Patents by Inventor Brandon L. Szoke

Brandon L. Szoke 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: 20210222491
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a housing having a major face and a side edge. The side edge is formed of a material that is capable of conducting light. A photosensitive element is positioned within the housing and facing the major face of the housing. A reflector is positioned within the housing. The reflector is shaped to direct light entering through the side edge onto the photosensitive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Blair, Stephen Lundy, Brandon L. Szoke, David A. Kirby
  • Patent number: 10920490
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a housing having a major face and a side edge. The side edge is formed of a material that is capable of conducting light. A photosensitive element is positioned within the housing and facing the major face of the housing. A reflector is positioned within the housing. The reflector is shaped to direct light entering through the side edge onto the photosensitive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Blair, Stephen Lundy, Brandon L. Szoke, David A. Kirby
  • Publication number: 20190169928
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a housing having a major face and a side edge. The side edge is formed of a material that is capable of conducting light. A photosensitive element is positioned within the housing and facing the major face of the housing. A reflector is positioned within the housing. The reflector is shaped to direct light entering through the side edge onto the photosensitive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Blair, Stephen Lundy, Brandon L. Szoke, David A. Kirby
  • Patent number: 10196855
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a housing having a major face and a side edge. The side edge is formed of a material that is capable of conducting light. A photosensitive element is positioned within the housing and facing the major face of the housing. A reflector is positioned within the housing. The reflector is shaped to direct light entering through the side edge onto the photosensitive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Blair, Stephen Lundy, Brandon L. Szoke, David A. Kirby
  • Publication number: 20160047163
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises a housing having a major face and a side edge. The side edge is formed of a material that is capable of conducting light. A photosensitive element is positioned within the housing and facing the major face of the housing. A reflector is positioned within the housing. The reflector is shaped to direct light entering through the side edge onto the photosensitive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Edward J. Blair, Stephen Lundy, Brandon L. Szoke, David A. Kirby
  • Patent number: 9263716
    Abstract: A battery holder for use with a battery-powered sensor may be configured such that removing the battery involves at least two distinct motions. The battery holder may include a cradle and a resilient retention strap configured to be deflectable between relaxed and deflected positions. With the retention strap in the relaxed position, the cradle and the retention strap may cooperate to retain the battery in the inserted position within the battery holder. The battery may be removed by first manipulating the retention strap from the relaxed position to the deflected position, and then using a distinct second motion to remove the battery from the holder. The battery holder may be configured to substantially prevent movement of the battery relative to the cradle when the battery is in the inserted position. The battery holder may be configured to facilitate insertion of the battery into the holder in a desired orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Szoke, Peter W. Ogden, Keith Joseph Corrigan, Nikhil Vithal Bhate
  • Publication number: 20140232348
    Abstract: A battery holder for use with a battery-powered sensor may be configured such that removing the battery involves at least two distinct motions. The battery holder may include a cradle and a resilient retention strap configured to be deflectable between relaxed and deflected positions. With the retention strap in the relaxed position, the cradle and the retention strap may cooperate to retain the battery in the inserted position within the battery holder. The battery may be removed by first manipulating the retention strap from the relaxed position to the deflected position, and then using a distinct second motion to remove the battery from the holder. The battery holder may be configured to substantially prevent movement of the battery relative to the cradle when the battery is in the inserted position. The battery holder may be configured to facilitate insertion of the battery into the holder in a desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Szoke, Peter W. Ogden, Keith Joseph Corrigan, Nikhil Vithal Bhate
  • Patent number: D687328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Erica L. Clymer, Brandon L. Szoke