Patents by Inventor Annan Michael Mozeika

Annan Michael Mozeika 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: 20210048832
    Abstract: This specification describes systems for unmanned aerial vehicle carrying and deployment. In some examples, an unmanned vehicle includes a drive system and a chassis. The chassis includes a platform for carrying an unmanned aerial vehicle and a retainer configured to secure the unmanned aerial vehicle to the platform while the drive system drives the unmanned vehicle. The clamping system includes at least a first rotating bar and a protrusion from the first rotating bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Elliott Forrest Leslie, Annan Michael Mozeika
  • Publication number: 20210031667
    Abstract: This specification describes systems for unmanned vehicle carrying and deployment. In some examples, a system includes a deployable robot including at least one rotatable flipper disposed on a surface of the deployable robot. The system includes a base unmanned vehicle configured for carrying and deploying the deployable robot. The base unmanned vehicle includes a base robot chassis, and the base robot chassis includes a platform for securing the deployable robot and at least one retention bracket disposed on the platform. The flipper is configured to rotate in a first rotational direction to lock the deployable robot onto the base robot chassis by engaging with the retention bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Elliott Forrest Leslie, Annan Michael Mozeika, Daniel Tully, Jordan Daniel Jesiolowski
  • Patent number: 10906187
    Abstract: An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, and a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body. The drive system comprising right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. The manipulator arm includes a gripper, a wrist motor configured for rotating the gripper, and an inline camera in a palm of the gripper. The inline camera is mechanically configured to remain stationary with respect to the manipulator arm while the wrist motor rotates the gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FLIR DETECTION, INC.
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Timothy R. Ohm, Christopher Thomas Brown
  • Patent number: 10843331
    Abstract: An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body, and a sensor module. The drive system includes right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. The manipulator arm includes a first link coupled to the main body, an elbow coupled to the first link, and a second link coupled to the elbow. The elbow is configured to rotate independently of the first and second links. The sensor module is mounted on the elbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR DETECTION, INC.
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Mark Robert Claffee
  • Publication number: 20200108507
    Abstract: An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, and a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body. The drive system comprising right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. The manipulator arm includes a gripper, a wrist motor configured for rotating the gripper, and an inline camera in a palm of the gripper. The inline camera is mechanically configured to remain stationary with respect to the manipulator arm while the wrist motor rotates the gripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Timothy R. Ohm, Christopher Thomas Brown
  • Patent number: 10486311
    Abstract: An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, and a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body. The drive system comprising right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. The manipulator arm includes a gripper, a wrist motor configured for rotating the gripper, and an inline camera in a palm of the gripper. The inline camera is mechanically configured to remain stationary with respect to the manipulator arm while the wrist motor rotates the gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Flir Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Timothy R. Ohm, Christopher Thomas Brown
  • Publication number: 20190168391
    Abstract: Unmanned ground vehicles configured for compact manipulator stowing are disclosed. In some examples, an unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body and a drive system supported by the main body. The drive system includes right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. A manipulator arm is pivotally coupled to the main body and configured to extend from a stowed position to an extended position, and the manipulator arm in the stowed position is contained entirely within a geometric volume of the right and left driven track assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy R. Ohm, Annan Michael Mozeika, Richard Therrien, James Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20180236666
    Abstract: An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, and a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body. The drive system comprising right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. The manipulator arm includes a gripper, a wrist motor configured for rotating the gripper, and an inline camera in a palm of the gripper. The inline camera is mechanically configured to remain stationary with respect to the manipulator arm while the wrist motor rotates the gripper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Timothy R. Ohm, Christopher Thomas Brown
  • Publication number: 20180236654
    Abstract: An unmanned ground vehicle includes a main body, a drive system supported by the main body, a manipulator arm pivotally coupled to the main body, and a sensor module. The drive system includes right and left driven track assemblies mounted on right and left sides of the main body. The manipulator arm includes a first link coupled to the main body, an elbow coupled to the first link, and a second link coupled to the elbow. The elbow is configured to rotate independently of the first and second links. The sensor module is mounted on the elbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Mark Robert Claffee
  • Patent number: 9427876
    Abstract: A robotic joint assembly includes a first structural member, a second structural member, and a rolling flexure joint joining the first structural member to the second structural member to provide at least one degree of freedom between the first and second structural members. The rolling flexure joint includes first and second flexible hinge members each having one end secured to the first structural member and an opposing end secured to the second structural member. The first and second flexible hinge members cross one another between the first and second structural members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Mark Robert Claffee, Martin Buehler
  • Patent number: 8875816
    Abstract: A lightweight mobile robot includes a chassis less than 500 pounds and two independent tracked drives including a drive wheel assembly, four or more independently suspended bogie assemblies, an idler wheel assembly, a compliant front shoe fixedly coupled to an independently suspended bogie assembly positioned adjacent the idler wheel assembly, and a compliant elastomer track entraining the drive wheel, road wheels, idler wheel assembly and compliant front shoe. The bogie assembly includes a serpentine suspension arm having a corresponding road wheel rotatably mounted at a distal end thereof, the bogie arm swingable through a range entirely beneath the chassis. The serpentine suspension arm provides clearance for adjacent road wheels to swing past one another without making contact with any portion of the adjacent bogie assembly. The compliant elastomer track has center guides and peripheral drive features protruding therefrom for engaging the drive wheel, road wheels, and idler wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Erik E. Steltz, Jeffrey L. Weeks, Lee Sword, Annan Michael Mozeika
  • Patent number: 8727410
    Abstract: A method for manipulating an object with a remote vehicle having a manipulator attached to a manipulator arm. The manipulator comprises a jamming or other phase change material in a housing. The method comprises pressing the manipulator housing to the object, activating the jamming or other phase change material to cause the manipulator to grasp the object, and moving one or more of the manipulator arm and the remote vehicle to manipulate the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Vernon Jones, Erik Edward Steltz, Annan Michael Mozeika
  • Patent number: 8548626
    Abstract: A method and device for manipulating an object is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a gripping device configured to grasp the object includes a housing, a jamming material inside the housing, a first actuator to actuate the jamming material, a first pressure activation device disposed on a first outer portion of the housing and configured to exert a constricting force on the first outer portion of the housing, and a second actuator to actuate the first pressure activation device. After the end effector is pressed against the object, the second actuator actuates the first pressure activation device to exert an inward force on the first outer portion of the housing and the first actuator actuates the jamming material to grasp the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Edward Steltz, Annan Michael Mozeika, Christopher Vernon Jones, Nicholas Roy Corson
  • Publication number: 20130015596
    Abstract: A fabrication system includes a tool-head for manufacturing, a first manipulator and a second manipulator. The first manipulator supports and manipulates an item, and is configured to provide six-axes of movement for positioning of the item relative the tool-head. The second manipulator carries a component and orients the component at a select orientation relative to the item supported on the first manipulator. The tool-head is configured to add material to at least one of the item and the component. The first and second manipulators provide at least six axes of fabrication for the tool-head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicants: iRobot Corporation, Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Annan Michael Mozeika, Aaron Adler, Fusun Yaman-Sirin, Jacob Beal
  • Publication number: 20120038180
    Abstract: A method and device for manipulating an object is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a gripping device configured to grasp the object includes a housing, a jamming material inside the housing, a first actuator to actuate the jamming material, a first pressure activation device disposed on a first outer portion of the housing and configured to exert a constricting force on the first outer portion of the housing, and a second actuator to actuate the first pressure activation device. After the end effector is pressed against the object, the second actuator actuates the first pressure activation device to exert an inward force on the first outer portion of the housing and the first actuator actuates the jamming material to grasp the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Erik Edward Steltz, Annan Michael Mozeika, Christopher Vernon Jones, Nicholas Roy Corson
  • Publication number: 20100217436
    Abstract: A method for manipulating an object with a remote vehicle having a manipulator attached to a manipulator arm. The manipulator comprises a jamming or other phase change material in a housing. The method comprises pressing the manipulator housing to the object, activating the jamming or other phase change material to cause the manipulator to grasp the object, and moving one or more of the manipulator arm and the remote vehicle to manipulate the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher Vernon Jones, Erik Edward Steltz, Annan Michael Mozeika
  • Publication number: 20100054903
    Abstract: A method for manipulating an object with a remote vehicle having an end effector attached to a manipulator arm. The end effector comprises a jamming material in a housing. The method comprises pressing the end effector housing to the object, activating the jamming material to grasp the object, and moving the manipulator arm to manipulate the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher Vernon Jones, Erik Edward Steltz, Annan Michael Mozeika
  • Patent number: D682362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Irobot Corporation
    Inventor: Annan Michael Mozeika