Patents by Inventor Brian J. Mahoney

Brian J. Mahoney 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: 7397392
    Abstract: A method of providing information from a plurality of fleet machines located at a plurality of locations for purposes of permitting a manager of fleet equipment to make management decisions pertaining to a fleet comprised of such equipment, monitoring functional operational data from individual machines in a fleet of machines, conveying the monitored data to a remote server, converting the monitored data into a first group pertaining to current existing operational data, and into a second group comprised of past historical data, and transmitting by wireless means to a person having responsibility for the fleet information at least one of the groups of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Mahoney, Steven L. Colvin, Manish K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 7194413
    Abstract: A method of providing localized information from a single global transformation source, comprises collecting a plurality of information on a plurality of subjects, and conveying this information to a single information server located at the single global transformation source. Segregating the collected information into a plurality of sub-topics so that related information from a plurality of sources will be present in a single sub-topic. Transforming the information of each sub-topic into a single common language including conversion of words, exp-ressions, technical and financial data. Identifying each sub-topic by a topic identifier so that a localized user on the globe can identify the sub-topic germane to the needs and interest of the localized user. Transmitting the information of a sub-topic from the single information server to a local user who requests the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J Mahoney, Steven L Colvin, Manish K Sharma
  • Patent number: 6941208
    Abstract: A method of monitoring equipment of an agricultural machine includes taking a process computer and connecting the same to at least one sensor measuring an operational characteristic of the agricultural machine. The process computer evaluates the data received from the sensor and checks whether they indicate a fault of the agricultural machine. In this case, the data may be below and/or above a predetermined threshold. When such as fault or error occurs, the process computer submits a fault message to a remote station using a communications interface. The fault message contains a fault information identifying a type of the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Mahoney, Steven L. Colvin, Arnold Rutz, Stephen Lang
  • Publication number: 20040024603
    Abstract: The entire right, title and interest in and to this application and all subject matter disclosed and/or claimed therein, including any and all divisions, continuations, reissues, etc., thereof are, effective as of the dates of execution of this application, assigned, transferred, sold and set over by the applicant(s) named herein to Deere & Company, a Delaware corporation having offices at Moline, Ill. 61265, U.S.A., together with all rights to file, and to claim priorities in connection with, corresponding patent applications in any and all foreign countries in the name of Deere & Company or otherwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Mahoney, Steven L. Colvin, Manish K. Sharma
  • Publication number: 20040021563
    Abstract: A method of providing information from a plurality of fleet machines located at a plurality of locations for purposes of permitting a manager of fleet equipment to make management decisions pertaining to a fleet comprised of such equipment, monitoring functional operational data from individual machines in a fleet of machines, conveying the monitored data to a remote server, converting the monitored data into a first group pertaining to current existing operational data, and into a second group comprised of past historical data, and transmitting by wirelss means to a person having responsibility for the fleet information at least one of the groups of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Mahoney, Steven L. Colvin, Manish K. Sharma
  • Publication number: 20020116107
    Abstract: A method of monitoring equipment of an agricultural machine includes taking a process computer and connecting the same to at least one sensor measuring an operational characteristic of the agricultural machine. The process computer evaluates the data received from the sensor and checks whether they indicate a fault of the agricultural machine. In this case, the data may be below and/or above a predetermined threshold. When such as fault or error occurs, the process computer submits a fault message to a remote station using a communications interface. The fault message contains a fault information identifying a type of the fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Mahoney, Steven L. Colvin, Arnold Rutz, Stephen Lang
  • Patent number: 4650530
    Abstract: Apparatus for folding, bonding and severing a longitudinally extending web, comprising a rotatable disc having a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart, radially extending protrusions at its periphery, means for rotating the disc, means for feeding the longitudinally extending web onto the disc during rotation thereof, so that outer extremities of the protrusions contact the web at its medial region to cause folding of the web so that its sides overlap one another between the protrusions, means for bonding the folded web at its overlapping sides between adjacent protrusions during rotation of the disc, and means for severing the folded web at its overlapping sides between adjacent protrusions during rotation of the disc. Also disclosed is a corresponding method wherein the longitudinally extending web is folded, bonded and severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Mahoney, William M. Lynch