Patents by Inventor Bill Nguyen

Bill Nguyen 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: 11499941
    Abstract: A flexible eddy current probe for non-destructive testing of a metallic object may include one or more plus-point coils and a flexible printed circuit having first and second parallel sides, third and fourth parallel sides, and a number of adjacent strips. The strips have first and second ends that are contiguous with the first and second parallel sides, respectively. Each of the strips may contain a pair of coils oriented along the length of the strip, a first coil being proximate to the first end and a second coil being proximate to the second end, and each of the coils is configured to excite an eddy current in the metal object or to sense an eddy current. Each of the strips may also be independently flexible from one another. The eddy current sensor array is configured to be scanned over the metal object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Zetec, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Timm, Evan Lloyd, Tom O'Dell, Bill Ziegenhagen, Evans Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11421555
    Abstract: A flange includes a flange body and a scallop feature. The flange body is annularly disposed about a longitudinal axis. The flange body includes a first radial side and a second radial side radially opposite the first radial side. The flange body defines a first fastener hole and a circumferentially adjacent second fastener hole. Each of the first fastener hole and the second fastener hole are formed through the flange body. The scallop feature is formed through the flange body and disposed circumferentially between the first and second fastener holes. The scallop feature extends radially from the first radial side through at least a portion of the flange body. The scallop feature includes a first side and a second side, parallel to the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Weber, Konstantinos P. Giannakopoulos, Robert B. Fuller, Bill Nguyen, Alexei T. Marqueen
  • Publication number: 20200182091
    Abstract: A flange includes a flange body and a scallop feature. The flange body is annularly disposed about a longitudinal axis. The flange body includes a first radial side and a second radial side radially opposite the first radial side. The flange body defines a first fastener hole and a circumferentially adjacent second fastener hole. Each of the first fastener hole and the second fastener hole are formed through the flange body. The scallop feature is formed through the flange body and disposed circumferentially between the first and second fastener holes. The scallop feature extends radially from the first radial side through at least a portion of the flange body. The scallop feature includes a first side and a second side, parallel to the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Michael C. Weber, Konstantinos P. Giannakopoulos, Robert B. Fuller, Bill Nguyen, Alexei T. Marqueen
  • Patent number: 9774647
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an indication is received via a user interface in a first mobile device to begin recording live video on the first mobile device. Then the recording of live video is begun by the first mobile device in response to the receiving of the indication. The live video is displayed in the user interface as it is being recorded. A gesture by a user of the first mobile device is detected. In response to the detection of the gesture, the broadcasting of the live video as it is being recorded to a plurality of mobile devices other than the first mobile device is begun. Then, in the user interface along with the live video, identifications of a plurality of users corresponding to the plurality of mobile device other than the first mobile device to which the live video is being broadcast are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9654534
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a gesture indication generated by a mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device is received. Availability notifications are then issued to the one or more potential visitors in the listing. A visit request is received from one of the one or more potential visitors, and then a host invitation is issued to the mobile device. In response to an indication that the user device has permitted the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request to view the video currently being recorded as a live video broadcast, the video currently being recorded is broadcast to the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9654535
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a gesture indication is received from a mobile device, the gesture indication having been generated by the mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device. Then a social network service is accessed to obtain a listing of one or more potential visitors to view the video, the listing being automatically generated based at least partially on user preferences set by a user of the mobile device. Availability notifications are issued to the one or more potential visitors in the listing. A visit request is received from one of the one or more potential visitors. In response to the receiving of a visit request, the video currently being recorded is broadcast to the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9497240
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of distributing content in computer networks are provided. Content received at a first distribution server is transmitted to a plurality of destination devices via the communication network. When a traffic condition regarding the transmitting of the received content stream is detecting, an indication of the traffic condition to a traffic management device. Then, an instruction is received from the traffic management device to assign at least one other distribution server to additional destination devices in response to the indication of the traffic condition, and the received content stream is transmitted from the distribution server to the at least one other distribution server for distribution to the additional destination devices in response to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9306998
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20150355804
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an indication is received via a user interface in a first mobile device to begin recording live video on the first mobile device. Then the recording of live video is begun by the first mobile device in response to the receiving of the indication. The live video is displayed in the user interface as it is being recorded. A gesture by a user of the first mobile device is detected. In response to the detection of the gesture, the broadcasting of the live video as it is being recorded to a plurality of mobile devices other than the first mobile device is begun. Then, in the user interface along with the live video, identifications of a plurality of users corresponding to the plurality of mobile device other than the first mobile device to which the live video is being broadcast are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20150350358
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, availability of a first user mobile device to broadcast real-time streaming live media content generated by the first user mobile device is detected. A second user mobile device is identified. Then an acceptance by the second user mobile device to receive the real-time streaming live media content from the first user mobile device is detected. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the real-time streaming live media content provided by the first user mobile device to the second user mobile device is initiated. An indication of positive feedback is received from the second user mobile device regarding the real-time streaming live media content. The positive feedback from the second user mobile device and other user mobile devices is tracked, and an indication of tracked positive feedback regarding the real-time streaming live media content is provided to a third user mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20150346940
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a gesture indication is received from a mobile device, the gesture indication having been generated by the mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device. Then a social network service is accessed to obtain a listing of one or more potential visitors to view the video, the listing being automatically generated based at least partially on user preferences set by a user of the mobile device. Availability notifications are issued to the one or more potential visitors in the listing. A visit request is received from one of the one or more potential visitors. In response to the receiving of a visit request, the video currently being recorded is broadcast to the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20150350691
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a gesture indication generated by a mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device is received. Availability notifications are then issued to the one or more potential visitors in the listing. A visit request is received from one of the one or more potential visitors, and then a host invitation is issued to the mobile device. In response to an indication that the user device has permitted the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request to view the video currently being recorded as a live video broadcast, the video currently being recorded is broadcast to the potential visitor corresponding to the visit request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20150346927
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a plurality of still images are displayed in a user interface of a first mobile device, each still image corresponding to a different live video broadcast currently being broadcast by a plurality of mobile devices other than the first mobile device, the still image corresponding to each different live video broadcast being a single frame of a previously recorded portion of the corresponding live video broadcast. A live video broadcast corresponding to a selected one of the plurality of still images is broadcast from a second mobile device to the first mobile device. Then at least some of the plurality of still images are removed and space made available by the removing is used to display the live video broadcast responding to the selected one of the plurality of still images in a larger area than the selected one of the still images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9154536
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 9131028
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20150207835
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Patent number: 8886807
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LinkedIn
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20140032674
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20140025787
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Linkedln Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich
  • Publication number: 20140025778
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of content sharing via social networking are presented. In one example, availability of a first user device to provide media content over a communication network is detected. A second user device is identified via an association of the first user device with the second user device that is specified in a social network. An acceptance by the second user device to receive the media content from the first user device is determined. In response to the acceptance, transmission of the media content provided by the first user device over the communication network to the second user device is initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Bill Nguyen, Vincent Mallet, Nicholas Woods, Jessica Cheng, Sandip Chokshi, Ganesh Ramanarayanan, Megan Streich