Patents by Inventor Michael Broyles

Michael Broyles 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: 10595874
    Abstract: A medical device may include a catheter, an expandable member, a cover, and an actuator. The catheter may include a longitudinal axis, proximal and distal ends, and a cover lumen extending from the proximal to the distal end. The expandable member may include proximal and distal ends and may be disposed on a distal section of the catheter. The cover may include a first region that may be disposed along the expandable member, and a second region that may extend along a length of the catheter beyond the proximal end of the expandable member towards the proximal end of the catheter. A first end of the cover may invert into the cover lumen. The actuator may be coupled to the first end of the cover and configured to move the first end of the cover towards the proximal end of the catheter along the longitudinal axis of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Broyles, Bret J Kilgrow
  • Patent number: 10549732
    Abstract: A braking controller and method in a towing vehicle towing one or more towed vehicles as a combination vehicle provides brake control of the one or more towed vehicles based on a level of braking force applied to the towing vehicle. A non-enhanced braking mode applies a first level of braking force to the towed vehicles in a predetermined reduced proportion relative to the level of braking force applied to the towing vehicle, and an enhanced braking mode applies a second level of braking force to the towed vehicles greater than the first level of braking force. A controller deceleration command input receives a deceleration command signal which is compared against predetermined threshold deceleration rate value or against a current deceleration value being executed by the combination vehicle and, based on a result of the comparisons, either the enhanced or the non-enhanced braking modes are implemented by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Kasper, Andrew J. Pilkington, Subashish Sasmal, Jeffrey M. Carbaugh, Timothy Carritte, Nicholas A. Broyles, Michael D. Tober
  • Patent number: 10549739
    Abstract: A braking controller and method in a towing vehicle towing one or more towed vehicles as a combination vehicle provides brake control of the one or more towed vehicles based on a level of braking force applied to the towing vehicle. A non-enhanced braking mode applies a first level of braking force to the towed vehicles in a predetermined reduced proportion relative to the level of braking force applied to the towing vehicle, and an enhanced braking mode applies a second level of braking force to the towed vehicles greater than the first level of braking force. A controller deceleration command input receives a deceleration command signal which is compared against predetermined threshold deceleration rate value or against a current deceleration value being executed by the combination vehicle and, based on a result of the comparisons, either the enhanced or the non-enhanced braking modes are implemented by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Kasper, Andrew J. Pilkington, Subashish Sasmal, Jeffrey M. Carbaugh, Timothy Carritte, Nicholas A. Broyles, Michael D. Tober
  • Publication number: 20200017080
    Abstract: A controller comprises an electronic communication line configured to receive a system brake request control signal representing a requested system brake application and an identified urgency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Randy J Salvatora, Michael D Tober, Nicholas A Broyles, Andrew J Pilkington
  • Publication number: 20190083103
    Abstract: A medical device may include a catheter, an expandable member, a cover, and an actuator. The catheter may include a longitudinal axis, proximal and distal ends, and a cover lumen extending from the proximal to the distal end. The expandable member may include proximal and distal ends and may be disposed on a distal section of the catheter. The cover may include a first region that may be disposed along the expandable member, and a second region that may extend along a length of the catheter beyond the proximal end of the expandable member towards the proximal end of the catheter. A first end of the cover may invert into the cover lumen. The actuator may be coupled to the first end of the cover and configured to move the first end of the cover towards the proximal end of the catheter along the longitudinal axis of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Broyles, Bret J Kilgrow
  • Publication number: 20190083101
    Abstract: A medical device may include a catheter, an expandable member, a cover, and an actuator. The catheter may include a longitudinal axis, proximal and distal ends, and a cover lumen extending from the proximal to the distal end. The expandable member may include proximal and distal ends and may be disposed on a distal section of the catheter. The cover may include a first region that may be disposed along the expandable member, and a second region that may extend along a length of the catheter beyond the proximal end of the expandable member towards the proximal end of the catheter. A first end of the cover may invert into the cover lumen. The actuator may be coupled to the first end of the cover and configured to move the first end of the cover towards the proximal end of the catheter along the longitudinal axis of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Broyles, Bret J. Kilgrow
  • Publication number: 20050193876
    Abstract: Hand held work performing devices are illustrated and described with single or multiple heat shrunk substantially rigid thermoplastic layers located at critical areas of the handles for each of these hand held work performing devices to reduce vibration, to provide repairs and to increase the lifetime of these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Broyles
  • Publication number: 20050045050
    Abstract: A pecan processing method and system is disclosed that increases the efficiency of pecan processing. In particular, pecan parts that fall beneath the cracker, secondary cracker product, are conveyed to an air separation device which removes dust and shells for disposal, and the remaining portion of the secondary cracker product is conveyed to width separation devices. In a second aspect, a largest width range of the cracker product after width separation is shelled by parallel, rubber-coated cylinders and then thickness separated into uncracked nuts and substantially whole cracked nuts. The uncracked nuts and the substantially whole cracked nuts are then separated, and only the uncracked nuts are returned to the cracker. The substantially whole cracked nuts are returned to the width separation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: Broyles Properties, Ltd.
    Inventors: David Broyles, Michael Broyles, Cathy Broyles, Andrew Broyles
  • Publication number: 20030059508
    Abstract: A pecan processing method and system is disclosed that increases the efficiency of pecan processing. In particular, pecan parts that fall beneath the cracker, secondary cracker product, are conveyed to an air separation device which removes dust and shells for disposal, and the remaining portion of the secondary cracker product is conveyed to width separation devices. In a second aspect, a largest width range of the cracker product after width separation is shelled by parallel, rubber-coated cylinders and then thickness separated into uncracked nuts and substantially whole cracked nuts. The uncracked nuts and the substantially whole cracked nuts are then separated, and only the uncracked nuts are returned to the cracker. The substantially whole cracked nuts are returned to the width separation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: David J. Broyles, Michael Broyles, Cathy Broyles, Andrew Broyles