Patents by Inventor Brad Michael Kreschollek

Brad Michael Kreschollek 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).

  • Publication number: 20190221382
    Abstract: A veneer configured to be secured to a backlit button of a control device may include a plate portion. The plate portion may have one or more laser-cut indicia defined therethrough, may have laser-cut rounded corners, and may have angularly offset outer edges that may be defined during an embossing process. The laser-cut indicia may be representative of a command for controlling an electrical load. The indicia may include an alphanumeric character, an icon, or the like, may define one or more substantially zero-radius corners, and may define respective inner surfaces that are substantially perpendicular to an outer surface of the plate portion. A laser-cut alphanumeric character may have variable (e.g., continuously variable) line width. The plate portion may define a rib that suspends a floating portion of the alphanumeric character relative to an open portion. The rib may define a thickness that does not exceed 0.003 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Rich Destremps, George M. Drizos, Scott A. Kleppinger, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Shawn A. Strange
  • Publication number: 20190214777
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly may include a faceplate having an opening configured to receive an electrical device insert, and an adapter that is disposed between the faceplate and a structure. The adapter may abut a surface of the structure. The faceplate assembly may include one or more biasing members that may be configured to bias the faceplate outward relative to the structure. A first biasing member may include one or more resilient fingers. The fingers may be configured to abut a yoke that is installed in the structure (e.g., attached within an opening of the structure). A second biasing member may include a resilient spacer that is configured to be disposed between the faceplate and the adapter. The one or more biasing members may apply forces against the faceplate that may cause the faceplate to be biased outward relative to the surface of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Adam J. Andersen, Brad Michael Kreschollek
  • Patent number: 10276322
    Abstract: A veneer configured to be secured to a backlit button of a control device may include a plate portion. The plate portion may have one or more laser-cut indicia defined therethrough, may have laser-cut rounded corners, and may have angularly offset outer edges that may be defined during an embossing process. The laser-cut indicia may be representative of a command for controlling an electrical load. The indicia may include an alphanumeric character, an icon, or the like, may define one or more substantially zero-radius corners, and may define respective inner surfaces that are substantially perpendicular to an outer surface of the plate portion. A laser-cut alphanumeric character may have variable (e.g., continuously variable) line width. The plate portion may define a rib that suspends a floating portion of the alphanumeric character relative to an open portion. The rib may define a thickness that does not exceed 0.003 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Rich Destremps, George M. Drizos, Scott A. Kleppinger, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Shawn A. Strange
  • Patent number: 10249993
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly may include a faceplate having an opening configured to receive an electrical device insert, and an adapter that is disposed between the faceplate and a structure. The adapter may abut a surface of the structure. The faceplate assembly may include one or more biasing members that may be configured to bias the faceplate outward relative to the structure. A first biasing member may include one or more resilient fingers. The fingers may be configured to abut a yoke that is installed in the structure (e.g., attached within an opening of the structure). A second biasing member may include a resilient spacer that is configured to be disposed between the faceplate and the adapter. The one or more biasing members may apply forces against the faceplate that may cause the faceplate to be biased outward relative to the surface of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Adam J. Andersen, Brad Michael Kreschollek
  • Publication number: 20190073898
    Abstract: A remote control device is provided that is configured for use in a load control system that includes one or more electrical loads. The remote control device includes a mounting structure and a control unit, and the control unit is configured to be attached to the mounting structure in a plurality of different orientations. The control unit includes a user interface, an orientation sensing circuit, and a communication circuit. The control unit is configured to determine an orientation of the control unit via the orientation sensing circuit. The control unit is also configured to translate a user input from the user interface into control data to control an electrical load of the load control system based on the orientation of the control unit and/or provide a visual indication of an amount of power delivered to the electrical load based on the orientation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Alexander Wade Gage, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Phillip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Publication number: 20190019403
    Abstract: A control device may be configured to control one or more electrical loads in a load control system. The control device may be a wall-mounted device such as dimmer switch, a remote control device, or a retrofit remote control device. The control device may include a gesture-based user interface for applying advanced control over the one or more electrical loads. The types of control may include absolute and relative control, intensity and color control, preset, zone, or operational mode selection, etc. Feedback may be provided on the control device regarding a status of the one or more electrical loads or the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: 10134268
    Abstract: A remote control device is provided that is configured for use in a load control system that includes one or more electrical loads. The remote control device includes a mounting structure and a control unit, and the control unit is configured to be attached to the mounting structure in a plurality of different orientations. The control unit includes a user interface, an orientation sensing circuit, and a communication circuit. The control unit is configured to determine an orientation of the control unit via the orientation sensing circuit. The control unit is also configured to translate a user input from the user interface into control data to control an electrical load of the load control system based on the orientation of the control unit and/or provide a visual indication of an amount of power delivered to the electrical load based on the orientation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Alexander Wade Gage, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: 10109181
    Abstract: A control device such as a wall-mounted device, a remote control device, or a retrofit remote control device is configured to control one or more electrical loads in a load control system. The control device includes a gesture-based user interface for applying advanced control over the one or more electrical loads. The types of control include absolute and relative control, intensity and color control, preset, zone, or operational mode selection, etc. Feedback is provided on the control device regarding a status of the one or more electrical loads or the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D820794
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D820795
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D820796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D821335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D821336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D837168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D837169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D839847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D844590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Courtney, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Jason C. Killo, Glenn Stone Laverty, IV, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D845914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D846508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D856288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo