Patents by Inventor Ryan P. Beggs

Ryan P. Beggs 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: 10358858
    Abstract: Example methods and systems to indicate the status of door operations are disclosed. An example door system includes a door panel having a leading edge to be moved in a travel direction between an open position and a closed position relative to the doorframe. The door panel to block the passageway when the leading edge is at the closed position. The door panel to unblock the passageway when the leading edge is at the open position. The example door system also includes a series of lights distributed along the travel direction proximate the doorframe. The example door system further includes a controller to switch the lights between a first state and a second state to provide a visual effect of movement corresponding to the operating status of the door system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ben Lietz, John Sealy, Jon Schumacher, Kyle Nelson, Perry W. Knutson, Pete Olsen, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Publication number: 20190188936
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to wirelessly interlock doors are disclosed. A door system includes a user interface to receive interlock configuration data input from a user, the interlock configuration data to define an interlock condition to be satisfied before a first door is to undergo an operation, the interlock condition associated with a current state of a second door. The door system includes a first wireless transceiver to receive a signal from a second wireless transceiver associated with a second door. The method includes a door operation controller to at least one of (1) implement the operation of the first door in response to a request when the current state of the second door satisfies the interlock condition, (2) ignore the request, or (3) not execute the operation of the first door in response to the request when the current state of the second door does not satisfy the interlock condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Sivill, Ryan P. Beggs, Christopher Saleh, Perry Knutson
  • Patent number: 9672713
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example method includes sending an interrogation signal generated by a vehicle within a first area, detecting the interrogation signal from the first area, in response to detection of the interrogation signal from the first area, receiving a first responsive signal from a first transponder in the first area, and determining a directional resolution of the first responsive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P. Beggs, James C. Boerger, David J. Hoffmann, Ken Markham, Matthew McNeill, Timothy Muhl, Kyle Nelson, James Oates, Jason Senfleben
  • Publication number: 20170138111
    Abstract: Example methods and systems to indicate the status of door operations are disclosed. An example door system includes a door panel having a leading edge to be moved in a travel direction between an open position and a closed position relative to the doorframe. The door panel to block the passageway when the leading edge is at the closed position. The door panel to unblock the passageway when the leading edge is at the open position. The example door system also includes a series of lights distributed along the travel direction proximate the doorframe. The example door system further includes a controller to switch the lights between a first state and a second state to provide a visual effect of movement corresponding to the operating status of the door system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Ben Lietz, John Sealy, Jon Schumacher, Kyle Nelson, Perry W. Knutson, Pete Olsen, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: 9631427
    Abstract: Door curtains with position sensor switches are disclosed. An example door for selectively blocking and unblocking a passageway includes a frame to be adjacent the passageway. The example door includes a curtain moveable selectively to a closed position and a first open position, where the curtain blocks the passageway in the closed position, and the curtain unblocks the passageway in the first open position. The example door also includes a bracket to be attached to the frame. The bracket is movable selectively to a normal position and a displaced position relative to the frame. The example door further includes a switch to be attached to the bracket and in sensing relationship with the curtain. The curtain supports at least some weight of the bracket when the bracket is in the displaced position. The curtain supports no weight of the bracket when the bracket is in the normal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Vandermillen, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: 9633537
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example method includes determining threat levels for hazards in a plurality of different zones within a building, classifying the threat levels into at least one of a first threat level and a second threat level, designating a first zone of the plurality of different zones having the first threat level with a first detectable indicator, and designating a second zone having the second threat level with a second detectable indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P. Beggs, James C. Boerger, David J. Hoffmann, Ken Markham, Matthew McNeill, Timothy Muhl, Kyle Nelson, James Oates, Jason Senfleben
  • Patent number: 9607496
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example hazard warning system for a forktruck includes a controllable light source to project light onto a floor adjacent the forktruck. A hazard discriminator determines when the forktruck poses a hazard to an entity of interest in a vicinity of the forktruck, and responsively generates a hazard output. A controller receives the hazard output and controls the light source such that the light source is in a first state when the hazard output is not received and a second state when the hazard output is received, where the first state is different than the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P. Beggs, James C. Boerger, David J. Hoffmann, Ken Markham, Matthew McNeill, Timothy Muhl, Kyle Nelson, James Oates, Jason Senfleben
  • Patent number: 9547969
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example method for assessing a possibility of a collision between entities of interest, each having their own characteristics of movement, includes sampling movement of each entity at least two points in time, generating a trajectory vector for each entity based on the movement sampling, expanding the trajectory vector of each entity based on at least one characteristic of movement of that entity, and analyzing the expanded trajectory vector of each entity for overlap to assess a possibility of a collision between the entities of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Right-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P. Beggs, James C. Boerger, David J. Hoffmann, Ken Markham, Matthew McNeill, Timothy Muhl, Kyle Nelson, James Oates, Jason Senfleben
  • Patent number: 9542824
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example detection system includes a light source attachable to a forktruck, where the light source projects an illuminated warning field on a floor on which the forktruck is to traverse. The light source projects the illuminated warning field at a distance from a front end of the forktruck. The light source is separate from a headlight of the forktruck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan P Beggs, James C. Boerger, David J. Hoffmann, Ken Markham, Matthew McNeill, Timothy Muhl, Kyle Nelson, James Oates, Jason Senfleben
  • Publication number: 20160369557
    Abstract: Door curtains with position sensor switches are disclosed. An example door for selectively blocking and unblocking a passageway includes a frame to be adjacent the passageway. The example door includes a curtain moveable selectively to a closed position and a first open position, where the curtain blocks the passageway in the closed position, and the curtain unblocks the passageway in the first open position. The example door also includes a bracket to be attached to the frame. The bracket is movable selectively to a normal position and a displaced position relative to the frame. The example door further includes a switch to be attached to the bracket and in sensing relationship with the curtain. The curtain supports at least some weight of the bracket when the bracket is in the displaced position. The curtain supports no weight of the bracket when the bracket is in the normal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Vandermillen, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: 9493984
    Abstract: An example door includes a track and a curtain that includes a leading section. The curtain is to be in a breakaway state associated with a folded condition when the lateral section in an area proximate the leading section is dislodged from the track and folded over onto a main section to define an enfolded space. The curtain is to be in the breakaway state associated with an unfolded condition when the lateral section in the area proximate the leading section is dislodged from the track but not folded over onto the main section. The example door also includes an unfolder to extend into the enfolded space as the leading section moves toward an open position while the curtain is in the folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Casey, Perry W. Knutson, Ryan P. Beggs, Timothy A. Haessler, William W. Hoerner
  • Publication number: 20160298373
    Abstract: Example methods and systems to indicate the status of door operations are disclosed. An example door system includes a door panel having a leading edge to be moved in a travel direction between an open position and a closed position relative to the doorframe. The door panel to block the passageway when the leading edge is at the closed position. The door panel to unblock the passageway when the leading edge is at the open position. The example door system also includes a series of lights distributed along the travel direction proximate the doorframe. The example door system further includes a controller to switch the lights between a first state and a second state to provide a visual effect of movement corresponding to the operating status of the door system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Ben Lietz, John Sealy, Jon Schumacher, Kyle Nelson, Perry W. Knutson, Pete Olsen, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: 9388634
    Abstract: Powered safety curtains are disclosed herein. An example barrier includes a motorized drive unit, and a curtain. The curtain includes a leading edge. The leading edge of the curtain is selectively moveable to a closed position and to an open position. The example barrier also includes a guide plate carried by the curtain and extending into a track and a nonferrous guide member attached to the guide plate. The example barrier also includes a first safety device including a first wireless portion and a first electrical portion. The first wireless portion is attached to the nonferrous guide member. The first electrical portion is in a first activated state when the first wireless portion is in proximity with the first electrical portion. The first wireless portion is in a first deactivated state when the first wireless portion is remote relative to the first electrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl David Hardison, III, David Swift, Ryan Pfaff, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: 9309717
    Abstract: Powered safety curtains are disclosed herein. An example safety barrier assembly to control access to equipment includes a track and a barrier including a receptacle. The barrier is to be moveable within the track between an open position and a closed position. The open position is to enable access to the equipment, the closed position to substantially prevent access to the equipment. The example safety barrier assembly also includes a sensor to identify when the safety barrier is in the closed position and a securing device comprising a portion to be received by the receptacle when the barrier is identified as being in the closed position. An interaction between the portion and the receptacle is to prevent the barrier from moving out of the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl David Hardison, III, David Swift, Ryan Pfaff, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Publication number: 20160040469
    Abstract: Example methods and systems to indicate the status of door operations are disclosed. An example door system includes a door panel having a leading edge to be moved in a travel direction between an open position and a closed position relative to the doorframe. The door panel to block the passageway when the leading edge is at the closed position. The door panel to unblock the passageway when the leading edge is at the open position. The example door system also includes a series of lights distributed along the travel direction proximate the doorframe. The example door system further includes a controller to switch the lights between a first state and a second state to provide a visual effect of movement corresponding to the operating status of the door system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Ben Lietz, John Sealy, Jon Schumacher, Kyle Nelson, Perry W. Knutson, Pete Olsen, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: 9230419
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect and warn proximate entities of interest are described herein. An example signal generation system for a vehicle capable of different modes of movement includes a detector to determine at least one property of vehicle movement and an output representative of that at least one property and a selectively variable signal generator includes an input to receive the at least one output representative of the at least one property of vehicle movement and, responsively, generates a selected signal based on the received output. In some examples, a detector on a pedestrian detects the selected signal from the signal generator and, responsively, provides an output indicative of a vehicle in proximity to the pedestrian. In some examples, a trajectory vector is generated for at least two entities of interest based on at least one characteristic of movement of each entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan P. Beggs, James C. Boerger, David J. Hoffmann, Ken Markham, Matthew McNeill, Timothy Muhl, Kyle Nelson, James Oates, Jason Senfleben
  • Patent number: 9222304
    Abstract: An example door includes first and second tracks. The example door includes a retainer borne by the first track and an alignment guide associated with the first track. The example door also includes a curtain extending laterally between the first and second tracks. The curtain has a leading edge selectively movable between a closed position and an open position. The example door includes a primary projection borne by the curtain that is in guiding engagement with the retainer within the first track. The primary projection is dislodged from the track when the curtain is in the breakaway state. The example door includes a secondary projection borne by the curtain and arranged to travel outside of the alignment guide when the leading edge is traveling between the open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Casey, Perry W. Knutson, Ryan P. Beggs, Timothy A. Haessler, William W. Hoerner
  • Patent number: D835127
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Saleh, Jon Schumacher, Michael Sivill, Richard Mews, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: D835666
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Saleh, Jon Schumacher, Michael Sivill, Richard Mews, Ryan P. Beggs
  • Patent number: D835667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Saleh, Jon Schumacher, Michael Sivill, Richard Mews, Ryan P. Beggs