Patents by Inventor Timothy J. Bennett

Timothy J. Bennett 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: 20190375285
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190357935
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a handle, an elongated tube extending distally from the handle, and a suction tip at a distal end portion of the elongated tube. The suction tip has a cavity formed therein. A cutting blade is positioned at least partially within the cavity and rotatable across the cavity to sever tissue, the cavity dimensioned to receive the severed tissue for removal from a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Danyel J. Racenet, Timothy N. Wells, Steven L. Bennett, Amin Elachchabi, Michael J. Bettuchi, Miles William Noel Hember
  • Patent number: 10421349
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10420578
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a handle, an elongated tube extending distally from the handle, and a suction tip at a distal end portion of the elongated tube. The suction tip has a cavity formed therein. A cutting blade is positioned at least partially within the cavity and rotatable across the cavity to sever tissue, the cavity dimensioned to receive the severed tissue for removal from a patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Danyel J. Racenet, Timothy N. Wells, Steven L. Bennett, Amin Elachchabi, Michael J. Bettuchi, Miles William Noel Hember
  • Publication number: 20190270039
    Abstract: A filter element may include a tubular element, first and second end caps, each associated with an opposite end of the tubular element, filter media positioned around the tubular element and between the first and second end caps, a biasing element associated with the tubular element, and a retainer element positioned at a first end of the tubular element. The retainer element may include a retainer aperture including a central circular portion and two opposite lateral slots extending from opposite sides of the central circular portion, and two arcuate shoulder segments extending between opposite sides of the two opposite lateral slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Alan MORRIS, Jeffrey R. RIES, Timothy J. BENNETT
  • Publication number: 20190239689
    Abstract: A cookware assembly comprises a lid including an underside and a plurality of basting projections. The underside has a center and extending toward a perimeter of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections protrudes downwardly from the underside of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections includes an interior concave surface, an exterior concave surface, and a drip ridge. The interior concave surface extends downwardly away from the underside to form a bay adjacent to the interior concave surface. The drip ridge is formed along a border between the interior concave surface and the exterior surface and defines a vertex along the drip ridge. During use of the lid, condensate formed on the underside collects along the interior concave surface, which funnels the condensate to the vertex for droplet formation and release from a corresponding one of the plurality of basting projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10343090
    Abstract: A filter element may include a tubular element, first and second end caps, each associated with an opposite end of the tubular element, filter media positioned around the tubular element and between the first and second end caps, a biasing element associated with the tubular element, and a retainer element positioned at a first end of the tubular element. The retainer element may include a retainer aperture including a central circular portion and two opposite lateral slots extending from opposite sides of the central circular portion, and two arcuate shoulder segments extending between opposite sides of the two opposite lateral slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Alan Morris, Jeffrey R. Ries, Timothy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10322627
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegell, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert A. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10264921
    Abstract: A cookware assembly comprises a lid including an underside and a plurality of basting projections. The underside has a center and extending toward a perimeter of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections protrudes downwardly from the underside of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections includes an interior concave surface, an exterior concave surface, and a drip ridge. The interior concave surface extends downwardly away from the underside to form a bay adjacent to the interior concave surface. The drip ridge is formed along a border between the interior concave surface and the exterior surface and defines a vertex along the drip ridge. During use of the lid, condensate formed on the underside collects along the interior concave surface, which funnels the condensate to the vertex for droplet formation and release from a corresponding one of the plurality of basting projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20180065066
    Abstract: A filter element may include a tubular element, first and second end caps, each associated with an opposite end of the tubular element, filter media positioned around the tubular element and between the first and second end caps, a biasing element associated with the tubular element, and a retainer element positioned at a first end of the tubular element. The retainer element may include a retainer aperture including a central circular portion and two opposite lateral slots extending from opposite sides of the central circular portion, and two arcuate shoulder segments extending between opposite sides of the two opposite lateral slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Alan MORRIS, Jeffrey R. RIES, Timothy J. BENNETT
  • Patent number: 9880075
    Abstract: A wear measurement system for a component is disclosed. The wear measurement system may include an imaging device configured to obtain a plurality of two-dimensional images of the component. The wear measurement system may also include a controller. The controller may be configured to generate a three-dimensional point cloud representing the component based on the two-dimensional images. The controller may also be configured to overlay a computer model of the component on the three-dimensional point cloud. Further, the controller may be configured to project the computer model on the two-dimensional images. The controller may also be configured to select at least two reference points appearing in each of a subset of images selected from the two-dimensional images. The controller may be configured to determine locations of the two reference points in the three-dimensional point cloud, determine an image distance between the locations, and determine an amount of wear based on the image distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan S. Finch, Yue Wang, Kook In Han, Timothy J. Bennett, Daniel A. Smyth
  • Patent number: 9875535
    Abstract: A wear measurement system for a component is disclosed. The wear measurement system may have an imaging device configured to obtain a plurality of two-dimensional images of the component. The wear measurement system may also have a controller. The controller may be configured to generate a three-dimensional point cloud representing the component based on the two-dimensional images. The controller may also be configured to select at least two reference points appearing in each of a subset of images selected from the two-dimensional images. Further, the controller may be configured to determine locations of the two reference points in the three-dimensional point cloud. The controller may also be configured to determine an image distance between the locations. In addition, the controller may be configured to determine an amount of wear based on the image distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan S. Finch, Yue Wang, Timothy J. Bennett, Daniel A. Smyth, Kook In Han
  • Publication number: 20170236261
    Abstract: A wear measurement system for a component is disclosed. The wear measurement system may have an imaging device configured to obtain a plurality of two-dimensional images of the component. The wear measurement system may also have a controller. The controller may be configured to generate a three-dimensional point cloud representing the component based on the two-dimensional images. The controller may also be configured to select at least two reference points appearing in each of a subset of images selected from the two-dimensional images. Further, the controller may be configured to determine locations of the two reference points in the three-dimensional point cloud. The controller may also be configured to determine an image distance between the locations. In addition, the controller may be configured to determine an amount of wear based on the image distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan S. FINCH, Yue WANG, Timothy J. BENNETT, Daniel A. SMYTH, Kook In HAN
  • Publication number: 20170234775
    Abstract: A wear measurement system for a component is disclosed. The wear measurement system may include an imaging device configured to obtain a plurality of two-dimensional images of the component. The wear measurement system may also include a controller. The controller may be configured to generate a three-dimensional point cloud representing the component based on the two-dimensional images. The controller may also be configured to overlay a computer model of the component on the three-dimensional point cloud. Further, the controller may be configured to project the computer model on the two-dimensional images. The controller may also be configured to select at least two reference points appearing in each of a subset of images selected from the two-dimensional images. The controller may be configured to determine locations of the two reference points in the three-dimensional point cloud, determine an image distance between the locations, and determine an amount of wear based on the image distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan S. FINCH, Yue WANG, Kook In HAN, Timothy J. BENNETT, Daniel A. SMYTH
  • Publication number: 20170172345
    Abstract: A cookware assembly comprises a lid including an underside and a plurality of basting projections. The underside has a center and extending toward a perimeter of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections protrudes downwardly from the underside of the lid. Each of the plurality of basting projections includes an interior concave surface, an exterior concave surface, and a drip ridge. The interior concave surface extends downwardly away from the underside to form a bay adjacent to the interior concave surface. The drip ridge is formed along a border between the interior concave surface and the exterior surface and defines a vertex along the drip ridge. During use of the lid, condensate formed on the underside collects along the interior concave surface, which funnels the condensate to the vertex for droplet formation and release from a corresponding one of the plurality of basting projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy J. BENNETT
  • Patent number: 8239087
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller, a touch screen display in communication with the controller, and a plurality of accessories in communication with the controller. The various accessories are each individually controlled by inputting commands into the touch screen display. The controller transmits the inputted command via a communication system to the selected accessory to motivate the accessory between a first setting and a second setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald H. Dybalski, Frederick J. Berg, Timothy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: D784027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Bennett, Daniel S. Keating
  • Patent number: D787281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: D835453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bennett
  • Patent number: D854382
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TUESDAY MORNING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Bennett