Patents by Inventor Clyde Martin

Clyde Martin 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: 9859671
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for simplifying the connection of an electrical fixture to an electrical source. The system can include a plate element that attaches to an electrical source, such as a junction box. The plate element can mate with a canopy element that is attached to an electrical fixture, such as a light. The plate and canopy can structurally and electrically mate, allowing a user to easily connect various electrical fixtures using the plate and canopy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Clyde Martin
  • Publication number: 20170025807
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for simplifying the connection of an electrical fixture to an electrical source. The system can include a plate element that attaches to an electrical source, such as a junction box. The plate element can mate with a canopy element that is attached to an electrical fixture, such as a light. The plate and canopy can structurally and electrically mate, allowing a user to easily connect various electrical fixtures using the plate and canopy system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Clyde Martin
  • Patent number: 9458998
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for simplifying the connection of an electrical fixture to an electrical source. The system can include a plate element that attaches to an electrical source, such as a junction box. The plate element can mate with a canopy element that is attached to an electrical fixture, such as a light. The plate and canopy can structurally and electrically mate, allowing a user to easily connect various electrical fixtures using the plate and canopy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Clyde Martin
  • Publication number: 20160072233
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for simplifying the connection of an electrical fixture to an electrical source. The system can include a plate element that attaches to an electrical source, such as a junction box. The plate element can mate with a canopy element that is attached to an electrical fixture, such as a light. The plate and canopy can structurally and electrically mate, allowing a user to easily connect various electrical fixtures using the plate and canopy system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: Clyde Martin
  • Patent number: 6055823
    Abstract: A refreshment center having a modular construction and including a mini door and a frame is described. The mini door is fabricated and assembled separate from the frame, and the mini door includes a hinge system and a trigger. The mini door provides quick and convenient access to the refreshment center by being simple and easy to open and close. The frame, in an exemplary embodiment, is a one piece plastic molded part which serves as the main structural member of the assembly. The frame includes first and second spaced apart planar members, and further includes a keeper slot and a keeper for being inserted within the slot. The keeper extends from the slot and at least partially through a keeper slot in the door trim. The frame further includes a switch cavity for housing at least a portion of a switch assembly. A switch bracket is provided to be secured over the switch cavity and is engaged to the frame by a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Phillip D. Baker, Gordon Turner Walker, Dennis Paul Matz, Gerald Lee Mitchell, Joseph Murphy Miller, Charles William Nelson, Bruce Lloyd Ruark, Jerry Clyde Martin, Michael Joseph McCauley, John Joseph Domagala, Duane Jubenville, Michael Stephen Csernik, Mark Walter Steiner