Patents by Inventor Jorge F. Briceno

Jorge F. Briceno 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: 11428310
    Abstract: A rotatable transmission component rotatable about an axis of rotation includes a first mounting member spaced apart from a second mounting member and a spindle extending from the first mounting member to the second mounting member. An axial location of the spindle between the first and second mounting members is maintained by interference connections between the spindle and the first and second mounting members. An outer diameter of a first end of the spindle is larger than an outer diameter of a second end of the spindle. The rotatable transmission component may be a planet carrier, and a planet gear may be supported on the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge F. Briceno, Isaac Mock, Douglas Burchett
  • Patent number: 11378121
    Abstract: A thrust bearing has an outer race and an inner race arranged for rotation relative to the outer race about an axis of rotation. Multiple rolling elements are positioned between the inner and outer races. A cage is positioned between the inner and outer races and configured to engage with the rolling elements to align the rolling elements into multiple rows, with the rows circumferentially spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge F. Briceno, Burak A. Gecim
  • Publication number: 20210172472
    Abstract: A thrust bearing has an outer race and an inner race arranged for rotation relative to the outer race about an axis of rotation. Multiple rolling elements are positioned between the inner and outer races. A cage is positioned between the inner and outer races and configured to engage with the rolling elements to align the rolling elements into multiple rows, with the rows circumferentially spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Jorge F. Briceno, Burak A. Gecim
  • Publication number: 20200378490
    Abstract: A rotatable transmission component rotatable about an axis of rotation includes a first mounting member spaced apart from a second mounting member and a spindle extending from the first mounting member to the second mounting member. An axial location of the spindle between the first and second mounting members is maintained by interference connections between the spindle and the first and second mounting members. An outer diameter of a first end of the spindle is larger than an outer diameter of a second end of the spindle. The rotatable transmission component may be a planet carrier, and a planet gear may be supported on the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jorge F. Briceno, Isaac Mock, Douglas Burchett
  • Patent number: 9869355
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a power take-off assembly. The method includes providing a drive unit, a transmission having an output, a speed sensor, a controller including a memory unit and a processor, and the power take-off assembly including a clutch and a solenoid. The method also includes storing a first threshold in the memory unit, determining a current input speed of the drive unit with the speed sensor, and comparing the current input speed to the first threshold. The method further includes controlling an amount of hydraulic pressure supplied to the clutch and engaging the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Pociask, Jorge F. Briceno
  • Patent number: 9810287
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multiple speed transmission having an input member, an output member, a plurality of planetary gearsets, a plurality of interconnecting members and a plurality of torque-transmitting mechanisms. Each of the plurality of planetary gearsets includes a sun gear, a ring gear, and a carrier member with pinion gears. The input member is continuously interconnected with at least one member of one of the plurality of planetary gear sets, and the output member is continuously interconnected with another member of one of the plurality of planetary gear sets. At least ten forward speeds and one reverse speed are achieved by the selective engagement of the plurality of torque-transmitting mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge F. Briceno, Phillip McCauley
  • Publication number: 20160377151
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multiple speed transmission having an input member, an output member, a plurality of planetary gearsets, a plurality of interconnecting members and a plurality of torque-transmitting mechanisms. Each of the plurality of planetary gearsets includes a sun gear, a ring gear, and a carrier member with pinion gears. The input member is continuously interconnected with at least one member of one of the plurality of planetary gear sets, and the output member is continuously interconnected with another member of one of the plurality of planetary gear sets. At least ten forward speeds and one reverse speed are achieved by the selective engagement of the plurality of torque-transmitting mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jorge F. Briceno, Phillip McCauley
  • Publication number: 20150247540
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a power take-off assembly. The method includes providing a drive unit, a transmission having an output, a speed sensor, a controller including a memory unit and a processor, and the power take-off assembly including a clutch and a solenoid. The method also includes storing a first threshold in the memory unit, determining a current input speed of the drive unit with the speed sensor, and comparing the current input speed to the first threshold. The method further includes controlling an amount of hydraulic pressure supplied to the clutch and engaging the clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Michael B. Pociask, Jorge F. Briceno