Patents by Inventor William E. Clark

William E. Clark 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: 20230002407
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to modulators of Cot (cancer Osaka thyroid) and methods of use and manufacture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Bacon, Gayatri Balan, Chien-Hung Chou, Christopher T. Clark, Jeromy J. Cottell, Musong Kim, Thorsten A. Kirschberg, John O. Link, Gary Phillips, Scott D. Schroeder, Neil H. Squires, Kirk L. Stevens, James G. Taylor, William J. Watkins, Nathan E. Wright, Sheila M. Zipfel
  • Publication number: 20220386804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for a funnel assembly for use in a beverage brewing apparatus. The funnel assembly may include an insert that is retained in the funnel assembly to contain a powdered or other similar substance for mixing with liquid within the insert. The insert is configured to extend within a cavity of the funnel assembly and is configured to permit mixing of the substance with the liquid before dispensing the mixture into a portion of the funnel assembly. The insert may include a rim or liquid shield, with at least a portion of the rim or liquid shield engaging a portion of the funnel assembly to retain the insert within the funnel assembly. The insert may further include a flow guide adjacent a drainage aperture, the flow guide at least partially directing the flow of mixture from the insert into a portion of the funnel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Charles H. CLARK, Jason M. BANNING, Jane Ann HARRIS, William E. MIDDEN, Laurie A. OWEN, Jeff T. SAMSON
  • Patent number: 11454130
    Abstract: A blade outer air seal includes a carrier that has a dovetail and a ceramic seal segment supported on the dovetail. The ceramic seal segment has first and second axial ends, first and second circumferential sides, an inner side, an outer side, and first and second inward-facing dovetail hooks that project from the outer side and define a dovetail key. The ceramic seal segment is axially receivable onto the dovetail of the carrier via the dovetail key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William M. Barker, Thomas E. Clark, William Wangard, III, Danielle Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20220290575
    Abstract: A blade outer air seal assembly includes a support structure and a blade outer air seal having a plurality of segments extending circumferentially about an axis and mounted to the support structure. At least two segments have a base portion extending from a first circumferential side to a second circumferential side, a first protrusion extending from the first circumferential side and having a first slot, and a second protrusion extending from the second circumferential side and having a second slot. A feather seal is arranged in the first slot and the second slot between the at least two segments such that the feather seal is pivotable between first and second positions in response to relative movement between the first and second protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas E. Clark, William M. Barker
  • Patent number: 11412882
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for a funnel assembly for use in a beverage brewing apparatus. The funnel assembly may include an insert that is retained in the funnel assembly to contain a powdered or other similar substance for mixing with liquid within the insert. The insert is configured to extend within a cavity of the funnel assembly and is configured to permit mixing of the substance with the liquid before dispensing the mixture into a portion of the funnel assembly. The insert may include a rim or liquid shield, with at least a portion of the rim or liquid shield engaging a portion of the funnel assembly to retain the insert within the funnel assembly. The insert may further include a flow guide adjacent a drainage aperture, the flow guide at least partially directing the flow of mixture from the insert into a portion of the funnel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventors: Charles H. Clark, Jason M. Banning, Jane Ann Harris, William E. Midden, Laurie A. Owen, Jeff T. Samson
  • Patent number: 11371376
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a turbine section having a turbine rotor and at least one blade extending outwardly of the turbine rotor. The turbine rotor rotates about an axis of rotation. A blade outer air seal is positioned radially outward of the at least one blade. The blade outer air seal has an axially forward hook and an axially aft hook supported to static structure. An axial seal is attached to static structure forward of the forward hook, and has a sealing portion extending in an aft direction. A sealing surface member is positioned intermediate an aft end of the axial seal and a forward end of the forward hook to provide a sealing surface for sealing between the seal and the blade outer air seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Barker, Thomas E. Clark
  • Patent number: 9013365
    Abstract: Interconnect feed devices (10) are provided for electrically connecting first and second electrical components (17, 21). The interconnect feed devices (10) can include a dielectric shell (23) with an electrically-conductive coating (40), and leads (22) positioned within individual conduits (30) of the shell. Each lead (22) and its associated conduit (30) can act as a coaxial cable for transmitting radio frequency (RF) energy between the first and second electrical components (17, 21). The shell (23) can be manufactured using a process, such as stereolithography, that allows the shell to be formed with relatively complicated geometries, which in turn can facilitate relatively complicated cable routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Ming Lee, Brinnan C. Riley, Brett Pigon, William E. Clark, Steven R. Sprinkle
  • Patent number: 8752742
    Abstract: A holster assembly, and method using same, are disclosed. The holster comprises a base, a barrel housing assembly fixedly attached to that base, a moveable trigger guard assembly slidably attached to the barrel housing assembly, and one or more springs disposed between the barrel housing assembly and the moveable trigger guard assembly, wherein the moveable trigger guard assembly can be slidingly moved bidirectionally between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: SlideTEK LLC
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Victor Stevens
  • Publication number: 20130229323
    Abstract: Interconnect feed devices (10) are provided for electrically connecting first and second electrical components (17, 21). The interconnect feed devices (10) can include a dielectric shell (23) with an electrically-conductive coating (40), and leads (22) positioned within individual conduits (30) of the shell. Each lead (22) and its associated conduit (30) can act as a coaxial cable for transmitting radio frequency (RF) energy between the first and second electrical components (17, 21). The shell (23) can be manufactured using a process, such as stereolithography, that allows the shell to be formed with relatively complicated geometries, which in turn can facilitate relatively complicated cable routing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ying-Ming Lee, Brinnan C. Riley, Brett Pigon, William E. Clark, Steven R. Sprinkle
  • Publication number: 20100219216
    Abstract: A holster assembly, and method using same, are disclosed. The holster comprises a base, a barrel housing assembly fixedly attached to that base, a moveable trigger guard assembly slidably attached to the barrel housing assembly, and one or more springs disposed between the barrel housing assembly and the moveable trigger guard assembly, wherein the moveable trigger guard assembly can be slidingly moved bidirectionally between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Victor Stevens
  • Patent number: 7097460
    Abstract: A coaxial connector (100) which includes first and second contact pins (104, 106), an outer contact member (102) and an inner alignment member (320). The inner alignment member can be electrically conductive and coaxially positioned within the outer contact member. The inner alignment member can include at least one substantially tubular portion (322) with opposing first and second end portions (324, 326). Each of the contact pins can include a first end portion (336, 338) contained within the substantially tubular portion, and a second end portion (344, 346) which extends beyond a respective end portion (324,326) of the inner alignment member. A spring (356) can be disposed between the first end portions of the respective contact pins to resiliently bias the contact pins in opposing directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Joey D. Sartin
  • Patent number: 7018216
    Abstract: A durable coaxial connector (100) for providing a reliable signal connection to a printed circuit board (PCB) (118) while isolating the PCB from mechanical loads that are applied to the connector, and an electrical system incorporating the same. The connector can include a connector body (102) having a connector interface member (106), at least one flange (104), and a ground interface member (304) having a first portion (306) configured to be fixedly attached to the PCB and a second portion (308) configured to slideably mate to a ground interface receptacle defined in the connector body. A connector interface can be defined on an inner surface (410) of the connector interface member. A fastener (124) can couple the connector body to a heat sink (112). A thermally conductive boss (116) can be provided to mount the connector body (102) and transfer thermal energy from the connector body to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Joey D. Sartin
  • Patent number: 6884076
    Abstract: A learning system method for infants, toddlers and young children which uses selected visuals stored on an audiovisual storage and playback device in conjunction with unique flash cards to provide an enhanced learning experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Julie Clark
  • Patent number: 6755035
    Abstract: Outside air is treated to remove moisture before it enters the conditioned air space of a store or other building containing refrigeration furniture. The sensible air temperature and relative humidity measurements are taken to allow microprocessor calculations of the wet bulb temperature. A pair of unequal sized compressors of the HVAC system are then cycled in stages for peak efficiency and minimum compressor horsepower usage for low cost operation and minimal energy consumption both of the HVAC system and the refrigeration furniture. The wet bulb temperature is converged by the microprocessor which iterates a known polynomial approximately every 6 seconds to derive the wet bulb temperature. A time delay circuitry set at approximately 30 minutes prevents unnecessary staging of the compressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Supermarket Environment Services Company
    Inventors: Patrick J. McNamara, William E. Clark
  • Publication number: 20040038187
    Abstract: A learning system method for infants, toddlers and young children which uses selected visuals stored on an audiovisual storage and playback device in conjunction with unique flash cards to provide an enhanced learning experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Applicant: Baby Einstein Company, The
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Julie Clark
  • Patent number: 6579100
    Abstract: A learning system method for infants, toddlers and young children which uses selected visuals stored on an audiovisual storage and playback device in conjunction with unique flash cards to provide an enhanced learning experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: The Baby Einstein Company
    Inventors: William E. Clark, Julie Clark
  • Patent number: 6576188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sterilizing organic or inorganic matter through simultaneous exposure to ultraviolet light energy and ultrasonic wave energy in a non-aqueous environment such as air. The method is suitable for use in a chamber or in a mass production assembly line setting. Purification of air is similarly accomplished using simultaneous exposure to ultraviolet light and ultrasonic energy waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Spectrum Environmental Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward V. Rose, William E. Clark, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030034958
    Abstract: A personal travel assistant for a user includes a wireless communication device adapted to communicate with a base network having flight schedule information relating to a plurality of flights. The travel assistant stores time-based traveler location information, including different time periods and a traveler location associated with each of the time periods. A clock provides the current time for determining a current one of the time periods. A logic unit causes selective communication with the base network to selectively obtain flight schedule information, for example, for a first flight having a flight departure time after the expiration of the current time period, with the current traveler location as originating location, and the traveler next destination as destination location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Anders Waesterlid, William E. Clark
  • Patent number: 6473039
    Abstract: An interconnect device for connecting components of high frequency communication systems, including RF and phased array applications. The device is capable of carrying RF and microwave signals between pairs of components and includes an outer conducting tube and an insulated conducting wire disposed within the tube. The outside diameter of the insulated wire is less than the inside diameter of the tube allowing movement of the wire relative to the tube. As a result of this movement, the longitudinal axis of the wire may vary from the longitudinal axis of the tube resulting in a “sloppy coax” interconnect. The ability of the wire to move within the tube facilitates installation and replacement of the wire when required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventors: Walter M. Whybrew, William E. Clark, Jay Warshowsky, Vincent G. Karasack, Joey Sartin, George Harrison
  • Patent number: 6181296
    Abstract: A cast core process is used to fabricate a very small, precision wound helical antenna having readily repeatable configuration parameters for use in a high GHz multi-element (e.g., phased array) antenna. A dielectric core member is formed by shaping a solid mandrel having a precision helical groove. After a mold is formed around the mandrel and cured, the mandrel is extracted, so that it may be used to make additional identical molds. A dielectric mixture is injected into the mold's cavity, and cured. The mold is then removed, and antenna wire is tightly wound and bonded into the dielectric core's helical groove. The antenna wire-wrapped core is then mechanically and electrically attached to a baseplate laminate structure, that includes a tuning circuit, so that the antenna may be physically mounted to a support member and connected to an associated transmit—receive module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Kulisan, William E. Clark, Robert J. Guinn, Jr., Gilbert R. Perkins