Patents by Inventor William Brinton

William Brinton 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: 20210316298
    Abstract: A biological sample analysis device that is an easily portable free-standing device for determining the rate of deterioration of biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventor: William Brinton
  • Patent number: 11071977
    Abstract: A biological sample analysis device that is an easily portable free-standing device for determining the rate of deterioration of biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: William Brinton
  • Patent number: 10706647
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Oliver, Charles Michael McQuade, Fred Fakkema, Brett Brinton, William Brinton
  • Patent number: 10685509
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle has entered a geofenced area, associated to an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is in the geofenced area, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is in the geofenced area associated to an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Fred Fakkema, Brett Brinton, William Brinton
  • Publication number: 20200066068
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle has entered a geofenced area, associated to an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is in the geofenced area, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is in the geofenced area associated to an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES MICHAEL MCQUADE, FRED FAKKEMA, BRETT BRINTON, WILLIAM BRINTON
  • Patent number: 10431020
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Fred Fakkema, Brett Brinton, William Brinton
  • Publication number: 20180257068
    Abstract: A biological sample analysis device that is an easily portable free-standing device for determining the rate of deterioration of biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventor: William Brinton
  • Patent number: 9747794
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Oliver, Charles Michael McQuade, Fred Fakkema, Brett Brinton, William Brinton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170084091
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: CHARLES MICHAEL MCQUADE, FRED FAKKEMA, BRETT BRINTON, WILLIAM BRINTON
  • Publication number: 20160350986
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: CHRIS OLIVER, CHARLES MICHAEL MCQUADE, FRED FAKKEMA, BRETT BRINTON, WILLIAM BRINTON
  • Patent number: 9381520
    Abstract: An apparatus and methodology is presented for magnetically conditioning any hydrocarbon based fluid flowing through a conduit or pipe. The object of the invention is to advance the art by increasing the range of application, the effectiveness, the simplicity and the ease of use of a magnetic fluid conditioning device. The invention accomplishes this by a unique magnetic and mechanical configuration, not taught in the art or previously known to the applicants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SpinFlip LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eastwood Cox, Oliver Hamilton Bodine, William Brinton Cox
  • Publication number: 20160137938
    Abstract: An apparatus and methodology is presented for magnetically conditioning any hydrocarbon based fluid flowing through a conduit or pipe. The object of the invention is to advance the art by increasing the range of application, the effectiveness, the simplicity and the ease of use of a magnetic fluid conditioning device. The invention accomplishes this by a unique magnetic and mechanical configuration, not taught in the art or previously known to the applicants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: ROBERT EASTWOOD COX, OLIVER HAMILTON BODINE, WILLIAM BRINTON COX
  • Patent number: 9092968
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying that an operator was sufficiently close to one or more items to be inspected during an inspection to actually inspect the components, and storing an indication to that effect in a memory accessible via a computer network. In addition to the indication, the memory can store other inspection related data, such as a starting time or ending time of the inspection, or maintenance information about the item that was input during the inspection. The system and method enable a third party application, such as an accounting program or a maintenance program, to access any of the inspection related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ZONAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Brett Brinton, Charles Michael McQuade, William Brinton, Daniel Mayer, Eric Manegold, Richard Lugash, Robie Russell
  • Publication number: 20140263015
    Abstract: An apparatus and methodology is presented for magnetically conditioning any fluid or gas transported through a conduit, pipe or by other means. The object of the invention is to advance the art by increasing the range of application, the effectiveness, simplicity and ease of use of a magnetic fluid conditioning device. The invention accomplishes this by a unique magnetic and mechanical configuration, not taught in the art or previously known to the applicants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SPINFLIP LLC
    Inventors: ROBERT EASTWOOD COX, OLIVER HAMILTON BODINE, WILLIAM BRINTON COX
  • Patent number: 8736419
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Zonar Systems
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Brett Brinton, William Brinton, Jr., Christopher Oliver, Frederíck Fakkema
  • Patent number: 8400296
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying that an operator was sufficiently close to one or more items to be inspected during an inspection to actually inspect the components, and storing an indication to that effect in a memory accessible via a computer network. In addition to the indication, the memory can store other inspection related data, such as a starting time or ending time of the inspection, or maintenance information about the item that was input during the inspection. The system and method enable a third party application, such as an accounting program or a maintenance program, to access any of the inspection related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Brinton, Charles Michael McQuade, William Brinton, Jr., Daniel Mayer, Eric Manegold, Richard Lugash, Robie G. Russell
  • Publication number: 20120139696
    Abstract: Position data received wirelessly from a vehicle enrolled in an inspection waiver program are employed to determine when the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station. After determining that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station, and if the enrolled vehicle has a valid inspection waiver, a bypass confirmation can selectively be provided to the vehicle operator, authorizing the operator to bypass the inspection station. The task of determining when an enrolled vehicle is approaching the location of an inspection station can be performed using a processor disposed in the vehicle, or at a remote location separate from both the vehicle and the inspection station, or at the inspection station. The inspection stations can be mobile so that their locations are varied to prevent operators from intentionally avoiding an inspection, as may occur with fixed inspection stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Michael McQuade, Brett Brinton, William Brinton, JR., Christopher Oliver, Fred Fakkema
  • Patent number: 8106757
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for validating that an operator has moved a portable device sufficiently close to an inspection point to enable the operator to perform an inspection. A first exemplary technique employs a first portable device that includes a sensor for detecting the inspection point, a speaker, and stored audible prompts to facilitate the inspection, but no display on which visual prompts for facilitating the inspection can be provided. An alternative second exemplary technique employs a second portable device having a sensor for detecting the inspection point, and a wireless transmitter. This second portable device generates and immediately transmits a signal to a remote receiver indicating that the operator has moved the portable device sufficiently close to the inspection point to enable the operator to perform the inspection. Accordingly, the second portable device need not include a memory for storing the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Brinton, William Brinton, Jr., Daniel Mayer, Eric Manegold, Charles Michael McQuade
  • Patent number: 7944345
    Abstract: A handheld, portable device is used to store data that indicates an operator was sufficiently close to each of a plurality of components during a safety inspection to actually inspect the components. The portable device includes a sensor that detects tokens, such as radio frequency identification tags, which are affixed adjacent to the components. Messages appearing on a display of the portable device prompt the operator to proceed to each checkpoint, determine a state of the component disposed there, and if the component is not operating properly, indicate a plurality of predefined conditions from which the operator can choose to identify the observed condition of the component. The state and condition of each component entered during the safety inspection are stored as data that are subsequently transferred to a remote data storage site over a wire or wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Brinton, Charles Michael McQuade, William Brinton, Jr., Daniel Mayer, Eric Manegold, Richard Lugash, Robie G. Russell
  • Patent number: 7808369
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide evidence that a person who is intended to make a required inspection was actually physically present at a predefined location associated with the inspection, so that the inspection could have been done, and if not, to provide an indication of the failure to perform the inspection. This invention is particularly well suited to determine if required pre/post-trip inspections of vehicles have been performed. Detecting a triggering condition, such as powering on (or off) equipment, indicates the beginning of a period of time during which the inspection is to be performed. The monitoring system waits for a predetermined event to occur, which indicates the period of time has expired and determines if data corresponding to the inspection have been received. If not, it is concluded that the inspection has not been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Zonar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Brinton, William Brinton, Jr., Daniel Mayer, Eric S. Manegold, Charles Michael McQuade