Patents by Inventor Thomas N. Lesieur

Thomas N. Lesieur 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: 8378219
    Abstract: A bus assembly and bus assembly connector include one or more insulated members that have axial sleeves that fit within one another during assembly to form a nesting arrangement. The nesting arrangement of the axial sleeves allow reduction of the overall size of the bus assembly connector while satisfying power rating standards and dielectric clearances as well as allowing bolting of the bus assembly to thereby clamp and secure the bus assembly. The axial sleeves can be distinctively designed such that the phase members must be assembled in a predetermined order, with no components being omitted, to form the bus assembly connector or clamp the bus assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas N. Lesieur, Timothy P. O'Leary, Wesley Travis, David O. Plummer, Carlton R. Rodrigues, Gregory B. Lee
  • Patent number: 8033850
    Abstract: A joint pack includes one or more phase members that utilize integrated standoff spacers that protrude and come into contact with opposing conductor plates to maintain a phase space between the phase members. The spacers are located along the insulating plates of the phase members away from the phase member's axial sleeves and protrude through apertures in the conductor plates disposed on the phase members, in which the standoff spacers also provide a barrier that prevents phase-conductors from being inserted too far within the phase space. The phase members include axial sleeves that fit within one another during assembly to form a nesting arrangement, thereby reducing the overall size of the joint pack while satisfying standards. The axial sleeves can be distinctively designed such that the phase members must be assembled in a predetermined order, with no components being omitted, to form the joint pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy P. O'Leary, Wesley Travis, Thomas N. Lesieur
  • Publication number: 20110132635
    Abstract: A bus assembly and bus assembly connector include one or more insulated members that have axial sleeves that fit within one another during assembly to form a nesting arrangement. The nesting arrangement of the axial sleeves allow reduction of the overall size of the bus assembly connector while satisfying power rating standards and dielectric clearances as well as allowing bolting of the bus assembly to thereby clamp and secure the bus assembly. The axial sleeves can be distinctively designed such that the phase members must be assembled in a predetermined order, with no components being omitted, to form the bus assembly connector or clamp the bus assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Square D Company
    Inventors: Thomas N. Lesieur, Timothy P. O'Leary, Wesley Travis, David O. Plummer, Carlton R. Rodrigues, Gregory B. Lee
  • Publication number: 20110136362
    Abstract: A joint pack includes one or more phase members that utilize integrated standoff spacers that protrude and come into contact with opposing conductor plates to maintain a phase space between the phase members. The spacers are located along the insulating plates of the phase members away from the phase member's axial sleeves and protrude through apertures in the conductor plates disposed on the phase members, in which the standoff spacers also provide a barrier that prevents phase-conductors from being inserted too far within the phase space. The phase members include axial sleeves that fit within one another during assembly to form a nesting arrangement, thereby reducing the overall size of the joint pack while satisfying standards. The axial sleeves can be distinctively designed such that the phase members must be assembled in a predetermined order, with no components being omitted, to form the joint pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Square D Company
    Inventors: Timothy P. O'Leary, Wesley Travis, Thomas N. Lesieur
  • Patent number: 7862356
    Abstract: An electrical busway system includes a joint assembly having a joint housing with an upper plate and a lower plate. The lower plate has a nut-receiving hole. A top mounted bolt secures a plurality of electrical conductors to the joint housing, the conductors being mounted between the upper plate and the lower plate. A nut is connected to a threaded end of the bolt, the nut having a main body positioned at least in part within the nut-receiving hole and a tightening end positioned outside the nut-receiving sleeve. A nut gasket is provided for the main body of the nut within the nut-receiving hole to form a sealed zone for preventing water entry into the joint housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventors: Timothy O'Leary, Wesley Travis, Thomas N. Lesieur