Patents by Inventor Joseph Michael Matesa

Joseph Michael Matesa 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: 20150253793
    Abstract: An apparatus for shutting-off electrical appliances and electrical devices upon detection of an audible alarm issued by a separate fire alarm. The separate fire alarm device generates an audible warning upon detecting fire. The shutting off device make use of these ever improving ubiquitous fire alarms to greatly reduce the cost and complexity of providing a power shut-off response in the case of fire. The shut-off device includes a switch to interrupt electrical power to an appliance, the switch is activated by a microphone for detecting an audible alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Matesa, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140257588
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for reducing damage caused by malfunction of an electrically-powered appliance. The present invention provides a device and method for de-powering electrical equipment upon detection of an alarm signal issued by a separate device (“alarm”). Upon detection of the alarm signal, the microcontroller may de-energize a normally-open relay or other switching device, to interrupt electrical power to an appliance. Smoke detectors are widely available at very low cost, and using the acoustic alarm signal thereof, greatly reduces the cost and complexity of providing a shut-off response in the case of fire, as compared to duplicating the functionality of the smoke detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: LifeSmart Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Matesa, JR.
  • Patent number: 4116659
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for circulating molten metal in a glass-supporting pool of molten metal in a direction counter to the advance of freshly delivered molten glass and outwardly into marginal spaces between glass restraining members and the side walls of the bath where it is subjected to forces establishing wave action in the surface of the pool of molten metal and then through means for dampening those waves to return the flow of molten metal to the main portion of the glass-supporting pool of molten metal whereby the metal can be purified and desirable thermal conditions can be established in the vicinity of the molten glass delivery onto the pool of molten metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Matesa, Frank John Rau