Patents by Inventor Matthew C. McDonald

Matthew C. McDonald 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: 10672261
    Abstract: A control device is configured to control one or more electrical loads in a load control system. The control device is a wall-mounted device such as dimmer switch, a remote control device, or a retrofit remote control device. The control device includes a gesture-based user interface for applying advanced control over the one or more electrical loads. The types of control includes absolute and relative control, intensity and color control, preset, zone, or operational mode selection, etc. Feedback is provided on the control device regarding a status of the one or more electrical loads or the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: 10595374
    Abstract: A control device may have a plurality of buttons that may be backlit to multiple levels, such as first, second, and third adjacent buttons positioned in order, and first, second, and third LEDs positioned to illuminate a respective button. The control device may be configured to illuminate the first LED to a first LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a first surface illumination intensity; illuminate the third LED to a second LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a second surface illumination intensity; and illuminate the second LED to a third LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to the second surface illumination intensity. The third LED illumination intensity may be less than the second LED illumination intensity, which may be less than the first LED illumination intensity, and the second surface illumination intensity may be less than the first surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell, Jason C. Killo
  • Publication number: 20200084866
    Abstract: A battery-powered control device may be configured to control an amount of power delivered to one or more electrical loads and provide various feedback associated with the control device and/or the electrical loads. The feedback may indicate a low battery condition and/or the amount of power delivered to the one or more electrical loads. The control device may include a light bar and/or one or more indicator lights for providing the feedback. The control device may operate in different modes including a normal mode and a low battery mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: 10577380
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Celgene CAR LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Alexander, Claudio Chuaqui, John Malona, Joseph John McDonald, Yike Ni, Deqiang Niu, Russell C. Petter, Juswinder Singh, Chittari Pabba
  • Publication number: 20200013279
    Abstract: A control device may be configured to control one or more electrical loads in a load control system. The control device may be a wall-mounted device such as dimmer switch, a remote control device, or a retrofit remote control device. The control device may include a gesture-based user interface for applying advanced control over the one or more electrical loads. The types of control may include absolute and relative control, intensity and color control, preset, zone, or operational mode selection, etc. Feedback may be provided on the control device regarding a status of the one or more electrical loads or the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Krescholiek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Publication number: 20200015336
    Abstract: A control device may have a plurality of buttons that may be backlit to multiple levels, such as first, second, and third adjacent buttons positioned in order, and first, second, and third LEDs positioned to illuminate a respective button. The control device may be configured to illuminate the first LED to a first LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a first surface illumination intensity; illuminate the third LED to a second LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a second surface illumination intensity; and illuminate the second LED to a third LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to the second surface illumination intensity. The third LED illumination intensity may be less than the second LED illumination intensity, which may be less than the first LED illumination intensity, and the second surface illumination intensity may be less than the first surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell, Jason C. Killo
  • Patent number: 10524333
    Abstract: A battery-powered control device may be configured to control an amount of power delivered to one or more electrical loads and provide various feedback associated with the control device and/or the electrical loads. The feedback may indicate a low battery condition and/or the amount of power delivered to the one or more electrical loads. The control device may include a light bar and/or one or more indicator lights for providing the feedback. The control device may operate in different modes including a normal mode and a low battery mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Publication number: 20190375762
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew David Alexander, Claudio Chuaqui, John Malona, Joseph John McDonald, Yike Ni, Deqiang Niu, Russell C. Petter, Juswinder Singh, Chittari Pabba
  • Patent number: 10455660
    Abstract: A control device may have a plurality of buttons that may be backlit to multiple levels, such as first, second, and third adjacent buttons positioned in order, and first, second, and third LEDs positioned to illuminate a respective button. The control device may be configured to illuminate the first LED to a first LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a first surface illumination intensity; illuminate the third LED to a second LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a second surface illumination intensity; and illuminate the second LED to a third LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to the second surface illumination intensity. The third LED illumination intensity may be less than the second LED illumination intensity, which may be less than the first LED illumination intensity, and the second surface illumination intensity may be less than the first surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell, Jason C. Killo
  • Patent number: 10446019
    Abstract: A control device is disclosed herein that comprises a base portion configured to be mounted over a toggle actuator of a mechanical switch that controls power delivered to at least one lighting load. In examples, the control device further comprises a touch sensitive surface configured to detect first and second user inputs. In examples, the control device further comprises a touch sensitive device and an actuation portion. The control device is configured to control the at least one lighting load in response to the user inputs, actuations of the actuation portion, a point actuation, and/or a gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Publication number: 20190174598
    Abstract: A control device may comprise a plurality of buttons, a plurality of light sources located behind the respective buttons and configured to illuminate the buttons, a light detector circuit configured to measure an ambient light level around the control device, and/or a control circuit configured to control the light sources to adjust surface illumination intensities of the respective buttons in response to the measured ambient light level. Each button may comprise indicia indicating a function of the button. The control circuit set the first button as active and the second button as inactive in response to an actuation of the first button. The control circuit may, based on the measured ambient light level, control the light sources to illuminate the first button to an active surface illumination intensity, and to illuminate the second button to an inactive surface illumination intensity that is less than the active surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Twaddell, Matthew Philip McDonald, Jason C. Killo, Jonathan Robert Quayle
  • Publication number: 20190150244
    Abstract: A control device may have a plurality of buttons that may be backlit to multiple levels, such as first, second, and third adjacent buttons positioned in order, and first, second, and third LEDs positioned to illuminate a respective button. The control device may be configured to illuminate the first LED to a first LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a first surface illumination intensity; illuminate the third LED to a second LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to a second surface illumination intensity; and illuminate the second LED to a third LED illumination intensity to illuminate the respective button to the second surface illumination intensity. The third LED illumination intensity may be less than the second LED illumination intensity, which may be less than the first LED illumination intensity, and the second surface illumination intensity may be less than the first surface illumination intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell, Jason C. Killo
  • Patent number: D865682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Jason C. Killo, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D867308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Elliot G. Jacoby, Jason C. Killo, Brad M. Kreschollek, Matthew P. McDonald
  • Patent number: D868010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, Chris Dimberg, Jason C. Killo, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D872713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian Michael Courtney, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Jason C. Killo, Glenn Stone Laverty, IV, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: D873222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Altonen, Nikhil V. Bhate, Jonathan Dersch, Jason C. Killo, Brad M. Kreschollek, Ritesh Maharjan, Matthew P. McDonald
  • Patent number: D878309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D878310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald
  • Patent number: D879055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Altonen, Susan Hakkarainen, Jason C. Killo, Brad Michael Kreschollek, Noel Mayo, Matthew Philip McDonald