Patents by Inventor Steve Garrett

Steve Garrett 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: 10767603
    Abstract: An attaching structure for a motor vehicle includes a cylinder head; an EGR valve arranged adjacent to the cylinder head; a bracket including a first portion attached to the cylinder head, a second portion attached to the EGR valve, and a low rigidity portion arranged between the first portion and the second portion, the low rigidity portion having a rigidity less than remaining portions of the bracket; and a vehicle component arranged adjacent to the EGR valve. The low rigidity portion is formed to break when the EGR valve receives a shock load from the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Matt Davies, Gavin Wilkinson, Steve Garrett
  • Publication number: 20200248657
    Abstract: An attaching structure for a motor vehicle includes a cylinder head; an EGR valve arranged adjacent to the cylinder head; a bracket including a first portion attached to the cylinder head, a second portion attached to the EGR valve, and a low rigidity portion arranged between the first portion and the second portion, the low rigidity portion having a rigidity less than remaining portions of the bracket; and a vehicle component arranged adjacent to the EGR valve. The low rigidity portion is formed to break when the EGR valve receives a shock load from the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Matt DAVIES, Gavin WILKINSON, Steve GARRETT
  • Patent number: 10623975
    Abstract: An embedded modem for an unattended host device that provides improved cellular communications capabilities to the unattended host device. The embedded modem detects the occurrence of a signal effectiveness event reflective of the reliability of a cellular communication session, and upon detecting the occurrence of a signal effectiveness event, issues commands to improve the reliability of the cellular communications. The signal effectiveness event data can be communicated by the embedded modem on channel that is different from a channel provided for the host device to communicate its own data with an associated remote computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: OptConnect Management, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Garrett, Todd Christiansen, Mark Wilson, Aaron Allred, Matt Voigt, Kurt Larson, John Young, Kyle Rodgers, Greg Nash
  • Patent number: 10415733
    Abstract: A quick connector for releasably engaging a tube having a radial flange includes a housing, a retaining member and a blocking member. The housing is a generally tubular housing. The retaining member is carried by the housing and is movable from a first position to a second position. In the first position, the retaining member is operative to secure the tube relative to the housing in the first position. The blocking member is operative to resisting movement of the retaining member from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Thierry Hamon, Pierre Youinou, Jacob Garrett, Steve Frederiksen, Ken Gocha
  • Patent number: 9068497
    Abstract: An oil supply system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine is disclosed in which the supply of oil to piston cooling jets is controlled by pressure operated valves designed to open at a pre-defined valve opening pressure. The pressure of oil supplied by a pump is controlled to be below this pre-defined valve opening pressure during operation of the engine in which piston cooling is not required, and the pressure of oil is controlled to above the pre-defined valve opening pressure when piston cooling is required. The control of the pump is by an electronic control unit based upon a combination of engine speed and engine load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Anderson, Steve Garrett
  • Publication number: 20120284061
    Abstract: An insurance warranty product provides monetary payment to an insured after experiencing an error in, or negative health outcome resulting from, medical treatment. The terms of the insurance warranty product define the benefit of monetary payment, and the errors in, or negative health outcome resulting from, medical treatment covered by the product may be pre-defined. Errors in medical treatment and negative health outcomes may also be analyzed according to industry standards, and the insured may receive the benefit based on the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Golden Rule Insurance Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Collins, Patrick F. Carr, James S. ("Steve") Garrett, James M. Gabriel, Kenneth S. Ehlert, Mark Pollmann
  • Publication number: 20110283968
    Abstract: An oil supply system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine is disclosed in which the supply of oil to piston cooling jets is controlled by pressure operated valves designed to open at a pre-defined valve opening pressure. The pressure of oil supplied by a pump is controlled to be below this pre-defined valve opening pressure during operation of the engine in which piston cooling is not required, and the pressure of oil is controlled to above the pre-defined valve opening pressure when piston cooling is required. The control of the pump is by an electronic control unit based upon a combination of engine speed and engine load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Anderson, Steve Garrett