Patents by Inventor Jason O. Adams

Jason O. Adams 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: 7105763
    Abstract: A switch assembly includes an actuator assembly having a slidably supported pushbutton and a switch mechanism switchable between alternate positions. The pushbutton is biased by a return spring between the pushbutton and a retainer. A pin is received within the return spring coils and engages a pivot member through an elongated opening in the retainer that allows lateral pin movement. A switch plate moves between alternate positions by contact with the pivot member and is maintained in one of the positions by a contact spring between the pivot member and plate. A spring damper in the contact spring coils limits resonating vibration. The switch assembly provides a multiple segment force input profile having first and second segments leading to the switching force with slopes according to a preferred ratio. Third and fourth segments of the input profile following the switching force define a V-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen, Glenn R. Bowers, Scott Alan Kleppinger, Nicole R. Vigue
  • Patent number: 6774328
    Abstract: A light dimmer capable of receiving a faceplate fastener while thermally insulating the fastener from a heat-generating device, such as a triac or a field-effect transistor, is presented. In a preferred embodiment, the dimmer includes a thermally insulating boss integrally formed with the body of the dimmer such that the boss includes a fastener-receiving aperture adapted to be axially aligned with the fastener-receiving openings of the faceplate. In addition, the dimmer includes a heat-dissipating aluminum yoke to which the heat-generating device is in thermal communication, thereby allowing the yoke to act as a heat sink. The yoke has a fastener-receiving aperture formed therein in axial alignment with the fastener-receiving aperture of the thermally insulating boss, with the yoke fastener-receiving aperture proportioned to receive the fastener therethrough in non-contacting relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen
  • Publication number: 20040129444
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle defines a receptacle formation of a mating formation pair to prevent a standard plug from establishing electrical connection while permitting an otherwise standard plug defining a corresponding plug formation to be sufficiently inserted to establish an electrical connection. The mating formation pair may include a projection on the receptacle adapted for receipt by a corresponding recess on a compatible plug. Alternatively, the mating formation pair is defined by an opening of the receptacle and a conductor of the plug, each having a cross-sectional height that is reduced from that of a standard receptacle and plug. The mating formation pair is particularly desirable for installation including a receptacle controlled by a dimmer to prevent electrical connection by a standard plug connected to a non-dimmable electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Robert Paul Stocker, Joel S. Spira, Robin C. Moseley, Robert C. Newman
  • Publication number: 20030209996
    Abstract: A light dimmer capable of receiving a faceplate fastener while thermally insulating the fastener from a heat-generating device, such as a triac or a field-effect transistor, is presented. In a preferred embodiment, the dimmer includes a thermally insulating boss integrally formed with the body of the dimmer such that the boss includes a fastener-receiving aperture adapted to be axially aligned with the fastener-receiving openings of the faceplate. In addition, the dimmer includes a heat-dissipating aluminum yoke to which the heat-generating device is in thermal communication, thereby allowing the yoke to act as a heat sink. The yoke has a fastener-receiving aperture formed therein in axial alignment with the fastener-receiving aperture of the thermally insulating boss, with the yoke fastener-receiving aperture proportioned to receive the fastener therethrough in non-contacting relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen
  • Patent number: D516512
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Robert Paul Stocker, Robin C. Moseley, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Michael A. Ryan, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477575
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D477578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Michael A. Ryan, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D478054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D478554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Michael A. Ryan, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D479206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Michael A. Ryan, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D479207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Michael A. Ryan, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D481365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D482007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Gregory S. Altonen, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Michael W. Pessina, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D484392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Noel Mayo, Jason O. Adams, Carl W. Gomes, Elliot G. Jacoby, Roland L. Ledyard, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D494138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Robert Paul Stocker, Robin C. Moseley, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Joel S. Spira