Patents by Inventor John Washeleski

John Washeleski 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: 20210087868
    Abstract: A bus includes a vehicle body, a plurality of doors, a nosing seal, at least one sensor disposed inside the nosing seal, wherein the at least one sensor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive moving object proximal to the nosing seal such that the capacitance of the at least one sensor changes, and a controller coupled to the at least one sensor, the controller analyzing the sensing by the at least one sensor and senses a non-smooth signal from the at least one sensor and determines that an obstruction is present, senses signal fluctuation from the at least one sensor is not monotonic and determines that an obstruction is present, senses that the one of the doors has not closed after a predetermined time period and determines that the obstruction is present, senses that one of the doors has stalled and determines that the obstruction is present, the controller being configured to alert an operator of the bus when the obstruction is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10954709
    Abstract: A bus includes a vehicle body, a plurality of capacitive sensors mounted along a perimeter of the vehicle body, wherein one of the capacitive sensors capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the portion of the vehicle body such that the capacitance of the one of the capacitive sensors changes, and a controller coupled to the capacitive sensors, the controller being configured to alert an operator of the bus when the object is coupled to the at least one capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10495220
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system includes a variable displacement hydraulic pump, the pump having an inlet for receiving fluid, an outlet for discharging fluid under pressure, and a pump displacement input, a hydraulic motor having an inlet and an outlet a fluid circuit including a supply conduit for conducting fluid discharged by the pump to the motor and a return conduit for returning fluid discharged by the motor to the pump, a pump displacement control cooperating with the pump displacement input in order to vary a displacement of the pump, a control circuit in communication with the pump displacement control for controlling the pump output such that the motor is driven at a constant rotational speed and at least two valves controlling a rotational speed of the motor, wherein one of the valves provides coarser flow control resolution and another of the valves provides finer flow control resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: Mario Boisvert, Curtis Lizotte, Scott Jones, John Washeleski, Gary Terrill
  • Patent number: 10384653
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a heated cleaning fluid to a vehicle surface includes an inlet port for receiving an amount of fluid, a housing bounding a reservoir in fluid communication with the inlet port, and an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing an amount of heated fluid. A heater element heats fluid that passes from the inlet port to the outlet port through the reservoir. A heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heater element for conveying heat to the fluid within the reservoir has a strut that divides fluid entering the housing through the inlet port into two flow paths and elongated fins that extend outwardly from the strut at transverse angles that bound fluid flow channels for fluid moving through the reservoir. A control circuit energizes the heater element with a voltage to heat the heating element and the fluid passing from the inlet port to the outlet port through the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom
  • Patent number: 9914333
    Abstract: A vehicle trailer connect system and automated parking system for use with a motor vehicle. Apparatus of the system has an input for obtaining information from a vehicle communication bus; an output for sending information to a vehicle communications bus; a control circuit for controlling the position and movement of a motor vehicle; an image gathering system to obtain visual or spatial data between a motor vehicle hitch and a hitch receiver attached to the trailer. A system controller guides vehicle steering as the vehicle is backed through a field of view of the image gathering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Shank, Josh Goulet, John Washeleski
  • Publication number: 20180030771
    Abstract: A bus includes a vehicle body, a plurality of capacitive sensors mounted along a perimeter of the vehicle body, wherein one of the capacitive sensors capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the portion of the vehicle body such that the capacitance of the one of the capacitive sensors changes, and a controller coupled to the capacitive sensors, the controller being configured to alert an operator of the bus when the object is coupled to the at least one capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9797179
    Abstract: An illustrative assembly includes a panel and a capacitive sensor. The panel is movable between an opened position and a closed position relative to a closure of a vehicle body. The sensor is positioned on the panel such that at least a portion of the sensor is perpendicular to the closure of the vehicle body as the panel moves between the opened and closed positions. The sensor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the closure of the vehicle body such that capacitance of the sensor changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9480143
    Abstract: An illustrative example motor control device includes a printed circuit board including electronics for motor control. At least one connector is associated with the electronics. The connector is configured for communicating at least one of control signals or power to a motor. A housing includes a first portion configured to receive the printed circuit board and cover over a first side of the printed circuit board. A second portion of the housing is configured to provide access to the at least one connector from outside of the housing. The second portion of the housing inhibits exposure of the printed circuit board to outside contaminants. A third portion of the housing is configured to cover over a second side of the printed circuit board. At least one heat transfer element on at least one of the housing or the printed circuit board facilitates heat transfer from the printed circuit board to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Edward Cox, Curtis M. Lizotte
  • Publication number: 20160230785
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system includes a variable displacement hydraulic pump drivably connectable to a primary power source, the pump having an inlet for receiving fluid, an outlet for discharging fluid under pressure, and a pump displacement input, a hydraulic motor having an inlet for receiving fluid under pressure and an outlet for discharging spent fluid, the motor being drivably connectable to an auxiliary power source, a fluid circuit including a supply conduit for conducting fluid discharged by the pump to the motor and a return conduit for returning fluid discharged by the motor to the pump, a pump displacement control cooperating with the pump displacement input in order to vary a displacement of the pump, a control circuit in communication with the pump displacement control for controlling the pump output such that the motor is driven at a constant rotational speed to thereby drive the auxiliary power source at a constant rotational speed despite fluctuations in rotational speed of the primary power s
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mario Boisvert, Curtis Lizotte, Scott Jones, John Washeleski, Gary Terrill
  • Patent number: 9389062
    Abstract: An anti-entrapment system for preventing an object from being entrapped by a translating device such as a vehicle window includes a capacitance sensor and a controller. The sensor has a jacket with a cavity, a dielectric element within the cavity, and first and second electrical conductors. The conductors are within the cavity on opposite sides of the dielectric element such that the conductors are separated from one another by a separation distance. The capacitance of the sensor changes in response to an electrically conductive object moving in proximity to at least one of the conductors. The controller is configured to control a translating device as a function of the capacitance of the sensor. The jacket is attachable to a seal configured to receive the translating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Randall L. Perrin, David W. Shank
  • Publication number: 20160046264
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a heated cleaning fluid to a vehicle surface includes an inlet port for receiving an amount of fluid, a housing bounding a reservoir in fluid communication with the inlet port, and an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing an amount of heated fluid. A heater element heats fluid that passes from the inlet port to the outlet port through the reservoir. A heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heater element for conveying heat to the fluid within the reservoir has a strut that divides fluid entering the housing through the inlet port into two flow paths and elongated fins that extend outwardly from the strut at transverse angles that bound fluid flow channels for fluid moving through the reservoir. A control circuit energizes the heater element with a voltage to heat the heating element and the fluid passing from the inlet port to the outlet port through the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: David W. Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom
  • Patent number: 9188268
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a heated cleaning fluid to a vehicle surface having an inlet port for receiving an amount of fluid; a housing bounding a reservoir in fluid communication with the inlet port; and an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing an amount of heated fluid. A heater element heats fluid that passes from the inlet to the outlet port through the reservoir. A heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heater element for conveying heat to the fluid within the reservoir has a strut that divides fluid entering the housing through the inlet port into two flow paths and elongated fins that extend outwardly from the strut at transverse angles that bound fluid flow channels for fluid moving through said reservoir. A control circuit energizes the heater element with a voltage to heat the heating element and the fluid passing from the inlet to the outlet through the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom
  • Publication number: 20150267455
    Abstract: An illustrative assembly includes a panel and a capacitive sensor. The panel is movable between an opened position and a closed position relative to a closure of a vehicle body. The sensor is positioned on the panel such that at least a portion of the sensor is perpendicular to the closure of the vehicle body as the panel moves between the opened and closed positions. The sensor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the closure of the vehicle body such that capacitance of the sensor changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9051769
    Abstract: An illustrative assembly includes a panel and a capacitive sensor. The panel is movable between an opened position and a closed position relative to a closure of a vehicle body. The sensor is positioned on the panel such that at least a portion of the sensor is perpendicular to the closure of the vehicle body as the panel moves between the opened and closed positions. The sensor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the closure of the vehicle body such that capacitance of the sensor changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9030144
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved system and method for sensing both hard and soft obstructions for a movable panel such as a sunroof. A dual detection scheme is employing that includes an optical sensing as the primary means and electronic sensing of motor current as a secondary means. The secondary means utilizes system empirical precharacterization, fast processing algorithms, motor parameter monitoring including both current sensing and sensorless electronic motor current commutation pulse sensing, and controller memory, to adaptively modify electronic obstacle detection thresholds in real time without the use of templates and cycle averaging techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: Mario Boisvert, Randall Perrin, John Washeleski
  • Publication number: 20150098192
    Abstract: An illustrative example motor control device includes a printed circuit board including electronics for motor control. At least one connector is associated with the electronics. The connector is configured for communicating at least one of control signals or power to a motor. A housing includes a first portion configured to receive the printed circuit board and cover over a first side of the printed circuit board. A second portion of the housing is configured to provide access to the at least one connector from outside of the housing. The second portion of the housing inhibits exposure of the printed circuit board to outside contaminants. A third portion of the housing is configured to cover over a second side of the printed circuit board. At least one heat transfer element on at least one of the housing or the printed circuit board facilitates heat transfer from the printed circuit board to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: USSI, LLC d/b/a NARTRON
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Edward Cox, Curtis M. Lizotte
  • Patent number: 8633813
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present application includes a vehicle illumination system. The vehicle illumination system comprises an input keypad configured to receive at least one input provided by a user. The vehicle illumination system also comprises a controller configured to receive input commands provided by the input keypad and to sequentially control a state of a plurality of output device drivers corresponding to a respective plurality of vehicle lamps. At least one indicator is configured to indicate to a user a condition associated with at least one of the plurality of output device drivers wherein the controller communicates with the indicator by means of a communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Uusi, LLC
    Inventors: David Shank, Edward Cox, John Washeleski
  • Publication number: 20140012465
    Abstract: A vehicle trailer connect system and automated parking system for use with a motor vehicle. Apparatus of the system has an input for obtaining information from a vehicle communication bus; an output for sending information to a vehicle communications bus; a control circuit for controlling the position and movement of a motor vehicle; an image gathering system to obtain visual or spatial data between a motor vehicle hitch and a hitch receiver attached to the trailer. A system controller guides vehicle steering as the vehicle is backed through a field of view of the image gathering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Shank, Josh Goulet, John Washeleski
  • Publication number: 20130306165
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a heated cleaning fluid to a vehicle surface having an inlet port for receiving an amount of fluid; a housing bounding a reservoir in fluid communication with the inlet port; and an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing an amount of heated fluid. A heater element heats fluid that passes from the inlet to the outlet port through the reservoir. A heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heater element for conveying heat to the fluid within the reservoir has a strut that divides fluid entering the housing through the inlet port into two flow paths and elongated fins that extend outwardly from the strut at transverse angles that bound fluid flow channels for fluid moving through said reservoir. A control circuit energizes the heater element with a voltage to heat the heating element and the fluid passing from the inlet to the outlet through the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Uusi, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom
  • Publication number: 20130311039
    Abstract: An illustrative assembly includes a panel and a capacitive sensor. The panel is movable between an opened position and a closed position relative to a closure of a vehicle body. The sensor is positioned on the panel such that at least a portion of the sensor is perpendicular to the closure of the vehicle body as the panel moves between the opened and closed positions. The sensor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the closure of the vehicle body such that capacitance of the sensor changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor