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).

  • Patent number: 11014465
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatic charging of electric vehicles in which a plug head of a charging unit is automatically received in a receiving compartment of a vehicle charger actuation device. A push wall of the vehicle charger actuation device is displaced into contact the plug head in a manner that facilitates rotation of the plug head into angular alignment with the plug head receptacle. The charging unit can align a position of the plug head with the plug head receptacle such that continued displacement of the push wall displaces the plug head to a position at which the plug head is electrically coupled to the plug head receptacle. After a charging event, the push wall moves away from the plug head receptacle and engages a pull rod that is coupled to a pin skirt such that the pin skirt is displaced in a direction that ejects the plug head from the plug head receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cole, Thomas A. Fuhlbrigge, Martin Krucinski, Alex Riley, William J. Eakins, Sang Choi
  • Patent number: 10998937
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed facilitating an electronic resource distribution by embedding a short-range wireless tag in a resource distribution request that stores instructions for processing the resource distribution in a fully electronic processing flow. As such, the resource distribution request holder is capable of processing the request without issuing a resource distribution document to the resource requester. In additional embodiments of the invention, the short-range wireless tag further stores instructions for arranging subsequent resource distributions to the resource requester to occur without the need for the resource requester to present a resource request document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas McConnell, William Bradley Burks, Daniel James Doherty, Justin Riley duPont, Thomas Elliott, Tony England, Matthew Murphy, Nickolas Patrick Parker, Stephen Philip Selfridge, Steven Michael Twombly, James J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10988675
    Abstract: A method may include: determining a total dissolved solids (TDS) concentration of a water source; correlating the TDS concentration to an ion concentration; and selecting at least one friction reducing polymer for a hydraulic fracturing operation based at least in part on the ion concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Multi-Chem Group, LLC
    Inventors: Howard Thomas Riley, Teddy Joel Dubois, James William Ogle
  • Publication number: 20210022936
    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 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 10842695
    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: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 10385960
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dengfu Zhang, Mark Steward, William Riley, Brian Richard Light
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9283469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dasher-boards assembly with capability to absorb impacts of players crashing into the boards. The glass pane surmounting the boards can tip away from the ice, against a spring, and then resiliently return to its normal (upright) position. The spring is a bar-spring, which not only is deflectable to provide the resilience, but also has the capability to support and position the pane with respect to the dasher-board. The bar-spring can be used when the pane is flush-mounted with respect to the dasher-board, or when the pane is set-back from the ice-side of the dasher-board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: 1196501 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Terence William Riley, Sean James Riley
  • Publication number: 20160038357
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 9230421
    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: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman