Patents by Inventor Bruce A. Williams

Bruce A. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200248974
    Abstract: An evaporator for an air conditioning system includes an inlet manifold, an outlet manifold and a plurality of refrigerant tubes. The refrigerant tubes hydraulically communicate with the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold for a refrigerant flow. The inlet manifold includes a distributor tube with a plurality of orifices for equally aliquoting two phase refrigerant inside the inlet manifold. A mandrel is provided inside the distributor tube and a portion of the distributor tube with the inserted mandrel is flattened and bent toward an inlet port of the distributor tube for fitting the distributor tube within the inlet manifold. The mandrel is inserted into the distributor tube for preventing the distributor tube from collapsing when the distributor tube is flattened and bent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Edward KENT, Bruce William Dittly
  • Patent number: 10732111
    Abstract: A quantitative method for performing an automated diagnostic assay, comprising: incubating a capture reagent with a streptavidin-coated medium to form a solid phase complex; washing the solid phase complex to remove excess capture reagent; incubating the solid phase complex with a serum sample to form an immune complex; washing the immune complex to remove any unbound sample; incubating the immune complex with a conjugate to create an immune-conjugate complex; washing the immune-conjugate complex to remove any unbound conjugate; introducing a substrate capable of generating a quantifiable response; and calibrating the response generated from introducing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HYCOR Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Mark David Van Cleve, Taylor Addison Reid, Linda Marie Trondle, Victoria Hung, Yi Luo, Dennis Edwin Rieger, Evan Phillip McMenamy, Nanditha Raghavan, Morkoah Blay Reliford, Douglas John Canfield, Elaine Grace Taine, Edsel Lawrence Noche Sinson, Scott William Vande Wetering, Teri Taylor, Travis Knox, Fran Zylo Cuaresma Jacalne, James Weston, Jennifer Bao-Guey Chan, Stephanie TuVi Ortega, Rachel Sarah Schell, Ronald Norman Diamond, Steve Michael Gann, Eric Darnell Hall, Tae Ho Hwang, John Lewis Morton, Anatoly Moskalev, Marinela Gombosev Stack, Bruce Alan Sargeant, Michelle Fredrika Forshager, Vanessa Camille Chua, Kylie Wilson
  • Patent number: 10729253
    Abstract: A foundation for a bed system can include an actuator, a deck mechanism operably related to the actuator so as to be actuated between raised and lowered positions in response to actuation by the actuator, and a controller operably connected to the actuator and configured to drive the actuator to actuate the deck mechanism between a lower position and an upper position. The deck mechanism can be configured to move to a service position that is further than the upper position. The deck mechanism can expose and permit access to a serviceable component when the deck mechanism is in the service position. A method of using a foundation having a service position is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce William Gaunt
  • Patent number: 10723329
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20200230343
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a mask interface and a headgear assembly. The headgear assembly is adjustable and comprised of an elastic portion, a non-elastic portion and a restriction mechanism configured to provide a force resisting movement of the non-elastic portion when the elastic portion is extended. There is a support beam coupled to the non-elastic portion and extending along a portion of the headgear that is curved along its longitudinal extent. In this way particular seal modules can be comfortably fitted to a user and any blow off force is mitigated. A particular example of the respiratory mask system includes provision for removable attachment between the seal and a mask frame, the mask frame and a yoke of the headgear; and between a conduit and the mask frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Gareth SIMS, Fadi Karim Moh'd MASHAL, Vitaly KAPELEVICH, Mark Arvind MCLAREN, Silas Sao Jin SIEW, Jonathan Mark DOWNEY, Christopher Michael WONG, Matthew Aaron BRADLEY, Janine Elizabeth COLLINS, Dillan PATEL, Steve THOMAS, Chris Onin Limpin HIPOLITO, Priyanka Ferdinand PEREIRA, Matthew Robert Geoff SLIGHT, David Monroy FELIX, Xin Yue ZHU, Jonathan Tong Lok SNG, Arvin San Jose GARDIOLA, Stephen Francis HEFFERNAN, Christine Marie LYNCH, Wen Dong HUANG, Bruce Michael WALLS, Jeremy Owen YOUNG, Tony William SPEAR, Jake Baker HOCKING, Melissa Catherine BORNHOLDT
  • Publication number: 20200197422
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for treating Filoviridae virus infections The compounds, compositions, and methods provided are particularly useful for the treatment of Marburg virus, Ebola virus and Cueva virus infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Donald Axt, Pavel Robertovich Badalov, Katrien Brak, Silvio Campagna, Andrei Chtchemelinine, Edward Doerffler, Morin Mae Frick, Detian Gao, Lars V. Heumann, Brittanie Hoang, Willard Lew, Robert Ronald Milburn, Sean Timothy Neville, Bruce Ross, Erik Rueden, Robert William Scott, Dustin Siegel, Andrew C. Stevens, Clarissa Tadeus, Tiago Vieira, Andrew W. Waltman, Xianghong Wang, Mark Charles Whitcomb, Lydia Wolfe, Chia-Yun Yu
  • Patent number: 10689727
    Abstract: A method for extracting a rare earth element from a rare earth-containing substance, the method comprising mixing the rare earth-containing substance with a protic ionic liquid, such as: wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen atom and hydrocarbon groups containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrocarbon groups containing 1 to 12 carbon atoms; and X? is an anionic species; to produce a composition of the formula (RE)(amide)yXz at least partially dissolved in the protic ionic liquid, wherein RE is at least one rare earth element having an atomic number selected from 39, 57-71, and 90-103; y is 2-6; z is a number that charge balances the total positive charge of RE; and the amide is the conjugate base of the cationic portion of the protic ionic liquid of Formula (1) and has the following formula:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: John William Freiderich, Huimin Luo, Bruce A. Moyer, Sheng Dai
  • Patent number: 10680388
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host circuit board and an interposer assembly coupled to the host circuit board having an interposer substrate including an upper surface and a lower surface. The interposer assembly has host circuit board contacts electrically connected to contact pads of the host circuit board and cable assembly contacts coupled to a pluggable module. The pluggable module includes a mating interface along a bottom of the pluggable module facing the interposer assembly. The pluggable module includes a cable assembly having a cable at the cable end. The cable has a signal conductor and a ground conductor being electrically connected to corresponding cable assembly contacts of the interposer assembly at the upper surface of the interposer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce Allen Champion, Christopher William Blackburn, Michael David Herring, Eric David Briant
  • Patent number: 10680364
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host circuit board, a receptacle assembly mounted to the host circuit board having a cage member defining a module cavity, and a pluggable module having a pluggable body loaded into the module cavity. The pluggable body has a mating interface along a bottom of the pluggable body facing the host circuit board. The pluggable module has a cable assembly having a cable and a cable connector at an end of the cable including signal contacts held by a contact holder that are terminated to signal conductors of the cable. The signal contacts have deflectable spring beams and mating interfaces along the deflectable spring beams exposed at the mating interface of the pluggable body to engage and directly mate with corresponding signal pads of the host circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce Allen Champion, Christopher William Blackburn, Eric David Briant
  • Publication number: 20200171681
    Abstract: A port assembly (100) is generally disclosed that has an annular port ring (110) configured for placement in a barrier wall (10). The annular port ring (110) defines a port opening (20) extending from a first end (22) to a second end (24) and an annular sealing surface (118) about the port opening (20) on the second end (24). A port cover (120) is mechanically coupleable to the annular port ring (110). The port cover (120) defines an annular mating surface (124) configured to couple to the annular sealing surface (118) of the annular port ring (110). A manually actuatable handle (130) is in mechanical communication with the port cover (120). The handle (130) extends from the first end (22) of the annular port ring (110) away from the second end (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph David Copley, Steven Bruce Williams, II
  • Patent number: 10670310
    Abstract: A motor for use in a refrigerant atmosphere includes a rotor configured to rotate about an axis and a stator adjacent the rotor. The stator includes a core defining an end, and a plurality of teeth defining a plurality of slots. A plurality of coils are wrapped around the plurality of teeth such that each coil of the plurality of coils comprises a pair of slot portions extending at least partially through adjacent slots of the plurality of slots and an end turn extending between the slot portions and at least partially across the end. A shell encapsulates the end of the stator such that the end turns of said plurality of coils are substantially sealed from the refrigerant atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Thomas Lange, Bruce William Kielgas
  • Publication number: 20200155378
    Abstract: An absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a topsheet having a body contacting surface, a backsheet joined to said topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the absorbent core has an upper layer and a lower layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Miguel Alvaro Robles, Bruce William Lavash, Sion Agami
  • Patent number: 10647126
    Abstract: A printing subassembly is disclosed. The printing subassembly includes a printbar. A frame is coupled to the printbar such that the printbar dos not move with respect to the frame. A fluid supply system is coupled to the printbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth Williams, Matt G Driggers, Bruce A McFadden, William Osborne
  • Publication number: 20200140885
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments relating to manipulation of populations and sex ratio in populations through DNA sequence modifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce A. Hay, Georg Oberhofer, Tobin William Ivy
  • Publication number: 20200138911
    Abstract: The present invention provides rapid-acting insulin and insulin analogue formulations. The invention further provides delivery devices, particularly infusion sets, which allow for the rapid absorption of insulin and insulin analogues, as well as other active agents. Methods of using the insulin and insulin analogue formulations as well as the insulin delivery devices for treating subjects with diabetes mellitus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey I. JOSEPH, Richard William BERENSON, Bruce FRANK, Michael A. WEISS, Thomas HATTIER, Gregory DUBÉ, Zhiqiang CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200138844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain SGLT-2 inhibitors for treating, preventing, protecting against and/or delaying the progression of chronic kidney disease in patients, for example patients with prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Uli Christian BROEDL, Odd-Erik JOHANSEN, Eric Williams MAYOUX, Nima SOLEYMANLOU, Maximilian von EYNATTEN, Hans-Juergen WOERLE, David Z.I. CHERNEY, Bruce A. PERKINS
  • Publication number: 20200131692
    Abstract: An air filtration system for a laundry apparatus comprises an air-lint inlet forming an interior volume configured to fluidically couple to a tumbler of the laundry apparatus and extending to an end portion. The system further comprises a lint-collection reservoir coupled to the air-lint inlet configured to hold a liquid at a level, wherein the air-lint inlet extends into the lint-collection reservoir. The system further comprises an outlet conduit in fluid connection with the air-lint collection reservoir. The outlet conduit is configured to expel filter air from the air-lint collection reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Victor A. Moniz, Daniel Eugene Quinn, Justin William Sampson, Bruce R. Villella
  • Patent number: 10631986
    Abstract: A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve, the delivery device including an inner shaft, a distal sheath disposed about a portion of the inner shaft and forming a compartment with the inner shaft, the compartment adapted to receive the valve, the inner shaft and the distal sheath being movable relative to one another, and a handle including a frame having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end, the handle including a deployment actuator and a hub, the deployment actuator and the hub being independently capable of opening and closing the compartment, a resheathing lock configured to alert a user of a position of the distal sheath and to impede movement of the distal sheath, and an indicator disposed on the frame and capable of showing an extent of deployment of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: David John Copeland, Travis Michael Beckerle, Joseph Gordon, Bruce Edward Frohman, Michael William Metz, Savannah Grace Kyle, Kelsey Hill, Michael Shane Morrissey
  • Publication number: 20200121245
    Abstract: Methods for assessing a skin surface of a patient and associated systems and devices are described herein. A method configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, receiving a three-dimensional data set representative of the patient's skin surface and determining a boundary of a feature of the patient's skin in the three-dimensional data set. The method can further include determining, with a processor, a three-dimensional surface area of the feature within the boundary. In some embodiments, the method can also include identifying a plurality of sub-regions within the boundary and identifying one or more tissue types in each sub-region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Philip John Barclay, Bruce Leslie Keith Davey, Brent Stephen Robinson, Russell William Watson, Oliver John Dickie
  • Patent number: D883679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tangle Teezer Limited
    Inventors: Shaun Pulfrey, Cameron Bruce William Treeby, Julian Lesley Meagher