Patents by Inventor Paul Weaver

Paul Weaver 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: 11078009
    Abstract: An aerosol container suitable for use as an aerosol dispenser. The aerosol container includes at least a valve and product delivery device joined to an outer container. The valve and product delivery device have respective annular welds or other seals joining the valve and product delivery to the outer container. The welds, or other seals may be concentric, with one circumscribing the other, in the same plane or different planes. Suitable product delivery devices include bags and dip tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Paul Cassoni, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, Robert Earl Magness, Andrew William Franckhauser, Matthew Aaron Neumann, Douglas Bruce Zeik, Scott Edward Smith
  • Publication number: 20210086110
    Abstract: A fluid filter arrangement, with protection against external contamination, the filter arrangement comprising: a fluid circulating system; a filter cartridge having an exterior surface; a housing having an internal fluid chamber surrounding the exterior surface of the filter cartridge, an open end through which the filter cartridge can pass along a housing axis; and a cover sealed over the open end of the housing in a closed position, the cover in an open position exposing the open end of the housing, the cover including a fluid passage in communication with the internal fluid chamber in the closed position, the cover fluid passage being in communication with the fluid circulating system in the closed position and in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Paul WEAVER, Rose BEAULIEU, Pierre GAUVIN, Louis BRILLON
  • Publication number: 20210070423
    Abstract: An assembly comprising: a nut having a cylindrical body with a threaded external surface, an axially extending interior tool socket, and a radially outwardly extending flange at a proximal end of the cylindrical body; a first component including a hollow cylindrical tube with a connector end having a radially inwardly extending shoulder, the radially inwardly extending shoulder abutting the radially outwardly extending flange of the nut in an assembled position; and a second component including an annular hub with a threaded internal surface matching the threaded external surface of the nut, and an annular mounting surface abutting the connector end of the propeller shaft in the assembled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Paul WEAVER, John WILSON, Michel DESJARDINS, Herve TURCOTTE
  • Publication number: 20210047964
    Abstract: A turboprop gas turbine engine mountable to an aircraft has an engine core and a gearbox driving a propeller, the engine core and the gearbox being enclosed within a nacelle. The propeller is located rearward of the gearbox and the engine core relative to a direction of travel of the aircraft. An air intake is disposed within the nacelle and formed to direct ambient air into the engine core. The air intake includes an air inlet duct, having a forward-facing intake inlet receiving the ambient air, with an upstream section and a downstream section. The upstream section is in fluid communication with the intake inlet and extends downstream from the intake inlet. The downstream section fluidly connects to and directs air from the upstream section into the engine air inlet. A second air outlet duct is located within the nacelle and directs air into an air-cooled-oil-cooler (ACOC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Laurent LETOURNEAU, Keith MORGAN, John WILSON, Paul WEAVER, Eric DUROCHER
  • Patent number: 10899464
    Abstract: The aircraft can have an aircraft engine and a cowl, the engine having an engine part disposed within the cowl, the cowl having a cowl section movable relative to a remainder of the cowl, the engine further having a gas path duct internal to the cowl with a first portion and a cooperating second portion, the second portion mounted to the cowl section, the cowl section moveable between a first position in which the first portion and the second portion are in fluid flow communication with one another and a second position in which the cowl section and the second portion are moved away from the first portion, wherein in the first position at least the second portion obstructs external access to the engine part and in the second position at least the second portion is displaced to permit external access to the engine part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Paul Weaver, Scott Smith, Mark Huzzard Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20200290785
    Abstract: A container body with a casing having an interior surface defining an interior space. A holder is positioned at least partially inside the interior space and has an outer surface that is spaced at least partially from the interior surface of the casing. The holder defines a cavity that is configured to receive a pre-rolled smokeable product to inhibit contact of the pre-rolled smokeable product with objects external to the holder. A connecting member is configured to engage with a cap to seal the holder to inhibit fluid communication between the cavity of the holder and an ambient environment. A method for use in transporting pre-rolled smokeable products with a container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: ERICA EMERY, THOMAS LEE, JONATHAN MAILE, PAUL WEAVER, STANLEY YUEN
  • Publication number: 20200211696
    Abstract: Systems and methods for employing virtual environmental augmentation in clinical care environments to enhance a clinician's in-the-moment knowledge, leverage past experiences of the clinician and others, and improve the quality of patient care are provided. Such virtual environmental augmentation may align with prior-established, evidence-based clinical processes and enhance the clinician's in-the-moment knowledge by extracting relevant data from one or more clinical sources and presenting a virtual representation of at least a portion of the extracted data (or a summary, exemplification, or interpretation thereof) in the clinician's field-of-view while the clinician is present in a clinical care environment and is utilizing an environmental augmentation device. Such environmental augmentation additionally may facilitate real-time documentation enabling more complete clinical records and ultimately improving the quality of patient care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Weaver, Jay Christopher Vaglio, Anna-Therese Fowler, Alex Lende, Eric A. Wilson, Mayur Rajendran, Grant Taylor Floyd, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10661368
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an electrode assembly comprising a carriage having a plurality of electrode holders, the electrode holders being respectively configured to detachably receive a plurality of electrodes, the electrodes include a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes. The first electrodes are configured for rough machining a workpiece by electric discharging or wire electric discharging to remove material from the workpiece, the second electrodes are configured for finish machining the rough machined workpiece by electric discharging to remove material from the rough machined workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Qing Gao, Renwei Yuan, Howard Paul Weaver, Richard Leigh Adrian, Xiaobin Chen
  • Patent number: 10562119
    Abstract: A machining system for electromachining a workpiece that in one embodiment includes a machine tool, a cutting tool for performing the eletromachining, and a tool holding apparatus for conductively holding the cutting tool and coupled to the machine tool. The tool holding apparatus includes a holding element for holding the cutting tool and at least one solution releasing element. The solution releasing element is used to receive machining solution and release the machining solution onto a predetermined area of the cutting tool through at least one group of channels. Each group of channels includes at least two channels configured to respectively release the machining solution onto at least two adjacent sections in the predetermined area of the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lei Yang, Dong Liu, Renwei Yuan, Jianping Wu, Yuanfeng Luo, Howard Paul Weaver
  • Publication number: 20190283893
    Abstract: The aircraft can have an aircraft engine and a cowl, the engine having an engine part disposed within the cowl, the cowl having a cowl section movable relative to a remainder of the cowl, the engine further having a gas path duct internal to the cowl with a first portion and a cooperating second portion, the second portion mounted to the cowl section, the cowl section moveable between a first position in which the first portion and the second portion are in fluid flow communication with one another and a second position in which the cowl section and the second portion are moved away from the first portion, wherein in the first position at least the second portion obstructs external access to the engine part and in the second position at least the second portion is displaced to permit external access to the engine part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Paul WEAVER, Scott SMITH, Mark Huzzard CUNNINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20170282267
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an electrode assembly comprising a carriage having a plurality of electrode holders, the electrode holders being respectively configured to detachably receive a plurality of electrodes, the electrodes include a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes. The first electrodes are configured for rough machining a workpiece by electric discharging or wire electric discharging to remove material from the workpiece, the second electrodes are configured for finish machining the rough machined workpiece by electric discharging to remove material from the rough machined workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Qing GAO, Renwei YUAN, Howard Paul WEAVER, Richard Leigh ADRIAN, Xiaobin CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170238690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing a coating from a defined area of a high pressure turbine part comprising the steps of: securing a guide to said turbine part, said guide both exposing said defined area while protecting adjacent areas; repeatedly inserting and withdrawing a brush through an opening in said guide which directs said brush to impinge said defined area and remove said coating. The invention also relates to a guide used in the aforementioned method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Paul WEAVER, Jeffrey Arnold FEHRENBACH, Gary Michael STANKO, James GREEN
  • Publication number: 20160074081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bone plating system and method for fracture fixation of bone. The bone plating system includes a bone plate, at least one locking screw, and at least one non-locking screw. The bone plate has locking holes with threads and non-locking holes. The locking screws have a shaft with a thread for engaging bone and a head with a thread configured and dimensioned to mate with the thread of the locking holes. The non-locking screws have a thread for engaging bone and a non-threaded head. Both the locking and non-locking screws remain seated in their respective holes for substantially as long as the bone plate is implanted. The non-locking screws compress the bone plate against the bone and hold fracture reduction while the locking screws are secured to the plate at a fixed angular relationship. The mixed fixation achieved by this bone plating system and method is particularly useful for treatment of per-articular fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Weaver, Jeff W. Mast, Keith A. Mayo, Bret R. Bolhofner, David Little
  • Patent number: 9279255
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to articles, systems, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, layered shingles comprising a plurality of layers. A layered shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, an upper layer and a backing layer comprising a low density aggregate, wherein the backing layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Bryson, Casimir Paul Weaver, Daniel E. Boss, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 9223090
    Abstract: Bidirectional wavelength cross connects include a plurality of ports, each configured to receive an input optical signals, each input optical signal having a plurality of spectral bands. At least one of the plurality of ports is disposed to simultaneously transmit an output optical signal having at least one of the spectral bands. A plurality of wavelength routing elements are configured to selectively route input optical signal spectral bands to output optical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Bortolini, Dirk Barthel, Robert T. Weverka, Samuel Paul Weaver, Paulo E. Silveira
  • Patent number: 9211151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bone plating system and method for fracture fixation of bone. The bone plating system includes a bone plate, at least one locking screw, and at least one non-locking screw. The bone plate has locking holes with threads and non-locking holes. The locking screws have a shaft with a thread for engaging bone and a head with a thread configured and dimensioned to mate with the thread of the locking holes. The non-locking screws have a thread for engaging bone and a non-threaded head. Both the locking and non-locking screws remain seated in their respective holes for substantially as long as the bone plate is implanted. The non-locking screws compress the bone plate against the bone and hold fracture reduction while the locking screws are secured to the plate at a fixed angular relationship. The mixed fixation achieved by this bone plating system and method is particularly useful for treatment of per-articular fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Weaver, Jeff W. Mast, Keith A. Mayo, Brett R. Bolhofner, David Little
  • Publication number: 20150328705
    Abstract: A machining system for electromachining a workpiece that in one embodiment includes a machine tool, a cutting tool for performing the eletromachining, and a tool holding apparatus for conductively holding the cutting tool and coupled to the machine tool. The tool holding apparatus includes a holding element for holding the cutting tool and at least one solution releasing element. The solution releasing element is used to receive machining solution and release the machining solution onto a predetermined area of the cutting tool through at least one group of channels. Each group of channels includes at least two channels configured to respectively release the machining solution onto at least two adjacent sections in the predetermined area of the cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Lei YANG, Dong LIU, Renwei YUAN, Jianping WU, Yuanfeng LUO, Howard Paul WEAVER
  • Patent number: 9005260
    Abstract: A receiver body for an elongated spinal fixation element includes a housing portion with one or more flanges extending outwardly. In one embodiment, the receiver body includes first and second flanges extending outwardly from the housing portion. The housing portion includes first and second slots that form a passage through the housing portion. Each flange has a circular perimeter edge and a chamfered section, the chamfered section having a notched undercut for engagement with an instrument. In another embodiment, the receiver body includes a housing portion having a circular flange with a first chamfered section and a second chamfered section diametrically opposite the first chamfered section. The first chamfered section has a first aperture that opens out beneath the flange, and the second chamfered section has a second aperture that opens out beneath the flange. The first and second apertures form diametrically opposed pivot-attachment points for an instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Dauster, Matthew Kovach, Paul Weaver
  • Patent number: 8998958
    Abstract: An instrument includes components configured to secure a locking device inside a rod fixation assembly. In one embodiment, an instrument includes an outer sleeve and a pusher member arranged telescopically within the outer sleeve. A drive assembly cooperatively engages the pusher member. In another embodiment, an instrument includes an outer sleeve, a pusher member arranged telescopically within the outer sleeve, and a pair of drive assemblies. A first drive assembly engages the pusher member to distally advance the pusher member under a first loading. A second drive assembly also engages the pusher member to distally advance the pusher member under a second loading, the second loading being substantially greater than the first loading. In another embodiment, a method for reducing and locking a spinal rod includes the step of advancing a locking element while the locking element is retained in a fixed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Dauster, Matthew Kovach, Paul Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140260078
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to articles, systems, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, layered shingles comprising a plurality of layers. A layered shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, an upper layer and a backing layer comprising a low density aggregate, wherein the backing layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the upper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Bryson, Casimir Paul Weaver, Daniel E. Boss, Matti Kiik