Patents by Inventor George A. Moran

George A. Moran 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: 10926624
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to an internal combustion engine support bracket are disclosed. The engine bracket includes a housing defining a fluid passage configured to be in fluid receiving communication with an upstream aperture of the housing and in fluid providing communication with a downstream aperture of the housing. The engine bracket also includes at least one mounting platform with fasteners configured to removably engage an accessory device of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Glen R. Alden, Kristopher D. Bunk, Christopher Swearingen, John E. Zellhart, Jonathan Moran, Suhas Subramanya Bhat, Robert D. Rogers, George D'Angelo
  • Publication number: 20200285457
    Abstract: A method for managing an asset update service for one or more service requesters on a plurality of remote devices, the method comprising: receiving, at a management server, update data indicating an asset to be updated at one or more remote devices; receiving, at the management server, campaign data associated with the update data and indicating a subset of the remote devices to which an update is to be applied; and receiving, at the management server, a request to initiate the firmware update by transmitting to the subset of the remote devices an update communication indicating that the asset is to be retrieved for updating the asset of the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Milosch MERIAC, Brendan James MORAN, Robert George TAYLOR, Amyas Edward Wykes PHILLIPS, Daniel ROS, John-Paul STANFORD
  • Patent number: 10755566
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are described so as to provide more additional information regarding vehicular behavior. In the context of a method, information is received regarding a location of the vehicle at a plurality of instances in time. The plurality of instances in time define a time period. The method also includes determining an environmental condition at the location during the time period and comparing the behavior of the vehicle to that of other vehicles at the location that are also subjected to the environmental condition. Additionally, the method may determine a score for the vehicle in relation to a risk factor based upon the behavior of the vehicle and the comparison to other vehicles at the location that are also subjected to the environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Toby Tennent, George Filley, Tony Belkin, Kevin Moran
  • Publication number: 20200086735
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to an internal combustion engine support bracket are disclosed. The engine bracket includes a housing defining a fluid passage configured to be in fluid receiving communication with an upstream aperture of the housing and in fluid providing communication with a downstream aperture of the housing. The engine bracket also includes at least one mounting platform with fasteners configured to removably engage an accessory device of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: CUMMINS INC.
    Inventors: Glen R. Alden, Kristopher D. Bunk, Christopher Swearingen, John E. Zellhart, Jonathan Moran, Suhas Subramanya Bhat, Robert D. Rogers, George D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 10576818
    Abstract: Methods and systems relating to an internal combustion engine support bracket are disclosed. The engine bracket includes a housing defining a fluid passage configured to be in fluid receiving communication with an upstream aperture of the housing and in fluid providing communication with a downstream aperture of the housing. The engine bracket also includes at least one mounting platform with fasteners configured to removably engage an accessory device of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Glen R. Alden, Kristopher D. Bunk, Christopher Swearingen, John E. Zellhart, Jonathan Moran, Suhas Subramanya Bhat, Robert D. Rogers, George D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 5377751
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes a centralizer having a plurality of segmented stress risers. The segmented stress risers are designed to allow sufficient strength to maintain the tubing in a centralized downhole location, while to allow for the stress relief grooves to be sheared off when a wash pipe or similar device is utilized to clean out any unwanted build up of material or deposits in the borehole. Once the segments have been sheared off they can be circulated out of borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Rickert Precision Industries
    Inventors: Robert J. Uherek, Brian Uherek, George A. Moran
  • Patent number: 5010669
    Abstract: A mailing card is formed of card stock conforming to the dimensional and weight requirements applicable to postal service post cards. A figure is printed on the face of the card stock and a perforated outline on the card stock circumscribes a portion of the figure. An indicia of placement of a postage stamp appears on the opposite surface of the card stock. Preferably, at least one discontinuous straight line of weakness is defined in the card stock. The line of weakness intersects the perforated outline. A gap is defined within the discontinuous line of thickness within the figure. The card stock is foldable along the line of weakness such that the portion of the figure within the perforated outline does not fold, and the remaining portion of the card does fold back to form a stand for supporting the figure in an upright disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: George Moran
  • Patent number: 4486003
    Abstract: An expanding gate valve with a valve seat structure which comprises a pair of "floating" seat rings (60) loosely received in annular seat pockets (52) surrounding the flow passage through the valve and each having an axial dimension which exceeds the depth of the seat pocket. The front face (61) of each seat ring is disposed adjacent the gate assembly (24, 26) and is provided with an annular groove (63) and an annular resilient sealing element (64) therein adapted to form a ring of sealing contact area about the flow passage (14) when the gate assembly is expanded thereagainst. The rear face (66) of the seat ring (60) is provided with an annular groove (63') and a second annular resilient sealing element (64'). The two annular sealing elements are coaxial and the inner diameter of the front sealing element (64) exceeds that of the rear sealing element (64') so that the front sealing element is a greater radial distance from the flow passage (14) than is the rear sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Joy Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Danny S. Meyer, George A. Moran
  • Patent number: 4291862
    Abstract: A gate valve structure has an expanding valve assembly mounted with the valve chamber comprising a gate (32) and segment (34) which may be laterally expanded. The gate and segment have a plurality of coacting interfitting saw-type teeth (46,48) which define cam surfaces (50,56) to effect expansion of the gate valve assembly. A flexible sleeve (64) is secured about the ports (42,44) in the gate and segment to bridge the gap (58) between the gate (32) and segment (34) upon expansion. A torsion spring (72) urges the gate and segment to a contracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Patricio D. Alvarez, James M. Fowler, George A. Moran
  • Patent number: 4290581
    Abstract: A ball valve having a seat assembly (46) in the form of a flexible metal holder (52) which carries a resin impregnated graphite face seal (54) contacting the ball (28). Flexibility of the holder is provided by a leg (58) thereof which terminates in a free end having an annular lip (62) in sealing contact with the valve body. In a modified arrangement, the upstream seat has an annular space exposed to the upstream flow passage in order to increase the sealing force, while a corresponding annular space of the downstream seat is exposed to the valve chamber to increase its sealing force when the body pressure exceeds the downstream pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: George A. Moran, John B. Williams
  • Patent number: 4151855
    Abstract: The valve assembly tools include a longitudinally expandable member insertable between the seats in a ball valve to forcefully displace the seats into a retracted position in the seat pockets. Seat securing devices are temporarily mounted in the valve body through seat lubrication apertures so they can temporarily engage each of the seat assemblies to secure them in the retracted position. When assembling a valve the seats are displaced to the retracted position by using the longitudinally expandable member and they are temporarily retained in this position by the seat securing devices so the expandable member can be removed. Next the ball valve member is positioned between the seats and then the seat securing devices are released to allow the seats to move into contact with the ball valve member. The seat securing devices are then removed from the valve body and assembly of the valve is continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan R. Levin, George A. Moran
  • Patent number: 4147327
    Abstract: A ball or spherical plug valve has a pair of annular metallic seal rings mounted in grooves in the valve chamber around the inlet and outlet passageways of the valve body. Each metallic seal ring is of a one-piece generally uniform angled cross-section to form a leg portion and a free lip portion. The free lip portion extends transversely of the longitudinal axis of the passageways and a substantially continuous line contact is provided between an inner annular edge portion of the free lip portion and the valve member. The lip portion is bent from a free position substantially perpendicular to the leg portion to a substantially frusto-conical position when the valve is assembled so the seal ring acts as a spring to urge itself against the ball valve member to maintain sealing contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: George A. Moran
  • Patent number: 4135545
    Abstract: A ball valve seat assembly includes a seat ring for mounting in a ball valve seat pocket and an annular face seal mounts on one end of the seat ring. The resilient annular face seal member is mounted in a groove in the seat member with one end portion exposed to seal against a ball valve member. The annular seal member has an enlarged end portion located in the closed end of the annular groove. An inner wall portion of the seat ring is permanently deformed radially outwardly over the enlarged portion of the seal ring to anchor it in place in the seat ring. Deforming of the inner wall portion is done by swaging the seat ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1979
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: James M. Fowler, George A. Moran
  • Patent number: 4071041
    Abstract: A spherical plug valve has an annular seat pocket in its body around a flow passageway. A seat ring is positioned in the seat pocket and includes inner and outer annular concentric seat members with a resilient seal ring secured between the concentric seat members. The concentric seat members are secured together by rivets after the seal ring is positioned therebetween. A separate resilient seat urging member in the seat pocket behind the seat ring urges the seal into engagement with the adjacent face of the spherical valve and includes a metal spring encapsulated in an elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: George A. Moran, Jr., Willard J. Sitton