Patents by Inventor William Fries

William Fries 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: 10770890
    Abstract: An interface panel comprising a respective socket for each local loop connection between a main distribution frame and a demarcation point, the socket comprising: a pair of first ports configured for connection to a respective wire pair extending from the interface panel to the main distribution frame; a pair of second ports configured for connection to a respective wire pair extending from the interface panel to the demarcation point; and a pair of third ports configured for connection to a respective wire pair extending from the interface panel to a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: COMTEST NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Shawn M. DeLay, Roderick A. Farrell, Savo Todoric, Russell D. Adams, David Bain, Anna Malenica, William Fry
  • Publication number: 20200248501
    Abstract: A headrail for use with an architectural-structure covering is disclosed. The headrail including one or more features to facilitate assembly and/or manufacturing. Additionally, and/or alternatively, the headrail may include one or more features to provide improved operation and/or aesthetics. For example, the headrail may include a slat slidably received within an interior cavity of the headrail. The components can be coupled to the slat prior to insertion of the slat into the headrail thus facilitating easier assembly. In addition, and/or alternatively, the slat may include a light-blocking element. In addition, and/or alternatively, a covering portion of the architectural-structure covering may include face and back fabrics that are separately and independently associated with the headrail to facilitate improved aesthetics in a top portion of the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy William Fries, Kenneth M. Faller
  • Patent number: 10230184
    Abstract: An electrical contact for insertion into a hole of a substrate. The electrical contact includes a compliant portion having an opening extending between contact arms. At least one contact arm of the contact arms has a resilient engagement section which extends into the opening of the compliant portion and resilient contacting sections which extend from the engagement section in a direction away from the opening. Upon insertion of the compliant portion into the hole of the substrate, the resilient engagement section of the at least one contact arm engages an opposed contact arm of the contact arms, causing each of the resilient contacting sections to move independently of the resilient engagement section and other resilient contacting sections. Each of the resilient engagement section and the resilient contacting sections are deformed and generate independent retention forces which are combined to generate the total retention force of the compliant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Ronald Louis Marion, Daniel Williams Fry, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180301897
    Abstract: An interface panel comprising a respective socket for each local loop connection between a main distribution frame and a demarcation point, the socket comprising: a pair of first ports configured for connection to a respective wire pair extending from the interface panel to the main distribution frame; a pair of second ports configured for connection to a respective wire pair extending from the interface panel to the demarcation point; and a pair of third ports configured for connection to a respective wire pair extending from the interface panel to a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn M. DeLay, Roderick A. Farrell, Savo Todoric, Russell D. Adams, David Bain, Anna Malenica, William Fry
  • Patent number: 10096917
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a compliant portion having an opening extending between contact arms. A first contact arm of the contact arms has multiple resilient engagement sections extending into the opening of the compliant portion and resilient contacting sections extending from the engagement sections in a direction away from the opening. Upon insertion of the compliant portion into the hole of the substrate, the resilient engagement sections of the first contact arm engage an opposed second contact arm of the contact arms, causing each of the resilient contacting sections to move independently of the resilient engagement sections and independently of other resilient contacting sections. Each of the resilient engagement sections and the resilient contacting sections are deformed and generate independent retention forces which are combined to generate the total retention force of the compliant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Ronald Louis Marion, Daniel Williams Fry, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170259256
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to regeneration of weak base anion exchange resins and more particularly to regeneration using low concentrations of sodium hydroxide and/or sodium carbonate to remove ionic contaminants from the resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: William Fries, Carmen Mihaela Iesan, Robert Moore
  • Patent number: 8790133
    Abstract: A header connector includes a housing configured to be mounted to a mounting surface of the circuit board and header contacts held by the housing. The header contacts have mating portions and mounting portions. The mounting portions are configured to be surface mounted to corresponding pads on the circuit board. A spring clip is coupled to the housing. The spring clip has a spring finger extending through the circuit board to engage a bottom side of the circuit board opposite the mounting surface of the circuit board. The spring clip pulls the housing and header contacts toward the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Daniel Williams Fry
  • Publication number: 20140094043
    Abstract: A header connector includes a housing configured to be mounted to a mounting surface of the circuit board and header contacts held by the housing. The header contacts have mating portions and mounting portions. The mounting portions are configured to be surface mounted to corresponding pads on the circuit board. A spring clip is coupled to the housing. The spring clip has a spring finger extending through the circuit board to engage a bottom side of the circuit board opposite the mounting surface of the circuit board. The spring clip pulls the housing and header contacts toward the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Daniel Williams Fry, JR.
  • Patent number: 7875186
    Abstract: The invention consists of a water treatment process using selective and regenerable weak base anion exchange resins to remove any number of complex anions, especially oxyanions including perchlorate, nitrate, chlorate, arsenate, selenate, and chromate, from aqueous solutions. The treatment process is comprised of three key processes including 1) pretreatment to lower pH, 2) ion exchange, and 3) post treatment to adjust pH and alkalinity. The invention also includes processes for regenerating weak base anion resins and treatment of the residuals generated. This invention employs pressurized treatment, carbon dioxide management, and reuse of regenerating solution to minimize pumping and treatment costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignees: Applied Research Associates, Inc., Brotech Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Coppola, John Baxley, Andrea Davis, Francis Boodoo, William Fries, James Dale
  • Patent number: 7786131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pyrimido [5,4-d] pyrimidine compounds of Formula II or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein Q is and X, E1, E2, E3, R6 and p are as defined herein. The compounds of this invention are irreversible inhibitors of tyrosine kinases and are useful in the treatment of cancer, atherosclerosis, restenosis, endometriosis and psoriasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Alexander James Bridges, William Alexander Denny, Ellen Myra Dobrusin, Annette Marian Doherty, David William Fry, Dennis Joseph McNamara, Howard Daniel Hollis Showalter, Jeffrey B. Smaill, Hairong Zhou
  • Publication number: 20090137472
    Abstract: The invention concerns a oligomeric MHC complex comprising at least two chimeric proteins, said chimeric proteins comprising a first section derived from an MHC peptide chain or a functional part thereof and a second section comprising an oligomerising domain derived from an oligomer-forming coiled-coil protein, wherein formation of the oligomeric MHC complex occurs by oligomerisation at the oligomerising domain of the chimeric proteins, and wherein at least two of the first sections are derived from the same MHC peptide chain. The invention also concerns a chimeric protein comprising a first section derived from an MHC peptide chain or a functional part thereof and a second section comprising an oligomerising domain derived from an oligomer-forming coiled-coil protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Nikolai Franz Gregor Schwabe, Linda Cheng-Choo Tan, Catherine Elizabeth Napper, Jeremy William Fry, Susan Pang, Rachel Kate Spooner
  • Publication number: 20080081519
    Abstract: A two piece electrical terminal is shown where one part is comprised of a contact member having a contact section in the form of a pin and retention section. A conductor connecting member is comprised of a conductor connecting section and a retaining member. The contact member has a lug extending along one side thereof and the retaining member has a complementary opening which retains the contact member and conductor connecting member together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel Williams Fry, Leo J. Graham, Michael J. Vino, John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Forrest I. Kinsey
  • Publication number: 20070270720
    Abstract: An instrument for at least estimating physiologic pressure such as central venous pressure (CVP) non-invasively includes an ultrasound probe coupled to a display that shows the deformation of a vein as pressure is applied outside the body through the skin and soft tissues. A pressure transducer is applied to the skin to compress a vein, and an indicator coupled to the transducer shows the amount of pressure being applied when the ultrasound probe shows that the vein has collapsed. In the preferred embodiment, the transducer is an inelastic balloon filled with a liquid such as water, and the indicator is in fluid communication with the balloon. The indicator may be a mechanical gauge or meter, or may include a material that converts applied pressure to an electrical signal, in which case the electrical signal may be interfaced to a numerical readout. At least the probe and the transducer are preferably disposed in a hand-held housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventor: William Fry
  • Publication number: 20070114178
    Abstract: The invention consists of a water treatment process using selective and regenerable weak base anion exchange resins to remove any number of complex anions, especially oxyanions including perchlorate, nitrate, chlorate, arsenate, selenate, and chromate, from aqueous solutions. The treatment process is comprised of three key processes including 1) pretreatment to lower pH, 2) ion exchange, and 3) post treatment to adjust pH and alkalinity. The invention also includes processes for regenerating weak base anion resins and treatment of the residuals generated. This invention employs pressurized treatment, carbon dioxide management, and reuse of regenerating solution to minimize pumping and treatment costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Edward Coppola, John Baxley, Andrea Davis, Francis Boodoo, William Fries, James Dale
  • Patent number: 7086872
    Abstract: A header assembly includes an insulative contact housing having a plurality of walls defining an interior cavity and an insulative alignment housing having at least one alignment rib extending on an exterior surface thereof. The alignment housing is separately provided and independently mounted to the contact housing. A plurality of contacts are included within the cavity and extend through one of the walls to an exterior of the contact housing wherein the contacts flex against the alignment housing and abut the alignment rib, thereby ensuring coplanarity of the contacts for surface mounting to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Daniel Williams Fry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7086913
    Abstract: A header assembly includes an insulative housing having a plurality of walls defining an interior cavity extending along a mating axis, and a plurality of contacts within the cavity and extending through one of the walls to an exterior of the housing for surface mounting to a circuit board. The insulative housing includes at least one alignment rib extending on an exterior surface thereof in a direction substantially perpendicular to the mating axis. The contacts are formed against and abutting the alignment rib, thereby ensuring coplanarity of the contacts for surface mounting to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Craig Maurice Campbell, Charles Randall Malstrom, Daniel Williams Fry, Jr., Hurley Chester Moll
  • Patent number: 7044812
    Abstract: A header assembly includes an insulative housing comprising a plurality of walls defining an interior cavity, and a plurality of contacts within said cavity and extending through one of the walls to an exterior of the housing for surface mounting to a circuit board. The insulating housing comprises at least one alignment rib extending on an exterior surface thereof. The contacts are formed to abut the alignment rib, thereby ensuring coplanarity of the contacts for surface mounting to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Williams Fry, Jr., John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Alexandra Lynne Matthews Spitler, Randy Thomas Matthews
  • Publication number: 20050056597
    Abstract: A system for treating a fluid comprising a treatment chamber; a light source for emitting light, such that at least a portion of the light travels within the treatment chamber; and a treatment area within the treatment chamber; wherein a flow profile of the fluid in the treatment area matches the fluence profile of the light that travels within the treatment area. An apparatus for providing a substantially uniform light treatment of a flowing fluid by providing a light source or sources and establishing (or controlling) the flow such that the combination of light intensity and flow velocity provides substantially uniform treatment (i.e. the faster moving fluid streams are treated at higher intensity and the slower moving fluid streams are treated at lower intensity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: Pure Pulse Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fries, John Thompson, Benjamin Holko, Kenton Salisbury
  • Publication number: 20040209295
    Abstract: The invention concerns a oligomeric MHC complex comprising at least two chimeric proteins, said chimeric proteins comprising a first section derived from an MHC peptide chain or a functional part thereof and a second section comprising an oligomerising domain derived from an oligomer-forming coiled-coil protein, wherein formation of the oligomeric MHC complex occurs by oligomerisation at the oligomerising domain of the chimeric proteins, and wherein at least two of the first sections are derived from the same MHC peptide chain. The invention also concerns a chimeric protein comprising a first section derived from an MHC peptide chain or a functional part thereof and a second section comprising an oligomerising domain derived from an oligomer-forming coiled-coil protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Nikolai Franz Gregor Schwabe, Linda Cheng-Choo Tan, Catherine Elizabeth Napper, Jeremy William Fry, Susan Pang, Rachel Kate Spooner
  • Patent number: 6730923
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying a target object having a plurality of surfaces, within a pulsed light sterilization chamber including a treatment zone within which pulsed sterilizing light is emitted, comprises: a transmissive carrier within the treatment zone detachably coupled to the target object, the transmissive carrier having a transmissivity of at least about 10% to light within the 250 to 350 nm wavelength range; and moving means coupled to the transmissive carrier for moving the target object on the transmissive carrier through the treatment zone, the plurality of surfaces of the target object being sterilized by the pulsed sterilizing light in the treatment zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: PurePulse Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard May, Andrew H. Bushnell, William Fries