Patents by Inventor Alexander Williamson

Alexander Williamson 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: 10891560
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive input from a cloud service data source, wherein the input comprises at least one data point, analyze the data point via a machine learning model to determine characteristics indicated by the data point, determine whether the characteristics indicated by the data point meet an alert threshold that indicates a problem in a network, generate an alert ticket when the characteristics indicated by the data point meet the alert threshold, wherein the alert ticket indicates the problem in the network, communicate with a user based on contents of the alert ticket, receive feedback from the user relating to the alert ticket, and train the machine learning model according to the feedback received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Cagadas, Alexander D. Lewitt, Simon D. Mikulcik, Karan Shukla, Leigh A. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20200391031
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing neural stimulation therapy. The method comprises under control of one or more processors configured with program instructions. The method delivers a series of candidate stimulation waveforms having varied stimulation intensities to at least one electrode located proximate to nervous tissue of interest. A parameter defines the candidate stimulation waveforms is changed to vary the stimulation intensity. The method identifies a first candidate stimulation waveform that induces a paresthesia-abatement effect, while continuing to induce a select analgesic effect. The method further identifies a second candidate stimulation waveform that does not induce the select analgesic effect. The method sets a stimulation therapy based on the first and second candidate stimulation waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Alexander Kent, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10865298
    Abstract: A composition includes polyethylene; a multifunctional co-agent having a functionality of 3 or greater, where the multifunctional co-agent is from 100 to 2000 ppm based upon the polyethylene; and a free radical generator, where the free radical generator is from 5 to 100 ppm based upon the polyethylene. Such composition may be utilized to form modified polyethylenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yunfeng Yang, Hongyu Chen, Alexander Williamson, Kalyan Sehanobish, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Yu Cai
  • Patent number: 10864372
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing neural stimulation therapy. The method comprises under control of one or more processors configured with program instructions. The method delivers a series of candidate stimulation waveforms having varied stimulation intensities to at least one electrode located proximate to nervous tissue of interest. A parameter defines the candidate stimulation waveforms is changed to vary the stimulation intensity. The method identifies a first candidate stimulation waveform that induces a paresthesia-abatement effect, while continuing to induce a select analgesic effect. The method further identifies a second candidate stimulation waveform that does not induce the select analgesic effect. The method sets a stimulation therapy based on the first and second candidate stimulation waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Alexander Kent, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10844210
    Abstract: A method for increasing the melt strength and/or low shear viscosity of a polyethylene resin, the method comprising: a) providing a first polyethylene resin having a density ranging from 0.900 g/cm3 to 0.970 g/cm3, a melt index ranging from 0.01 g/10 min to 30 g/10 min, and at least 0.20 vinyl groups per 1,000 total carbons; b) providing a masterbatch composition comprising a free radical generator and a second polyethylene resin, wherein the free radical generator has a half-life at 220° C. of less than 200 seconds, and a decomposition energy higher than ?250 kJ/mol, and wherein the second polyethylene resin has a density ranging from 0.900 g/cm3 to 0.970 g/cm3, melt index ranging from 0.01 g/10 min to 100 g/10 min; and c) reacting the first polyethylene resin with the masterbatch composition to form a modified polyethylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Surya Ssubramaniam, Jorge C. Gomes
  • Publication number: 20200273126
    Abstract: A system and/or method can be provided for improving applicant diversity by giving institutions selectable and adjustable application windows, thereby providing a number of benefits including an enriched learning environment. A similar system or method may be used to manage the availability of application windows in general to ensure that a diversity of applicant groups have an opportunity to apply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Michael ALDWORTH, Jeffrey GLASSFORD, Wayne Edward Jason HESCH, Darren Mackenzie O'SHEA, Marc Andrew PROVENCHER, Shawn Maurice ROBINSON, Alisha SANGHERA, Kevin Michael SCHNEIDER, Tudor Alexander WHITELEY, Michael Arman WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20200273127
    Abstract: A system and/or method can be provided for optimizing data-sharing in a multi-institutional application system using, where appropriate, semi-blind data-viewing in a semi-cooperative context. A method for evaluating agent quality, individual student success probability, and sharing these evaluations among a plurality of applicants to a plurality of academic programs while retaining the confidentiality of individual applicants is shown. Multiple parameters both immediate and historic are used to evaluate agent quality and individual student success probability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Michael ALDWORTH, Jeffrey GLASSFORD, Wayne Edward Jason HESCH, Darren Mackenzie O'SHEA, Marc Andrew PROVENCHER, Shawn Maurice ROBINSON, Alisha SANGHERA, Kevin Michael SCHNEIDER, Tudor Alexander WHITELEY, Michael Arman WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 10746626
    Abstract: A vibration testing system (VTS) including a vibration testing apparatus, which includes a power amplifier operatively coupled to an electrodynamic shaker. The shaker includes a vibrateable armature mechanically coupled to a payload support structure. A data logger measures and records respective values of operational parameters of the shaker over time during mechanical excitation of the payload. A controller of the VTS reads and processes logged values of the operational parameters and determines an accumulated number of armature force cycles based on the recorded values of the operational parameters. The controller computes a remaining service-life or a consumed service life of the electrodynamic shaker based on the accumulated number of armature force cycles and a predetermined service-life of the vibration testing apparatus. The controller indicates on a display of the VTS the remaining service-life or the consumed service life of the vibration testing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bruel & Kjaer VTS Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Tim Bidwell
  • Publication number: 20200181341
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a film. In an embodiment, a film for suppressing odors is provided and includes a composition of (A) from 85 wt % to 99 wt % of a thermoplastic polymer and (B) from 15 wt % to 1 wt % of an odor suppressant. The odor suppressant is a blend composed of (Bi) particles of zinc oxide and (Bii) zinc ionomer. The zinc oxide particles (Bi) have a D50 particle size from 100 nm to 3000 nm, a surface area from 1 m2/g to 9 m2/g, and a porosity less than 0.020 m3/g. The composition has a methyl mercaptan odor suppression value less than 70 at 3 days exposure to methyl mercaptan as measured in accordance with ASTM D5504-12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Arkady L. Krasovskiy, Kefu Sun, Keran Lu, Scott T. Matteucci, Alexander Williamson, Jose Eduardo Ruiz, Michelle Gallagher, Harpreet Singh
  • Patent number: 10680503
    Abstract: An electrical machine including a rotor and a stator, at least one of the rotor and stator being provided with superconducting first electrical windings; and a set of one or more screen electrical windings, provided in the form of one or more further superconducting electrical windings, arranged around and radially outward of the first electrical windings; wherein the set of screen electrical windings is arranged to be supplied with an electrical current for generating a magnetic field of suitable magnitude and phase to reduce the magnitude of the magnetic field, generated at least by the first electrical windings during operation of the electrical machine, radially outwards of the screen electrical windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Stephen Williamson, Alexander C Smith, John J A Cullen, Ellis F H Chong
  • Publication number: 20200148940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in situ bitumen recovery process from oil sands. Specifically, the present invention involves the step of treating oil sands with an alkanolamine having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance factor (HLB-factor) of 0.5 to ?2.2 as determined by summing up the Davies HLB contributions for each functional group on the substituents and applying the following equation: HLB-factor=HLB(longest chain)+0.5×HLB(second longest chain)+0.25(third longest chain).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Cole A. Witham, Timothy J. Young
  • Publication number: 20200055018
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition. In an embodiment, the composition includes (A) from 85 wt % to 99 wt % of an olefin-based polymer and (B) from 15 wt % to 1 wt % of an odor suppressant. The odor suppressant is a blend of (i) particles of zinc oxide, and (ii) zinc ionomer. The zinc oxide particles have a D50 particle size from 100 nm to 3000 nm, a surface area from 1 m2/g to 9 m2/g, and a porosity less than 0.020 m3/g. The composition has a methyl mercaptan odor suppression value of less than 70 at 3 days as measured in accordance with ASTM D5504-12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Arkady L. Krasovskiy, Kefu Sun, Keran Lu, Scott T. Matteucci, Alexander Williamson, Jose Eduardo Ruiz, Harpreet Singh, Michelle Gallagher, Jeffrey E. Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 10465107
    Abstract: A process includes (a) injecting a steam composition into a subterranean location containing heavy hydrocarbons, preferably bitumen, wherein the steam composition comprises (i) steam and (ii) a hydroxyalkyl ammonium carboxylate and (b) recovering the heavy hydrocarbon from the subterranean location to above the ground. The process is preferably a cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) process, a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190225786
    Abstract: A composition includes polyethylene; a multifunctional co-agent having a functionality of 3 or greater, where the multifunctional co-agent is from 100 to 2000 ppm based upon the polyethylene; and a free radical generator, where the free radical generator is from 5 to 100 ppm based upon the polyethylene. Such composition may be utilized to form modified polyethylenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yunfeng Yang, Hongyu Chen, Alexander Williamson, Kalyan Sehanobish, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Yu Cai
  • Publication number: 20190160713
    Abstract: This invention is related to controlled release formulations of volatile antimicrobial compounds against pathogens affecting meats, plants, or plant parts or dairy products. Provided are delivery systems in the form of coatings or films, where controlled release of their volatile components in vapor form is triggered by high relative humidity. The volatile component may include, for example volatile antimicrobial liquids including low molecular weight alcohols and/or aldehydes, 1-methylcyclopropene, and/or other volatile fungicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander WILLIAMSON, Daniel MACLEAN
  • Publication number: 20190100644
    Abstract: A method for increasing the melt strength and/or low shear viscosity of a polyethylene resin, the method comprising: a) providing a first polyethylene resin having a density ranging from 0.900 g/cm3 to 0.970 g/cm3, a melt index ranging from 0.01 g/10 min to 30 g/10 min, and at least 0.20 vinyl groups per 1,000 total carbons; b) providing a masterbatch composition comprising a free radical generator and a second polyethylene resin, wherein the free radical generator has a half-life at 220° C. of less than 200 seconds, and a decomposition energy higher than ?250 kJ/mol, and wherein the second polyethylene resin has a density ranging from 0.900 g/cm3 to 0.970 g/cm3, melt index ranging from 0.01 g/10 min to 100 g/10 min; and c) reacting the first polyethylene resin with the masterbatch composition to form a modified polyethylene resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Surya Ssubramaniam, Jorge C. Gomes
  • Patent number: 10220548
    Abstract: This invention is related to controlled release formulations of volatile antimicrobial compounds against pathogens affecting meats, plants, or plant parts or dairy products. Provided are delivery systems in the form of coatings or films, where controlled release of their volatile components in vapor form is triggered by high relative humidity. The volatile component may include, for example volatile antimicrobial liquids including low molecular weight alcohols and/or aldehydes, 1-methylcyclopropene, and/or other volatile fungicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AgroFresh Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Daniel Maclean
  • Patent number: 10119064
    Abstract: A process comprising the steps of: (a) injecting a steam composition into a subterranean location containing heavy hydrocarbons, preferably bitumen, wherein the steam composition comprises (i) steam and (ii) an ammonium carboxylate and (b) recovering the heavy hydrocarbon from the subterranean location to above the ground. The process is preferably a cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) process, a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Williamson, Timothy J. Young
  • Publication number: 20180265768
    Abstract: A process includes (a) injecting a steam composition into a subterranean location containing heavy hydrocarbons, preferably bitumen, wherein the steam composition comprises (i) steam and (ii) a hydroxyalkyl ammonium carboxylate and (b) recovering the heavy hydrocarbon from the subterranean location to above the ground. The process is preferably a cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) process, a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Alexander Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180201825
    Abstract: A coated proppant includes a solid core proppant particle, and a sulfide recovery coating that includes a sulfide capturing agent embedded within a polymer resin matrix. The sulfide capturing agent is a metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Arjun Raghuraman, Alexander Williamson, Sachit Goyal, Runyu Tan, Juan Carlos Medina, Kaoru Aou