Patents by Inventor Brent Hild

Brent Hild 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: 20180344116
    Abstract: An autonomous cleaning robot including a drive configured to move the cleaning robot across a floor surface in an area to be cleaned and a controller. The controller is configured to receive data representing an editable mission timeline including data representing a sequence of rooms to be cleaned, navigate the cleaning robot to clean the rooms following the sequence, track operational events occurring in each of the rooms, and transmit data about time spent navigating each room included in the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin H. Schriesheim, Cory White, Brent Hild
  • Patent number: 8998003
    Abstract: A freestanding storage station includes a pair of spaced-apart, generally parallel side members and a roof that is supported by the side members. Each side member includes a cross bar, and at least one saddle-shaped, hollow ballast-receiving member that straddles the cross bar and rests on the ground. When filled with ballast, the ballast-receiving members serve to stabilize the storage station relative to the ground and enable the storage station to resist movement due to environmental winds or collision. The ballast-receiving members include a first ballast-receiving portion and a second ballast-receiving portion, and the ballast member straddles the cross bar such that the first ballast-receiving portion resides on an interior-facing side of the cross bar and the second ballast-receiving portion resides on an exterior-facing side of the cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa
  • Publication number: 20130186016
    Abstract: A freestanding storage station includes a pair of spaced-apart, generally parallel side members and a roof that is supported by the side members. Each side member includes a cross bar, and at least one saddle-shaped, hollow ballast-receiving member that straddles the cross bar and rests on the ground. When filled with ballast, the ballast-receiving members serve to stabilize the storage station relative to the ground and enable the storage station to resist movement due to environmental winds or collision. The ballast-receiving members include a first ballast-receiving portion and a second ballast-receiving portion, and the ballast member straddles the cross bar such that the first ballast-receiving portion resides on an interior-facing side of the cross bar and the second ballast-receiving portion resides on an exterior-facing side of the cross bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa
  • Patent number: 8444343
    Abstract: A bollard assembly includes a bollard, and a load transfer member disposed in the bollard, and a shock absorber disposed within the load transfer member. A fastener extends through the load transfer member and shock absorber, and secures the bollard, load transfer member and shock absorber to a ground surface. The load transfer member adjoins the bollard so as to be disposed between the shock absorber and the bollard, and the load transfer member is configured so that when an impact force is applied to the bollard, the force is transferred from the bollard to the shock absorber via the load transfer member. The deflection is absorbed by the shock absorber so that the anchor remains undeformed and the ground remains undamaged. Moreover, due to the resilience of the shock absorber, the bollard and load transfer member are returned to a normal, upright orientation upon withdrawal of the impact load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa, Thomas C. Fitch
  • Patent number: 8376650
    Abstract: A bollard assembly is disclosed that includes an elongate hollow bollard having opposed first and second ends, a sidewall extending between the first and second ends, and through hole formed in the side wall. The assembly also includes a sleeve configured to receive and support a lower portion of the bollard, and a hollow cylindrical insert disposed within the lower end of the bollard. A pin protrudes outward from the insert sidewall, extends through the bollard through hole and engages the sleeve, whereby the assembly is retained in an assembled configuration. The bollard includes a prescribed breakaway line along which an upper portion of the bollard can be separated from the lower portion upon sufficient impact. Once the upper portion is broken away, the insert permits the lower portion of the bollard to be removed from the sleeve and replaced with a replacement bollard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Hild, Thomas C. Fitch, Teodoro A. Mesa, David S. McCue
  • Publication number: 20120301219
    Abstract: A bollard assembly includes a bollard, and a load transfer member disposed in the bollard, and a shock absorber disposed within the load transfer member. A fastener extends through the load transfer member and shock absorber, and secures the bollard, load transfer member and shock absorber to a ground surface. The load transfer member adjoins the bollard so as to be disposed between the shock absorber and the bollard, and the load transfer member is configured so that when an impact force is applied to the bollard, the force is transferred from the bollard to the shock absorber via the load transfer member. The deflection is absorbed by the shock absorber so that the anchor remains undeformed and the ground remains undamaged. Moreover, due to the resilience of the shock absorber, the bollard and load transfer member are returned to a normal, upright orientation upon withdrawal of the impact load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa, Thomas C. Fitch
  • Publication number: 20120251236
    Abstract: A bollard assembly is disclosed that includes an elongate hollow bollard having opposed first and second ends, a sidewall extending between the first and second ends, and through hole formed in the side wall. The assembly also includes a sleeve configured to receive and support a lower portion of the bollard, and a hollow cylindrical insert disposed within the lower end of the bollard. A pin protrudes outward from the insert sidewall, extends through the bollard through hole and engages the sleeve, whereby the assembly is retained in an assembled configuration. The bollard includes a prescribed breakaway line along which an upper portion of the bollard can be separated from the lower portion upon sufficient impact. Once the upper portion is broken away, the insert permits the lower portion of the bollard to be removed from the sleeve and replaced with a replacement bollard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Hild, Thomas C. Fitch, Teodoro A. Mesa, David S. McCue
  • Patent number: 7901156
    Abstract: A plate-mounted bollard which includes an internal impact absorption mechanism that enables the bollard to absorb impact forces greater than conventional plate-mounted bollards. The bollard makes use of a force transfer process that shifts impact forces to areas better able to resiliently absorb the impact without causing damage to the bollard, the impact absorption mechanism, or the ground in which the bollard is installed. The impact absorption mechanism consists of an internal resilient core rod mounted at its proximal end to a base plate which is fixed to the ground. Impact forces are then transferred through an outer shell to the distal or upper end of the internal resilient core. With energy from the impact force being distributed along the maximum length of the resilient core rod, the rod flexes and the full length of the rod is utilized to absorb the impact energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Daniel B. Ballou, James F. McKeever, Thomas C. Fitch, Teodoro A. Mesa, Sandra K. Jauron, Brent Hild
  • Publication number: 20100172692
    Abstract: A plate-mounted bollard which includes an internal impact absorption mechanism that enables the bollard to absorb impact forces greater than conventional plate-mounted bollards. The bollard makes use of a force transfer process that shifts impact forces to areas better able to resiliently absorb the impact without causing damage to the bollard, the impact absorption mechanism, or the ground in which the bollard is installed. The impact absorption mechanism consists of an internal resilient core rod mounted at its proximal end to a base plate which is fixed to the ground. Impact forces are then transferred through an outer shell to the distal or upper end of the internal resilient core. With energy from the impact force being distributed along the maximum length of the resilient core rod, the rod flexes and the full length of the rod is utilized to absorb the impact energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Daniel B. Ballou, James F. McKeever, Thomas C. Fitch, Teodoro A. Mesa, Sandra K. Jauron, Brent Hild
  • Patent number: 7587790
    Abstract: A rigid corner guard protects a corner of a structure from collisions with objects. The corner guard includes a rigid body having a base, an upper end, and a wall extending between the base and the upper end that is configured to surround the corner of the structure. The corner guard also includes a leg structure secured to the rigid body including at least two leg portions adapted to support the rigid body of the corner guard. The separation between the at least two leg portions is at a predetermined distance. The corner guard further includes an adjustment mechanism coupled to the rigid body. The adjustment mechanism is configured to apply a force to the rigid body to flex the rigid body to adjust the predetermined distance for installation of the at least two leg portions. The corner guard is constructed of material with sufficient strength and toughness to withstand collisions with heavier industrial type equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Daniel B. Ballou, Adam P. Stevens, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa, Genesis J. McDermott
  • Patent number: 7507050
    Abstract: An adjustable bollard is formed of a rigid post body to absorb impact forces. At least two leg portions support the rigid post body. The distance dimension between the leg portions is adjustable to enable minor variations in the placement of the mounting holes into which the leg portions fit to install the bollard in the ground or floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Daniel B. Ballou, Adam P. Stevens, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa, Genesis J. McDermott
  • Patent number: 7507051
    Abstract: An adjustable bollard protects structures from collisions with objects and limits access to particular areas. The bollard includes a rigid post body and a leg structure secured to the rigid body. The leg structure includes at least two leg portions adapted to support the rigid post body, where the two leg portions are separated by a predetermined distance. The bollard further includes an adjustment mechanism coupled to the rigid body, the two leg portions, or both. The adjustment mechanism is configured to apply a force to the rigid post body to flex the rigid body to adjust the predetermined distance for installation of the at least two leg portions. The bollard is constructed of material with sufficient strength and toughness to withstand collisions with heavier industrial type equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Daniel B. Ballou, Adam P. Stevens, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa, Genesis J. McDermott
  • Publication number: 20080304909
    Abstract: A bollard mounting system mounts a bollard body to a stationary post mounted in the floor or ground. The bollard mounting system includes a plurality of locking protrusions and a key protrusion coupled with or otherwise integral with the post. The bollard mounting system also includes a keyed collar disposed on the bollard body. When the bollard body and the keyed collar are positioned on the post, the locking protrusions and the key protrusion engage the keyed collar locking the bollard body onto the stationary post. Installation of the bollard body only requires sliding the bollard body with the keyed collar into place over the stationary post. The locking protrusions are not externally accessible and not externally visible after the bollard body is locked in position, which reduces the likelihood of theft or damage to the locking mechanism in an aesthetically desirable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: DAVID S. MCCUE, Daniel B. Ballou, Brent Hild, Thomas C. Fitch, Sandra K. Jauron, James Edward Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20080187396
    Abstract: An adjustable bollard is formed of a rigid post body to absorb impact forces. At least two leg portions support the rigid post body. The distance dimension between the leg portions is adjustable to enable minor variations in the placement of the mounting holes into which the leg portions fit to install the bollard in the ground or floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Daniel B. Ballou, Adam P. Stevens, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa, Genesis J. McDermott
  • Publication number: 20080010780
    Abstract: A rigid corner guard protects a corner of a structure from collisions with objects. The corner guard includes a rigid body having a base, an upper end, and a wall extending between the base and the upper end that is configured to surround the corner of the structure. The corner guard also includes a leg structure secured to the rigid body including at least two leg portions adapted to support the rigid body of the corner guard. The separation between the at least two leg portions is at a predetermined distance. The corner guard further includes an adjustment mechanism coupled to the rigid body. The adjustment mechanism is configured to apply a force to the rigid body to flex the rigid body to adjust the predetermined distance for installation of the at least two leg portions. The corner guard is constructed of material with sufficient strength and toughness to withstand collisions with heavier industrial type equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David McCue, Daniel Ballou, Adam Stevens, Brent Hild, Teodoro Mesa, Genesis McDermott
  • Publication number: 20070248410
    Abstract: An adjustable bollard protects structures from collisions with objects and limits access to particular areas. The bollard includes a rigid post body and a leg structure secured to the rigid body. The leg structure includes at least two leg portions adapted to support the rigid post body, where the two leg portions are separated by a predetermined distance. The bollard further includes an adjustment mechanism coupled to the rigid body, the two leg portions, or both. The adjustment mechanism is configured to apply a force to the rigid post body to flex the rigid body to adjust the predetermined distance for installation of the at least two leg portions. The bollard is constructed of material with sufficient strength and toughness to withstand collisions with heavier industrial type equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David McCue, Daniel Ballou, Adam Stevens, Brent Hild, Teodoro Mesa, Genesis McDermott
  • Publication number: 20050175805
    Abstract: A blown-film process for making a fiber-reinforced film comprises providing and melting at least one thermoplastic resin. The at least one thermoplastic resin is extruded through an extension die to form a film bubble. A plurality of fibers is introduced inside of the film bubble. The fibers are distributed inside of the film bubble. The film bubble is collapsed after introducing the plurality of fibers so as to form a fiber-reinforced film. The fiber-reinforced film has a first thermoplastic layer, a second thermoplastic layer, and a plurality of fibers dispersed therebetween. The film may be formed in a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Brent Hild, William Belias, Steven Nielsen
  • Patent number: D646404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Hild, Thomas C. Fitch, Teodoro A. Mesa, David S. McCue
  • Patent number: D655945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Teodoro A. Mesa, Brent Hild, Thomas C. Fitch, Timothy David Stratford
  • Patent number: D701322
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: McCue Corporation
    Inventors: David S. McCue, Brent Hild, Teodoro A. Mesa