Patents by Inventor Kenneth R. Meyers

Kenneth R. Meyers 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: 11414833
    Abstract: Embodiments of a work vehicle magnetorheological fluid (MRF) joystick system include a joystick device having a base housing, a joystick movably mounted to the base housing, and a joystick position sensor configured to monitor joystick movement. An MRF joystick resistance mechanism is controllable to vary a joystick stiffness resisting movement of the joystick relative to the base housing, while a controller architecture is coupled to the joystick position sensor and to the MRF joystick resistance mechanism. The controller architecture is configured to: (i) selectively place the work vehicle MRF joystick system in a modified joystick stiffness mode during operation of the work vehicle; and (ii) when the work vehicle MRF joystick system is placed in the modified joystick stiffness mode, command the MRF joystick resistance mechanism to vary the joystick stiffness based, at least in part, on the movement of the joystick relative to the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Alex R. Vandegrift, Craig Christofferson, Amy K. Jones, Anthony K. Kraft, Brett S. Graham, Christopher R. Benson, Christopher J. Meyer, Kenneth Franck, Mark D. Anderson, Todd F. Velde
  • Patent number: 5068511
    Abstract: The next stud is blown under pressure into the receiver after a stud has been welded and as the rod which locates the stud for welding is withdrawn to its fully retracted position the next stud is first subjected to a vacuum which draws the next stud into the collet and then blown fully into the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Emhart Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Meyer, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4355570
    Abstract: A barbecue oven is provided for cooking and smoking food. The oven includes a grease control system for the door of the oven comprising an inset portion and a door grease deflector cooperating to direct grease and moisture deposited on the inner door surface during cooking to the bottom interior surface of the oven. The oven also includes an electrical heating element support and wood tray assembly. An electrical heating element is supported within the assembly and protected from contact with grease or moisture within the oven. The heating element support confines heat generated by the heating element to create an area beneath the top surface of the heating element support having a relatively elevated temperature. This elevated temperature enhances the natural convection within the oven to uniformly heat the cooking area and also causes the wood within the wood tray assembly to smoulder. Multiple apertures in the assembly aid the convection flow for efficient heat transfer to the oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: Fred B. Bearden, Jr.
    Inventors: Edward W. Martin, Kenneth R. Meyers, Fred E. Tucker, III
  • Patent number: 4307659
    Abstract: A barbecue oven is provided for cooking and smoking food. The oven includes a grease control system for controlling and containing grease and moisture produced by the food during cooking operations. An air control system is provided which includes passive features for insuring that there is adequate air circulation within the oven during cooking operations. The oven includes an inner oven liner defining a cooking area. An ash pan, an electrical heating element and a wood tray are assembled within the cooking area for cooking and smoking food within the oven. The temperature range within the oven is controlled by a thermostat that includes a temperature sensor mounted on the exterior surface of the oven liner. The oven includes an oven door and at least one wear-resistant latch for securing the door in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1981
    Assignee: MTM Corporation
    Inventors: Edward W. Martin, Kenneth R. Meyers, Fred E. Tucker, III