Patents by Inventor Timothy B. Tunnell

Timothy B. Tunnell 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: 9847674
    Abstract: A connector includes a main housing element for holding smart connector circuitry. A threaded nub extends from the main housing element and is sized to be received within a knock-out of a junction box. The threaded nub has a first opening and a second opening separated by a barrier for allowing respective ones of power wires and dimming wires, which are coupled to the smart connector circuitry, to be passed from the main housing element to the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. Tunnell, Sushil N. Keswani
  • Publication number: 20170338572
    Abstract: A connector for use in coupling a load device to electrical conductors of a direct current bus bar. The connector has a housing and the housing carrying a printed circuit board that is electrically coupled to the bus bar and the load device. The printed circuit board functions to control the providing of direct current power from the bus bar to the load device, provide a dimming signal to the load device, and/or selectively provide direct current from a source of emergency power to the load device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Timothy B. Tunnell, Adam James Tammisto
  • Patent number: 5739586
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly includes a printed wiring board, a metal case and a circuit package containing a gallium arsenide field effect transistor heat dissipating circuit. The circuit package includes a metal slug formed integrally with the circuit package, the heat dissipating circuit being bonded to an obverse surface of the metal slug. The printed wiring board includes first and second metal lands, the first metal land being disposed on an obverse surface of the printed wiring board, the second metal land being disposed on a reverse surface of the printed wiring board. A solder film is formed bonded to and thermally coupling a reverse surface of the metal slug to the first metal land, and a plurality of solder posts are formed, each post bonding to and thermally coupling the first metal land to the second metal land. The metal case is pressed against the second metal land with a grease film of thermally conductive grease squeezed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Cannizzaro, Libbie R. Terwilliger, Timothy B. Tunnell, Wayne P. Vaughn, Steven Veneman
  • Patent number: D797049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Timothy B. Tunnell, Adam James Tammisto
  • Patent number: D805033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Timothy B. Tunnell, Adam James Tammisto
  • Patent number: D810022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Timothy B. Tunnell, Adam James Tammisto
  • Patent number: D840350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Timothy B. Tunnell, Adam James Tammisto