Patents by Inventor Steven Koch

Steven Koch 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: 20220247650
    Abstract: A system for network device measurements may use a white box to perform measurements that may help determine the likelihood of network anomalies, such as microbursts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven A. Monetti, Tzuu-Yi Wang, Richard Koch, Tuan Duong, Yaron Koral, Kenneth Duell, Kathleen Meier-Hellstern, Simon Tse
  • Publication number: 20220232759
    Abstract: Crop input application systems, methods and apparatus are provided. In some embodiments, an irrigation system is provided with a reel in fluid communication with a liquid source. In some embodiments, a drop assembly is incorporated in an irrigation system. In some embodiments, a crop applicator system includes a reel positioned between adjacent rows of crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Greggory Sauder, Timothy Sauder, Justin Koch, Nowell Moore, Reid Aberle, Tyler Nafzinger, Connor Hesterberg, Jonathan Welte, Kyle Waremburg, Steven Nuest
  • Publication number: 20220186499
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to roofing shingles and palleted pluralities thereof that have a reduced susceptibility to damage during shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Rakshith SRINIVASA, Paul A. BENENSKY, Steven A. KOCH
  • Patent number: 10539958
    Abstract: A system and method for interrupting a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based automatic steering mode of a hydraulic steering system on a vehicle. When a steering wheel is manually turned by an operator, pressurized hydraulic fluid from a steering directional control valve activates an interrupter having an interrupter valve. The interrupter valve blocks pressurized fluid flow to the automatic steering system, thus overriding automatic steering and giving the operator full manual steering control via the steering wheel. The hydraulic interrupt system is mechanical with no electronic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch
  • Patent number: 10416314
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface, such as an agricultural spray boom over a crop field. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control processor. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed. Further disclosed is a work order management system and method, which can be configured for controlling the operation of multiple vehicles, such as agricultural sprayers each equipped with GNSS-based spray boom height control subsystems. The sprayers can be remotely located from each other on multiple crop fields, and can utilize GNSS-based, field-specific terrain models for controlling their spraying operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch, Mark W. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180203126
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface, such as an agricultural spray boom over a crop field. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control processor. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed. Further disclosed is a work order management system and method, which can be configured for controlling the operation of multiple vehicles, such as agricultural sprayers each equipped with GNSS-based spray boom height control subsystems. The sprayers can be remotely located from each other on multiple crop fields, and can utilize GNSS-based, field-specific terrain models for controlling their spraying operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: AgJunction LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. GATTIS, Steven A. KOCH, Mark W. ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 9945957
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface, such as an agricultural spray boom over a crop field. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control processor. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed. Further disclosed is a work order management system and method, which can be configured for controlling the operation of multiple vehicles, such as agricultural sprayers each equipped with GNSS-based spray boom height control subsystems. The sprayers can be remotely located from each other on multiple crop fields, and can utilize GNSS-based, field-specific terrain models for controlling their spraying operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch, Mark W. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170300055
    Abstract: A system and method for interrupting a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based automatic steering mode of a hydraulic steering system on a vehicle. When a steering wheel is manually turned by an operator, pressurized hydraulic fluid from a steering directional control valve activates an interrupter having an interrupter valve. The interrupter valve blocks pressurized field flow to the automatic steering system, thus overriding automatic steering and giving the operator full manual steering control via the steering wheel. The hydraulic interrupt system is mechanical with no electronic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: AgJunction LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. GATTIS, Steven A. KOCH
  • Patent number: 9781915
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control compute engine. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch
  • Patent number: 9733643
    Abstract: A system and method for interrupting a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based automatic steering mode of a hydraulic steering system on a vehicle. When a steering wheel is manually turned by an operator, pressurized hydraulic fluid from a steering directional control valve activates an interrupter having an interrupter valve. The interrupter valve blocks pressurized fluid flow to the automatic steering system, thus overriding automatic steering and giving the operator full manual steering control via the steering wheel. The hydraulic interrupt system is mechanical with no electronic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20170186084
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to intermediating credit report requests to a credit bureau between a prospective creditor and a prospective debtor. The system includes a server with an intermediary database for receipt and storage of prospective creditor identifying information, prospective debtor identifying information, with the prospective debtor identifying information including at least one key to credit bureau credit report information for said prospective debtor. The server is configured to receive an electronic communication from the prospective debtor authorizing a prospective creditor to access the credit report of the prospective debtor and storing the authorization in the intermediary database. The server conditionally retrieves the credit report of the prospective debtor from the credit bureau upon confirmation of the prospective debtor to prospective creditor authorization, and transmits the credit report to the prospective creditor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventor: Steven Koch
  • Publication number: 20160354584
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a medical device is disclosed. The method comprises laser cutting a tubular member. The tubular member may have an inner surface, an outer surface and a tubular wall defining a thickness extending therebetween. The method may also include laser cutting the member. Laser cutting may include removing a portion of the thickness of the tubular wall at one or more discrete locations along the tubular wall. The method may also include chemically etching the one or more discrete locations to form a slot within the tubular wall at the one or more discrete locations along the tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: BRIAN J. HANSON, STEVEN KOCH
  • Publication number: 20160205864
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface, such as an agricultural spray boom over a crop field. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control processor. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed. Further disclosed is a work order management system and method, which can be configured for controlling the operation of multiple vehicles, such as agricultural sprayers each equipped with GNSS-based spray boom height control subsystems. The sprayers can be remotely located from each other on multiple crop fields, and can utilize GNSS-based, field-specific terrain models for controlling their spraying operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: AgJunction LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch, Mark W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9290081
    Abstract: A ventilation cap includes a tube portion, a vent portion, and an upper portion. The tube portion is configured to releasably engage with a vent pipe. The vent portion extends from the tube portion to define a common pathway formed therein. The vent portion has at least three interconnected adjacent sides. Each of the sides includes one or more upright ribs, and multiple contiguous ribs laterally extending from the upright ribs to define openings in fluid communication with the common pathway. The contiguous ribs at one or more sides have an intermediate segment with an increased cross-sectional area. The contiguous ribs taper laterally from the intermediate segment to ends. The upper portion is disposed above the vent portion and connected to an upper end of the upright ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Alan Randleman, Daniel Kurtis Allen, Timothy Johann Lindner, Joseph Jeffrey Every, Michael Steven Koch
  • Publication number: 20150175194
    Abstract: A system and method for interrupting a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based automatic steering mode of a hydraulic steering system on a vehicle. When a steering wheel is manually turned by an operator, pressurized hydraulic fluid from a steering directional control valve activates an interrupter having an interrupter valve. The interrupter valve blocks pressurized fluid flow to the automatic steering system, thus overriding automatic steering and giving the operator full manual steering control via the steering wheel. The hydraulic interrupt system is mechanical with no electronic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch
  • Publication number: 20140277676
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based control system is provided for positioning a working component relative to a work surface. Inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, are mounted on the working component and provide positioning signals to a control compute engine. A method of positioning a working component relative to a work surface using GNSS-based positioning signals is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AgJunction LLC
    Inventors: Joshua M. Gattis, Steven A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8695289
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic roofing products for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy. One aspect of the invention is a photovoltaic roofing element comprising: a flexible roofing substrate; a photovoltaic element disposed on the flexible roofing substrate; and an electrical connector operatively coupled to the photovoltaic element, wherein the flexible roofing substrate has formed therein a recess shaped to at least partially receive the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Koch, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs, Wayne E. Shaw, Robert L. Jenkins, Robert D. Livsey
  • Publication number: 20140094107
    Abstract: A ventilation cap includes a tube portion, a vent portion, and an upper portion. The tube portion is configured to releasably engage with a vent pipe. The vent portion extends from the tube portion to define a common pathway formed therein. The vent portion has at least three interconnected adjacent sides. Each of the sides includes one or more upright ribs, and multiple contiguous ribs laterally extending from the upright ribs to define openings in fluid communication with the common pathway. The contiguous ribs at one or more sides have an intermediate segment with an increased cross-sectional area. The contiguous ribs taper laterally from the intermediate segment to ends. The upper portion is disposed above the vent portion and connected to an upper end of the upright ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Alan Randleman, Daniel Kurtis Allen, Timothy Johann Lindner, Joseph Jeffrey Every, Michael Steven Koch
  • Patent number: 8592025
    Abstract: A shingle, a method of making it, and a roof embodying the shingle is provided, in which an exterior surface of the shingle is provided with an attached reinforcement layer through which fasteners may be applied when the shingle is applied to a roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Steven A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8424681
    Abstract: A packaging box is provided, for specialty shingles, wherein there are provided multiple compartments of an interior box, for accommodating shingles, with a sleeve disposed thereabout, and with a handle of the box projecting through an upper wall of the sleeve, with there being no bottom wall for the sleeve, to accommodate ready removal of the sleeve from the multiple-compartment box. A projecting handle of an underlying box can be accommodated in an opening of a next overlying box, when the packages are assembled in stacked relation one upon the other, such as in palletized form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Schonhardt, Anna C. Amatruda, Robert L. Jenkins, Steven A. Koch