Patents by Inventor William Carter

William Carter 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).

  • Patent number: 9017806
    Abstract: An apparatus for maintaining an environmental state of a working surface includes: a first micro-truss layer including: a plurality of first struts extending along a first direction; a plurality of second struts extending along a second direction; and a plurality of third struts extending along a third direction, the first, second, and third struts interpenetrating one another at a plurality of nodes, the first, second, and third struts interpenetrating one another at non-perpendicular angles, the apparatus having a contact surface configured to contact the working surface and having an open porosity configured to allow air to flow to the contact surface, wherein a total surface area of the contact surface is between about 1% and about 50% of a total surface area of the working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Alan J. Jacobsen, William Carter, Sha-Chelle Manning
  • Publication number: 20150064216
    Abstract: Vaccine protection against acute or chronic viral infection is facilitated by using as an adjuvant or immuno-stimulant, a dsRNA together with an anti-influenza vaccine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: William A. CARTER, David STRAYER
  • Publication number: 20150004053
    Abstract: An apparatus that may entirely be contained in a glovebox for the removal of at least one contaminant from an inert atmosphere. The apparatus includes a body, a media in the body for the removal of at least one of the contaminants from the inert atmosphere flowing through the media, a fan for causing the inert atmosphere to flow through the media and body, and a motor for driving the fan. The apparatus may be provided in combination with a glovebox. A method of purification of the inert atmosphere using such an apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: MELVIN W. HUGHES, Ronald S. Hood, William Carter Mathews, Dimitry Vernik
  • Publication number: 20140376132
    Abstract: An electrical circuit to interrupt a DC current includes a bypass switch and an AC high voltage breaker which includes interrupters that are rated for carrying a current having a value of the DC current for a period of time less than or equal to continuous duty. The first interrupter is electrically coupled in parallel with the bypass switch. A making switch causes a cancellation current to flow from an energy source through the second interrupter, and through the first interrupter, in addition to the DC current. The AC high voltage breaker is adapted to a DC service as the DC current in addition to the cancellation current causes an arc quench which allows the AC high voltage breaker to cause the interruption of the DC current in the electrical circuit. A method for interrupting a DC current flowing in an AC high voltage circuit breaker is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: William A. Carter, Scott C. Carter, Ilkka T. Pylkkanen
  • Patent number: 8907754
    Abstract: A magnetic holding device uses an array of switchable magnets. A carrier holds the array of switchable magnets to form a working surface. Each switchable magnet has a coil of wire surrounding a magnetizable core element. The array is arranged in groups of magnets. A circuit is coupled to the coils to selectively magnetize and demagnetize each group of switchable magnets to selectively independently place each group into one of these states: an ON state that configures the selected group to have a first magnetic polarity at the working surface, an ON state that configures the selected group to have an opposite magnetic polarity at the working surface, and an OFF state that configures the magnets in the selected group to have no magnetism at the working surface. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: DocMagnet, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Charles Barton, Michael Tony Gaunce, William Carter Orr, III
  • Publication number: 20140335112
    Abstract: A novel form of Rugged dsRNA with a unique composition and physical characteristics was identified with high specificity of binding to TLR3, which conveys an important range of therapeutic opportunities. Unlike the previous known antiviral Ampligen® (poly I, poly C12,U) the new and improved form (poly I, poly C30,U) has a reduced tendency to form branched dsRNA which results in increased bioactivity due to an increased ability to bind TLR3 receptor. Pharmaceutical formulations containing the new nucleic acid as active ingredients and methods of treatment are also provided. The invention also provides a description of the physicochemical properties of this novel form of Rugged dsRNA and a method for its preparation in substantially pure form. DsRNAs acting thru TLR3 receptor activation are potent antiviral compounds as well as anticancer agents; also through secondary immunomodulation they can enhance the bioactivity of vaccines and also treat autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. CARTER, David R. STRAYER
  • Publication number: 20140309117
    Abstract: A DC superconducting coaxial transmission system provides electrical transmission of 5,000 megawatts of energy while simultaneously delivering liquid hydrogen. The transmission system includes a coaxial transmission segment including an inner superconductor, an outer superconductor disposed in surrounding relation to the inner conductor, and a dielectric insulator disposed between the inner superconductor and the outer superconductor. Liquid hydrogen surrounds the superconductors. Three phase transformers and poly phase rectifier/inverters provide a DC voltage source to the superconductors from the electrical grid. In one embodiment, a switching circuit connected between the voltage source and the superconductor injects a cancellation current component into the direct current flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: William A. Carter, Scott C. Carter, Ilkka T. Pylkkanen
  • Publication number: 20140272277
    Abstract: Composite materials with high damping and high stiffness at relatively low density. These materials include three-dimensional structures of interconnected ligaments, which have multiple concentric layers alternating between stiff constraining layers and soft damping layers, so that bulk deformation of the structure results in high local shear strain and correspondingly high bulk damping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HRL LABORATORIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias A. Schaedler, Alan J. Jacobsen, William Carter, Geoffrey P. McKnight
  • Publication number: 20140272301
    Abstract: Durable, impact-resistant structural coatings with dewetting and anti-icing properties are disclosed. The coatings possess a self-similar structure with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising multiple layers, with each layer including (a) a continuous matrix; (b) porous voids, dispersed within the matrix, to inhibit wetting of water; and (c) nanoparticles, on pore surfaces, that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water. These structural coatings utilize low-cost and lightweight materials that can be rapidly sprayed over large areas. If the surface is damaged during use, fresh material will expose a coating surface that is identical to that which was removed, for extended lifetime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Adam F. GROSS, Andrew P. NOWAK, William CARTER
  • Publication number: 20140235841
    Abstract: The invention relates to our discovery of a novel double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) having specific biological activities, which includes acting as a selective agonist for activation of the Toll-like receptor 3. Its “rugged” molecular structure as measured by physico-chemical techniques is resistant to molecular unfolding (i.e., denaturation). This structure appears to be responsible for increased efficacy of dsRNA in therapeutic applications and improved biological activity (e.g., used as an immunoregulatory agent). Medicaments, processes for their manufacture, and methods for their use are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HEMISPHERx BIOPHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: William A. CARTER, David STRAYER
  • Patent number: 8774883
    Abstract: A DC superconducting coaxial transmission system provides electrical transmission of 5,000 megawatts of energy while simultaneously delivering liquid hydrogen. The transmission system includes a coaxial transmission segment including an inner superconductor, an outer superconductor disposed in surrounding relation to the inner conductor, and a dielectric insulator disposed between the inner superconductor and the outer superconductor. Liquid hydrogen surrounds the superconductors. Three phase transformers and poly phase rectifier/inverters provide a DC voltage source to the superconductors from the electrical grid. In one embodiment, a switching circuit connected between the voltage source and the superconductor injects a cancellation current component into the direct current flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Lighthouse Energy Solutions LLC
    Inventors: William A. Carter, Scott C. Carter, Ilkka T. Pylkkanen
  • Publication number: 20140170191
    Abstract: A novel form of Rugged dsRNA with a unique composition and physical characteristics was identified with high specificity of binding to TLR3, which conveys an important range of therapeutic opportunities. Unlike the previous known antiviral Ampligen® (poly I, poly C12,U) the new and improved form (poly I, poly C30,U) has a reduced tendency to form branched dsRNA which results in increased bioactivity due to an increased ability to bind TLR3 receptor. Pharmaceutical formulations containing the new nucleic acid as active ingredients and methods of treatment are also provided. The invention also provides a description of the physicochemical properties of this novel form of Rugged dsRNA and a method for its preparation in substantially pure form. DsRNAs acting thru TLR3 receptor activation are potent antiviral compounds as well as anticancer agents; also through secondary immunomodulation they can enhance the bioactivity of vaccines and also treat autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hemispher Biopharma, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. CARTER, David R. Strayer
  • Patent number: 8722874
    Abstract: A novel form of Rugged dsRNA with a unique composition and physical characteristics was identified with high specificity of binding to TLR3, which conveys an important range of therapeutic opportunities. Unlike the previous known antiviral Ampligen® (poly I, poly C12,U) the new and improved form (poly I, poly C30,U) has a reduced tendency to form branched dsRNA which results in increased bioactivity due to an increased ability to bind TLR3 receptor. Pharmaceutical formulations containing the new nucleic acid as active ingredients and methods of treatment are also provided. The invention also provides a description of the physicochemical properties of this novel form of Rugged dsRNA and a method for its preparation in substantially pure form. DsRNAs acting thru TLR3 receptor activation are potent antiviral compounds as well as anticancer agents; also through secondary immunomodulation they can enhance the bioactivity of vaccines and also treat autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: HEMISPHERx BioPharma, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Carter, David R. Strayer
  • Patent number: 8573170
    Abstract: A rocker arm assembly which has an anti-inversion part that prevents a support pin from inverting and, thus, ensuring proper orientation of the support pin, on which a rocker arm is rotatably mounted, is maintained. The anti-inversion part can be incorporated on the support pin, the inner sleeve or the outer sleeve and/or a combination of the support pin, the inner sleeve and/or the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mark Sullivan, Jesse Myers, Richard Baker, Lutz Kirbach, Michael Turner, James Westbrook, Benjamin McAuley, William Carter
  • Publication number: 20130273347
    Abstract: An apparatus for maintaining an environmental state of a working surface includes: a first micro-truss layer including: a plurality of first struts extending along a first direction; a plurality of second struts extending along a second direction; and a plurality of third struts extending along a third direction, the first, second, and third struts interpenetrating one another at a plurality of nodes, the first, second, and third struts interpenetrating one another at non-perpendicular angles, the apparatus having a contact surface configured to contact the working surface and having an open porosity configured to allow air to flow to the contact surface, wherein a total surface area of the contact surface is between about 1% and about 50% of a total surface area of the working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Alan J. Jacobsen, William Carter, Sha-Chelle Manning
  • Patent number: 8534249
    Abstract: The rocker arm assembly has an anti-inversion part that prevents a support pin from inverting, ensuring proper orientation of the support pin, on which a rocker arm is rotatably mounted, is maintained. The anti-inversion part can be a washer, a plate, a plug, or a sleeve. The washer, which has a flat face and a curved face, is intended for use with a cylindrical support pin which matches the curved face of the washer. The plate can include various combinations of tabs, flanges, and/or protrusions that extend in different directions. The plug can resemble any desirable shape, and is removed prior to final assembly. The sleeve can be hollow and is removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mark Sullivan, Jesse Myers, Richard Baker, William Carter
  • Patent number: 8480376
    Abstract: A system for determining whether a motor in an electrical submersible pump is backspinning is described herein. The system comprises a sensor mounted in a well bore proximate to a ground surface, the sensor outputting a backspin signal; a communication link connected to the sensor, the communications link communicating the backspin signal; and a controller receiving the backspin signal from the communications link and processing the backspin signal to determine whether the motor is backspinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Dick L Knox, Jerald R Rider, Robert D Allen, William Carter, Robert H McCoy
  • Publication number: 20130042373
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated, in part, on the functional characterisation of membrane bound proteins that contribute to cation flux across biological membranes. In accordance with the present invention, it has been determined that at least some PQ-loop repeat polypeptides contribute to cation flux across biological membranes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Alfred Tester, Brent Kaiser, Scott Anthony William Carter, Monique Shearer, Darren Craig Plett, Stuart John Roy, Olivier Cotsaftis, Stephan Tyerman, Mamoru Okamoto
  • Patent number: D718504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Daniel William Carter, Ross Kemp, James Grant
  • Patent number: D724798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Daniel William Carter, Matthew James Ward