Kenton Graviss and others
April, 1994 -
Inventions that were patented in the course of product engineering work throughout my career.
PCTO - 3/4 of a million $ in cost reductions
June, 2007 -
Value-added Value-engineering product cost take out annual savings from design innovations on ice and beverage dispensing machines.
New Refrigerator Inner Door Design with Cost Savings
Kenton Graviss, Mike Csernik
January, 1996 -
Saved 1.5 MM$ with an innovative inner door design on a household refrigerator.
CPOD Home Coffee/Tea Single Cup Brewer
Kenton Graviss, Robert Mallory
August, 2003 -
Design and development of a new home brewer.
Ice Crusher for Commercial Ice and Beverage Dispensing machines
Kenton Graviss, Todd Teague
March, 2005 -
Design and development of the first industry ice crusher for commercial ice and beverage dispensing machines.
Soft Touch and gas-assist Handles for major Appliances
Kenton Graviss, Frank Pang, Scott Calvert
January, 1989 -
Design and development of new types of handles for major appliances. gas-assist handle savings $1MM/yr.
New Automatic Rifle
Jeff Stone, Kenton Graviss, Dave Hendri, Jose Santiago
September, 2009 -
Design, analysis, testing of a new type of automatic rifle.
Thermoplastic and Low Modulus Thermoplastics for Appliance Handles (5,303,451)
Inventors: Kenton Graviss, James Harding, Scott Calvert, Frank Pang. Issued April 19, 1994 in United States
A method and materials from which to make soft touch handles.
Refrigerator Dual Air Flow Control Mechanism (5,611,212)
Inventors: Kenton Graviss, Jeffery Hunt. Issued March 18, 1997 in United States
A new refrigerator temperature control system using dual airflows.
Beverage Brewwer (D515,347 S)
Inventors: William Reuss, Kenton Graviss, Srtephen Hooper, Dean Bidwell, Andrew Walston, Andrew Carlson, Jules, Joo-hi Ko, Robert, Mallory. Issued February 21, 2006 in United States
A new home coffee and tea single-brewer brewer design.
Drawer and Latching for Positioning and Securing a Pod below the Brew Head of a Beverage Brewer (7,131,369 B2)
Inventors: Timothy Gantt, William Dahmen, William Reuss, Kenton Graviss, David Waynescott, Robert Mallory, Kwong Wong, David Vergara. Issued November 07, 2006 in United States
A new single cup pod brewer brew head latching mechanism.
Front-Accessible Ice Dispenser Ice Agitation Motor (8,336,741)
Inventors: Kenton Graviss, Todd teague. Issued December 25, 2012 in United States
a new design enabling front access to an ice agitation motor on an ice and beverage dispensing machine.
A Neural Network Controller For Optimal Temperature Control of Household Refrigerators
Published by (Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing Vol. 4, No. 4)
Authors: Graviss, K.J. and Zurada, J.M. Published January 01, 1998
A neural network temperature controller for a household refrigerator.
Control of Household Refrigerators, Part I: Modeling Temperature Control Performance,” and “Part II: Alternate Control
Published by (The International Journal of HVAC&R Research, Vol. 4, No. 4)
Authors: Graviss, K.J. and Collins, R.L. Published October 01, 1998
A neural network temperature controller for house refrigerators.
Using Time-Temperature Superposition and Linear Regression Analysis to Predict Long Term Compression Set in EPDM Pads
Published by (GE Technical Information Series Report MAP89-001)
Authors: Graviss, K.J.. Published September 01, 1989
A method for predicting compression set in EPDM pads used with household refrigerator compressors.
Published by (Various from 1995 to 2002)
Authors: Graviss K. J.. Published
Graviss, K.J., “A Rapid Prototyping Approach for Preserving Engineering Expertise Using an n-tuple Classifier,”, Proceedings, Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference (ANNIE), Nov, 2002, St. Louis, MO.
Graviss, K.J., “Simple, Small-Scale Knowledge Engineering for Preserving Institutional Expertise,” Proceedings, Appliance Manufacturer Conference and Exposition (AMCE), Nov 2001, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 217-231.
Graviss, K.J. and Collins, R.L., “Temperature Control Models for Household Refrigerators,” Proceedings, Appliance Manufacturer Conference and Exposition, Sep 1999, Nashville, TN, pp. 113-142.
Graviss, K.J. and Collins, R.L., “Strategies for Improving Temperature Control and Saving Energy in Household Refrigerators,” Proceedings, International Refrigeration Conference at Purdue, Jul 1996, pp. 483-488.
Graviss, K. J. and Zurada, J.M., “Optimal Temperature Control of a Dual Chamber Plant Using Neural Networks,” Proceedings, Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering Conference, Nov 1995, St. Louis, MO., pp. 581-586.
Graviss, K.J. and Zurada, J.M., “Toward the Smart Refrigerator, Improved Dual Chamber Temperature Control with Neural Networks,” Proceedings, Appliance Manufacturer Conference and Exposition, Sep 1995, Nashville, TN., pp. 183-199.
Graviss, K.J. and Zurada, J.M., “Dual-Chamber Temperature Control with Neural Networks,” Proceedings, First Joint Mexico-US International Workshop on Neural Networks and Neurocontrol, Jun 1995, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, pp. 119-138.
Awards from 1992 to 2002
2002 Summer Faculty Fellowship Grant – research, shoulder arthroplasty
2001-2003 Indiana University Southeast Faculty Senate Representative
2001 AMCE Conference and Expo 2nd Place Technical Paper Award, Oct. 2001
2001 Univ. of Louisville, Archimedes Community SIG Pilot Research Honorarium
2001 Summer Faculty Fellowship Grant – research, shoulder arthroplasty
1994-97 Resident researcher, University of Louisville (Ph.D. research).
1995 GE Appliances Patent Award - dual control air flow refrigerator controller.
1993 GE Appliances Managerial Award - plastic refrigerator door design project leader.
1992 GE Appliances Patent Award - injection molded soft touch handle design.