Patents by Inventor Wayne George

Wayne George 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: 20140257149
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises several different body part wraps that connect individually to two fluidic systems. The apparatus reservoirs, hot and cold, operate with pumps. The body part wraps have two separate compartments for hot and cold fluid. The body part wraps allow hot fluid to be pumped into the first compartment and exit back to the reservoir. Then the cold fluid enters the second compartment and exits. The pumps push the fluids through the body part wraps creating a vibrating massage and activates the body's acupressure points. The apparatus provides a therapy by using two fluids, vibrating massage and the body's acupressure points to create a method to facilitate blood flow by stimulating circulation, thus speeding up the body's natural self-curative abilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: WAYNE GEORGE COTTON
  • Publication number: 20140136042
    Abstract: Power supply systems and methods for controlling such systems are provided. One power supply system includes a generator set configured to provide an electrical output to an electrical bus, over which power is supplied to heavy equipment. The power supply system further includes a computerized controller configured to be coupled to an energy storage element, wherein the computerized controller is configured to couple the energy storage element to the electrical bus in advance of a predicted increase in demand upon the electrical bus to maintain a substantially constant voltage on the electrical bus during the predicted increase in demand and prevent a drop in voltage on the electrical bus that would otherwise result from the predicted increase in demand. The predicted increase in demand is anticipated by the computerized controller as forthcoming based upon extrapolation, at least in part, from data related to a past operation of the heavy equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gordon Onsager, Joseph Helfrich, Dave L. Perugini, Wayne George Chmiel, Peter James Miller
  • Patent number: 8718845
    Abstract: Heavy equipment includes a body, an electrical bus, and working components coupled to the body and powered by electricity conveyed via the electrical bus. The heavy equipment further includes a generator set providing an electrical output to the electrical bus, an energy storage element configured to be coupled to the electrical bus, and a computerized controller coupled to the energy storage element. The computerized controller includes a logic module for coupling the energy storage element to the electrical bus in advance of a predicted increase in demand upon the electrical bus, where the increase in demand is anticipated by the computerized controller as forthcoming based upon extrapolation, at least in part, from data related to a previous operation of the heavy equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gordon Onsager, Joseph Helfrich, Dave L. Perugini, Wayne George Chmiel, Peter James Miller
  • Patent number: 8626403
    Abstract: Heavy equipment is designed for operation in a substantially-repetitive work cycle that includes lifting, rotating, and lowering steps. The heavy equipment includes a generator, an electrical bus, an energy storage component, and working components. The generator provides a substantially constant electrical output to the electrical bus, which is communicated to the working components. As such, the working components of the heavy equipment are driven directly or indirectly by the electrical output of the generator. The controller selectively couples the energy storage component to the electrical bus, and the energy storage component is configured to store electricity provided by the generator, and to provide electricity to the working components by way of the electrical bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gordon Onsager, Joseph Helfrich, Dave L. Perugini, Wayne George Chmiel, Robert Weber, Peter James Miller
  • Publication number: 20130307238
    Abstract: A modular cart unit including a plurality of interconnected modules, the modular cart having: at least one module including a wheel assembly; at least one further module; at least one handle portion configured to releasably attach to the at least one module including a wheel assembly and/or the at least one further module; and the at least one module including a wheel assembly and/or at least one further module is/are adapted to releasably interconnect to one or more additional modules, and wherein the interconnection between modules forms a rigid body of the cart and wherein at least one additional module is fully supported by two adjacent modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Glen Craig Campbell, Wayne George Scott
  • Publication number: 20120089280
    Abstract: Heavy equipment includes a body, an electrical bus, and working components coupled to the body and powered by electricity conveyed via the electrical bus. The heavy equipment further includes a generator set providing an electrical output to the electrical bus, an energy storage element configured to be coupled to the electrical bus, and a computerized controller coupled to the energy storage element. The computerized controller includes a logic module for coupling the energy storage element to the electrical bus in advance of a predicted increase in demand upon the electrical bus, where the increase in demand is anticipated by the computerized controller as forthcoming based upon extrapolation, at least in part, from data related to a previous operation of the heavy equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Gordon Onsager, Joseph Helfrich, Dave L. Perugini, Wayne George Chmiel, Peter James Miller
  • Publication number: 20120089279
    Abstract: Heavy equipment is designed for operation in a substantially-repetitive work cycle that includes lifting, rotating, and lowering steps. The heavy equipment includes a generator, an electrical bus, an energy storage component, and working components. The generator provides a substantially constant electrical output to the electrical bus, which is communicated to the working components. As such, the working components of the heavy equipment are driven directly or indirectly by the electrical output of the generator. The controller selectively couples the energy storage component to the electrical bus, and the energy storage component is configured to store electricity provided by the generator, and to provide electricity to the working components by way of the electrical bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Gordon Onsager, Joseph Helfrich, Dave L. Perugini, Wayne George Chmiel, Robert Weber, Peter James Miller
  • Publication number: 20110056192
    Abstract: A hydraulic system includes a plurality of pumps that provide pressurized fluid to a plurality of hydraulic actuators some of which work more that others. That system is controlled by producing a usage value for each of the plurality of pumps which indicates an amount that the respective pump has worked. One of the pumps is assigned to each hydraulic actuator in response to the usage values. The pumps with lower usage values are assigned to hydraulic actuators which work more, so as to equalize the use of each pump. The assignment of pumps to hydraulic actuators changes with changes in the usage values for the plurality of pumps. When a given one of the plurality of hydraulic actuators is to operate, hydraulic fluid is routed from the assigned pump to that given one of the plurality of hydraulic actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Weber, Wayne George Chmiel, Dave L. Perugini, Michael Gordon Onsager, Joseph Helfrich
  • Patent number: 7669724
    Abstract: A pipelayer frame for a track-type machine having an engine compartment, a first track frame, and a second track frame is disclosed. The frame has a center frame removably attachable within the engine compartment, a first side frame removably attachable to the first track frame and to the center frame, and a second side frame removably attachable to the second track frame and to the center frame. The frame also has a spacer assembly removably attachable to the first side frame. The frame further has an adjustable assembly located between the second side frame and the center frame, the adjustable assembly being configured to adjust a distance between the second side frame and the center frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne George Styck, Timothy Edward Camacho
  • Patent number: 7600646
    Abstract: A conversion kit for converting a pipelayer frame of a first width to a different width is disclosed. The conversion kit has a spacer, removably attachable to a first side of the pipelayer frame, and a first plurality of replacement brackets for removably attaching the first side to a first track frame. The first plurality of replacement brackets have a different length than a first plurality of existing brackets that the first plurality of replacement brackets replace. The kit also has a second plurality of replacement brackets for removably attaching a second side of the pipelayer frame to a second track frame. The second plurality of replacement brackets have a different length than a second plurality of existing brackets that the second plurality of replacement brackets replace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne George Styck, Timothy Edward Camacho
  • Publication number: 20090087266
    Abstract: A conversion kit for converting a pipelayer frame of a first width to a different width is disclosed. The conversion kit has a spacer, removably attachable to a first side of the pipelayer frame, and a first plurality of replacement brackets for removably attaching the first side to a first track frame. The first plurality of replacement brackets have a different length than a first plurality of existing brackets that the first plurality of replacement brackets replace. The kit also has a second plurality of replacement brackets for removably attaching a second side of the pipelayer frame to a second track frame. The second plurality of replacement brackets have a different length than a second plurality of existing brackets that the second plurality of replacement brackets replace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne George Styck, Timothy Edward Camacho
  • Publication number: 20090084748
    Abstract: A pipelayer frame for a track-type machine having an engine compartment, a first track frame, and a second track frame is disclosed. The frame has a center frame removably attachable within the engine compartment, a first side frame removably attachable to the first track frame and to the center frame, and a second side frame removably attachable to the second track frame and to the center frame. The frame also has a spacer assembly removably attachable to the first side frame. The frame further has an adjustable assembly located between the second side frame and the center frame, the adjustable assembly being configured to adjust a distance between the second side frame and the center frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne George Styck, Timothy Edward Camacho
  • Patent number: 6318580
    Abstract: A waste catchment system for rollers (2), in particular printing press rollers, comprises an elongate tray (4), a blade assembly (6) attached to the tray (4) and including a blade (10) the free edge of which engages the roller (2) to remove waste material from the roller (2) and direct it towards the tray (4), and a liner (12) within the tray (4) to receive therein the waste material, the blade assembly (6) and one edge of the liner (12) being provided with co-operating male/female elements (20, 22) which are a friction push-fit one into the other to effect a releasable sealing connection between the blade assembly (6) and the liner (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Gary Williamson
    Inventor: Clinton Wayne George Edy
  • Patent number: 5867515
    Abstract: This invention relates to halide glasses which have particular utility as hosts for rare earth elements in order to provide optical amplification by laser activity. The glasses are characterized in that the metal content is similar to conventional ZBLAN glasses except that it has been discovered that the replacement of Al by Y and In and the use of more than one alkali metal fluoride, e.g., NaF, CsF and LiF, has synergistic benefits. The synergistic benefits are good lasing performance (due to the low content of aluminum) and good stability in spite of the low content of aluminum. Pr.sup.3+ constitutes a good lasing species for amplifying telecommunications signals at 1300 nm using pump radiation at 1020 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventors: Wayne George Jordan, Animesh Jha, Steven Terrence Davey
  • Patent number: D398360
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Wayne A. George