Patents by Inventor Gary Hill

Gary Hill 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: 10402506
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a method for creating specific three-dimensional building information models and a construction document set, including elevation views, architectural documents, mechanical systems documents, etc. based on user-selected options from a master three-dimensional model element database. A method is provided for generating a building information model, including: deriving three-dimensional building information model elements, where each of the building information model elements is part of an options set for a building; providing for display of the building information model elements in an options grid of an options configurator application, where each building information model element is presented in a cell of the options grid; associating options rules with the building information model elements; and receiving selection of two or more building information model elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Eugene Bumbalough, Gary Ned Sharp, Scott Paul Babin, Cathrine Hill
  • Publication number: 20190218826
    Abstract: An interchangeable electro-mechanical lock core for use with a lock device having a locked state and an unlocked state is disclosed. The interchangeable electromechanical lock core may include a moveable plug having a first position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the locked state and a second position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the unlocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brendon Allen, Street Anthony Barnett, III, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Ryan H. Quin, Gary Hill, Paul Becke, Christopher W. Lemieux, Anthony Romano, Matthew Stanton
  • Publication number: 20190208292
    Abstract: A system for remotely retrieving sensed conditions at one or more building components. The building components are remote or numerous so that a wireless collection of the sensed conditions provides a significant benefit to a builder or building operator. A remote transceiver sends a wireless signal to a building component. The building component includes an onboard transceiver. At least some of the energy from the transmitted wireless signal is received by the onboard transceiver, sent to a storage device, and stored therein. The stored energy is used to operate a sensor for sensing an onboard condition. The onboard condition is then wirelessly transmitted by the onboard transceiver back to the remote transceiver to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Christopher W. Lemieux, Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20190107254
    Abstract: A fuel canister for use with a combustion powered tool including a refillable hydrogen storage vessel containing metal hydride, a valve assembly including at least one valve to release hydrogen fuel gas, the valve assembly being removably coupled to the refillable hydrogen storage vessel, a coupling device, the coupling device including a first coupler attached to the refillable hydrogen storage vessel and a second coupler attached to the valve assembly, and an outlet adapter attached to the valve assembly to supply hydrogen fuel gas to the power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: William Rigdon, Daniel J. White, Gary Hill, Anthony Romano, Derek Marchanti, Matthew J. Velderman, JR., Andrew Seman
  • Publication number: 20190077651
    Abstract: A fuel transfer station may provide for the refilling of fuel canisters providing fuel to combustion powered equipment. The fuel transfer station may include a base, a frame coupled to the base, a first connection port and a second connection port provided in the base, and fluid flow lines connecting the first connection port and the second connection port. A supply tank may be supported by the frame and detachably connected to the first connection port. A fuel canister to be refilled may be detachably connected to the second connection port. Fuel contained in the supply tank may be selectively supplied to the fuel canister through the fluid flow lines in response to a pressure gradient drawing the fuel into the fuel canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: William Rigdon, Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, JR., Derek Marchanti, Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20190078921
    Abstract: A handheld combustion powered fastening tool may include a driving system that drives fasteners into workpieces in response to combustion of fuel by the driving system. A fuel delivery system may supply fuel to the driving system. The fuel delivery system may include a fuel canister storing liquid fuel, such as liquid hydrocarbons such as propane, and a fuel metering valve supplying a previously set amount, or volume, of fuel from the fuel canister to the driving system for combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: William Rigdon, Gary Hill, Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Derek Marchanti
  • Publication number: 20190047128
    Abstract: A handheld combustion powered fastening tool may include a driving system that drives fasteners into workpieces in response to combustion of fuel by the driving system. A fuel delivery system may supply fuel to the driving system. The fuel delivery system may include a fuel canister storing liquid fuel, such as liquid hydrocarbons such as propane, and all direction valve, supplying fuel from the fuel canister to the driving system for combustion. The valve may supply fuel to the driving system in a multiplicity of orientations of the valve/canister/tool, allowing the tool to be operable in a plurality of different orientations, including an upright orientation and an inverted orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: William Rigdon, Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Derek Marchanti, Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20180223891
    Abstract: A system for remotely retrieving sensed conditions at one or more building components. The building components are remote or numerous so that a wireless collection of the sensed conditions provides a significant benefit to a builder or building operator. A remote transceiver sends a wireless signal to a building component. The building component includes an onboard transceiver. At least some of the energy from the transmitted wireless signal is received by the onboard transceiver, sent to a storage device, and stored therein. The stored energy is used to operate a sensor for sensing an onboard condition. The onboard condition is then wirelessly transmitted by the onboard transceiver back to the remote transceiver to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Christopher W. Lemieux, Gary Hill
  • Patent number: 9291354
    Abstract: A home appliance and method including an appliance body having an oven access opening; an oven door for selectively covering the oven access opening; and a window in the oven door for viewing the oven contents, the window having a treated window portion for obscuring the view of the oven contents behind the treated window portion, the treated window portion being fabricated using a window treatment apparatus for supporting a window for treatment, the window treatment apparatus including a support stand defining a window support area, a blocking element mounted to the window stand for movement into and out of a covering relation with the window support area, the blocking element having a window cover plate having a window cover area smaller in area than the window support area, with the difference in the area of the window support area and the window cover area defining a window treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Brantley, Jason Campbell, Gary Hill, James O'Neal Taylor
  • Patent number: 8919589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bulk bin for use with a liner bag. The bulk bin includes a sub-structure that is configured to receive forktines of lifting machinery for moving the bulk bin and a collapsible upper assembly that can support a bag with an entrance thereof in an upwardly facing orientation for filling. The bulk bin also includes at least one self supporting stiffened lid, and suitably a pair of lids. The lids may be pivoted from a closed position to an open position by orienting the bin into an inclined position in which the lids can open under gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Materials Handling Systems Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20140158109
    Abstract: A home appliance and method including an appliance body having an oven access opening; an oven door for selectively covering the oven access opening; and a window in the oven door for viewing the oven contents, the window having a treated window portion for obscuring the view of the oven contents behind the treated window portion, the treated window portion being fabricated using a window treatment apparatus for supporting a window for treatment, the window treatment apparatus including a support stand defining a window support area, a blocking element mounted to the window stand for movement into and out of a covering relation with the window support area, the blocking element having a window cover plate having a window cover area smaller in area than the window support area, with the difference in the area of the window support area and the window cover area defining a window treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Brantley, Jason Campbell, Gary Hill, James O'Neal Taylor
  • Publication number: 20130228574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bulk bin for use with a liner bag. The bulk bin includes a sub-structure that is configured to receive forktines of lifting machinery for moving the bulk bin and a collapsible upper assembly that can support a bag with an entrance thereof in an upwardly facing orientation for filling. The bulk bin also includes at least one self supporting stiffened lid, and suitably a pair of lids. The lids may be pivoted from a closed position to an open position by orienting the bin into an inclined position in which the lids can open under gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEMS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventor: Gary Hill
  • Patent number: 8465055
    Abstract: A seatbelt relief device for a seatbelt having a shoulder harness utilized by a driver sitting on a seat in a motor vehicle behind a steering wheel. The device comprises a sleeve that fits over a chest portion of the shoulder harness of the seatbelt. A cord assembly extends from the sleeve. A mechanism is for releasably mounting the cord assembly centrally to the steering wheel in a pivotable manner, whereby the sleeve will pull the chest portion of the shoulder harness of the seatbelt slightly away from the chest of the driver to reduce pressure on the chest of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: N/A
    Inventor: Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20130033029
    Abstract: A seatbelt relief device for a seatbelt having a shoulder harness utilized by a driver sitting on a seat in a motor vehicle behind a steering wheel. The device comprises a sleeve that fits over a chest portion of the shoulder harness of the seatbelt. A cord assembly extends from the sleeve. A mechanism is for releasably mounting the cord assembly centrally to the steering wheel in a pivotable manner, whereby the sleeve will pull the chest portion of the shoulder harness of the seatbelt slightly away from the chest of the driver to reduce pressure on the chest of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: GARY HILL
  • Patent number: 6565244
    Abstract: An identification light bar as required by 49 C.F.R. Section 571.108 for vehicles over eighty inches in width is disclosed. The light bar comprises an elongate body having a center optic, left and right distal optics, and left and right light pipes which connect the respective distal optics to the center optic. Each optic is covered by a respective lens cap. A single LED is connected to the body in alignment with the center optic. The center optic receives light emitted by the LED and divides the light such that a first portion thereof is emitted from the light bar through the center lens cap, a second portion thereof is transmitted along the left light pipe and emitted through the left lens cap, and a third portion thereof is transmitted along the right light pipe and emitted through the right lens cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Peterson Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Timothy C. Murphy, Gary A. Hill
  • Patent number: 5285176
    Abstract: A flat cavity RF power divider wherein a flat cavity and an input waveguide share a common wall, coupling slots being disposed in the common wall offset from the centerline of the input waveguide for exciting a dominant TE.sub.4,0 mode in the flat cavity, the power divider also including short circuit means for exciting the transverse axis column of the flat cavity, and RF absorber means in the cavity to improve the frequency response of the divider, output coupling means also being provided for providing an RF power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: Harry Wong, Gary A. Hill, Gregory D. Kroupa, Mon N. Wong
  • Patent number: 5068078
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the uniformity of wall thickness of an article having a high aspect ratio horizontal cross section and produced from a parison in a blow molding process whereby a barrier layer is applied to a selected area of the outer surface of each parison prior to its introduction into the blow molding apparatus, the barrier layer being effective to prevent premature freezing of the blown parison upon contact with a wall of the blow molding apparatus. The barrier layer application apparatus includes a generally contoured pad coupled to a supply of the barrier material, the pad being situated to contact a selected portion of each parison prior to its introduction into the blow molding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Sewell Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Hill, Walter K. Schoch, Michael Warkentien
  • Patent number: 5051080
    Abstract: An apparatus for enhancing the uniformity of wall thickness of an article having a high aspect ratio horizontal cross section and produced from a parison in a blow molding process is disclosed. A barrier layer is applied to a selected area of the outer surface of each parison prior to its introduction into the blow molding apparatus, the barrier layer being effective to prevent premature freezing of the blown parison upon contact with a wall of the blow molding apparatus. The barrier layer application apparatus includes a generally contoured pad coupled to a supply of the barrier material, the pad being situated to contact a selected portion of each parison prior to its introduction into the blow molding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Sewell Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Hill, Walter K. Schoch, Michael Warkentien
  • Patent number: D461265
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Peterson Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gary A. Hill