Patents by Inventor William Woolman

William Woolman 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: 20080109131
    Abstract: A refuse vehicle is disclosed that includes a control system which comprises a plurality of microprocessor based interface modules, a communication network, and at least one output device. The control system is configured to disable the output device based on certain conditions of the refuse vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Duane Pillar, William Woolman
  • Publication number: 20080103662
    Abstract: A concrete placement vehicle. The concrete placement vehicle includes a concrete mixing and placement system, at least one vehicle sensor configured to monitor a characteristic of the concrete placement vehicle and at least one concrete system sensor configured to monitor a characteristic of the system for mixing and placing concrete. The vehicle further includes a control system configured to control the operation of the concrete placement vehicle and the concrete mixing and placement system based on inputs received from the at least one vehicle sensor and the at least one concrete system sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Duane Pillar, William Woolman
  • Publication number: 20070185625
    Abstract: A turret control system and method is disclosed. The turret control system includes one or more control modules, such as an envelope control module, turret targeting module, a turret pan module, a turret deploy module, a turret store module. The preferred turret control system also provides improved turret control flexibility and improved operator feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Duane Pillar, Neil Bjornstad, William Woolman, Bradley Squires
  • Publication number: 20070173987
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises a chassis, a mechanical system, and a control system configured to control the mechanical assembly. The mechanical system is mounted on the chassis and configured to be moved through a range of positions responsive to operator inputs from a human operator. The control system processing logic configured to generate output signals for the output devices based on input signals from the directional controller to thereby control movement of the boom assembly in accordance with the operator inputs. The communication system is configured to communicate signals, including the input signals and the output signals, between the directional controller, the processing logic, and the output devices, the communication system at least partially comprising a radio-frequency transmission medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Ryan Rowe, Duane Pillar, Neil Bjornstad, William Woolman, Bradley Squires
  • Publication number: 20070061054
    Abstract: A turret is configured to be rotationally coupled to a vehicle which includes a first apparatus that is immovably coupled to the vehicle. The turret comprises a second apparatus coupled to the turret. The second apparatus is configured to be rotationally coupled to the first apparatus. The turret further comprises a turret controller which uses feedback control to control rotation of the turret relative to the vehicle. The turret further comprises a position sensor coupled to the second apparatus. The position sensor being configured to provide information related to the position of the turret to the turret controller. The turret is configured to engage the first apparatus to rotate the turret relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Ryan Rowe, Duane Pillar, Neil Bjornstad, William Woolman, Bradley Squires
  • Publication number: 20050113996
    Abstract: An ambulance comprises a user interface capable of displaying input and output (“I/O”) status information and a control system coupled to the user interface. The user interface is capable of displaying video images from a video camera, map information generated based on a dispatch system, and/or other information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Duane Pillar, Jeffrey Miller, William Woolman, Michael Bolton, Jacob Fischer, Lisa Breu
  • Publication number: 20050004733
    Abstract: A concrete placement vehicle. The concrete placement vehicle includes a concrete mixing and placement system, at least one vehicle sensor configured to monitor a characteristic of the concrete placement vehicle and at least one concrete system sensor configured to monitor a characteristic of the system for mixing and placing concrete. The vehicle further includes a control system configured to control the operation of the concrete placement vehicle and the concrete mixing and placement system based on inputs received from the at least one vehicle sensor and the at least one concrete system sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Duane Pillar, William Woolman