Patents by Inventor Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson 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: 20200113127
    Abstract: A seed conduit defining a first end and a second end. The first end couples to a storage container and the second end to a planter shoe. The seed conduit includes a first flange coupled to and extending away from the second end of the seed conduit. The first flange extends into a gap defined by the planter shoe to deliver product from the storage container to a trench. The seed conduit includes a first support rib coupled to the first flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Anderson, Chad Johnson, Johnathon Dienst, Kregg Raducha, Austin McLuckie
  • Publication number: 20200037494
    Abstract: A dual-disk seed meter for a planter may include a housing defining a first seed chamber configured to receive first seeds of a first seed type and a second seed chamber configured to receive second seeds of a second seed type. The seed meter may also include a first seed disk rotatable within the housing to convey the first seeds from the first seed chamber, a second seed disk rotatable within the housing to convey the second seeds from the second seed chamber, and a drive assembly configured to simultaneously rotate the first and second seed disks. In addition, the seed meter may include a seed deflector movable relative to the first seed disk and/or the second seed disk to control which of the seed types is discharged from the housing based on a selected seed type to be delivered by the seed meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Schoeny, Brian Anderson, Chad M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20200037493
    Abstract: A dual-disk seed meter for a planter may include a housing defining a first seed chamber configured to receive first seeds of a first seed type and a second seed chamber configured to receive second seeds of a second seed type. The seed meter may also include a first seed disk rotatable within the housing to convey the first seeds from the first seed chamber, a second seed disk rotatable within the housing to convey the second seeds from the second seed chamber, and a drive assembly configured to simultaneously rotate the first and second seed disks. In addition, the seed meter may include a seed deflector movable relative to the first seed disk and/or the second seed disk to control which of the seed types is discharged from the housing based on a selected seed type to be delivered by the seed meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Schoeny, Brian Anderson, Chad M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10491743
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for limiting functionality of a smartphone by an administrator device based on the speed of the smartphone, which can indicate that the smartphone owner is driving. In some embodiments, the smartphone can be configured to launch a blocking application as the default home screen application. The blocking application can be used to pair the smartphone to the administrator device. The smartphone can receive a velocity threshold and an allowed application list from the administrator device. The smartphone can determine that the velocity of the smartphone, based on GPS data, exceeds the velocity threshold. The blocking application can enable a block mode on the smartphone in response to determining that the velocity exceeds the velocity threshold. Enabling the block mode can include disabling access to applications that are not in the allowed application list, thereby limiting distractions caused by the smartphone for the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SinSep Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sinibaldi, Chad J. Sepulvado, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 10477757
    Abstract: A dual-disk seed meter for a planter may include a housing defining a first seed chamber configured to receive first seeds of a first seed type and a second seed chamber configured to receive second seeds of a second seed type. The seed meter may also include a first seed disk rotatable within the housing to convey the first seeds from the first seed chamber, a second seed disk rotatable within the housing to convey the second seeds from the second seed chamber, and a drive assembly configured to simultaneously rotate the first and second seed disks. In addition, the seed meter may include a seed deflector movable relative to the first seed disk and/or the second seed disk to control which of the seed types is discharged from the housing based on a selected seed type to be delivered by the seed meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Schoeny, Brian Anderson, Chad M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190263621
    Abstract: A core for winding yarn can include an oblong hollow body and a laser-cut structure disposed through a portion of a wall of the hollow body adjacent to an end of the hollow body. A method of cutting a core for winding yarn can include providing a core comprising an oblong hollow body, and irradiating a wall of the hollow body with a laser beam to form a laser-cut structure. A method of winding yarn can include placing a core on a winding mandrel, placing a tail of a length of yarn through a laser-cut structure of the core, and spinning the core to wind the length of yarn around the core. A bobbin can include yarn wound around a core including a laser-cut structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Wise, Chad Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190075676
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least blades configured to mount to the chassis. Each blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. Cable slack is managed at the front and/or rear of each chassis to facilitate movement of the blades without pulling or bending the cables beyond a maximum bend limit. Each blade may be locked into one or more positions relative to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 10123444
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least blades configured to mount to the chassis. Each blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. Cable slack is managed at the front and/or rear of each chassis to facilitate movement of the blades without pulling or bending the cables beyond a maximum bend limit. Each blade may be locked into one or more positions relative to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9549484
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9532482
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least a first blade configured to moveably mount to the chassis. Each blade includes a base, a frame, and front couplers. The base of each blade defines at least one opening at a location spaced rearwardly from the front couplers. The front couplers may be smart or passive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9532481
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. Each blade includes a blade processor and a plurality of smart couplers. A chassis processor is electrically coupled to a processor port of the chassis backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Publication number: 20160309606
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least blades configured to mount to the chassis. Each blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. Cable slack is managed at the front and/or rear of each chassis to facilitate movement of the blades without pulling or bending the cables beyond a maximum bend limit. Each blade may be locked into one or more positions relative to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Publication number: 20160212876
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. Each blade includes a blade processor and a plurality of smart couplers. A chassis processor is electrically coupled to a processor port of the chassis backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Publication number: 20160192527
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least a first blade configured to moveably mount to the chassis. Each blade includes a base, a frame, and front couplers. The base of each blade defines at least one opening at a location spaced rearwardly from the front couplers. The front couplers may be smart or passive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9376039
    Abstract: A seat back frame assembly and seat assembly are provided. The seat back frame assembly includes a pair of side members spaced apart from each other, a top member spaced apart from a bottom member, each of the top and bottom members interconnecting each of the pair of side members so as to define a peripheral edge, the peripheral edge enclosing a back space. An interference member is disposed within the back space and spaced apart from an inner surface of one of the pair of side members. The interference member disposed above a midpoint of the one of the pair of side members and includes a sliding surface angled obtusely with respect to the back space so as to direct an occupant forward of the back space and away from the side member when experiencing a side load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Hazlewood, Patrick J. Edgar, Yi-Ru Chen Sosnowski, Leon Toma, Phouvadol Peter Khouphongsy, Chad Anderson, Jonathan Y. San
  • Publication number: 20160159257
    Abstract: A seat back frame assembly and seat assembly are provided. The seat back frame assembly includes a pair of side members spaced apart from each other, a top member spaced apart from a bottom member, each of the top and bottom members interconnecting each of the pair of side members so as to define a peripheral edge, the peripheral edge enclosing a back space. An interference member is disposed within the back space and spaced apart from an inner surface of one of the pair of side members. The interference member disposed above a midpoint of the one of the pair of side members and includes a sliding surface angled obtusely with respect to the back space so as to direct an occupant forward of the back space and away from the side member when experiencing a side load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Hazlewood, Patrick J. Edgar, Yi-Ru Chen Sosnowski, Leon Toma, Phouvadol Peter Khouphongsy, Chad Anderson, Jonathan Y. San
  • Publication number: 20160154423
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9348106
    Abstract: A rack system includes one or more racks each configured to receive at least one distribution module. Each rack includes management sections located at the front of the rack; troughs located at the rear of the rack; horizontal channels extending between the management sections and the trough; a storage area located at a first of opposing sides of the rack; a front vertical channel that connects to the storage area and at least some of the management sections; and a travel channel at the rear of the first rack that connects the storage area to the troughs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Michael Wentworth, Craig Fleming
  • Patent number: 9265172
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis and at least blades configured to mount to the chassis. Each blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a retracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. Cable slack is managed at the front and/or rear of each chassis to facilitate movement of the blades without pulling or bending the cables beyond a maximum bend limit. Each blade may be locked into one or more positions relative to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: D877207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Brian Anderson, Chad Johnson, Johnathon Dienst, Kregg Raducha, Austin McLuckie