Patents by Inventor Brian Wilcox

Brian Wilcox 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: 20200340282
    Abstract: A power closure actuator for powering a movable closure includes an output member configured to drive movement of the movable closure, a motor coupled through a gear reduction to drive the output member, and an integrated brake-clutch unit having an input configured to receive drive power from the electric motor. The brake-clutch unit provides independent braking and clutching between the electric motor and the output member via an electric brake actuator and an electric clutch actuator, respectively. Brake and clutch portions of the brake-clutch unit act on a rotor, and brake force can be maintained on the rotor without powering the brake actuator. A clutch disc is biased disengaged from the rotor. The integrated brake-clutch unit provides a drive state between the electric motor and the output member when the brake portion is released concurrently with the clutch portion establishing a power coupling between the clutch disc and the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Sproule, Howard Kuhlman, Frederick Eberle, William Champ, Steven Buell, Jacob Fritschle, Daniel Sand, Paul Crociata, David Wilcox, Brian Schymik, Michael Zientak, Kimpon Ngem
  • Publication number: 20200256303
    Abstract: A prime mover for a lightweight vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a starter motor integrally integrated with the internal combustion engine, and a housing for the prime mover. The prime mover additionally comprises a Hall Effect sensor and an prime mover control module structured and operable to communicate with the Hall Effect sensor, determine when operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, and upon the determination that operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, utilize the communication from the Hall Effect sensor to stop the internal combustion engine such that a piston of the internal combustion engine is positioned at between 15° and 25° after bottom-dead-center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Zekarias W. Yohannes, Matthew Wilcox, David Smith, Brian Moebs, Matthew D. Wilson, Russell William King
  • Publication number: 20200182213
    Abstract: A prime mover for a lightweight vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a starter motor integrally integrated with the internal combustion engine, and a housing for the prime mover. The prime mover additionally comprises a Hall Effect sensor and an prime mover control module structured and operable to communicate with the Hall Effect sensor, determine when operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, and upon the determination that operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, utilize the communication from the Hall Effect sensor to stop the internal combustion engine such that a piston of the internal combustion engine is positioned at between 15° and 25° after bottom-dead-center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Zekarias W. Yohannes, Matthew Wilcox, David Smith, Brian Moebs, Matthew D. Wilson, Russell William King
  • Patent number: 10677211
    Abstract: A prime mover for a lightweight vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a starter motor integrally integrated with the internal combustion engine, and a housing for the prime mover. The prime mover additionally comprises a Hall Effect sensor and an prime mover control module structured and operable to communicate with the Hall Effect sensor, determine when operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, and upon the determination that operation of the internal combustion engine should cease, utilize the communication from the Hall Effect sensor to stop the internal combustion engine such that a piston of the internal combustion engine is positioned at between 15° and 25° after bottom-dead-center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Zekarias W. Yohannes, Matthew Wilcox, David Smith, Brian Moebs, Matthew D. Wilson, Russell William King
  • Publication number: 20200151281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to performing attribution channel modeling in real time using touchpoint data that corresponds to a user-specified set of channels and is retrieved from a database using a user-specified attribution model. For example, in one or more embodiments, a system stores raw data in an attribution database that comprises an aggregator and a plurality of nodes. In particular, each node stores touchpoint data associated with a different user. Upon receiving a query, the system can, in real time, retrieve subsets of the touchpoint data that corresponds to a user-defined set of distribution channels in accordance with a user-specified attribution model. The system then combines the subsets of touchpoint data using the aggregator and generates the digital attribution report using the combined data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Trevor Paulsen, Ivan Andrus, Vladislav Turchenko, Dirk DeHart, David Wilcox, Brian Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10612542
    Abstract: Techniques involve a motor assembly including a rotor and a stator. The stator includes a contact surface for contacting an outer surface of the rotor. The contact surface includes a rigid material. The motor assembly also includes at least one constraint disposed along a length of the motor assembly, where the constraint constrains a radial and/or tangential movement of the rotor relative to the stator. The at least one constraint may be disposed at one or more proximate ends of the motor assembly, and/or along the length of the motor assembly. The contact surface of the stator may have a profile including peaks and valleys, and in some embodiments, the contact surface may be treated to reduce friction and/or wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brian P. Jarvis, Nigel Wilcox, Brian Williams, Lance Underwood, William Murray, Peter Thomas Cariveau, Geoffrey Downton, Lawrence Lee, Shunetsu Onodera, Daniel Alvarado, Maxim Pushkarev, Gokturk Tunc, Andrei Plop, Warren Askew
  • Patent number: 10556759
    Abstract: A material-conveying system has a material-conveying apparatus for conveying material, an electronic control unit, a user interface control panel mounted to the apparatus and interfaced with the electronic control unit to receive user input commands to control the apparatus, a power unit mechanically coupled to the apparatus for powering the apparatus, a data bus communicatively connected between the power unit and the control unit, a portable remote control device for wirelessly transmitting command signals for remotely controlling a power output of the power unit to the apparatus, a wireless receiver at the apparatus for receiving the command signals from the portable remote control device and for transmitting the command signals to the electronic control unit that controls the power output of the power unit. The portable remote control device is also configured to wirelessly transmit a control signal to a gate controller of a material-unloading gate of a material container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent Belluk, Tim Strydhorst, Chris Manning, Brian Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10464758
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system comprising a drive-over hopper for receiving grain or other material and having a belted conveyor for conveying the grain or other material, a transition section pivotally connected at an upstream end to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section, wherein the transition section transfers the grain or other material from the belted conveyor to the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian Wilcox, Dave Friesen, Chris Manning, Ron Braun, Brayden Jaspers
  • Publication number: 20190139140
    Abstract: An electronic trading system utilizes a Match Engine that receives orders, stores them internally, calculates tradable combinations and advertises the availability of real and implied orders in the form of market data. New tradable items defined as combinations of other tradable items may be included in the calculation of tradable combinations. A technique is disclosed for suppression of the calculation and/or subsequent listing of an implied order when the order is either undesired or unnecessary in the market therefore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brian M. Wolf, John F. Curran, James W. Farrell, Paul J. Callaway, Barry Galster, Andrew Milne, Giuseppe Scimeca, Pearce Peck-Walden, James Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10183812
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system includes a drive-over hopper for receiving material and having a belt-type conveyor for conveying the material, a transition section pivotally connected to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section, and wheels beneath the auger that support and move the conveyor system. At least one wheel is a drive wheel. The wheels may be radially offset. The wheels may be arced to travel in arced tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Brian Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10038783
    Abstract: A method for handling an interaction between an individual having a physical impairment and a customer contact center includes: detecting, by a processor, an interaction directed to a route point; determining, by the processor, whether the interaction is associated with an individual having a physical impairment; identifying, by the processor, a first resource of the contact center for handling the interaction, wherein the first resource is assigned an attribute indicative of being suitable for handling interactions with individuals having the physical impairment; ascertaining, by the processor, a presence of the first resource at a place enabled for handling interactions with individuals having the physical impairment; and transmitting, by the processor, a signal for routing the interaction to the first resource for servicing via the place, wherein in response to the signal, a communication session is established with a user device of the individual having the physical impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Wilcox, Colin Michael Leonard, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock
  • Publication number: 20180155131
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system includes a drive-over hopper for receiving material and having a belt-type conveyor for conveying the material, a transition section pivotally connected to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section, and wheels beneath the auger that support and move the conveyor system. At least one wheel is a drive wheel. The wheels may be radially offset. The wheels may be arced to travel in arced tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20180063325
    Abstract: A method for handling an interaction between an individual having a physical impairment and a customer contact center includes: detecting, by a processor, an interaction directed to a route point; determining, by the processor, whether the interaction is associated with an individual having a physical impairment; identifying, by the processor, a first resource of the contact center for handling the interaction, wherein the first resource is assigned an attribute indicative of being suitable for handling interactions with individuals having the physical impairment; ascertaining, by the processor, a presence of the first resource at a place enabled for handling interactions with individuals having the physical impairment; and transmitting, by the processor, a signal for routing the interaction to the first resource for servicing via the place, wherein in response to the signal, a communication session is established with a user device of the individual having the physical impairment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Wilcox, Colin Michael Leonard, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock
  • Patent number: 9884731
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system includes a drive-over hopper for receiving material and having a belt-type conveyor for conveying the material, a transition section pivotally connected at an upstream end to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section. The transition section transfers the material from the belt-type conveyor to the auger. The system may include radially offset wheels that support and move the conveyor system. The system further includes a pair of foldable ramps having hooks. The system further includes a folding and lifting mechanism which may include cables connected to the hooks for folding the foldable ramps and then lifting the conveyor system by the ramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Brian Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20170283181
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system comprising a drive-over hopper for receiving grain or other material and having a belted conveyor for conveying the grain or other material, a transition section pivotally connected at an upstream end to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section, wherein the transition section transfers the grain or other material from the belted conveyor to the auger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Wilcox, Dave Friesen, Chris Manning, Ron Braun, Brayden Jaspers
  • Publication number: 20170233194
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system includes a drive-over hopper for receiving material and having a belt-type conveyor for conveying the material, a transition section pivotally connected at an upstream end to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section. The transition section transfers the material from the belt-type conveyor to the auger. The system may include radially offset wheels that support and move the conveyor system. The system further includes a pair of foldable ramps having hooks. The system further includes a folding and lifting mechanism which may include cables connected to the hooks for folding the foldable ramps and then lifting the conveyor system by the ramps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9701481
    Abstract: A transportable drive-over conveyor system comprising a drive-over hopper for receiving grain or other material and having a belted conveyor for conveying the grain or other material, a transition section pivotally connected at an upstream end to the drive-over hopper, an auger mounted at a downstream end of the transition section, wherein the transition section transfers the grain or other material from the belted conveyor to the auger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian Wilcox, Dave Friesen, Chris Manning, Ron Braun, Brayden Jaspers
  • Patent number: 9328813
    Abstract: Bulk metallic glass-based strain wave gears and strain wave gear components. In one embodiment, a strain wave gear includes: a wave generator; a flexspline that itself includes a first set of gear teeth; and a circular spline that itself includes a second set of gear teeth; where at least one of the wave generator, the flexspline, and the circular spline, includes a bulk metallic glass-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Brian Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9285027
    Abstract: Bulk metallic glass-based strain wave gears and strain wave gear components. In one embodiment, a strain wave gear includes: a wave generator; a flexspline that itself includes a first set of gear teeth; and a circular spline that itself includes a second set of gear teeth; where at least one of the wave generator, the flexspline, and the circular spline, includes a bulk metallic glass-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Brian Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20150225188
    Abstract: A material-conveying system has a material-conveying apparatus for conveying material, an electronic control unit, a user interface control panel mounted to the apparatus and interfaced with the electronic control unit to receive user input commands to control the apparatus, a power unit mechanically coupled to the apparatus for powering the apparatus, a data bus communicatively connected between the power unit and the control unit, a portable remote control device for wirelessly transmitting command signals for remotely controlling a power output of the power unit to the apparatus, a wireless receive at the apparatus for receiving the command signals to the electronic control unit that controls the power output of the power unit. The portable remote control device is also configured to wirelessly transmit a control signal to a gate controller of a material-unloading gate of a material container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent Belluk, Tim Strydhorst, Chris Manning, Brian Wilcox