Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Wills

Thomas A. Wills 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: 11404892
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a portable power system. A portable power system can include a housing having a plurality of receptacles adapted to receive one or more batteries. The housing can further include control circuitry that is configured to utilize the batteries in order to provide output power to one or more detachable external devices. Examples of such external devices include fry pans, sauce pans, griddles, blenders, lights, or power inverters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dale Will, Collin Thomas Luft, Stanley Joseph Igras, Daniel James White, Jacob Christopher Harrison
  • Publication number: 20220088357
    Abstract: An oral disposable apparatus to deliver a fluid, e.g., pharmacological agent to a patient in a one handed easy to use and sanitary manner. The apparatus includes a container capable of holding the fluid. The container is sealed with a specified quantity of fluid. A nozzle is coupled to the container. The nozzle is configured to permit comfortable insertion into a patient's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison, Roger Cohen
  • Publication number: 20200215314
    Abstract: An oral disposable apparatus to deliver a fluid, e.g., pharmacological agent to a patient in a one handed easy to use and sanitary manner. The apparatus includes a container capable of holding the fluid. The container is hermetically sealed with a specified quantity of fluid. A nozzle is coupled to the container. The nozzle is configured to permit comfortable insertion into a patient's mouth. An integral valve is coupled to the container and the nozzle. The valve is configured to be activated via rotation of the nozzle, thereby releasing the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison, Roger Cohen
  • Patent number: 10589075
    Abstract: An oral disposable apparatus to deliver a fluid, e.g., pharmacological agent to a patient in a one handed easy to use and sanitary manner. The apparatus includes a container capable of holding the fluid. The container is hermetically sealed with a specified quantity of fluid. A nozzle is coupled to the container. The nozzle is configured to permit comfortable insertion into a patient's mouth. An integral valve is coupled to the container and the nozzle. The valve is configured to be activated via rotation of the nozzle, thereby releasing the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wills, John Addison, Roger Cohen
  • Patent number: 10141146
    Abstract: A switch comprises a first elastic element, an actuator-element mechanically coupled to a first side of the first elastic element, and a first switching conductor, mechanically coupled to a second side of the first elastic element. The switching conductor is configured for moving between a first conductor position and a second conductor position. The actuator-element is configured from moving between a first actuator-element position and a second actuator-element position separated by a predefined actuator-element lift, thereby moving the first side of the first elastic element. The first elastic element moreover is configured for converting a movement of the first side of the first elastic element by the predefined actuator-element lift into the movement of the second side of the first elastic element with a predefined elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sterns, Markus Leipold, Sebastian Sedlmeier, Markus Freudenreich, Matthias Freudenreich, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 10090128
    Abstract: A high frequency switch is provided. The high frequency switch comprises a first high frequency connector, comprising a first inner conductor, integrally formed with a first strip conductor. Moreover, the high frequency switch comprises a second strip conductor arranged orthogonally in a first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a third strip conductor, arranged orthogonally in the first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a first switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane, a second switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane. A switching actuator is mechanically connected to the first switching conductor and to the second switching conductor adapted to move vertically relative to the first plane, to a first position and to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sterns, Markus Leipold, Sebastian Sedlmeier, Markus Freudenreich, Matthias Freudenreich, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20180144896
    Abstract: A high frequency switch is provided. The high frequency switch comprises a first high frequency connector, comprising a first inner conductor, integrally formed with a first strip conductor. Moreover, the high frequency switch comprises a second strip conductor arranged orthogonally in a first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a third strip conductor, arranged orthogonally in the first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a first switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane, a second switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane. A switching actuator is mechanically connected to the first switching conductor and to the second switching conductor adapted to move vertically relative to the first plane, to a first position and to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STERNS, Markus LEIPOLD, Sebastian SEDLMEIER, Markus FREUDENREICH, Matthias FREUDENREICH, Thomas WILL
  • Publication number: 20180144897
    Abstract: A switch comprises a first elastic element, an actuator-element mechanically coupled to a first side of the first elastic element, and a first switching conductor, mechanically coupled to a second side of the first elastic element. The switching conductor is configured for moving between a first conductor position and a second conductor position. The actuator-element is configured from moving between a first actuator-element position and a second actuator-element position separated by a predefined actuator-element lift, thereby moving the first side of the first elastic element. The first elastic element moreover is configured for converting a movement of the first side of the first elastic element by the predefined actuator-element lift into the movement of the second side of the first elastic element with a predefined elastic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STERNS, Markus LEIPOLD, Sebastian SEDLMEIER, Markus FREUDENREICH, Matthias FREUDENREICH, Thomas WILL
  • Patent number: 9732801
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing assembly includes providing a first bearing ring, a second bearing ring and rolling-elements, rotating the first bearing ring relative to the second bearing ring and joining the first bearing ring, the second bearing ring and the rolling elements while the first bearing ring is rotating relative to the second bearing ring. The method additionally includes connecting one of the bearing rings to a bearing ring of another rolling-element bearing or to a spacer while the first bearing ring is rotating relative to the second bearing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Christian Knoche, Achim Mueller, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 9057945
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to an X-ray apparatus having a movable detector housing, in which a radiation detector is arranged. The X-ray apparatus includes at least one releasable interlock device configured to inhibit or enable the maneuverability of the movable detector housing. At least one control element is arranged on the movable detector housing, using which the at least one releasable interlock device is actuated. At least one grab handle element is also arranged on the movable detector housing. The movable detector housing is movable by hand and is holdable by a patient using the at least one grab handle element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Dippl, Philip Materne, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 8761006
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for provisioning a backup signaling channel. In one embodiment, a method for provisioning a backup D channel in a media gateway includes provisioning a primary D channel on a first media gateway card in the media gateway and provisioning the backup D channel on a second media gateway card in the media gateway that is different from the first media gateway card, wherein the backup D channel backs up the primary D channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Fakhri Poonawalla, Ellen Feinberg, Jerry Robinson, John Siegel, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 8734022
    Abstract: A sealing device is provided for sealing a space between a hub and a spindle pivotally connected by a bearing, the hub being coaxially mounted on the spindle and extending in an axial direction and the bearing having an inner ring. The sealing device includes a radial shaft seal including a shell portion having an outer static sealing surface disposeable against the hub and a hinge portion having a radial sealing lip. A sleeve member includes an inner static sealing surface disposeable against the spindle, a running surface contactable by the sealing lip and a sleeve portion. The sleeve portion extends in the axial direction beyond a side surface of the bearing inner ring and is disposeable about a shoulder diameter of the bearing inner ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Thilo Beck, Bernd Stephan, Arno Stubenrauch, Peter Volpert, Thomas Will, John M. Dominguez, Linas L. Maskaliunas
  • Publication number: 20140050433
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rolling-element bearing assembly includes providing a first bearing ring, a second bearing ring and rolling-elements, rotating the first bearing ring relative to the second bearing ring and joining the first bearing ring, the second bearing ring and the rolling elements while the first bearing ring is rotating relative to the second bearing ring. The method additionally includes connecting one of the bearing rings to a bearing ring of another rolling-element bearing or to a spacer while the first bearing ring is rotating relative to the second bearing ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Christian Knoche, Achim Mueller, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 8632255
    Abstract: A bearing assembly includes a first bearing comprising a first inner ring and a second bearing comprising a second inner ring. A sleeve-shaped spacer is disposed between and axially separates the first and second inner rings. An adhesive connects the spacer to the first and second inner rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Thilo Louis Beck, Gerhard Haas, Michael Kummert, Achim Müller, Bernd Stephan, Arno M. Stubenrauch, Peter Volpert, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20120130348
    Abstract: An oral disposable apparatus to deliver a fluid, e.g., pharmacological agent to a patient in a one handed easy to use and sanitary manner. The apparatus includes a container capable of holding the fluid. The container is hermetically sealed with a specified quantity of fluid. A nozzle is coupled to the container. The nozzle is configured to permit comfortable insertion into a patient's mouth. An integral valve is coupled to the container and the nozzle. The valve is configured to be activated via rotation of the nozzle, thereby releasing the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison, Roger Cohen
  • Publication number: 20120114106
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to an X-ray apparatus having a movable detector housing, in which a radiation detector is arranged. The X-ray apparatus includes at least one releasable interlock device configured to inhibit or enable the maneuverability of the movable detector housing. At least one control element is arranged on the movable detector housing, using which the at least one releasable interlock device is actuated. At least one grab handle element is also arranged on the movable detector housing. The movable detector housing is movable by hand and is holdable by a patient using the at least one grab handle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Dippl, Philip Materne, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: D652915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison
  • Patent number: D677786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison
  • Patent number: D882072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison
  • Patent number: D887547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison