Patents by Inventor Andrew Alfred Knitt

Andrew Alfred Knitt 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: 11292542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for heating a handgrip of a vehicle. One system includes a first handgrip and a second handgrip. The first handgrip includes a first processor, a first heating element, and a first temperature sensor configured to produce a temperature signal indicative of a temperature related to the first heating element. The second handgrip includes a second processor, second heating element, and a second temperature sensor configured to produce a temperature signal indicative of a temperature related to the second heating element. The first processor is configured to receive a temperature signal from the first sensor, compare the signal to a first threshold, and adjust power supplied to the first element based on the signal. The second processor is configured to receive a second temperature signal from the second sensor, compare the signal to a second threshold, and adjust power supplied to the second element based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC
    Inventors: Nikita Dobrinin, Nathan Gugliotti, Benjamin Hynes, Anthony Langeweg, Steven E. Twining, Andrew Alfred Knitt, Robert Kenneth Alexander
  • Patent number: 11066120
    Abstract: Systems and methods for heating a handgrip of a vehicle. One system includes a first handgrip including a first heating element and a first temperature sensor and a second handgrip including a second heating element and a second temperature sensor. The system further includes a polarity switching circuit configured to provide power, when active in a first polarity, to the second temperature sensor and provide power, when in a second polarity, to the second heating element. The system includes an electronic processor configured to receive, when the polarity switching circuit is active in the first polarity, a temperature signal from the second temperature sensor, compare the temperature signal to a predetermined threshold, and set, in response to the temperature signal failing to exceed the predetermined temperature threshold, the polarity switching circuit to the second polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Alfred Knitt, Robert Kenneth Alexander
  • Patent number: 10882523
    Abstract: A system for providing adaptive cruise control in a motorcycle. The system includes an electronic controller configured to determine the presence of a vehicle on one side of a direct path of travel of the motorcycle based on data received from a transceiver, the vehicle within a field of view of the transceiver. The electronic controller locks the motorcycle with the vehicle and dynamically controls the speed of the motorcycle based on an output of a kinematic controller, wherein the kinematic controller configured to receive an input including at least one of an item selected from the group consisting of distance of the motorcycle to the vehicle, velocity of the vehicle, velocity of the motorcycle, a cruise set speed associated with the motorcycle, a desired separation distance between the motorcycle and the vehicle, and a desired separation time between the motorcycle and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Alfred Knitt
  • Publication number: 20200400840
    Abstract: A system for controlling the speed of a vehicle. The system includes a satellite receiver configured to determine a satellite navigation-based speed of the vehicle and one or more speed sensors configured to determine a sensor-based speed of the vehicle. The system further includes a controller having one or more electronic processors and in communication with the satellite receiver and the one or more speed sensors. The controller is configured to receive a desired set speed from a user, determine an actual speed of the vehicle based on the satellite navigation-based speed and the sensor-based speed, and control the vehicle such that the actual speed of the vehicle is equal to the desired set speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Alfred Knitt
  • Publication number: 20200231241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an electric motor of a two-wheeled vehicle. One method includes detecting a position of a drive torque control included in the vehicle, detecting a position of a regenerative brake control included in the vehicle, mapping the detected position of the drive torque control to a requested driving torque, mapping the position of the regenerative brake control to a requested braking torque, determining, with an electronic control unit, a torque command based on the requested driving torque and the requested torque, and transmitting the torque command to an electric motor included in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Alfred Knitt, James Joseph Williams, Samuel Nicholas Reitinger, James Sadauckas
  • Publication number: 20190256161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for heating a handgrip of a vehicle. One system includes a first handgrip and a second handgrip. The first handgrip includes a first processor, a first heating element, and a first temperature sensor configured to produce a temperature signal indicative of a temperature related to the first heating element. The second handgrip includes a second processor, second heating element, and a second temperature sensor configured to produce a temperature signal indicative of a temperature related to the second heating element. The first processor is configured to receive a temperature signal from the first sensor, compare the signal to a first threshold, and adjust power supplied to the first element based on the signal. The second processor is configured to receive a second temperature signal from the second sensor, compare the signal to a second threshold, and adjust power supplied to the second element based on the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Nikita Dobrinin, Nathan Gugliotti, Benjamin Hynes, Anthony Langeweg, Steven E. Twining, Andrew Alfred Knitt, Robert Kenneth Alexander
  • Publication number: 20190248367
    Abstract: A system for providing adaptive cruise control in a motorcycle. The system includes an electronic controller configured to determine the presence of a vehicle on one side of a direct path of travel of the motorcycle based on data received from a transceiver, the vehicle within a field of view of the transceiver. The electronic controller locks the motorcycle with the vehicle and dynamically controls the speed of the motorcycle based on an output of a kinematic controller, wherein the kinematic controller configured to receive an input including at least one of an item selected from the group consisting of distance of the motorcycle to the vehicle, velocity of the vehicle, velocity of the motorcycle, a cruise set speed associated with the motorcycle, a desired separation distance between the motorcycle and the vehicle, and a desired separation time between the motorcycle and the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Alfred Knitt
  • Publication number: 20190135372
    Abstract: Systems and methods for heating a handgrip of a vehicle. One system includes a first handgrip including a first heating element and a first temperature sensor and a second handgrip including a second heating element and a second temperature sensor. The system further includes a polarity switching circuit configured to provide power, when active in a first polarity, to the second temperature sensor and provide power, when in a second polarity, to the second heating element. The system includes an electronic processor configured to receive, when the polarity switching circuit is active in the first polarity, a temperature signal from the second temperature sensor, compare the temperature signal to a predetermined threshold, and set, in response to the temperature signal failing to exceed the predetermined temperature threshold, the polarity switching circuit to the second polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Alfred Knitt, Robert Kenneth Alexander
  • Patent number: 9475526
    Abstract: A track link having a wear sensing device is disclosed. The track link may include a link body including a surface, a cavity, and at least one hole configured to receive a track pin. The track link may further include the wear sensing device positioned in the cavity. The wear sensing device may be configured to generate a signal indicative of a wear parameter of the surface. The track link may further include a containment mechanism configured to secure the wear sensing device in position inside the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Allen McKinley, Andrew Alfred Knitt, Mark Steven Diekevers
  • Publication number: 20160052572
    Abstract: A track link having a wear sensing device is disclosed. The track link may include a link body including a surface, a cavity, and at least one hole configured to receive a track pin. The track link may further include the wear sensing device positioned in the cavity. The wear sensing device may be configured to generate a signal indicative of a wear parameter of the surface. The track link may further include a containment mechanism configured to secure the wear sensing device in position inside the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Allen McKinley, Andrew Alfred Knitt, Mark Steven Diekevers
  • Publication number: 20140095088
    Abstract: A method for characterization of an energy storage device is disclosed. The method includes determining an instantaneous state of charge (SOC) value of the energy storage device during operation the energy storage device, and retrieving an instantaneous available discharging energy value of the energy storage device from a map based on a discharging power and the determined instantaneous SOC value of the energy storage device. The method further includes retrieving an instantaneous acceptable charging energy value of the energy storage device from another map based on a charging power and the determined instantaneous SOC value of the energy storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Wellington Ying-Wei KWOK, Igor Dos Santos RAMOS, Andrew Alfred KNITT, Justin Dale MIDDLETON
  • Patent number: 7623953
    Abstract: A method to integrate engine and exhaust aftertreatment control may include connecting an engine controller to an aftertreatment controller using a common data link protocol to provide a bidirectional data flow between the engine controller and the aftertreatment controller. The method may also include connecting the engine controller to one or more engine components. The method may also include connecting the aftertreatment controller to one or more aftertreatment components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Withrow, Ryan Edward Graham, Timothy William Grunow, II, Arvil Duane Wilson, Andrew Alfred Knitt