Patents by Inventor Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley 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: 11427048
    Abstract: Provided is a trailing arm riding mower suspension system that includes trailing arms adapted to support hydraulic motor units and having leading ends pivotally coupled to a mower frame by way of leading end spherical joints and trailing ends having hydraulic drive unit mounts, where the trailing arms are adapted to pivot about leading end pivot locations defined by the leading end spherical joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Bad Boy Mowers, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Long, Charles Bradley Covington
  • Publication number: 20220227241
    Abstract: Techniques control a utility vehicle. Such techniques involve storing electric power in a lithium battery of the utility vehicle. Such techniques further involve operating a motor controller of the utility vehicle in a normal mode in which the motor controller provides electric power from a lithium battery of the utility vehicle to an electric motor of the utility vehicle to turn one or more ground engaging members of the utility vehicle. Such techniques further involve, after operating the motor controller in the normal operating mode, operating the motor controller in a walkaway mode in which the motor controller configures the electric motor to provide braking torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Patent number: 11343964
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 11325818
    Abstract: The present application provides a dispensing nozzle for use with a flow of a diluent and a flow of a concentrate. The beverage dispenser may include an annular concentrate path of the flow of the concentrate and an annular diluent path surrounding at least in part the annular concentrate path for the flow of the diluent. The annular diluent path may include a shallow angle leading towards the flow of the concentrate such that the flow of the diluent and the flow of the concentrate mix in or downstream of the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Kirk Walter Dahlberg, Youlung Chen, Charles Bradley Green, Josef Klucik, John Martin, Cassilyn Bair, Robert B. Brownell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11325482
    Abstract: Techniques involve controlling battery access on a utility vehicle. Such techniques involve monitoring status of input signals from a group comprising: a lithium battery system, a keyed switch, and a charging receptacle, comparing the status of the input signals to timeout settings stored in memory of the motion control system, initiating a timer based on comparison of the input signals to the timeout settings, and disconnecting at least one direct current (DC) path between a lithium battery interface and a power distribution interface of the utility vehicle in response to expiration of the timer. Such techniques further involve, after disconnecting, reconnecting the at least one DC current path between the lithium battery interface and the power distribution interface in response to a change in status of at least one of the input signals. Such techniques may be performed by a motion control system of the utility vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Publication number: 20220134328
    Abstract: A whole blood separator device has a sleeve. The sleeve has a sleeve body. The sleeve body has an enlarged first proximal end portion and an enlarged second distal end portion and an intermediate cylindrical tube portion connecting the first proximal end portion and the second distal end portion. The sleeve body is configured to fit inside a test tube and receive whole blood which can be separated by centrifugation into a plasma layer in the proximal end portion, a buffy coat layer in the intermediate portion and a red blood cell portion in the distal portion. The whole blood separator device wherein at least the proximal end portion has an open end. Preferably, the distal end portion also has an open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Ashim Gupta, Charles Bradley Simons
  • Patent number: 11142031
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame supported on front and rear wheels, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including an improved suspension system with an articulating front axle that substantially isolates the front wheels from the frame of the lawnmower to thereby dampen vibrations transmitted to the operator as the vehicle traverses the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10953715
    Abstract: Provided is a trailing arm riding mower suspension system that includes trailing arms adapted to support hydraulic motor units and having leading ends pivotally coupled to a mower frame by way of leading end spherical joints and trailing ends having hydraulic drive unit mounts, where the trailing arms are adapted to pivot about leading end pivot locations defined by the leading end spherical joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bad Boy Mowers, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Long, Charles Bradley Covington
  • Patent number: 10933755
    Abstract: Techniques involve managing lithium battery access on a utility vehicle. In accordance with such techniques, a wakeup circuit includes a set of inputs, a set of outputs, and control logic coupled with the set of inputs and the set of outputs. The control logic is constructed and arranged to, in response to detecting a wakeup event from circuitry of the utility vehicle via the set of inputs, close a switching apparatus of the utility vehicle via the set of outputs to connect a lithium battery of the utility vehicle to a set of loads of the utility vehicle. The control logic is further constructed and arranged to, in response to detecting a sleep event, open the switching apparatus via the set of outputs to disconnect the lithium battery of the utility vehicle from the set of loads of the utility vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Patent number: 10721864
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bad Boy Mowers, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10709065
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bad Boy Mowers, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Publication number: 20200114847
    Abstract: Techniques involve controlling battery access on a utility vehicle. Such techniques involve monitoring status of input signals from a group comprising: a lithium battery system, a keyed switch, and a charging receptacle, comparing the status of the input signals to timeout settings stored in memory of the motion control system, initiating a timer based on comparison of the input signals to the timeout settings, and disconnecting at least one direct current (DC) path between a lithium battery interface and a power distribution interface of the utility vehicle in response to expiration of the timer. Such techniques further involve, after disconnecting, reconnecting the at least one DC current path between the lithium battery interface and the power distribution interface in response to a change in status of at least one of the input signals. Such techniques may be performed by a motion control system of the utility vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Patent number: 10569609
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame supported on front and rear wheels, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including an improved suspension system with an articulating front axle that substantially isolates the front wheels from the frame of the lawnmower to thereby dampen vibrations transmitted to the operator as the vehicle traverses the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Patent number: 10485168
    Abstract: In a riding mower having a frame, a mower deck supported beneath the frame, a chair on said frame and a source of motive power also supported on said frame and including two hydraulic transaxles depending beneath the frame to each selectively rotate a drive wheel. The frame is supported on forward and rear wheel assemblies with a supporting wheel. The transaxles are supported beneath the frame and pivotally secured thereto by a flange captivating vibration pillows and proximate the driven wheel and an inner pivot rod secured to the frame by apertures in downwardly depending tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bad Boy, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bradley Covington, Warren Russell Long
  • Publication number: 20190272068
    Abstract: A control interface for controlling the operation of a dispensing device may be provided. The control interface may include a display screen for individually presenting each of multiple options that may be utilized for controlling various operations associated with the dispensing device. The control interface may further include a navigation control, in communication with the display screen, which may be utilized to individually navigate through each of the options on the display screen. The display screen may be actuated to select a displayed option that is associated with performing a dispensing device operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. NEWMAN, Charles Bradley GREEN, J. Ryan EDER, Brandon EDER, Edward Michael GANDELMAN, Harlan Charles PEDEN, III, Matthew Edward O'KELLY, Kris TOMASSON
  • Patent number: 10399838
    Abstract: A dispenser system for providing variable carbonation can include a carbonated water source in communication with a carbonated water valve for controlling flow of carbonated water through the dispenser system; a still water source in communication with a still water valve for controlling flow of still water through the dispenser system; a nozzle in fluid communication with the carbonated water source and still water source; a processing device adapted to modulate the carbonated water and still water valves within a modulate cycle to achieve a ratio of carbonated to non-carbonated water; and a pour mechanism adapted to provide an input to the processing device to dispense the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles Bradley Green
  • Publication number: 20190263340
    Abstract: Techniques involve managing lithium battery access on a utility vehicle. In accordance with such techniques, a wakeup circuit includes a set of inputs, a set of outputs, and control logic coupled with the set of inputs and the set of outputs. The control logic is constructed and arranged to, in response to detecting a wakeup event from circuitry of the utility vehicle via the set of inputs, close a switching apparatus of the utility vehicle via the set of outputs to connect a lithium battery of the utility vehicle to a set of loads of the utility vehicle. The control logic is further constructed and arranged to, in response to detecting a sleep event, open the switching apparatus via the set of outputs to disconnect the lithium battery of the utility vehicle from the set of loads of the utility vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur James Harvey, Norman R. Padgett, John Ledden, Robert Charles Bradley, Patrick Dwaine Warden
  • Patent number: D866950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Bradley Schubert
  • Patent number: D887125
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Bradley Schubert
  • Patent number: D887126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Bradley Schubert