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).

  • Patent number: 11366066
    Abstract: Apparatus include an atmospheric pressure glow discharge (APGD) analyte electrode defining an analyte discharge axis into an APGD volume, and a plurality of APGD counter electrodes having respective electrical discharge ends directed to the APGD volume, wherein the APGD analyte electrode and the APGD counter electrodes are configured to produce an APGD plasma in the APGD volume with a voltage difference between the APGD analyte electrode and one or more of the AGPD counter electrodes. An electrode can be integrated into an ion inlet. Apparatus can be configured to perform auto-ignition and/or provide multi-modal operation through selectively powering electrodes. Electrode holder devices are disclosed. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, Clemson University Research Foundation, GAA Custom Engineering LLC
    Inventors: David W. Koppenaal, Ying Zhu, Edward D. Hoegg, R. Kenneth Marcus, Gordon A. Anderson, Chris Anderson, Tyler Williams
  • Patent number: 11344749
    Abstract: A multileaf collimator includes a plurality of movable leaves for shaping a radiotherapy beam, wherein each leaf is independently movable in a same linear travel direction. Each leaf includes a linear array of magnets disposed on a measurement surface of the leaf and an array of magnetoresistive sensors that is disposed proximate the measurement surfaces of the leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Garrett Weston Landrith, Moussa Najib Iskandar, Michael William Weitzel, Chris McWilliams
  • Patent number: 11327972
    Abstract: In some instances, the disclosure provides a method for generating search queries using toggle buttons associated with product categories. The method comprises causing display of a plurality of search recommendation indicia on a graphical user interface. The search recommendation indicia includes toggle buttons associated with product categories and product indicia associated with products. The method further comprises receiving user inputs for a toggle button associated with a product category and product indicia indicating selections of products, determining whether the selected products belong to the product category, generating a search query based on the product category, the selected products, and whether the selected products belongs to the product category associated with the toggle button. Then, the method comprises providing the search query to a backend server and receiving results from the search query from the backend server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Aetna Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda White, Amarpreet Komal, Chris Williams, Christina Hollstein, Elana Pentelnik, Hang Xie, Pete Thorne, Ryan Lennon, Timothy Nachbauer, Warwick de Kock
  • Patent number: 11314551
    Abstract: A scheduler of a batch job management service determines that a set of resources a client is insufficient to execute one or more jobs. The scheduler prepares a multi-dimensional statistical representation of resource requirements of the jobs, and transmits it to a resource controller. The resource controller uses the multi-dimensional representation and resource usage state information to make resource allocation change decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dougal Stuart Ballantyne, James Edward Kinney, Jr., Aswin Damodar, Chetan Hosmani, Rejith George Joseph, Chris William Ramsey, Kiuk Chung, Jason Roy Rupard
  • Patent number: 11214714
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive comprising a thermoplastic polyacrylated glycerol polymer, water, and a cross linker that is reactive with the polyacrylated glycerol polymer. This adhesive is useful in the formation of cellulosic products including oriented strand board (OSB), particle board, oriented structural straw board, chipboard, plywood, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), pressed wood, glued laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), and other wood products. Methods of producing the adhesive and cellulosic products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., MIDWEST ACRYLATED PROCESSES, LLC
    Inventors: Eric W. Cochran, Nacu B. Hernandez, R. Chris Williams, Michael Forrester, David Grewell, Andrew Becker, Joseph J. Marcinko
  • Publication number: 20210392511
    Abstract: A network node of a communications network configured to provide Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to at least one end user device (EUD) in a coverage area of the network node. The network node comprises: at least one processor; and a memory storing software instructions configured to control the at least one processor to perform steps of: causing the at least one EUD to report information indicative of a respective reference signal downlink power detected by the at least one EUD; and determine a respective coverage threshold for the network node based on the information reported by the at least one EUD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kumar Balachandran, Sailesh Bharati, Gary Boudreau, Virgil Cimpu, Chris Williams
  • Publication number: 20210342340
    Abstract: In some instances, the disclosure provides a method for generating search queries using toggle buttons associated with product categories. The method comprises causing display of a plurality of search recommendation indicia on a graphical user interface. The search recommendation indicia includes toggle buttons associated with product categories and product indicia associated with products. The method further comprises receiving user inputs for a toggle button associated with a product category and product indicia indicating selections of products, determining whether the selected products belong to the product category, generating a search query based on the product category, the selected products, and whether the selected products belongs to the product category associated with the toggle button. Then, the method comprises providing the search query to a backend server and receiving results from the search query from the backend server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Amanda White, Amarpreet Komal, Chris Williams, Christina Hollstein, Elana Pentelnik, Hang Xie, Pete Thorne, Ryan Lennon, Timothy Nachbauer, Warwick de Kock
  • Publication number: 20210344432
    Abstract: A network node of a communications network configured to provide Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to at least one end user device (EUD) in a coverage area of the network node. The network node comprises: at least one processor; and a memory storing software instructions configured to control at least one processor to perform steps of: detecting interference from at least one aggressor device in the network; and reporting the detected interference to at least one of a Spectrum Access System (SAS) and a co-existence manager (CxM) of the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kumar Balachandran, Sailesh Bharati, Gary Boudreau, Virgil Cimpu, Chris Williams
  • Publication number: 20210190915
    Abstract: A movable accessory for an automatic point layout system includes a laser receiver and an array of LEDs. Two laser controllers aim vertical laser light planes toward any desired point on the jobsite. The user moves the accessory into a first laser light plane, thereby impacting a photosensor on the laser receiver. The accessory's electronic controller translates that laser light impact and illuminates a corresponding LED in a first color. The user then moves the accessory into a second laser light plane, thereby impacting a photosensor on the laser receiver. The accessory's electronic controller translates that impact and illuminates a corresponding LED in a second, different color. The user then moves the accessory until the two LED colors intersect. When the intersect occurs, the accessory's electronic controller translates these impacts and illuminates a corresponding LED in a third, different color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Trimble, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris William Snyder, Ayman Zuhdi Hajmousa, Eric Keith Unger
  • Publication number: 20210190492
    Abstract: A movable accessory for an automatic point layout system includes a laser receiver, target screen, and an array of LEDs. A laser controller aims a vertical laser light plane toward any desired point on the jobsite. The user moves the accessory into the laser light plane, thereby impacting a photosensor on the laser receiver. The accessory's electronic controller translates that laser light impact and illuminates a corresponding LED. The illuminated LED indicates the desired point of interest on the jobsite floor for the user to mark. An electronic distance measuring instrument (an LDM) aims along the same laser plane, and the target screen reflects the LDM signal to provide a distance reading, which is sent to a remote controller operated by the user. Alternatively, the LED array indicates where the laser plane strikes the photosensor, allowing the user to quickly move the accessory to the null position of the photosensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Trimble, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayman Zuhdi Hajmousa, Chris William Snyder, Eric Keith Unger
  • Patent number: 11019483
    Abstract: An access point (300, 400) and a method (100) performed thereby for communicating with a wireless device are provided. The access point supports two or more virtual networks. The method (100) comprising receiving (110) a probe request from the wireless device, the probe request comprising an indication whether the wireless device supports Multiple Basic Service Set Identifier, M-BSSID, capability or not; and sending (130) a probe response to the wireless device in accordance with the indication comprised in the probe request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Filip Mestanov, Stephen Rayment, Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10991227
    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: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Peter Stern, Scott Ramsdell, Adam Mayer, Mike Roudi, Chris Williams
  • Publication number: 20210093440
    Abstract: A method of treating an aortic aneurysm of a patient with an endovascular graft system and mitigating post implant syndrome associated therewith comprises placing at least one prosthesis across an aneurysmal space. The prosthesis comprises a double-walled filling structure and a stent-graft. The stent graft is radially expanded at a first pressure and the filing structure is filled with a first filing agent to contact a thrombus in the aortic aneurysmal space. After the first filling agent is removed, the filling structure is filled with a second filling agent to contact the thrombus. Next the stent-graft is expanded at a second pressure causing the filing structure to place an effective amount of pressure on the thrombus and substantially mitigating the effects of post implant syndrome associated with the prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Mohammed Arif Iftekhar, Peter Costandi, Carlos Ortega, Chris Williams, Craig Welk
  • Publication number: 20200218569
    Abstract: A scheduler of a batch job management service determines that a set of resources a client is insufficient to execute one or more jobs. The scheduler prepares a multi-dimensional statistical representation of resource requirements of the jobs, and transmits it to a resource controller. The resource controller uses the multi-dimensional representation and resource usage state information to make resource allocation change decisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dougal Stuart Ballantyne, James Edward Kinney, JR., Aswin Damodar, Chetan Hosmani, Rejith George Joseph, Chris William Ramsey, Kiuk Chung, Jason Roy Rupard
  • Publication number: 20200218213
    Abstract: A domain management resource monitors a behavior of a user controlling multiple resources disposed in a domain of a network environment. Based on the monitored behavior, the domain management resource identifies a repeated pattern of control in which the user controls a particular resource in the domain. The domain management resource derives a proposed control rule based on the repeated pattern of control. The proposed control specifies how to control the particular resource. The domain management resource presents the control rule for review and possible editing prior to programming the domain management resource to execute the control rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Williams, Ben D. Hepworth, Scott Ramsdell, Dhananjay Lal
  • Patent number: 10690498
    Abstract: An automatic point layout system identifies points and their coordinates using vertical planes of laser light. Laser controllers aim vertical laser light planes that will cross at any desired point on the jobsite floor. The user views a virtual jobsite illustration on a remote controller touchscreen display, and selects a point of interest. Commands are sent to the two laser controllers, which aim their laser transmitters at that point of interest, showing visible laser light lines that intersect directly at the point of interest, for staking. The user selects a second point of interest on the touchscreen display, commanding the laser transmitters to rotate to a new set of coordinates. The user performs these functions seamlessly; the remote controller allows the user to quickly move from one point of interest to the next, without having changing to any other operating mode between the identifying and staking of each new point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Trimble, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamin Michael Turner, Kevin Marc Morrissey, Chris William Snyder, Ayman Zuhdi Hajmousa
  • Patent number: 10635065
    Abstract: A domain management resource monitors a behavior of a user controlling multiple resources disposed in a domain of a network environment. Based on the monitored behavior, the domain management resource identifies a repeated pattern of control in which the user controls a particular resource in the domain. The domain management resource derives a proposed control rule based on the repeated pattern of control. The proposed control specifies how to control the particular resource. The domain management resource presents the control rule for review and possible editing prior to programming the domain management resource to execute the control rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Chris Williams, Ben D. Hepworth, Scott Ramsdell, Dhananjay Lal
  • Patent number: 10622095
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Helix OpCo, LLC
    Inventors: James Lu, Jim Chou, William Lee, Chris Williams, James Warren, Ruomu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10592280
    Abstract: A scheduler of a batch job management service determines that a set of resources a client is insufficient to execute one or more jobs. The scheduler prepares a multi-dimensional statistical representation of resource requirements of the jobs, and transmits it to a resource controller. The resource controller uses the multi-dimensional representation and resource usage state information to make resource allocation change decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dougal Stuart Ballantyne, James Edward Kinney, Jr., Aswin Damodar, Chetan Hosmani, Rejith George Joseph, Chris William Ramsey, Kiuk Chung, Jason Roy Rupard
  • Patent number: D938814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Wirecare Limited
    Inventors: Marcus Wickham, Chris Williams, Dan Drake, Jaime Fernandez, Rob Lilley