Patents by Inventor Robert J. Marks

Robert J. Marks 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).

  • Patent number: 10131304
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper cover, a bumper reinforcement beam spaced apart from the bumper cover, a low speed bumper energy absorber that extends along a front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam between the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcement beam, and a low force energy absorber positioned below the low speed bumper energy absorber. The low force energy absorber includes a body portion extending along the front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam and one or more air deflectors extending from an upper surface of the body portion between the low speed bumper energy absorber and the bumper cover. The one or more air deflectors are configured to substantially isolate a portion of the bumper assembly from air leakage through the bumper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah T. Hammer, Avinash S. Phadatare, Robert J. Marks, David N. Evans, Majid Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10131303
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper cover, a bumper reinforcement beam spaced apart from the bumper cover, and a low speed bumper energy absorber that extends along a front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam between the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcement beam. The low speed bumper energy absorber includes a body portion extending along the front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam, wherein at least a portion of the body portion is space apart from the bumper cover, and one or more air deflectors extending between the body portion and the bumper cover, wherein the one or more air deflectors substantially isolate a portion of the bumper assembly from air leakage through the bumper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Marks, David N. Evans, Jeremiah T. Hammer, Avinash S. Phadatare, Majid Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10131305
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper cover including one or more air deflectors extending inward from the bumper cover, a bumper reinforcement beam positioned rearward of the bumper cover, and a low speed bumper energy absorber that extends along a front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam between the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcement beam. The one or more air deflectors extend from the bumper cover toward the low speed bumper energy absorber at an oblique angle relative to a front face of the low speed bumper energy absorber to substantially isolate a portion of the bumper assembly from air leakage through the bumper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Marks, David N. Evans, Avinash S. Phadatare, Jeremiah T. Hammer
  • Publication number: 20180222420
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper cover, a bumper reinforcement beam spaced apart from the bumper cover, a low speed bumper energy absorber that extends along a front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam between the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcement beam, and a low force energy absorber positioned below the low speed bumper energy absorber. The low force energy absorber includes a body portion extending along the front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam and one or more air deflectors extending from an upper surface of the body portion between the low speed bumper energy absorber and the bumper cover. The one or more air deflectors are configured to substantially isolate a portion of the bumper assembly from air leakage through the bumper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah T. Hammer, Avinash S. Phadatare, Robert J. Marks, David N. Evans, Majid Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20180222419
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper cover, a bumper reinforcement beam spaced apart from the bumper cover, and a low speed bumper energy absorber that extends along a front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam between the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcement beam. The low speed bumper energy absorber includes a body portion extending along the front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam, wherein at least a portion of the body portion is space apart from the bumper cover, and one or more air deflectors extending between the body portion and the bumper cover, wherein the one or more air deflectors substantially isolate a portion of the bumper assembly from air leakage through the bumper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Marks, David N. Evans, Jeremiah T. Hammer, Avinash S. Phadatare, Majid Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20180222421
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper cover including one or more air deflectors extending inward from the bumper cover, a bumper reinforcement beam positioned rearward of the bumper cover, and a low speed bumper energy absorber that extends along a front surface of the bumper reinforcement beam between the bumper cover and the bumper reinforcement beam. The one or more air deflectors extend from the bumper cover toward the low speed bumper energy absorber at an oblique angle relative to a front face of the low speed bumper energy absorber to substantially isolate a portion of the bumper assembly from air leakage through the bumper assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Marks, David N. Evans, Avinash S. Phadatare, Jeremiah T. Hammer
  • Patent number: 9190878
    Abstract: A permanently magnetizable rotor having a central rotor structure including a rotor shaft supporting a cylindrical backiron. The rotor further includes a multi-pole structure comprising circumferentially alternating pole elements, and a rotor cover extending longitudinally over the multi-pole structure. The rotor additionally includes an endcap including an engagement surface positioned in engagement with an end of the backiron. The endcap defines first and second anti-rotation features for preventing circumferential rotation of one or more of the pole elements about the backiron. The first anti-rotation feature is configured differently than the second anti-rotation feature and each anti-rotation feature defines a torque transmitting feature for transmitting a torque from different locations on the multi-pole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Globe Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kottmyer, Robert J. Marks, Manuel António Fernandes Dias
  • Patent number: 9190888
    Abstract: A method for positioning a temperature sensor in association with a heat conductive surface in a lead frame located at an end of a dynamoelectric machine. The sensor is supported to the lead frame by lead wires to position the sensor at a first position spaced from an outwardly facing surface defined on the outer side of the lead frame. A cover member is moved to an attachment location in engagement with an outer side of the lead frame, wherein at least a final portion of the movement of the cover member includes positioning an engagement surface of the cover member into engagement with the sensor and causing the sensor to move closer to the outwardly facing surface to a location defining a second position for the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Globe Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Dorner, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20130270971
    Abstract: A method for positioning a temperature sensor in association with a heat conductive surface in a lead frame located at an end of a dynamoelectric machine. The sensor is supported to the lead frame by lead wires to position the sensor at a first position spaced from an outwardly facing surface defined on the outer side of the lead frame. A cover member is moved to an attachment location in engagement with an outer side of the lead frame, wherein at least a final portion of the movement of the cover member includes positioning an engagement surface of the cover member into engagement with the sensor and causing the sensor to move closer to the outwardly facing surface to a location defining a second position for the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBE MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Dorner, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20130241336
    Abstract: A permanently magnetizable rotor having a central rotor structure including a rotor shaft supporting a cylindrical backiron. The rotor further includes a multi-pole structure comprising circumferentially alternating pole elements, and a rotor cover extending longitudinally over the multi-pole structure. The rotor additionally includes an endcap including an engagement surface positioned in engagement with an end of the backiron. The endcap defines first and second anti-rotation features for preventing circumferential rotation of one or more of the pole elements about the backiron. The first anti-rotation feature is configured differently than the second anti-rotation feature and each anti-rotation feature defines a torque transmitting feature for transmitting a torque from different locations on the multi-pole structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBE MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kottmyer, Robert J. Marks, Manuel António Fernandes Dias
  • Patent number: 8410643
    Abstract: An electric motor assembly including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly extending through the stator assembly. A first end cap is located adjacent to a first end of the stator assembly and includes a bearing insert supporting a first end bearing for receiving an end of a rotor shaft. A second end cap is located adjacent to a second end of the stator assembly. An endbell is formed separately from the second end cap and is positioned within the second end cap. The endbell supports a bearing for a second end of the rotor shaft. An overmold material extends through the stator assembly. The overmold material may form the first end cap, supporting the bearing insert therein, and extends within and substantially fills an annular space within the second end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kottmyer, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20120019080
    Abstract: An electric motor assembly including a stator assembly and a rotor assembly extending through the stator assembly. A first end cap is located adjacent to a first end of the stator assembly and includes a bearing insert supporting a first end bearing for receiving an end of a rotor shaft. A second end cap is located adjacent to a second end of the stator assembly. An endbell is formed separately from the second end cap and is positioned within the second end cap. The endbell supports a bearing for a second end of the rotor shaft. An overmold material extends through the stator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: GLOBE MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Kottmyer, Robert J. Marks
  • Patent number: 7817663
    Abstract: A packet data generating method and apparatus for supporting multiple services in a wireless packet data communication system where an MS transmits two or more traffics to a BS on one of a reverse PDCH, a reverse FCH, and a reverse DCCH. To generate a PDU using non-signaling traffic and/or signaling traffic for one of the reverse physical channels, a multiplex option is determined during service negotiations between the MS and the BS. The multiplex option defines a traffic format having a header and a payload including traffic data, and the header includes a service reference identifier field, a length indicator field indicating the presence or absence of a length field, and the length field indicating the length of the traffic data. A PDU is generated by formatting a reverse traffic to have a header and a payload according to the determined multiplex option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Soo Jung, Dae-Gyun Kim, Beom-Sik Bae, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20100113415
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of generic formula (I) which are inhibitors of ephrin A4. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and to the use of the compounds and compositions in the treatment of diseases regulated by the EphA4 RTK signaling, such as neurological and neurodegenerative disorders and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Hemaka A. Rajapakse, Keith P. Moore, Philippe G. Nantermet, John M. Sanders, Sophie Parmentier-Batteur, Robert J. Mark
  • Patent number: 7519015
    Abstract: A method of determining whether a wireless packet data service can be activated in a dormant state. To activate one of a plurality of packet data services in the dormant state, a BS transmits to an MS a Page Message containing an SR ID identifying the service to be activated. If a service instance for the service is unavailable, the MS transmits to the BS a response message indicating that the service cannot be reconnected. The BS then terminates immediately, thereby saving radio resources and improving system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Beom-Sik Bae, Robert J. Marks
  • Patent number: 7349434
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for encapsulating a PDU in a wireless packet data communication system. In a system providing voice and high-rate packet data services, an LAC layer and an RLP layer generate SDUs of MuxPDU Type 1, 2, or 4 with signaling information and RLP_control information. A MAC layer determines whether to transmit the SDUs on a PDCH supporting MuxPDU Type 5. If the PDCH is connected, the MAC layer encapsulates the SDUs with a MuxPDU Type 5 header and an extension header having encapsulation information, thereby generating MuxPDUs of MuxPDU Type 5. A physical layer transmits the MuxPDUs on the PDCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dae-Gyun Kim, Robert J Marks
  • Publication number: 20040036362
    Abstract: A power transfer switch is used between a watt-hour meter and a meter box. The meter box has main power contacts which are connected to a main power source and customer-side contacts which are connected to at least one load. The power transfer switch includes a base with first contacts for connection to the main power contacts of the meter box and second contacts for connection to the customer-side contacts of the meter box. The base has further contacts for connection with the watt-hour meter and contacts for connection with a standby power source. The power transfer switch also includes a rotary switch. The rotary switch has a first position in which the main power contacts are connected to the customer-side contacts and a second position in which the standby power source is connected to the customer-side contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: Power Quality, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Beck, Gary A. Hoonsbeen, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20040017823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for encapsulating a PDU in a wireless packet data communication system. In a system providing voice and high-rate packet data services, an LAC layer and an RLP layer generate SDUs of MuxPDU Type 1, 2, or 4 with signaling information and RLP_control information. A MAC layer determines whether to transmit the SDUs on a PDCH supporting MuxPDU Type 5. If the PDCH is connected, the MAC layer encapsulates the SDUs with a MuxPDU Type 5 header and an extension header having encapsulation information, thereby generating MuxPDUs of MuxPDU Type 5. A physical layer transmits the MuxPDUs on the PDCH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-Gyun Kim, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20030193964
    Abstract: A method of determining whether a wireless packet data service can be activated in a dormant state. To activate one of a plurality of packet data services in the dormant state, a BS transmits to an MS a Page Message containing an SR ID identifying the service to be activated. If a service instance for the service is unavailable, the MS transmits to the BS a response message indicating that the service cannot be reconnected. The BS then terminates immediately, thereby saving radio resources and improving system performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom-Sik Bae, Robert J. Marks
  • Publication number: 20030099257
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for reducing delivery time latency in data transferred between a packet data service network and mobile data device. The method includes the steps of detecting an indicia of bandwidth needed for information to be transferred from the packet data service network to the mobile data device, comparing an attribute of the indicia with a predetermined criteria and notifying a wireless interface controller servicing the wireless data device when the attribute of the data block exceeds the predetermined file criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Karl E. Freter, Robert J. Marks, Ikhlaq Sidhu, Timothy J. Wilson