Patents by Inventor Joseph Michael Manahan

Joseph Michael Manahan 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: 10962494
    Abstract: A system to determine the ground impedance of a conduit system includes a conductive sheath and a resistor of known value. The conductive sheath is configured to surround a portion of a conductor housed within a conduit system. Capacitive coupling occurs between the sheath and the conductor to establish a voltage source. The resistor is electrically coupled between the voltage source and a metal component of the conduit system, and a voltage drop is read across the resistor to determine the health of the ground impedance of the conduit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10925128
    Abstract: Safety improvements to Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are discussed herein. As the LEDs that are part of a luminaire heat up and cool down, the current supplied will be tuned to improve the safety of the luminaire to manage the levels of light and heat produced. At least one thermally active electrical component is incorporated into the LED load of the luminaire, which is communicated to an LED current control to signal when to adjust current levels providing by a driving circuit. Current is reduced when the temperature of the LED load exceeds a threshold, and or returned to an optimal current when the temperature no longer exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Hui Zhang, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10863638
    Abstract: An enclosure system can include an enclosure comprising at least one wall forming a first cavity. The enclosure system can further include a moisture control system in communication with the enclosure, wherein the moisture control system controls at least one condition within the cavity of the enclosure, where the at least one condition affects an amount of moisture within the first cavity. The moisture control system can include a sensor that measures an amount of moisture in desiccant disposed within a desiccant vessel. The moisture control system can include a structural filter and a desiccant vessel, where the structural filter is coupled to an enclosure and disposed within a cavity formed by the enclosure, where the desiccant vessel is removably coupled to the structural filter, and where the desiccant vessel is accessible from outside the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Jesse Wade Taylor, Andrew Francis Scarlata, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10863604
    Abstract: A light fixture is described herein. The light fixture can include at least one light source. The light fixture can also include a controller coupled to the at least one light source, where the controller controls an output of the at least one light source based on a location of the light fixture in a facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena, Joseph Michael Manahan, Richard E. Rothenberger, John M. Bonaccio
  • Publication number: 20200300449
    Abstract: Wearable devices for monitoring light sources, and light fixtures are presented. For instance, a device includes a light detection sensor, a user interface device, and a controller operably coupled to the light detection sensor and the user interface device. The controller configured to: monitor a plurality of light sources for an availability status indication; determine, from the status data availability indication, that status data of the equipment is available from the light source; receive a modulated light signal from the light source; decode the modulated light signal into decoded status data; determine a status of the equipment based on the decoded status data; process the decoded status data to determine a diagnosis of the equipment; and indicate via the user interface device the diagnosis of the equipment and a diagnostic action related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Stewart Parfitt, Joseph Michael Manahan, Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena
  • Publication number: 20200302768
    Abstract: An electronic user-location device comprises an input module configured to receive information for determining user location within an environment and determine the user location in relation to environmental characteristics of the location. An output module is configured to indicate user-location information with respect to said environmental characteristics and the electronic user-location device is configured to be worn by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Stewart Parfitt, Peter Rigling, Christopher W. Kelson, James Cooke, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Publication number: 20200302591
    Abstract: A equipment monitoring device configured to be worn by a user comprises an input interface module and an output interface module. The input interface module comprises an input sensor and is to receive operational data from at least one of a piece of equipment and a sensor, analyze the received data, and transmit analyzed data information. The output interface module is in communication with the input interface module and comprises a display. The output interface module is configured to receive the transmitted analyzed data information from the input interface module, and output the analyzed data information to the display. The analyzed data information is responsive to the received data and an input interface sensor is configured to automatically capture visual images of the piece of equipment in a line of sight of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Stewart Parfitt, James Cooke, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Publication number: 20200278107
    Abstract: A light fixture can include a housing comprising at least one wall that forms a cavity, wherein the housing complies with applicable standards for a hazardous environment. The light fixture can also include an antenna assembly disposed on an outer surface of the housing. The antenna assembly can provide communication with another device within the hazardous environment without compromising the applicable standards for the hazardous environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Daniel Robert Treible, JR., Joseph Michael Manahan, Andrew Francis Scarlata, Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena
  • Patent number: 10721827
    Abstract: An enclosure disposed in an ambient environment can include at least one wall that forms a cavity. The enclosure can also include at least one electrical device disposed within the cavity. The enclosure can further include at least one illuminated viewing system disposed in the at least one wall. The at least one illuminated viewing system can include a window disposed in the at least one wall. The at least one illuminated viewing system can also include at least one light source assembly that directs light within the cavity in which the at least one electrical device is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Francis Scarlata, Jesse Wade Taylor, Joseph Michael Manahan, Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena
  • Patent number: 10713550
    Abstract: A system for locating an asset can include a first visible light communication (VLC) device having a first controller, a first transceiver, and a first light source, where the first transceiver has a first range, where the first controller broadcasts, using the first transceiver, a first communication signal, where the first communication signal comprises an identification of the asset. The system can also include an asset communication device associated with the asset, where the asset communication device includes a second transceiver and a second controller, where the second transceiver has a second range, where the asset communication device is within the first range, where the second controller broadcasts, using the second transceiver, a second communication signal in response to the first communication signal, where the second communication signal comprises the identification of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10715986
    Abstract: A control system for hazardous environments decreases flame paths, decreases punctures to the control system when installing interfaces, and increases safety. The control system may be characterized as a “one size fits all” controller that is able to automatically recognize a plurality of user interfaces. The controller has an enclosure to which the interfaces can be attached. The interfaces may interact with control electronics wholly contained in the enclosure using a variety of “wireless” mechanisms. Such mechanisms include reflecting light waves, infrared (IR) communication, radio-frequency identification, inductive coils, short-range wireless communication, camera images, piezoelectricity, and magnetism, and the like. The interfaces may include switches, indicator lights, smoke detectors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Adikaramge Jayawardena, Stephan Iannce, Benjamin Avery Freer
  • Patent number: 10704827
    Abstract: An electrical connector testing system can include a first connector end and a controller coupled to first connector end. The system can also include an electrical load coupled to the first connector end, where the electrical load includes an electrical cable and a second connector end coupled to an end of the electrical cable. The controller can determine whether an adverse electrical condition exists with respect to the electrical load before allowing power to flow between the first connector end and the second connector end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Joseph Michael Manahan, Charles John Luebke, David McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20200211792
    Abstract: Compliant electrical circuit protection devices are described for use in hazardous environments without presenting ignition risks for potentially explosive environmental conditions. Sensing features and systems may evaluate wiring limits and user selected settings for compatibility, detect loose connections and operating parameters to ensure safe operation of the device, and to intelligently diagnose and manage issues of concern for the circuit protection devices as well as the larger electrical power system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Adam Ledgerwood, Andrew Butler, Graig DeCarr
  • Publication number: 20200211803
    Abstract: Hazardous location compliant solid state circuit protection devices include safety lockout components ensuring disconnection as a safeguard in the completion of power system maintenance and service tasks by responsible personnel. The safety lockout components may include a mechanical lockout interfacing with a physical lock element, an electrical lockout implemented through the controls of the solid state circuit breaker device, and combinations thereof. Visual device feedback and confirmation may be provided to personnel that the lockouts have been successfully activated, as well as successfully deactivated to reconnect and restore operation of the load side circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Adam Ledgerwood, Andrew Butler, Graig DeCarr
  • Publication number: 20200211791
    Abstract: Solid state and hybrid circuit protection devices include improved chemical, static discharge and impact resistant housing construction, arc-free switching operation, secure terminal assemblies and thermal management features. The solid state and hybrid circuit protection devices are ignition protected and avoid possible explosions and therefore obviate a need for conventional explosion-proof enclosures to ensure safe operation of an electrical power system in a potentially explosive environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Adam Ledgerwood, Andrew Butler, Graig DeCarr, Edmund Leubner
  • Publication number: 20200212670
    Abstract: Modular circuit protection devices and configurable panelboard systems include arc-free operation, thermal management features providing safe operation in hazardous environments at lower cost and without requiring conventional explosion-proof enclosures and without entailing series connected separately provided packages such as circuit breaker devices and starter motor contactors and controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Butler, Joseph Michael Manahan, Adam Ledgerwood, Graig DeCarr
  • Publication number: 20200212666
    Abstract: Solid state and hybrid circuit protection devices include improved arc-less switching capability and overcurrent protection, improved terminal assemblies and improved thermal management features that reduce or eliminate ignition sources for hazardous environments. The solid state and hybrid circuit protection devices are ignition protected and avoid possible explosions and therefore obviate a need for conventional explosion-proof enclosures to ensure safe operation of an electrical power system in hazardous locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Adam Ledgerwood, Andrew Butler, Graig DeCarr, Edmund Leubner
  • Patent number: 10680431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrical protection system , including a breaker enclosure and associated terminals, and the methods of use therefor that allow for a circuit breaker or other electrical protection device to be safely added or removed from a circuit while power is supplied to at least one of the terminals. The disclosed enclosure and terminals include a series of interrelated safety features that prevent a user from accidentally completing the circuit from one terminal to another when the electrical protection system would be in an unsafe state. The combination of features described herein allow for a replaceable electrical protection device for equipment under load to be realized, thus improving user safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Benjamin Avery Freer
  • Patent number: 10669088
    Abstract: A joint sensing system within an enclosure can include an electrical circuit through which a first current flows, where the first current creates a magnetic field, where the electrical circuit is disposed proximate to a joint of the enclosure. The system can also include a target disposed proximate to the electrical circuit, where the magnetic field induces a plurality of second currents to flow within the target. The system can further include a sensor that measures the plurality of second currents flowing within the target to generate a plurality of measurements. The plurality of measurements can indicate a width of the joint of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10655833
    Abstract: A light fixture can include a housing comprising at least one wall that forms a cavity, wherein the housing complies with applicable standards for a hazardous environment. The light fixture can also include an antenna assembly disposed on an outer surface of the housing. The antenna assembly can provide communication with another device within the hazardous environment without compromising the applicable standards for the hazardous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Benjamin Avery Freer, Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., Joseph Michael Manahan, Andrew Francis Scarlata, Adikaramge Asiri Jayawardena