Patents by Inventor Steven Frank

Steven Frank 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: 11123888
    Abstract: A razor handle. The razor handle can have a main body and a pivoting head pivotally coupled with the main body about a first axis of rotation. A severable benefit delivery member can extend from a main body connection on the main body to a pivoting head connection on the pivoting head, the benefit delivery member providing a first biasing torque on the pivoting head to affect an angular deflection about the first axis of rotation of the pivoting head relative to the main body. A spring member can extend from a spring-main-body connection on the main body to a spring-pivoting-head connection on the pivoting head, the spring member applying a second biasing torque to affect an angular deflection about the first axis of rotation of the pivoting head relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Ashok Bakul Patel, Steven Francis Quigley, Jin Kyung Kim, Eric Glenn Siegmann, Zachary Oliver Veugen, Regan Marie Fiascone, Steven Michael Bourque, Matthew Frank Murgida
  • Publication number: 20210146759
    Abstract: An automotive panel assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes a first panel, a second panel, and a flange of the first panel folded over an edge region of the second panel to hem together the first and second panels. The flange of the first panel includes a textured geometry that interlocks with a textured geometry of the edge region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Michael J Gardynik, Steven Frank, Kevin Joseph Favero, Michael Joseph Lee, Ronald Machin
  • Publication number: 20210141027
    Abstract: A method of determining battery degradation retroactively using historical data is disclosed. The method includes the steps of collecting state of charge (SOC) and DC ampere data for a predetermined time period; determining a delta (?) SOC based on the data collected; creating a set of SOC regimes having a size based on ?SOC; filtering the SOC data and determining a set of points which indicate a charging or discharging event; and calculating overall Coulombs associated with each charging or discharging event and for each event, producing a timestamp and Coulombs associated with each event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Hunter Thompson, Peggy Pui Kei Ip, Miles Griffin Evans, Steven Frank Willard
  • Publication number: 20210129637
    Abstract: An automotive panel assembly includes, among other things, a first panel, a second panel, a flange of the first panel folded over an edge region of the second panel to hem together the first and second panel, and a dimple of the flange extending into an aperture within the edge region of the second panel. At least a portion of the aperture is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael J. Gardynik, Steven Frank, Kevin Joseph Favero, Michael Joseph Lee, Ronald Machin
  • Publication number: 20210102148
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for the accelerated aging of beverages, including distilled spirits are disclosed. A spirit is aged through a modular approach that targets development of individual sensory characteristics. In one embodiment, a spirit undergoes ultrasonic cavitation in the presence of wood chips, heating in the presence of wood chips, ultrasonic cavitation without wood chips, heating without wood chips, and intermittent aeration. The process is operable to produce a highly customized spirit and achieve a taste, bouquet, and color similar to that of traditionally aged spirits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Aeva Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Cameron Fearnside, Steven Frank Guido, Kevin Jeanneret
  • Patent number: 10889787
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for the accelerated aging of beverages, including distilled spirits are disclosed. A spirit is aged through a modular approach that targets development of individual sensory characteristics. In one embodiment, a spirit undergoes ultrasonic cavitation in the presence of wood chips, heating in the presence of wood chips, ultrasonic cavitation without wood chips, heating without wood chips, and intermittent aeration. The process is operable to produce a highly customized spirit and achieve a taste, bouquet, and color similar to that of traditionally aged spirits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AEVA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Cameron Fearnside, Steven Frank Guido, Kevin Jeanneret
  • Publication number: 20210004650
    Abstract: Large digital images are classified by analyzing them at a subimage level and assigning classification probabilities to the subimages; these may be combined into a classification probability for the entire image. Classification probabilities may be visualized across the image using probabilities computed for the subimages. This enables ready identification of the image subregions upon which classification is based as well as the classification scores or probabilities associated therewith. For example, a large source image—too large to be analyzed directly by a neural network—may be decomposed into smaller subimages such as square tiles, which are sifted based on a visual criterion. The visual criterion may be image entropy, density, background percentage, or other discriminator. A neural network produces tile-level classifications that are aggregated to classify the source image, and overlapping tiles are used to create a probability map showing subimage probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Frank
  • Publication number: 20200255777
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for the accelerated aging of beverages, including distilled spirits are disclosed. A spirit is aged through a modular approach that targets development of individual sensory characteristics. In one embodiment, a spirit undergoes ultrasonic cavitation in the presence of wood chips, heating in the presence of wood chips, ultrasonic cavitation without wood chips, heating without wood chips, and intermittent aeration. The process is operable to produce a highly customized spirit and achieve a taste, bouquet, and color similar to that of traditionally aged spirits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Aeva Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Cameron Fearnside, Steven Frank Guido, Kevin Jeanneret
  • Patent number: 10596589
    Abstract: A device for securing a movable panel relative to a vehicle body includes a housing, a plunger, a handle, and a spring. The housing defines a bore and a slot. The plunger includes a shaft and a clamp extending radially outward from the shaft. The shaft extends through the bore and is coupled to the housing for relative axial and rotational movement relative to the housing. The handle is fixedly coupled to the shaft and extends through the slot. The spring biases the clamp toward the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Kevin Favero, Michael Gardynik, Daniel Trentin, Steven Frank
  • Patent number: 10493906
    Abstract: A vehicle puddle lamp assembly is provided herein. The vehicle puddle lamp assembly includes a housing having a housing retainer. A light source is supported by the housing. A cover is removably coupled to a base portion of the housing. An optical member is disposed between the housing and the cover. The optical member may include an image filter thereon. The image filter is configured to form a desired image pattern on a surface proximate the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Favero, Michael J. Gardynik, Steven Frank, Kevin A. Gustafson, Austin Murphy
  • Patent number: 10480224
    Abstract: A vehicle latch is disclosed herein, the vehicle latch, having: a first gear with a first gear pitch radius that reduces from a first gear tooth to an ending gear tooth; a second gear with a second gear pitch radius that increases from a first gear tooth to an ending gear tooth, the second gear being rotatably mounted to the latch for movement about a second gear axis; and wherein rotation of the second gear causes a claw of the latch to move from a first position to a second position, the second position corresponding to a closed state of the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Frank Wilkes, David Peatey
  • Publication number: 20190324362
    Abstract: A vehicle puddle lamp assembly is provided herein. The vehicle puddle lamp assembly includes a housing having a housing retainer. A light source is supported by the housing. A cover is removably coupled to a base portion of the housing. An optical member is disposed between the housing and the cover. The optical member may include an image filter thereon. The image filter is configured to form a desired image pattern on a surface proximate the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Favero, Michael J. Gardynik, Steven Frank, Kevin A. Gustafson, Austin Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190314854
    Abstract: A device for securing a movable panel relative to a vehicle body includes a housing, a plunger, a handle, and a spring. The housing defines a bore and a slot. The plunger includes a shaft and a clamp extending radially outward from the shaft. The shaft extends through the bore and is coupled to the housing for relative axial and rotational movement relative to the housing. The handle is fixedly coupled to the shaft and extends through the slot. The spring biases the clamp toward the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Kevin Favero, Michael Gardynik, Daniel Trentin, Steven Frank
  • Patent number: 10427731
    Abstract: Adjustable mount apparatus for use with vehicles and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a mount for a vehicle. The mount has a first portion to receive an object to be carried by the mount and a second portion that is pivotably coupled to the first portion. The second portion is to slidably couple to a right or left side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Favero, MIchael J. Gardynik, Kevin A. Gustafson, Austin Murphy, Steven Frank
  • Publication number: 20190241222
    Abstract: Adjustable mount apparatus for use with vehicles and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a mount for a vehicle. The mount has a first portion to receive an object to be carried by the mount and a second portion that is pivotably coupled to the first portion. The second portion is to slidably couple to a right or left side of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Joseph Favero, Michael J. Gardynik, Kevin A. Gustafson, Austin Murphy, Steven Frank
  • Patent number: 10272850
    Abstract: A mount for a roof-mounted autonomous vehicle sensor assembly includes a cap, a seal, and a plurality of support members. The mount is compatible in shape with a moonroof opening in a vehicle roof panel. The cap is sized to overlap the moonroof opening. The cap has a plurality of attachment features to connect to the sensor assembly. The seal is to be disposed between the cap and the roof panel. The plurality of support members connects the cap to roof rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Frank, Phu Diep, Steven William Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20190048048
    Abstract: The present invention relates methods for identifying bromodomain inhibiting compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: CONSTELLATION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hon-Ren Huang, Robert J. Sims, III, Steven Frank Bellon
  • Patent number: 10179612
    Abstract: A plug for a body aperture in a vehicle body includes a base, a locating surface and a lip portion of the base. The base is shaped and sized to completely overlap the aperture. The locating surface is disposed on a first side of the base, extending substantially normal to the base. The locating surface is complementary in shape to the aperture for receipt thereby. The lip portion connects the locating surface with an outer perimeter of the base. A receiving groove is disposed in the lip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Frank, Maciej Bednarek, James Yoos
  • Patent number: 10112654
    Abstract: A vehicle C-pillar assembly including a C-pillar, a rear quarter extension, and a rocker panel is provided. The rear quarter extension mounts to the C-pillar and includes an arc portion. The rocker panel mounts to the rear quarter extension to define a horizontal joint therebetween and includes a notch providing space for the arc portion to extend upward along the C-pillar. The rocker panel may include an end and the rocker panel may be secured to the C-pillar so that the end extends rearward of the C-pillar to contact and reduce rotation of a tire mounted adjacent to the C-pillar when a force directs the tire forward. A profile of the rocker panel may be a C shape. The rocker panel may extend from a vehicle A-pillar rearwardly past the C-pillar. The rocker panel may be roll-formed and of an ultra-high strength steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Muckenhirn, Steven Frank, Chienhom Lee
  • Publication number: 20180094332
    Abstract: A method includes forming a short version of a pillar reinforcement and a long version of the pillar reinforcement from a short blank and a long blank, respectively. The long blank includes a first portion and a second portion joined to the first portion. The method includes inserting the short blank into a first section of a cavity of a mold and compressing the short blank in the mold to shape the short blank. The method also includes inserting the long blank into the mold with the first portion positioned in the first section of the mold and compressing the long blank in the mold to shape the long blank. The same mold is used to form both the short blank and the long blank into the short version of a pillar reinforcement and a long version of the pillar reinforcement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Frank, Bhadresh V. Vyas, Chienhom Lee