Patents by Inventor Timothy J. Bartlett

Timothy J. Bartlett 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: 20210213553
    Abstract: A portable welder that includes a portable housing, a ground clamp, an electrode holder, a user interface, and a battery pack interface. The ground clamp is connected to the portable housing through a ground cable and is configured to be connected to a metal workpiece. The electrode holder is connected to the portable housing through an electrode cable. The electrode holder includes a mount connected to the electrode cable and a user input. The mount is configured to hold a consumable electrode. The user input is configured to activate the portable welder. The user interface located on the housing. The battery pack interface is configured to receive a removable and rechargeable battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Woodrow W. Walker, Andrew D. Van Hoorn, Matthew Doyle, Timothy J. Bartlett, Timothy R. Obermann, Steven C. Zbrozek
  • Publication number: 20210175783
    Abstract: A gas engine replacement device includes a housing, a battery receptacle coupled to the housing and configured to removably connect to a battery pack having a memory storing battery pack configuration data, a motor located within the housing, a power take-off shaft receiving torque from the motor and protruding from a side of the housing, a power switching network configured to selectively provide power from the battery pack to the motor, and a first electronic processor coupled to the power switching network and configured to control the power switching network to rotate the motor. The first electronic processor is configured to receive the battery pack configuration data responsive to a connection of the battery pack to the battery receptacle and control the power switching network based on the battery pack configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy J. Bartlett, Ryan B. Jipp
  • Publication number: 20210143375
    Abstract: A gas engine replacement device includes a housing, a battery receptacle coupled to the housing to receive a battery pack, a motor within the housing, a power take-off shaft receiving torque from the motor and protruding from a side of the housing, a power switching network configured to provide power from the battery pack to the motor, and an electronic processor coupled to the power switching network and configured to control the power switching network to rotate the motor and to receive a command speed, determine whether the command speed is in an exclusion zone, set an output speed at the command speed responsive to the command speed being outside the exclusion zone, set the output speed to a speed outside the exclusion zone responsive to the command speed being in the exclusion zone, and control the power switching network to rotate the motor in accordance with the output speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy R. Obermann, David W. Siegler, Alexander Huber, William F. Chapman, III, Patrick D. Gallagher, Timothy J. Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20210140130
    Abstract: Bi-directional motor (36) for gas engine replacement device (10). One embodiment provides a gas engine replacement device (10) including a housing (14), a battery receptacle (54), a motor (36), a power take-off shaft (38) receiving torque from the motor (36), a power switching network (310) configured to selectively provide power to the motor (36), and an electronic processor (302) coupled to the power switching network (310). The electronic processor (302) is configured to rotate the motor (36) in a first direction and receive an input to switch a rotation direction of the motor (36). The electronic processor is also configured to control the power switching network (310) to stop the motor (36) and rotate the motor (36) in a second direction after controlling the power switching network (310) to stop the motor (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick D. Gallagher, Timothy J. Bartlett, Timothy R. Obermann, Alexander Huber, Connor P. Sprague, Evan M. Glanzer, John E. Koller
  • Publication number: 20210001503
    Abstract: An example system includes a cutting tool and a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool. In response to receiving information indicative of actuation of a first user interface item, the device sends a first signal to the cutting tool so as to request enabling the cutting tool to be operated remotely. The cutting tool sends a second signal to the device indicating that remote operation of the cutting tool has been enabled. The cutting tool receives information indicating that the trigger has been activated, and sends a third signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is ready to perform a cutting operation. The device receives information indicative of actuation of a second user interface item, and responsively, sends a fourth signal to the cutting tool so as to cause the cutting tool to perform the cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Luke J. Skinner, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Timothy J. Bartlett, Carter H. Ypma, Timothy R. Obermann, Benjamin O. Cabot, Kris J. Kanack, Thomas C. Hanks, Ian C. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10792832
    Abstract: An example system includes a cutting tool and a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool. In response to receiving information indicative of actuation of a first user interface item, the device sends a first signal to the cutting tool so as to request enabling the cutting tool to be operated remotely. The cutting tool sends a second signal to the device indicating that remote operation of the cutting tool has been enabled. The cutting tool receives information indicating that the trigger has been activated, and sends a third signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is ready to perform a cutting operation. The device receives information indicative of actuation of a second user interface item, and responsively, sends a fourth signal to the cutting tool so as to cause the cutting tool to perform the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luke J. Skinner, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Timothy J. Bartlett, Carter H. Ypma, Timothy R. Obermann, Benjamin O. Cabot, Kris J. Kanack, Thomas C. Hanks, Ian C. Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20200061861
    Abstract: An example system includes a cutting tool and a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool. In response to receiving information indicative of actuation of a first user interface item, the device sends a first signal to the cutting tool so as to request enabling the cutting tool to be operated remotely. The cutting tool sends a second signal to the device indicating that remote operation of the cutting tool has been enabled. The cutting tool receives information indicating that the trigger has been activated, and sends a third signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is ready to perform a cutting operation. The device receives information indicative of actuation of a second user interface item, and responsively, sends a fourth signal to the cutting tool so as to cause the cutting tool to perform the cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Luke J. Skinner, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Timothy J. Bartlett, Carter H. Ypma, Timothy R. Obermann, Benjamin O. Cabot, Kris J. Kanack, Thomas C. Hanks, Ian C. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10471618
    Abstract: An example system includes a cutting tool and a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool. In response to receiving information indicative of actuation of a first user interface item, the device sends a first signal to the cutting tool so as to request enabling the cutting tool to be operated remotely. The cutting tool sends a second signal to the device indicating that remote operation of the cutting tool has been enabled. The cutting tool receives information indicating that the trigger has been activated, and sends a third signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is ready to perform a cutting operation. The device receives information indicative of actuation of a second user interface item, and responsively, sends a fourth signal to the cutting tool so as to cause the cutting tool to perform the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Luke J. Skinner, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Timothy J. Bartlett, Carter H. Ypma, Timothy R. Obermann, Benjamin O. Cabot, Kris J. Kanack, Thomas C. Hanks, Ian C. Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20170157787
    Abstract: An example system includes a cutting tool and a device configured to remotely control the cutting tool. In response to receiving information indicative of actuation of a first user interface item, the device sends a first signal to the cutting tool so as to request enabling the cutting tool to be operated remotely. The cutting tool sends a second signal to the device indicating that remote operation of the cutting tool has been enabled. The cutting tool receives information indicating that the trigger has been activated, and sends a third signal to the device indicating that the cutting tool is ready to perform a cutting operation. The device receives information indicative of actuation of a second user interface item, and responsively, sends a fourth signal to the cutting tool so as to cause the cutting tool to perform the cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Luke J. Skinner, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Timothy J. Bartlett, Carter H. Ypma, Timothy R. Obermann, Benjamin O. Cabot, Kris J. Kanack, Thomas C. Hanks, Ian C. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 6598298
    Abstract: A field dressing tool of the type for field dressing small game, is provided. The field dressing tool including: a pair of handles each having a first and second end, each handle forming a trough; a cutting blade connected to a first end of each of said handles, the cutting blades functionally interconnected by a pivot joint; a knife member having a first edge tapering to a point and a notch formed proximate the point on an edge opposite the first edge, the knife member pivotally connected to the second end of one of the handles and pivotable from a position disposed within a trough to a position extending from a handle; and a rake member pivotally connected to the second end of one of the handles, the rake being pivotable from a position disposed within a trough to a position extending from a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bartlett