Patents by Inventor Christopher Jon LAUBACH

Christopher Jon LAUBACH 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: 10177562
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Keith Mickievicz, Jon Alan Fortuna, Christopher Jon Laubach, Michael Timothy Sykes, Shane William Wiest
  • Publication number: 20160365723
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Jon Alan FORTUNA, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Michael Timothy SYKES, Shane William WIEST
  • Patent number: 9466975
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Keith Mickievicz, Jon Alan Fortuna, Christopher Jon Laubach, Michael Timothy Sykes, Shane William Wiest
  • Publication number: 20150214729
    Abstract: A surge protection system including a pluggable surge protection cartridge and its corresponding base is disclosed. The cartridge includes a housing, a surge protection assembly situated within the housing containing a surge protection element and a plurality of cartridge contacts in electrical contact with the surge protection assembly. The cartridge contacts are configured to engage a base within an electrical load center to carry a surge current from the load center across an electrical path of the surge protection assembly through the surge protection element. The cartridge is configured to be situated within the base such that the cartridge is removable from the base while the base remains in electrical contact with the load center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael MCCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ
  • Patent number: 8988842
    Abstract: A terminal block is disclosed that includes a terminal body housing, a plurality of conductive elements arranged within the terminal body to create a continuous electrical path therethrough, and a disconnect switch integral the terminal body, the switch arranged to open the continuous electrical path and expose a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian John Gillespie, Christopher Jon Laubach, Russell David Moser, David Michael McClellan, Scott Keith Mickievicz, Michael P. Lacey
  • Publication number: 20140313631
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Jon Alan FORTUNA, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Michael Timothy SYKES, Shane William WIEST
  • Patent number: 8670221
    Abstract: A terminal block is disclosed that integrates a surge protection base, a disconnect and connection points to provide a Kelvin connection in which a surge protection element is in electrical communication with the ground and the connection points for incoming and outgoing wires. The terminal block includes a terminal body having a terminal body housing, a plurality of conductive elements arranged within the terminal body to create a continuous electrical path therethrough and a disconnect switch integral the terminal body, the switch arranged to open the continuous electrical path and expose a terminal. The terminal body is configured to receive a surge protection element and the surge protection element, when received in the terminal body, forms a portion of the continuous electrical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian John Gillespie, Christopher Jon Laubach, Russell David Moser, David Michael McClellan, Scott Keith Mickievicz, Michael P. Lacey
  • Publication number: 20120206848
    Abstract: A surge protection system including a pluggable surge protection cartridge and its corresponding base is disclosed. The cartridge includes a housing, a surge protection assembly situated within the housing containing a surge protection element and a plurality of cartridge contacts in electrical contact with the surge protection assembly. The cartridge contacts are configured to engage a base within an electrical load center to carry a surge current from the load center across an electrical path of the surge protection assembly through the surge protection element. The cartridge is configured to be situated within the base such that the cartridge is removable from the base while the base remains in electrical contact with the load center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael McCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ
  • Publication number: 20120081827
    Abstract: A terminal block is disclosed that integrates a surge protection base, a disconnect and connection points to provide a Kelvin connection in which a surge protection element is in electrical communication with the ground and the connection points for incoming and outgoing wires. The terminal block includes a terminal body having a terminal body housing. a plurality of conductive elements arranged within the terminal body to create a continuous electrical path therethrough and a disconnect switch integral the terminal body, the switch arranged to open the continuous electrical path and expose a terminal. The terminal body is configured to receive a surge protection element and the surge protection element, when received in the terminal body, forms a portion of the continuous electrical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael McCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Michael P. Lacey
  • Publication number: 20120081828
    Abstract: A terminal block is disclosed that includes a terminal body housing, a plurality of conductive elements arranged within the terminal body to create a continuous electrical path therethrough, and a disconnect switch integral the terminal body, the switch arranged to open the continuous electrical path and expose a terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael MCCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Michael P. Lacey