Patents by Inventor John T. Carroll, III

John T. Carroll, III 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: 20190120157
    Abstract: A filter monitor system (“FMS”) module is installed on the engine/vehicle and is connected to the filter systems, sensors and devices to monitor various performance parameters. The module also connects to the engine control module (“ECM”) and draws parameters from the ECM. The FMS module is capable of interfacing with various output devices such as a smartphone application, a display monitor, an OEM telematics system or a service technician's tool on a computer. The FMS module consists of hardware and software algorithms which constantly monitor filter systems and provide information to the end-user. FMS module provides necessary inputs and outputs for electronic sensors and devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Shimpi, Joseph Okoro, Andry Lesmana, Abhijeet Vaidya, Adaeze Okoye, John T. Carroll, III, Matthew L. Schneider, Barry M. Verdegan, Chad M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10184415
    Abstract: A filter monitor system (“FMS”) module is installed on the engine/vehicle and is connected to the filter systems, sensors and devices to monitor various performance parameters. The module also connects to the engine control module (“ECM”) and draws parameters from the ECM. The FMS module is capable of interfacing with various output devices such as a smartphone application, a display monitor, an OEM telematics system or a service technician's tool on a computer. The FMS module consists of hardware and software algorithms which constantly monitor filter systems and provide information to the end-user. FMS module provides necessary inputs and outputs for electronic sensors and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijit Shimpi, Joseph Okoro, Andry Lesmana, Abhijeet Vaidya, Adaeze Okoye, John T. Carroll, III, Matthew L. Schneider, Barry M. Verdegan, Chad M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9597620
    Abstract: A process, system, and component configuration are described that discourages customer acceptance/use of will-fit, reconditioned, and counterfeit product components, by determining whether or not a serviceable product component is genuine. If a component is determined to not be genuine, then appropriate action may be taken to warn operators and document such findings. For example, one or more markers are disposed or otherwise put on the subject serviceable product component and serves as a targeted feature, and/or a particular characteristic of the filter itself is identified as the targeted feature. A sensor is used to detect the targeted feature and obtain information unique to the serviceable product component. The targeted feature(s) identifies the particular serviceable component as genuine and forms the basis for determining whether a genuine component has been installed. In some circumstances, a fluid filter product is the component that is the subject detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Barry M. Verdegan, John T. Carroll, III, Matthew L. Schneider, Michael T. Zuroski, Nathan A. Whitaker, James L. Walls
  • Publication number: 20160273471
    Abstract: A filter monitor system (“FMS”) module is installed on the engine/vehicle and is connected to the filter systems, sensors and devices to monitor various performance parameters. The module also connects to the engine control module (“ECM”) and draws parameters from the ECM. The FMS module is capable of interfacing with various output devices such as a smartphone application, a display monitor, an OEM telematics system or a service technician's tool on a computer. The FMS module consists of hardware and software algorithms which constantly monitor filter systems and provide information to the end-user. FMS module provides necessary inputs and outputs for electronic sensors and devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Shimpi, Joseph Okoro, Andry Lesmana, Abhijeet Vaidya, Adaeze Okoye, John T. Carroll, III, Matthew L. Schneider, Barry M. Verdegan, Chad M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8931261
    Abstract: A pump component is removed from a port of a suction-side fluid cavity of a high-pressure fluid pump. The pump component performs a pump function for the high-pressure fluid pump. A primary coupler connects to the port. The pump component connects to the primary coupler. A diverter fluid passage diverts a low-pressure fluid from the primary coupler to an auxiliary fluid delivery system. The primary coupler communicates the low-pressure fluid through the pump component and primary coupler to the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Patent number: 8673137
    Abstract: A process, system, and component configuration are described that discourages customer acceptance/use of will-fit, reconditioned, and counterfeit product components, by determining whether or not a serviceable product component is genuine. If a component is determined to not be genuine, then appropriate action may be taken to warn operators and document such findings. For example, one or more markers are disposed or otherwise put on the subject serviceable product component and serves as a targeted feature, and/or a particular characteristic of the filter itself is identified as the targeted feature. A sensor is used to detect the targeted feature and obtain information unique to the serviceable product component. The targeted feature(s) identifies the particular serviceable component as genuine and forms the basis for determining whether a genuine component has been installed. In some circumstances, a fluid filter product is the component that is the subject detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry M. Verdegan, John T. Carroll, III, Matthew L. Schneider, Michael T. Zuroski, Nathan A. Whitaker, James L. Walls
  • Patent number: 8627805
    Abstract: A system includes an internal combustion engine receiving intake air from an intake manifold and providing exhaust gases to an exhaust manifold. The system further includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) conduit fluidly coupling the exhaust manifold to the intake manifold. The system includes a conical spring check valve disposed in the EGR conduit, the conical spring check valve having a helically wound spring including a number of turns of decreasing diameter, where each turn progresses axially in a normal flow direction of the EGR from a previous one of the turns. Each of the turns further overlaps a previous one of the turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: J. Victor Perr, John T. Carroll, III
  • Patent number: 8418440
    Abstract: A pump component is removed from a port of a suction-side fluid cavity of a high-pressure fluid pump. The pump component performs a pump function for the high-pressure fluid pump. A primary coupler connects to the port. The pump component connects to the primary coupler. A diverter fluid passage diverts a low-pressure fluid from the primary coupler to an auxiliary fluid delivery system. The primary coupler communicates the low-pressure fluid through the pump component and primary coupler to the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Patent number: 8069655
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for delivering a dosant with engine exhaust. The apparatus includes a flow-rate regulator disposed downstream from an engine exhaust manifold that operates to control a fraction of exhaust from the engine exhaust manifold. The apparatus also includes a doser disposed downstream of the flow-rate regulator that provisions a supply of dosant to the path of the controlled fraction of exhaust, which atomizes, vaporizes, disperses, mixes with, and/or delivers the dosant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Publication number: 20110232615
    Abstract: A system includes an internal combustion engine receiving intake air from an intake manifold and providing exhaust gases to an exhaust manifold. The system further includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) conduit fluidly coupling the exhaust manifold to the intake manifold. The system includes a conical spring check valve disposed in the EGR conduit, the conical spring check valve having a helically wound spring including a number of turns of decreasing diameter, where each turn progresses axially in a normal flow direction of the EGR from a previous one of the turns. Each of the turns further overlaps a previous one of the turns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: J. Victor Perr, John T. Carroll, III
  • Publication number: 20110231316
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, system and non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions related to receiving and storing product code information from plural surveyor surveillance devices and compensating a party associated with each surveyor device that provides information potentially related to a improper transacted sales of a product associated with a gathered product code. The information gathered from the surveillance devices can assist in investigating whether existing products are genuine or counterfeit by identifying non-valid and/or non-registered product codes and improper sales transactions associated with product codes received from the surveillance devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: CUMMINS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventor: John T. CARROLL, III
  • Publication number: 20110220560
    Abstract: A process, system, and component configuration are described that discourages customer acceptance/use of will-fit, reconditioned, and counterfeit product components, by determining whether or not a serviceable product component is genuine. If a component is determined to not be genuine, then appropriate action may be taken to warn operators and document such findings. For example, one or more markers are disposed or otherwise put on the subject serviceable product component and serves as a targeted feature, and/or a particular characteristic of the filter itself is identified as the targeted feature. A sensor is used to detect the targeted feature and obtain information unique to the serviceable product component. The targeted feature(s) identifies the particular serviceable component as genuine and forms the basis for determining whether a genuine component has been installed. In some circumstances, a fluid filter product is the component that is the subject detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Barry M. Verdegan, John T. Carroll, III, Matthew L. Schneider, Michael T Zuroski, Nathan A. Whitaker, James L. Walls
  • Publication number: 20100322778
    Abstract: In one form, a turbocharger component, such as a compressor wheel or an impeller, formed of a cast material or a material made using a powder metal process, includes a surface having at least a portion thereof treated by a thermo-mechanical treatment process, such as friction stir processing. At the treated portion, the material forming the component includes a microstructure that is different than the microstructure of the material throughout the rest of the component. For example, in one form the material at the treated portion includes a homogenous microstructure while the material throughout the rest of the component includes a cast microstructure. In one or more forms, the treated portion exhibits at least one of increased strength, ductility and fatigue-resistant properties. In another form, a method is directed to providing components for a turbocharger which exhibit enhanced structural properties. However, other embodiments, forms and applications are also envisioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Uma Ramadorai, Yong-Ching Chen, Kevin W. Westerson
  • Patent number: 7845162
    Abstract: A pump component is removed from a port of a suction-side fluid cavity of a high-pressure fluid pump. The pump component performs a pump function for the high-pressure fluid pump. A primary coupler connects to the port. The pump component connects to the primary coupler. A diverter fluid passage diverts a low-pressure fluid from the primary coupler to an auxiliary fluid delivery system. The primary coupler communicates the low-pressure fluid through the pump component and primary coupler to the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Publication number: 20090235997
    Abstract: A pump component is removed from a port of a suction-side fluid cavity of a high-pressure fluid pump. The pump component performs a pump function for the high-pressure fluid pump. A primary coupler connects to the port. The pump component connects to the primary coupler. A diverter fluid passage diverts a low-pressure fluid from the primary coupler to an auxiliary fluid delivery system. The primary coupler communicates the low-pressure fluid through the pump component and primary coupler to the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Publication number: 20090044526
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for delivering a dosant with engine exhaust. The apparatus includes a flow-rate regulator disposed downstream from an engine exhaust manifold that operates to control a fraction of exhaust from the engine exhaust manifold. The apparatus also includes a doser disposed downstream of the flow-rate regulator that provisions a supply of dosant to the path of the controlled fraction of exhaust, which atomizes, vaporizes, disperses, mixes with, and/or delivers the dosant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Patent number: 7334399
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for intermittently delivering fluid. An injector intermittently delivers a first quantity of fluid over a first time interval. In one embodiment, the injector is passively cooled. In a certain embodiment, the injector delivers the first quantity of fluid responsive to a fluid flow measurement of a flow meter. An orifice diverts the first quantity of fluid from a primary fluid supply system over a second time interval without decreasing the supply of fluid to a primary load within a flow rate range while the fluid pressure remains within a pressure range. An accumulator accumulates at the least the first quantity of fluid as a fluid charge with positive energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Fleetguard, Inc
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Laszlo D. Tikk
  • Patent number: 6990855
    Abstract: A system for estimating a quantity of parasitic leakage of a fluid from a fluid collection unit includes a pressure sensor and a control circuit. The pressure sensor is coupled to the fluid collection unit and configured to produce a pressure value indicative of the pressure of the fluid collection unit. The control circuit is operable to determine a change in pressure value of the fluid collection unit and estimate the quantity of parasitic leakage based on the change in pressure value. The control circuit may also be operable to determine a bulk modulus value of the fluid and estimate the quantity of parasitic leakage based on the change in pressure value and the bulk modulus value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Taner Tuken, Donald J. Benson, John T. Carroll, III, Yul J. Tarr, David M. Carey
  • Patent number: 6832748
    Abstract: The valve includes a valve element with an internal longitudinal bore and cross-drilled orifices which, in combination with other orifices and restrictions, force balance the valve in an open configuration when attached to a pump assembly in a spilling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Carroll, III, Donald J. Benson
  • Patent number: 6823834
    Abstract: A system for estimating an auxiliary-injected fuel quantity includes a fuel injector for injecting fuel into an engine, a fuel pump supplying fuel to a fuel collection unit that then supplies fuel to the fuel injector, and a control circuit that generates an auxiliary-injected fuel quantity estimation model by disabling the fuel pump prior to fuel injection, and enabling the fuel pump to resume fuel pumping following fuel injection, by the fuel injector, determines a first pressure in the fuel collection unit after stabilization of the fuel pressure therein following disablement of the fuel pump and prior to the fuel injection, determines a second pressure in the fuel collection unit after the fuel injection and prior to resuming pumping of fuel by the fuel pump, and forms the model as a function of the first and second pressures and an injector on-time for a number of different engine operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Benson, Taner Tuken, David M. Carey, John T. Carroll, III, Yul J. Tarr