Patents by Inventor William Mayer

William Mayer 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: 9755360
    Abstract: Examples herein disclose a connector guide assembly. The connector guide assembly includes a connector frame and multiple protruding members. The connector frame includes multiple side walls. The multiple protruding members are coupled to the side walls of the connector frame such that the multiple protruding members extend substantially perpendicular to the connector frame and are located on opposing side walls of the connectors frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: David William Mayer
  • Patent number: 9433695
    Abstract: Various devices allow for sanitization or disinfection by exhausting a dry fog biocide agent into an ambient environment. A nebulizer, for instance a vibrator that oscillates or vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies, nebulizes a biocide agent, for instance chlorine dioxide, peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, to create the dry fog. Such devices may withdraw the dry fog or biocide agent from the ambient environment after some period of time. Operational parameters of the devices may be tracked or monitored. Each device may implement tracking or monitoring. Additionally or alternatively, a separate tracking or monitoring system may track or monitor the operational parameters of one or more devices. Tracking or monitoring may include exception reporting, as well as other reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: DILIGENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Alan Aamodt, John William Mayer, Christopher Adam Thompson, James Van't Slot
  • Publication number: 20160235219
    Abstract: A fogger display unit can include a first deflector having an outer surface and an inner surface. The first deflector can have any shape forming a cavity, for example a hemispherical dome shape. The first deflector is positioned above a display case that includes one or more display decks on which consumer products are displayed. A fogger generates a fog that is exhausted towards the inner surface of the first deflector. The first deflector deflects the fog flow downward across the consumer products on the display deck. The fogger display unit can include a second deflector having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the second deflector is proximate the outer surface of the first deflector forming a channel therebetween. Air, forced through the channel by an air handler, flows downward as an air curtain about the periphery of the display case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: James Alan AAMODT, John William MAYER
  • Publication number: 20080099492
    Abstract: An apparatus for shipping articles under controlled temperature conditions, having a metallic article enclosure surrounded by a set of insulating panels, with a predetermined volume separation between the enclosure and the insulating panels, and the predetermined volume being filled with phase change material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: MINNESOTA THERMAL SCIENCE, LLC
    Inventor: William Mayer
  • Publication number: 20070287193
    Abstract: A vial-based system and method for handling and processing specimens of particulate matter-containing liquid directly in the vial. A processing assembly (40), which includes a stirrer (45) and a particulate matter separation chamber (46), is releasably coupled to the inside of a vial cover (30). The processing assembly (40) remains with the cover (30) when the vial is opened to insert a specimen therein. Application of an external force to the cover (30) detaches the processing assembly from the cover so that it remains in the vial, for access by automated or manual laboratory equipment, when the cover (30) is discarded. Sealing and drainage features help prevent cross-contamination during specimen processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: MONOGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Pressman, William Mayer
  • Patent number: 7257963
    Abstract: An apparatus for shipping articles under controlled temperature conditions, having alternating enclosure walls for providing temperature insulation and for providing alternating reservoirs of phase change materials, wherein the respective phase change materials are different in each alternating reservoir. The innermost reservoirs comprise a thermal insert which modifies the control temperature inside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Minnesota Thermal Science, LLC
    Inventor: William Mayer
  • Publication number: 20070151212
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for applying seals made of thin material to the open tops of containers, e.g., specimen containers for holding biological fluid that are processed automatically. A measured length of sealing material is advanced across and pressed against the top of the container to effect a seal. Depending on the type of sealing material used, sealing may be accomplished by application of pressure alone, by application of heat and pressure, or by application of ultrasonic energy and pressure. Excess sealing material optionally may be folded against the container sides by means of a folding member adapted to surround a container when the sealing head is lowered. Motor-driven rollers advance the sealing material, while a platen on a movably mounted sealing head presses the sealing material into engagement with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: William Mayer, Lucien Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 6974914
    Abstract: A retention system is provided for a printed circuit assembly. The retention system comprises a structural wall having a wall edge that defines a slot. A printed circuit assembly is disposed proximate the slot, and a retainer plug is slidably disposed in the slot, such that appropriate movement of the retainer plug locks the retainer plug at a desired location along the slot to limit movement of the printed circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tillman Frazier Taylor, David William Mayer, Arlen Lee Roesner
  • Publication number: 20050195684
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for mixing a specimen (e.g., a biological fluid specimen) in an upstanding container having an internal mixer with a cavity defined by an upstanding annular wall. The annular wall of the mixer is engaged by a movable holder, which is elevated along with the engaged mixer sufficiently to prevent contact of the mixer with the container during mixing. The mixer is then moved to mix the specimen. The holder, which may include an expanding collet that fits within the cavity of the mixer, preferably rotates the mixer to stir the specimen. When mixing is complete, the holder is disengaged from the mixer. A controller coordinates all actions of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: William Mayer
  • Publication number: 20040120125
    Abstract: A retention system is provided for a printed circuit assembly. The retention system comprises a structural wall having a wall edge that defines a slot. A printed circuit assembly is disposed proximate the slot, and a retainer plug is slidably disposed in the slot, such that appropriate movement of the retainer plug locks the retainer plug at a desired location along the slot to limit movement of the printed circuit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Tillman Frazier Taylor, David William Mayer, Arlen Lee Roesner
  • Publication number: 20040098488
    Abstract: A computer network-assisted communication method and system that allows the establishment of a communication link on a network, such as the Internet, between a first communication device and other communication devices, and allows discussion through the exchange of phonic phrase groups (PPG™s). The PPG™s creation process includes capturing a communication contribution by one of the communication participants, and appending tags that characterize the contribution. The tags allow the sorting and management of communication contributions through the use of a user-interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventor: William Mayers
  • Publication number: 20040021047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting bracket for a device comprising a resiliently-deformable surface, having a deforming element disposed therein, and a pair of attachment members disposed on opposite sides of and attached to the surface. The attachment members of the mounting bracket are adapted to interface with the device upon deformation of the deforming element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Ronald Paul Dean, Kristina Lynn Mann, Sean William Tucker, David William Mayer
  • Patent number: 6666414
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting bracket for a device comprising a resiliently-deformable surface, having a deforming element disposed therein, and a pair of attachment members disposed on opposite sides of and attached to the surface. The attachment members of the mounting bracket are adapted to interface with the device upon deformation of the deforming element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ronald Paul Dean, Kristina Lynn Mann, Sean William Tucker, David William Mayer
  • Publication number: 20030155474
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mounting bracket for a device comprising a resiliently-deformable surface, having a deforming element disposed therein, and a pair of attachment members disposed on opposite sides of and attached to the surface. The attachment members of the mounting bracket are adapted to interface with the device upon deformation of the deforming element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Ronald Paul Dean, Kristina Lynn Mann, Sean William Tucker, David William Mayer
  • Patent number: 4548589
    Abstract: A halogen bulb lamp assembly manufactured by mounting a previously aligned halogen bulb unit in a one-piece molded plastic rectangular reflector with a mirrorized paraboloidal inner surface. The halogen bulb unit has a pair of spaced connector pins that are coated with an epoxy adhesive and inserted into a pair of stepped through bores in the reflector. The pins are shaped to force epoxy uniformly into the larger portions of the reflector bores, and the ends of the pins project from the rear of the reflector and are spot welded to terminals that have barbed projections pressed into the rear of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4520432
    Abstract: A rectangular lamp unit and an integral bracket, replaceable as a unit upon bulb burn-out, including a one-piece plastic reflector closed by a rectangular lens with an integral peripheral mounting flange on the reflector adjacent the lens so that the unit can be mounted substantially flush on a mounting panel. The unit is manufactured by applying an epoxy adhesive to a lens recess in the reflector, joining the lens thereto, and then heating the assembly to cure the epoxy. During heating, evolved gases are released from the reflector through a vent hole that is sealed by a vent plug immediately after heating by inserting the plug coated with a silicone rubber sealant into the vent hole to form a thick seal ring and push sealant into irregularities in the hole. The sealant is cured by residual heat from the epoxy curing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4509106
    Abstract: A self-housed rectangular lamp assembly with a replaceable halogen bulb lamp unit. A cup-shaped housing, having a pivotal mounting bracket, receives a lamp unit that has a pair of integral threaded bosses on its rear surface receiving fasteners extending through the rear of the housing to releasably attach the lamp unit within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4498124
    Abstract: A dual halogen bulb rectangular lamp assembly with a one-piece plastic reflector having two adjacent paraboloidal mirrorized inner surfaces. A halogen bulb unit is mounted in each of the mirrorized surfaces and they are electrically connected in series for simultaneous bulb energization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Stewart-Warner Corporation
    Inventors: William Mayer, Alton E. Runions
  • Patent number: 4111256
    Abstract: A ladle gate for use with casting apparatus including a mold of the kind used in casting battery plate grids and including a ladle of the type used in holding a supply of molten lead alloy and being pivotable into a pouring position wherein a quantity of the molten lead alloy can be poured into the mold. The ladle gate is positioned adjacent the ladle spouts and functions to permit flow of molten lead alloy through the ladle spouts when the ladle is in a pour position, and to interrupt the flow of molten lead alloy through the spouts at the completion of the pour, when the ladle pivots to its rest position, to thereby prevent the formation of solidified drippage at the spouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Globe-Union Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Edward Bantz, Robert William Mayer