Patents by Inventor Edward Fischer

Edward Fischer 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: 11491880
    Abstract: A vehicle control system determines an upper non-zero limit on deceleration of a vehicle to prevent rollback of the vehicle down a grade being traveled up on by the vehicle. The upper non-zero limit on deceleration is determined by the controller based on a payload carried by the vehicle, a speed of the vehicle, and a grade of a route being traveled upon by the vehicle. The controller is configured to monitor the deceleration of the vehicle, and to automatically prevent the deceleration of the vehicle from exceeding the upper non-zero limit by controlling one or more of a brake or a motor of the vehicle. The controller also is configured to one or more of actuate the brake or supply current to the motor of the vehicle to prevent rollback of the vehicle while the vehicle is moving up the grade at a non-zero speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Wolff, Timothy Brown, Henry Young, Lindsay Short, Edward Thomas Petrak, Ronald Fischer, Michael Wagner, Justin Chadwell, Carlos Vallejo, Sean Cillessen, Larry Bench, Kenneth Paul Nedley, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar
  • Patent number: 11464269
    Abstract: A garment worn by a wearer has an exterior shell and an interior shell with various impact absorbing material between the exterior shell and the interior shell. The impact absorbing material includes multiple structures, such as rods or filaments, capable of deforming when force is applied then returning to its state prior to application of the force. In various embodiments, a rate sensitive material (RSM) is positioned in one or more locations relative to the exterior shell and the interior shell of the garment to further attenuate impacts to the garment. The RSM changes its resistance to force based on a rate at which the material is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: VICIS IP, LLC, University of Washington
    Inventors: Per Reinhall, Paul C. Leonard, Travis Edward Glover, Andre Hunter Paggao Stone, Anton Perry Alferness, Kurt V. Fischer, Gary S. Kaplan, John T. Dardis, II, Samuel R. Browd
  • Publication number: 20210387768
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology are directed to devices, systems and/or methods for storing a substance in the base of a disposable container. Specifically, the disclosed technology is directed to an insert for use with disposable containers such as hot beverage cups. The insert may be wholly or partially formed of a container which is sealed enclosing a substance therein. The insert may be adapted to be detachably received into the base of common containers. In further embodiments, a system may employ the insert already having been nested into the base region of a provided beverage container. The substance enclosed in the insert may be, for example, an oral hygiene product such as mouthwash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventor: Edward Fischer
  • Publication number: 20140353292
    Abstract: A cold-formed electrode tip for use in spot welding is provided. The cold-formed electrode tip includes a base, a rounded face, and an annular wall extending along a longitudinal axis of the electrode tip, the annular wall having a thickness such that the annular wall is configured to be readily deformed by a handheld tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Anderzack, Thomas Edward Fischer, Daniel James Brewbaker, Herbert D. Schrader, Gregory A. Jolliff
  • Publication number: 20050171970
    Abstract: An in-memory storage manager represents XML-compliant documents as a collection of objects in memory. The collection of objects allows the storage manager to manipulate the document, or parts of the document with a consistent interface and to provide for features that are not available in conventional XML documents, such as element attributes with types other than text and documents that contain binary rather than text information. In addition, in the storage manager, the XML-compliant document is associated with a schema document which defines the arrangement of the document elements and attributes. The schema data associated with a document can contain a mapping between document elements and program code to be associated with each element. The storage manager further has methods for retrieving the code from the element tag. The retrieved code can then be invoked using attributes and content from the associated element and the element then acts like a conventional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Applicant: Groove Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Ozzie, Kenneth Moore, Ransom Richardson, Edward Fischer
  • Publication number: 20050165815
    Abstract: An in-memory storage manager represents XML-compliant documents as a collection of objects in memory. The collection of objects allows the storage manager to manipulate the document, or parts of the document with a consistent interface and to provide for features that are not available in conventional XML documents, such as element attributes with types other than text and documents that contain binary rather than text information. In addition, in the storage manager, the XML-compliant document is associated with a schema document which defines the arrangement of the document elements and attributes. The schema data associated with a document can contain a mapping between document elements and program code to be associated with each element. The storage manager further has methods for retrieving the code from the element tag. The retrieved code can then be invoked using attributes and content from the associated element and the element then acts like a conventional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Applicant: Groove Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Ozzie, Kenneth Moore, Ransom Richardson, Edward Fischer
  • Patent number: 5862751
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in providing printed wire markers, comprises a spool of unprinted wire markers, a casing for the spool, the casing bearing sensible indicia defining information related to the encased wire markers, a sensor for sensing the indicia and providing output signals indicative of the information and a wire marker printer for receiving the spooled, unprinted wire markers from the casing and printing thereon accordingly with the information. An elongate wire marker holder device for supporting a wire marker for imprinting thereon, comprises an elongate one-piece body defining an elongate opening and first and second elongate body portions cantilever-supported by the body in the opening and having respective free ends spacedly juxtaposed at a location distal from locations of contiguity of the elongate body portions with the body to define a slot therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts Corporation
    Inventors: George C. Triantopoulos, Edward A. Fischer, Thomas H. Christensen
  • Patent number: 4185802
    Abstract: An anti-vibration pad of deformable material for use in securing a conduit to a channel member. The conduit is held by means of a channel member with inwardly turned flanges and by two metal straps enveloping the pad and conduit and held together at one end by a nut and bolt combination and by the channel members inwardly-turned flanges at the other end. The pad is in the form of a split sleeve having metal strap retainer flanges on each side of the split on each end of the pad and a flat base from which extends two L-shaped protrusions whose thickness extends substantially the width of the upper portion of the pad. The horizontal leg of the L-shaped protrusion is adapted to be engaged below the inwardly turned flanges of the channel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: Fischer Sherman, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Edgar Myles, Edward Fischer
  • Patent number: D379369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts Corporation
    Inventors: George C. Triantopoulos, Edward A. Fischer