Patents by Inventor Christopher George Daily

Christopher George Daily 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: 10330301
    Abstract: A light sensor assembly includes a receptacle connector configured to be mounted to a light fixture and configured to receive a sensor connector having a photocontrol component including a housing, a spring element and a housing retainer. The housing has a base extending through a fixture housing. The housing has locating features configured to engage a locating feature of the fixture to hold a rotational position of the housing. The housing retainer is positionable on the interior of the fixture housing on the base engaging the spring element. The housing is rotatably positionable on the fixture by lifting upward on the housing to compress the spring element to disengage the locating features of the housing from the locating feature of the fixture and rotating the housing to a new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward John Howard, Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Publication number: 20190186719
    Abstract: A light sensor assembly includes a sensor connector configured to be coupled to a receptacle connector mounted to a light fixture. The sensor connector includes a housing having a top and a bottom defining a mating interface configured to be mated to the receptacle connector. The housing has a sealed cavity including a first sensor component in the sealed cavity sensing an environmental characteristic exterior of the sensor connector. The sensor connector includes power contacts held by the housing and extending from the bottom for electrical connection with receptacle power contacts of the receptacle connector. The sensor connector includes a lid assembly at the top of the housing. The lid assembly has a lid defining an unsealed cavity allowing airflow through the unsealed cavity. The lid assembly has a second sensor component in the unsealed cavity sensing an environmental characteristic exterior of the sensor connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Justin Latorre, Christopher George Daily, Charles Raymond Gingrich, III
  • Publication number: 20190165728
    Abstract: A solar junction box for a solar panel having at least one photovoltaic cell and a foil electrically connected to the at least one cell including a housing having a base and a cover coupled to the base. The base and the cover define a cavity. The base has a mounting wall including a mounting surface configured to be mounted to the solar panel including a foil opening at the mounting surface. A contact assembly is received in the cavity having a terminal including a foil contact configured to be terminated to the foil. The foil contact has a transition leg transitioning into the foil opening to interface with the foil and a mating leg configured to be mated with the foil. The mating leg extends at or beyond the mounting wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Publication number: 20190162400
    Abstract: A light sensor assembly includes a sensor connector having a housing including a top and a bottom with power contact channels in the bottom of the housing. The sensor connector includes a circuit board supported by the housing at the top having a sensor component electrically connected to the circuit board sensing an environmental characteristic exterior of the sensor connector. The sensor connector includes power contacts received in corresponding contact channels and extending from the bottom for electrical connection with receptacle power contacts of the receptacle connector. The power contacts include a neutral power contact, a line power contact and a load power contact, where the line power contact and the load power contact are integral as a unitary contact body forming a monolithic line-load power contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Patent number: 10256769
    Abstract: A solar junction box for a solar panel includes a housing having a base and walls defining a cavity. The cavity extends along a primary axis and a secondary axis generally perpendicular to the primary axis. The base has a foil opening receiving a foil of the solar panel. A terminal is received in the cavity. The terminal has a protection device contact terminated to a protection device and a foil contact configured to be terminated to the foil. The foil contact is oriented within the cavity such that the foil contact is configured to be terminated to the foil when the foil extends into the foil opening along the primary axis and such that the foil contact is configured to be terminated to the foil when the foil extends into the foil opening along the secondary axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Raymond Gingrich, III, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Patent number: 10027115
    Abstract: A power wiring device includes a front housing having a power component at a user interface and a rear housing having a wire interface. The front and rear housings define a cavity. Control electronics are received in the cavity and include a circuit board and a controller coupled to the circuit board. The controller has control circuitry for controlling a power function of the power wiring device. The power component is coupled to the circuit board and affected by the power function. A plurality of power terminals are coupled to the circuit board. The power terminals each have a base, circuit board contacts extending from the base and being terminated to the circuit board, and wire contacts extending from the base. The wire contacts have quick connect interfaces for direct, quick connection to corresponding wires of building wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald Martin Weber, Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Patent number: 9748708
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels with electrical contacts received therein each having a poke-in spring beam configured to engage an electrical wire when poked-in to the housing. The electrical contact is movable between a resting position when no wire is present in the wire channel and a clearance position where the electrical contact allows the electrical wire to be removed from the wire channel. Pivot levers are held by the housing and are coupled to corresponding electrical contacts with a pivot end pivotably coupled to the housing and a push button end having a push button pressed to move the corresponding electrical contact to the clearance position. When the electrical wire is loaded into the wire channel, the electrical contact is positioned in a pinching position in which the spring beam pinches against the electrical wire in physical contact with the electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard, Christopher George Daily, David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton
  • Patent number: 9692152
    Abstract: A wall plate connector system includes a wall plate terminal block extending from a wall plate base. The wall plate terminal block includes a terminal block body having a front, a rear, a first end and a second end. The terminal block body has contact channels and wire channels open to corresponding contact channels to receive electrical wires during a poke-in termination. Terminal contacts are received in corresponding contact channels and each include a poke-in spring beam and a header beam. A header assembly is removably coupled to the wall plate terminal block and includes header contacts configured to be terminated to a control circuit board. Each header contact has a mating beam. At least one of the mating beam and the header beam is a resiliently deflected spring beam configured for repeated mating and unmating at separable mating interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard
  • Publication number: 20170141491
    Abstract: A wall plate connector system includes a wall plate terminal block extending from a wall plate base. The wall plate terminal block includes a terminal block body having a front, a rear, a first end and a second end. The terminal block body has contact channels and wire channels open to corresponding contact channels to receive electrical wires during a poke-in termination. Terminal contacts are received in corresponding contact channels and each include a poke-in spring beam and a header beam. A header assembly is removably coupled to the wall plate terminal block and includes header contacts configured to be terminated to a control circuit board. Each header contact has a mating beam. At least one of the mating beam and the header beam is a resiliently deflected spring beam configured for repeated mating and unmating at separable mating interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard
  • Publication number: 20170054292
    Abstract: A power wiring device includes a front housing having a power component at a user interface and a rear housing having a wire interface. The front and rear housings define a cavity. Control electronics are received in the cavity and include a circuit board and a controller coupled to the circuit board. The controller has control circuitry for controlling a power function of the power wiring device. The power component is coupled to the circuit board and affected by the power function. A plurality of power terminals are coupled to the circuit board. The power terminals each have a base, circuit board contacts extending from the base and being terminated to the circuit board, and wire contacts extending from the base. The wire contacts have quick connect interfaces for direct, quick connection to corresponding wires of building wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald Martin Weber, Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Patent number: 9551483
    Abstract: A multiple cable disconnect includes a housing having a separable mating end and a wire terminating end configured to receive wires of power cables. The housing has a plurality of terminal chambers with terminals therein. The terminals each have a base, a mating contact extending from the base and a wire contact extending from the base. The mating contact has a mating pad defining a separable mating interface for the terminal for mating with a corresponding mating terminal of the mating connector. The wire contact has plural wire interfaces for mating with plural wires such that plural wires are configured to be terminated to and commoned with each terminal. Wire retention springs are received in the housing each having at least one spring arm defining a wire trap with the corresponding wire contact. The spring arms are releasable to release the wires from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Publication number: 20170003010
    Abstract: A multiple cable disconnect includes a housing having a separable mating end and a wire terminating end configured to receive wires of power cables. The housing has a plurality of terminal chambers with terminals therein. The terminals each have a base, a mating contact extending from the base and a wire contact extending from the base. The mating contact has a mating pad defining a separable mating interface for the terminal for mating with a corresponding mating terminal of the mating connector. The wire contact has plural wire interfaces for mating with plural wires such that plural wires are configured to be terminated to and commoned with each terminal. Wire retention springs are received in the housing each having at least one spring arm defining a wire trap with the corresponding wire contact. The spring arms are releasable to release the wires from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Publication number: 20160380588
    Abstract: A solar junction box for a solar panel includes a contact assembly having a base configured to be mounted to a solar panel and a terminal held by the base. The base has at least one foil opening configured to receive a foil. The terminal has a protection device contact configured to be terminated to a protection device. The terminal has a foil contact configured to be terminated to the foil. The terminal has a terminating contact configured to be electrically connected to a terminating assembly. The solar junction box includes a cover covering the contact assembly. The cover has walls defining a cavity receiving the terminal of the contact assembly. The walls are configured to be mounted directly to the solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily, Charles Raymond Gingrich, III
  • Publication number: 20160380585
    Abstract: A solar junction box for a solar panel includes a housing having a base and walls defining a cavity. The cavity extends along a primary axis and a secondary axis generally perpendicular to the primary axis. The base has a foil opening receiving a foil of the solar panel. A terminal is received in the cavity. The terminal has a protection device contact terminated to a protection device and a foil contact configured to be terminated to the foil. The foil contact is oriented within the cavity such that the foil contact is configured to be terminated to the foil when the foil extends into the foil opening along the primary axis and such that the foil contact is configured to be terminated to the foil when the foil extends into the foil opening along the secondary axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Raymond Gingrich, III, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Patent number: 9419361
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and an electrical contact held by the housing. The electrical contact includes opposing spring beams configured to receive an electrical wire therebetween. The spring beams have conductor interfaces configured to engage in physical contact with the electrical wire such that the electrical wire is captured between the spring beams with a compliant pinch connection. A pivot block is held by the housing, includes a receptacle for receiving the electrical wire, and is pivotable between an open position and a closed position. The pivot block is configured to be pivoted from the open position to the closed position to move the electrical wire into engagement in physical contact between the conductor interfaces of the spring beams such that the electrical wire is captured between the spring beams with the compliant pinch connection and thereby electrically connected to the electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Edward John Howard, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Patent number: 9397416
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and electrical contacts held by the housing. The electrical contacts include contact beams having wire interfaces configured to engage in physical contact with corresponding electrical wires. The contact beams are movable between closed positions and open positions. The wire interface of each contact beam is configured to engage in physical contact with the corresponding electrical wire when the contact beam is in the closed position. The wire interface of each contact beam is configured to be disengaged from physical contact with the corresponding electrical wire when the contact beam is in the open position. A release member is movably held by the housing such that movement of the release member is configured to move a plurality of the contact beams from the closed positions to the open positions thereof and thereby release a plurality of the electrical wires from the corresponding electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Patent number: 9347822
    Abstract: A photocell receptacle includes a base configured to be fixedly mounted to a housing of a light fixture. The base has an opening providing access to the interior of the housing of the light fixture. The base has a base locking feature. The photocell receptacle includes a cap having a cap locking feature. The cap locking feature operably engaging the base locking feature to secure the cap to the base. The cap is variably positionable at different angular positions relative to the base. The cap has contact channels holding electrical contacts configured to be electrically connected to corresponding contacts of a photocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily, Edward John Howard
  • Publication number: 20160104981
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels with electrical contacts received therein each having a poke-in spring beam configured to engage an electrical wire when poked-in to the housing. The electrical contact is movable between a resting position when no wire is present in the wire channel and a clearance position where the electrical contact allows the electrical wire to be removed from the wire channel. Pivot levers are held by the housing and are coupled to corresponding electrical contacts with a pivot end pivotably coupled to the housing and a push button end having a push button pressed to move the corresponding electrical contact to the clearance position. When the electrical wire is loaded into the wire channel, the electrical contact is positioned in a pinching position in which the spring beam pinches against the electrical wire in physical contact with the electrical wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard, Christopher George Daily
  • Patent number: 9310061
    Abstract: A light bulb assembly includes a bulb housing that is configured to be mounted to a base that includes an electrically conductive shell configured to be connected to a light bulb socket. The shell defines a negative terminal of the light bulb assembly. A light bulb is held by the bulb housing and includes a printed circuit board (PCB). The assembly includes an electrical connector having a connector housing, a negative contact, and a positive terminal of the light bulb assembly. The electrical connector is mounted to the PCB such that the positive terminal and the negative contact are electrically connected to the PCB. The negative contact is configured to mate with the shell of the base. The positive terminal is configured to be exposed for mating with a corresponding terminal of the light bulb socket when the bulb housing is mounted to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily, Ronald Martin Weber
  • Publication number: 20160087363
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and an electrical contact held by the housing. The electrical contact includes opposing spring beams configured to receive an electrical wire therebetween. The spring beams have conductor interfaces configured to engage in physical contact with the electrical wire such that the electrical wire is captured between the spring beams with a compliant pinch connection. A pivot block is held by the housing, includes a receptacle for receiving the electrical wire, and is pivotable between an open position and a closed position. The pivot block is configured to be pivoted from the open position to the closed position to move the electrical wire into engagement in physical contact between the conductor interfaces of the spring beams such that the electrical wire is captured between the spring beams with the compliant pinch connection and thereby electrically connected to the electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Edward John Howard, Matthew Edward Mostoller