Patents by Inventor J. Luke Jenkins

J. Luke Jenkins 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: 20210316432
    Abstract: A pneumatic fastener driver operable in a single sequential mode and a bump-fire mode, and includes a housing, a nosepiece, a trigger moveable between a default position and a depressed position, a contact arm movable relative to the nosepiece between an extended position and a retracted position, and a timeout mechanism operable in the bump-fire mode to inhibit the drive cycle from being initiated in response to inactivity of the contact arm over a preset time interval defined by unwinding of a mainspring that is initially wound in response to the trigger being actuated from the default position to the depressed position. The pneumatic fastener driver also includes a counting assembly having a female barrel pivotably coupled to a pivot shaft of the trigger and driven by the mainspring and a lockout linkage coupled to the female barrel that is capable of interfering with a portion of the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tyler Knight, Miles R. Moody, J. Luke Jenkins, Matthew W. Conner, William E. Sadkowski, Reid Cheatham, Justin Moylan
  • Publication number: 20210221561
    Abstract: A stackable storage system includes a first container, a second container, and a latch moveable between a first position and a second position. The first container includes a projection extending away from the first container along a stacking direction. An edge portion extends from the projection along a plane substantially perpendicular to the stacking direction. The second container includes a recess. The recess receives the projection when the first container and the second container are stacked relative to one another in the stacking direction. The latch overlaps the edge portion with respect to the stacking direction while in the first position to secure the first container and the second container. The latch and edge portion are positioned in a non-overlapping manner relative to one another while the latch is in the second position to permit separation of the first container from the second container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Richard M. Davidian, Rony Chan, William J. Saunders, Ryan A. Hirtz, Tyler H. Knight, Drew A. Dahill, Austin Clark, Stephen A. Hughett, J. Luke Jenkins, J. Mike King, Jeffrey Groves, J. Porter Whitmire, Brianna E. Williams, Charles Moody Wacker, II
  • Patent number: 11065749
    Abstract: A pneumatic fastener driver is operable in a single sequential mode and a bump-fire mode. The pneumatic fastener driver includes a housing, a nosepiece extending from the housing from which fasteners are ejected, and a trigger moveable between a default position, in which a drive cycle is inhibited from initiating, and a depressed position, in which the drive cycle is permitted to be initiated. The pneumatic fastener driver further includes a contact arm movable relative to the nosepiece between an extended position and a retracted position, and a timeout mechanism operable in the bump-fire mode to inhibit the drive cycle from being initiated in response to inactivity of the contact arm over a preset time interval that begins once the trigger is actuated from the default position to the depressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Tyler Knight, Miles R. Moody, J. Luke Jenkins, Matthew W. Conner, William E. Sadkowski, Reid Cheatham, Justin Moylan
  • Publication number: 20210178311
    Abstract: An air purifier includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, a filter disposed adjacent the air inlet, a blower unit disposed within the housing to draw air through the air inlet and expel air through the air outlet, a battery receptacle configured to engage a battery for providing power to the motor, and a handle coupled to the housing to facilitate transportation of the air purifier. The blower unit includes a motor and an impeller driven by the motor to induce an air flow, and rotation of the impeller induces air flow at a rate between approximately 400 cubic feet per minute and approximately 800 cubic feet per minute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Van Bergen, J. Porter Whitmire, Brianna E. Williams, Miles Riordan Moody, J. Luke Jenkins, Austin Clark, Jeffrey Groves, Tyler H. Knight, Stephen A. Hughett
  • Patent number: 10892451
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack including a housing including a bottom wall and a top wall opposite the bottom wall, a plurality of battery cells at least partially positioned within the housing, and a latch mechanism. Where the latch mechanism includes a first linkage member having a contact surface accessible by the user from outside the housing, and where the contact surface is positioned proximate the bottom wall of the housing, a locking pawl movable with respect to the housing between a locked position and an unlocked position and in operable communication with the first linkage member, and where the locking pawl is positioned proximate the top wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: J. Luke Jenkins, Ryan Altenburger, William J. Saunders, Brent M. Willey, Li Sheng Ping
  • Patent number: 10801260
    Abstract: A window covering assembly includes one or more powered modules, such as a light, temperature sensor, fan, heater, or motion detector. The window covering assembly is configured so that the modules may be attached to the window covering assembly in numerous configurations, thus permitting tailored features of the window covering assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, Mark Huggins, Tanvi Singh, J. Luke Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20190291253
    Abstract: A pneumatic fastener driver is operable in a single sequential mode and a bump-fire mode. The pneumatic fastener driver includes a housing, a nosepiece extending from the housing from which fasteners are ejected, and a trigger moveable between a default position, in which a drive cycle is inhibited from initiating, and a depressed position, in which the drive cycle is permitted to be initiated. The pneumatic fastener driver further includes a contact arm movable relative to the nosepiece between an extended position and a retracted position, and a timeout mechanism operable in the bump-fire mode to inhibit the drive cycle from being initiated in response to inactivity of the contact arm over a preset time interval that begins once the trigger is actuated from the default position to the depressed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler Knight, Miles R. Moody, J. Luke Jenkins, Matthew W. Conner, William E. Sadkowski, Reid Cheatham, Justin Moylan
  • Publication number: 20190242571
    Abstract: A light and fan assembly may include a body having a first side configured to be positioned adjacent to a ceiling, a second side opposite the first side, and an internal cavity disposed between the first side and the second side. The light and fan assembly may also include a light unit disposed on the second side of the body. The light unit may have an outer perimeter. At least a portion of the outer perimeter may be spaced apart from the body to define an outlet therebetween. The light and fan assembly may further include a motor positioned within the internal cavity, and a fan positioned within the internal cavity and coupled to the motor. The fan may be operable to draw air into the internal cavity and exhaust the air out of the body through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, Miles R. Moody, J. Luke Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20190242391
    Abstract: A ceiling fan may include a housing having a central longitudinal axis, an inlet, and an interior in fluid communication with the inlet. The ceiling fan may include a nozzle disposed around a portion of the housing that may be spaced a distance apart from the housing and define an interior passageway and an outlet in fluid communication with the interior passageway. The ceiling fan may include a conduit disposed between portions of the housing and the nozzle in fluid communication with the interior of the housing and the interior passageway of the nozzle. The fan may further include an impeller disposed in the housing and a motor coupled to the impeller. The motor may rotate the impeller for drawing air into the interior of the housing through the inlet, moving air through the conduit and the interior passageway, and expelling air out of the outlet in a preferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, J. Luke Jenkins
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20190234423
    Abstract: A fan may include a housing with an air inlet and an air outlet, a motor disposed in the housing, and an impeller disposed in the housing and coupled to the motor. The impeller may be operable to be rotated by the motor for drawing air into the air inlet and expelling the air from the air outlet. The fan may also include a diffuser disposed at least partially in the housing. The diffuser may have a bowl-shape and the bowl-shape may define an air diffusing surface over which the air moves towards the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Graham M. Schaafsma, J. Luke Jenkins, Stephen A. Hughett, J. Porter Whitmire, Anthony T. Tocco
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20190120248
    Abstract: A fan includes a central hub defining an inlet, a motor positioned within the central hub, and an impeller positioned within the central hub. The impeller is operable to be rotated by the motor to generate air movement. The fan also includes a nozzle defining a channel that receives the airflow from the central hub. The nozzle also defines an outlet in communication with the channel to direct air out of the nozzle. The fan further includes a plurality of conduits connecting the nozzle to the central hub to direct air from the central hub to the channel and through the outlet of the nozzle. The nozzle defines a projection aligned with each conduit to divide air movement through the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, Michael J. Caso, III, Miles Moody, Mark Huggins, J. Luke Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20190109308
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack including a housing including a bottom wall and a top wall opposite the bottom wall, a plurality of battery cells at least partially positioned within the housing, and a latch mechanism. Where the latch mechanism includes a first linkage member having a contact surface accessible by the user from outside the housing, and where the contact surface is positioned proximate the bottom wall of the housing, a locking pawl movable with respect to the housing between a locked position and an unlocked position and in operable communication with the first linkage member, and where the locking pawl is positioned proximate the top wall of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: J. Luke Jenkins, Ryan Altenburger, William J. Saunders, Brent M. Willey, Li Sheng Ping
  • Patent number: 10237996
    Abstract: A modular garage door opener system and method including a garage door opener having a motor that is configured to be coupled to a garage door to open and close the garage door. The garage door opener includes a first accessory port including a first accessory mounting interface and a second accessory port disposed on the garage door opener including a second accessory mounting interface. An accessory device including a first mounting interface engages the first accessory mounting interface to couple the accessory device to the first accessory port. The accessory device may be disengaged from the first accessory mounting interface and then engage the second accessory mounting interface to couple the accessory device to the second accessory port. Additionally, a second accessory device may engage the first accessory port after disengagement of the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, Todd Zimmerman, Mark Huggins, Michael Preus, Parke Pleasants, J. Luke Jenkins, Robert E. McCracken, Kenneth M. Brazell, Taku Ohi, C. Eric Lagman
  • Patent number: 10158105
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack including a housing, a plurality of battery cells at least partially positioned within the housing, and a latch mechanism. The latch mechanism including a first linkage member, a second linkage member in operable communication with the first linkage member, and a locking pawl directly coupled to the second linkage member and movable with respect to the housing between a locked position and an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: J. Luke Jenkins, Ryan Altenburger, William J. Saunders, Brent M. Willey, Li Sheng Ping
  • Publication number: 20180305978
    Abstract: A window covering assembly includes a roller to which a window cover is attached and a motorized assembly. The motorized assembly imparts a force via a power transmission system to the roller, thereby causing the roller to rotate and the window covering to raise or lower. The roller and motorized assembly are modular and are not permanently joined to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, Mark Huggins, Tanvi Singh, J. Luke Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20180305979
    Abstract: A window covering assembly includes one or more powered modules, such as a light, temperature sensor, fan, heater, or motion detector. The window covering assembly is configured so that the modules may be attached to the window covering assembly in numerous configurations, thus permitting tailored features of the window covering assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: J. Porter Whitmire, Mark Huggins, Tanvi Singh, J. Luke Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20180297227
    Abstract: A cutting tool is configured to cut a tube. The cutting tool comprises a tube cutter. The tube cutter includes a housing having a blade opening and a profile defining a tube opening configured to receive the tube. The tube cutter also includes a blade arranged in the blade opening and extending into the tube opening. The cutting tool further comprises a handle having a grip portion and a mounting portion, the mounting portion configured to removably attach the tube cutter to the handle. The cutting tool also comprises a ratcheting mechanism configured to alternatively lock and unlock the tube cutter for rotation with the handle. When the tube cutter is attached to the mounting portion, the tube is arranged in the tube opening, and the handle is rotated in a first direction about the pipe, the ratcheting mechanism locks the tube cutter for rotation with the handle, such that the tube cutter rotates with the handle and the blade cuts the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventor: J. Luke Jenkins
  • Patent number: D841444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Preus, Parke Pleasants, J. Luke Jenkins, John Schaalje, Taku Ohi, Steven Westover, C. Eric Lagman
  • Patent number: D871472
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Preus, Parke Pleasants, J. Luke Jenkins, John Schaalje, Taku Ohi, Steven Westover, C. Eric Lagman
  • Patent number: D872153
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Preus, Parke Pleasants, J. Luke Jenkins, John Schaalje, Taku Ohi, Steven Westover, C. Eric Lagman