Patents by Inventor John Pfaff

John Pfaff 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: 11372405
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include power machines or loaders, and systems used on loaders, configured to augment the control of the loader to accomplish repetitive tasks. Also disclosed are methods of learning a task for augmented control of a loader, and methods of controlling a loader to perform a learned task to provide augmented control of the loader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventors: John Pfaff, John Hoaby
  • Patent number: 11281210
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include power machines such as loaders, and systems used on power machines, configured to detect the presence of an object in a zone adjacent the rear or sides of the power machine and to responsively control the power machine to stop or slow work functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: John Pfaff
  • Publication number: 20210270004
    Abstract: A power machine can include a frame, a lift arm, and one or more electrical devices for control of one or more work elements. An electrical tilt actuator can be secured to the lift arm to change an attitude of an implement carrier, an electrical lift actuator can be secured to the frame to raise and lower a lift arm, an electrical drive motor can be mounted to a track frame to move a track, or a battery assembly and electrical control module can be secured to the frame, including rearward of an operator station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Brent Durkin, John Pfaff, Dennis Agnew, Matthew Sagaser
  • Publication number: 20210138969
    Abstract: Power machines and loaders having doors with an integrated display that allows the display of information, such as gauges, user inputs, mapped obstacles, boundaries, etc., that allows the operator of the machine to see the displayed information closer to the line of sight with the work area. The display can show augmented reality information about a worksite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: John Pfaff, Dennis Agnew
  • Publication number: 20200269695
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include power machines having doors with a display that allows the display of information, such as gauges, user inputs, mapped obstacles, boundaries, etc., allowing the operator of the machine to see the displayed information closer to the line of sight with the work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: John Pfaff, Dennis Agnew, Matthew Sagaser
  • Publication number: 20200041999
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include power machines such as loaders, and systems used on power machines, configured to detect the presence of an object in a zone adjacent the rear or sides of the power machine and to responsively control the power machine to stop or slow work functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: John Pfaff
  • Publication number: 20200042003
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include power machines or loaders, and systems used on loaders, configured to augment the control of the loader to accomplish repetitive tasks. Also disclosed are methods of learning a task for augmented control of a loader, and methods of controlling a loader to perform a learned task to provide augmented control of the loader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: John Pfaff, John Hoaby
  • Publication number: 20190127952
    Abstract: A control module for controlling functions on a power machine that can be removably mounted from the power machine and used, when not mounted to the power machine, to control the power machine. A method for controlling a power machine are provided to allow wireless control of power machine functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: John Pfaff, Phil Hoffert, Ryan Feickert
  • Patent number: 10112323
    Abstract: Tooling packages for mold building structures, mold structures, and methods of making mold structures are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Lake, Robert Mark Adams, Brian Michael Kruchten, John Pfaff, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska
  • Publication number: 20120295019
    Abstract: Tooling packages for mold building structures, mold structures, and methods of making mold structures are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc
    Inventors: Randall Lake, Robert Mark Adams, Brian Michael Kruchten, John Pfaff, Louis Paul Schaefer, Helena Twardowska
  • Patent number: 7734030
    Abstract: Telephone numbering data comprising an NPA code associated with an NXX code that is associated with a rate center identifier is received at a dial plan instruction writer. Local call data relative to a home rate center is also received. The local call data determine whether a call originating in the home rate center is charged as a local call, a toll call, or a long distance call. Routing rules to be applied to a called telephone number originating from the home rate center are determined based on the telephone numbering data and the local call data. Instructions executable by the telephone switch that implement the routing rules are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Inc.
    Inventors: John Pfaff, James Medica, Dipesh J. Modi, Stephen V. Minshew, Kevin Borror, Mark Zekra
  • Patent number: 7664245
    Abstract: A system and method uses a digital phone order management (DPOM) system to manage the ordering and provisioning of digital telephone services in a cable system. A centralized datastore of customer, order, telephone number inventory and provisioning information is accessible to access devices used by a customer service representative (CSR) of a cable operator, a voice provisioning specialist (VPS) of a local exchange carrier (CLEC), and a cable operator installation technician to schedule and provision based on permissions granted by an administrator. The sharing of information allows a CSR to manage orders for digital telephone services and to coordinate installation and provisioning so as to reduce the time to complete an order and use installation resources efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Coughlin, Jr., Donald G. Monteyne, Renee K. Downs Storosh, John Pfaff, Lori L. Mays, Robert Michael Glass
  • Publication number: 20060291643
    Abstract: Telephone numbering comprising an NPA code associated with an NXX code that is associated with a rate center identifier is received at a dial plan instruction writer. Local call data relative to a home rate center is also received. The local call data determine whether a call originating in the home rate center is charged as local call, a toll call, or a long distance call. Routing rules to be applied to a called telephone number originating from the home rate center are determined based on the telephone numbering data and the local call data. Instructions executable by the telephone switch that implement the routing rules are generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: John Pfaff, James Medica, Dipesh Modi, Stephen Minshew, Kevin Borror, Mark Zekra
  • Publication number: 20050169449
    Abstract: A system and method uses a digital phone order management (DPOM) system to manage the ordering and provisioning of digital telephone services in a cable system. A centralized datastore of customer, order, telephone number inventory and provisioning information is accessible to access devices used by a customer service representative (CSR) of a cable operator, a voice provisioning specialist (VPS) of a local exchange carrier (CLEC), and a cable operator installation technician to schedule and provision based on permissions granted by an administrator. The sharing of information allows a CSR to manage orders for digital telephone services and to coordinate installation and provisioning so as to reduce the time to complete an order and use installation resources efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Coughlin, Donald Monteyne, Renee Storosh, John Pfaff, Lori Mays, Robert Glass
  • Patent number: 5570284
    Abstract: A protocol is provided for bi-directional communication of control signals between a host unit and a slave unit. The protocol is particularly adapted to the control of a locomotive from a remote host computer.The protocol provides for transmission of digital signals indicative of control commands from the host computer to the slave computer, and simultaneous transmission of digital signals indicative of diagnostic information from the slave computer to the host computer.Information is transmitted in the form of data packets, and means are provided, in the receiving computer, for detecting corruption of transmission, or loss of transmission, and for providing a safe response to either of such conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Company
    Inventors: Leonard Roselli, Daniel J. Wolf, Gregory S. Balukin, John Pfaff