Patents by Inventor Michael J. McNulty

Michael J. McNulty 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: 9702152
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall assembly receives an exterior covering of a building. The prefabricated wall assembly comprises a frame assembly and an outer foam layer. The outer foam layer is coupled to the frame assembly. The outer foam layer extends from the frame assembly to an exterior surface of the outer foam layer. The exterior surface of the outer foam layer is configured to receive the exterior covering of the building. The outer foam layer comprises a plurality of particles and a binder that define a plurality of pathways. The pathways extend vertically through the prefabricated wall assembly from the top member to the bottom member of the frame assembly for allowing airflow and drainage between the frame assembly and the exterior covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael J. Sievers, Michael J. McNulty, Michael Drewery, Rick Davenport, Mary Poma, Paul J. Fox, Colby A. Swanson
  • Patent number: 9205315
    Abstract: Provided herein is an improved lacrosse stick with a teaching aid. The lacrosse stick includes an elongate member comprising a shaft with a near end and a far end designed for a user to hold the lacrosse stick. The lacrosse stick further includes a basket for holding a ball, the basket being attached to the far end of the shaft. The shaft further includes a teaching aid positioned near the far end of the shaft. The teaching aid is a curling aid which serves as a physical barrier forcing a hand to engage the shaft in a curling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. McNulty
  • Publication number: 20150238831
    Abstract: Provided herein is an improved lacrosse stick with a teaching aid. The lacrosse stick includes an elongate member comprising a shaft with a near end and a far end designed for a user to hold the lacrosse stick. The lacrosse stick further includes a basket for holding a ball, the basket being attached to the far end of the shaft. The shaft further includes a teaching aid positioned near the far end of the shaft. The teaching aid is a curling aid which serves as a physical barrier forcing a hand to engage the shaft in a curling position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. McNulty
  • Publication number: 20140115988
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall assembly receives an exterior covering of a building. The prefabricated wall assembly includes a frame assembly and an insulating foam layer. The frame assembly includes a top member, a bottom member opposite the top member, and a plurality of vertical members coupled to and extending between the top and bottom members. The frame assembly also has an interior side and an exterior side opposite the interior side. The insulating foam layer is disposed between the plurality of vertical members of the frame assembly and also extends from the exterior side of the frame assembly terminating in a plurality of integral ribs. An exterior surface of the insulating foam layer is presented between the plurality of ribs. The ribs space the exterior covering from the exterior surface of the insulating foam layer for allowing airflow and drainage between the prefabricated wall assembly and the exterior covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Sievers, Michael J. McNulty, Michael Drewery, Rick Davenport, Mary Poma, Paul J. Fox, Colby A. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20140115991
    Abstract: A high performance wall assembly receives an exterior covering of a building. The high performance wall assembly includes a frame assembly having a top member, a bottom member opposite the top member, and a plurality of vertical members. The vertical members are coupled to and extend between the top and bottom members. The high performance wall assembly also includes a rigid foam insulating panel coupled to the frame assembly. A structural foam layer is disposed on the plurality of vertical members and on the rigid foam insulating panel. The structural foam layer couples the rigid foam insulating panel to the frame assembly and couples the plurality of vertical members to the top and bottom members such that the high performance wall is free of fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Sievers, Michael J. McNulty, Michael Drewery, Rick Davenport, Mary Poma, Paul J. Fox, Colby A. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20140115989
    Abstract: A prefabricated wall assembly receives an exterior covering of a building. The prefabricated wall assembly comprises a frame assembly and an outer foam layer. The outer foam layer is coupled to the frame assembly. The outer foam layer extends from the frame assembly to an exterior surface of the outer foam layer. The exterior surface of the outer foam layer is configured to receive the exterior covering of the building. The outer foam layer comprises a plurality of particles and a binder that define a plurality of pathways. The pathways extend vertically through the prefabricated wall assembly from the top member to the bottom member of the frame assembly for allowing airflow and drainage between the frame assembly and the exterior covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Basf SE
    Inventors: Michael J. Sievers, Michael J. McNulty, Michael Drewery, Rick Davenport, Mary Poma, Paul J. Fox, Colby A. Swanson
  • Patent number: 8192162
    Abstract: This invention provides convenient airframe vibration and tracking improvements of a helicopter rotor blade by use of an elastomer profile system that is attached through an adhesive system that allows convenient removal and relocation for use by the helicopter manufacturer or by the helicopter operator in a field environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Robert T. Loftus, Michael J. McNulty
  • Patent number: 7748218
    Abstract: A control system for operating vanes of a turbocharger turbine (16T) and for operating a turbine-shunting bypass valve (22) according to a strategy wherein a processor executes an algorithm for selectively unenabling the control system to operate the bypass valve when the control system is operating the vanes to adjust exhaust back-pressure on the engine within a range of effectiveness for the vanes to control the exhaust back-pressure and enabling the control system to operate the bypass valve when the control system has operated the mechanism to a limit of the range of effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. McNulty, Christopher R. Ciesla
  • Publication number: 20100028151
    Abstract: This invention provides convenient airframe vibration and tracking improvements of a helicopter rotor blade by use of an elastomer profile system that is attached through an adhesive system that allows convenient removal and relocation for use by the helicopter manufacturer or by the helicopter operator in a field environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Robert T. Loftus, Michael J. McNulty
  • Patent number: 7533519
    Abstract: Testing of temperature sensors (28, 30, 32) in an emission control system, such as in an exhaust system (10) of a diesel engine, serves to condition further component and/or system testing by determining that sufficient sensor cooling has occurred and that no sensor is “stuck within range” using a strategy (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. McNulty, Christopher R. Ciesla, Christopher M. Kaas
  • Publication number: 20070295007
    Abstract: A control system for operating vanes of a turbocharger turbine (16T) and for operating a turbine-shunting bypass valve (22) according to a strategy wherein a processor executes an algorithm for selectively unenabling the control system to operate the bypass valve when the control system is operating the vanes to adjust exhaust back-pressure on the engine within a range of effectiveness for the vanes to control the exhaust back-pressure and enabling the control system to operate the bypass valve when the control system has operated the mechanism to a limit of the range of effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. McNulty, Christopher R. Ciesla
  • Patent number: 7118343
    Abstract: A system of adjustable balancing weights is provided for a helicopter main rotor blade. The trailing edge of the rotor blade is formed with a plurality of recesses that each receive an aerodynamically shaped weight to adjust and balance the weight of the rotor blade. A forward weight recess and a forward weight are also provided on the rotor blade adjacent the rotor blade leading edge. The lateral spacing between the weight adjacent the rotor blade leading edge and the weights adjacent the rotor blade trailing edge provides greater flexibility in balancing the mass of the rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Loftus, Michael J. McNulty, Kevin D. Henthorn
  • Patent number: 7083383
    Abstract: A trim tab assembly for a helicopter rotor blade includes a plurality of metal panels that are secured to the trailing edge of a composite material helicopter blade. Each of the metal panels can be bent relative to the rotor blade to tune the aerodynamic properties of the rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Loftus, Michael J. McNulty, Keith B. Smith
  • Patent number: 6698409
    Abstract: Engine speed data N and engine fueling data MFDES are processed by a strategy (22) that multiplies (28) fueling transient data MFDES TRANSIENT and speed-based modifier data EGR_N_TRANS_MULT to develop speed-based fueling transient data. The speed-based fueling transient data is then processed according to a function (32) that correlates values of a fueling transient modifier with values of speed-based fueling transient data to develop exhaust gas recirculation modifier data. The exhaust gas recirculation modifier data and basic exhaust gas recirculation data are multiplied (34) to develop modified exhaust gas recirculation data, and exhaust gas is recirculated in accordance with the modified exhaust gas recirculation data. Using engine speed as a determinant of the extent to which the basic EGR rate should be modified during a fueling transient enables better control over certain exhaust emissions over certain speed ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Kennedy, Michael J. McNulty, James T. Beaucaire, David V. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6427445
    Abstract: A variable nozzle turbocharger (12) creates engine boost. Boost is controlled by controlling the position of vanes within turbocharger. A processor develops a control signal (29) for controlling vane position. The processor develops a value for desired boost and processes that value with a value. corresponding to the amount of boost being created by the turbocharger to generate error data (48A) defining error between the amount of boost being created by the turbocharger and the desired boost, and the processor develops a component of the control signal by P-LI-D processing (62) of the error data. Other components of the control signal are a feed-forward value from a look-up table (34) and a value from an overspeed protection function (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Emad S. Isaac, John E. Bernhardt, Michael J. McNulty
  • Publication number: 20020029772
    Abstract: A variable nozzle turbocharger (12) creates engine boost. Boost is controlled by controlling the position of vanes within turbocharger. A processor develops a control signal (29) for controlling vane position. The processor develops a value for desired boost and processes that value with a value corresponding to the amount of boost being created by the turbocharger to generate error data (48A) defining error between the amount of boost being created by the turbocharger and the desired boost, and the processor develops a component of the control signal by P-LI-D processing (62) of the error data. Other components of the control signal are a feed-forward value from a look-up table (34) and a value from an overspeed protection function (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Emad S. Isaac, John E. Bernhardt, Michael J. McNulty