Patents by Inventor William J. Anderson

William J. Anderson 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: 20200189164
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to films having at least a first profiled layer and a second layer having an inverse profile of the first layer. Those films can be used as protection tapes for various surfaces. Exemplary uses of the films of the present disclosure include leading edge protection tapes for rotor blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Benton FREE, Stephen A. JOHNSON, William T. FAY, Troy J. ANDERSON, Derek W. PATZMAN
  • Publication number: 20200183244
    Abstract: An electro-optic apparatus configured to adjust in transmittance in response to a control input comprises a first web substrate and a second web substrate. Each of the web substrates form a plurality of perimeter edges. A first edge is in connection with a first electrical terminal connecting in connection with a first electrode. A second edge opposing the first edge is in connection with a second electrical terminal in connection with a second electrode. A third edge and an opposing fourth edge comprise a barrier seal in a first configuration in connection with an exterior surface of each of the first web substrate and the second web substrate. The barrier seal encapsulates the electro-optic medium between an interior surface of each of the first web substrate and the second web substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Gentex Corporation
    Inventors: Garret C. DeNolf, Gary J. Dozeman, George A. Neuman, William L. Tonar, Mario F. Saenger Nayver, John S. Anderson, Sheng Liu, Yuping Lin, David J. Cammenga, Joel A. Stray, Scott S. McNees
  • Patent number: 10594174
    Abstract: An end cap for use with a stator assembly is provided. The end cap includes a tooth portion, a yoke portion, and a lip. The tooth portion includes a first end and an opposite second end and the yoke portion is formed at the first end of the tooth portion. The yoke portion includes at least one arm that extends from the tooth portion. The lip is defined along at least one of the tooth portion and the at least one arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Jon Kreidler, William J. Conway, Wesley K. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200080466
    Abstract: A combustion pre-chamber assembly includes pre-chamber device body defining an annular plenum that is in fluid communication with the at least one bore that extends through the spark plug shell. The annular plenum is also in communication with at least one purging passage that extends from the annular plenum to an end surface of the pre-chamber device body. Residual exhaust gases in the annular volume of the spark plug are purged by fresh charge flow from the main combustion chamber as the piston approaches top dead center. The fresh charge flow that is provided to the annular plenum through the at least one purging passage and into the annular volume of the spark plug through the at least one bore through the spark plug shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alan C. Anderson, William Marshall Cover, Xu Han, Nicholas James Welch, David Guillermo Gonzalez Medina, Xiao Qin, Andrew Guy Kitchen, Daniel J. O'Connor, Benjamin L. Olivas
  • Patent number: 10549517
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for printing three-dimensional parts, the system comprising a heatable region, a receiving surface, a print head configured to print a three-dimensional part onto the receiving surface in a layer-by-layer manner along a printing axis, and a drive mechanism configured to index the receiving surface along the printing axis such that the receiving surface and at least a portion of the three-dimensional part out of the heated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Scott Crump, Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson, Kevin C. Johnson, Ronald G. Schloesser, Joseph E. LaBossiere, Richard Thomas Anderson, Michael D. Bosveld, Paul J. Leavitt
  • Publication number: 20200033667
    Abstract: A window is provided that includes a first substrate, a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate, an intermediate substrate between the first and second substrate and having a first transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the first substrate and second transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the second substrate, a first electrode on a surface of the first substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a second electrode on a surface of the second substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a light absorbing layer comprising an electrochromic medium between the first substrate and the intermediate substrate, and a light scattering layer comprising a liquid crystal material between the intermediate substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Henry A. Luten, George A. Neuman, John S. Anderson, Gary J. Dozeman, Tammy G. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10494779
    Abstract: An elongated girder for use in a bridge includes a girder body having a modified V-shaped cross section. The body includes longitudinally extending webs defining sides of the girder, a bottom flange extending between the webs, and top flanges extending outwardly from the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, James M. Anderson, William G. Davids, Joshua D. Clapp
  • Publication number: 20190349426
    Abstract: The Internet can be configured to provide communications to a large number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Devices can be designed to address the need for network layers, from central servers, through gateways, down to edge devices, to grow unhindered, to discover and make accessible connected resources, and to support the ability to hide and compartmentalize connected resources. Network protocols can be part of the fabric supporting human accessible services that operate regardless of location, time, or space. Innovations can include service delivery and associated infrastructure, such as hardware and software. Services may be provided in accordance with specified Quality of Service (QoS) terms. The use of IoT devices and networks can be included in a heterogeneous network of connectivity including wired and wireless technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Keith Nolan, Mark Kelly, Gregory Burns, Michael Nolan, John Brady, Cliodhna Ni Scanaill, Niall Cahill, Thiago Macieira, Zheng Zhang, Glen J. Anderson, Igor Muttik, Davide Carboni, Eugene Ryan, Richard Davies, Toby M. Kohlenberg, Maarten Koning, Jakub Wenus, Rajesh Poornachandran, William C. Deleeuw, Ravikiran Chukka
  • Patent number: 10466524
    Abstract: A window is provided that includes a first substrate, a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate, an intermediate substrate between the first and second substrate and having a first transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the first substrate and second transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the second substrate, a first electrode on a surface of the first substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a second electrode on a surface of the second substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a light absorbing layer comprising an electrochromic medium between the first substrate and the intermediate substrate, and a light scattering layer comprising a liquid crystal material between the intermediate substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Henry A. Luten, George A. Neuman, John S. Anderson, Gary J. Dozeman, Tammy G. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190324341
    Abstract: An electro-optic element includes a first substantially transparent polymer substrate defining first and second surfaces. The second surface includes a first electrically conductive layer. A first polymer multi-layer film is disposed between the first substrate and the first conductive layer. The first polymer multi-layer film includes a first polymer layer, an inorganic layer, and a second polymer layer. A second substantially transparent substrate defines a third surface and a fourth surface. The third surface includes a second electrically conductive layer. An electrochromic medium is disposed in a cavity defined between the first and second substrates and includes a cathodic material, an anodic material, and at least one solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Garret C. DeNolf, Gary J. Dozeman, George A. Neuman, Mario F. Saenger Nayver, John S. Anderson, Jeffrey A. Forgette, Sheng Liu, Yuping Lin
  • Patent number: 10452906
    Abstract: Currency bills are transported past an image scanner to one or more output receptacles. Each of the bills is imaged to produce image data from which a visually readable image of each bill can be reproduced. The serial number, denomination, and/or secondary identifiers of a bill is attempted to be extracted and/or determined from the image data associated with the bill. The serial number of the bill has an integer number, X, of characters. One or more of the X characters of the serial number of the currency bill is not extracted with a predetermined confidence. In response to failing to extract all of the X characters of the serial number of the bill with the predetermined confidence, a serial number field in an electronic record associated with the bill is populated with a serial number snippet image. The electronic record is stored in a non-transitory memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CUMMINS-ALLISON CORP.
    Inventors: Douglas U. Mennie, Antony D. Susai, William J. Jones, Frank M. Csulits, Matthew L. Anderson, Robert J. Klein, Ralf H. Jaeger, David R. Badalamenti, Dale E. Beutel
  • Publication number: 20190308998
    Abstract: Patterning compositions are described based on organo tin dodecamers with hydrocarbyl ligands, oxo ligands, hydroxo ligands and carboxylato ligands. Alternative dodecamer embodiments have organo tin ligands in place of hydrocarbyl ligands. The organo tin ligands can be incorporated into the dodecamers from a monomer with the structure (RCC)3SnQ, where R is a hydrocarbyl group and Q is a alkyl tin moiety with a carbon bonded to the Sn atom of the monomer and with a Sn bonded as a replacement of a quaternary carbon atom with bonds to 4 carbon atoms. Some or all of the carboxylato and hydroxyl ligands can be replaced with fluoride ions. Good EUV patterning results are obtained with the dodecamer based patterning compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Brian J. Cardineau, William Earley, Stephen T. Meyers, Kai Jiang, Jeremy T. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190298462
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft, and a sheath disposed on an external surface of the instrument shaft. The sheath has a first section made of ePTFE and a second section made of a second material, wherein the second section provides a friction seal with the shaft, and wherein the ePTFE is gas-permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. PARK, S. Christopher ANDERSON, Thomas G. COOPER, Matthew R. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10427606
    Abstract: Anisotropic film laminates for use in image-preserving reflectors such as rearview automotive mirror assemblies, and related methods of fabrication. A film may comprise an anisotropic layer such as a light-polarizing layer and other functional layers. The film having controlled water content is heated under omnidirectional pressure and vacuum to a temperature substantially equal to or above a lower limit of a glass-transition temperature range of the film so as to be laminated to a substrate. The laminate is configured as part of a mirror structure so as to increase contrast of light produced by a light source positioned behind the mirror structure and transmitted through the mirror structure towards a viewer. The mirror structure is devoid of any extended distortion and is characterized by SW and LW values less than 3, more preferably less than 2, and most preferably less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Anderson, William L. Tonar, Henry A. Luten, George A. Neuman, Gary J. Dozeman, Tammy G. Morgan, David J. Cammenga
  • Publication number: 20190284988
    Abstract: A spark plug is disclosed that includes at least one bore extending through a shell of the spark plug in order to form a passageway between an annular volume around the spark plug insulator nose and a pre-chamber volume of a pre-chamber device, thus directing a purge of exhaust gases trapped in the annular volume to a space formed by the exterior of the spark plug body and the interior of the pre-chamber device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alan C. Anderson, William Marshall Cover, Xu Han, Benjamin L. Olivas, Daniel J. O'Connor, Daniel Guillermo Gonzalez Medina, Xiao Qin, Nicholas James Welch, Andrew Guy Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20190282328
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument comprises a shaft comprising a distal end, a proximal end, and a wall extending from the distal end to the proximal end, the wall surrounding an interior of the shaft. A transmission housing is located at the proximal end of the shaft and the shaft is rotatably coupled to the transmission housing. An actuator in the transmission housing is operably coupled to actuate rotation of the shaft. A port in the transmission housing is configured to be fluidically coupled to a fluid supply. A manifold in the transmission housing comprises an inlet and an outlet, the inlet being in fluid communication with the port, the outlet being in fluid communication with the interior of the shaft at the proximal end of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Christopher ANDERSON, Jordan M. KLEIN, William J. PARK, Denise PONGANIS, Daniel P. SARALIEV, Philip TRENHOLME
  • Publication number: 20190276994
    Abstract: An elongated girder for use in a bridge includes a girder body having a modified V-shaped cross section. The body includes longitudinally extending webs defining sides of the girder, a bottom flange extending between the webs, and top flanges extending outwardly from the webs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, James M. Anderson, William G. Davids, Joshua D. Clapp
  • Publication number: 20190233693
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to shaped abrasive particles having sharp tips, methods of making the shaped abrasive particles, methods of abrading a substrate with the shaped abrasive particles, and coated abrasive articles including the shaped abrasive particles. The shaped abrasive particle includes a ceramic, has a polygonal cross-sectional shape along a longitudinal axis of the shaped abrasive particle, and at least one tip of the shaped abrasive particle has a radius of curvature of less than or equal to about 19.2 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dwight D. Erickson, Ian R. Owen, Shawn C. Dodds, Matthew S. Stay, Scott R. Culler, John T. Boden, William C. Quade, Joseph D. Solem, Negus B. Adefris, Chainika Jangu, Thomas J. Anderson, Gregory S. Mueller, William Blake Kolb
  • Patent number: 10348911
    Abstract: An online data validator is a digital imaging system integrated onto the front side of a printing unit wherein an exit of the printing unit is set on the same side close to the online data validator for a media exiting therefrom. The online data validator comprises a controller facilitating communication with a printing unit controller and controlling overall operation of the online data validator functions; a camera module including a sensor PCB and an optical lens, wherein the sensor PCB contains a camera sensor for capturing 2D digital images of moving labels; and a light source module including a lightbar, a lightbar PCB, a Fresnel lens and a window for providing uniform and flattened illumination on the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TSC AUTO ID TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Edwards, William J. Brown, Ming-Te Chen, Kevin P. Moore, Mark A. Young, Greg J. Anderson, Kenneth R. Kuhn, Raul Velasquez, Freek Kempe
  • Patent number: 10292776
    Abstract: A method using a sheathed surgical apparatus includes equalizing a pressure differential between a surgical insufflation gas pressure and an initial pressure lower than the insufflation gas pressure. The insufflation gas pressure is external to a portion of a surgical apparatus upon which a sheath is disposed, and the initial pressure is within the surgical apparatus. The equalizing of the pressure differential occurs via permeation of insufflation gas through the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Park, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper, Matthew R. Williams