Patents by Inventor Timothy R. Proulx

Timothy R. Proulx 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: 20180049939
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for percussion therapy of a patient's torso area provide percussive force to release and/or dislodge mucous from respiratory airways of a human patient. Such devices, systems, and methods may include a torso covering for securing to a patient's torso, percussive devices coupled to the torso covering, and an attachment assembly for supporting the torso covering. The percussive devices may include a percussion frame, an electromechanically actuated percussor for controlled movement between end positions, and resilient members attached to opposite ends of the percussion frame for assisting controlled movement of the percussor. The devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein provide efficient and comfortable high-frequency percussive force to a patient's torso, reducing stress on the patient and improving patient experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Bryan Chng, Kok Boon R. Ong, Harold M. Cabral, Deny D. Barilea, Suresha Ventakaraya, Wei T. Tan, Clementine Pirio, Nicholas Mann, Chad M. Boerst, Mary J. Rossini, Denis Sin, Vinay Joshi, Dirk Tjepkema, Sytze A. Spijksma, Petrus J. van den Oever, Ari T. Adler, William C. Stewart, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx, Alex Staudt, Petrus T. Rutgers
  • Patent number: 9358911
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back having a backrest, a backrest support, and a linkage arranged to interconnect the backrest and the backrest support. The linkage is configured to support the backrest for movement relative to the backrest support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Brncick, Dana J. Lowell, Adam Mack, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Publication number: 20160066678
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to support structures for bands for wearable devices. In an aspect, the support structure includes an inner member and an outer member. The inner member includes a curved portion and a flat portion. The outer member includes a curved portion and an interface member that attaches to the flat portion of the inner member. The inner member and the outer member form a cavity between them, and the cavity can be filled with a fill member. The inner and outer members can slide with respect to each other when flexed. An antenna can be wrapped around the inner member and the outer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gregory Wolos, Timothy R. Proulx, Ari T. Adler, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: 9096147
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back having a support frame coupled to a seat foundation. The seat back also further includes a deformable seat shell adapted to assume various shapes between initial position and final positions in response to variable rearward loads applied by a seated passenger. The seat shell is coupled to the support frame by a compliant shell-motion controller via upper and lower motion-control links. The motion-control links allow pivotal motion, and at least one of the links includes a spheroidal joint. A link foundation extends between and interconnects the upper and lower motion-control links and is coupled to the support frame so that the link foundation does not move during seat shell deformation. The shell-motion controller may be pre-assembled as part of a backrest or the motion-control links may be formed after the link foundation is attached to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kulkarni, David Goligorsky, Timothy R. Proulx, Yang Cao
  • Patent number: 9090189
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a backrest coupled to an upwardly extending support frame. The backrest includes a deformable seat shell adapted to assume various shapes between an initial position and a final position in response to variable rearward loads applied by the torso of a seated passenger. The seat shell is coupled to the support frame by a compliant shell-motion controller via upper and lower motion-control links. At least one of the motion-control links includes a flexural portion configured to bend about a pivot axis to establish a flexural joint. The lower motion-control link may include a flexural joint and/or a revolute joint, and the upper motion control link may include a flexural, revolute, or spheroidal joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kulkarni, David Goligorsky, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Publication number: 20150021966
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back having a backrest, a backrest support, and a linkage arranged to interconnect the backrest and the backrest support. The linkage is configured to support the backrest for movement relative to the backrest support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Brncick, Dana J. Lowell, Adam Mack, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: 8857908
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back having a backrest, a backrest support, and a linkage arranged to interconnect the backrest and the backrest support. The linkage is configured to support the backrest for movement relative to the backrest support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Brncick, Dana J. Lowell, Adam Mack, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: 8850993
    Abstract: A system may include structural components, and joining areas on the structural components where fasteners connect the structural components into a shipping platform. The system may also include a wrap positioned on each selected joining area of selected structural components where the fasteners connect the selected structural components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Chep Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: John Thomas Storteboom, Oivind Brockmeier, Brandon M. D'Emidio, Timothy R. Proulx, Gregory S. Burkett, Jeffrey R. Chapin, Kenneth M. Brandt
  • Patent number: 8813658
    Abstract: A system may include a bottom deck to a shipping platform. The system may also include a component affixed to the bottom member opposite the shipping platform's top to lower static coefficient of friction between the component and a floor the shipping platform in its load bearing usage position is resting on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: John Thomas Storteboom, Oivind Brockmeier, Brandon M. D'Emidio, Timothy R. Proulx, Gregory S. Burkett, Jeffrey R. Chapin, Kenneth M. Brandt
  • Patent number: 8800456
    Abstract: A system may include a bottom deck to a shipping platform. The system may also include a block joined to the bottom deck, and a top deck joined to the block. The system may further include a T3 panel carried by the top deck that is structurally different from the top deck and does not extend to two ends of the top deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Chep Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: John Thomas Storteboom, Oivind Brockmeier, Brandon M. D'Emidio, Timothy R. Proulx, Gregory S. Burkett, Jeffrey R. Chapin, Kenneth M. Brandt
  • Patent number: 8651028
    Abstract: A shipping platform system may include a top deck, and a top block joined to the top deck. The system may also include a bottom deck, and a bottom block joined to the bottom deck. The system may further include a joint that yields under a predetermined load that joins the top block to the bottom block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Chep Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: John Thomas Storteboom, Oivind Brockmeier, Brandon M. D'Emidio, Timothy R. Proulx, Gregory S. Burkett, Jeffrey R. Chapin, Kenneth M. Brandt
  • Patent number: 8627773
    Abstract: A system may include a bottom deck to a shipping platform, and a block joined to the bottom deck. The system may also include a top deck joined to the block. The system may further include a T1 lead-board structurally different from the top deck fastened to an edge of the top deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: John Thomas Storteboom, Oivind Brockmeier, Brandon M. D'Emidio, Timothy R. Proulx, Gregory S. Burkett, Jeffrey R. Chapin, Kenneth M. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20130241255
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat back having a support frame coupled to a seat foundation. The seat back also further includes a deformable seat shell adapted to assume various shapes between initial position and final positions in response to variable rearward loads applied by a seated passenger. The seat shell is coupled to the support frame by a compliant shell-motion controller via upper and lower motion-control links. The motion-control links allow pivotal motion, and at least one of the links includes a spheroidal joint. A link foundation extends between and interconnects the upper and lower motion-control links and is coupled to the support frame so that the link foundation does not move during seat shell deformation. The shell-motion controller may be pre-assembled as part of a backrest or the motion-control links may be formed after the link foundation is attached to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATING, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Kulkarni, David Goligorsky, Timothy R. Proulx, Yang Cao
  • Patent number: D718338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Carl Forslund, Camilla Lundstrom, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: D746875
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Carl Forslund, Camilla Lundstrom, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin C. Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: D768726
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin C. Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: D775237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Carl Forslund, Camilla Lundstrom, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin C. Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: D780809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin C. Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: D824961
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Carl Forslund, Camilla Lundstrom, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx
  • Patent number: D866607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Hanna Helgesson, Annika Birkler, Bengt I. Larsson, Scott R. Negley, III, Neil Thomas, Kevin C. Burnett, Gian Pangaro, Gen Suzuki, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx