Patents by Inventor William A. Bowden

William A. Bowden 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: 10612747
    Abstract: A linear light fixture with gap filler elements. The fixture comprises two primary structural components: a base and a light engine, which may be removably attached. The base comprises a body with end panels at both ends and is mountable to an external structure. The light engine comprises the light sources, an elongated lens, and any other optical elements that tailor the outgoing light to a particular profile. A gap filler element is disposed between the light engine and the end panels at one or both ends of the base to fill the space between those elements, giving the appearance that the light engine extends continuously to the end panel and eliminating direct imaging of the light sources outside the fixture. External reflectors may also be included to further shape the output beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Rodgers, Benjamin Beck, James Bowden, Yaote Huang, William Laird Dungan
  • Publication number: 20200070365
    Abstract: A buffer block apparatus for securing a node may be described. The buffer block apparatus may include a first surface having disposed thereon at least one first zero-point feature configured for a first zero-point interface with a robotic assembly apparatus; and a second surface, different from the first surface, configured to connect with a first surface of a node and form a first rigid connection between the buffer block apparatus and the node, wherein the buffer block apparatus provides at least one reference coordinate system with respect to the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Eahab Nagi El Naga, Keith Allen Fleming, Matthew Cooper Keller, Lukas Philip Czinger, Chukwubuikem Marcel Okoli, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Matthew Coleman Tindall, Justin David Almeleh, Matthew Michael O'Brien, Broc William TenHouten, Oussama Rawas, Juan Cuauhtemoc Munoz, Muhammad Faizan Zafar, Jamison Van Bruch, Thomas Samuel Bowden, JR., Alex James Hamade
  • Patent number: 10508299
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are provided for trapping, isolating, and processing single cells. The microfluidic devices include a cell capture chamber having a cell funnel positioned within the cell capture chamber to direct a cell passing through the cell capture chamber towards one or more a cell traps positioned downstream of the funnel to receive a cell flowing. The devices may further include auxiliary chambers integrated with the cell capture chamber for subsequent processing and assaying of the contents of a captured cell. Methods for cell capture and preparation are also provided that include flowing cells through a chamber, funneling the cells towards a cell trap, capturing a predefined number of the cells within the trap, interrupting the flow of cells, flowing a wash solution through the chamber to remove contaminants from the chamber, and sealing the predefined number of cells in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Carl Lars Genghis Hansen, Michael Vanlnsberghe, Adam White, Oleh Petriv, Tim Leaver, Anupam Singhal, William Bowden, Veronique Lecault, Dan Da Costa, Leo Wu, Georgia Russell, Darek Sikorski
  • Patent number: 10495412
    Abstract: In a method of carrying a munition on a munition launcher platform, the munition launcher platform is provided with a data tag activator and a data tag reader. A munition is attached to the munition launcher platform, the munition being provided with a data tag. An activation signal is transmitted from the data tag activator to the data tag. As a result of receiving the activation signal, the data tag returns a data response to the data tag reader. The receiving of the data response provides the munition launcher platform with an indication that the munition is still attached to the munition launcher platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Edwin John William Bowden-Peters
  • Patent number: 10472896
    Abstract: Producing a drag bit includes creating a mold corresponding to the surface of the bit and inserting a core in the mold corresponding to the plenum of the bit. A preliminary shaped bit is cast in the mold. Excess material is removed from the casting to produce a final shaped bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ESCO GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Calvin William Collins, Jon V. Owen, Alfred H. Skinner, Neal Alan Bowden, Ryan J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10396584
    Abstract: A wireless charging steering wheel device is described herein. The wireless charging steering wheel device is coupled to a power source via a clockspring included in the steering wheel. Also disclosed herein is an integrated wireless charging/heating system. Also disclosed herein are multiple coil placements for implementing the wireless charging steering wheel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinu Petre Madau, Upton Beall Bowden, Myron Lemecha, J. William Whikehart
  • Patent number: 10082367
    Abstract: A method of conducting a strike against a target using a designator and a missile. The following steps are conducted: (i) the designator designates the target using a first signal, such as a laser; (ii) the missile detects the laser reflected off the target; (iii) after detecting the reflected laser, the missile emits a second signal, such as a LADAR signal, to designate the target; (iv) the missile tracks the so-designated target; (v) the designator detects the LADAR signal reflected off the target; and (vi) in response to detecting the reflected LADAR signal, the designator stops the designation of the target. This may enable the designator to perform other tasks, while the missile tracks and engages the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MBDA UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Edwin John William Bowden-Peters
  • Publication number: 20180230512
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are provided for trapping, isolating, and processing single cells. The microfluidic devices include a cell capture chamber having a cell funnel positioned within the cell capture chamber to direct a cell passing through the cell capture chamber towards one or more a cell traps positioned downstream of the funnel to receive a cell flowing. The devices may further include auxiliary chambers integrated with the cell capture chamber for subsequent processing and assaying of the contents of a captured cell. Methods for cell capture and preparation are also provided that include flowing cells through a chamber, funneling the cells towards a cell trap, capturing a predefined number of the cells within the trap, interrupting the flow of cells, flowing a wash solution through the chamber to remove contaminants from the chamber, and sealing the predefined number of cells in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Carl Lars Genghis Hansen, Michael VanInsberghe, Adam White, Oleh Petriv, Tim Leaver, Anupam Singhal, William Bowden, Veronique Lecault, Dan Da Costa, Leo Wu, Georgia Russell, Darek Sikorski
  • Publication number: 20180156571
    Abstract: In a method of carrying a munition on a munition launcher platform, the munition launcher platform is provided with a data tag activator and a data tag reader. A munition is attached to the munition launcher platform, the munition being provided with a data tag. An activation signal is transmitted from the data tag activator to the data tag. As a result of receiving the activation signal, the data tag returns a data response to the data tag reader. The receiving of the data response provides the munition launcher platform with an indication that the munition is still attached to the munition launcher platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: MBDA UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Edwin John William BOWDEN-PETERS
  • Patent number: 9902990
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are provided for trapping, isolating, and processing single cells. The microfluidic devices include a cell capture chamber having a cell funnel positioned within the cell capture chamber to direct a cell passing through the cell capture chamber towards one or more a cell traps positioned downstream of the funnel to receive a cell flowing. The devices may further include auxiliary chambers integrated with the cell capture chamber for subsequent processing and assaying of the contents of a captured cell. Methods for cell capture and preparation are also provided that include flowing cells through a chamber, funneling the cells towards a cell trap, capturing a predefined number of the cells within the trap, interrupting the flow of cells, flowing a wash solution through the chamber to remove contaminants from the chamber, and sealing the predefined number of cells in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Carl Lars Genghis Hansen, Michael VanInsberghe, Adam White, Oleh Petriv, Tim Leaver, Anupam Singhal, William Bowden, Veronique Lecault, Dan Da Costa, Leo Wu, Georgia Russell, Darek Sikorski
  • Patent number: 9757738
    Abstract: This disclosure provides for an improved electrostatic filtration system for removing contaminants from a dielectric fluid that overcomes arcing concerns, resistance burns and fluid flow concerns. The system has three major elements: an electrostatic filtration cartridge; an electrostatic filtration cartridge housing; and an electrostatic filtration system housing. It is within the electrostatic filtration cartridge where the apparatus and method for addressing the arcing concerns and fluid flow concerns reside. The electrostatic filtration cartridge includes at least one set of m conductive plates (m set) and at least one set of n conductive plates (n set). Within the sets (m set and n set) of conductive plates, the conductive plates are directly coupled by a series of conductive connecting portions. Each individual conductive plate includes a cutaway portion to avoid electrical contact between one set of conductive plates and an adjacent conductive connecting portion within another set of conductive plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PUREFLO FILTRATION, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Wayne Toney, Robert William Bowden
  • Publication number: 20160123705
    Abstract: A method of conducting a strike against a target using a designator and a missile. The following steps are conducted: (i) the designator designates the target using a first signal, such as a laser; (ii) the missile detects the laser reflected off the target; (iii) after detecting the reflected laser, the missile emits a second signal, such as a LADAR signal, to designate the target; (iv) the missile tracks the so-designated target; (v) the designator detects the LADAR signal reflected off the target; and (vi) in response to detecting the reflected LADAR signal, the designator stops the designation of the target. This may enable the designator to perform other tasks, whilst the missile tracks and engages the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: MBDA UK Limited
    Inventor: Edwin John William BOWDEN-PETERS
  • Publication number: 20150314304
    Abstract: This disclosure provides for an improved electrostatic filtration system for removing contaminants from a dielectric fluid that overcomes arcing concerns, resistance burns and fluid flow concerns. The system has three major elements: an electrostatic filtration cartridge; an electrostatic filtration cartridge housing; and an electrostatic filtration system housing. It is within the electrostatic filtration cartridge where the apparatus and method for addressing the arcing concerns and fluid flow concerns reside. The electrostatic filtration cartridge includes at least one set of m conductive plates (m set) and at least one set of n conductive plates (n set). Within the sets (m set and n set) of conductive plates, the conductive plates are directly coupled by a series of conductive connecting portions. Each individual conductive plate includes a cutaway portion to avoid electrical contact between one set of conductive plates and an adjacent conductive connecting portion within another set of conductive plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: DEREK WAYNE TONEY, ROBERT WILLIAM BOWDEN
  • Publication number: 20150018226
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are provided for trapping, isolating, and processing single cells. The microfluidic devices include a cell capture chamber having a cell funnel positioned within the cell capture chamber to direct a cell passing through the cell capture chamber towards one or more a cell traps positioned downstream of the funnel to receive a cell flowing. The devices may further include auxiliary chambers integrated with the cell capture chamber for subsequent processing and assaying of the contents of a captured cell. Methods for cell capture and preparation are also provided that include flowing cells through a chamber, funneling the cells towards a cell trap, capturing a predefined number of the cells within the trap, interrupting the flow of cells, flowing a wash solution through the chamber to remove contaminants from the chamber, and sealing the predefined number of cells in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Lars Genoble Hansen, Michael Vaninsberghe, Adam White, Oleh Petriv, Tim Leaver, Anupam Singhal, William Bowden, Veronique Lecault, Dan Da Costa, Leo Wu, Georgia Russell, Darek Sikorski
  • Publication number: 20070193570
    Abstract: A camera for a bow including a hollow body comprising a bow stabilizer, a camera and a transmitter. The hollow body is adapted for attachment to a bow stabilizer mount commonly associated with a hunter's bow and has a bore in one end. The camera is mounted within the hollow body adjacent the bore such that light traveling through the bore may be captured by the camera. The transmitter is located within the hollow body and communicates with the camera for transmitting video information captured by the camera to a remotely located receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Keith Lieb, William Bowden
  • Publication number: 20070111099
    Abstract: A primary battery includes a positive electrode having a first material capable of bonding with lithium, a negative electrode having lithium, and a non-aqueous electrolyte. The primary battery is capable of providing an average load voltage of greater than about 3.5 volts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Kirakodu Nanjundaswamy, Fan Zhang, Dean MacNeil, David DeMuth, Ou Mao, Todd Bofinger, William Bowden
  • Publication number: 20070000121
    Abstract: A lithium electrochemical cell includes an electrolyte having a mixture of solvents including propylene carbonate (PC) and dimethoxyethane (DME), and a salt mixture. The salt mixture includes lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (LiTFS), and lithium trifluoromethanesulfonimide (LiTFSI), and the cell contains less than 1500 ppm by weight of sodium. The mixture of solvents can further include ethylene carbonate (EC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: William Bowden, Nikolai Issaev, Michael Pozin
  • Publication number: 20060228628
    Abstract: A primary electrochemical cell includes a cathode including lambda-manganese dioxide (?-MnO2), an anode including lithium or a lithium alloy, a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte contacting the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: William Bowden, Klaus Brandt, Paul Christian, Zhiping Jiang
  • Publication number: 20060222945
    Abstract: An electrochemical cell includes a cathode including MnO2 and a CO2 absorption agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: William Bowden, Todd Bofinger, Fan Zhang, Joseph Sunstrom, Rimma Sirotina, Francis Wang
  • Publication number: 20050250012
    Abstract: Batteries and methods of making batteries are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of making a battery can include contacting a manganese oxide with lithium hydroxide and lithium bromide and/or lithium chloride, and incorporating the manganese oxide into a cathode of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Todd Bofinger, William Bowden, George Cintra, Kirakodu Nanjundaswamy, Rimma Sirotina, Dana Totir, Fan Zhang