Patents by Inventor James P. Burns

James P. Burns 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: 10228116
    Abstract: Switches, devices, systems, and methods for using a conductive pull chain on an overhead light where physically touching the chain can turn on and off the light as well as provides dimming levels of the overhead light, and for converting overhead light fixtures to have a pull chain that can become touch sensitive to turn on and off and have different light dimming levels. The pull chains can also be consecutively pulled to different brightness levels with three switch controls. The overhead lights can be wall mounted lights, ceiling mounted lights and/or ceiling fans with light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Palm Coast Imports, LLC
    Inventors: James P. Burns, Brendan P. Byrne
  • Patent number: 9816688
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of converting the necks on lamp shades into threadable couplers that allow the shades with the couplers to be screwed onto the exterior threads on light sockets, such as those types of sockets found on wall mounted and ceiling mounted candelabras and ceiling fans. The couplers can include plate members that are fastened in a sandwich configuration on both the inside and outside of the neck portion of the shade with the sandwiched plate members having an interior threaded surface. Modified lamp shades can be screwed to exterior threaded light sockets on candelabra lights, pendant lights, ceiling fan lights, and any other type of lamp sockets that have removable lamp shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Palm Coast Imports, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis C. Kuykendall, James P. Burns, Brendan P. Byrne, Bruce C. Nemac, Jason Rohr
  • Publication number: 20170232367
    Abstract: A disc filter sector comprising a trapezium tubular support frame, and a trapezium screen frame supporting a screen doth, the trapezium filter medium dement being connected to the trapezium tubular support structure. More particularly, there is a pair of such filter sectors, and the sectors are connected together by an overlying cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Giasson, Gregory Gilmore, Karl Gabrielsson, James P. Burns, John O. Milliken
  • Patent number: 9669338
    Abstract: A disc filter sector comprising a trapezium tubular support frame, and a trapezium screen frame supporting a screen cloth, the trapezium filter medium element being connected to the trapezium tubular support structure. More particularly, there is a pair of such filter sectors, and the sectors are connected together by an overlying cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GL & V Luxembourg Sàrl
    Inventors: Eric Giasson, Gregory Gilmore, Karl Gabrielsson, James P. Burns, John O. Milliken
  • Publication number: 20170097148
    Abstract: Switches, devices, systems, and methods for using a conductive pull chain on an overhead light where physically touching the chain can turn on and off the light as well as provides dimming levels of the overhead light, and for converting overhead light fixtures to have a pull chain that can become touch sensitive to turn on and off and have different light dimming levels. The pull chains can also be consecutively pulled to different brightness levels with three switch controls. The overhead lights can be wall mounted lights, ceiling mounted lights and/or ceiling fans with light fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: James P. Burns, Brendan P. Byrne
  • Patent number: 9589461
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing a battery powered wall mounted remote control for ceiling fans and lights. The battery powered remote control can be installable over an existing wall switch without hard wiring into electrical system at the switch box. The remote control housing is decorative in nature and has functional fan and light buttons for remotely controlling operation of the fan and light fixture. The remote housing attaches to the hard wired wall mounted switch using existing hardware that previously held the switch plate in place. The remote housing has a door that opens to allow the original fan/light switch to still be used in an on/off power control for the device being controlled by the battery powered wall mounted remote control for ceiling fans and lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HKC-US, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan P. Byrne, James P. Burns
  • Patent number: 9506640
    Abstract: Switches, devices, systems, and methods for using a conductive pull chain on an overhead light where physically touching the chain can turn on and off the light as well as provides dimming levels of the overhead light, and for converting overhead light fixtures to have a pull chain that can become touch sensitive to turn on and off and have different light dimming levels. The pull chains can also be consecutively pulled to different brightness levels with three switch controls. The overhead lights can be wall mounted lights, ceiling mounted lights and/or ceiling fans with light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Palm Coast Imports, LLC
    Inventors: James P. Burns, Brendan P. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20160263497
    Abstract: A disc filter sector comprising a trapezium tubular support frame, and a trapezium screen frame supporting a screen cloth, the trapezium filter medium dement being connected to the trapezium tubular support structure. More particularly, there is a pair of such filter sectors, and the sectors are connected together by an overlying cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Giasson, Gregory Gilmore, Karl Gabrielsson, James P. Burns, John O. Milliken
  • Publication number: 20150097338
    Abstract: A target game having a stationary display that provides the capabilities to mimic moving targets. The target game generally comprises a game board, a control panel and a dart gun which may be used both indoors and outdoors. The game board has an upper frame, a lower frame and at least one target surface therebetween. At least some of the embodiments described herein, have three target positions, each with at least one illustration of a clay target. In use, the target surface has electrical components which will sequentially activate and illuminate target areas within a variety of positions on the target surface. When illuminated the target positions may be hit with a dart, which will be recorded as a hit by related sensors, thus simulating a clay pigeon being shot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Abramson, James P. Burns, III, Scott Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8919577
    Abstract: A bocce ball game caddy for removably retaining bocce ball game components. The caddy includes a plurality of racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the racks supporting at least one retainer adapted to removably support the bocce ball game components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EastPoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Patent number: 8881918
    Abstract: A horseshoe game caddy for removably retaining horseshoes and stakes for playing a horseshoe game. The caddy includes a plurality of horseshoe racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the horseshoe racks are adapted to removably support at least one of the plurality of horseshoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20140265187
    Abstract: A box with deployable wheels. The box includes peripheral walls and side panels defining an enclosed interior compartment for receiving an object. At least one deployable wheel assembly is disposed along the bottom peripheral wall. The deployable wheel assembly includes a wheeled base assembly pivotably moveable through an opening in the bottom peripheral wall from a storage position within the interior compartment to a deployed position exterior of the bottom wall. When the wheeled base assembly is in the deployed position, the box is capable of being rolled on the wheeled base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20140238946
    Abstract: A bocce ball game caddy for removably retaining bocce ball game components. The caddy includes a plurality of racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the racks supporting at least one retainer adapted to removably support the bocce ball game components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: EastPoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20140243115
    Abstract: A croquet game caddy for removably retaining croquet game components for playing a croquet game. The caddy includes croquet mallet head retainers which retains the croquet mallet heads in an upwardly stacked pyramid configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20140239587
    Abstract: A horseshoe game caddy for removably retaining horseshoes and stakes for playing a horseshoe game. The caddy includes a plurality of horseshoe racks supported by posts in vertically spaced relation. Each of the horseshoe racks are adapted to removably support at least one of the plurality of horseshoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns
  • Patent number: 8201990
    Abstract: An impeller for use in association with an extraction plate adapted for defibering liquid slurry stock and causing defibered material to pass through the extraction plate. The impeller includes a cylindrical central body portion and a plurality of vanes extending outwardly in a generally tangential direction from the central body portion. The vane leading face height from an extraction side to an air foil surface is substantially constant from the vane outer end to where the vane is attached to the central body portion at the radially outward edge of the central body portion, and then thereafter gradually decreasing in height from the radially outward edge of the body central portion to the airfoil surface at the vane inner end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ovivo Luxembourg S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Sykora, Bruce R. Crossley, Joseph A. Ducharme, James P. Burns
  • Publication number: 20100086410
    Abstract: An impeller for use in association with an extraction plate adapted for defibering liquid slurry stock and causing defibered material to pass through the extraction plate. The impeller includes a cylindrical central body portion and a plurality of vanes extending outwardly in a generally tangential direction from the central body portion. The vane leading face height from an extraction side to an air foil surface is substantially constant from the vane outer end to where the vane is attached to the central body portion at the radially outward edge of the central body portion, and then thereafter gradually decreasing in height from the radially outward edge of the body central portion to the airfoil surface at the vane inner end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Anthony C. Sykora, Bruce R. Crossley, Joseph A. Ducharme, James P. Burns
  • Patent number: D524473
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventor: James P. Burns
  • Patent number: D533654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventor: James P. Burns
  • Patent number: D711102
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Eastpoint Sports Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Nally, Adam B. Abramson, James P. Burns