Patents by Inventor Bruce Welch

Bruce Welch 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: 20190239939
    Abstract: Electrosurgical systems and components thereof configured to deliver RF energy to a target site of a human or other animal patient with selectable RF energy delivery profiles, temperature sensors and controls, and/or electrodes configured to more uniformly or effectively delivery energy to target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: James Boll, Richard Shaun Welches, Daniel Masse, Samuel Bruce, Jeffrey Simon, Ali Shajii, David Sonnenshein, Robert D. McCarthy, Rafael Armando Sierra
  • Patent number: 9887845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for watermarking content and authenticating watermarked content are provided. Content is rendered on a display while watermarking information embedded in portions of the content are obtained. The watermarking information is verified to authenticate the content. If the content is not authentic, or is not authenticated within a period of time, the content can be terminated or otherwise blocked from rendering on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Gilbarco
    Inventors: Giovanni Carapelli, Bruce Welch
  • Publication number: 20150121082
    Abstract: Systems and methods for watermarking content and authenticating watermarked content are provided. Content is rendered on a display while watermarking information embedded in portions of the content are obtained. The watermarking information is verified to authenticate the content. If the content is not authentic, or is not authenticated within a period of time, the content can be terminated or otherwise blocked from rendering on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Giovanni Carapelli, Bruce Welch
  • Publication number: 20140279561
    Abstract: A vending machine can include a secure payment platform comprising one or more secure components for communicating sensitive information, an alphanumeric keypad configured outside of the secure payment platform for receiving input., and a keypad application operating within the secure payment platform to obtain input received on the alphanumeric keypad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Gilbarco, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Carapelli, Bruce Welch
  • Patent number: 8791312
    Abstract: A process for upgrading hydrocarbons comprising removal of C5 hydrocarbons from a feedstock, metathesizing said C5 hydrocarbons to C6+ and C4? hydrocarbons, and upgrading said C4? hydrocarbons is disclosed absent any dehydrogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Bruce B. Randolph, Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Edward L. Sughrue, II
  • Patent number: 8292709
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus for a sports game involving movement of a projectile, the apparatus comprising impact sensors for detecting impacts by a player of the sport game or the projectile, the impact sensors being coupled to a processor operable to derive characteristic data for a projectile movement from impacts detected by two or more of the player impact sensors. By monitoring impacts, rather than the movement of the projectile through the air, the apparatus may be both inexpensive and easy to install.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Bruce Welch
  • Publication number: 20110263915
    Abstract: A process for upgrading hydrocarbons comprising removal of C5 hydrocarbons from a feedstock, metathesizing said C5 hydrocarbons to C6+ and C4? hydrocarbons, and upgrading said C4? hydrocarbons is disclosed absent any dehydrogenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Bruce B. Randolph, Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Edward L. Sughrue, II
  • Patent number: 7956227
    Abstract: Methods of oligomerizing hydrocarbons are disclosed. These methods include contacting olefins with an oligomerization catalyst in an oligomerization zone under oligomerization reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Bruce B. Randolph, Jason J. Gislason, M. Bruce Welch, Richard L. Anderson, Dhananjay B. Ghonasgi, Robert W. Morton, Roland Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7923396
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Group 8 metals, Group 9 metals, Group 10 metals and combinations thereof, an organic compound, and a solid acid and a method of making said catalyst is disclosed. The catalyst can be used in a hydrocarbon conversion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Ingrid Boehmer, M. Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Bruce B. Randolph, Helmut G. Alt
  • Patent number: 7902418
    Abstract: A process for disproportionating isopentane into isomers of hexane and butane that utilizes a fixed bed reactor employing a catalyst composition comprising aluminum halide. The process additionally includes a product separation zone which can be configured to recover and return at least a portion of the isopentane product stream to the inlet of the disproportionation reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Roland Schmidt, M. Bruce Welch, Bruce B. Randolph, Richard L. Anderson, Robert M. Gray
  • Publication number: 20100121120
    Abstract: A process for upgrading hydrocarbons comprising removal of C5 hydrocarbons from a feedstock, metathesizing said C5 hydrocarbons to C6+ and C4? hydrocarbons, and upgrading said C4? hydrocarbons is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Bruce B. Randolph, Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Edward L. Sughrue, II
  • Publication number: 20100108569
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the mild cracking of C7+ paraffins using a supported ionic liquid of the formula AB, wherein: A is a cation capable of forming an ionic liquid, and B is an anion containing aluminum and a halogen which is capable of forming an ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Roland Schmidt, Bruce B. Randolph, M. Bruce Welch, Robert W. Morton
  • Publication number: 20090149684
    Abstract: Methods of oligomerizing hydrocarbons are disclosed. These methods include contacting olefins with an oligomerization catalyst in an oligomerization zone under oligomerization reaction conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Bruce B. Randolph, Jason J. Gislason, M. Bruce Welch, Richard L. Anderson, Dhananjay B. Ghonasgi, Robert W. Morton, Roland Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7514057
    Abstract: A method of making a composition, said method comprising, spraying a substance comprising platinum and iron into or onto an alumina-containing compound is disclosed. The resulting composition can then be used in a process for oxidizing carbon monoxide with free oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Conoco Phillips Company
    Inventors: M. Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Jianhua Yao, Glenn W. Dodwell, Robert W. Morton, Jason J. Gislason, James B. Kimble, David E. Simon, Marvin M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080305023
    Abstract: A method of making a composition, said method comprising, spraying a substance comprising platinum and iron into or onto an alumina-containing compound is disclosed. The resulting composition can then be used in a process for oxidizing carbon monoxide with free oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: M. Bruce WELCH, Roland SCHMIDT, Jianhua YAO, Glenn W. DODWELL, Robert W. MORTON, Jason J. GISLASON, James B. Kimble, David E. SIMON, Marvin M. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 7439206
    Abstract: A method of making a composition, said method comprising, spraying a substance comprising platinum and iron into or onto an alumina-containing compound is disclosed. The resulting composition can then be used in a process for oxidizing carbon monoxide with free oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventors: M. Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Jianhua Yao, Glenn W. Dodwell, Robert W. Morton, Jason J. Gislason, James B. Kimble, David E. Simon, Marvin M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080242911
    Abstract: A catalyst comprising a 1) complex comprising: a) at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Group 8 metals, Group 9 metals, Group 10 metals, and combinations thereof; b) a compound having the formula R3X wherein R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl, an alkenyl, an alkynyl, cycloalkyls, cycloalkenyls, cycloalkynyls, aryls, substituted aryls, and substituted organic compounds and wherein X is a Group 15 element selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony and bismuth; and 2) support component comprising a silicon-containing compound and a method of making said catalyst, is disclosed. The catalyst is then used to dehydrogenate hydrocarbons in a dehydrogenation reaction zone under dehydrogenation reaction conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: Ingrid Boehmer, M. Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Bruce B. Randolph, Helmut G. Alt
  • Publication number: 20080153634
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus for a sports game involving movement of a projectile, the apparatus comprising impact sensors for detecting impacts by a player of the sport game or the projectile, the impact sensors being coupled to a processor operable to derive characteristic data for a projectile movement from impacts detected by two or more of the player impact sensors. By monitoring impacts, rather than the movement of the projectile through the air, the apparatus may be both inexpensive and easy to install.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Bruce Welch
  • Publication number: 20080021254
    Abstract: A process for disproportionating isopentane into isomers of hexane and butane that utilizes a fixed bed reactor employing a catalyst composition comprising aluminum halide. The process additionally includes a product separation zone which can be configured to recover and return at least a portion of the isopentane product stream to the inlet of the disproportionation reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY
    Inventors: Roland Schmidt, M. Bruce Welch, Bruce B. Randolph, Richard L. Anderson, Robert M. Gray
  • Publication number: 20080019895
    Abstract: A method of making a composition, said method comprising, spraying a substance comprising platinum and iron into or onto an alumina-containing compound is disclosed. The resulting composition can then be used in a process for oxidizing carbon monoxide with free oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: M. Bruce Welch, Roland Schmidt, Jianhua Yao, Glenn W. Dodwell, Robert W. Morton, Jason J. Gislason, James B. Kimble, David E. Simon, Marvin M. Johnson