Patents by Inventor David W Meyer

David W Meyer 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: 20040046643
    Abstract: An RFID tag has a memory, an RF transceiver that supports long range RF communications with a long range reader, and an interface that supports short range communications with a short range reader over a secure link. The RF transceiver can be used to transmit an ID stored in the memory of the tag to a long range reader, and the interface can be used to transmit sensitive history information to a short range reader over the secure link. The ID uniquely identifies an article to which the tag is attached, and the history information provides environmental data, and/or maintenance data, and/or shipping data, and/or inventory data, and/or production data, etc. about the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Becker, David W. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20040048579
    Abstract: An RFID tag has a frequency agile RF transceiver that transmits data from the RFID tag to a reader and a direct sequence spread spectrum RF receiver that receives communications from the reader. Messages between the reader and the RFID tag are divided into frames, and each frame contains a frame header transmitted by the reader and at least one time slot containing data transmitted by the RFID tag. The frame header contains a hop sequence and a frequency in a hop sequence to be used by the RFID tag in transmitting data to the reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Becker, David W. Meyers, Sabera Kazi
  • Patent number: 6649829
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for controlling fluid dispensing/transmission that includes a control component for communication between couplers thereof. A first coupler has a transmitter, and is releasably connected with a mating reader coupler that has a transmitter and fluid control device to exchange information with the transmitter of the first coupler. The transmitters communicate and are operated by wireless means such as by RF devices. Upon confirming that the first coupler is properly coupled to the mating coupler and that the first coupler has a proper identification, the fluid control device controls fluid flow, using the transmitters of the first coupler and the mating reader coupler, under predetermined parameters, e.g., pressure, temperature, duration, and flow rate, as indicated in the first coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Richard Stewart Garber, Charles Peter deCler, David W. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20020170731
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for controlling fluid dispensing/transmission that includes a control component for communication between couplers thereof. A first coupler has a transmitter, and is releasably connected with a mating reader coupler that has a transmitter and fluid control device to exchange information with the transmitter of the first coupler. The transmitters communicate and are operated by wireless means such as by RF devices. Upon confirming that the first coupler is properly coupled to the mating coupler and that the first coupler has a proper identification, the fluid control device controls fluid flow, using the transmitters of the first coupler and the mating reader coupler, under predetermined parameters, e.g., pressure, temperature, duration, and flow rate, as indicated in the first coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: COLDER PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Stewart Garber, Charles Peter Decler, David W. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20020129858
    Abstract: A disposable connector apparatus designed for one time use in a bioprocessing assembly, and a method for coupling a piece of bioprocessing equipment to a media source in a sterilized environment. The connector apparatus includes a telescoping valve formation with an actuation incorporating a one way lock mechanism that cannot be disconnected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Applicant: COLDER PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: David W. Meyer, Joseph M. Whall
  • Publication number: 20020111884
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a system and a method for managing asset tracking information related to an asset within a supply chain. The supply chain includes a plurality of supplier entities capable of accessing a centralized asset tracking datastore. The method includes recording information pertaining to an asset provided by an upstream supplier in an independent datastore. The asset is identified with a unique identification code. Next, the recorded information from the upstream supplier entity is associated with the unique identification code. Next, information pertaining to the asset provided by a downstream provider is recorded in the independent datastore. Finally, the recorded information from the downstream supplier entity is associated with the unique identification code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Groat, David W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 6231089
    Abstract: A quick connect/disconnect coupling having a female coupling member, a male coupling member, and a clip member slidably mounted on the female coupling member for retaining the female and male coupling members together in a coupled state. The clip member is designed to prevent inadvertent actuation thereof, thereby preventing accidental disconnection of the female and male coupling members once they are in the coupled state. The clip member must be actuated from a lock position to an unlock position before the clip member can be actuated from its connect position to its disconnect position. Thus two separate movements of the clip member are required before the coupling can be disconnected and/or connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter DeCler, David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 6090015
    Abstract: An exercise apparatus, the apparatus including a first member disposed along a first axis that intersects a ground surface, a radial member attached to the first member, and a support surface configured for movement of the support surface along an arcuate path relative to the first member and relative to the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: David W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 5975489
    Abstract: A valve for dispensing fluid to and from a container. The valve includes a housing defining a flow passage extending longitudinally therethrough. A poppet member is telescopically mounted in the flow passage of the housing and is telescopically movable between an open position and a closed position. The poppet member has a proximal end portion that includes a second retaining structure that cooperates with a first retaining structure of the housing to provide a snap fit connection for retaining the poppet member in the housing. The snap fit connection allows the poppet member to be mounted in the housing by inserting the poppet member through a front end of the housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: C. Peter deCler, David W. Meyer, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Patent number: 5938244
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a fluid tight seal between a coupling body and an insert wherein the coupling body has a seal element disposed circumferentially about an inner wall for fluid tight engagement with an outer wall of an insert upon insertion of the insert into the coupling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5911403
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a device for controlling fluid flow. The device includes a housing having a front end and a back end. The housing defines a flow passageway extending longitudinally between the front and back ends. A first retaining structure is connected to the housing and positioned within the flow passageway. The device also includes a valve mechanism for opening and closing the flow passageway of the housing. The valve mechanism includes a poppet member mounted within the flow passageway. The poppet member includes a first end opposite from a second end. The first end includes a second retaining structure that cooperates with the first retaining structure of the housing to provide a snap fit connection for retaining the poppet member within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: C. Peter deCler, David W. Meyer, Blaine C. Sturm
  • Patent number: 5639064
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a receptor valve assembly having a normally closed fluid passage, and an insert assembly having an open fluid passage. The insert assembly and the receptor valve assembly each include a valve activation structure engageable with one another for opening the fluid passage of the receptor valve assembly upon engagement of the valve activation structures and rotation of the insert assembly relative to the receptor valve assembly wherein their fluid passages are interconnected. The insert assembly and the receptor valve assembly are configured to provide substantially no fluid passage therebetween when closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: C. Peter deCler, David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5494074
    Abstract: A quick connection coupling valve assembly having a poppet member in both a male coupling member and female coupling member, a fluid passageway defined therethrough is opened by engaging the poppet members of the male and female coupling members with each other, the fluid passageway is closed by releasing a spring member to disengage the poppet members from each other. A plurality of longitudinal stops are disposed on an inside wall of the male and female coupling members. The stops limit movement of the poppet members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ramacier, Jr., David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5353836
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a receptor valve assembly and an insert valve assembly each defining a normally closed fluid passage. The insert and receptor valve assemblies each include a valve activation structure engageable with one another and having corresponding helical grooves and splines for opening the receptor and insert valve assemblies upon engagement of the valve activation structures and rotation of the insert valve assembly relative to the receptor valve assembly wherein their respective fluid passages are interconnected. The insert and receptor valve assemblies are configured to provide substantially no fluid passage therebetween when closed, thereby providing little or no spillage of fluid when disconnecting the insert and receptor valve assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: C. Peter deCler, David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5316041
    Abstract: A quick connection coupling valve assembly having a poppet member in both a male coupling member and female coupling member, a fluid passageway defined therethrough is opened by engaging the poppet members of the male and female coupling members with each other, the fluid passageway is closed by releasing a spring member to disengage the poppet members from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Colder Product Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ramacier, Jr., David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5104158
    Abstract: A one piece female coupling member (24) having a front end and back end, the female coupling member (24) defining a path (34) for the flow of fluid therethrough. A male coupling member (22) having a front end and a back end and defining a path (32) for the flow of fluid therethrough, the front end of the male coupling member (22) being insertable into the front end of the female coupling member (24). A seal (36) cooperates with an external surface of the male coupling member (22) and an internal surface of the female coupling member (24) for providing a fluid tight seal therebetween. A one piece quick connecting/disconnecting clip member (26) is slidably mounted in a slot (58) of the female coupling member. The clip member (26) is slidable between a connecting position wherein it engages the male coupling member and a disconnecting position wherein it is disengaged from the male coupling member, the clip member (26) being biased toward the connecting position by a resilient biasing member ( 74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: David W. Meyer, Brian J. Blenkush
  • Patent number: 5052725
    Abstract: A one piece female coupling member (24) having a front end and back end, the female coupling member (24) defining a path (34) for the flow of fluid therethrough. A male coupling member (22) having a front end and a back end and defining a path (32) for the flow of fluid therethrough, the front end of the male coupling member (22) being insertable into the front end of the female coupling member (24). A seal (36) cooperates with an external surface of the male coupling member (22) and an internal surface of the female coupling member (24) for providing a fluid tight seal therebetween. A one piece quick connecting/disconnecting clip member (26) is slidably mounted in a slot (58) of the female coupling member. The clip member (26) is slidable between a connecting position wherein it engages the male coupling member and a disconnecting position wherein it is disengaged from the male coupling member, the clip member (26) being biased toward the connecting position by a resilient biasing member ( 74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: David W. Meyer, Brian J. Blenkush
  • Patent number: 4934655
    Abstract: A shutoff valve (26) including a plunger (28) slidably mounted in a housing (30). The plunger (28) being slidable between an open and a closed position. The plunger (28) having a front end and a back end and defining a path flow of fluid therethrough. A back end (32) of the plunger (28) having inclined surfaces (50). Projections (34) extend from the back end (32) of the housing (30) and cooperate with the inclined surfaces (50) to bias the plunger (20) into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Blenkush, David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: D357307
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ramacier, Jr., David W. Meyer
  • Patent number: D384731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ramacier, Jr., David W . Meyer