Patents by Inventor Khalil John Maalouf

Khalil John Maalouf 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: 10184970
    Abstract: A connector mating assurance system includes an audible sensor configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The audible sensor is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. The system includes a connector identification sensor configured to be located in the vicinity of the electrical connectors. The connector identification sensor is configured to identify the presence of the electrical connectors. The system includes a controller connected to the audible sensor and the connector identification sensor. The controller receives connector identification signals from the connector identification sensor and the controller receives audio signals from the audible sensor. The controller processes the connector identification signals and the audio signals for mating assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Khalil John Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10088455
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling comprising an anvil and a ram. A crimp zone is defined between the anvil and the ram. The crimp zone is configured to receive a wire and a terminal. The crimp tooling crimps the terminal to the wire during a crimp stroke. The terminal crimping device also includes an ultrasonic transducer module having at least one ultrasonic transducer held by at least one of the anvil or the ram. The ultrasonic transducer generates a plurality of ultrasonic pulses during the crimp stroke and directs the ultrasonic pluses through the terminal. The ultrasonic transducer receives the ultrasonic pulses and generates ultrasonic data based on the received ultrasonic pulses. The terminal crimp tooling also includes a crimp quality module communicatively coupled to the ultrasonic transducer module. The crimp quality module performs coherent processing of the ultrasonic data to determine a crimp quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, John Dunaway Charlton, David Michael Stull, Charles David Fry
  • Patent number: 9939483
    Abstract: A connector mating assurance system includes a user-worn sensor unit configured to be worn on or near a user's hand. The sensor unit has an audible sensor configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The audible sensor is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. The system includes a user-worn controller connected to the audible sensor. The controller receives audio signals from the audible sensor, processes the audio signals to determine a connector mating status, and provides feedback to the user relating to the connector mating status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Abraham L. Shocket
  • Patent number: 9813832
    Abstract: A mating assurance system includes first and second microphones configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The first microphone is located a first distance from the mating zone and the second microphone being located a second distance from the mating zone. The first and second microphones are configured to detect audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. An output unit is connected to the first and second microphones and receives audio signals from the first and second microphones. The output unit processes the audio signals from the first microphone and from the second microphone for mating assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Rodney Kenneth Spade
  • Publication number: 20170102423
    Abstract: A connector mating assurance system includes an audible sensor configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The audible sensor is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. The system includes a connector identification sensor configured to be located in the vicinity of the electrical connectors. The connector identification sensor is configured to identify the presence of the electrical connectors. The system includes a controller connected to the audible sensor and the connector identification sensor. The controller receives connector identification signals from the connector identification sensor and the controller receives audio signals from the audible sensor. The controller processes the connector identification signals and the audio signals for mating assurance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Khalil John Maalouf
  • Publication number: 20170102424
    Abstract: A connector mating assurance system includes a user-worn sensor unit configured to be worn on or near a user's hand. The sensor unit has an audible sensor configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The audible sensor is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. The system includes a user-worn controller connected to the audible sensor. The controller receives audio signals from the audible sensor, processes the audio signals to determine a connector mating status, and provides feedback to the user relating to the connector mating status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Abraham L. Shocket
  • Patent number: 9491557
    Abstract: A connector mating assurance system includes a microphone configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The microphone is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. An output unit is connected to the microphone and receives audio signals from the microphone. The output unit processes the audio signals for mating assurance. The output unit may provide feedback to an assembler based on the audio signals. The output unit may determine if the electrical connectors are properly mated based on the audio signals. The microphone may be held by the assembler proximate to the assembler's hand when assembling the electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles David Fry, Khalil John Maalouf, Abraham L. Shocket
  • Publication number: 20160249147
    Abstract: A mating assurance system includes first and second microphones configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The first microphone is located a first distance from the mating zone and the second microphone being located a second distance from the mating zone. The first and second microphones are configured to detect audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. An output unit is connected to the first and second microphones and receives audio signals from the first and second microphones. The output unit processes the audio signals from the first microphone and from the second microphone for mating assurance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Rodney Kenneth Spade
  • Patent number: 9362700
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling defining a crimp zone configured to receive a wire and a terminal. The terminal is configured to be crimped to the wire by the tooling during a crimp stroke of the crimp tooling to form a crimped terminal. The crimp tooling includes an ultrasound module ultrasonically coupled to the crimp tooling and the wire and the crimped terminal when present. The ultrasound module transmits acoustic signals through the crimped terminal and the wire. The ultrasound module also receives echo acoustic signals being reflected back to the ultrasound module. The ultrasound module generates echo signals based on the echo acoustic signals. The terminal crimping device also includes a crimp quality module that receives the echo signals from the ultrasound module and determines a crimp height of the crimped terminal based on the reflected echo acoustic signals received by the ultrasound module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Dunaway Charlton, Khalil John Maalouf, David Michael Stull, Charles David Fry, Keith Lynn Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20150357781
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling comprising an anvil and a ram. A crimp zone is defined between the anvil and the ram. The crimp zone is configured to receive a wire and a terminal. The crimp tooling crimps the terminal to the wire during a crimp stroke. The terminal crimping device also includes an ultrasonic transducer module having at least one ultrasonic transducer held by at least one of the anvil or the ram. The ultrasonic transducer generates a plurality of ultrasonic pulses during the crimp stroke and directs the ultrasonic pluses through the terminal. The ultrasonic transducer receives the ultrasonic pulses and generates ultrasonic data based on the received ultrasonic pulses. The terminal crimp tooling also includes a crimp quality module communicatively coupled to the ultrasonic transducer module. The crimp quality module performs coherent processing of the ultrasonic data to determine a crimp quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, John Dunaway Charlton, David Michael Stull, Charles David Fry
  • Publication number: 20150098574
    Abstract: A connector mating assurance system includes a microphone configured to be located in a vicinity of a mating zone for electrical connectors. The microphone is configured to detect an audible sound when the electrical connectors are mated. An output unit is connected to the microphone and receives audio signals from the microphone. The output unit processes the audio signals for mating assurance. The output unit may provide feedback to an assembler based on the audio signals. The output unit may determine if the electrical connectors are properly mated based on the audio signals. The microphone may be held by the assembler proximate to the assembler's hand when assembling the electrical connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Charles David Fry, Khalil John Maalouf, Abraham L. Shocket
  • Publication number: 20150047182
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling defining a crimp zone configured to receive a wire and a terminal. The terminal is configured to be crimped to the wire by the tooling during a crimp stroke of the crimp tooling to from a crimped terminal. The crimp tooling includes an ultrasound module ultrasonically coupled to the crimp tooling and the wire and the crimped terminal when present. The ultrasound module transmits acoustic signals through the crimped terminal and the wire. The ultrasound module also receives echo acoustic signals being reflected back to the ultrasound module. The ultrasound module generates echo signals based on the echo acoustic signals. The terminal crimping device also includes a crimp quality module that receives the echo signals from the ultrasound module and determines a crimp height of the crimped terminal based on the reflected echo acoustic signals received by the ultrasound module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: John Dunaway Charlton, Khalil John Maalouf, David Michael Stull, Charles David Fry
  • Patent number: 6898460
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for processing electromyogram (EMG) input signals from an abdominal surface to detect uterine contractions. The system comprises a sensor configured to detect a uterine EMG signal and generate an EMG input signal. The system further includes a signal processor coupled to the sensor and configured to generate an EMG prediction error signal. The signal processor performs signal-processing operations on the EMG input signal to generate the EMG prediction error signal, where the EMG prediction error signal corresponds to the magnitude of at least one contraction event and the periodicity of multiple contraction events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas Hoctor, Khalil John Maalouf, Yibin Zheng
  • Patent number: 6678551
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for reducing noise in Electromyogram (EMG) signals from an external abdominal surface to detect uterine contractions. The system comprises an EMG1 sensor configured to detect a first EMG signal and to generate a corresponding EMG1 input signal and an EMG2 sensor configured to detect a second EMG signal and to generate a corresponding EMG2 input signal. A signal processor is coupled to the EMG1 sensor and the EMG2 sensor. The signal processor processes the EMG1 input signal and the EMG2 input signal with a filter and sum technique to generate an EMG1 reduced noise signal that represents a magnitude of at least one contraction event and periodicity of a set of multiple contraction events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Yibin Zheng
  • Publication number: 20030135130
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for processing electromyogram (EMG) input signals from an abdominal surface to detect uterine contractions. The system comprises a sensor configured to detect a uterine EMG signal and generate an EMG input signal. The system further includes a signal processor coupled to the sensor and configured to generate an EMG prediction error signal. The signal processor performs signal-processing operations on the EMG input signal to generate the EMG prediction error signal, where the EMG prediction error signal corresponds to the magnitude of at least one contraction event and the periodicity of multiple contraction events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas Hoctor, Khalil John Maalouf, Yibin Zheng
  • Publication number: 20030125635
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for reducing noise in Electromyogram (EMG) signals from an external abdominal surface to detect uterine contractions. The system comprises an EMG1 sensor configured to detect a first EMG signal and to generate a corresponding EMG1 input signal and an EMG2 sensor configured to detect a second EMG signal and to generate a corresponding EMG2 input signal. A signal processor is coupled to the EMG1 sensor and the EMG2 sensor. The signal processor processes the EMG1 input signal and the EMG2 input signal with a filter and sum technique to generate an EMG1 reduced noise signal that represents a magnitude of at least one contraction event and periodicity of a set of multiple contraction events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Khalil John Maalouf, Yibin Zheng