Patents by Inventor Jim Qualie

Jim Qualie 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: 9743497
    Abstract: A wireless load control system is provided including one or more wireless switch components and one or more load controller components optionally in one-to-one, many-to-many, many-to-one, and one-to-many wireless communication with each other. A wirelessly-controlled load controller assembly includes an enclosure adapted to fit within a junction box, the enclosure comprising a projecting fitting adapted to fit through an aperture of the junction box to maintain the enclosure in fixed relation to the junction box. A control circuit in the enclosure is provided with an antenna that extends through an antenna port that is disposed within the fitting so that when the load controller is mounted in a junction box, the antenna extends through the aperture of the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Levven Automation Inc.
    Inventors: James Keirstead, Jim Qualie, Yi Dong
  • Publication number: 20160336130
    Abstract: A wireless load control system is provided including one or more wireless switch components and one or more load controller components optionally in one-to-one, many-to-many, many-to-one, and one-to-many wireless communication with each other. A wireless switch assembly includes a base and a corresponding rocker shell that together define an enclosure for a control circuit and at least one elastically deformable actuator, the actuator being movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: James KEIRSTEAD, Jim QUALIE, Yi DONG
  • Patent number: 9401252
    Abstract: A wireless load control system is provided including one or more wireless switch components and one or more load controller components optionally in one-to-one, many-to-many, many-to-one, and one-to-many wireless communication with each other. A wireless switch assembly includes a base and a corresponding rocker shell that together define an enclosure for a control circuit and at least one elastically deformable actuator, the actuator being movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: LEVVEN AUTOMATION INC.
    Inventors: James Keirstead, Jim Qualie, Yi Dong
  • Publication number: 20150357133
    Abstract: A wireless load control system is provided including one or more wireless switch components and one or more load controller components optionally in one-to-one, many-to-many, many-to-one, and one-to-many wireless communication with each other. A wireless switch assembly includes a base and a corresponding rocker shell that together define an enclosure for a control circuit and at least one elastically deformable actuator, the actuator being movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: James KEIRSTEAD, Jim QUALIE, Yi DONG
  • Publication number: 20150359075
    Abstract: A wireless load control system is provided including one or more wireless switch components and one or more load controller components optionally in one-to-one, many-to-many, many-to-one, and one-to-many wireless communication with each other. A wirelessly-controlled load controller assembly includes an enclosure adapted to fit within a junction box, the enclosure comprising a projecting fitting adapted to fit through an aperture of the junction box to maintain the enclosure in fixed relation to the junction box. A control circuit in the enclosure is provided with an antenna that extends through an antenna port that is disposed within the fitting so that when the load controller is mounted in a junction box, the antenna extends through the aperture of the junction box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: James KEIRSTEAD, Jim QUALIE, Yi DONG
  • Patent number: 8050203
    Abstract: In a multi-channel digital wireless audio system with at least one transmit node and at least one receive node, each node can both receive and transmit digital audio signals. Signals sent from a receive node to a transmit node may acknowledge satisfactory signal receipt, or may requesting retransmission of data packets received in a corrupted state. Original and retransmitted signals may be sent in compressed form to enable use of narrow-band digital radios. The system preferably incorporates a dual control channel to enable transmission of meta data. Each system node preferably incorporates a hardware-multithreaded processor adapted to implement various functions such as baseband functions, RF protocol functions, error correction functions, and audio processing functions, with each independent thread being adapted to implement a different functional block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventors: Phillip Jacobsen, John Sobota, Ryan Northcott, Jim Qualie, Patrick Fisher, Jason Gosior
  • Publication number: 20060153155
    Abstract: In a multi-channel digital wireless audio system with at least one transmit node and at least one receive node, each node can both receive and transmit digital audio signals. Signals sent from a receive node to a transmit node may acknowledge satisfactory signal receipt, or may requesting retransmission of data packets received in a corrupted state. Original and retransmitted signals may be sent in compressed form to enable use of narrow-band digital radios. The system preferably incorporates a dual control channel to enable transmission of meta data. Each system node preferably incorporates a hardware-multithreaded processor adapted to implement various functions such as baseband functions, RF protocol functions, error correction functions, and audio processing functions, with each independent thread being adapted to implement a different functional block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Phillip Jacobsen, John Sobota, Ryan Northcott, Jim Qualie, Patrick Fisher, Jason Gosior