Patents by Inventor William J. Weber

William J. Weber 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: 20200328937
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate communication between remote industrial assets are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a computing system provides a virtual private network (VPN) service for an industrial automation network of an industrial automation enterprise. The computing system communicates with a first gateway system to establish a first connection between a first industrial asset and the VPN service for the industrial automation network. The computing system also communicates with a second gateway system to establish a second connection between a second industrial asset and the VPN service for the industrial automation network, wherein the second industrial asset is located at a disparate location than the first industrial asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: William J. Gibson, Gregory S. Wilcox, Scott N. Sandler, Douglas B. Weber, Timothy S. Biernat, Vijayant Kaura, Clifford J. Whitehead, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200224487
    Abstract: A spacer frame assembly and method of assembly includes a substantially linear channel having first and second ends. The substantially linear channel that when assembled includes at least four sides and corresponding corners between each of the sides. The spacer frame assembly also has a connecting structure located at one of the first and second ends and an opposite frame end located at the other of the one of first and second ends. The opposite frame end has an inner channel for receiving a nose portion of the connecting structure. The spacer frame assembly also includes a stop extending from the connecting structure for locating the opposite frame end when in the assembled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: William Briese, Clifford J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10700924
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate communication between remote industrial assets are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a computing system provides a virtual private network (VPN) service for an industrial automation network of an industrial automation enterprise. The computing system communicates with a first gateway system to establish a first connection between a first industrial asset and the VPN service for the industrial automation network. The computing system also communicates with a second gateway system to establish a second connection between a second industrial asset and the VPN service for the industrial automation network, wherein the second industrial asset is located at a disparate location than the first industrial asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Gibson, Gregory S. Wilcox, Scott N. Sandler, Douglas B. Weber, Timothy S. Biernat, Vijayant Kaura, Clifford J. Whitehead, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10675176
    Abstract: Treatment systems include conformable applicators for performing cryotherapy are described. Aspects of the technology are further directed to methods and conformable applicators capable of affecting target regions. The conformable applicators can be applied a wide range of treatment sites. A strap assembly can hold applicator against the treatment site, and a holder assembly can be adhered to the subject's skin to inhibit, limit, or substantially prevent movement of the applicator along the subject's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Coakley, William P. Pennybacker, Bryan J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10533367
    Abstract: A spacer frame assembly and method of assembly includes a substantially linear channel having first and second ends. The substantially linear channel that when assembled includes at least four sides and corresponding corners between each of the sides. The spacer frame assembly also has a connecting structure located at one of the first and second ends and an opposite frame end located at the other of the one of first and second ends. The opposite frame end has an inner channel for receiving a nose portion of the connecting structure. The spacer frame assembly also includes a stop extending from the connecting structure for locating the opposite frame end when in the assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, Clifford J. Weber
  • Patent number: 10497204
    Abstract: A method for tracking an event of an externally controlled interface (ECI) is described. The method includes generating the externally controlled interface independent of an outcome of a wager-based game regulated by a regulatory authority, and logging the event of the externally controlled interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Reid M. Weber, William C. Little, Steven G. LeMay, Adrian R. Marcu, Warner R. Cockerille, IV, Nicole M. Beaulieu, David A. Gipp, Daniel de Waal, Vincent S. Manfredi, Bryan Bullard, Cara L. Iddings, Richard J. Schneider, Glenn Keith Russell, Jacob Graham, Gregory A. Schlottmann, Richard E. Rowe, David C. Williams, Kurt M. Larsen, Jae Man Yi, Erik B. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20190308672
    Abstract: A utility vehicle is described having front and rear passenger area, and an HVAC system provides treated air to both front and rear areas. The front area includes a tunnel extending longitudinally rearwardly, and a low profile duct extends within the tunnel to communicate treated air to the rear passenger area. The frame has been modified to mount a drive shaft carrier bearing to maximize the area under the tunnel for hose routing. The frame has been modified to maximize the ingress area for the foot of the rear passenger. The frame has been modified to better seal the vehicle when doors are utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle J. Schounard, William L. Barbrey, Shawn D. Peterson, Daniel S. Weber, Derek M. Frie
  • Publication number: 20190211615
    Abstract: A spacer frame assembly and method of assembly includes a substantially linear channel comprising two lateral walls and a base wall. The channel has first and second ends that when assembled, includes at least three sides and corresponding corners between each of said sides. The first end includes a connecting structure and the second end includes an opposite frame end. The opposite frame end has an opposite channel for receiving a nose portion of said connecting structure The opposite channel includes stiffening flanges extending inwardly from the lateral walls relative to the channel. The connecting structure further includes a first aperture in the base wall comprising a first projection into the channel and the opposite channel comprises a second aperture in the base wall comprising a second projection into the channel. Wherein the first projection. tactilely interweaves with the second projection when the spacer frame is assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: WILLIAM A. BRIESE, Clifford J. Weber, John Grismer
  • Publication number: 20190182106
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate communication between remote industrial assets are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, a computing system provides a virtual private network (VPN) service for an industrial automation network of an industrial automation enterprise. The computing system communicates with a first gateway system to establish a first connection between a first industrial asset and the VPN service for the industrial automation network. The computing system also communicates with a second gateway system to establish a second connection between a second industrial asset and the VPN service for the industrial automation network, wherein the second industrial asset is located at a disparate location than the first industrial asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: William J. Gibson, Gregory S. Wilcox, Scott N. Sandler, Douglas B. Weber, Timothy S. Biernat, Vijayant Kaura, Clifford J. Whitehead, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10316578
    Abstract: A spacer frame assembly and method of assembly includes a substantially linear channel having first and second ends. The substantially linear channel that when assembled includes at least four sides and corresponding corners between each of the sides. The spacer frame assembly also has a connecting structure located at one of the first and second ends and an opposite frame end located at the other of the one of first and second ends. The opposite frame end has an inner channel for receiving a nose portion of the connecting structure. The spacer frame assembly also includes a stop extending from the connecting structure for locating the opposite frame end when in the assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, Clifford J. Weber
  • Patent number: 6874658
    Abstract: The invention discloses and claims five different embodiments of a plural chambered dispensing tube assembly that prevents products separated by tube chambers from mixing prior to being dispensed by providing a seal at the dispensing end. The seal is an integral part of the tube assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: Ralph H. Thomas, Thomas J. Duncan, William J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20030209561
    Abstract: The invention discloses and claims five different embodiments of a plural chambered dispensing tube assembly that prevents products separated by tube chambers from mixing prior to being dispensed by providing a seal at the dispensing end. The seal is an integral part of the tube assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Ralph H. Thomas, Thomas J. Duncan, William J. Weber
  • Patent number: 5676568
    Abstract: A variable entry power supply cord-connector. The supply cord-connector has a rounded cord portion coupled to a connector portion. The cord portion is adjustable to a first entry position, a second entry position, and a third entry position. The connector portion has a hollow axial cord channel. The connector portion further defines a hollow transverse cord channel. The connector portion further defines a transverse groove and slot. The axial cord channel intersects the groove and slot. The transverse cord-channel also intersects the slot. A user can pass the cord portion through the groove and slot, thereby changing the entry position of the cord portion. The cord portion, when in its first entry position, extends into the axial cord channel. The cord portion, when in its second entity position, extends into a first exterior opening of the transverse cord channel. The cord portion, when in its third entry position, enters into an opposite second exterior opening of the transverse cord channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Belden Wire & Cable Company
    Inventor: William J. Weber
  • Patent number: 5637013
    Abstract: An electrical appliance or tool having a pre-assembled electrical contact carrier on one end thereof. The carrier has a flex strain relief surrounding one end of the power cord. A flange is connected to the strain relief and is sized to contact the exterior of the appliance or tool to hold the power cord on to the appliance or tool. A retaining head is attached to and spaced from the flange to be located in the interior of the appliance or tool. The retaining head has at least a pair of electrical contacts which can be mechanically and electrically connected to corresponding lead wire contacts. The invention also concerns the pre-assembled power cord electrical contact carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Belden Wire & Cable Company
    Inventor: William J. Weber
  • Patent number: 5545797
    Abstract: A method of atomic scale fixation and immobilization of plutonium to provide a durable waste product. Plutonium is provided in the form of either PuO.sub.2 or Pu(NO.sub.3).sub.4 and is mixed with and SiO.sub.2. The resulting mixture is cold pressed and then heated under pressure to form (Zr,Pu)SiO.sub.4 as the waste product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: University of New Mexico
    Inventors: Rodney C. Ewing, Werner Lutze, William J. Weber
  • Patent number: 5201676
    Abstract: A cable assembly for connecting a connector shell to a mating connector, the assembly having an electrical connector and a cable which are interconnected to form the assembly comprising: a cable shield for covering the cable along its entire length; a first molded housing for covering the connector to cable interface and for providing a substrate for the cable shield; a second molded housing for covering the first molded housing and for locking the cable assembly to the mating connector; and a third molded housing for securing the cable and the connector to cable interface to the second molded housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas D. Duffield, William J. Weber
  • Patent number: 4647241
    Abstract: A modular assembly is provided for use in frame structures which are assembled by joining frame members to connector or fitting members to allow such structures to be easily and quickly assembled and disassembled without the need for a separate assembly tool. In the assembly the frame member telescopically engages the fitting member and both members are constrained from relative rotational and translational movement by a resilient retainer. The retainer has a general spring-like band configuration which includes a backbone portion having two open extending ends. The retainer is flexed over one of the joined members and its backbone engages at least one half of the perimeter of that member. The installed and tensioned length between the two retainer ends is greater than the length between the same ends in a free state, thereby clamping the structural members together. An alignment pin extends radially inwardly from the retainer backbone and engages both members to lock the retainer in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Inventor: William J. Weber
  • Patent number: 4498843
    Abstract: There is disclosed a microprocessor-controlled peristaltic pump for use in a portable continuous insulin infusion device. The peristaltic pump is configured with a removable cover comprising a part of the pump housing surrounding a pump rotor, and holding a delivery tube between the cover and the rotor. The removable cover combines with a reservoir and the delivery tube to constitute a pre-filled disposable package facilitating installation and removal of the insulin in the device. A microprocessor controls the number of times the rotor turns during a cycle. This operation allows the microprocessor to automatically compensate for different diameter delivery tubes, as well as to allow the physician to vary the on/off time of the pump to administer different dosages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Inventors: Philip H. Schneider, William J. Weber, Thomas A. Massaro
  • Patent number: 4303132
    Abstract: A safety device for a drilling rig of the type wherein a drill-carrying cradle is caused to move upwardly or downwardly on a tower by a chain which traverses sprockets at opposite ends of the tower. Shock loads and vibration cause premature failures in the chain when withdrawing a drill string as the cradle is pulled upwardly on the tower. The present invention minimizes shock loads on the chain to minimize the possibility of a chain failure and, at the same time, prevents a fall of the cradle and drill carried thereby if the chain above it should break, this latter function being accomplished with the use of spring-loaded toothed dogs on the cradle which engage the tower and prevent movement of the cradle in the event of a chain failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Assignee: Joy Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: William J. Weber
  • Patent number: D867105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, Clifford J. Weber