Patents by Inventor Kevin Callahan

Kevin Callahan 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: 9966742
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a cable including an insulating member, a shielding layer, and a conductor, the apparatus includes a frame forming a housing having an aperture configured to receive an end portion of the cable; a first gripping member disposed within the housing and being configured to grip the cable; and a second gripping member disposed within the housing and being configured to grip the cable; wherein the second gripping member is mounted within the housing so as to be movable relative to the first gripping member to effect fanning and cutting of a portion of the shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nick S. Evans, Bradley J. Mitchell, Kevin Callahan
  • Patent number: 9700241
    Abstract: A system for gait analysis may include a mobile data recording device configured to record accelerations associated with user motion and a data processing device in communication with the mobile data recording device. The data processing device can be configured to receive acceleration data from the mobile data recording device and process the acceleration data to extract stride data sequences from the acceleration data through use of bounding boxes on one or more points of the acceleration data. Each of the stride data sequences comprising data for a corresponding stride. The bounding boxes may define time and acceleration bounds. The data processing system may further determine one or more stride metrics. According to one embodiment, the data recording device may be a smartphone or other device having an accelerometer with a limited range that is inadequate to capture the full range of accelerations experienced by a runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyler Eastman, Kevin Callahan, Robin Thurston
  • Publication number: 20160313018
    Abstract: An HVAC system may include a VAV box including a damper movable between a first damper position and a second damper position and an HVAC controller that is mounted remotely from the VAV box. The HVAC controller may be configured to control the VAV box in accordance with a temperature set point entered into the HVAC controller and may be programmed with a test and balance procedure. In some cases, the HVAC controller may also be programmed with functionality that facilitates an installer or other technician in configuring and/or reconfiguring the VAV box. This may include providing a user interface that supports a test and balance procedure of the VAV box. Such functionality may be user-accessible via the user interface of the HVAC controller, and in some cases, may be used to drive the damper of the VAV box between various damper positions as well as perform other functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Shanna Leeland, Brent Barker, Jennifer Teves, Albert Holaso, Fred Becher, Kevin Callahan
  • Publication number: 20160313748
    Abstract: An HVAC controller configured to control a VAV box including a damper may include a temperature sensor that is configured to sense a temperature proximate the HVAC controller and a touch screen user interface that is configured to display the sensed temperature and to enable a user to input a temperature set point. A controller may be operatively coupled to the touch screen user interface and the temperature sensor and may be configured to regulate operation of the VAV box in accordance with the sensed temperature and the temperature set point. The HVAC controller may be programmed with a test and balance procedure that is user-accessible via the touch screen user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Shanna Leeland, Brent Barker, Albert Holaso, Jennifer Teves, Kevin Clinger, Philip Shen, Fred Becher, Kevin Callahan
  • Publication number: 20160069584
    Abstract: A system and approach for providing information about a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. A screen of the system on a display may have a portion revealing a perspective with a view of components such as cooling and heating coils, fans, dampers, sensors, and so forth. Data modules may be shown proximate to the components on the screen and indicate certain parameters about them. As second portion of the screen may show control and information modules related to items such as temperature and pressure control, and operating mode. The screen may also reveal relationships among sub-systems, applications, zones, alarms, and other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Albert Holaso, Stuart Donaldson, Kevin Callahan
  • Publication number: 20160036208
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a cable including an insulating member, a shielding layer, and a conductor, the apparatus includes a frame forming a housing having an aperture configured to receive an end portion of the cable; a first gripping member disposed within the housing and being configured to grip the cable; and a second gripping member disposed within the housing and being configured to grip the cable; wherein the second gripping member is mounted within the housing so as to be movable relative to the first gripping member to effect fanning and cutting of a portion of the shielding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Nick S. Evans, Bradley J. Mitchell, Kevin Callahan
  • Publication number: 20140156215
    Abstract: A system for gait analysis may include a mobile data recording device configured to record accelerations associated with user motion and a data processing device in communication with the mobile data recording device. The data processing device can be configured to receive acceleration data from the mobile data recording device and process the acceleration data to extract stride data sequences from the acceleration data through use of bounding boxes on one or more points of the acceleration data. Each of the stride data sequences comprising data for a corresponding stride. The bounding boxes may define time and acceleration bounds. The data processing system may further determine one or more stride metrics. According to one embodiment, the data recording device may be a smartphone or other device having an accelerometer with a limited range that is inadequate to capture the full range of accelerations experienced by a runner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: MapMyFitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyler Eastman, Kevin Callahan, Robin Thurston
  • Patent number: 8723085
    Abstract: A temperature controlled/limiting heating element for an electrically powered cooking appliance, having: a plate with an upper contact heating surface; a pair of heating element terminals adapted for removably engaging electrical power supply terminals of the electrically powered cooking appliance; a plurality of resistive heating wires, in thermal engagement with a lower surface of the top plate, comprising: a non-cycling resistive heating wire connected in series to the heating element terminals; and a cycling resistive heating wire connected in series to the heating element terminals via a thermostat switch in thermal engagement with a lower surface of the top plate, wherein the thermostat switch is normally closed when exposed to a sensed temperature below a set temperature and the thermostat switch opens when the sensed temperature is equal to or exceeds the set temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneering Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin Callahan, Yibing Hu, Peter M. Callahan
  • Publication number: 20140122494
    Abstract: The invention provides a large technological infrastructure to provide a unique comparison of athletic performance using a system. The system can include a unique point system and can compare aggregate athletic performances of different users across different geographical tracks or sections (i.e., Courses). Advantageously, people who cannot do the same course(s) can compete with one another; aggregate performances can be accumulated to give an overall performance metric; and people with differing abilities can compete with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MapMyFitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Thurston, Kevin Wood, Kevin Callahan, Sebastian Johnck
  • Publication number: 20120125912
    Abstract: A temperature controlled/limiting heating element for an electrically powered cooking appliance, having: a plate with an upper contact heating surface; a pair of heating element terminals adapted for removably engaging electrical power supply terminals of the electrically powered cooking appliance; a plurality of resistive heating wires, in thermal engagement with a lower surface of the top plate, comprising: a non-cycling resistive heating wire connected in series to the heating element terminals; and a cycling resistive heating wire connected in series to the heating element terminals via a thermostat switch in thermal engagement with a lower surface of the top plate, wherein the thermostat switch is normally closed when exposed to a sensed temperature below a set temperature and the thermostat switch opens when the sensed temperature is equal to or exceeds the set temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Kevin CALLAHAN, Reza SHAH, Peter M. Callahan, Yibing Hu
  • Publication number: 20120078775
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for initiating a call action trade including the steps of providing at least one user trade request to a computer system and sending out third party trade invitations from the computer system contingent upon the user trade request seeking to find liquidity for the trade request. It further includes the facilitating in the computer system an electronic trade auction between a third party having liquidity and the user for the user trade request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Callahan
  • Patent number: 7676891
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a rotary control knob (2) of a control panel in particular for a ventilation, heating and/or air-conditioning installation of a vehicle cabin. This control knob (2) consists of a cylinder (3) provided at one of its ends with a gripping member (6) intended for the user, and equipped with at least one boss (15) for limiting its rotational travel between its end positions. Said boss (15) is formed at the base of the gripping member (6) and is covered at least partially by a flexible mass (19) emanating from a flexible covering (18) of the gripping member (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques S.A.S.
    Inventors: Louis Lacroix, Andre Chery, Laurent Lucaora, Patrick Corduan, Kevin Callahan
  • Patent number: 7524074
    Abstract: This invention relates to a light guide (1) for a control knob, particularly an instrument panel of a vehicle. The knob is fitted with an index (3) free to move in rotation about an axis (A). The light guide (1) will be inserted between a light source (2) and the index (3) and comprises at least one entry surface (4) for light rays emitted by the light source (2), a first exit surface (6) of light rays towards the index (3) and side faces (5) inserted between the entry surface (4) and the first exit surface (6). The light guide comprises first optical means (4, 8, 15, 16) to orient received light rays approximately parallel to the rotation axis (A) of the index (3), and second optical means (5, 22, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20) to focus the previously reoriented light rays towards at least the first exit surface (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques S.A.S.
    Inventors: Andre Chery, Stephane Guichardon, Jerome Wroblewski, Laurent Lucaora, Kevin Callahan
  • Publication number: 20080313007
    Abstract: A system for scheduling an in-home appliance repair service is disclosed. The system receives inputs from a user via a client device. The inputs are used to identify one or more home appliances in need of repair. For example, the user may have a clogged dishwasher. Data identifying the appliance is then transmitted to a repair scheduling server. The repair scheduling server executes a program which determines a plurality of available repair time slots and transmits a list of choices to the client device for display. The available repair time slots may depend on the type of appliance, the brand of the appliance, the particular model, the user's identify, and/or the geographical location of the appliance. Preferably, time slots are dynamically determined in cooperation with a plurality of service providers. Once the user selects a timeslot, the service is confirmed and scheduled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: SEARS BRANDS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kevin Callahan, Daryle Gibbens
  • Publication number: 20080042012
    Abstract: Electrochromic window assemblies and methods for providing electrochromic window assemblies are disclosed. In one embodiment, a window assembly includes a first transparent portion and a first trim portion. The first trim portion is located adjacent to the first transparent portion. The window assembly also includes a second transparent portion and a second trim portion. The second trim portion is located adjacent to the second transparent portion. The window assembly further includes an electrochromic assembly. The electrochromic assembly is disposed between the first transparent portion and the second transparent portion so that it is adjacent to both transparent portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Callahan, Roland Schafer
  • Publication number: 20070164156
    Abstract: A method of providing power and/or data to a seat in a seating area. A power distribution system having a continuous power bus is used to supply power and/or data to seats in a mobile platform or fixed structure. The power distribution system generally includes a bus strip that, in a mobile platform, extends along a length of a passenger cabin and a connector operable to provide a connection between the bus strip and the passenger seats. Power and/or data can be transmitted between the bus strip and the passenger seats, via the connector, at any point along the bus strip, thus eliminating the need to run separate connections between the power and/or data source and each seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: James Henley, Robert Johnson, Darrel Santala, Samuel Feist, Trevor Laib, Bradley Mitchell, Kevin Callahan
  • Publication number: 20070109800
    Abstract: Control panel architectures, and, specifically, architectures having bulb assemblies as features, particular those in control panels used in motor vehicle applications, are disclosed. By providing restricting means such as for leg features as part of the control panel assay, bulb assemblies are more resistant to damage to the bulb globe or filaments, or other elements, due to the effect of undesired movement or vibration that occurs in motorized vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: Valeo Climate Control Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin Callahan, Laurent Lucaora
  • Publication number: 20070057122
    Abstract: An overhead video system for an aircraft is disclosed. The overhead video system comprises a wireless overhead video unit; and at least one mounting rail detachably coupled to the wireless overhead video unit. The mounting rail provides structural support and electrical power to the wireless overhead video unit. A system in one embodiment may use mounting rails that double as power rails supplying power to the wireless overhead video unit. Video control and content streaming is accomplished over a wireless link. The power rail control may be accomplished remotely via a standard or solid state relay. Normal rail power for the rail mounted video system may come from the utility bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Donald Lee, Trevor Laib, Kevin Callahan, Bradley Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20070057121
    Abstract: A mounting rail system for a cabin services system of an aircraft is disclosed. The mounting rail system comprises a mounting rail for providing power, and at least one circuit coupled to the mounting rail for allowing for operation of functionalities of a passenger services unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Kevin Callahan, Trevor Laib, Donald Lee, Bradley Mitchell, William Sanford
  • Publication number: 20070061847
    Abstract: A cabin services system for an aircraft is disclosed. The cabin services system comprises at least one wireless network, the at least one wireless network providing at least one cabin service. The cabin services system further includes a cabin attendant panel for communicating with the at least one wireless networks and configured to control the at least one cabin service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Kevin Callahan, Trevor Laib, Bradley Mitchell, William Sanford