Patents Assigned to Brainwave Research Corporation
  • Patent number: 11855437
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 11804705
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers, Patrick Belanger, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 11605940
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, Patrick Belanger
  • Patent number: 11569650
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers, Patrick Belanger, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 11569651
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 11462899
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers, Patrick Belanger, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 10910776
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains contacts, at least one contact for electrical connection to a hot power line and at least one contact for a neutral power line. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the contact and the hot power line. One or more sensors are provided which detect signals of the hot power line and/or the neutral power line. The processor provides activation or deactivation control to the controlled switch in response to the detected signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, Benoit Fortin, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 10673225
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle contains a plug outlet that has a pair of contacts for electrical connection to respective hot and neutral power lines. A controlled switch, such as a TRIAC, is connected in series relationship between the outlet contact and the hot power line. Sensors in the receptacle outputs signals to a processor having an output coupled to the control terminal of the controlled switch. The processor outputs an activation signal or a deactivation signal to the controlled switch in response to received sensor signals that are indicative of conditions relative to the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: John Eriksen, Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers, Patrick Belanger, Rene K. Pardo
  • Patent number: 9502874
    Abstract: An assembly includes a bracket mountable directly to a wall. An inner periphery of the bracket defines an opening in the wall substrate. A resilient element, cantilevered from an outer side surface of the sleeve, is retained by a barbed element at the inner periphery of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9437966
    Abstract: A plug housing includes an ejector mechanism and a controller electrically coupled to the ejector mechanism for detaching electrical conductive blades of the plug from a mated connection with a female connector. In response to a switch signal from the controller, a solenoid is activated to release a latch in the mechanism, thereby permitting the force of a compressed spring to impel a structure outwardly from the plug. The controller may be located remotely from the plug and superimpose control signals to the plug over the power lines within the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers, Patrick Belanger
  • Patent number: 9335033
    Abstract: A ceiling support system includes a bracket mechanism that can be attached to ceiling joists. An upwardly extending flange arrangement provides support for a ceiling fixture while allowing adjustment of its position before being secured to the support system. The flange arrangement may be flexible and secured to the ceiling structure via resilient hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9209611
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flange that can be fixed to an interior wall structure, such as an electrical box. A planar surface of the flange abuts the outer surface of the wall substrate thus providing tight contact between the wall substrate and the interior structure. Mating elements of the flange engage an electrical device to maintain the device in flush and parallel alignment with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 9083166
    Abstract: An assembly includes a bracket mountable directly to a wall. An inner periphery of the bracket defines an opening in the wall substrate. A removable sleeve is engageable with the bracket and the wall substrate to secure tight contact between the wall substrate and a device interior of the wall, irrespective of the thickness of the wall substrate. A resilient element, cantilevered from an outer side surface of the sleeve, is retained by a barbed element at the inner periphery of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9048640
    Abstract: An assembly includes a box and a removable sleeve that is engageble with the box and with a wall substrate to secure tight contact between the wall substrate and the box structure, irrespective of the thickness of the wall substrate. The sleeve is configured to be coupled to an electrical device having a corresponding configuration for insertion in the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8985364
    Abstract: A self-supporting apparatus can be placed in an opening in an existing wall substrate. A frame assembly is configured with a perimeter that can be adjusted to correspond to the opening of the wall substrate. Opposing frame portions are movable in opposite directions with respect to each other to be expandable for contact with the opening. Each frame portion comprises a first side having a detent on one surface and a second side with at least one groove on a surface thereof. The surfaces of the opposing frame portions face each other. The detents and grooves are dimensioned to provide engagement, respectively, between grooves and dents of facing frame portion surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8950993
    Abstract: A fastener device and assembly comprises segmented arms of rectangular cross section that extend inwardly from a central opening in a surface of the device body. A distal end portion of each segment arm comprises an internally threaded portion, to collectively form a single thread engageable with an externally threaded fastener. Centering portions enhance alignment of the device when applied to the externally threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 8777035
    Abstract: A self-supporting apparatus can be placed in a pre-set opening in an existing wall substrate. A frame assembly is configured with a perimeter that corresponds to the thickness of the wall substrate. The edge of the frame thus can be in fitting contact with the substrate opening. Flanges on opposite sides of the frame extend in the planar direction of the wall substrate to be in contact with the inner and outer surfaces of the substrate to maintain the frame in position in the wall and to strengthen the structure. The frame can include appropriate mounting portions for mounting electrical boxes or low voltage devices within the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140083759
    Abstract: An assembly includes a bracket mountable directly to a wall. An inner periphery of the bracket defines an opening in the wall substrate. A removable sleeve is engageable with the bracket and the wall substrate to secure tight contact between the wall substrate and a device interior of the wall, irrespective of the thickness of the wall substrate. A resilient element, cantilevered from an outer side surface of the sleeve, is retained by a barbed element at the inner periphery of the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy GAGNE, James W. ROGERS
  • Patent number: D711833
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: D857632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Lacroix, Robert G. Dickie