Patents by Inventor David G. Beyerlein

David G. Beyerlein 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: 5553661
    Abstract: A vehicle heating and air conditioning system has multiple zones and a manual comfort selector for each zone. The setting for each zone is adjustable for the effects of sun intensity and sun position. A Global Position System (GPS) navigation system provides heading, longitude, latitude, time and date data from which sun position relative to the vehicle is determined, and solar sensors provide solar intensity information. An empirical table for each zone addressed by sun elevation and relative azimuth contains solar illumination factors which, along with solar intensity factors, afford an adjustment to the comfort settings, thus altering the temperature and/or flow rate of air supplied to each zone. Alternatively, in the absence of a GPS receiver, a magnetic compass is used for heading data, geographic region data is entered manually, and an on-board clock furnishes the time and date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Beyerlein, Bruce D. Rohn
  • Patent number: 5319527
    Abstract: An illuminated apparatus comprises a fixedly mounted air core gage having a spindle which rotates in response to signals provided to the air core gage, a first coil fixably mounted with respect to the air core gage having a first axis coaxial with the spindle, a power source coupled to the first coil, providing power to the first coil, which responsively generates a magnetic flux, a pointer body mounted to the spindle and rotating in response to rotation of the gage spindle, a second coil mounted to the pointer body adjacent to the primary coil, a light source mounted on the pointer body, coupled to and receiving the electric current from the second coil, the electric current illuminating the light source, and a light pipe pointer arm receiving light from the light source and emitting light out of an exit surface to appear as an illuminated pointer to an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Delco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Morgan D. Murphy, Steven G. Skiver, David G. Beyerlein, Kerwin C. Osman
  • Patent number: 4065751
    Abstract: A circuit is provided for a tractor/trailer combination to provide a warning in the tractor of an event such as low tire pressure occurring at the trailer utilizing only conventional wiring connections between the tractor and trailer. When low tire pressure occurs, a flasher circuit on the trailer flashes the trailer marker lamps which are normally energized so that the flashing lamps are visible to the operator. The electrical pulses in the marker lamp circuits are sensed by a detector in the tractor to illuminate an indicator lamp in the tractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Stewart, Roy G. Hynes, David G. Beyerlein, John B. Force
  • Patent number: 3998191
    Abstract: A system for limiting the speed of a gasoline engine includes a circuit responsive to the engine speed which provides control signals to a solenoid valve which in turn controls a vacuum actuator. The vacuum actuator then overrides a manual throttle control to move the throttle towards closed position when a governed engine speed is approached. The control circuit provides a signal having three components: one proportional to engine speed, a second proportional to engine acceleration and a third which is the integrated difference between the engine speed and a preset governed speed. In addition, the third signal is high at low engine speed and gradually diminishes as engine speed increases to intermediate or high values. The control signal controls a duty cycle oscillator which actuates the solenoid valve. The duty cycle oscillator is inhibited at low speeds to prevent interference with manual throttle control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Beyerlein, Roland G. Kibler, Bruce H. Van Vlack