Patents by Inventor Jordan M. Houser

Jordan M. Houser 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: 20210016647
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an electric axle assembly having dual motors and dual disconnects allowing for selectably disconnecting either one of the motors so that either motor may operate as the primary drive motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jordan M. HOUSER, Darren J. ZISKOVSKY
  • Patent number: 10808832
    Abstract: An axle assembly having an axle housing including a differential assembly having a ring gear and a lubrication directing assembly disposed directly adjacent to the ring gear. The lubrication directing assembly having a first lubrication flow surface, a second lubrication flow surface, and a trough. The axle assembly also includes an axle housing cover surrounding the axle housing. A fluid storage tank is attached to the housing cover, wherein the fluid storage tank includes a fill channel directly attached to the rear housing cover; an expandable air bladder disposed in the fluid storage tank; and a first valve disposed below the air bladder and in contact with the air bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan M. Houser, Mark W. Leber, Marcus W. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200325966
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a multi-speed electric axle assembly with three gear ratios. The multi-speed electric axle assembly includes one or more power supplies, one or more shafts operatively coupled to the one or more power supplies and a differential, and one or more Ravigneaux gear assemblies integrated with the one or more shafts. The one or more Ravigneaux gear assemblies of the multi-speed electric axle assembly providing the three gear ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew T. BRAMMER, Michael D. COOK, Jordan M. HOUSER
  • Publication number: 20200309249
    Abstract: An axle assembly including a lubrication pump operably configured to distribute lubricating fluid within the axle assembly. The lubrication pump includes a fluid inlet port, a fluid outlet port, an air inlet port, and an air outlet valve; a pump housing interposed between the first end and the second end; a piston reservoir disposed in the pump housing, wherein the piston reservoir has a first side and a second side, wherein the second side is in fluid communication with the air inlet port; a piston disposed in the piston reservoir between the first side and the second side; a first check valve housed within the inlet port; a second check valve housed within the outlet port; and one or more biasing members interposed between the piston and the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port in the first side of the piston reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan M. Houser, Mark W. Leber, Marcus W. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200248790
    Abstract: An axle assembly having a pair of axle half shafts and an axle housing defining a sump. The axle assembly further includes a first clutch assembly including a first half and a second half, wherein the first half is selectively engaged to the second half. The axle assembly also includes a second clutch assembly disposed adjacent to the first clutch assembly, wherein the second clutch includes a gear and the gear is selectively engaged with the second half of the first clutch assembly. Yet further, the axle assembly includes a lubrication pump mounted in the axle housing and drivingly coupled to the second clutch assembly; a spring mounted between the first half and the second half of the first clutch assembly; and a bearing disposed between the spring and the second half of the first clutch assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan M. Houser, Mark W. Leber, Marcus W. Schmidt