Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Kendall

Jeffrey Kendall 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: 12012236
    Abstract: A collet assembly, for an umbilical plate that connects a vehicle to a ground station prior to a launch of the vehicle, includes an active decoupler. The active decoupler includes a pin. A cuff has a central opening. The pin passes through the central opening. A plurality of fingers are pivotally coupled to the cuff. A plurality of levers are pivotally coupled to the plurality of fingers and the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Kendall Warden, Jeffrey Wayne Weathers, James Boyd Weathers
  • Patent number: 11914345
    Abstract: The technology relates to a memory insertion machine for inserting memory modules into memory sockets on a circuit board. The memory insertion machine may include one or more insertion rods moveably mounted to one or more vertical guides and an insertion controller. The insertion controller may be configured to apply an insertion force to a memory module in a memory socket by controlling the movement of the one or more insertion rods on the one or more vertical guides. The movement of the one or more insertion rods may have a gradually decreasing deceleration as the insertion rods move towards the memory socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Reichenbach, Jeffrey Kendall
  • Publication number: 20230406187
    Abstract: An assembly (100) to be mounted on a vehicle to support a load receiving body on the vehicle. The vehicle having a forward direction of travel with the load receiving body being tillable. The assembly including a primary frame (110), having a longitudinal axis X, that is to be attached to the vehicle. A secondary frame (120) extending between the primary frame and to be attached to the load receiving body. A hinge (170a,b) pivotally attaches the primary frame to the secondary frame for angular movement about a pivot axis that is transverse to the longitudinal axis so that the secondary frame is movable between a lowered position and a raised position. The lowered position has the secondary frame adjacent to the primary frame and the raised position having the secondary frame raised at an acute angle at the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey KENDALL, Simon Jeffrey KENDALL
  • Publication number: 20230391009
    Abstract: A system includes a vertical frame portion, a horizontal frame portion connected to the vertical frame portion, a motor connected to the vertical frame portion above the horizontal frame portion and including a shaft extending outwardly from the vertical frame portion, and a container having first and second end surfaces, a meshed wall surface extending between the first and second end surfaces, and a lid located on one of the meshed wall surface, the first end surface, and the second end surface. At least one of the first and second end surfaces is removably connected to the shaft. The motor rotates the container relative to the vertical frame portion and the horizontal frame portion. The horizontal frame portion includes a tubular portion including a slit and first and second panels sloping towards the slit to direct material falling from the meshed wall surface of the container towards the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kendall JOYNER, David Alan BAUMGARTEN
  • Publication number: 20210356937
    Abstract: The technology relates to a memory insertion machine for inserting memory modules into memory sockets on a circuit board. The memory insertion machine may include one or more insertion rods moveably mounted to one or more vertical guides and an insertion controller. The insertion controller may be configured to apply an insertion force to a memory module in a memory socket by controlling the movement of the one or more insertion rods on the one or more vertical guides. The movement of the one or more insertion rods may have a gradually decreasing deceleration as the insertion rods move towards the memory socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Reichenbach, Jeffrey Kendall
  • Publication number: 20200129842
    Abstract: A skateboard top includes a laminate structure of a plurality of adhesive and press bonded wood veneers, with specified sections of some of the wood veneer layers removed and replaced with non-wood reinforcement layers integrated within the structure at both ends to increase durability through the prevention of wear and tear and impact related chipping and delamination. The usable life span of a typical skateboard comprising a plurality of wood veneer layers adhesively bonded into a single laminate structure is shortened by the impact chipping and following delamination of the skateboard which occurs during regular use. The disclosure discloses that by removing certain layers of wood and replacing with non-wood fiber reinforced layers comprised of a matrix of thermoset resin and multi-layer multi axial fiber reinforcements of glass or carbon or Kevlar, impact chipping is reduced and the durability and useable life span is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Charles Piumarta, Benjamin Woody, Jeffrey Kendall
  • Patent number: 9584219
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kendall Storey, John F. Waters, Andrew Dugan, Salvador Paredes, Gary Ratterree
  • Publication number: 20160028476
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kendall Storey, John F. Waters, JR., Andrew Dugan, Salvador Paredes, Gary Ratterree
  • Patent number: 9118414
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kendall Storey, John F. Waters, Jr., Andrew Dugan, Salvador Paredes, Gary Ratterree
  • Publication number: 20130325553
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve apparatus, systems and methods for generating and converting sales opportunities. The apparatus and system may involves an applicatoin and various possible graphical user interfaces (GUI's) running on some form of smart tablet type computing device that accesses geographical information, customer analytic information, and telecommunication infrastructure (or other technical infrastructure) and allows a user to define an optimal travel route between various possible customer based on geographic, customer and infrastructure criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Yunas Nadiadi, Rajiv Kumar Singh, Luke Patrick Phillips, Jeffrey Kendall Storey, Paul Farnsworth, Mark William Martinet
  • Publication number: 20130129344
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: LEVEL 3 COMMUNICTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kendall Storey, John F. Waters, JR., Andrew Dugan, Salvador Paredes, Gary Ratterree
  • Patent number: 8417114
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for monitoring optical communications between a managed location and a remote location. In particular, an optical signal is transmitted over an optical fiber and passed-through a test device. A portion of the optical signal is filtered from the original optical signal and passed to a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may instruct one or more switches in the test device to loop the optical signal back toward the managed location. Subsequently, testing and monitoring may be performed at the managed location. The device may provide a test output or may transmit the information to the managed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kendall Storey, John F. Waters, Jr., Andrew Dugan, Salvador Paredes, Gary Ratterree
  • Publication number: 20090217815
    Abstract: A pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder (10) that has a piston (14) provided with a plurality of spherical elements (22), each of which is engaged in a slot (20) that extends longitudinally and axially relative to the longitudinal axis (12) of the cylinder (10). Movement of the piston (14) longitudinally results in angular movement of a piston (14) due to engagement of the elements (22) in their slots (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Publication number: 20070194155
    Abstract: A rate control system for a material spreader for maintaining a uniform dispersal or spreading of material such as fertilizer or similar material. The rate control system works with a spreader having a moveable control gate positioned at the hopper output orifice. The control system moves the spreader control gate between a closed position and an adjustably open position. The degree that the control gate is opened is controlled by a linear actuator that operates in one direction to contact a first limit switch, defining the closed position, and operates in the other direction to contact a second limit switch, with the point at which the second limit switch is contacted being adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Publication number: 20070012799
    Abstract: A broadcast spreader incorporates a metering rate control system for maintaining a uniform dispersal or spreading of material such as fertilizer or similar material. The spreader includes a material hopper having a bottom orifice through which material to be dispersed passes. A control gate is positioned at the hopper orifice and is opened or closed to allow material to exit the spreader hopper. The rate control system adjusts and maintains the position of the control gate in order to ensure that the desired amount of material is dispersed or spread regardless of environmental or material conditions that would otherwise impede or change the flow characteristics of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Patent number: 6615703
    Abstract: A pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder (10) having a bore (12) cooperating with a piston (18). Extending from the piston (18) is a piston rod (37). There is further provided a pawl (26) which is engageable with the piston (18) to retain the piston (18) at a desired location. The pawl (26) is moved from engagement with the piston (18) upon fluid under pressure being delivered to one end of the cylinder (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Razorback Vehicles Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Patent number: 6568897
    Abstract: In a motor vehicle including a load receiving bed, a chassis .includes a generally horizontal base, from which there extends a pair of legs, and four hydraulic cylinders, associated lines, associated valves, and a flow restriction device are provided for moving the load receiving bed between a raised transport position and a lowered position against a surface upon which the vehicle is resting. A tail gate is pivotally attached to a rear portion of the load receiving bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Razorback Vehicles Corporation Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Publication number: 20020148349
    Abstract: A pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder (10) having a bore (12) cooperating with a piston (18). Extending from the piston (18) is a piston rod (37). There is further provided a pawl (26) which is engageable with the piston (18) to retain the piston (18) at a desired location. The pawl (26) is moved from engagement with the piston (18) upon fluid under pressure being delivered to one end of the cylinder (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Patent number: D458876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Razorback Vehicles Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall
  • Patent number: D529372
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Razorback Vehicles Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kendall