Patents by Inventor William Hartman

William Hartman 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: 20160144997
    Abstract: A method for controlling the delamination of a package at the exposed edges of the package is disclosed. A carton is formed with a panel comprising at least one exposed edge, at least one partial depth cut proximate to the exposed edge, and a removable section positioned between the exposed edge and the partial depth cut. The separation of the removable section from the carton leaves an exposed edge with a reduced thickness, inhibiting delamination of the panel from the rest of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: KEY-PAK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Wade Williams-Hartman
  • Patent number: 9301812
    Abstract: A method of determining an optimal position of a glenoid implant. The method includes identifying a center point of a patient's glenoid fossa based on an image of the patient's glenoid fossa; determining the optimal position of the glenoid implant based on the location of the center point relative to a medial point of the patient's scapula; and selecting orientation of an alignment pin based on the determined optimal glenoid implant position such that the glenoid fossa will be prepared to receive the glenoid implant at the optimal position when the glenoid fossa is prepared with a cutting device or guide coupled to the alignment pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Clinton E. Kehres, William Hartman
  • Patent number: 9242777
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel, theft-resistant, and senior-friendly packaging for consumer and retail products that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging is designed to prevent individuals from gaining access to the enclosed product through tampering with the packaging while at the same time meeting or exceeding federal child-resistant and senior-friendly guidelines. The packaging incorporates plastic material and multiple cuts to be tear-resistant and to halt the propagation of a tear, if one should occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wade E. Williams-Hartman
  • Patent number: 9235547
    Abstract: A messaging system and method with dead man switching providing for hierarchical delivery of messages based on selected message hierarchy levels with controlled delivery/response timing is disclosed. The system and method incorporates a messaging host that communicates with a messaging source client that creates and prioritizes a message and targets address(es) for the message. This message is then transmitted to the target address(es) using a hierarchical transmission thread having set limits on response times for each address within the thread. Reception of the message by each target(s) produces visual and/or auditory notification at the target(s). Messages are automatically forwarded to remaining target(s) within the thread upon expiration of a timer should the target(s) fail to respond to the message within a predetermined time. Failure of the target(s) to respond to the message(s) is reported bi-directionally along the thread and forwarded to remaining target(s) in the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Richard William Hartman, II, Kevin Mark Klughart
  • Publication number: 20150159622
    Abstract: A system employs wave energy harvesting apparatus and a water vessel (e.g., a ship) carrying an energy storage apparatus (e.g., array of batteries). The energy harvesting apparatus is preferably also carried by the water vessel, but may be fixed or carried by a separate water vessel. The water vessel is operated in an energy storing mode at an energy harvesting location subject to wave activity, during which the energy storage apparatus stores energy from the wave activity as harvested by the energy harvesting apparatus. The water vessel is operated in an energy transporting mode to transport the stored energy from the energy harvesting location to an energy releasing location (preferably onshore, but may be offshore) having a connection to an electrical power grid. The water vessel is operated at the energy releasing location in an energy releasing mode in which the stored energy is transformed into appropriate AC electricity supplied to the electrical power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Andre Sharon, Holger Wirz, John C. Briggs, William Hartman, Fritz Klocke
  • Patent number: 8970055
    Abstract: A system employs wave energy harvesting apparatus and a water vessel (e.g., a ship) carrying an energy storage apparatus (e.g., array of batteries). The energy harvesting apparatus is preferably also carried by the water vessel, but may be fixed or carried by a separate water vessel. The water vessel is operated in an energy storing mode at an energy harvesting location subject to wave activity, during which the energy storage apparatus stores energy from the wave activity as harvested by the energy harvesting apparatus. The water vessel is operated in an energy transporting mode to transport the stored energy from the energy harvesting location to an energy releasing location (preferably onshore, but may be offshore) having a connection to an electrical power grid. The water vessel is operated at the energy releasing location in an energy releasing mode in which the stored energy is transformed into appropriate AC electricity supplied to the electrical power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Sharon, Holger Wirz, John C. Briggs, William Hartman, Fritz Klocke
  • Patent number: 8920152
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a modular articulating cement spacer mold for forming a temporary implant comprising a mold first portion, a mold second portion, and a ventilation forming surface feature on an interior surface of at least one of the mold first portion or the mold second portion. The first mold portion and the second mold portion have corresponding interior surfaces that form a cavity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: H. Gene Hawkins, William Hartman, Kristen Martin, Nathan A. Winslow
  • Publication number: 20140166523
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel, theft-resistant, and senior-friendly packaging for consumer and retail products that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging is designed to prevent individuals from gaining access to the enclosed product through tampering with the packaging while at the same time meeting or exceeding federal child-resistant and senior-friendly guidelines. The packaging incorporates plastic material and multiple cuts to be tear-resistant and to halt the propagation of a tear, if one should occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KEY-PAK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Wade E. Williams-Hartman
  • Publication number: 20140107654
    Abstract: A method of determining an optimal position of a glenoid implant. The method includes identifying a center point of a patient's glenoid fossa based on an image of the patient's glenoid fossa; determining the optimal position of the glenoid implant based on the location of the center point relative to a medial point of the patient's scapula; and selecting orientation of an alignment pin based on the determined optimal glenoid implant position such that the glenoid fossa will be prepared to receive the glenoid implant at the optimal position when the glenoid fossa is prepared with a cutting device or guide coupled to the alignment pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Biomet Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Clinton E. KEHRES, William HARTMAN
  • Patent number: 8544650
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel, theft-resistant, and senior-friendly packaging for consumer and retail products that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging is designed to prevent individuals from gaining access to the enclosed product through tampering with the packaging while at the same time meeting or exceeding federal child-resistant and senior-friendly guidelines. The packaging incorporates plastic material and multiple cuts to be tear-resistant and to halt the propagation of a tear, if one should occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wade E. Williams-Hartman
  • Patent number: 8424211
    Abstract: A pivoting hand tool is provided including handle structures which control the relative angular position of pivotable arms to allow disassembly and reassembly and to prevent accidental disassembly during use. Handle structures includes an elastic interference portion which provides a first interference between the first arm and second arm at the predetermined angle to prevent angular displacement of the arms from exceeding a first predetermined angle until a disassembly pivoting force is applied to the first arm and the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Lucas O Nene, Thomas William Hartman, Evan Mark Abel, Frank J. Clementi
  • Publication number: 20120267949
    Abstract: A system employs wave energy harvesting apparatus and a water vessel (e.g., a ship) carrying an energy storage apparatus (e.g., array of batteries). The energy harvesting apparatus is preferably also carried by the water vessel, but may be fixed or carried by a separate water vessel. The water vessel is operated in an energy storing mode at an energy harvesting location subject to wave activity, during which the energy storage apparatus stores energy from the wave activity as harvested by the energy harvesting apparatus. The water vessel is operated in an energy transporting mode to transport the stored energy from the energy harvesting location to an energy releasing location (preferably onshore, but may be offshore) having a connection to an electrical power grid. The water vessel is operated at the energy releasing location in an energy releasing mode in which the stored energy is transformed into appropriate AC electricity supplied to the electrical power grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Sharon, Holger Wirz, John C. Briggs, William Hartman, Fritz Klocke
  • Publication number: 20120261546
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a modular articulating cement spacer mold for forming a temporary implant comprising a mold first portion, a mold second portion, and a ventilation forming surface feature on an interior surface of at least one of the mold first portion or the mold second portion. The first mold portion and the second mold portion have corresponding interior surfaces that form a cavity therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: H. Gene Hawkins, William Hartman, Kristen Martin, Nathan A. Winslow
  • Patent number: 8206143
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a modular articulating cement spacer mold for forming a temporary implant comprising a mold first portion; a mold second portion; a hinge region connecting the mold first portion and mold second portion; and a self-securing device to removably secure and separate the mold first portion and the mold second portion. Other modular articulating cement spacer molds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: H. Gene Hawkins, William Hartman, Kristen Martin, Nathan A. Winslow
  • Publication number: 20120061281
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel, theft-resistant, and senior-friendly packaging for consumer and retail products that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging is designed to prevent individuals from gaining access to the enclosed product through tampering with the packaging while at the same time meeting or exceeding federal child-resistant and senior-friendly guidelines. The packaging incorporates plastic material and multiple cuts to be tear-resistant and to halt the propagation of a tear, if one should occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Wade E. Williams-Hartman
  • Publication number: 20120047751
    Abstract: A pivoting hand tool is provided including handle structures which control the relative angular position of pivotable arms to allow disassembly and reassembly and to prevent accidental disassembly during use. Handle structures includes an elastic interference portion which provides a first interference between the first arm and second arm at the predetermined angle to prevent angular displacement of the arms from exceeding a first predetermined angle until a disassembly pivoting force is applied to the first arm and the second arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Lucas O. Nene, Thomas William Hartman, Evan Mark Abel, Frank J. Clementi
  • Patent number: 7997411
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel child-resistant senior-friendly blister card packaging that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging requires a push-peel-push method for opening, which is cognitively and physically challenging for children and mentally impaired adults. Yet, competent adults can easily open the package, especially after reading instructions. More specifically, opening the package requires the user to: 1) Push through a aperture to create a pull tab; 2) Pull on the pull tab to remove a panel; and 3) Push the blister to force the contents through the blister's seal. Advantageously, the present invention is designed such that information such as instructions and product information can be easily printed directly on the packaging. Moreover, users may also record information directly on the packaging. Thus, the present invention not only provides child-resistant and senior-friendly features, but also provides convenience for viewing and recording information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wade Everette Williams-Hartman
  • Patent number: 7905355
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel, theft-resistant, and senior-friendly packaging for consumer and retail products that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging is designed to prevent individuals from gaining access to the enclosed product through tampering with the packaging while at the same time meeting or exceeding federal child-resistant and senior-friendly guidelines. The packaging incorporates plastic material and multiple cuts to be tear-resistant and to halt the propagation of a tear, if one should occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Key-Pak Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wade E. Williams-Hartman
  • Publication number: 20100154365
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel child-resistant senior-friendly blister card packaging that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging requires a push-peel-push method for opening, which is cognitively and physically challenging for children and mentally impaired adults. Yet, competent adults can easily open the package, especially after reading instructions. More specifically, opening the package requires the user to: 1) Push through a aperture to create a pull tab; 2) Pull on the pull tab to remove a panel; and 3) Push the blister to force the contents through the blister's seal. Advantageously, the present invention is designed such that information such as instructions and product information can be easily printed directly on the packaging. Moreover, users may also record information directly on the packaging. Thus, the present invention not only provides child-resistant and senior-friendly features, but also provides convenience for viewing and recording information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Wade Everette Williams-Hartman
  • Patent number: 7665610
    Abstract: The present invention is a novel child-resistant senior-friendly blister card packaging that is cheap and easy to manufacture. The packaging requires a push-peel-push method for opening, which is cognitively and physically challenging for children and mentally impaired adults. Yet, competent adults can easily open the package, especially after reading instructions. More specifically, opening the package requires the user to: 1) Push through a aperture to create a pull tab; 2) Pull on the pull tab to remove a panel; and 3) Push the blister to force the contents through the blister's seal. Advantageously, the present invention is designed such that information such as instructions and product information can be easily printed directly on the packaging. Moreover, users may also record information directly on the packaging. Thus, the present invention not only provides child-resistant and senior-friendly features, but also provides convenience for viewing and recording information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Wade Everette Williams-Hartman