Patents by Inventor James Lynch

James Lynch 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: 20220194220
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a mower having a chassis and a rear suspension assembly. The chassis supports a cutter deck. The rear suspension assembly includes a support, a drive axle, and a shock absorber. The support includes a pivot, and the pivot includes a bushing to allow pivotable motion relative to the chassis. The drive axle is supported by the support and is configured to transfer power to drive at least one wheel. The shock absorber is coupled to the support and the chassis. The at least one wheel and the drive axle are configured to vertically oscillate relative to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. WEBER, Denis OSWALD, Travis RASCH, Erik SLEGELIS, Mark J. MELONE, James F. MARSHALL, Richard SMITH, Mark LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20220182757
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for directing sound through a parametric speaker in connection with interpreting/translating messages in an open forum such that communications may be delivered and understood without the use of headphones. The directed sound may also be directed in connection with detecting auditory areas and targeting sound at the auditory regions of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Scalisi, Tyler James Gilbreth, Steven Christopher Lynch, Adrian Simon Lanch
  • Publication number: 20220182755
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide directed sound to venues, including a queue line and locations offering multiple viewing devices with different audio streams. Directed sound can be sent to various locations in the queue line to reach specific individuals, positions in the queue line, etc. A queue rate may be used to determine current locations in the queue line. The directed transmission of sound waves can provide the directed sound through modulation of the sound on an ultrasonic carrier. In connection with directing sound to a specific location in a venue, one or more individuals can be tracked according to an indoor positioning system to send a sound message using a modulated ultrasonic carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Scalisi, Tyler James Gilbreth, Steven Christopher Lynch, Adrian Simon Lanch
  • Publication number: 20220180072
    Abstract: A method for providing directed transmission of sound waves, through modulation on an ultrasonic carrier, may comprise connecting at least one directed sound source to an audio system; emitting, via the at least one directed sound source, audio from the audio system, wherein the emitting comprises emitting medium-frequency audio waves and higher-frequency audio waves. The audio may be selected via a master control unit (MCU), which may be operatively coupled to a mobile application. In some embodiments, a first audio selection is configured to be heard only through a first directed sound source, and a second audio selection is configured to be heard only through a second directed sound source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Scalisi, Tyler James Gilbreth, Steven Christopher Lynch, Adrian Simon Lanch
  • Patent number: 11351804
    Abstract: A stencil printer includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, and a support assembly coupled to the frame, with the support assembly including tooling configured to support the electronic substrate in a print position beneath the stencil. The stencil printer further includes a print head assembly coupled to the frame in such a manner that the print head assembly is configured to traverse the stencil during print strokes. The print head assembly includes a squeegee blade assembly and at least one paste cartridge to deposit solder paste on the stencil. The stencil printer further includes an end effector configured to pick up and release items from a tooling tray. The stencil printer further includes a movable cart configured to interface with the stencil printer to deliver changeover and/or replacement items within a stencil printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Losiewicz, Bruce C. Seaton, James Lynch, Patsy A. Mattero, Joan N. Schopf, Thomas C. Prentice, Scott A. Reid
  • Publication number: 20220118541
    Abstract: A paste dispensing transfer system of a stencil printer is configured to print an assembly material on an electronic substrate. The transfer system includes a paste cartridge mechanism coupled to a print head assembly of the stencil printer, and a rotary indexing mechanism coupled to a frame of the stencil printer. The paste dispensing transfer system is configured to transfer a used paste cartridge from the print head assembly to the rotary indexing mechanism supported by the frame and to transfer a new paste cartridge from the rotary indexing mechanism to the print head assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: James Lynch, William A. Losiewicz, Kenneth J. King, Patsy A. Mattero, Blake T. Monjar
  • Patent number: 11247286
    Abstract: A paste dispensing transfer system of a stencil printer is configured to print an assembly material on an electronic substrate. The transfer system includes a paste cartridge mechanism coupled to a print head assembly of the stencil printer, and a rotary indexing mechanism coupled to a frame of the stencil printer. The paste dispensing transfer system is configured to transfer a used paste cartridge from the print head assembly to the rotary indexing mechanism supported by the frame and to transfer a new paste cartridge from the rotary indexing mechanism to the print head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: James Lynch, William A. Losiewicz, Kenneth J. King, Patsy A. Mattero, Blake T. Monjar
  • Patent number: 11185784
    Abstract: A system and method for generating personalized messaging campaigns for video game players is provided. A video game player's profile data and/or behavioral data may be used to create a customized messaging campaign for the player. The messaging campaign may comprise one or more messages, each selected from a variety of message types, that may be delivered to a game player through one or more channels, at predetermined time intervals. Examples of message types may include gameplay tips, techniques, strategy information, news, awards, milestones, promotions relating to microtransactions (e.g., offers, discounts, etc.), overviews of new products, features, etc., or other message types. Any number of predefined messages may exist (e.g., tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.) for each message type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric James Lynch, Darryl Kanouse
  • Publication number: 20210204787
    Abstract: A method of scheduling a robotic device enables the device to run autonomously based on previously loaded scheduling information. The method consists of a communication device, such as a hand-held remote device, that can directly control the robotic device, or load scheduling information into the robotic device such that it will carry out a defined task at the desired time without the need for further external control. The communication device can also be configured to load a scheduling application program into an existing robotic device, such that the robotic device can receive and implement scheduling information from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Zivthan A. Dubrovsky, Gregg W. Landry, Michael J. Halloran, James Lynch
  • Patent number: 10893787
    Abstract: A method of scheduling a robotic device enables the device to run autonomously based on previously loaded scheduling information. The method consists of a communication device, such as a hand-held remote device, that can directly control the robotic device, or load scheduling information into the robotic device such that it will carry out a defined task at the desired time without the need for farther external control. The communication device can also be configured to load a scheduling application program into an existing robotic device, such that the robotic device can receive and implement scheduling information from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Zivthan A. Dubrovsky, Gregg W. Landry, Michael J. Halloran, James Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200396843
    Abstract: A method of performing a fully automated, single changeover process within a stencil printer includes identifying at least one item for replacement within the stencil printer, transporting an item to the stencil printer by a single change movable cart, removing a used item identified for replacement and delivering the used item to the movable cart, and installing a new item within the stencil printer from the movable cart. A system to perform a fully automated, single changeover process within a stencil printer includes a single change movable cart configured to transport an item to the stencil printer, remove a used item scheduled for replacement, and install the item within the stencil printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: William A. Losiewicz, James Lynch, Matthew F. Schumacher, Bruce C. Seaton, Weidong Wang
  • Publication number: 20200391499
    Abstract: A stencil printer includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, the stencil having apertures formed therein, a support assembly coupled to the frame, the support assembly including tooling configured to support the electronic substrate in a print position beneath the stencil, a print head assembly coupled to the frame in such a manner that the print head assembly is configured to traverse the stencil during print strokes, the print head assembly including a squeegee blade assembly and at least one paste cartridge to deposit solder paste on the stencil, and a robotic arm configured to perform functions within the stencil printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: James Lynch, Matthew F. Schumacher, Bruce C. Seaton, Weidong Wang
  • Publication number: 20200391530
    Abstract: A stencil printer includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, and a support assembly coupled to the frame, with the support assembly including tooling configured to support the electronic substrate in a print position beneath the stencil. The stencil printer further includes a print head assembly coupled to the frame in such a manner that the print head assembly is configured to traverse the stencil during print strokes. The print head assembly includes a squeegee blade assembly and at least one paste cartridge to deposit solder paste on the stencil. The stencil printer further includes an end effector configured to pick up and release items from a tooling tray. The stencil printer further includes a movable cart configured to interface with the stencil printer to deliver changeover and/or replacement items within a stencil printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: William A. Losiewicz, Bruce C. Seaton, James Lynch, Patsy A. Mattero, Joan N. Schopf, Thomas C. Prentice, Scott A. Reid
  • Publication number: 20200391500
    Abstract: A delivery device is configured to deliver changeover and/or replacement items within a stencil printer. The delivery device includes a housing configured to support replacement and/or replenishment items, the housing having wheels or casters to enable the housing to roll along a relatively flat surface, at least one support structure configured to store items for the stencil printer, and one or more device configured to transport items from the delivery device to the stencil printer and from the stencil printer to the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: James Lynch, Matthew F. Schumacher, Bruce C. Seaton, Weidong Wang, Isaiah M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200391315
    Abstract: A paste dispensing transfer system of a stencil printer is configured to print an assembly material on an electronic substrate. The transfer system includes a paste cartridge mechanism coupled to a print head assembly of the stencil printer, and a rotary indexing mechanism coupled to a frame of the stencil printer. The paste dispensing transfer system is configured to transfer a used paste cartridge from the print head assembly to the rotary indexing mechanism supported by the frame and to transfer a new paste cartridge from the rotary indexing mechanism to the print head assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: James Lynch, William A. Losiewicz, Kenneth J. King, Patsy A. Mattero, Blake T. Monjar
  • Publication number: 20200391531
    Abstract: A stencil printer includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, and a support assembly coupled to the frame, with the support assembly including tooling configured to support the electronic substrate in a print position beneath the stencil. The stencil printer further includes a print head assembly coupled to the frame in such a manner that the print head assembly is configured to traverse the stencil during print strokes. The print head assembly includes a squeegee blade assembly and at least one paste cartridge to deposit solder paste on the stencil. The stencil printer further includes an end effector configured to pick up and release items from a tooling tray. The stencil printer further includes a movable cart configured to interface with the stencil printer to deliver changeover and/or replacement items within a stencil printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: William A. Losiewicz, Bruce C. Seaton, James Lynch, Patsy A. Mattero, Joan N. Schopf, Thomas C. Prentice, Scott A. Reid
  • Publication number: 20200323408
    Abstract: A method for energy management robotic device includes providing a base station for mating with the robotic device, determining a quantity of energy stored in an energy storage unit of the robotic device, and performing a predetermined task based at least in part on the quantity of energy stored. Also disclosed are systems for emitting avoidance signals to prevent inadvertent contact between the robot and the base station, and systems for emitting homing signals to allow the robotic device to accurately dock with the base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: David A. Cohen, Daniel N. Ozick, Clara Vu, James Lynch, Philip R. Mass
  • Patent number: 10758100
    Abstract: A method for energy management robotic device includes providing a base station for mating with the robotic device, determining a quantity of energy stored in an energy storage unit of the robotic device, and performing a predetermined task based at least in part on the quantity of energy stored. Also disclosed are systems for emitting avoidance signals to prevent inadvertent contact between the robot and the base station, and systems for emitting homing signals to allow the robotic device to accurately dock with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Cohen, Daniel N. Ozick, Clara Vu, James Lynch, Philip R. Mass
  • Patent number: 10675758
    Abstract: A method for energy management robotic device includes providing a base station for mating with the robotic device, determining a quantity of energy stored in an energy storage unit of the robotic device, and performing a predetermined task based at least in part on the quantity of energy stored. Also disclosed are systems for emitting avoidance signals to prevent inadvertent contact between the robot and the base station, and systems for emitting homing signals to allow the robotic device to accurately dock with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Cohen, Daniel N. Ozick, Clara Vu, James Lynch, Philip R. Mass
  • Patent number: D928113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yongook Guack, Andrew P. Tosh, Duck Soo Choi, Cormac O'Conaire, James Lynch, Philip Nordmand Anderson, Peter Bevan, Michael Parker, Cathal Loughnane