Patents by Inventor Glynn R. Bartlett

Glynn R. Bartlett 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: 9927005
    Abstract: A gear train including a rotatable drive shaft and a clutch roller in rotatable contact with the drive shaft or mounted on the drive shaft. A first wobble gear and a second wobble gear are suspended around the drive shaft, wherein the first wobble gear is affixed to and concentric with the second wobble gear and the clutch roller is preloaded against the first and second wobble gears. A first ring gear surrounding and engaged by the first wobble gear; and a second ring gear surrounding and engaged by the second wobble gear. The ring gears being coaxial and rotatable relative to one another. The drive shaft rotates the clutch roller, which drives the first and second wobble gears, such that the wobble gears rotate around the drive shaft and at least one of the first and second ring gears rotate around the common axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Paul B. Hvass, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20170045118
    Abstract: A gear train including a rotatable drive shaft and a clutch roller in rotatable contact with the drive shaft or mounted on the drive shaft. A first wobble gear and a second wobble gear are suspended around the drive shaft, wherein the first wobble gear is affixed to and concentric with the second wobble gear and the clutch roller is preloaded against the first and second wobble gears. A first ring gear surrounding and engaged by the first wobble gear; and a second ring gear surrounding and engaged by the second wobble gear. The ring gears being coaxial and rotatable relative to one another. The drive shaft rotates the clutch roller, which drives the first and second wobble gears, such that the wobble gears rotate around the drive shaft and at least one of the first and second ring gears rotate around the common axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Paul B. HVASS, Glynn R. BARTLETT
  • Patent number: 9527275
    Abstract: Large area inkjet printing includes the precise deposition of a number of graphic swathes on complex surface to form a continuous graphic image. Each of the graphic swathes should be aligned such that no spaces, gaps, or discontinuities exist within the final graphic image. A large area inkjet printing system provides the requisite accuracy for each graphic swathe forming the final graphic image through the use of an encoder pattern. An encoder pattern is deposited on the surface in a known location with respect to the most recently deposited graphic swathe. The high-accuracy inkjet printing system locates the print head with respect to the encoder pattern thereby permitting the precise positioning of the current graphic swathe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: William C. Flannigan, Glynn R. Bartlett, Cody E. Bressler
  • Publication number: 20150189903
    Abstract: A potato chip comprising a cooked potato slice and from 5 to 20 wt % oil based on the weight of the potato chip, wherein the oil comprises a first oil portion within the cooked potato slice and a second oil portion on the surface of the cooked potato slice, the second oil portion comprising no more than 0.2 wt % of the weight of the potato chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Alfred James Spurr, Naomi Jane Clark, David John Roberts, Oliver Herbert, Richard Andrew Bailey, Brian Richard Newberry, Barbara Louise Warburg, Lindsay Anne Dobson, Paul Fredrick Tomlinson, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20150096675
    Abstract: Aa machine for applying tubular film to products includes a mandrel assembly about which tubular film is passed. The mandrel assembly includes a film cutter for cutting the tubular film into lengths sized for application to containers passing below the mandrel assembly. A sleeve ejection arrangement is associated with the mandrel assembly and includes a mechanism that moves linearly while engaging a cut length of film so as to eject the cut length of film from the mandrel assembly and onto a container. The mechanism may be arranged so as to also impart rotation to the cut length of film as it is ejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Adam W. Duncan, Stephen L. Wiedmann, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8726793
    Abstract: An apparatus for lipophilically conditioning potato slices, the apparatus with an elongate tank for containing a reservoir of oil, the tank having an upstream end and a downstream end, an elongate longitudinal conveyor disposed in the tank, the conveyor being adapted to pass products through the reservoir of oil from the upstream end to the downstream end, the conveyor defining therealong a plurality of compartments for containing respective groups of products during passage from the upstream end to the downstream end, and at least one oil jet located on the tank for causing turbulent flow in the reservoir of oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Frito-Lay Trading Company GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Alfred James Spurr, Brian Richard Newberry, Barbara Louise Warburg, Lindsay Anne Dobson, Paul Fredrick Tomlinson, Glynn R Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8666553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an overhead transmission line inspection robot and system for inspecting transmission line components and right of way conditions. The overhead transmission line inspection robot includes a communications and control system adapted to control the robot and transmit information and a drive system for propelling the robot along a shield wire to enable inspection over a large area. The robot further includes a camera adapted to inspect right of way and component conditions; a light detection and ranging (LiDar) sensor adapted to measure conductor position, vegetation, and nearby structures; and a global positioning system adapted to identify the robot's position and speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Phillips, J. Mark Major, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8660698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an overhead transmission line inspection robot and system for inspecting transmission line components and right of way conditions. The line inspection robot includes at least one drive system for propelling the robot along a line, a platform adapted to pivot relative to the at least one drive system, and a control system adapted to control the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Phillips, Mark Major, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20140030405
    Abstract: An apparatus for lipophilically conditioning potato slices, the apparatus comprising an elongate tank for containing a reservoir of oil, the tank having an upstream end and a downstream end, an elongate longitudinal conveyor disposed in the tank, the conveyor being adapted to pass products through the reservoir of oil from the upstream end to the downstream end, the conveyor defining therealong a plurality of compartments for containing respective groups of products during passage from the upstream end to the downstream end, and at least one oil jet located on the tank for causing turbulent flow in the reservoir of oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Frito-Lay Trading Company GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Alfred James Spurr, Brian Richard Newberry, Barbara Louise Warburg, Lindsay Anne Dobson, Paul Fredrick Tomlinson, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8505461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diverter system to allow a line inspection robot to traverse an object. The diverter system includes a first diverter attached to a shield wire, a second diverter attached to the shield wire at a position spaced from the first diverter, and a bridge having a first end connected to the first diverter and a second end connected to the second diverter. The first diverter disengages the robot from the shield wire and onto the bridge and the second diverter disengages the robot from the bridge and onto the shield wire to allow the robot to traverse the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Phillips, Mark Major, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8007848
    Abstract: A pneumatic seasoning system and method utilizing a rotating drum for seasoning, a funnel-fed pneumatic eductor, line splitters, and a plurality of specially-designed swirl-inducing nozzle spools for inducing a broad and even seasoning plume. In a preferred embodiment, a pneumatic seasoning system transports seasoning from a seasoning hopper to food items within a rotating drum using a combination of an eductor and four in-line vacuum generators, which vacuum generators operate on compressed air. Each vacuum generator comprises a distributing nozzle roughly shaped like a collared spool, wherein compressed air is supplied to the annular region defined between the spool and its collar, and said compressed air exits through swirl ports distributed about the circumference of the spool exit. Each swirl port preferably has a pitch angle of 15° and a yaw angle of 15°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Garrison, Ross D. Samuels, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20110196536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an overhead transmission line inspection robot and system for inspecting transmission line components and right of way conditions. The line inspection robot includes at least one drive system for propelling the robot along a line, a platform adapted to pivot relative to the at least one drive system, and a control system adapted to control the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew John Phillips, Mark Major, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20110192315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diverter system to allow a line inspection robot to traverse an object. The diverter system includes a first diverter attached to a shield wire, a second diverter attached to the shield wire at a position spaced from the first diverter, and a bridge having a first end connected to the first diverter and a second end connected to the second diverter. The first diverter disengages the robot from the shield wire and onto the bridge and the second diverter disengages the robot from the bridge and onto the shield wire to allow the robot to traverse the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew John Phillips, J. Mark Major, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20110196535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an overhead transmission line inspection robot and system for inspecting transmission line components and right of way conditions. The overhead transmission line inspection robot includes a communications and control system adapted to control the robot and transmit information and a drive system for propelling the robot along a shield wire to enable inspection over a large area. The robot further includes a camera adapted to inspect right of way and component conditions; a light detection and ranging (LiDar) sensor adapted to measure conductor position, vegetation, and nearby structures; and a global positioning system adapted to identify the robot's position and speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew John Phillips, J. Mark Major, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20110020514
    Abstract: A pneumatic seasoning system and method utilizing a rotating drum for seasoning, a funnel-fed pneumatic eductor, line splitters, and a plurality of specially-designed swirl-inducing nozzle spools for inducing a broad and even seasoning plume. In a preferred embodiment, a pneumatic seasoning system transports seasoning from a seasoning hopper to food items within a rotating drum using a combination of an eductor and four in-line vacuum generators, which vacuum generators operate on compressed air. Each vacuum generator comprises a distributing nozzle roughly shaped like a collared spool, wherein compressed air is supplied to the annular region defined between the spool and its collar, and said compressed air exits through swirl ports distributed about the circumference of the spool exit. Each swirl port preferably has a pitch angle of 15° and a yaw angle of 15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne GARRISON, Ross D. SAMUELS, Glynn R. BARTLETT
  • Publication number: 20100282026
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing a earth boring tool, comprising placing a tool in a positioner of an system which then conforms the tool to a model through the performance of a plurality of processing steps thereon. The positioner may move the tool in two axis. The system may include a manipulator which performs each of the processing steps. Alternatively, the system may include a plurality of manipulators, each performing a different one of the processing steps. The processing steps may include various shaping, cleaning, painting, and packaging steps. The processing steps may be performed without removing the tool from the positioner. The tool may be repositioned in the positioner during or between processing steps. For example, performing the processing steps may comprise performing one or more of the process steps, repositioning the tool in the positioner, and re-performing the one or more of the process steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David K. LUCE, Sean W. WIRTH, Alan J. MASSEY, Crystal A. PARROTT, Glynn R. BARTLETT
  • Patent number: 7827929
    Abstract: A pneumatic seasoning system and method utilizing a rotating drum for seasoning, a funnel-fed pneumatic eductor, line splitters, and a plurality of specially-designed swirl-inducing nozzle spools for inducing a broad and even seasoning plume. In a preferred embodiment, a pneumatic seasoning system transports seasoning from a seasoning hopper to food items within a rotating drum using a combination of an eductor and four in-line vacuum generators, which vacuum generators operate on compressed air. Each vacuum generator comprises a distributing nozzle roughly shaped like a collared spool, wherein compressed air is supplied to the annular region defined between the spool and its collar, and said compressed air exits through swirl ports distributed about the circumference of the spool exit. Each swirl port preferably has a pitch angle of 15° and a yaw angle of 15°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Garrison, Ross D. Samuels, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20080203184
    Abstract: A pneumatic seasoning system and method utilizing a rotating drum for seasoning, a funnel-fed pneumatic eductor, line splitters, and a plurality of specially-designed swirl-inducing nozzle spools for inducing a broad and even seasoning plume. In a preferred embodiment, a pneumatic seasoning system transports seasoning from a seasoning hopper to food items within a rotating drum using a combination of an eductor and four in-line vacuum generators, which vacuum generators operate on compressed air. Each vacuum generator comprises a distributing nozzle roughly shaped like a collared spool, wherein compressed air is supplied to the annular region defined between the spool and its collar, and said compressed air exits through swirl ports distributed about the circumference of the spool exit. Each swirl port preferably has a pitch angle of 15° and a yaw angle of 15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Wayne Garrison, Ross D. Samuels, Glynn R. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 5740602
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making wire harness. The apparatus includes the use of a sequential wire processor that serially and sequentially fabricates circuits having terminal ends. The terminated circuits are transferred by a transfer means to an upstanding carousel provided with arrays of circuit-receiving clips. The transfer means receives terminated circuits from the sequential wire processor and places them on the clips of the carousel. The carousel is then moved to an assembly line and robotic station where robots remove the circuits from the clips of the carousel and place the terminated ends of the circuits in cavities of connectors strategically located on the assembly line. The robots have end effectors that physically insert the terminal ends into the connector cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Alcoa Fujikura Limited
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Alex H. Damalas, Glynn R. Bartlett, Steven B. Farmer, Leslie B. Hoffman, Tak Kameoka, Horace H. Wacaser, Paul B. Wood
  • Patent number: 5537741
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making wire harness. The apparatus includes the use of a sequential wire processor that serially and sequentially fabricates circuits having terminal ends. The terminated circuits are transferred by a transfer means to an upstanding carousel provided with arrays of circuit-receiving clips. The transfer means receives terminated circuits from the sequential wire processor and places them on the clips of the carousel. The carousel is then moved to an assembly line and robotic station where robots remove the circuits from the clips of the carousel and place the terminated ends of the circuits in cavities of connectors strategically located on the assembly line. The robots have end effectors that physically insert the terminal ends into the connector cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Alcoa Fujikura Limited
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Alex H. Damalas, Glynn R. Bartlett, Steven B. Farmer, Leslie B. Hoffman, Tak Kameoka, Horace H. Wacaser, Paul B. Wood