Patents by Inventor Reuben D. Ness

Reuben D. Ness 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: 20210230834
    Abstract: A hydraulic tool with a protective box assembly including a control circuit and hydraulic pressure sensors is used to operate a prime mover. The control circuit and the hydraulic pressure sensors are used to monitor performance of the hydraulic tool. Systems and methods implemented in a cloud monitor the performance of the hydraulic tool. The systems and methods utilize data collected by the hydraulic pressure sensors, processed by the control circuit, and transmitted via an antenna from the hydraulic tool to the cloud. A first set of systems and methods detect and predict a jam condition in blades associated with the hydraulic tool using statistical analysis of the data. A second set of systems and methods detect faults associated with the hydraulic tool including hydraulic leakage, mechanical wear, and friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Reuben D. NESS, Andrew WEISBECK, Aaron J. BROWN, Matthew MECKLIN
  • Publication number: 20200347576
    Abstract: An output shaft of a hydraulic motor is enclosed within a sealed housing and coupled to an input shaft of an electric generator using non-contact couplings. Tool electrical components are electrically coupled to the electric generator. A high pressure hydraulic tool circuit includes a hydraulic tool load and the hydraulic motor of the electric power generation assembly coupleable between a hydraulic boom inlet line and a hydraulic boom return line. Both the hydraulic tool load and the hydraulic motor of the electric power generation assembly can be designed to input hydraulic fluid up to the full rated pressure of the tool. The sealed housing of the hydraulic motor of the electric power generation assembly can be designed to retain hydraulic fluid within the interior up to the full rated pressure of the tool so that no case drain or separate low pressure return line for the hydraulic motor is necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Reuben D. NESS, Aaron Justin BROWN, Joseph Foss BAKER
  • Patent number: 10808378
    Abstract: A tool and cradle assembly coupleable to a carrier, the assembly including a backplate coupleable to the carrier; a pair of ears coupleable to and forwardly extending from a first side of the backplate; and at least one plate laterally coupleable to each ear. The ears each have a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an angle portion therebetween. The proximal portions are substantially parallel and spaced laterally at a first distance. The distal portions are substantially parallel and spaced laterally at a second distance. The first distance is larger than the second distance. Each angle portion is sloped inwards towards the other and is coupled to the corresponding distal and proximal portions. A sideplate is mounted to opposite sides of the tool. A pivot pin couples the distal portion of each ear to the tool substantially at center-mass. A boom-pin couples together the proximal portions and the sideplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Reuben D. Ness
  • Publication number: 20180216313
    Abstract: A tool and cradle assembly coupleable to a carrier, the assembly including a backplate coupleable to the carrier; a pair of ears coupleable to and forwardly extending from a first side of the backplate; and at least one plate laterally coupleable to each ear. The ears each have a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an angle portion therebetween. The proximal portions are substantially parallel and spaced laterally at a first distance. The distal portions are substantially parallel and spaced laterally at a second distance. The first distance is larger than the second distance. Each angle portion is sloped inwards towards the other and is coupled to the corresponding distal and proximal portions. A sideplate is mounted to opposite sides of the tool. A pivot pin couples the distal portion of each ear to the tool substantially at center-mass. A boom-pin couples together the proximal portions and the sideplates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Reuben D. Ness