Patents by Inventor Brian Coleman

Brian Coleman 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: 20170032592
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a status of a vehicle suspension system are disclosed. A vertical acceleration of the vehicle relative to a road surface is determined based on a position of a vehicle body. Based on a predetermined period of time, a peak value that corresponds to the vertical acceleration is calculated. The peak value is compared to a target peak value and, when the peak value meets a preset criteria, a notification of potential suspension degradation is issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Xianqiang LU, Dan Brian COLEMAN, Raghavendra BARAGUR, Arun VEERARAGHAVAN, Gopi NIMMAGADDA
  • Patent number: 8657565
    Abstract: A pump for an inflatable device includes a housing that defines a blower chamber configured to be inserted into the inflatable device. The blower chamber includes an exhaust port configured to communicate air out of the pump. The housing also defines a deflation port, which is adjacent to the blower chamber, and an attachment portion configured to make a substantially airtight seal with the surface of the inflatable device. The pump also includes a removably attachable cover configured to substantially cover the blower chamber. The cover defines an opening through which the deflation port extends, and at least one vent through which air is communicated into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Coleman, Vincent Wen
  • Patent number: 8590527
    Abstract: A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Gregg Luconi, Chris Gregory, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Jason Blair, Peter Raymond Zarzaca
  • Patent number: 8449692
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Esolar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Blair, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20110259453
    Abstract: A pump for an inflatable device includes a housing that defines a blower chamber configured to be inserted into the inflatable device. The blower chamber includes an exhaust port configured to communicate air out of the pump. The housing also defines a deflation port, which is adjacent to the blower chamber, and an attachment portion configured to make a substantially airtight seal with the surface of the inflatable device. The pump also includes a removably attachable cover configured to substantially cover the blower chamber. The cover defines an opening through which the deflation port extends, and at least one vent through which air is communicated into the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Coleman, Vincent Wen
  • Publication number: 20100290931
    Abstract: A hand-actuated pump includes a cylinder with a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end defines an opening. The hand-actuated pump also includes a piston with a proximal end. The proximal end of the piston is configured to be slidably inserted into the distal end of the cylinder. An exhaust port is positioned at the proximal end of the cylinder and includes a coupler that is configured to be removably attached to an inflatable object and to communicate air to the inflatable object. The coupler is also configured to be selectively locked in an extended position and a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Anthony Jonathan Sanders, Tim Austen, Brian Coleman
  • Publication number: 20100206294
    Abstract: Systems and methods of heliostat reflector cleaning via a vehicle in a heliostat field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: JASON BLAIR, Stephen Brawner, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Christian Gregory, Marc Grossman, Gregg Luconi, Carter Moursund, Ulrik Pilegaard, Steven Schell, Craig Tyner
  • Publication number: 20090085393
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an inflatable chair having at least three sections. The inflatable chair has a lower inflatable support chamber that has a top and bottom layer. The inflatable chair also has an upper cushioning portion and a stabilizing member. The upper cushioning portion and the stabilizing member are in fluid communication with the lower inflatable support chamber. The inflatable chair is made of a high elastic PVC material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy F. Austen, Brian Coleman, Michael Prince, Vincent Wen
  • Publication number: 20090007901
    Abstract: A solar collector system includes a plurality of frames. Each frame includes at least a pair of spaced apart side members, a plurality of cross members connected to the side members, the cross members pivotally moveable from a shipping configuration to a deployed configuration wherein in the deployed configuration, each cross member is positioned relative to an adjacent cross member with a predetermined angle, and a plurality of stantions extending from the frames. The solar collector system further includes a plurality of heliostats, each heliostat mounted to one of the stantions, and a plurality of ballasts coupled to the frames, each ballast having a lower surface contacting the ground without substantially penetrating the ground to maintain a position of the frames on the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Gregg Luconi, Chris Gregory, Brian Coleman, Alan Greaney, Jason Blair
  • Publication number: 20080286124
    Abstract: A pump for inflatable objects having a housing including an air inlet and an air outlet, a motor positioned within said housing, an impeller positioned within the housing for moving air, a light source defined on an exterior of the housing; and a reflector disposed on the housing proximate the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Wen Ta Sen, Timothy F. Austen, Brian Coleman
  • Publication number: 20080256717
    Abstract: An inflatable mattress. The inflatable mattress comprises a support system having upper and lower inflatable support chambers arranged in a substantially vertical manner and an inflatable headboard chamber arranged in a substantially perpendicular manner to the upper and lower inflatable chambers. Each inflatable support chamber comprises a top layer and a bottom layer. The inflatable mattress may further comprise an inflatable reinforcing chamber disposed between the upper and lower inflatable support chambers and attached to the lower inflatable support chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy F. Austen, Brian Coleman, Mike Joss, Vincent Wen
  • Publication number: 20070063082
    Abstract: A shredding device, method, system, and software program for the destruction or obliteration of confidential information. The invention may have the ability to shred by a unit of measurement. The device being a self-service bulk shredder that charges the user by a unit of measurement, such as: weight, time, or number of various item types or pages. These items types may be sorted and logged by units. In addition, the size of the shredding maybe selected. The unit information may be used to determine a cost and usage data for operational and management purposes. A user may place bulk items in the shredder to be weighed to assess a cost and display cost and payment information to a user. Payments may be made electronically and/or by cash. The device can produce an itemized receipt and/or a Certificate of Destruction, which may be provided electronically and/or emailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventor: Brian Coleman
  • Patent number: D578313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Austen, Brian Coleman, Michael Prince, Vincent Wen
  • Patent number: D593340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy F. Austen, Brian Coleman, Mike Joss, Wen Ta Sen
  • Patent number: D594880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy F. Austen, Brian Coleman, Mike Joss
  • Patent number: D602708
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Coleman, Mike Joss, Wen Ta Sen, Corey A. Lewison
  • Patent number: D602878
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Coleman, Wendy Li, Mike Joss
  • Patent number: D612630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Coleman
  • Patent number: D618706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Coleman, Mike Joss
  • Patent number: D634755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Aero Products International, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Jonathan Sanders, Tim Austen, Brian Coleman