Patents by Inventor Thomas Quigley

Thomas Quigley 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: 20220009323
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a chassis, a body, and a door assembly. The body is supported by the chassis, and defines a driver compartment and a cargo compartment. The driver compartment has a cab opening and the cargo compartment has a cargo opening. The door assembly is coupled to the body and provides selective access into the driver compartment and into the cargo compartment through the cab opening and cargo opening, respectively. The door assembly includes a first door and a second door. The first door is movable between a first position extending across the cab opening and a second position extending across a portion of the cab opening. The second door is movable between a third position extending across the cargo opening and a fourth position extending across a portion of the cab opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Schmidt, Mitchell Wolfrath, Ronald Kaunisto, James Kramer, Mark Ervin, Ty Barron, Drew Eisenberg, Ben Andrews, Robert Minger, Wes Holliday, Dave McGraw, Andrew Drach, Thomas Quigley
  • Publication number: 20210321248
    Abstract: A first electronic device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first electronic device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first electronic device. A second electronic device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first electronic device and/or the networked devices. The second electronic device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first electronic device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jeyhan KARAOGUZ, Arya BEHZAD, Mark BUER, Alexander G. MACINNIS, Thomas QUIGLEY, John WALLEY
  • Patent number: 10911938
    Abstract: A first electronic device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first electronic device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first electronic device. A second electronic device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first electronic device and/or the networked devices. The second electronic device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first electronic device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Arya Behzad, Mark Buer, Alexander G. Macinnis, Thomas Quigley, John Walley
  • Publication number: 20200228961
    Abstract: A first electronic device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first electronic device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first electronic device. A second electronic device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first electronic device and/or the networked devices. The second electronic device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first electronic device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Jeyhan KARAOGUZ, Arya BEHZAD, Mark BUER, Alexander G. MACINNIS, Thomas QUIGLEY, John WALLEY
  • Patent number: 10609547
    Abstract: A first electronic device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first electronic device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first electronic device. A second electronic device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first electronic device and/or the networked devices. The second electronic device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first electronic device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Arya Behzad, Mark Buer, Alexander G. Macinnis, Thomas Quigley, John Walley
  • Patent number: 10277130
    Abstract: A series-parallel resonant power converter comprises a primary-side start-up controller and a secondary-side controller, wherein the primary-side start-up controller sends power to the secondary-side controller when power (voltage) is first applied to the series-parallel resonant power converter. The start-up controller starts up the series-parallel resonant power converter using an open-loop start-up technique wherein the secondary-side closed-loop controller takes over control of the series-parallel resonant power converter once it becomes powered and activated. During light-load or no load conditions, the secondary-side controller sends an off resonance higher frequency or a standby code inhibit (disable) command to the start-up controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLGOY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 10193458
    Abstract: Power converters, e.g., AC/DC and DC/DC, typically have unique circuitry for a proper graceful start-up and to develop correct operating voltage biases. Typically this unique circuitry is incorporated in a primary-side controller. This primary-side controller could also be the primary means of control of the power converter once started. However, a secondary-side controller is typically needed for more exact output voltage regulation, duplicating circuitry already present in the primary-side controller. Complication is typically added by linear communication between the two controllers across an isolation barrier. A simplified primary-side start-up controller is envisioned providing minimal circuitry to power up a converter until a secondary-side controller activates and takes control by sending discrete PWM commands across the isolation barrier instead of a linear signal. The start-up controller can provide voltage and current protection if the secondary-side controller fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Publication number: 20180249320
    Abstract: A first electronic device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first electronic device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first electronic device. A second electronic device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first electronic device and/or the networked devices. The second electronic device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first electronic device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Arya Behzad, Mark Buer, Alexander G. Macinnis, Thomas Quigley, John Walley
  • Publication number: 20180109197
    Abstract: Power converters, e.g., AC/DC and DC/DC, typically have unique circuitry for a proper graceful start-up and to develop correct operating voltage biases. Typically this unique circuitry is incorporated in a primary-side controller. This primary-side controller could also be the primary means of control of the power converter once started. However, a secondary-side controller is typically needed for more exact output voltage regulation, duplicating circuitry already present in the primary-side controller. Complication is typically added by linear communication between the two controllers across an isolation barrier. A simplified primary-side start-up controller is envisioned providing minimal circuitry to power up a converter until a secondary-side controller activates and takes control by sending discrete PWM commands across the isolation barrier instead of a linear signal. The start-up controller can provide voltage and current protection if the secondary-side controller fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 9918218
    Abstract: A first personal electronic (PE) device may enable generation, updating, and/or storage of user configuration information. The user configuration information may comprise information pertaining to device configuration and/or operational preferences specific to the device user and/or various use settings, connectivity, and/or use of available resources. The generation, updating, and/or storage of the user configuration information may be performed manually and/or automatically, and may be performed directly within the first PE device and/or via networked devices, which may communicatively coupled to the first PE device. A second PE device may be enabled to be communicatively coupled to the first PE device and/or the networked devices. The second PE device may then be enabled to download existing user configuration information from the first PE device and/or the networked device, and the downloaded user configuration may be utilized to configure the second PE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Arya Behzad, Mark Buer, Alexander G. MacInnis, Thomas Quigley, John Walley
  • Patent number: 9912243
    Abstract: Power converters typically have unique circuitry for graceful start-up and to develop correct operating voltage biases. Typically this unique circuitry is incorporated into a primary-side “start-up” controller. This start-up controller can also be the primary means of control of the power converter once started. However, a secondary-side controller is typically needed for more exact output voltage regulation, duplicating circuitry already present in the primary-side start-up controller. During light-load or no load conditions, on and off switching of the gate driver is stopped when the secondary-side controller sends a standby code inhibit (disable) command to the start-up controller. When power needs to be sent to the secondary side of the transformer to charge a secondary side capacitor, the secondary-side controller sends an enable code command to the start-up controller where it is detect to allow the start-up controller to operate in a normal fashion with the secondary side controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 9819274
    Abstract: Power converters, e.g., AC/DC and DC/DC, typically have unique circuitry for a proper graceful start-up and to develop correct operating voltage biases. Typically this unique circuitry is incorporated in a primary-side controller. This primary-side controller could also be the primary means of control of the power converter once started. However, a secondary-side controller is typically needed for more exact output voltage regulation, duplicating circuitry already present in the primary-side controller. Complication is typically added by linear communication between the two controllers across an isolation barrier. A simplified primary-side start-up controller is envisioned providing minimal circuitry to power up a converter until a secondary-side controller activates and takes control by sending discrete PWM commands across the isolation barrier instead of a linear signal. The start-up controller can provide voltage and current protection if the secondary-side controller fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 9705357
    Abstract: A portable generator system provides power to a load source including an engine and a generator. The engine drives the generator to provide a generator alternating current (AC) electrical power output. An energy storage system (ESS) provides an ESS direct current (DC) electrical power output. A first inverter is connected to the generator for receiving the generator AC electrical power output and for providing a DC power output. A second inverter is connected to the first inverter and the ESS for receiving the DC power output from the first inverter and the ESS DC electrical power output for providing an AC power output. A first power mode includes the generator maintaining a first generator power output level corresponding to a specified power requirement of a load source, and the ESS providing an additional first ESS power output level for satisfying the specified power requirement of the load source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Apalenek, Gordon Lu, Stephen Pasterski, Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 9705408
    Abstract: Offline power converters draw very small amounts of power when unloaded or inactive (no load demand), power consumption may be further reduced by allowing the start-up controller and/or secondary-side controller to enter into a sleep mode (functions within the controllers shut down). When the energy storage capacitors for either the start-up controller or the secondary-side controller reach a low state-of-charge, either controller can wake itself and the other controller, thereby allowing the power converter to become active until both energy storage capacitors are refreshed enough for the controllers to go back into a low power sleep mode. This cycle, which draws very little average power from the AC line, continues until the power converter is required to remain awake (operational mode) and deliver power to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 9661626
    Abstract: A wireless mobile communication (WMC) device may discover available networks, and available local and/or remote resources. The WMC device may configure routes utilizing one or more of discovered resources and one or more available networks. The routes may be utilized to performed operations requested via the WMC device. A standardized language and/or protocol may be utilized in discovering and/or communicating with available resources and/or networks. The standardized language and/or protocol may enable commonality among the discovered networks and/or resources, and encryption of data communicated through the established routes. The standardized language and/or protocol may be updated and/or modified to incorporate new resources either by direct interactions between the new resources and the WMC device, or via existing available resources and/or networks. The discovery of resources and/or establishment of routes may be user-triggered, or it may be based on user preference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Buer, Thomas Quigley, Alexander G. MacInnis, Arya Behzad, Jeyhan Karaoguz, John Walley
  • Publication number: 20170054376
    Abstract: Offline power converters draw very small amounts of power when unloaded or inactive (no load demand), power consumption may be further reduced by allowing the start-up controller and/or secondary-side controller to enter into a sleep mode (functions within the controllers shut down). When the energy storage capacitors for either the start-up controller or the secondary-side controller reach a low state-of-charge, either controller can wake itself and the other controller, thereby allowing the power converter to become active until both energy storage capacitors are refreshed enough for the controllers to go back into a low power sleep mode. This cycle, which draws very little average power from the AC line, continues until the power converter is required to remain awake (operational mode) and deliver power to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Publication number: 20160352237
    Abstract: Power converters typically have unique circuitry for graceful start-up and to develop correct operating voltage biases. Typically this unique circuitry is incorporated into a primary-side “start-up” controller. This start-up controller can also be the primary means of control of the power converter once started. However, a secondary-side controller is typically needed for more exact output voltage regulation, duplicating circuitry already present in the primary-side start-up controller. During light-load or no load conditions, on and off switching of the gate driver is stopped when the secondary-side controller sends a standby code inhibit (disable) command to the start-up controller. When power needs to be sent to the secondary side of the transformer to charge a secondary side capacitor, the secondary-side controller sends an enable code command to the start-up controller where it is detect to allow the start-up controller to operate in a normal fashion with the secondary side controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Publication number: 20160352231
    Abstract: A series-parallel resonant power converter comprises a primary-side start-up controller and a secondary-side controller, wherein the primary-side start-up controller sends power to the secondary-side controller when power (voltage) is first applied to the series-parallel resonant power converter. The start-up controller starts up the series-parallel resonant power converter using an open-loop start-up technique wherein the secondary-side closed-loop controller takes over control of the series-parallel resonant power converter once it becomes powered and activated. During light-load or no load conditions, the secondary-side controller sends an off resonance higher frequency or a standby code inhibit (disable) command to the start-up controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Microchip Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Quigley
  • Patent number: 9509795
    Abstract: A wireless mobile communication (WMC) device may be utilized to generate and/or maintain multimedia data files. Context data tags may be created to tag the generated multimedia data files, enabling identification of multimedia data files without directly accessing the contents of the multimedia data files. Context data tags may comprise such attributes as time/date stamps, location, subject, environment, scheduling, and/or biometric information. The WMC device may maintain user preference information, which is unique to the WMC device capabilities and/or to a specific device user. The user preference information may be utilized to specify attributes that may be utilized in creating context data tags for multimedia data files. The user preference information may be maintained in the WMC device and/or externally. Tagging operation may be performed dynamically, and a remote device may be utilized to perform tagging operations and/or to maintain the user preference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander G. MacInnis, Thomas Quigley, Arya Behzad, Jeyhan Karaoguz, John Walley, Mark Buer
  • Patent number: D910963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas A. Quigley, Jr.