, Emma Levin
  • Patent number: 7375935
    Abstract: A ground fault circuit interrupter device having a feedthrough capacitor for substantially reducing interference from radio frequency signals such as those emitted from cell phones and 2-way radios. The ground fault circuit interrupter device includes a printed circuit board having a system ground terminal and a detection terminal for receiving a fault detection signal. A chip is provided having a ground pin connected to the system ground terminal and an input pin for receiving the fault detection signal. The feedthrough capacitor has a through conductor connected between the input pin and the detection terminal and a capacitor coupled between the through conductor and the system ground terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David Y. Chan, Eugene Shafir, John Libretto
  • Patent number: 7372678
    Abstract: Resettable circuit interrupting devices having self-test and non-resettable or limited resettable power interrupting systems are provided. The permanent power interrupting system activates when a circuit interrupting device is no longer capable of operating in accordance with applicable standards governing such devices or the device is no longer capable of operating in accordance with its design characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. DiSalvo, Ross Mernyk, Roger M. Bradley, Stephen Stewart, Frantz Germain, Armando Calixto
  • Patent number: 7365621
    Abstract: Resettable circuit interrupting devices, such as GFCI devices that include a reset lockout mechanism are provided. The GFCI comprises a reset button which is selectively blocked from resetting the GFCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Frantz Germain, Stephen Stewart, Roger M. Bradley, Nicholas L. Disalvo, William R. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 7355497
    Abstract: This invention relates to a circuit interrupting device having a trip button for disconnecting a load from a source of electrical power and a reset button for resetting the device after it has tripped. When the device is operating in its reset state, a source of electrical power is connected to a load through a set of contacts located within the device. The contacts are held closed by the spring loaded reset button which holds captive and urges a latch plate to move up to close normally open contacts. In the preferred mechanical trip mechanism, depressing the trip button causes the latch plate to move forward and be released from the reset button. The latch plate, upon being released from the reset button moves down to allow the contacts, which are biased to be normally open, to assume their normally open position. At this time, pressing the reset button initiates an electrical cycle which causes the normally open contacts to close only if the device is operating properly and there is no fault on the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Frantz Germain, Stephen Stewart
  • Patent number: 7355117
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant electrical receptacle disclosed herein includes a cover assembly having at least one pair of apertures, a cover, and at least one slider that rests in the cover behind one pair of the apertures. The slider is held in a first position where it covers both apertures such that an object is blocked from entrance in either aperture and, thereby, blocked from accessing either receptacle terminal formed in the base assembly connected to the cover assembly. This first position is maintained until prongs are substantially inserted simultaneously into the apertures causing the slider to move into a second position where the prongs are enabled to pass through the apertures, engaging the receptacle terminals. After the prongs are removed from the receptacle terminals, the slider automatically retracts to the first position. When only one aperture is probed by an object, however, the slider remains confined in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Cosmo Castaldo, Azer Ilkhanov
  • Patent number: 7339129
    Abstract: A plastic actuator for a toggle switch has a metal rod embedded therein, with the metal surface partially exposed. This surface of the metal rod functions as a bearing surface for a positioning spring as the actuator is flipped back and forth to turn the switch on and off. The use of the metal rod to provide a bearing surface in the toggle actuator substantially reduces wear on the actuator, and thus permits the actuator to be made out of a thermoplastic material rather than a thermoset material, thereby effecting a cost savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: George Timothy Shatley
  • Patent number: 7336458
    Abstract: Resettable circuit interrupting devices, such as GFCI devices, that include an independent trip mechanism and a reset lockout mechanism are provided. The trip mechanism operates independently of a circuit interrupting mechanism used to break the connection, and the reset lockout mechanism prevents the resetting of electrical connections between input and output conductors if the circuit interrupting mechanism is non-operational or if an open neutral condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: William R. Ziegler, Nicholas L. DiSalvo
  • Patent number: D564129
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Tufano, Marc Noest, Emma Levin, James Richter