Patents by Inventor William R. Wilkinson

William R. Wilkinson 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: 11364359
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system and method of delivering oxygen enriched gas to a user. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve the efficiency of oxygen enriched gas delivery during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Publication number: 20210023323
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system and method of delivering oxygen enriched gas to a user. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve the efficiency of oxygen enriched gas delivery during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. WILKINSON, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9956370
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas stream. The oxygen concentrator system may include one or more flow restrictors to allow controlled release of oxygen enriched gas between the canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Inova, Labs, LLC.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Allan Sten Westersten, J. David Shockley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9782557
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve energy usage during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9717876
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system that includes a home oxygen concentrator system couplable to a portable oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9649465
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas stream. The oxygen concentrator system may operate in multiple modes, automatically determined or selected by the user, to take into account the different activity levels of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Allan Sten Westersten, H. David Shockley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9649464
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas stream. Coupling an oxygen concentration sensor to the generated oxygen enriched gas stream may allow monitoring of the purity of the produced gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Allan Sten Westersten, H. David Shockley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170087326
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve energy usage during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Publication number: 20160375215
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system and method of delivering oxygen enriched gas to a user. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve the efficiency of oxygen enriched gas delivery during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9493280
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include a pouring spout assembly for a container. In some embodiments, the pouring spout assembly may include a first conduit, a second conduit, a third conduit, a fourth conduit, a handle, and a spout lock. The second conduit may be positionable, during use, in a distal end of the first conduit. The third conduit may be positionable, during use, in a proximal end of the first conduit. The fourth conduit may be coupled to the second conduit. When the second conduit is in a first position liquids and gases may be inhibited from being conveyed through the pouring spout assembly. When the second conduit is in a second position gases are allowed to convey through the pouring spout assembly. When the second conduit is in a third position liquids are allowed to convey through the pouring spout assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Zachary A. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 9440036
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system and method of delivering oxygen enriched gas to a user. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve the efficiency of oxygen enriched gas delivery during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: InovaLabs, LLC
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9440179
    Abstract: Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method of use are described herein. The oxygen concentration may include at least one canister; gas separation adsorbent disposed in at least one canister, and a compression system. The compression system may include at least one compressor coupled to the at least one canister. The compressor may include a first rotor comprising at least two projections and a second rotor comprising at least two recesses. During rotation of the first and second rotors, gas moves through the compressor to at least one of the canisters. In the canisters, gas separation adsorbent may separate at least some nitrogen from air produce oxygen enriched gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: InovaLabs, LLC
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9440180
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve energy usage during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Inova Labs, LLC
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Publication number: 20160114120
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system that includes a home oxygen concentrator system couplable to a portable oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: INOVA LABS, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Publication number: 20150368005
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include a pouring spout assembly for a container. In some embodiments, the pouring spout assembly may include a first conduit, a second conduit, a third conduit, a fourth conduit, a handle, and a spout lock. The second conduit may be positionable, during use, in a distal end of the first conduit. The third conduit may be positionable, during use, in a proximal end of the first conduit. The fourth conduit may be coupled to the second conduit. When the second conduit is in a first position liquids and gases may be inhibited from being conveyed through the pouring spout assembly. When the second conduit is in a second position gases are allowed to convey through the pouring spout assembly. When the second conduit is in a third position liquids are allowed to convey through the pouring spout assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Zachary A. Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20150335849
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve energy usage during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 9138557
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system that includes a home oxygen concentrator system couplable to a portable oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Publication number: 20150231551
    Abstract: Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method of use are described herein. The oxygen concentration may include at least one canister; gas separation adsorbent disposed in at least one canister, and a compression system. The compression system may include at least one compressor coupled to the at least one canister. The compressor may include a first rotor comprising at least two projections and a second rotor comprising at least two recesses. During rotation of the first and second rotors, gas moves through the compressor to at least one of the canisters. In the canisters, gas separation adsorbent may separate at least some nitrogen from air produce oxygen enriched gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Publication number: 20150059742
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas stream. The oxygen concentrator system may include one or more flow restrictors to allow controlled release of oxygen enriched gas between the canisters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Allan Sten Westersten, J. David Shockley, JR.
  • Patent number: 8915248
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas stream. During venting of the canisters, use of oxygen as a purge gas may improve the efficiency and lifetime of the oxygen concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Allan Sten Westersten, H. David Shockley, Jr.