Patents by Inventor William Pedersen

William Pedersen 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: 10815777
    Abstract: A method for detecting incremental oil production from an oil-bearing reservoir includes taking a baseline sample of the oil and analyzing the baseline sample of oil to establish a baseline compositional signature for the oxygen-containing organic compounds in the oil. In addition, the method includes commencing a low salinity waterflood by injecting a low salinity water into the reservoir from an injection well. Further, the method includes recovering oil from a production well. Still further, the method includes taking post-flood samples of the oil produced from the production well over time. The method also includes analyzing the post-flood samples of oil to establish post-flood compositional signatures for the oxygen-containing organic compounds in the oil. Moreover, the method includes identifying a difference between one or more of the post-flood compositional signatures and the baseline compositional signature that is characteristic of incremental oil released by the low salinity waterflood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian Ralph Collins, John William Couves, Michael Graham Hodges, Christian Schack Pedersen, Peter Anthony Salino, Christianne Clare Wicking
  • Publication number: 20200216330
    Abstract: A conventional media filter such as a gravity sand filter is converted into a membrane filter. The media is removed and replaced by immersed membrane modules. Transmembrane pressure is created by a static head pressure differential, without a suction pump, thereby creating a membrane gravity filter (MGF). Preferred operating parameters include transmembrane pressure of 5-20 kPa, 1-3 backwashes per day, and a flux of 10-20 L/m2/h. The membranes are dosed with chlorine or another oxidant, preferably at 700 minutes*mg/L as Cl2 equivalent per week or less. The small oxidant does is believed to provide a porous biofilm or fouling layer without substantially removing the layer. The media filter may be modified so that backwash wastewater is removed from near the bottom of the tank rather than through backwash troughs above the membrane modules. Membrane integrity testing may be done while the tank is emptied after a backwash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien COTE, Jason CADERA, Steven Kristian PEDERSEN, Nicholas William H. ADAMS
  • Patent number: 10640962
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the waste outlet of a toilet includes, according to an implementation, a motor comprising a Hall effect sensor that detects the rotation of the motor and generates a position signal in response thereto; a mechanical actuator coupled to the motor; a door coupled to the mechanical actuator, wherein the door is disposed at the waste outlet of the toilet; logic circuitry that receives the position signal, generates a control signal to move the door based at least in part on the position signal, and transmits the control signal to the motor. The motor operates according to the control signal to drive the mechanical actuator to move the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Christian C. Kurshinsky, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick
  • Patent number: 10633263
    Abstract: A conventional media filter such as a gravity sand filter is converted into a membrane filter. The media is removed and replaced by immersed membrane modules. Transmembrane pressure is created by a static head pressure differential, without a suction pump, thereby creating a membrane gravity filter (MGF). Preferred operating parameters include transmembrane pressure of 5-20 kPa, 1-3 backwashes per day, and a flux of 10-20 L/m2/h. The membranes are dosed with chlorine or another oxidant, preferably at 700 minutes*mg/L as Cl2 equivalent per week or less. The small oxidant does is believed to provide a porous biofilm or fouling layer without substantially removing the layer. The media filter may be modified so that backwash wastewater is removed from near the bottom of the tank rather than through backwash troughs above the membrane modules. Membrane integrity testing may be done while the tank is emptied after a backwash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien Cote, Jason Cadera, Steven Kristian Pedersen, Nicholas William H. Adams
  • Publication number: 20200121880
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for providing positive pressure therapy and a bias-flow venting system configured to reduce discernable draft generated by exhausted air are disclosed herein. The respiratory mask has a ball jointed elbow, one or more detachable forehead pieces and a headgear with a spacer fabric region. The elbow is configured to be removable when oriented to a predetermined position. The forehead pieces are provided in one or more sizes. The spacer fabric region having two or more layers wherein the raw edges are turned to the inside of the layers. The seal having improved seal performance and accommodating a wider variety of facial geometries. The bias-flow system having a tube and exhaust holes radially aligned on a bead of the tube. The bias-flow system also having an annular component exhaust holes and a shroud having a plenum chamber around the exhaust holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Simon Mittermeier, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Matthew James Pedersen, Sophia Adele Johnson, Mark John Arrowsmith
  • Publication number: 20200095804
    Abstract: An electronic key may include a partial capacitor comprising a capacitive metal plate in communication with a processor. The capacitive metal plate of the partial capacitor is configured to form a capacitor with a corresponding capacitive metal plate of a lock when brought into proximity with the metal plate of the lock. Data may be transferred from the key to the lock using a capacitor formed by combining the two metal plates, wherein a common ground is established between the metal plate of the key and the metal plate of the lock through a parasitic capacitance present between the key and lock circuitry. Audit trail data may be recorded based on usage of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bryan E. Pavlovic, Tamara Hatzinger, Dominik Scheffler, Howard Needham, Jason Pedersen, John Kowalski, Timothy Sherack, William James
  • Publication number: 20200012174
    Abstract: An illumination device generally has at least one light source and an attachment assembly that connects the light source to a computing device. The light source may be one or more LEDs or a light panel using electroluminescent lighting. The illumination device includes a power source coupled to the light source and a light control mechanism to change at least one of an operative state or an intensity of the light source. The illumination device may also be integrally connected to the computing device. A light cover is implemented to cover the light source and diffuse light emanating therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: CASE-MATE, INC.
    Inventors: Allan SHOEMAKE, William WINTER, Juan FERNANDEZ, Paul McGRATH, Juan David LONDONO RESTREPO, Robert PEDERSEN
  • Patent number: 10518054
    Abstract: A respiratory mask for providing positive pressure therapy and a bias-flow venting system configured to reduce discernable draft generated by exhausted air are disclosed herein. The respiratory mask has a ball jointed elbow, one or more detachable forehead pieces and a headgear with a spacer fabric region. The elbow is configured to be removable when oriented to a predetermined position. The forehead pieces are provided in one or more sizes. The spacer fabric region having two or more layers wherein the raw edges are turned to the inside of the layers. The seal having improved seal performance and accommodating a wider variety of facial geometries. The bias-flow system having a tube and exhaust holes radially aligned on a bead of the tube. The bias-flow system also having an annular component exhaust holes and a shroud having a plenum chamber around the exhaust holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Campbell Neil Addison Martin, Tony William Spear, Simon Mittermeier, Hamish Joshua Rose, Max Leon Betteridge, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Matthew James Pedersen, Sophia Adele Johnson, Mark John Arrowsmith
  • Publication number: 20190376012
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (200) for incubation of a viable biological material (2); said apparatus comprises: a housing (4) having an extension in a longitudinal direction X, in a transversal direction Y, and in a direction Z perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and the transversal direction; said housing comprising: two or more culture dish compartments (6), each being adapted to accommodate, one or more culture dishes (8) comprising a biological material (2); wherein said apparatus comprises an image capturing device (10); wherein said apparatus comprises a control unit (12) for controlling the operation thereof; wherein at least part of said image capturing device is being configured to be movable in relation to the two or more culture dish compartments (6), thereby allowing capture of images of one or more of said biological materials (2) accommodated in said one or more culture dishes (8); and wherein said apparatus comprises a FLIM unit (11) (fluorescent lifetime imaging microscope);
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: ESCO Medical Aps
    Inventor: Thomas William PEDERSEN
  • Patent number: 10495946
    Abstract: An illumination device generally has at least one light source and an attachment assembly that connects the light source to a computing device. The light source may be one or more LEDs or a light panel using electroluminescent lighting. The illumination device includes a power source coupled to the light source and a light control mechanism to change at least one of an operative state or an intensity of the light source. The illumination device may also be integrally connected to the computing device. A light cover is implemented to cover the light source and diffuse light emanating therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Case-Mate, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Shoemake, William Winter, Juan Fernandez, Paul McGrath, Juan David LondoƱo Restrepo, Robert Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20190277014
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the waste outlet of a toilet includes, according to an implementation, a motor comprising a Hall effect sensor that detects the rotation of the motor and generates a position signal in response thereto; a mechanical actuator coupled to the motor; a door coupled to the mechanical actuator, wherein the door is disposed at the waste outlet of the toilet; logic circuitry that receives the position signal, generates a control signal to move the door based at least in part on the position signal, and transmits the control signal to the motor. The motor operates according to the control signal to drive the mechanical actuator to move the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Christian C. Kurshinsky, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick
  • Publication number: 20190135667
    Abstract: Wastewater is treated though primary treatment of the water by way of a micro-sieve to produce a primary effluent and primary sludge. There is secondary treatment of the primary effluent by way of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) or an integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor to produce a secondary effluent and a waste activated sludge. The micro-sieve may have openings of 250 microns or less, for example about 150 microns. In a process, a gas transfer membrane is immersed in water. Pressurized air flows into the gas transfer membrane. An exhaust gas is withdrawn from the gas transfer membrane and used to produce bubbles from an aerator immersed in the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien COTE, Steven Kristian PEDERSEN, Wajahat Hussain SYED, Jeffrey Gerard PEETERS, Nicholas William H. ADAMS, Youngseck HONG, Geert-Henk KOOPS, James John ROYSTON
  • Patent number: 10208468
    Abstract: A method of controlling an operation of a toilet system on-board an aircraft is disclosed. The toilet system includes a toilet bowl, a fluid valve controlling input of fluid into the toilet bowl, a flush switch configured to be activated by a user, and a controller configured to operate the fluid valve. The method includes detecting an activation of the flush switch, monitoring a flush switch activation time period, and determining whether the flush switch activation time period exceeds a preset threshold time period. In response to determining that flush switch activation time period does not exceed the preset threshold time period, a standard flush cycle is initiated. In response to determining that the flush switch activation time period exceeds the preset threshold time period, a maintenance mode is initiated allowing a larger volume of fluid to fill the toilet bowl for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hardwick, Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Christian C. Kurshinsky, William Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10202747
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the waste outlet of a toilet includes, according to an implementation, a motor comprising a Hall effect sensor that detects the rotation of the motor and generates a position signal in response thereto; a mechanical actuator coupled to the motor; a door coupled to the mechanical actuator, wherein the door is disposed at the waste outlet of the toilet; logic circuitry that receives the position signal, generates a control signal to move the door based at least in part on the position signal, and transmits the control signal to the motor. The motor operates according to the control signal to drive the mechanical actuator to move the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Christian C. Kurshinsky, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick
  • Patent number: 10041241
    Abstract: A method of installing a toilet system on board an aircraft is generally described. The toilet system includes a base support having a right base support and a left base support, a toilet bowl, a right side support and a left side support each supporting the toilet bowl. The method comprises lowering the toilet bowl on to the base supports to at least partially engage a first locking mechanism; sliding the toilet bowl in a forward direction to engage a second locking mechanism; and inserting a first pin to couple the right base support to the right side support and a second pin to couple the left base support to the left side support in order to completely engage the first locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hardwick, Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick, Gregory E. Sund
  • Patent number: 9951504
    Abstract: A toilet system configured for operation on-board an aircraft includes, according to an implementation, a toilet bowl, a left side support bracket supporting the toilet bowl, a right side support bracket supporting the toilet bowl, a control box including a first set of pins, and a harness connector configured to electrically couple the toilet to the aircraft. The harness connector includes a set of pins, where the first set of pins of the control box are configured to be connected to the set of pins included in the harness connector, and the control box is configured to determine a platform of the aircraft based on the presence or absence of a pin in the set of pins included in the harness connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick
  • Publication number: 20180002649
    Abstract: An apparatus, that relates to the field of in vitro fertilization, is provided for the combined incubation and vitrification of a biological material. The apparatus can be configured to allow for automatic incubation and vitrification of a viable biological material. Thereby predetermined protocols for handling the biological material can be performed precisely and accurately thus avoiding errors and deviations from the intended protocol, as caused by manual human intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas William Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20160289938
    Abstract: A toilet system configured for operation on-board an aircraft includes, according to an implementation, a toilet bowl, a left side support bracket supporting the toilet bowl, a right side support bracket supporting the toilet bowl, a control box including a first set of pins, and a harness connector configured to electrically couple the toilet to the aircraft. The harness connector includes a set of pins, where the first set of pins of the control box are configured to be connected to the set of pins included in the harness connector, and the control box is configured to determine a platform of the aircraft based on the presence or absence of a pin in the set of pins included in the harness connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick
  • Publication number: 20160289943
    Abstract: A method of installing a toilet system on board an aircraft is generally described. The toilet system includes a base support having a right base support and a left base support, a toilet bowl, a right side support and a left side support each supporting the toilet bowl. The method comprises lowering the toilet bowl on to the base supports to at least partially engage a first locking mechanism; sliding the toilet bowl in a forward direction to engage a second locking mechanism; and inserting a first pin to couple the right base support to the right side support and a second pin to couple the left base support to the left side support in order to completely engage the first locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Hardwick, Thao Hoang, Bradley J. Buniak, Stephen M. Niznik, William Pedersen, Mark A. Pondelick, Gregory E. Sund
  • Patent number: D895583
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Jonathan Smith, Michael Alan Diamond, Soren Christian Pedersen, Timothy William Balgemann, John Matthew Miller, Ryan Jerold Perkofski