Patents by Inventor Timothy E. Woods

Timothy E. Woods 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: 20190330950
    Abstract: In aspects, the present disclosure provides a perforating gun that includes a carrier tube, and a charge tube assembly. The carrier tube includes a bore and a groove formed along an inner surface. The charge tube assembly is disposed in the bore of the carrier tube and includes a charge tube, an alignment end plate, an insertion end plate, a retention member, shaped charges, and a detonating cord. The charge tube has a plurality of shaped charge openings, a plurality of post openings, a first end, and a second end. The alignment end plate is connected to the first end of the charge tube. The insertion end plate is connected to the second end of the charge tube. The shaped charges are disposed in each of the shaped charge openings. Each shaped charge has a post projecting out of one post opening. The detonating cord is connected to each of the projecting posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: OWEN OIL TOOL LP
    Inventors: Timothy E. LaGrange, Jeremy Ursi, Jeffrey D. Wood, Morris Stone
  • Patent number: 10422195
    Abstract: In aspects, the present disclosure provides a perforating gun that includes a carrier tube, and a charge tube assembly. The carrier tube includes a bore and a groove formed along an inner surface. The charge tube assembly is disposed in the bore of the carrier tube and includes a charge tube, an alignment end plate, an insertion end plate, a retention member, shaped charges, and a detonating cord. The charge tube has a plurality of shaped charge openings, a plurality of post openings, a first end, and a second end. The alignment end plate is connected to the first end of the charge tube. The insertion end plate is connected to the second end of the charge tube. The shaped charges are disposed in each of the shaped charge openings. Each shaped charge has a post projecting out of one post opening. The detonating cord is connected to each of the projecting posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OWEN OIL TOOLS LP
    Inventors: Timothy E. LaGrange, Jeremy Ursi, Jeffrey D. Wood, Morris Stone
  • Publication number: 20190284889
    Abstract: A well tool (60) includes a perforating gun (108), a sealing element (130), at least one pressure sensor (150), a detector (132), a controller (152), and an anchor (134). The perforating gun (108) perforates the wellbore tubular in response to a firing signal. The sealing element (130) is connected to the perforating gun (108) and generates a pressure differential thereacross. The at least one pressure sensor (150) is associated with the sealing element (130) and detects a surface transmitted pressure signal. The detector (132) detects at least one marker (70) positioned along the wellbore (12) and which includes a perforating marker (70) associated with a perforating depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: OWEN OIL TOOLS LP
    Inventors: Timothy E. LAGRANGE, Ian MORRISON, Jeffrey D. WOOD, Jeffrey D. GARTZ
  • Patent number: 10376420
    Abstract: A personal hygiene article includes a chassis with a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent component between the topsheet and the backsheet. At least one portion of the personal hygiene article includes a microporous film having an opaque, microporous region and at least one see-through region of lower porosity within the opaque, microporous region. The microporous film can include a beta-nucleating agent or can have thermally induced phase separation caused by a diluent. A container includes a microporous film enclosing at least one personal hygiene article. The microporous film has an opaque, microporous region and at least one see-through region of lower porosity forming a window within the opaque, microporous region. Methods of making the personal hygiene article and container are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Robert L. W. Smithson, Leigh E. Wood, Timothy V. Stagg
  • Patent number: 10322560
    Abstract: A method of making a structured surface is disclosed. The method includes providing a thermoplastic backing with multiple rows of upstanding elements. The upstanding elements include stems with proximal ends attached to the thermoplastic backing and distal caps, and each distal cap has an overhanging portion that extends beyond the stem in a first direction. For at least some of the multiple rows, an implement is passed between two adjacent rows, wherein the implement contacts the overhanging portion of at least some of the distal caps in the two adjacent rows such that at least part of the overhanging portion is turned in a second direction, different from the first direction. A structured surface that can be prepared by the method is also provided along with a fastening laminate that includes a carrier and the structured surface and an absorbent article that includes the fastening laminate. A tool useful for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Timothy P. Pariseau
  • Patent number: 8887913
    Abstract: A dental case including a substrate having a plurality of holes therein and a grommet matrix. The grommet matrix including a plurality of grommets each having a groove. The plurality of grommets are interconnected outside of said groove and the plurality of grommets are located at predetermined positions corresponding to the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 7110829
    Abstract: A system of intelligent appliances coupled by common household power lines or wireless links. One or more of the appliances serves as a system controller and may include a further communications interface for coupling to an external communications network, such as the telephone network. The system can thus be accessed and controlled remotely. The system can also communicate with and obtain information from remote sources such as Internet-based facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Cunningham, Kenneth R. Parker, Timothy E. Woods, Stephen J. Zwonitzer, Evan T. Ward, Maureen E. Carroll, John Hamann, JoAnne Lala, Lily Kunz, Mike Swieboda, Mark Devine, Jim Montagnino
  • Publication number: 20040267382
    Abstract: A system of intelligent appliances coupled by common household power lines or wireless links. One or more of the appliances serves as a system controller and may include a further communications interface for coupling to an external communications network, such as the telephone network. The system can thus be accessed and controlled remotely. The system can also communicate with and obtain information from remote sources such as Internet-based facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Glen Cunningham, Kenneth R. Parker, Timothy E. Woods, Stephen J. Zwonitzer, Evan T. Ward, Maureen E. Carroll, John Hamann, JoAnne Lala, Lily Kunz, Mike Swieboda, Mark Devine, Jim Montagnino
  • Patent number: 6827913
    Abstract: A sterilization tray system which comprises an outer box-like case having holes in the case bottom wall through which steam or other sterilant may circulate through the case. Pairs of brackets are affixed vertically to opposite the case side and/or end walls. A plurality of spaced holes is provided in each bracket. The holes serve as anchoring points for shelf brackets or fixtures for supporting trays at selected positions in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 6807463
    Abstract: A system of intelligent appliances coupled by common household power lines or wireless links. One or more of the appliances serves as a system controller and may include a further communications interface for coupling to an external communications network, such as the telephone network. The system can thus be accessed and controlled remotely. The system can also communicate with and obtain information from remote sources such as Internet-based facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Cunningham, Kenneth R. Parker, Timothy E. Woods, Stephen J. Zwonitzer, Evan T. Ward, Maureen E. Carroll, John Hamann, JoAnne Lala, Lily Kunz, Mike Swieboda, Mark Devine, Jim Montagnino
  • Publication number: 20040204958
    Abstract: A system and method providing electronic registration and maintenance of business directory listings and advertisements. In a computer system hosting an online business directory, it is advantageous to provide interested businesses with the ability to register their business listing information and/or advertisements such that the user may have direct input into the categorization the business listing(s) or advertisement(s) in the business directory. In an illustrative implementation, the system and methods of the present invention may be realized as an Internet based registration computing application cooperating with a business directory storing and displaying business directory listing information. This registration computing application may be employed as part of an Internet business directory listing information offering deployed on a Web site that offers business listing information services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gilma A.Z. Perkins, William J. Tutt, Chia-Chi Teng, Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 6587739
    Abstract: A system of intelligent appliances coupled by common household power lines or wireless links. In particular, the system includes one of more of a kitchen console, a breadmaker, a slow cooker, and a rice cooker/steamer. One or more of the appliances serves as a system controller and may include a further communications interface for coupling to an external communications network, such as the telephone network. The system can thus be accessed and controlled remotely. The system can also communicate with and obtain information from remote sources such as Internet-based facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent D. Abrams, Alexander Edwin Izzard, III, Glen Cunningham, Kenneth R. Parker, Timothy E. Woods
  • Publication number: 20030084115
    Abstract: Improving event-based windowing in a network environment. After a client retrieves an electronic document, the client detects a reference in the document to computer-executable instructions not included in the document. The client then retrieves the computer-executable instructions as well as relevant predefined event-based content that is to be displayed in response to a predetermined event. If a predetermined event occurs, the processing of the computer-executable instructions results in a window having the predefined content to be displayed over the document. The window is not easily preempted by other processes. Also, the computer-executable instructions permit a wide variety of formatting of the text within the window, and is not limited to images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Timothy E. Wood, Christopher J. Beiter
  • Patent number: 6471167
    Abstract: A surgical instrument tray support assembly for attachment to a surgical table having a table frame and at least one side rail secured to the table frame. The surgical instrument tray support system includes a bracket for attachment to the side rail for supporting a post in a generally upright position. A top tube is slidably mounted over the post. Completing the assembly is a frame for supporting a surgical tray, and a bracket for attaching said frame to the top tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventors: Reese K. Myers, Eric F. Dahlinger, Timothy E. Wood
  • Publication number: 20020071799
    Abstract: A sterilization tray system which comprises an outer box-like case having holes in the case bottom wall through which steam or other sterilant may circulate through the case. Pairs of brackets are affixed vertically to opposite the case side and/or end walls. A plurality of spaced holes is provided in each bracket. The holes serve as anchoring points for shelf brackets or fixtures for supporting trays at selected positions in the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Applicant: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 6365115
    Abstract: A surgical tray comprises a frame made of a synthetic plastic material having a metal plate insert floatably mounted in the frame and forming the tray bottom or floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 6331280
    Abstract: A medical instrument sterilization system includes a sterilization tray having a bottom wall and an array of ventilation/mounting holes in the bottom wall. The ventilation/mounting holes are arranged evenly spaced at least in part in the bottom wall. Preferably the ventilation/mounting holes comprise a central portion and one or more lobes. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the ventilation/mounting holes comprise a plurality of like cruciform-shaped holes. Completing the invention are one or more rigid brackets having posts arranged to project through the ventilation/mounting holes for anchoring at selected positions on the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 5913422
    Abstract: A sterilization tray container system includes an apertured rack in which surgical tools are located. A resiliently deformable retention mat having a plurality of apertures formed in a predetermined array pattern underlying, at least in part, the array pattern in the tray, is provided below the rack. The apertures in the resiliently deformable retention mat extend entirely therethrough, and are sized and configured so as to releasably grip the surgical tools intended to be placed therein. The resiliently deformable retention mat is positioned below the rack, and is attached to the rack by a mechanical support, or fixedly held in position between the rack and the container bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Cote, Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 5887745
    Abstract: A slide-latch for use on a container having a storage tray and a closing lid. The latch comprises a generally J-shaped body terminating in a hook portion, and having an elongate ovoid slot running therethrough. The latch is mounted to said lid on an elongate rod located within the slot. The rod in turn is mounted to said lid. The latch is slidably operable between a closed position wherein the hook portion secures the lid to the storage tray, and an open position wherein the lid is separable from the storage tray. A cam surface between the underside of the latch and the top surface of the lid locks the latch in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: D526064
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood