Patents by Inventor Robert A. Welch

Robert A. Welch 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: 20190366550
    Abstract: A sensor system includes a first member extending along a rotational axis and having a surface disposed circumferentially about the axis. The sensor system further includes a conductive element fixed to the first member and disposed on the surface and about the rotational axis and a second member extending along the axis. A rotational position between the first member and the second member is adjustable. The sensor system further includes a target mounted to and rotatable with the second member and being movable relative to the second member between first and second positions. The target is spaced apart from the conductive element in both the first and second positions and is closer to the conductive element in the second position compared to the first position. The conductive element is configured to sense the target in the second position for any rotational position between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Flatt, Philip Robert Woods, Cory J. Welch, Mark A. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20190194532
    Abstract: Water-soluble, fluorescent particles and compositions, kits, and methods of making and using such particles are disclosed. Processes for preparing fluorescent particles and for controlling the size, polydispersity and optical properties of such particles also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Adam YORK, Eric WELCH, Kyle GEE, Xin WANG, Robert AGGELER, Yi-Zhen HU
  • Patent number: 10024211
    Abstract: An aftertreatment system comprises a SCR system. The SCR system includes a housing having an inlet, an outlet and defining an internal volume. At least one catalyst can be positioned within the internal volume. A mounting support is positioned around at least a portion of a perimeter of the housing. A heat shield is positioned around the perimeter of the housing such that the housing is positioned substantially within the heat shield. A portion of the heat shield is disposed on and in contact with the mounting support. A clamp is positioned around a heat shield perimeter. The clamp is positioned on the portion of the heat shield disposed on and in contact with the mounting support. The mounting support is configured to transmit a clamping force of the clamp on the heat shield to the housing to prevent buckling of the heat shield from the clamping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Kodgule, Michael Lynch, Ryan Robert Welch, Patrick Thelen
  • Patent number: 10004611
    Abstract: A prosthetic hand system may include a plurality of prosthetic fingers and a prosthetic thumb. The prosthetic hand system may include a thumb drive mechanism that may be used to actuate the prosthetic thumb. In some examples, the thumb drive mechanism may be configured to enable the prosthetic thumb to perform a pinching or grasping motion and a release motion. The prosthetic hand system may also include a backlock that enables the prosthetic thumb to maintain pinching or gripping pressure after a motor has been disengaged. The prosthetic hand system may also include a gear lock that may be configured to lock a finger joint. The prosthetic hand system may also include an adaptive gripping joint that may be located on each prosthetic finger. In some examples, the adaptive gripping joint may be configured to passively adapt the plurality of prosthetic fingers to one or more differently shaped objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Motion Control
    Inventors: Edwin Kay Iversen, Joseph Anthony Jacobs, Jeffry David Christenson, Peter Karl Strazdins, Steven Reese Kunz, Brent Taylor Jarvis, Jeff Robert Welch, Harold Hume Sears, Arthur David Dyck
  • Patent number: 10004612
    Abstract: A prosthetic hand system may include a plurality of prosthetic fingers and a prosthetic thumb. The prosthetic hand system may include a thumb drive mechanism that may be used to actuate the prosthetic thumb. In some examples, the thumb drive mechanism may be configured to enable the prosthetic thumb to perform a pinching or grasping motion and a release motion. The prosthetic hand system may also include a backlock that enables the prosthetic thumb to maintain pinching or gripping pressure after a motor has been disengaged. The prosthetic hand system may also include a gear lock that may be configured to lock a finger joint. The prosthetic hand system may also include an adaptive gripping joint that may be located on each prosthetic finger. In some examples, the adaptive gripping joint may be configured to passively adapt the plurality of prosthetic fingers to one or more differently shaped objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Motion Control
    Inventors: Edwin Kay Iversen, Joseph Anthony Jacobs, Jeffry David Christenson, Peter Karl Strazdins, Steven Reese Kunz, Brent Taylor Jarvis, Jeff Robert Welch, Harold Hume Sears, Arthur David Dyck
  • Publication number: 20180064103
    Abstract: Many pesticide, insecticide or fertilizer-type formulations prove beneficial when applied to a seed prior to planting. However, when mixing multiple formulations simultaneously in a custom blend, problems arise regarding the viscosity and stability of the blend that result in inadequate handling, coverage and stability. Further, dusting off of certain pesticides must be minimized. The present invention comprises the addition of specific surfactants to the custom blend formulation to manage viscosity, thus improving pumpability, seed coverage, and stability of custom blends while reducing seed dust off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: John M. Moyer, IV, Justin Seckel, Bradley Merritt Swillin, Christopher Robert Welch
  • Publication number: 20180065082
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M. Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Publication number: 20160305299
    Abstract: An aftertreatment system comprises a SCR system. The SCR system includes a housing having an inlet, an outlet and defining an internal volume. At least one catalyst can be positioned within the internal volume. A mounting support is positioned around at least a portion of a perimeter of the housing. A heat shield is positioned around the perimeter of the housing such that the housing is positioned substantially within the heat shield. A portion of the heat shield is disposed on and in contact with the mounting support . A clamp is positioned around a heat shield perimeter. The clamp is positioned on the portion of the heat shield disposed on and in contact with the mounting support. The mounting support is configured to transmit a clamping force of the clamp on the heat shield to the housing to prevent buckling of the heat shield from the clamping force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Kodgule, Michael Lynch, Ryan Robert Welch, Patrick Thelen
  • Publication number: 20160250044
    Abstract: A prosthetic hand system may include a plurality of prosthetic fingers and a prosthetic thumb. The prosthetic hand system may include a thumb drive mechanism that may be used to actuate the prosthetic thumb. In some examples, the thumb drive mechanism may be configured to enable the prosthetic thumb to perform a pinching or grasping motion and a release motion. The prosthetic hand system may also include a backlock that enables the prosthetic thumb to maintain pinching or gripping pressure after a motor has been disengaged. The prosthetic hand system may also include a gear lock that may be configured to lock a finger joint. The prosthetic hand system may also include an adaptive gripping joint that may be located on each prosthetic finger. In some examples, the adaptive gripping joint may be configured to passively adapt the plurality of prosthetic fingers to one or more differently shaped objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Edwin Kay Iversen, Joseph Anthony Jacobs, Jeffry David Christenson, Peter Karl Strazdins, Steven Reese Kunz, Brent Taylor Jarvis, Jeff Robert Welch, Harold Hume Sears, Arthur David Dyck
  • Publication number: 20160235554
    Abstract: A prosthetic hand system may include a plurality of prosthetic fingers and a prosthetic thumb. The prosthetic hand system may include a thumb drive mechanism that may be used to actuate the prosthetic thumb. In some examples, the thumb drive mechanism may be configured to enable the prosthetic thumb to perform a pinching or grasping motion and a release motion. The prosthetic hand system may also include a backlock that enables the prosthetic thumb to maintain pinching or gripping pressure after a motor has been disengaged. The prosthetic hand system may also include a gear lock that may be configured to lock a finger joint. The prosthetic hand system may also include an adaptive gripping joint that may be located on each prosthetic finger. In some examples, the adaptive gripping joint may be configured to passively adapt the plurality of prosthetic fingers to one or more differently shaped objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Edwin Kay Iversen, Joseph Anthony Jacobs, Jeffry David Christenson, Peter Karl Strazdins, Steven Reese Kunz, Brent Taylor Jarvis, Jeff Robert Welch, Harold Hume Sears, Arthur David Dyck
  • Patent number: 9320621
    Abstract: A prosthetic hand system may include a plurality of prosthetic fingers and a prosthetic thumb. The prosthetic hand system may include a thumb drive mechanism that may be used to actuate the prosthetic thumb. In some examples, the thumb drive mechanism may be configured to enable the prosthetic thumb to perform a pinching or grasping motion and a release motion. The prosthetic hand system may also include a backlock that enables the prosthetic thumb to maintain pinching or gripping pressure after a motor has been disengaged. The prosthetic hand system may also include a gear lock that may be configured to lock a finger joint. The prosthetic hand system may also include an adaptive gripping joint that may be located on each prosthetic finger. In some examples, the adaptive gripping joint may be configured to passively adapt the plurality of prosthetic fingers to one or more differently shaped objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Motion Control
    Inventors: Edwin Kay Iversen, Joseph Anthony Jacobs, Jeffry David Christenson, Peter Karl Strazdins, Steven Reese Kunz, Brent Taylor Jarvis, Jeff Robert Welch, Harold Hume Sears, Arthur David Dyck
  • Publication number: 20140114439
    Abstract: A prosthetic hand system may include a plurality of prosthetic fingers and a prosthetic thumb. The prosthetic hand system may include a thumb drive mechanism that may be used to actuate the prosthetic thumb. In some examples, the thumb drive mechanism may be configured to enable the prosthetic thumb to perform a pinching or grasping motion and a release motion. The prosthetic hand system may also include a backlock that enables the prosthetic thumb to maintain pinching or gripping pressure after a motor has been disengaged. The prosthetic hand system may also include a gear lock that may be configured to lock a finger joint. The prosthetic hand system may also include an adaptive gripping joint that may be located on each prosthetic finger. In some examples, the adaptive gripping joint may be configured to passively adapt the plurality of prosthetic fingers to one or more differently shaped objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Motion Control
    Inventors: Edwin Kay Iversen, Joseph Anthony Jacobs, Jeffry David Christenson, Peter Karl Strazdins, Steven Reese Kunz, Brent Taylor Jarvis, Jeff Robert Welch, Harold Hume Sears, Arthur David Dyck
  • Publication number: 20080083568
    Abstract: Earth-boring tools include wear-resistant materials disposed in at least one recess formed in an exterior surface of a body thereof. Exposed surfaces of the wear-resistant material are substantially level with exterior surfaces of the body adjacent the wear-resistant material. In some embodiments, recesses may be formed in formation-engaging surfaces of blades of earth-boring rotary tools, adjacent one or more inserts secured to bodies of earth-boring tools, or adjacent one or more cutting elements secured to bodies of earth-boring tools. Methods of forming earth-boring tools include filling one or more recesses formed in an exterior surface of a body with wear-resistant material and causing exposed surfaces of the wear-resistant material to be substantially level with the exterior surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: James Overstreet, Michael Doster, Mark Morris, Kenneth Gilmore, Robert Welch, Danielle Roberts
  • Publication number: 20080009432
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Ruth Murphy, Charles Hensley, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20070111918
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Ruth Murphy, Charles Hensley, Betty Hensley, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20070063063
    Abstract: A shelving system includes at least two parallel lengths of track, at least two pair of end pieces disposed on opposite ends of each of the at least two lengths of track, and a stationary shelving unit attached to one of the at least two pair of end pieces, with the stationary shelving unit including a plurality of posts and a shelf supported by the plurality of posts, and a mobile shelving unit, which includes a plurality of posts, a shelf supported by the plurality of posts, and a plurality of wheels adapted to roll on the at least two lengths of track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: METRO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Welsch, James Janick, Robert Welch, Joseph Petcavage
  • Publication number: 20070057131
    Abstract: A shelf support system includes a sleeve or wedge member and a collar adapted to be secured to a generally cylindrical support post, that is one that is circular when viewed in radial cross-section. The sleeve has an inner surface that is configured to embrace the support post and an outer surface formed with a first axially outwardly inclined wedge portion and at least one second axially outwardly inclined wedge portion that, when viewed in such radial cross-section, extends at an angle to the first portion. Additionally, the collar is adapted to be secured to a member to be supported and to embrace the sleeve. The collar has a first wedge surface formed to mate with the first portion of the outer surface of the sleeve and at least one second wedge surface formed to mate with the second portion of the outer surface of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: Metro Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Welch, David Reppert, John Welsch
  • Patent number: 7153280
    Abstract: Two embodiments of an annular cervical ring have an internal diameter 14 for surrounding the cervix 12. Each embodiment also includes a tightening device 16 for decreasing the internal diameter 14 to tighten the annular ring down around the cervix 12 to hold the cervix 12 closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Robert A. Welch
  • Publication number: 20060226313
    Abstract: A support system includes a support post and support means for adjustably supporting a member to the support post. The support means includes a locking mechanism movable between a first position for press-fitting the support means, directly or indirectly, against the support post and a second position for releasing the press-fitting. The locking mechanism has a surface that abuts the support post, or a wedge member associated with the support post, when in the first position thereby to effect the press-fitting and that is released from the support post when moved to the second position to release the press-fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: METRO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Robert Welch, James Hill, Jeffrey Olson, Robert Steele, Cheryl Kniffin, Katherine McGillivray
  • Patent number: D807726
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Kodgule, Michael Lynch, Ryan Robert Welch, Patrick Thelen