Patents by Inventor Stephen W. Wilson

Stephen W. Wilson 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: 10401404
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10357032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous agrochemical spray solution containing an agrochemical active and a surfactant. The spray solution comprises a dispersed phase comprising dispersed particles which have an average particle size between 1 to 100 microns and the concentration of said dispersed particles is from about 0.001 to 5 wt %. The aqueous agrochemical spray solution is capable of reducing the volume of the fine droplets in mist whose size is less than 150 microns during spraying by at least 20% compared to the same aqueous spray solution without the presence of the surfactant. The present invention also relates to a method of reducing the spray drift of an aqueous agrochemical spray solution upon spraying with a spraying apparatus. The method includes adding the surfactant to the aqueous agrochemical spray solution in an amount effective to form the dispersed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V., DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jinxia Susan Sun, Shawn Zhu, Martin W. Murray, Marcus Boone, Michael Walters, Qingwen Wendy Yuan-Huffman, Christine Puglisi, Brandon Matthew Downer, Stephen L. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190041438
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190020223
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for long distance transmission of offshore generated power. A turbine is located offshore. The turbine can be mechanically coupled to a generator. A guided surface waveguide probe is electrically coupled to the generator and configured to launch a guided surface wave on a terrestrial medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, John Robert Ashcroft, Stephen W. Wilson, Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10132845
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180323651
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface waveguide probe is configured to transmit a guided surface wave along a lossy conducting medium; and a load shedding controller device is configured to send load shedding instructions to a plurality of user devices. The load shedding instructions regulate user device consumption of electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave amongst the plurality of user devices by spreading out activation and deactivation of load shedding conservations amongst the plurality of user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone, Richard T. Devereaux, John Robert Ashcroft, Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10122218
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for long distance transmission of offshore generated power. A turbine is located offshore. The turbine can be mechanically coupled to a generator. A guided surface waveguide probe is electrically coupled to the generator and configured to launch a guided surface wave on a terrestrial medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, John Robert Ashcroft, Stephen W. Wilson, Michael W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10027177
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a lossy conducting medium. A user device is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure as an electrical load, where a load shedding application of the user device is configured to receive load shedding instructions from a controller device coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe and is configured to regulate user device consumption of the electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., Joseph F. Pinzone, Richard T. Devereaux, John Robert Ashcroft, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180166762
    Abstract: Aspects of a guided surface waveguide probe site and the preparation thereof are described. In various embodiments, the guided surface waveguide probe site may include a propagation interface including a first region and a second region, and a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along the propagation interface. In one aspect of the embodiments, at least a portion of the first region may be prepared to more efficiently launch or propagate the guided surface wave. Among embodiments, the portion of the first region, which may be composed of the Earth, may be treated or mixed with salt, gypsum, sand, or gravel, for example, among other compositions of matter. In other embodiments, the portion of the first region may be covered, insulated, irrigated, or temperature-controlled, for example. By preparing the site, a guided surface wave may be more efficiently launched and/or propagated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9960470
    Abstract: Aspects of a guided surface waveguide probe site and the preparation thereof are described. In various embodiments, the guided surface waveguide probe site may include a propagation interface including a first region and a second region, and a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along the propagation interface. In one aspect of the embodiments, at least a portion of the first region may be prepared to more efficiently launch or propagate the guided surface wave. Among embodiments, the portion of the first region, which may be composed of the Earth, may be treated or mixed with salt, gypsum, sand, or gravel, for example, among other compositions of matter. In other embodiments, the portion of the first region may be covered, insulated, irrigated, or temperature-controlled, for example. By preparing the site, a guided surface wave may be more efficiently launched and/or propagated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20180031619
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9857402
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: CPG Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170070098
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for long distance transmission of offshore generated power. A turbine is located offshore. The turbine can be mechanically coupled to a generator. A guided surface waveguide probe is electrically coupled to the generator and configured to launch a guided surface wave on a terrestrial medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, John Robert Ashcroft, Stephen W. Wilson, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170070099
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of load shedding techniques for a guided surface wave power delivery system. In one embodiment, among others, a guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a lossy conducting medium. A user device is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure as an electrical load, where a load shedding application of the user device is configured to receive load shedding instructions from a controller device coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe and is configured to regulate user device consumption of the electrical energy provided by the guided surface wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson, Basil F. Pinzone, JR., Joseph F. Pinzone, Richard T. Devereaux, John Robert Ashcroft, Michael W. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170067947
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for measuring and reporting the amount of electrical power consumed by an electrical load attached to a guided surface wave receive structure. A guided surface wave receive structure is configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. An electrical load is coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at an excitation source coupled to a guided surface waveguide probe generating the guided surface wave. An electric power meter coupled to the electrical load and configured to measure the electrical load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Joseph F. Pinzone, James D. Lilly, Michael W. Miller, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160079644
    Abstract: Aspects of a guided surface waveguide probe site and the preparation thereof are described. In various embodiments, the guided surface waveguide probe site may include a propagation interface including a first region and a second region, and a guided surface waveguide probe configured to launch a guided surface wave along the propagation interface. In one aspect of the embodiments, at least a portion of the first region may be prepared to more efficiently launch or propagate the guided surface wave. Among embodiments, the portion of the first region, which may be composed of the Earth, may be treated or mixed with salt, gypsum, sand, or gravel, for example, among other compositions of matter. In other embodiments, the portion of the first region may be covered, insulated, irrigated, or temperature-controlled, for example. By preparing the site, a guided surface wave may be more efficiently launched and/or propagated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: James F. Corum, Kenneth L. Corum, Basil F. Pinzone, Jr., James D. Lilly, Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5799494
    Abstract: A refrigerant metering charge board that accurately meters a refrigerant and an associated synthetic compressor oil into a product, preferably a refrigerator, is provided. Metering is accomplished by way of servo motors coupled to ball screws which are in turn connected to hydraulic cylinders. Calibration of the refrigerant, preferably R134a, is maintained using a temperature sensor, a programmable logic controller (PLC) and a density/temperature equation that has been empirically fit to saturation data. The preferred equation is a modified Benedict-Webb-Ruben (MBWR) equation of state. The refrigerant charge amounts are entered into the PLC using either a fixed bar code scanner or a hand-held bar code scanner that reads a bar code on the refrigerator. An operator interface, preferably a touch-screen display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5782100
    Abstract: A refrigerant metering charge board that accurately meters a refrigerant and an associated synthetic compressor oil into a product, preferably a refrigerator, is provided. Metering is accomplished by way of servo motors coupled to ball screws which are in turn connected to hydraulic cylinders. Calibration of the refrigerant, preferably R134a, is maintained using a temperature sensor, a programmable logic controller (PLC) and a density/temperature equation that has been empirically fit to saturation data. The preferred equation is a modified Benedict-Webb-Ruben (MBWR) equation of state. The refrigerant charge amounts are entered into the PLC using either a fixed bar code scanner or a hand-held bar code scanner that reads a bar code on the refrigerator. An operator interface, preferably a touch-screen display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5775112
    Abstract: A refrigerant metering charge board that accurately meters a refrigerant and an associated synthetic compressor oil into a product, preferably a refrigerator, is provided. Metering is accomplished by way of servo motors coupled to ball screws which are in turn connected to hydraulic cylinders. Calibration of the refrigerant, preferably R134a, is maintained using a temperature sensor, a programmable logic controller (PLC) and a density/temperature equation that has been empirically fit to saturation data. The preferred equation is a modified Benedict-Webb-Ruben (MBWR) equation of state. The refrigerant charge amounts are entered into the PLC using either a fixed bar code scanner or a hand-held bar code scanner that reads a bar code on the refrigerator. An operator interface, preferably a touch-screen display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5694778
    Abstract: A refrigerant metering charge board that accurately meters a refrigerant and an associated synthetic compressor oil into a product, preferably a refrigerator, is provided. Metering is accomplished by way of servo motors coupled to ball screws which are in turn connected to hydraulic cylinders. Calibration of the refrigerant, preferably R134a, is maintained using a temperature sensor, a programmable logic controller (PLC) and a density/temperature equation that has been empirically fit to saturation data. The preferred equation is a modified Benedict-Webb-Ruben (MBWR) equation of state. The refrigerant charge amounts are entered into the PLC using either a fixed bar code scanner or a hand-held bar code scanner that reads a bar code on the refrigerator. An operator interface, preferably a touch-screen display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen W. Wilson