Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Martin

Jeffrey S. Martin 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: 20210294305
    Abstract: Embodiments of this present disclosure may include a system that includes a first network device. The first network device may perform an operation according to a device configuration file. The system may also include a second network device that directly communicatively couples to the first network device through a peer-to-peer (P-P) communication network. The second network device may include a backup file of the device configuration file. The second network device may transmit the backup file of the device configuration file to the first network device in response to detecting that the first network device is lacking the device configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Dayin Xu, John P. Caspers, William H. Martin, Jeffrey S. Martin, Jes Asmussen
  • Publication number: 20210239503
    Abstract: A meter wheel system for a dry agricultural product applicator can include a bank of meter assemblies made from modular meter units. In one aspect, each meter assembly in the bank can be made from modular meter units. The modular meter units can be connected in a stacked configuration to provide a specific overall length to achieve a corresponding flow rate and then banked together to form the system. A bank of meter assemblies made from modular meter units can be secured between top and bottom plates. The plates can be bolted to each other and have receptacles that receive protrusions from top and bottom surfaces of the meter assemblies. Lengths of meter assemblies can be picked based on particular delivery rates for the section it feeds. An overall length of each meter assembly can be a multiple of a length of the modular meter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Rex L. Ruppert, Nicholas R. Pederson, Jeffrey S. Martin, John P. Honermann, John P. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20210235613
    Abstract: A bearing end cap for a modular meter assembly for distributing particulate material from an applicator can include recesses that accommodate locking tabs or fingers of modular meter unit housings and protrusions that lock a meter tube against rotation. In one aspect, a bearing end cap can be provided with a particular construction that cooperates with modular meter unit housings. The bearing end cap can have vertical and horizontal symmetry and cutouts near its corners. These cutouts can provide clearances to accommodate the locking tabs or fingers of modular meter unit housing end walls. Back walls of the bearing end caps can have protrusions that extend into end cutouts of a tube which defines an interior perimeter of the meter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Pederson, Jeffrey S. Martin
  • Publication number: 20210235610
    Abstract: Modular meter units for distributing particulate material from an applicator can be configured to combine with each other without the use of tools to provide specific meter assembly lengths based on desired flow rates. In one aspect, modular meter unit housings with interlocking features can provide build options for assembling different sized meter assemblies. The modular meter unit housings can allow stacking and connecting multiple adjacent meter units to make a meter assembly of a particular length/volume/flow rate. Each meter unit housing can have a longitudinal bore that opens through opposing end walls and define a cylindrical cavity or chamber that can receive a cylindrical/tubular sleeve or liner. Matching openings on opposite top/bottom walls of the modular meter unit housing can align with openings of the liner to define an inlet and outlet for the meter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Pederson, Jeffrey S. Martin, John P. Honermann, John P. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11036209
    Abstract: Embodiments of this present disclosure may include a system that includes a first network device. The first network device may perform an operation according to a device configuration file. The system may also include a second network device that directly communicatively couples to the first network device through a peer-to-peer (P-P) communication network. The second network device may include a backup file of the device configuration file. The second network device may transmit the backup file of the device configuration file to the first network device in response to detecting that the first network device is lacking the device configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayin Xu, John P. Caspers, William H. Martin, Jeffrey S. Martin, Jes Asmussen
  • Publication number: 20210089008
    Abstract: Embodiments of this present disclosure may include a system that includes a first network device. The first network device may perform an operation according to a device configuration file. The system may also include a second network device that directly communicatively couples to the first network device through a peer-to-peer (P-P) communication network. The second network device may include a backup file of the device configuration file. The second network device may transmit the backup file of the device configuration file to the first network device in response to detecting that the first network device is lacking the device configuration file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Dayin Xu, John P. Caspers, William H. Martin, Jeffrey S. Martin, Jes Asmussen
  • Patent number: 10912252
    Abstract: A localized hydraulic circuit configuration detection and loading arrangement, and method, utilize a pattern of pins in an electrical interface connector that is unique to a particular hydraulically powered product delivery unit mounted on a self-propelled agricultural product applicator to close or leave open electrical circuits in solenoid operated pump control valve arrangements for selectively connecting a flow of hydraulic fluid at an operating pressure from one or more continuously operating pumps of the applicator to the product delivery unit, or for selectively bypassing the flow of fluid from one or more of the pumps back to a hydraulic reservoir of the applicator at a low, bypass pressure. When no product delivery unit is mounted on the applicator, the flows from all of the pumps are bypassed to the reservoir at the low, bypass pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: David J. Hafvenstein, Jeffrey S. Martin, Jason Matthew Schwiderski, James Beaucaire
  • Patent number: 10747508
    Abstract: For function block framework generation, a method generates a function block framework for a hardware device. The function block framework includes function block framework source code and a function block framework description. The hardware device includes a logic engine and automation hardware. The function block framework presents a standard interface to a function block core executed by the logic engine. The method instantiates the function block framework and the function block core as an executable image for the hardware device. The method further configures the logic engine to execute the executable image using the function block framework description. The method executes the executable image with the logic engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benfeng Tang, Tao Song, LingLai Li, Zhen Wei, Bingchao Tang, David W. Siegler, David B. Berman, John P. Caspers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Liz V. Bahl Prosak
  • Publication number: 20200210154
    Abstract: For function block framework generation, a method generates a function block framework for a hardware device. The function block framework includes function block framework source code and a function block framework description. The hardware device includes a logic engine and automation hardware. The function block framework presents a standard interface to a function block core executed by the logic engine. The method instantiates the function block framework and the function block core as an executable image for the hardware device. The method further configures the logic engine to execute the executable image using the function block framework description. The method executes the executable image with the logic engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Benfeng Tang, Tao Song, LingLai Li, Zhen Wei, Bingchao Tang, David W. Siegler, David B. Berman, John P. Caspers, Jeffrey S. Martin, Liz V. Bahl Prosak
  • Patent number: 10549303
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement and method are provided for securing a T-joint in a control cable connectable in electrical communication with an electrical device, such as an electrically controlled nozzle, attached to a mounting surface such as the boom of an agricultural product sprayer. The mounting arrangement includes a base block adapted for fixed attachment to the mounting surface, and a pair of first and second clamping shells adapted and cooperatively configured for attachment to the base block and one another to define an internal cavity of the mounting arrangement between the clamping shells and the base block for receiving and retaining the T-joint within the mounting arrangement. The mounting arrangement is attached to the boom with a single threaded fastener. The clamping shells are identical and lock to one another and the base block without additional fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Charles D. O'Connell, Rex L. Ruppert, Jeffrey S. Martin
  • Publication number: 20190191622
    Abstract: A localized hydraulic circuit configuration detection and loading arrangement, and method, utilize a pattern of pins in an electrical interface connector that is unique to a particular hydraulically powered product delivery unit mounted on a self-propelled agricultural product applicator to close or leave open electrical circuits in solenoid operated pump control valve arrangements for selectively connecting a flow of hydraulic fluid at an operating pressure from one or more continuously operating pumps of the applicator to the product delivery unit, or for selectively bypassing the flow of fluid from one or more of the pumps back to a hydraulic reservoir of the applicator at a low, bypass pressure. When no product delivery unit is mounted on the applicator, the flows from all of the pumps are bypassed to the reservoir at the low, bypass pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Hafvenstein, Jeffrey S. Martin, Jason Matthew Schwiderski, James Beaucaire
  • Publication number: 20190151881
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement and method are provided for securing a T-joint in a control cable connectable in electrical communication with an electrical device, such as an electrically controlled nozzle, attached to a mounting surface such as the boom of an agricultural product sprayer. The mounting arrangement includes a base block adapted for fixed attachment to the mounting surface, and a pair of first and second clamping shells adapted and cooperatively configured for attachment to the base block and one another to define an internal cavity of the mounting arrangement between the clamping shells and the base block for receiving and retaining the T-joint within the mounting arrangement. The mounting arrangement is attached to the boom with a single threaded fastener. The clamping shells are identical and lock to one another and the base block without additional fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Charles D. O'Connell, Rex L. Ruppert, Jeffrey S. Martin
  • Patent number: 10075397
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Publication number: 20160021030
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 9154530
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 8692621
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include a phase frequency detector configured to produce a plurality of indicators of relative differences between a frequency of a target oscillator signal and a frequency of a reference oscillator signal. The apparatus can also include a pulse generator configured to produce a plurality of pulses based on the plurality of indicators. The plurality of pulses can include a first portion configured to trigger an increase in the frequency of the target oscillator signal and the plurality of pulses including a second portion configured to trigger a decrease in the frequency of the target oscillator signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Snowdon, Jeffrey S. Martin
  • Patent number: 8379543
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 7184428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6850533
    Abstract: A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including a set top box. A network service platform (NSP) is coupled to a cable facilities management platform (FMP) for providing services for cable television subscribers as well as telecommunication service subscribers such that an interexchange or telephone company would control the network services to the subscribers. The NSP architectural concept may permit the interexchange or telephone company to be the single service provider of information to subscribers on an equal basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 6714534
    Abstract: A system architecture for bypassing a local exchange carrier comprises an intelligent terminal, a residential gateway coupled to the terminal, a cable facility management platform terminating a twisted pair or coaxial cable facility and a network service platform. The twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled intelligent terminal or set-top device provides a plurality of enhanced services. One necessary service is lifeline service that may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway, over the twisted pair facility or via wireless means. The integrated residence gateway is coupled to either or both of the coaxial cable or twisted pair and distributes the bandwidth facilities available over either service vehicle to customer devices including the set top box. Wireless lifeline services may be offered through transceivers placed at the integrated residence gateways and/or at taps feeding the integrated residence gateways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Hopeton S. Walker