Patents by Inventor William M. Riley

William M. Riley 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: 11955219
    Abstract: Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. In some instances, user feedback may be used, optionally in combination with objective data relating to a workout, to control features of the workout routine, to control the music or other media content selected and/or presented, and/or to control features of future workout routines and/or the presented media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond W. Riley, Kevin W. Hoffer, William E. Berner, Allan M. Schrock, James A. Niegowski, William F. Rauchholz
  • Patent number: 7322579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to seals and, in particular, to a seal that retains lubrication between the interface of a spline shaft and a sleeve shaft, which move relative to each other. The seal body has a flexible body with an axis and alternating projections and recesses aligned with the axis. A wiper element on at least one of the rows of projections and alternating recesses includes a tapered surface extending away from the axis, and an engagement face substantially perpendicular to the axis and adjoining the tapered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Automotive Components Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: William M. Riley
  • Patent number: 5649868
    Abstract: A horizontal ball return mechanism for propelling a bowling ball from one end of a bowling alley to the other includes a generally horizontal track with compression and decompression sections and a generally flat horizontal section therebetween. Two pulleys and an endless belt move a bowling ball along the track. The compression, decompression and a flat horizontal section lift a bowling ball upwardly against the belt, maintain the belt under compression as the ball moves along the generally flat section and lowers the ball before it passes under a second of the pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: AMF Bpwling, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Gooss, William M. Riley
  • Patent number: 5624322
    Abstract: A bowling alley ball return and storage rack includes an infeed track and a pair of parallel generally horizontal storage racks disposed on opposite sides of the infeed track. An S-shaped member acts as a stop for directing a first bowling ball to a first of the storage racks and for positioning the ball therein so that a subsequently returned ball will be deflected by the first ball into the opposite storage rack. The ball return and storage rack includes an infeed track which is generally parallel to and forms a part of the storage racks. This infeed track has a slight downward slope of about 1.degree. from horizontal to bring the bowling balls toward the opposite end thereof. The storage racks also include inner and outer rails, i.e., metallic tubular members which are covered with a nylon 6 coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: AMF Bowling, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Riley
  • Patent number: 5411442
    Abstract: An easily changeable bowling alley masking unit provides a visual barrier that covers a forward portion of a pin spotter in a first position and provides ready access to that portion of the pin spotting mechanism when in a second position. The unit includes a generally rectangular frame, a cartridge adjacent to the frame and a pair of rollers disposed within the cartridge. The unit also includes a pair of masking members with one of the masking members attached to each of the rollers. Each of the masking members includes a display of one side thereof and is adapted to be rolled upon a roller for storage within the cartridge and unrolled to cover a portion of the pin spotter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: AMF Bowling, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stephens, William M. Riley, Robert L. Morin, Steven A. Bumbera
  • Patent number: 5223844
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle tracking and security system which allows immediate response in case of vehicle theft, an accident, vehicle breakdown, or other emergency. Guardian and tracking functions are provided through Mobile Units installed in hidden locations in vehicles to be monitored. The Mobile Units communicate with a Control Center. Preferably, the Mobile Unit provides vehicle theft and intrusion protection using an in-vehicle alarm and security system linked to the Control Center by a transceiver in the Mobile Unit. Also, a keypad or other human interface device is provided, allowing a vehicle driver or occupant to signal the Control Center that a particular type of assistance is needed. The vehicle's location may be automatically transmitted to the Control Center along with any automatic alarm signal or manually entered request, the location being precisely determinable anywhere in the world through use of Global Positioning System (GPS) information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Auto-Trac, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Mansell, William M. Riley
  • Patent number: 4943068
    Abstract: A static dirt exclusion element is arranged in a unitized housing to contact a rotating exclusion element so as to provide a primary barrier to dust and airborne contaminants. A secondary barrier is provided in the housing in the form of a porous filter element formed of a foam or felted material to further exclude and entrap contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Mather Seal Company
    Inventors: Frederick R. Hatch, William M. Riley, Thomas M. Banks
  • Patent number: 4861045
    Abstract: A dust excluder (12) for a seal assembly (10) such as utilized with a vehicle air conditioning compressor is disclosed as having an annular inner portion (36) that mounts on a rotatable compressor shaft (20) and as including an outer portion (38) that seals with an annular support (24) of the seal assembly axially outward from a shaft seal (30) in a manner that excludes dust to prevent seal abrasion without increased heating of the compressor shaft. The inner portion (36) of the dust excluder is preferably embodied by an annular body (56) having opposite axial ends (58,60) and the outer portion (38) is preferably embodied by a sealing section (62) having a disc (64) extending outwardly from the annular body (56) and by a sealing lip (66) extending outwardly from the disc for slidable engagement with the annular support (24). The sealing lip (66) is preferably inclined and has an edge junction that provides an annular line contact (68) with the annular support (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Mather Seal Company
    Inventor: William M. Riley
  • Patent number: 4560177
    Abstract: A fluid seal unit for high pressure sealing applications. The seal has a rigid casing and an annular elastomeric sealing lip body which includes a primary seal band contacting a shaft in sealing engagement when the fluid in the sealed region is under a first pressure. The air side surface of the lip body also has auxiliary sealing ribs and fluid retaining grooves of progressively increasing diameter. When the pressure in the sealed region increases, one or more additional ribs will contact the shaft to provide increased seal band contact area and to entrap additional fluid near the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Chicago Rawhide Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: William M. Riley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4526384
    Abstract: An oil seal unit including an elastomeric sealing lip portion and a casing portion made from a rigid material and having a mounting flange, a radially extending, offsetting flange, and an annular inner mounting bead formed by folding at least two thicknesses of the casing material upon each other so as to form first and second inclined flange portions connected to each other by a bight portion, one of the thicknesses terminating in an edge portion and with the bight portion presenting a rounded exterior surface portion directed generally toward the sealed region and the inner diameter of the seal, the sealing lip portion having air and oil side surfaces meeting each other along a circumferential locus to define a seal band, and having another portion bonded to and completely surrounding an inner margin of the radial casing flange and the exterior surfaces and edge portion of the material thicknesses forming the bead, to provide a bonded area adapted to resist failure under the application of high pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Chicago Rawhide Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: William M. Riley, Jr, Gregory R. Vassmer
  • Patent number: D641117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Recall Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Rampton, Edgar Montague, William M. Riley, James A. Doerr
  • Patent number: D641118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Recall Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Rampton, Edgar Montague, William M. Riley, James A. Doerr
  • Patent number: D641119
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Recall Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Rampton, Edgar Montague, William M. Riley, James A. Doerr, Jason Brown, Brian Fultz, Claude Q. Brack
  • Patent number: D641121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Recall Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Rampton, Edgar Montague, William M. Riley, Sean D. Anderson, Jason Brown, Brian Fultz, Claude Q. Brack
  • Patent number: D641123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Recall Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Rampton, Edgar Montague, William M. Riley, Sean D. Anderson
  • Patent number: D641124
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Recall Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Rampton, Edgar Montague, William M. Riley, Sean D. Anderson