Patents by Inventor William C. Moore

William C. Moore 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: 20200047016
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for launch and recovery of a remote inspection device within a liquid storage tank. In one embodiment, the tank is accessed by opening an entrance hatch and then injecting a vapor suppression foam across a surface of a stored liquid mass to form a foam layer. A launching system having a remote inspection device is attached to the entrance hatch to define a launch and recovery space sealed from an external environment and isolated from the stored liquid mass in the tank via a valve and the foam layer. The launch and recovery space is purged of hazardous vapors by injection of an inert gas prior to launch and recovery of the remote inspection device. Prior to removal of the launching system, the surface of the stored liquid mass is re-coated with vapor suppression foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Troy L. STAIRES, Benjamin C. MOORE, Jerome VAGANAY, Eric LEVITT, William O'HALLORAN
  • Patent number: 10558422
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a media system communicates with an aggregate device that includes multiple media output devices. When providing media data for presentation, the system adjusts for device clock drift by resampling the media data provided to a media output device based at least in part on a device clock rate difference between a device clock of one of the media output devices and a device clock of another of the media output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Moore, William George Stewart, Gerhard Lengeling
  • Publication number: 20190352164
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that include providing a beverage dispensing machine with a cleaning system comprising a first water branch and a second water branch connected in fluid communication with a three-way valve, a cleaning supply connected in fluid communication with the second water branch via a pump, and a nozzle. The three-way valve may be operated in a “dispensing mode” to provide a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water through the first water branch and a flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle, and operated in a “cleaning mode” to provide a flow of a cleaner, and optionally a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water, through the second water branch and a secondary flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle to clean the nozzle and/or a drain of the beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Marc KATZ, Arthur G. RUDICK, Samuel L. ORR, Stan C. KAPLITA, James Alan SANDERS, William J. MOORE, Lindsey Jane BOZUNG, Dick P. WELCH, Jamal Omari WILSON
  • Patent number: 10443099
    Abstract: Methods for predicting the development of sepsis in a subject at risk for developing sepsis are provided. In one method, features in a biomarker profile of the subject are evaluated. The subject is likely to develop sepsis if these features satisfy a particular value set. Methods for predicting the development of a stage of sepsis in a subject at risk for developing a stage of sepsis are provided. In one method, a plurality of features in a biomarker profile of the subject is evaluated. The subject is likely to have the stage of sepsis if these feature values satisfy a particular value set. Methods of diagnosing sepsis in a subject are provided. In one such method, a plurality of features in a biomarker profile of the subject is evaluated. The subject is likely to develop sepsis when the plurality of features satisfies a particular value set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: James A. Garrett, Sha-Sha Wang, Keith Thornton, Richard L. Moore, William Keating, William A. Nussbaumer, Craig C. Whiteford
  • Patent number: 7840422
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing insurance claims include facilitating prepayment decisions, provider bill auditing, and recovery of paid claims. Prepayment decisions include, for example, determining whether to pay, deny, or defer an insurance claim submitted by an insured. Provider bill auditing may include, for example, examining bills related to an insurance claim for accuracy. Recovery of paid claims may include managing litigations and calculating fees due for recovery services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Trover Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitzi R. Hail, Berry L. Hayes, Sr., Thomas E. Taylor, William C. Moore, Bobby T. Tokuuke
  • Patent number: 5877961
    Abstract: A computer-controlled electronic support system includes an electronic work station with a display screen and pointing device coupled to a central processing unit where an operator performs an operation on a workpiece. The workpiece operation begins by an operator entering and processing a work order identifier. In response to that work order identifier, a corresponding workpiece identifier is generated. Image, graphic, and text information associated with that workpiece identifier is retrieved from memory. A user-friendly, menu-based display screen provides a plurality of entries with each entry having menu options associated with the workpiece identifier. Advantageously, an operator can select any one of several different images of the workpiece simply by selecting a menu option. Not only is the particular workpiece image displayed, but also a plurality of graphics associated with that workpiece image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Genicom Corporation
    Inventor: William C. Moore
  • Patent number: 5133395
    Abstract: A golf club protector is in the form of a hollow, tubular sleeve constructed from a single, elongated piece of material folded lengthwise and secured together along the elongated edges and one end of the tube. The edges of the tube are straight and diverge from the closed end of the tube to the open end of the tube. The tube is substantially longer than the length of the club for which it is designed to protect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventor: William C. Moore
  • Patent number: 4882888
    Abstract: A laminated wall construction for building exteriors comprising a gypsum sheathing having a non woven fiberglass layer covering at least one surface thereof, an acrylic water-based coating completely covering said fiberglass surface, and a cementitious adhesive applied to said coating for receiving and securing an insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Dryvit System, Inc.
    Inventor: William C. Moore
  • Patent number: 4526449
    Abstract: An optical system for illuminated viewing instruments comprising a light source lamp having an arcuate filament and a coacting mirror having an arcuate viewing passage in its upper edge. The optics of the system operate to focus the image of the filament on the mirror in concentric relation to the arcuate viewing passage whereby the axis of the reflected filament light and the viewer's line of sight are nearly coincident. In order to have all of the curved filament in focus on the mirror, the filament is tilted or disposed at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of the lamp. The optical system of the invention also permits use of a fixation pattern and provides the means for precisely focusing the pattern on the fundus of the patient's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Newman, William C. Moore, Byron A. Richards
  • Patent number: 4424993
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for use in a street and roadway lighting luminaire. The latch mechanism operates generally in the same fashion as prior latch mechanisms to release the engagement between the upper and lower housings responsive to manual actuation of a pawl of the latch mechanism against the bias of a torsion spring. The present mechanism may be readily detached and replaced without the need for elaborate spring depressors. Two torsion springs are employed, one fitted to each side of the latch pawl to hold and bias the pawl. The springs can be released individually to enable removal of the pawl. On replacement, the pawl is slipped into the cast-in nesting arrangement with the two springs loosely fitted on the pawl. The springs are then depressed to their pawl-biasing condition to mount and affix the pawl to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Billy L. Shelby, William C. Moore
  • Patent number: 4388680
    Abstract: A luminaire of otherwise conventional design for street or roadway outdoor lighting which employs as its structural housing, members fabricated of suitable plastic material. The slipfitter structure and the base member on which the weighty electrical components are mounted is made of material having superior tensile strength such as cast aluminum. The aluminum base member is fitted closely and secured to the plastic housing. Thus, the portion of the luminaire most subject to stresses is aluminum while for the larger exterior areas suitable molded plastic may be used. The contours of the aluminum base member form an arched structure for supporting the comparative light weight but physically bulky upper plastic housing. By this construction, the plastic housings are placed in compression but all tensile forces are applied to the base member. In this way the plastic housing merely forms a protective shroud for the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: William C. Moore
  • Patent number: 4261344
    Abstract: A color endoscope having a compact viewing head that is easily inserted into a relatively small opening or cavity and an electrical section that is capable of producing a readout signal containing full color image information that is compatible with standard format television for storing, displaying or otherwise processing the color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Moore, Richard W. Newman, Dominick Danna
  • Patent number: 4253447
    Abstract: A color endoscope having a component viewing head that is easily inserted into a relatively small opening or cavity and an electrical section that is capable of producing a readout signal containing full color image information that is compatible with standard format television for storing, displaying or otherwise processing the color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Moore, Richard W. Newman, Dominick Danna
  • Patent number: 4200905
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism for a luminaire for outdoor lighting which allows the lower housing including the lamp refractor to be pivoted to a position enabling access to the luminaire interior. When it is desired that the lower housing be detached, the hinge retainer is released to permit detachment of the lower housing. The hinge mechanism includes a transverse rod resting in a trough formed by one or more channel supports. To prevent the rod from being removed from the channel, a U-shaped spring holder is held in a position where each U leg normally extends over the opening of the hinge channel support. These spring holders retain the channel in the trough. To detach the hinge, the base of the U is manually grasped and retracted to withdraw the spring legs from its extending position. The rod in channel engagement may be detached to remove the refractor housing from the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1980
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventors: Billy L. Shelby, William C. Moore
  • Patent number: 4006738
    Abstract: An improved construction for electrically illuminated otoscopes whereby more light is provided and the light is whiter and more uniform than the light output of prior art instruments. To obtain more light, a larger than normal lamp is employed which preferably is a halogen lamp as the latter gives a whiter light than a vacuum lamp and has a longer life span. Since a larger lamp produces more heat and would be more of an obstruction if positioned in the usual location, the lamp is positioned in the base of the instrument and its light is transmitted from there to a point in the viewing passage through the instrument by a bundle of optical fibers. The fiber bundle minimizes viewing passage obstruction and assists in providing the uniform, diffuse illumination that is desired without light loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Moore, John D. Connors, Richard W. Newman
  • Patent number: 3978850
    Abstract: A novel construction for electrically illuminated medical diagnostic instruments, particularly otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes. The invention fills a need for instruments that are relatively low cost and yet of good quality, the lower cost being achieved in part by the materials used and in part by the ease with which the components can be assembled. In addition to being economical, the instruments disclosed are easy to use and maintain. They are lightweight and compact, and for ease of maintenance are provided with an easily removable light source unit in which the lamp and batteries are mounted. This greatly facilitates changing these expendable items when such becomes necessary.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTIONThis invention relates generally to medical instruments, and has particular reference to a novel construction for electrically illuminated diagnostic instruments such as otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Moore, Richard W. Newman
  • Patent number: RE31289
    Abstract: A color endoscope having a component viewing head that is easily inserted into a relatively small opening or cavity and an electrical section that is capable of producing a readout signal containing full color image information that is compatible with standard format television for storing, displaying or otherwise processing the color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Moore, Richard W. Newman, Dominick Danna
  • Patent number: RE31290
    Abstract: A color endoscope having a compact viewing head that is easily inserted into a relatively small opening or cavity and an electrical section that is capable of producing a readout signal containing full color image information that is compatible with standard format television for storing, displaying or otherwise processing the color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Moore, Richard W. Newman, Dominick Danna