Patents by Inventor Bruce Eidinger

Bruce Eidinger 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: 20220183305
    Abstract: A pneumatic animal stunner for stunning an animal for later processing uses sensor technology to measure the speed of a stunning rod disposed in the stunner housing as it is driven forward via pneumatic forces. At least one sensor may be disposed in a nose connected to a front end of the housing, in the housing, or in a tail end of the housing. The at least one sensor communicates with a receiver that can process and display the speed data collected from the at least one sensor as the stunning rod drives forward. The receiver can be disposed on the housing of the stunner, or may be a separate component from the stunner. The data may be sent from the at least one sensor to the receiver via a wireless or wired connection. Multiple methods of measuring the stunning rod speed may be employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Jarvis, Trent Jones, Arthur Jones, Bruce Eidinger, Kevin Catalan
  • Patent number: 11320263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laser level system. The laser level system includes a mount, a laser secured to the mount and a remove input device. The mount includes a rotating portion to which the laser level is secured. The remote input device controls rotation of the rotating portion. The laser level is secured to the rotating portion of the mount such that when the rotating portion rotates, the laser level rotates concurrently along with the rotating portion of the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Eidinger, Kun Chang
  • Publication number: 20220003889
    Abstract: A device for locating an object. The device includes a housing including a first hole. The device also includes a sensor carried by the housing and comprising two or more electrodes that are positioned next to each other to form a substantially circular configuration. The sensor includes a second hole formed in the center of the circular configuration, and the second hole is axially aligned with the first hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce Eidinger, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Bianca L. Linay
  • Patent number: 11067714
    Abstract: A device for locating an object. The device includes a housing including a first hole. The device also includes a sensor carried by the housing and comprising two or more electrodes that are positioned next to each other to form a substantially circular configuration. The sensor includes a second hole formed in the center of the circular configuration, and the second hole is axially aligned with the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Eidinger, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Bianca L. Linay
  • Patent number: 10982958
    Abstract: A laser generating device including a housing and a laser module assembly. The laser module assembly is at least partially housed in the housing. The laser module includes a pendulum assembly which rotates under the effects of gravity and a laser module on the pendulum assembly. The laser module includes a laser generator which generates a laser beam. The laser generating device also includes a pendulum lock which is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position. When the pendulum lock is in the locked position, it prevents the pendulum assembly from rotating. A sensor is provided to detect a freefall condition. The pendulum lock moves from the unlocked position to the locked position when the sensor detects the freefall condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Ido Aharon Stern, Bruce Eidinger, Gilad Moisa
  • Patent number: 10908312
    Abstract: A hidden object sensor which detects objects behind a surface. The hidden object sensor includes a housing. A capacitive sensor is carried by the housing. The capacitive sensor includes two or more electrodes. The hidden object sensor also includes an inductive sensor disposed in the housing. The inductive sensor surrounds the capacitive sensor in a radial direction such that there is a gap between the inductive sensor and the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Eidinger, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Gary Pieper
  • Patent number: 10870555
    Abstract: A tape rule assembly includes differential spring-drive systems for rotating a reel of tape through an angular distance different from the angular distance traveled by a hub carrying a wound spring, relative to the tape rule housing. The differential spring drive systems include planetary and cycloidal drive systems. The tape rules of the present invention are thus made more compact than conventional tape rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Orsini, Keith M. Lombardi, Bruce Eidinger
  • Publication number: 20200240783
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laser level system. The laser level system includes a mount, a laser secured to the mount and a remove input device. The mount includes a rotating portion to which the laser level is secured. The remote input device controls rotation of the rotating portion. The laser level is secured to the rotating portion of the mount such that when the rotating portion rotates, the laser level rotates concurrently along with the rotating portion of the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce EIDINGER, Kun CHANG
  • Patent number: 10571423
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a stud sensor configured to locate a stud. The stud sensor includes a housing and a sensor carried by the housing. The sensor includes two or more electrodes. The two or more electrodes are configured to form a substantially circular configuration. The stud sensor further comprises one or more processors carried by the housing. The one or more processors are communicatively coupled with the sensor. The one or more processors are configured by machine-readable instructions to calculate a stud location by measuring a change in capacitance from a fixed capacitance of a wall structure as the stud sensor is moved along a surface of the wall structure; and generate one or more signals to report a result relating to a location of a stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Eidinger, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Bianca Linay
  • Publication number: 20200057171
    Abstract: A device for locating an object. The device includes a housing including a first hole. The device also includes a sensor carried by the housing and comprising two or more electrodes that are positioned next to each other to form a substantially circular configuration. The sensor includes a second hole formed in the center of the circular configuration, and the second hole is axially aligned with the first hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce EIDINGER, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Bianca L. Linay
  • Patent number: 10422616
    Abstract: A tape rule having a housing, a hub, a reel, a tape, a spring, and a motor. The hub and reel are rotatably mounted within the housing. The tape is wound around the reel. The spring is wound around the hub and is attached to at least one of the reel and the tape. The motor is disposed adjacent to the hub and is configured, when activated, to rotate the hub to adjust an amount by which the spring is wound around the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Antony Orsini, Bruce Eidinger
  • Publication number: 20190235119
    Abstract: A hidden object sensor which detects objects behind a surface. The hidden object sensor includes a housing. A capacitive sensor is carried by the housing. The capacitive sensor includes two or more electrodes. The hidden object sensor also includes an inductive sensor disposed in the housing. The inductive sensor surrounds the capacitive sensor in a radial direction such that there is a gap between the inductive sensor and the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce EIDINGER, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Gary Pieper, Bob Zakrzewski
  • Publication number: 20190072385
    Abstract: A laser generating device including a housing and a laser module assembly. The laser module assembly is at least partially housed in the housing. The laser module includes a pendulum assembly which rotates under the effects of gravity and a laser module on the pendulum assembly. The laser module includes a laser generator which generates a laser beam. The laser generating device also includes a pendulum lock which is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position. When the pendulum lock is in the locked position, it prevents the pendulum assembly from rotating. A sensor is provided to detect a freefall condition. The pendulum lock moves from the unlocked position to the locked position when the sensor detects the freefall condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Keith M. LOMBARDI, Ido Aharon STERN, Bruce EIDINGER, Gilad MOISA
  • Publication number: 20190011244
    Abstract: A tape rule having a housing, a hub, a reel, a tape, a spring, and a motor is presented. The hub and reel are rotatably mounted within the housing. The tape is wound around the reel. The spring is wound around the hub and is attached to at least one of the reel and the tape. The motor is disposed adjacent to the hub and is configured, when activated, to rotate the hub to adjust an amount by which the spring is wound around the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Antony ORSINI, Bruce EIDINGER
  • Publication number: 20180334354
    Abstract: A tape rule assembly includes differential spring-drive systems for rotating a reel of tape through an angular distance different from the angular distance traveled by a hub carrying a wound spring, relative to the tape rule housing. The differential spring drive systems include planetary and cycloidal drive systems. The tape rules of the present invention are thus made more compact than conventional tape rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Antony Orsini, Keith M. Lombardi, Bruce Eidinger
  • Publication number: 20170370868
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a stud sensor configured to locate a stud. The stud sensor includes a housing and a sensor carried by the housing. The sensor includes two or more electrodes. The two or more electrodes are configured to form a substantially circular configuration. The stud sensor further comprises one or more processors carried by the housing. The one or more processors are communicatively coupled with the sensor. The one or more processors are configured by machine-readable instructions to calculate a stud location by measuring a change in capacitance from a fixed capacitance of a wall structure as the stud sensor is moved along a surface of the wall structure; and generate one or more signals to report a result relating to a location of a stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce EIDINGER, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Bianca Linay
  • Patent number: 9333131
    Abstract: A system and method for patient transfer, including patient transfer from a bed to a rollable chair and patient transfer from a wheelchair to a bed. A docking assembly can connect a rollable chair to a bed for transfer. The systems and methods can provide a safe, dignified, and comfortable transfer for patients. A transfer bed, a docking assembly, and a wheelchair can be used together as a system and can reduce the physical and psychological burden of bedridden patients and their caregivers. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be appropriate for use within a patient's home, nursing home, hospital or any location where a patient is transferred between a bed and a wheelchair. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be controlled such that a patient is transferred from a bed to a wheelchair or from a wheelchair to a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Next Health, LLC
    Inventors: Lee F Griswold, Edward A Gilchrest, Bruce Eidinger, David Beckstrom
  • Patent number: 8690178
    Abstract: A system and method for patient transfer, including patient transfer from a bed to a rollable chair and patient transfer from a wheelchair to a bed. A docking assembly can connect a rollable chair to a bed for transfer. The systems and methods can provide a safe, dignified, and comfortable transfer for patients. A transfer bed, a docking assembly, and a wheelchair can be used together as a system and can reduce the physical and psychological burden of bedridden patients and their caregivers. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be appropriate for use within a patient's home, nursing home, hospital or any location where a patient is transferred between a bed and a wheelchair. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be controlled such that a patient is transferred from a bed to a wheelchair or from a wheelchair to a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Next Health, LLC
    Inventors: Lee F Griswold, Edward A Gilchrest, Bruce Eidinger, David Beckstrom
  • Publication number: 20120299353
    Abstract: A system and method for patient transfer, including patient transfer from a bed to a rollable chair and patient transfer from a wheelchair to a bed. A docking assembly can connect a rollable chair to a bed for transfer. The systems and methods can provide a safe, dignified, and comfortable transfer for patients. A transfer bed, a docking assembly, and a wheelchair can be used together as a system and can reduce the physical and psychological burden of bedridden patients and their caregivers. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be appropriate for use within a patient's home, nursing home, hospital or any location where a patient is transferred between a bed and a wheelchair. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be controlled such that a patient is transferred from a bed to a wheelchair or from a wheelchair to a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NEXT HEALTH , LLC
    Inventors: Lee F. Griswold, Edward A. Gilchrest, Bruce Eidinger, David Beckstrom
  • Publication number: 20120297544
    Abstract: A system and method for patient transfer, including patient transfer from a bed to a rollable chair and patient transfer from a wheelchair to a bed. A docking assembly can connect a rollable chair to a bed for transfer. The systems and methods can provide a safe, dignified, and comfortable transfer for patients. A transfer bed, a docking assembly, and a wheelchair can be used together as a system and can reduce the physical and psychological burden of bedridden patients and their caregivers. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be appropriate for use within a patient's home, nursing home, hospital or any location where a patient is transferred between a bed and a wheelchair. The transfer bed, docking assembly, and wheelchair can be controlled such that a patient is transferred from a bed to a wheelchair or from a wheelchair to a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NEXT HEALTH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee F. Griswold, Edward A. Gilchrest, Bruce Eidinger, David Beckstrom