Patents by Inventor Robert W. Elliott

Robert W. Elliott 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: 9908764
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a vehicle lift comprises at least one lifting assembly, a control unit, and a control pendant. The control pendant is configured to remotely control the motion of the vehicle lift through the control unit. The control pendant is configured to permit the lifting of a vehicle by the push of a single button on the control pendant. To permit lifting of a vehicle with a single button, the control pendant comprises a menu screen and a plurality of menu buttons. The menu screen and the plurality of menu buttons may be used together by a user to select one vehicle profile of a plurality of vehicle profiles. The selected vehicle profile may correspond to the vehicle being lifted. The selected vehicle profile provides specific data with respect to how the at least one lifting assembly should be moved for the particular vehicle being lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20140324214
    Abstract: A lift control system and method including a plurality of lift columns with a lift unit having a lift mechanism configured to respond to a motion command, a lift processor configured to determine a lift speed value, and a lift transceiver configured to transmit the lift speed value. The lift control system further includes a central control unit having a central transceiver configured to receive the lift speed value from the lift control unit and a central processor configured to determine a communicated speed value in response to the lift speed value. The lift transceiver is operable to receive the communicated speed value and the lift processor is operable to modify a lift operating speed of the lift mechanism in response to the communicated speed value and the motion command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20140264203
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a vehicle lift comprises at least one lifting assembly, a control unit, and a control pendant. The control pendant is configured to remotely control the motion of the vehicle lift through the control unit. The control pendant is configured to permit the lifting of a vehicle by the push of a single button on the control pendant. To permit lifting of a vehicle with a single button, the control pendant comprises a menu screen and a plurality of menu buttons. The menu screen and the plurality of menu buttons may be used together by a user to select one vehicle profile of a plurality of vehicle profiles. The selected vehicle profile may correspond to the vehicle being lifted. The selected vehicle profile provides specific data with respect to how the at least one lifting assembly should be moved for the particular vehicle being lifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VEHICLE SERVICE GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20120211421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: KYLE SELF, Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Brian Curtis, Srikanth Bellur, Miguel Fernandez, Philip Brian Tuet
  • Patent number: 8137444
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Calera Corporation
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Patent number: 8083034
    Abstract: A lift control interface is operable to control and monitor a lift system. Each lift column in the system has such a lift control interface. The lift control interface allows a user to assign lift columns to a lift system. One or more of the assigned lift columns may be assigned to a column control group. The user may lock the selection of these columns. The status of the assigned, selected, and locked lift columns may appear on every lift control interface in the lift system. The user may govern operation of the selected columns in the column control group from a single control interface, such as any control interface at any of the selected columns. The lift control interfaces may include visual representations showing the relationships between the lift columns and a vehicle, such as with lift column icons being positioned around a vehicle icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Vehicle Service Group, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Bordwell, Robert W. Elliott, David P. Porter, Jason T. Stewart, Michael A. Swartz
  • Publication number: 20110277670
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kyle Self, Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Brian Curtis, Srikanth Bellur
  • Publication number: 20110247336
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20110097187
    Abstract: A vehicle lift system comprises a vehicle lift and one or more laser modules. The vehicle lift includes one or more lifting members that are operable to selectively raise and lower a vehicle. The laser modules are operable to emit at least one laser beam to provide a visual indicator on a vehicle positioned relative to the one or more lifting members. The vehicle lift may include any type of lift. The visual indicator may include a line, crosshairs, target, dot, or anything else, including combinations and patterns. The visual indicator may flash or remain solid. The visual indicator may be any color (e.g., green). One or more sensors may provide activation and/or de-activation of the laser modules in response to sensing the presence of a vehicle. An operator may view the visual indicator on the vehicle to confirm proper positioning of the vehicle relative to the lifting members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: VEHICLE SERVICE GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Kelley, Robert W. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20100236242
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20100230830
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20100229725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lowering levels of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants are provided. Economically viable systems and processes capable of removing vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other atmospheric pollutants from gaseous waste streams and sequestering them in storage-stable forms are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Kasra Farsad, Robert W. Elliott, Richard P. O'Connor, William Randall Seeker, Kyle Self, Justin Wall
  • Publication number: 20090236183
    Abstract: A lift control interface is operable to control and monitor a lift system. Each lift column in the system has such a lift control interface. The lift control interface allows a user to assign lift columns to a lift system. One or more of the assigned lift columns may be assigned to a column control group. The user may lock the selection of these columns. The status of the assigned, selected, and locked lift columns may appear on every lift control interface in the lift system. The user may govern operation of the selected columns in the column control group from a single control interface, such as any control interface at any of the selected columns. The lift control interfaces may include visual representations showing the relationships between the lift columns and a vehicle, such as with lift column icons being positioned around a vehicle icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Rotary Lift, a Division of Dover Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Bordwell, Robert W. Elliott, David P. Porter, Jason T. Stewart, Michael A. Swartz
  • Patent number: D346530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventors: Robert W. Elliott, John M. Lopez