Patents by Inventor Matthew E Young

Matthew E 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).

  • Publication number: 20200085419
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgical instrument for use in knee surgeries includes an elongated body, a pair of output shafts, and a user control. A first output shaft extends out from a first side of the body along a first output axis substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the elongated body. A second output shaft also extends out from the first side of the elongated body along a second output axis substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the elongated body. The user control is coupled to the elongated body near a first end and the first and second output shafts are situated near the second end of the elongated body. Each of the first output shaft and the second output shaft are configured to turn independent of one another in response to operation of the user control. Various joint distractors for use with the orthopaedic surgical instrument are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Marc E. Ruhling, Jason T. Sherman, Duncan G. Young, Matthew Leyden
  • Patent number: 10583852
    Abstract: A foldable wagon is provided that is configurable in a use configuration and folded configuration. The foldable wagon has a front frame assembly, a rear frame assembly, a first upper pivot bracket and a first lower pivot bracket connecting the front frame assembly to the rear frame assembly. The wagon has a timing member to maintain the front and rear frame assemblies synched during folding and unfolding of the wagon. The wagon also has a footrest with a first end connected to the rear frame assembly and a second end free from connection to the front frame assembly. When the second end of the footrest is raised the rear frame assembly and the front frame assembly pivot from the use configuration to the folded configuration. The wagon also has foldable front and rear seatbacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fitzwater, Matthew E. Young
  • Patent number: 10525998
    Abstract: A power assist system for a wagon having a safety cut-off system is provided. The power assist system preferably includes a wagon body having a plurality of wheels, at least one of which is a driven wheel, a pivotable handle, a drive system having a motor mechanically connected to the driven wheel, a microcontroller that obtains an input signal and provides an output signal to the drive system and, a safety cut-off system connected to the handle. In one embodiment the safety cut-off system includes a safety-control switch electrically connected to the microcontroller, and the microcontroller adjusts the signal sent to the drive system based on a state of the safety-control switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10485530
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgical instrument for use in knee surgeries includes an elongated body, a pair of output shafts, and a user control. A first output shaft extends out from a first side of the body along a first output axis substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the elongated body. A second output shaft also extends out from the first side of the elongated body along a second output axis substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the elongated body. The user control is coupled to the elongated body near a first end and the first and second output shafts are situated near the second end of the elongated body. Each of the first output shaft and the second output shaft are configured to turn independent of one another in response to operation of the user control. Various joint distractors for use with the orthopaedic surgical instrument are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Marc E. Ruhling, Jason T. Sherman, Duncan G. Young, Matthew Leyden
  • Patent number: 10394233
    Abstract: A ride-on vehicle is provided that has optional remote control capabilities. The ride-on vehicle comprises front and rear wheels, a steering wheel, a steering motor, a drive motor, an accelerator, a parent override switch and a main controller for controlling the drive motor and the steering motor based on input signals. A remote control is also provided to send signals to the main controller. The main controller provides for three modes of operation of the ride-on vehicle, including a child only drive mode, a partial child and partial remote drive mode, and a full remote drive mode, and wherein the main controller switches between the three modes of operation in real time based on signals received from the remote control and the parent override switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20190237199
    Abstract: A method of population classification to identify the likely level of care management interventions appropriate for individuals, for use in a population health management system, the method including: receiving, by a processing engine, medical claims data for an individual; reviewing, by the processing engine, a plurality of predetermined parameters within the medical claims data for the individual; classifying, by the processing engine, the individual into one of a plurality of predetermined intervention groups, based on reviewing the plurality of predetermined parameters; and providing to the population health management system, by the processing engine, a level of care management appropriate for the individual based on the predetermined intervention group in which the individual was classified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anne E. Fischer, Robert P. Kelley, Amy G. Brown, Janet K. Young, George Sirbu, Christopher A. Gagen, Matthew R. Alter, Therese R. Gorski
  • Patent number: 10328398
    Abstract: A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a liquid chemical concentrate with a dilutent from a container. The dispenser includes two slideable eductors one of which is also rotatable. Both a high and low flow rate can be obtained with simultaneous adjustment of concentration of the chemical concentrate. The dispenser has a high degree of accuracy of the amount of dilution of the chemical concentrate as well as positive positioning of the high and low flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis H. Hubmann, Robert C. Halstead, Matthew E. Young, Elizabeth A. Slater, Richard I. Simpson, Reuben Wu, John A. Boticki
  • Publication number: 20190134575
    Abstract: A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a liquid chemical concentrate with a diluent from a container. The dispenser includes two slidable eductors one of which is also rotatable. Both a high and low flow rate can be obtained with simultaneous adjustment of concentration of the chemical concentrate. The dispenser has a high degree of accuracy of the amount of dilution of the chemical concentrate as well as positive positioning of the high and low flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis H. Hubmann, Robert C. Halstead, Matthew E. Young, Elizabeth A. Slater, Richard I. Simpson, Reuben Wu, John A. Boticki
  • Patent number: 10279694
    Abstract: A ride-on vehicle is provided that has a speed controlled switching system. The ride-on vehicle has a vehicle body having a driver's seat, a plurality of wheels, a motor, a battery electrically connected to the motor, a direction switch assembly electrically connected between the battery and the motor, and a speed switch electrically connected between the direction switch assembly and the motor. The direction switch assembly has a forward button and a reverse button, and is proximal the driver's seat in the vehicle body. The speed switch has a high speed setting and a low speed setting and is distal the driver's seat and generally not accessible by a rider seated in the driver's seat. When the reverse button is actuated the direction switch assembly causes the voltage observed by the motor to be at the low speed setting regardless of the setting of the speed switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Cameron Eckert, Zhi Gang Yang, Cong Chen
  • Patent number: 10245520
    Abstract: A ride-on vehicle is provided that has drive and spin functionalities. The ride-on vehicle comprises a first motor for a first drive wheel, and a second motor for a second drive wheel. The vehicle has a steering wheel having a go selector and a spin selector. A sensor obtains an output of the angular rotation location of the steering wheel. A controller is electrically connected to the first and second motors, the go selector, the spin selector, and the steering wheel sensor, wherein engaging the go selector and turning the steering wheel causes the vehicle to move forward, left or right, depending on the angular location of the steering wheel, and wherein engaging the spin selector and turning the steering wheel causes the vehicle to spin left or spin right, depending on the angular location of the steering wheel. The vehicle may also be controlled remotely by a remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Benjamin P. Marggraf, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10106047
    Abstract: A battery powered ride-on vehicle is provided that has vehicle body, a plurality of wheels, a battery dock, a battery having battery terminals that mate with battery dock terminals, an accelerator switch and an accelerator switch controller, a power line to allow current to flow between the battery dock and the accelerator switch controller, a plurality of electrical components, an electronics controller in electrical communication with the accelerator switch controller and the electrical components, a power line connecting the electronics controller with the accelerator switch controller to allow current to flow between the accelerator switch controller and the electronics controller, a timer that calculates the time between actuations of the accelerator switch, and when the time between actuations of the accelerator switch is greater than a timer threshold the accelerator switch controller prevents a release of current to the electronics controller until the accelerator switch is actuated again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Cameron Eckert
  • Publication number: 20180208227
    Abstract: A power assist system for a wagon having a safety cut-off system is provided. The power assist system preferably includes a wagon body having a plurality of wheels, at least one of which is a driven wheel, a pivotable handle, a drive system having a motor mechanically connected to the driven wheel, a microcontroller that obtains an input signal and provides an output signal to the drive system and, a safety cut-off system connected to the handle. In one embodiment the safety cut-off system includes a safety-control switch electrically connected to the microcontroller, and the microcontroller adjusts the signal sent to the drive system based on a state of the safety-control switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9994116
    Abstract: A battery-powered vehicle is provided having dual charging capabilities. The vehicle has a body, a plurality of wheels supporting the body, a motor connected to at least one of the plurality of wheels, a battery port having a battery dock and battery dock terminals, a remote charging dock on an exterior of the vehicle body, the remote charging dock having remote charging terminals, a charger having a charger plug and associated charger terminals, and a removable and rechargeable battery having battery terminals. The battery is configured to be positioned in the battery port for charging in the battery port and to have the battery terminals electrically and mechanically mate with the battery dock terminals. The battery is also configured to be removed from the battery port and to have the battery terminals electrically and mechanically mate with the charger terminals for charging outside the battery port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Schlegel, Matthew E. Young, Cameron Eckert, Todd Herlitz
  • Publication number: 20180133608
    Abstract: A rocket launching system is provided for being able to repeatedly launch a toy rocket. The rocket launching system has a launch base with a pressure chamber. The pressure chamber has an inlet and an outlet. A launch tube is connected to the launch base adjacent the outlet of the pressure chamber. A rocket slidingly engages the launch tube for launching therefrom. A carrier is provided for supporting a pressurized gas container. A carrier transfer mechanism is provided to move the carrier from a first position to a second position to place the pressurized gas container in fluid communication with the pressure chamber. A vent pin engages the pressurized gas container connected to the carrier when the carrier is in the second position to release the pressurized gas into the pressure chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Benjamin P. Marggraf, Scott M. Padiak
  • Publication number: 20180118243
    Abstract: A foldable wagon is provided that is configurable in a use configuration and folded configuration. The foldable wagon has a front frame assembly, a rear frame assembly, a first upper pivot bracket and a first lower pivot bracket connecting the front frame assembly to the rear frame assembly. The wagon has a timing member to maintain the front and rear frame assemblies synched during folding and unfolding of the wagon. The wagon also has a footrest with a first end connected to the rear frame assembly and a second end free from connection to the front frame assembly. When the second end of the footrest is raised the rear frame assembly and the front frame assembly pivot from the use configuration to the folded configuration. The wagon also has foldable front and rear seatbacks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Fitzwater, Matthew E. Young
  • Publication number: 20180099230
    Abstract: A ride-on vehicle is provided that has drive and spin functionalities. The ride-on vehicle comprises a first motor for a first drive wheel, and a second motor for a second drive wheel. The vehicle has a steering wheel having a go selector and a spin selector. A sensor obtains an output of the angular rotation location of the steering wheel. A controller is electrically connected to the first and second motors, the go selector, the spin selector, and the steering wheel sensor, wherein engaging the go selector and turning the steering wheel causes the vehicle to move forward, left or right, depending on the angular location of the steering wheel, and wherein engaging the spin selector and turning the steering wheel causes the vehicle to spin left or spin right, depending on the angular location of the steering wheel. The vehicle may also be controlled remotely by a remote control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Benjamin P. Marggraf, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9925999
    Abstract: A power assist system for a wagon is provided. The power assist system provides a rotational force to one or more drive wheels under certain conditions to provide propulsion for the wagon. The power assist wagon preferably includes a drive system for providing the rotational force to the drive wheel, a control system for determining when the drive system should be activated and how much propulsion assist to provide to the drive wheel, and a power system for providing power to the drive system. The power assist wagon may also have a safety cut-off system to preclude the drive system from providing a rotational force to the drive wheel 16 even when the system is in the “on” mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: RADIO FLYER INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20170336785
    Abstract: A ride-on vehicle is provided that has optional remote control capabilities. The ride-on vehicle comprises front and rear wheels, a steering wheel, a steering motor, a drive motor, an accelerator, a parent override switch and a main controller for controlling the drive motor and the steering motor based on input signals. A remote control is also provided to send signals to the main controller. The main controller provides for three modes of operation of the ride-on vehicle, including a child only drive mode, a partial child and partial remote drive mode, and a full remote drive mode, and wherein the main controller switches between the three modes of operation in real time based on signals received from the remote control and the parent override switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Daniel R. Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20170304786
    Abstract: A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a liquid chemical concentrate with a dilutent from a container. The dispenser includes two slideable eductors one of which is also rotatable. Both a high and low flow rate can be obtained with simultaneous adjustment of concentration of the chemical concentrate. The dispenser has a high degree of accuracy of the amount of dilution of the chemical concentrate as well as positive positioning of the high and low flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Curtis H. Hubmann, Robert C. Halstead, Matthew E. Young, Elizabeth A. Slater, Richard I. Simpson, Reuben Wu, John A. Boticki
  • Patent number: 9789893
    Abstract: A ride-on vehicle is providing having a frame, a plurality of wheels connected to the frame, a receiver extending from the frame and a seat rotatedly connected in the receiver via a seat post. The receiver extends from the frame at a first acute angle greater than 0° with respect to a vertical axis, and the seat post extends from a bottom of the seat at a second acute angle greater than 0° with respect to the vertical axis. As such, when the seat is positioned in the rear facing orientation the seat is positioned at an acute angle greater than 0° with respect to a horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Radio Flyer Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Young, Collin Ostergaard, Jason Fitzwater