Patents by Inventor James Fournier

James Fournier 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: 10588200
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a lighting system that includes a line control module and light modules. The line control module can be configured to interrupt power to the light modules according to one or more power interruption schemes to control an operation of the light modules. The line control module can have user interface circuitry including a rotary encoder with a shaft and a push button, a preview circuit, and indicator light emitting diodes. A user can interact with the lighting system via the user interface circuitry, which can be configured to provide visual feedback of various settings of the lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Raposo, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, James Murdock, Kevin Potucek
  • Patent number: 10575386
    Abstract: A system and method for an accent lighting system is provided. The system includes a plurality of underwater luminaires each having a plurality of light emitting diodes, and a junction box controller housing a plurality of electrical components for generating electrical signals for controlling the plurality of underwater luminaries. The junction box controller can be mounted to an electrical conduit and a plurality of cables can connect the plurality of underwater luminaires with the junction box controller. An underwater luminaire can include a heat sink and a flexible circuit board having a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted on the heat sink. The flexible circuit board transfers heat from the light emitting diodes to the heat sink. The underwater luminaire can also include a wiring harness for connecting the underwater luminaire to a cable. The underwater luminaire can also include a housing having a lens positioned at one end, an end cap mounted to an opposite end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Fournier, Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, Steven Mitchell, James Carter
  • Publication number: 20190390473
    Abstract: A laminar water feature is provided which includes a housing having a deck niche, a niche collar, a spacer ring, and a lid, a laminar vessel having an inlet, an annular pocket, a vertical baffle, a horizontal baffle, a light pipe, a plurality of screens, a cap having an outlet, and threading within an isolated light chamber for removably accepting a lighting source, and a pivot adjustment bracket having a handle with push button assembly, ridge, and detent configuration for fixedly rotatably adjusting the angle of the laminar vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Carter, Danny Raposo, Kevin Potucek, Gregory Fournier
  • Patent number: 10470972
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, Ray Denkewicz, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Vance Willis, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10413477
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, Ray Denkewicz, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Vance Willis, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10379234
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Mirion Technologies, Inc., Mirion Technologies (Canberra UK) Limited
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Raimondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Patent number: 10363197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10356875
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of determining depreciation of a lumen output of an LED. More particularly, disclosed is a method of determining depreciation of a lumen output of an LED comprising monitoring, by a processing device, an operating characteristic of an AC power source operatively coupled to the LED; determining, by the processing device, whether a lumen output the LED depreciated beyond a specified lumen value based on the monitoring; and causing, by the processing device, an indicator to provide notification to a user based on determining the lumen output of the LED depreciated beyond the specified lumen value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Potucek, James Carter, James Murdock, Steven Mitchell, Gregory Fournier
  • Patent number: 10332200
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a financial services document on a display screen of an electronic computing device. The financial services document is displayed on a first section of the display screen and on a second section of the display screen. An action is performed on the financial services document on the first section of the display screen without changing the display of the financial services document on the second section of the display screen. An action is performed on the financial services document on the second section of the display screen without changing the display of the financial services document on the first section of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Andrew James Fournier, Kourtney Eidam
  • Publication number: 20190133880
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James McIlvaine Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Publication number: 20160300223
    Abstract: An electronic marketplace system that protects data transfers across disparate servers or networks can include communication devices that couple system users to a mesh network of public key identity servers and/or link contract servers that are interconnected. The public key identity servers collectively contain a global last-closed ledger of public encryption keys for system users, and verify users using the public keys by accessing local ledgers or asking other identity servers for the public keys. A link contract server provides a link contract regarding the allowed use of the transferred protected data, and provides for a data transfer between the parties after all have agreed thereto. The link contract can be in JSON format in an HTTP or HTTPS header. Users can submit requests to link contract servers, and requests can be searched by vendors prior to proposing a link contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Victor Grey, James Fournier
  • Patent number: 7464632
    Abstract: A food slicer is provided having a support member including a base portion and an upstanding portion integrally formed with the base portion. The upstanding portion includes a rotating cutting blade secured thereto for slicing food product and at least one motor positioned within the upstanding portion for rotating the cutting blade. The base portion includes a food product table slidably secured thereto and is movable across the cutting blade for holding product while it is being sliced by the cutting blade. An adjustable gage plate also is provided for determining the thickness of a food product to be sliced by the cutting blade. A product fence for assisting in holding and stabilizing food product during slicing is included where the fence is removably secured to a portion of the food product table by frictional engagement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Premark FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott M. Zeeb, James Fournier, Frank Bondarowicz
  • Publication number: 20070180971
    Abstract: A food slicer is provided having a support member including a base portion and an upstanding portion integrally formed with the base portion. The upstanding portion includes a rotating cutting blade secured thereto for slicing food product and at least one motor positioned within the upstanding portion for rotating the cutting blade. The base portion includes a food product table slidably secured thereto and is movable across the cutting blade for holding product while it is being sliced by the cutting blade. An adjustable gage plate also is provided for determining the thickness of a food product to be sliced by the cutting blade. A product fence for assisting in holding and stabilizing food product during slicing is included where the fence is removably secured to a portion of the food product table by frictional engagement therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Zeeb, James Fournier, Frank Bondarowicz
  • Publication number: 20070044621
    Abstract: A food slicer is provided having a support member including a base portion and an upstanding portion integrally formed with the base portion. The upstanding portion includes a rotating cutting blade secured thereto for slicing food product and at least one motor positioned within the upstanding portion for rotating the cutting blade. The base portion includes a food product table slidably secured thereto and is movable across the cutting blade for holding product while it is being sliced by the cutting blade. An adjustable gage plate also is provided for determining the thickness of a food product to be sliced by the cutting blade. An operator interface is located above the base portion and is capable of providing an adjustment to the food slicer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Rote, Hardev Somal, James Fournier, Frank Bondarowicz
  • Publication number: 20070044611
    Abstract: A food slicer is provided having a support member including a base portion and an upstanding portion integrally formed with the base portion. The upstanding portion includes a rotating cutting blade secured thereto for slicing food product and at least one motor positioned within the upstanding portion for rotating the cutting blade. The base portion includes a food product table slidably secured thereto and is movable across the cutting blade for holding product while it is being sliced by the cutting blade. An adjustable gage plate also is provided for determining the thickness of a food product to be sliced by the cutting blade. First and second top surfaces are formed by a distal end of the upstanding portion of the support member. The base portion and the upstanding portion are formed as a single piece with a total continuous surface with no openings, seams, crevices or the like below the first and second top surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Bondarowicz, Scott Rote, Scott Zeeb, Aaron Eiger, Philip Anthony, Todd Clem, Hardev Somal, James Fournier, Alan Varacins, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 7050285
    Abstract: There is provided a surge protector assembly for use with a 66-M type terminal connector block having a plurality of parallel rows of opposed terminals which are laterally spaced apart from each other. The surge protector assembly includes a housing module formed of co-mating front and back halves. A miniature printed circuit board is disposed within the housing module. Surge protector devices, a protector-operational status indicator circuitry, and a ground-connected status indicator circuitry are disposed on the miniature printed circuit board. A plurality of tip/ring terminal contacts are disposed within a lower portion of the housing module for mating with corresponding ones of the opposed terminals of the 66-M type terminal connector block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Sato, Slawomir Kielian, Arif Oguz, Brian J. Truesdale, James Fournier, Richard T. Halliday
  • Publication number: 20050223470
    Abstract: The present invention is a protective sleeve of left and right design to be worn on the respective user's forearms. The purpose of the sleeve is to protect the wearer from electrical shock while working on electrical power panels, where exposed electrical conductors are present. The sleeves allow the technician to make contact with live electrical conductors, and prevent the arms from making contact with any grounded surfaces nearby. This is essential in the prevention of electrical shock. In the telecommunications industry, technicians routinely work directly with live conductors; therefore insulating sleeves for protecting the arms, such as those of the present invention are an important part of any electrician's tool box. The present invention is fully adjustable from small to large sized arms using the uniquely flexible and adjustable Velcro™ fastening system. Additionally, the Velcro™ fastening system allows the technician to adjust the sleeve snuggly around the arm to prevent slippage and movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventor: James Fournier
  • Publication number: 20040246644
    Abstract: There is provided a surge protector assembly for use with a 66-M type terminal connector block having a plurality of parallel rows of opposed terminals which are laterally spaced apart from each other. The surge protector assembly includes a housing module formed of co-mating front and back halves. A miniature printed circuit board is disposed within the housing module. Surge protector devices, a protector-operational status indicator circuitry, and a ground-connected status indicator circuitry are disposed on the miniature printed circuit board. A plurality of tip/ring terminal contacts are disposed within a lower portion of the housing module for mating with corresponding ones of the opposed terminals of the 66-M type terminal connector block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Nicholas Sato, Slawomir Kielian, Arif Oguz, Brian J. Truesdale, James Fournier, Richard T. Halliday
  • Patent number: 6231100
    Abstract: An improved tailgate for use on a vehicle and pivotally connected to a cargo area of the vehicle. The tailgate has an inner surface exposed to the cargo area and an outer surface spaced from the inner surface. The tailgate has a center open area defined by an upper edge, a lower edge, and side edges. Tubular bars extend within the center open area and connected to at least two of the edges. The bars are positioned such that an exposed surface of each bar is planar to the inner surface of the tailgate to provide a level surface when the tailgate is in the horizontal position to provide a working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Fournier Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel James Fournier
  • Patent number: D602208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: James Fournier