Patents by Inventor Joseph Michael Meady

Joseph Michael Meady 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: 12021370
    Abstract: A circuit interrupting device including a phase conductor, a neutral conductor, an interrupter configured to disconnect the phase conductor and the neutral conductor from a load, and a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of current flowing through the phase conductor and the neutral conductor. The circuit interrupting device further includes a microcontroller that includes an electronic processor and is electrically connected to the first sensor and the interrupter. The microcontroller is configured to generate a reference signal, receive a first signal from the sensor, determine whether a difference between a voltage of the first signal and a voltage of the reference signal exceeds a threshold, determine whether the microcontroller has performed a ground fault self-test, and activate the interrupter when the difference exceeds the threshold and the microcontroller has not performed the ground fault self-test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: John E. Brower, James Casey Musson, William Vernon Miller, III, Joseph Michael Meady, Joseph Edgar Dupuis, Brian S. Chia
  • Patent number: 12021371
    Abstract: A wiring device including one or more line terminals and a controller. The controller is configured to, determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, determine whether the frequency is within a predetermined range, and when the frequency is within the predetermined range, perform a test of the wiring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Publication number: 20230275419
    Abstract: A wiring device including one or more line terminals and a controller. The controller is configured to, determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, determine whether the frequency is within a predetermined range, and when the frequency is within the predetermined range, perform a test of the wiring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Patent number: 11664651
    Abstract: A wiring device including an interrupting device and a controller. The interrupting device electrically connects one or more line terminals to one or more load terminals when the interrupting device is in a reset condition and disconnects the line terminals from the load terminals when the interrupting device is in a tripped condition. The controller is configured to, determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, determine whether the frequency is within a predetermined range, and when the frequency is within the predetermined range, perform a test of the wiring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Publication number: 20230075542
    Abstract: A module of an AM/PD device including a PCB and a bus bar including one or more bus bar contacts. The module further including one or more contact arms having one or more moveable contacts configured to be in a first position and a second position, wherein when in the first position the one or more moveable contacts are in physical contact with the one or more bus bar contacts and when in the second position the one or more moveable contacts are physically separated from the one or more bus bar contacts. The module further including a coil assembly coupled to an actuating device, the actuating device coupled to the one or more contact arms. Wherein the coil assembly, via the actuating device, moves the one or more moveable contacts from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Kenny Padro, John E. Brower, Brandon Pearce, Antonio Di Vita, Matthew Jared Varney, William Vernon Miller, III, Joseph Michael Meady, David Peck
  • Publication number: 20220337049
    Abstract: A circuit interrupting device including a phase conductor, a neutral conductor, an interrupter configured to disconnect the phase conductor and the neutral conductor from a load, and a sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of current flowing through the phase conductor and the neutral conductor. The circuit interrupting device further includes a microcontroller that includes an electronic processor and is electrically connected to the first sensor and the interrupter. The microcontroller is configured to generate a reference signal, receive a first signal from the sensor, determine whether a difference between a voltage of the first signal and a voltage of the reference signal exceeds a threshold, determine whether the microcontroller has performed a ground fault self-test, and activate the interrupter when the difference exceeds the threshold and the microcontroller has not performed the ground fault self-test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: John E. Brower, James Casey Musson, William Vernon Miller, III, Joseph Michael Meady, Joseph Edgar Dupuis, Brian S. Chia
  • Publication number: 20220131362
    Abstract: A wiring device including an interrupting device and a controller. The interrupting device electrically connects one or more line terminals to one or more load terminals when the interrupting device is in a reset condition and disconnects the line terminals from the load terminals when the interrupting device is in a tripped condition. The controller is configured to, determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, determine whether the frequency is within a predetermined range, and when the frequency is within the predetermined range, perform a test of the wiring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Patent number: 11211781
    Abstract: A wiring device including an interrupting device, a fault detection circuit, and a testing circuit. The interrupting device is electrically connecting one or more line terminals to one or more load terminals. The fault detection circuit is configured to detect a fault condition and generate a fault detection signal in response to detecting the fault condition. The fault detection signal being provided to the interrupting device to place the interrupting device in a tripped condition. The testing circuit is configured to determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, filter the frequency of the input voltage, determine whether the filtered frequency is within a predetermined range, and when the filtered frequency is within the predetermined range, perform a test of the wiring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Publication number: 20200161849
    Abstract: A wiring device including an interrupting device, a fault detection circuit, and a testing circuit. The interrupting device is electrically connecting one or more line terminals to one or more load terminals. The fault detection circuit is configured to detect a fault condition and generate a fault detection signal in response to detecting the fault condition. The fault detection signal being provided to the interrupting device to place the interrupting device in a tripped condition. The testing circuit is configured to determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, filter the frequency of the input voltage, determine whether the filtered frequency is within a predetermined range, and when the filtered frequency is within the predetermined range, perform a test of the wiring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Patent number: 10541526
    Abstract: A wiring device including an interrupting device, a fault detection circuit, and a testing circuit. The interrupting device electrically connects a line terminal to a load terminal when the interrupting device is in a reset condition and disconnects the line terminal from the load terminal when the interrupting device is in a tripped condition. The fault detection circuit is configured to detect a fault condition and generate a fault detection signal in response to detecting the fault condition, the fault detection signal is provided to the interrupting device to place the interrupting device in the tripped condition. The testing circuit is configured to determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, perform a first test of the interrupting device at a first period of the frequency, and perform a second test of the fault detection circuit at a second period of the frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady
  • Publication number: 20170125996
    Abstract: A wiring device including an interrupting device, a fault detection circuit, and a testing circuit. The interrupting device electrically connects a line terminal to a load terminal when the interrupting device is in a reset condition and disconnects the line terminal from the load terminal when the interrupting device is in a tripped condition. The fault detection circuit is configured to detect a fault condition and generate a fault detection signal in response to detecting the fault condition, the fault detection signal is provided to the interrupting device to place the interrupting device in the tripped condition. The testing circuit is configured to determine a frequency of an input voltage at the one or more line terminals, perform a first test of the interrupting device at a first period of the frequency, and perform a second test of the fault detection circuit at a second period of the frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas James Batko, Joseph Michael Meady