Patents by Inventor Richard J. Weber

Richard J. Weber 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: 20180319570
    Abstract: A dispenser or dispensing system. The dispenser can be a screw conveyor pill dispenser, tumbler pill dispenser, push-to-operate pill cap dispenser, twist-to-operate pill cap dispenser, or push-to-operate pill cap dispenser. The pill dispenser may include a pill dispenser control system that can interact with a personal device, such as a smart phone. The pill dispenser control system can implement communication with a personal device, pill identification, user identification and security, scheduling functions, and notifications. The pill dispenser can dispense pills manually, semi-automatically, or automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Cody D. Dean, Ryan D. Schamper, Sean T. Eurich, Merdad Veiseh, Dan Parker, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Richard J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20180122568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless power supply system in which a remote device is provided with different control methodologies depending on one or more factors. One type of wireless power supply can selectively control one or more remote devices according to a first control methodology and another type of wireless power supply can control the remote device according to a second control methodology. In one embodiment, a wireless power supply system is provided for wirelessly powering a display circuit in a product located at a point of display differently than when charging at a point of use, or when the device is in use. In another embodiment, a wireless power supply is programmed to operate a remote device according to a primary control methodology and the remote device is programmed to operate the remote device according to a secondary control methodology where the remote device includes circuitry for enabling the primary control methodology instead of the secondary control methodology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Kaitlyn J. Turner, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Sean T. Eurich, David W. Baarman, Scott J. Anderson, Scott A. Tiedemann, Carolyn E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9870859
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless power supply system in which a remote device is provided with different control methodologies depending on one or more factors. One type of wireless power supply can selectively control one or more remote devices according to a first control methodology and another type of wireless power supply can control the remote device according to a second control methodology. In one embodiment, a wireless power supply system is provided for wirelessly powering a display circuit in a product located at a point of display differently than when charging at a point of use, or when the device is in use. In another embodiment, a wireless power supply is programmed to operate a remote device according to a primary control methodology and the remote device is programmed to operate the remote device according to a secondary control methodology where the remote device includes circuitry for enabling the primary control methodology instead of the secondary control methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Kaitlyn J. Turner, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Sean T. Eurich, David W. Baarman, Scott J. Anderson, Scott A. Tiedemann, Carolyn E. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170246602
    Abstract: A personal formulation device for mixing and dispensing customized formulations from ingredient reservoirs carried by the device. The device may include a plurality of miniaturized progressive pumps with a flexible coupling between the motor and the pump. The coupling may include a spring (40). The device may include a spacer sleeve (62) having an internal diameter tapered to closely follow the motion envelope of the spring (40). Each pump may include a retainer (60) that is threaded into the interior of the pump body (52) to retain the spacer sleeve (62) and the drive end (120) of the rotor (34). Each pump may include a stator with an integrated flange seal (36). The flange seal (36) may extend around the circumference of the stator and be sandwiched between portions of the pump body (52). The stator may have a noncircular shape that keys the stator within the pump body. The pump may include an optical metering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Cody D. Dean, Ryan D. Schamper, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, David W. Baarman, Richard J. Weber, Michele Luciano Lazzari, Derek Hedley Rowles, Clinton Les Foster
  • Patent number: 9701212
    Abstract: A charging system for an electric vehicle that assists in aligning a primary charging coil and a secondary coil. The system may include a wheel chock that raises the primary coil into alignment with the secondary coil when a tire enters the wheel chock. The system may include a primary that is recessed below the surface supporting the vehicle and is protected by a cover. The secondary coil may be protected and supported by a skid plate mounted to the vehicle. The system may include a charging circuit that is controlled by signals transmitted by a garage door opener transmitter or a garage door opener. The system may include sensors that detect the presence of an animal or object in the space between the primary coil and the secondary coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, William T. Stoner, Jr., Joshua B. Taylor, Richard J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20160340217
    Abstract: A portable water treatment system selectively configurable between a portable configuration and a water treatment system configuration. The portable water treatment system includes multiple nest and stack containers. A flocculation container includes a manual valve component that interacts with a filter support to form a valve that controls flow of water. The filter system may include one or more rotatable biofoam filters, each with a restriction orifice to control flow rate and allow a biological community to colonize and develop on or in the filters. The filters can be rotated between a filter operating position and a filter maintenance position. The water treatment system may include a chlorination system that can handle a chlorine tablet that does not contain a stabilizer. The water treatment system may include a storage container with a carbon filter that removes chlorine from the water before being dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Roy W. Kuennen, Richard J. Weber, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Ryan D. Schamper, Zhenxiao Cai, Kenny Ly
  • Publication number: 20150266654
    Abstract: A dispenser or dispensing system. The dispenser can be a screw conveyor pill dispenser, tumbler pill dispenser, push-to-operate pill cap dispenser, twist-to-operate pill cap dispenser, or push-to-operate pill cap dispenser. The pill dispenser may include a pill dispenser control system that can interact with a personal device, such as a smart phone. The pill dispenser control system can implement communication with a personal device, pill identification, user identification and security, scheduling functions, and notifications. The pill dispenser can dispense pills manually, semi-automatically, or automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Cody D. Dean, Ryan D. Schamper, Sean T. Eurich, Merdad Veiseh, Dan Parker, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Richard J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20150069967
    Abstract: A charging system for an electric vehicle that assists in aligning a primary charging coil and a secondary coil. The system may include a wheel chock that raises the primary coil into alignment with the secondary coil when a tire enters the wheel chock. The system may include a primary that is recessed below the surface supporting the vehicle and is protected by a cover. The secondary coil may be protected and supported by a skid plate mounted to the vehicle. The system may include a charging circuit that is controlled by signals transmitted by a garage door opener transmitter or a garage door opener. The system may include sensors that detect the presence of an animal or object in the space between the primary coil and the secondary coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, William T. Stoner, Joshua B. Taylor, Richard J. Weber
  • Patent number: 8937454
    Abstract: A charging system for an electric vehicle that assists in aligning a primary charging coil and a secondary coil. The system may include a wheel chock that raises the primary coil into alignment with the secondary coil when a tire enters the wheel chock. The system may include a primary that is recessed below the surface supporting the vehicle and is protected by a cover. The secondary coil may be protected and supported by a skid plate mounted to the vehicle. The system may include a charging circuit that is controlled by signals transmitted by a garage door opener transmitter or a garage door opener. The system may include sensors that detect the presence of an animal or object in the space between the primary coil and the secondary coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, William T. Stoner, Jr., Joshua B. Taylor, Richard J. Weber, John J. Lord, Wesley J. Bachman, Kristen J. Zellers, Shawn C. Lord
  • Patent number: 8912686
    Abstract: A wireless power system that may align a portable electronic device with an inductive wireless power supply. The induction coils used for transferring power wirelessly may be used as DC electromagnets to align the portable electronic device with the inductive wireless power supply. A DC current may be supplied to the primary coil and to the secondary coil to generate DC electromagnetic fields and attractive force between the primary and secondary coils. This attractive force may be used for alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Colin J. Moore, Benjamin C. Moes, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David W. Baarman, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 8890369
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a plunger for mechanically interconnecting a remote device with the power supply. The plunger may be extendable/retractable to interfit with the remote device. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply with a movable primary that allows for close alignment between the primary and the secondary when the remote device is disposed within a range of different positions with respect to the charging surface. The movable primary may, for example, be coupled to the remote device by a peg, a plunger or a magnet. Alternatively, the position of the movable primary may be adjusted manually. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a charging bowl having a plurality of charging stations disposed about a common axis. Each charging station may include a movable primary that permits some freedom in positioning of the remote device on the charging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, Jr., Matthew J. Norconk, Colin J. Moore, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Thomas Jay Leppien, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20140015336
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless power supply system in which a remote device is provided with different control methodologies depending on one or more factors. One type of wireless power supply can selectively control one or more remote devices according to a first control methodology and another type of wireless power supply can control the remote device according to a second control methodology. In one embodiment, a wireless power supply system is provided for wirelessly powering a display circuit in a product located at a point of display differently than when charging at a point of use, or when the device is in use. In another embodiment, a wireless power supply is programmed to operate a remote device according to a primary control methodology and the remote device is programmed to operate the remote device according to a secondary control methodology where the remote device includes circuitry for enabling the primary control methodology instead of the secondary control methodology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Kaitlyn J. Turner, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Sean T. Eurich, David W. Baarman, J. Scott Anderson, Scott A. Tiedemann, Carolyn E. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8373310
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a plunger for mechanically interconnecting a remote device with the power supply. The plunger may be extendable/retractable to interfit with the remote device. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply with a movable primary that allows for close alignment between the primary and the secondary when the remote device is disposed within a range of different positions with respect to the charging surface. The movable primary may, for example, be coupled to the remote device by a peg, a plunger or a magnet. Alternatively, the position of the movable primary may be adjusted manually. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a charging bowl having a plurality of charging stations disposed about a common axis. Each charging station may include a movable primary that permits some freedom in positioning of the remote device on the charging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, Jr., Matthew J. Norconk, Colin J. Moore, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Thomas Jay Leppien, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20120112553
    Abstract: A wireless power system that may align a portable electronic device with an inductive wireless power supply. The induction coils used for transferring power wirelessly may be used as DC electromagnets to align the portable electronic device with the inductive wireless power supply. A DC current may be supplied to the primary coil and to the secondary coil to generate DC electromagnetic fields and attractive force between the primary and secondary coils. This attractive force may be used for alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, JR., Colin J. Moore, Benjamin C. Moes, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David W. Baarman, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20110181240
    Abstract: A charging system for an electric vehicle that assists in aligning a primary charging coil and a secondary coil. The system may include a wheel chock that raises the primary coil into alignment with the secondary coil when a tire enters the wheel chock. The system may include a primary that is recessed below the surface supporting the vehicle and is protected by a cover. The secondary coil may be protected and supported by a skid plate mounted to the vehicle. The system may include a charging circuit that is controlled by signals transmitted by a garage door opener transmitter or a garage door opener. The system may include sensors that detect the presence of an animal or object in the space between the primary coil and the secondary coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, William T. Stoner, JR., Joshua B. Taylor, Richard J. Weber, John J. Lord, Wesley J. Bachman, Kristen J. Zellers, Shawn C. Lord
  • Publication number: 20110006611
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a plunger for mechanically interconnecting a remote device with the power supply. The plunger may be extendable/retractable to interfit with the remote device. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply with a movable primary that allows for close alignment between the primary and the secondary when the remote device is disposed within a range of different positions with respect to the charging surface. The movable primary may, for example, be coupled to the remote device by a peg, a plunger or a magnet. Alternatively, the position of the movable primary may be adjusted manually. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a charging bowl having a plurality of charging stations disposed about a common axis. Each charging station may include a movable primary that permits some freedom in positioning of the remote device on the charging surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, JR., Matthew J. Norconk, Colin J. Moore, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Thomas Jay Leppien, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 7433308
    Abstract: Multi-PHY addressing from source to destination in which n-number of channels or ports are used in a PHY layer device for communication with a link layer device. A single link layer to a single-PHY layer topology and a single link layer to a multi-PHY layer topology comprising multiple ports or channels receives a plurality of channels groups. Status indication signal is provided on continuous basis for the direct status for up to a predetermined number of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Sethuram, Richard J. Weber, Chandra S. Joshi
  • Patent number: 7110423
    Abstract: A source synchronous clocking synchronizes data and clock signals transmitted between an ATM layer and a link layer. The source synchronous clocking includes a source clock domain in a first layer which includes a register having a first input for receiving a data signal, a second input for receiving a clock signal, and an output; and a buffer having an input for receiving the clock signal and an output, the buffer generating a delay that is substantially equivalent to a delay through the register. The source synchronous clocking further includes a destination clock domain in a second layer which includes a register having a first input and a second input, the first input of the register of the destination clock domain being coupled to the output of the register in the source clock domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Sethuram, Richard J. Weber, Joshi S. Chandra
  • Patent number: 7093946
    Abstract: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a base portion mounted to the vehicle and a movable portion that is pivotable relative to the base portion via a motor or motorized actuator or powerfold unit or the like. The powerfold unit is operable to pivot the movable portion relative to the base portion. The powerfold unit is mounted at one of the movable portion and the base portion and engages a receiving portion of the other of the movable portion and the base portion. A resilient element is positioned between and at least partially in engagement with the powerfold unit and the receiving portion. The resilient element is resilient and may at least partially compress as the powerfold unit is engaged with the receiving portion, thereby reducing or dampening vibration of the head portion relative to the base portion of the mirror assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Amit S. Barve, Richard J. Weber, Eric Shapin, Leo W. Pavao
  • Patent number: D634397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Bradley J. Pippel, Kenneth E. Conrad, Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper