Patents by Inventor William E. Rodgers

William E. Rodgers 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: 20200353656
    Abstract: A method of joining a first workpiece substrate and a second workpiece substrate is disclosed in which a local mold tool is positioned into contact with the first workpiece substrate and the second workpiece substrate. The local mold tool defines a mold cavity and encloses an edge portion of the first workpiece substrate and an edge portion of the second workpiece substrate such that the edge portion of the first workpiece substrate and the edge portion of the second workpiece substrate are contained within the mold cavity. Once the local mold tool is positioned, a liquid polymer molding compound is injected into the mold cavity. The liquid polymer molding compound is hardened in the mold cavity into a polymer joint that adheres the edge portion of the first workpiece substrate and the edge portion of the second workpiece substrate together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: David A. Okonski, Ryan Gergely, Blair E. Carlson, William R. Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20200290271
    Abstract: A fused filament deposition head is employed for depositing filament materials on workpieces to join the workpieces together. The workpieces can be of an automotive application, aerospace application, or something else. The fused filament deposition head, in an example, has a feed end, a dispensing end, and a heater. The feed end introduces more than one filament in the fused filament deposition head, as demanded in the larger application. The dispensing end delivers materials of the filaments to the underlying workpieces. The materials are delivered together. The heater serves to heat the filaments as they travel through the fused filament deposition head. The filaments can include a filament having a core portion of liquid-crystal polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Blair E. Carlson, Ryan Gergely, David A. Okonski, William R. Rodgers, James W. Wells
  • Publication number: 20200290269
    Abstract: A composite fusion filament is disclosed that includes a polymer encasement and one or more mesogenic reinforcement bodies contained within the polymer encasement. The polymer encasement is comprised of a thermoplastic polymer, which has a melting temperature, and each of the one or more mesogenic reinforcement bodies is comprised of a thermotropic liquid crystal polymer, which has a clearing temperature. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymer included in the polymer encasement is less than the clearing temperature of the thermotropic liquid crystal polymer included in the one or more mesogenic reinforcement bodies. Additionally, the thermotropic liquid crystal polymer of each mesogenic reinforcement body has a plurality of organized crystalline fibrils that are aligned lengthwise along a longitudinal axis of the polymer encasement. A method of using the composite fusion filament to form a bond with a substrate that includes a thermoplastic polymer is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: David A. Okonski, Ryan Gergely, Blair E. Carlson, William R. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10592421
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Anton Ivanov, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Rinat Rappoport, Scott D. Rodgers, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 7065373
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of communicating in a network of multiple nodes transmitting and receiving messages to and from each other. The method includes (a) scanning in synchronism a receive directional beam of an antenna of a first node and a receive directional beam of an antenna of a second node; (b) steering, in azimuth, a transmit directional beam of an antenna of the first node to a relative bearing of the second node; and (c) transmitting a message from the first node to the second node, when the transmit directional beam of the first node and the receive directional of the second node are substantially aligned in relative bearing to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Rodgers, Terrance W. Charbonneau
  • Publication number: 20040198401
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of communicating in a network of multiple nodes transmitting and receiving messages to and from each other. The method includes (a) scanning in synchronism a receive directional beam of an antenna of a first node and a receive directional beam of an antenna of a second node; (b) steering, in azimuth, a transmit directional beam of an antenna of the first node to a relative bearing of the second node; and (c) transmitting a message from the first node to the second node, when the transmit directional beam of the first node and the receive directional of the second node are substantially aligned in relative bearing to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: William E. Rodgers, Terrance W. Charbonneau
  • Publication number: 20040168413
    Abstract: A humane horse headgear is disclosed having one or more portions, encircling and conforming to a horse's head, constructed, in whole or in part, of a resilient material, preferably exhibiting elastic properties, softness and conformability to the horse's head at one or more pressure points on the horse's head. A contoured crown piece and a curb device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventor: William E. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6775964
    Abstract: A caveson which may be used with horses is disclosed in which the caveson allows for limited movement of the horse's mouth during breaking and training of the horse and thereafter. The caveson has a noseband constructed at least in part of a resilient material, allowing enough movement of the horse's mouth to prevent pain or discomfort while exerting progressive and constant pressure on the horse's nose when the horse opens its mouth or crosses its jaws, ensuring that the trainer or rider will maintain control and communication with the horse through the bit. The noseband together with an adjustable jaw strap form a circular segment that fits around the horse's nose and is maintained in position on the horse's head by a headstall which is connected at opposite ends to the circular segment and which is configured to run behind the horse's ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mondial Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: William E. Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20040065061
    Abstract: A caveson which may be used with horses is disclosed in which the caveson allows for limited movement of the horse's mouth during breaking and training of the horse and thereafter. The caveson has a noseband constructed at least in part of a resilient material, allowing enough movement of the horse's mouth to prevent pain or discomfort while exerting progressive and constant pressure on the horse's nose when the horse opens its mouth or crosses its jaws, ensuring that the trainer or rider will maintain control and communication with the horse through the bit. The noseband together with an adjustable jaw strap form a circular segment that fits around the horse's nose and is maintained in position on the horse's head by a headstall which is connected at opposite ends to the circular segment and which is configured to run behind the horse's ears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventor: William E. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6691497
    Abstract: A humane horse headgear having one or more portions, encircling and conforming to a horse's head, constructed, in whole or in part, of a resilient material, preferably exhibiting elastic properties, softness and conformability to the horse's head at one or more pressure points on the horse's head. A contoured crown piece and a curb device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mondial Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: William E. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6600927
    Abstract: An Adaptive Position Transmission Algorithm (APTA) for mobile radio device where position information is required, using any transmission medium such as high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), ultra high frequency (UHF), Satellite Communications (SATCOM), etc. A mobile radio device employing the APTA provides accurate and automatic position reporting and thus, in a tactical environment improves situation awareness and reduces the probability of fratricide. A mobile radio device employing the APTA also reduces the number of options available to the user thereby simplifying the operation thereof while improving overall performance in most applications. The APTA accomplishes this by monitoring position, time and radio network parameters to determine when stand alone messages will be transmitted. The APTA factors radio network loading with movement and periodic thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Hamilton, William E. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6539231
    Abstract: An Adaptive Position Transmission Algorithm (APTA) for mobile radio device where position information is required, using any transmission medium such as high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), ultra high frequency (UHF), Satellite Communications (SATCOM), etc. A mobile radio device employing the APTA provides accurate and automatic position reporting and thus, in a tactical environment improves situation awareness and reduces the probability of fratricide. A mobile radio device employing the APTA also reduces the number of options available to the user thereby simplifying the operation thereof while improving overall performance in most applications. The APTA accomplishes this by monitoring position, time and radio network parameters to determine when stand alone messages will be transmitted. The APTA factors radio network loading with movement and periodic thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Hamilton, William E. Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20020193124
    Abstract: An Adaptive Position Transmission Algorithm (APTA) for mobile radio device where position information is required, using any transmission medium such as high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), ultra high frequency (UHF), Satellite Communications (SATCOM), etc. A mobile radio device employing the APTA provides accurate and automatic position reporting and thus, in a tactical environment improves situation awareness and reduces the probability of fratricide. A mobile radio device employing the APTA also reduces the number of options available to the user thereby simplifying the operation thereof while improving overall performance in most applications. The APTA accomplishes this by monitoring position, time and radio network parameters to determine when stand alone messages will be transmitted. The APTA factors radio network loading with movement and periodic thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Bradley J. Hamilton, William E. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 6240294
    Abstract: An Adaptive Position Transmission Algorithm (APTA) for mobile radio device where position information is required, using any transmission medium such as high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), ultra high frequency (UHF), Satellite Communications (SATCOM), etc. A mobile radio device employing the APTA provides accurate and automatic position reporting and thus, in a tactical environment improves situation awareness and reduces the probability of fratricide. A mobile radio device employing the APTA also reduces the number of options available to the user thereby simplifying the operation thereof while improving overall performance in most applications. The APTA accomplishes this by monitoring position, time and radio network parameters to determine when stand alone messages will be transmitted. The APTA factors radio network loading with movement and periodic thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Hamilton, William E. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 4298872
    Abstract: A sidelobe blanking system is provided which uses as much of the existing radar tracking system as possible while requiring a minimal number of additional components. The sidelobe blanking system includes a guard antenna and two phase shifters the first of which is operably coupled to the main radar antenna's sum pattern. The phase shifters create signals of opposite polarities which represent the complex conjugate of the sum pattern from the main radar antenna. The system includes two summing circuits which add the signal received by the guard antenna to the complex conjugate signals of opposite polarity. The system also includes a phase detector which compares the outputs of the first and second summing circuits and generates a signal representative of the cosine of the relative phase angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: William E. Rodgers