Patents by Inventor Todd Wyatt

Todd Wyatt 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: 20200362964
    Abstract: A vehicle park lock assembly includes a park valve that moves in a first direction to transition a lever from a first to a second position, and moves in an opposite, second direction to permit movement of the lever from the second to the first position. The assembly includes a support block that limits movement of the park valve in the first direction. The assembly includes a biasing device coupled to the support block and the park valve. The biasing device biases the park valve to the first position. A method of supporting components of a vehicle park lock assembly includes moving a park valve in a first direction to transition a lever from a first to a second position, and moving the park valve in an opposite, second direction to permit movement of the lever from the second to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Zheng Liang, Emad Al-Regib, Todd Curtis Spaulding, Susan Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10692632
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20200185131
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10598281
    Abstract: An override mechanism for a shift-by-wire transmission includes a housing having a first pin aperture and a shaft extending into the housing. The override mechanism further includes a reel plate having a second pin aperture. The reel plate is rotatably fixed to the shaft and rotatable within the housing. The override mechanism further includes a spring biasing the reel plate to a first angular position, and a pull-pin removably disposable within the first and second pin apertures to retain the reel plate in a second angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Emad Al-Regib, Todd Curtis Spaulding, Craig Matthew Renneker, Bryant L. Poynter, Susan Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10418157
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Vishay Dale Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20190027280
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10083781
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element via conductive layers and solderable layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9934891
    Abstract: The present technology is directed toward a resistor and method of manufacturing the resistor. One or more layers of insulative material are formed on a length of resistive material. Portions of the one or more layers insulative material are removed from the resistive material in a pattern based on a predetermined approximate dimension and predetermined approximate resistance value. A first set of one or more conductive layers are formed on the portions of the resistive material exposed by the insulative coating to form a plurality of conductive pads on the resistive material between the patterned insulative material. The sets of conductive pads are probed to measure a preliminary resistance value between the sets of conductive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Wyatt, Clark Smith, Rod Brune, Rocky Klabunde
  • Publication number: 20170125141
    Abstract: Resistors and a method of manufacturing resistors are described herein. A resistor includes a resistive element and a plurality of conductive elements. The plurality of conductive elements are electrically insulated from one another via a dielectric material and thermally coupled to the resistive element via an adhesive material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive elements and a surface of the resistive element. The plurality of conductive elements is coupled to the resistive element via conductive layers and solderable layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9502161
    Abstract: A resistor and an integrated heat spreader are provided. A resistive element having a first surface is in contact with electrically conducting terminals. A heat spreader is provided having at least a portion in thermally conductive contact with at least a portion of the first surface of the resistive element. The heat spreader comprising a thermally conducting and electrically insulating material, and has terminations, each termination adjacent to one of the electrically conducting terminals. Each termination is in thermally conducting contact with the adjacent electrically conducting terminal. A method of fabricating a resistor and an integrated heat spreader is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9396849
    Abstract: The present technology is directed toward a resistor and method of manufacturing the resistor. One or more layers of insulative material are formed on a length of resistive material. Portions of the one or more layers insulative material are removed from the resistive material in a pattern based on a predetermined approximate dimension and predetermined approximate resistance value. A first set of one or more conductive layers are formed on the portions of the resistive material exposed by the insulative coating to form a plurality of conductive pads on the resistive material between the patterned insulative material. The sets of conductive pads are probed to measure a preliminary resistance value between the sets of conductive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS LLC
    Inventors: Todd Wyatt, Clark Smith, Rod Brune, Rocky Klabunde
  • Publication number: 20150042444
    Abstract: A resistor and an integrated heat spreader are provided. A resistive element having a first surface is in contact with electrically conducting terminals. A heat spreader is provided having at least a portion in thermally conductive contact with at least a portion of the first surface of the resistive element. The heat spreader comprising a thermally conducting and electrically insulating material, and has terminations, each termination adjacent to one of the electrically conducting terminals. Each termination is in thermally conducting contact with the adjacent electrically conducting terminal. A method of fabricating a resistor and an integrated heat spreader is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Patent number: 8823483
    Abstract: An integrated assembly includes a resistor and a heat spreader. The resistor includes a resistive element and terminals. The heat spreader is integrated with the resistor and includes a heat sink of thermally conducting and electrically insulating material and terminations of a thermally conducting material and situated at an edge of the heat sink. At least a portion of a top surface of the resistive element is in thermally conductive contact with the heat sink. Each resistor terminal is in thermally conductive contact with a corresponding termination of the heat sink. A method of fabricating an integrated assembly of a resistor and a heat spreader includes forming the heat spreader, forming the resistor, and joining the heat spreader to the resistor by bonding at least a portion of a top surface of the resistive element to the heat sink and bonding each electrically conducting terminal to a corresponding termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Vishay Dale Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20140176294
    Abstract: An integrated assembly includes a resistor and a heat spreader. The resistor includes a resistive element and terminals. The heat spreader is integrated with the resistor and includes a heat sink of thermally conducting and electrically insulating material and terminations of a thermally conducting material and situated at an edge of the heat sink. At least a portion of a top surface of the resistive element is in thermally conductive contact with the heat sink. Each resistor terminal is in thermally conductive contact with a corresponding termination of the heat sink. A method of fabricating an integrated assembly of a resistor and a heat spreader includes forming the heat spreader, forming the resistor, and joining the heat spreader to the resistor by bonding at least a portion of a top surface of the resistive element to the heat sink and bonding each electrically conducting terminal to a corresponding termination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Todd Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20060197648
    Abstract: An electrical resistor is provided with a resistive element and terminations extending from opposite ends of the resistive element. The terminations are folded under the resistive element, with a thermally conductive and electrically insulative filler being sandwiched and bonded between the resistive element and the terminations. The terminations provide for mounting of the resistor to an electronic circuit assembly. The intimate bond between the resistive element, filler and terminations allow for enhanced dissipation of heat generated in the use of the resistive element, so as to produce a resistor which operates at a lower temperature, and improves component reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Applicant: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Clark Smith, Thomas Veik, Todd Wyatt, Thomas Bertsch, Rodney Brune, William Mac Arthur