Patents by Inventor Krzysztof W. Korcz

Krzysztof W. Korcz 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: 9748752
    Abstract: An electrical box support is provided for coupling to the side wall of an electrical box to support the electrical box in an opening formed in a hollow core building block. The support has a flange at the front edge and tab at a front edge that clips onto the side wall of the electrical box. A spring member extends from a rear side edge and curls toward the front edge. The spring member has an end that is directed toward the front edge and spaced from the flange a distance to contact the inner surface of the block while the flange contacts the outer surface of the block. The tab at the front edge of the support has a hook for engaging an inner edge of the electrical box to couple the support to the electrical box and to prevent sliding of the support on the electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170222416
    Abstract: A brace assembly is provided having a brace for mounting to a support and a hanger member. The hanger member is coupled to the brace by a bar positioned in a longitudinal slot in the bottom side of the brace. The bar enables the hanger member to slide along the length of the brace. The hanger member has a bottom wall and side walls with a top end for coupling to a support. A mounting bracket is removably coupled to the hanger member for supporting the brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Publication number: 20170207571
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a body having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two retaining members are spring biased from the first end of the body and extend into a cable passage of the body toward the second end. A front wall is provided at the second end of the body with an opening for receiving the wires and forming a stop member to prevent the armor sheathing from passing through the front wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. JOHNSON, Richard J. WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20170163014
    Abstract: Electrical box assemblies, cable clamps and cable clamp assemblies are provided. The cable clamps include a base, cable guides, and clamping members that grip an electrical cable passing through the base. The electrical box assembly includes an electrical box, and a cable clamp or a cable clamp assembly. The cable clamp assemblies include dual cable clamps that can fit within pry-outs in an electrical box or that can be releasably secured to an electrical box adjacent pry-outs in an electrical box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON, Joseph Edward RICHARD
  • Publication number: 20170163017
    Abstract: An electrical box support is provided for coupling to the side wall of an electrical box to support the electrical box in an opening formed in a hollow core building block. The support has a flange at the front edge and tab at a front edge that clips onto the side wall of the electrical box. A spring member extends from a rear side edge and curls toward the front edge. The spring member has an end that is directed toward the front edge and spaced from the flange a distance to contact the inner surface of the block while the flange contacts the outer surface of the block. The tab at the front edge of the support has a hook for engaging an inner edge of the electrical box to couple the support to the electrical box and to prevent sliding of the support on the electrical box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170117694
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a housing having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two cable retaining members are positioned in the cable opening of the housing between the front wall and the rear wall. The cable retainer has a body with a plurality of retaining arms extending into an axial passage of the body for gripping the outer surface of a cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON, Richard J. WAGNER, Jason P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9627867
    Abstract: A brace assembly is provided having a brace for mounting to a support and a hanger member. The hanger member is coupled to the brace by a bar positioned in a longitudinal slot in the bottom side of the brace. The bar enables the hanger member to slide along the length of the brace. The hanger member has a bottom wall and side walls with a top end for coupling to a support. A mounting bracket is removably coupled to the hanger member for supporting the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 9614358
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a body having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two retaining members are spring biased from the first end of the body and extend into a cable passage of the body toward the second end. A front wall is provided at the second end of the body with an opening for receiving the wires and forming a stop member to prevent the armor sheathing from passing through the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9608419
    Abstract: An electrical box support is provided for coupling to the side wall of an electrical box to support the electrical box in an opening formed in a hollow core building block. The support has a flange at the front edge and tab at a front edge that clips onto the side wall of the electrical box. A spring member extends from a rear side edge and curls toward the front edge. The spring member has an end that is directed toward the front edge and spaced from the flange a distance to contact the inner surface of the block while the flange contacts the outer surface of the block. The tab at the front edge of the support has a hook for engaging an inner edge of the electrical box to couple the support to the electrical box and to prevent sliding of the support on the electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9559502
    Abstract: An electrical box assembly includes an electrical box having a removable partition plate that can be positioned between the ends of the electrical box or at the end of the electrical box when two or more of the electrical boxes are ganged together. The electrical box can include a mounting bracket having a body portion attached to a wall of the box for supporting the box during use. A support member is coupled to the mounting bracket and is extendable to a length to contact the opposing wall. The mounting and the support member are independently adjustable with respect to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 9559506
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a housing having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two cable retaining members are positioned in the cable opening of the housing between the front wall and the rear wall. The cable retainer has a body with a plurality of retaining arms extending into an axial passage of the body for gripping the outer surface of a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner, Jason P. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170025831
    Abstract: A brace assembly is provided having a brace for mounting to a support and a hanger member. The hanger member is coupled to the brace by a bar positioned in a longitudinal slot in the bottom side of the brace. The bar enables the hanger member to slide along the length of the brace. The hanger member has a bottom wall and side walls with a top end for coupling to a support. A mounting bracket is removably coupled to the hanger member for supporting the brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 9553432
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a body having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two retaining members are spring biased from the first end of the body and extend into a cable passage of the body toward the second end. A front wall is provided at the second end of the body with an opening for receiving the wires and forming a stop member to prevent the armor sheathing from passing through the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9496698
    Abstract: An electrical box and support assembly includes an electrical box and a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket has a support arm for coupling with the bottom side of the electrical box. The support arm has printed or embossed indicia identifying the load rating of the mounting bracket. The electrical box has a bottom wall with a sight window with a dimension to enable visual inspection of the indicia on the mounting bracket after installation of the electrical box to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9470360
    Abstract: A brace assembly is provided having a brace for mounting to a support and a hanger member. The hanger member is coupled to the brace by a bar positioned in a longitudinal slot in the bottom side of the brace. The bar enables the hanger member to slide along the length of the brace. The hanger member has a bottom wall and side walls with a top end for coupling to a support. A mounting bracket is removably coupled to the hanger member for supporting the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Publication number: 20160241008
    Abstract: An electrical box mounting bracket includes a mounting frame having a central opening. A removable support member is coupled to an inner edge of the central opening by a frangible tab. A removable extension member is coupled to the support member by a frangible tab that can be removed and attached to an end of the support member. A cable guide is coupled to an inner edge of the central opening by a first fold line and is bendable to a position for supporting a cable. The cable guide has a body or support plate with a plurality of adjacent cable openings with a retaining tab between two adjacent cable openings. The retaining tab is bendable from a first open position for inserting a cable into the cable openings and a second closed position to retain the cable in the cable openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9371962
    Abstract: A swivel cover assembly includes a mounting plate with an opening and a door closing the opening for supporting a swivel hanger. The mounting plate forms a socket for suspending the swivel hanger. The door is hinged to the mounting plate to pivot downwardly from the mounting plate about an axis parallel to the plane of the mounting plate. A hinge member is integrally formed with the mounting plate and door. A fastening member latches the door in the closed position. The fastener can be a screw or a bendable tab that is manually bent to hold the door closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 9337635
    Abstract: A box hanger clip is provided for coupling to an electrical box for supporting the electrical box during use. The box hanger clip has at least one and typically two L-shaped coupling tabs that are received in apertures in a wall of the electrical box and hook to the inner surface of the electrical box. The box hanger clip has a body extending substantially perpendicular from the coupling tabs away from the electrical box where the body is configured for coupling to a support such as a cable. At least one bendable stabilizing tab is provided on the body of the box hanger clip which can be bent out of the plane of the body. The stabilizing tab contacts the outer surface of the electrical box to maintain the box hanger clip in the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9334981
    Abstract: The hanger member for supporting a conduit or bundle of wires is provided as a one piece unitary member. The hanger member has a planar first leg with an open recess extending inwardly from a first side edge of the first leg and a second leg coupled to the first leg along adjoining top edges defined by a fold line. The second leg has an open recess from a second side edge where the open recess is aligned with the open recess in the first leg to define a conduit passage. The bottom portion of the first leg and the bottom portion of the second leg are spaced apart a distance for connecting to the conduit. The top portions of the first leg and second leg are superimposed and continuous with each other for attaching directly to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160105011
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a body having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two retaining members are spring biased from the first end of the body and extend into a cable passage of the body toward the second end. A front wall is provided at the second end of the body with an opening for receiving the wires and forming a stop member to prevent the armor sheathing from passing through the front wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner