Patents by Inventor Brian A. Fisher

Brian A. Fisher 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: 20210307251
    Abstract: A riding lawn care vehicle (10, 310) may include a frame (30, 330), an engine (340, 40), a steering assembly, a support platform (20, 30, 320) and a front platform (348, 48). At least a pair of drive wheels may be operably coupled to the frame (30, 330). The engine (340, 40) is operably coupled to the frame (30, 330) via an engine platform (342, 42). The engine (340, 40) is disposed substantially between the drive wheels to selectively provide drive power to the drive wheels via respective hydraulic pumps (346, 46). The steering assembly includes control levers (50) operably coupled to respective ones of the drive wheels via the respective hydraulic pumps (346, 46). The steering assembly enables steering of the riding lawn care vehicle (10, 310) based on drive speed control of the drive wheels responsive to positioning of the control levers (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Corey Fisher, Brian Downing, Joshua Lawrence, Timothy Wicker, Juan Plasencia, Darren Chandler, Jordan Craven, Travis Lyons, Rick Nelson, Braxton Reese, Juan Rodriguez, Jerry Sandy, Eric Tse, Chris Russell, Steven Benedict, Jake Bagwell
  • Publication number: 20210101186
    Abstract: A gas knife system for an additive manufacturing system can include one or more gas delivery members configured to move relative to a build area of the additive manufacturing system, and an inlet conduit configured to supply gas to the one or more gas delivery members while the one or more gas delivery members are moved relative to the build area. The system can also include one or more gas collection members configured to move relative to the build area of the additive manufacturing system, and an outlet conduit configured collect gas from the one or more gas collection members while the one or more gas collection members move relative to the build area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20210016392
    Abstract: A waste product removal system for an additive manufacturing system can include a suction nozzle configured to connect to a suction source for providing suction to a build area of the additive manufacturing system. The waste product removal system can include a shield in operable communication with the nozzle and configured to extend downward near the nozzle to prevent reintroduction of the material ejection to a powder in the build area. The shield can be configured to guide material ejection from the build area to the suction nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, Tommy Skiba
  • Publication number: 20200384547
    Abstract: A cutting system for removing an excess material along a length of a channel constructed using an additive manufacturing process is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cutting system includes a cutter head; a cutter blade attached to the cutter head; a drive cable configured to rotate the cutter head; and a cutter base attached to the cutter head and having a cutter base outer surface configured to contact an internal surface within the channel to guide the cutter blade against the excess material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20200384539
    Abstract: A cutting system for removing an excess material along a length of a channel constructed using an additive manufacturing process is disclosed. In various embodiments, the cutting system includes a cutting component having an abrasive surface configured to remove the excess material along a down-facing surface of the channel and a smooth surface configured for sliding contact with an up-facing surface of the channel; and a motive component configured to urge the cutting component through the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian A. Fisher, David W. Morganson
  • Publication number: 20200038749
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for controlling network applications. For instance, a remote system may send, over a network, data representing a state of an application to a display device, such as a television. The remote system may then receive, over the network, input data from a control device. The input data may represent one or more inputs received by the control device. Using the input data, the remote system may update the state of the application. The remote system may then send, to the display device, data representing the updated state of the application. In some instances, the remote system may further send, to the control device, audio data representing sound corresponding to the updated state of the application. The control device may synchronize outputting of the sound with the displaying the updated state of the application by the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Albert John Penello, Omar Sze Leung, Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Marc Randall Whitten, Evan Fletcher Dougal, Michael Risley, Brian Fisher, Doyle Albert Martin
  • Patent number: 9970902
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a sensor system includes providing a surface acoustic wave (SAW) tag on a substrate including a detector bank of reflectors at one end to generate a detector SAW responsive to an interrogation signal, a reference bank of reflectors at an opposite end of the substrate to generate a reference SAW responsive to the interrogation signal, and a transducer between the detector and reference banks of reflectors for receiving the interrogation signal and transmitting the detector and reference SAW from the detector and the reference banks of reflectors in response. A hydrogen gas sensor is formed on the substrate in a propagation delay path (delay path) between the detector bank of reflectors and the transducer to modulate propagation parameters of the detector SAW in response to sensing hydrogen gas. The forming includes depositing a SnO2 film then depositing a Pd film onto the SnO2 film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Malocha, Brian Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170254780
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a sensor system includes providing a surface acoustic wave (SAW) tag on a substrate including a detector bank of reflectors at one end to generate a detector SAW responsive to an interrogation signal, a reference bank of reflectors at an opposite end of the substrate to generate a reference SAW responsive to the interrogation signal, and a transducer between the detector and reference banks of reflectors for receiving the interrogation signal and transmitting the detector and reference SAW from the detector and the reference banks of reflectors in response. A hydrogen gas sensor is formed on the substrate in a propagation delay path (delay path) between the detector bank of reflectors and the transducer to modulate propagation parameters of the detector SAW in response to sensing hydrogen gas. The forming includes depositing a SnO2 film then depositing a Pd film onto the SnO2 film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: DONALD MALOCHA, BRIAN FISHER
  • Patent number: 9383340
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for a coded SAW tag and hydrogen gas sensor with substrate, detector and identical reference bank of reflectors fabricated the substrate to generate a surface acoustic wave in response to a interrogation signal, a transducer between the detector and reflectors, and a tin dioxide (SnO2) and palladium (Pd) film sensitive to hydrogen gas at ambient temperature deposited in a propagation delay path between the reflectors and the transducer to modulate the detector surface acoustic wave propagation parameters in response to sensing a hydrogen gas. The SnO2 and Pd film is deposited on the delay path by depositing the film through a mask. The deposited film is annealed to gain room-temperature hydrogen sensitivity and reversibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Malocha, Brian Fisher
  • Patent number: 8267853
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for overlaying ultrasound imagery on a laparoscopic camera display. The system may include a laparoscope configured to capture a laparoscopic image of a surgical field and a laparoscopic ultrasound probe configured to capture an ultrasonic image of a structure in the surgical field. The system may further include a tracking system configured to detect a position and orientation of the laparoscope and a position and orientation of the laparoscopic ultrasound probe. The system may further include data associated with the laparoscope wherein the data indicates a distortion in the laparoscopic image. The system may further include a computer configured to receive the laparoscopic image, the ultrasonic image and the distortion data associated with the laparoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: James Brian Fisher, Steven P. Bowers, Kent R. Van Sickle, Warren Carl Couvillion, Jr., Robert D. Wright, Jeremy W. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8094090
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system which may allow a user to visualize and/or monitor motor activities during, e.g., rehabilitation exercises and/or athletic training. The system may include a camera that may be configured to capture images of a user performing a motor activity. The system may also include a computer configured to receive the captured images from the camera while the user is performing the motor activity. The computer may be further configured to provide static and dynamic augmentation of the captured images. The system may further include a display for the user. The display may be configured to receive the augmented captured images from the computer and to display the augmented captured images to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: James Brian Fisher, Fred Henry Previc
  • Patent number: 8016077
    Abstract: A clip for maintaining a first side rail of a first ladder adjacent to a second side rail of a second ladder which is in series with the first side rail. The clip includes a first portion connected to a support element and a second portion connected to the support element. The first portion, second portion and support element are one continuous piece. The first portion defines a hooking engagement with the first side rail and the second portion defines a receiving engagement with the second side rail. The first and second portion opening from opposite sides of the support element, respectively, which conform to the portion of the respective side rail that it receives for removably and frictionally holding the respective side rails in a self-gripping and form-fitting manner such that the side rails are maintained adjacent and in series to each other so that no damage is possible to the ladders by relative movement of the side rails under dynamic conditions brought about by motion during transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, Shannon Brightbill, Brian Fisher, Joseph Dangrow
  • Patent number: 7743887
    Abstract: A clip for maintaining a first side rail of a first ladder adjacent to a second side rail of a second ladder which is in series with the first side rail. The clip includes a first portion connected to a support element and a second portion connected to the support element. The first portion, second portion and support element are one continuous piece. The first portion defines a hooking engagement with the first side rail and the second portion defines a receiving engagement with the second side rail. The first and second portion opening from opposite sides of the support element, respectively, which conform to the portion of the respective side rail that it receives for removably and frictionally holding the respective side rails in a self-gripping and form-fitting manner such that the side rails are maintained adjacent and in series to each other so that no damage is possible to the ladders by relative movement of the side rails under dynamic conditions brought about by motion during transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, Shannon Brightbill, Brian Fisher, Joseph Dangrow
  • Patent number: 7690509
    Abstract: A flat blade windshield wiper blade (12) has a naturally elongated curve with a delicate wiper element (16) to be protected during shipping and display for retail sales purposes. A protective package (12) surrounds the wiper (12). The package (12) is made from a single piece of sheet stock and includes a flexible, outwardly bowed front panel (24), a back panel (26), and opposing left (30) and right (28) side panels adjoining respective sides of the front (24) and back (26) panels. Top (32) and bottom (34) end flaps extend between the front (24) and back (26) panels for forcing the front (24) panel to form in a generally semi-cylindrical configuration bowed outwardly relative to the back panel (26). The wiper (12) is disposed in a shipping condition in the package (12), with a connector (22) feature of the wiper (12) bearing in direct pressing contact with the bowed front panel (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Herring, Deborah Herring, legal representative, Richard Stibbe, Mike McKee, Brian Fisher
  • Publication number: 20090318756
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for overlaying ultrasound imagery on a laparoscopic camera display. The system may include a laparoscope configured to capture a laparoscopic image of a surgical field and a laparoscopic ultrasound probe configured to capture an ultrasonic image of a structure in the surgical field. The system may further include a tracking system configured to detect a position and orientation of the laparoscope and a position and orientation of the laparoscopic ultrasound probe. The system may further include data associated with the laparoscope wherein the data indicates a distortion in the laparoscopic image. The system may further include a computer configured to receive the laparoscopic image, the ultrasonic image and the distortion data associated with the laparoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: James Brian FISHER, Steven P. BOWERS, Kent R. Van Sickle, Warren Carl COUVILLION, JR., Robert D. WRIGHT, Jeremy W. CANNON
  • Publication number: 20090165267
    Abstract: A clip for maintaining a first side rail of a first ladder adjacent to a second side rail of a second ladder which is in series with the first side rail. The clip includes a first portion connected to a support element and a second portion connected to the support element. The first portion, second portion and support element are one continuous piece. The first portion defines a hooking engagement with the first side rail and the second portion defines a receiving engagement with the second side rail. The first and second portion opening from opposite sides of the support element, respectively, which conform to the portion of the respective side rail that it receives for removably and frictionally holding the respective side rails in a self-gripping and form-fitting manner such that the side rails are maintained adjacent and in series to each other so that no damage is possible to the ladders by relative movement of the side rails under dynamic conditions brought about by motion during transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Kyle G. Astor, Shannon Brightbill, Brian Fisher, Joseph Dangrow
  • Publication number: 20090102746
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system which may allow a user to visualize and/or monitor motor activities during, e.g., rehabilitation exercises and/or athletic training. The system may include a camera that may be configured to capture images of a user performing a motor activity. The system may also include a computer configured to receive the captured images from the camera while the user is performing the motor activity. The computer may be further configured to provide static and dynamic augmentation of the captured images. The system may further include a display for the user. The display may be configured to receive the augmented captured images from the computer and to display the augmented captured images to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: James Brian FISHER, Fred Henry PREVIC
  • Publication number: 20080073246
    Abstract: A flat blade windshield wiper blade (12) has a naturally elongated curve with a delicate wiper element (16) to be protected during shipping and display for retail sales purposes. A protective package (12) surrounds the wiper (12). The package (12) is made from a single piece of sheet stock and includes a flexible, outwardly bowed front panel (24), a back panel (26), and opposing left (30) and right (28) side panels adjoining respective sides of the front (24) and back (26) panels. Top (32) and bottom (34) end flaps extend between the front (24) and back (26) panels for forcing the front (24) panel to form in a generally semi-cylindrical configuration bowed outwardly relative to the back panel (26). The wiper (12) is disposed in a shipping condition in the package (12), with a connector (22) feature of the wiper (12) bearing in direct pressing contact with the bowed front panel (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Herring, Richard Stibbe, Mike McKee, Brian Fisher, Deborah Herring
  • Publication number: 20070213606
    Abstract: A device for providing an indication of moisture present in skin of a user includes a device body including a skin contact portion. A sensor circuit is located in the device body. The sensor circuit is configured to produce an output signal having a signal value that corresponds to moisture level in the skin with the skin contact portion in contact with the skin at a skin measurement location. A controller is in communication with the sensor circuit and is configured to determine the signal value of the output signal. The controller stores a first signal value in memory corresponding to a first output signal produced with the skin contact portion in contact with the skin of the user at a first skin measurement location. The controller stores a second signal value in memory corresponding to a second output signal generated with the contact portion in contact with the skin of the user at a second skin measurement location different from the first skin measurement location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Faiz Sherman, Vladimir Gartstein, David Moore, Carl Margraf, Brian Fisher
  • Patent number: D552486
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Federal Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Herring, Richard Stibbe, Mike McKee, Brian Fisher