Patents by Inventor Timothy Michael Hannon

Timothy Michael Hannon 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).

  • Patent number: 8436724
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) determines a tire condition and location on a vehicle (12) including a tire-based sensing unit (14) including, a first tire rotation sensor (66) for providing a first tire rotation signal (80) each time the tire passes one of at least two predetermined rotational positions and an unique tire identification indicator, a transmitter (86) and a controller for controlling the transmitter so that the transmission occurs when the first tire rotation signal indicates the tire has reached one of the at least two predetermined rotational positions. The apparatus further includes a second tire rotation sensor (22) mounted external of the tire for sensing tire rotation and for providing a second tire rotation signal indicative of incremental angular position of the tire relative to a reference. A vehicle-based receiver (44) correlates reception with a particular tire location on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Hannon
  • Publication number: 20120112899
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) determines a tire condition and location on a vehicle (12) including a tire-based sensing unit (14), a plurality of tires (54) on the vehicle having an associated tire-based sensing unit, each tire-based sensing unit (14) including, a first tire rotation sensor (66) mounted for rotation with the tire (54) and for providing a first tire rotation signal (80) each time the tire passes one of at least two predetermined rotational positions during tire rotation, a tire condition sensor (82) for sensing a tire condition and for providing a tire condition signal indicative thereof and an unique tire identification indicator, a transmitter (86) for transmitting the tire condition signal and the unique tire identification indicator, and a controller for controlling the transmitter so that the transmission of the tire condition signal and the unique tire identification indicator occurs when the first tire rotation signal indicates the tire has reached one of the at least two predetermined rotational p
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Hannon