Patents by Inventor Daniel Lalancette

Daniel Lalancette 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: 10992121
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting lug for an electrical box that diminishes the degree of play of the adjustable mounting lug relative to at least an orientation of a front face of the electrical box. Sidewalls of the adjustable mounting lug can include a first portion comprising a first segment, and a second portion comprising a first inclined side, an intermediate curved side, and a second inclined side. The second portion can be configured accommodate the adjustable mounting lug having a relatively large height while maintaining at least a minimum length of a bottom wall of the adjustable mounting lug that is supported by a support louvre of the electrical box. The second portion also provides the sidewalls of the larger adjustable mounting lug with a configuration that can prevent the adjustable mounting lug from interfering with at least fittings in the box that can be associated with relatively large knockout openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Ioan Lupsa, Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20200412116
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting lug for an electrical box that diminishes the degree of play of the adjustable mounting lug relative to at least an orientation of a front face of the electrical box. Sidewalls of the adjustable mounting lug can include a first portion comprising a first segment, and a second portion comprising a first inclined side, an intermediate curved side, and a second inclined side. The second portion can be configured accommodate the adjustable mounting lug having a relatively large height while maintaining at least a minimum length of a bottom wall of the adjustable mounting lug that is supported by a support louvre of the electrical box. The second portion also provides the sidewalls of the larger adjustable mounting lug with a configuration that can prevent the adjustable mounting lug from interfering with at least fittings in the box that can be associated with relatively large knockout openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ioan Lupsa, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 10541522
    Abstract: An electrical box bar hanger includes an adjustable channel having a plurality of locking tabs at distal ends thereof and first and second end plates with each of the first and second end plates having a plurality of locking apertures thereon. The first and second end plates are integrally connected to each distal end of the adjustable channel. When each end plate is bent 90 degrees against each corresponding end of the adjustable channel, each of the plurality of locking apertures aligns with each corresponding locking tab, such that the plurality of locking tabs can be inserted into corresponding locking aperture to allow the first and second end plates to be perpendicular with the adjustable channel without the use of welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20200021087
    Abstract: A filler plate for a loadcenter having an opening in a deadfront includes a cover plate constructed to cover the opening; a first leg coupled to and spaced apart from the cover plate to yield a first gap between the first leg and the cover plate, wherein the first gap is constructed to receive a first portion of the deadfront adjacent to the opening therein; and a second leg coupled to and spaced apart from the cover plate to yield a second gap between the second leg and the cover plate, wherein the second gap is constructed to receive a second portion of the deadfront adjacent to the opening therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Maxime Lefort, Daniel Lalancette, Audrey Bellefeuille, Frederick Piche
  • Patent number: 10424905
    Abstract: A shallow octagonal electrical box having a back wall and a stepped sidewall construction. The back wall includes at least first and second substantially flat sections connected by an intermediate section. The sidewall extends from the back wall to an open front and has an octagonal shape formed by eight sidewall sections. At least three contiguous sidewall sections have a first height and at least three of the other sidewall sections have a second height that is different from the first. At least one sidewall section has an opening or aperture adapted to provide a passage into the interior. The sidewall can have a hub or connector attached to the exterior surface around the opening/aperture. The sidewall can also have a knockout and a plurality of mounting apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lalancette, Marc-Antoine Veillette
  • Patent number: 10418792
    Abstract: An electrical load center for residential and commercial buildings includes an enclosure, a cover assembly, and a panelboard. The panelboard includes an insulated base, first and second bus bars, each of the first and second bus bars having an elongated main member, a plurality of connecting members, each of which is integrally formed from an edge of the main member, and a plurality of conducting members integrally formed from each of the connecting members. The panelboard further includes at least one neutral bar. The neutral bar is preferably I-shaped and includes a generally vertical main body, and transverse upper and lower members. The transverse upper member is preferably thicker than the transverse lower member and includes an outward taper from a top surface to a bottom of the transverse upper member to provide a greater contact surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Daniel Lalancette, Jean-Michel Pelletier, Maxime Lefort
  • Publication number: 20180198263
    Abstract: An electrical load center for residential and commercial buildings includes an enclosure, a cover assembly, and a panelboard. The panelboard includes an insulated base, first and second bus bars, each of the first and second bus bars having an elongated main member, a plurality of connecting members, each of which is integrally formed from an edge of the main member, and a plurality of conducting members integrally formed from each of the connecting members. The panelboard further includes at least one neutral bar. The neutral bar is preferably I-shaped and includes a generally vertical main body, and transverse upper and lower members. The transverse upper member is preferably thicker than the transverse lower member and includes an outward taper from a top surface to a bottom of the transverse upper member to provide a greater contact surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Daniel Lalancette, Jean-Michel Pelletier, Maxime Lefort
  • Publication number: 20180138679
    Abstract: An electrical box bar hanger includes an adjustable channel having a plurality of locking tabs at distal ends thereof and first and second end plates with each of the first and second end plates having a plurality of locking apertures thereon. The first and second end plates are integrally connected to each distal end of the adjustable channel. When each end plate is bent 90 degrees against each corresponding end of the adjustable channel, each of the plurality of locking apertures aligns with each corresponding locking tab, such that the plurality of locking tabs can be inserted into corresponding locking aperture to allow the first and second end plates to be perpendicular with the adjustable channel without the use of welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 9859692
    Abstract: An electrical load center for residential and commercial buildings includes an enclosure, a cover assembly, and a panelboard. The panelboard includes an insulated base, first and second bus bars, each of the first and second bus bars having an elongated main member, a plurality of connecting members, each of which is integrally formed from an edge of the main member, and a plurality of conducting members integrally formed from each of the connecting members. The panelboard further includes at least one neutral bar. The neutral bar is preferably I-shaped and includes a generally vertical main body, and transverse upper and lower members. The transverse upper member is preferably thicker than the transverse lower member and includes an outward taper from a top surface to a bottom of the transverse upper member to provide a greater contact surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Daniel Lalancette, Jean-Michel Pelletier, Maxime Lefort
  • Patent number: 9677690
    Abstract: A multi-purpose universal support is disclosed that can be configured to support multiple pipes, pipe junctions, vertical strut channels, horizontal strut channels, and thread rods. The disclosed support system allows for quicker installation, easy height adjustments, and a fewer supports than previously known supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lalancette, Alain Michaud, Adrian Paunescu, Dominic England, William Smith
  • Patent number: 9608415
    Abstract: A vented exhaust system for an electrical cabinet housing high voltage equipment. Very short-time explosions can occur within the electrical cabinet that are the result of a short circuit of the equipment housed within. The vented exhaust system provides for a way to safely release the pressure and hot gasses that can result from the short circuit so that the cabinet does not explode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Yves Boucher, Jean-Marc Theoret, Bud Thompson, Yves Duchesne, Ferenc Kungl, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 9553433
    Abstract: A gangable electrical box includes a U-shaped box member having a generally rectangular back wall including opposed back wall ends. An end wall extends from each of the back wall ends. Each of the end walls has opposed longitudinal edges. The gangable box further includes a pair of generally rectangular side walls where each side wall has opposed side wall ends. The side wall ends are attachable to the U-shaped box member to define an open ended box interior. The longitudinal edges of the end walls and the opposite ends of the side walls include interfitting snap fit connection for toolless attachment of the side walls to the box member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20160365711
    Abstract: A shallow octagonal electrical box having a back wall and a stepped sidewall construction. The back wall includes at least first and second substantially flat sections connected by an intermediate section. The sidewall extends from the back wall to an open front and has an octagonal shape formed by eight sidewall sections. At least three contiguous sidewall sections have a first height and at least three of the other sidewall sections have a second height that is different from the first. At least one sidewall section has an opening or aperture adapted to provide a passage into the interior. The sidewall can have a hub or connector attached to the exterior surface around the opening/aperture. The sidewall can also have a knockout and a plurality of mounting apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Lalancette, Marc-Antoine Veillette
  • Patent number: 9362727
    Abstract: A cable tray structure includes a first section that includes a first number of sidewall members connected to each other, a second section that includes a second number of sidewall members connected to each other and one or more members coupled to the first section and the second section to provide support for cables or conduits. The first section is configured to connect with a first side rail of a third cable tray section that is to be installed in a first position, and connect with a first side rail of a fourth cable tray section that is to be installed in a second position that is angularly offset with respect to the first position. The second section is configured to connect with a second side rail of the third cable tray section, and connect with a second side rail of the fourth cable tray section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Cardin, Daniel Lalancette, Yves Boucher
  • Patent number: 9263859
    Abstract: A new connector for attaching conductor wires to a metersocket is disclosed. The design of the connector allows the wires to be laid in along the side of the connector and requires little bending and slack in the wire. Once seated in place, the connector can be secured using a set screw that keeps the conductor wire in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20160028217
    Abstract: A vented exhaust system for an electrical cabinet housing high voltage equipment. Very short-time explosions can occur within the electrical cabinet that are the result of a short circuit of the equipment housed within. The vented exhaust system provides for a way to safely release the pressure and hot gasses that can result from the short circuit so that the cabinet does not explode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Yves Boucher, Jean-Marc Theoret, Bud Thompson, Yves Duchesne, Ferenc KungI, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 9219355
    Abstract: A breakable protector plate is provided for preventing damage to wires or cables which are behind the protector plate. The plate comprises a weakened break line. To prevent nails or screws from penetrating the reduced material thickness at the break line, the surface of the break line is raised with respect to the plate in order to redirect nails or screws into a greater thickness area of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20150311686
    Abstract: A gangable electrical box includes a U-shaped box member having a generally rectangular back wall including opposed back wall ends. An end wall extends from each of the back wall ends. Each of the end walls has opposed longitudinal edges. The gangable box further includes a pair of generally rectangular side walls where each side wall has opposed side wall ends. The side wall ends are attachable to the U-shaped box member to define an open ended box interior. The longitudinal edges of the end walls and the opposite ends of the side walls include interfitting snap fit connection for toolless attachment of the side walls to the box member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: D761678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: D776063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette