Patents by Inventor William Fowler

William Fowler 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: 10427088
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and systems for performing a swing adsorption process. This swing adsorption process may involve passing streams through adsorbent bed units to remove contaminants, such as water, from the stream. As part of the process, the adsorbent bed unit may provide access to the adsorbent material within the adsorbent bed unit without having to remove one or more of valves, conduits and manifolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Tammera, Bruce T. Kelley, Sebastian Chialvo, Ananda K. Nagavarapu, William Barnes, Tracy A. Fowler
  • Publication number: 20180185687
    Abstract: General medication disposal systems are provided. Aspects of the systems include devices having a sealable container dimensioned to accommodate a pharmaceutical composition; and an amount of an inactivating substance, e.g., granulated or pelletized activated carbon, present inside of the of sealable container. Aspects of the invention further include methods of making and using the systems, as well as kits comprises the devices of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: William Fowler, Clayton Anderson, Carter Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150352389
    Abstract: General medication disposal systems are provided. Aspects of the systems include devices having a sealable container dimensioned to accommodate a pharmaceutical composition; and an amount of an inactivating substance, e.g., granulated or pelletized activated carbon, present inside of the of sealable container. Aspects of the invention further include methods of making and using the systems, as well as kits comprises the devices of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: William Fowler, Clayton Anderson, Carter Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150217346
    Abstract: General medication disposal systems are provided. Aspects of the systems include devices having a sealable container dimensioned to accommodate a pharmaceutical composition; and an amount of an inactivating substance, e.g., granulated or pelletized activated carbon, present inside of the of sealable container. Aspects of the invention further include methods of making and using the systems, as well as kits comprises the devices of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: William Fowler, Clayton Anderson, Carter Anderson
  • Patent number: 8979724
    Abstract: General medication disposal systems are provided. Aspects of the systems include devices having a sealable container dimensioned to accommodate a pharmaceutical composition; and an amount of an inactivating substance, e.g., granulated or pelletized activated carbon, present inside of the sealable container. Aspects of the invention further include methods of making and using the systems, as well as kits comprising the devices of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fowler, Clayton Anderson, Carter Anderson
  • Patent number: 8790583
    Abstract: Devices for use in the disposal of pharmaceutical compositions are provided. Aspects of the devices include: a support having a surface; an activated carbon layer present on the surface; and an adhesive for stably associating a pharmaceutical composition with the activated carbon layer upon application of the pharmaceutical composition to the activated carbon layer. Also provided are methods of using the devices and kits containing the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fowler, Carter Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120192331
    Abstract: This is directed to systems, processes, machines, and other means that attach ornaments to manufactured articles. The invention can allow a user to express oneself by attaching a removable object to a manufactured article by using a screw, snap, or magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Cynthia Fowler, William Fowler
  • Publication number: 20110118347
    Abstract: A compound of the formula CH3(CH2)n—RA—(CH2)m-(CH?CH)q—(CH2)p—X wherein RA=(a); q=0 or 1; m and p are independently selected integers of at least 1; n=0 or an integer of at least 1; X is a polar group selected from —CO2RS, where Rs?H, Na, K, —NHRI, —NRIRII or RIII; —CH3OH; —CH3NH2; —CH3NHRI; or —CH3NRIRII; wherein RI, RII and RIII are independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl or an aryl group, preferably a hydrophilically substituted C1-C6 alkyl or aryl group, or RIII is an esterified glycol; and wherein 20>m+n+p+2q?2; is useful for the treatment of ringworm infection caused by Trichophyton tonsurans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Vernolix Limited
    Inventor: Michael William Fowler
  • Publication number: 20070299769
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for selecting and soliciting a plurality of lenders. In one exemplary embodiment, a loan originator obtains lending criteria of a plurality of lenders, which can include lender desking criteria, product criteria, and finance and insurance criteria. The originator then obtains applicant lending data of an applicant, which can comprise the applicant's personal data, bureau data, desking data, product data, and finance and insurance data. The applicant lending data is compared to the lending criteria of each of the plurality of lenders and lenders that are likely grant the applicant a loan are presented. The loan originator can then select one or more lender and submit a loan application to the selected lenders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: E-NET FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: William Fowler, Jami Goers, Richard Durr
  • Publication number: 20070118531
    Abstract: A graphical interface provides multi-faceted distributed access to project information stored in one or more databases. A plurality of users having different types of functions can access data related to their respective function to the exclusion of information for the same project related to other functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Phil Gatton, William Fowler
  • Publication number: 20070008069
    Abstract: Monitoring systems and protocols are disclosed that are flexible in mode operation and format depending on the environment in which they are used. Such monitoring systems and protocols are able to change their utilization automatically, or by received instruction to do so. A location detection system includes one or more low frequency transmitters, one or more radio frequency monitoring tags and one or more receiving devices. The low frequency transmitter transmits location identification information, such as the transmitter ID, to a tag in the vicinity of the transmission. The tag relays the transmitter ID using a higher frequency transmission sent from the tag to the receiver. Communication protocols are disclosed that enable deciphering of multiple tag transmissions starting simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, James Rodgers, William Fowler, Dean Freiwald
  • Patent number: 7030731
    Abstract: Monitoring systems and protocols are disclosed that are flexible in mode operation and format depending on the environment in which they are used. Such monitoring systems and protocols are able to change their utilization automatically, or by received instruction to do so. A location detection system includes one or more low frequency transmitters, one or more radio frequency monitoring tags and one or more receiving devices. The low frequency transmitter transmits location identification information, such as the transmitter ID, to a tag in the vicinity of the transmission. The tag relays the transmitter ID using a higher frequency transmission sent from the tag to the receiver. Communication protocols are disclosed that enable deciphering of multiple tag transmissions starting simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: RF Code, Inc.
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, James Rodgers, William Fowler, Dean Freiwald
  • Publication number: 20050232825
    Abstract: A fluid disinfection module (10c) comprises a first housing (214) and a second housing (216) arranged in spaced-apart relationship to each other. The first housing (214) includes tubular support members (218) extending laterally therefrom for respective slidable mateable engagement with corresponding tubular support members (220) also laterally extending from second housing (216), to vary the lateral distance x between the first and second housings (214) and (216). A locking mechanism (260) preferably maintains tubular support members (218,220) in fixed relationship with respect to each other. First housing (214), second housing (216), corresponding tubular support members (218) and (220), and cross support member (230) define a framework for supporting one or more lamp assemblies comprising a UV lamp (18) and a protective sleeve (224) disposed about each UV lamp (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: ULTRAVATION, INC.
    Inventors: William Fowler, Mark Kurtz, Scott Russell
  • Publication number: 20050211639
    Abstract: Ballast water treatment apparatus and methods for preventing foreign aquatic invasive species form entering marine ecological zones by translocation in ship's ballast water. The apparatus includes a housing, a filter member, and UV water treatment chambers. Methods include use of a ship's fire hydrant system for moving ballast water from the ship's ballast tanks into the apparatus for filtration and treatment. In-port service vessels and dock-side service vehicles are equipped with the treatment and filtration apparatus to provided in-port or dock-side ballast water treatment services. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Hap Nguyen, William Fowler, Howard Roop, Ronald Nishida
  • Publication number: 20030030568
    Abstract: Monitoring systems and protocols are disclosed that are flexible in mode operation and format depending on the environment in which they are used. Such monitoring systems and protocols are able to change their utilization automatically, or by received instruction to do so. A location detection system includes one or more low frequency transmitters, one or more radio frequency monitoring tags and one or more receiving devices. The low frequency transmitter transmits location identification information, such as the transmitter ID, to a tag in the vicinity of the transmission. The tag relays the transmitter ID using a higher frequency transmission sent from the tag to the receiver. Communication protocols are disclosed that enable deciphering of multiple tag transmissions starting simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, James Rodgers, William Fowler, Dean Freiwald
  • Patent number: 5900215
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing a fiber optic sensor for detecting or measuring a parameter of interest in a sample fluid, including pH, concentration of dissolved gases such as O.sub.2 or CO.sub.2, and the like. The sensing chemistry is affixed to the distal end of an elongated optical fiber by way of an adhesive layer typically comprised of an acrylic adhesive composition. Novel optical sensors, fabricated using the aforementioned method, are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Optical Sensors Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin R. Seifert, Laurie Lynch, Debra K. Johnson, Jonathan Kalla, William Fowler
  • Patent number: 5728550
    Abstract: A process for the production of an extracellular peroxidase using confectionery waste is disclosed. The first step of the process requires culturing a piece of plant tissue containing extracellular peroxidase-producing cells from a plant of the genus Acer, more specifically Acer pseudoplantanus. The culture medium is a solid culture medium and the culturing step is carried out until a callus forms on the solid culture medium. Further, the plant cells produced in the callus are dispersed into a liquid culture medium to form a suspension of plant cell culture. The suspension culture medium contains confectionery waste products which provide 1 to 15% by weight of sugars (i.e. fructose, glucose and sucrose). The culturing of the plant cells in suspension in the liquid culture medium with the concomitant accumulation of the extracellular peroxidase in the liquid culture medium and separating the enzyme therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Phytera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael William Fowler, Gagik Stephan-Sarkissian, Debbie Grey
  • Patent number: 5656241
    Abstract: A method is provided-for manufacturing a fiber optic sensor for detecting or measuring a parameter of interest in a sample fluid, including pH, concentration of dissolved gases such as O.sub.2 or CO.sub.2, and the like. The sensing chemistry is affixed to the distal end of an elongated optical fiber by way of an adhesive layer typically comprised of an acrylic adhesive composition. Novel optical sensors, fabricated using the aforementioned method, are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Optical Sensors Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin R. Seifert, Laurie Lynch, Debra K. Johnson, Jonathan Kalla, William Fowler
  • Patent number: 5607644
    Abstract: An optical sensor is provided for measuring the pH of a fluid sample. The sensor is formulated using a fluorescent polymer composition comprising a copolymer of a water-dispersable, polyether-containing urethane olefin precursor and a fluorescent monomer species, wherein the ratio of precursor and fluorescent monomer species is such that a predetermined apparent pKa is provided. The sensor is prepared by coating the distal end of an optical waveguide with the fluorescent polymer composition, and curing the copolymer contained in the composition, e.g., by exposure to radiation of a suitable wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Optical Sensors Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Olstein, William Fowler, Jo Pritchard
  • Patent number: 5536783
    Abstract: An optical sensor is provided for measuring the pH of a fluid sample. The sensor is formulated using a fluorescent polymer composition comprising a copolymer of a water-dispersable, polyether-containing urethane olefin precursor and a fluorescent monomer species, wherein the ratio of precursor and fluorescent monomer species is such that a predetermined apparent pKa is provided. The sensor is prepared by coating the distal end of an optical waveguide with the fluorescent polymer composition, and curing the copolymer contained in the composition, e.g., by exposure to radiation of a suitable wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Optical Sensors Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Olstein, William Fowler, Jo Pritchard