Patents by Inventor William T. Stoner, Jr.

William T. Stoner, Jr. 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: 10868443
    Abstract: An inductive wireless power system using an array of coils with the ability to dynamically select which coils are energized. The coil array can determine the position of and provide power to one or more portable electronic devices positioned on the charging surface. The coils in the array may be connected with series resonant capacitors so that regardless of the number of coils selected, the resonance point is generally maintained. The coil array can provide spatial freedom, decrease power delivered to parasitic loads, and increase power transfer efficiency to the portable electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Philips I.P. Ventures B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Colin J. Moore, Joshua B. Taylor, Scott A. Mollema, William T. Stoner, Jr., Benjamin C. Moes
  • Patent number: 10512873
    Abstract: An air treatment system having an improved control system. The control system may include a dynamic “dead front” display that varies the display based on mode of operation. The display may include capacitive touch sensors and include an array of capacitive film segments or traces integrated into the display. The control system may include a self-contained electronics module that can be tested and calibrated before installation in the ATS. A dust sensor assembly may be integrated into the electronics module. The front cover may be attached with a mechanical attachment at the top and a magnetic attachment on the bottom. The ATS may include a filter retainer assembly with a rotating clip configured to perform in a cam-like manner to firmly clamp the particulate filter and carbon filter in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk
  • Patent number: 10336639
    Abstract: A portable water treatment system includes at least one sub-system to treat water including a flocculation system, a chlorination system, and a bio-sand filter system. The water treatment system may include multiple sub-systems for treating water that feed into one another. The sand filter system may include a mini bio-sand filter, a foam filter, or a pressed block filter. The flocculation system may include a tank bottom that urges settling particles toward a sump and a ladle that removes settled particles. A manual pump or siphon may be included in the water treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Roy W. Kuennen, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Roy M. Taylor, Jr., William T. Stoner, Jr., Kenneth E. Conrad, Karen J. VanderKooi, Brian S. Beals, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Patent number: 10164467
    Abstract: A wireless charging system is disclosed. The wireless charging system includes a detector configured to identify device information related to a device to be powered at a location, a location processor coupled with the detector and configured to deliver location-specific information related to the location to the device to be powered based on the detected device information, a power supply in communication with the location processor configured to wirelessly provide power to the device based on the detected device information, such that the location processor is configured to deliver the location specific information to the device via a first channel, and wherein the power supply is configured to wirelessly provide power to the device via a second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180133607
    Abstract: An inductively powered toy vehicle and an associated track with inductive charging segment. The vehicle may include a secondary coil, a drive motor, an electrical power storage device connected between said secondary coil and said drive motor, and a wireless communications unit. The charging segment may include a primary coil, a sense circuit operable to detect the presence of the vehicle based on a change in the detected impedance of the primary coil, and a power control unit operable to provide a time-varying current to the primary coil when the vehicle traverses the charging segment. The primary coil is positioned within the race track adjacent the track upper surface. The vehicle drive motor may be operable at first and second speed settings, and a remote control device can provide operating instructions to the vehicle wireless communications unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Richard B. Bylsma, Hai D. Nguyen, Joshua B. Taylor, William T. Stoner, JR.
  • Patent number: 9955529
    Abstract: An inductively powered cooking appliance and an associated wireless power supply for producing an electromagnetic field. The cooking appliance may include a secondary and a metal portion where the wireless power supply is capable of providing power to both. The cooking appliance may communicate with the wireless power supply to control the temperature of the metal portion and the amount of power transferred to the secondary. A smart handle connected to the secondary may be capable of performing various functions. The smart handle may also be capable of displaying and monitoring temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Joshua B. Taylor, Scott A. Mollema, William T. Stoner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9901838
    Abstract: An inductively powered vehicle and an inductive charging segment. The vehicle may include a secondary coil, a drive motor, an electrical power storage device connected between said secondary coil and said drive motor, and a wireless communications unit. The charging segment may include a primary coil, a sense circuit operable to detect the presence of the vehicle based on a change in the detected impedance of the primary coil, and a power control unit operable to provide a time-varying current to the primary coil when the vehicle traverses the charging segment. The primary coil is positioned adjacent a track upper surface. The vehicle drive motor may be operable at first and second speed settings, and a remote control device can provide operating instructions to the vehicle wireless communications unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Richard B. Bylsma, Hai D. Nguyen, Joshua B. Taylor, William T. Stoner, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180036668
    Abstract: An air treatment system having an improved control system. The control system may include a dynamic “dead front” display that varies the display based on mode of operation. The display may include capacitive touch sensors and include an array of capacitive film segments or traces integrated into the display. The control system may include a self-contained electronics module that can be tested and calibrated before installation in the ATS. A dust sensor assembly may be integrated into the electronics module. The front cover may be attached with a mechanical attachment at the top and a magnetic attachment on the bottom. The ATS may include a filter retainer assembly with a rotating clip configured to perform in a cam-like manner to firmly clamp the particulate filter and carbon filter in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, JR., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk
  • Patent number: 9821260
    Abstract: An air treatment system having an improved control system. The control system may include a dynamic “dead front” display that varies the display based on mode of operation. The display may include capacitive touch sensors and include an array of capacitive film segments or traces integrated into the display. The control system may include a self-contained electronics module that can be tested and calibrated before installation in the ATS. A dust sensor assembly may be integrated into the electronics module. The front cover may be attached with a mechanical attachment at the top and a magnetic attachment on the bottom. The ATS may include a filter retainer assembly with a rotating clip configured to perform in a cam-like manner to firmly clamp the particulate filter and carbon filter in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk
  • Patent number: 9808754
    Abstract: An air treatment system having an improved control system. The control system may include a dynamic “dead front” display that varies the display based on mode of operation. The display may include capacitive touch sensors and include an array of capacitive film segments or traces integrated into the display. The control system may include a self-contained electronics module that can be tested and calibrated before installation in the ATS. A dust sensor assembly may be integrated into the electronics module. The front cover may be attached with a mechanical attachment at the top and a magnetic attachment on the bottom. The ATS may include a filter retainer assembly with a rotating clip configured to perform in a cam-like manner to firmly clamp the particulate filter and carbon filter in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk, Gregory K. Evans
  • Publication number: 20170237280
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a universal power supply for wired and wireless electronic devices. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a universal power supply that is reconfigurable to provide a wide range of power supply options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, JR., Hai D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9700823
    Abstract: An air treatment system having an improved control system. The control system may include a dynamic “dead front” display that varies the display based on mode of operation. The display may include capacitive touch sensors and include an array of capacitive film segments or traces integrated into the display. The control system may include a self-contained electronics module that can be tested and calibrated before installation in the ATS. A dust sensor assembly may be integrated into the electronics module. The front cover may be attached with a mechanical attachment at the top and a magnetic attachment on the bottom. The ATS may include a filter retainer assembly with a rotating clip configured to perform in a cam-like manner to firmly clamp the particulate filter and carbon filter in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Gregory K. Evans
  • Patent number: 9701212
    Abstract: A charging system for an electric vehicle that assists in aligning a primary charging coil and a secondary coil. The system may include a wheel chock that raises the primary coil into alignment with the secondary coil when a tire enters the wheel chock. The system may include a primary that is recessed below the surface supporting the vehicle and is protected by a cover. The secondary coil may be protected and supported by a skid plate mounted to the vehicle. The system may include a charging circuit that is controlled by signals transmitted by a garage door opener transmitter or a garage door opener. The system may include sensors that detect the presence of an animal or object in the space between the primary coil and the secondary coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, William T. Stoner, Jr., Joshua B. Taylor, Richard J. Weber
  • Patent number: 9673634
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a universal power supply for wired and wireless electronic devices. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a universal power supply that is reconfigurable to provide a wide range of power supply options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, Jr., Hai D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9493366
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Jr., Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: D765234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk, Gregory K. Evans, Michael Lozano
  • Patent number: D802725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk, Gregory K. Evans, Michael Lozano
  • Patent number: D832988
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk, Gregory K. Evans, Michael Lozano
  • Patent number: D846104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk, Gregory K. Evans, Michael Lozano
  • Patent number: D846105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Steve O. Mork, Sean T. Eurich, Matthew J. Norconk, Gregory K. Evans, Michael Lozano