Patents by Inventor John David Begin

John David Begin 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: 20190009406
    Abstract: An automatically positionable joint for a modular tooling assembly includes a first joint member; a second joint member that is rotatably connected to the first joint member; a motor for causing rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member; and a first clutch that is movable between an engaged position in which the first clutch restrains rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member and a disengaged position in which the first clutch permits rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Norgren Automation Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin E. Marttinen, Steven D. Koski, Stephen E. Wikstrom, Vincent C. Rabaut, III, Dale Lesh, John David Begin
  • Patent number: 10124486
    Abstract: An automatically positionable joint for a modular tooling assembly includes a first joint member; a second joint member that is rotatably connected to the first joint member; a motor for causing rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member; and a first clutch that is movable between an engaged position in which the first clutch restrains rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member and a disengaged position in which the first clutch permits rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Norgren Automation Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin E. Marttinen, Steven D. Koski, Stephen E. Wikstrom, Vincent C. Rabaut, III, Dale Lesh, John David Begin
  • Publication number: 20160089780
    Abstract: An automatically positionable joint for a modular tooling assembly includes a first joint member; a second joint member that is rotatably connected to the first joint member; a motor for causing rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member; and a first clutch that is movable between an engaged position in which the first clutch restrains rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member and a disengaged position in which the first clutch permits rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Edwin E. Marttinen, Steven D. Koski, Stephen E. Wikstrom, Vincent C. Rabaut, III, Dale Lesh, John David Begin
  • Patent number: 6532419
    Abstract: A navigation system includes a multi-axis accelerometer which can be installed in the vehicle in any unknown orientation. The orientation of the axes of the accelerometer is automatically determined by the navigation system. The signals from the accelerometer are then used to propagate the position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Magellan DIS, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Begin, Ka C. Cheok
  • Publication number: 20020022924
    Abstract: A vehicle navigation system and method for propagating a position of a vehicle utilizing a multiaxis accelerometer determines the pitch and roll of the vehicle without utilizing gyros and utilizes the calculated pitch and roll to propagate the position of the vehicle with the acceleration signals from the multiaxis accelerometer. This occurs in one of three situations (in order of complexity): 1) when the vehicle is not moving; 2) when the vehicle is moving and other speed and/or heading information is available and 3) when the vehicle is moving and other speed and/or heading information is not available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventor: John David Begin