Patents by Inventor Lockland Corley

Lockland Corley 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: 9770143
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one embodiment is a motorized electric dispenser that reliably detects a request for a portion of product and electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length of product to the user, without the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a product path passing between an engagement opening and a capacitive sensor. A controller is operatively configured to identify a dispense request based upon a detection signal received from the capacitive sensor and activate a drive motor upon the identification of the dispense request. The dispense request is defined as an introduction of a user target within an introduction threshold distance from the capacitive sensor followed by a removal of the user target beyond a removal threshold distance away from the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Richard Ybo Lalau, Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 8860347
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for reducing current drain and current spike impact on a dispenser electric motor by employing a series of supercapacitors in a power supply current to provide at least a portion of the energy requirement of the dispenser electric motor upon initial energization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Joel P. Keily, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau
  • Publication number: 20140291437
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one embodiment is a motorized electric dispenser that reliably detects a request for a portion of product and electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length of product to the user, without the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a product path passing between an engagement opening and a capacitive sensor. A controller is operatively configured to identify a dispense request based upon a detection signal received from the capacitive sensor and activate a drive motor upon the identification of the dispense request. The dispense request is defined as an introduction of a user target within an introduction threshold distance from the capacitive sensor followed by a removal of the user target beyond a removal threshold distance away from the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Richard Ybo Lalau, Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 8740129
    Abstract: Control apparatus for controlling operation of a paper towel dispenser includes control switches and a handle having two relatively movable handle portions rotating when a paper toweling support drum rotates. One of the handle portions has projections which engage the switches when the handle rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Joel P. Keily, Charles Parkin Davis, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau
  • Patent number: 8528851
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser comprises a rotatable drum; a motor; a one-way bearing coupling the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor. The sensor controlling the motor has a sensing path through the user engagement surface of the manual advance assembly. The dispenser can additionally have a manual advance assembly with a lever rotationally coupled to the cutting drum and operable by the user to rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau, Michael Severyn, Alex Tramploski, Joel Keily
  • Patent number: 8511599
    Abstract: Paper towel dispenser apparatus and method wherein one or more targets are connected to a rotatable toweling support roller. A sensor senses capacitance changes caused by the rotating roller and the one or more targets and sends signals to a controller to control rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Wallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen
  • Publication number: 20130026019
    Abstract: Control apparatus for controlling operation of a paper towel dispenser includes control switches and a handle having two relatively movable handle portions rotating when a paper toweling support drum rotates. One of the handle portions has projections which engage the switches when the handle rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Joel P. Keily, Charles Parkin Davis, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau
  • Publication number: 20110215188
    Abstract: Paper towel dispenser apparatus and method wherein one or more targets are connected to a rotatable toweling support roller. A sensor senses capacitance changes caused by the rotating roller and the one or more targets and sends signals to a controller to control rotation of the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Vallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen
  • Publication number: 20110215820
    Abstract: A delta detection method for detecting capacitance changes caused by relative movement between a physical object and a capacitance sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Wallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen
  • Publication number: 20100243696
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one form is a motorized electric dispenser, designed to be a low-cost device having a reduced footprint. The dispenser electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length sheet of material to the user, without the requirement of a touchless sensor, or the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser while the hygienic portion is functioning properly. In the event that the hygienic portion is not functioning properly, a manual advance assembly may also be utilized. One objective of the device in one form is to provide a variably determined sheet of material to the user in accordance with industry standards, without the use of the standard “touchless” sensors. In another form, the entire roll of material remains sanitary and enclosed within the dispenser until it is dispensed. In one form, there is no “tail” projecting from the dispenser that may be a source of cross-contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Andy Jackman, Michael Severyn, Alex Trampolski, Lockland Corley, Brad Friesen, John Friesen, Richard Lalau, Andrew Ng
  • Publication number: 20100176237
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser comprises a rotatable drum; a motor; a one-way bearing coupling the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor. The sensor controlling the motor has a sensing path through the user engagement surface of the manual advance assembly. The dispenser can additionally have a manual advance assembly with a lever rotationally coupled to the cutting drum and operable by the user to rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Lockland Corley, Richard Lalau, Michael Severyn, Alex Tramploski, Joel Keily