Patents by Inventor Peter A. Weller

Peter A. Weller 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: 11110907
    Abstract: Operating a drive train of a vehicle having a clutch assembly, wherein the clutch assembly is actuatable via an actuating device for the switchable transmission of a torque, wherein a first state of the actuating device, and thus a second state of the clutch assembly, is settable via a position of a drive unit of the actuating device, comprises: a) determining that a first torque request to the clutch assembly is constant; and b) determining that a first position of the drive unit is constant within the interval; and then c) controlling the drive unit with a dither function, wherein a position of the drive unit is continuously varied about the first position; and d) ending the dither function when the conditions stated in steps a) and b) are no longer met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GKN Automotive Ltd.
    Inventors: Markus Weller, Erik Resvoll, Fabian Oberbichler, Peter Raffin, Axel Schnitzler, Mark Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11003354
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for compensating for user hand tremors when using a hand-held electronic device having a user interface display. The method includes monitoring position data of a user's finger in relation to the user interface display over time as the finger approaches an element in the user interface display. A target element is determined by predicting an intended movement of the user's finger and the method dynamically enlarges the determined target element in the user interface display as the user's finger approaches the user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel D. Goulden, William E. Sawyer, Andrew J. Seymour, Peter Weller
  • Patent number: 10751725
    Abstract: Driving arrangement for a heavy-duty grinding mill (50) having a horizontal tube with a circumferential girth gear (51), comprising a driving assembly, comprising a motor (10); at least two engaging pinions (42, 44) configured to engage the girth gear (51) for driving the grinding mill (50); at least one gearbox (20) comprising an input shaft (22) for coupling the motor (10) with the at least one gearbox (20), at least two output shafts (31, 32) for coupling the gearbox (20) with the at least two engaging pinions (42, 44) and a torque split arrangement being configured to transmit torque of the input shaft (22) to the at least two output shafts (31, 32); and at least one frame (48) for supporting the at least two engaging pinions (42, 44) separate from the gearbox (20), and a heavy-duty grinding mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventors: Peter Weller, Eduardo Hurtado
  • Patent number: 10747429
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for compensating for user hand tremors when using a hand-held electronic device having a user interface display. The method includes monitoring position data of a user's finger in relation to the user interface display over time as the finger approaches an element in the user interface display. A target element is determined by predicting an intended movement of the user's finger and the method dynamically enlarges the determined target element in the user interface display as the user's finger approaches the user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel D. Goulden, William E. Sawyer, Andrew J. Seymour, Peter Weller
  • Publication number: 20200042172
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for compensating for user hand tremors when using a hand-held electronic device having a user interface display. The method includes monitoring position data of a user's finger in relation to the user interface display over time as the finger approaches an element in the user interface display. A target element is determined by predicting an intended movement of the user's finger and the method dynamically enlarges the determined target element in the user interface display as the user's finger approaches the user interface display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel D. Goulden, William E. Sawyer, Andrew J. Seymour, Peter Weller
  • Publication number: 20200042170
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for compensating for user hand tremors when using a hand-held electronic device having a user interface display. The method includes monitoring position data of a user's finger in relation to the user interface display over time as the finger approaches an element in the user interface display. A target element is determined by predicting an intended movement of the user's finger and the method dynamically enlarges the determined target element in the user interface display as the user's finger approaches the user interface display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Samuel D. Goulden, William E. Sawyer, Andrew J. Seymour, Peter Weller
  • Publication number: 20190358640
    Abstract: Driving arrangement for a heavy-duty grinding mill (50) having a horizontal tube with a circumferential girth gear (51), comprising a driving assembly, comprising a motor (10); at least two engaging pinions (42, 44) configured to engage the girth gear (51) for driving the grinding mill (50); at least one gearbox (20) comprising an input shaft (22) for coupling the motor (10) with the at least one gearbox (20), at least two output shafts (31, 32) for coupling the gearbox (20) with the at least two engaging pinions (42, 44) and a torque split arrangement being configured to transmit torque of the input shaft (22) to the at least two output shafts (31, 32); and at least one frame (48) for supporting the at least two engaging pinions (42, 44) separate from the gearbox (20), and a heavy-duty grinding mill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Weller, Eduardo Hurtado
  • Patent number: 6068383
    Abstract: The present invention incorporates a series of light emitting diodes which transmit an ultra-violet region of the electromagnetic spectrum to a bed of phosphorous to provide a fluorescent light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventors: Roger Robertson, Mark Williams, Paul Eckels, Peter Weller, Danny Lambeth, Randy Pyrtle, Randy Backler
  • Patent number: 5537023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a charging method for storage batteries, in particular for NiCd and NiMH cells. According to the invention, the rise in the charging voltage during each of a number of consecutive charging cycles of a specified duration is measured in the form of a unit corresponding to a certain voltage. The number of these units is transmitted in the form of a counting pulse to two up-down counters during the period of the charging cycle, whereby one counter functions in the down mode and is set at the beginning of a charging cycle to a number corresponding to the number of units established in the preceding charging cycle. In the following charging cycle, the roles of the two counters are reversed, so that the up-counter is now set to the down mode and the other counter to the up mode, whereby the latter is set to a Certain starting counting status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Temic Telefunken microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Hanselmann, Bernd Mayer, Karl-Diether Nutz, Stepfan-Peter Weller
  • Patent number: 5356177
    Abstract: A side impact protection apparatus for use on the inner panel of a vehicle door. The apparatus is a cushion including a hollow flexible skin having an inner wall secured to the inner panel, and flexible walls between the skin and the inner wall, some having an orifice formed therein, to prevent the skin from bulging. Air contained in the cushion is adaptable to flow through inner wall orifice(s), prior to discharge through a side wall orifice, when subjected to impact by the vehicle occupant in the event of a high force side impact against the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 5154445
    Abstract: A constant force air cushion arrangement for side impact protection, including a plurality of air cells mounted on the inner door panel. A tapered stem is integrally molded on the inner surface of each cell so as to extend toward the inner door panel. An orifice opening, which may have a diaphragm mounted therein, is formed in a wall of each cell adjacent the distal end of the tapered stem. In the event of a side impact of a predetermined force, the stem enters the orifice opening, either directly, or by bursting through the diaphragm in response to the relative velocity between the door and an occupant to progressively restrict the orifice opening and, hence, the volume of air forced out through the orifice by a progressively decreasing velocity between the door and the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 5141279
    Abstract: A side impact protection apparatus for use on the inner panel of a vehicle door. The apparatus is a cushion including a hollow flexible skin having an inner wall secured to the inner panel, flexible ties between the skin and the inner wall or low density open-celled foam to prevent the skin from bulging, a rupturable diaphragm-covered orifice or a coupling having an extrudable elastomeric plug mounted therein connected to the inner wall, and a medium of air under pressure or hydraulic fluid or water or a polygel contained in the cushion and adaptable to discharge by rupturing the diaphragm or extruding the elastomeric plug when subjected to impact by the vehicle occupant in the event of a high force side impact against the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 5135256
    Abstract: A bolster formed of suitable cushioning material attached to the lap belt portion of an automotive three-point seat belt system, wherein the lap belt portion of an automotive three-point seat belt system, wherein the lap belt portion is attached at one end thereof to the sill at the base of the center pillar. The bolster is sized and positioned so as to contact the outside edge of the front seat and the hip portion of the occupant, spaced apart from the vehicle door, providing cushioning between the occupant and the door. When the seat belt is not in use, the bolster assumed a stowed position along side the center pillar intermediate the base and the usual upper shoulder belt dispenser, providing for easy entry and egress by the operator or passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Davidson Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 4753007
    Abstract: The cutting tool includes a tool body having a longitudinal channel to receive different sizes (outer diameters) of shielded cable for cutting and a cutter arm movably mounted on the body to bring a rotatable cutter blade into the channel to cut the shielding. A transverse adjusting member is mounted on the tool body for movement toward or away from the channel to adjustably position a pivotable cable clamp detent in the channel and includes a biasing spring that allows pivotable deflection of the clamp detent toward one end of the channel when the cable is inserted from the other end and return of the clamp detent to a cable clamp position when the cable is moved slightly in the opposite direction to prevent cable movement as a result of cutting forces. Movement of the adjusting member controls the adjusted position of the clamp detent in the channel and means is provided on the adjusting member to releasably lock same for a particular size of shielded cable to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Contractor Tool and Equipment Textron Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 4369152
    Abstract: A method of molding a plastic component having first and second portions interconnected by a transition zone with a barrier material encapsulated in the plastic material of both of the portions of the component. The permeable barrier material is placed in a mold cavity to divide the cavity into first and second portions. The first portion of the cavity is filled with plastic material while the second portion of the cavity is filled with plastic material to permeate the barrier material with plastic from both portions whereby the barrier material defines the transition zone and is encapsulated in the plastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Gray, Robert W. Dietrich, Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 4328986
    Abstract: An elongated energy-absorbing bumper assembly including energy-absorbing elastomeric or foam material extending between a rear mounting surface and a front impact surface with the material defining a hollow recess extending thereinto from the rear mounting surface and positioned between the ends of the assembly. The elastomeric foam material extends to the rear mounting surface at both ends of the hollow recess to define block-like end portions of the elastomeric material. A structural member extends between the block-like end portions of elastomeric material with the ends of the member embedded in the elastomeric foam material. The elastomeric material is the sole support and means of positioning the member so that the member is allowed unguided movement with the elastomeric material in multiple directions upon impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Weller, Jerry V. Scrivo
  • Patent number: 4219189
    Abstract: A spring support is disposed about and fixed to a shock-absorbing unit and engages the lower end of a coil spring. A spring base engages the upper end of the coil spring and engages a mounting plate which is secured to the vehicle body and is also fixedly connected to the upper end of the shock absorber rod. The spring base has a cup-shaped cavity in which is disposed an energy-absorbing block of compressible elastomeric urethane-type material for absorbing energy when the shock absorber system bottoms out by the upper end of the shock-absorbing unit engaging the bottom of the elastomeric block. The energy-absorbing block has a peripheral disc portion extending thereabout and clamped between a dust cover and the spring base for securing the block in position. The energy-absorbing block includes a first plate of non-compressible material disposed between its upper face and the bottom of the cup-shaped cavity in the spring base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Assignee: McCord Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry V. Scrivo, Peter A. Weller
  • Patent number: 4109951
    Abstract: A lightweight bumper guard assembly for a vehicle bumper including a flexible, decorative outer skin member of predetermined shape including a front wall, side walls and upper and lower walls for defining a cavity opening to the rear of the assembly, a core element located within the cavity of the outer skin member for supporting the outer skin member, the core element including a rear surface which generally conforms to the exterior of the vehicle bumper and is adapted to engage the vehicle bumper, the outer skin member including integral flanges extending inwardly across the opening of the cavity and overlapping the core element to hold the skin member tightly to the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1978
    Assignee: McCord Corporation
    Inventor: Peter A. Weller