Patents by Inventor William Hendrickson

William Hendrickson 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: 10531681
    Abstract: Heat-triggered colorants for altering the color of a food, methods for changing the color of a food using heat-triggered colorants, and methods for making heat-triggered colorants for food. The heat-triggered colorants may comprise a mixture comprising a carrier having a melting point and a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) first food colorant having a color, and a coating encapsulating the mixture and masking the color of the first food colorant. When the heat-triggered colorant is exposed to a temperature greater than the melting point of the carrier, the carrier melts and releases the first food colorant, thereby unmasking the color of the first food colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sensient Colors LLC
    Inventors: Karen Brimmer, Danny Thomas Lauff, Olaf C. Moberg, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20190085420
    Abstract: Heat treatment of DRI is performed in order to form a DRI product with a metallic shell around at least a portion of the DRI. The heat treatment may be delivered through the use of a plasma torch, a gas burner, an oven, or any other like heat source. The heat treatment may heat the DRI for a fraction of a second and quickly cool the DRI in order to melt the surface and form the metallic shell without vaporizing a significant portion of the DRI and without losing a significant amount of the latent energy in the DRI. During storage and transport of the DRI product, the DRI product is less likely to fracture, the DRI product has less exposed surface area of DRI, and results in reduced DRI fines and/or DRI dust cause by the DRI product rubbing together when compared to traditional types of DRI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: NUCOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradford Granger True, David William Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 9143620
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and storage media provide for receiving a request to use a multiparty service offered by autonomous devices; determining whether persistence information exists that indicates one of the autonomous devices to which the request is to be routed; selecting one of the autonomous devices to transmit the request in response to determining that persistence information does not exist, and wherein the device has no knowledge which of the autonomous devices is to accept the request; transmitting the request; receiving a response; recognizing whether the request is accepted based on the response; storing persistence information indicating the one of the autonomous devices is servicing the request; and using the persistence information to transmit a subsequent request to use the multiparty service to the one of the autonomous devices, wherein the subsequent request pertains to a same session of the multiparty service as the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Edmund Somes, Jeffrey Allen Haltom, Rachel Lee Scarbrough, Heath William Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20150209677
    Abstract: An online comment contest service is described. Comments are submitted by users of the online comment contest service and are entered in an online comment contest which is configured to operate for a predetermined duration of time, Attributes associated with the comments in the contest are tracked during the duration of time, where the attributes include a total number of ratings of that comment by the users, an average rating of that comment by the users, a total number of follow-up comments to that comment by the users, and a total number of times that comment was shared by the users via a third party destination. Winning comment(s) of a contest are determining based on at least the tracked attributes associated with each of the comments entered into that comment contest. A reward is provided to the winning users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Thomas O'Brien, William Hendrickson Taylor, IV, Ethan Douglas Straffin
  • Patent number: 8741337
    Abstract: An encapsulated material containing an oxidation-sensitive core is covered by at least a dried phospholipid layer, and contains at least one phytosterol in the core, the phospholipid layer or in a further layer or layers. By using microencapsulation, oxidatively unstable materials may be provided with a synthetic protective barrier and rendered less susceptible to oxidative degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Aveka, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Hendrickson, John M. Finney, Olaf C. Moberg, Christopher J. Rueb, Robert G. Bowman, Chetan S. Rao, Nita M. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20130243171
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and storage media provide for receiving a request to use a multiparty service offered by autonomous devices; determining whether persistence information exists that indicates one of the autonomous devices to which the request is to be routed; selecting one of the autonomous devices to transmit the request in response to determining that persistence information does not exist, and wherein the device has no knowledge which of the autonomous devices is to accept the request; transmitting the request; receiving a response; recognizing whether the request is accepted based on the response; storing persistence information indicating the one of the autonomous devices is servicing the request; and using the persistence information to transmit a subsequent request to use the multiparty service to the one of the autonomous devices, wherein the subsequent request pertains to a same session of the multiparty service as the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Brian Edmund Somes, Jeffrey Allen Haltom, Rachel Lee Scarbrough, Heath William Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20130183432
    Abstract: A method is used to separate fractions from a seed. This can be done by: a) Physically breaking down the Chia seed into smaller particles; b) Adding a liquid carrier to the broken Chia seed to form a Chia liquid carrier blend; c) Optionally providing further processing of the Chia liquid carrier blend to further reduce the particle size of the Chia particles d) Optionally centrifuging the Chia liquid carrier blend; e) Optionally forming at least three discernible layers of materials within the centrifuged Chia liquid carrier blend; f) Optionally separating the composition of at least one layer from remaining layers; and g) Optionally combining the separated layers together into a desired combination/ratios h) Drying the separated layers or combined layers into a flowable powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: John M. Finney, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson, Daniel R. Roesler, Robert G. Bowman, David A. Canfield
  • Publication number: 20130080224
    Abstract: An online story sharing service is described. The online story sharing service includes a server that includes a submit story application component that is configured to allow users of the story sharing service to submit stories, each story including one or more of a written component, an audio component, an image component, and a video component. The server further includes a view story application component that is configured to allow users to view stories that have been submitted. The server further includes an external destination share application component that is configured to allow users of the online story sharing service to share links of stories with one or more external destinations. The server further includes a story contest module to conduct story contest. Each story contest is for a predetermined duration of time and includes multiple entries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Thomas O'Brien, William Hendrickson Taylor, IV, Ethan Douglas Straffin
  • Patent number: 8252354
    Abstract: A method is used to separate fractions from a seed. This can be done by: a) Physically breaking down the Chia seed into smaller particles; b) Adding a liquid carrier to the broken Chia seed to form a Chia liquid carrier blend; c) Optionally providing further processing of the Chia liquid carrier blend to further reduce the particle size of the Chia particles d) Optionally centrifuging the Chia liquid carrier blend; e) Optionally forming at least three discernible layers of materials within the centrifuged Chia liquid carrier blend; f) Optionally separating the composition of at least one layer from remaining layers; and g) Optionally combining the separated layers together into a desired combination/ratios h) Drying the separated layers or combined layers into a flowable powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: MAS Marketing Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Finney, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson, Daniel R. Roesler, Robert G. Bowman, David A. Canfield
  • Patent number: 8221809
    Abstract: Products comprising labile compounds, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids, and having first and second encapsulants are disclosed. A first encapsulant can be a spray dried coating and the second encapsulant can be a prill coating. Methods of making the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Martek Biosciences Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Subramanian, Brian J. Connolly, William A. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8192841
    Abstract: Microencapsulated delivery vehicles comprising an active agent are disclosed. The microencapsulated delivery vehicles may be introduced into products such that, upon activation, the product provides a functional benefit to a substrate, such as a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Amundson, William A. Hendrickson, David J. Drath, Christopher J. Rueb, John Michael Finney
  • Publication number: 20120015093
    Abstract: A method provides a milled whole seed product from a whole seed having at least 0.01% by total weight of oil therein. The whole seed is added to an aqueous carrier which is physically milled at a shear rate of at least 3,000 r.p.m. The shearing is continued until at least 50% by weight of seed solids will pass through a square mesh screen having 1.2 mm screen hole dimensions. The solids in aqueous carrier is collected as a suspension or dispersion in the aqueous carrier. The collected seed solids in aqueous carrier are dried to form a free-flowing powder. The free-flowing powder is rehydrated with a second aqueous medium to form a non-mucilaginous suspension or dispersion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: John M. Finney, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson, Daniel R. Roesler, Robert G. Bowman, David A. Canfield
  • Patent number: 7943158
    Abstract: An article and process provides a stable technology that reduces the microbial content by providing molecular iodine to the stabilized reagents when at least two reactants are activated by aqueous and/or alcohol materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Biolargo Life Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Anthony R. Nelson, Susan T. Oeltjen, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson, Kenneth R. Code
  • Patent number: 7914891
    Abstract: Microencapsulated delivery vehicles comprising an active agent are disclosed. In one embodiment, the microencapsulated delivery vehicles are heat delivery vehicles capable of generating heat upon activation. The microencapsulated heat delivery vehicles may be introduced into wet wipes such that, upon activation, the wet wipe solution is warmed resulting in a warm sensation on a user's skin. Any number of other active ingredients, such as cooling agents and biocides, can also be incorporated into a microencapsulated delivery vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Amundson, Alan Edward Wright, Frank P. Abuto, Michael S. Brunner, Wael R. Joseph, Larry E. Brown, David Charles Musil, Michael Allen Daley, Jeffrey David Shelley, Brian Patrick Argo, David J. Drath, William A. Hendrickson, Hal Arthur LaFleur, III, Duane G. Krzysik
  • Publication number: 20110059164
    Abstract: An encapsulated material containing an oxidation-sensitive core is covered by at least a dried synthetic organelle layer and optional additional ingredients in the organelle layer or additional layers. By using microencapsulation to mimic or otherwise adapt the storage concepts used by seeds to protect triacylglycerol cores, oxidatively unstable materials may be provided with a synthetic, seed-like oxygen-resistant protective barrier and rendered less susceptible to oxidative degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: William A. Hendrickson, John M. Finney, Olaf C. Moberg, Christopher J. Rueb, Robert G. Bowman, Chetan S. Rao, Nita M. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20110052680
    Abstract: An encapsulated material containing an oxidation-sensitive core is covered by at least a dried phospholipid layer, and contains at least one phytosterol in the core, the phospholipid layer or in a further layer or layers. By using microencapsulation, oxidatively unstable materials may be provided with a synthetic protective barrier and rendered less susceptible to oxidative degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: William A. Hendrickson, John M. Finney, Olaf C. Moberg, Christopher J. Rueb, Robert G. Bowman, Chetan S. Rao, Nita M. Bentley
  • Publication number: 20110020519
    Abstract: An encapsulated material is formed by congealing droplets of a molten blend of oxidatively unstable material and phytosterol in a chilling gas stream to form prilled cores containing oxidatively unstable material and phytosterol, and encapsulating the prilled cores in one or more protective shell layers to form free-flowing microparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Robert G. Bowman, Christopher J. Rueb, John M. Finney, William A. Hendrickson, Chetan S. Rao, Nita M. Bentley, Richard M. Herreid
  • Publication number: 20100310719
    Abstract: A method is used to separate fractions from a seed. This can be done by: a) Physically breaking down the Chia seed into smaller particles; b) Adding a liquid carrier to the broken Chia seed to form a Chia liquid carrier blend; c) Optionally providing further processing of the Chia liquid carrier blend to further reduce the particle size of the Chia particles d) Optionally centrifuging the Chia liquid carrier blend; e) Optionally forming at least three discernible layers of materials within the centrifuged Chia liquid carrier blend; f) Optionally separating the composition of at least one layer from remaining layers; and g) Optionally combining the separated layers together into a desired combination/ratios h) Drying the separated layers or combined layers into a flowable powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: John M. Finney, Christoper J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson, Daniel R. Roesler, Robert G. Bowman, David A. Canfield
  • Publication number: 20100068523
    Abstract: A method provides a redispersible nanoparticle powder. The method includes: a) providing within a liquid carrier a first dispersion of nanoparticles having surface hydroxyl groups; b) adding a non-metal-ester molecular reactant for the hydroxyl group into the liquid carrier; c) reacting the reactant with the hydroxyl group to form individual, non-continuous sites having reaction product of the hydroxyl group and the reactant to form a surface treated nanoparticle; and d) drying the surface treated nanoparticle to at least reduce the presence of any excess non-metal-ester molecular reactant and providing non-aggregated powder of the surface treated nanoparticles such that when the dried, treated nanoparticle powder is redispersed as a second dispersion in a carrier or solvent having affinity for the non-metal-ester reactant product, a nano-sized particle is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Errol Williams, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson, Paul J. Verbanac, Robert G. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20090269447
    Abstract: Heat-triggered colorants for altering the color of a food, methods for changing the color of a food using heat-triggered colorants, and methods for making heat-triggered colorants for food. The heat-triggered colorants may comprise a mixture comprising a carrier having a melting point and a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) first food colorant having a color, and a coating encapsulating the mixture and masking the color of the first food colorant. When the heat-triggered colorant is exposed to a temperature greater than the melting point of the carrier, the carrier melts and releases the first food colorant, thereby unmasking the color of the first food colorant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Karen Brimmer, Danny Thomas Lauff, Olaf C. Moberg, Christopher J. Rueb, William A. Hendrickson