Patents by Inventor Susan M. Barnabo

Susan M. Barnabo 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: 10974596
    Abstract: A gearbox operating system shifts between 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive. The system includes a reversible motor, and a reduction gear train that is configured to be driven by the motor to move a plunger between extended and retracted plunger positions that shifts gears. A printed circuit board has at least two Hall effect sensing circuits. A magnet is carried by the reduction gear train and is rotationally movable relative to the Hall effect sensing circuits. A first Hall effect sensing circuits provides a first output signal indicative of the extended plunger position. A second Hall effect sensing circuits provides a second output signal that is indicative of the retracted plunger position. A controller monitors the two Hall effect sensing circuits to determine if a desired plunger position has been achieved and trigger an error code if the desired plunger position has not been achieved within a predetermined response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, John Sachs
  • Publication number: 20200353815
    Abstract: A gearbox operating system shifts between 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive. The system includes a reversible motor, and a reduction gear train that is configured to be driven by the motor to move a plunger between extended and retracted plunger positions that shifts gears. A printed circuit board has at least two Hall effect sensing circuits. A magnet is carried by the reduction gear train and is rotationally movable relative to the Hall effect sensing circuits. A first Hall effect sensing circuits provides a first output signal indicative of the extended plunger position. A second Hall effect sensing circuits provides a second output signal that is indicative of the retracted plunger position. A controller monitors the two Hall effect sensing circuits to determine if a desired plunger position has been achieved and trigger an error code if the desired plunger position has not been achieved within a predetermined response time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, John Sachs
  • Patent number: 8261629
    Abstract: A lever assembly. The assembly may include a lever, a shaft coupled to the lever for supporting pivotal movement of the lever, a magnet coupled to the lever, the magnet being configured to rotate upon pivotal movement of the lever, and magnetic field sensor positioned adjacent the magnet for providing an output representative to position of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, Ronald I. Frank
  • Publication number: 20090095119
    Abstract: A lever assembly. The assembly may include a lever, a shaft coupled to the lever for supporting pivotal movement of the lever, a magnet coupled to the lever, the magnet being configured to rotate upon pivotal movement of the lever, and magnetic field sensor positioned adjacent the magnet for providing an output representative to position of the lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: STONERIDGE CONTROL DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, Ronald I. Frank
  • Patent number: 7439735
    Abstract: A position sensor including a sensor assembly adapted to mount to a first rail of an automotive seat rail assembly. The sensor assembly includes a Hall device and a magnet. The assembly is mountable to the first rail to cause a first output of the Hall device when the first rail is in a first position relative to a second rail of the automotive seat rail assembly, and to cause a second output of the Hall device when the first rail is in a second position relative to the second rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, Mark Freeman, Kayvan Hedayat
  • Patent number: 6978687
    Abstract: A seat belt tension sensor for sensing tension in a seat belt. The sensor includes a main plate and a travel member moveable relative to the main plate against a spring force. A sensor provides an output in response to the relative movement indicative of the tension applied to the seat belt. The spring force may be provided by one or more leaf springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, Ronald Frank, Thomas Babington
  • Publication number: 20040256877
    Abstract: A child safety seat sensor system and method. The sensor includes a movable member including a connection bar for connection to a device such as a child safety seat. The movable member moves relative to main plate, which is affixed to a fixed structure such as a vehicle frame. Upon connection of a child safety seat to the connection bar, tension is imparted to the movable member causing relative motion between the movable member and the main plate and an output from the sensor indicating that the seat is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Gerald Alan Tromblee, Jeffrey Patrick Rudd, Susan M. Barnabo, Ronald Frank
  • Publication number: 20040231436
    Abstract: A seat belt tension sensor for sensing tension in a seat belt. The sensor includes a main plate and a travel member moveable relative to the main plate against a spring force. A sensor provides an output in response to the relative movement indicative of the tension applied to the seat belt. The spring force may be provided by one or more leaf springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Susan M. Barnabo, Ronald Frank, Thomas Babington