Patents by Inventor David J. Roth

David J. Roth 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: 10800311
    Abstract: An operating mechanism for a ramp door includes a door actuation system and a limit stop system. The actuation system is connected between the door and a frame or the vehicular structure directly and is operable to pivot the door between closed, deck, and ramp positions. The limit stop system selectively limits the pivoting of the door to a range between the closed and deck portion or to a range between the closed and ramp positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Roth, Jeffrey K. Albrecht, Dominick Bilancio, David G. Skinner, Samuel Evans
  • Publication number: 20200305679
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment and a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber. A dish rack is located in the tub and has a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. A depending portion extends downwardly from the bottom wall and is oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle. At least one spray tube is carried by the dish rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Patent number: 10716449
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a low profile dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, with a depending portion extending downwardly from the bottom wall and oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle, and at least one spray tube carried by the dish rack and located below the bottom wall, the spray tube having nozzles emitting spray into the depending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Publication number: 20200193200
    Abstract: An authentication apparatus configured to identify a user comprises a scanning apparatus configured to capture identifying information of the user and a feedback apparatus configured to communicate alignment information for the scanning apparatus to a user. A controller is in communication with the scanning apparatus and the alignment apparatus. The controller is configured to activate the feedback apparatus to reveal the alignment information identifying an alignment with the scanning apparatus. The controller is further configured to capture the identifying information of the user and identify the user in response to the identifying information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley A. Bosma, David J. Cammenga, Ethan J. Lee, Brian G. Brackenbury, Danny L. Minikey, JR., Mark R. Roth, Matthew W. Remijn, David M. Bostrom, Joshua D. Lintz
  • Patent number: 10675976
    Abstract: A vehicle display assembly may comprise a transparent element defining a viewing surface, a display element disposed behind the transparent element, and a printed circuit board in electrical communication with the display element. The display element is configured to generate an image visible through the transparent element. The vehicle display assembly may be in communication with at least one of a vehicle sensor and a vehicle computer. The images appearing in the display element may change orientation based on the presence or absence of a vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Eric S. Lundy, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Neil J. Boehm, Sebastien C. Jaeger, David J. Cammenga, Brian D. Jewell, Blake R. Adams, Gregory M. Ejsmont, William D. Short, II, Karri M. Kluting, William C. Schenk, Mark R. Roth, Andrew D. Weller, Jonathan A. Morey
  • Patent number: 10604056
    Abstract: A recreational vehicle (RV) includes a ramp door configurable as a ramp or as a patio deck. A stair is attachable to a side of the door. A railing extends about the perimeter of the door when in the deck configuration. First and second support cables may be connected between the door and the RV to support the door when in the deck configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Roth, Jeffrey Albrecht, Dominick Bilancio, Nick Plummer, Kevin Peachey, David G. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20200077865
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall with inclined portions configured to cradle a glass therebetween and prevent the glass from rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Patent number: 10585323
    Abstract: A product includes a substrate that is at least partially transparent to visible light. The substrate includes a first surface, an opposing second surface, and a conductive layer disposed on the opposing second surface. The conductive layer has a first ablated area and a second ablated area entirely disposed within and overlapping a portion of the first ablated area. The second ablated area includes a selectively visible indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kurtis L. Geerlings, Mark R. Roth, David J. Cammenga, Henry A. Luten
  • Patent number: 10512385
    Abstract: A dishwasher can include a tub defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a first dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall tiered to form multiple levels defining an effective inclination angle for the bottom wall, and a second dish rack located below the first dish rack and having an inclined non-tiered bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Barry E. Tuller, Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell
  • Publication number: 20190290094
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation can include a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving dishes for treatment, a spray system providing treating liquid to the treating chamber, a low profile dish rack located in the tub and having a bottom wall and at least a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, with a depending portion extending downwardly from the bottom wall and oriented at an angle to the bottom wall to define an incline angle, and at least one spray tube carried by the dish rack and located below the bottom wall, the spray tube having nozzles emitting spray into the depending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Steven B. Balinski, David Jason Brightbill, Frederick Thomas Roderick, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Ryan Kevin Roth, William J. Snell, Sujit S. Naik, Mark S. Feddema
  • Publication number: 20190248268
    Abstract: An operating mechanism for a ramp door includes a door actuation system and a limit stop system. The actuation system is connected between the door and a frame or the vehicular structure directly and is operable to pivot the door between closed, deck, and ramp positions. The limit stop system selectively limits the pivoting of the door to a range between the closed and deck portion or to a range between the closed and ramp positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan J. Roth, Jeffrey K. Albrecht, Dominick Bilancio, David G. Skinner, Samual Evans
  • Publication number: 20190210506
    Abstract: A recreational vehicle (RV) includes a ramp door configurable as a ramp or as a patio deck. A stair is attachable to a side of the door. A railing extends about the perimeter of the door when in the deck configuration. First and second support cables may be connected between the door and the RV to support the door when in the deck configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan J. Roth, Jeffrey Albrecht, Dominick Bilancio, Nick Plummer, Kevin Peachey, David G. Skinner
  • Patent number: 10307035
    Abstract: A dish treating appliance for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation and including a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, multiple sprayers emitting a liquid into the treating chamber, and a diverter valve having a rotatable valve body, which can be rotated to discrete rotational positions to selectively fluidly couple with the multiple sprayers. A rotary drive is located exteriorly of the tub and comprises a housing defining an interior with a liquid leak reservoir, a motor carried by the housing, an output shaft rotationally driven by the motor, extending through the housing and the tub, and operably coupled to the valve body, and a printed circuit board (PCB) located within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: David Chen, Mark S. Feddema, Ryan K. Roth, Demetrius J. Schaaf, Mohan Takale
  • Patent number: 9772838
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, Jr., Eric F. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20170197052
    Abstract: An improved medical gas supply mask adapted to allow insertion of a broncoscope or endoscope into a patient's mouth without removing the mask. The mask's gas supply portal is located below the mouth instead of directly below the nose. The mask has an attached, typically extendable, tubular bite block that has an outer orifice on the outside of the mask. The surgeon can thus manipulate a scope tube or other instrument into the esophagus or trachea as desired while still providing oxygen to the patient. The mask includes small closed side-ports to receive items like a CO2 monitor tube and the like. Instruments up to approximately 4 cm may be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Angela Tylka, David J. Roth
  • Publication number: 20160117165
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, JR., Eric F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9262153
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, Jr., Eric F. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150169316
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, JR., Eric F. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9032423
    Abstract: An update platform is described that collectively handles driver and firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device based on dependencies associated with the updates. The update platform may instantiate representations of each individual hardware resource as abstractions through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of updates is managed. Using the representations, the update platform discovers available updates, matches configuration packages for the updates to appropriate resources, and initiates installation of the configuration packages. The update platform is further configured to recognize dependencies associated with the configuration packages. When dependencies are detected, corresponding configuration packages are marked to reflect the dependencies and activation is suspended until the dependencies are satisfied. Upon satisfaction of the dependencies, the dependencies are cleared and the configuration packages are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason C. Knichel, Adam Lenart, James G. Cavalaris, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth
  • Patent number: 8972973
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles firmware updates for hardware resources of a computing device. The firmware update system may be configured to handle firmware updates in a consistent manner across different computing platforms/architectures. A data structure is defined to associate each updateable resource with a corresponding identifier to enumerate the updateable resources to the firmware update system. The firmware update system may reference the data structure to produce representations of the each individual resource that provide an operating system level abstraction through which detection, analysis, acquisition, deployment, installation, and tracking of firmware updates is managed. Using the representations, the firmware update system operates to discover available firmware updates collectively for the enumerated resources, match the updates to appropriate resources, and initiate installation of the updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart, Chad R. Siefert, David J. Roth, Cameron S. Brodeur, James A. Schwartz, Jr., Eric F. Nelson