Patents by Inventor Jason Ertel

Jason Ertel 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: 20140132406
    Abstract: A lift indicator assembly for a pallet truck includes a lift sensor assembly, and a lift status display for determining a lift condition of a load wheel of the pallet truck. The lift sensor assembly is to be carried by a fork of the pallet truck and includes a housing section, and a primary sensor assembly. The primary sensor assembly includes a first primary arm coupled to the housing section, and a first primary contact switch carried by the housing section and adjacent the first primary arm. The first primary contact switch has an engaged position and a disengaged position based on position of the first primary arm. The lift status display determines the lift condition of the load wheel based on position of the first primary contact switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: DAN LANTZ, Jason Ertel, Christopher Lundquist
  • Patent number: 8632082
    Abstract: A lift indicator assembly for a pallet truck includes a lift sensor assembly, and a lift status display for determining a lift condition of a load wheel of the pallet truck. The lift sensor assembly is to be carried by a fork of the pallet truck and includes a housing section, and a primary sensor assembly. The primary sensor assembly includes a first primary arm coupled to the housing section, and a first primary contact switch carried by the housing section and adjacent the first primary arm. The first primary contact switch has an engaged position and a disengaged position based on position of the first primary arm. The lift status display determines the lift condition of the load wheel based on position of the first primary contact switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Chep Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Dan Lantz, Jason Ertel, Christopher Lundquist
  • Publication number: 20130127126
    Abstract: A lift indicator assembly for a pallet truck includes a lift sensor assembly, and a lift status display for determining a lift condition of a load wheel of the pallet truck. The lift sensor assembly is to be carried by a fork of the pallet truck and includes a housing section, and a primary sensor assembly. The primary sensor assembly includes a first primary arm coupled to the housing section, and a first primary contact switch carried by the housing section and adjacent the first primary arm. The first primary contact switch has an engaged position and a disengaged position based on position of the first primary arm. The lift status display determines the lift condition of the load wheel based on position of the first primary contact switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: DAN LANTZ, JASON ERTEL, CHRISTOPHER LUNDQUIST
  • Publication number: 20070138400
    Abstract: The present invention is a directed to a cover assembly for an x-ray detector that incorporates impact-absorbing material designed to absorb the shock, vibration, stress, and strain placed on the detector when dropped or subjected to a load. The cover assembly may include a layer or inserts of impact-absorbing material. Bumpers of impact-absorbing material may also be secured to the x-ray detector cover. Viscoelastic foam or other plastics may be used as the impact-absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Jason Ertel, Richard Aufrichtig
  • Publication number: 20060109958
    Abstract: A method and system of aligning an x-ray detector and x-ray tube for data acquisition are presented. The x-ray detector and x-ray tube are equipped with transmitters and receivers designed to provide feedback relating to the orientation, spacing, and general position thereof. In this regard, a user can effectively and efficiently position the x-ray tube and x-ray detector relative to one another for data acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Jason Ertel, John Lamberty
  • Publication number: 20060070384
    Abstract: A docking station for one or more x-ray detectors is disclosed and designed to secure an x-ray detector when not in use to limit exposure of an x-ray detector to drops, jars, and other potentially damaging incidents. The docking station may be equipped to regulate the temperature of a stored x-ray detector. Thermal regulation can be achieved passively or actively using convection, conduction, radiation, and other thermal transference principles. The docking station may also include an electronic interface that communicates with a stored x-ray detector such that thermal regulation may be achieved dynamically and responsively. The docking station may be free-standing or wall-mounted. The docking station may be remote from or integrated with an x-ray scanner. The docking station may also be equipped to charge/re-charge batteries of a stored x-ray detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventor: Jason Ertel
  • Publication number: 20060071172
    Abstract: The present invention is a directed to a cover assembly for an x-ray detector that incorporates impact-absorbing material designed to absorb the shock, vibration, stress, and strain placed on the detector when dropped or subjected to a load. The cover assembly may include a layer or inserts of impact-absorbing material. Bumpers of impact-absorbing material may also be secured to the x-ray detector cover. Viscoelastic foam or other plastics may be used as the impact-absorbing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Jason Ertel, Richard Aufrichtig
  • Publication number: 20060065846
    Abstract: An x-ray detector panel support is disclosed that is formed with radiation absorbing material to reduce the reflection of x-rays off anything behind the scintillator, which may include the geometry of the panel support, the electronics, and the back cover of the x-ray detector. The absorbing material may take the form of a discrete layer secured to or otherwise disposed within the panel support. The radiation absorbing material may also be mixed with the base materials used to fabricate the panel support. As such, when the panel support is formed, it includes radiation absorbing components. The radiation absorbing material may include lead, barium sulfate, tungsten, as well as other materials. The panel support is constructed to inhibit the detection of backscattered x-rays without significantly increasing the size or weigh of the x-ray detector. The panel support is applicable with stationary or fixed as well as portable x-ray detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Jason Ertel, Bamidele Ali, Michael Utschig, James Liu
  • Publication number: 20050207534
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing power consumption of a medical imaging detector by the use of triggering signals, environmental condition data, and/or determination of a variable time interval triggering event that is unique for each power consumption state. Systems and methods are provided for managing power and temperature of a device, after receiving a request for a function to be performed by the device determining an “on” trigger component, an “off” trigger component, associated circuits for performing the received function, providing power to the associated circuits upon the occurrence of the “on” trigger component, and removing power to the associated circuits upon the occurrence of the “off” trigger component. Further, an instruction is described for determining and displaying a variable time interval that is indicative of a time to change from one state to a desired state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Petrick, Donald Langler, Paul Granfors, Ken Kump, Aaron Haen, Jibril Odogba, Jason Ertel, David Neumann, John Lamberty, Ping Xue, Habib Vafi
  • Publication number: 20050206769
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing power consumption of a medical imaging detector by the use of triggering signals, environmental condition data, and/or determination of a variable time interval triggering event that is unique for each power consumption state. Systems and methods are provided for managing power and temperature of a device, after receiving a request for a function to be performed by the device determining an “on” trigger component, an “off” trigger component, associated circuits for performing the received function, providing power to the associated circuits upon the occurrence of the “on” trigger component, and removing power to the associated circuits upon the occurrence of the “off” trigger component. Further, an instruction is described for determining and displaying a variable time interval that is indicative of a time to change from one state to a desired state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ken Kump, John Lamberty, Aaron Haen, Paul Granfors, Jason Ertel, Jibril Odogba, David Neumann, Donald Langler, Ping Xue, Habib Vafi, Scott Petrick