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).

  • Publication number: 20220248815
    Abstract: A stackable form of a numismatic that includes a visible, centrally embedded magnet for the purpose of reducing plastic waste by providing storage modalities for such that preclude the need for plastic sleeve holders. The stackable magnetic numismatic may also include embossed and debossed formations, decorations, and/or script. Such stackable magnetic numismatics may be displayed within a balanced magnetic field of a decorative device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Asset Marketing Services, LLC
    Inventors: William Gale, Rob Becka, David Welch, Robert Wilkie, Mike Esson, Peter Gu
  • Publication number: 20220003951
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of an aversive cable. The cable includes a cable core comprising a longitudinal axis, a cable jacket surrounding the cable core along the longitudinal axis, and at least one sacrificial lobe. The cable jacket has an outer surface, and each of the at least one sacrificial lobe extends longitudinally along at least a portion of cable jacket and radially outward from the outer surface of the cable jacket. The cable jacket and the at least one sacrificial lobe include an aversive material. In embodiments, the sacrificial lobes are included on a cable sheath instead of the cable jacket, and the cable sheath surrounds the cable jacket without being bonded to the cable jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Scott M. Adams, William Welch McCollough
  • Patent number: 11187862
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable includes a tube, a stack of fiber optic ribbons twisting along a lengthwise axis through the tube, a support, and water-blocking tape positioned at least partially around the stack, between the stack and the tube. The support and water-blocking tape provide an elevated portion of the water-blocking tape that 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: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, Jason Clay Lail, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20210298653
    Abstract: An automated urine-output-measurement system can include single-patient equipment and multi-patient equipment. The single-patient equipment can include a urinary catheter and a urine-collection system. The urine-collection system can include drainage tubing and a drainage receptacle. The multi-patient equipment can include a urine monitor. The urine monitor can include a housing having a cavity configured to house the drainage receptacle, a urine-measurement means for measuring urine-output into the drainage receptacle, and an integrated display screen configured to display patient information including measurements of the urine output. A method of the automated urine-output-measurement system can include placing the drainage receptacle in the urine monitor of the automated urine-output-measurement system, and confirming a volume of urine in the drainage receptacle with that indicated on the urine monitor once a patient has produced urine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: C. R. Bard, Inc., C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Woodard, Jacob Wolf, Edward G. Solomon, Russell Ford, William Welch, Mansour A. Saleki
  • Publication number: 20210212613
    Abstract: An oximetry device sealed in a sheath directs a user to allow the oximetry device to make oximetry measurements at a number of different tissue locations of a patient and average two or more of the oximetry measurements by directing the lifts and placements of the oximetry device and sheath to and from the different tissue locations and detecting the lift and placements. The averages are generated and displayed on a display of the device for the oximetry measurements if the lifts are made while use directions for the lifts are displayed on a display of the oximetry device. The averages are not generated if the lifts are not made while the user directions for the lifts are not displayed. The averages are simultaneously displayed with the oximetry measurements which are instantaneous measurement for patient tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Alex Michael Margiott, William Welch, Sushant Potdar
  • Publication number: 20210212583
    Abstract: A sheath for an oximetry device includes a top and a body where the top opens to provide an opening where the oximetry device can be placed into the body of the sheath. The top of the sheath can be closed onto the body and the closure of the top can be verified by circuits in the oximetry device. The circuits can monitor the position of a latch that is connected to the top of the sheath. The circuits can determine when the latch is unlatched and the top is open and not sealed closed to the body. And, the circuits can determine when the latch is latched and the top is closed and sealed to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Matthew Kmak, Robert J. Campbell, JR., Robert James Mosley, Mark Gil Martin, William Welch, Richard W. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20200352486
    Abstract: A sleeve or sheath 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: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Lonsinger, Scott Coleridge, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, William Welch
  • Patent number: 10722156
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lonsinger, Scott Coleridge, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, William Welch
  • Publication number: 20190285819
    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 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: D949091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Baldwin, Mark Gil Martin, Joseph G. Santiago, William Welch