Patents by Inventor William B. Weaver

William B. Weaver 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: 20190198368
    Abstract: Various embodiments of wafer processing systems including batch load lock apparatus with temperature control capability are disclosed. The batch load lock apparatus includes a load lock body including first and second load lock openings, a lift assembly within the load lock body, the lift assembly including multiple wafer stations, each of the multiple wafer stations adapted to provide access to wafers through the first and second load lock openings, wherein the batch load lock apparatus includes temperature control capability (e.g., heating or cooling). Batch load lock apparatus is capable of transferring batches of wafers into and out of various processing chambers. Methods of operating the batch load lock apparatus are also provided, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: William T. Weaver, Joseph Yudovsky, Jason M. Schaller, Jeffrey C. Blahnik, Robert B. Vopat, Malcolm N. Daniel, JR., Robert Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20080122901
    Abstract: A printhead reservoir includes at least one ink reservoir to hold ink and at least one umbilical to deliver ink to the ink reservoir under pressure. A filter resides between the umbilical and the ink reservoir having meniscus strength sufficient enough to prevent the reservoir from draining when the pressure is removed or if a pressure is applied downstream of the filter. The filter may reside above the ink reservoir to further reduce the ink drain back. The reservoir may also include a weir plate to allow the filter to reside below the ink level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: David P. Platt, David R. Koehler, Shawn M. Close, Michael F. Deily, William B. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6922178
    Abstract: A multiple bandwidth antenna assembly including a helical radiator having at least a first helical pitch and a second helical pitch, a core plug having a first axial piece and a second axial piece, and a first recessed pattern configured on the first axial piece to engage at least the first helical pitch and a second recessed pattern configured on the second axial piece to engage at least the second helical pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Amphenol-T&M Antennas
    Inventors: Robert William Sutter, William B. Weaver, Weiping Dou
  • Publication number: 20040263413
    Abstract: A multiple bandwidth antenna assembly including a helical radiator having at least a first helical pitch and a second helical pitch, a core plug having a first axial piece and a second axial piece, and a first recessed pattern configured on the first axial piece to engage at least the first helical pitch and a second recessed pattern configured on the second axial piece to engage at least the second helical pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Amphenol-T&M Antennas
    Inventors: Robert William Sutter, William B. Weaver, Weiping Dou
  • Patent number: 6171138
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly combines a latch (34) and electrical contacts (60a-60f) into an integral connector assembly. The latch (34) is partially surrounded by a stacked connector (36). The latch (34) lathes with a housing (22) and the stacked connector (36) includes a connector contact housing (40) that includes a plurality of stacked contacts (60a-60f) to provide an electrical connection between a first (60) and second (64) electrical circuit. In one embodiment, the connector contact housing (40) is in a “U” shape and partially surrounds at least a portion of the latch (34). The stacked connector (36) engages with a receptacle well (38) having a plurality of corresponding stacked receptacle contacts (62a-62f). The plurality of stacked contacts (60a-60f) is positioned in a manner to provide balanced contact loading along at least one axis (100) of the stacked connector (36). As such, in one embodiment, the stacked contacts (60a-60f) are arranged in an opposing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James Donald Lefebvre, Steve Mina, William B. Weaver
  • Patent number: 5917528
    Abstract: A solid ink stick supply system and related method for delivering solid ink sticks to an ink jet print head reservoir is disclosed. The supply system includes a housing with a keyed plate that guides the ink sticks into the proper loading position in a supply channel. A pusher rod in the supply channel transfers an ink stick onto an endless belt for delivery to the print head reservoir. A push device on the endless belt engages and delivers the ink stick to the print head reservoir. A second ink stick is transferred from the supply channel to the endless belt and is retained on the belt by a stop device. A method for efficiently loading ink sticks into the supply system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Erwin Grellmann, John B. Gilbert, Robert C. Tidrick, Randy C. Karambelas, William B. Weaver, James B. Jensen, Dale R. Peterson