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: 8091435
    Abstract: An ultrasonic measuring arrangement (1) for the flow, speed of sound, density, viscosity and/or temperature measurement of flowing media, including a measurement tube (2) having a measurement section (3), with the tube being disposed in an area of a measurement housing (4). At least two ultrasound transmitting receivers are spaced apart as sensors for sound transmission through the measurement section (3) in the direction of flow of a medium, and opposite thereto, and for signal recording. In order to provide an ultrasonic measuring arrangement (1) that is simple and inexpensive to produce, has a small nominal diameter and permits direct sound transmission through the measurement section (3) at as low a transmission output as possible, the measurement tube (3) is configured together with the measurement housing (4) as a one-piece housing part (5) free of seals and seams, and the sound path form an acute angle with the flow direction of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: MIB GmbH Messtechnik und Industrieberatung
    Inventors: Thomas Will, Martin Deutscher
  • Publication number: 20110262063
    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: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Thilo Beck, Bernd Stephan, Arno Stubenrauch, Peter Volpert, Thomas Will, John M. Dominguez, Linas L. Maskaliunas
  • Patent number: 8025440
    Abstract: A carriage that can be attached to and move on a rail is provided. The carriage has a contact area that supports a cable connection, for example, for a power supply. An end section of the contact area is designed so as to fold down on removal of a pressure exerted by a section of the cable connection lying thereon, so that as a result the carriage is contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stefan Hesl, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20110088483
    Abstract: An ultrasonic measuring arrangement (1) for the flow, speed of sound, density, viscosity and/or temperature measurement of flowing media, including a measurement tube (2) having a measurement section (3), with the tube being disposed in an area of a measurement housing (4). At least two ultrasound transmitting receivers are spaced apart as sensors for sound transmission through the measurement section (3) in the direction of flow of a medium, and opposite thereto, and for signal recording. In order to provide an ultrasonic measuring arrangement (1) that is simple and inexpensive to produce, has a small nominal diameter and permits direct sound transmission through the measurement section (3) at as low a transmission output as possible, the measurement tube (3) is configured together with the measurement housing (4) as a one-piece housing part (5) free of seals and seams, and the sound path form an acute angle with the flow direction of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: MIB GMBH MESSTECHNIK UND INDUSTRIEBERATUNG
    Inventors: Thomas Will, Martin Deutscher
  • Publication number: 20110085441
    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: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Fakhri Poonawalla, Ellen Feinberg, Jerry Robinson, John Siegel, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20110033147
    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: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Rico Dittmar, Thilo Beck, Gerhard Haas, Michael Kummert, Achim Müller, Bernd Stephen, Arno Stubenrauch, Peter Volpert, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 7839976
    Abstract: The X-ray device comprises an X-ray source and a high-voltage generator for supplying the X-ray source with voltage, wherein the high-voltage generator has an intermediate circuit voltage generator and a high-voltage generator, the high-voltage generator is connected to the X-ray source, and the intermediate circuit voltage generator is connected to the high-voltage generator, wherein the intermediate circuit voltage generator and the high-voltage generator are structurally separate and the high-voltage generator is structurally positioned near the X-ray source, thereby keeping the high-voltage line to the X-ray source short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Häupl, Claus-Günter Schliermann, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20100150488
    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. The spacer has at least one at least partially circumferentially-extending cantilever arm extending from at least one axial end of the spacer and is configured to at least partially overlap one of the first and second inner rings in the axial direction. The cantilever arms may be annular-shaped and may engage the respective first and second inner rings in a location fit or an interference fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Thilo Beck, Rico Dittmar, Gerhard Haas, Bernd Stephan, Arno Stubenrauch, Peter Volpert, Thomas Will, Anastazi Sarigiannis
  • Publication number: 20100150487
    Abstract: A bearing assembly comprises at least two axially-spaced bearings, each bearing including an inner ring. The at least two inner rings have differently-sized bore diameters. A sleeve-shaped connecting piece having a substantially frustum, conical or tapered shape is disposed between the two inner rings. An inner diameter of the connecting piece at its respective axial end regions corresponds to the respective bore diameter of the bordering inner ring so that first and second contact points are defined between the connecting piece and the respective inner rings. First and second curved or ring-shaped fixing elements are respectively disposed at the first and second contact points so as to fix the inner rings relative to the connecting piece in the radial direction of the bearing assembly. Each fixing element at least partially axially overlaps the connecting piece and the respective inner ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Thilo Beck, Rico Dittmar, Gerhard Haas, Bernd Stephan, Arno Stubenrauch, Peter Volpert, Thomas Will, Anastazi Sarigiannis
  • Publication number: 20090121090
    Abstract: A carriage that can be attached to and move on a rail is provided. The carriage has a contact area that supports a cable connection, for example, for a power supply. An end section of the contact area is designed so as to fold down on removal of a pressure exerted by a section of the cable connection lying thereon, so that as a result the carriage is contracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Stefan Hesl, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 7520180
    Abstract: A method for operating a measuring apparatus (1) for determining the flow rate of a flowable medium through a measuring section (3) is provided, wherein the measuring apparatus (1) has, as sensors, two ultrasonic transceivers (4), which are arranged spaced apart from one another, for the purpose of ultrasonic testing of the measuring section (3) in and counter to the flow direction and for the purpose of picking up signals and is operated with an ultrasonic phase difference method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: MIB GmbH Messtechnik und Industrieberatung
    Inventors: Martin Deutscher, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20090074144
    Abstract: The X-ray device comprises an X-ray source and a high-voltage generator for supplying the X-ray source with voltage, wherein the high-voltage generator has an intermediate circuit voltage generator and a high-voltage generator, the high-voltage generator is connected to the X-ray source, and the intermediate circuit voltage generator is connected to the high-voltage generator, wherein the intermediate circuit voltage generator and the high-voltage generator are structurally separate and the high-voltage generator is structurally positioned near the X-ray source, thereby keeping the high-voltage line to the X-ray source short.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Rainer Haupl, Claus-Gunter Schliermann, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20090007632
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus (1) for detecting gases, in particular air, in a liquid-carrying transport line. The apparatus has at least one ultrasound transmitter (3) and at least one ultrasound receiver (4) as ultrasound sensors (3, 4), which are arranged essentially opposite one another with respect to a measuring pipe (2) in the region of the longitudinal sides of the measuring pipe (2), a control device (5) and a signal processing device (6). In order for the measuring apparatus (1) to operate with little disruption and to have a simple, cost-effective design, it is provided that the ultrasound transmitter (3) emits a continuous ultrasound signal, the signal processing device (6) amplifies the electrical signal processed by the ultrasound receiver (4), rectifies it, passes it to a memory device (6c) and uses a threshold value switch (9) to decide whether or not an electrical signal is then supplied to a control output and/or to a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: MIB GMBH MESSTECHNIK UND INDUSTRIEBERATUNG
    Inventors: Thomas Will, Martin Deutscher
  • Publication number: 20080223147
    Abstract: A method for operating a measuring apparatus (10 for determining the flow rate of a flowable medium through a measuring section (3) is provided, wherein the measuring apparatus (1) has, as sensors, two ultrasonic transceivers (4), which are arranged spaced apart from one another, for the purpose of ultrasonic testing of the measuring section (3) in and counter to the flow direction and for the purpose of picking up signals and is operated with an ultrasonic phase difference method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: MIB GMBH MESSTECHNIK UND INDUSTRIEBERATUNG
    Inventors: Martin Deutscher, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 7419542
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method or use of 2,9-dichloro-quinacridone as an alpha crystal phase inhibitor and optionally, 4,11-dichloroquinacridone during the beta-quinacridone or gamma-quinacridone crude pigment particle size reduction processes. The invention is also directed to solid solutions of quinacridone comprising about 98 to about 80 weight % gamma or beta-quinacridone, about 0.1 to about 10 weight % 2,9-dichloroquinacridone and about 0.1 to about 10 weight % 4,11-dichloroquinacridone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Yingxia He, Colin Dennis Campbell, Gordian Schilling, Rhonda Carter, Melissa Wagner, James Thomas Will, Kevin Rodney Gerzevske
  • Patent number: 7410151
    Abstract: A height-adjustably mounted apparatus has a flexible supply line that is conducted to the apparatus from above and is provided with a weight compensation device so that the apparatus can be easily adjusted to different vertical positions. The weight compensation device includes a cable drum that accepts a first carrying cable which is loaded with the height-adjustably mounted apparatus and is subjected to a force directed opposite to the weight of the device and the weight compensation device includes a second carrying cable that is accepted on the cable drum and has an end secured to a supply line at a fastening location, so that the fastening location is lifted by the second carrying cable during vertical adjustment of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Häupl, Thomas Will
  • Publication number: 20070102662
    Abstract: The valve consists of a number of functional features, including: a housing, a piston, and a piston control mechanism configured to enable a user to operate the valve to enable flow of a product through the valve. The housing is shown as having a substantially streamlined shape, with the thickness of the housing being smaller than the length and width dimensions, thereby providing a major surface that enables a user to grasp the housing between the thumb and the index finger of the hand. The housing contains a channel formed therein extending from a first end of the housing to a second end of the housing forming a fluid conduit that enables passage of the product through the fluid conduit. The flow of product is regulated by a piston located in the channel and movable from a first position in the channel where the piston blocks the fluid conduit to a second position in the channel where the piston fails to block the fluid conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: Gliders, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Wills
  • Patent number: D645141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison
  • Patent number: D645142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison
  • Patent number: D652915
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Gliders, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Wills, John Addison