Patents by Inventor Garrett Quillia

Garrett Quillia 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).

  • Publication number: 20200089190
    Abstract: A method and system utilizing multi-sensor analysis and data point correlation is provided for predictive monitoring and maintenance of a pressurized fluid cutting system. In a disclosed aspect, multiple sensed characteristics of system operation are correlated to determine a particular failure mode. Identification of the failure mode through active sensor data analysis and correlation facilitates predictive maintenance, minimizes system downtime, and optimizes system output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Cedar Vandergon, David Osterhouse, Steven Voerding, Sara Mancell, Paul T. Fransen, Kimberly Catten Ely, Jon Lindsay, Garrett Quillia, Brett Hansen
  • Patent number: 10582605
    Abstract: A cartridge for an air-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The cartridge includes a swirl ring having a molded thermoplastic elongated body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a hollow portion configured to receive an electrode. The swirl ring also has a plurality of gas flow openings defined by the distal end of the elongated body and configured to impart a swirling motion to a plasma gas flow for the plasma arc torch. The swirl ring further includes a nozzle retention feature on a surface of the elongated body at the distal end for retaining a nozzle to the elongated body. The cartridge further includes a cap affixed to the proximal end of the elongated body of the swirl ring for substantially closing the proximal end of the elongated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hypertherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20190392402
    Abstract: Provided is an adaptive maintenance system of a pressurized fluid cutting system including methodological aspects of generating a service part replacement criteria for a part of the pressurized fluid cutting system and setting forth a protocol to manage maintenance of the pressurized fluid cutting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Cedar Vandergon, David Osterhouse, Steven Voerding, Sara Mancell Mancell, Paul T Fransen, Kimberly Catten Ely, Jon Lindsay, Garrett Quillia, Brett Hansen
  • Patent number: 10462891
    Abstract: A crown for a plasma arc torch is provided. The crown includes a body defining a proximal and a distal end. The body includes an electrically conductive material. The crown also includes at least one raised feature at the proximal end of the body. The raised feature is adapted to activate a consumable sensor inside of the plasma arc torch. The crown further includes a biasing surface at the proximal end of the body for physically contacting a resilient element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hypertherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20190269002
    Abstract: A consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch is provided. The consumable cartridge includes an outer component defining a substantially hollow body, an inner component disposed substantially within the hollow body of the outer component, and a hollow region between the rear portion of the inner component and the outer component. The inner component includes a forward portion configured to axially secure and rotatatably engage the outer component to the inner component and a rear portion substantially suspended within the hollow body of the outer component. The rear portion is axially secured and rotatably engaged with the outer component via the forward portion. The hollow region is configured to receive a torch head to enable mating between the rear portion of the inner component and a cathode of the torch head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20190261501
    Abstract: A cartridge for an air-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The cartridge includes a swirl ring having a molded thermoplastic elongated body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a hollow portion configured to receive an electrode. The swirl ring also has a plurality of gas flow openings defined by the distal end of the elongated body and configured to impart a swirling motion to a plasma gas flow for the plasma arc torch. The swirl ring further includes a nozzle retention feature on a surface of the elongated body at the distal end for retaining a nozzle to the elongated body. The cartridge further includes a cap affixed to the proximal end of the elongated body of the swirl ring for substantially closing the proximal end of the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Patent number: 10321551
    Abstract: A consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch is provided. The consumable cartridge includes an outer component defining a substantially hollow body, an inner component disposed substantially within the hollow body of the outer component, and a hollow region between the rear portion of the inner component and the outer component. The inner component includes a forward portion configured to axially secure and rotatatably engage the outer component to the inner component and a rear portion substantially suspended within the hollow body of the outer component. The rear portion is axially secured and rotatably engaged with the outer component via the forward portion. The hollow region is configured to receive a torch head to enable mating between the rear portion of the inner component and a cathode of the torch head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hypertherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20190061080
    Abstract: A system to prevent a flow of gas and particulates from spreading to atmosphere during a material processing operation includes a slag deflector disposed proximate a torch during the material processing operation. The slag deflector includes a thermally-conductive base portion having an impact surface facing the torch. The impact surface is shaped to prevent the flow of gas and particulates from the material processing operation from spreading in a direction away from the torch, and to redirect the first flow of particulates to a surface configured to inhibit the first flow of particulates from flowing to atmosphere. The slag deflector includes a coolant flow channel configured to thermally-regulate the impact surface of the thermally conductive base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Gullotta, Clifford G. Darrow, Martin Higgens, Jon Lindsay, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20160165712
    Abstract: A crown for a plasma arc torch is provided. The crown includes a body defining a proximal and a distal end. The body includes an electrically conductive material. The crown also includes at least one raised feature at the proximal end of the body. The raised feature is adapted to activate a consumable sensor inside of the plasma arc torch. The crown further includes a biasing surface at the proximal end of the body for physically contacting a resilient element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20160165711
    Abstract: A consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch is provided. The consumable cartridge includes an outer component defining a substantially hollow body, an inner component disposed substantially within the hollow body of the outer component, and a hollow region between the rear portion of the inner component and the outer component. The inner component includes a forward portion configured to axially secure and rotatatably engage the outer component to the inner component and a rear portion substantially suspended within the hollow body of the outer component. The rear portion is axially secured and rotatably engaged with the outer component via the forward portion. The hollow region is configured to receive a torch head to enable mating between the rear portion of the inner component and a cathode of the torch head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20160050740
    Abstract: A cartridge for an air-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The cartridge includes a swirl ring having a molded thermoplastic elongated body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a hollow portion configured to receive an electrode. The swirl ring also has a plurality of gas flow openings defined by the distal end of the elongated body and configured to impart a swirling motion to a plasma gas flow for the plasma arc torch. The swirl ring further includes a nozzle retention feature on a surface of the elongated body at the distal end for retaining a nozzle to the elongated body. The cartridge further includes a cap affixed to the proximal end of the elongated body of the swirl ring for substantially closing the proximal end of the elongated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Patent number: 7503131
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electro-mechanical apparatus for snugging a boot, especially a snow ski boot, around the calf of the user. The apparatus is essentially comprised of a reversible electric motor, a jackscrew, a switch, two brackets, a strap, and a power supply. The invention enables the user to achieve a desired snug fit by first placing a foot of the user into the boot, then operating the electric motor to turn the jackscrew, bringing the two brackets together and thereby tightening the strap around the boot to reach the desired fit. Once the desired snug fit is achieved, the electric motor is switched off, the user closes pre-existing latches on the boot to lock the boot parts into place, and the user removes the apparatus from around the boot by unbuckling a quick release buckle provided for this purpose. The apparatus may then be stored for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Adam Ian Nadel, Garrett Quillia
  • Publication number: 20070261270
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electro-mechanical apparatus for snugging a boot, especially a snow ski boot, around the calf of the user. The apparatus is essentially comprised of a reversible electric motor, a jackscrew, a switch, two brackets, a strap, and a power supply. The invention enables the user to achieve a desired snug fit by first placing a foot of the user into the boot, then operating the electric motor to turn the jackscrew, bringing the two brackets together and thereby tightening the strap around the boot to reach the desired fit. Once the desired snug fit is achieved, the electric motor is switched off, the user closes pre-existing latches on the boot to lock the boot parts into place, and the user removes the apparatus from around the boot by unbuckling a quick release buckle provided for this purpose. The apparatus may then be stored for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Adam Nadel, Garrett Quillia