Patents by Inventor Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy 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: 20200223548
    Abstract: Device installation systems, methods, and media for providing ubiquitous connectivity in outdoor environments are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kennedy, Craig Nevill-Manning, Amanda Meurer, Veronica Pinchin, Daniel Riegel
  • Patent number: 10634258
    Abstract: An intake manifold with an internal check valve that operates in coordination with a Positive Crankcase Valve has a check valve retainer that is mounted within the manifold and contacts the check valve to maintains the check valve in position and avoid dislodgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas Kennedy, Michael Paul Capko, Timothy Lee Collins
  • Patent number: 10557876
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: EnergyHub
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20190390977
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides a communications architecture for managing/relaying utility information, such as energy, water or gas information. In one aspect, the system includes a hub having a first communications interface for receiving consumption data of a predetermined energy load and a second communications interface for communicating with a metering device. The second communications interface is configured to transmit the consumption data to the metering device and to receive control signals from the metering device where the consumption data is communicated using a first protocol and wherein the control signals are communicated using a second protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Thomas Kennedy, Andrew Martin, Daniel Riegel, Stephan von Muehlen
  • Patent number: 10480664
    Abstract: An intake manifold with an internal check valve that operates in coordination with a Positive Crankcase Valve has a check valve retainer that is mounted within the manifold and contacts the check valve to maintains the check valve in position and avoid dislodgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas Kennedy, Michael Paul Capko, Timothy Lee Collins
  • Patent number: 10465595
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of cooling an engine exhaust generated by an engine of a work machine having a hydraulically operated implement. The work machine includes an emission control system and a cooling system having an oil cooling system configured to cool an oil of a hydraulic system and an engine cooling system configured to cool an engine coolant circulating through the engine. An exhaust pipe, coupled to the emission control system and configured to direct engine exhaust, includes an outlet disposed in a space located between an oil cooler of the oil cooling system and a radiator of the engine cooling system. An air displacement device is configured to draw air into and away from the oil cooler and the radiator and to draw the exhaust from the exhaust pipe. Exhaust from the exhaust pipe is drawn past the oil cooler and the radiator to cool the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Kennedy, Kevin W. Campbell, Paul A. Wantschik, Travis Graber, Kal J. Airey
  • Publication number: 20190309673
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of cooling an engine exhaust generated by an engine of a work machine having a hydraulically operated implement. The work machine includes an emission control system and a cooling system having an oil cooling system configured to cool an oil of a hydraulic system and an engine cooling system configured to cool an engine coolant circulating through the engine. An exhaust pipe, coupled to the emission control system and configured to direct engine exhaust, includes an outlet disposed in a space located between an oil cooler of the oil cooling system and a radiator of the engine cooling system. An air displacement device is configured to draw air into and away from the oil cooler and the radiator and to draw the exhaust from the exhaust pipe. Exhaust from the exhaust pipe is drawn past the oil cooler and the radiator to cool the exhaust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Kennedy, Kevin W. Campbell, Paul A. Wantschik, Travis Graber, Kal J. Airey
  • Patent number: 10123619
    Abstract: A canvas holding assembly for holding large and small canvases includes a base that is tripoidal. A first plate is coupled to and extends from the base. The first plate is substantially parallel to a surface upon which the base is positioned and is configured to position items of a user. A first bar is selectively extendable from a top of the base. A second bar is coupled to and extends from the first bar distal from the base. A first coupler is pivotally coupled to the second bar distal from the first bar. The first coupler is positioned above the first plate. Each of a plurality of holders is configured to couple to a canvas. Each holder comprises a second coupler that is complementary to, and positioned to couple to, the first coupler, such that the holder is configured to couple to the canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20180228289
    Abstract: A canvas holding assembly for holding large and small canvases includes a base that is tripoidal. A first plate is coupled to and extends from the base. The first plate is substantially parallel to a surface upon which the base is positioned and is configured to position items of a user. A first bar is selectively extendable from a top of the base. A second bar is coupled to and extends from the first bar distal from the base. A first coupler is pivotally coupled to the second bar distal from the first bar. The first coupler is positioned above the first plate. Each of a plurality of holders is configured to couple to a canvas. Each holder comprises a second coupler that is complementary to, and positioned to couple to, the first coupler, such that the holder is configured to couple to the canvas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9546752
    Abstract: A device for detecting fuel leaks in a vehicle is provided. The device includes a body configured to be mounted in sealing engagement around a portion of a fuel line in the vehicle; and a collection chamber configured to collect fuel that leaks from the fuel line within the body. The body is configured to direct the fuel leaked from the fuel line to the collection chamber. At least a portion of the body or collection chamber is transparent to enable presence of the fuel leaked from the fuel line to be visually verified. The collection chamber is operatively connected to a drain connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael E. Iden, Thomas A. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20160319996
    Abstract: The modular LED retrofit lamp system includes a high-power LED light engine, together with an integrated optics mount, an integrated yet serviceable LED dimmable driver, and a point of attachment on the center area of the engine for mounting the LED engine. Different mounts for the engine can include, but are not limited to, PAR56, PAR46, PAR64, PAR38, Mini Candelabra, Intermediate Screw Base, Mogul Screwbase, and Fresnel-based Theatrical Fixtures. One LED light engine can replace a wide range of tungsten lamps ranging up to 500 watt equivalents in output performance, as well as dimming performance. Additional brackets and lamp sockets easily retrofit into an existing lighting fixture, while dimming capabilities are retained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: BRIAN MOON, JOHN LUHRS, THOMAS KENNEDY
  • Publication number: 20160305595
    Abstract: A device for detecting fuel leaks in a vehicle is provided. The device includes a body configured to be mounted in sealing engagement around a portion of a fuel line in the vehicle; and a collection chamber configured to collect fuel that leaks from the fuel line within the body. The body is configured to direct the fuel leaked from the fuel line to the collection chamber. At least a portion of the body or collection chamber is transparent to enable presence of the fuel leaked from the fuel line to be visually verified. The collection chamber is operatively connected to a drain connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Michael E. Iden, Thomas A. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20160296552
    Abstract: The present application provides methods of treating and preventing infections in the lung, such as Pseudomonas infections, comprising administering substantially non-anticoagulant 2-0, 2-0 desulfated heparin (ODSH) to subjects suffering from, or at risk for, chronic or acute pulmonary infections. ODSH can be administered alone or in combination with one or more other therapeutic agents, such as anti-microbial or antibiotic agents, mucolytic agents, DNases, bronchodilators, and anti-inflammatory agents. Also, provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions and unit dosage forms of ODSH, optionally in combination with other therapeutic agents, for use in the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Kennedy, Lin L. Mantell
  • Patent number: 9452592
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multilayer film having an active oxygen barrier layer that comprises an oxygen scavenging composition that is a blend of a thermoplastic resin (A) having carbon-carbon double bonds substantially in its main chain, a transition metal salt (B), and an oxygen barrier polymer (C) having oxygen barrier properties that can be further enhanced by exposing the composition to a source of ionizing radiation e.g., electron beam radiation. Irradiation improves the oxygen scavenging abilities of the oxygen scavenging composition so that oxygen can be intercepted and scavenged as it passes through the film. The resulting irradiated multilayer film has improved active barrier properties in comparison to the same film prior to irradiation. As result, the multilayer film of the present invention can be used in packaging applications to help maintain a low oxygen atmosphere in the interior of a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Beckwith, Frank Bryan Edwards, Janet Rivett, Cynthia Louise Ebner, Thomas Kennedy, Rachel McDowell, Drew V. Speer
  • Publication number: 20160172834
    Abstract: A messenger wire clamp is disclosed. The clamp includes an interface portion adapted to be fixedly connected to a support bracket and a wire clamping portion releasably connected to the interface portion. The wire clamping portion has a wire retaining passage extending longitudinally therealong. A securing device extends laterally though the wire clamping portion and into the interface portion. The securing device releasably secures the wire clamping portion to the interface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Luke Larry Fox, Jason Samuel Gottlieb, Kevin William James, Patrick Thomas Kennedy, Lok Ngan
  • Publication number: 20150285264
    Abstract: Provided is a self-contained, closed-loop cooling system for an air compressor, and a method of controlling a temperature of the compressor. The air compressor provides compressed air to an associated system. The air compressor includes a passage for a flow of coolant therethrough. A pump pumps an input flow of coolant into the air compressor, and a heat exchanger cools an output flow of coolant from the air compressor. Fluid delivery lines connect the air compressor, the pump, and the heat exchanger in a closed loop configuration, such that the coolant is not subject to contact with atmospheric air or other systems. The cooling system is associated solely with the air compressor for cooling its parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas A. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150185261
    Abstract: The invention generally concerns systems and methods for monitoring and controlling the power consumption of a power-consuming device. The system and method may connect to a power source and a power-consuming device, connecting the power-consuming device to the power source. The power usage of the power-consuming device may then be measured and monitored. This monitoring data may then be stored and optionally sent to a controlling device on a data network. The location of the power-consuming device may also be determined, recorded, and sent to a controlling device. The system may also control the power usage of the power-consuming device. In some cases, a remote server may connect multiple energy monitoring systems in order to gain additional efficiencies and foster a community-based social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Seth Frader-Thompson, Stephan von Muehlen, Thomas Kennedy
  • Patent number: D901540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Lee Collins, Patrick Thomas Kennedy, Michael Paul Capko
  • Patent number: D912703
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Lee Collins, Patrick Thomas Kennedy, Michael Paul Capko
  • Patent number: D924936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Lee Collins, Patrick Thomas Kennedy, Michael Paul Capko