Patents by Inventor Steven J. Phillips

Steven J. Phillips 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).

  • Publication number: 20210170563
    Abstract: A power tool is provided which accommodates interchangeable tool heads. The power tool includes: a tool body having a housing and an electric motor mounted within the housing, as well as a tool head that releasably attaches via a mechanical connection and an electrical connection to the tool body. The tool releasably connects to the output shaft of the electric motor when the tool head is attached to the tool body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Michael F. Cannaliato, Keith E. McQUAID, David A. MILLER, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO
  • Publication number: 20210127855
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Oleksiy SERGYEYENKO, Sean BAILEY, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Daniel J. WHITE, Thomas DELMONT, Andrew E. Seman, JR., Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Patent number: 10925412
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Sean Bailey, Steven J. Phillips, Daniel J. White, Thomas Delmont, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Patent number: 10894310
    Abstract: A power tool is provided which accommodates interchangeable tool heads. The power tool includes: a tool body having a housing and an electric motor mounted within the housing, as well as a tool head that releasably attaches via a mechanical connection and an electrical connection to the tool body. The tool releasably connects to the output shaft of the electric motor when the tool head is attached to the tool body. A tool switch interposed between a power source for the electric motor and the electric motor is operable to supply power from the power source to the electric motor. A tool accessory switch interposed between the tool accessory and the power source for the electric motor is operable to supply power from the power source via the electrical connection to the tool accessory, thereby providing the tool operator independent control of the tool accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Cannaliato, Keith E. McQuaid, David A. Miller, Steven J. Phillips, Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko
  • Patent number: 10833720
    Abstract: This application relates to a system and method for wirelessly charging battery packs. More particularly, the application relates to a system and method for wirelessly charging battery packs stored in a container. In one implementation, the system includes a sealable storage box having a transmitter for transmitting RF power to at least one battery pack stored in the storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Rouse Roby Bailey, Jr., Philip Gilde, Steven J. Phillips, Stephen Gustafson, Michael C. Doyle, Suresh Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20200269330
    Abstract: A drill system including a drill and a secondary computing device. The drill includes a housing, a controller, a wireless transceiver, a motor, and a chuck. The motor, the controller and the wireless transceiver are housed in the housing. The chuck is selectively driven by the motor. The secondary computing device includes a wireless transceiver which allows wireless communication between the drill and the secondary computing device. The secondary computing device further includes a user interface configured to allow an operator to change operating parameters of the drill. The operating parameters are configured to be automatically reset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Steven J. PHILLIPS, Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO, Christopher W. SHOOK, Wong Kun NG, Kevin WENGER
  • Patent number: 10706640
    Abstract: A system for identifying a type of a power tool, the system comprising: a power tool having an electric motor; and a usage attachment configured to couple to the power tool, the usage attachment having a vibration sensor that generates vibration data when the power tool vibrates, a memory that stores the vibration data generated by the vibration sensor, and an identification subsystem that receives the vibration data from the memory, and identifies the type of the power tool by comparing the received vibration data to predetermined vibration data of a known type of power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Wenger, Oleksiy P. Sergyeyenko, Steven J. Phillips, David C. Campbell, Renee Pie, Leisa Glispy, Jennifer Bloomer, Renee Folger
  • Publication number: 20200177225
    Abstract: This application relates to a system and method for wirelessly charging battery packs. More particularly, the application relates to a system and method for wirelessly charging battery packs stored in a container. In one implementation, the system includes a sealable storage box having a transmitter for transmitting RF power to at least one battery pack stored in the storage box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Rouse Roby Bailey, JR., Philip Gilde, Steven J. Phillips, Stephen Gustafson, Michael C. Doyle, Suresh Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10661355
    Abstract: A drill system is provided. The drill system includes a drill driver and a secondary computing device. One or more descriptors for a fastening application is entered into the secondary computing device and is being received by a controller residing in the power tool. The descriptors are indicative of a fastening application to be performed by the power tool and are received via a wireless data link from the secondary computing device located remotely from the power tool. A parameter of the drill driver is changed in response to the input of the descriptor in the secondary computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Phillips, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Christopher W. Shook, Wong Kun Ng, Kevin Wenger
  • Publication number: 20200060439
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Oleksiy SERGYEYENKO, Sean BAILEY, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Daniel J. WHITE, Thomas DELMONT, Andrew E. Seman, Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Patent number: 10492631
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Velderman, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Sean Bailey, Steven J. Phillips, Daniel J. White, Thomas Delmont, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Publication number: 20190014925
    Abstract: A wall panel system including a first wall panel, the first panel including at least a first panel hook portion. The system also including a second wall panel having a different configuration than the first wall panel. The second panel includes at least a second panel hook portion and a third panel hook portion opposing the second panel hook portion. The first wall panel is configured to engage with the second wall panel to create a wall panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. VELDERMAN, Oleksiy SERGYEYENKO, Sean BAILEY, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Daniel J. WHITE, Thomas DELMONT, Andrew E. Seman, JR., Julian Olyansky, Shalin Chikhalkar
  • Publication number: 20180318999
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool is configured to receive an input indicative of a clutch setting for an electronic clutch from the tool operator, where the clutch setting is selectable from a drill mode, an automated drive mode and one or more user-defined drive modes. Each of the user-defined drive modes specifies a different value of torque at which to interrupt transmission of torque to the output spindle. In an automated drive mode, the controller interrupt torque to the output spindle in an automated manner when a fastener being driven reaches a desired stopping position. In a selected one of the user-defined drive modes, the controller sets a value of a maximum current threshold in accordance with the selected one of the user-defined drive modes and interrupts torque to the output spindle when current measures exceeding the maximum current threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Shaun LOVELASS, Marco A. MATTUCCI, Jason McROBERTS, David MILLER, Christopher J. MURRAY, Wong Kun NG, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Jonathan PRIESTLEY, Fugen QIN, Oleksiy SERGYEYENKO, Christopher W. SHOOK, Kevin STONES
  • Publication number: 20180311807
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a power tool and multi-function battery pack system having a dual latch latching assembly for affixing the battery pack to the power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO, Justin BARKLEY, Joseph B. COOPER, Timothy W. FRENCH, JR., Steven J. PHILLIPS, Philip GILDE, Trevor KOENIG, Ralphy A. LOUIS, Daniel J. ALBRECHT, Brent A. KUEHNE
  • Publication number: 20180241018
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells, a housing having a generally cylindrical shape having a top wall, a bottom wall and a side wall and having a height, a radius and a circumference and a central axis A perpendicular to the radius, a round central pin connector at a center of the top wall about the central axis A providing an attachment that allows for orienting an accessory about the central axis A, and a threaded adapter at a center of the bottom wall about the central axis A for connecting a variety of non-powered support attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sean BAILEY, Timothy W. FRENCH, JR., Tyler M. KNIGHT, Steven J. PHILLIPS, Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO
  • Publication number: 20180192583
    Abstract: A string trimmer having a cutting head with a spool, where replacement cutting line can be wound onto the spool. The trimmer includes a powered winding button that rotates a motor in a reverse direction from its operation direction, and at a slower speed to wind the replacement cutting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO, Sean BAILEY, Michael KOWALSKI, Wong Kun NG, Timothy W. FRENCH, JR., Steven J. PHILLIPS
  • Publication number: 20180154456
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling operation of a power tool, such as a drill driver. The method begins with one or more descriptors for a fastening application being received by a controller residing in the power tool, where the descriptors are indicative of a fastening application to be performed by the power tool and are received via a wireless data link from a computing device located remotely from the power tool. The descriptors are translated into a threshold value used by a fastener setting algorithm and the threshold value is stored in a data store of the power tool. During a subsequent fastening operation performed using the tool, an operating parameter of the power tool is monitored and evaluated in accordance with the fastener setting algorithm, including the updated threshold value. Example operating parameters include current delivered to the motor and speed of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Steven J. PHILLIPS, Oleksiy SERGYEYENKO, Christopher W. SHOOK, Wong Kun NG, Kevin WENGER
  • Publication number: 20180098493
    Abstract: A string trimmer having a cutting head with a spool, where replacement cutting line can be wound onto the spool. The trimmer includes a powered winding button that rotates a motor in a reverse direction from its operation direction, and at a slower speed to wind the replacement cutting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Oleksiy P. SERGYEYENKO, Sean BAILEY, Michael KOWALSKI, Wong Kun NG, Timothy W. FRENCH, JR., Steven J. PHILLIPS
  • Patent number: 9908182
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling operation of a power tool, such as a drill driver. The method begins with one or more descriptors for a fastening application being received by a controller residing in the power tool, where the descriptors are indicative of a fastening application to be performed by the power tool and are received via a wireless data link from a computing device located remotely from the power tool. The descriptors are translated into a threshold value used by a fastener setting algorithm and the threshold value is stored in a data store of the power tool. During a subsequent fastening operation performed using the tool, an operating parameter of the power tool is monitored and evaluated in accordance with the fastener setting algorithm, including the updated threshold value. Example operating parameters include current delivered to the motor and speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Steven J. Phillips, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Christopher W. Shook, Wong Kun Ng, Kevin Wenger
  • Patent number: 9859548
    Abstract: A battery pack can include a temperature sensor that can provide an output that is indicative of a temperature associated with the battery pack. A battery management unit can directly measure the temperature sensor when the battery pack is by itself or engaged with a tool. A charger can directly read the temperature sensor when the battery pack is engaged with the charger. Thus, the temperature sensor can be shared by the battery pack and the charger. The battery pack can utilize a same terminal that provides access to the temperature sensor to indicate a stop-charge signal. The charger can read the stop-charge signal on the same terminal used to directly access the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan J. Cruise, Tarek Aydin, Steven J. Phillips