Patents by Inventor G. Groves

G. Groves 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: 10497524
    Abstract: An electronic switch and control module for a power tool having an electric motor is provided. The module includes a printed circuit board (PCB), an encapsulation member forming an enclosed compartment enclosing a portion of a surface of the PCB, and power switches mounted on the surface of the PCB outside the enclosed compartment, where the power switches are electrically configured to switchably connect a supply of electric power from a power source to the electric motor. The module further includes an input unit having at least one electro-mechanical element at least partially disposed within the enclosed component and generating a signal for controlling a switching operation of the plurality of power switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Erik A. Ekstrom, Matthew J. Velderman, Redeat G. Alemu, Michael D. Grove, Alexandros T. Theos, Alpay Hizal
  • Patent number: 10420274
    Abstract: A rotational joint is provided for an agricultural machine having hinged frame sections, each frame section carrying one or more plumbing lines for moving a carrier fluid. The rotational joint includes first and second joint parts. Each joint part has a coupler defining a flow passage leading to an interface opening. The joints parts are coupled to allow for relative rotation about a rotation axis passing through the interface openings. In at least one angular orientation of the joint parts, the flow passages of the couplers are in fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler G. Groves, Juan Quintanilla, Elia Mayela Nieblas, Myrna Yadira Said
  • Publication number: 20190209230
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controllably variable fluid flow are disclosed that provide the ability to modify the effective cross-sectional area of the fluid delivery conduit available for fluid flow. Accordingly, selective control of these configurations allows fluid flow to be regulated as desired while the fluid delivery pressure remains the same. Additional configurations provided herein allow for the selective manipulation of a footprint or therapeutic pattern achievable with the medical device during a single procedure, negating the need for the removal and insertion of multiple devices to achieve the same variations in treatment geometry or characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Regina E. GROVES, Jean-Pierre LALONDE, Timothy G. LASKE, Claudia LUECKGE, Dan WITTENBERGER, Ramin SABBAGHE-KERMANI, Mahmoud KABIR-SERAJ
  • Patent number: 10322658
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for a tank includes a tank lid and an opening flange. The opening flange has first and second tank flange lips spaced by an offset distance. The tank flange lips extend toward one side of the tank. The tank has a lid flange with first and second lid lips spaced by an offset distance corresponding to the offset distance. The lid lips extend, at least in part, toward a second side of the tank. The lid lips include first and second walls arranged at a tank interior side of the respective first and second tank flange lips in an offset direction. When the tank lid is closed over the tank opening, one or more seals engage the tank flange lips from the tank interior side and engage the lid lip walls of the lid flange from an exterior side of the tank in the offset direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Stanley R. Borkgren, Terry L. Snipes, Tyler G. Groves
  • Patent number: 10285748
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controllably variable fluid flow are disclosed that provide the ability to modify the effective cross-sectional area of the fluid delivery conduit available for fluid flow. Accordingly, selective control of these configurations allows fluid flow to be regulated as desired while the fluid delivery pressure remains the same. Additional configurations provided herein allow for the selective manipulation of a footprint or therapeutic pattern achievable with the medical device during a single procedure, negating the need for the removal and insertion of multiple devices to achieve the same variations in treatment geometry or characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic CryoCath LP
    Inventors: Regina E. Groves, Jean-Pierre Lalonde, Timothy G. Laske, Claudia Lueckge, Dan Wittenberger, Ramin Sabbaghe-Kermani, Mahmoud Kabir-Seraj
  • Publication number: 20190055794
    Abstract: A method for supporting a sucker rod string and associated downhole pumping equipment on a tubing string inlet or an upper extension thereof, during preparation of a wellhead for suspension of an oil or gas well includes the steps of: a) lifting and supporting the sucker rod string and partially disassembling the wellhead to expose an uphole end of the sucker rod assembly; b) engaging a support tool to a portion of the uphole end of the sucker rod assembly; and (c) lowering the sucker rod string into the tubing string inlet or the upper extension thereof, until the lower narrow portion enters the tubing string inlet or the upper extension thereof, and the landing surface of the support tool rests upon the top edge of the tubing string inlet or the top edge of the upper extension thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: 1904296 ALBERTA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenneth Nicholas GORDEY, Leslie Joan KOHNEN, Dennis Francis RANKS, Jeffery Errol DICKIE, William G. GROVES
  • Patent number: 10138689
    Abstract: A tool for use in suspending operation of an oil or gas well driven by an artificial lift with a polished rod connected to a sucker rod in a tubing string includes a body having a lower narrow portion dimensioned to fit within the interior cavity of a tubing string inlet or an upper extension thereof; an upper wide diameter portion defining a substantially horizontal landing surface dimensioned to rest upon the top edge of the tubing string inlet or the upper extension thereof; one or more sucker rod-engaging structures; and one or more longitudinal slots extending through the lower narrow portion and the upper wide diameter portion to allow passage of fluid or gas through the tool when the tool is supported on the top edge of the tubing string inlet or the upper extension thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 1904296 ALBERTA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenneth Nicholas Gordey, Leslie Joan Kohnen, Dennis Francis Ranks, Jeffery Errol Dickie, William G. Groves
  • Publication number: 20180098479
    Abstract: A disk blade having a circular blade body of a first base material of a first hardness and having top and a bottom surfaces and an outer edge extending around the blade body. At least one clad bead extends circumferentially about the blade body on the bottom surface adjacent the outer edge of a second hardness greater than the first hardness of the base material. Various bead patterns are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: TYLER G. GROVES, ROBERT W. MARTIN, BRENT A. AUGUSTINE, PETER R. NEDVED
  • Publication number: 20170086354
    Abstract: A rotational joint is provided for an agricultural machine having hinged frame sections, each frame section carrying one or more plumbing lines for moving a carrier fluid. The rotational joint includes first and second joint parts. Each joint part has a coupler defining a flow passage leading to an interface opening. The joints parts are coupled to allow for relative rotation about a rotation axis passing through the interface openings. In at least one angular orientation of the joint parts, the flow passages of the couplers are in fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler G. Groves, Juan Quintanilla, Mayela Elia Nieblas, Myrna Yadira Said
  • Publication number: 20170073154
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for a tank includes a tank lid and an opening flange. The opening flange has first and second tank flange lips spaced by an offset distance. The tank flange lips extend toward one side of the tank. The tank has a lid flange with first and second lid lips spaced by an offset distance corresponding to the offset distance. The lid lips extend, at least in part, toward a second side of the tank. The lid lips include first and second walls arranged at a tank interior side of the respective first and second tank flange lips in an offset direction. When the tank lid is closed over the tank opening, one or more seals engage the tank flange lips from the tank interior side and engage the lid lip walls of the lid flange from an exterior side of the tank in the offset direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Stanley R. Borkgren, Terry L. Snipes, Tyler G. Groves
  • Publication number: 20170073155
    Abstract: A closure assembly is disclosed for a work machine having a supply tank with a tank opening. The closure assembly has a lid and lift, actuator and latch mechanisms. When the closure assembly is attached to the tank, the lift mechanism is configured to support the lid off of the tank opening. The actuator mechanism mounts to the lid to move the lid with respect to the tank opening between first and second positions in which in the first position the lid overlies the tank opening and in the second position the lid is substantially clear of the tank opening. The latch mechanism may be moved into a latched orientation in which when the lid is in the first position the latch mechanism latches the lid into engagement with the tank opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Stanley R. Borkgren, Terry L. Snipes, Tyler G. Groves, William D. Graham
  • Publication number: 20160305200
    Abstract: A tool for use in suspending operation of an oil or gas well driven by an artificial lift with a polished rod connected to a sucker rod in a tubing string includes a body having a lower narrow portion dimensioned to fit within the interior cavity of a tubing string inlet or an upper extension thereof; an upper wide diameter portion defining a substantially horizontal landing surface dimensioned to rest upon the top edge of the tubing string inlet or the upper extension thereof; one or more sucker rod-engaging structures; and one or more longitudinal slots extending through the lower narrow portion and the upper wide diameter portion to allow passage of fluid or gas through the tool when the tool is supported on the top edge of the tubing string inlet or the upper extension thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: 1904296 ALBERTA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenneth Nicholas GORDEY, Leslie Joan KOHNEN, Dennis Francis RANKS, Jeffery Errol DICKIE, William G. GROVES
  • Patent number: 9310168
    Abstract: In the structure for providing protection for the human body from ballistic projectiles which includes one or more ballistic resistant panels overlying at least a portion of the body, wherein the improvement comprising one or more electronic devices integrated into at least one of the ballistic resistant panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Hoenes, Michael McElroy, Allister McNeish, Alvaro D. Lewin, Kenneth G. Grove
  • Patent number: 9086286
    Abstract: Goggles for use in water that are configured to guide a person along predetermined courses. The goggles can have a pair of indicators that can be in communication with a microprocessor. The microprocessor can actuate the indicators selectively to guide a person wearing the goggles along a predetermined course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventors: Rodney Wayne Long, William J. Darnell, Aaron Robert Palaian, Trevor G. Grove
  • Publication number: 20150132072
    Abstract: An implement includes a frame, a tower, a manifold, and a retractable mount. The manifold is attached to the tower. The retractable mount attaches the tower and manifold to the frame and is configured to allow the tower and manifold to move between an extended position and a retracted position relative to the frame. A distance between the manifold and the frame is greater in the extended position than in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Tyler G. Groves, Kevin W. Hoehn, Dale A. Quam, William Douglas Graham
  • Publication number: 20150025794
    Abstract: Goggles for use in water that are configured to guide a person along predetermined courses. The goggles can have a pair of indicators that can be in communication with a microprocessor. The microprocessor can actuate the indicators selectively to guide a person wearing the goggles along a predetermined course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Rodney Wayne Long, William J. Darnell, Aaron Robert Palaian, Trevor G. Grove
  • Publication number: 20140223647
    Abstract: Goggles for use in water comprising a frame, a first lens operatively secured in a frame, a second lens operatively secured in the frame, a first indicator adjacent the first lens, a second indicator adjacent the second lens, and a housing connected with both ends of the frame wherein the housing is in communication with the indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Rodney Wayne Long, William J. Darnell, Trevor G. Grove
  • Publication number: 20110126696
    Abstract: In the structure for providing protection for the human body from ballistic projectiles which includes one or more ballistic resistant panels overlying at least a portion of the body, wherein the improvement comprising one or more electronic devices integrated into at least one of the ballistic resistant panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Eric C. Hoenes, Michael McLeroy, Allister McNeish, Alvaro D. Lewin, Kenneth G. Grove
  • Publication number: 20070051236
    Abstract: The trigger mechanism allows the firearm to operate in a closed-bolt mode during semi-automatic fire and in an open-bolt mode during automatic fire. The mode change occurs only after the first round is discharged after the selector has been moved instead of when the selector switch is moved, thus avoiding undesirable mechanism noise or motion at the time of selecting the firing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Applicant: Colt Canada Corporation
    Inventors: G. Groves, E. Franklin
  • Publication number: 20040195006
    Abstract: The invention provides an under-reamer tool and method for creating a large diameter volume within a well bore. The under-reamer tool includes a mandrel for connection to a drill pipe and for supporting a torque arm assembly and hole initiator assembly. The hole initiator assembly, upon activation, creates a nominally larger diameter volume that triggers activation of the torque arm assembly thereby allowing the torque arm assembly to extend to cut away a cutting face thereby creating a significantly larger diameter volume within the wellbore as the under-reamer is rotated within the wellbore. Reverse circulation of a circulation medium in combination with the geometry of the cutting face provides effective removal of the cuttings from the cutting face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: William G. Groves, Glenn C. Proudfoot