Patents by Inventor Thomas P. Williams

Thomas P. Williams 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: 10745609
    Abstract: Compounds are identified that act as crystallization suppressants when added to clear brine fluids, significantly lowering the true crystallization temperatures of the brines, and allowing for higher salt content in clear brine fluids. The crystallization suppressants of the invention also allow for the preparation of higher density zinc free brines. Crystallization suppressant blends are also identified that allow for the preparation of high density clear brine fluids with lower viscosities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LANXESS Solutions US Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Ray, Colin H. Keene, David J. Sikora, David W. Bartley, John Warner, Justin Whitfield, Dwight Tshudy, Joni P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200024568
    Abstract: The present invention provides automated devices for use in supporting various cell therapies and tissue engineering methods. The present invention provides an automated cell separation apparatus capable of separating cells from a tissue sample for use in cell therapies and/or tissue engineering. The cell separation apparatus can be used in combination with complementary devices such as cell collection device and/or a sodding apparatus to support various therapies. The automated apparatus includes media and tissue dissociating chemical reservoirs, filters, a cell separator and a perfusion flow loop through a graft chamber which supports a graft substrate or other endovascular device. The present invention further provides methods for using the tissue grafts and cell samples prepared by the devices described herein in a multitude of therapies including revascularization, regeneration and reconstruction of tissues and organs, as well as treatment and prevention of diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Tissue Genesis, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory D. Ariff, Thomas Cannon, Jennifer L. Case, Christian L. Haller, Paul Kosnik, Charles P. Luddy, Craig A. Mauch, Erik Vossman, Stuart K. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190256758
    Abstract: Compounds are identified that act as crystallization suppressants when added to clear brine fluids, significantly lowering the true crystallization temperatures of the brines, and allowing for higher salt content in clear brine fluids. The crystallization suppressants of the invention also allow for the preparation of higher density zinc free brines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas G. Ray, Colin H. Keene, David J. Sikora, David W. Bartley, John Warner, Justin Whitfield, Dwight Tshudy, Joni P. Williams
  • Patent number: 10344898
    Abstract: A fitting is provided that may optionally be pulled-up to its final assembled condition by torque rather than by turns. In one embodiment, at least one fitting component includes a structure that facilitates pull-up by torque. The structure may take a wide variety of different forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark A. Bennett, Tobin Berry, Mark A. Clason, John D. Karkosiak, Thomas A. Lippucci, Andrew P. Marshall, Jeffrey Michael Rubinski, Edward A. Stroberg, Peter C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20040193467
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining the effectiveness of preventive maintenance procedures in detecting and reducing equipment failures. The techniques make use of historical maintenance data, e.g., maintenance data from a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), that identifies the preventive maintenance procedures, as well as unplanned maintenance procedures for repairing the equipment. The techniques are used to statistically analyze the maintenance data to determine whether a statistical correlation exists between the preventive and unplanned maintenance procedures. In particular, the techniques correlate any failures experienced by that equipment, as serviced by the unplanned maintenance procedures, to the preventive maintenance procedures that were designed to detect or eliminate those failures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Williams, John W. McRell, Martha J. Tateosian
  • Patent number: 5313825
    Abstract: The invention is a dynamic cone penetrometer for measuring soil shear strength which includes an elongated cylindrical rod having a tip end and a handle end. An anvil portion is mounted to the rod at a selected distance from the handle and a penetrometer tip having a conical free end is secured to the tip end of the rod for engaging the soil or sample. A two weight drop hammer having a cylindrical through bore is slidably mountable on the rod at the handle end for striking the anvil with a selected force when released from a fixed distance from said anvil. The drop hammer is formed in two parts including a cylindrical core portion of a first diameter, and a cylindrical support portion extending from the core portion to a second diameter. The second weight has a through bore and is sleevable over the core for engaging and resting upon the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of Americas as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steve L. Webster, Thomas P. Williams
  • Patent number: 4332415
    Abstract: An improved cover for a golf cart is disclosed with a roof structure supported on the golf cart by a plurality of upstanding support members. A gutter extends about the periphery of the roof to collect water flowing from the roof structure. A conduit is connected to the gutter to extend along one of the upstanding supports for draining the collected water from the gutter to the ground. The invention may incorporate an integral roof and gutter structure included with new golf carts. The invention may also be an accessory device for attachment to a roof structure on an existing golf cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Inventor: Thomas P. Williams
  • Patent number: 4301866
    Abstract: A technique is provided for igniting an in situ oil shale retort having an open void space over the top of a fragmented mass of particles in the retort. A conduit is extended into the void space through a hole in overlying unfragmented formation and has an open end above the top surface of the fragmented mass. A primary air pipe having an open end above the open end of the conduit and a liquid atomizing fuel nozzle in the primary air pipe above the open end of the primary air pipe are centered in the conduit. Fuel is introduced through the nozzle, primary air through the pipe, and secondary air is introduced through the conduit for vortical flow past the open end of the primary air pipe. The resultant fuel and air mixture is ignited for combustion within the conduit and the resultant heated ignition gas impinges on the fragmented mass for heating oil shale to an ignition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Assignee: Occidental Oil Shale, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Burton, Sten I. Rundberg, James V. Vaughn, Thomas P. Williams, Gregory C. Benson