Patents by Inventor Gregory Rice

Gregory Rice 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: 20190146830
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for multi-tenant workflow processing are described. In some cases, a cloud platform may utilize a set of pre-defined batch processes (e.g., workflow templates) and tenant-specific configurations for instantiating and executing tenant-specific batch processes for each tenant of a user. As such, the cloud platform may utilize common data process workflows for each tenant, where a configuration specifies tenant-specific information for the common data process workflows. The workflow templates may include a set of job definitions (e.g., actions for a server to execute) and a schedule defining the frequency for running the templates for a specific project. The configurations may indicate a tenant to execute the workflow templates for, and may include tenant-specific information to override default template information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Gerber, Kit Pang Szeto, Vitaly Gordon, Ji Oh Yoo, Shaun Senecal, Gregory Rice, Ka Hou Chan
  • Patent number: 7733054
    Abstract: In a cordless power tool system, high temperature gases created in a battery pack by the battery cells during a charging or discharging operation can be routed into a housing of one of an attached power tool or charger to reduce the temperature of the gases, prior to venting the gases externally. In an example, a battery pack has at least one vent hole for relieving pressure and a movable device covering the vent hole and configured to expose the vent hole upon a pressure set-point within the pack housing being exceeded. In another example, the pack housing includes a thin-walled section designed to break if pressure within the pack housing exceeds a given pressure setpoint. In a further example, the pack housing includes a baffle having an S-shaped cross-section for providing a vent path for gases and for preventing external fluids from entering the pack housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Phillips, Daniel J. White, Adam M. Casalena, Danh T. Trinh, Daniele C. Brotto, Gregory A. Rice
  • Publication number: 20080153406
    Abstract: An electrically powered belt sander comprising a housing, a dust flow path defined by the housing, a motor mounted in the housing at a first location and having an output shaft, a fan connectable to the motor output shaft and rotateably mounted in the housing at a second location a distance from the motor output shaft, a belt connectable between the motor output shaft and the fan whereby the rotation of the motor output shaft drives the rotation of the fan, and a damper located in the dust flow path and operable for blocking the dust flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Jason R. MELVIN, Michael J. Walstrum, Carl F. Merhar, Gregory A. Rice, John McKibben, Danielle V. Gayle, Jonah Myerberg
  • Patent number: 7338348
    Abstract: An electrically powered belt sander comprising a housing, a dust flow path defined by the housing, a motor mounted in the housing at a first location and having an output shaft, a fan connectable to the motor output shaft and rotateably mounted in the housing at a second location a distance from the motor output shaft, a belt connectable between the motor output shaft and the fan whereby the rotation of the motor output shaft drives the rotation of the fan, and a damper located in the dust flow path and operable for blocking the dust flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Melvin, Michael J. Walstrum, Carl F. Merhar, III, Gregory A. Rice, John McKibben, Danielle V. Gayle, Jonah Myerberg
  • Patent number: 7318768
    Abstract: A power tool is a “low profile” power tool, that is the overall height of the power tool is sufficiently small that a user can grasp the top of the power tool with the user's hand and the hand will be positioned relative close to the bottom of the power tool compared with existing power tools. The low profile power tool uses a low profile motor having a diameter to lamination height ratio of at least 2:1. In an aspect of the invention, the motor is an electronically commutated “pancake” style motor. In an aspect of the invention, the power tool is a random orbital sander or an orbital sander having a motor that provides at least 40 watts of power. In an aspect of the invention, the sander has a mechanical brake that brakes the orbital mechanism and the motor is dynamically braked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Uday S. Deshpande, Bhanuprasad V. Gorti, Jason R. Melvin, Gregory A. Rice, David Wikle, Shailesh P. Waikar, William F. Hilsher
  • Publication number: 20070287365
    Abstract: A power tool in accordance with an embodiment of the invention has a motor driving a member, a switch coupled across windings of the motor that dynamically brakes the motor, and a mechanical brake that brakes speed of the member. In an aspect, the combined dynamic and mechanical braking brakes speed of the member to a desired speed in no more than about two second. In an aspect, the motor is an electronically commutated motor and the power tool includes a controller that electronically commutates the motor by switching switches that switch power to the motor in an electronic commutation sequence and switches the switches to electronically brake the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Uday Deshpande, Bhanuprasad Gorti, Jason Melvin, Gregory Rice, David Wikle, Shailesh Waikar, William Hilsher
  • Publication number: 20070236177
    Abstract: In a cordless power tool system, high temperature gases created in a battery pack by the battery cells during a charging or discharging operation can be routed into a housing of one of an attached power tool or charger to reduce the temperature of the gases, prior to venting the gases externally. In an example, a battery pack has at least one vent hole for relieving pressure and a movable device covering the vent hole and configured to expose the vent hole upon a pressure set-point within the pack housing being exceeded. In another example, the pack housing includes a thin-walled section designed to break if pressure within the pack housing exceeds a given pressure setpoint. In a further example, the pack housing includes a baffle having an S-shaped cross-section for providing a vent path for gases and for preventing external fluids from entering the pack housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Phillips, Daniel White, Adam Casalena, Danh Trinh, Daniele Brotto, Gregory Rice
  • Patent number: 7207875
    Abstract: A frame for a portable power sander, the frame convertible into a stand for supporting the power sander in a stationary orientation wherein the abrasive belt is accessible, said frame comprising: a base; a leg connectable to the base, and a fence assembly connectable to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Melvin, Michael J. Walstrum, Carl F. Merhar, III, Gregory A. Rice, Stuart J. Wright
  • Publication number: 20070053896
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of detecting, monitoring the efficacy of treatment of, and assessing the severity of ovarian cancer, by assessing the concentration of haptoglobin-1 precursor in a sample of biological fluid. The invention also relates to a kit comprising an antibody or nucleic acid probe specific for haptoglobin-1 precursor for use in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, monitoring the efficacy of treatment of ovarian cancer, or assessing the severity of ovarian cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Nuzhat Ahmed, Gregory Rice, Michael Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060234617
    Abstract: A power tool accessory identification system includes a power tool which has a motor, an output spindle actuatable by the motor, and a tool holder connected to the spindle and configured to hold an accessory therein. The power tool includes an accessory reader to decoding an identification device on the accessory. In a method of controlling the power tool with an accessory operatively coupled thereto, the accessory is inserted in the tool and a communication interface between the accessory and tool is read. An accessory identification is decoded via an accessory reader of the tool. A tool setting for the power tool is accessed based on the decoded accessory identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Francis, Steven Phillips, David Carrier, Danh Trinh, Andrew Seman, Christopher Yahnker, Daniele Brotto, Joshua West, Gregory Rice
  • Publication number: 20060127903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cell-free immunoreactive Integrin Linked Kinase which is present in samples of biological fluids from patients suffering from ovarian cancer. The invention also relates to methods of diagnosis, screening, monitoring treatment and treatment of cancers, especially ovarian cancer, and to kits and compounds for use therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Nuzhat Ahmed, Gregory Rice, Michael Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050245182
    Abstract: A power tool is a “low profile” power tool, that is the overall height of the power tool is sufficiently small that a user can grasp the top of the power tool with the user's hand and the hand will be positioned relative close to the bottom of the power tool compared with existing power tools. The low profile power tool uses a low profile motor having a diameter to lamination height ratio of at least 2:1. In an aspect of the invention, the motor is an electronically commutated “pancake” style motor. In an aspect of the invention, the power tool is a random orbital sander or an orbital sander having a motor that provides at least 40 watts of power. In an aspect of the invention, the sander has a mechanical brake that brakes the orbital mechanism and the motor is dynamically braked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Uday Deshpande, Bhanuprasad Gorti, Jason Melvin, Gregory Rice, David Wikle, Shailesh Waikar, William Hilsher
  • Publication number: 20050079810
    Abstract: A frame for a portable power sander, the frame convertible into a stand for supporting the power sander in a stationary orientation wherein the abrasive belt is accessible, said frame comprising: a base; a leg connectable to the base, and a fence assembly connectable to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Jason Melvin, Michael Walstrum, Carl Merhar, Gregory Rice, Stuart Wright
  • Publication number: 20050048883
    Abstract: An electrically powered belt sander comprising a housing, a dust flow path defined by the housing, a motor mounted in the housing at a first location and having an output shaft, a fan connectable to the motor output shaft and rotateably mounted in the housing at a second location a distance from the motor output shaft, a belt connectable between the motor output shaft and the fan whereby the rotation of the motor output shaft drives the rotation of the fan, and a damper located in the dust flow path and operable for blocking the dust flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Jason Melvin, Michael Walstrum, Carl Merhar, Gregory Rice, John McKibben, Danielle Gayle, Jonah Myerberg
  • Patent number: 6189217
    Abstract: A hand-held power saw (10) having a housing (112) which includes a blade storage chamber (124) and a retaining member (130) for holding at least one spare saw blade (26) within the storage chamber. In one embodiment the retaining member comprises a rubber component having a pair of arms (136). Each arm has a groove (138) formed therein which holds a ball bearing (140). The ball bearings are biased into contact with one another once the retaining member is assembled into a housing portion of the tool within the storage chamber. When a spare saw blade is inserted into the storage chamber a portion thereof is urged between the ball bearings. The resiliency of the rubber arms causes the ball bearings to grasp the spare saw blade and retain it within the storage chamber. The opposite end of the blade engages a foam-like member (150) held within a recess (124c) at the opposite end of the storage chamber which prevents the blade from rattling within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Melvin, Benjamin J. Grabowski, Gregory A. Rice
  • Patent number: 5243322
    Abstract: A microprocessor controlled automobile security system provides several features for enhanced operability. The system allows a receiving unit to learn a plurality of operating codes from a plurality of uniquely coded transmitters with which it can operate, thereby allowing each transmitting unit to be sold separately from each receiving unit. The system also allows for an operator to personally set the threshold at which a signal detected by a shock detector will result in an alarm being triggered. The system is further selectively operable in either a manual arming mode or a passive arming mode. The system also allows selective operation in either a full current sensing mode in which either a detected shock above an absolute threshold or a .DELTA. threshold, or current flow above a predetermined level, will trigger an alarm system or operation in a shock and current integration mode in which if a detected current exceeding a predetermined threshold and a shock above an absolute or .DELTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Inventors: Stephen S. Thompson, Michael C. Thompson, Gregory Rice, Pradeep Bhagwat, Mark Gottlieb, Thomas Roche