Patents by Inventor Chris Williams

Chris 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: 20190267954
    Abstract: A scalable periphery tunable matching power amplifier is presented. Varying power levels can be accommodated by selectively activating or deactivating unit cells of which the scalable periphery tunable matching power amplifier is comprised. Tunable matching allows individual unit cells to see a constant output impedance, reducing need for transforming a low impedance up to a system impedance and attendant power loss. The scalable periphery tunable matching power amplifier can also be tuned for different operating conditions such as different frequencies of operation or different modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Dan William Nobbe, David Halchin, Jeffrey A. Dykstra, Michael P. Gaynor, David Kovac, Kelly Michael Mekechuk, Gary Frederick Kaatz, Chris Olson
  • Patent number: 10376370
    Abstract: A kit of parts for use in unicondylar meniscal bearing knee replacement comprises a plurality of meniscal bearings, each meniscal bearing comprising a body defining a dished first bearing surface on one side thereof and a second surface on an opposing side of the body. Each meniscal bearing has an entrapment between 3.2 mm and 3.8 mm. Meniscal bearings and methods of performing unicondylar meniscal bearing replacements are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Biomet UK Limited
    Inventors: John William Goodfellow, Colin Hunsley, John O'Connor, Chris Alexander Dodd, David Wycliffe Murray
  • Patent number: 10368318
    Abstract: Protocols and algorithms for contention-based adaptive modulation networks, typically used in unlicensed bands. A wireless system in which high modulation rate packets are prioritized over low rate packets. The wireless system is configured to process communication signals from plural user portable devices having wireless access points capable of dynamically adjusting access point transmit power on a user-by-user basis to a minimum level required to achieve a target signal-to-noise ratio from each user portable device irrespective of the interference observed on the link is also disclosed. The wireless system is also capable of dynamically adjusting access point transmitter power and receiver sensitivity on a user-by-user basis to a minimum level required to achieve the highest possible modulation rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Waichi Lo, Roland Smith, Chris Williams, Stephen Rayment, Michael Russell
  • Publication number: 20190223687
    Abstract: A floor mat includes a bottom layer and a top layer; the bottom layer being composed of a water tight material; and the top layer being composed of an absorbent, antibacterial material; the top layer is removably secured to the bottom layer and is disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10356135
    Abstract: A social networking system generates stories based on actions taken by entities of the social networking system. The system applies a set of rules to the stories to categorize each story and displays the news feed as multiple sections, each displaying a category of generated stories. A story may be categorized according to its content and/or the user associated with the story. In addition to stories about a user's direct connections, stories may be generated by the user's soft connections. Supplemental content may be generated based on a section of the newsfeed currently being accessed and displayed in a related content unit adjacent to a news feed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ou Wang, Chris Struhar, Robert William Cathcart, Robyn David Morris, Laney Kuenzel
  • Patent number: 10341708
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling a home alarm and supporting various control functions including STB recording functions are described. In some embodiments, e.g., where the STB is a DOCSIS capable device, communications between the control panel and STB is through a gateway and/or server which allow the IP based control panel to interact with the STB via a communications network and other devices located external to the customer premise where the control panel is located. In embodiments where the STB supports IP capability, communication between the control panel and STB is via a home network. In some embodiments upon selecting an alarm activation option a user is provided an opportunity to select at least one of: recordings, which are scheduled for deletion, to be preserved, or suggestions for programs for recording. Upon alarm deactivation, a list of new recordings made in user's absence and a missed call log is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Osminer, Ernest Joseph Biancarelli, Craig Mahonchak, Chris Williams, Scott Ramsdell
  • Patent number: 10315476
    Abstract: A replacement ball joint assembly (10) adapted to be pressed into a previously used and possibly distorted receiving hole (26) in a suspension component such as a control arm (28). A socket housing (12) of the assembly (10) includes a plurality of generally annular, concentric knurls (36) each having a respective crest portion (38) and separated one from another by intervening relief grooves (40). The crest portions (38) of the knurls (36) may be tapered so as to provide a lead-in feature to minimize misalignment during a press-in installation operation. The knurls (36) are preferably softer than the control arm material so that they yield during press-in rather than further disfiguring or enlarging the receiving hole (26). Displaced material from the crest portions (38) of the knurls (36) flows into the relief grooves (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Wilcutt, George Phillips, Anthony Dake, Rickie Williams, Chris Shores, Kennon Bret Sawyer
  • Patent number: 10302063
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for addressing spark plug soot fouling. In one example, a method may include alternating one or more combustion events with spark timing advanced with one or more combustion events with nominal spark timing. The approach allows spark plug over-heating, and related issues such as knock, to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Paul Glugla, Nelson William Morrow, Garlan J. Huberts
  • Publication number: 20190151592
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system comprising a mask interface comprising a frame for a headgear assembly. The frame comprises a body comprising a first surface and a substantially opposing second surface. The body further comprises a gas inlet and optionally an outlet vent. The gas inlet may be substantially elliptical in shape. The frame may comprise a recessed region for receiving yoke of a headgear assembly to attach the headgear to the mask interface. The respiratory mask system may also comprise a yoke for attaching to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Jonathan Mark Downey, Bruce Michael Walls, Adam Luke Gilbert, Janine Elizabeth Collins, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito, Thomas Mark Richardson, Silas Sao Jin Siew, James Patrick O'Connor, Christopher John Large, Tony William Spear, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Jake Baker Hocking
  • Publication number: 20190158609
    Abstract: A system and method for improved mapping and routing. A request for the determination of a route is received over a network. The request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and at least one objective. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network which relating to the requesting user and the request objectives are retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. At least one entity which satisfies at least one request objective and which has a physical location known to the network is selected using the retrieved spatial, temporal, topical, and social data. At least one physical route is mapped between a starting location and the selected entity and is displayed on a display medium. Sponsored and recommended content available to the network which relates to the requesting user, and at least one objective can additionally be displayed on the display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher William HIGGINS, Marc Eliot DAVIS, Ronald MARTINEZ, Joseph James O'SULLIVAN, Athellina ATHSANI, Chris KALABOUKIS, Christopher T. PARETTI
  • Patent number: 10269229
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing indications of received emergency alert messages to devices within a consumer premises are disclosed. In one embodiment, a consumer premise equipment (CPE) receiving one or more emergency alert messages from a content provider or managed network determines one or more alert responses for one or more devices of the consumer premise network. In one implementation, the responses are based at least in part on the received emergency alert messages themselves. The CPE issues one or more commands to one or more devices present within the consumer premises (which may be for example a home automation system), to indicate the one or more determined alert indication responses, such as auditory alert and visual alert by the one or more devices. Thus, users in the consumer premises may be made aware of an alert message outside of the typical means in which an alert is displayed, such as via a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Peter Stern, Scott Ramsdell, Adam Mayer, Mike Roudi, Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10196271
    Abstract: A nanofiber yarn that includes a plurality of nanofibers twisted into a yarn along an alignment axis. The nanofibers of the plurality of nanofibers have a ratio of nanofiber length to nanofiber circumference of at least 50. The yarn has a helix angle measured relative to the alignment axis of from 5° to 30°. The yarn has tensile strength of at least 280 MPa. A nanofiber fabric that includes a first sheet of multiwalled nanotubes and a second sheet of multiwalled nanotubes on the first sheet of multiwalled nanotubes. The multiwalled nanotubes of the first sheet are aligned in a first direction. The multiwalled nanotubes of the second sheet are aligned in the first direction. The first sheet and the second sheet are aligned so that the multiwalled nanotubes of the first sheet and the second sheet are both aligned in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Mei Zhang, Shaoli Fang, Ray H. Baughman, Anvar A. Zakhidov, Kenneth Ross Atkinson, Ali E. Aliev, Sergey Li, Chris Williams
  • Publication number: 20190024161
    Abstract: Methods, systems and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a system comprises genomic sequencing equipment configured to generate sequence reads based upon a biological sample obtained from a user, and a genomic services platform. The platform includes a network interface through which the sequence reads are received. A bioinformatics processing pipeline includes a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, and a variant calling module is operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data. Genomic data storage contains the observed variants in the observed sequence data. A variant storage module is disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide genomic information based on or derived from the observed variants in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026433
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a platform comprises a network interface, in communication with a sequencing laboratory, through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user, and a bioinformatics processing pipeline. The pipeline includes a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, a genomic data storage containing at least the observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant storage module disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide genomic information based on or derived from the observed variants in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026641
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline including a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing genotype data including a set of refined variants associated with the user. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user, and is configured to receive, as input, at least some of the genotype data and separate the genotype data into high-quality and low-quality genotypes based on a genotype quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026429
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user are received. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline that includes a read alignment module configured to receive a genomics file from genomic sequencing equipment and use data contained therein to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence. A variant calling module identifies observed variants in the observed sequence data and stores the observed variants in a variant calling file. A variant refinement module produces genotype data including a set of refined variants associated with the user, and a variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026428
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which are received genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample obtained from a user The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline including a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing a set of refined variants associated with the user. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user, and a variant storage module disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide selected ones of the refined or imputed variants in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026432
    Abstract: Methods, systems and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a system for providing genomic services comprises genomic sequencing equipment configured to generate sequence reads based upon a biological sample obtained from a user, and a genomic services platform. The platform includes genomic data storage containing observed sequence data generated by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence and variants in the observed sequence data derived from the observed sequence data. File storage includes one or more files defining one or more genomic windows respectively associated with each of a plurality of partner application providers or partner applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190026156
    Abstract: Systems, platforms, methods and media for providing genomic services are disclosed. In one example, a genomic services platform comprises a network interface through which genomic sequence reads derived from a biological sample are received. The platform also includes a bioinformatics processing pipeline that comprises a read alignment module configured to generate observed sequence data by aligning the sequence reads relative to a reference sequence, a variant calling module operative to identify observed variants in the observed sequence data, and a variant refinement module for producing a set of refined variants associated with the biological sample. A variant imputation module produces a set of imputed variants associated with the user and a variant storage module, operating on a server-less framework, is disposed to receive a query from network infrastructure of a partner application provider and to provide selected ones of the refined or imputed variants m response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Publication number: 20190002283
    Abstract: A nanofiber forest on a substrate can be patterned to produce a patterned assembly of nanofibers that can be drawn to form nanofiber sheets, ribbons, or yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Mei Zhang, Shaoli Fang, Ray H. Baughman, Anvar A. Zakhidov, Kenneth Ross Atkinson, Ali E. Aliev, Sergey Li, Chris Williams