Patents by Inventor William F. Wall

William F. Wall 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: 5873066
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for managing the underwriting, quoting and binding by an insurance company of an excess casualty insurance policy for an insured having a primary insurance policy with a primary insurance limit amount. The system selects and stores at least one standard industrial classification code ("SIC code") associated with the insured and a primary carrier name or multiple carriers associated with the primary insurance policy. A plurality of SIC code records corresponding to a plurality of SIC codes are stored in a database. Each of the SIC code records are linked to underwriting guidelines established and filed by the insurance carrier. These criteria include guidelines related to minimum premiums, hazard rating, underwriting authority, and referral criteria. Primary insurance carrier public bureau rating records are also stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Insurance Company of North America
    Inventors: Robert B. Underwood, William F. Wall, John R. Platt, Patricia A. Bens, Richard Dely, Michael Grady, Jerry Flynn
  • Patent number: 4238960
    Abstract: An accelerometer mechanically attached to a machine senses the machine rotor's unbalance and outputs an electrical signal which is indicative of the magnitude and position of the rotor unbalance. A tachometer generator's rotor is mechanically coupled to the machine rotor and outputs an electrical signal delineating the speed and rotational position (with respect to time) of the rotor. By physically indexing one of the tachometer generator rotor poles (north or south) to an index/mark on the engine rotor, the position of the mark at any instant in time is determined. The physical location of the unbalance is obtained by determining the phase relationship of the unbalance signal to that of the tachometer generator signal. This is accomplished by obtaining simultaneous "snapshots" of the two signals employing multiplexing techniques to alternately sample each signal. The signal is then recorded and later reduced by ground equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: Lockheed Corporation
    Inventors: George C. Curtis, Joe A. McInturff, Herbert J. Rubel, William F. Wall