Patents by Inventor Matthew J. O'Brien

Matthew J. O'Brien 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: 20220252152
    Abstract: A method for shifting a multi-speed transmission of a marine propulsion device between a first gear and a second gear each configured to transmit torque from a powerhead to a transmission output shaft. The method includes determining an actual power level requested for operating the marine propulsion device and measuring a transmission output shaft speed in which the transmission output shaft is rotating. The method further includes comparing the actual power level to a shift threshold, the shift threshold corresponding to expected power levels for operating the marine propulsion device as a function of the transmission output shaft speed of the transmission output shaft. The method further includes controlling the multi-speed transmission to shift when the actual power is outside the shift threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Justin R. Poirier, Matthew W. Snyder, William P. O'Brien, Mitchell J. Baer
  • Patent number: 9614209
    Abstract: An aircraft comprises a rechargeable battery including an array of battery cells, and means for mitigating consequences of failure of the rechargeable battery due to aircraft operating cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kelly T. Jones, Alfred R. Carlo, Alan D. Amort, Daniel F. Lewinski, Daniel J. Murray, Douglas D. Maben, Harry H. Ayubi, Craig G. Robotham, Julie K. Plessner, Kevin S. Callahan, Michael L. Trent, Michael R. Madden, Mohammad M. Malik, Richard K. Johnson, Royal E. Boggs, Mehdy Barekatein, Frederic P. Lacaux, Bruce L. Drolen, James C. Russell, John R. Lowell, Thomas P. Barrera, Timothy R. North, Richard P. Lorenz, Matthew J. O'Brien, Nels A. Olson, David C. Shangraw, Mark E. Smith, Jean-Philippe Belieres, George A. McEachen
  • Patent number: 9358770
    Abstract: A method for initial separation of an adhered backing film from an uncured pre-impregnated composite lamina having an edge includes exposing and supporting the edge of the composite lamina, and applying an impact force to the exposed edge with an automated tool. The impact force is sufficient to cause delamination of the backing film from the composite lamina without damaging the lamina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Shuonan Dong, Byungwoo Lee, David J Heiser, Miles Stefanovski, Matthew J O'Brien, Kevin S Callahan, Derek J Flolid
  • Publication number: 20150314584
    Abstract: A method for initial separation of an adhered backing film from an uncured pre-impregnated composite lamina having an edge includes exposing and supporting the edge of the composite lamina, and applying an impact force to the exposed edge with an automated tool. The impact force is sufficient to cause delamination of the backing film from the composite lamina without damaging the lamina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shuonan Dong, Byungwoo Lee, David J Heiser, Miles Stefanovski, Matthew J. O'Brien, Kevin S. Callahan, Derek J Flolid