Patents by Inventor Kennon H. Guglielmo

Kennon H. Guglielmo 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: 9207675
    Abstract: An automatic timing measurement system that provides a measure of time of passage of a watercraft through a water course. Algorithms based on inertial or other estimates augmented by GPS speed/position measurements and/or image processing techniques on images provided by one or more cameras are used to track position of a watercraft. The position estimates and image processing techniques are used to allow the locations of water courses to be mapped and memorized. Algorithms are then used to allow the system to automatically detect passage of a watercraft through mapped courses for the purpose of measuring and reporting time of passage of said watercraft past key points in said course, and for modifying the behavior of the speed control portion of the apparatus if necessary at certain points in the mapped course. A measure of accuracy of driver steering can be provided along with the ability to automatically steer the watercraft through the course if “steer-by-wire” mechanism is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 9098083
    Abstract: An automatic timing measurement system provides a measure of time of passage of a watercraft through a prescribed course. Inertial or other estimates augmented by GPS speed/position measurements are used to track the position of a the watercraft. Position estimates are used to allow the locations of prescribed courses to be mapped and memorized. The passage of a watercraft through mapped courses may be detected for the purpose of measuring and reporting time of passage of the watercraft past key points in the course, and for modifying the behavior of the speed control portion of the apparatus if necessary. A measure of accuracy of driver steering can be provided along with the ability to automatically steer the watercraft through the course. GPS speed control is augmented with a secondary velocity measurement device that measures speed over water resulting in an optional user selectable real-time compensation for water current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 9092033
    Abstract: An automatic timing measurement system provides a measure of time of passage of a watercraft through a prescribed course. Inertial or other estimates augmented by GPS speed/position measurements are used to track position of a watercraft, and those estimates are used to allow the locations of prescribed courses to be mapped and memorized. The apparatus may automatically detect passage of a watercraft through mapped courses for the purpose of measuring and reporting time of passage past key points in the course, and for modifying the behavior of the speed control of the apparatus if necessary at certain points in the mapped course. GPS speed control may be augmented with a secondary velocity measurement device that measures speed over water resulting in an optional user selectable real-time compensation for water current. Furthermore, GPS may be used as the key input to produce boat speed-based pull-up profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 9068838
    Abstract: An automatic timing measurement system provides a measure of time of passage of a watercraft through a prescribed course. Inertial or other estimates augmented by GPS speed/position measurements are used to track position of a watercraft. Position estimates are used to allow the locations of prescribed courses to be mapped and memorized. Passage of a watercraft is automatically detected through mapped courses for the purpose of measuring and reporting time of passage past key points in the course, and the speed of the apparatus may be modified if necessary at certain points in the mapped course. A measure of accuracy of driver steering can be provided along with the ability to automatically steer the watercraft through the course. GPS speed control is augmented with a secondary velocity measurement device that measures speed over water resulting in an optional user selectable real-time compensation for water current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 9052717
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 8983768
    Abstract: An automatic timing measurement system provides a measure of time of passage of a watercraft through a prescribed course. Inertial or other estimates augmented by GPS speed/position measurements are used to track position of a watercraft. Position estimates are used to allow the locations of prescribed courses to be mapped and memorized. The passage of a watercraft through mapped courses is automatically detected for the purpose of measuring and reporting time of passage of the watercraft past key points in the course, and the speed of the apparatus may be modified if necessary at certain points in the mapped course. A measure of accuracy of driver steering can be provided along with the ability to automatically steer the watercraft through the course if “steer-by-wire” mechanism is available. GPS speed control is augmented with a secondary velocity measurement device that measures speed over water to provide real-time compensation for water current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 8723638
    Abstract: A joystick controller is disclosed for controlling speed of a boom lift platform, the controller having motors or the like that provide tactile feedback that is intuitively interpreted and adjusted by the user of the joystick speed control, the joystick being neutrally-biased to effect a null velocity when the joystick is positioned in a neutral position, but the tactile feedback forcing the joystick away from neutral to a degree that represents the platform's actual speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Enovation Controls, LLC
    Inventor: Kennon H Guglielmo
  • Publication number: 20130220734
    Abstract: A joystick controller is disclosed for controlling speed of a boom lift platform, the controller having motors or the like that provide tactile feedback that is intuitively interpreted and adjusted by the user of the joystick speed control, the joystick being neutrally-biased to effect a null velocity when the joystick is positioned in a neutral position, but the tactile feedback forcing the joystick away from neutral to a degree that represents the platform's actual speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Kennon H. Guglielmo
  • Patent number: 8521348
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Econtrols, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 8475221
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Econtrols, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 8286611
    Abstract: The invention includes a very fast voice coil actuator, in the range of 2-5 millisecond full stroke response with high force, a circuit board located in the enclosure, a pressure sensor sensing pressure internal to the system which in the preferred embodiment is located in the actuator cap assembly but could be located in other locations, a diaphragm, a link plate, a mating ring, and a mechanical pressure regulator. An electronic pressure regulator receives pressure commands from the engine control module in a manner similar to receiving pulse width from an engine control module to an injector and calculates the required new pressure command. A novel feature of the present invention includes the Delta P control and the control of the regulator based on direct feedback of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Econtrols, Inc.
    Inventors: Kennon H. Guglielmo, Michael Walser, Randy Walser, Kenneth R. Shouse
  • Patent number: 8176897
    Abstract: The invention includes a very fast voice coil actuator, in the range of 2-5 millisecond full stroke response with high force, a circuit board located in the enclosure, a pressure sensor sensing pressure internal to the system which in the preferred embodiment is located in the actuator cap assembly but could be located in other locations, a diaphragm, a link plate, a mating ring, and a mechanical pressure regulator. An electronic pressure regulator receives pressure commands from the engine control module in a manner similar to receiving pulse width from an engine control module to an injector and calculates the required new pressure command. A novel feature of the present invention includes the Delta P control and the control of the regulator based on direct feedback of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: E-Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Kennon H. Guglielmo, Michael Walser, Randy Walser, Kenneth R. Shouse
  • Patent number: 8145372
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: EControls, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 8136506
    Abstract: The invention includes a very fast voice coil actuator, in the range of 2-5 millisecond full stroke response with high force, a circuit board located in the enclosure, a pressure sensor sensing pressure internal to the system which in the preferred embodiment is located in the actuator cap assembly but could be located in other locations, a diaphragm, a link plate, a mating ring, and a mechanical pressure regulator. An electronic pressure regulator receives pressure commands from the engine control module in a manner similar to receiving pulse width from an engine control module to an injector and calculates the required new pressure command. A novel feature of the present invention includes the Delta P control and the control of the regulator based on direct feedback of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: EControls, Inc.
    Inventors: Kennon H. Guglielmo, Michael Walser, Randy Walser, Kenneth R. Shouse
  • Patent number: 8006668
    Abstract: The invention includes a very fast voice coil actuator, in the range of 2-5 millisecond full stroke response with high force, a circuit board located in the enclosure, a pressure sensor sensing pressure internal to the system which in the preferred embodiment is located in the actuator cap assembly but could be located in other locations, a diaphragm, a link plate, a mating ring, and a mechanical pressure regulator. An electronic pressure regulator receives pressure commands from the engine control module in a manner similar to receiving pulse width from an engine control module to an injector and calculates the required new pressure command. A novel feature of the present invention includes the Delta P control and the control of the regulator based on direct feedback of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Econtrols, Inc.
    Inventors: Kennon H. Guglielmo, Michael W. Walser, Randy Walser, Kenneth R. Shouse
  • Patent number: 7877174
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Econtrols, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Publication number: 20090209152
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Publication number: 20090209153
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 7494394
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: EControls, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan
  • Patent number: 7494393
    Abstract: An automatic speed control system that provides desired watercraft velocity over land. The coupled algorithms correct engine speed and torque using inertia based measurements, GPS, and tachometer measurements, and the corrections are augmented and enhanced by velocity/speed and torque/speed relationships that are dynamically and adaptively programmed with real-time data collected during replicated operations of the watercraft in specified conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: EControls, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Walser, Kennon H. Guglielmo, Kenneth R. Shouse, Joseph Grogan