Patents by Inventor William K. Russell

William K. Russell 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: 11437156
    Abstract: Fission reactor has a shell encompassing a reactor space within which are a central longitudinal channel, a plurality of axially extending rings with adjacent rings defining an annular cylindrical space in which a first plurality of primary axial tubes are circumferential located. Circumferentially adjacent primary axial tubes are separated by one of the plurality of secondary channels and a plurality of webbings connects at least a portion of the plurality of primary axial tubes to adjacent structure. A fissionable nuclear fuel composition is located in at least some of the plurality of secondary channels and a primary coolant passes thorough at least some of the primary axial tubes. Additive and/or subtractive manufacturing techniques produce an integral and unitary structure for the fuel loaded reactor space. During manufacturing and as-built, the reactor design can be analyzed using a computational platform that integrates and analyzes data from in-situ monitoring during manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Russell, II, Joshua J. Bergman, Jonathan W. Cirtain, Craig D. Gramlich, James B. Inman, Matthew P. Levasseur, Joseph K. Miller, Ryan Z. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 4841581
    Abstract: An assembly of a drain plug for a dishwasher is disclosed, comprising a hollow stem portion and a drain plug body. A double O-ring is provided to seat and seal the ball body into a drain pipe, and to make a light, sliding fit with the interior of the drain pipe. The sliding fit guides the assembly during vertical movement and enables the assembly to maintain a vertical position without tilting. When the O-rings become worn, they are replaced, rather than having to discard the entire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventor: William K. Russell
  • Patent number: 4790981
    Abstract: A device is disclosed to enable the safe insertion and removal of a container of solid or powdered detergent cleaner into a detergent dispenser such as for a dishwasher. The device includes a bowl portion and a central, upstanding water spray outlet near the bottom of the bowl which ejects water into the container to remove the detergent from the container, or from bulk powder fed into the bowl.The spray outlet is occluded by a cover plate which is mounted on a screen which retains the powdered detergent, and the cover plate functions to occlude the spray outlet and horizontally deflect the water spray. This prevents the ejection from the dispenser of water, steam, detergents and chemical solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: James L. Mayer
    Inventors: James L. Mayer, William K. Russell
  • Patent number: 4666682
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for safely inserting and removing a container of solid or powder detergent cleaner into a detergent dispenser such as for a dishwasher. The device includes a bowl portion and a central, upstanding water spray outlet near the bottom of the bowl which ejects water into the container to remove the detergent from the container, or from bulk powder fed into the bowl.One or more fingers is attached to the inside of the bowl and is biased inwardly by a spring to occlude the spray outlet. When the container of detergent is inserted into the bowl, it biases the finger outwardly and exposes the spray outlet to the detergent. Upon removal of the container from the bowl, it will move out of contact with the finger, which is again biased inwardly by the spring to occlude the spray outlet and protect the operator.Dissolved detergent and wet powder and particles are deposited on, and seep through, a perforated plate or screen adjacent the spray outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: James L. Mayer
    Inventors: James L. Mayer, William K. Russell
  • Patent number: 4373863
    Abstract: A peristaltic detergent feed pump and peristaltic rinse feed pump are employed to supply their respective ingredients to a washing machine, chemical reactor, or the like.The detergent feed is supplied by a peristaltic pump, and the amount of feed is detected by a sensor such as a conductance probe controlled by a special circuitry means.The peristaltic rinse feed pump is driven by a shaded pole motor, comprising a constant torque, A.C. drive and a D.C. electromagnetic, shaded pole brake portion.The net effect of employing a circuit controlled conductance sensor and D.C. brake enables the detergent and rinse ingredients to be fed linearly to the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Inventors: William L. Mason, William K. Russell
  • Patent number: 4242051
    Abstract: A peristaltic feed pump, driven by a shaded pole motor, is provided to feed sticky, thixotropic fluids such as soaps, detergents, rinse additives, etc., to a dishwasher, chemical reactor, and the like. The shaded pole motor comprises a constant torque, A.C. portion and a D.C. electromagnetic brake portion.The net effect of the motor enables the fluid to be fed to the dishwasher by the pump within reasonable limits of linearity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Assignee: Knight Equipment Corp.
    Inventors: William L. Mason, William K. Russell