Patents by Inventor Kevin L. Young

Kevin L. Young 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: 11176361
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for handwriting recognition. In some aspects, an image representing a page of a sample document is analyzed to identify a region having indications of handwriting. The region is analyzed to determine frequencies of a plurality of geometric features within the region. The frequencies may be compared to profiles or histograms of known language types, to determine if there are similarities between the frequencies in the sample document relative to those of the known language types. In some aspects, machine learning may be used to characterize the document as a particular language type based on the frequencies of the geometric features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Darrell L. Young, Kevin C. Holley
  • Publication number: 20210254583
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young
  • Patent number: 10794335
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent system includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190368445
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent system includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin L. YOUNG, John Brian ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 10458366
    Abstract: A venting apparatus is provided for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • Patent number: 10000117
    Abstract: A capless filler neck closure for use with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck is disclosed. The capless filler neck closure includes an outer dust cover and an inner closure door each movable from a closed position to an opened position in response to insertion of a fuel nozzle into the capless filler neck closure for refueling of an associated vehicle fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: David A. Giles, Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young
  • Publication number: 20180119650
    Abstract: A venting apparatus is provided for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Michael S. BROCK, Kevin L. YOUNG, John Brian ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 9902258
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventor: Kevin L Young
  • Patent number: 9873320
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventor: Kevin L Young
  • Publication number: 20170260932
    Abstract: A tank venting system in accordance with the present disclosure includes a vent apparatus for regulating flow of fuel vapor between a fuel tank and a fuel vapor recovery system in a vehicle. The flow of fuel vapor is controlled to maintain the pressure of fuel vapor in the fuel tank at a certain pressure level or within a certain pressure range during different modes of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Brock, Kevin L. Young, John Brian Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170158048
    Abstract: A capless filler neck closure for use with a vehicle fuel tank filler neck is disclosed. The capless filler neck closure includes an outer dust cover and an inner closure door each movable from a closed position to an opened position in response to insertion of a fuel nozzle into the capless filler neck closure for refueling of an associated vehicle fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: David A. GILES, Michael S. BROCK, Kevin L. YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20160311315
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank. The vent valve is used to regulate pressure in a fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin L Young
  • Publication number: 20160298778
    Abstract: A fuel tank vent valve includes a venting apparatus for regulating discharge of fuel vapor from a fuel tank and admission of outside air into a fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin L Young
  • Patent number: 9415679
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is adapted to be arranged in a filler neck included in a fuel tank fill tube and is configured to allow only a diesel fuel nozzle having an outer diameter that is greater than a specified minimum diameter to be inserted into the fill tube to a depth sufficient so that a user may dispense diesel fuel from that nozzle into the fill tube. The nozzle inhibitor inhibits insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the fill tube, yet allows insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the fill tube so that only diesel fuel is dispensed into a diesel fuel tank coupled to the fill tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Louis T Frank, Kevin L Young, Mike W Boles
  • Publication number: 20140284329
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is adapted to be arranged in a filler neck included in a fuel tank fill tube and is configured to allow only a diesel fuel nozzle having an outer diameter that is greater than a specified minimum diameter to be inserted into the fill tube to a depth sufficient so that a user may dispense diesel fuel from that nozzle into the fill tube. The nozzle inhibitor inhibits insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the fill tube, yet allows insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the fill tube so that only diesel fuel is dispensed into a diesel fuel tank coupled to the fill tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Louis T Frank, Kevin L Young, Mike W Boles
  • Patent number: 8622048
    Abstract: A three-port valve includes a valve body including a first port, a second port, and a third port, the first port having a first valve orifice and the second port having a second valve orifice. The valve may also include a first valve closure member and a second valve closure member, the first and second valve closure members may be configured to selectively seal the first and second valve orifices, respectively. The valve may further include a solenoid including a first coil and a second coil, at least one of the first and second coils configured to actuate at least one of the first and second valve closure members when energized. Additionally, the valve may include an electrical connection configured to selectively and individually energize the first and second coils. The valve may be configured to operate in at least three different states of operation. For example, the three-port valve may have a first state (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Stoneridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Young, James Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20110240896
    Abstract: A three-port valve includes a valve body including a first port, a second port, and a third port, the first port having a first valve orifice and the second port having a second valve orifice. The valve may also include a first valve closure member and a second valve closure member, the first and second valve closure members may be configured to selectively seal the first and second valve orifices, respectively. The valve may further include a solenoid including a first coil and a second coil, at least one of the first and second coils configured to actuate at least one of the first and second valve closure members when energized. Additionally, the valve may include an electrical connection configured to selectively and individually energize the first and second coils. The valve may be configured to operate in at least three different states of operation. For example, the three-port valve may have a first state (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: STONERIDGE, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Young, James Rockwell
  • Patent number: 7667854
    Abstract: A system for providing operational feedback to a user of a detection probe may include an optical sensor to generate data corresponding to a position of the detection probe with respect to a surface; a microprocessor to receive the data; a software medium having code to process the data with the microprocessor and pre-programmed parameters, and making a comparison of the data to the parameters; and an indicator device to indicate results of the comparison. A method of providing operational feedback to a user of a detection probe may include generating output data with an optical sensor corresponding to the relative position with respect to a surface; processing the output data, including comparing the output data to pre-programmed parameters; and indicating results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Young, Kevin E. Hungate
  • Publication number: 20090322937
    Abstract: Sealed camera apparatus may include a generally closed chamber having at least one transparent window provided therein. A video camera mounted within the generally closed chamber receives light transmitted through the at least one transparent window. A radio transmitter mounted within the generally closed chamber is operatively associated with the video camera. A heat conduit having a first end and a second end extends through an opening provided in the generally closed chamber so that the first end of the heat conduit is located interior to the generally closed chamber and so that the second end of the heat conduit is located exterior to the generally closed chamber. The first end of said heat conduit is in thermal contact with at least a portion of the radio transmitter so that heat from the radio transmitter is transferred to the heat conduit. A heat sink mounted to the second end of the heat conduit dissipates heat from the transmitter and conducted through the heat conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Young, Robert D. Seifert
  • Patent number: 7543666
    Abstract: A tray has a bottom panel for supporting a battery. An inner panel projects upwardly from the bottom panel to provide an inner locator for the battery. A retainer holds the battery down on the bottom panel. A lock member for the retainer is moveable from an unlocking position to a locking position, and when moved to the locking position forces the retainer inwardly. The retainer has an abutment engageable with the battery to move the battery inwardly against the upright panel when the retainer is moved inwardly. Two fulcrum points in the retainer cause a vertical force to hold the battery in place by a lever effect of the lock member and fulcrum points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Chrysler LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Connelly, Kevin L. Young, Khaja A. Ahmed, Dennis F. Stedman