Patents by Inventor William R. Nelson

William R. Nelson 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: 10867475
    Abstract: Systems and methods employing a ticket voucher handling device, such as an electronic gaming machine or a ticket voucher redemption kiosk, that issues and/or redeems ticket vouchers associated with different ticket voucher systems corresponding to different activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Nelson, William Brosnan, Steven G. LeMay, Kevin Higgins
  • Publication number: 20200330757
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a medical device for treating a cancerous tumor, including an electric field generating circuit configured to generate one or more electric fields at or near a site of the cancerous tumor and control circuitry in communication with the electric field generating circuit. The medical device includes one or more supply wires in electrical communication with the electric field generating circuit and one or more supply electrodes. The supply electrodes are configured to deliver an electric field at or near the site of the cancerous tumor. The medical device can include one or more sensing wires in electrical communication with the control circuitry and one or more sensing electrodes. The sensing electrodes can be configured to measure an impedance of the cancerous tumor at at least two different electric field strengths. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Brian L. Schmidt, Benjamin Keith Stein, Keith R. Maile, William J. Linder, Ron A. Balczewski, Sarah Melissa Gruba, Tucker James Nelson, Aleksandra Kharam
  • Publication number: 20200305902
    Abstract: Forceps including a housing, a first body, a second body and a drive shaft. The first body has a passageway extending therethrough. The drive shaft extending through the passageway and connected to the first body such that the first body and the drive shaft are slidable with respect to the housing to drive jaws located at a distal portion of the drive shaft between an open position and a closed position. The second body having a second passageway. The drive shaft extending through the second passageway such that the second body is guided by the drive shaft and is slidable relative to the first body and the drive shaft to displace a blade shaft between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Zane R. Ward, William E. Butler, Jeffrey J. Nelson, Christian J. Fiksen, Eric J. Boone
  • Publication number: 20200277137
    Abstract: A robotic shuttle system includes a rack system and one or more shuttles. The rack system includes a rack and a shuttle frame. The rack has storage locations for containers containing items. The shuttle frame has rails disposed along the rack. The shuttle includes a powertrain, container transfer mechanism, and a robot arm. The power train is configured to move the shuttle along the rails of the rack and on a surface outside of the rack system. The container transfer mechanism is configured to transfer the containers between the rack and the shuttle. The robot arm extends from the shuttle to transfer the items between one of the containers on the shuttle and a container in a container holder of the shuttle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Bastian Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: William A. Bastian, II, Hans Tokpa Leidenfrost, Timothy R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10726677
    Abstract: A gaming system that enables a player to concurrently play a plurality of games at a gaming device regardless or independent of if the gaming accounting system in communication with the gaming device is configured to support such concurrent game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Paul W. Bolton, Dwayne R. Nelson, William R. Brosnan, Kevin M. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20200105105
    Abstract: A gaming system that enables a player to concurrently play a plurality of games at a gaming device regardless or independent of if the gaming accounting system in communication with the gaming device is configured to support such concurrent game play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Paul W. Bolton, Dwayne R. Nelson, William R. Brosnan, Kevin M. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20200094165
    Abstract: A method and system for solid phase extraction of a compound of interest from a sample matrix using a syringe having a barrel and a plunger, a sorbent for use with the syringe, and a desalting purification column having an end configured to receive liquid from the syringe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: William M. Nelson, Kyle Armantrout, David R. Almassian, Aymeric Randanne de Vazeille, Tracy Calvin Fecteau, Colin Kuserk
  • Patent number: 10561433
    Abstract: An instrument that includes an outer member, an inner member, and a jaw assembly. The inner member includes a first arm and a second arm. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw is connected to the first arm at a first pivot joint and to the outer member at a second pivot joint. The second jaw is connected to the second arm at a third pivot joint and to the outer member at a fourth pivot joint. The inner member is adapted to be moved distally relative to the outer member so that the first jaw pivots about the second pivot joint towards the second jaw and the second jaw pivots about the fourth pivot joint towards the first jaw thus moving the jaw assembly from the open position towards the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Eric J. Boone, Christian J. Fiksen, Hanam Sota Pham, Zane Ward, Jeffrey J. Nelson, John R. Mensch, William Butler, William F. Kratoska, Riyad E. Moe
  • Patent number: 10525375
    Abstract: A method and system for solid phase extraction of a compound of interest from a sample matrix using a syringe having a barrel and a plunger, a sorbent for use with the syringe, and a desalting purification column having an end configured to receive liquid from the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tetracore, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Nelson, Kyle Armantrout, David R. Almassian, Aymeric Randanne de Vazeille, Tracy Calvin Fecteau, Colin Kuserk
  • Patent number: 10521758
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention includes system and methods for the continued operation of a carrier management system having one or more user terminals that normally communicate with at least one data center over a network (online), when the one or more user terminals are unable to communicate with the data center (offline). Once communication is re-established between the one or more user terminal and the data center, local files and data on the user terminals that were used to rate and ship packages while offline are synchronized between the one or more user terminals and the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Bennett, Paul A. Bilibin, Mark A. Bjerke, Lynn S. Goldhaber, Hsiangwen S. Hu, Lory E. Moon, Jinyue Liu, Paul R. McLaughlin, Reichie R. Nelson, Charles D. Mentzer, Matthew J. Smith, William W. Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20190366258
    Abstract: A filter cartridge, a safety element and fluid cleaner assembly are described. The fluid cleaner assembly generally includes a housing having a cover and a primary fluid cleaner section. The filter cartridge generally comprises z-filter media, arranged in a straight through configuration. Preferred cartridges include a seal gasket positioned to extend continuously around at outer perimeter of the straight through flow construction. The fluid cleaner assembly can have a precleaner positioned therein. Preferred features are described. Methods of assembly and use are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: William J. Krisko, Wayne R.W. Bishop, Steven S. Gieseke, Benny K. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10439477
    Abstract: A liquid cooling system for an electric motor includes: a pump for liquid to cool the electric motor; a heat exchanger that removes heat from the liquid; a manifold extending above a stator of the electric motor, the manifold receiving the liquid under pressure and having a first opening that directs a first liquid jet onto the stator; and a first tray above first end turns of the stator, the manifold having a second opening that directs a second liquid jet onto the first tray, the first tray having a third opening that performs gravity-fed liquid distribution onto the first end turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Pinkley, David F. Nelson, William R. Fong, Scott Heines, Edwin M. Pearce, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10339753
    Abstract: The gaming system disclosed herein enables a player to simultaneously or concurrently play a plurality of games at a gaming device regardless or independent of if the gaming device accounting system in communication with the gaming device is configured to support such simultaneous or concurrent game play. The gaming system disclosed herein additionally or alternatively enables a player to simultaneously play a plurality of games wherein certain of the games are eligible to operate with a remote host and certain of the games are ineligible to operate with the remote host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Nelson, William R. Brosnan, Kevin M. Higgins, William Chad Little, Larry R. Hollibaugh, Erik B. Petersen, Adrian R. Marcu
  • Patent number: 10335730
    Abstract: A filter cartridge, a safety element and fluid cleaner assembly are described. The fluid cleaner assembly generally includes a housing having a cover and a primary fluid cleaner section. The filter cartridge generally comprises z-filter media, arranged in a straight through configuration. Preferred cartridges include a seal gasket positioned to extend continuously around at outer perimeter of the straight through flow construction. The fluid cleaner assembly can have a precleaner positioned therein. Preferred features are described. Methods of assembly and use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Krisko, Wayne R. W. Bishop, Steven S. Gieseke, Benny K. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190197474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention includes system and methods for the continued operation of a carrier management system having one or more user terminals that normally communicate with at least one data center over a network (online), when the one or more user terminals are unable to communicate with the data center (offline). Once communication is re-established between the one or more user terminal and the data center, local files and data on the user terminals that were used to rate and ship packages while offline are synchronized between the one or more user terminals and the data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Bennett, Paul A. Bilibin, Mark A. Bjerke, Lynn S. Goldhaber, Hsiangwen S. Hu, Lory E. Moon, Jinyue Liu, Paul R. McLaughlin, Reichie R. Nelson, Charles D. Mentzer, Matthew J. Smith, William W. Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20150266758
    Abstract: An oxygen water conditioner for home use uses the water pressure of the home water system to cause oxygen or ozone to disburse in the form of small bubbles to provide enhanced cleaning of water in the household system
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: William R. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20090321370
    Abstract: An ozonation system may include a mixing chamber having an inlet to a recirculation conduit within the chamber and proximate to its top, a recirculation conduit for withdrawing fluid from the mixing chamber through the inlet and conducting it to a pump, a venturi connected to the outfeed of the pump for induction of ozone into the water, an infeed for reintroducing a water-ozone mixture back into the chamber, the infeed terminating in a restricting nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: William R. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20090206497
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that provide for liquid waste aeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: William R. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20080266206
    Abstract: A modular system for a display panel assembly includes modular frame members connectable to form a network. Bus bars are connectable to the frame members and are configured to at least partially support the frame members in a row or column of frame members in the network. Modular display units are connectable to the frame members to form a display panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: William R. Nelson, Patrick J. Armstrong, Yavuz S. Saglam
  • Publication number: 20080052952
    Abstract: An invention is provided for a hand drying apparatus for drying and sanitizing hands is disclosed. The hand drying apparatus includes a housing having an air intake opening and a heating element situated within the housing capable of heating air drawn into the hand drying apparatus through the air intake opening. Also located within the housing is an air conduit that is in communication with the air intake opening. Further included is a blower that is capable of drawing an air stream into the air conduit through the air intake opening. An ozone gas generator is in communication with the air conduit that is capable of injecting ozone into the air stream to create an ozonated air stream. In this manner, the blower ejects a heated ozonated air stream out of the hand drying apparatus through the air conduit, whereby a user's hands are dried and sanitized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Aquentium, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Nelson