Patents by Inventor Brent Gregorich

Brent Gregorich 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: 10448797
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a debris collection container having an outer perimeter and a lid removably coupled to the debris collection container. The lid has a periphery that extends along the outer perimeter of the debris collection container. The vacuum further includes a suction source coupled to the lid and removable from the debris collection container with the lid. The suction source includes a motor and an impeller driven by the motor. The vacuum cleaner further includes an exhaust passageway downstream from the suction source for discharging an airflow from the debris collection container. The exhaust passageway extends radially outward from the impeller and toward the periphery of the lid. The vacuum cleaner further includes an exhaust outlet port in communication with the exhaust passageway. The exhaust outlet port extends along a majority of the periphery of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Brent Gregorich, Brandon Causey
  • Patent number: 10388921
    Abstract: A power tool assembly includes a power tool having a battery support portion that defines a battery insertion axis and a battery operatively engageable with the power tool support portion along the battery insertion axis to provide power to the power tool. The power tool assembly also includes a battery latching mechanism having a latch pivotable about a pivot axis transverse to the battery insertion axis and engageable with one of the battery pack or the battery support portion for securing the battery pack to the battery support portion. The battery latching mechanism further includes a handle coupled for pivoting movement with the latch about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Patent number: 9956676
    Abstract: An articulating head of a power tool is disclosed in the present invention, which includes a base member adapted to couple to a main body of the power tool, an articulating member pivotably connected to the base member, and a locking device coupled to the articulating member for locking an orientation of the articulating member with respect to the base member. The base member contains a first power transmission part which is capable of receiving mechanical driving power from the main body of the power tool. The articulating member contains a second power transmission part mechanically coupled to the first power transmission part. The locking device has an actuation lever rotatable about a pivot axis between a free position and a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC POWER TOOLS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tsz Kin Wong, Brent Gregorich
  • Publication number: 20180103811
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a debris collection container having an outer perimeter and a lid removably coupled to the debris collection container. The lid has a periphery that extends along the outer perimeter of the debris collection container. The vacuum further includes a suction source coupled to the lid and removable from the debris collection container with the lid. The suction source includes a motor and an impeller driven by the motor. The vacuum cleaner further includes an exhaust passageway downstream from the suction source for discharging an airflow from the debris collection container. The exhaust passageway extends radially outward from the impeller and toward the periphery of the lid. The vacuum cleaner further includes an exhaust outlet port in communication with the exhaust passageway. The exhaust outlet port extends along a majority of the periphery of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Brent Gregorich, Brandon Causey
  • Publication number: 20170259348
    Abstract: An oscillating power tool having a motor, a base flange driven about an output axis by the motor, and an accessory shaft movable relative to the base flange between a clamping position and a release position. A clamping flange is pivotably coupled to the accessory shaft for clamping an accessory in cooperation with the base flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Zachary Scott, Brent Gregorich, Robert McCracken, Kwok Ting Mok, Tsz Kin Wong
  • Publication number: 20170025650
    Abstract: A power tool assembly includes a power tool having a battery support portion that defines a battery insertion axis and a battery operatively engageable with the power tool support portion along the battery insertion axis to provide power to the power tool. The power tool assembly also includes a battery latching mechanism having a latch pivotable about a pivot axis transverse to the battery insertion axis and engageable with one of the battery pack or the battery support portion for securing the battery pack to the battery support portion. The battery latching mechanism further includes a handle coupled for pivoting movement with the latch about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Publication number: 20150129272
    Abstract: A power tool includes a tool operable to work on a workpiece, a drive mechanism coupled to the tool and operable to move the tool, a housing defining an interior, the drive mechanism disposed at least partially within the interior, and a handle having a first end and a second end. The first end is fixed to the housing and the second end is spaced apart from the housing to define a gap therebetween. An insert is fixedly attached to the housing and the second end to fill the gap. The insert is more flexible than the handle and the housing. The housing includes a first engaging portion and the handle includes a second engaging portion each engageable with the insert to substantially fixedly attach the insert to the housing and the handle, and the insert includes a third engaging portion, and a fourth engaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Brent Gregorich
  • Patent number: 8966773
    Abstract: A power tool includes a tool operable to work on a workpiece, a drive mechanism coupled to the tool and operable to move the tool, and a housing defining an interior. The drive mechanism is disposed within the interior. A handle has a first end and a second end. The first end is fixed to the housing and the second end is spaced apart from the housing to define a gap therebetween. An insert is fixedly attached to the housing and the second end to fill the gap. The insert is more flexible then the handle and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventor: Brent Gregorich
  • Publication number: 20140190715
    Abstract: An articulating head of a power tool is disclosed in the present invention, which includes a base member adapted to couple to a main body of the power tool, an articulating member pivotably connected to the base member, and a locking device coupled to the articulating member for locking an orientation of the articulating member with respect to the base member. The base member contains a first power transmission part which is capable of receiving mechanical driving power from the main body of the power tool. The articulating member contains a second power transmission part mechanically coupled to the first power transmission part. The locking device has an actuation lever rotatable about a pivot axis between a free position and a lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Tsz Kin Wong, Brent Gregorich
  • Publication number: 20140007436
    Abstract: A power tool includes a tool operable to work on a workpiece, a drive mechanism coupled to the tool and operable to move the tool, and a housing defining an interior. The drive mechanism is disposed within the interior. A handle has a first end and a second end. The first end is fixed to the housing and the second end is spaced apart from the housing to define a gap therebetween. An insert is fixedly attached to the housing and the second end to fill the gap. The insert is more flexible then the handle and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Brent Gregorich
  • Patent number: 8253619
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams, Brent Gregorich, Umesh Rajani, Jason Porter Whitmire, Scott D. Bublitz, Jeffrey C. Hessenberger, John S. Scott, Mark Huggins, Matthew J. Mergener
  • Publication number: 20100117885
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams, Brent Gregorich, Umesh Rajani, Jason Porter Whitmire, Scott D. Bublitz, Jeffrey C. Hessenberger, John S. Scott, Mark Huggins, Matthew J. Mergener
  • Patent number: D780693
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AC (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Patent number: D801916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Patent number: D860130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner