Patents by Inventor Wesley A. King

Wesley A. King 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: 20170234606
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigeration appliance including a refrigerated compartment, and a plurality of doors that, when closed, cooperate with each other to collectively enclose an entrance into the refrigerated compartment. A mullion is pivotally coupled to a distal side of a first door included in the plurality of doors, and is pivotal between an open orientation when the first door is open and a closed orientation in which a seal is established between the mullion and a second door when the doors are closed. A roller is provided adjacent to an end of the mullion, and includes a rubberized material that extends about at least a portion of an exterior periphery of the roller. A receiver with an arcuate surface over which the exterior periphery of the roller with the rubberized material travels to adjust the mullion between the open orientation and the closed orientation is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Allen Dubina, Adam Ellis, Wesley King
  • Patent number: 9127876
    Abstract: A refrigerator assembly includes a mullion assembly movably attached with respect to the refrigerator assembly. The mullion assembly includes a mullion portion defining a mullion recess. The mullion recess receives a biasing device for engaging a follower. A hinge assembly is attached to the mullion portion such that the mullion portion is movable with respect to the hinge assembly between a first position and a second position. The hinge assembly includes a first recess for receiving the follower when the mullion portion is in the first position. The hinge assembly further includes a second recess for receiving the follower when the mullion portion is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Wilson, Paul Hayward Kelly, Wesley King
  • Publication number: 20140265804
    Abstract: A refrigerator assembly includes a mullion assembly movably attached with respect to the refrigerator assembly. The mullion assembly includes a mullion portion defining a mullion recess. The mullion recess receives a biasing device for engaging a follower. A hinge assembly is attached to the mullion portion such that the mullion portion is movable with respect to the hinge assembly between a first position and a second position. The hinge assembly includes a first recess for receiving the follower when the mullion portion is in the first position. The hinge assembly further includes a second recess for receiving the follower when the mullion portion is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Wilson, Paul Hayward Kelly, Wesley King
  • Patent number: 8769902
    Abstract: A tile system, comprising: —a mounting unit, e.g. a rail fixed to a wall; —a tile unit, e.g. a frame holding a decorative tile; —a tile unit-fastening device configured to fasten the tile unit to the mounting unit, e.g. a pin engaging recesses formed on the mounting and the tile unit, the tile unit-fastening device preferably comprising a repositioning mechanism configured to allow the tile unit to move in one or two directions parallel to the wall after the tile unit is fastened to the mounting unit, e.g. the pin having ribs on its outer surface and the recesses being elongated and having cooperating ribs on their elongated inner faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mohawk Carpet Corporation
    Inventors: Wesley A. King, Wolfgang Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8696413
    Abstract: A contouring sanding device includes a support plate, a sanding pad covered by an abrasive material (e.g. sand paper), and a pressure dispersal system allowing the sanding pad to automatically conform to the contours of the surface of the object being sanded. The sanding device also includes either a handle or a power tool attachment piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: ShelWes, LLC
    Inventors: John Wesley King, Jr., Shelley K. Haynes
  • Publication number: 20130331009
    Abstract: A contouring sanding device includes a support plate, a sanding pad covered by an abrasive material (e.g. sand paper), and a pressure dispersal system allowing the sanding pad to automatically conform to the contours of the surface of the object being sanded. The sanding device also includes either a handle or a power tool attachment piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: John Wesley King, Jr., Shelley K. Haynes
  • Patent number: 8427034
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention are directed to floating floor systems and to methods of making and using the floor systems. The floating floor systems generally include a floating flooring unit (704) and a mechanical-energy-harvesting device (710). The mechanical-energy-harvesting device can be incorporated into the flooring unit component at a variety of locations. The floor systems can further include an energy storage device (712) and/or an electronic component that will be actuated or driven by the electricity generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Mohawk Carpet Corporation
    Inventors: Wesley A. King, David A. Earl
  • Publication number: 20130072097
    Abstract: The contouring sanding pad works to sand irregular surfaces, including but not limited to automobile surfaces. It is made using thin flat flexible material such as stainless steel and a pressure dispersal system. The pressure dispersal system is attached superiorly to a pressure source, which can include, but is not limited to a handle; and inferiorly, to said flexible material, where pressure is evenly distributed throughout the pad, simultaneously conforming to all surface types and shapes. This technology is superior to existing sanders in that it doesn't require mental concentration or physical adjustments to sand rounded, irregular, or uneven surfaces simultaneously, maximizing productivity. The contouring sanding pad is versatile in its various forms, shapes, sizes, and adaptability. Its components can be reconfigured in terms of materials and structure. The contouring sanding pad can be used manually or attached to power tools. It automatically conforms and continually self-adjusts to surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: John Wesley King, Shelley Kay Haynes
  • Publication number: 20120237405
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is to provide an odor neutralizer that targets the source of odor-causing molecules, capturing and channeling them to a filter, and preventing escape of odor. Current technology does not target the odor source, and odor-causing molecules escape into uncontaminated air or are mixed with other smells, causing unpleasantness and/or embarrassment or even indignity. Targeting the odor source, my invention, the Flatch Evac, is designed to eliminate odors and harmful gases at the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: John Wesley King, Shelley Kay Haynes
  • Publication number: 20120090812
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention are directed to tile systems and to methods of making and using the tile systems. The tile systems provide improved thermal properties to floor and wall coverings in either heated or unheated applications. The tile systems generally include a tile and a discrete phase change material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Mohawk Carpet Corporation
    Inventor: Wesley A. King
  • Publication number: 20120085055
    Abstract: A groutless tile system including groutless tiles, wherein each groutless tile includes a substrate, a durable surface disposed within a groove defined by the substrate, the durable surface having bottom surface, and a first coupling member disposed on an edge of the substrate. The first coupling member comprises a first bendable portion and a groove, the groove having an upper surface and a lower surface. The bottom surface of the durable surface is substantially coplanar with a point between the upper and lower surfaces of the groove. The polymer matrix forming at least a portion of the substrate can be modified to reduce the weight of the groutless tile or the cost to manufacture the groutless tile. In some embodiments, the polymer matrix is modified through the use of gas nucleation or a blowing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Mohawk Carpet Corporation
    Inventors: David Earl, Tom Alford, Rahul Patki, Wesley King, Mark Cappelle
  • Publication number: 20120043852
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention are directed to floating floor systems and to methods of making and using the floor systems. The floating floor systems generally include a floating flooring unit (704) and a mechanical-energy-harvesting device (710). The mechanical-energy-harvesting device can be incorporated into the flooring unit component at a variety of locations. The floor systems can further include an energy storage device (712) and/or an electronic component that will be actuated or driven by the electricity generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MOHAWK CARPET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wesley A. King, David A. Earl
  • Publication number: 20110289864
    Abstract: A tile system, comprising: —a mounting unit, e.g. a rail fixed to a wall; —a tile unit, e.g. a frame holding a decorative tile; —a tile unit-fastening device configured to fasten the tile unit to the mounting unit, e.g. a pin engaging recesses formed on the mounting and the tile unit, the tile unit-fastening device preferably comprising a repositioning mechanism configured to allow the tile unit to move in one or two directions parallel to the wall after the tile unit is fastened to the mounting unit, e.g. the pin having ribs on its outer surface and the recesses being elongated and having cooperating ribs on their elongated inner faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Mohawk Carpet Corporation
    Inventors: Wesley A. King, Wolfgang Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7233249
    Abstract: A glass-coated amorphous metallic microwire is encoded with multi-bit digital information. Encoding is achieved magnetically, optically or through a combination of magnetic and optical encoding processes. Magnetic encoding is carried out by modifying the constituent magnetic domain structure through selective relief of interfacial stress between the glass coating and the amorphous metallic alloy core. It is also achieved by selective surface crystallization of the amorphous metallic core in order to produce a controlled magnetic bias field. Optical encoding is associated with the glass coating. It is readily achieved by fluorescent element deposition, patterned removal of fluorescent element coating, Bragg grating, and thermally activated pattern deposition. The magnetic and optical multi-bit encoding approaches for glass-coated amorphous metallic microwire can be used individually or collectively in either a redundant or a complementary manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Demodulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard H. Liebermann, William C. LaCourse, Alexis G. Clare, Wesley A. King, James E. O'Keefe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7190875
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the disclosure features a fiber waveguide having a waveguide axis, including a core extending along the waveguide axis and a confinement region extending along the waveguide axis surrounding the core. The confinement region includes a periodic structure along a radial direction extending from the waveguide axis and each period in the periodic structure includes a layer of a chalcogenide glass and a layer of a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilia Anderson, Wesley A. King, Yoel Fink, Lori Pressman
  • Publication number: 20060266543
    Abstract: A drawn glass-coated metallic member has a thermal contraction coefficient differential such that the thermal contraction coefficient of the glass is less than that of the metallic member. The thermal contraction coefficient differential is maintained within a predetermined range during drawing. Drawn glass is placed under residual compression, interfacial bonding between said glass and said wire is substantially uniform, and surface cracking and bond breaks between metal and glass are substantially prevented. Optical properties of the glass coated microwire provide a basis for enabling multi-bit encoding capability. Advantageously data encoding is achieved optically, magneto-optically or using a combined magnetic and optical encoding mechanism. The duplex material constitution of the glass coated microwire permits imparting of data thereon by selection and processing of the glass. Data implantation is readily achieved in-line, during an initial drawing operation, or as a separate post-draw process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Alexis Clare, Wesley King, William LaCourse, Howard Liebermann, James O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 7142756
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention features a fiber waveguide having a waveguide axis, including a first portion extending along the waveguide axis, and a second portion different from the first portion extending along the waveguide axis surrounding the first portion, wherein at least one of the first and second portions comprises a chalcogenide glass selected from the group consisting of Selenium chalcogenide glasses and Tellurium chalcogenide glasses, both the first and second portions have a viscosity greater than 103 Poise at some temperature, T, and the fiber waveguide is a photonic crystal fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: OmniGuide, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilia Anderson, Wesley A. King, Yoel Fink, Lori Pressman
  • Patent number: 7071417
    Abstract: A drawn glass-coated metallic member has a thermal contraction coefficient differential such that the thermal contraction coefficient of the glass is less than that of the metallic member. The thermal contraction coefficient differential is maintained within a predetermined range during drawing. Drawn glass is placed under residual compression, interfacial bonding between said glass and said wire is substantially uniform, and surface cracking and bond breaks between metal and glass are substantially prevented. Optical properties of the glass coated microwire provide a basis for enabling multi-bit encoding capability. Advantageously data encoding is achieved optically, magneto-optically or using a combined magnetic and optical encoding mechanism. The duplex material constitution of the glass coated microwire permits imparting of data thereon by selection and processing of the glass. Data implantation is readily achieved in-line, during an initial drawing operation, or as a separate post-draw process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Demodulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexis G. Clare, Wesley A. King, William C. LaCourse, Howard H. Liebermann, James E. O'Keefe, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20060086528
    Abstract: A drawn glass-coated metallic member has a thermal contraction coefficient differential such that the thermal contraction coefficient of the glass is less than that of the metallic member. The thermal contraction coefficient differential is maintained within a predetermined range during drawing. Drawn glass is placed under residual compression, interfacial bonding between said glass and said wire is substantially uniform, and surface cracking and bond breaks between metal and glass are substantially prevented. Optical properties of the glass coated microwire provide a basis for enabling multi-bit encoding capability. Advantageously data encoding is achieved optically, magneto-optically or using a combined magnetic and optical encoding mechanism. The duplex material constitution of the glass coated microwire permits imparting of data thereon by selection and processing of the glass. Data implantation is readily achieved in-line, during an initial drawing operation, or as a separate post-draw process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Inventors: Alexis Clare, Wesley King, William LaCourse, Howard Liebermann, James O' Keefe
  • Publication number: 20050259944
    Abstract: High index-contrast fiber waveguides, materials for forming high index-contrast fiber waveguides, and applications of high index-contrast fiber waveguides are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Emilia Anderson, Wesley King, Yoel Fink, Lori Pressman