Patents by Inventor Brian T. Pettey

Brian T. Pettey 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: 20200269755
    Abstract: A method is provided for assisting a driver of a vehicle with left-right driving alignment. One embodiment of the method includes projecting a vertical line across a windshield of the vehicle, the vertical line is configured to operate as a visible indication of whether the vehicle is headed on a course that will cause the vehicle to pass substantially evenly between two points that the vehicle has not yet encountered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 10710501
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 10710500
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20200139884
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20200144890
    Abstract: A hobby servo block system for increasing the load-bearing capacity of a hobby servo motor is provided. The system includes aa servo plate configured to receive a hobby servo motor. The system also includes a hub plate configured to couple to the servo plate such that the hub plate and the servo plate are substantially perpendicular. The system further includes a ball bearing plate configured to couple to the hub plate such that the ball bearing plate and the servo plate are substantially parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: ROBOTZONE, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20200116182
    Abstract: A clamping coupler for a hobby servo motor includes a body. The clamping couple also includes a first body portion and a second body portion separated by a gap. The clamping coupler includes an aperture configured to receive a shaft of the hobby servo motor, the aperture defined, at least in part, by the first body portion, second body portion and the gap. The coupler includes a first fastener coupled to the first body portion and the second body portion, that when actuated exerts a first force on the first body towards the second body. The coupler includes a second fastener coupled to the first body portion and the second body portion, that when actuated exerts a second force on the first body towards the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brian T. Pettey, Kyle R. Lewis, Jason J. Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20200109724
    Abstract: A clamping hub includes a body and an aperture, defined by the body, configured to receive a shaft. The clamping hub also includes a clamp configured to secure the shaft in the aperture. the clamp includes a first deformable component that defines a first portion of the aperture and configured to, when deformed, change a size of the aperture and a second deformable component that defines a second portion of the aperture opposite from the first portion of the aperture and configured to, when deformed, change the size of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brian T. Pettey, Kyle Lewis, Jason Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20200010015
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 10457205
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 10274060
    Abstract: A linear actuator system is provided. The linear actuator system comprises a motor with an output shaft. The output shaft comprises splined features. The linear actuator system also comprises a lead nut with a threaded inner surface. The attachment mechanism has an inner surface configured to functionally engage the splined features. The attachment mechanism also has an outer surface comprising a first and second textured surface. The first textured surface is different from the second textured surface. The lead nut is configured to engage with one of the first and second textured surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20180265000
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20180138778
    Abstract: A coupler for coupling an output shaft of a servo to an auxiliary shaft, comprises an coupler body having a longitudinal axis extending from a first end to a second end. The coupler body comprises a first bore, configured to accept a portion of the auxiliary shaft, centered on the longitudinal axis and extending into the first end a first distance. The coupler also comprises a second bore centered on the longitudinal axis and extending into the second end a second distance. The coupler also comprises a first fastener disposed proximate the first end, wherein adjusting the first fastener deforms a cross sectional dimension of the first bore. The coupler also comprises a second fastener disposed proximate the second end, wherein adjusting the second fastener deforms a cross sectional dimension of the second bore. An inner surface of the second bore has a female spline configuration to accept and engage a portion of the output shaft of the servo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: ROBOTZONE, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20180112691
    Abstract: A clamping hub comprising a body. The clamping hub further comprising an accessory mount configured to mount an accessory to the clamping hub. The clamping hub also comprising an aperture, within the body, configured to receive a shaft. The clamping hub also comprising a clamp configured to secure the shaft in the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: RobotZone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20180099319
    Abstract: An extrusion profile comprises a center aperture. The extrusion profile also comprises a peripheral aperture. The profile also comprises a first set of drill guides corresponding to a vertical center of the center aperture and a second set of drill guides corresponding to a horizontal center of the center aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brian T. Pettey, Kyle R. Lewis, Jason J. Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20180041095
    Abstract: A hobby servo block system for increasing the load-bearing capacity of a hobby servo motor is provided. The system includes a servo plate configured to receive a hobby servo motor. The system also includes a hub plate configured to couple to the servo plate such that the hub plate and the servo plate are substantially perpendicular. The system further includes a ball bearing plate configured to couple to the hub plate such that the ball bearing plate and the servo plate are substantially parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: ROBOTZONE, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Publication number: 20180039400
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer executable instructions that, when executed, cause a computing device to execute operations comprising transitioning a displayed user interface presented on a display of the computing device from a first control mode for controlling a moveable device, to a second control mode for controlling the moveable device is presented. The user interface comprises a control mode selector and a functionality limitation setting mechanism. The control mode selector is configured to display a plurality of control mode selector icons, each corresponding to one of a plurality of control modes. The plurality of control mode selector icons includes a first control mode selector icon, corresponding to the first control mode, and a second control mode selector icon, corresponding to the second control mode. The control mode selector is configured to receive a user input selection of the second control mode selector icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: ROBOTZONE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian T. Pettey, Christopher L. Holt
  • Patent number: 9825506
    Abstract: Hobby servo blocks are provided. In certain circumstances, servo blocks may increase a servo's load-bearing capabilities by helping to isolate the lateral load from the servo spline and case. The extreme versatility of servo blocks allow users to create complex, extremely rigid, structures with ease using standard servos. The robust framework acts as a servo exoskeleton, greatly enhancing the mechanical loads the servo can withstand. Additionally, servo blocks may include a hub pattern that is repeated throughout the framework to allow endless attachment options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ROBOTZONE, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 9823825
    Abstract: Multichannel device controllers are disclosed. In one embodiment, a multichannel device controller includes a plurality of user selectable control modes for controlling a multichannel device and a plurality of user configurable settings for adjusting parameters associated with the plurality of user selectable control modes. A touchscreen displays a user interface corresponding to a selected one of plurality of user selectable control modes and receives user input indicative of a command to send to the multichannel device. A processor generates the command to send to the multichannel device based at least in part on the user input and the plurality of user configurable settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ROBOTZONE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian T. Pettey, Christopher L. Holt
  • Publication number: 20170299025
    Abstract: A linear actuator system is provided. The linear actuator system comprises a motor with an output shaft. The output shaft comprises splined features. The linear actuator system also comprises a lead nut with a threaded inner surface. The attachment mechanism has an inner surface configured to functionally engage the splined features. The attachment mechanism also has an outer surface comprising a first and second textured surface. The first textured surface is different from the second textured surface. The lead nut is configured to engage with one of the first and second textured surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: BRIAN T. PETTEY
  • Patent number: D827573
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey