Patents by Inventor Andrew E. Seman, Jr.

Andrew E. Seman, Jr. 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: 20190273421
    Abstract: A motor assembly is provided with a stator including a lamination stack forming a stator core, stator teeth inwardly projecting from the stator core, and stator windings wound around the stator teeth in connected in phases. A rotor is rotatably disposed within the stator with a shaft, a rotor lamination stack mounted on the shaft, and at least one bearing mounted on the shaft. An external heat sink is provided including a main body defining a hollow opening form-fittingly receiving the stator therein in thermal communication with the stator. A bearing support structure is provided having a main body radially arranged and secured the main body of the external heat sink, the bearing support structure forming a central bearing pocket arranged to receive and support the bearing of the rotor therein to axially and radially support the rotor with respect to the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, JR., Daniel J. White, Paul Becke, II, William A. Rigdon
  • Publication number: 20190260210
    Abstract: A total task vehicle (TTV) may operate indoors to move a variety of different types of materials and accomplish a variety of different types of tasks, using tools and accessories powered by/connected to the TTV. One or more high power density (HD) battery packs may provide both 240V DC to 380V DC and 120V AC power to propel the TTV and also to function as a generator for tools and accessories attached to the TTV. A high torque/high speed convertible drive system may allow the TTV to operate in a ride-on mode, a walk-behind mode, providing for flexibility and adaptability in use of the TTV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: RYAN H. PELOQUIN, JR., Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, JR., Christopher Lemieux, Harry Zhong
  • Patent number: 10389139
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a portable power supply system for providing power to corded power tools. The portable power supply is configured to receive AC power through an AC power connector from an AC power source and DC power through a DC power connector from a DC power source. The portable power supply is configured to selectively provide the AC power and the DC power to a power supply output. The AC power and the DC power may be provided simultaneously or alternately to the power supply output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, John D. Cox, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel J. White
  • Publication number: 20190238083
    Abstract: A battery-powered motor may include an electric motor, a controller, and a housing. The electric motor may be wound to enable the battery-powered motor to achieve a non-limited motor maximum motor revolutions per minute (RPM) for at least one specified battery. The controlling current may include limiting current to the electric motor at lower RPMs, and limiting the current to prevent the RPM of the electric motor from exceeding a limited maximum motor RPM which is lower than the non-limited motor maximum RPM. The housing may enclose the electric motor and the controller and the specified battery. The housing may have a form factor to engage with a machine that engages with an internal combustion engine that has a maximum engine RPM that is approximately the same as the limited maximum motor RPM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. WHITE, Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Andrew E. SEMAN, JR., Ryan H. PELOQUIN, William A. RIGDON, Harry X. ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20190237715
    Abstract: When providing alternating current (AC) power to operate AC powered devices such as power tools (such as drills, table saws, miter saws), equipment (such as lawn mowers), and consumer products (such as refrigerators, television, lights) without being tied to a fixed utility power supply typically requires a generator (such as an internal combustion engine based generator) or a battery powered inverter. In order to meet power and runtime needs for these devices, a battery powered inverter must be relatively large and expensive. This simple fact prohibits their use in many environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew E. SEMAN, JR., Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Daniel J. WHITE, Andrew E. SEMAN, Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Daniel J. WHITE
  • Patent number: 10361651
    Abstract: A system comprising a multi-voltage battery pack for use with tools of different operating voltages, including a housing and a power tool interface shaped and configured to interchangeably (1) mechanically and electrically couple with a first battery pack interface of a first power tool that is configured to operate at a first operating voltage and that was on sale prior to May 18, 2014 and, and (2) mechanically and electrically couple with a second battery pack interface of a second power tool that is configured to operate at a second operating voltage and that was not on sale prior to May 18, 2014.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190218826
    Abstract: An interchangeable electro-mechanical lock core for use with a lock device having a locked state and an unlocked state is disclosed. The interchangeable electromechanical lock core may include a moveable plug having a first position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the locked state and a second position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the unlocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brendon Allen, Street Anthony Barnett, III, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Ryan H. Quin, Gary Hill, Paul Becke, Christopher W. Lemieux, Anthony Romano, Matthew Stanton
  • Publication number: 20190154792
    Abstract: A jobsite computer network has a local server connectable to a remote server via the internet, a network access transceiver connected to the local server, and a wireless device in wireless communication with the network access transceiver. The network access transceiver receives a message from the wireless device and sends a message to the local server. The local server utilizes information from the message to determine the location of the wireless device. The network access transceiver and/or the wireless device generate data which is sent to the remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel J. White, Ryan H. Peloquin, Matthew J. Velderman, Randy L. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 10291173
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a brushless motor having a rotor and a stator. A power supply interface is arranged to selectively receive a first power input from a first power supply having a first nominal voltage and a second power input from a second power supply having a second nominal voltage, where at least the first nominal voltage does not fall within approximately the operating voltage range of the motor. A motor control circuit is provided including a power switch circuit having power switches that supply electric power from at least one of the first power input or the second power input to the motor, and a controller that controls a switching operation of the power switches to optimize the supply of electric power from the first power input at a level corresponding to the operating voltage range of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Cox, Michael K. Forster, John C. Vanko, Daniel J. White, Bhanuprasad V. Gorti, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10250178
    Abstract: A cordless power tool system including (a) a multi-voltage battery pack for use with tools of different operating voltages including a housing, a first string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, a second string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, and a power tool interface shaped and configured to interchangeably (1) mechanically and electrically couple with a first battery pack interface of a first power tool that is configured to operate at a first operating voltage, and (2) mechanically and electrically couple with a second battery pack interface of a second power tool that is configured to operate at a second operating voltage, and (b) a battery pack charger configured to charge the multi-voltage battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10236819
    Abstract: A multi-voltage battery pack for use with tools of different operating voltages including a housing, a first string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, the first string having a first positive voltage terminal and a first negative voltage terminal, a second string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, the second string having a second positive voltage terminal and a second negative voltage terminal, and a power tool interface shaped and configured to interchangeably (1) mechanically and electrically couple with a first battery pack interface of a first power tool that is configured to operate at a first operating voltage, and (2) mechanically and electrically couple with a second battery pack interface of a second power tool that is configured to operate at a second operating voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190014925
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Oleksiy SERGYEYENKO, Sean BAILEY, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Daniel J. WHITE, Thomas DELMONT, Andrew E. Seman, JR., Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Patent number: 10177701
    Abstract: A power tool system including a multi-voltage battery pack for use with a first power tool, wherein the first power tool comprises a first battery pack interface and is configured to operate at a first operating voltage and a second power tool configured for use with the multi-voltage battery pack such that the system includes both the multi-voltage battery pack and the second power tool, wherein the second power tool comprises a second battery pack interface and is configured to operate at a second operating voltage, wherein the second operating voltage is higher than the first operating voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10160049
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a motor, an output member driven by the motor, and a reaming attachment coupled to the output member. The reaming attachment has a front end portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to drive a fastener into a workpiece, and a reaming portion selectively driven in rotation by the output member to remove material from an end surface of a conduit. A rotational motion sensor in the housing is operable to detect rotational motion of the housing about an axis. A controller receives a signal indicative of rotational motion from the sensor, determines a direction of the rotational motion of the housing, and drives the motor in a direction corresponding to the direction of rotational motion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Eshleman, Craig A. Schell, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel Puzio, Daniele C. Brotto, Joseph P. Kelleher, James B. Watson, James R. Parks, Clark A. Bixler
  • Patent number: 10098278
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a lawn mower and more particularly to a system and method of charging a variety of batteries of the lawn mower including connecting the lawn mower to a towing vehicle, either directly or by placing the lawn mower on a trailer, towing the lawn mower, generating electricity upon towing the lawn mower utilizing a generator mechanically coupled to the lawn mower wheels or the wheels of the trailer. The generator converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy. The generator is electrically coupled to first type of battery and a second type of battery that is connected to the lawn mower and/or a first type of battery and a second type of battery that is connected to a charging station on the trailer. The system also includes a charging circuit for each of the first type of battery and the second type of battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, Daniel J. White, Ryan Peloquin, Andrew E. Seman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180278196
    Abstract: A multi-voltage battery pack for use with tools of different operating voltages including a housing, a first string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, the first string having a first positive voltage terminal and a first negative voltage terminal, a second string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, the second string having a second positive voltage terminal and a second negative voltage terminal, and a power tool interface shaped and configured to interchangeably (1) mechanically and electrically couple with a first battery pack interface of a first power tool that is configured to operate at a first operating voltage, and (2) mechanically and electrically couple with a second battery pack interface of a second power tool that is configured to operate at a second operating voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180262150
    Abstract: A cordless power tool system including (a) a multi-voltage battery pack for use with tools of different operating voltages including a housing, a first string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, a second string of battery cells arranged in electrical series and disposed inside the housing, and a power tool interface shaped and configured to interchangeably (1) mechanically and electrically couple with a first battery pack interface of a first power tool that is configured to operate at a first operating voltage, and (2) mechanically and electrically couple with a second battery pack interface of a second power tool that is configured to operate at a second operating voltage, and (b) a battery pack charger configured to charge the multi-voltage battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180262151
    Abstract: A power tool system including a multi-voltage battery pack for use with a first power tool, wherein the first power tool comprises a first battery pack interface and is configured to operate at a first operating voltage and a second power tool configured for use with the multi-voltage battery pack such that the system includes both the multi-voltage battery pack and the second power tool, wherein the second power tool comprises a second battery pack interface and is configured to operate at a second operating voltage, wherein the second operating voltage is higher than the first operating voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180262152
    Abstract: A system comprising a multi-voltage battery pack for use with tools of different operating voltages, including a housing and a power tool interface shaped and configured to interchangeably (1) mechanically and electrically couple with a first battery pack interface of a first power tool that is configured to operate at a first operating voltage and is of a design that was on sale prior to May 18, 2014 and, and (2) mechanically and electrically couple with a second battery pack interface of a second power tool that is configured to operate at a second operating voltage and is of a design that was not on sale prior to May 18, 2014.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E Seman, JR.
  • Patent number: 10056582
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a first power tool having a first power tool rated voltage, a second power tool having a second power tool rated voltage that is different from the first power tool rated voltage, and a first battery pack coupleable to the first power tool and to the second power tool. The first battery pack is switchable between a first configuration having a first battery pack rated voltage that corresponds to the first power tool rated voltage such that the first battery pack enables operation of the first power tool, and a second configuration having a convertible battery pack rated voltage that corresponds to the second power tool rated voltage such that the battery pack enables operation of the second power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Michael Varipatis, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Nathan J. Osborne, Ryan Klee, Bhanuprasad Gorti