Patents by Inventor Timothy Biedrzycki

Timothy Biedrzycki 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: 10079127
    Abstract: An arc shield apparatus for an electrical switching device. Arc shield apparatus includes a body having an abutting portion including a first side configured to abut against a lateral side of a contact arm of an electrical switching device, and a second side opposite from the first side, an aperture passing between the first and second side, the aperture configured to receive a spring tab of the contact arm therein, and an arc shield including a first shield portion extending from the first abutting portion, the first shield portion including a first contact surface configured to abut against a contact arm edge, and a second shield portion configured to shield at least some of the spring tab and spring hook. Shielded contact arm assemblies and methods of protecting a contact arm of an electrical switching device during an arcing event, are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas William Holland, Mario Munoz, Jesus Hernandez, Brian Timothy McCoy, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 9725006
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station with a field upgradeable communications facility is provided. The invention includes a sealable housing including a first compartment and a second compartment, the second compartment including an access to an upgrade port; a partition within the housing that is adapted to insulate the first compartment from the second compartment, the partition including an opening providing access the upgrade port; and an EVSE charging station control circuit configured to recognize a communication module when coupled to the upgrade port and to use the communication module for communications if the communication module is connected. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John R. DeBoer, III, Mario Bilac, Harry Price Haas, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki, William A. King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9610851
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing body that is configurable to provide a number of electrical connection options, such as bottom and rear corded options as well as direct wired options. In another aspect, a mounting installation of the electric vehicle charging apparatus is provided. In yet another aspect, a housing body having a first front cavity and a second front cavity is provided. An inner cover covers the second front cavity, and a maximum amperage set switch is operable to set a maximum charge amperage for the electric vehicle charging apparatus. Methods of configuring the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John DeBoer, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 9597967
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing having a body, and a light guide assembly adapted to display a status of the electric vehicle charging apparatus. The light guide assembly generates and displays one or more colors, flashing lights, or combinations thereof on a light exit region of the light guide. In another aspect, a locking hinged lid configuration of the electric vehicle charging apparatus is provided. In yet another aspect, a mechanical control panel including lighted status indicators on the lid is provided. In another aspect, the electric vehicle charging apparatus has one or more low voltage terminals contained in a first front cavity under the lid, whereas high voltage components are provided in a separate second front cavity. Methods of operating the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John DeBoer, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 9597970
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing having a body, and a light guide assembly adapted to display a status of the electric vehicle charging apparatus as a halo. The light guide assembly generates and displays one or more colors, flashing lights, or combinations thereof on a light exit region having a tilted side facing surface. In another aspect, a hinged lid configuration of the electric vehicle charging apparatus is provided having a mechanical control panel including lighted status indicators on the lid. Methods of operating the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John R. DeBoer, III, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 9216654
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing having a front cavity, rear cavity, and a separating wall having a common electrical passage, wherein the rear cavity is formed by sidewalls with one sidewall having a slot formed therein. A power cord passes through the common electrical passage in the separating wall, and the power cord is configurable to provide a number of electrical connection options, such as an “outside cord option” and a “rear mount option.” Methods of configuring the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20150291049
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station with a field upgradeable communications facility is provided. The invention includes a sealable housing including a first compartment and a second compartment, the second compartment including an access to an upgrade port; a partition within the housing that is adapted to insulate the first compartment from the second compartment, the partition including an opening providing access the upgrade port; and an EVSE charging station control circuit configured to recognize a communication module when coupled to the upgrade port and to use the communication module for communications if the communication module is connected. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: John R. DeBoer, III, Mario Bilac, Harry Price Haas, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki, William A. King, JR.
  • Patent number: 9139102
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station with a field upgradeable communications facility is provided. The invention includes a sealable housing including a first compartment and a second compartment, the second compartment including an access to an upgrade port; a partition within the housing that is adapted to insulate the first compartment from the second compartment, the partition including an opening providing access the upgrade port; and an EVSE charging station control circuit configured to recognize a communication module when coupled to the upgrade port and to use the communication module for communications if the communication module is connected. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: John DeBoer, Mario Bilac, Harry Price Haas, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki, William A. King, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150145479
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing having a body, and a light guide assembly adapted to display a status of the electric vehicle charging apparatus as a halo. The light guide assembly generates and displays one or more colors, flashing lights, or combinations thereof on a light exit region having a tilted side facing surface. In another aspect, a hinged lid configuration of the electric vehicle charging apparatus is provided having a mechanical control panel including lighted status indicators on the lid. Methods of operating the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: John R. DeBoer, III, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20150042276
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing having a front cavity, rear cavity, and a separating wall having a common electrical passage, wherein the rear cavity is formed by sidewalls with one sidewall having a slot formed therein. A power cord passes through the common electrical passage in the separating wall, and the power cord is configurable to provide a number of electrical connection options, such as an “outside cord option” and a “rear mount option.” Methods of configuring the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 8749325
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints, a moveable stop on, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed to close the secondary contacts. A method of operating the electronic circuit breaker is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 8749326
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints, a moveable stop on, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed to close the secondary contacts. A method of operating the electronic circuit breaker is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20140008189
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints, a moveable stop on, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed to close the secondary contacts. A method of operating the electronic circuit breaker is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20130234809
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints pivotal about a pivot axis, a moveable stop on, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting about the pivot axis and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed to close the secondary contacts. A method of operating the electronic circuit breaker is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 8476992
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints, a moveable stop, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed to close the secondary contacts. A method of operating the electronic circuit breaker is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20130088310
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an electronic circuit breaker. The electronic circuit breaker has a moveable contact arm having a moveable main electrical contact, and a lockout mechanism operable to contact the moveable contact arm and block motion of thereof, the lockout mechanism having a lockout latch with one or more pivot joints, a moveable stop, and an offset engagement portion, the moveable stop adapted to contact the moveable contact arm, and an unlock actuator providing an unlock force at the engagement portion causing lockout latch pivoting and release of the moveable contact arm. Also disclosed are secondary electrical contacts configured to engage each other in the ON configuration, with a leaf spring operably supporting a moveable one of the secondary contacts, the leaf spring configured to be flexed to close the secondary contacts. A method of operating the electronic circuit breaker is provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20130020990
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing body that is configurable to provide a number of electrical connection options, such as bottom and rear corded options as well as direct wired options. In another aspect, a mounting installation of the electric vehicle charging apparatus is provided. In yet another aspect, a housing body having a first front cavity and a second front cavity is provided. An inner cover covers the second front cavity, and a maximum amperage set switch is operable to set a maximum charge amperage for the electric vehicle charging apparatus. Methods of configuring the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John DeBoer, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Publication number: 20130020991
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station with a field upgradeable communications facility is provided. The invention includes a sealable housing including a first compartment and a second compartment, the second compartment including an access to an upgrade port; a partition within the housing that is adapted to insulate the first compartment from the second compartment, the partition including an opening providing access the upgrade port; and an EVSE charging station control circuit configured to recognize a communication module when coupled to the upgrade port and to use the communication module for communications if the communication module is connected. Numerous additional aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John DeBoer, Mario Bilac, Harry Price Haas, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki, William A. King, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130021162
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging apparatus is disclosed. The electric vehicle charging apparatus has a housing having a body, and a light guide assembly adapted to display a status of the electric vehicle charging apparatus. The light guide assembly generates and displays one or more colors, flashing lights, or combinations thereof on a light exit region of the light guide. In another aspect, a locking hinged lid configuration of the electric vehicle charging apparatus is provided. In yet another aspect, a mechanical control panel including lighted status indicators on the lid is provided. In another aspect, the electric vehicle charging apparatus has one or more low voltage terminals contained in a first front cavity under the lid, whereas high voltage components are provided in a separate second front cavity. Methods of operating the electric vehicle charging apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: John DeBoer, John Quentin Cowans, Timothy Biedrzycki
  • Patent number: 8267562
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for visually indicating a circuit breaker, such as a multi-pole circuit breaker, has been tripped are provided. An exemplary light guide comprises a plurality of light conduits adapted to transmit light from two or more light sources within a circuit breaker assembly to an exterior of the circuit breaker assembly; a beam that connects the light conduits; and one or more retention features coupled to one or more of the light conduits, wherein each retention feature is adapted to mate with a retention feature interface of the circuit breaker assembly. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Biedrzycki, Russell T. Watford, Brian Timothy McCoy