Patents by Inventor Adam E. Sworski

Adam E. Sworski 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: 11017483
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200202453
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200196106
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10623905
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles traveled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Publication number: 20200077231
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking information of an equipment including a telematics device configured to receive data from the equipment to determine a telematics information. The telematics information includes at least two of an equipment type, a location, a duration in the location, and miles travelled. A transmission device is configured to transmit the vehicle telematics information to at least one of a third party entity device, a government device and a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10473009
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for predicting a remaining oil life in an engine of a vehicle. One or more parameters of the engine can be monitored over a period of time. A hot compartment temperature can be determined from the parameter. A condition of the oil can be determined based on the hot compartment temperature, and the condition of the oil can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vavoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Kyla Grace Brooks, Matthew A. Lechleiter, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20190299794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for tracking charge information of a vehicle. A sensor monitors one or more parameters of the vehicle over a period of time. A telematics device receives and processes the parameters to determine a vehicle telematics information. The telematics device transmits the vehicle telematics information to an entity device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Roger D. England, Timothy L. Caudill, Jeffrey S. Baker, Jeffrey R. Torkelson
  • Patent number: 10323207
    Abstract: A gear or engine oil or other type of lubricant, which effectively reduces churning losses in a dip lubrication system or any lubrication system where churning loss occur has a surface tension less than 28 mN/m and viscosity less than 400 mPa-sec at 25° C. (about 500 cSt at 25° C.). Formulations include Group I-IV base oil, in combination with an amount of silicone oil effective to decrease the surface tension of the oil, thereby reducing churning losses. When the base oil is prominently Group III, the coefficient of friction of the gear oil is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Imperial Innovations Limited, Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Gefei Wu, Xiurong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20180202333
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for predicting a remaining oil life in an engine of a vehicle. One or more parameters of the engine can be monitored over a period of time. A hot compartment temperature can be determined from the parameter. A condition of the oil can be determined based on the hot compartment temperature, and the condition of the oil can be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Valvoline Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Sworski, Kyla Grace Brooks, Matthew A. Lechleiter, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20160257906
    Abstract: A silicone modified lubricant includes a Group I, II, III, IV or V base oil in combination with a minor amount of a silicone oil. Further, the lubricant includes a dispersant such as a dispersant olefin copolymer which maintains the silicone oil dispersed in the base oil. The silicone oil reduces the surface tension of the lubricant thereby reducing power loss. Preferably the lubricant formation has a surface tension less than 28 mN/m, making it particularly suitable for dip lubrication systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Gefei Wu, Xiurong Cheng
  • Patent number: 9360103
    Abstract: Energy loss in a dip lubrication system is reduced by reducing the immersion depth of the gear within a pool of oil. This can be accomplished by increasing the pressure within the dip lubrication system which effectively reduces the flow rate of the oil so that the oil remains separated from the oil pool for a longer period of time thereby reducing the oil level and the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool. Alternately, this can be accomplished by substituting a higher density gas for air which has the same effect. In a third embodiment the immersed gear includes wind vanes that direct air against the oil pool creating a trough which effectively reduces the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20150148272
    Abstract: A gear or engine oil or other type of lubricant, which effectively reduces churning losses in a dip lubrication system or any lubrication system where churning loss occur has a surface tension less than 28 mN/m and viscosity less than 400 mPa-sec at 25° C. (about 500 cSt at 25° C.). Formulations include Group I-IV base oil, in combination with an amount of silicone oil effective to decrease the surface tension of the oil, thereby reducing churning losses. When the base oil is prominently Group III, the coefficient of friction of the gear oil is also reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Anant S Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood, Gefei Wu, Xiurong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140048354
    Abstract: Energy loss in a dip lubrication system is reduced by reducing the immersion depth of the gear within a pool of oil. This can be accomplished by increasing the pressure within the dip lubrication system which effectively reduces the flow rate of the oil so that the oil remains separated from the oil pool for a longer period of time thereby reducing the oil level and the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool. Alternately, this can be accomplished by substituting a higher density gas for air which has the same effect. In a third embodiment the immersed gear includes wind vanes that direct air against the oil pool creating a trough which effectively reduces the immersion depth of the gear within the oil pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: Imperial Innovations Limited, Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Anant S. Kolekar, Andrew V. Olver, Adam E. Sworski, Frances E. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8554513
    Abstract: A method of testing and proving fuel efficiency improvements includes installing a telematic device in each of a first plurality of vehicles and a second plurality of vehicles. The telematic devices collect baseline fuel consumption data during a first time period and collect test fuel consumption data during a second time period. Between the first and second time periods, at least one operating parameter of the second plurality of vehicles is modified such that the baseline fuel consumption data and the test fuel consumption data can be analyzed to determine any fuel efficiency improvements caused by the modified operating parameter. To ensure reliable and statistically-significant results, each plurality of vehicles may include 15 vehicles and each time period may include 60 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Lee Kersey, Adam E. Sworski, Timothy L. Caudill, Joshua Frederick, Tom Bidwell, Frances Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20120109579
    Abstract: A method of testing and proving fuel efficiency improvements includes installing a telematic device in each of a first plurality of vehicles and a second plurality of vehicles. The telematic devices collect baseline fuel consumption data during a first time period and collect test fuel consumption data during a second time period. Between the first and second time periods, at least one operating parameter of the second plurality of vehicles is modified such that the baseline fuel consumption data and the test fuel consumption data can be analyzed to determine any fuel efficiency improvements caused by the modified operating parameter. To ensure reliable and statistically-significant results, each plurality of vehicles may include 15 vehicles and each time period may include 60 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Victor Lee Kersey, Adam E. Sworski, Timothy L. Caudill, Joshua Frederick, Tom Bidwell, Frances Lockwood