Patents by Inventor William Riley

William 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).

  • Publication number: 20190083136
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083140
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C. Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L. Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083138
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C. Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L. Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083137
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C. Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L. Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083139
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C. Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L. Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083141
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083142
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezius muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C. Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L. Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintaniha
  • Publication number: 20190083143
    Abstract: A novel posterolateral inter-muscular approach has been developed to access the cervical spine. The approach includes elevating the splenius capitis and trapezios muscles dorsally to create a window for deep spine access, wherein the window comprises: i) an anterior superior border of the trapezius muscle; ii) an anterior inferior border of the splenius capitis muscle, and iii) a posterior superior border of the levator scapulae muscle. Preferably, a device such as an implant or an instrument is then passed through the window to manipulate the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: William C. Horton, John Riley Hawkins, Christopher L. Ramsay, Edward Zalenski, Alexander Grinberg, Hassan Serhan, Ernest Quintanilha
  • Publication number: 20190081337
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a fuel cell having a stack for generating power and a controller. The controller is programmed to, in response to a fuel cell temperature decreasing to less than a temperature threshold after a shutdown, initiate a primary purge of the stack and terminate the primary purge at a predetermined anode pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew RILEY, Craig Michael MATHIE, Kevin WUJCIK, William Frederick SANDERSON, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190048991
    Abstract: A transmission assembly including a housing, an electric motor, and a baffle is provided. The housing may include first and second drainage channels. The electric motor may be disposed within the housing adjacent the drainage channels and a torque converter. The baffle may be disposed within the housing upon a housing inner surface, and may define an opening to the first and second drainage channels. The baffle may include a baffle flange sized for positioning adjacent the torque converter to minimize contact of oil within the housing to the torque converter. The housing may define first and second partition walls each partially extending over one of the first and second drainage channels. The baffle may further include first and second seal features each disposed at one of two baffle ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dengfu Zhang, Mark Steward, William Riley, Brian Richard Light
  • Patent number: 9976543
    Abstract: A transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft, a transmission pump, a transmission sump and a pump-driving element, which is preferably a drive gear. The drive gear and the transmission pump are located in the transmission sump. Power is transmitted from the input shaft to the transmission pump through the drive gear. In a preferred embodiment, power is transmitted from the input shaft to the drive gear through at least one gear, and from the drive gear to the transmission pump through a pump shaft. The drive gear is preferably at least partially enclosed by a shroud, coupled to the transmission pump, in order to separate the drive gear from transmission fluid located in the transmission sump and thereby reduce drag on the drive gear. The shroud preferably also includes a discharge port so that transmission fluid located in the shroud is expelled through the discharge port when the drive gear rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Steward, Brian Orr, Mark Marchie, William Riley
  • Publication number: 20180078872
    Abstract: In an example method, saline water is desalinated, and the desalinated water is directed to an aquifer. As the desalinated water is directed to the aquifer, kinetic energy associated with the desalinated water is converted into electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: William Riley
  • Publication number: 20180049933
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 9827157
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20170291799
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system for lifting one or more persons, such as a person having a mobility restriction, from a first level to a second level, such as onto a raised level of a play structure. In some embodiments, the system may also be configured so that an able-bodied person may enter and exit the platform even while the platform is being raised or lowered. In this way, the system may also comprise a play element by which able-bodied children are provided with a continuous play pathway. In some embodiments, the system is configured so that the platform rotates, thereby providing a fun experience that may be shared by persons having mobility restrictions and able-bodied persons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Norquist, Kim Blackwood, Edgar Montague, Kurt Rampton, William Riley, Jereme Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9666061
    Abstract: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman
  • Publication number: 20170149218
    Abstract: An arc-resistant electrical switchgear racking system includes arc-resistant electrical switchgear that has a chamber and an arc-resistant door configured to enclose the chamber. The arc-resistant electrical switchgear racking system further includes an internal racking mechanism disposed inside the chamber, the internal racking mechanism configured to facilitate connection and disconnection of electrical components inside the chamber. The arc-resistant electrical switchgear racking system further includes a door component disposed in the arc-resistant door, wherein the door component is configured to engage the racking mechanism to provide an arc-resistant interface for accessing the internal racking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Niel MIELE, William RILEY
  • Patent number: 9655796
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 9638313
    Abstract: A transmission in a vehicle includes a gearbox and a differential. Torque is transferred from an output of the gearbox to an input of the differential via a drive member. This transfers torque to enable the differential to distribute the torque amongst wheels of the vehicle. A transmission housing and a torque converter housing are mounted to one another to at least partially house the gearbox and the differential, respectively. A transmission fluid sump is provided between the housings where transmission fluid gathers. A fluid pump pressurizes the fluid and distributes it amongst working parts in the transmission. A baffle assembly partially contains the drive member and segregates the fluid sump from the drive member. One of the baffles in the assembly includes a lip engaging a portion of an outer flange of the pump to provide a seal between the fluid pump and components within the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FOrd Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Steward, Jayesh Patel, Yanhua Li, Matthew S. Eiszler, Srinivas Venkata Arcota, David Aeschliman, Chintan Ved, William Riley, Jason Bardallis
  • Publication number: 20160148489
    Abstract: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman