Patents by Inventor Zachary Meyer Omohundro

Zachary Meyer Omohundro 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: 20210223772
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a movable roof, a sensor supported by the roof, and an actuator for selectively raising and lowering the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Christopher Travis Whitney, Rama Venkata Surya Kumar Varma Bhupatiraju, Mizbauddin Mohammed, Bhargav Ramakrishna Reddy
  • Patent number: 10960468
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a joint designed to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The method may generate joints with variable geometry and fine features which may reduce production costs, reduce production time, and generate joints configured for highly specific applications. The joint may include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10960929
    Abstract: A vehicle chassis is provided. The vehicle chassis may comprise one or more vehicle chassis modules or chassis substructures that are formed from a plurality of customized chassis nodes and connecting tubes. The customized chassis nodes and connecting tubes may be formed of one or more metal and/or non-metal materials. The customized chassis nodes may be formed with connecting features to which additional vehicle panels or structures may be permanently or removeably attached. The vehicle chassis modules or chassis substructures may be interchangeably and removeably connected to provide a vehicle chassis having a set of predetermined chassis safety or performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien, Broc William Tenhouten, Richard W. Hoyle
  • Patent number: 10668965
    Abstract: A joint design to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The joint may connect carbon fiber tubes and may be designed with different shapes and configurations. The joint may include acceptor ports that may mate with a tube and simultaneously contact an inner surface and outer surface of the tube for a strong connection. The joint may also include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10605285
    Abstract: Connections between nodes and tubes are provided. An apparatus can include additively manufactured first and second nodes, a tube, and an interconnect connecting the tube to the first and second nodes. An apparatus can include a node having an end portion with inner and outer concentric portions forming an annular gap therebetween, and a tube having an end portion extending into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, Broc William TenHouten, John Russell Bucknell, Antonio Bernerd Martinez, Eahab Nagi El Naga, William Bradley Balzer, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Matthew Michael O'Brien, John Franklin Dunham
  • Publication number: 20200056645
    Abstract: Connections between nodes and tubes are provided. An apparatus can include additively manufactured first and second nodes, a tube, and an interconnect connecting the tube to the first and second nodes. An apparatus can include a node having an end portion with inner and outer concentric portions forming an annular gap therebetween, and a tube having an end portion extending into the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Robert CZINGER, Broc William TenHOUTEN, John Russell BUCKNELL, Antonio Bernerd MARTINEZ, Eahab Nagi EL NAGA, William Bradley BALZER, Zachary Meyer OMOHUNDRO, Praveen Varma PENMETSA, Matthew Michael O'BRIEN, John Franklin DUNHAM
  • Patent number: 10480555
    Abstract: Connections between nodes and tubes are provided. An apparatus can include additively manufactured first and second nodes, a tube, and an interconnect connecting the tube to the first and second nodes. An apparatus can include a node having an end portion with inner and outer concentric portions forming an annular gap therebetween, and a tube having an end portion extending into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, Broc William TenHouten, John Russell Bucknell, Antonio Bernerd Martinez, Eahab Nagi El Naga, William Bradley Balzer, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Matthew Michael O'Brien, John Franklin Dunham
  • Patent number: 10464651
    Abstract: A watertight, transom mounted, electric marine sterndrive propulsion drive unit mounted to an external surface of the transom of a marine vessel comprising an integrated electric motor with an output shaft, an intermediate drive shaft mechanically coupled to the electric motor output shaft, one or more propeller shafts mechanically coupled to the drive shaft, and one or more propellers mechanically coupled to the one or more propeller shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Watercraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Rebele, Christopher M. Gil, Kerwin Loukusa, Matthew M. O'Brien, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Nathan Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20190061835
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for joining nodes, extrusions, and panels are presented herein. Nodes, extrusions, and panels can be joined together using adhesive joining techniques. The adhesive joining techniques can be applied to additively manufactured nodes or extrusions, and sandwich panels. Sandwich panels can be additively manufactured and/or commercial off the shelf (COTS) components. There can be more than one type of a joint formed by the joining techniques. Exemplary types of j oints can use a liquid adhesive in conjunction with a vacuum and/or a film foam adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Broc William TenHouten, Kevin Robert Czinger, Chukwubuikem Marcel Okoli, Jon Paul Gunner, David Brian TenHouten, Antonio Bernerd Martinez, John Russell Bucknell, Muhammad Faizan Zafar, Thomas Samuel Bowden, William Bradley Balzer, Stuart Paul Macey, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew Michael O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190048912
    Abstract: Connections between nodes and tubes are provided. An apparatus can include additively manufactured first and second nodes, a tube, and an interconnect connecting the tube to the first and second nodes. An apparatus can include a node having an end portion with inner and outer concentric portions forming an annular gap therebetween, and a tube having an end portion extending into the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Robert CZINGER, Broc William TenHOUTEN, John Russell BUCKNELL, Antonio Bernerd MARTINEZ, Eahab Nagi EL NAGA, William Bradley BALZER, Zachary Meyer OMOHUNDRO, Praveen Varma PENMETSA, Matthew Michael O'BRIEN, John Franklin DUNHAM
  • Patent number: 10046641
    Abstract: A vehicle carries an energy storage system that powers mobility of the vehicle. The vehicle further carries a direct current input coupling to be connected to a direct current (DC) electrical power source, a DC output coupling, an alternating current (AC) input coupling, an AC output coupling, and electronics carried by the vehicle to control both AC and DC voltage and power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Motivo Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Damon Christopher Pipenberg
  • Patent number: 9975179
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a joint designed to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The method may generate joints with variable geometry and fine features which may reduce production costs, reduce production time, and generate joints configured for highly specific applications. The joint may include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180085827
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a joint designed to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The method may generate joints with variable geometry and fine features which may reduce production costs, reduce production time, and generate joints configured for highly specific applications. The joint may include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Robert CZINGER, William Bradley BALZER, Praveen Varma PENMETSA, Zachary Meyer OMOHUNDRO, Matthew M. O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 9895747
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a joint designed to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The method may generate joints with variable geometry and fine features which may reduce production costs, reduce production time, and generate joints configured for highly specific applications. The joint may include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180037282
    Abstract: A joint design to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The joint may connect carbon fiber tubes and may be designed with different shapes and configurations. The joint may include acceptor ports that may mate with a tube and simultaneously contact an inner surface and outer surface of the tube for a strong connection. The joint may also include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9884663
    Abstract: A joint design to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The joint may connect carbon fiber tubes and may be designed with different shapes and configurations. The joint may include acceptor ports that may mate with a tube and simultaneously contact an inner surface and outer surface of the tube for a strong connection. The joint may also include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9809265
    Abstract: A joint design to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The joint may connect carbon fiber tubes and may be designed with different shapes and configurations. The joint may include acceptor ports that may mate with a tube and simultaneously contact an inner surface and outer surface of the tube for a strong connection. The joint may also include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20170050677
    Abstract: A vehicle chassis is provided. The vehicle chassis may comprise one or more vehicle chassis modules or chassis substructures that are formed from a plurality of customized chassis nodes and connecting tubes. The customized chassis nodes and connecting tubes may be formed of one or more metal and/or non-metal materials. The customized chassis nodes may be formed with connecting features to which additional vehicle panels or structures may be permanently or removeably attached. The vehicle chassis modules or chassis substructures may be interchangeably and removeably connected to provide a vehicle chassis having a set of predetermined chassis safety or performance characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien, Broc William Tenhouten, Richard W. Hoyle
  • Publication number: 20170001368
    Abstract: A joint design to provide an adhesive injection path to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The joint may connect carbon fiber tubes and may be designed with different shapes and configurations. The joint may include acceptor ports that may mate with a tube and simultaneously contact an inner surface and outer surface of the tube for a strong connection. The joint may also include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow. Adhesive can be injected into a connection space between the joint and the tube through one or more integrated structural features in the joint that can provide a channel for directing adhesive to the connection space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20160325796
    Abstract: A joint design to connect tubes for a space frame, where a space frame may be a vehicle chassis, is provided. The joint may connect carbon fiber tubes and may be designed with different shapes and configurations. The joint may include acceptor ports that may mate with a tube and simultaneously contact an inner surface and outer surface of the tube for a strong connection. The joint may also include centering features which may create a space between a surface of the tube and a surface of the joint through which adhesive may flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin R. Czinger, William Bradley Balzer, Praveen Varma Penmetsa, Zachary Meyer Omohundro, Matthew M. O'Brien