Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Paterson

Christopher M. Paterson 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: 20200319643
    Abstract: An automation arbitration controller system is provided. The automation arbitration controller is configured to arbitrate a multiple of automation requests on a material handling vehicle, which includes a material handling vehicle controller. The automation arbitration controller can be connected to at least one automation controller via an automation communication bus. The automation controller can be configured to send one or more automation requests. The automation arbitration controller can also be connected to a material handling vehicle controller via a vehicle communication bus. The material handling vehicle controller can be configured to send one or more automation requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Paterson, JR., Christopher M. Mayes
  • Patent number: 9949602
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a base including a motor assembly and a wheel, wherein the wheel rotates around the motor assembly about an axis of rotation, the wheel extends radially outward from the motor assembly, and a portion of the motor assembly intersects a plane defined by the wheel perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Charles J. Morgan, Victor B. McClearen, Ernest M. Chavana, Jr., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles A. Liter, George V. Hibbs, Dennis T. Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Publication number: 20150196180
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a base having an agitator housing including an air outlet. The base further includes a volute including a volute air inlet disposed substantially parallel to the agitator housing and a volute air outlet disposed substantially orthogonal to the agitator housing. An air duct connects the volute air inlet and the air outlet of the agitator housing and the air outlet of the agitator housing and the volute air outlet are substantially collinear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Charles J. Morgan, Victor B. McClearen, Ernest M. Chavana, JR., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles A. Liter, George V. Hibbs, Dennis T. Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: 9074622
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner with bag mount and disposable bag is described. In some embodiments, the vacuum bag may include a semi-permeable dirt bag having a top edge, a generally flat collar having a top edge, and a first opening in the collar configured to accept a dirty air nozzle, where the top edge of the vacuum bag does not extend beyond the top edge of the collar. In some embodiments, the vacuum cleaner may include a dirty air nozzle, a vacuum bag having a substantially rigid collar including a dirty air opening, and at least one void used for alignment of the collar; a mounting member releasably connected to the vacuum cleaner and movable between a loading position and a fully closed position, and a latch to releasably retain a top edge of the collar to keep the mounting member in the fully closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Morgan, Victor Brent McClearen, Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles Andrew Liter, George Virgle Hibbs, Dennis Thomas Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Publication number: 20150101145
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including a base including a motor assembly and a wheel, wherein the wheel rotates around the motor assembly about an axis of rotation, the wheel extends radially outward from the motor assembly, and a portion of the motor assembly intersects a plane defined by the wheel perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Charles J. Morgan, Victor B. McClearen, Ernest M. Chavana, JR., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles A. Liter, George V. Hibbs, Dennis T. Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: 8914940
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner base housing including a motor including a shaft and a wheel mount, wherein the motor is housed within the wheel mount described. In some embodiments, the cleaner base housing includes a first wheel mount including a substantially circular outer surface. In some embodiments, the cleaner base housing includes a second wheel mount including a substantially circular outer surface. In some embodiments, the cleaner base housing the first wheel mount and the second wheel mount are co-axial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Morgan, Victor Brent McClearen, Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles Andrew Liter, George Virgle Hibbs, Dennis Thomas Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Publication number: 20130111698
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner base housing including a motor including a shaft and a wheel mount, wherein the motor is housed within the wheel mount described. In some embodiments, the cleaner base housing includes a first wheel mount including a substantially circular outer surface. In some embodiments, the cleaner base housing includes a second wheel mount including a substantially circular outer surface. In some embodiments, the cleaner base housing the first wheel mount and the second wheel mount are co-axial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Morgan, Victor Brent McClearen, Ernest Matthew Chavana, JR., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles Andrew Liter, George Virgle Hibbs, Dennis Thomas Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Publication number: 20130111696
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner with bag mount and disposable bag is described. In some embodiments, the vacuum bag may include a semi-permeable dirt bag having a top edge, a generally flat collar having a top edge, and a first opening in the collar configured to accept a dirty air nozzle, where the top edge of the vacuum bag does not extend beyond the top edge of the collar. In some embodiments, the vacuum cleaner may include a dirty air nozzle, a vacuum bag having a substantially rigid collar including a dirty air opening, and at least one void used for alignment of the collar; a mounting member releasably connected to the vacuum cleaner and movable between a loading position and a fully closed position, and a latch to releasably retain a top edge of the collar to keep the mounting member in the fully closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Morgan, Victor Brent McClearen, Ernest Matthew Chavana, JR., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles Andrew Liter, George Virgle Hibbs, Dennis Thomas Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Publication number: 20130111694
    Abstract: A base plate for a vacuum cleaner is described. In some embodiments, the base plate includes a first portion adapted to support a motor, a second portion including a beater bar housing, wherein the base bottom includes magnesium and is of unitary construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Morgan, Victor Brent McClearen, Ernest Matthew Chavana, JR., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles Andrew Liter, George Virgle Hibbs, Dennis Thomas Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Publication number: 20130111695
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner base having a volute air outlet and a beater bar housing that are substantially collinear is described. In some embodiments, the beater bar housing includes an air outlet, the volute includes a volute air inlet disposed parallel to the beater bar housing, and a volute air outlet disposed orthogonal to the beater bar housing, and an air duct connecting the volute air inlet and the air outlet of the beater bar housing; wherein the air outlet of the beater bar housing and the volute air outlet are substantially collinear. Additionally a vacuum cleaner comprising a unibody mount bracket is described. In some embodiments, the unibody mount bracket includes one or more handle receptacles, a dirty air outlet configured to receive a dirty air conduit, and a pivot joint disposed adjacent the dirty air outlet, wherein the pivot joint is configured to receive a bag mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Jeff Morgan, Victor Brent McClearen, Ernest Matthew Chavana, JR., Bruce M. Kiern, Charles Andrew Liter, George Virgle Hibbs, Dennis Thomas Lamb, Timothy Kolody, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: 7938896
    Abstract: An air cleaner including touch points is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The air cleaner includes a chassis and one or more visually coded touch points on the chassis. The one or more visually coded touch points include indicia of user-contactable components of the air cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Paterson, Dennis T. Lamb, Bruce Kiern, Owen T. Bourgeois, Paul Moshenrose, Shane Cohen
  • Patent number: 7857890
    Abstract: An air cleaner including ozone removal is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The air cleaner includes an air channel in the air cleaner, an air moving unit located in the air channel and configured to create an airflow, and an ozone decomposing element located in and extending substantially fully across the air channel. The ozone decomposing element causes decomposition of ozone in the airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Paterson, Charles W. Reynolds
  • Patent number: D640022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Paterson, Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr., Victor Brent McClearen
  • Patent number: D654641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Charles J. Morgan, Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: D664247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: D671283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: D671284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Paterson, Ernest Matthew Chavana, Jr., Steven Wayne Myers
  • Patent number: D671285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: D683089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Paterson
  • Patent number: D683508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Oreck Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Paterson