Patents by Inventor Tyler J. Rowe

Tyler J. Rowe 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: 11126804
    Abstract: A device that includes a controller having a processing unit and a memory. The device includes an enable circuit. The enable circuit prevents the device from operating (e.g., discharging current and/or receiving charging current) until the enable circuit is activated. The enable circuit includes an activation component (e.g., a near-field communication [“NFC”] circuit). The activation component is configured or operable to cause the device to become enabled when the activation component is activated by an external enabling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick W. Bryan, Gian S. E. Thomas, Mark K. Stokes, William M. McNabb
  • Publication number: 20210241609
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote power tool control are provided. In one example, a battery pack is coupled to a power tool device. The battery pack includes a pack transceiver and a pack electronic processor. The pack electronic processor is coupled to the pack transceiver and is configured to determine that the power tool device is remotely controllable. The pack electronic processor is further configured to receive, wirelessly via a pack transceiver of the battery pack, a remote control command from a mobile device, and to provide the remote control command to the power tool device. The system further includes a tool electronic processor of the power tool device in communication with the pack electronic processor. The tool electronic processor is configured to control the power tool device to perform an action specified by the remote control command in response to receiving the remote control command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick W. Bryan, Mark K. Stokes
  • Patent number: 11011053
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote power tool control are provided. In one example, a battery pack is coupled to a power tool device. The battery pack includes a pack transceiver and a pack electronic processor. The pack electronic processor is coupled to the pack transceiver and is configured to determine that the power tool device is remotely controllable. The pack electronic processor is further configured to receive, wirelessly via a pack transceiver of the battery pack, a remote control command from a mobile device, and to provide the remote control command to the power tool device. The system further includes a tool electronic processor of the power tool device in communication with the pack electronic processor. The tool electronic processor is configured to control the power tool device to perform an action specified by the remote control command in response to receiving the remote control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick W. Bryan, Mark K. Stokes
  • Publication number: 20210062942
    Abstract: A pressing tool includes a motor, a sensor, and a microcontroller coupled to the motor and the sensor. The microcontroller is configured to cause the motor to operate in a first direction, and obtain a motor parameter from the sensor. The microcontroller is further configured to determine an occurrence of a fault condition of the motor when the motor parameter satisfies a threshold. In response to determining the fault condition, the microcontroller is further configured to cause the motor to change from operation in the first direction to operate in a second direction, pause operation of the motor in the second direction, and resume operation of the motor in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: D. Blake Besser, Julia H. Moylan, Brent N. Gregorich, James A. Patton, Tyler J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20210044122
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a battery pack that includes a housing and a plurality of battery cells. The housing includes a support portion that is configured to removably connect to a device, such as a cordless, hand-held power tool. The battery pack is configured to electrically and/or communicatively connect to a device through at least one terminal. The at least one terminal can include a high-current discharge terminal and a common ground terminal. The battery pack is also configured to electrically and/or communicatively connect to device through a low-current discharge terminal and the common ground terminal. A current limiting circuit is connected between the plurality of battery cells and the low-current discharge terminal to limit the discharge current from the low-current discharge terminal. Both the high-current discharge terminal and the low-current discharge terminal provide the same value for output voltage (e.g., 18V).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Tyler J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20210043892
    Abstract: A battery pack that includes a housing. The housing includes a support portion that is configured to removably connect to a device, such as a cordless, hand-held power tool. The battery pack is configured to electrically and/or communicatively connect to the device through at least one terminal. The at least one terminal can include a battery positive power terminal, a battery negative power terminal, and a communications terminal. In some embodiments, at least one of the terminals of the battery pack is positioned at a first depth level within the support portion and at least one of the terminals of the battery pack is positioned at a second depth level within the support portion. The battery pack includes a first distance between the first depth level and the second depth level (e.g., approximately 0.5 inches).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Tyler J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20200044209
    Abstract: A battery pack that includes a housing connectable to and supportable by a tool. The battery pack also includes a controller having a processor and a memory. The controller is connected to one or more sensors which provide data to the controller related to operational characteristics of the battery pack. The controller stores the operational characteristics of the battery pack in the memory. The battery pack also includes a battery pack black box. The controller communicates with the black box using a wired communication bus and transmits the stored operational characteristics of the battery pack to the black box. The battery pack black box is capable of transmitting the stored operational characteristics wirelessly to a device external to the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick Bryan
  • Publication number: 20200043321
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote power tool control are provided. In one example, a battery pack is coupled to a power tool device. The battery pack includes a pack transceiver and a pack electronic processor. The pack electronic processor is coupled to the pack transceiver and is configured to determine that the power tool device is remotely controllable. The pack electronic processor is further configured to receive, wirelessly via a pack transceiver of the battery pack, a remote control command from a mobile device, and to provide the remote control command to the power tool device. The system further includes a tool electronic processor of the power tool device in communication with the pack electronic processor. The tool electronic processor is configured to control the power tool device to perform an action specified by the remote control command in response to receiving the remote control command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Fredrick Bryan, Mark K. Stokes
  • Publication number: 20200042753
    Abstract: A device that includes a controller having a processing unit and a memory. The device includes an enable circuit. The enable circuit prevents the device from operating (e.g., discharging current and/or receiving charging current) until the enable circuit is activated. The enable circuit includes an activation component (e.g., a near-field communication [“NFC”] circuit). The activation component is configured or operable to cause the device to become enabled when the activation component is activated by an external enabling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick Bryan, Gian S.E. Thomas, Mark K. Stokes
  • Patent number: D911802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Nataraj Chandrasekharan, Ryan J. Marino, Brent M. Willey, Matthew T. Aaron, Frederick Bryan, Tyler J. Rowe
  • Patent number: D912487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Nataraj Chandrasekharan, Ryan J. Marino, Brent M. Willey, Matthew T. Aaron, Frederick Bryan, Tyler J. Rowe