Patents by Inventor Dean A. Geiger

Dean A. Geiger 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: 8186486
    Abstract: An inertia brake assembly is disclosed. In an embodiment, the inertia brake includes a rotor hub subassembly and an inertia brake subassembly. The inertia brake subassembly includes a first reaction plate arranged opposite a first side of the rotor hub assembly, a second reaction plate arranged opposite a second side of the rotor hub assembly, and one or more connector subassemblies connecting the first reaction plate to the second reaction plate. The one or more connector subassemblies include at least one or more resilient straps, and a spacer disposed between the one or more resilient straps and one of the first and second reaction plates. The spacer is arranged about a diameter of the rotor hub subassembly. In an embodiment, the inertia brake assembly includes a sleeve. An inertia brake subassembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Bassett, Troy S. Reinoehl, Barry T. Adams, Mark C. Barnholt, Robb E. Grostefon, Dean A. Geiger, Steven J. Rynearson, Steven E. McCutcheon, Kevin F. Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20090120741
    Abstract: An inertia brake assembly is disclosed. In an embodiment, the inertia brake includes a rotor hub subassembly and an inertia brake subassembly. The inertia brake subassembly includes a first reaction plate arranged opposite a first side of the rotor hub assembly, a second reaction plate arranged opposite a second side of the rotor hub assembly, and one or more connector subassemblies connecting the first reaction plate to the second reaction plate. The one or more connector subassemblies include at least one or more resilient straps, and a spacer disposed between the one or more resilient straps and one of the first and second reaction plates. The spacer is arranged about a diameter of the rotor hub subassembly. In an embodiment, the inertia brake assembly includes a sleeve. An inertia brake subassembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Bassett, Troy S. Reinoehl, Barry T. Adams, Mark C. Barnholt, Robb E. Grostefon, Dean A. Geiger, Steven J. Rynearson, Steven E. McCutcheon, Kevin F. Schlosser
  • Publication number: 20090071790
    Abstract: A release bearing assembly has a roller bearing, an enclosure and a slinger. The enclosure has first and second flange portions. The slinger has a body portion sized for radial disposition within an inner diameter of the first flange portion. A lip portion extends from the body portion and defines a channel between itself and the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dean A. Geiger, Troy S. Reinoehl, Robb E. Grostefon, Arif H. Mirza, Brent A. Savage, Daniel V. Gochenour, Steven E. McCutcheon, James L. Whitaker