Patents by Inventor William E. Wheeler

William E. Wheeler 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: 6467652
    Abstract: A disposable bag for a liquid shipping container has a multi ply region arranged to be inflated as the bag empties in such a way as to form a sump at the bag bottom for discharge of pumpable material from the sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: A. R. Arena Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Wilcox, William E. Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20020056725
    Abstract: A disposable bag for a liquid shipping container has a multi ply region arranged to be inflated as the bag empties in such a way as to form a sump at the bag bottom for discharge of pumpable material from the sump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Donald E. Wilcox, William E. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 5425910
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin wall of a collapsible shipping container large enough and strong enough for shipping about 300 gallons of liquid is made by compression molding a laminate formed of a glass fiber mat sandwiched between resin webs. This material is arranged in a central region of a compression mold cavity for a wall of the container so that the flow of material during compression molding runs laterally from a central region to side edge regions of the molded wall. Horizontal corrugations extend in the same direction as the lateral flow of material and are not intersected by any transverse ribs so that the flow along the horizontal corrugations is not deviated from the lateral direction. This laterally orients the fibers and optimizes the strength of the wall in the horizontal direction, which is important for bulk shipping requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: A. R. Arena Products, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 5287981
    Abstract: A collapsible container for making and transporting cheese is made with four interlocking wall panels. Each of the panels is molded from a resin material with ribbed construction and with locking elements for engaging adjacent panels. The locking elements provide mechanical interlocks against relative movements of the panels along two axes that extend normal to the panels and frictional interlocks against relative movements of the panels along a third axis that extends normal to the other two axes. The mechanical interlocks also transmit a preload torque that resists angular diverging movements between the panels about the third axis. The preload torque bows the panels toward an interior space of the container before the container is filled with cheese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: A. R. Arena Products, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 4408780
    Abstract: An improved book which is bound ready to be covered or cased consists of a pack of signatures plus front and back end sheets, with the signatures closed along the spine and a multiplicity of closely spaced, wide open notches penetrating the entire spine and all the closed sides of sheets in the pack to greatly enlarge the area of the spine to which adhesive may be applied. A wrap-around coating of adhesive covers the surfaces of the notches, the spine between the notches, and the faces of the end sheets between the notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1983
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Don E. Detterman, Ronald S. Danhoff, William E. Wheeler