Patents by Inventor William A. Knight

William A. Knight 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: 20210296913
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery jump starting device and a battery frame for use in an electronic device such as a portable rechargeable battery jump starting device. The rechargeable battery jump starting device maximizes the power conducted from the rechargeable battery to a battery being jump started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis NOOK, William Knight NOOK, SR., James Richard STANFIELD, Derek Michael UNDERHILL
  • Patent number: 11127048
    Abstract: Targeted Content solutions can be provided using a variety of techniques. Targeted Content can be provided in place of generic advertisements on a first device or on personal computing devices. Targeted Content can be presented during, or in place of, generic advertisements in Content (e.g., television content, streaming content, etc.). Targeted Content can include customized video content to improve a user's viewing experience and thereby provide increased revenue opportunities for advertisers and content providers. The video content and/or customized content that is provided to a user can be paused or substituted to permit customized content to be delivered to the user. The video content and/or customized content can be of sporting events, and can facilitate and improve participation in a Fantasy Sports league.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Mark W. Publicover, William Knight Foster
  • Patent number: 11121485
    Abstract: A battery clamp having a first inner metal battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion, a second inner metal battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion, a first outer insulating battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion connected to the first inner metal battery clamp, and a second outer insulating battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion connected to the second inner metal battery clamp. The first inner metal battery clamp member and/or the second inner metal battery clamp member having a battery cable connector configured to allow a user to access the battery cable connector with the user's fingers or a tool while avoiding interference with the handle portions of the battery clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: 11114777
    Abstract: A battery clamp having a first inner metal battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion, a second inner metal battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion, a first outer insulating battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion connected to the first inner metal battery clamp, and a second outer insulating battery clamp member having a handle portion and a clamp portion connected to the second inner metal battery clamp. The first inner metal battery clamp member and/or the second inner metal battery clamp member having an inclined connection plate for connection with a battery cable, the inclined connect plate configured to allow a user to access the inclined access plate with a tool while avoiding interference with the handle portions of the battery clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Publication number: 20210230016
    Abstract: Fluid stream management systems and methods are described. An exemplar fluid stream management system includes a neural network connected to a cascading treatment processor. The neural network calculates an initial distant flow condition attribute value for a distant fluid treatment facility. The cascading treatment processor using hydrological information and the initial distant flow condition attribute value computes a predicted modified contribution value for the distant fluid treatment facility. The cascading treatment processor instructs multiple fluid flow controllers, each of which controls the operation of a flow-directing device such that a sum of the predicted modified total load value and a real time total load value of the distant fluid treatment facility is minimized. The real time total load value of the distant fluid treatment facility is based upon real time measurements obtained from one or more of the distant fluid treatment facility sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: EmNet, LLC
    Inventors: Caleb Buahin, Mehmet Ercan, William Knight, Timothy Ruggaber, Bryant McDonnel
  • Patent number: 11031797
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery jump starting device and a battery frame for use in an electronic device such as a portable rechargeable battery jump starting device. The rechargeable battery jump starting device maximizes the power conducted from the rechargeable battery to a battery being jump started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Publication number: 20210155096
    Abstract: A portable or handheld device or apparatus for jump starting a vehicle engine having a depleted or discharged starting battery. The portable or handheld device or apparatus for jump starting a vehicle engine includes a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack and a battery cell equalization circuit configured to prevent overcharging of one or more individual lithium-ion battery cells, which can cause fire, damage to the battery pack and device or apparatus for jump starting a vehicle, or personal injury to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis NOOK, William Knight NOOK, SR., James Richard STANFIELD, Derek Michael UNDERHILL
  • Patent number: 10981452
    Abstract: A portable or handheld device or apparatus for jump starting a vehicle engine having a depleted or discharged starting battery. The portable or handheld device or apparatus for jump starting a vehicle engine includes a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack and a battery cell equalization circuit configured to prevent overcharging of one or more individual lithium-ion battery cells, which can cause fire, damage to the battery pack and device or apparatus for jump starting a vehicle, or personal injury to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Publication number: 20210094428
    Abstract: Provided is a method of charging a deeply discharged battery using a battery charging device, the method including measuring the output voltage of the deeply discharged battery using the battery charging device, and if the output voltage is at or near zero (0) volts, charging the deeply discharged battery using the battery charging device in a forced mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis NOOK, William Knight NOOK, Sr., James Richard STANFIELD, Derek Michael UNDERHILL, James P. McBRIDE
  • Patent number: 10964209
    Abstract: A traffic and parking management system is in signal communication with vehicles to direct them to park in specific locations that are under the systems authority. The system tracks and determines the availability of parking spaces via a digital camera network, and then allocates spaces based on need, predicted availability, and predicted arrival time at a preferred destination or vicinity. The vehicles are directed to the space so allocated, and in the case of a pay for parking system, billed by the system. The traffic and parking management system operates in conjunction with a smart traffic control device which transmits information to approaching vehicles regarding its current and future state enabling vehicles to control their speed to avoid arriving at the traffic control device until it permits the passage of traffic, thus avoiding stopping, idling and reaccelerating when reaching the traffic control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Mark W. Publicover, William Knight Foster
  • Patent number: D913307
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913308
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, Sr., James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913935
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913937
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill
  • Patent number: D913938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis Nook, William Knight Nook, James Richard Stanfield, Derek Michael Underhill