Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Wills

Christopher M. Wills 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: 20220211897
    Abstract: Purification assemblies and methods of use. A method of using a purification assembly, the purification assembly having a housing having a first open end and an opposite second open end, the housing defining an interior volume, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first open end and the second open end. The method includes forming a ring of UV radiation sources on an interior surface of the housing, wherein the longitudinal axis extends through the ring, and wherein at least a first set of the UV radiation sources lie on a plane. The method also includes causing the first set of UV radiation sources to emit UV radiation along the plane and flowing a stream of air through the housing toward the ring of UV radiation sources, wherein the intensity of the UV radiation exceeds a threshold along the entirety of the plane within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Nelson Wills, JR., Sahaj R. Patel, Christopher M. Tress, Jerry Loraine Dellinger
  • Patent number: 10485140
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills
  • Publication number: 20170164524
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills
  • Patent number: 9609788
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills
  • Publication number: 20150011150
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for providing in-lineup passive air distribution system designs, and for delivering more effective cooling for termination dense network equipment with high heat dissipation. In some embodiments, one or more air distribution units might be positioned in-line with one or more heat generating equipment. The one or more air distribution units might receive air from an HVAC system, and might distribute the received air to the one or more heat generating equipment. In some cases, the one or more air distribution units might distribute the received air to a position in front of and/or behind the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by an air intake device of at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment. Some air distribution units might comprise dowels for storing fiber slack. Some dowels might comprise an air shaft for distributing the received air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Pete A. Kawamoto, Diana L. Unser, Christopher M. Wills