Patents by Inventor Richard T. Williams

Richard T. 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: 11008224
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering and/or purifying water preferably comprises a canister having filtration chamber formed therein and a matrix mounted in the filtration chamber for filtering and/or purifying water that passes through it. Shock absorbers preferably are provided for guarding against damage to the matrix if the apparatus is dropped. Preferably, the apparatus is provided with an inlet port to the filtration chamber, a first outlet port from the filtration chamber, and a second outlet port from the filtration chamber. Water may be pumped into the filtration chamber from the inlet port to wash away dirt and debris that may build up in the filtration chamber and then exit the filtration chamber with the dirt and debris via the second outlet port when open, thereby accomplishing removal of dirt and debris from the filtration chamber without having to backwash the apparatus for filtering and/or purifying water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Patent number: 10801388
    Abstract: A heating apparatus and method for use in an exhaust gas system is provided that includes a container body defining an exhaust gas pathway, a heater flange component attached to an exterior of the container body, and a heater assembly disposed in the exhaust gas pathway and secured to the heater flange component. The heater assembly includes at least one heater element, a bracket assembly that secures the at least one heater element in the container body, and a conformal bracket for securing the at least one heater element to the bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: David P. Culbertson, Richard T. Williams, Jr., Christopher Meyers, Jeremy Ohse, Mark Everly, Roger Brummell, Gerald S. Jackson, Jake Spooler, James N. Pradun, Scott H. Boehmer, Mitchell T. Diaco, Robert K. Frake
  • Publication number: 20200232677
    Abstract: A heater system includes a heater bundle. The heater bundle includes a plurality of heater assemblies. Each heater assembly includes a plurality of heater units and an insulating material, and each heater unit defines at least one independently controlled heating zone. The heater bundle includes power conductors electrically connected to each of the independently controlled heating zones in each of the heater units. The heater bundle includes a power supply device configured to modulate power to each of the independently controlled heater zones of the heater units through the power conductors. A voltage is selectively supplied to each of the independently controlled heating zones such that a reduced number of independently controlled heating zones receives the voltage at a time or at least a subset of the independently controlled heating zones receive a reduced voltage at all times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mark D. EVERLY, Michael W. RUHR, Louis P. STEINHAUSER, Mark L. G. HOVEN, Richard T. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20200200060
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for a fluid flow system having a fluid conduit includes at least one heater element and a support member within the conduit. The at least one heater element includes a resistance wire, a sheath, and an electrically insulating material. The sheath has a closed profile shape that extends along a tortuous path through the container body and surrounds the resistance wire along the tortuous path. The insulating material is disposed about the wire between the wire and the sheath. The support member restricts movement of the at least one heater element relative to the fluid conduit. The support member defines a corrugated geometry that follows the tortuous path while contacting the sheath along a majority of a length of the sheath. The support member increases heat transfer from the at least one heater element to a fluid flowing through the fluid conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Everly, Jeremy Ohse, David P. Culbertson, Richard T. Williams, George Jambor, Jacob Wilson
  • Patent number: 10619888
    Abstract: A method of controlling a heating system is provided that includes having at least one heater assembly, the heater assembly comprising a plurality of heater units, each heater unit defining at least one independently controlled heating zone, supplying power to each of the heater units through power conductors electrically connected to each of the independently controlled heating zones in each of the heater units, and modulating power supplied to each of the independently controlled heating zones. A voltage is selectively supplied to each of the independently controlled heating zones such that a reduced number of independently controlled heating zones receives the voltage at a time, or at least a subset of the independently controlled heating zones receive a reduced voltage at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Everly, Michael W. Ruhr, Louis P. Steinhauser, Mark L. Hoven, Richard T. Williams
  • Patent number: 10598064
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for an exhaust gas system, or a fluid flow system, is provided by the present disclosure. The heating apparatus has a container body and includes at least one heater element and a support member disposed inside the container body and configured for restricting movement of the at least one heater element in the container body. The support member defines a tortuous geometry and flanks opposed sides of the at least one insulated heater element along a majority of a length of the at least one insulated heater element, wherein the support member increases heat transfer from the at least one heater element to an exhaust gas flowing through the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Everly, Jeremy Ohse, David P. Culbertson, Richard T. Williams, George Jambor, Jacob Wilson
  • Patent number: 10525648
    Abstract: A method and system for compacting waste materials in a collection container. The container can be a freestanding waste container, a self-contained compaction container, or a container on a waste collection vehicle. A hydraulically operated compactor blade is positioned in the upper portion of the container with its bottom edge a distance above the floor. A door member can be provided in the rear wall of the collection container. The compactor blade can be in its rest position relative to the top opening. The container member can be positioned or located on a trailer or truck-type vehicle and adapted to be tilted for evacuation of materials collected therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Richard T. Williams
  • Patent number: 10470247
    Abstract: A susceptor for use in a heated fluid flow system is provided. In one form, a susceptor is arranged within a conduit and adapted to absorb radiant energy from at least one heating element and inhibit the radiant energy from being absorbed by the at least one wall of the conduit and/or other components. In another form, the susceptor absorbs and inhibits the radiant energy from being absorbed by the outer wall of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Everly, Richard T. Williams, James N. Pradun
  • Patent number: 10421243
    Abstract: A method and system for compacting waste materials in a collection container. The container can be a freestanding waste container, a self-container compaction container, or a container on a waste collection vehicle. A hydraulically operated compactor blade is positioned in the raised upper portion of the container with its bottom edge a distance above the floor. A platform with a hinged portion can be included to divide the container volume into two separate compartments in order to collect different types of waste materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Richard T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190225504
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering and/or purifying water preferably comprises a canister having filtration chamber formed therein and a matrix mounted in the filtration chamber for filtering and/or purifying water that passes through it. Shock absorbers preferably are provided for guarding against damage to the matrix if the apparatus is dropped. Preferably, the apparatus is provided with an inlet port to the filtration chamber, a first outlet port from the filtration chamber, and a second outlet port from the filtration chamber. Water may be pumped into the filtration chamber from the inlet port to wash away dirt and debris that may build up in the filtration chamber and then exit the filtration chamber with the dirt and debris via the second outlet port when open, thereby accomplishing removal of dirt and debris from the filtration chamber without having to backwash the apparatus for filtering and/or purifying water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Patent number: 10287179
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering and/or purifying water preferably comprises a canister having filtration chamber formed therein and a matrix mounted in the filtration chamber for filtering and/or purifying water that passes through it. Shock absorbers preferably are provided for guarding against damage to the matrix if the apparatus is dropped. Preferably, the apparatus is provided with an inlet port to the filtration chamber, a first outlet port from the filtration chamber, and a second outlet port from the filtration chamber. Water may be pumped into the filtration chamber from the inlet port to wash away dirt and debris that may build up in the filtration chamber and then exit the filtration chamber with the dirt and debris via the second outlet port when open, thereby accomplishing removal of dirt and debris from the filtration chamber without having to backwash the apparatus for filtering and/or purifying water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Publication number: 20180334402
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering water has a valve head and a filtration/purification canister removably mountable thereon. Connecting the canister to the valve head automatically opens a check valve in the valve head to permit water to flow from the valve head into and through the canister, and then back to and through the valve head to an outlet port. Disconnecting the canister from the valve head automatically closes the check valve, stopping the flow of water. A bypass valve is provided in the valve head to permit a sanitizing solution to flow through the valve head and along the lines of the water distribution system to sanitize the system, while bypassing the canister. The outlet port may be directly connected to an appliance that uses water, to eliminate possible contamination that may occur when water is brought indirectly from the outlet port to the appliance instead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Patent number: 10011355
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering water has an interface and a filtration/purification canister removably mountable onto the interface. Connecting the canister to the interface automatically opens a check valve in the interface to permit water to flow from the interface into and through the canister, and then back to and through the interface to an outlet port. Disconnecting the canister from the interface automatically closes the check valve, stopping the flow of water. An end cap may be substituted for the canister to permit fluid to flow through the interface when the canister is not mounted on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ECOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Patent number: 10005013
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering water has an interface and a filtration/purification canister removably mountable onto the interface. Connecting the canister to the interface automatically opens a check valve in the interface to permit water to flow from the interface into and through the canister, and then back to and through the interface to an outlet port. Disconnecting the canister from the interface automatically closes the check valve, stopping the flow of water. The interface provides for water boiler expansion pressure relief, which guarding against any water contaminated downstream of the apparatus from backflowing into the filtration/purification canister and contaminating the portion of the filtration/purification canister downstream of the filter/conditioning/purifying medium held within the filtration/purification canister and thereby causing water exiting the outlet port of the filtration/purification canister to be contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ECOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Publication number: 20180119591
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for an exhaust gas system, or a fluid flow system, is provided by the present disclosure. The heating apparatus has a container body and includes at least one heater element and a support member disposed inside the container body and configured for restricting movement of the at least one heater element in the container body. The support member defines a tortuous geometry and flanks opposed sides of the at least one insulated heater element along a majority of a length of the at least one insulated heater element, wherein the support member increases heat transfer from the at least one heater element to an exhaust gas flowing through the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark D. Everly, Jeremy Ohse, David P. Culbertson, Richard T. Williams, George Jambor, Jacob Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180117868
    Abstract: A method and system for compacting waste materials in a collection container. The container can be a freestanding waste container, a self-contained compaction container, or a container on a waste collection vehicle. A hydraulically operated compactor blade is positioned in the upper portion of the container with its bottom edge a distance above the floor. A door member can be provided in the rear wall of the collection container. The compactor blade can be in its rest position relative to the top opening. The container member can be positioned or located on a trailer or truck-type vehicle and adapted to be tilted for evacuation of materials collected therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: Richard T. Williams
  • Patent number: 9910025
    Abstract: An aircraft fuel system comprises an integrated sensor assembly incorporating a housing. The housing receives a circuit board, a temperature sensor, a point level sensor and a fuel density sensor. A first fuel height sensor is positioned outwardly of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit Al Kumar, Rollin W. Brown, Richard T. Williams, Peter Simonds Gras, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9845259
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering water has a valve head and a filtration/purification canister removably mountable thereon. Connecting the canister to the valve head automatically opens a check valve in the valve head to permit water to flow from the valve head into and through the canister, and then back to and through the valve head to an outlet port. Disconnecting the canister from the valve head automatically closes the check valve, stopping the flow of water. A bypass valve is provided in the valve head to permit a sanitizing solution to flow through the valve head and along the lines of the water distribution system to sanitize the system, while bypassing the canister. The outlet port may be directly connected to an appliance that uses water, to eliminate possible contamination that may occur when water is brought indirectly from the outlet port to the appliance instead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger
  • Patent number: 9801851
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to compositions comprising BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors and artemisinin analogs, derivatives thereof, or related compounds, which are useful as in treating Philadelphia chromosome positive leukemias; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of treating disorders of uncontrolled cellular proliferation associated with BCR-ABL dysfunction using the compounds and compositions. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Inventors: Harpreet Singh, Richard T. Williams, Kiplin R. Guy
  • Patent number: 9795905
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering water has an interface and a filtration/purification canister removably mountable thereon. Connecting the canister to the interface automatically opens a check valve in the interface to permit water to flow from the interface into and through the canister, and then back to and through the interface to an outlet port. Disconnecting the canister from the interface automatically closes the check valve, stopping the flow of water. An end cap may be substituted for the canister to permit fluid to flow through the interface when the canister is not mounted on the interface. The outlet port may be directly connected to an appliance that uses water, to eliminate possible contamination that may occur when water is brought indirectly form the outlet port to the appliance instead. A flapper valve is provided in the canister to prevent back flow of fluid from the inlet port of the canister when the canister is not mounted on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: General Ecology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Williams, Carl Beiswenger