Patents by Inventor Adam Kevelos

Adam Kevelos has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11112453
    Abstract: A process for self testing a fault circuit includes disabling an actuator, performing a self-test by creating a simulated fault signal across at least a portion of a half cycle of a first polarity and across at least a portion of a half cycle of a second polarity, and determining whether the self-test was successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, Adam Kevelos
  • Patent number: 11105864
    Abstract: An arc fault circuit interrupter is disclosed. This arc fault circuit interrupter can include any one or more of three different sensors such as a high frequency sensor, and any one of lower frequency sensors such as a current sensor or a differential sensor. The arc fault circuit interrupter can be configured as an in line arc fault circuit interrupter installed in a wall box. In addition, the arc fault circuit interrupter can include a processor configured to determine any one of a series arc fault, or a parallel arc fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, John Libretto, Ronald Jansen, Michael Kamor, Adam Kevelos
  • Publication number: 20210202200
    Abstract: A circuit breaker and panel system includes a panel including a base pan having a plurality of base pan electrical connections. A circuit breaker including a housing having a plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections arranged to contact the base pan electrical connections when the circuit breaker is coupled to the base pan. The circuit breaker is rotatably coupleable with the base pan via a pivot joint for engaging the plurality of base pan electrical connections with the plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections per a predetermined electrical connection coupling sequence. One of the housing and the base pan includes a protrusion and the other of the housing and the base pan includes a corresponding recess which, when engaged with each other, retain the housing to the base pan to prevent reverse rotational movement of the breaker with respect to the base pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Kamor, Justin Berghoff, Adam Kevelos, Timothy Lindh, Nicholas Ryan Goodine, Steven Tommell
  • Patent number: 10971319
    Abstract: A circuit breaker and panel system includes a panel including a base pan having a plurality of base pan electrical connections. A circuit breaker including a housing having a plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections arranged to contact the base pan electrical connections when the circuit breaker is coupled to the base pan. The circuit breaker is rotatably coupleable with the base pan via a pivot joint for engaging the plurality of base pan electrical connections with the plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections per a predetermined electrical connection coupling sequence. One of the housing and the base pan includes a protrusion and the other of the housing and the base pan includes a corresponding recess which, when engaged with each other, retain the housing to the base pan to prevent reverse rotational movement of the breaker with respect to the base pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kamor, Justin Berghoff, Adam Kevelos, Timothy Lindh, Nicholas Ryan Goodine, Steven Tommell
  • Publication number: 20200278388
    Abstract: A process for self testing a fault circuit includes disabling an actuator, performing a self-test by creating a simulated fault signal across at least a portion of a half cycle of a first polarity and across at least a portion of a half cycle of a second polarity, and determining whether the self-test was successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael OSTROVSKY, Adam KEVELOS
  • Publication number: 20200185178
    Abstract: A circuit breaker and panel system includes a panel including a base pan having a plurality of base pan electrical connections. A circuit breaker including a housing having a plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections arranged to contact the base pan electrical connections when the circuit breaker is coupled to the base pan. The circuit breaker is rotatably coupleable with the base pan via a pivot joint for engaging the plurality of base pan electrical connections with the plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections per a predetermined electrical connection coupling sequence. One of the housing and the base pan includes a protrusion and the other of the housing and the base pan includes a corresponding recess which, when engaged with each other, retain the housing to the base pan to prevent reverse rotational movement of the breaker with respect to the base pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Kamor, Justin Berghoff, Adam Kevelos, Timothy Lindh, Nicholas Ryan Goodine, Steven Tommell
  • Patent number: 10658142
    Abstract: A circuit breaker and panel system includes a panel including a base pan having a plurality of base pan electrical connections. A circuit breaker including a housing having a plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections arranged to contact the base pan electrical connections when the circuit breaker is coupled to the base pan. The circuit breaker is rotatably coupleable with the base pan via a pivot joint for engaging the plurality of base pan electrical connections with the plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections per a predetermined electrical connection coupling sequence. One of the housing and the base pan includes a protrusion and the other of the housing and the base pan includes a corresponding recess which, when engaged with each other, retain the housing to the base pan to prevent reverse rotational movement of the breaker with respect to the base pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kamor, Justin Berghoff, Adam Kevelos, Timothy Lindh, Nicholas Ryan Goodine, Steven Tommell
  • Patent number: 10656199
    Abstract: A process for self testing a fault circuit includes disabling an actuator, performing a self test by creating a simulated fault signal across at least a portion of a half cycle of a first polarity and across at least a portion of a half cycle of a second polarity, and determining whether the self test was successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, Adam Kevelos
  • Publication number: 20200059081
    Abstract: Wireless communication enabled circuit breakers are described. Methods associated with such wireless communication enabled circuit breakers are also described. The wireless communication enabled circuit breakers may controlled by a remote entity. The remote entity may wirelessly case the wireless communication enabled circuit breakers to trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Scott Freeman, Abhishek Golwala, Rejaul Monir, Michael Ostrovsky, Alfred J. Lombardi, Ozgur Keser, Adam Kevelos, Paul Soccoli, Justin Berghoff
  • Publication number: 20200052482
    Abstract: Communication enabled circuit breakers are described. Methods associated with such communication enabled circuit breakers are also described. The communication enabled circuit breakers may include one or more current sensors. The one or more current sensors may be disposed in a clip. The clip may be coupled to a line side phase connection, and the clip may be shielded to attenuate signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Kamor, Adam Kevelos, Alfred J. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20200051423
    Abstract: Communication enabled circuit breakers and circuit breaker panels are described. Methods associated with such communication enabled circuit breakers and circuit breaker panels are also described. A circuit breaker panel may include a circuit breaker controller and one or more communication enabled circuit breakers. Two-way wireless communication is possible between the circuit breaker controller and the one or more communication enabled circuit breakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Adam Kevelos, Alfred J. Lombardi, Michael Ostrovsky, Paul Soccoli
  • Publication number: 20190387639
    Abstract: A wiring device includes a housing that encloses a line voltage port and/or a low voltage port for providing power to at least one removable load. The housing has an intake opening and an exhaust opening for drawing cooling air into the housing and for exhausting heated air. A fan is disposed within the housing and operates to move the air through the housing. A thermal load such as a heat sink or a transformer is positioned within the housing and receives cooling air to reduce the temperature of the load. The fan is energized when a sensed temperature in the housing exceeds a first predetermined threshold. Power to the line and/or low voltage port is reduced or shut off if the sensed temperature in the housing exceeds a predetermined value that is greater than the first predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Jansen, Scott Freeman, Adam Kevelos, Will Ziegler, Ben Moadel
  • Publication number: 20190356127
    Abstract: An arc fault circuit interrupter is disclosed. This arc fault circuit interrupter can include any one or more of three different sensors such as a high frequency sensor, and any one of lower frequency sensors such as a current sensor or a differential sensor. The arc fault circuit interrupter can be configured as an in line arc fault circuit interrupter installed in a wall box. In addition, the arc fault circuit interrupter can include a processor configured to determine any one of a series arc fault, or a parallel arc fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael OSTROVSKY, John LIBRETTO, Ronald JANSEN, Michael KAMOR, Adam KEVELOS
  • Patent number: 10475605
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a load control device with a light indicator is disclosed. The load control device may include an actuator assembly and a light source. The actuator assembly may include a frame, a light pipe, and an actuator having two surfaces. The light pipe may be arranged within the actuator and include first and second legs. The first leg may extend towards the first surface, and the second leg may extend towards the second surface. When the actuator is in a first position, the light source may be optically aligned with one of the first and second legs; and, when the actuator is in a second position, the light source may be optically aligned with the other of the first and second legs. When the light source is illuminated, the light pipe may direct the light towards the respective surface of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Jansen, Alfred Lombardi, Adam Kevelos
  • Patent number: 10433455
    Abstract: A wiring device includes a housing that encloses a line voltage port and/or a low voltage port for providing power to at least one removable load. The housing has an intake opening and an exhaust opening for drawing cooling air into the housing and for exhausting heated air. A fan is disposed within the housing and operates to move the air through the housing. A thermal load such as a heat sink or a transformer is positioned within the housing and receives cooling air to reduce the temperature of the load. The fan is energized when a sensed temperature in the housing exceeds a first predetermined threshold. Power to the line and/or low voltage port is reduced or shut off if the sensed temperature in the housing exceeds a predetermined value that is greater than the first predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Jansen, Scott Freeman, Adam Kevelos, Will Ziegler, Ben Moadel
  • Patent number: 10367347
    Abstract: An arc fault circuit interrupter is disclosed. This arc fault circuit interrupter can include any one or more of three different sensors such as a high frequency sensor, and any one of lower frequency sensors such as a current sensor or a differential sensor. The arc fault circuit interrupter can be configured as an in line arc fault circuit interrupter installed in a wall box. In addition, the arc fault circuit interrupter can include a processor configured to determine any one of a series arc fault, or a parallel arc fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, John Libretto, Ronald Jansen, Michael Kamor, Adam Kevelos
  • Publication number: 20190221386
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a load control device with a light indicator is disclosed. The load control device may include an actuator assembly and a light source. The actuator assembly may include a frame, a light pipe, and an actuator having two surfaces. The light pipe may be arranged within the actuator and include first and second legs. The first leg may extend towards the first surface, and the second leg may extend towards the second surface. When the actuator is in a first position, the light source may be optically aligned with one of the first and second legs; and, when the actuator is in a second position, the light source may be optically aligned with the other of the first and second legs. When the light source is illuminated, the light pipe may direct the light towards the respective surface of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald JANSEN, Alfred LOMBARDI, Adam KEVELOS
  • Publication number: 20190189377
    Abstract: A circuit breaker and panel system includes a panel including a base pan having a plurality of base pan electrical connections. A circuit breaker including a housing having a plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections arranged to contact the base pan electrical connections when the circuit breaker is coupled to the base pan. The circuit breaker is rotatably coupleable with the base pan via a pivot joint for engaging the plurality of base pan electrical connections with the plurality of circuit breaker electrical connections per a predetermined electrical connection coupling sequence. One of the housing and the base pan includes a protrusion and the other of the housing and the base pan includes a corresponding recess which, when engaged with each other, retain the housing to the base pan to prevent reverse rotational movement of the breaker with respect to the base pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kamor, Justin Berghoff, Adam Kevelos, Timothy Lindh, Nicholas Ryan Goodine, Steven Tommell
  • Publication number: 20190189379
    Abstract: Multi-pole and single-pole circuit breakers include a housing and a reset lockout mechanism disposed within the housing. The reset lockout mechanism disables electrical communication between line and load terminals of the circuit breaker if a predefined condition exists. Some circuit breakers include a single actuator, transition between ON and OFF states, and are capable of performing test functions. The test functions may involve testing AFCI and/or GFCI functions of the circuit breakers. The test functions may be performed when the circuit breaker transitions from an OFF state to an ON state. Some circuit breakers including a reset lockout mechanism may be powered only on its line side. Some circuit breakers provide an electrical indication when they are in the OFF state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, Michael Kamor, Alfred J. Lombardi, Adam Kevelos, James Bugryn
  • Patent number: 10276332
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of a load control device with a light indicator is disclosed. The load control device may include an actuator assembly and a light source. The actuator assembly may include a frame, a light pipe, and an actuator having two surfaces. The light pipe may be arranged within the actuator and include first and second legs. The first leg may extend towards the first surface, and the second leg may extend towards the second surface. When the actuator is in a first position, the light source may be optically aligned with one of the first and second legs; and, when the actuator is in a second position, the light source may be optically aligned with the other of the first and second legs. When the light source is illuminated, the light pipe may direct the light towards the respective surface of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Jansen, Alfred Lombardi, Adam Kevelos