Patents by Inventor Joel S. Spira

Joel S. Spira 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: 9553451
    Abstract: A load control system for controlling the amount of power delivered from an AC power source to a plurality of electrical load includes a plurality of independent units responsive to a broadcast controller. Each independent unit includes at least one commander and at least one energy controller for controlling at least one of the electrical loads in response to a control signal received from the commander. The independent units are configured and operate independent of each other. The broadcast controller transmits wireless signals to the energy controllers of the independent units. The energy controllers do not respond to control signals received from the commanders of other independent units, but the energy controllers of both independent units respond to the wireless signals transmitted by broadcast controller. The energy controller may operate in different operating modes in response to the wireless signals transmitted by the broadcast controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Walter S. Zacharchuk, Timothy S. Majewski, Christopher Buck, Daniel VanderValk, John Bull, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: 9141093
    Abstract: A load control system for a building having a heating and cooling system and a window located in a space of the building is operable to control a motorized window treatment in order to attempt to reduce the power consumption of the heating and cooling system. When the window may be receiving direct sunlight, the motorized window treatment closes a fabric covering the window when the heating and cooling system is cooling the space, and opens the fabric when the heating and cooling system is heating the space. In addition, when the space is unoccupied and the heating and cooling system is heating the space, the motorized window treatment may open the fabric if the window may be receiving direct sunlight, and may close the fabric if the window may not be receiving direct sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, William Bryce Fricke, Elliot G. Jacoby, Michael W. Pessina, Walter S. Zaharchuk, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D738320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D738321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventor: Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D738328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D739830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventor: Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D743352
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONIC CO., INC.
    Inventors: Erica L. Clymer, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Elliot G. Jacoby, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D754617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D755133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D755736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D755737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D755738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D755739
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D762590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Erica L. Clymer, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Elliot G. Jacoby, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D768581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D769830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Erica L. Clymer, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Elliot G. Jacoby, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D770394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D770395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Erica L. Clymer, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Elliot G. Jacoby, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D772174
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: D774470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lutron Electonics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Erica L. Clymer, Elliot G. Jacoby, Noel Mayo, Joel S. Spira