Patents by Inventor William A. Ziegler

William A. Ziegler 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: 20200232084
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of applying a wear-resistant copper-nickel-tin coating to a substrate using a thermal spray process. Briefly, a copper-nickel-tin alloy feedstock is converted into a powder or droplet form, then sprayed onto a substrate to form a coating thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Fritz C. Grensing, Robert E. Kusner, David J. Krus, William D. Nielsen, Karl Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10626489
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of applying a wear-resistant copper-nickel-tin coating to a substrate using a thermal spray process. Briefly, a copper-nickel-tin alloy feedstock is converted into a powder or droplet form, then sprayed onto a substrate to form a coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fritz C. Grensing, Robert E. Kusner, David J. Krus, William D. Nielsen, Karl Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20190389362
    Abstract: A tie-down device configured to secure a position of an object is described that includes an extendable anchor that is extendable from a body of the tie-down device and configured to secure to a location, a spool comprising a circular plate including a first plurality of ratchet teeth along a circumference of the circular plate, a handle pivotably coupled to the body and including a second plurality of ratchet teeth, and a tab configured to be pivoted between a first position and a second position. The first position of the tab configured to allow the cog to engage with the spool such that the spool does not spin freely, and the second position of the tab configured to allow the cog to disengage from the spool such that the spool spins freely. Various embodiments of the tie-down device are described, as well as related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Scott William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10499535
    Abstract: A containerized data center modular rack system configured to mount electronic equipment and associated accessories is disclosed. A data center modular rack system may include a container structure with a floor and a ceiling configured to house a modular rack system. Further, a plurality of bottom anchor assemblies is disposed in the floor and a plurality of top anchor assemblies is disposed in the ceiling of the container structure. A plurality of modular supports is included; each having an upper end, a lower end, and a plurality of openings configured to mount electronic equipment and associated accessories. Each of the lower and upper ends of the plurality of modular supports is configured to be removably secured to the plurality of bottom and top anchor assemblies disposed in the ceiling of the container structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Ziegler, Louis Perry
  • Patent number: 10143105
    Abstract: A modular skid assembly is configured to transport a modular electrical component on a platform with removable stabilizing means. The modular skid assembly includes a plate having an upper surface configured to support the modular electrical component. A first side beam extends longitudinally along one side of the plate, and is secured to the plate. A second side beam extends longitudinally along an opposite side of the plate, and is secured to the plate. A plurality of joists extend laterally beneath the plate, extending between the first side beam and the second side beam. A first stabilizing means is configured to be releasably secured to the first side beam, and a second stabilizing means is configured to be releasably secured to the second side beam. The first and second stabilizing means are only required during hoisting, positioning, and transporting of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Ziegler, Louis Perry
  • Publication number: 20180209078
    Abstract: A swiveling hand loom includes a support base, a plurality of supports connected to the base and extending vertically to support a loom having a plurality of pegs thereon in elevated fashion. The base includes a swiveling mechanism permitting the loom to swivel relative to the support base which allows the knitter to work on his or her lap and not have to move the loom position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Kim NOVAK, William ZIEGLER, Samuel PHELPS
  • Publication number: 20180042133
    Abstract: A containerized data center modular rack system configured to mount electronic equipment and associated accessories is disclosed. A data center modular rack system may include a container structure with a floor and a ceiling configured to house a modular rack system. Further, a plurality of bottom anchor assemblies is disposed in the floor and a plurality of top anchor assemblies is disposed in the ceiling of the container structure. A plurality of modular supports is included; each having an upper end, a lower end, and a plurality of openings configured to mount electronic equipment and associated accessories. Each of the lower and upper ends of the plurality of modular supports is configured to be removably secured to the plurality of bottom and top anchor assemblies disposed in the ceiling of the container structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: William Ziegler, Louis Perry
  • Patent number: 9790701
    Abstract: A cooling container comprises a container housing with a chilled water storage tank including a first interface for receiving chilled water. The chilled water tank has a plurality of straight pipes joined by elbows connections to provide a folded path, the full path length being greater than the length of the container housing, and a second interface for outputting the chilled water. A number of interfaces within the container housing are configured to receive a chiller module or a free cool unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9670689
    Abstract: A cooling container comprises a container housing with a chilled water storage tank including a first interface for receiving chilled water. The chilled water tank has a plurality of straight pipes joined by elbows connections to provide a folded path, the full path length being greater than the length of the container housing, and a second interface for outputting the chilled water. A number of interfaces within the container housing are configured to receive a chiller module or a free cool unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Dechene, Lianne M. McMahan, William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9391500
    Abstract: An electric machine is described. The electric machine includes a rotor comprising a rotor disk and a plurality of permanent magnets magnetically coupled to the rotor disk. The plurality of permanent magnets include a substantially flat profile and are aligned in a substantially planar array. The electric machine also includes a stator comprising a solid stator core and a plurality of coils each wound around a coil insulating member. The stator core includes a plurality of stator teeth extending substantially parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Smith, William A. Ziegler, Michael Garrett, Dean James Patterson, Roger C. Becerra, Ludovic Chretien, Darrel Buttram, Steven Peter Camilleri
  • Patent number: 8963392
    Abstract: An axial flux electric machine and associated method of use that includes a shaft, a rotor attached to the shaft, a plurality of permanent magnets positioned underneath the rotor, an electrical winding positioned below the plurality of permanent magnets, a stator that encircles the shaft that is located below the rotor, a first bearing assembly located below the stator and encircling the shaft of the rotor, a second bearing assembly located below the first bearing assembly and encircling the shaft, and a spring mechanism, located between the first bearing assembly and the second bearing assembly, to distribute load placed on the shaft between the first bearing assembly and the second bearing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Regal Beloit America, Inc., Regal Beloit Australia Pty., Ltd.
    Inventors: William A. Ziegler, Michael D. Smith, Charles Richard Langford
  • Patent number: 8670872
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed to power distribution systems and methods for distributing power from a primary power source and a backup power source to a load. In one particular aspect, a power distribution system includes a first input to receive input power from the primary power source, a second input to receive input power from the backup power source, an output that provides output power from at least one of the primary power source and the backup power source, a first switch operatively coupled to the first input and the output and operative to selectively couple the first input to the output, a second switch operatively coupled to the second input and the output and operative to selectively couple the second input to the output, and a controller operatively coupled to the first switch and to the second switch and configured to control the first switch and the second switch to provide an electrical interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Rasmussen, William Ziegler, David A. Colucci
  • Patent number: 8610316
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a system for power distribution. According to some embodiments, the system includes a rack mountable power distribution unit including a housing having a first end and a second end, the housing also including an outer wall defining a cavity within the housing, and fastening elements configured to allow the housing to be mounted within an electrical equipment rack. In accordance with these embodiments, the outer wall of the housing includes an opening extending linearly between the first end and the second end of the housing and a plurality of electrical conductors located within the cavity and oriented linearly between the first end and the second end. In accordance with further embodiments, the system includes a tap module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: James S. Spitaels, Michael Jansma, Patrick Riley Johnson, William Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130270945
    Abstract: An axial flux electric machine and associated method of use that includes a shaft, a rotor attached to the shaft, a plurality of permanent magnets positioned underneath the rotor, an electrical winding positioned below the plurality of permanent magnets, a stator that encircles the shaft that is located below the rotor, a first bearing assembly located below the stator and encircling the shaft of the rotor, a second bearing assembly located below the first bearing assembly and encircling the shaft, and a spring mechanism, located between the first bearing assembly and the second bearing assembly, to distribute load placed on the shaft between the first bearing assembly and the second bearing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: William A. Ziegler, Michael D. Smith, Charles Richard Langford
  • Patent number: 8503149
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a plug-in module is provided for installing in a power distribution assembly. In one embodiment, the plug-in module may include an overcurrent protection device, a power cable, which may include a first end coupled to the overcurrent protection device, and a second end coupled to the first end, one or more receptacle outlets attached to the second end and electrical contacts coupled to the overcurrent protection device and configured to couple the plug-in module to a plurality of stationary electrical conductors of the power distribution assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: James Spitaels, William Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130140915
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a system for power distribution. According to some embodiments, the system includes a rack mountable power distribution unit including a housing having a first end and a second end, the housing also including an outer wall defining a cavity within the housing, and fastening elements configured to allow the housing to be mounted within an electrical equipment rack. In accordance with these embodiments, the outer wall of the housing includes an opening extending linearly between the first end and the second end of the housing and a plurality of electrical conductors located within the cavity and oriented linearly between the first end and the second end. In accordance with further embodiments, the system includes a tap module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: James S. Spitaels, Michael Jansma, Patrick Riley Johnson, William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8446039
    Abstract: A method of installing a power distribution system in a facility includes acts of: obtaining a power distribution unit including at least one rack mounted power distribution unit, the power distribution unit including an electrical connection having an electrical bus configured to directly connect to a riser of a power busway; installing the power busway from a terminus located at the output of the UPS to the electrical connection at the power distribution unit; and directly connecting the power busway to the output of the UPS with a busbar-to-busbar connection between the output of the UPS and the terminus of the busway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventor: William Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130069467
    Abstract: An electric machine is described. The electric machine includes a rotor comprising a rotor disk and a plurality of permanent magnets magnetically coupled to the rotor disk. The plurality of permanent magnets include a substantially flat profile and are aligned in a substantially planar array. The electric machine also includes a stator comprising a solid stator core and a plurality of coils each wound around a coil insulating member. The stator core includes a plurality of stator teeth extending substantially parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael D. Smith, William A. Ziegler, Michael Garrett, Dean James Patterson, Roger C. Becerra, Ludovic Chretien, Darrel Buttram, Steven Peter Camilleri
  • Patent number: 8324907
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method of monitoring an electrical connection, the method comprising monitoring a temperature of the electrical connection, monitoring a level of current passing through the electrical connection, and determining, in response to monitoring temperature and current, whether the temperature of the electrical connection exceeds a temperature threshold associated with the level of current passing through the electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventor: William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8212427
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a system for power distribution. According to some embodiments, the system includes a rack mountable power distribution unit including a housing having a first end and a second end, the housing also including an outer wall defining a cavity within the housing, and fastening elements configured to allow the housing to be mounted within an electrical equipment rack. In accordance with these embodiments, the outer wall of the housing includes an opening extending linearly between the first end and the second end of the housing and a plurality of electrical conductors located within the cavity and oriented linearly between the first end and the second end. In accordance with further embodiments, the system includes a tap module including a plurality of contacts extending therefrom wherein each of the plurality of contacts is configured to be inserted into the opening before engaging one of the plurality of electrical conductors within the cavity, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Converison Corporation
    Inventors: James S. Spitaels, Michael Jansma, Patrick Riley Johnson, William Ziegler