Patents by Inventor Tim Dunn

Tim Dunn 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: 20200352049
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling an electronic image assembly are provided. A transparent panel forms a front portion of a housing for the electronic image assembly. The transparent panel is located forward of, and at least some distance from the electronic image assembly. An airflow pathway passes through the housing between said electronic image assembly and said transparent panel. An air circulation device forces air through the airflow pathway. At least one polarizer located at the transparent panel is configured to reduce solar energy entering said airflow pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10801644
    Abstract: A device for providing pipelaying guidance is disclosed. The device may determine an original shape of a pipeline that comprises a plurality of pipeline segments. The device may obtain current location data concerning a respective position of each pipeline segment of the plurality of pipeline segments, and may determine a current shape of the pipeline based on the current location data. The device may calculate, based on the original shape of the pipeline and the current shape of the pipeline, stress information concerning the pipeline, and may perform one or more actions based on the stress information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James Dunn, Wes Holm, Leo Chen, Tim Camacho
  • Publication number: 20200240548
    Abstract: A device for providing pipelaying guidance is disclosed. The device may determine an original shape of a pipeline that comprises a plurality of pipeline segments. The device may obtain current location data concerning a respective position of each pipeline segment of the plurality of pipeline segments, and may determine a current shape of the pipeline based on the current location data. The device may calculate, based on the original shape of the pipeline and the current shape of the pipeline, stress information concerning the pipeline, and may perform one or more actions based on the stress information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James DUNN, Wes HOLM, Leo CHEN, Tim CAMACHO
  • Patent number: 10721836
    Abstract: An electronic image assembly cooling system includes an enclosure having an electronic image assembly mounting space located therein. A closed loop gas circulation path and an open loop air flow path are provided to effectuate cooling. A common heat exchanger is located in gaseous communication with both the closed loop gas circulation path and the open loop air flow path. The closed loop gas circulation path encircles the electronic image assembly mounting space within the enclosure, while the open loop ambient air flow path facilitates removal of heat from gas circulating within the closed loop gas circulation path. A second open loop air flow path may pass through the enclosure and through a gap located rearward of the electronic image assembly mounting space to assist with heat removal when an electronic image assembly is mounted in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10666774
    Abstract: Processing a message that includes a sequence of data fields, each including data in a native format of the message. Program code for handling the message is analyzed to determine an intended destination of the message and an associated operation of the intended destination. A data format for the operation of the intended destination may then be determined. Based on this data format, data of the message may be passed to the intended destination in either the native format of the message or a parsed format differing from the native format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tim Dunn, Martin A. Ross
  • Patent number: 10660245
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments disclosed herein provide a back pan cooling assembly for an electronic display having a rear pan. A cooling back pan is preferably positioned behind the rear pan, the space between the cooling back pan and the rear pan defining a gap. A fan is positioned to cause a flow of ambient air through the gap. An electronic component for driving the electronic display may be placed in conductive thermal communication with the cooling back pan. A rear cover can be placed against the cooling back pan to define a sealed compartment which does not permit ambient air to enter. A port can be provided within the rear cover which allows ambient air to travel between the surroundings, the fan, and the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Mike Brown, Tim Hubbard
  • Publication number: 20200154597
    Abstract: An electronic image assembly cooling system includes an enclosure having an electronic image assembly mounting space located therein. A closed loop gas circulation path and an open loop air flow path are provided to effectuate cooling. A common heat exchanger is located in gaseous communication with both the closed loop gas circulation path and the open loop air flow path. The closed loop gas circulation path encircles the electronic image assembly mounting space within the enclosure, while the open loop ambient air flow path facilitates removal of heat from gas circulating within the closed loop gas circulation path. A second open loop air flow path may pass through the enclosure and through a gap located rearward of the electronic image assembly mounting space to assist with heat removal when an electronic image assembly is mounted in the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10558716
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for publish/subscribe messaging. A subscription is initiated, including designating a subscription queue to which published messages relating to the subscription are to be put. Multiple content-based filtering expressions are defined for the subscription, each of the filtering expressions being defined for a given utilization of the subscription queue. Furthermore, in another aspect, a published message relating to a subscription is received. The utilization of a subscription queue designated in the subscription is checked. A content-based filtering expression defined for the given utilization of the subscription queue is determined. The content-based filtering expression may then be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Dunn
  • Patent number: 10524384
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments herein provide a system for cooling an electronic display where a plate is positioned behind the electronic display, the space between the plate and the electronic display defining a first channel. A first fan is preferably positioned to force a first flow of external air through the first channel. A heat exchanger is preferably positioned adjacent to the plate where the space between the heat exchanger and the plate defines a second channel; and a second fan is preferably positioned to force a second flow of external air through the second channel and through the heat exchanger. A continuous heat sink may be placed within the first channel. Pass through gaskets may be used to ensure the external air may cross paths with the circulating gas without permitted the external air and circulating gas to mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard, Ryan DeMars
  • Patent number: 10524397
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a heat exchanger assembly for cooling power module bricks, the heat exchanger assembly having a plurality of spaced apart heat exchanger layers between which external air and a closed loop gas are separately circulated. A series of metallic plates may be located within the spaces between some or all of the heat exchanger layers to conduct heat from the power modules. Circulating fans may be employed to circulate external air and circulating gas through the heat exchanger. Pass through junctions may be positioned near edges of the heat exchanger to permit the circulating gas to cross paths with the external air without allowing the two gas flows to mix with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard, Kevin O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10506740
    Abstract: An electronic display including an electronic image assembly and a cooling system for an electronic image assembly. A closed loop gas circulation path and an open loop ambient air flow path are provided to effectuate cooling. A common heat exchanger is located in gaseous communication with both the closed loop gas circulation path and the open loop ambient air flow path. The open loop ambient air flow path facilitates removal of heat from gas circulating within the closed loop gas circulation path. A cooling channel may be located behind a rear portion of the electronic image assembly to further enhance cooling via the circulation of ambient air therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Tim Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10420257
    Abstract: An electronic display assembly having forced-air cooling. A thermally conductive plate or a thermally conductive backlight surface is located behind an electronic display of the electronic display assembly and within a housing thereof such that a gap is formed between the plate or backlight surface and an adjacent wall of the housing. External cooling air may be caused to flow in a top-to-bottom direction through the gap in order to remove heat from the electronic display that has been conductively transferred to the gap. A plurality of ribs may be placed within the gap and in thermal communication with the electronic display to enhance the conductive transfer of heat from the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Chris Tran, Tim Hubbard
  • Patent number: 9880981
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a method for error handling during document processing is provided. The method includes receiving a well-defined document as input to a computer program executing in memory of a computer, parsing the well-defined document and validating the well-defined document as conforming with a defined plan for the well-defined document, and responsive to detecting an error during parsing and validating, permitting use of the well-defined document to proceed notwithstanding the detected error if enough of the well-defined document conforms to the defined plan to satisfy programmatic input needs of the computer program, but otherwise terminating use of the well-defined document in the computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Dunn, Oliver Wynn
  • Publication number: 20170272360
    Abstract: Processing a message that includes a sequence of data fields, each including data in a native format of the message. Program code for handling the message is analyzed to determine an intended destination of the message and an associated operation of the intended destination. A data format for the operation of the intended destination may then be determined. Based on this data format, data of the message may be passed to the intended destination in either the native format of the message or a parsed format differing from the native format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Tim Dunn, Martin A. Ross
  • Patent number: 9630607
    Abstract: An air dryer system to keep brakes free from ice and water. The air dryer system includes a canister having a side wall and a bottom defining an upwardly opening chamber. A lid may be removably secured to the canister for an air tight closure of the chamber. A ball valve is coupled to the bottom of the canister. A t-connector is coupled to the canister via the ball valve. The ball valve places the t-connector in fluid communication with the chamber. A quick release coupling may be attached to the ball valve. A plurality of glad hand connectors are disposed at distal ends of the t-connector allowing the air dryer system to be easily assembled to a truck and truck trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Tim Dunn
  • Publication number: 20160016573
    Abstract: An air dryer system to keep brakes free from ice and water. The air dryer system includes a canister having a side wall and a bottom defining an upwardly opening chamber. A lid may be removably secured to the canister for an air tight closure of the chamber. A ball valve is coupled to the bottom of the canister. A t-connector is coupled to the canister via the ball valve. The ball valve places the t-connector in fluid communication with the chamber. A quick release coupling may be attached to the ball valve. A plurality of glad hand connectors are disposed at distal ends of the t-connector allowing the air dryer system to be easily assembled to a truck and truck trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Tim Dunn
  • Patent number: 8636394
    Abstract: A light emitting diode perimeter lamp assembly generally includes a housing a receiving pocket formed therein for receiving a circuit board with a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted thereon. In addition, a culminating lens having a plurality of light directing elements is positioned within the receiving pocket of the housing above the circuit board such that light emitted from said plurality of light emitting diodes passes through said plurality of light directing elements. An outer lens is also mounted over the receiving pocket. When the perimeter lamp is installed on a truck body, the bottom side of the lamp housing is at an acute angle to a ground surface while the back end of the perimeter lamp is adjacent and parallel to a truck wall such that light emitted by the plurality of light emitting diodes is projected onto the ground surface adjacent to the truck wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Truck-Lite Co., LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Kenyon, Tim Dunn, Tim DiPenti
  • Publication number: 20130141927
    Abstract: A light emitting diode perimeter lamp assembly generally includes a housing a receiving pocket formed therein for receiving a circuit board with a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted thereon. In addition, a culminating lens having a plurality of light directing elements is positioned within the receiving pocket of the housing above the circuit board such that light emitted from said plurality of light emitting diodes passes through said plurality of light directing elements. An outer lens is also mounted over the receiving pocket. When the perimeter lamp is installed on a truck body, the bottom side of the lamp housing is at an acute angle to a ground surface while the back end of the perimeter lamp is adjacent and parallel to a truck wall such that light emitted by the plurality of light emitting diodes is projected onto the ground surface adjacent to the truck wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Nicholas Kenyon, Tim Dunn, Tim DiPenti
  • Publication number: 20120173492
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a method for error handling during document processing is provided. The method includes receiving a well-defined document as input to a computer program executing in memory of a computer, parsing the well-defined document and validating the well-defined document as conforming with a defined plan for the well-defined document, and responsive to detecting an error during parsing and validating, permitting use of the well-defined document to proceed notwithstanding the detected error if enough of the well-defined document conforms to the defined plan to satisfy programmatic input needs of the computer program, but otherwise terminating use of the well-defined document in the computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Dunn, Oliver WYNN
  • Patent number: 8195790
    Abstract: A data processing method for optimizing one or more parameters of a message handling system comprises defining a test workload comprising a plurality of messages, simulating the normal operation of the message handling system, processing at least a portion of the test workload, changing one or more parameters of the message handling system, monitoring the performance of the message handling system, and generating an optimization of at least one parameter based upon the performance of the message handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Anthony Braithwaite, Tim Dunn, Jose Emir Garza