Patents by Inventor Frank A. Williams

Frank A. Williams 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: 10433652
    Abstract: Embodiments include a person support apparatus including a plurality of air fluidizable material, a tub, a foam bolster disposed along at least one wall of the tub and extending over the at least one wall, and an inflatable air bladder disposed above the foam bolster along the at least one wall of the tub. A method of assisting a person with ingress or egress of a person support apparatus by deflating the inflatable air bladder and adjusting a level of fluidization of the air fluidizable material such that the surface supporting the portion of the person is substantially level with a top of the foam bolster is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC
    Inventors: Darrell Borgman, Frank E. Sauser, Joshua A. Williams
  • Patent number: 10426200
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cartridge for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The cartridge may include a base, a reservoir substrate, and an atomizer. The reservoir substrate may define a cavity therethrough. The atomizer may comprise a liquid transport element and a heating element extending at least partially about the liquid transport element. The atomizer may extend through the cavity through the reservoir substrate such that the heating element is positioned proximate an end of the reservoir substrate. Ends of the liquid transport element may extend to an opposing end of the reservoir substrate. A related method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Smith, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frank S. Silveira, Steven Lee Alderman, Grady Lance Dooly, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr., Stephen Benson Sears, John William Wolber, Michael Laine
  • Publication number: 20190284493
    Abstract: An additive used in the production of wood pellets to increase throughput. The additive may be applied as a booster to wood prior to forming the wood into pellets. The booster may comprise 30% to 100% tall oil pitch and 70% to 0% tall oil head and may be applied at a rate of 0.01 to 2 wt. % of the wood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Arr-Maz Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Bor-Her Chen, Nabil Naouli, Paul A. Williams, John Suldickas
  • Publication number: 20190277714
    Abstract: A combined force- and temperature-sensing array includes an array of drive plates, an array of sense plates corresponding the drive plates, and a layer of dielectric material separating the drive and sense plates. A diode with a forward junction voltage is connected between at least one of the drive plates and at least one of the sense plates. A multiplexer is operative to select between an electrical pulse or an electrical current for delivery to the at least one drive plate. Circuitry is provided for sensing an applied force resulting from a change in capacitance between the at least one drive plate and the at least one sense plate when the electrical pulse is delivered, and for sensing a temperature resulting from a change in the forward junction voltage of the diode when the current is delivered. The sensor array may be provided as a shoe insert for diabetics with neuropathy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard H. Harrington, Charles W. Krapf, Douglas William Briggs, Frank Joseph Fedel
  • Publication number: 20190276055
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors, a communication device, and a positive train control (PTC) system. The one or more processors and communication device are onboard a lead vehicle of a vehicle system that includes the lead vehicle and a first remote vehicle. The PTC system is configured to restrict movement of the vehicle system based on a location of the vehicle system. The PTC system communicates a list of vehicle identifiers to the one or more processors. The communication device communicates a wireless linking message, which includes a vehicle identifier associated with the first remote vehicle, to the first remote vehicle. The communication device establishes a communication link between the lead vehicle and the first remote vehicle responsive to receipt of the wireless linking message at the first remote vehicle. The one or more processors remotely control movement of the first remote vehicle via the communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jared Klineman Cooper, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Todd William Goodermuth, Eugene Smith, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, David Michael Peltz, Jeffrey Donald Kernwein, Daniel J. Rush, David Allen Eldredge
  • Publication number: 20190263430
    Abstract: A system and method includes determining, with a sensor assembly disposed onboard a first aerial vehicle, a direction in which a fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle, and determining an orientation of the first aerial vehicle relative to a second aerial vehicle based at least in part on the direction in which the fluid flows within or through the first aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Smith, Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Sameh Fahmy, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffret James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Jared Klineman Cooper, Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Romano Patrick, Brad Thomas Costa, James D. Brooks, Micahel Scott Miner, Harry Kirk Matthews, JR., Bradford Wayne Miller, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan, Brian Joseph McManus, Frank Wawrzyniak, Ralph C. Haddock, III, Robert James Foy, James Glen Corry, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Mario Nazareth, Brian William Schroeck, Shawn Arthur McClintic
  • Publication number: 20190263575
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container system comprising a flat package, which has walls that define an interior space, and at least one fibrous water-soluble unit dose article in the interior space, where the fibrous water-soluble unit dose article comprises household care active agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Girish JAGANNATH, Grace Catherine COOK, Mark Robert SIVIK, Sun-Jan Alan HUANG, Reginald Edward CRUTCHER, II, Frank William DENOME
  • Patent number: 10392109
    Abstract: An aircraft system includes a wing member and a plurality of unmanned aircraft systems selectively connectable to the wing member. The wing member has a generally airfoil cross-section, a leading edge and a trailing edge. The unmanned aircraft systems have a connected flight mode while coupled to the wing member and an independent flight mode when detached from the wing member. In the connected flight mode, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to provide propulsion to the wing member to enable flight. The unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be launched from the wing member to perform aerial missions in the independent flight mode and are operable to be recovered by the wing member and returned to the connected flight mode. Thereafter, in the connected flight mode, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be resupplied by the wing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Drennan, John William Lloyd, Frank Bradley Stamps, Brett Rodney Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20190256376
    Abstract: A composite material for use in water treatment. The composite material includes a porous matrix including a resin capable of retaining a catalyst and magnetic material therein, and includes a density regulating portion disposed therein. The catalyst is capable of facilitating a chemical reaction involving a contaminants in the water. The magnetic material and density regulating portion can be used to separate the composite material from treated water. Systems and methods of use involving passive water treatment, continuous water treatment, solar light exposure, UV light exposure, and electrochemical cells, employing photochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectrochemical reactions are described. Methods of manufacture are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Carter LESHUK, Zachary William YOUNG, Frank GU
  • Patent number: 10376842
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and system for separating oil from water and particulate contaminants from a oil/water/solid mixture, comprising: a solid removal system for removing small, medium and large solids from a oil/water/solid mixture to form a oil and water stream and a membrane contactor system for separating the oil from the water in the oil and water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Frank Seibert, Stacy S. Truscott, Stephen William Briggs
  • Publication number: 20190240231
    Abstract: Combination therapy with rivaroxaban and aspirin successfully reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients who have coronary artery disease and/or peripheral artery disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Nancy Cook Bruns, Frank Misselwitz, John William Andrew Eikelboom, Stuart J. Connolly, Salim Yusuf
  • Publication number: 20190233779
    Abstract: A water-soluble unitary laundry detergent article that contains two or more surfactant-containing non-fibrous sheets with a fabric hueing agent located between such non-fibrous sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hongsing TAN, Mark Robert SIVIK, Frank William DENOME, Na HOU, Min MAO
  • Publication number: 20190233782
    Abstract: A method of laundering fabric having the following steps: a) providing a water-soluble unit dose article; b) providing a surfactant; c) diluting a dose of the water-soluble unit does article in water by a factor of greater than about 500 to form a wash liquor, the resulting wash liquor having from about 50 ppm to about 2800 ppm of surfactant; and d) washing one or more fabrics in the resulting wash liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Robert SIVIK, Kristi Lynn FLITER, Frank William DENOME
  • Publication number: 20190233783
    Abstract: Described herein is a household care composition, which delivers active agents onto fabric, in the form of a water-soluble unit dose article comprising a water-soluble fibrous structure and a perfume, as well as methods for making the article and methods for treating fabrics using the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Robert SIVIK, Kristin Marie KELLY-MURRAY, Frank William Denome
  • Publication number: 20190233970
    Abstract: A process, for example a continuous process, for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure and more particularly a process for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure, such as a soluble fibrous structure, containing soluble filaments is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Edward Reed, Michael Sean Pratt, Paul R. Mort, III, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Dinah Achole Nyangiro, Mark William Hamersky, Richard Allen Diemar, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Gavin John Broad, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Mark Robert Sivik, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Publication number: 20190233780
    Abstract: Water-soluble unit dose articles and processes for making such articles, the articles having perimeters that define shapes able to form a tessellated pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sun-Jan Alan HUANG, Mark Robert SIVIK, Frank William DENOME
  • Publication number: 20190233784
    Abstract: Described herein is a household care composition, which delivers active agents onto fabric, in the form of a water-soluble unit dose article comprising a water-soluble fibrous structure and a concentrated enzyme composition, as well as methods for making the article and methods for treating fabrics using the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Robert SIVIK, Theresa Anne BUEHLER, Frank William DENOME
  • Publication number: 20190233781
    Abstract: Water-soluble unit dose articles that include fibrous elements. First and second articles that differ with regard to compositional and physical features. Processes for making such articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sun-Jan Alan HUANG, Mark Robert SIVIK, Frank William DENOME
  • Publication number: 20190233785
    Abstract: Described herein is a household care composition, which delivers active agents onto fabric, in the form of a water-soluble unit dose article comprising a water-soluble fibrous structure and an encapsulated perfume composition, as well as methods for making the article and methods for treating fabrics using the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Robert SIVIK, Theresa Anne BUEHLER, Frank William DENOME
  • Publication number: 20190233974
    Abstract: A process, for example a continuous process, for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure, for example a composite structure, and more particularly to a process for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure, such as a soluble fibrous structure, containing soluble filaments is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Edward Reed, Michael Sean Pratt, Paul R. Mort, III, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Dinah Achola Nyangiro, Mark William Hamersky, Richard Allen Diemar, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Gavin John Broad, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Mark Robert Sivik, Andreas Josef Dreher