Patents by Inventor Richard M. Tyler

Richard M. Tyler 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: 20220320633
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a battery module that includes a housing having a first protruding shelf along a first perimeter of the housing, a second protruding shelf along a second perimeter of the housing, where the first and second protruding shelves each include an absorptive material configured to absorb a first laser emission. The battery module also includes an electronics compartment cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a first laser weld, and a cell receptacle region cover configured to be coupled to the housing via a second laser weld. The electronics compartment cover has a first transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission toward the first protruding shelf and the cell receptacle region cover has a second transparent material configured to transmit the first laser emission or a second laser emission toward the second protruding shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Christopher M. Bonin, John P. Dinkelman, Richard M. DeKeuster, Dale B. Trester
  • Publication number: 20220320650
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery module having a housing with a first end (having a cell receptacle region) and a second end opposite to the first end. The battery module includes a stack of electrochemical cells inserted through the cell receptacle region of the housing, disposed between the first end and the second end of the housing, and having terminal ends of all the electrochemical cells of the stack aligned in a planar area. The battery module includes a bus bar carrier disposed over the stack of electrochemical cells and within the cell receptacle region of the housing. The bus bar carrier includes bus bars disposed thereon that interface with the terminal ends. The battery module includes a layer of thermal epoxy disposed between the second end of the housing and a bottom side of the stack of electrochemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tyler, Xugang Xhang, Richard M. Dekeuster, Christopher M. Bonin, Dale B. Trester
  • Patent number: 8258743
    Abstract: The E-Grid Sub-Network Load Manager operates to regulate the demands presented by the vehicles to the associated Sub-Network thereby to spread the load presented to the service disconnect over time to enable the controllable charging of a large number of vehicles. The load management can be implemented by a number of methodologies, including: queuing requests and serving each request in sequence until satisfaction; queuing requests and cycling through the requests, partially serving each request, then proceeding to the next until the cyclic partial charging service has satisfied all requests; ordering requests pursuant to a percentage of recharge required measurement; ordering requests on an estimated connection time metric; ordering requests on a predetermined level of service basis; and the like. It is evident that a number of these methods can be concurrently employed thereby to serve all of the vehicles in the most efficient manner that can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lava Four, LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Tyler, Daniel B. McKenna, James M. Graziano
  • Patent number: 8198859
    Abstract: The E-Grid Sub-Network Load Manager operates to regulate the demands presented by vehicles to the associated Sub-Network thereby to spread the load presented to the service disconnect over time to enable controllable charging of a large number of vehicles. Load management can be implemented by a number of methodologies, including: queuing requests and serving each request in sequence until satisfaction; queuing requests and cycling through the requests, partially serving each one, then proceeding to the next until the cyclic partial charging service has satisfied all of the requests; ordering requests pursuant to a percentage of recharge required measurement; ordering requests on an estimated connection time metric; ordering requests on a predetermined level of service basis; and the like. It is evident that a number of these methods can be concurrently employed thereby to serve all of the vehicles in the most efficient manner that can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Lava Four, LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Tyler, Daniel B. McKenna, James M. Graziano
  • Patent number: 8143842
    Abstract: The E-Grid Sub-Network Load Manager operates to regulate the demands presented by the vehicles to the associated Sub-Network thereby to spread the load presented to the service disconnect over time to enable the controllable charging of a large number of vehicles. The load management can be implemented by a number of methodologies, including: queuing requests and serving each request in sequence until satisfaction; queuing requests and cycling through them, partially serving each request, then proceeding to the next until the cyclic partial charging service has satisfied all requests; ordering requests pursuant to a percentage of recharge required measurement; ordering requests on an estimated connection time metric; ordering requests on a predetermined level of service basis; and the like. It is evident that a number of these methods can be concurrently employed thereby to serve all of the vehicles in the most efficient manner that can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lava Four, LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Tyler, Daniel B. McKenna, James M. Graziano
  • Publication number: 20100145885
    Abstract: The System For On-Board Metering Of Recharging Power Consumption In Vehicles Equipped With Electrically Powered Propulsion Systems uses a unique identification of the associated Self-Identifying Outlet and the power consumption as metered on the Self-Reporting Vehicle to enable the Self-Reporting Vehicle to report the Self-Reporting Vehicle's power consumption to the utility company to enable the utility company to bill the vehicle owner and credit the account of the Self-Identifying Outlet for the power consumed by the recharging of the vehicular battery banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Lava Four, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Graziano, George Kauss, Daniel B. McKenna, Richard M. Tyler
  • Publication number: 20100141203
    Abstract: The Self-Identifying Power Source For Use In Recharging Vehicles Equipped With Electrically Powered Propulsion Systems provides a unique identification of an outlet (or electric meter) to a vehicle which is connected to the outlet (or electric meter) to enable the vehicle to report the vehicle's energy consumption to the utility company to enable the utility company to bill the vehicle owner and credit the outlet owner for the power consumed by the recharging of the vehicular battery banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Lava Four, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Graziano, George Kauss, Daniel B. McKenna, Richard M. Tyler
  • Publication number: 20100145837
    Abstract: The Network for Authentication, Authorization, And Accounting Of Recharging Processes For Vehicles Equipped With Electrically Powered Propulsion Systems uses a unique identification of the associated Self-Identifying Outlet and the power consumption as metered on the Self-Reporting Vehicle to enable the Self-Reporting Vehicle to report the Self-Reporting Vehicle's power consumption to the utility company to enable the utility company to bill the vehicle owner and credit the account of the Self-Identifying Outlet for the power consumed by the recharging of the vehicular battery banks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Lava Four, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Graziano, George Kauss, Daniel B. McKenna, Richard M. Tyler
  • Publication number: 20100141204
    Abstract: The E-Grid Sub-Network Load Manager operates to regulate the demands presented by the vehicles to the associated Sub-Network thereby to spread the load presented to the service disconnect over time to enable the controllable charging of a large number of vehicles. The load management can be implemented by a number of methodologies, including: queuing requests and serving each request in sequence until satisfaction; queuing requests and cycling through the requests, partially serving each request, then proceeding to the next until the cyclic partial charging service has satisfied all requests; ordering requests pursuant to a percentage of recharge required measurement; ordering requests on an estimated connection time metric; ordering requests on a predetermined level of service basis; and the like. It is evident that a number of these methods can be concurrently employed thereby to serve all of the vehicles in the most efficient manner that can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Richard M. Tyler, Daniel B. McKcnna, James M. Graziano
  • Publication number: 20100145535
    Abstract: The E-Grid Sub-Network Load Manager operates to regulate the demands presented by vehicles to the associated Sub-Network thereby to spread the load presented to the service disconnect over time to enable controllable charging of a large number of vehicles. Load management can be implemented by a number of methodologies, including: queuing requests and serving each request in sequence until satisfaction; queuing requests and cycling through the requests, partially serving each one, then proceeding to the next until the cyclic partial charging service has satisfied all of the requests; ordering requests pursuant to a percentage of recharge required measurement; ordering requests on an estimated connection time metric; ordering requests on a predetermined level of service basis; and the like. It is evident that a number of these methods can be concurrently employed thereby to serve all of the vehicles in the most efficient manner that can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Richard M. Tyler, Daniel B. McKenna, James M. Graziano
  • Publication number: 20100141205
    Abstract: The E-Grid Sub-Network Load Manager operates to regulate the demands presented by the vehicles to the associated Sub-Network thereby to spread the load presented to the service disconnect over time to enable the controllable charging of a large number of vehicles. The load management can be implemented by a number of methodologies, including: queuing requests and serving each request in sequence until satisfaction; queuing requests and cycling through them, partially serving each request, then proceeding to the next until the cyclic partial charging service has satisfied all requests; ordering requests pursuant to a percentage of recharge required measurement; ordering requests on an estimated connection time metric; ordering requests on a predetermined level of service basis; and the like. It is evident that a number of these methods can be concurrently employed thereby to serve all of the vehicles in the most efficient manner that can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Richard M. Tyler, Daniel B. McKenna, James M. Graziano