Patents by Inventor Jason Q. Paulsel

Jason Q. Paulsel 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: 10190754
    Abstract: An optical attachment feature of a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, a reflector, and a diffuser. The enclosure can include an enclosure wall forming a cavity and an enclosure collar having a first profile. The trim can include a trim collar that abuts to the enclosure collar, wherein the trim collar has a second profile. The reflector can include an outer surface, an inner surface having reflective material disposed thereon, and a reflector collar having a first optical attachment mechanism. The diffuser can include a diffuser collar, where the diffuser collar can include a second optical attachment mechanism and a third optical attachment mechanism, where the second optical attachment mechanism can couple to the first optical attachment mechanism, and where the third optical attachment mechanism is disposed within a feature formed by the first profile and the second profile when the enclosure collar is mechanically coupled to the trim collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ, Jason Q. Paulsel, Russell Bryant Green
  • Publication number: 20170191641
    Abstract: An optical attachment feature of a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, a reflector, and a diffuser. The enclosure can include an enclosure wall forming a cavity and an enclosure collar having a first profile. The trim can include a trim collar that abuts to the enclosure collar, wherein the trim collar has a second profile. The reflector can include an outer surface, an inner surface having reflective material disposed thereon, and a reflector collar having a first optical attachment mechanism. The diffuser can include a diffuser collar, where the diffuser collar can include a second optical attachment mechanism and a third optical attachment mechanism, where the second optical attachment mechanism can couple to the first optical attachment mechanism, and where the third optical attachment mechanism is disposed within a feature formed by the first profile and the second profile when the enclosure collar is mechanically coupled to the trim collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ, Jason Q. Paulsel, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 9599315
    Abstract: An optical attachment feature of a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, a reflector, and a diffuser. The enclosure can include an enclosure wall forming a cavity and an enclosure collar having a first profile. The trim can include a trim collar that abuts to the enclosure collar, wherein the trim collar has a second profile. The reflector can include an outer surface, an inner surface having reflective material disposed thereon, and a reflector collar having a first optical attachment mechanism. The diffuser can include a diffuser collar, where the diffuser collar can include a second optical attachment mechanism and a third optical attachment mechanism, where the second optical attachment mechanism can couple to the first optical attachment mechanism, and where the third optical attachment mechanism is disposed within a feature formed by the first profile and the second profile when the enclosure collar is mechanically coupled to the trim collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ, Jason Q. Paulsel, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 9052081
    Abstract: A magnetic kicker reflector that is installed within a reflector of a downlight fixture to create a “wall-wash” effect on one or more adjacent walls. The magnetic kicker reflector includes a proximal end, a distal end, a side surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end, and one or more magnets. The side surface includes an internal surface and an external surface. The magnets are coupled to or adjacent the external surface and faces substantially the same direction as the external surface. The proximal end, the distal end, and the side surface are formed having an arcuate length. The wall-wash assembly includes the kicker reflector, a reflector, and one or more bands coupled around and in contact with the outer surface of the reflector. The bands are in alignment with the magnets so that the kicker reflector is rotatable within the reflector and maintains attraction to the bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 8851437
    Abstract: An adaptor band is flexible, C-shaped, and includes a torsion spring receiver. Additionally, the adaptor band includes one or more slots for receiving a screw to fasten the adaptor band to an internal surface of a pre-existing light housing. The adaptor band is compressed and inserted within the pre-existing housing that does not have torsion spring receivers already therein. Once inserted, the adaptor band is released, thereby expanding and pushing against the internal surface of the housing. The adaptor band is fastened to the internal surface of the housing without having to hold the adaptor band in a fixed position. The torsion spring receivers receive torsion springs coupled to other lighting components, including light modules and trim modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Saurabh Verma, Jared Davis, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 8794803
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a stationary heat sink and an LED module adjustably coupled to the stationary heat sink. The LED module is inserted into a cavity formed within the stationary heat sink and includes a slot therein. The slot includes a first and second end. According to some exemplary embodiments, a fastening device is inserted through the slot and fixedly coupled to an interior sidewall of the stationary heat sink. The LED module is directionally adjustable by sliding the slot between the ends with respect to the fixedly coupled fastening device. The LED module includes a second heat sink which is rotatable with respect to the stationary heat sink and maintains continuous contact with the stationary heat sink along the LED module's full rotational range. According to some exemplary embodiments, the first end is positioned lower than the second end. According to some exemplary embodiments, the slot is arcuately-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Publication number: 20130343070
    Abstract: An adaptor band is flexible, C-shaped, and includes a torsion spring receiver. Additionally, the adaptor band includes one or more slots for receiving a screw to fasten the adaptor band to an internal surface of a pre-existing light housing. The adaptor band is compressed and inserted within the pre-existing housing that does not have torsion spring receivers already therein. Once inserted, the adaptor band is released, thereby expanding and pushing against the internal surface of the housing. The adaptor band is fastened to the internal surface of the housing without having to hold the adaptor band in a fixed position. The torsion spring receivers receive torsion springs coupled to other lighting components, including light modules and trim modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Saurabh Verma, Jared Davis, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 8517325
    Abstract: An adaptor band is flexible, C-shaped, and includes a torsion spring receiver. Additionally, the adaptor band includes one or more slots for receiving a screw to fasten the adaptor band to an internal surface of a pre-existing light housing. The adaptor band is compressed and inserted within the pre-existing housing that does not have torsion spring receivers already therein. Once inserted, the adaptor band is released, thereby expanding and pushing against the internal surface of the housing. The adaptor band is fastened to the internal surface of the housing without having to hold the adaptor band in a fixed position. The torsion spring receivers receive torsion springs coupled to other lighting components, including light modules and trim modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Saurabh Verma, Jared Davis, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 8403533
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a stationary heat sink and an LED module adjustably coupled to the stationary heat sink. The LED module is inserted into a cavity formed within the stationary heat sink and includes a slot therein. The slot includes a first and second end. According to some exemplary embodiments, a fastening device is inserted through the slot and fixedly coupled to an interior sidewall of the stationary heat sink. The LED module is directionally adjustable by sliding the slot between the ends with respect to the fixedly coupled fastening device. The LED module includes a second heat sink which is rotatable with respect to the stationary heat sink and maintains continuous contact with the stationary heat sink along the LED module's full rotational range. According to some exemplary embodiments, the first end is positioned lower than the second end. According to some exemplary embodiments, the slot is arcuately-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Publication number: 20110134650
    Abstract: An adaptor band is flexible, C-shaped, and includes a torsion spring receiver. Additionally, the adaptor band includes one or more slots for receiving a screw to fasten the adaptor band to an internal surface of a pre-existing light housing. The adaptor band is compressed and inserted within the pre-existing housing that does not have torsion spring receivers already therein. Once inserted, the adaptor band is released, thereby expanding and pushing against the internal surface of the housing. The adaptor band is fastened to the internal surface of the housing without having to hold the adaptor band in a fixed position. The torsion spring receivers receive torsion springs coupled to other lighting components, including light modules and trim modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Saurabh Verma, Jared Davis, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 6406332
    Abstract: A card edge connector with a plurality of card-receiving areas for receiving circuit board edges and an electrical contact designed to electrically connect circuit boards with edges inserted into the card-receiving areas. The card edge connector is designed to be used with at least two circuit boards installed within an apparatus, such as a computer chassis, in a fixed position. The card edge connector is designed to be removably installed on one of the circuit boards. The card edge connector is adapted to slide, or translate, over the circuit board on which it is installed and onto the contacts of another fixed circuit board. An electrical connection is established between the fixed circuit boards, which remain stationary while the card edge connector slides to form the electrical connection between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Eugene Buican, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 6266238
    Abstract: A computer includes a first enclosure and a second enclosure pivotally attached to the first enclosure. The second enclosure is pivotable between a first position and a second position with respect to the first enclosure. An interconnect circuit has a first routing portion attached to the first enclosure, a second routing portion attached to the second enclosure and a spanning portion extending between the first and the second routing portions. A shielding member substantially surrounds the spanning portion of the interconnect circuit. A first conductive member has a curled portion attached to the shielding member and a tail portion electrically connected to a reference voltage member. The adverse affects associated with violating preferred design rules at the spanning portion of the interconnect circuit are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Q. Paulsel, Charles D. Hood, III
  • Patent number: 6175504
    Abstract: A signal communication structure for communicating signals between a base and a display of an electronic device, the base and display being connected in an axially hinged connection includes an axial member formed from a flexible material and includes a communication line for signal communication with the axial member adapted to flex about the axially hinged connection between the base and the display. The axial member also includes a plurality of appendage members connected to and extending from the axial member. The appendage members include a communication line coupled to the communication line of the axial member for signal communication between the plurality of appendage members via the axial member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Hood, III, Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Patent number: 5933322
    Abstract: A computer docking station is provided which, in a disclosed embodiment thereof, includes multiple security features. The security features are operable to prevent access to interior portions of the docking station, prevent access to a card bay of the docking station, prevent ejection of a disk drive from a disk drive module of the docking station, and prevent operation of the disk drive module. Operation of the security features may be simultaneously and conveniently initiated by rotating a keyed lock mechanism to thereby rotate a cam mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Mark H. Ruch, Steven S. Homer, Kelly K. Smith, Jason Q. Paulsel, Greangsak Jongolnee
  • Patent number: 5933321
    Abstract: A portable computer docking station has incorporated therein a motorized docking/undocking module which is releasably latched to a housing wall portion of the docking station. The module includes a housing within which a small electric drive motor is operatively mounted, with wall portions of the module housing translationally and rotationally restraining the motor body without the use of screws or other separate fastening members. A docking control system, upon sensing the manual placement of a portable computer on a receiving area adjacent the module energizes the module motor which rotates a cammed worm gear portion of the module which is drivingly linked to latching and ejection portions of the module. The motor-driven latching portion of the module connects to the computer and docks it by forcibly drawing it toward the module in a manner mating facing connectors on the computer and docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Mark H. Ruch, Jason Q. Paulsel, E. R. Webb, Scott P. Saunders
  • Patent number: 5694292
    Abstract: A docking station has a removable guide and support shelf along which a portable computer may be slid into operatively coupled engagement with the docking station. By using a vertical side portion of the shelf as a horizontal computer guide, and appropriately positioning the computer docking connector relative to the corresponding guided computer surface, the shelf enables the same docking station to be used with portable computers having different geometric configurations. Alternatively, a differently configured portable computer may be operatively coupled to the docking station by replacing the shelf with a differently configured guide and support shelf. The removable shelf is provided with a mounting latch structure for removably retaining it on the docking station, and a security latch structure that automatically engages the computer during its docking movement. When docked, the computer rests atop three mutually spaced vertical projections formed on the top side of the base wall portion of the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Q. Paulsel, Kelly K. Smith, Mark H. Ruch