Patents by Inventor John David Williams

John David 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).

  • Publication number: 20210308908
    Abstract: This invention relates to tufted floorcovering articles, including carpet tiles and broadloom carpet. In particular, this invention relates to tufted floorcovering articles made from the family of polymers known as polyester. Specifically, this invention relates to tufted carpet tile products made from polyester. The polyester carpet tiles meet commercial performance specifications and are fully end-of-life recyclable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Dale R. Williams, Joseph Wallen, Ty Grant Dawson, Nils David Sellman, JR., Daniel Taylor McBride, Joseph R. Royer, John L. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11098601
    Abstract: A diffuser-deswirler for a gas turbine engine is provided. The diffuser-deswirler includes an inner shell and an outer shell spaced apart and configured for receiving a flow of compressed air from a compressor of a gas turbine engine. A plurality of vanes extend between the inner shell and the outer shell to define a plurality of fluid passageways and a splitter extends along the circumferential direction between adjacent vanes to split the flow of compressed air passing through the each fluid passageway. All of these components are manufactured as a single monolithic piece and are configured for diffusing and deswirling compressor air before passing it to a combustor for an improved combustion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher David King, David Vickery Parker, John Alan Manteiga, Matthew Brian Surprenant, Megan Lynn Williams, Awot Michael Berhe, Jesse Jacob Ollove
  • Patent number: 10274228
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for independently controlling the climate within a primary zone and at least one secondary zone of a building. The system comprises a primary packaged unit comprising a primary indoor coil and a primary variable speed indoor fan blowing over the primary indoor coil to serve the primary zone of the building. The system further comprises a secondary unit comprising a secondary indoor coil circulating the refrigerant and a secondary variable speed indoor fan blowing over the secondary indoor coil to serve a secondary zone of the building. The primary unit and the at least one secondary unit shares a common variable speed compressor, outdoor coil, and an outdoor fan that are disposed within the primary unit. First and second solenoid valves in the primary unit selectively control refrigerant flow to the primary and secondary units to enable independent control of the zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Groskreutz, John David Williams
  • Patent number: 10221651
    Abstract: A system including a stem guide system, including a stem guide, and a sleeve coupled to the stem guide, wherein the sleeve is configured to rest within a valve stem groove of a valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Russell Allen, John David Williams
  • Publication number: 20180094505
    Abstract: A system including a stem guide system, including a stem guide, and a sleeve coupled to the stem guide, wherein the sleeve is configured to rest within a valve stem groove of a valve stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Russell Allen, John David Williams
  • Publication number: 20170314820
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for independently controlling the climate within a primary zone and at least one secondary zone of a building. The system comprises a primary packaged unit comprising a primary indoor coil and a primary variable speed indoor fan blowing over the primary indoor coil to serve the primary zone of the building. The system further comprises a secondary unit comprising a secondary indoor coil circulating the refrigerant and a secondary variable speed indoor fan blowing over the secondary indoor coil to serve a secondary zone of the building. The primary unit and the at least one secondary unit shares a common variable speed compressor, outdoor coil, and an outdoor fan that are disposed within the primary unit. First and second solenoid valves in the primary unit selectively control refrigerant flow to the primary and secondary units to enable independent control of the zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Groskreutz, John David Williams
  • Patent number: 9784068
    Abstract: A system including a stem guide system, including a stem guide, and a sleeve coupled to the stem guide, wherein the sleeve is configured to rest within a valve stem groove of a valve stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Russell Allen, John David Williams
  • Publication number: 20160097256
    Abstract: A system including a stem guide system, including a stem guide, and a sleeve coupled to the stem guide, wherein the sleeve is configured to rest within a valve stem groove of a valve stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Russell Allen, John David Williams
  • Patent number: 7989945
    Abstract: A connector for electrically connecting to pads formed on a semiconductor device includes a substrate and an array of contact elements of conductive material formed on the substrate. Each contact element includes a base portion attached to the top surface of the substrate and a curved spring portion extending from the base portion and having a distal end projecting above the substrate. The curved spring portion is formed to curve away from a plane of contact and has a curvature disposed to provide a controlled wiping action when engaging a respective pad of the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Neoconix, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Williams, Eric Michael Radza
  • Patent number: 7891988
    Abstract: A Flat Flex Connector (FFC) has connector flanges embedded in its insulated electrical traces. The flanges engage electrical circuits in a camera module such as a CMOS or CCD and are clamped into electrical engagement. The opposite end of the FFC makes electrical contact with another electrical device such as a semiconductor circuit. The assembly allows electrical connection of two or more devices in a confined space in which the electrical device are not easily aligned for electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Neoconix, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry E. Dittmann, John David Williams, William B. Long
  • Patent number: 7758351
    Abstract: A system for batch forming a sheet of spring elements in three dimensions is described. A spring element sheet containing spring elements defined in two dimensions is arranged between two mating die press plates. A force is applied to the mating die press plates to form the two-dimensional spring contact elements into three dimensions. Alternatively, configurable die press plates are used to selectively form a two-dimensional spring element sheet into three-dimensional spring contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Neoconix, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Dewar Brown, John David Williams, William B. Long, Tingbao Chen
  • Publication number: 20100167561
    Abstract: An elastic contact array circuitized substrate includes a circuitized substrate provided with circuit traces, and an array of three dimensional contact elements joined to the circuitized substrate and electrically coupled to the circuit traces. In one configuration, the array of three dimensional contacts are formed in a spring sheet material having anisotropic grains whose long direction is selected with respect to the longitudinal direction of elastic contact arms, in accordance with desired properties. In another configuration of the invention, the circuit traces are formed integrally within the spring sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Neoconix, Inc.
    Inventors: Dirk Dewar Brown, John David Williams, William B. Long
  • Publication number: 20100075514
    Abstract: A compliant, scalable, thermal-electrical-mechanical, flexible electrical connector. In one configuration, the flexible electrical connector comprises a flexible substrate, a first and second conductive layer, and a plating contiguously applied over the conductive layers and holes through the substrate. The first and second conductive layers are adhered to opposite sides of the flexible substrate and have a plurality of raised contact elements in registration with at least a subset of the holes. At least some contact elements on the first and second conductive layers that oppose each other are in electrical communication with one another by way of the plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: John David Williams
  • Publication number: 20100055941
    Abstract: A Flat Flex Connector (FFC) has connector flanges embedded in its insulated electrical traces. The flanges engage electrical circuits in a camera module such as a CMOS or CCD and are clamped into electrical engagement. The opposite end of the FFC makes electrical contact with another electrical device such as a semiconductor circuit. The assembly allows electrical connection of two or more devices in a confined space in which the electrical device are not easily aligned for electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Larry E. Dittmann, John David Williams, William B. Long
  • Patent number: 7371073
    Abstract: A scalable, low cost, reliable, compliant, low profile, low insertion force, high-density, separable and reconnectable connector for high speed, high performance electronic circuitry and semiconductors. The electrical connector can be used to make, for example, electrical connections from components such as a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) to another PCB, MPU, NPU, or other semiconductor device. A normalized working range for an array of elastic contacts of the interposer can be about 0.2 to 1.0. A reversible normalized working range is maintained through multiple connections and reconnections using a highly elastic material for the contact arms. In one aspect, a first electrical component having a first array pitch can be connected to a second electrical component having a second array pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Neoconix, Inc.
    Inventor: John David Williams
  • Patent number: 7070299
    Abstract: There is disclosed lighting apparatus suitable for being positioned adjacent to an area or an object for indicating the location or orientation of the area or object. The apparatus is provided with a set of light emitters for emitting light and which are positioned side by side relative to one another. The light emitters are staggered for emitting the light outwardly from the apparatus at an increasing angle along the set relative to a plane of reference. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the light emitters are light emitting diodes. The apparatus finds particular application as an airstrip light for indicating the position and orientation of the airstrip to approaching aircraft. Signalling apparatus for being positioned adjacent to an area for indicating the position of the area and which are provided with infrared emitting diodes for emitting an infrared signal are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventors: John David Williams, Ian James Maitland, Darryl John Jones
  • Publication number: 20040159196
    Abstract: A tool for spreading apart a leg portion of a ski boot including a handle portion and a plate portion wherein the plate portion has at an end thereof means for engaging an inner piece of the leg portion and the handle portion at the end thereof has means for engaging an outer piece partially overlapping the inner piece of a ski boot leg portion. The means for engaging includes a first recess which opens inward of the plate portion and a second recess which opens outward of the handle portion. The handle portion and the plate portion are preferably separate components joined together in rotational relation to each other, preferably by a pivot fastening means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: John David Williams, Frank J. Lang
  • Publication number: 20030133291
    Abstract: There is disclosed lighting apparatus suitable for being positioned adjacent to an area or an object for indicating the location or orientation of the area or object. The apparatus is provided with a set of light emitters for emitting light and which are positioned side by side relative to one another. The light emitters are staggered for emitting the light outwardly from the apparatus at an increasing angle along the set relative to a plane of reference. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the light emitters are light emitting, diodes. The apparatus finds particular application as an airstrip light for indicating the position and orientation of the airstrip to approaching aircraft. Signalling apparatus for being positioned adjacent to an area for indicating the position of the area and which are provided with infrared emitting diodes for emitting an infrared signal are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: John David Williams, Ian James Maitland, Darryl John Jones
  • Patent number: 6087269
    Abstract: An interconnect layer is fabricated using a tungsten hard mask by forming a tungsten based layer over an aluminum based layer. A photoresist layer is deposited over the tungsten based layer and patterned. The tungsten based layer is patterned by applying a fluorine-based etchant using the photoresist layer as an etch mask. Then the aluminum based layer is patterned by applying a chlorine based etchant using the tungsten based layer as an etch mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: John David Williams
  • Patent number: 6005560
    Abstract: A multi-media presentation system is disclosed for coordinating access to multi-media presentation data and related information. The multi-media presentation data typically includes text, image data and layout data. The related information is stored in an item header file, as well as in a number of records. The system includes a network of computers including computers dedicated to performing certain tasks related to obtaining multi-media presentation data and such related information. To coordinate the multi-media presentation process, the ability to modify content contained in an item file is limited while certain of the records that include useful information related to the same item file are separately available for other network staff members. The system also generates watch records to notify staff members of the current status of, availability of, or to provide other information related to, a multi-media object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Quark, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Earl Gill, Kevin David Murray, John David Williams, Jr., Bradley Neal Woods, Julie Lynn Bucknam