Patents by Inventor Jason C. Killo

Jason C. Killo 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: 10362661
    Abstract: A wearable wireless device may be configured for control of a parameter of a load control device. The load control device may be responsive to a network device, for example, to provide fine tune adjustment of the parameter. The wearable wireless device may include a touch-responsive visual display for displaying feedback of the parameter of the load control device. The visual display may be configured to be actuated to receive a user input to adjust the parameter of the load control device. An actuation of the visual display of the wearable wireless device may adjust the parameter by a greater percentage than the fine tune adjustment provided by the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, Erica L. Clymer, Jason C. Killo, Jeremy B. Kleinberg
  • Publication number: 20190174598
    Abstract: A control device may comprise a plurality of buttons, a plurality of light sources located behind the respective buttons and configured to illuminate the buttons, a light detector circuit configured to measure an ambient light level around the control device, and/or a control circuit configured to control the light sources to adjust surface illumination intensities of the respective buttons in response to the measured ambient light level. Each button may comprise indicia indicating a function of the button. The control circuit set the first button as active and the second button as inactive in response to an actuation of the first button. The control circuit may, based on the measured ambient light level, control the light sources to illuminate the first button to an active surface illumination intensity, and to illuminate the second button to an inactive surface illumination intensity that is less than the active surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Twaddell, Matthew Philip McDonald, Jason C. Killo, Jonathan Robert Quayle
  • Publication number: 20190150244
    Abstract: A control device may have a plurality of buttons that may be backlit to multiple levels, such as first, second, and third adjacent buttons positioned in order, and first, second, and third LEDs positioned to illuminate a respective button. The control device may be configured to illuminate the first LED to a first LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a first surface illumination intensity; illuminate the third LED to a second LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a second surface illumination intensity; and illuminate the second LED to a third LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to the second surface illumination intensity. The third LED illumination intensity may be less than the second LED illumination intensity, which may be less than the first LED illumination intensity, and the second surface illumination intensity may be less than the first surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell, Jason C. Killo
  • Publication number: 20190104601
    Abstract: A first wireless control device may be associated with a second wireless control device in response to the movement of the first wireless control device in relation to the second wireless control device. The second control device may determine whether the signal strength of the wireless signals received from the first wireless control device has changed, and may associate the first wireless control device with the second wireless control device if the signal strength of the received wireless signals has changed. The second control device may be disassociated with the first control device by moving the first wireless control device in relation to the second wireless control device. The second control device may disassociate the first control device when the signal strength of subsequent wireless signals received from the first wireless control device has changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Killo, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Publication number: 20190073898
    Abstract: A remote control device is provided that is configured for use in a load control system that includes one or more electrical loads. The remote control device includes a mounting structure and a control unit, and the control unit is configured to be attached to the mounting structure in a plurality of different orientations. The control unit includes a user interface, an orientation sensing circuit, and a communication circuit. The control unit is configured to determine an orientation of the control unit via the orientation sensing circuit. The control unit is also configured to translate a user input from the user interface into control data to control an electrical load of the load control system based on the orientation of the control unit and/or provide a visual indication of an amount of power delivered to the electrical load based on the orientation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Alexander Wade Gage, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Phillip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Publication number: 20190073019
    Abstract: A temperature control device (e.g., a thermostat) may be configured to control an internal heat-generating electrical load so as to accurately measure a present temperature in a space around the temperature control device. The temperature control device may comprise a temperature sensing circuit configured to generate a temperature control signal indicating the present temperature in the space, and a control circuit configured to receive the temperature control signal and to control the internal electrical load. The control circuit may be configured to energize the internal electrical load in an awake state and to cause the internal electrical load to consume less power in an idle state. The control circuit may be configured to control the internal electrical load to a first energy level (e.g., a first intensity) during the awake state and to a second energy level (e.g., second intensity) that is less than the first during the idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Killo, Donald R. Mosebrook, James P. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10212777
    Abstract: A control device may comprise a plurality of buttons, a plurality of light sources located behind the respective buttons and configured to illuminate the buttons, a light detector circuit configured to measure an ambient light level around the control device, and/or a control circuit configured to control the light sources to adjust surface illumination intensities of the respective buttons in response to the measured ambient light level. Each button may comprise indicia indicating a function of the button. The control circuit set the first button as active and the second button as inactive in response to an actuation of the first button. The control circuit may, based on the measured ambient light level, control the light sources to illuminate the first button to an active surface illumination intensity, and to illuminate the second button to an inactive surface illumination intensity that is less than the active surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Twaddell, Matthew Philip McDonald, Jason C. Killo, Jonathan Robert Quayle
  • Patent number: 10206260
    Abstract: A control device may have a plurality of buttons that may be backlit to multiple levels, such as first, second, and third adjacent buttons positioned in order, and first, second, and third LEDs positioned to illuminate a respective button. The control device may be configured to illuminate the first LED to a first LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a first surface illumination intensity; illuminate the third LED to a second LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a second surface illumination intensity; and illuminate the second LED to a third LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to the second surface illumination intensity. The third LED illumination intensity may be less than the second LED illumination intensity, which may be less than the first LED illumination intensity, and the second surface illumination intensity may be less than the first surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell, Jason C. Killo
  • Patent number: D839846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Nicholas R. Baer, Jason C. Killo, Noel Mayo, Sean R. Pearson
  • Patent number: D839847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D840220
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, David S. Bennett, Jason C. Killo
  • Patent number: D840362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D844590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Courtney, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Jason C. Killo, Glenn Stone Laverty, IV, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D845914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: D846507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Altonen, Jason C. Killo, Brad M. Kreschollek, Madia L. Rivera
  • Patent number: D846508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D852663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, Chris Dimberg, Jason C. Killo, David T. Saveri, III, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D856288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo
  • Patent number: D856940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek
  • Patent number: D856943
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Wade Gage, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Daniel Curtis Raneri