Patents by Inventor Phillip McGee

Phillip McGee 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: 20170277984
    Abstract: A printing system and method of printing are provided herein. The printing system may generate custom user designs for printing. The designs may be associated with a selected print medium. The print medium may have a particular layout. The printing system may convert the design for printing on other print media without requiring user alteration or input of the design. In another aspect, the printing system may facilitate printing the designs via local printers and/or via professional printers. Accordingly, printing of designs on different print-receptive media items can be accomplished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Wade PERSON, Alan PORTER, Brad NELSON, Phillip McGEE
  • Patent number: 9477250
    Abstract: A secondary power source system for a communication device includes a charging unit configured to receive a primary power input and restrict a current used for charging to a predetermined amount. The current is part of a first output of the charging unit. The system further includes a storage unit including a device that stores electrical energy, the storage unit configured to receive the first output from the charging unit with restricted current and generate a second output, a regulating unit configured to receive the second output from the storage unit and generate a third output, a selector unit configured to perform a logical OR operation with the primary power input, the first output from the charging unit and third output from the regulating unit, and to generate a fourth output, and a shutdown unit configured to shutdown operation of the secondary power system when the storage unit has been expended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 9377767
    Abstract: An apparatus for a circuit which allows a user to connect various adaptors to a common interface to provide a device with power and data signals. The circuit may provide a device, in which the circuit is incorporated, with the ability to discern whether a connected adaptor is providing power or data at any given time. If the adaptor is providing power at a particular moment, then the power/data circuit can identify that power is being provided and signal the device to accept power. When the adaptor is providing data at a particular moment, then the circuit can identify that power is being provided and signal the device to accept power. The circuit may include a power/data input, a vehicle connector, an internal power source connector, a reference voltage source, a comparator, and sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Garret Miller, Phillip McGee, Lee Robert Klose
  • Patent number: 9183682
    Abstract: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Raichle, Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 9153954
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to electrically protect a circuit for USB protection against excessive voltage and/or current such as ground loop damage. A circuit is connected between electrical components where at least one of the connections is a USB connection. There is a possibility for the ground points of the electrical components to be at different voltage potentials and can create a ground loop. The apparatus can include a voltage limiting circuit connected to circuit lines which connect to the USB connection, and circuit breakers or resistors can be connected to the circuit lines between the USB connection and the connection to the other electrical component. In some aspects, the connections at either end of the circuit can all be USB connections. The components of the apparatus protect the connected electrical components from receiving more power than they can tolerate, and protect a user of the electrical components from injury caused by excess power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Christopher Roberts
  • Patent number: 9031737
    Abstract: A power balancing system includes a vehicle communication device connected to a data link connector of a vehicle, and a scan tool connected to the vehicle communication device, the scan tool including a handset and a vehicle connector interface (VCI), wherein power can be received from one or more of an external power source being external from the VCI, the vehicle, and an internal power supply of the scan tool, and wherein the system balances the received power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl, Phillip McGee
  • Publication number: 20140265553
    Abstract: A secondary power source system for a communication device includes a charging unit configured to receive a primary power input and restrict a current used for charging to a predetermined amount. The current is part of a first output of the charging unit. The system further includes a storage unit including a device that stores electrical energy, the storage unit configured to receive the first output from the charging unit with restricted current and generate a second output, a regulating unit configured to receive the second output from the storage unit and generate a third output, a selector unit configured to perform a logical OR operation with the primary power input, the first output from the charging unit and third output from the regulating unit, and to generate a fourth output, and a shutdown unit configured to shutdown operation of the secondary power system when the storage unit has been expended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SERVICE SOLUTIONS U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Phillip MCGEE
  • Publication number: 20140129079
    Abstract: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Raichle, Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 8630766
    Abstract: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Raichle, Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai, Phillip McGee
  • Publication number: 20130226483
    Abstract: An apparatus for a circuit which allows a user to connect various adaptors to a common interface to provide a device with power and data signals. The circuit may provide a device, in which the circuit is incorporated, with the ability to discern whether a connected adaptor is providing power or data at any given time. If the adaptor is providing power at a particular moment, then the power/data circuit can identify that power is being provided and signal the device to accept power. When the adaptor is providing data at a particular moment, then the circuit can identify that power is being provided and signal the device to accept power. The circuit may include a power/data input, a vehicle connector, an internal power source connector, a reference voltage source, a comparator, and sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SERVICE SOLUTIONS U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Phillip MCGEE, Garret MILLER, Lee Robert KLOSE
  • Patent number: 8296035
    Abstract: A power balancing system includes a vehicle communication device connected to a data link connector of a vehicle, and a scan tool connected to the vehicle communication device, the scan tool including a handset and a vehicle connector interface (VCI), wherein power can be received from one or more of an external power source being external from the VCI, the vehicle, and an internal power supply of the scan tool, and wherein the system balances the received power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 7778749
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that allow a scan tool to communicate with a data link connector in a vehicle. A cable that can automatically multiplex its connections in order to make the appropriate connections between the scan tool and a data link connector based on a communication protocol of the vehicle under test. This allows the scan tool to communicate with the data link connector regardless of the pins being used by the communication protocol of the vehicle. The cable is also capable of switching between a signal ground and a chassis ground in order to provide the scan tool with a reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Kurt Raichle
  • Patent number: 7772720
    Abstract: A secondary power source system, includes a first unit receiving a primary power input and restricting a current used for charging to a predetermined amount, a second unit including a device providing capacitance, receiving a first output from the first unit with restricted current, a third unit generating a second output of a certain voltage, and a fourth unit performing a logical OR operation with the primary power input, first output from the first unit and second output from the second unit, to generate a single third output of a certain voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Corey Ermer
  • Publication number: 20090299539
    Abstract: A power balancing system includes a vehicle communication device connected to a data link connector of a vehicle, and a scan tool connected to the vehicle communication device, the scan tool including a handset and a vehicle connector interface (VCI), wherein power can be received from one or more of an external power source being external from the VCI, the vehicle, and an internal power supply of the scan tool, and wherein the system balances the received power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Manokar Chinnadurai, Troy Liebl, Phillip McGee
  • Publication number: 20090292414
    Abstract: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kurt Raichle, Marco Le Brun, Manokar Chinnadurai, Phillip McGee
  • Publication number: 20090140575
    Abstract: A secondary power source system, includes a first unit receiving a primary power input and restricting a current used for charging to a predetermined amount, a second unit including a device providing capacitance, receiving a first output from the first unit with restricted current, a third unit generating a second output of a certain voltage, and a fourth unit performing a logical OR operation with the primary power input, first output from the first unit and second output from the second unit, to generate a single third output of a certain voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Corey Ermer
  • Publication number: 20090072682
    Abstract: A protective boot that protects a vehicle diagnostic device from damaging a vehicle to which is attached. The protective boot also helps to prevent the diagnostic device from being damaged when dropped from a distance off of the floor. The protective boot includes strap receiving members at various locations on the housing of the protective boot so that strapping members can be fed therethrough to attach the diagnostic device to the vehicle, such as a motorcycle. The protective boot also includes openings for access to controls or connections of the diagnostic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Durval Ribeiro, Phillip McGee
  • Patent number: 7402284
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining the orientation of a gas analyzer. Because condensation can build-up in a filter of the gas analyzer, it needs to be purged from the analyzer so that accurate readings can be made. By having a orientation device built-in, the analyzer can be purged at the desired orientation so that, as much water, can be purged, as possible, to the designated outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Rob Kochie
  • Publication number: 20080103652
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that allow a scan tool to communicate with a data link connector in a vehicle. A cable that can automatically multiplex its connections in order to make the appropriate connections between the scan tool and a data link connector based on a communication protocol of the vehicle under test. This allows the scan tool to communicate with the data link connector regardless of the pins being used by the communication protocol of the vehicle. The cable is also capable of switching between a signal ground and a chassis ground in order to provide the scan tool with a reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Kurt Raichle
  • Publication number: 20070058663
    Abstract: A vehicle diagnostic tool includes an asynchronous serial communications device for communicating with an automobile using a digital communication system having a dominant/recessive bus. The device includes a transmitter configured to communicate over the dominant/recessive bus, a sensor capable of sensing the state of the dominant/recessive bus and a collision detection device configured to compare a desired bitstream transmitted by the transmitter and the state of the dominant/recessive bus, and generate an arbitration loss flag during the period when the desired bitstream is transmitted. Further, a method of communicating with an automobile using a digital communication system having a dominant/recessive bus is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Phillip McGee, Brad Moffett, David Reul