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).

  • Publication number: 20160099554
    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 7, 2016
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. JOHNSON, Richard J. WAGNER
  • Patent number: 9300119
    Abstract: An electrical box support bracket 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 bracket has a flange at the front edge and coupling tab at a front edge that clips onto the side wall of the electrical box. The coupling tab at the front edge of the support bracket has a hook for engaging an inner edge of the electrical box to couple the support bracket to the electrical box and to prevent sliding of the support bracket on the electrical box. A leg extends substantially perpendicular from one end of the body of the bracket to contact the top or bottom surface of the building block during construction of a wall. The flange forms a positioning tab that contacts the front face of the building block to prevent the electrical box from being pushed into the hollow core of the building block until the wall is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9285074
    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 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 9252578
    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: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9252579
    Abstract: An electrical box cover assembly includes a base having a central opening and a collar encircling the central opening. A sleeve slides through the collar and is adjusted to a selected position by manually moving the sleeve and then locking the sleeve in place by a locking device. An expandable locking device contacts an inner surface of the sleeve to lock the position of the sleeve with respect to the base. In one embodiment, the inner surface of the sleeve has at least one channel that extends in an axial direction with respect to an axial passage in the sleeve. The locking device expands outwardly to engage the opposing surfaces of the channel to prevent axial movement of the sleeve. A divider plate can be coupled to the sleeve to move with the sleeve and divide the electrical box into separate compartments. The divider can have fixed plate attached to the electrical box and movable plate coupled to the movable sleeve that slide on the fixed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9247662
    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: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20150357806
    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: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner, Jason P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9203222
    Abstract: A weatherproof cover assembly for an electrical device such as an electrical outlet has a base and hinged cover that encloses the base when a cord or plug is connected to the electrical outlet. The base has a cord access opening to allow the cord to pass between the base and the cover when the cover is closed. An outer guard partially encloses the access opening in the base to inhibit water, dirt and insects from entering the internal cavity of the base. The outer guard has an open portion with a center axis that is misaligned with the axis of the access opening to form a diverging path through the open portion of the guard and the access opening in the base. The open portion in the guard has a closure member that can move between a closed position when not in use and an open position to allow a cord to pass through the guard to the access opening in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Publication number: 20150263499
    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: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20150263497
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Mahran H. AYRTON
  • Publication number: 20150144371
    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: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 9035175
    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: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Patent number: 8987593
    Abstract: An electrical box extension includes a base, a movable ring and an extension ring. The base has an inwardly extending flange for coupling the base to the open end of an electrical box. The movable ring slides within the base and is captured by a screw that draws the movable ring into the base. The extension ring optionally can be coupled to the top end of the movable ring. A movable support flange can be coupled to the top end of either the movable ring or the extension ring for contacting the outer surface of the wall when the movable ring is drawn into the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Publication number: 20150075857
    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: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Mahran H. AYRTON
  • Publication number: 20150021446
    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: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8889984
    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: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Publication number: 20140318853
    Abstract: An electrical box support bracket 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 bracket has a flange at the front edge and coupling tab at a front edge that clips onto the side wall of the electrical box. The coupling tab at the front edge of the support bracket has a hook for engaging an inner edge of the electrical box to couple the support bracket to the electrical box and to prevent sliding of the support bracket on the electrical box. A leg extends substantially perpendicular from one end of the body of the bracket to contact the top or bottom surface of the building block during construction of a wall. The flange forms a positioning tab that contacts the front face of the building block to prevent the electrical box from being pushed into the hollow core of the building block until the wall is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20140318824
    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: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20140262486
    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: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Steven J. JOHNSON, Richard J. WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20140262418
    Abstract: A weatherproof cover assembly for an electrical device such as an electrical outlet has a base and hinged cover that encloses the base when a cord or plug is connected to the electrical outlet. The base has a cord access opening to allow the cord to pass between the base and the cover when the cover is closed. An outer guard partially encloses the access opening in the base to inhibit water, dirt and insects from entering the internal cavity of the base. The outer guard has an open portion with a center axis that is misaligned with the axis of the access opening to form a diverging path through the open portion of the guard and the access opening in the base. The open portion in the guard has a closure member that can move between a closed position when not in use and an open position to allow a cord to pass through the guard to the access opening in the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Mahran H. AYRTON