Patents by Inventor William L. May

William L. May 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: 20190248080
    Abstract: Packaging apparatus for producing encased products from flat-roll stock using an external user interface (i.e., a handle that is external to a housing holding the heat seal assembly that is attached to a horizontally oriented shaft that rotates a first gear in the housing to rotate an aligned second gear in the housing or an electronic control) that is attached to and/or in communication with (directly or indirectly) a heat-seal assembly with a heat-seal contact member, such as a heat-seal band, in the housing to allow a user to adjust a vertical height of the heat-seal assembly while the apparatus is operational and/or without requiring physical access to the interior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Tipper Tie, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel D. Griggs, Dennis J. May, Derek L. Brown, William M. Poteat
  • Patent number: 10330659
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for determining for determining a presence, type, quality and/or volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation from a sample related thereto. The method may include determining a noble gas signature of a sample and at least one or more of determining a clumped isotope signature of the sample and characterizing the ecology signature of the sample. Then, the method integrates signatures to determine information about the subsurface accumulation, such as the location, fluid type and quality, and volume of a subsurface hydrocarbon accumulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Sebastien L. Dreyfus, Michael Lawson, Aaron B. Regberg, A. Lucie N'Guessan, Robert J. Pottorf, Steven R. May, Amelia C. Robinson, William G. Powell, Sumathy Raman
  • Patent number: 6394199
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wear resistant cutting insert for use in rolling cutter drill bits. The insert has a cylindrical shank that is readily fitted in an interfering manner into cylindrical sockets formed in the rolling cutter. The surface of die insert that engages the formation, however, is none-circular, and preferably, oval shaped. To prevent the insert from turning in the socket, a shallow counterbore is formed about the socket that accommodates the shape of the top, non-cylindrical portion of the insert. The depth of the recess is made slightly greater than the length of the shank of the insert so that the load applied to insert during operation is not transmitted through the shank to the bottom of the socket in the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Lane P. Skyles, Billy L. Carwile, William L. May
  • Patent number: 4647123
    Abstract: A structure for interconnecting a plurality of modules into a data processing system, which structure includes a plurality of module receiving receptacles, several process active, individual first electrical conductors intersecting the receptacles wherein the conductors are positionally located in sequence, i.e. 1, 2, 3 . . . n, and including means on a selected type of module for interconnecting these several conductors in comformity with the position sequence, whereby the conductors may be interconnected in the data processing system through the receptacle in the positional sequence. Consequently, insertion of a preselected module into a given module receptacle controls the continuity of the bus network to an adjacent receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Gulf & Western Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Daniel Y. S. Chin, David D. Miller, William L. May, Dennis G. Baker
  • Patent number: 4449116
    Abstract: In a digital pretimed traffic controller of the type used to control traffic signals at an intersection during a selected signal cycle there is provided an improvement wherein a demand signal, such as created by a detector, is directed to the controller. The demand signal is used for selecting one of a plurality of interval sequences within a fixed time cycle background. In this manner, the digital pretimed controller is compatible with electro-mechanical controllers and still retains traffic actuation versatility. The controller also is constructed to assure that the overall cycle length and the programmable individual interval times are identical before the particular timing plan can be accepted by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: Gulf & Western Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Frank W. Hill, William L. May, Willard L. Kent
  • Patent number: 4406995
    Abstract: In a base station for monitoring the status of several function conditions at remote call boxes, each box of which is assigned a distinctive identification code and is capable of selecting and transmitting a message in the form of a plurality of successive signals upon a change in a function condition, which station includes a message decoder, wherein, upon decoding a given box identification code in a message being processed by the base station, a particular one of a plurality of output selector signals is generated. In response to the coded message being processed, a particular output function corresponding to the call box status is generated. A data transfer device directs the output function signal in parallel to a plurality of output matrices, while a selector/decoder device energizes a selected one of the matrixes in response to the output selector signal, thereby displaying the message processed by the base station at the selected matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Gulf & Western Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: William L. May