Patents by Inventor W. Tucker

W. Tucker 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: 20110273124
    Abstract: A control circuit for a blender provides low-cost power conditioning through the use of a high resistance which provides temporary power for operation of low-voltage logic circuitry and low-voltage switches for a time sufficient to switch the motor on, and a lower resistance which provides sufficient power for maintaining the motor on state indefinitely as instructed by the low-voltage logic circuitry. Low average power dissipation is provided by powering the low-voltage logic circuitry and low-voltage switches using the high resistance in a standby mode and switching in the lower resistance only when the motor is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Eric K. Larson, Andy W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20110143616
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant lath is provided for use in exterior finishing systems, such as stucco systems and exterior insulation and finish systems (“EIFS”). The lath includes in a first embodiment an open, woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing non-metallic fibers, such as glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making an exterior finish system and building wall including an exterior finish system using such a lath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: William F. Egan, Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20110094332
    Abstract: A gearbox for an engine-driven mechanism comprises a gearbox housing having opposing walls. A first bearing bore is defined in one of the opposing walls and adapted for receiving an input shaft. A second bearing bore is defined in the other opposing wall and aligned with the first bearing bore. Each bearing bore mounts a bearing for supporting the input shaft which extends through the first bearing bore and into the gearbox. The second bearing bore includes an associated transparent and/or translucent lens to define a sight window for monitoring the level of oil in the gearbox. A sight window of this nature is particularly well suited for retrofitting older gearboxes which lack a sight window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Dawson W. Hastings, Brian A. Peters, Jeffrey W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7902092
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant lath is provided for use in exterior finishing systems, such as stucco systems and exterior insulation and finish systems (“EIFS”). The lath includes in a first embodiment an open, woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing non-metallic fibers, such as glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making an exterior finish system and building wall including an exterior finish system using such a lath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC
    Inventors: William F. Egan, Mark Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7895471
    Abstract: A mechanism for isolating failures in a digital system is provided. In one embodiment, a fault table is defined for each unit in the system. Related faults are ordered within the table to reflect the time-order in which the faults would be activated during operation of the associated unit. When multiple related faults are reported for a given unit in the system, the fault that is first located when a linear search of the corresponding fault table is conducted is considered the source of the failure within the unit. If faults are reported for multiple units, the source of the failure for the system is identified using at least one of primary and second priority values assigned to the faults, timestamps obtained when the faults are reported, and an order in which the faults are logged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis A. Boone, Thomas J. Menart, John A. Miller, Brett W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20110041062
    Abstract: Systems for coordinating the presentation of media with an event are provided, the systems comprising: at least one processor that: receives media characteristic data associated with an event and target media; identifies presentation media as being target media based on the media characteristic data; determines a timing of a presentation of the presentation media; and presents the presentation media with the event according to the timing. Similar methods, and computer readable media containing instructions that perform such methods, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Howard M. Singer, W. Tucker McCrady
  • Publication number: 20110030163
    Abstract: A floor cleaning machine is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element and a fluid collection assembly for pooling and retaining cleaning fluids proximate to the at least one cleaning element. One embodiment of the present disclosure provides a floor cleaning machine that includes cleaning fluid dispension apparatus and a cleaning fluid collection assembly for efficiently dispensing fluid on a surface for cleaning the surface, and collecting the dispensed fluid to maximize the cleaning capacity of the fluid and extend the time of a cleaning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: KARCHER N. AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven W. Tucker, Daniel C. Venard
  • Publication number: 20110023248
    Abstract: A floor cleaning machine is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element. The chassis is supported by a plurality of wheels, one which is steerable via a steering wheel that is interconnected to a housing also associated with the chassis. The chassis provided includes a plurality of movable housing members, one of which is associated with the steering wheel. To access the internal components of the floor cleaning machine, the front housing is rotated or moved away from the other housings wherein the steering wheel does not require disconnection to allow this movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Karcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Tucker, Daniel C. Venard
  • Patent number: 7867350
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Saint Gobain Technical Fabrics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7786026
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20100181174
    Abstract: A shaft of a rotary switch, for example, useful as a control for an appliance, such as a washing machine, incorporates an LED at the end of the shaft and projecting light laterally from the shaft to provide an indication of the rotary position of the corresponding knob with respect to printed indicia on a console. The LED may be powered by slip rings incorporated into the rotary switch and communicating directly with line power as controlled by the limiting resistor and the shaft may include a controlled breakage feature providing LED conductors that are recessed within the shaft in the event of shaft breakage to reduce the chance of operator contact with line voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Eric K. Larson, Juan J. Barrena, James J. MacDonald, JR., Mark A. Romo, Andy W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20100108244
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated into a sinusoidal path forming a generally “C” shaped bridge between adjacent warp yarns which results in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension to warp yarns having opposite twists during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7699949
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated into a sinusoidal path forming a generally “C” shaped bridge between adjacent warp yarns which results in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension to warp yarns having opposite twists during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20100000665
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated into a sinusoidal path forming a generally “C” shaped bridge between adjacent warp yarns which results in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension to warp yarns having opposite twists during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7632763
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated into a sinusoidal path forming a generally “C” shaped bridge between adjacent warp yarns which results in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension to warp yarns having opposite twists during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Saint Gobain Technical Fabrics America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7625827
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant lath is provided for use in exterior finishing systems, such as stucco systems and exterior insulation and finish systems (“EIFS”). The lath includes in a first embodiment an open, woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing non-metallic fibers, such as glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making an exterior finish system and building wall including an exterior finish system using such a lath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC
    Inventors: William F Egan, Mark J Newton, Mark W Tucker
  • Publication number: 20090291603
    Abstract: The present invention provides thickened fabrics and reinforcements for use as a spacer or reinforcement for a matrix system. The fabric includes in a first embodiment a woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated into a sinusoidal path forming a generally “C” shaped bridge between adjacent warp yarns which results in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin or bonding agent, for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making such fabric by increasing the thickness of a woven or non-woven material by such methods as applying tension to warp yarns having opposite twists during weaving operations, or using unbalanced yarns, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7613949
    Abstract: A mechanism for isolating failures in a digital system is provided. In one embodiment, a fault table is defined for each unit in the system. Related faults are ordered within the table to reflect the time-order in which the faults would be activated during operation of the associated unit. When multiple related faults are reported for a given unit in the system, the fault that is first located when a linear search of the corresponding fault table is conducted is considered the source of the failure within the unit. If faults are reported for multiple units, the source of the failure for the system is identified using at least one of primary and second priority values assigned to the faults, timestamps obtained when the faults are reported, and an order in which the faults are logged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventors: Lewis A. Boone, Thomas J. Menart, John A. Miller, Brett W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20090251529
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed to manage multiple operating modes in a video conferencing network under which different sets of policies can operate. The system is a network management server, designated herein as the Elastic Gatekeeper, that includes a Conference Management System, which selectively implements one or more different sets of operating policies. The Conference Management System is integrated and linked with a gatekeeper, which is responsible for setting up calls that are using end point alias addresses. The gatekeeper works with the Conference Management System to control access to network resources. Upon receiving a request to access a call, the gatekeeper passes the request to the Conference Management System for its approval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: FREEPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Richard W. TUCKER, Gregory J. MCGREEVY, Joseph A. SORENSON, Timothy J. EBBEN, Kevin A. JOB, Jan M. TIMMER, Sergio Jason DELHOYO, John E. MCGREEVY
  • Publication number: 20090239430
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant lath is provided for use in exterior finishing systems, such as stucco systems and exterior insulation and finish systems (“EIFS”). The lath includes in a first embodiment an open, woven fabric comprising weft and warp yarns containing non-metallic fibers, such as glass fibers. A portion of the weft yarns are undulated, resulting in an increased thickness for the fabric. The fabric is coated with a polymeric resin for substantially binding the weft yarns in the undulated condition. This invention also includes methods for making an exterior finish system and building wall including an exterior finish system using such a lath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: William F. Egan, Mark J. Newton, Mark W. Tucker