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).

  • Patent number: 9056562
    Abstract: An actuator device for the seat adjustment in a motor vehicle, exhibiting at least one ratchet fitting (1), a transmission element (2) and an actuator element (3), whereby the transmission element (2) is centered in the ratchet fitting (1) with a centering element (4) such that the centering element (4) allows for a limited torsional backlash between the transmission element (2) and the ratchet fitting (1) and creates a restoring force against the rotation, whereby said transmission element (2) is connected in a torsionally stiff manner to the actuator element (3), whereby the actuator element (3) is connected in a form-fitting manner to the centering element (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20150150763
    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 of water (A) adding the ‘comelt’ to a second vessel containing water at 50-60° C. (B)—mixing wherein the temperature of the mixture of the comelt and the water in the second vessel (B) is controlled such that it is maintained from 56-65° C., preferably from 58-62° C., more preferably 60° C., wherein the fatty alcohol has from 8 to 22 carbons and wherein the cationic component comprises from 0-70% wt. 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 and process for manufacturing a conditioning composition by forming a conditioning gel phase obtained by any of claims 1-7 and then adding any remaining ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Christia Casugbo, Mark Flanagan, John Alan Hough, John Michael Naughton, David Serridge
  • Patent number: 9039557
    Abstract: A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor at least partially positioned within the housing, a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation, and a transmission selectively operably coupling the motor and the rack. The transmission includes an output shaft rotatable in response to rotation of the motor, and an output member drivably coupled to the rack and supported on the output shaft for relative rotation therewith. The transmission also includes a clutch member coupled for co-rotation with the output shaft and movable along the output shaft between a first position, in which the clutch member is engaged with the output member for transferring torque from the output shaft to the output member, and a second position, in which the clutch member is disengaged from the output member to inhibit torque transfer between the output shaft and the output member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Anna M. Kaczmarczyk, John G. Marx, David P. Lincoln, Joseph H. Ellice, Troy C. Thorson
  • Patent number: 8875404
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor, a pipe holder configured to support a pipe, and a cutting mechanism coupled to the pipe holder. The cutting mechanism is movable relative to the pipe holder. The power tool also includes a drive mechanism coupled to the cutting mechanism and the motor to move the cutting mechanism from a starting position toward the pipe holder to cut the pipe. The drive mechanism includes a first member operable to disengage a second member to allow movement of the cutting mechanism to the starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton, Scott D. Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 8875948
    Abstract: A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor, a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation along a longitudinal axis in at least one of a forward direction and a reverse direction, a transmission housing at least partially positioned within the housing through which the rack is extendable, first and second plungers, at least one of which is coupled to one end of the rack, and a first cartridge housing within which first and second material cartridges may be supported in a side-by-side relationship. The first and second plungers are associated with the first and second material cartridges, respectively. The tool also includes a second cartridge housing within which only a single material cartridge may be supported. The first and second cartridge housings are interchangeably coupled to the transmission housing to adapt the tool for use with dual material cartridges or single material cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8857672
    Abstract: A carriage assembly for a dispensing tool includes a carriage having an attachment end that is attachable to the dispensing tool and an opposite dispensing end, at least one of an axial opening in the carriage oriented substantially normal to a longitudinal axis of the carriage and a radial opening through which a material-containing cartridge is insertable, a clamp member coupled to a peripheral wall of the carriage and having a portion that protrudes toward the longitudinal axis and that is engageable with a rear end of the cartridge, and a biasing member that exerts a force on the clamp member for biasing the cartridge toward the dispensing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Scott D. Eisenhardt, Steven Hachey, Troy C. Thorson
  • Publication number: 20140224831
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Brandon L. Verbrugge, William E. Check, Thomas G. Simeone, Scott D. Eisenhardt, Scott Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140182137
    Abstract: A power tool includes a pipe holder, a knife pivotally coupled to the pipe holder, and a drive mechanism coupled to at least one of the pipe holder and the knife. The knife includes a cutting edge having a first portion, a second portion, and an included angle, such as an obtuse angle, between the first portion and the second portion. The first portion of the cutting edge has a first length, and the second portion of the cutting edge has a second length. The drive mechanism is operable to move the at least one of the pipe holder and the knife relative to the other of the pipe holder and the knife. The power tool also includes a motor coupled to the drive mechanism and a power supply electrically coupled to the motor to selectively power the motor for operating the drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Zheng Wei Liu, Ke Hui Tang, Rong Chen, Michael Naughton, John Scott
  • Publication number: 20140173907
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8753048
    Abstract: A hole saw that includes a saw body including a circular cutting edge having a cutting edge diameter, and the saw body is coupled to a guide member for rotation with the guide member. A pilot is coupled to the guide member for movement relative to the guide member and the saw body, and the pilot includes an outer guide surface having a diameter that increases in a direction from a second end portion of the guide member toward a first end portion of the guide member. The pilot is coupled to the guide member such that at least a portion of the outer guide surface extends past the circular cutting edge of the saw body in a direction from the first end portion of the guide member toward the second end portion of the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8740021
    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: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    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: 8707564
    Abstract: A hand saw includes a saw blade, a handle, and a blade carrier. The saw further includes a blade clamp assembly having a locking member that removably couples the saw blade to the blade carrier so that the saw blade pivots with the blade carrier about a pivot axis. An actuating button is manually movable generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the saw blade by the user between an engaged position and a disengaged position. In the engaged position, the actuating button engages the blade carrier to retain the blade carrier and the saw blade in one of an extended position and a folded position. In the disengaged position, the actuating button is disengaged from the blade carrier so that the blade carrier and the saw blade can be pivoted between the extended and the folded positions of the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Burch, Michael S. Steele, Jason R. Crowe, Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8683704
    Abstract: A power tool includes a pipe holder, a knife pivotally coupled to the pipe holder, and a drive mechanism coupled to at least one of the pipe holder and the knife. The drive mechanism is operable to move the at least one of the pipe holder and the knife relative to the other of the pipe holder and the knife. The power tool also includes a motor coupled to the drive mechanism and a power supply electrically coupled to the motor to selectively power the motor for operating the drive mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20140033547
    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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: 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: 8607464
    Abstract: A hand saw that includes a saw blade and a handle assembly having a clamp member movable between a clamped position and a released position. In the clamped position the clamp member exerts a clamping force on a top edge of the saw blade within a slot of the handle assembly to couple the saw blade to the handle assembly and to retain a tang of the saw blade within the slot. In the released position the tang is removable from the slot. A first interior wall and a second interior wall of the handle assembly that define the slot are flat such that the tang of the saw blade can be removed from the slot without moving the saw blade in a direction normal to a longitudinal axis of the saw blade when the clamp member is in the released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20130320040
    Abstract: A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor, a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation along a longitudinal axis in at least one of a forward direction and a reverse direction, a transmission housing at least partially positioned within the housing through which the rack is extendable, first and second plungers, at least one of which is coupled to one end of the rack, and a first cartridge housing within which first and second material cartridges may be supported in a side-by-side relationship. The first and second plungers are associated with the first and second material cartridges, respectively. The tool also includes a second cartridge housing within which only a single material cartridge may be supported. The first and second cartridge housings are interchangeably coupled to the transmission housing to adapt the tool for use with dual material cartridges or single material cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8528785
    Abstract: A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor, a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation along a longitudinal axis in at least one of a forward direction and a reverse direction, a transmission housing at least partially positioned within the housing through which the rack is extendable, first and second plungers, at least one of which is coupled to one end of the rack, and a first cartridge housing within which first and second material cartridges may be supported in a side-by-side relationship. The first and second plungers are associated with the first and second material cartridges, respectively. The tool also includes a second cartridge housing within which only a single material cartridge may be supported. The first and second cartridge housings are interchangeably coupled to the transmission housing to adapt the tool for use with dual material cartridges or single material cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8528977
    Abstract: A mechanism for a vehicle seat for adjusting the angle of inclination, and a hub-shaped centering means. The mechanism includes a first arresting fitting, a transfer means, rotatable about an axis of rotation, for release of the first arresting fitting, and a centering means, disposed between the first arresting fitting and the transfer means, configured to center the transfer means in a starting position and, against a return force, to enable a rotation about the axis of rotation and relative to the first arresting fitting out of the starting position about a first angular range in the first direction, and about a second angular range in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20130097873
    Abstract: A power tool that includes a pipe holder, a knife pivotally coupled to the pipe holder, and a drive mechanism coupled to at least one of the pipe holder and the knife. The power tool also 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. For example, the controller is configured to monitor the operational current 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: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Hua Tian Luo, Shui Ming Li, Zhong Qun Liu, Michael Naughton, John S. Scott
  • Patent number: 8407902
    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: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Kurt Limberg, John S. Scott