Patents by Inventor Andres Deogracias Viduya

Andres Deogracias Viduya 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).

  • Publication number: 20200369509
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle comprises a nozzle body defining a dispensing path extending between a distal inlet and a proximal outlet and configured to dispense fuel. A fuel flow valve is disposed in the nozzle body between the distal inlet and the proximal outlet. An actuation assembly movable to open the fuel flow valve is also provided. The nozzle also includes a shut-off mechanism operatively connected to the actuation assembly. A hand lever is pivotally connected with respect to the nozzle body, the hand lever being operatively connected to the actuation assembly so as to cause opening of the fuel flow valve when the hand lever is pivoted in a valve opening direction. The hand lever has a grasping portion extending between a proximal location nearer the proximal outlet and a distal location. The nozzle according to this aspect further includes a hold open mechanism including a trigger disposed at the proximal location of the hand lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: David Lucas, Brian Christopher Worley, Niranjan Srinivasan, Brandon Kirby, Andres Deogracias Viduya
  • Patent number: 9670052
    Abstract: An attitude sensing arrangement for triggering a shutoff mechanism on a fuel dispensing nozzle comprising a rolling element placed inside a non-cylindrical chamber that is sealed with a plug such that the rolling element may move freely inside the chamber. A vacuum sensing path passes from a sensing port in the nozzle spout, through a vacuum sensing tube, into the non-cylindrical chamber, and into a venturi-generated vacuum chamber. The attitude sensing arrangement is configured such that the rolling element blocks a shutoff port in the non-cylindrical chamber when the nozzle is raised past a certain shutoff angle. When the vacuum sensing path is blocked by the rolling element in this manner, the shutoff mechanism closes the main fuel valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Veeder-Root Company
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Worley, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Niranjan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9604838
    Abstract: A coupling comprising a first body member and a second body member. The first and second body members are operative to releasably connect together. The first and second body members define a fluid flow path therein when the first and second body members are connected together. The first and second body members are operative to disconnect from one another in response to a predetermined tensile force. At least one valve member is disposed within at least one of the first and second body members and is movable from an open position to a closed position with respect to the fluid flow path upon disconnection of the first body member from the second body member. A sensor is disposed within one of the first and second body members and is operative to sense whether the first and second body members are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Veeder-Root Company
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Cornett, Tim Campaigne, James C. Little, Niranjan Srinivasan, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Jeremy Baillargeon, Cameron D. Carmack
  • Publication number: 20160229680
    Abstract: A coupling comprising a first body member and a second body member. The first and second body members are operative to releasably connect together. The first and second body members define a fluid flow path therein when the first and second body members are connected together. The first and second body members are operative to disconnect from one another in response to a predetermined tensile force. At least one valve member is disposed within at least one of the first and second body members and is movable from an open position to a closed position with respect to the fluid flow path upon disconnection of the first body member from the second body member. A sensor is disposed within one of the first and second body members and is operative to sense whether the first and second body members are connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Cornett, Tim Campaigne, James C. Little, Niranjan Srinivasan, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Jeremy Baillargeon, Cameron D. Carmack
  • Publication number: 20160096720
    Abstract: An attitude sensing arrangement for triggering a shutoff mechanism on a fuel dispensing nozzle comprising a rolling element placed inside a non-cylindrical chamber that is sealed with a plug such that the rolling element may move freely inside the chamber. A vacuum sensing path passes from a sensing port in the nozzle spout, through a vacuum sensing tube, into the non-cylindrical chamber, and into a venturi-generated vacuum chamber. The attitude sensing arrangement is configured such that the rolling element blocks a shutoff port in the non-cylindrical chamber when the nozzle is raised past a certain shutoff angle. When the vacuum sensing path is blocked by the rolling element in this manner, the shutoff mechanism closes the main fuel valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Worley, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Niranjan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 6050147
    Abstract: A pressure port for attaching a stainless steel high pressure sensor to an automotive pressure line includes a cold rolled steel ring having a hex-shaped perimeter and a central bore, and a stainless steel stud welded in the ring. A flange of the stud abuts one face of the ring and an interlocking feature between the stud and the ring relieves stress on the weld during installation and removal of the assembly. An end of the stud extends beyond the ring and is threaded for attachment to the housing of a pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Andres Deogracias Viduya, Paul Joseph Pitzer
  • Patent number: 6022756
    Abstract: A sensor (10) having polysilicon strain-sensing elements (20) on a metal diaphragm (16). A thick-film insulating layer (18) covers the metal diaphragm (16), and thin-film polysilicon resistive elements (20) are formed on the thick-film insulating layer (18). Thick-film conductors (22) are formed on the thick-film insulating layer (18) and contact the thin-film polysilicon resistive elements (20) to form electrical interconnects to the resistive elements (20). The thick-film conductors (22) preferably contain silicon in order to reduce diffusion of silicon from the polysilicon resistive elements (20). The thick-film insulating layer (18) may be made up of a number of individual thick-film layers, the uppermost of which is stable and nonreactive with the thin-film polysilicon resistive elements (20) and the thick-film conductors (22) at temperatures of at least 600.degree. C. A passivation layer (24) overlies the thin-film polysilicon resistive elements (20) and the thick-film conductors (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Douglas Ray Sparks, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Lewis Henry Little, Marion Edmond Ellis
  • Patent number: 5802912
    Abstract: A pressure sensor comprises a diaphragm mounted on a housing and subject to pressure. Stress sensitive resistors are connected to circuit traces on the diaphragm which in turn are wirebonded to a compensation IC. The IC is directly mounted on the diaphragm principally or wholly in an area which is not subject to flexing. A connector has a dome partially covering the diaphragm and holds terminal blades having ends extending away from the diaphragm and opposite ends carrying bond pads located adjacent the diaphragm. An opening in the dome permits wirebonder access to connect bond pads on the traces with terminal bond pads. A cover is installed over the connector and sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Pitzer, Andres Deogracias Viduya
  • Patent number: 5706372
    Abstract: A pressure port has a diaphragm at one end for exposure to combustion pressure, an electrical connector attached to the other end, terminal blades and a lead frame molded in the connector and carrying an optoelectronic circuit, and a fiber optic assembly between the circuit and the diaphragm. The fiber optic assembly illuminates the diaphragm which reflects light according to its deflection to two fiber elements that carry reflected light to the circuit. The assembly includes a high temperature plastic body and a ceramic tip for temperature isolation to protect the plastic body and the optoelectronic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Andres Deogracias Viduya
  • Patent number: D893676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: David Lucas, Brian Christopher Worley, Niranjan Srinivasan, Brandon Kirby, Andres Deogracias Viduya
  • Patent number: D898869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: David Lucas, Brian Christopher Worley, Niranjan Srinivasan, Brandon Kirby, Andres Deogracias Viduya