Patents by Inventor Brian Patrick Bourke

Brian Patrick Bourke 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: 10919700
    Abstract: A mobile storage system including a plurality of movable storage units that can be positioned to selectively form an aisle between adjacent storage units. The mobile storage system includes a master controller in communication with a local control unit and a local control panel on each storage unit. The master controller communicates through a wireless communication path with a user device having a visual display. The visual display presents a current image of the mobile storage system and allows a user to enter commands to create aisles between adjacent storage units. When the user device is in wireless communication with the master controller, the master controller prevents operation of the storage units from the local control panels. The master controller allows a wireless communication path to be created with only a single user device at any time such that only one user device is able to operate the mobile storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Bourke, Eric James Wipperfurth
  • Publication number: 20190256287
    Abstract: A mobile storage system including a plurality of movable storage units that can be positioned to selectively form an aisle between adjacent storage units. The mobile storage system includes a master controller in communication with a local control unit and a local control panel on each storage unit. The master controller communicates through a wireless communication path with a user device having a visual display. The visual display presents a current image of the mobile storage system and allows a user to enter commands to create aisles between adjacent storage units. When the user device is in wireless communication with the master controller, the master controller prevents operation of the storage units from the local control panels. The master controller allows a wireless communication path to be created with only a single user device at any time such that only one user device is able to operate the mobile storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Bourke, Eric James Wipperfurth
  • Patent number: 9169069
    Abstract: A mobile storage system that includes a guidance system controlling the movement of each of a plurality of movable carriages along a support surface. The mobile storage system includes a guidance system having a magnetic strip positioned on the support surface. One or more magnetic sensors are positioned on each of the mobile carriages and generally aligned with the magnetic strip positioned on the floor. The magnetic sensors detect the magnetic strip and a control unit controls the operation of a pair of drive motors to move the carriages along, the mobile strip while maintaining proper alignment. The guidance system thus eliminates the need for any floor mounted rails to guide the movement of the individual mobile carriages along the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew O. Servant, Brian Patrick Bourke, Eric James Wipperfurth, Steven Mark Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20130261926
    Abstract: A mobile storage system that includes a guidance system controlling the movement of each of a plurality of movable carriages along a support surface. The mobile storage system includes a guidance system having a magnetic strip positioned on the support surface. One or more magnetic sensors are positioned on each of the mobile carriages and generally aligned with the magnetic strip positioned on the floor. The magnetic sensors detect the magnetic strip and a control unit controls the operation of a pair of drive motors to move the carriages along, the mobile strip while maintaining proper alignment. The guidance system thus eliminates the need for any floor mounted rails to guide the movement of the individual mobile carriages along the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Spacesaver Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew O. Servant, Brian Patrick Bourke, Eric James Wipperfurth, Steven Mark Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20120086314
    Abstract: An electronic evidence locker having a series of individual storage lockers controlled by an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit receives identification information from a potential user and determines the level of access for the user. Based upon the access assigned to the user, the control unit allows the user to deposit or remove evidence from individual lockers. The control unit maintains a complete audit log of all activity by the user as well as all activity with respect to depositing and removing evidence from the individual storage lockers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SPACESAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Bourke, Eric James Wipperfurth