Patents by Inventor John A. Diemer

John A. Diemer 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: 20210013764
    Abstract: An electric drive unit for powering a load, e.g., road wheels of a motor vehicle, includes a housing having a floor section separating the housing into upper and lower chambers. The floor section defines an elongated drain opening, drain holes, and an oil supply port in fluid communication with an oil pump. A rotary electric machine is enclosed within the lower chamber, and has electrical leads positioned directly below the drain opening. A cover assembly is fastened to the housing within the upper chamber, and has a coolant channel assembly integrally connected to a cover plate. The coolant channel assembly includes electrical terminals that project through the drain opening and are fastened at a first distal end of the electrical terminals to the electrical leads. The cover assembly defines a primary coolant channel in fluid communication with the oil supply port, and directs oil to the electrical terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Heien, John A. Diemer
  • Patent number: 10780849
    Abstract: Presented are electric drive unit (EDU) assemblies with integrated power electronics, methods for making/operating such EDU assemblies, and motor vehicles equipped with such EDU assemblies. An EDU assembly includes an outer housing that mounts to a vehicle body. The EDU outer housing has internal motor and transmission chambers and an external cavity. A traction motor is mounted inside the motor chamber and drives one or more vehicle wheels to thereby propel the vehicle. A gear train is mounted inside the transmission chamber and drivingly connects the traction motor to the vehicle wheels. An integrated power electronics (IPE) unit, which is operable to control the traction motor, includes an IPE outer housing with a housing chassis mounted inside the external cavity, and a main housing mounted on the housing chassis to define therebetween a power electronics (PE) chamber. Multiple integrated circuit (IC) PE modules are mounted inside the PE chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Pete R. Garcia, John A. Diemer, Konstantinos Triantos, James Korsedal, Patrick S. Portell
  • Publication number: 20200255110
    Abstract: A watercraft includes a hull structure, a deck structure, and a propulsion system. The hull structure includes at least one hull each defining an interior. The deck structure is mounted to the hull structure. The propulsion system is adapted for moving the watercraft within a body of water, and includes an electric motor and an energy storage device coupled to the electric motor. The electric motor and the energy storage device are positioned adjacent one another within an area including at least one of the interior of the at least one hull.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Doremus, Chad Michael DuMars, Preston C. Jackson, John A. Diemer, Briana M. Mohan, Eric T. Wills, Trevor Fayer
  • Publication number: 20200253201
    Abstract: Disclosed are pressurized surface treatment compositions which impart a microbicidal benefit to treated surfaces which compositions comprise (or in certain preferred embodiments may consist essentially of, or may consist of): a zinc ion source material which releases zinc ions into the treatment composition, preferably a source of Zn++ ions, at least lower alkyl aliphatic monohydric alcohol which independently of other constituents present exhibits a microbicidal effect, a propellant; and, water. The compositions may further optionally include one or more further optional constituents such as a detersive surfactant and/or minor amounts of one or more constituents which impart one or more advantageous technical or aesthetic benefits to the compositions, including one or more detersive surfactants wherein the compositions have pH of at least 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Frank APOLLO, John DIEMER, Mohammad Khalid IJAZ, Yun-Peng ZHU
  • Patent number: 10660331
    Abstract: Disclosed are pressurized surface treatment compositions which impart a microbicidal benefit to treated surfaces which compositions comprise (or in certain preferred embodiments may consist essentially of, or may consist of): a zinc ion source material which releases zinc ions into the treatment composition, preferably a source of Zn++ ions, at least lower alkyl aliphatic monohydric alcohol which independently of other constituents present exhibits a microbicidal effect, a propellant; and, water. The compositions may further optionally include one or more further optional constituents such as a detersive surfactant and/or minor amounts of one or more constituents which impart one or more advantageous technical or aesthetic benefits to the compositions, including one or more detersive surfactants wherein the compositions have pH of at least 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER LLC
    Inventors: Frank Apollo, John Diemer, Mohammad Khalid Ijaz, Yun-Peng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10486517
    Abstract: A planetary gear assembly for transferring torque in a transmission includes first and second planetary gear sets, each including a ring gear, a sun gear, and a carrier bearing a plurality of planet gears. A bridge portion connects a first carrier of the first planetary gear set to a second ring gear of the second planetary gear set. The bridge portion may be disposed radially outward of the first sun gear, and the bridge portion may be connected to an outer side of the first carrier. In some examples, a first ring bearing assembly is constrained by the first ring gear and the bridge structure; a first carrier bearing assembly is constrained by a first case portion and a bridge extension extending from the first carrier; and a second ring bearing assembly is constrained by a second case portion and a second bridge extension extending from the second ring gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Boris Burgman, Goro Tamai, John A Diemer
  • Patent number: 10340763
    Abstract: An electric motor for a hybrid or electric vehicle drive unit includes a housing with a stator fixed within the housing and including a plurality of end windings. A rotor is disposed within the housing and connected to a drive shaft. An isolating ring is disposed within the housing between the end windings and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Frederick W. Rhoads, Rodney C. Malone, John A. Diemer
  • Patent number: 10238105
    Abstract: Disclosed are pressurized surface treatment compositions which impart a microbicidal benefit to treated surfaces which compositions comprise (or in certain preferred embodiments may consist essentially of, or may consist of): a zinc ion source material which releases zinc ions into the treatment composition, preferably a source of Zn++ ions, at least lower alkyl aliphatic monohydric alcohol which independently of other constituents present exhibits a microbicidal effect, a propellant; and, water. The compositions may further optionally include one or more further optional constituents such as a detersive surfactant and/or minor amounts of one or more constituents which impart one or more advantageous technical or aesthetic benefits to the compositions, including one or more detersive surfactants wherein the compositions have pH of at least 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER LLC
    Inventors: Frank Apollo, John Diemer, Mohammad Khalid Ijaz, Yun-Peng Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190027990
    Abstract: An electric motor for a hybrid or electric vehicle drive unit includes a housing with a stator fixed within the housing and including a plurality of end windings. A rotor is disposed within the housing and connected to a drive shaft. An isolating ring is disposed within the housing between the end windings and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick W. RHOADS, Rodney C. MALONE, John A. DIEMER
  • Publication number: 20180295837
    Abstract: Disclosed are pressurized surface treatment compositions which impart a microbicidal benefit to treated surfaces which compositions comprise (or in certain preferred embodiments may consist essentially of, or may consist of): a zinc ion source material which releases zinc ions into the treatment composition, preferably a source of Zn++ ions, at least lower alkyl aliphatic monohydric alcohol which independently of other constituents present exhibits a microbicidal effect, a propellant; and, water. The compositions may further optionally include one or more further optional constituents such as a detersive surfactant and/or minor amounts of one or more constituents which impart one or more advantageous technical or aesthetic benefits to the compositions, including one or more detersive surfactants wherein the compositions have pH of at least 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Apollo, John Diemer, Mohammad Khalid Ijaz, Yun-Peng Zhu
  • Patent number: 9982723
    Abstract: A transmission having a rotating clutch pack assembly is provided, The rotating clutch pack having an interconnecting member, a plurality of friction discs, a rotating member, a first and a second axial bearing, and a biasing member. The interconnecting member is connected for common rotation with a member of the planetary gear set. The rotating member is connected to the second set of friction discs for common rotation. The first axial bearing is disposed between the clutch piston and the plurality of friction discs and the second axial bearing is disposed between the plurality of friction discs and the transmission housing. The biasing member is disposed between the interconnecting member and the rotating member. A clutch piston selectively applies an axial force through the first axial bearing, the plurality of friction discs, and the second axial bearing to the transmission housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Tejinder Singh, Boris Burgman, John A. Diemer
  • Publication number: 20180132663
    Abstract: An easily assembled blender with an internal frame holding a cupholder elevator assembly, a mix motor assembly, a food preparation chamber, a water heater assembly and a steamer assembly. The water heater and steamer assemblies are preferably on modular trays that slide into the internal frame. The water heater preferably also serves as a hot water reservoir and, to avoid overheating, has its heating coil located near its bottom. To resist scale deposits, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tubing is preferably used to transport steam from the steamer to the food preparation chamber. To expedite manufacture, a spring-biased idler assembly with a drive belt for the cupholder elevator assembly preferably snaps into a lower receiving port on the internal frame. Crisscrossing infrared light beams are preferably placed at the entrance of the food preparation chamber to detect whether the cup entering the chamber is the correct size and detect whether any foreign object is below the food preparation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: F'REAL FOODS LLC
    Inventors: Steven T. CONNELL, John DIEMER, Kathleen A. SCHEIBLE, Kurt J. AHMANN, Patrick M. GOEBEL, Shek Fai LAU, Curtis TOM
  • Publication number: 20180072149
    Abstract: A planetary gear assembly for transferring torque in a transmission includes first and second planetary gear sets, each including a ring gear, a sun gear, and a carrier bearing a plurality of planet gears. A bridge portion connects a first carrier of the first planetary gear set to a second ring gear of the second planetary gear set. The bridge portion may be disposed radially outward of the first sun gear, and the bridge portion may be connected to an outer side of the first carrier. In some examples, a first ring bearing assembly is constrained by the first ring gear and the bridge structure; a first carrier bearing assembly is constrained by a first case portion and a bridge extension extending from the first carrier; and a second ring bearing assembly is constrained by a second case portion and a second bridge extension extending from the second ring gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Boris Burgman, Goro Tamai, John A. Diemer
  • Patent number: 9615582
    Abstract: Sprayable, pressurized, liquid, inanimate surface treatment compositions comprise: a zinc source material which releases zinc ions into the treatment composition, at least one alcohol which independently of other constituents present exhibits a microbicidal effect, at least one quaternary ammonium compound which provides a microbicidal benefit, propellant, water, optionally but very preferably at least one detersive surfactant, further optionally one or more further constituents which impart one or more advantageous technical or aesthetic benefits to the compositions, wherein the compositions are at a pH such that the surface treatment compositions exhibit a microbicidal or germicidal or antimicrobial effect on treated inanimate surfaces, characterized in exhibiting a microbicidal benefit when tested against one or more challenge microorganisms, preferably against poliovirus type 1 (Sabin) [(“PV1”)], according to one or more of the following standardized test protocols: ASTM E1052 Standard Test Method for Eff
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER LLC
    Inventors: Frank Apollo, John Diemer, Mohammad Khalid Ijaz, Yun-Peng Zhu
  • Patent number: 9452682
    Abstract: A transmission for a vehicle is disclosed. The transmission includes a casing defining a first cavity and a second cavity inside the casing, with the first cavity selectively open to outside of the casing. The transmission also includes a platform at least partially disposed inside the casing to separate the first and second cavities. Furthermore, the transmission includes a power inverter module selectively disposed in the first cavity. The power inverter module includes a cooling system for cooling the power inverter module. The transmission also includes a guide attached to the platform and the casing within the second cavity such that the guide provides fluid communication between the cooling system of the power inverter module within the first cavity and outside of the casing while bypassing the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos Triantos, John A. Diemer, Pete R. Garcia, Kent A. Miller, Anthony P. Tata
  • Patent number: 9391496
    Abstract: A transmission for a vehicle is disclosed which includes a casing defining a first cavity and a second cavity inside the casing. A platform is at least partially disposed inside the casing to separate the first and second cavities. The platform defines a plurality of first apertures arranged together to define a first group. An interface assembly includes a first support and a plurality of first connectors attached to the first support to define a first bundle. The first support is selectively attached to the platform to position the first bundle relative to the platform such that each of the first connectors are disposed in respective ones of the first apertures of the first group. The first connectors are coupled to a power inverter module and a first motor/generator through the first apertures of the platform to electrically connect the power inverter module and the first motor/generator to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos Triantos, John A. Diemer, Pete R. Garcia, Kent A. Miller, Anthony P. Tata
  • Publication number: 20160160934
    Abstract: A transmission having a rotating clutch pack assembly is provided, The rotating clutch pack having an interconnecting member, a plurality of friction discs, a rotating member, a first and a second axial bearing, and a biasing member. The interconnecting member is connected for common rotation with a member of the planetary gear set. The rotating member is connected to the second set of friction discs for common rotation. The first axial bearing is disposed between the clutch piston and the plurality of friction discs and the second axial bearing is disposed between the plurality of friction discs and the transmission housing. The biasing member is disposed between the interconnecting member and the rotating member. A clutch piston selectively applies an axial force through the first axial bearing, the plurality of friction discs, and the second axial bearing to the transmission housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: TEJINDER SINGH, BORIS BURGMAN, JOHN A. DIEMER
  • Patent number: 9347502
    Abstract: A transmission comprising housing and an axially compliant hub having a central plate with an axial opening and an outer circumference. The central plate is attached to the attached to the circumference with at least one strap spring. A method of managing axial stack up in a transmission is also disclosed where the transmission has a plurality of planetary gear sets aligned in series and at least one torque transmitting device. The planetary gear has gear members. The method includes providing a an axially compliant hub having a central plate with an axial opening and an outer circumference, wherein the central plate is attached to the attached to the circumference with at least one strap spring and wherein the outer circumference is connected to the torque transmitting device and wherein the central plate is connected to a gear member of a planetary gear set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Diemer, Victor M. Roses, Addison T. Solak
  • Patent number: 9291210
    Abstract: A dual mass flywheel and dual clutch module assembly includes a connector plate and a drive plate. The connector plate is fastened to a center plate of the dual clutch module and has a plurality of castellation tabs disposed on an inner periphery of the connector plate. The drive plate drivingly connected to a flywheel member of the dual mass flywheel and includes a plurality of castellation tabs disposed on an inner periphery of the drive plate. The plurality of castellation tabs of the connector plate are interleaved with the plurality of castellation tabs of the drive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tejinder Singh, Randal William Arndt, John A. Diemer, Rima Philippin
  • Patent number: 9261186
    Abstract: A transmission having a rotating clutch pack assembly is provided, the rotating clutch pack having an interconnecting member, a plurality of friction discs, a rotating member, a first and a second axial bearing, and a biasing member. The interconnecting member is connected for common rotation with a member of the planetary gear set. The rotating member is connected to the second set of friction discs for common rotation. The first axial bearing is disposed between the clutch piston and the plurality of friction discs and the second axial bearing is disposed between the plurality of friction discs and the transmission housing. The biasing member is disposed between the interconnecting member and the rotating member. A clutch piston selectively applies an axial force through the first axial bearing, the plurality of friction discs, and the second axial bearing to the transmission housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Tejinder Singh, Boris Burgman, John A. Diemer