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: 20130055834
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Anna M. Kaczmarczyk, John G. Marx, David P. Lincoln, Joseph H. Ellice, Troy C. Thorson
  • Publication number: 20130019483
    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: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Sean T. Kehoe, Steven G. Melnyk
  • Publication number: 20130014968
    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: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Benjamin Ludy, Troy C. Thorson, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20120324745
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20120318826
    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: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Scott D. Eisenhardt, Steven Hachey, Troy C. Thorson
  • Patent number: 8328475
    Abstract: An arbor assembly for connecting a cutting tool to a power tool includes a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and having an end portion configured to couple to the cutting tool, and a plate surrounding a portion of the shaft adjacent to the end portion. The plate has a first surface configured to engage the cutting tool when the cutting tool is coupled to the shaft and a second surface substantially opposite the first surface. The plate is movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the shaft. The arbor assembly also includes a wedge member positioned adjacent to the second surface of the plate and defining an opening to receive a portion of the shaft. The wedge member is movable relative to the plate from a first position, in which the plate is inhibited from moving along the longitudinal axis away from the end portion, to a second position, in which the plate is movable along the longitudinal axis away from the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Jeffrey M. Wackwitz
  • Publication number: 20120237306
    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: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Patent number: 8261456
    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: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20120118913
    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: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20120118917
    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: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Brandon L. Verbrugge, William E. Check, Thomas G. Simeone, Scott D. Eisenhardt, Scott Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120104825
    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: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Faurecia Autositze GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20110287977
    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: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Dong Cai, Thomas Chiles, Krzysztof Kempa, Michael Naughton, Zhifeng Ren, Paudel Trilochan
  • Publication number: 20110005083
    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: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton, Scott D. Eisenhardt
  • Publication number: 20100325894
    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: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20100319201
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20100244528
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Faurecia Autositze
    Inventor: Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20100192382
    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: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Wade Burch, Michael S. Steele, Jason R. Crowe, Michael Naughton
  • Publication number: 20100162579
    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: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Kurt Limberg, John S. Scott
  • Publication number: 20090223071
    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: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel J. Alberti, John S. Scott, Michael S. Steele, Roger D. Neitzell, Michael Naughton, Michael W. Phillips, Andrew Batterman
  • Publication number: 20090136310
    Abstract: An arbor assembly for connecting a cutting tool to a power tool includes a shaft defining a longitudinal axis and having an end portion configured to couple to the cutting tool, and a plate surrounding a portion of the shaft adjacent to the end portion. The plate has a first surface configured to engage the cutting tool when the cutting tool is coupled to the shaft and a second surface substantially opposite the first surface. The plate is movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the shaft. The arbor assembly also includes a wedge member positioned adjacent to the second surface of the plate and defining an opening to receive a portion of the shaft. The wedge member is movable relative to the plate from a first position, in which the plate is inhibited from moving along the longitudinal axis away from the end portion, to a second position, in which the plate is movable along the longitudinal axis away from the end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Jeffrey M. Wackwitz