Patents by Inventor Brian Christopher Worley

Brian Christopher Worley 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: 20200369509
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle comprises a nozzle body defining a dispensing path extending between a distal inlet and a proximal outlet and configured to dispense fuel. A fuel flow valve is disposed in the nozzle body between the distal inlet and the proximal outlet. An actuation assembly movable to open the fuel flow valve is also provided. The nozzle also includes a shut-off mechanism operatively connected to the actuation assembly. A hand lever is pivotally connected with respect to the nozzle body, the hand lever being operatively connected to the actuation assembly so as to cause opening of the fuel flow valve when the hand lever is pivoted in a valve opening direction. The hand lever has a grasping portion extending between a proximal location nearer the proximal outlet and a distal location. The nozzle according to this aspect further includes a hold open mechanism including a trigger disposed at the proximal location of the hand lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: David Lucas, Brian Christopher Worley, Niranjan Srinivasan, Brandon Kirby, Andres Deogracias Viduya
  • Patent number: 9670052
    Abstract: An attitude sensing arrangement for triggering a shutoff mechanism on a fuel dispensing nozzle comprising a rolling element placed inside a non-cylindrical chamber that is sealed with a plug such that the rolling element may move freely inside the chamber. A vacuum sensing path passes from a sensing port in the nozzle spout, through a vacuum sensing tube, into the non-cylindrical chamber, and into a venturi-generated vacuum chamber. The attitude sensing arrangement is configured such that the rolling element blocks a shutoff port in the non-cylindrical chamber when the nozzle is raised past a certain shutoff angle. When the vacuum sensing path is blocked by the rolling element in this manner, the shutoff mechanism closes the main fuel valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Veeder-Root Company
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Worley, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Niranjan Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20160096720
    Abstract: An attitude sensing arrangement for triggering a shutoff mechanism on a fuel dispensing nozzle comprising a rolling element placed inside a non-cylindrical chamber that is sealed with a plug such that the rolling element may move freely inside the chamber. A vacuum sensing path passes from a sensing port in the nozzle spout, through a vacuum sensing tube, into the non-cylindrical chamber, and into a venturi-generated vacuum chamber. The attitude sensing arrangement is configured such that the rolling element blocks a shutoff port in the non-cylindrical chamber when the nozzle is raised past a certain shutoff angle. When the vacuum sensing path is blocked by the rolling element in this manner, the shutoff mechanism closes the main fuel valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Worley, Andres Deogracias Viduya, Niranjan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: D893676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: David Lucas, Brian Christopher Worley, Niranjan Srinivasan, Brandon Kirby, Andres Deogracias Viduya
  • Patent number: D898869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: David Lucas, Brian Christopher Worley, Niranjan Srinivasan, Brandon Kirby, Andres Deogracias Viduya