Patents by Inventor William Welch

William Welch 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: 10409019
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes a plurality of subunits surrounded by an outer cable jacket, a furcation unit and optical connectors coupled to the end of each of the subunits. Each of the subunits includes an inner jacket, a plurality of optical fibers; and a tensile strength element. The first tensile strength element and the inner jackets of each subunits are coupled to the furcation unit, and the optical fibers and tensile strength elements of each subunit extend through the furcation unit without being coupled to the furcation unit. The subunit tensile strength element and optical fibers of each subunit are balanced such that both experience axial loading applied to the assembly and, under various loading conditions, the compression of the subunits is controlled and/or the axial loading of the optical fibers is limited to allow proper function of the optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: William Eric Caldwell, Terry Lee Ellis, William Carl Hurley, William Welch McCollough, Mark Tracy Paap
  • Patent number: 10357559
    Abstract: Vaccine antigen formulations that are stable after undergoing freeze and thaw conditions and methods of preparing the formulations are provided. Methods of using the formulations to prepare vaccine are also provided. Vaccines comprising the formulations are useful, for example, to protect against, inhibit or alleviate a disease or infection, such as related to anthrax infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Emergent Product Development Gaithersburg Inc.
    Inventors: Jee Look, Christian Fernando Ruiz, Aaron Paul Miles, Richard William Welch
  • Patent number: 10338331
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 10316754
    Abstract: A heat exchanger manifold for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a manifold body extending between a first face and a second face, a first seal land defining a first fluid port extending through the manifold body between the first face and the second face, and a first seal received within the first fluid port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Meyst, Andre Herman Troughton, Brian J. Breslin, Jesse Ian Berube, Christopher Durkee, David A. Welch
  • Publication number: 20190121043
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 10219597
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable electronic device is disclosed. Generally speaking, the protective case for a portable electronic device comprises a body section having a back surface and upturned sides, and a rim affixed to an edge of the upturned sides of the body sections, the rim defining an open area. Preferably, the body section is comprised of contrasting colors and forms a cavity defined by the back surface and the upturned sides. Further, the body section and the rim are preferably formed of the same material. A second protective section may be used to form a protective shell-like structure about the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Uncommon LLC
    Inventors: Scott Wilson, Dustin Brown, Jon Godston, William Welch, John Hong
  • Patent number: 10180552
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 10099780
    Abstract: A vibration control actuator includes a housing having a length between ends and a rotatable shaft located in the housing and extending along a housing length and which rotates about a shaft axis substantially parallel to the length. An inertia wheel assembly is operably connected to the rotatable shaft and configured to rotate therewith about the shaft axis. The inertia wheel assembly is in frictional contact with an inner wall of the housing and translatable to travel within the housing between the ends along at least a portion of the shaft axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: William A. Welch
  • Publication number: 20180252882
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20180129010
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes a plurality of subunits surrounded by an outer cable jacket, a furcation unit and optical connectors coupled to the end of each of the subunits. Each of the subunits includes an inner jacket, a plurality of optical fibers; and a tensile strength element. The first tensile strength element and the inner jackets of each subunits are coupled to the furcation unit, and the optical fibers and tensile strength elements of each subunit extend through the furcation unit without being coupled to the furcation unit. The subunit tensile strength element and optical fibers of each subunit are balanced such that both experience axial loading applied to the assembly and, under various loading conditions, the compression of the subunits is controlled and/or the axial loading of the optical fibers is limited to allow proper function of the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: William Eric Caldwell, Terry Lee Ellis, William Carl Hurley, William Welch McCollough, Mark Tracy Paap
  • Patent number: 9964724
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20170366216
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable electronic device is disclosed. Generally speaking, the protective case for a portable electronic device comprises a body section having a back surface and upturned sides, and a rim affixed to an edge of the upturned sides of the body sections, the rim defining an open area. Preferably, the body section is comprised of contrasting colors and forms a cavity defined by the back surface and the upturned sides. Further, the body section and the rim are preferably formed of the same material. A second protective section may be used to form a protective shell-like structure about the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Wilson, Dustin Brown, Jon Godston, William Welch, John Hong
  • Publication number: 20170303833
    Abstract: A sleeve includes a body having a top opening. The body covers a handheld oximeter probe or a portion of the probe. The sleeve has a shape that approximately matches the oximeter probe or portion of the probe, which is covered by the sleeve. The sleeve has a top opening that allows a user to slide the oximeter probe into the sleeve. The sleeve is transparent to radiation emitted and collected by the oximeter probe. The sleeve is formed of a material that prevents patient tissue, fluid, viruses, bacteria, and fungus from contacting the covered portions of the oximeter probe. The sleeve leaves the probe relatively sterile after use so that little or no clearing of the probe is required for a subsequent use, such as when the probe is covered with a new, unused sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Lonsinger, Scott Coleridge, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, William Welch
  • Patent number: 9690068
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes a plurality of subunits surrounded by an outer cable jacket, a furcation unit and optical connectors coupled to the end of each of the subunits. Each of the subunits includes an inner jacket, a plurality of optical fibers; and a tensile strength element. The first tensile strength element and the inner jackets of each subunits are coupled to the furcation unit, and the optical fibers and tensile strength elements of each subunit extend through the furcation unit without being coupled to the furcation unit. The subunit tensile strength element and optical fibers of each subunit are balanced such that both experience axial loading applied to the assembly and, under various loading conditions, the compression of the subunits is controlled and/or the axial loading of the optical fibers is limited to allow proper function of the optical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: William Carl Hurley, William Welch McCollough, Mark Tracy Paap, Terry Lee Ellis, William Eric Caldwell, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20170131497
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 9594224
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 9581777
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes a tube, a stack of fiber optic ribbons twisting along a lengthwise axis through the tube, and water-blocking tape positioned at least partially around the stack, between the stack and the tube. The water-blocking tape is folded such that an elevated portion of the water-blocking tape is raised. As the stack twists along the lengthwise axis of the tube, corners of the stack interface with the elevated portion to provide intermittent frictional coupling between the stack and the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, Jason Clay Lail, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20170003468
    Abstract: An optical cable assembly is provided. The cable assembly includes a plurality of subunits surrounded by an outer cable jacket, a furcation unit and optical connectors coupled to the end of each of the subunits. Each of the subunits includes an inner jacket, a plurality of optical fibers; and a tensile strength element. The first tensile strength element and the inner jackets of each subunits are coupled to the furcation unit, and the optical fibers and tensile strength elements of each subunit extend through the furcation unit without being coupled to the furcation unit. The subunit tensile strength element and optical fibers of each subunit are balanced such that both experience axial loading applied to the assembly and, under various loading conditions, the compression of the subunits is controlled and/or the axial loading of the optical fibers is limited to allow proper function of the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: William Carl Hurley, William Welch McCollough, Mark Tracy Paap, Terry Lee Ellis, William Eric Caldwell, Rebecca Elizabeth Sistare
  • Publication number: 20160324957
    Abstract: Vaccine antigen formulations that are stable after undergoing freeze and thaw conditions and methods of preparing the formulations are provided. Methods of using the formulations to prepare vaccine are also provided. Vaccines comprising the formulations are useful, for example, to protect against, inhibit or alleviate a disease or infection, such as related to anthrax infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: EMERGENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT GAITHERSBURG INC.
    Inventors: Jee LOOK, Christian Fernando RUIZ, Aaron Paul MILES, Richard William WELCH
  • Publication number: 20160018613
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon