PATENTS

November 18,2019

Exercise Machine Reversible Resistance System

An exercise machine reversible resistance system for reversing the directional force of resistance against an exercise implement before, during, or after the performance of a routine of one or more exercises. The exercise machine reversible resistance system generally includes a frame, an elongated member movably positioned upon the frame, wherein the elongated member has a first run and a second run, a resistance device that applies a resistance force to the elongated member in a single direction, an exercise implement movably connected to the frame and a clutch connected to the exercise implement. The clutch is adapted to selectively engage the first run or the second run of the elongated member for selective control of the resistance direction of the exercise implement.

Motivo Inventors: O'brien; Matthew

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August 27, 2019

Buffer Block Apparatus and Supporting Apparatuses

A buffer block apparatus for securing a node may be described. The buffer block apparatus may include a first surface having disposed thereon at least one first zero-point feature configured for a first zero-point interface with a robotic assembly apparatus; and a second surface, different from the first surface, configured to connect with a first surface of a node and form a first rigid connection between the buffer block apparatus and the node, wherein the buffer block apparatus provides at least one reference coordinate system with respect to the node.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: O'brien;Matthew

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December 28, 2015

Open Bed Tailgate Extension

An extending tailgate arrangement is provided. The arrangement includes a tailgate and a linkage configured to extend the tailgate away from a rear end of a vehicle by a predetermined distance such that the tailgate contacts the linkage and does not contact the vehicle. The tailgate may be alternately opened in a conventional flip-down manner, and a sliding plate may be provided that covers the gap formed by the extending tailgate arrangement. In certain embodiments, a fence is employed with the tailgate arrangement to enclose the area formed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: Tindall;Matt, O'brien;Matt

May 15,2015

Modular Formed Nodes for Vehicle Chassis and Their Methods of Use

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: Praveen Penmetsa, Zachary Omohundro,Damon Pipenberg ​​

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October 24, 2019

Systems and Methods For Joining Node and Tube Structures

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: O'brien;Matthew

 

October 11, 2017

Suspension System for One-wheeled Vehicle

A self-propelled, one-wheeled vehicle may include a suspension system configured to provide arcuate, generally vertical motion of a board relative to an axle of a central wheel assembly when the vehicle encounters obstacles and bumps on a riding surface. Illustrative suspension systems may include a shock absorber and a swingarm that couple the wheel assembly to the board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: O'Brien; Matthew, Penmetsa, Praveen

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August 31,2015

Exercise Machine Reversible Resistance system

An exercise machine reversible resistance system for reversing the directional force of resistance against an exercise implement before, during, or after the performance of a routine of one or more exercises. The exercise machine reversible resistance system generally includes a frame, an elongated member movably positioned upon the frame, wherein the elongated member has a first run and a second run, a resistance device that applies a resistance force to the elongated member in a single direction, an exercise implement movably connected to the frame and a clutch connected to the exercise implement. The clutch is adapted to selectively engage the first run or the second run of the elongated member for selective control of the resistance direction of the exercise implement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: Praveen Penmetsa, Zachary Omohundro,Damon Pipenberg ​​

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May 7, 2014

Beverage Container with Removable Cover

A beverage container that includes a main body portion having an open top and a closed bottom, an interior, a circular rim and a first set of threads on an inside surface thereof that are positioned adjacent the rim at a first height. The rim includes a downwardly depending portion that extends below the first set of threads. The container also includes a removable cover with a bottom, a generally cylindrical side wall, an annular flange extending outwardly from the generally cylindrical side wall and an annular collar. The collar, the annular flange and the side wall define a first channel that receives the rim, and the bottom and the generally cylindrical side wall cooperate to define a cover cavity. The side wall includes a second set of threads on an outside surface thereof that are matingly engaged with the first set of threads.

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: O'brien;Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 4, 2019

Systems, Devices, and Methods Related to Aircraft Cabin Module Structures and Transport

Embodiments of systems, devices, and methods are described that relate to module structures for use in forming a cabin interior of an aircraft. Many embodiments relate to a support structure including a lattice configurable to provide a standardizable frame for connection to the interior of the aircraft and to provide a space within the frame in which module fixtures can be positioned and secured to the frame. Embodiments of the support structure can include a floor with a number of structures and devices that can be used to provide support for the module and secure the module to the floor of the aircraft fuselage. Embodiments of transport systems for the modules are also described and such can be integrated with the floor of the module such that the modules transport mechanism, or a significant portion thereof, is contained within the module itself.

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: Almeleh, Justin, Herpy, Alex, O'brien; Matthew

May 7, 2014

Beverage Container with Recessed Top and Method for Using Same

A beverage container that includes a main body portion having an open top and a closed bottom, an interior, a circular rim and a first set of threads on an inside surface thereof that are positioned adjacent the rim at a first height. The rim includes a downwardly depending portion that extends below the first set of threads. The container also includes a removable cover with a bottom, a generally cylindrical side wall, an annular flange extending outwardly from the generally cylindrical side wall and an annular collar. The collar, the annular flange and the side wall define a first channel that receives the rim, and the bottom and the generally cylindrical side wall cooperate to define a cover cavity. The side wall includes a second set of threads on an outside surface thereof that are matingly engaged with the first set of threads.

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: O'Brien; Matthew, Penmetsa, Praveen

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June 30,2015

Systems and Methods for Fabricating Joint Members

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: Praveen Penmetsa, Zachary Omohundro,Damon Pipenberg ​​

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May 14, 2013

Track Tensioner

The track tension of a tracked vehicle is actively controlled by a track tensioner system that is positioned behind or within an idler wheel of a tracked vehicle. The system employs no exposed hydraulic line and is operable to default to a passive tensioning mode in the event of a system failure. The hydraulic circuit of the track tensioner system is powered by the rotation of the idler wheel inside which the system resides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motivo Inventors: O'brien;Matthew

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