Patents by Inventor Travis Read

Travis Read 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: 10054326
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector may be secured to a wall in order to provide mechanical and electrical connections to a thermostat. In some cases, the wall mountable connector and the thermostat may, in combination, be configured to permit the thermostat to attach to the wall mountable connector only when the thermostat is in a particular orientation relative to the wall mountable connector. In some cases, the wall mountable connector includes a plurality of pin terminals that are configured to accommodate a plurality of pins extending from the thermostat. The interaction between the pins and the pin terminals may provide a lock and key arrangement between the wall mountable connector and the thermostat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Eric Barton, Steven L. Wolff, Sriharsha Putrevu
  • Patent number: 10024568
    Abstract: Lock boxes may be used to protect a building controller from tampering. In some cases, a lock box may include a back plate that is configured to be mounted to a wall or a junction box and a front cover that may be secured to the back plate and locked in place. In some cases, the back plate may be configured to help secure a building controller thereto. In some cases, the back plate may be configured to secure a wall mountable connector to which the building controller may be secured. In some instances, the back plate may include mounting features that can engage corresponding mounting features of the wall mountable connector in order to secure the wall mountable connector to the back plate of the lock box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Brian Moy, David Emmons, Tarik Khoury, Arnold Kalla
  • Patent number: 9989273
    Abstract: A wall covering plate may be used in combination with a wall mountable connector and a thermostat that is designed to mate with the wall mountable connector. The wall covering plate may be configured to fit around the wall mountable connector and behind the thermostat. In some cases, for example, the wall covering plate may be configured such that the wall covering plate may be used with a wall mountable connector that is already installed and remains installed while the wall covering plate is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Sriharsha Putrevu
  • Patent number: 9941183
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector assembly with an optional wall covering plate is disclosed. The wall mountable connector provides electrical connections to each of a plurality of field wires and is configured to provide electrical connections to a thermostat secured to the wall mountable connector. The optional wall covering plate is configured to fit over the wall mountable connector and provide a pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, David J. Emmons, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton
  • Patent number: 9897339
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector configured to facilitate a user in removing a first thermostat from the wall mountable connector and installing a new, different second thermostat on the wall mountable connector without having to do any wiring work. The field wires remain coupled to the wall mountable connector, and the wall mountable connector provides the appropriate electrical connections between the field wires and the first and second thermostats. In some cases, the wall mountable connector may include a memory for storing data communicated by a first thermostat, and to communicate the stored data to a subsequently installed second thermostat. In some instances, the first and second thermostats may be selected from a line of compatible thermostats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David J Emmons, Travis Read, Tarik Khoury, Jaromir Cechak, Preston Gilmer
  • Publication number: 20170288347
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels with electrical contacts received therein each having a poke-in spring beam configured to engage an electrical wire when poked-in to the housing. The electrical contact is movable between a resting position when no wire is present in the wire channel and a clearance position where the electrical contact allows the electrical wire to be removed from the wire channel. Pivot levers are held by the housing and are coupled to corresponding electrical contacts with a pivot end pivotably coupled to the housing and a push button end having a push button pressed to move the corresponding electrical contact to the clearance position. When the electrical wire is loaded into the wire channel, the electrical contact is positioned in a pinching position in which the spring beam pinches against the electrical wire in physical contact with the electrical wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton, Ladislav Janovec
  • Patent number: 9768564
    Abstract: A wall mountable connector is used for securing a thermostat to a wall. The wall mountable connector provides an electrical connection between a plurality of field wires of an HVAC system and corresponding terminals of a removably mounted thermostat. The wall mountable connector includes a plurality of mounting features that are configured to provide good securement of the wall mountable connector relative to the wall, and in some instances facilitate aligning at least one of the mounting feature of the wall mountable connector with a stud within the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Anthony P. Uttley, Eric Barton, Jonathan Sartwell, Heidi Finch, David J. Emmons, Nathaniel D. Kraft
  • Patent number: 9748708
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels with electrical contacts received therein each having a poke-in spring beam configured to engage an electrical wire when poked-in to the housing. The electrical contact is movable between a resting position when no wire is present in the wire channel and a clearance position where the electrical contact allows the electrical wire to be removed from the wire channel. Pivot levers are held by the housing and are coupled to corresponding electrical contacts with a pivot end pivotably coupled to the housing and a push button end having a push button pressed to move the corresponding electrical contact to the clearance position. When the electrical wire is loaded into the wire channel, the electrical contact is positioned in a pinching position in which the spring beam pinches against the electrical wire in physical contact with the electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard, Christopher George Daily, David J. Emmons, Travis Read, Steven L. Wolff, Eric Barton
  • Patent number: D797580
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Brian Moy, David Kynoch
  • Patent number: D803705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Brian Moy
  • Patent number: D829113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Paul Robare, Aleyse McNealy, Samuel Raymakers, Kevin Graebel, David Emmons
  • Patent number: D829803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Aleyse McNealy, Rajat Shail
  • Patent number: D842713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Erbacher, Travis Read, Rajat Shail
  • Patent number: D843239
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Brian Moy, David Kynoch
  • Patent number: D843245
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, David J. Emmons, Jonathan Erbacher
  • Patent number: D843324
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, David J. Emmons, Jonathan Erbacher, Rajat Shail
  • Patent number: D843953
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Read
  • Patent number: D848501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Christopher Lovin, Brian Moy, Rajat Shail
  • Patent number: D856826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Erbacher, Travis Read, Cameron Vreeland, Nathan Carlson, Tracy Lentz
  • Patent number: D862255
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Erbacher, Travis Read, Rajat Shail, Cameron Vreeland, Nathan Carlson