Patents by Inventor James O'Brien

James O'Brien 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: 8360222
    Abstract: A transmission braking system includes a vehicle drive train and at least one hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor includes a front shaft and a rear shaft. The rear shaft has an anti-rotation element. An engagement mechanism is slidably affixed to the vehicle drive train, and selectively couples with the anti-rotation element to militate against a rotation of the front and rear shafts. A four-wheel locking system is also provided. The four wheel locking system includes a shaft-coupling engagement mechanism slidably affixed to one of the hydraulic motors. The shaft-coupling engagement mechanism selectively couples with the anti-rotation elements of the motors for allowing a summing of the output torque. The transmission braking system and the four-wheel locking system may be provided in a combined system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Limo-Reid, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. O'Brien, II
  • Patent number: 8339618
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for confirming attributes of media loaded in a media tray in an image production device is disclosed. The method may include determining which media tray of one or more media trays is being loaded with media using one or more media tray sensors, displaying a graphical representation of the media tray being loaded to a user on a user interface, prompting the user to enter and confirm attributes of the media being loaded into the media tray through the user interface, determining if confirmation has been received from the user interface, wherein if it is determined that the confirmation has been received from the user interface, storing the confirmed attributes for the determined media tray in a memory, and processing print jobs using the stored media tray attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Shawn Stewart, Gemma Rosalind Lee, Lee James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20120174985
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling the logic of a spool valve including providing a valve block having a bore and a plurality of ports formed therein, the ports in fluid communication with the bore. A spool is selectively movable in the valve block and in fluid communication with the ports. A plurality of annular laminates is located on the spool, wherein each of the annular laminates comprises an outer diameter and an inner diameter. The outer diameter of each of the annular laminates seals against the bore and the inner diameter seals against the spool. A laminate plug is secured within the bore and compresses the annular laminates within the bore. Guiding the annular laminates by the spool controls the logic of the spool valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: James A. O'Brien, II, Matthew W. Witte, Benjamin Piotter
  • Patent number: 8215932
    Abstract: A telescoping gear pump comprises a bolt, a Bellville washer, a wear plate, a seal housing, a seal spring, a spur gear including a wear lobe, a seal ring and a case drain path, a shaft, a ring gear including a wear lobe, seal ring, and a case drain path, seal, a bolt assembly including a Bellville washer and bolt, and a pressure plate. The assembly provides pressure to a fluid to maintain a seal within a telescoping pump/motor during operation. The wear lobe reduces wear while maintaining fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Limo-Reid, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. O'Brien, II
  • Publication number: 20120067446
    Abstract: An accumulator assembly comprises an accumulator cylinder formed of a cylindrical, gas-impermeable shell and a cylindrical gas-impermeable sleeve disposed within and substantially concentric with the shell. An interstitial space is formed between the sleeve and the shell. A piston slidably is disposed within the sleeve, the piston separating an interior of the sleeve into a first chamber configured to contain a compressed gas, and a second chamber configured to contain a pressurized fluid. A pair of removable axial closures retained to the gas-impermeable sleeve at opposing ends and sealingly engaged with corresponding opposing ends of the gas-impermeable shell is configured to provide maximum resistance to the tensional stress of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: James A. O'Brien, II, Matthew W. Witte, George J. Frank
  • Publication number: 20120042239
    Abstract: A method of creating a template for presenting content within a document. The method includes defining a plurality of components, each including at least one content region and at least one of a frame, a template perimeter and an object. A number of links are then defined between the components, each link representing a respective spatial relationship. A processing system is then responsive to the template to populate the content region with content, generate a representation of each component and position the representation of each component in the document using the defined links to control the relative spatial positioning of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20120003723
    Abstract: A method of dispersing animal waste includes providing an delivery article for holding a treatment agent, said article constructed and arranged with a source of pressurized gas that forces a treatment agent through an outlet of the delivery article and covers animal waste such that the physical pressure of liquid delivery combined with the chemical composition of the treatment agent is effective in dispersing animal waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: HOLLYWOOD VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: MAX CHIRA, JEFFREY TRAUTMAN, JAMES O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20110319221
    Abstract: The present invention is a three forward speed gearbox with reverse from a single planetary gearset. The forward speed ratios include a low gear, one to one, and overdrive. The reverse gear ratio is identical with the low gear. Forward rotation of the output shaft in first gear is accomplished by reversing the direction of the input motor. This is easily achieved from a bi-directional prime mover such as a hydraulic motor or electric motor. Another advantage of using a bi-directional prime mover is that the bi-directional rotation of the input shaft provides forward, reverse and back drive to accumulate energy in an accumulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: James A. O'Brien, II, George J. Frank
  • Publication number: 20110287607
    Abstract: Laser singulation of electronic devices from semiconductor substrates including wafers is performed using up to 3 lasers from 2 wavelength ranges. Using up to 3 lasers from 2 wavelength ranges permits laser singulation of wafers held by die attach film while avoiding problems caused by single-wavelength dicing. In particular, using up to 3 lasers from 2 wavelength ranges permits efficient dicing of semiconductor wafers while avoiding debris and thermal problems associated with laser processing die attach tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yasu Osako, Bong Cho, Daragh Finn, Andrew Hooper, James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8011910
    Abstract: A low noise gear set for use generally and preferably with a power plant having an engine driving a pump connected to a low pressure fluid source, generating high pressure fluid at an output. The idle gear meshes with the drive gear along two points of the profile of the corresponding gears. The first point being the root of one gear tooth meshing with the tip of the opposite gear tooth creating an initial first contact point and a subsequent second point along the profile when the teeth are disengaging at the first point and engaging at the second point, forming a sealed area, allowing the fluid to hydrostatically escape between the points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Limo-Reid, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. O'Brien, II
  • Publication number: 20110154838
    Abstract: A modular heat exchange system having a refrigerant system for cycling a refrigerant through a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, a heat source circulation system which circulates a heat exchange fluid between a heat source and the evaporator, a heat sink circulation system which circulates a heat absorption fluid between a heat sink and the condenser, a heat exchanger for exchanging thermal energy between one of the heat exchange fluid or the heat absorption fluid; and a neutral tank, wherein the one of the heat exchange fluid or the heat absorption fluid is deposited in the neutral tank upon returning from the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: TRIEA SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: James O'Brien, Matthew Ginalick, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110107754
    Abstract: A retard device (100, 100?) for a hybrid system (2) is provided. The retard device (100, 100?) includes a housing (102, 102?) having a first end (104, 104?) and a second end (106, 106?). The first end (104, 104) has a system inlet (108, 108) and the second end (106, 106) has an aperture (110, 110?). A piston assembly (112, 112?) is slidably disposed in the aperture (110, 110?) of the housing (102, 102?). The piston assembly (112, 112?) includes a piston head (114, 114?) coupled to an actuating linkage (116, 116). The piston head (114, 114?) is disposed adjacent the system inlet (108, 108) and the actuating linkage (116, 116?) is disposed through the aperture (110, 110) of the housing (102, 102?). A spring (126, 126) is disposed within the housing (102, 102?) between the second end (106, 106?) and the piston head (114, 114?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: James A. O'Brien, Richard T. Hoehn
  • Publication number: 20110041536
    Abstract: A modular heat exchange system having a refrigerant system for cycling a refrigerant through a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, a heat source circulation system which circulates a heat exchange fluid between a heat source and the evaporator, a heat sink circulation system which circulates a heat absorption fluid between a heat sink and the condenser, a fluid management system having temperature gauges for respectively reading core temperatures of the heat source and the heat sink, and a thermal energy source from which thermal energy is transferred to the heat exchange fluid when the core temperature of the heat source falls below a threshold temperature while the core temperature of the heat sink is maintained at a constant temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: TRIEA Systems, LLC
    Inventors: James O'Brien, Matthew Ginalick, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110041535
    Abstract: A modular heat exchange system having a refrigerant system for cycling a refrigerant through a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, a heat source circulation system which circulates a heat exchange fluid, and a heat sink circulation system which circulates a heat absorption fluid, wherein the refrigerant cycles through the evaporator in a direction parallel relative to a direction of circulation of the heat exchange fluid flowing concurrently through the evaporator, and wherein the refrigerant flows through the condenser in a direction opposite relative to the circulation direction of the heat absorption fluid flowing concurrently through the condenser. In another aspect, the heat source circulation system includes a heat source and a fluid flow conduit connecting the heat source to the evaporator. In another aspect, the heat sink circulation system includes a heat sink and a hot fluid flow conduit connecting the heat sink to the condenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: James O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 7831490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a central (root) directory and/or network of directories to linked credit accounts. Each linked credit account accepts, or is responsive to incoming payments or credits, without the need for access numbers, account numbers, routing numbers, or the like. The payment/deposit account may be set up as a deposit only account (e.g., it cannot pay out or be debited in the traditional sense). In this way, it can be effective in eliminating many of the security requirements of a traditional financial account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Payment Pathways, Inc.
    Inventors: Franco Modigliani, Serena Modigliani, legal representative, Richard James O'Brien, Francis M. Vitagliano
  • Publication number: 20100253952
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for confirming attributes of media loaded in a media tray in an image production device is disclosed. The method may include determining which media tray of one or more media trays is being loaded with media using one or more media tray sensors, displaying a graphical representation of the media tray being loaded to a user on a user interface, prompting the user to enter and confirm attributes of the media being loaded into the media tray through the user interface, determining if confirmation has been received from the user interface, wherein if it is determined that the confirmation has been received from the user interface, storing the confirmed attributes for the determined media tray in a memory, and processing print jobs using the stored media tray attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Shawn STEWART, Gemma Rosalind LEE, Lee James O'BRIEN
  • Publication number: 20100248451
    Abstract: An improved method for singulation of compound electronic devices is presented. Compound electronic devices are manufactured by combining two or more substrates into an assembly containing multiple devices. Presented are methods for singulation of compound electronic devices using laser processing. The methods presented provide fewer defects such as cracking or chipping of the substrates while minimizing the width of the kerf and maintaining system throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Electro Sceintific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pirogovsky, Jeffery A. Albelo, James O'Brien, Yasu Osako
  • Publication number: 20100157983
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for performing alternate routing of communications in a network. The system initiates a communication from an origination endpoint in a packet-switched network, such as a VOIP network, to a destination endpoint, and determining, according to selection criteria, whether to route the communication to the destination endpoint using at least a second circuit-switched network, such as the PSTN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Mussman, James O'Brien, Eric R. Sporel, Robert K. Israel, Michael Baj
  • Patent number: 7686601
    Abstract: Rotary seals in a telescoping gear pump/motor a feature that allows the seal to shift radially relative to other components while maintaining the seal integrity and without compromising the function of the bearings or the bushings needed to bear the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Limo-Reid, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. O'Brien, II
  • Publication number: 20100050623
    Abstract: A hoseless hydraulic system is provided which addresses certain safety and efficiency issues known in the art. The hydraulic system includes a shell, an accumulator disposed within the shell, a hydraulic pump at least partly disposed within the shell, and at least one hydraulic motor at least partly disposed within the shell. High pressure fluid communication conduits are substantially located within the shell. The only communication across the shell boundary is mechanical power in, mechanical power out, control signals in, and sensor signals out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: James A. O'Brien, II