Patents by Inventor Michael Dilworth

Michael Dilworth 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: 8752855
    Abstract: A height adjustable multiple implement mounting system for use with off-road vehicles such as zero-turn lawnmowers. A mount assembly is secured at a forward portion of the vehicle. A space frame extends from the mount assembly and supports one or more ground care implements at a location forward of the vehicle. An electric actuator has a first end that is pivotably connected to the mount assembly and a second end that is attached to the space frame. Operation of the actuator alters the elevation of the implement such that the implement can be moved between in-use and out-of-use positions relative to a ground surface. In a preferred aspect, the mount assembly allows lateral or side-to-side rotation of the space frame and actuator so that the implement can be laterally inclined or pitched with respect to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Mibar Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Patent number: 8286374
    Abstract: Non-highway vehicle plowing systems are described. The plowing system includes a mount assembly having a lower mount bracket, a plow mount bracket, an upper mount bracket, and an actuator bracket. The lower mount bracket is attached to the non-highway vehicle and the plow mount bracket is pivotably connected to the lower mounting bracket. The upper mount bracket is also secured to the non-highway vehicle and is constructed to engage the actuator bracket at a plurality of positions thereby allowing the plow mount assembly to be operable with a plurality of non-highway vehicles. The systems provide advantages in that the systems are not vehicle specific and are adaptable to different vehicle structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mibar Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Patent number: 8151493
    Abstract: Non-highway vehicle plowing systems are described. The plowing system includes a mount assembly having a lower mount bracket, a plow mount bracket, an upper mount bracket, and an actuator bracket. The lower mount bracket is attached to the non-highway vehicle and the plow mount bracket is pivotably connected to the lower mounting bracket. The upper mount bracket is also secured to the non-highway vehicle and is constructed to engage the actuator bracket at a plurality of positions thereby allowing the plow mount assembly to be operable with a plurality of non-highway vehicles. The systems provide advantages in that the systems are not vehicle specific and are adaptable to different vehicle structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mibar Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Publication number: 20110225853
    Abstract: Non-highway vehicle plowing systems are described. The plowing system includes a mount assembly having a lower mount bracket, a plow mount bracket, an upper mount bracket, and an actuator bracket. The lower mount bracket is attached to the non-highway vehicle and the plow mount bracket is pivotably connected to the lower mounting bracket. The upper mount bracket is also secured to the non-highway vehicle and is constructed to engage the actuator bracket at a plurality of positions thereby allowing the plow mount assembly to be operable with a plurality of non-highway vehicles. The systems provide advantages in that the systems are not vehicle specific and are adaptable to different vehicle structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Patent number: 7975407
    Abstract: Non-highway vehicle plowing systems are described. The plowing system includes a mount assembly having a lower mount bracket, a plow mount bracket, an upper mount bracket, and an actuator bracket. The lower mount bracket is attached to the non-highway vehicle and the plow mount bracket is pivotably connected to the lower mounting bracket. The upper mount bracket is also secured to the non-highway vehicle and is constructed to engage the actuator bracket at a plurality of positions thereby allowing the plow mount assembly to be operable with a plurality of non-highway vehicles. The systems provide advantages in that the systems are not vehicle specific and are adaptable to different vehicle structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Mibar Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Publication number: 20100164202
    Abstract: A height adjustable multiple implement mounting system for use with off-road vehicles such as zero-turn lawnmowers. A mount assembly is secured at a forward portion of the vehicle. A space frame extends from the mount assembly and supports one or more ground care implements at a location forward of the vehicle. An electric actuator has a first end that is pivotably connected to the mount assembly and a second end that is attached to the space frame. Operation of the actuator alters the elevation of the implement such that the implement can be moved between in-use and out-of-use positions relative to a ground surface. In a preferred aspect, the mount assembly allows lateral or side-to-side rotation of the space frame and actuator so that the implement can be laterally inclined or pitched with respect to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Patent number: 7387759
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a polymeric molding. A mold component includes a transmissive portion for passing curing energy such as UV light into the mold cavity. A masking collar is engaged around the transmissive portion to block curing energy from exposing and curing polymeric material outside of the region underlying the transmissive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: William Michael Kelly, Allen Gilliard, George Burnett, John Michael Dilworth
  • Publication number: 20080052968
    Abstract: Non-highway vehicle plowing systems are described. The plowing system includes a mount assembly having a lower mount bracket, a plow mount bracket, an upper mount bracket, and an actuator bracket. The lower mount bracket is attached to the non-highway vehicle and the plow mount bracket is pivotably connected to the lower mounting bracket. The upper mount bracket is also secured to the non-highway vehicle and is constructed to engage the actuator bracket at a plurality of positions thereby allowing the plow mount assembly to be operable with a plurality of non-highway vehicles. The systems provide advantages in that the systems are not vehicle specific and are adaptable to different vehicle structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Publication number: 20080053673
    Abstract: Non-highway vehicle plowing systems are described. The plowing system includes a mount assembly having a lower mount bracket, a plow mount bracket, an upper mount bracket, and an actuator bracket. The lower mount bracket is attached to the non-highway vehicle and the plow mount bracket is pivotably connected to the lower mounting bracket. The upper mount bracket is also secured to the non-highway vehicle and is constructed to engage the actuator bracket at a plurality of positions thereby allowing the plow mount assembly to be operable with a plurality of non-highway vehicles. The systems provide advantages in that the systems are not vehicle specific and are adaptable to different vehicle structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Dilworth, Brad Fromm
  • Publication number: 20070217689
    Abstract: Complex multidimensional datasets generated by digital imaging spectroscopy can be organized and analyzed by applying software and computer-based methods comprising sorting algorithms. Combinations of these algorithms to images and graphical data, allow pixels or features to be rapidly and efficiently classified into meaningful groups according to defined criteria. Multiple rounds of pixel or feature selection may be performed based on independent sorting criteria. In one embodiment sorting by spectral criteria (e.g., intensity at a given wavelength) is combined with sorting by temporal criteria (e.g., absorbance at a given time) to identify microcolonies of recombinant organisms harboring mutated genes encoding enzymes having desirable kinetic attributes and substrate specificity. Restriction of the set of pixels analyzed in a subsequent sort based on criteria applied in an earlier sort (“sort and lock” analyses) minimize computational and storage resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: KAIROS-SCIENTIFIC INC.
    Inventors: Mary Yang, Edward Bylina, William Coleman, Michael Dilworth, Steven Robles, Douglas Youvan
  • Publication number: 20050114801
    Abstract: Complex multidimensional datasets generated by digital imaging spectroscopy can be organized and analyzed by applying software and computer-based methods comprising sorting algorithms. Combinations of these algorithms to images and graphical data, allow pixels or features to be rapidly and efficiently classified into meaningful groups according to defined criteria. Multiple rounds of pixel or feature selection may be performed based on independent sorting criteria. In one embodiment sorting by spectral criteria (e.g., intensity at a given wavelength) is combined with sorting by temporal criteria (e.g., absorbance at a given time) to identify microcolonies of recombinant organisms harboring mutated genes encoding enzymes having desirable kinetic attributes and substrate specificity. Restriction of the set of pixels analyzed in a subsequent sort based on criteria applied in an earlier sort (“sort and lock” analyses) minimize computational and storage resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Mary Yang, Edward Bylina, William Coleman, Michael Dilworth, Steven Robles, Douglas Youvan
  • Publication number: 20040140578
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a polymeric molding. A mold component includes a transmissive portion for passing curing energy such as UV light into the mold cavity. A masking collar is engaged around the transmissive portion to block curing energy from exposing and curing polymeric material outside of the region underlying the transmissive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: William Michael Kelly, Allen Gilliard, George Burnett, John Michael Dilworth