Patents by Inventor Ryan D. Schamper

Ryan D. Schamper 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: 11014827
    Abstract: A water treatment system is provided with an untreated water reservoir having a cavity through which a filter assembly may traverse such that untreated water in the cavity passes through the filter assembly into a treated water reservoir. Traversal of the filter assembly may be facilitated by a pressure control assembly configured to generate a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper, Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, Mario Enriquez
  • Publication number: 20200079658
    Abstract: A water treatment system is provided with an untreated water reservoir having a cavity through which a filter assembly may traverse such that untreated water in the cavity passes through the filter assembly into a treated water reservoir. Traversal of the filter assembly may be facilitated by a pressure control assembly configured to generate a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Richard J. Weber, Ryan D. Schamper, Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, Mario Enriquez
  • Patent number: 10336639
    Abstract: A portable water treatment system includes at least one sub-system to treat water including a flocculation system, a chlorination system, and a bio-sand filter system. The water treatment system may include multiple sub-systems for treating water that feed into one another. The sand filter system may include a mini bio-sand filter, a foam filter, or a pressed block filter. The flocculation system may include a tank bottom that urges settling particles toward a sump and a ladle that removes settled particles. A manual pump or siphon may be included in the water treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Roy W. Kuennen, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., William T. Stoner, Jr., Kenneth E. Conrad, Karen J. VanderKooi, Brian S. Beals, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 10225966
    Abstract: A composite metal surface that looks metallic, but permits effective transmission of an electromagnetic field. The composite metal surface can be integrated into various electronic equipment, such as telephones, remote controls, battery doors, keyboards, mice, game controllers, cameras, laptops, inductive power supplies, and essentially any other electronic equipment. The composite metal surface can also be integrated into non-electrically conductive heat sinks, high permeability shielding, and polished metal non-electrically conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., Kaitlyn J. Turner, Robert Wolford, Matthew J. Norconk, Ryan D. Schamper
  • 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: 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: 9597261
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20170043189
    Abstract: An acoustic module with a transducer and a solid waveguide. The transducer and waveguide may be curved to focus the acoustic energy along a focal line. The transducer, the top surface of the waveguide and the bottom surface of the waveguide may extend along coaxial curves. The waveguide may include a recess closely receiving the transducer. The waveguide may include an integral skirt that provides a thermal mass. The acoustic module may include a space to accommodate thermal management options. For example, the acoustic module may include a heatsink, an active ventilation system and/or a phase change material. The ultrasound device may include a controller configured to perform a uniformity scan sweep during supply of operating power to the transducer. The uniformity scan sweep can extend through a frequency range that includes the operating point of the acoustic module and does not exceed an acceptable efficiency loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald L. Stoddard, Michael E. Miles, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Colin J. Moore, A. Esai Umenei, Ryan D. Schamper, Mark S. Bartrum, Benjamin C. Moes, Karlis Vecziedins, Ziqi Wu, Mark C. Smith, Bradley J. Pippel, David S. Vachon
  • 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: 20160236958
    Abstract: A portable water treatment system includes at least one sub-system to treat water including a flocculation system, a chlorination system, and a bio-sand filter system. The water treatment system may include multiple sub-systems for treating water that feed into one another. The sand filter system may include a mini bio-sand filter, a foam filter, or a pressed block filter. The flocculation system may include a tank bottom that urges settling particles toward a sump and a ladle that removes settled particles. A manual pump or siphon may be included in the water treatment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Roy W. Kuennen, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Roy M. Taylor, JR., William T. Stoner, JR., Kenneth E. Conrad, Karen J. VanderKooi, Brian S. Beals, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 9352979
    Abstract: A portable water treatment system includes at least one sub-system to treat water including a flocculation system, a chlorination system, and a bio-sand filter system. The water treatment system may include multiple sub-systems for treating water that feed into one another. The sand filter system may include a mini bio-sand filter, a foam filter, or a pressed block filter. The flocculation system may include a tank bottom that urges settling particles toward a sump and a ladle that removes settled particles. A manual pump or siphon may be included in the water treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Roy W. Kuennen, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., William T. Stoner, Jr., Kenneth E. Conrad, Karen J. VanderKooi, Brian S. Beals, Ryan D. Schamper, Cynthia G. Sutter
  • Publication number: 20160128906
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 9218458
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • 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
  • 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: 20140295199
    Abstract: A composite metal surface that looks metallic, but permits effective transmission of an electromagnetic field. The composite metal surface can be integrated into various electronic equipment, such as telephones, remote controls, battery doors, keyboards, mice, game controllers, cameras, laptops, inductive power supplies, and essentially any other electronic equipment. The composite metal surface can also be integrated into non-electrically conductive heat sinks, high permeability shielding, and polished metal non-electrically conductive surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., Kaitlyn J. Turner, Robert Wolford, Matthew J. Norconk, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20130110283
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: D860779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Sutton, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: D918368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC.
    Inventors: Rebecca C. Wheeler, Zane Hoekstra, Ryan D. Schamper, David J. Anderson