Patents Assigned to Hubbell Incorporated
  • Publication number: 20200295478
    Abstract: An adjustable neutral bar and adjustable neutral bar assemblies are provided. The bars and bar assemblies are adjustable to a desired number of taps. The bars and bar assemblies can have mating bar ends or clips that allow for easy connection of multiple bars to one another. Additionally, the bars and bar assemblies can have shear regions that allow for easy separation of a bar at a desired location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alan Douglas Beck, Jonathan Isaiah Speicher, Michael Duane Amburgey
  • Patent number: 10775010
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device includes a housing containing a high voltage connection. A light emitter is connected to the housing. A compartment in the housing having an opening is separated from the high voltage connection. A battery is positioned in the compartment and accessible through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Louis Brunelli, Robert Richard Papstein
  • Patent number: 10775009
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device includes a housing, a light emitter positioned in the housing, a control circuit positioned in the housing and operatively connected to the light emitter, an indicator light positioned in the housing, and a fault indicator circuit positioned in the housing and operatively connected to the indicator light. The fault indicator circuit is configured to monitor the light emitter, analyze activation of the light emitter, and activate the indicator light based on the analysis of the activation of the light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Allen George Cyr, Jonathan Erik Bowers, Steven Dominic Fernandes, Robert Papstein
  • Patent number: 10770805
    Abstract: A connector configured to mechanically and electrically couple a first frame to a second frame includes a body, a member, and a plurality of projections extending from the body and configured to contact at least one of the first frame and the second frame. The body includes a first end and a second end and defines a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end. The body further includes a feature for engaging a fastener. The member is positioned adjacent the first end of the body and is configured to engage at least one of the first frame and the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Evan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 10767843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) system associated with an area and having a plurality of LED arrays are provided. In some implementations, the lighting system can include a first LED array associated with visible light and a second LED array associated with UV light. The lighting system can include one or more first sensors configured to detect occupancy within the area and send signals indicating whether the area is occupied. The lighting system can include one or more second sensors configured to detect microbes within an area and send signals indicating whether microbes are present in the area. The lighting system can include a control circuit configured to receive the signals sent by the one or more first and second sensors and to control the first LED array and the second LED array based on the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: T. Warren Weeks, Jr., Avelino De Oliveira
  • Patent number: 10764341
    Abstract: A gateway is configured to be situated in a local area network (LAN) of Internet Protocol (IP)-based units having a serverless page party (SP2) function that employs multicast technology for page/party audio. The gateway converts multicast call traffic to unicast call traffic for transmission over the Internet to one or more IP units with SP2 function in different LANs. These different LANs are each provided with respective gateways that are configured to convert the unicast traffic back to multicast traffic to connect the page/party audio of an SP2 system among disparate facilities having different LANs, obviating the need for a dedicated and expensive wide area network for inter-LAN communication among IP units with SP2 function. A license and configuration server is configured to maintain a database of IP addresses of each gateway assigned to the respective inter-LAN or Internet groups and to communicate group IP addresses to the gateways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Reid, Keith Youndt, Jason Fox
  • Patent number: 10760780
    Abstract: A directional accent luminaire includes a housing having a front portion including a front compartment, a rear portion with a rear opening extending from the front portion, and a wall positioned between the front portion and the rear portion. A cover is removably connected over the rear portion to selectively enclose the rear opening. A light emitter is positioned in the front compartment for emitting light in a direction away from the rear portion. A control component is positioned in the front compartment for controlling the light emitter. An internal conductor is electrically connected to the control component and extends from the front portion into the rear portion. The rear portion includes a junction compartment for housing a connection between a power supply conductor and the internal conductor. The removal of the cover provides access to the junction compartment through the rear opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason Thomas, Agus The
  • Patent number: 10760608
    Abstract: A fastener (20) includes a head (22), a base (26), a shearable section (24), and a removable blocking insert (50). The head (22) has an inner surface (30) that includes a first socket (36) for receiving a drive tool (T). The base (26) includes an outer surface (38) having a base thread (44). The shearable section (24) is positioned between the head (22) and the base (26) and has a predetermined torque limit. The removable blocking insert (50) is positioned to hinder access of a drive tool (T) to the base (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Milton Egas Diniz, Gustavo Ferreira Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10756523
    Abstract: An electrical outlet cover including a base and an opening extending through the base, the opening configured to allow access to a socket face through the base. The electrical outlet cover further including a mounting screw aperture extending through the base, and a keyhole cover slidably connected to the base to at least partially cover the mounting screw aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Richard L. Cleghorn, Marcus Shotey, Sam Dumpe, Jason Thomas, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 10756452
    Abstract: A fastener for connecting an electrical conductor to a connector body includes a first portion adapted to engage an opening of the connector body and a second portion engaging the first portion. The second portion includes a head, a base coupled to the first portion and including an end adapted to engage the electrical conductor, and a shearable section positioned between the head and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Dana Khalid Saeed
  • Patent number: 10749292
    Abstract: An electrical outlet device includes water-resistant components to prevent the ingress of water to electrical components. One example includes a faceplate having a front surface, an outer edge extending around the front surface, and a first outlet opening extending through the front surface. A water-resistant seal is connected to the front surface of the faceplate. The seal has a first slit aligned with the first opening, a first flap adjacent the slit, and a second flap adjacent the slit. The first flap and the second flap are resiliently biased to a closed position and are moveable upon insertion of a plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Sorin I. Mortun
  • Patent number: 10746389
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a rear housing section having an opening in communication with an exterior environment. A cover is connected to the rear housing section. An insert extends between the rear housing section and the cover. The insert includes a base and a fin member extending from the base. An air passageway is formed between the insert and the cover and is in fluid communication with the opening. A control component is connected to the base. A light emitter assembly is connected to the insert and controlled by the control component. The insert provides thermal communication between the control component and the light emitter and the fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Brunelli, John Lane, Allen George Cyr
  • Patent number: 10748681
    Abstract: Devices for protecting a plurality of conductors against a power surge. One device includes a first electrode positioned on a first surface of the device, a second electrode positioned on the first surface of the device, and a floating electrode positioned on a second surface of the device. The first electrode is configured to receive a surge current from a first conductor. The surge current travels through the device from the first electrode to the floating electrode and from the floating electrode to the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Franklin Poterala
  • Patent number: 10738999
    Abstract: Trigger devices for igniting an exothermic reaction is provided. The trigger devices may be flint type trigger devices and electronic type trigger devices. The flint type trigger device has a housing with a spark opening on a rear wall of the housing. A mold mounting assembly is secured to an exterior of the rear wall of the housing. A motor assembly is secured to the inside of the rear wall of the housing. The motor assembly has a flint wheel attached to a shaft of a motor, where the flint wheel is located adjacent the spark opening. A flint assembly is positioned within the housing such that a flint of the flint assembly is in contact with the flint wheel. A controller positioned within the housing is configured to selectively activate the motor to cause the flint wheel to rotate against the flint to create one or more sparks that are ejected from the spark opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy Charles Hoagland, Richard Wallace Ceass, Mamoon Tawfiq Abedraboh
  • Patent number: 10741346
    Abstract: A high voltage/high current air break switch, the switch including a support frame and a blade pivotally supported by the support frame, so as to be pivotable relative to the support frame. The blade includes a load interrupter between a blade support and the distal end of the blade. And a method of operating an air break electrical switch with a swinging blade mounted on a support and having blade contacts brought into and out of engagement with a terminal with terminal contacts, and a load interrupter with contacts in a vacuum bottle, the method steps comprising turning the support to move the blade relative to the terminal, then turning the support to move the vacuum bottle electrical contacts and to move the blade contacts relative to the terminal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Rhein, Andrew Kellerman
  • Patent number: 10736977
    Abstract: Indicator systems and methods associated with high intensity narrow spectrum light are provided. In one example embodiment, a lighting system can include one or more high intensity narrow spectrum (HINS) light sources configured to emit HINS light. The system can further include an indicator circuit configured to provide at least one indicator associated with one or more parameters of the HINS light and/or operational performance of the HINS light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher Lane Bailey
  • Patent number: D893090
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeff McClow, Jason Edward Duckworth, Tomi Lin, Russell Weston
  • Patent number: D894469
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Qianshan Li, Kevin Lu, Syed Raza, Dean Dal Ponte, Armin Ahrari, Jeff McClow
  • Patent number: D894703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian McCulloh White, David Heck, Thomas Romeo Faucher
  • Patent number: RE48192
    Abstract: An easily-installed cover plate for hiding the face of sockets by covering an electrical outlet, including the face of the sockets. The cover plate is mounted over the receptacle and has apertures for plug blades. In the preferred embodiment, the cover plate is rectangularly shaped to cover a duplex receptacle, having apertures to receive plug blades, a center hole for receiving a screw which secures the cover plate over the duplex receptacle and a thickness at the apertures for receiving plug blades of not more than 0.075 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Edgar W. Maltby, Marcus J. Shotey