Patents by Inventor Jeff D. Walters

Jeff D. Walters 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).

  • Publication number: 20190192717
    Abstract: A volatile material atomizing device comprises a housing having a fan, a fluid outlet, a plurality of air inlets and a plurality of air outlets. The plurality of air outlets are positioned at least partially around the fluid outlet. A fluid reservoir includes a wick and containing a volatile material. The fluid reservoir is disposed within the housing. An atomizing assembly is in fluid communication with the wick and positioned in the housing. The atomizing assembly is configured to dispense the volatile material out of the fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff L Harwig, Nathan R. Westphal, Kylie L. Levake, Jason Stanbro, Daniel S McGrath, Sebastian D Hasik, Scott D. Walter, Jesse Richard
  • Patent number: 8260575
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Publication number: 20110288658
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 8010319
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 7911359
    Abstract: A light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20100287081
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 7761260
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 7603184
    Abstract: A light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires such as, for example, a lamp out condition upon occurrence of such a lamp out condition, to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 7546167
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: ABL IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7546168
    Abstract: A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson
  • Patent number: 7529594
    Abstract: A light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers and an activation device. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20080147337
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff D. WALTERS, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 7333903
    Abstract: A network operation center for a light management system having networked intelligent luminaire managers. A plurality of networked luminaire managers, each collocated with a respective luminaire, monitor the status of their respective luminaires. The luminaire managers include transmitters for transmitting status information about their respective luminaires and third-party devices to a network server. The network server forwards the received status information from the networked luminaire managers to a computer of an owner/operator of the plurality of luminaires and/or a third-party user. The luminaire managers communicate with each other, whereby they form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Charles J. Darnell, Zachary S. Gibler, David A. Henderson, Michael M. Minarczyk, William Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 5895986
    Abstract: A photoelectric load control system for applying power to a light or load as a function of ambient light level and as a function of the length of daylight or darkness. The system includes a switching circuit for selectively applying power to the light or load for turning the light or load on and off; an ambient light level sensor for providing a signal which varies between a first state and a second state in response to the ambient light level; and a uniquely programmed processor responsive to this signal for activating the switching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Lucinda Seigel
  • Patent number: 5434475
    Abstract: An outdoor lighting control includes a photosensor responsive to ambient outdoor light and an alternating current relay with a pair of contacts movable between make and break positions. The relay includes a contact actuating arrangement that responds to the photosensor and alternating current bias the contacts into a make position and move the contacts electromagnetically into a break position. The contact actuating arrangement includes a coiled extension spring for moving the contacts into the make position and a resilient armature which biases the armature toward the break position. The spring and armature have respective resiliences sufficiently stiff and responsive to the alternating current to limit chatter in the contacts during passage from the make position to the break position to 15 milliseconds when the photosensitive means senses a transition between dark and daylight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Pacific Scientific Company
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Paul M. Buonpane
  • Patent number: 5132596
    Abstract: An outdoor lighting control includes a photosensor responsive to ambient outdoor light and an alternating current relay with a pair of contacts movable between make and break positions. The relay includes a contact actuating arrangement that responds to the photosensor and alternating current bias the contacts into a make position and move the contacts electromagnetically into a break position. The contact actuating arrangement is sufficiently stiff and responsive to the alternating current to limit chatter in the contact during passage from make to break to fifteen milliseconds when the photosensor senses a transition between dark and daylight. Preferably, the chatter is limited between 1 and 10 milliseconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Pacific Scientific Company
    Inventors: Jeff D. Walters, Paul M. Buonpane