Patents by Inventor Edward J. Wilson

Edward J. Wilson 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).

  • Patent number: 10542393
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system for controlling access to text messaging capabilities of a mobile computing device of a user while the user is driving. The mobile computing device may be configured to restrict a user from sending or receiving text messages while the user is driving depending on a current driving situation. Whether a user can send or receive text messages may further depend on a priority of the text message or a priority level of a sender or intended recipient of the text message. The system may include devices for collecting information regarding the vehicle and its surroundings and for determining the current driving situation based on the collected information. Further, the system may include devices for maintaining records of the restrictions placed on text messaging and of rewards earned for agreeing to be subject to such restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wilson, Edward A. Biemer
  • Patent number: 9033700
    Abstract: A regenerative burner device for a furnace and a method of removing contaminants from such a device. The burner device includes a burner for introducing heat and waste gas into a furnace during ignition when supplied with fuel and a combustion gas, a media bed comprising refractory particles, and ducting for delivering combustion gas to said burner during ignition, and for drawing waste gas from said furnace on termination of ignition. The ducting causes the combustion gas and the waste gas to pass in succession through the media bed. Means are provided for periodically delivering a rapid flow of a decontaminating gas into said media bed. The rapid flow is of sufficient force to dislodge contaminants collected in the media bed from said waste gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Simard, Stéphane Ménard, Wesley Donald Stevens, Edward J. Wilson, Paul Banks, Luc Belley, Brad D. Burridge, Tony I. Phelps
  • Patent number: 6525266
    Abstract: An Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding system including a conductive clip for electrically coupling a printed circuit board (PCB) to a grounding structure. The clip includes a first contact section attached to a side rather than an edge of the PCB, and a second contact section for contacting the grounding structure. The clip is compressible to ensure a tight fit of the second contact section to the grounding structure. The clip may be formed as a unitary structure and includes transition regions between the first and second contact sections that provide flexibility to the structure. Edge flaps may optionally be included to enhance surface contact of the clip to the PCB. The second contact region is preferably designed with a flat top surface to enable automated surface mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Enterasys Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Ferland, Martin Q. Thornton, Edward J. Wilson, John M. Devine
  • Publication number: 20030015331
    Abstract: An Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding system including a conductive clip for electrically coupling a printed circuit board (PCB) to a grounding structure. The clip includes a first contact section attached to a side rather than an edge of the PCB, and a second contact section for contacting the grounding structure. The clip is compressible to ensure a tight fit of the second contact section to the grounding structure. The clip may be formed as a unitary structure and includes transition regions between the first and second contact sections that provide flexibility to the structure. Edge flaps may optionally be included to enhance surface contact of the clip to the PCB. The second contact region is preferably designed with a flat top surface to enable automated surface mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: William M. Ferland, Martin Q. Thornton, Edward J. Wilson, John M. Devine
  • Patent number: 4850056
    Abstract: A pair of athletic pants comprising a body portion including a waistband and a seat, and two legs depending from the body portion, wherein the seat comprises a plurality of panels shaped and assembled so that when a wearer of the pants assumes a crouched position the pants are adapted to closely conform to the buttocks of the wearer with the panels in a substantially unstressed condition. The seat comprises a center panel extending from the waist band to at least the crotch, and tapering from the waistband to the crotch. Two seat panels adapted to extend over the buttocks of the wearer are joined along their respective inside edges to the center panel. A leg panel extends downwardly from each seat panel and is adapted to cover at least a portion of the wearer's leg. The seat protrudes at the junction of the seat and leg panels to accommodate the buttocks of the wearer in a crouched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: Figgie International, inc.
    Inventors: James D. Gardner, Hal D. Mitchell, Paul F. Stickley, Alvin E. Taylor, Edward J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4692114
    Abstract: A vapor processing system which has a vessel for containing a processing vapor generated by heating electronic fluid contained within the vessel. A selected saturated vapor zone level is devined for work product delivered to the vapor zone by generating a signal representative of the actual temperature at one of a plurality of spaced locations within the vessel, generating a signal representative of the desired temperature at the selected location for a saturated vapor zone having a level selected for the work product being conveyed to the saturated vapor zone, and comparing the signals representative of the actual and desired temperatures at the selected location and for varying the output of the heater to change the actual sensed temperature to the desired temperature so that the actual saturated vapor zone level will conform to the desired saturated vapor zone level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Dynapert-HTC Corp.
    Inventors: Gerald E. Waldron, Edward J. Wilson