Patents by Inventor Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton 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: 20200410414
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K. Tanneru, Navaneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Patent number: 10810530
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K Tanneru, Navaneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Patent number: 10413980
    Abstract: A jigsaw includes a housing having a body portion and a handle portion. The body portion has a forward end and a rearward end. The jigsaw also includes a motor positioned within the body portion of the housing. The motor is located forward of the handle portion. The jigsaw further includes a drive mechanism positioned within the body portion of the housing. The drive mechanism is coupled to the motor for driving a saw blade in a reciprocating motion. The jigsaw also includes a shoe assembly coupled to the body portion of the housing between the forward end and the rearward end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Sean T. Kehoe, Steven G. Melnyk
  • Patent number: 10247791
    Abstract: An improved system for providing audio signals to a patient during medical imaging is disclosed. A converter device is operatively connected to a audio signal transmitter such as a pneumatic audio port commonly used for pneumatic headphones. The converter device includes a connecting member removably inserted into the pneumatic audio port. A microphone receives the pneumatic audio signals and converts these signals to electronic audio signals. The converter device further includes a wireless transmitter that converts the electronic audio signals to wireless signals and transmits the wireless signals to a wireless receiver. The wireless receiver may be located in a headset worn by the patient, which receives the wireless signals and provides the audio content to the patient during imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NeoCoil, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Ropella, Brian Brown, Michael Naughton, Liang-Sywan Edward Jen
  • Publication number: 20180168224
    Abstract: An apparatus arranged to heat smokable material to volatilize at least one component of the smokable material has a housing. The housing has a first opening at a first end through which smokable material can pass so as to be received within and removed from the apparatus in use. The housing has a second opening at a second end opposed from the first end. The housing further has a chamber between the first and second openings. At least one heater is arranged within the housing for heating smokable material removably received within the chamber in use. A user can access the chamber through at least the second opening to clean within the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Michael NAUGHTON, Mitchel THORSEN
  • Publication number: 20180128888
    Abstract: An improved system for providing audio signals to a patient during medical imaging is disclosed. A converter device is operatively connected to a audio signal transmitter such as a pneumatic audio port commonly used for pneumatic headphones. The converter device includes a connecting member removably inserted into the pneumatic audio port. A microphone receives the pneumatic audio signals and converts these signals to electronic audio signals. The converter device further includes a wireless transmitter that converts the electronic audio signals to wireless signals and transmits the wireless signals to a wireless receiver. The wireless receiver may be located in a headset worn by the patient, which receives the wireless signals and provides the audio content to the patient during imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Ropella, Brian Brown, Michael Naughton, Liang-Sywan Edward Jen
  • Patent number: 9889079
    Abstract: Process for making a conditioning gel phase comprising: i) forming an aqueous dispersion of fatty alcohol and amidoamine; ii) adding a cationic surfactant to the aqueous dispersion and mixing; and iii) neutralizing the amidoamine, wherein the temperature of the mixture of cationic surfactant in the aqueous dispersion is maintained at from 56° C. to 67° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Christia Casugbo, Mark Flanagan, John Alan Hough, John Michael Naughton, David Serridge
  • Patent number: 9511923
    Abstract: A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor positioned within the housing, a rack coupled to the motor for powered translation in at least one of a forward direction and a reverse direction, and a transmission selectively coupling the motor and the rack. The transmission includes an input ring rotatable in response to rotation of the motor in a first direction corresponding with powered translation of the rack in the forward direction, a first clutch member engaged with the rack through an intermediate gear, and a second clutch member that receives torque from the input ring and that is movable in response to rotation of the motor in the first direction toward a first position engaging the first clutch member. The second clutch member is also movable in response to rotation of the motor in an opposite, second direction toward a second position disengaged from the first clutch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Brandon L. Verbrugge, William E. Check, Thomas G. Simeone, Scott D. Eisenhardt, Scott Schneider
  • Patent number: 9486865
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing assembly, a motor, a pipe holder, and a knife pivotally coupled to the pipe holder at a pivot point for movement relative to the pipe holder. The knife is operable to pivot through an angle toward the pipe holder during a cutting motion and is operable to pivot through the angle away from the pipe holder during a return motion. The power tool also includes a drive mechanism having a first gear coupled to the motor and a second gear coupled to the knife. The power tool further includes a release mechanism coupled to the drive mechanism. The release mechanism is operable to selectively disconnect the second gear from the knife so that movement of the motor is not transmitted to the knife and the knife is movable through the angle away from the pipe holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 9486864
    Abstract: A power tool that includes a motor coupled to a drive mechanism, and a removable and rechargeable battery pack coupled to the motor to selectively provide power signals to the motor. The power tool also includes a controller configured to monitor a plurality of conditions of the power tool, such as battery pack voltage, battery pack temperature, operational current, and the like. The controller is also configured to detect one or more events related to the plurality of conditions of the power tool. If the operational current of the power tool exceeds a first threshold value, a power signal duty cycle is reduced from a first duty cycle value to a second duty cycle value to limit the amount of torque the power tool is able to generate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hua Tian Luo, Shui Ming Li, Zhong Qun Liu, Michael Naughton, John S. Scott
  • Publication number: 20160092805
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K. Tanneru, Naveneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Patent number: 9233427
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing having a handle configured for a user, the handle defining a first axis, a motor supported by the housing, the motor defining a second axis along a length of the motor, a tool element movably supported by the housing and drivingly coupled to the motor, the tool element defining a third axis along a length of the tool element. Each of the first, second, and third axes are oblique with respect to each of the other axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Alberti, John S. Scott, Michael S. Steele, Roger D. Neitzell, Michael Naughton, Michael W. Phillips, Andrew Batterman
  • Patent number: 9221112
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a can and a shaft extending axially from the can, a gear case having an inner surface that defines an opening, a bearing positioned around a portion of the shaft that extends from the can and at least partially within the opening in the gear case, and a motor mount coupled to the motor. The motor mount includes a flange extending away from the motor. The flange of the motor mount and the inner surface of the gear case axially and laterally locate the motor and the gear case on the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Benjamin Ludy, Troy C. Thorson, Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 9132491
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing having a handle configured for a user, the handle defining a first axis, a motor supported by the housing, the motor defining a second axis along a length of the motor, a tool element movably supported by the housing and drivingly coupled to the motor, the tool element defining a third axis along a length of the tool element. Each of the first, second, and third axes are oblique with respect to each of the other axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Alberti, John S. Scott, Michael S. Steele, Roger D. Neitzell, Michael Naughton, Michael W. Phillips, Andrew Batterman
  • Publication number: 20150238402
    Abstract: Process for making a conditioning gel phase comprising: forming an aqueous isotropic solution of cationic surfactant; mixing the aqueous isotropic solution of cationic surfactant withmoltenfatty alcohol wherein the temperature during mixing the fatty alcohol with the isotropic cationic surfactant solution is maintained from 55° C. to 65° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Christia Casugbo, Mark Flanagan, John Alan Hough, John Michael Naughton, David Serridge
  • Patent number: 9110055
    Abstract: A nanocoaxial sensor includes an outer conductor, an inner conductor, a dielectric material disposed between the outer and inner conductors, a nanocavity sized to allow target species to enter the nanocavity between the outer and inner conductors, and an active sensing element immobilized within the nanocavity on at least one of the inner or outer conductors. The active sensing element is adapted to selectively capture the at least one of the target species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: The Trustees of Boston College
    Inventors: Dong Cai, Thomas Chiles, Krzysztof Kempa, Michael Naughton, Zhifeng Ren, Paudel Trilochan
  • Publication number: 20150216775
    Abstract: Process for making a conditioning gel phase comprising: i) forming an aqueous dispersion of fatty alcohol and amidoamine; ii) adding a cationic surfactant to the aqueous dispersion and mixing; and iii) neutralising the amidoamine, wherein the temperature of the mixture of cationic surfactant in the aqueous dispersion is maintained at from 56° C. to 67° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Christia Casugbo, Mark Flanagan, John Alan Hough, John Michael Naughton, David Serridge
  • Publication number: 20150209254
    Abstract: Process for making a conditioning gel phase comprising:—forming a ‘comelt’ in a first vessel comprising fatty alcohol and cationic component and 0-15% wt. comelt water—independently adding the ‘comelt’ and water to a mixing vessel—mixing, wherein the temperature of the mixture of the ‘comelt’ and the water is maintained at from 56-65° C., preferably from 58-62° C., more preferably 60° C. when in the mixing vessel, wherein the fatty alcohol comprises from 8 to 22 carbons, wherein the cationic component comprises from 0-70% cationic component, cationic surfactants have the formula N?R1R2R3R4, more preferably from 30-60% wt. cationic surfactant component, and wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently (C1 to C30) alkyl or benzyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Christia Casugbo, Mark Flanagan, John Alan Hough, John Michael Naughton, David Serridge
  • Publication number: 20150182435
    Abstract: Conditioning composition comprising from 0.4 to 8% wt. fatty alcohol having from 8-22 carbons, from 0.1 to 2% wt. cationic surfactant component, water, and wherein the composition has a Draw Mass of from 1 to 250g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Christia Casugbo, Mark Flanagan, John Alan Hough, John Michael Naughton, David Serridge
  • Patent number: 9061411
    Abstract: A reciprocating power tool that includes a drive system having a first driven gear that includes a spindle counterbalance weight and a second driven gear that includes a spindle counterbalance weight. The first driven gear and the second driven gear rotate in opposite directions about an axis of rotation in response to rotation of a driving gear by a motor. The power tool further includes a spindle having a longitudinal axis and a first end that is configured to support a tool element. The spindle is coupled to one of the first driven gear and the second driven gear by a scotch yoke mechanism to reciprocate the spindle with respect to a housing of the power tool along the longitudinal axis of the spindle in response to operation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Kurt Limberg, John S. Scott