Patents by Inventor Timothy Wilhelm

Timothy Wilhelm 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: 20200080881
    Abstract: The present invention defines six unexpected benefits resulting from the automation of and improvements to inventory reconciliation and tank level monitoring at tank farms, terminals and refineries, commonly associated with refining and the transportation of, hydrocarbon fuels. In the implementation of an automated system for tank level monitoring and periodic inventory reconciliation, it has been discovered that both applications can be used to correctly identify maintenance needs and policy violations that were previously unable to be identified. The benefits include identification of thermal relief valve failure, transmix check valve failure, lock out/tag out failure, floating roof landing, and incorrect tank assignments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Marathon Petroleum Company LP
    Inventors: Gerald E. Langlois, III, Hubie M. Bartlett, James Wilhelm, Mike Huber, Daniel Leslie, Timothy E. Heck
  • Publication number: 20200032675
    Abstract: A system for providing supercritical steam including a first boiler that generates steam via combusting a first fuel, and a second boiler fluidly connected to the first boiler via a conduit which heats the generated steam to supercritical steam temperatures via combusting a second fuel. A first temperature of the conduit may be below a critical corrosion temperature and a second temperature of the conduit is greater than or equal to the critical corrosion temperature. A combined carbon emission rate of the first boiler and the second boiler may be less than a combined carbon emission rate of generating and heating the steam to supercritical steam temperatures using boilers that only combust the first fuel. The first boiler may be fluidly connected to a heat exchanger that heats the generated steam to a supercritical steam temperature via a flue gas produced by a gas turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Armand Levasseur, Tidjani Niass, Mourad Younes, Glen Jukkola, Bruce Wilhelm, Daryl Philo, Timothy Maidenford
  • Patent number: 10465562
    Abstract: A system for providing supercritical steam including a first boiler that generates steam via combusting a first fuel, and a second boiler fluidly connected to the first boiler via a conduit which heats the generated steam to supercritical steam temperatures via combusting a second fuel. A first temperature of the conduit may be below a critical corrosion temperature and a second temperature of the conduit is greater than or equal to the critical corrosion temperature. A combined carbon emission rate of the first boiler and the second boiler may be less than a combined carbon emission rate of generating and heating the steam to supercritical steam temperatures using boilers that only combust the first fuel. The first boiler may be fluidly connected to a heat exchanger that heats the generated steam to a supercritical steam temperature via a flue gas produced by a gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Armand Levasseur, Tidjani Niass, Mourad Younes, Glen Jukkola, Bruce Wilhelm, Daryl Philo, Timothy Maidenford
  • Patent number: 10309302
    Abstract: A noise suppression system for an electric generator having a housing including an internal combustion engine and air-cooled alternator. A fan draws ambient cooling air into the housing for cooling the alternator. The system may include an acoustically designed noise suppression shroud forming a cavity which contains a plurality of parallel flow baffles. The baffles define air flow passages there-between which receive cooling air heated by the alternator. In one system, the baffles are configured and arranged to block a straight line of sight between the entrance and exit of each passage. The baffles may each further include sound deadening materials on one or both sides in some configurations. Heated cooling air flows into the shroud and through the passages before being discharged from the housing. The shroud is operable to suppress noise produced by the cooling air discharge flow. Various shroud configurations may include additional sound proofing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Wilhelm, Justin D. Keske, Adam L. Clouse
  • Publication number: 20170260901
    Abstract: A noise suppression system for an electric generator having a housing including an internal combustion engine and air-cooled alternator. A fan draws ambient cooling air into the housing for cooling the alternator. The system may include an acoustically designed noise suppression shroud forming a cavity which contains a plurality of parallel flow baffles. The baffles define air flow passages there-between which receive cooling air heated by the alternator. In one system, the baffles are configured and arranged to block a straight line of sight between the entrance and exit of each passage. The baffles may each further include sound deadening materials on one or both sides in some configurations. Heated cooling air flows into the shroud and through the passages before being discharged from the housing. The shroud is operable to suppress noise produced by the cooling air discharge flow. Various shroud configurations may include additional sound proofing features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy Wilhelm, Justin D. Keske, Adam L. Clouse
  • Patent number: 9429269
    Abstract: A portable water sport board rack includes a board holder that has an elongated back section, a curved bottom section, and a lip section that define a channel for receiving a large water sport board such as a paddle board. The bottom end of the board holder and an elongated rod are secured onto the top and bottom surfaces of a rotational unit which can rotate 360 degrees about a vertical axis. The elongated rod includes a shape and size to be removably inserted within the rod holder of a boat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20150259045
    Abstract: A portable water sport board rack includes a board holder that has an elongated back section, a curved bottom section, and a lip section that define a channel for receiving a large water sport board such as a paddle board. The bottom end of the board holder and an elongated rod are secured onto the top and bottom surfaces of a rotational unit which can rotate 360 degrees about a vertical axis. The elongated rod includes a shape and size to be removably inserted within the rod holder of a boat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 9045090
    Abstract: A portable water sport board rack includes a pair of generally parallel forks each including a plurality of elongated prongs that define channels for receiving and storing water-sport boards. The forks are transversely connected via a support cross member, and an extension member connects the cross member to a rotational unit. An elongated rod is secured to the bottom of the rotational unit at an angle, and the device is secured to a boat through insertion of the angled rod into a rod holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20150034578
    Abstract: A portable water sport board rack includes a pair of generally parallel forks each including a plurality of elongated prongs that define channels for receiving and storing water-sport boards. The forks are transversely connected via a support cross member, and an extension member connects the cross member to a rotational unit. An elongated rod is secured to the bottom of the rotational unit at an angle, and the device is secured to a boat through insertion of the angled rod into a rod holder. A portable water sport board rack also includes a unitary construction wherein the rod is affixed directly to the end of the extension member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: TIMOTHY WILHELM
  • Publication number: 20130309942
    Abstract: A breast cup comprising an inner shell and an outer shell. The inner shell may have a concave shape selected from a number of available cup sizes. The outer shell may have a convex shape selected from a number of available breast cup sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Mary C. Sobah-Wilhelm, Timothy Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20060243605
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a novel paint storage, organizing and cataloguing system. The system comprises a tray that holds two or more containers of paint. The containers of paint comprise a form secured thereto for recording useful cataloguing information. In addition, disclosed herein is a method of promoting products or services, especially those related to home repair, building, remodeling and maintenance, that includes the provision of marketing information on the side of a tray especially designed for holding paint containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Timothy Wilhelm