Patents by Inventor Kevin McAllister

Kevin McAllister 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: 10664510
    Abstract: Clustering media items includes: identifying a first plurality of media items associated with a first map view of a map; grouping the first plurality of media items into a first set of one or more clusters that correspond to a first set of one or more respective regions; displaying the first set of one or more clusters using a first set of one or more representative media items; in response to a request to change the first map view: identifying a second plurality of media items in a second map view associated with the request; grouping the second plurality of media items into a second set of one or more clusters that corresponds to a second set of one or more respective regions; and displaying the second set of one or more clusters using a second set of one or more representative media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregor Hochmuth, Tim Van Damme, Philip McAllister, Kevin Systrom
  • Patent number: 10625547
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Weigh Safe, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Patent number: 10596869
    Abstract: A ball assembly for attachment to a ball mount is described. The ball assembly can include a ball post that is securable to a ball mount. A hitch ball is slidably coupled to the ball post at a ball end of the ball post. A load gauge is disposed at the gauge end of the ball post. A load transfer element is operably associated with both the hitch ball and the load gauge so as to cause a load measurement to display on the load gauge based upon a load applied to the hitch ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Weigh Safe, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20190322145
    Abstract: A height adjustable hitch receiver is disclosed and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Patent number: 10106002
    Abstract: A height adjustable hitch receiver is disclosed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20180297427
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Weigh Safe, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20180001720
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can include a ball portion having a hitch ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer. The ball mount can also include a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle. In addition, the ball mount can include a load measurement device associated with the ball portion to determine a magnitude of a downward force on the hitch ball. The load measurement device can include a reservoir having a fluid and a piston disposed therein, and a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the reservoir. The hitch ball can be configured to exert a force on the piston, thereby affecting a pressure of the fluid in response to the downward force on the hitch ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Weigh Safe, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20170334255
    Abstract: A ball assembly for attachment to a ball mount is described. The ball assembly can include a ball post that is securable to a ball mount. A hitch ball is slidably coupled to the ball post at a ball end of the ball post. A load gauge is disposed at the gauge end of the ball post. A load transfer element is operably associated with both the hitch ball and the load gauge so as to cause a load measurement to display on the load gauge based upon a load applied to the hitch ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Patent number: 9796227
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: WEIGH SAFE, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20170135349
    Abstract: A composition for topical administration containing particles and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The particles may be composed of a metal oxide such as titanium oxide or zinc oxide, and may be coated with an external coating. The composition may also contain one or more organic components that are either bound or unbound to the particles. The composition may be used to prevent mosquitoes from extracting blood from a host and/or from infecting a host with a mosquito-borne disease or infection, or to protect a host from blood extraction and/or infection by a mosquito.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Patent number: 9643462
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can include a ball portion having a hitch ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer. The ball mount can also include a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle. In addition, the ball mount can include a load measurement device associated with the ball portion to determine a magnitude of a downward force on the hitch ball. The load measurement device can include a reservoir having a fluid and a piston disposed therein, and a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the reservoir. The hitch ball can be configured to exert a force on the piston, thereby affecting a pressure of the fluid in response to the downward force on the hitch ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Weigh Safe, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20170021684
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20160185170
    Abstract: A height adjustable hitch receiver is disclosed and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Patent number: 9327566
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Landecor LLC
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20150306929
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can include a ball portion having a hitch ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer. The ball mount can also include a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle. In addition, the ball mount can include a load measurement device associated with the ball portion to determine a magnitude of a downward force on the hitch ball. The load measurement device can include a reservoir having a fluid and a piston disposed therein, and a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the reservoir. The hitch ball can be configured to exert a force on the piston, thereby affecting a pressure of the fluid in response to the downward force on the hitch ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20150069737
    Abstract: A ball mount for measuring tongue weight of a trailer is disclosed. The ball mount can comprise a ball portion for interfacing with a ball configured to couple with a tongue of a trailer, a hitch portion for interfacing with a hitch receiver associated with a vehicle, and a load measurement device associated with the hitch portion. The hitch portion can be configured to pivot relative to the hitch receiver about a fulcrum in response to a downward force on the ball, with the hitch receiver resisting rotation of the hitch portion about the fulcrum thereby inducing a load on the hitch portion. The load measurement device can be configured to determine a magnitude of the downward force on the ball based on the load on the hitch portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20140215897
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) that blocks the mobility and/or locomotion of insects by ensnaring the appendages of insects in a fiber (20) pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20130159334
    Abstract: A method (10) that identifies automobile insurance policy risks by comparing automobile insurance policy records (12) with driving violation records (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Buono, Kevin McAllister
  • Publication number: 20080305896
    Abstract: A height adjustable basketball standard comprises a fixed support pole, configured to support a backboard assembly above a playing surface. A lifting link has a base end and a traveling end. The base end is pivotally coupled to the fixed support pole and the traveling end is pivotally coupled to the backboard assembly. A parallel link has a parallel base end pivotally coupled to the fixed support pole and a parallel traveling end pivotally coupled to the backboard assembly. A drive mechanism is coupled to the support pole and engages the lifting link. The drive mechanism is configured to provide a force which is sufficient to pivot the lifting link relative to the fixed support pole, thereby adjusting the height of the backboard assembly relative to the playing surface. The drive mechanism engages the lifting link in a manner sufficient to vertically move the backboard assembly about 1 inch upon moving the force application point of the lifting arm about ? of an inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin McAllister, Bryce Doman
  • Patent number: D557759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Rainbow Play Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin McAllister, Bryce Doman