Patents Examined by Mahmoud Gimie
  • Patent number: 11685260
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a display device that displays information indicating an operation state of an internal combustion engine. A display control device which is a control device that controls the display device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire the operation state of the internal combustion engine. The display control device includes a display control unit that switches information which is displayed on the display device between a warm-up indicator for notifying that warm-up of the internal combustion engine is being performed and a warm-up completion indicator for notifying that warm-up of the internal combustion engine has been completed. The display control unit is configured to prohibit switching from the warm-up completion indicator to the warm-up indicator when the warm-up completion indicator is being displayed on the display device while the internal combustion engine is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuma Aoki, Koji Hokoi, Yusuke Furuhashi
  • Patent number: 11673467
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an assembly for gas (e.g., compressed natural gas) storage. The assembly includes multiple gas storage tanks, with each tank coupled to a separate sub-assembly that includes a pressure gauge, shutoff valve, and pressure relief device (PRD), providing for independent pressure monitoring, shutoff, and pressure relief for each of the tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventors: Nitesh Shroff, Stanley L. Maroney
  • Patent number: 11672200
    Abstract: A method for determining a robot position of an autonomous mobile green area maintenance robot on an area to be maintained includes the steps of: determining at least one robot position of the autonomous mobile green area maintenance robot by virtue of the green area maintenance robot receiving at least one global positioning signal from a global positioning system; determining a station position for at least one local positioning station on the basis of the at least one determined robot position and by interchanging at least one local positioning signal between the green area maintenance robot and the at least one positioning station; and determining a robot position of the green area maintenance robot on the area to be maintained on the basis of the at least one determined station position and by interchanging at least one local positioning signal between the green area maintenance robot and the at least one positioning station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Mittmann, Patrick Henkel, Andreas Strohmaier, Sebastian Kraemer, Petrus Van Zutven
  • Patent number: 11668423
    Abstract: Female quick couplings have a housing defining an axial bore therethrough that has a frustum-shaped bore portion that defines a restriction orifice, a first slot transverse to the axial bore, an a first shoulder between the first slot and the restriction orifice, and a locking member slidingly received in the first slot. The frustum-shaped bore can have an upstream conical frustum and a downstream conical frustum mated at their respective smaller diameter. The upstream conical frustum has a largest diameter that is larger than a largest diameter of the downstream conical frustum. Engine systems incorporating the female quick coupling and female quick coupling kits are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Donald P. Tinsley, III, Kevin W. Lucka, David E. Fletcher, Matthew C. Gilmer
  • Patent number: 11665997
    Abstract: Electric powered mower unit (1) comprising a frame (13) provided with connecting points (132) arranged for attaching the mower unit (1) to a tool-carrier (3) provided with an electric power unit (31), several cutting modules (11), each cutting module (11) being suspended vertically displacea-ble and non-rotatable in a cutting module guide (122) provided in the frame (13), charac-5 tensed in that each cutting module (11) comprises a cutting disc (111) and an elec-tric motor (112) powered by the electrical power unit (31), said cutting disc (111) being attached to a motor driving shaft (1121), and a actuator (121) forming a link between the cutting module (11) and the frame (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: KVERNELAND GROUP KERTEM INDE AS
    Inventors: Jan Vestergaard Madsen, Nils Asbjørn Nes
  • Patent number: 11661897
    Abstract: An active purge system (APS) according to a driving state of a hybrid vehicle includes an active purge unit (APU) configured to pressurize a vaporized gas generated in a fuel tank of the hybrid vehicle and supply the pressurized vaporized gas to an intake pipe, and a control unit configured to control the APU, where the control unit gradually controls a processing amount of the vaporized gas according to the driving state of the hybrid vehicle. The processing amount of the vaporized gas is gradually controlled using the APS according to the driving state of the hybrid vehicle, particularly, a number of places at which slip occurs in a power transmission system of the hybrid vehicle so that degradation of driving ability due to the occurrence of slip is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Young-Kyu Oh, Keum-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 11659811
    Abstract: A stall vacuum trailer system to secure to a vehicle, the system includes a trailer supported by a frame and having a cargo compartment to receive particles therein; a vacuum machine supported by the frame, the vacuum machine having a motor; a fan device to mulch a substrate into the particles; and a hose extending from the fan and to extend to a rear of the cargo compartment; the fan device creates a vacuum effect to pull the substrate through the hose and further through the fan device and into the cargo compartment; the substrate is mulched into particles while entering the cargo compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Sha Griffin
  • Patent number: 11655751
    Abstract: To effectively suppress strong knock that occurs in the operating region of high load and high rotation in a specific engine having a pre-chamber in a combustion chamber, the engine includes a piston that defines a combustion chamber together with a cylinder block and a cylinder head. The combustion chamber includes a sub-chamber and a main chamber separated from the sub-chamber by a pre-chamber. The specific ratio obtained by dividing a volume of the sub-chamber by a stroke volume of a cylinder is greater than or equal to 0.00005 and less than or equal to 0.00045.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Harada, Kenji Uchida, Ryohei Ono, Masayuki Kidokoro, Kazuhiro Nagatsu
  • Patent number: 11649662
    Abstract: Even in a case where an external camera image-captures a door of a car, with high precision, it can be set to be determined whether or not a foreign substance inserted into the door is present. A monitoring apparatus acquires a camera image that results from a camera image-capturing the vicinity of a door of a car using an external camera, from a camera. A processor of the monitoring apparatus detects the door from the camera image, sets a determination area based on a position of the detected door, acquires an image of the determination area from the camera image, determines whether or not a foreign substance inserted into the door is present, based on the image of the determination area, and performs report outputting to a monitor and a reporting apparatus according to a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11647690
    Abstract: A lawn mower robot includes a water tank configured to store water, a nozzle, and a cleaning module that is configured to clean the cutting blades of the robot by spraying water stored in the water tank on the blades through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jongha Kim
  • Patent number: 11651631
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing leaks/degradation in a fuel system. In one example, a system for a vehicle may comprise a variable volume device disposed within a fuel tank; an atmospheric port of the variable volume device fluidly coupled to a vent line upstream of a hydrocarbon sensor housed in the vent line, the vent line coupling a fuel vapor canister to atmosphere; and a controller storing instructions for monitoring output of the hydrocarbon sensor; and generating an indication of a degradation in the variable volume device based on the monitored hydrocarbon sensor. In this way, it is possible to effectively detect a degradation/leak in the variable volume device with minimal specialized components in the fuel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aed Dudar
  • Patent number: 11649598
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improvements in snow removal vehicles. A vehicle is disclosed, wherein the vehicle may have a reduced turning radius, or a zero-turn radius. The present disclosure also relates to improvements in snow shovels attached to the vehicle, including disclosure directed to a snow shovel mounted to the middle of the vehicle, rather than to the vehicle's front. Further yet, the present application discloses a snow shovel which is interchangeable with a mower attachment, thereby allowing a vehicle to be used as a snow plow or as a mower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Arlington Power Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Saranzak, Donald Saranzak
  • Patent number: 11641797
    Abstract: The invention provides a mower. The mower comprises a housing and a cutting device arranged in the housing. The mower is provided with a height adjustment device. The height adjustment device comprises a rotating member and a traction member arranged on the housing. One end of the traction member is fixed on the rotating member, and the other end of the traction member is fixed on the cutting device. The rotating member rotates to drive the traction member to adjust the height of the cutting device. Such an arrangement makes the mower have a simple structure, save internal space of the mower, and be convenient to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wanghao Li, Jin Cao, Jie Gao, Van Cuong Bui, Johanna Olsson
  • Patent number: 11641796
    Abstract: The invention provides a blade and a lawn mower. The blade comprises a flat middle portion, and two end portions respectively disposed at two opposite ends of the middle portion, wherein a cutting edge is located on the end portion, and wherein each end portion includes a first end portion and a second end portion, and wherein the second end portion is located between the middle portion and the first end portion, and wherein along the longitudinal direction of the middle portion, the ratio of the length of the first end portion to the length of the blade in a horizontal plane is between 0.045 and 0.09. The blade and the lawn mower have advantages that grass can be smashed completely by the blade to achieve an optimal grass smashing effect, the structure is simple and the cost is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shouchuan Feng
  • Patent number: 11641792
    Abstract: Described is a lawn mower robot comprising: a frame; cutting means configured for cutting grass, adjusting the height; movement means, associated with the frame for moving it along a working trajectory in a feed direction; a system for detecting the presence of grass in an area of ground along the working trajectory in the feed direction; a computerised command and control unit operatively associated with said cutting means, movement means and detection system; said detection system comprises a radar sensor configured for sending an electromagnetic wave towards the ground, receiving a reflected electromagnetic wave from the ground and transmitting a signal representing said reflected electromagnetic wave to the command and control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Fabrizio Bernini
  • Patent number: 11639693
    Abstract: A method, controller, and internal combustion engine including the controller and operable in accordance with the method by: determining a temperature of a working liquid in an engine block circuit (31, 35) of the internal combustion engine (10), the working liquid comprising a cooling liquid or a lubrication liquid; operating the internal combustion engine (10); engaging a thermal load responsive to the temperature of the liquid being below a first temperature threshold, wherein engaging the thermal load comprises at least one of increasing a pumping load of the internal combustion engine (10), or changing an air/fuel ratio, thereby adding heat to the engine block circuit (31, 35); controlling the thermal load as a function of the temperature of the liquid; and disengaging at least a portion of the thermal load responsive to the temperature of the liquid being above the low temperature limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: CUMMINS INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah C. Nethercutt, Emrah Arslanturk, Weiwen Wang, James A. Cramer
  • Patent number: 11640577
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for data capture instructions for asset tracking are provided. An example method for capturing data involves obtaining raw data from a data source onboard an asset and monitoring the raw data for satisfaction of a simplified data capture trigger. When the simplified data capture trigger is satisfied, a dataset simplification algorithm is performed on the raw data to generate a simplified set of raw data, and the simplified set of raw data is logged. The method further involves monitoring the raw data for satisfaction of a rich data capture trigger. When the rich data capture trigger is satisfied, an unsimplified block of raw data is identified and logged for rich data analysis. The data is transmitted to a server. The unsimplified block of raw data contains raw data that is additional to the raw data contained in the simplified set of raw data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Spencer Hockin, Willem Petersen, Robert Bradley
  • Patent number: 11639704
    Abstract: A controller executes a fuel introduction process when stopping combustion in a cylinder under a situation in which a crankshaft is rotating. The fuel introduction process causes a fuel injection valve to inject fuel and causes the fuel to flow out unburned from inside the cylinder to an exhaust passage. The opening degree of an exhaust gas recirculation valve at a point in time when a state in which the execution condition of the fuel introduction process is not satisfied is switched to a state in which the execution condition of the fuel introduction process is satisfied is a preliminary opening degree. During the execution of the fuel introduction process, the recirculation valve controlling section causes the opening degree of the exhaust gas recirculation valve to be smaller than the preliminary opening degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiji Ikuta, Yuki Nose, Yuto Ikeda, Keiichi Myojo, Yoshiyuki Shogenji, Hirokazu Ando
  • Patent number: 11620557
    Abstract: An estimator for producing values for dependent variables of streaming objects based on values of independent variables of the objects, as well for continuously tuning the estimator based on any objects received with pre-populated values for the dependent variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: ThroughPuter, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Henrik Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 11613176
    Abstract: A tank closure that includes a first tank closure member, a second tank closure member, and a bias member having a spring force to brace the second tank closure against the first tank closure member. The first tank closure member has a first stop member, while the second tank closure member has a second stop member. The second tank closure member is flexibly mounted in an axial direction relative to the first tank closure member, the second tank closure member. The second stop member, in a closed position of the tank closure, forms a mechanical stop relative to the first stop member to prevent axial movement of the second tank closure member relative to the first tank closure member against the spring force of the bias member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Deutschmann, Ralf Malskorn