Patents by Inventor William Wilhite

William Wilhite 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: 20200400248
    Abstract: A valve replacement device is disclosed. An example valve replacement device includes a body configured to thread onto a valve, and an insertion tube movable through the body. A seal is provided between the insertion tube and the body. The seal enables the insertion tube to be moved through the body while at least partially retaining a fluid within a portion of the body. A balloon is provided on the insertion tube. The balloon is configured to be inflated and deflated through the insertion tube. The balloon is inflated to retain a fluid within the tank while the existing valve is removed from the tank and replaced. The balloon is deflated and removed after replacement of the existing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Broken Drum Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: William Wilhite
  • Patent number: 10760711
    Abstract: A valve replacement device is disclosed. An example valve replacement device includes a body configured to thread onto a valve, and an insertion tube movable through the body. A seal is provided between the insertion tube and the body. The seal enables the insertion tube to be moved through the body while at least partially retaining a fluid within a portion of the body. A balloon is provided on the insertion tube. The balloon is configured to be inflated and deflated through the insertion tube. The balloon is inflated to retain a fluid within the tank while the existing valve is removed from the tank and replaced. The balloon is deflated and removed after replacement of the existing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Domsch, William Wilhite
  • Publication number: 20170030482
    Abstract: A valve replacement device is disclosed. An example valve replacement device includes a body configured to thread onto a valve, and an insertion tube movable through the body. A seal is provided between the insertion tube and the body. The seal enables the insertion tube to be moved through the body while at least partially retaining a fluid within a portion of the body. A balloon is provided on the insertion tube. The balloon is configured to be inflated and deflated through the insertion tube. The balloon is inflated to retain a fluid within the tank while the existing valve is removed from the tank and replaced. The balloon is deflated and removed after replacement of the existing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Brandon Domsch, William Wilhite
  • Patent number: 6050167
    Abstract: A saw table gauge block having a polygonal, cross-sectional configuration. A pair of axially spaced pegs are secured to each facet of the block and extend outwardly therefrom. At least one end face of the block is provided with indicia representing increments of a unit of length alignable with corresponding units of length on a scale applied to the saw table. The pegs are insertable into apertures in the saw table for holding the gauge block at a position on the table for cutting a workpiece to a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: William Wilhite