Patents by Inventor Tai P. Luc

Tai P. Luc 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: 20190226756
    Abstract: A refrigeration control unit configured to modify an operating condition of a refrigeration unit is provided. The refrigeration control unit includes a first device housing component and a second device housing component defining a main refrigeration control device. The refrigeration control unit further includes a user interface component. The user interface component includes multiple controls configured to permit selection of multiple refrigeration unit operating parameters and a display. The user interface component is configured to be detachably coupled to the main refrigeration control device such that the user interface component is operational both when mounted in the main refrigeration control device and when mounted at a location remote to the main refrigeration control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Dave P. DeBoer, Tai P. Luc, Timothy J. Riesch, Kirk P. Henderson, Tim Butler, Krishna Danturti
  • Publication number: 20180314276
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment disclosed herein is a system including a mobile device configured to receive a user input requesting a first action to be performed by a refrigeration controller and encode the first requested action into a first command frame formatted for wireless transmission. The first command frame includes a first command code identifying the first requested action. The mobile device is further configured to send the first command frame from the mobile device to the refrigeration controller. The system further includes the refrigeration controller configured to extract the first command code from the first command frame, map the extracted first command code to the first requested action, and perform the first requested action in response to the mapping the extracted first command code to the first requested action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Szymon A. Jaworski, Brian Cabrera, Kevin C. Luty, Robert J. Borchardt
  • Publication number: 20180216380
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is provided. The hinge assembly includes a first hinge component and a second hinge component. The first hinge component includes a leaf portion terminating in a first knuckle and a second knuckle. The first knuckle includes a protrusion and the second knuckle includes a recess. The second hinge component is rotatably coupled to the first hinge component and is structurally identical to the first hinge component. The protrusion of the first hinge component is configured to fit within the recess of the second hinge component, and the protrusion of the second hinge component is configured to fit within the recess of the first hinge component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Tim Butler, Victor E. Dodge, Aaron Jerabek, Kirk Henderson, Tai P. Luc, Dave P. DeBoer, Philip L. Bushong, Troy Wert, Debra L. Weich
  • Patent number: 9352064
    Abstract: Wearable devices for dispensing insect repellents, fragrances, and/or other chemicals along the outside of the clothing of a human are disclosed. They are of the type that are clipped onto a belt or the like, and use a powered fan to dispense active. They are configured with a first timer to account for a passive release rate of the active and a second timer to account for an active release rate of the active. The first time and second timer are in communication with a useful life indicator to provide a signal to a user of the device to indicate when the substrate in the device for containing the active should be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Furner, Nitin Sharma, Tai P. Luc, Zahra Tashakorinia, Dirk K. Nickel, Terence Lup-ho Kwan, Evelyne Chaubert, Jessica M. Gilbertson, Wenson Chern, Evan A. Sparks
  • Publication number: 20150352241
    Abstract: Wearable devices for dispensing insect repellents, fragrances, and/or other chemicals along the outside of the clothing of a human are disclosed. They are of the type that are clipped onto a belt or the like, and use a powered fan to dispense active. They are configured with a first timer to account for a passive release rate of the active and a second timer to account for an active release rate of the active. The first time and second timer are in communication with a useful life indicator to provide a signal to a user of the device to indicate when the substrate in the device for containing the active should be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Furner, Nitin Sharma, Tai P. Luc, Zahra Tashakorinia, Dirk K. Nickel, Terence Lup-ho Kwan, Evelyne Chaubert, Jessica M. Gilbertson, Wenson Chern, Evan A. Sparks
  • Patent number: 9108782
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a dispenser, at least one sensor, and a shroud including at least one aperture. A virtual shield is provided between the sensor and the shroud to reduce background noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Claudia V. Gamboa, Mark E. Johnson, Daniel J. Hanak
  • Patent number: 8868245
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes an actuating device that actuates first and second containers, respectively, and a sensor for detecting an environmental condition. In a first period the actuating device is inactive, in a second period the actuating device actuates the first container at a first frequency, and in a third period the actuating device actuates the second container at a second frequency. If the sensor has detected the environmental condition, the actuating device actuates the first and/or second containers, respectively, during a fourth period at a third frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Kenneth W. Michaels, Megan L. Polzin, Bhavesh Shah
  • Publication number: 20140103479
    Abstract: A dispensing system includes a dispenser, at least one sensor, and a shroud including at least one aperture. A virtual shield is provided between the sensor and the shroud to reduce background noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Claudia V. Gamboa, Mark E. Johnson, Daniel J. Hanak
  • Publication number: 20140014685
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes an actuating device that actuates first and second containers, respectively, and a sensor for detecting an environmental condition. In a first period the actuating device is inactive, in a second period the actuating device actuates the first container at a first frequency, and in a third period the actuating device actuates the second container at a second frequency. If the sensor has detected the environmental condition, the actuating device actuates the first and/or second containers, respectively, during a fourth period at a third frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Kenneth W. Michaels, Megan L. Polzin, Bhavesh Shah
  • Patent number: 8565926
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes first and second actuators that actuate first and second containers, respectively, to dispense volatile material therefrom and a sensor for detecting an environmental condition. In a first period the first and second actuators are inactive, in a second period the first actuator actuates the first container at a first frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom, and in a third period the second actuator actuates the second container at a second frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom. If the sensor has detected the environmental condition, the first and/or second actuators actuate the first and/or second containers, respectively, during a fourth period at a third frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Kenneth W. Michaels, Megan L. Polzin, Bhavesh Shah
  • Publication number: 20120283884
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes first and second actuators that actuate first and second containers, respectively, to dispense volatile material therefrom and a sensor for detecting an environmental condition. In a first period the first and second actuators are inactive, in a second period the first actuator actuates the first container at a first frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom, and in a third period the second actuator actuates the second container at a second frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom. If the sensor has detected the environmental condition, the first and/or second actuators actuate the first and/or second containers, respectively, during a fourth period at a third frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Kenneth W. Michaels, Megan L. Polzin, Bhavesh Shah
  • Patent number: 8255089
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a controller and first and second actuators coupled to the controller and adapted to actuate first and second containers, respectively, to dispense volatile material therefrom. The device further includes a sensor coupled to the controller for detecting an environmental condition. The controller is configured to operate in a first period during which the first and second actuators are inactive, in a second period during which the first actuator is controlled to periodically actuate the first container at a first frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom, and in a third period during which the second actuator is controlled to periodically actuate the second container at a second frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Kenneth W. Michaels, Megan L. Polzin, Bhavesh Shah
  • Publication number: 20110295434
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a controller and first and second actuators coupled to the controller and adapted to actuate first and second containers, respectively, to dispense volatile material therefrom. The device further includes a sensor coupled to the controller for detecting an environmental condition. The controller is configured to operate in a first period during which the first and second actuators are inactive, in a second period during which the first actuator is controlled to periodically actuate the first container at a first frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom, and in a third period during which the second actuator is controlled to periodically actuate the second container at a second frequency to dispense volatile material therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Tai P. Luc, Kenneth W. Michaels, Megan L. Polzin, Bhavesh Shah
  • Patent number: 7723899
    Abstract: An active material and light emitting device comprises an ultrasonic atomizer assembly and a light emission device. The active material and light emitting device are operated such that the active material is periodically or aperiodically dispensed and the light emitting device flickers to simulate a real candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blandino, Tai P. Luc
  • Patent number: 7538473
    Abstract: A drive circuit for and method of driving a piezoelectric actuator utilizes an impedance coupled to the piezoelectric actuator, wherein the impedance and the piezoelectric actuator together form a tank circuit that has a resonant frequency. A first circuit is provided that drives the actuator at the resonant frequency and a second circuit is further provided that selectively operates the first circuit in one of at least two modes of operation including a first mode that causes the actuator to be energized at a first duty cycle and a second mode that causes the actuator to be energized at a second duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blandino, Tai P. Luc, Peter Zhou