Patents by Inventor Kevin Terwilliger

Kevin Terwilliger 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: 10673948
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to verify a trailer being picked up by a truck is the correct trailer and verify proper inspection of the trailer prior to transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Patent number: 10402781
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer
  • Patent number: 10402772
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to perform geofencing to prevent conflict between cargo in the vehicle and cargo in another vehicle or in areas of a loading bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Patent number: 10315662
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to assess a driver's condition and provide alerts and suggestions to improve the driver's safety and health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Patent number: 10315557
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to determine safety margins for operating a vehicle and communicating that information to other nearby vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Patent number: 10145700
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to update an engine computer with a firmware that provides better operation, such as improved fuel efficiency, during a portion of the vehicle's route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180178712
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to determine safety margins for operating a vehicle and communicating that information to other nearby vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180097884
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to verify a trailer being picked up by a truck is the correct trailer and verify proper inspection of the trailer prior to transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180096293
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to perform geofencing to prevent conflict between cargo in the vehicle and cargo in another vehicle or in areas of a loading bay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180093672
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to assess a driver's condition and provide alerts and suggestions to improve the driver's safety and health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180093606
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to determine safety margins for operating a vehicle and communicating that information to other nearby vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180093623
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to update an engine computer with a firmware that provides better operation, such as improved fuel efficiency, during a portion of the vehicle's route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Publication number: 20180096289
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to monitor cargo loads in a vehicle and determine an arrangement for the cargo to satisfy certain criteria or optimize loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Patent number: 9931976
    Abstract: Electronic components may be integrated in objects used by the trucking industry, such as truck, tractor trailer, cargo, and loading bay. These objects may then communicate with each other and with a gateway device to transmit or receive data or commands. The gateway may be configured to attach to the truck, such as by securing to the truck frame or securing to an interior of the truck cab. The gateway may couple to one or more input devices, and receive sensor data through the one or more input devices. The gateway may execute steps that allow the gateway to determine safety margins for operating a vehicle and communicating that information to other nearby vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Andrew Tosh, Jefferson Walter Wirtz, Rex Bryan
  • Patent number: 9430576
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product. In one embodiment, a chassis supports plural information handling system modules and present information for the modules with QR codes displayed at a chassis-wide dynamic fault code display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Pankaj Bishnoi, Bradley Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9426920
    Abstract: A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation. The shuttle includes a base including a channel, edges extending from the base and forming an enclosure to receive the frame and the disk drive in a vertical orientation, a fastener connected to the server tray through the channel, and an alignment key configured to slide along the first index tab and to align the disk drive with the connector. The disk drive shuttle is configured to horizontally move along the server tray and to enable the disk drive to connect with the connector in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Garrett R. Lewis, Paul Kramer
  • Patent number: 8941982
    Abstract: A connector for a disk drive unit includes a base, a curve portion, a tab, a support, a hook, and a first spring arm. The base has a left portion, a right portion, a bottom portion, and a top portion. The curve portion extends from a back of the top portion of the base. The tab is adapted to be inserted into a retention opening of a static wall of a server. The support extends substantially horizontally from an opposite end of the curve portion, and is adapted to flex up and down when the tab is inserted into the retention opening of the static wall of the server. The hook is physically connected between the support and the tab, and is adapted to flex the support when the hook pressed into contact with a top of the retention opening, and to snap fit around the top of the retention opening when the connector is completely inserted into the retention opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Hisham Beesheer, Robert Moser
  • Patent number: 8897008
    Abstract: A connection arm couples to a cooling fan main body to enclose wires extending from the main body to an end of the connection arm that holds a plug of the wires in a position aligned with a circuit board cooling fan socket. Wires enclosed in the connection arm slip through a slot along the side of the connection arm and are protected from view by a cable cover disposed along the top surface of the cooling fan and connection arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Terwilliger
  • Patent number: 8833661
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer
  • Publication number: 20140246488
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a URL that links to a video demonstrating how to assemble the product. As another example, a service identifier links to a service network location and includes a unique identifier so that an end user retrieves warranty or purchase information for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Scott Lauffer, Pankaj Bishnoi, Bradley Lawrence