Patents by Inventor Richard J. Wagner

Richard J. Wagner 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140262488
    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: 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
  • Patent number: 8729388
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes a wiring device and an insert clip or attachment member that can be preassembled to provide quick connection to an electrical box, mud ring or other support structure having an aperture with a dimension to receive the clip member. The clip member couples to the mounting screws of the wiring device and is snapped into an aperture or recess in a mud ring. The clip has outwardly projecting tabs engaging the mud ring and inwardly extending tabs engaging the mounting screws. The tabs allow the mounting screws to be pressed into the clip in a sliding manner and allow the clip to snap into the aperture in the mud ring. In another embodiment, the attachment member has a substantially C-shape having an open side that can slide onto a pair of projections on an inner edge of a mud ring for supporting the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8674219
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes a wiring device and an insert clip member that can be preassembled to provide quick connection to an electrical box, mud ring or other support structure having an aperture with a dimension to receive the clip member. The clip member can couple to the mounting screws of the working device and can be snapped into an aperture in a mud ring to align the screws with the threaded holes in the electrical box. The clip has a U-shape with outwardly projecting tabs that engage the aperture in the mud ring and inwardly extending tabs that engage the mounting screws of the wiring device. The tabs allow the mounting screws to be pressed into the clip in a sliding or ratcheting manner and allow the clip to snap into the aperture in the mud ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton, Richard J. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130105216
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes a wiring device and an insert clip or attachment member that can be preassembled to provide quick connection to an electrical box, mud ring or other support structure having an aperture with a dimension to receive the clip member. The clip member couples to the mounting screws of the wiring device and is snapped into an aperture or recess in a mud ring. The clip has outwardly projecting tabs engaging the mud ring and inwardly extending tabs engaging the mounting screws. The tabs allow the mounting screws to be pressed into the clip in a sliding manner and allow the clip to snap into the aperture in the mud ring. In another embodiment, the attachment member has a substantially C-shape having an open side that can slide onto a pair of projections on an inner edge of a mud ring for supporting the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Mahran H. AYRTON, Richard J. WAGNER
  • Publication number: 20130105474
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes a wiring device and an insert clip member that can be preassembled to provide quick connection to an electrical box, mud ring or other support structure having an aperture with a dimension to receive the clip member. The clip member can couple to the mounting screws of the working device and can be snapped into an aperture in a mud ring to align the screws with the threaded holes in the electrical box. The clip has a U-shape with outwardly projecting tabs that engage the aperture in the mud ring and inwardly extending tabs that engage the mounting screws of the wiring device. The tabs allow the mounting screws to be pressed into the clip in a sliding or ratcheting manner and allow the clip to snap into the aperture in the mud ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. KORCZ, Mahran H. AYRTON, Richard J. WAGNER
  • Patent number: 8031617
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting path failure in a network are described. The system and method include a network interface which receives packets over particular connections, and an agent able to monitor the network interface and start a no-traffic timer for each particular connection when a packet is received on the connection. The agent is further able, when the no-traffic timer expires, to check for outgoing data on the particular connection, and compare a count of previously sent test packets against a limit. If the count is below the limit the agent sends a new test packet on the particular connection, the test packet provides an indication of the state of a network path associated with the particular connection. If the count is above the limit the agent initiates failover procedures for the associated path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Mogul, Mallikarjun Chadalapaka, Randolph B. Haagens, Richard F. Wrenn, Richard J. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20080025226
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting path failure in a network are described. The system and method include a network interface which receives packets over particular connections, and an agent able to monitor the network interface and start a no-traffic timer for each particular connection when a packet is received on the connection. The agent is further able, when the no-traffic timer expires, to check for outgoing data on the particular connection, and compare a count of previously sent test packets against a limit. If the count is below the limit the agent sends a new test packet on the particular connection, the test packet provides an indication of the state of a network path associated with the particular connection. If the count is above the limit the agent initiates failover procedures for the associated path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Mogul, Mallikarjun Chadalapaka, Randolph B. Haagens, Richard F. Wrenn, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 6741999
    Abstract: A data structure according to the invention is created in memory of a computer for storing data objects for access by a computer application that is executed by the computer. Each of the data objects is associated with a key. The data structure includes a root node object. Additional node objects are added to the root node object based on the characters in the key. The depth of the data structure is equal to the number of characters in the keys. The data structure is ideally suited for efficiently sorting the data objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20020174130
    Abstract: A data structure (48) according to the invention is created in memory (24) of a computer (18) for storing data objects for access by a computer application (10) that is executed by the computer (18). Each of the data objects is associated with a key. The data structure (48) includes a root node object (50). Additional node objects are added to the root node object (50) based on the characters in the key. The depth of the data structure (48) is equal to the number of characters in the keys. The data structure (48) is ideally suited for efficiently sorting the data objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Richard J. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20010013043
    Abstract: A system determines browser package and version compatibility of a web document by searching a document for computer language keywords. The system comprises keyword memory storing a first set of keywords corresponding to a computer language not executable by a browser package, a search engine coupled to the keyword memory for searching a web document for keywords, and an inspection engine coupled to the search engine for controlling the search engine to search the web document for the first set of keywords. The keywords used for determining browser package compatibility include keywords not executable by the browser package and executable by other browser packages. The keywords used for determining browser version compatibility include keywords specific to a version. Accordingly, the inspection engine may first test for compatibility with the latest version and may work its way downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Inventor: RICHARD J. WAGNER
  • Patent number: 5368694
    Abstract: A method for controlling or inhibiting the deposition of pitch derived from aqueous pulp suspensions having a neutral or cationic soluble charge onto paper machine equipment surfaces which contact the pulp, comprising a) contacting the pulp with an anionic polymer in an amount sufficient to maintain an anionic charge in the pulp and b) contacting the paper machine equipment surfaces with a cationic polymer in an amount sufficient to inhibit the deposition of pitch deposits thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Evan V. Rohlf, Fletcher Walley, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 4184201
    Abstract: An integrating processor element containing a data processor that provides a computer with those functions normally associated with the Central Processor Unit (CPU) but which possesses architectural features to prevent compromise (i.e., unauthorized dissemination) of data in a multi-level secure environment. The data processor executes instructions from an internal instruction memory which cannot be altered by the data processor and cannot be accessed by the I/O processor (i.e., I/O controller). The instruction memory is segmented providing a separate segment for each discrete level of secure data to be processed. Each computer program is stored in the segment corresponding to the highest level of security of the data it will use. A second memory, called the hand-off memory, is a read/write memory accessible by the I/O processor as well as the data processor. The hand-off memory is also segmented by security level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: Sperry Rand Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Melberg, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 4184200
    Abstract: An integrating Input/Output (I/O) element containing an I/O processor that provides a computer with those functions normally associated with an I/O processor (or I/O controller) but which possesses architectural features to prevent compromise (i.e., unauthorized dissemination) of data in a multi-level secure environment. The I/O processor is programmable via an internal instruction memory which cannot be altered by the I/O processor and which cannot be accessed by any other portion of the computer (i.e., Central Processor Unit). The instruction memory is segmented providing a separate segment for each I/O channel. The instructions used to control each I/O channel are stored within the segment of instruction memory allocated to that I/O channel. A secondary memory, called the hand-off memory, is a read/write memory accessible by the Central Processor Unit (CPU) as well as the I/O processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: Sperry Rand Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Wagner, Robert A. Melberg
  • Patent number: 4145450
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously monitoring and controlling the composition of a stream of milk is disclosed. A portion of the continuous stream of milk is heated and coupled to a vacuum degasser where the gas in the milk is removed. A portion of the milk is then heated to 45.degree. C. and conveyed to a sound velocity test cell. A second portion of the milk is heated to 65.degree. C. and conveyed to a second sound velocity test cell. The rate at which a sound pulse traverses the milk in each of the cells is determined by determining the frequency with which the pulses traverse the milk in each of the test cells. The resulting frequency is proportional to the velocity of sound through the milk. The frequency values are coupled to a computer wherein two simultaneous linear equations are solved to arrive at the percent fat and the percent solids-not-fat in the milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Hartel Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Winder, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 4131304
    Abstract: Automatic starters for an internal combustion engine and to a circuit for automatically starting the engine of an automotive vehicle at a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Inventor: Richard J. Wagner