Patents by Inventor Brian P. Williams

Brian P. Williams 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: 10635403
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to yield a QRNG based on homodyne detection of quantum noise (e.g., vacuum noise measured as shot noise) generated from a local oscillator, such as an LED. In one embodiment, a QRNG may be provided that is adjustable based on a control input to produce a random output that can be translated to one or more random data bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Raphael C. Pooser, Benjamin J. Lawrie, Bing Qi, Brian P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200125332
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to yield a QRNG based on homodyne detection of quantum noise (e.g., vacuum noise measured as shot noise) generated from a local oscillator, such as an LED. In one embodiment, a QRNG may be provided that is adjustable based on a control input to produce a random output that can be translated to one or more random data bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Raphael C. Pooser, Benjamin J. Lawrie, Bing Qi, Brian P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200069691
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compounds of Formula I pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, and their use in the inhibition of HIV protease, the inhibition of HIV replication, the prophylaxis of infection by HIV, the treatment of infection by HIV, and the prophylaxis, treatment, and delay in the onset or progression of AIDS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Brian McKittrick, John P. Caldwell, John McCauley, Henry Vaccaro, Tin-Yau Chan, Hyunjin Kim, Elizabeth Smith, Liwu Hong, Tanweer Khan, Shihong Ying, Hongwu Wang, Peter D. Williams, Jae-Hun Kim, M. Brad Nolt, Maryann Caplen
  • Publication number: 20190181740
    Abstract: A linear motor (15) comprising a stator (16) having an opening (18), a mover (19) disposed in the opening and configured and arranged to reciprocate linearly in an axial direction (x-x) relative to the stator, the stator comprising a first pole section (21) and a second pole section (22) stacked in the axial direction and forming a recess (26) between them for receiving annular windings, the first pole section comprising a first laminate (17a) having a first cross-sectional geometry (29) and a second laminate (17b) having a second cross-sectional geometry (30) different from the first cross-sectional geometry, and the first laminate and the second laminate stacked in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David P. Cardamone, Carl R. Deirmengian, Brian J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10298108
    Abstract: A linear motor (15) comprising a stator (16) having an opening (18), a mover (19) disposed in the opening and configured and arranged to reciprocate linearly in an axial direction (x-x) relative to the stator, the stator comprising a first pole section (21) and a second pole section (22) stacked in the axial direction and forming a recess (26) between them for receiving annular windings, the first pole section comprising a first laminate (17a) having a first cross-sectional geometry (29) and a second laminate (17b) having a second cross-sectional geometry (30) different from the first cross-sectional geometry, and the first laminate and the second laminate stacked in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Cardamone, Carl R. Deirmengian, Brian J. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180054142
    Abstract: A blender appliances includes a control mechanism to stop the blade from spinning within two seconds without the difficulty and expense of adding a brake. The subject blender detects the load reported from a motor load sensor and compares it to a predetermined threshold load. The motor operates at any of the user selected speeds if the motor is operating above the threshold load and operates at or less than a predefined first speed limit if the motor load is less than the threshold load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brian P Williams, Joseph Elliott
  • Publication number: 20180014696
    Abstract: A blender for blending foodstuff comprises a base and a blender jar removably mountable to the base. The base encloses a motor and a cooling fan. The cooling fan is selectively operable and positioned to blow or draw air across at least a portion of the motor. The blender jar has one or more selectively rotatable blades. The motor is selectively operable to rotate the blender jar blades. The selective operation of the motor is independent of the selective operation of the fan, such that (1) the fan is operable when the motor is not operating, (2) the motor is operable when the fan is not operating, and (3) the fan and the motor are operable at different respective speeds at a same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Brian P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20160317988
    Abstract: An automated mix in-cup apparatus includes a frame having a cup-holder to secure a tapered cup selectively placed therein, and a first motor operatively connected to the cup-holder to rotate the cup-holder. A reciprocating carriage is axially supported by the frame and supports a second motor and a rotatable mixing blade to mix a consumable material. The mixing blade is secured to a shaft axially extending from the second motor, the shaft defining a longitudinal axis and the second motor configured to rotate the shaft and the mixing blade. Reciprocal movement of the carriage axially translates the mixing blade into and out of the tapered cup in the cup-holder. The cup-holder and the first motor are oriented at an incline, defining a tilt angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, whereby the shaft and the rotatable blade are positioned off-center relative to the tapered cup in the cup-holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Ernest B. Pryor, JR., Benjamin H. Branson, III, Brian P. Williams, James Robert Gaynor
  • Patent number: 9474417
    Abstract: An automated mix in-cup apparatus includes a frame having a cup-holder to secure a tapered cup selectively placed therein, and a first motor operatively connected to the cup-holder to rotate the cup-holder. A reciprocating carriage is axially supported by the frame and supports a second motor and a rotatable mixing blade to mix a consumable material. The mixing blade is secured to a shaft axially extending from the second motor, the shaft defining a longitudinal axis and the second motor configured to rotate the shaft and the mixing blade. Reciprocal movement of the carriage axially translates the mixing blade into and out of the tapered cup in the cup-holder. The cup-holder and the first motor are oriented at an incline, defining a tilt angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, whereby the shaft and the rotatable blade are positioned off-center relative to the tapered cup in the cup-holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest B Pryor, Jr., Benjamin H Branson, III, Brian P Williams, James Robert Gaynor
  • Patent number: 9415358
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A carriage reciprocates on a frame. A pulley system is also located on the frame and a power cord is routed through the pulley system. A moveable pulley in the pulley system moves in the opposite direction of the reciprocating carriage. The apparatus further comprises a well with an inlet manifold and a drain and a fixed but removable cup-receiving holder. Overall, the apparatus is effective, fast, easy to operate, safe, and clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, INC.
    Inventors: Ernest B Pryor, Jr., Benjamin H Branson, III, Brian P Williams
  • Publication number: 20160136596
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A carriage reciprocates on a frame. A pulley system is also located on the frame and a power cord is routed through the pulley system. A moveable pulley in the pulley system moves in the opposite direction of the reciprocating carriage. The apparatus further comprises a well with an inlet manifold and a drain and a fixed but removable cup-receiving holder. Overall, the apparatus is effective, fast, easy to operate, safe, and clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Ernest B. Pryor, JR., Benjamin H. Branson, III, Brian P. Williams
  • Patent number: 9272250
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A shield is automatically lowered to at least partially isolate the cup. The apparatus further comprises a well with an inlet manifold and a drain and a fixed but removable cup-receiving holder. The shield can include a magnetic portion that is detected by a first sensor on the apparatus. A safety interlock prevents the actuation of the mixing blade in the event that the magnetic portion is not proximate to the first sensor. Overall, the apparatus is effective, fast, easy to operate, safe, and clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest B Pryor, Jr., Benjamin H Branson, III, Brian P Williams
  • Publication number: 20150124556
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A shield is automatically lowered to at least partially isolate the cup. The apparatus further comprises a well with an inlet manifold and a drain and a fixed but removable cup-receiving holder. The shield can include a magnetic portion that is detected by a first sensor on the apparatus. A safety interlock prevents the actuation of the mixing blade in the event that the magnetic portion is not proximate to the first sensor. Overall, the apparatus is effective, fast, easy to operate, safe, and clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ernest B. Pryor, JR., Benjamin H. Branson, III, Brian P. Williams
  • Patent number: 8950931
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A shield is automatically lowered to at least partially isolate the cup. After mixing, the shield and blade are automatically retracted, and the cup is removed from the apparatus. The shield and blade may be automatically lowered again for a cleaning operation. Overall, the apparatus contains various structural and safety elements that provide a unique construction and method of operating the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc
    Inventors: Ernest B Pryor, Jr., Benjamin H Branson, III, Brian P Williams
  • Publication number: 20140313851
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A shield is automatically lowered to at least partially isolate the cup. After mixing, the shield and blade are automatically retracted, and the cup is removed from the apparatus. The shield and blade may be automatically lowered again for a cleaning operation. Overall, the apparatus contains various structural and safety elements that provide a unique construction and method of operating the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ernest B Pryor, JR., Benjamin H Branson, III, Brian P Williams
  • Patent number: 8807823
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A shield is automatically lowered to at least partially isolate the cup. After mixing, the shield and blade are automatically retracted, and the cup is removed from the apparatus. The shield and blade may be automatically lowered again for a cleaning operation. Use of the apparatus can be accomplished with one hand. Overall, the apparatus contains various structural and safety elements that provide a unique construction and method of operating the apparatus. The apparatus is effective, fast, easy to operate, safe, and clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Williams, Ernest B. Pryor, Benjamin H. Branson, III
  • Publication number: 20120087203
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an automated blend in-cup apparatus and the related method of operation. The disclosure relates generally to the field of mixing consumable material. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a mixer that is automatically operable to lower a mixing blade into a cup or vessel that contains material to be blended/mixed. A shield is automatically lowered to at least partially isolate the cup. After mixing, the shield and blade are automatically retracted, and the cup is removed from the apparatus. The shield and blade may be automatically lowered again for a cleaning operation. Use of the apparatus can be accomplished with one hand. Overall, the apparatus contains various structural and safety elements that provide a unique construction and method of operating the apparatus. The apparatus is effective, fast, easy to operate, safe, and clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Brian P. Williams, Ernest B. Pryor, Benjamin H. Branson, III
  • Patent number: 6748853
    Abstract: A food processor has a main body (10) with a base member (12) extending laterally. A bowl (16) sits on the base member (12) and a one-piece drive shaft (18) extends up through the bowl. A hollow lid (32) fits on the bowl (16) and the upper part of the drive shaft (18) is positioned in the lid space. A chopping or S blade (26) fits on the lower part of the drive shaft (18) is positioned in the lid space. A chopping or S blade (26) fits on the lower part of the shaft. A slicer shredder disc (40) and a displacement disc (46), can be positioned at the upper part of the shaft. Access to a delivery chute (36) on the lid is provided by a removable gate (50). The only removable parts of the food processor are the S blade, the slicer/shredder disc, the displacement disc and the removable gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Brady, Jeffrey T. Mauch, Brian J. O'Flynn, Brian P. Williams
  • Patent number: 6558641
    Abstract: Shaped absorbent units suitable for use as chloride absorbents comprising a calcined intimate mixture of an alkali or alkaline earth, zinc and aluminium components having an alkali or alkaline earth mental to zinc atomic ratio in the range 0.5x to 2.5x and an alkali or alkaline earth metal to aluminium atomic ratio in the range 0.5x to 1.5x, where x is the valency of the alkali or alkaline earth metal, and containing from 5 to 20% by weight of a binder. Preferred compositions are made from sodium carbonate or bicarbonate, basic zinc carbonate or zinc oxide and alumina or hydrated alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Plc
    Inventors: Stephen Bailey, Brian P Williams, Sebastien Grizard, Robert Wilson, Mark S Doran
  • Patent number: 6402547
    Abstract: A theft-deterrent ironing system comprises an electrical extension cord and an electric iron. The electrical extension cord has a female electrical connector at one end and a male electrical connector at an opposite end. The female electrical connector is adapted for mounting to an ironing board. The male electrical connector is adapted to be plugged into a standard electrical receptacle. The electric iron has a power cord with a first end electrically connected to the iron and a second end connected to a modified male electrical connector. The modified male electrical connector has a front face with a peripheral edge margin, a pair of electrical terminal prongs and a flange. The electrical terminal prongs project forwardly from the front face of the modified male electrical connector. The flange projects forwardly from the peripheral edge margin of the front face generally parallel to the electrical terminal prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignees: Courtesy Products, LLC, Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. DeGutis, James L. Glenn, Brian P. Williams