Patents by Inventor William J. Reilly

William J. Reilly 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: 20200023217
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: VICTAULIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. BUCHER, Frank J. CYGLER, William J. REILLY, Yi LIU, Lawrence W. THAU, JR.
  • Patent number: 10532237
    Abstract: An emitter system capable of discharging an atomized liquid-gas stream or a liquid stream which atomizes into a spray has a source of pressurized gas and one or more sources of pressurized liquids. Flow of gas and liquid to an emitter is controlled by valves, and the emitter can be used to discharge either the atomized liquid-gas stream or the liquid stream. The emitter system may be used for fire suppression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: William J. Reilly, Lawrence W. Thau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10502324
    Abstract: A valve has a housing defining an inlet and an outlet and a cavity therebetween which receives a valve seat. The valve seat defines a slot which receives a gate. The valve seat is sealingly engaged with the housing, the gate sealingly engages the valve seat and is movable within the slot between an open and a closed position using an actuator. An opening in the housing provides access to the cavity. The valve seat may be removed from the housing through the opening by attaching the valve seat to the gate, thereby attaching the valve seat to the actuator, and withdrawing the gate from the housing using the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: William J. Reilly, Lawrence W. Thau, Jr., Michael Davis, Michael Prince
  • Patent number: 10449402
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VICTAULIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. Bucher, Frank J. Cygler, William J. Reilly, Yi Liu, Lawrence W. Thau, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180292014
    Abstract: A valve has a housing defining an inlet and an outlet and a cavity therebetween which receives a valve seat. The valve seat defines a slot which receives a body rotatably mounted with in the valve seat. The valve seat is sealingly engaged with the housing, the body rotatably mounted with in the valve seat sealingly engages the valve seat and is rotatably movable between an open and a closed position using an actuator. An opening in the housing provides access to the cavity. The valve seat may be removed from the housing through the opening by attaching the valve seat to the body rotatably mounted with in the valve seat, thereby attaching the valve seat to the actuator, and withdrawing the body rotatably mounted with in the valve seat from the housing using the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: William J. Reilly, Lawrence W. Thau, JR., Michael Davis, Michael Prince
  • Patent number: 10060578
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for monitoring for and detecting a leak in a line where a mobile detector having an audio sensor and an odor sensor transiting along the line. A sample audio reading is obtained by the audio sensor; and, a sample odor reading is obtained by the odor sensor. A processor compares the sample audio reading to a baseline audio reading to determine whether the line is leaking. The processor compares the sample odor reading to a baseline odor reading to determine whether the line is leaking. The location of the mobile detector is identified by a GPS device on the mobile detector when the processor determines that the line is leaking. The location of the mobile detector, the sample audio reading, and the sample odor reading is sent to a central monitoring center by a communications device on the mobile detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Battaglini, Jeremy R. Fox, Leo Kluger, William J. Reilly
  • Publication number: 20180005279
    Abstract: An emotionally intelligent advertising method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include characterizing a first content based on a topic type and an emotional index value, determining if the emotional index value is greater than a threshold emotional index value, and creating a suppression record to suppress a type of advertisement related to the topic type of the first content from being advertised following the first content when the determining determines that the emotional index value is greater than the threshold emotion index value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Roberto Battaglini, Jeremy Ray Fox, Leo Kluger, William J. Reilly
  • Publication number: 20170328522
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for monitoring for and detecting a leak in a line where a mobile detector having an audio sensor and an odor sensor transiting along the line. A sample audio reading is obtained by the audio sensor; and, a sample odor reading is obtained by the odor sensor. A processor compares the sample audio reading to a baseline audio reading to determine whether the line is leaking. The processor compares the sample odor reading to a baseline odor reading to determine whether the line is leaking. The location of the mobile detector is identified by a GPS device on the mobile detector when the processor determines that the line is leaking. The location of the mobile detector, the sample audio reading, and the sample odor reading is sent to a central monitoring center by a communications device on the mobile detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto Battaglini, Jeremy R. Fox, Leo Kluger, William J. Reilly
  • Patent number: 9631731
    Abstract: A valve for diverting the flow of fluid has a housing with an inlet and a plurality of outlets arranged in spaced relation around the housing. A body is positioned within the housing. The body is rotatable relatively to the housing and has an intake port and an exhaust port joined by a void space. The intake port is aligned with the housing inlet and both the intake port and the housing inlet are coaxially aligned with the axis of rotation of the body. The exhaust port is positioned eccentric to the axis and may be aligned with any one of the plurality of housing outlet ports upon rotation of the body relatively to the housing. A seal is positioned between the body and the housing. The seal surrounds the outlets and the exhaust port to prevent leakage when the exhaust port is aligned with an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Davis, Kerry L Dewitt, Steven A Wortmann, William J Reilly
  • Patent number: 9415250
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: VICTAULIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. Bucher, Frank J. Cygler, William J. Reilly, Yi Liu, Lawrence W. Thau, Jr., Robert Ballard
  • Publication number: 20160175630
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: VICTAULIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. BUCHER, Frank J. CYGLER, William J. REILLY, Yi LIU, Lawrence W. THAU, JR.
  • Patent number: 9345918
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: VICTAULIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. Bucher, Frank J. Cygler, William J. Reilly, Yi Liu, Lawrence W. Thau, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9053143
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing flexible and simultaneous updates to database objects from one or more users is disclosed. The system may receive a change request to the object from the first user and then from a second user. The system may determine if the object is locked and, if so, informing the first user. If an edit request is received from the second user, the second user may be provided with multiple options, such as incorporating changes made by first user and overwriting changes made by second user with changes made by first user, incorporating changes made by first user and overwriting changes made by first user with changes made by second user, and cancelling changes made by second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gouri Mantena, Tulasi J. Markham, Hoa Pham, Tuan A. Pham, William J. Reilly, Yi-Wen Tan, Mai T. Tran, Debra J. Waite
  • Publication number: 20150075821
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard A. BUCHER, Frank J. CYGLER, William J. REILLY, Yi LIU, Lawrence W. THAU, JR., Robert BALLARD
  • Patent number: 8918360
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for recording, managing and tracking changes to objects in a computer system. A master record is created for the computer system; and, a transactional record is created for an object in the computer system. The master record includes the current status of the object and the current status for all objects associated to the object. The transactional record is updated in the electronic database; and, the master record is updated when the transactional record is updated. The master record is linked to all of the transactional records of the objects associated to the object with the processor. The master record is updated with the processor when a transactional record of the objects associated to the object is updated or added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Cordell, Mark W. Honeck, Joachim Lohmiller, Susan L. Merkle, Jan Nielsen, Paul Noga, William J. Reilly, John J. Roberts, Siegfried F. Sanders, Thomas Schaefnner, Debra Jean Waite, Dirdre Ann Wessel, Dan Wingard
  • Publication number: 20140332707
    Abstract: A valve has a housing defining an inlet and an outlet and a cavity therebetween which receives a valve seat. The valve seat defines a slot which receives a gate. The valve seat is sealingly engaged with the housing, the gate sealingly engages the valve seat and is movable within the slot between an open and a closed position using an actuator. An opening in the housing provides access to the cavity. The valve seat may be removed from the housing through the opening by attaching the valve seat to the gate, thereby attaching the valve seat to the actuator, and withdrawing the gate from the housing using the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: William J. Reilly, Lawrence W. Thau, JR., Michael Davis, Michael Prince
  • Patent number: 8818908
    Abstract: A system for providing a fee associated with a location for an ordered object. In response to receiving an order for an object from a customer that includes a location for where to ship the object, it is determined whether the location requires a fee for the object. The fee for the object for the location is requested from a fee service in response to determining that the location does require the fee for the object. The fee for the object for the location is received from the fee service. The fee for the object for the location is added to a customer price and a first customer response. Then, the first customer response that includes the fee for the object for the location is sent to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brad M. Altice, Anandakrishnan Narayanan, Joanne O'Lear, William J. Reilly
  • Publication number: 20140174768
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler is provided that includes a conduit with a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a valve positioned near the fluid inlet and a fire sprinkler head that is positioned near the fluid outlet. The fire sprinkler head is operably connected to the valve by a tie. When the fire sprinkler head reacts to an elevated temperature condition, the tie is engaged and is operable to open the valve. In a normal state, before the fire sprinkler head reacts, the tie can be unbiased toward the fire sprinkler head. The tie can also be non-rigid and/or in a non-compressed state within the conduit. The conduit of the dry sprinkler can be flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Richard A. Bucher, Frank J. Cygler, William J. Reilly, Yi Liu, Lawrence W. Thau, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140046918
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for recording, managing and tracking changes to objects in a computer system. A master record is created for the computer system; and, a transactional record is created for an object in the computer system. The master record includes the current status of the object and the current status for all objects associated to the object. The transactional record is updated in the electronic database; and, the master record is updated when the transactional record is updated. The master record is linked to all of the transactional records of the objects associated to the object with the processor. The master record is updated with the processor when a transactional record of the objects associated to the object is updated or added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward Cordell, Mark W. Honeck, Joachim Lohmiller, Susan L. Merkle, Jan Nielsen, Paul Noga, William J. Reilly, John J. Roberts, Siegfried F. Sanders, Thomas Schaefnner, Debra Jean Waite, Dirdre Ann Wessel, Dan Wingard
  • Publication number: 20130304716
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing flexible and simultaneous updates to database objects from one or more users is disclosed. The system may receive a change request to the object from the first user and then from a second user. The system may determine if the object is locked and, if so, informing the first user. If an edit request is received from the second user, the second user may be provided with multiple options, such as incorporating changes made by first user and overwriting changes made by second user with changes made by first user, incorporating changes made by first user and overwriting changes made by first user with changes made by second user, and cancelling changes made by second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Gouri Mantena, Tulasi J. Markham, Hoa Pham, Tuan A. Pham, William J. Reilly, Yi-Wen Tan, Mai T. Tran, Debra J. Waite