Patents by Inventor Darron Lacey

Darron Lacey 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: 9153397
    Abstract: An electrical wiring device includes a metal switch cover as a user contact point. The metal switch cover has antimicrobial properties that reduces microorganisms that are present on the wiring device, and helps reduce the spread of infections or disease from user to user. The metal switch cover is disposed on a switch in the wiring device, such that users touch the metal switch cover when operating the switch. In some exemplary embodiments, the metal switch cover is coupled to a paddle-style switch and takes on the profile of a paddle. In some exemplary embodiments, the metal switch cover is coupled to a toggle-style switch and take on the profile of a toggle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Darron Lacey, Rahul Natwar Goyal, Rohit Sumerchand Dodal, Luis F. Salas, Carlos Eduardo Restrepo, Erik Gouhl
  • Patent number: 8958183
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an industrial GFCI for control panels and/or industrial machines. The industrial GFCI senses when a fault condition has occurred in an associated circuit or load and quickly disconnect the circuit. In some exemplary embodiments, the industrial GFCI includes a bypass switch, which couples a load directly to a power source, bypassing fault detection. In some exemplary embodiments, the industrial GFCI also includes intelligent filtering, which discriminate between true fault events and false signals caused by environmental noise. Further, the industrial GFCI is manufactured as a part of a control panel or a piece of equipment. In certain exemplary embodiments, the industrial GFCI is manufactured as a portable kit capable of coupling to and decoupling from one or more control panels, machines, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Darron Lacey, Luis F. Salas, Carlos Eduardo Restrepo
  • Publication number: 20140158510
    Abstract: An electrical wiring device includes a metal switch cover as a user contact point. The metal switch cover has antimicrobial properties that reduces microorganisms that are present on the wiring device, and helps reduce the spread of infections or disease from user to user. The metal switch cover is disposed on a switch in the wiring device, such that users touch the metal switch cover when operating the switch. In some exemplary embodiments, the metal switch cover is coupled to a paddle-style switch and takes on the profile of a paddle. In some exemplary embodiments, the metal switch cover is coupled to a toggle-style switch and take on the profile of a toggle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Darron Lacey, Rahul Natwar Goyal, Rohit Sumerchand Dodal, Luis F. Salas, Carlos Eduardo Restrepo, Erik Gouhl
  • Publication number: 20140153144
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an industrial GFCI for control panels and/or industrial machines. The industrial GFCI senses when a fault condition has occurred in an associated circuit or load and quickly disconnect the circuit. In some exemplary embodiments, the industrial GFCI includes a bypass switch, which couples a load directly to a power source, bypassing fault detection. In some exemplary embodiments, the industrial GFCI also includes intelligent filtering, which discriminate between true fault events and false signals caused by environmental noise. Further, the industrial GFCI is manufactured as a part of a control panel or a piece of equipment. In certain exemplary embodiments, the industrial GFCI is manufactured as a portable kit capable of coupling to and decoupling from one or more control panels, machines, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Darron Lacey, Luis F. Salas, Carlos Eduardo Restrepo