Patents by Inventor Paul Fries

Paul Fries 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: 11989384
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using dynamic actionable notifications are disclosed. The method includes: receiving, at a client device, a dynamic actionable notification associated with an event at a remote server, the dynamic actionable notification including one or more action items associated with the event; detecting user interaction with the dynamic actionable notification; retrieving current status of the one or more action items from the remote server; displaying one or more actionable graphical elements in a user interface of the dynamic actionable notification based on the retrieved current status of the one or more action items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD., ATLASSIAN US, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Russell, Joshua Devenny, Christophe Paul Capel, Nathaniel Mackay Stuart Jones, Princey James, Mostafa A. Draz, Paul Murray Slade, Carl Pritchett, Fernanda Rockert Gomes, Eric James Fry, Xuting Qiu
  • Publication number: 20240116165
    Abstract: A powered fastener driver includes a driver unit, a handle unit, and a handle extension. The handle unit is selectively and removably attachable to the driver unit. The handle extension has a first end and a second end, the handle extension being selectively and removably attachable to the driver unit at the first end, and being selectively and removably attachable to the handle unit at the second end. The powered fastener driver is adjustable between a first configuration in which the handle unit is directly attached to the driver unit, and a second configuration in which the driver unit is attached to the handle extension at the first end, and the handle unit is attached to the handle extension at the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Gareth Mueckl, Caroline Fox, Isabel M. Lloyd, Matthew Post, Adam N. Carter, Jonathan L. Lambert, Logan M. Hietpas, Matthew N. Thurin, Paul Fry, Julia L. Savich
  • Patent number: 11949263
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 11858110
    Abstract: A powered fastener driver for driving fasteners into a workpiece includes a driver unit and a handle unit selectively and removably attachable to the driver unit. The driver unit includes a housing, a motor, and a first coupler. The handle unit includes a battery receptacle for receiving a battery pack, a trigger, and a second coupler. The first and second couplers selectively engage one another to mechanically and electrically connect the driver unit to the handle unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Gareth Mueckl, Caroline Fox, Isabel M. Lloyd, Matthew Post, Adam N. Carter, Jonathan L. Lambert, Logan M. Hietpas, Matthew N. Thurin, Paul Fry, Julia L. Savich
  • Publication number: 20230219028
    Abstract: A power tool having a power tool housing, a motor, a tool moved relative to the housing by the motor, a fan rotated by the motor such that a fluid flow with debris generated by tool is moved into the fluid inlet by the fan and through the discharge outlet, and a filter that is removably attached to the power tool housing. The power tool housing includes a fluid inlet and a discharge outlet. The filter includes a filter media for separating the debris from the flow of fluid. The filter media defines a collection container for storing the debris. The filter also includes an opening through which the flow of fluid with the debris enters the collection container, and a valve that is moveable between a closed position, in which the opening is closed, and an open position, in which the opening is open. The valve includes a duckbill check valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Thomas G. Simeone, Robert Patrick Warren, Roderick Burgess, Joseph M. Lehman, Garry Fee, Michael Bloom, William Jacob Kozlowski, Jr., Steven Marcus, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Samuel A. Gould, Bennett W. Westling, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones, Michael A. Verhagen, Kyle Reeder, Jonathan Lowry
  • Patent number: 11607637
    Abstract: A power tool includes a power tool housing including a fluid inlet and a discharge outlet. A motor is supported by the power tool housing. A tool is configured to be moved relative to the housing by the motor. A fan is configured to be rotated by the motor, such that a fluid flow with debris generated by movement of the tool is drawn into the fluid inlet and through the discharge outlet. A filter is removably attached to the power tool housing. The filter includes a filter media configured to separate the debris from the flow of fluid. The filter media includes a collection container configured to store the debris. The filter also includes an opening in the filter media through which the flow of fluid with the debris enters the collection container, and a valve that is moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Thomas G. Simeone, Robert Patrick Warren, Roderick Burgess, Joseph M. Lehman, Garry Fee, Michael Bloom, William Jacob Kozlowski, Jr., Steven Marcus, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Samuel A. Gould, Bennett W. Westling, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones, Michael A. Verhagen, Kyle Reeder, Jonathan Lowry
  • Publication number: 20230039839
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Publication number: 20230037725
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a garment body, a heater coupled to the garment body, a battery holder separate from the garment body and including a power terminal, and a rechargeable battery pack including a housing and a plurality of battery cells received in the housing and configured to provide power to the heater. The battery holder is detachably couplable to the garment body. The rechargeable battery pack is electrically connectable to the power terminal. The housing is detachably couplable to the battery holder. At least a portion of the housing is external to the battery holder when the rechargeable battery pack is coupled to the battery holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Rick Gray, Jonathan A. Zick, Paul Fry
  • Patent number: 11495990
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 11477853
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a garment body and a heater coupled to the garment body. A battery holder defines a cavity. A rechargeable battery pack is configured for use with at least one of a power tool and a sensing device. The rechargeable battery pack is slidably received within the cavity and detachably coupled to the battery holder by a latching arrangement. A controller selectively provides power from the rechargeable battery pack to the heater. A user input member for selecting a mode of the controller is coupled to the garment body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick Gray, Jonathan A. Zick, Paul Fry
  • Publication number: 20220287153
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a garment body, a heater coupled to the garment body, a heater supply cable in electrical communication with the heater, a battery pack including a plurality of cells configured to supply power to the heater, and a battery holder separate and removable from the garment body. The battery holder is configured to receive the battery pack and connects electrically to the battery pack. The battery holder includes an electrical port that is electrically connectable with the heater supply cable. The garment body includes a compartment configured to receive the battery pack and the battery holder. The garment body also includes a closure configured for closing the compartment and opening the compartment. The heater supply cable extends into the compartment for electrically connecting with the battery holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Rick Gray, Jonathan A. Zick, Paul Fry
  • Patent number: 11350491
    Abstract: An article of clothing including a garment body and a heating system coupled to the garment body. The heating system includes a plurality of heating zones configured to heat different portions of the garment body. A battery pack supplies power to the heating system. A controller selectively provides power from the battery pack to the multiple heating zones. A user input member is provided for selecting a mode of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rick Gray, Jonathan A. Zick, Paul Fry
  • Publication number: 20200403425
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 10811885
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Publication number: 20200070082
    Abstract: A power tool includes a power tool housing including a fluid inlet and a discharge outlet. A motor is supported by the power tool housing. A tool is configured to be moved relative to the housing by the motor. A fan is configured to be rotated by the motor, such that a fluid flow with debris generated by movement of the tool is drawn into the fluid inlet and through the discharge outlet. A filter is removably attached to the power tool housing. The filter includes a filter media configured to separate the debris from the flow of fluid. The filter media includes a collection container configured to store the debris. The filter also includes an opening in the filter media through which the flow of fluid with the debris enters the collection container, and a valve that is moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Thomas G. Simeone, Robert Patrick Warren, Roderick Burgess, Joseph M. Lehman, Garry Fee, Michael Bloom, William Jacob Kozlowski, JR., Steven Marcus, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Samuel A. Gould, Bennett W. Westling, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones, Michael A. Verhagen, Kyle Reeder, Jonathan Lowry
  • Publication number: 20200055177
    Abstract: A powered fastener driver for driving fasteners into a workpiece includes a driver unit and a handle unit selectively and removably attachable to the driver unit. The driver unit includes a housing, a motor, and a first coupler. The handle unit includes a battery receptacle for receiving a battery pack, a trigger, and a second coupler. The first and second couplers selectively engage one another to mechanically and electrically connect the driver unit to the handle unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: John S. Scott, Gareth Mueckl, Caroline Hope, Isabel M. Lloyd, Matthew Post, Adam N. Carter, Jonathan L. Lambert, Logan M. Hietpas, Matthew N. Thurin, Paul Fry, Julia L. Savich
  • Patent number: 10351223
    Abstract: One example includes an altitude control system arranged in a balloon. The system includes a transparent outer chamber configured to receive incident infrared radiation. The system also includes an inner chamber comprising suspended particles configured to change the optical transmission of the inner chamber between a first state having a first transmissivity and a second state having a second transmissivity. The first transmissivity is greater than the second transmissivity. The system further includes a state controller configured to electrically activate the suspended particles to change the optical transmission of the inner chamber from the first state to the second state to change an altitude of the balloon based on the incident infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taylor Evan Matthews, Anthony Paul Fry, Jessica Marie Lavigne, Rafy Uddin Athar
  • Publication number: 20180323621
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey
  • Publication number: 20180242398
    Abstract: An article of clothing includes a garment body and a heater coupled to the garment body. A battery holder defines a cavity. A rechargeable battery pack is configured for use with at least one of a power tool and a sensing device. The rechargeable battery pack is slidably received within the cavity and detachably coupled to the battery holder by a latching arrangement. A controller selectively provides power from the rechargeable battery pack to the heater. A user input member for selecting a mode of the controller is coupled to the garment body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Rick Gray, Jonathan A. Zick, Paul Fry
  • Patent number: 10044197
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a housing and a battery receptacle supported by the housing. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery. The portable power source also includes a first power tool battery pack port that is configured to receive a first power tool battery pack. The portable power source further includes a charging circuit coupled to the battery receptacle and the power tool battery pack, and an inverter. The charging circuit is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle and to provide power to the power tool battery pack port. The inverter includes a DC input coupled to the battery receptacle, inverter circuitry, and an AC output. The inverter circuitry is configured to receive power from the battery receptacle via the DC input, invert DC power received from the battery receptacle to AC power, and provide the AC power to the AC output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Kyle Harvey