Patents by Inventor Gary B. Pollard

Gary B. Pollard 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: 9479847
    Abstract: A low cost, energy monitoring system comprises a plurality of remote sensors for monitoring energy consumption in specific circuits, or by specific appliances, a adapter that communicates with the remote sensors over a wireless network, and a host device with a display. The remote sensors monitor energy consumption in specific circuits, or by specific appliances, and report the energy consumption by the monitored circuits or appliances to the remote adapter. The adapter stores the energy consumption data in memory and generates output images for display by the host device. The output images are based on display templates stored in the memory of the adapter and define how the energy consumption data is formatted and displayed for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary B. Pollard, Rodney B. Washington
  • Publication number: 20130116953
    Abstract: A low cost, energy monitoring system comprises a plurality of remote sensors for monitoring energy consumption in specific circuits, or by specific appliances, a adapter that communicates with the remote sensors over a wireless network, and a host device with a display. The remote sensors monitor energy consumption in specific circuits, or by specific appliances, and report the energy consumption by the monitored circuits or appliances to the remote adapter. The adapter stores the energy consumption data in memory and generates output images for display by the host device. The output images are based on display templates stored in the memory of the adapter and define how the energy consumption data is formatted and displayed for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Gary B. Pollard, Rodney B. Washington
  • Patent number: 8111148
    Abstract: A wireless electrically isolated plug-n-play communications system for branch circuit breakers. The system providing means for automatically connecting the wireless electrically isolated communication system between the branch circuit breaker and a communications strip as the branch circuit breaker is being installed in the load center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parker, Gary B. Pollard, Gary W. Scott
  • Publication number: 20100164744
    Abstract: A wireless electrically isolated plug-n-play communications system for branch circuit breakers. The system providing means for automatically connecting the wireless electrically isolated communication system between the branch circuit breaker and a communications strip as the branch circuit breaker is being installed in the load center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parker, Gary B. Pollard, Gary W. Scott
  • Patent number: 7327558
    Abstract: An improved electrical equipment enclosure includes an electrical enclosure, electrical equipment in said electrical enclosure, said electrical equipment including one or more devices requiring a network connection to devices outside of said enclosure, and a network port mounted to said enclosure and accessible from externally of said enclosure and operatively coupled with said equipment requiring a network connection inside of said enclosure, for connecting said equipment with equipment outside of said enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Square D Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Kennedy, Gary B. Pollard, James F. Clark
  • Publication number: 20040120109
    Abstract: An improved electrical equipment enclosure includes an electrical enclosure, electrical equipment in said electrical enclosure, said electrical equipment including one or more devices requiring a network connection to devices outside of said enclosure, and a network port mounted to said enclosure and accessible from externally of said enclosure and operatively coupled with said equipment requiring a network connection inside of said enclosure, for connecting said equipment with equipment outside of said enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Robert A. Kennedy, Gary B. Pollard, James F. Clark
  • Patent number: 4750246
    Abstract: Ceramic package (10) for compensated crystal oscillator has a three-layer body with a closed bottom upper cavity (24), a closed bottom lower cavity (38), and a through cavity (44) in which is mounted oscillator crystal. The upper cavity carries oscillator network on thin film hybrid (68) while the lower cavity carries the temperature compensation network on thick film hybrid (70). After the components are installed and connected, the oscillator network is adjusted, and then the crystal is adjusted in vacuo. The crystal cavity is closed with thermocompression bonded covers to maintain the vacuum and the oscillator network cavity is filled with dry inert gas and is sealed by attaching a cover by thermocompression bonding. With both cavities sealed, the compensator network is adjusted as required. Thereupon, the compensation network is also covered and hermetically sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Gary B. Pollard
  • Patent number: 4627533
    Abstract: Ceramic package (10) for compensated crystal oscillator has a three-layer body with a closed bottom upper cavity (24), a closed bottom lower cavity (38), and a through cavity (44) in which is mounted oscillator crystal. The upper cavity carries oscillator network on thin film hybrid (68) while the lower cavity carries the temperature compensation network on thick film hybrid (70). After the components are installed and connected, the oscillator network is adjusted, and then the crystal is adjusted in vacuuo. The crystal cavity is closed with thermocompression bonded covers to maintain the vacuum and the oscillator network cavity is filled with dry inert gas and is sealed by attaching a cover by thermocompression bonding. With both cavities sealed, the compensator network is adjusted as required. Thereupon, the compensation network is also covered and hermetically sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Gary B. Pollard
  • Patent number: D316277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Inventor: Gary B. Pollard