Patents by Inventor Stephen J. McPhilliamy

Stephen J. McPhilliamy 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: 20180338747
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a disposable assembly and a reusable assembly. The disposable assembly includes a fluid input port, a fluid output port, and a tube configured to provide fluid communication between the fluid input port and the fluid output port. The reusable assembly includes a housing, a fluid management assembly that is configured to transition between an open position and a closed position, and a sensing assembly. The fluid management assembly is configured to prevent fluid from traveling past the tube to the fluid output port in the closed position. The sensing assembly is configured to sense fluid accumulating within the tube while the fluid management assembly is in the closed position. The sensing assembly is also configured to drive the fluid management assembly from the closed position to the open position when the sensing assembly detects fluid within the tube at a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jay K. Joshi, Alex S. Holterman, Jordan D. Altman, Antonio J. Belton, Sean J. Corrigan, Keith A. Grider, Daniel J. Greene, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Marcus S. Papadopoulos, Michael C. Garrett, Frank E. Garrett, Jr., Brian J. Skelton, William E. Shaw, Tomas A. Matusaitis
  • Publication number: 20170304757
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, JR., Daniel J. Greene
  • Patent number: 9776117
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Daniel J. Greene, Ryan L. Francis, Sean J. Corrigan, Charles Steven Pint, Frank E. Garrett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9700821
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Daniel J. Greene
  • Publication number: 20140260996
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, JR., Daniel J. Greene, Ryan L. Francis, Sean J. Corrigan, Charles Steven Pint, Frank E. Garrett, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140260994
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Daniel J. Greene
  • Patent number: 8426992
    Abstract: A liquid treatment system that may be self-powered includes a hydro-generator. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power. The hydro-generator may include an outer housing and an inner housing. The inner housing may include a first hub removeably engaged with a second hub. A plurality of paddles may be replaceably engaged between the first hub and the second hub. An electrical generator may be disposed in the inner housing. A flow of liquid may strike the paddles causing the inner housing to rotate. During rotation of the housing, the electrical generator may produce electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Publication number: 20120235408
    Abstract: A liquid treatment system that may be self-powered includes a hydro-generator. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power. The hydro-generator may include an outer housing and an inner housing. The inner housing may include a first hub removeably engaged with a second hub. A plurality of paddles may be replaceably engaged between the first hub and the second hub. An electrical generator may be disposed in the inner housing. A flow of liquid may strike the paddles causing the inner housing to rotate. During rotation of the housing, the electrical generator may produce electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Access Business Group International, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Patent number: 8188609
    Abstract: A miniature hydro-power generation system includes a hydro-power generator, a processor and an energy storage device. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power. The processor is configured to monitor a level of the electric power generated by the hydro-power generator and a level of charge stored in the energy storage device. The processor is further configured to selectively charge and discharge the energy storage device based on the level of charge of the energy storage device, and the level of electric power generated by the hydro-power generator. The electric power generated by the hydro-power generator is selectively used to charge the energy storage device, and the energy storage device is selectively discharged to supply a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Patent number: 8138875
    Abstract: An inductive power supply system for providing power to one or more inductively powered devices. The system includes a mechanism for varying the physical distance or the respective orientation between the primary coil and secondary coil to control the amount of power supplied to the inductively powered device. In another aspect, the present invention is directed to an inductive power supply system having a primary coil and a receptacle disposed within the magnetic field generated by the primary coil. One or more inductively powered devices are placed randomly within the receptacle to receive power inductively from the primary coil. The power supply circuit includes circuitry for adjusting the power supplied to the primary coil to optimize operation based on the position and cumulative characteristics of the inductively powered device(s) disposed within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Christopher Houghton
  • Publication number: 20110175351
    Abstract: A miniature hydro-power generation system includes a hydro-power generator, a processor and an energy storage device. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power. The processor is configured to monitor a level of the electric power generated by the hydro-power generator and a level of charge stored in the energy storage device. The processor is further configured to selectively charge and discharge the energy storage device based on the level of charge of the energy storage device, and the level of electric power generated by the hydro-power generator. The electric power generated by the hydro-power generator is selectively used to charge the energy storage device, and the energy storage device is selectively discharged to supply a load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Patent number: 7932618
    Abstract: A miniature hydro-power generation system may include a hydro-power generator and energy storage devices. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power at a generator output. The generator output may be electrically coupled to each of the energy storage devices so that the energy storage devices can be independently charged with the electric power produced by the hydro-power generator. The hydro-power generator and/or the energy storage devices can also supply electric power to a load. The energy storage devices may also be electrically coupled via a series/parallel switch so that at least two of the energy storage device may be switched between a series configuration and a parallel configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Publication number: 20100327581
    Abstract: A miniature hydro-power generation system may include a hydro-power generator and energy storage devices. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power at a generator output. The generator output may be electrically coupled to each of the energy storage devices so that the energy storage devices can be independently charged with the electric power produced by the hydro-power generator. The hydro-power generator and/or the energy storage devices can also supply electric power to a load. The energy storage devices may also be electrically coupled via a series/parallel switch so that at least two of the energy storage device may be switched between a series configuration and a parallel configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Patent number: 7812470
    Abstract: A liquid treatment system that may be self-powered includes a hydro-generator. A flow of liquid may be used to rotate the hydro-generator to generate electric power. The hydro-generator may include an outer housing and an inner housing. The inner housing may include a first hub removeably engaged with a second hub. During manufacture, a plurality of paddles may be replaceably engaged between the first hub and the second hub. Also during manufacture, an electrical generator may be disposed in the inner housing. In operation, a flow of liquid may strike the paddles causing the inner housing to rotate. During rotation of the housing, the electrical generator may produce electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Thomas Leppien, Terry Lee Lautzenheiser, Christopher B. Houghton, Stephen J. McPhilliamy
  • Patent number: D732647
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr.
  • Patent number: D752728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr.
  • Patent number: D758558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Ryan L. Francis
  • Patent number: D785153
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Ryan L. Francis
  • Patent number: D785154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr., Ryan L. Francis
  • Patent number: D785775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, Jr.