Patents by Inventor Ellsworth S. Miller

Ellsworth S. Miller 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: 9114492
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for use with a cutting tool used to machine an opening in a workpiece may include a delivery tube having an outlet to be aligned with a cutting tool and a fluid supply coupled to the delivery tube to provide fluid to the delivery tube under pressure. The delivery tube is aligned with the workpiece at a side of the opening opposite to the side through which the cutting tool is initially inserted and supplies fluid to the workpiece and cutting tool in a direction generally opposite to the direction that the cutting tool is inserted into the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Ahhneu-Ellsworth Limited Liability
    Inventors: Douglas J. Baditoi, Robert L. Lang, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5724719
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a steering column stalk switch apparatus includes the steps of fixedly engaging a hub attached to an elongated shaft to one end of a hollow housing having apertures formed at opposite ends, movably mounting a button in one of the apertures in the housing, the button being movable between first and second positions and biased to the first position, mounting a first electrical contactor having first electrical contacts thereon in the button, movably mounting a second electrical contactor with second electrical contacts thereon in the housing, the first and second electrical contacts being co-planarly aligned, mounting a circuit board with conductive tracings in the housing such that the first and second contacts slidably engage the conductive tracings and complete circuits therebetween depending upon the position of the first and second electrical contacts, mounting the second electrical contactor on a movable carrier in the housing, biasingly mounting a detent paw on the carrier, alig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5610378
    Abstract: A steering column mounted stalk switch apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a hub fixedly mounted at one end. The hub fixedly engages one end of a hollow knob housing. An aperture is formed in the opposite end of the housing and movably receives a button therein having at least one electrical contact mounted thereon. A carrier is slidably mounted in the housing for movement between a plurality of discrete positions and includes a projection extending externally through a side wall of the housing. Electrical contacts are mounted on the carrier and engage conductive tracings on the circuit board as the carrier is moved between the discrete positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5473809
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a steering column stalk switch apparatus includes the steps of fixedly engaging a hub attached to an elongated shaft to one end of a hollow housing having apertures formed at opposite ends, movably mounting a button in one of the apertures in the housing, the button being movable between first and second positions and biased to the first position, mounting a first electrical contactor having first electrical contacts thereon in the button, movably mounting a second electrical contactor with second electrical contacts thereon in the housing, the first and second electrical contacts being co-planarly aligned, mounting a circuit board with conductive tracings in the housing such that the first and second contacts slidably engage the conductive tracings and complete circuits therebetween depending upon the position of the first and second electrical contacts, mounting the second electrical contactor on a movable carrier in the housing, biasingly mounting a detent paw on the carrier, alig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5453588
    Abstract: A steering column mounted stalk switch apparatus includes an elongated shaft having a hub fixedly mounted at one end. The hub fixedly engages one end of a hollow knob housing. An aperture is formed in the opposite end of the housing and movably receives a button therein having at least one electrical contact mounted thereon. A carrier is slidably mounted in the housing for movement between a plurality of discrete positions and includes a projection extending externally through a side wall of the housing. Electrical contacts are mounted on the carrier and engage conductive tracings on the circuit board as the carrier is moved between the discrete positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5259262
    Abstract: A non-involute gear used in a gear pair. A first gear has a plurality of radially extending, circumferentially spaced teeth, each with a generally cylindrical, arcuate shaped end surface. A second gear has a plurality of spaced, non-involute shaped teeth. Each tooth of the second gear is formed with opposed base faces disposed at an identical radius. A pair of flats extend in parallel from the ends of each circular base face and terminate in inwardly extending, end portions extending from the flats to the top land of each gear tooth. A tooth space is formed between two adjacent non-involute gear teeth having a semi-circular base portion formed by the opposed circular base faces of two adjacent gear teeth and two parallel flat portions formed by the pair of parallel flats extending from the semi-circular base portion which combine to form a generally U-shaped space for receiving a gear tooth on the first gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5235734
    Abstract: A collapsible steering shaft apparatus includes first and second telescopingly arranged steering shaft members. A plurality of longitudinally extending projections are formed in one of the steering shaft members and engage a plurality of longitudinally extending grooves formed in the other steering shaft member. The mating projections and grooves join the steering shaft members together for longitudinal sliding movement under external forces exerted on the steering shaft apparatus. The mating projections and grooves also prevent rotation of the two steering shaft members relative to each other and insure that the two steering shaft member rotate together as a unit without backlash upon rotation of the vehicle steering wheel. A method of forming the projections and grooves in the tubular steering shaft members is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 5090730
    Abstract: A hollow, tubular steering column jacket surrounds a hollow, tubular steering column shaft. First and second brackets are fitted into the first and second ends of the jacket for mounting the jacket to the stationary structure of a vehicle at one end and to receive a steering column switch assembly and a steering wheel at another end. A third bracket may be mounted intermediate the first and second ends of the jacket and to the vehicle for providing selective pivoting of the jacket with respect to the first end of the jacket. The steering column shaft has an integrally formed yoke at one end. The opposite end of the steering column shaft is formed for attachment to a vehicle steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventors: Dan DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4979384
    Abstract: An improved deck lid lock with remote release for motor vehicles. The deck lid lock employs a solenoid operated rotatable armature which acts directly on a leg of a rotatable latch plate which engages a lock bar. On energization of the solenoid, the armature is attracted to the solenoid causing it to disengage the latch plate so that the deck lid may be opened. When the deck lid is closed, the lock bar is engaged by the latch plate which is returned to its normal latched position in engagement with the armature. The deck lid lock further includes a rotatable key cam which acts on the armature to enable release of the deck lid through conventional external key actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Malesko, Ellsworth S. Miller, Michael Slavin, Peter J. Henning, Rodney Hayden, Charles R. Martus
  • Patent number: 4947893
    Abstract: A variable force solenoid valve assembly is provided for use in an automatic transmission controller for controllably reducing a fluid inlet pressure to a desired outlet control pressure. The invention includes a variable force solenoid assembly secured to a valve body assembly. The valve body assembly includes a spool valve having three radially extending lands which translates within a valve body central bore in response to movement of an armature assembly provided in the solenoid assembly. Movement of the spool valve generates first and second flow restriction for controllably regulating the reduction of inlet pressure to control pressure. In addition, various improvements in spool valve design are described including a design which provides positive damping of the spool valve so as to attenuate "self-excited" oscillation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellsworth S. Miller, Michael Slavin, Ching C. Ling
  • Patent number: 4947968
    Abstract: An electrically controlled transmission shift interlock device. The device provides interlock capability by locking the pivotable shift actuating lever which is operatively associated with the transmission. A transmission mounted solenoid is provided having a moving armature coupled to a locking member which, when energized, positions the locking member into interlocking engagement within an engaging notch provided in the shift actuating lever. The device includes means for proper alignment of the interlocking components during installation of the interlock device onto the transmission. One alternate embodiment further provides means for having interlocking capabilities at more than one gear shift lever position. Another embodiment causes the transmission actuating lever to lock when the solenoid is de-energized and is movable upon energization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slavin, Charles A. Detweiler, Ellsworth S. Miller, Charles R. Martus
  • Patent number: 4638132
    Abstract: A pressure switch having a ball valve or contact mounted in an internal chamber to move in response to predetermined relatively high and relatively low fluid pressures in an inlet that opens into the chamber to make or break an electrical circuit through the switch and that incorporates a one-piece sealing element that is constantly exposed to the fluid pressure and is uniquely formed and cooperative with the ball contact and with the walls of the chamber to prevent leakage of the fluid from the chamber effectively without significantly interfering with free unobstructive movement of the ball contact in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4614849
    Abstract: An electrical pressure switch that can be readily adapted for either normally open or normally closed operation and that has opposed annular seats, a movable contact and ball valve movable between and individually engageable with the seats, and an O-ring uniquely associated with the ball valve and a related sealing surface in seated, unseated and all intermediate positions of the valve to maintain an effective seal at all times against fluid pressure to which the switch is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4578662
    Abstract: A solenoid having a coil that includes the usual bobbin or spool, winding and armature in combination with a flux collector that is uniquely formed and associated with the coil bobbin and with the armature to maintain essentially precise concentricity between the flux collector and the armature and the intervening air gap of a uniform minimum width dimension so as to minimize the size of the coil and loss of armature power in use while at the same time assuring an adequate and reliable operating force in the armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slavin, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4561631
    Abstract: A computer controlled turbo boost valve for internal combustion engines of the type having a turbo charger and a turbo charger feedback line, the valve having a valve element actuated by an internally mounted solenoid which is adapted to be connected to the computer, the valve having a valve element that is operable to regulate bypass flow of exhaust gases from the feedback line and that is mounted so as to be rapidly responsive to energization and deenergization of the solenoid and to be minimally affected by flow of exhaust gases into and through the valve, the components of the valve being uniquely combined and correlated, and the actuator for the valve element in particular being uniquely formed to provide for a high degree of quality control under mass production conditions of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slavin, Charles R. Martus, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4554406
    Abstract: An electrical terminal having a wire clamping tab connected thereto by an essentially thin neck portion about which a wire coated with a resin-type, high temperature insulation is adapted to be wound so that, when the tab is bent back against the terminal by opposed, energized electrodes to clamp a portion of the wire extending from the neck portion therebetween, resistance of the latter to flow of current heats both the neck portion and the wire wrapped therearound sufficiently to explode the insulation from the wire to assure a good electrical connection. At the same time the relatively large area of the terminal and its clamping tab maintains the clamped portion of the wire below its annealing temperature so that it is resistant to breakage in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slavin, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4538045
    Abstract: An electrical terminal having a wire clamping tab connected thereto by an essentially thin neck portion about which a wire coated with a resin-type, high temperature insulation is adapted to be wound so that, when the tab is bent back against the terminal by opposed, energized electrodes to clamp a portion of the wire extending from the neck portion therebetween, resistance of the latter to flow of current heats both the neck portion and the wire wrapped therearound sufficiently to explode the insulation from the wire to assure a good electrical connection. At the same time the relatively large area of the terminal and its clamping tab maintains the clamped portion of the wire below its annealing temperature so that it is resistant to breakage in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slavin, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4419641
    Abstract: A solenoid spool having a Bowden cable connector that is made in two parts which are uniquely formed and related to the solenoid plunger to cover and protect the latter from dirt and other contaminants that adversely affect the operation of the solenoid in use. One part of the connector attached to the cable sheathing is piloted on and detachably fastened to the other part which is attached to and a part of the solenoid bobbin or spool in a way that positions the cable wire precisely automatically at assembly for attachment to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Lectron Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Slavin, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: 4038743
    Abstract: An individual metallic, electrical conductor is terminated by heating one end thereof to form an enlarged molten mass, followed by cooling and subsequent shaping of the mass to form a terminal. Multiple conductors are spliced by heating adjacent ends thereof to form an enlarged, common molten mass at the end of each conductor. Alternatively, adjacent ends of multiple metallic conductors may be spliced by heating the ends thereof to form a molten mass at the end of each conductor followed by plunging the molten masses into one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1972
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: Essex International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gideon A. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller
  • Patent number: D413091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: ITT Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. DuRocher, Ellsworth S. Miller