Patents by Inventor Robert Hutchison

Robert Hutchison 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: 20050003138
    Abstract: A fabric is formed of yarns having soiling-hiding and soiling-prone characteristics which are visually distinct one from the other in the surface of the fabric once the fabric has been soiled. The soiling-prone yarns comprise yarns formed of multi-lobal fibers or filaments where the soiling particles collect in the cavities of the lobed surfaces. Preferably, the soiling-hiding yarns are formed of hollowfil synthetic fibers or filaments. By embedding one or more yarns of the soiling-prone type in the fabric, e.g., carpet, the yarns become differentially visually distinctive relative to one another upon soiling of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: Robert Hutchison
  • Publication number: 20040041386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steering linkage device which transmits a user's input motion to at least one wheel of a vehicle, wherein the steering linkage device produces an output motion of a particular magnitude. The ratio of the magnitude of the input motion to the magnitude of the output motion varies, depending upon the magnitude of the input motion. The steering linkage device enhances the steering control of vehicle users by varying the steering responsiveness for different steering motions made by the users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Hutchison, David Lewis Marchese
  • Patent number: 6467853
    Abstract: A thrust washer structure includes a non-rotating washer which bears against the transmission housing. A rotating outer washer is positioned over the axle and includes a tab projecting at a right angle from a portion of the washer face such that the tab engages an existing keyway in the wheel hub or bushing utilized to transmit drive from the axle to the drive wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: James Allen Swartzendruber, Wayne Robert Hutchison
  • Patent number: 6384041
    Abstract: The compounds are of the class of pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines useful for inhibiting sPLA2 mediated release of fatty acids for treatment of diseases such as septic shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Darrell Robert Hutchison, Michael John Martinelli, Thomas Michael Wilson
  • Patent number: 6247668
    Abstract: An improvement to an aircraft is provided in the form of an aircraft auxiliary power and thrust unit located in the tail cone of the aircraft. The unit includes a turbofan engine, an air intake opening, an inlet duct extending between the air intake opening and the turbofan engine, a transmission assembly, and various auxiliary equipment. The engine includes a forward-facing main turbine shaft. The air intake opening is located in the tail cone at a body station location forward of the engine. The transmission assembly includes a drive shaft mounted axially to the main turbine shaft and extends forward through the inlet duct through a sealed opening in the inlet duct. The auxiliary equipment is also located in the tail cone, forward of the turbofan engine. The transmission assembly is releasably connected to the auxiliary equipment. In a first operating mode, the engine is operated at a low setting to power the auxiliary equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary D. Reysa, Lynn A. Swenson, Robert A. Hutchison, Kenny L. Fung
  • Patent number: 6067166
    Abstract: A mounting for a colorimeter enables it to make measurements of light emanating from a color monitor screen without affecting the colors produced by the screen or allowing the entry of ambient light which can affect measurements by the calorimeter. Pressure applied against a screen, especially of an LCD color monitor, can cause changes in the color of the light emanating from the screen. The mounting apparatus conforms to the screen, and seals the screen against ambient light entering into the calorimeter, while limiting the pressure against the screen. The apparatus is provided by a plate of compliant material, having an opening to which the calorimeter is attached. The surface of the plate, is disposed against the screen of the monitor. Since the pad is compliant, it seals the colorimeter from entry thereinto of ambient light. A strap can be expanded, and holds the pad on the monitor and against the screen. The strap is attached to the plate, and is placed around the back of the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: CV US, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fox, Robert Hutchison, Cormic Merle, Terry Satterthwaite
  • Patent number: 5784870
    Abstract: A mower deck lift mechanism which includes a friction disk selectively pivotable into engagement with first and second pulleys of a double pulley jacksheave. A linkage coupled between the friction disk and the deck raises the mower deck when the friction disk engages and rotates with the first pulley, and lowers the deck when the friction disk engages and rotates with the second pulley. Neutral return mechanisms are provided for returning the friction disk to a neutral position when the operator releases a control and when the deck approaches its extreme raised or lowered positions. A cutting height preset mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Brian David Seegert, Royal Aaron Henning, Daniel Angelo Sebben, Timothy Paul Zellmer, William Garrald Cameron, Wayne Robert Hutchison