Patents by Inventor William M. Mansfield

William M. Mansfield 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: 10637831
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can be configured to initiate a request for connection with a user device. The method can include connecting to the user device. The method can also include connecting to a target device using an identifier of the proxy device. The user device is connected to the target device via the proxy device. An identifier of the user device is hidden from the target device. The target device identifies the user device using the identifier of the proxy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NTREPID, LLC
    Inventors: Lance M. Cottrell, William Wesley Cassis, Geoffrey Kendall Abbott, Jason Michael Mansfield
  • Patent number: 10522955
    Abstract: An enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) is provided. The enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) includes a shell (110) with a first end (110a) and a second end (110b), the first end (110a) being a terminal end of the shell (110) and having a terminal centerline (CL), and the second end (110b) being the lead end of the shell (110). The enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) also includes an insulating body (120) disposed inside the shell (110) and extending from approximately the first end (110a) to the second end (110b) and a plurality of conductors (130) substantially disposed in the insulating body (120) and extending from the first end (110a) to the second end (110b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T Smith, Atul Vasant Deshpande, William M Mansfield, Clayton T. James, Shaun E Shanahan
  • Patent number: 10425045
    Abstract: An input protection circuit (110) for an optocoupler (20) is provided. The input protection circuit (110) includes a first voltage limiter (D1) with a first terminal that is electrically coupled to an input terminal of an amplifier circuit (120), wherein the input terminal of the amplifier circuit (120) is configured to receive a PWM signal and the amplifier circuit (120) is configured to provide a voltage to the optocoupler (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulhas Arun Shouche, William M. Mansfield, Vishal Vishwasrao Bhosale
  • Patent number: 10303633
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mode of a device is provided. The method includes determining a Vbus voltage on a Vbus pin in a USB connector on the device, comparing the Vbus voltage with a threshold, and configuring the device based on the comparison of the Vbus voltage and the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J Hays, Craig B McAnally, William M Mansfield, Brian T Smith
  • Publication number: 20180175810
    Abstract: An input protection circuit (110) for an optocoupler (20) is provided. The input protection circuit (110) includes a first voltage limiter (D1) with a first terminal that is electrically coupled to an input terminal of an amplifier circuit (120), wherein the input terminal of the amplifier circuit (120) is configured to receive a PWM signal and the amplifier circuit (120) is configured to provide a voltage to the optocoupler (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulhas Arun Shouche, William M. Mansfield, Vishal Bhosale
  • Publication number: 20170244204
    Abstract: An enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) is provided. The enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) includes a shell (110) with a first end (110a) and a second end (110b), the first end (110a) being a terminal end of the shell (110) and having a terminal centerline (CL), and the second end (110b) being the lead end of the shell (110). The enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) also includes an insulating body (120) disposed inside the shell (110) and extending from approximately the first end (110a) to the second end (110b) and a plurality of conductors (130) substantially disposed in the insulating body (120) and extending from the first end (110a) to the second end (110b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: MICRO MOTION, INC
    Inventors: Brian T Smith, Atul Vasant Deshpande, William M Mansfield, Clayton T. James, Shaun E Shanahan
  • Publication number: 20170242707
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mode of a device is provided. The method includes determining a Vbus voltage on a Vbus pin in a USB connector on the device, comparing the Vbus voltage with a threshold, and configuring the device based on the comparison of the Vbus voltage and the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J HAYS, Craig B McAnally, William M Mansfield, Brian T Smith
  • Patent number: 9726529
    Abstract: A feed-through (300) is provided according to the invention. The feed-through (300) includes a body (305) including a passage (320), a plug (325) located in and substantially blocking the passage (320), one or more conductors (328) extending through the plug (325), and a reduced diameter region (313) located on an exterior surface of the body (305), with the reduced diameter region (313) being adapted to receive ends of one or more projecting fasteners (330) of a second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: William M Mansfield, Shaun E Shanahan, Howard Irving Sohm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9534939
    Abstract: A flameproof feed-through (200) includes a feed-through element (210) comprising a substantially planar shape, a first interface region (211), and a second interface region (212), wherein one or more conductors (217) extend between the first interface region (211) and the second interface region (212). The flameproof feed-through (200) further includes one or more body portions (220) assembled to the feed-through element (210), with the one or more body portions (220) holding the feed-through element (210) in position with respect to the aperture. The first interface region (211) of the feed-through element (210) extends at least partially to a first side (201) of the flameproof feed-through (200) and wherein the second interface region (212) of the feed-through element (210) extends at least partially to a second side (202) of the flameproof feed-through (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: William M Mansfield, Craig B McAnally, Shaun E Shanahan, Richard L Woolf
  • Patent number: 9435695
    Abstract: A method for determining a temperature of a vibrating sensor component (204A, 205A, 205?A) coupled to a conduit (203A, 203B) of a vibrating meter (200) is provided. The method comprises a step of supplying the vibrating sensor component (204A, 205A, 205?A) with a temperature determination signal (313). The method also comprises a step of measuring a resulting signal (314). The method further comprises a step of determining a temperature of the sensor component (204A, 205A, 205?A) based on the temperature determination signal (313) and the resulting signal (314).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: William M Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20150292930
    Abstract: A feed-through (300) is provided according to the invention. The feed-through (300) includes a body (305) including a passage (320), a plug (325) located in and substantially blocking the passage (320), one or more conductors (328) extending through the plug (325), and a reduced diameter region (313) located on an exterior surface of the body (305), with the reduced diameter region (313) being adapted to receive ends of one or more projecting fasteners (330) of a second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: William M Mansfield, Shaun E. Shanahan, Howard Irving Sohm, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150129300
    Abstract: A flameproof feed-through (200) includes a feed-through element (210) comprising a substantially planar shape, a first interface region (211), and a second interface region (212), wherein one or more conductors (217) extend between the first interface region (211) and the second interface region (212). The flameproof feed-through (200) further includes one or more body portions (220) assembled to the feed-through element (210), with the one or more body portions (220) holding the feed-through element (210) in position with respect to the aperture. The first interface region (211) of the feed-through element (210) extends at least partially to a first side (201) of the flameproof feed-through (200) and wherein the second interface region (212) of the feed-through element (210) extends at least partially to a second side (202) of the flameproof feed-through (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Mansfield, Craig B. McAnally, Shaun E. Shanahan, Richard L. Woolf
  • Patent number: 8688943
    Abstract: A method for executing a processing routine that utilizes an external memory is provided. The processing routine requires more than one external memory access. The method comprises the step of distributing the external memory access after a predetermined number of external memory accesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J Hays, Craig B McAnally, William M Mansfield
  • Patent number: 8595519
    Abstract: A bus instrument (10) configured to predictively limit power consumption and adapted for use with a two-wire instrumentation bus is provided. The bus instrument (10) includes a sensor (13), a shunt regulator (14), and a controller (20). The controller (20) is configured to generate a predicted available power Ppredicted that will be available to the bus instrument (10) after a change in the loop current IL, compare the predicted available power Ppredicted to a present time power Pt0 comprising a controller power Pcontroller plus a sensor power Psensor, and reduce the sensor power Psensor if the total available power Pavailable is less than the controller power Pcontroller plus the sensor power Psensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: William M Mansfield, Craig B McAnally, Paul J Hays
  • Publication number: 20130121376
    Abstract: A method for determining a temperature of a vibrating sensor component (204A, 205A, 205?A) coupled to a conduit (203A, 203B) of a vibrating meter (200) is provided. The method comprises a step of supplying the vibrating sensor component (204A, 205A, 205?A) with a temperature determination signal (313). The method also comprises a step of measuring a resulting signal (314). The method further comprises a step of determining a temperature of the sensor component (204A, 205A, 205?A) based on the temperature determination signal (313) and the resulting signal (314).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: William M Mansfield
  • Patent number: 8332168
    Abstract: An instrument power controller (120) for adaptively providing an output voltage VO and an output current IO that together maintain a substantially constant electrical output power PO is provided. The controller (120) includes inputs (121) for receiving an input power PI, outputs (122) for providing the substantially constant output power PO to a variable impedance load L, and a communication path (126) for receiving a load voltage VL. The instrument power controller (120) is configured to determine an input voltage VI and an input current II, determine an effective resistance RL of the load L and set the output voltage VO and the output current IO based on the input voltage VI, the input current II, and the effective resistance RL. The output voltage VO is substantially independent from the input voltage VI. The output voltage VO and the output current IO are varied to maximize a load power PL while maintaining the substantially constant electrical output power PO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: William M Mansfield
  • Patent number: 8260562
    Abstract: A meter electronics (20) for generating a drive signal for a vibratory flowmeter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics includes an interface (201) and a processing system (203). The processing system is configured to receive the sensor signal (201) through the interface, phase-shift the sensor signal (210) substantially 90 degrees to create a phase-shifted sensor signal, determine a phase shift value from a frequency response of the vibratory flowmeter, and combine the phase shift value with the sensor signal (201) and the phase-shifted sensor signal in order to generate a drive signal phase (213). The processing system is further configured to determine a sensor signal amplitude (214) from the sensor signal (210) and the phase-shifted sensor signal, and generate a drive signal amplitude (215) based on the sensor signal amplitude (214), wherein the drive signal phase (213) is substantially identical to a sensor signal phase (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J Cunningham, William M Mansfield, Craig B McAnally
  • Patent number: 7983855
    Abstract: A meter electronics (20) for generating a drive signal for a vibratory flowmeter (5) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The meter electronics includes an interface (201) and a processing system (203). The processing system is configured to receive the sensor signal (201) through the interface, phase-shift the sensor signal (210) substantially 90 degrees to create a phase-shifted sensor signal, determine a phase shift value from a frequency response of the vibratory flowmeter, and combine the phase shift value with the sensor signal (201) and the phase-shifted sensor signal in order to generate a drive signal phase (213). The processing system is further configured to determine a sensor signal amplitude (214) from the sensor signal (210) and the phase-shifted sensor signal, and generate a drive signal amplitude (215) based on the sensor signal amplitude (214), wherein the drive signal phase (213) is substantially identical to a sensor signal phase (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cunningham, William M Mansfield, Craig B McAnally
  • Patent number: D758314
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun E Shanahan, Clayton T James, David Clarke, Atul Vasant Deshpande, William M Mansfield
  • Patent number: D891383
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Vasant Deshpande, Clayton T. James, William M. Mansfield, Shaun E. Shanahan, Howard Irving Sohm, Jr.