Patents by Inventor David R. Wilson

David R. Wilson 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: 20200199294
    Abstract: A method of producing an alcohol ethoxylate surfactant or lubricant includes reacting a low molecular weight initiator with ethylene oxide in the presence of a polymerization catalyst, the low molecular weight initiator having a nominal hydroxyl functionality at least 1, and the polymerization catalyst being a Lewis acid catalyst having the general formula M(R1)1(R2)1(R3)1(R4)0 or 1, whereas M is boron, aluminum, indium, bismuth or erbium, R1, R2 and R3 each includes a same fluoroalkyl-substituted phenyl group, and optional R4 includes a functional group or functional polymer group. R1, R2, and R3 are the same fluoroalkyl-substituted phenyl group. The method further includes forming the alcohol ethoxylate surfactant or lubricant having a number average molecular weight of greater than the number average molecular weight of the low molecular weight initiator in the presence of the Lewis acid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Arjun Raghuraman, William H. Heath, Bruce D. Hook, Wanglin Yu, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Heather A. Spinney, David R. Wilson, Justin M. Notestein, SonBinh T. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20200199291
    Abstract: A Lewis acid polymerization catalyst has a general formula M(R1)1(R2)1(R3)1(R4)0 or 1, whereas M is boron, R1, R2, R3, and R4 are each independent, R1 is a 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)-substituted phenyl group, R2 is the 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl) substituted phenyl group or a first fluoro-substituted phenyl group selected from Set 1 structures, R3 is independently a second fluoro-substituted phenyl group selected from the Set 1 structures, and optional R4 includes a third functional group or functional polymer group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Arjun Raghuraman, William H. Heath, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Heather A. Spinney, David R. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10688867
    Abstract: A vehicular medical assistant configured to access a medical data store of interrelated diagnostic data, medical conditions, and mitigation actions. The vehicular medical assistant detects a medical event based on the medical data store and a set of data associated with the passenger. The set of data associated with the passenger can include biometric data, aural data, visual data, and environmental data. The vehicular medical assistant can implement a mitigation action in response to detecting the medical event. The mitigation action can include interacting with the passenger and/or modifying the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Wilson, Kelley Anders, David B. Lection, Jeremy R. Fox, Mark B. Stevens, Liam S. Harpur, Jonathan Dunne, Maharaj Mukherjee, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Publication number: 20200192719
    Abstract: Multiple electronic devices may be used together in a system. The electronic devices may use sensor measurements and other information to detect when an edge of a first electronic device is adjacent to an edge of a second electronic device. In response to detection of adjacency between the edges of the first and second devices, the devices may transition from an independent operating mode in which each device operates separately to a joint operating mode in which resources of the devices are shared. In the joint operating mode, images may extend across displays in the devices, speakers in the devices may be used to play different channels of an audio track, cameras and other sensors may be used in cooperation with each other, and other resources may be shared. Magnetic components may hold devices together in a variety of orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, David A. Pakula
  • Publication number: 20200172931
    Abstract: The instant specification provides for evolved base editors which overcome deficiencies of those in art (including increased efficiency and/or decreased requirement for specific sequence-context at an editing site) and which are obtained a result of a phage-assisted continuous evolution (PACE) system. In particular, the instant specification provides for evolved cytidine base editors (e.g., based on APOBEC1, CDA, or AID cytidine deaminase domains) which overcome deficiencies of those in art (including increased efficiency and/or decreased requirement for specific sequence-context at an editing site) and which are obtained a result of a phage-assisted continuous evolution (PACE) system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: David R. Liu, Ben Thuronyi, Christopher Gerard Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200122684
    Abstract: A wheel fastener alarm is provided with a fastener body, a cap covering the fastener body, a sensor array disposed within the fastener body, and a cover disposed over an opening in the fastener body and a hole in the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Maclean-Fogg Company
    Inventors: David J. Davis, Kryzysztof Misztur, Christian Muehlich, Robert E. Whitney, Larry J. Wilson, Marcus A. Zagorniak, Steven R. Fister
  • Patent number: 10625580
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle may have adjustable structures such as adjustable windows. Adjustable windows may have adjustable layers such as adjustable tint layers, adjustable reflectivity layers, and adjustable haze layers. Adjustable window layers may be incorporated into a window with one or more transparent structural layers such as a pair of glass window layers. Adjustable components such as adjustable reflectivity layers, adjustable haze layers, and adjustable tint layers may be interposed between the pair of glass window layers. Fixed partially reflective mirrors, fixed tint layers, and/or fixed haze layers may be used in place of adjustable tint, haze, and reflectivity layers and/or may be incorporated into windows in addition to adjustable tint, haze, and reflectivity layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Jones, Ibuki Kamei, James R. Wilson, Clarisse Mazuir, John Raff, Budhadipta Dan, David E. Kingman, Martin Melcher
  • Publication number: 20200117806
    Abstract: Mechanisms for booting a service processor are provided. With these mechanisms, the service processor executes a secure boot operation of secure boot firmware to boot an operating system kernel of the service processor. The secure boot firmware records first measurements of code executed by the secure boot firmware when performing the boot operation, in one or more registers of a tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor of the service processor. The operating system kernel executing in the service processor enables an integrity management subsystem of the operating system kernel which records second measurements of software executed by the operating system kernel, in the one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick J. Callaghan, Kenneth A. Goldman, Guerney D.H. Hunt, Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis, David R. Safford, Brian D. Valentine, George C. Wilson, Miriam Zohar
  • Publication number: 20200110114
    Abstract: A device to measure the voltage at a test point, also referred to as a test point voltage sensor, comprises a housing formed from a first material and a second material, wherein the first material comprises an insulating material and the second material comprises a conductive or semiconductive material. The housing includes an opening configured to cover a test point of a cable accessory. The device further includes a pressure pad, disposed in the housing, having a conductive mating surface configured to contact a test point of the basic insulation plug or end plug. The device further includes a low side capacitor embedded in the housing and electrically coupled to the conductive mating surface. The device further includes a signal wire electrically coupled to the low side capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: David V. Mahoney, Carl J. Wentzel, Shuguang WU, Laszlo Markos, Andrew C. Lottes, James S. McHattie, Christopher R. Wilson, Richard D. Twigg, Pete D. Jordan, Sean C. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200081284
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle may have window that exhibit adjustable transparency. The windows may include liquid crystal devices and polymer dispersed liquid crystal devices that exhibit adjustable amounts of light transmission and haze. An optical property of a window such as window transparency may be modulated using an alternating-current modulation waveform. Modulation of the transparency of the window may be synchronized with modulated light output from a light source. The light source may be located inside the vehicle or may be located outside of the vehicle. By synchronizing the modulation of the transparency of the window with the light source output, privacy may be enhanced or glare may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Melcher, James R. Wilson, Clarisse Mazuir, David E. Kingman
  • Patent number: 10585708
    Abstract: Multiple electronic devices may be used together in a system. The electronic devices may use sensor measurements and other information to detect when an edge of a first electronic device is adjacent to an edge of a second electronic device. In response to detection of adjacency between the edges of the first and second devices, the devices may transition from an independent operating mode in which each device operates separately to a joint operating mode in which resources of the devices are shared. In the joint operating mode, images may extend across displays in the devices, speakers in the devices may be used to play different channels of an audio track, cameras and other sensors may be used in cooperation with each other, and other resources may be shared. Magnetic components may hold devices together in a variety of orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, David A. Pakula
  • Publication number: 20200074547
    Abstract: A blockchain enabled electronic futures trading system and method provided which allows for optional computerized delivery of cryptocurrency. A trade determination system allows a buyer and seller computer system to trade a future on a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. Additionally, the trade determination system communicates with a central clearing computer system that allows the seller to provide, using the block chain, an amount of bitcoin equal to or greater than the underlying future by transferring the bitcoin from a seller bitcoin wallet associated with the seller computer system to a central clearing bitcoin wallet associated with the central clearing computer system. Upon the expiration date of the future, the seller may optionally select to provide to the buyer the bitcoin that was previously transferred to the central clearing bitcoin wallet instead of fiat currency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Donald R. Wilson, JR., Joel D. Nordell, David Z. Werblowsky, Michael A. Riddle, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200030783
    Abstract: The invention relates to oligomerization of olefins, such as ethylene, to higher olefins, such as a mixture of 1-hexene and 1-octene, using a catalyst system that comprises a) a source of chromium b) one or more activators and c) a phosphacycle-containing ligating compound. Additionally, the invention relates to a phosphacycle-containing ligating compound and a process for making said compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jerzy Klosin, Kara A. Milbrandt, Scott D. Boelter, David R. Wilson, Mari S. Rosen, Dean M. Welsh, Peter M. Margl, Kyoung Moo Koh, David M. Pearson, Rafael Huacuja
  • Patent number: 10534968
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory media are described for verifying a vehicle's odometer mileage that is associated with an insurance policy. The described techniques include sending a notification to a mobile computing device requesting an update of the odometer mileage. The notification may be generated in response to the current date being within a threshold number of days prior to the insurance policy's expiration date. In response to the notification, a user may capture an image of the odometer with the mobile computing device, which may also include data indicative of the status of the mobile computing device. One or more optical character recognition (OCR) processes may be applied to the captured image to determine various odometer mileages. Aspects include verifying the odometer mileage when different OCR processes produce the same odometer mileage result and using the status of the mobile computing device to flag potentially fraudulent images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark E. Clauss, David W. Thurber, Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., Richard J. Lovings, Steven J. Balbach, Nicholas R. Baker, J. Lynn Wilson
  • Patent number: 10528740
    Abstract: Mechanisms for booting a service processor are provided. With these mechanisms, the service processor executes a secure boot operation of secure boot firmware to boot an operating system kernel of the service processor. The secure boot firmware records first measurements of code executed by the secure boot firmware when performing the boot operation, in one or more registers of a tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor of the service processor. The operating system kernel executing in the service processor enables an integrity management subsystem of the operating system kernel which records second measurements of software executed by the operating system kernel, in the one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick J. Callaghan, Kenneth A. Goldman, Guerney D.H. Hunt, Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis, David R. Safford, Brian D. Valentine, George C. Wilson, Miriam Zohar
  • Publication number: 20200000774
    Abstract: The invention relates to heterocyclic compounds consisting of a core nitrogen atom surrounded by three pendant groups, wherein two of the three pendant groups are preferably benzimidazolyl methyl and tetrahydroquinolyl, and the third pendant group contains N and optionally contains additional rings. The compounds bind to chemokine receptors, including CXCR4 and CCR5, and demonstrate protective effects against infection of target cells by a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gary J. Bridger, Renato T. Skerlj, Al Kaller, Curtis Harwig, David Bogucki, Trevor R. Wilson, Jason B. Crawford, Ernest J. McEachern, Bem Atsma, Siqiao Nan, Yuanxi Zhou, Dominique Schols, Christopher Dennis Smith, Maria Rosaria Di Fluri
  • Patent number: 10504188
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a vehicle insurance premium for a period of time based at least in part on collected vehicle operation data, the system comprising: a mobile device, comprising: one or more sensors associated with the mobile device and configured to automatically collect vehicle operation data during a data collection session; a processor; a non-transitory storage medium; a display; a transmitter; and a set of computer readable instructions stored in the non-transitory storage medium and when executed by the processor configured to allow the mobile device to collect vehicle operation data and transmit the collected vehicle operation data; and a remote processing computer, comprising: a server that receives collected vehicle operation data; a database that stores collected vehicle operation data; and a rating engine that determines a vehicle insurance premium based at least in part on collected vehicle operation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bowne, Jufeng “James” Peng, Nicholas R. Baker, Duane Lee Marzinzik, Matthew Eric Riley, Nicholas U. Christopulos, Brian Mark Fields, J. Lynn Wilson, Bryan T. Wilkerson, David W. Thurber
  • Publication number: 20190364048
    Abstract: A service processor is provided that includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor and having instructions for executing an operating system kernel having an integrity management subsystem, secure boot firmware, and a tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor. The secure boot firmware performs a secure boot operation to boot the operating system kernel of the service processor. The secure boot firmware records first measurements of code executed by the secure boot firmware when performing the boot operation, in one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor. The operating system kernel enables the integrity management subsystem. The integrity management subsystem records second measurements of software executed by the operating system kernel, in the one or more registers of the tamper-resistant secure trusted dedicated microprocessor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick J. Callaghan, Kenneth A. Goldman, Guerney D.H. Hunt, Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis, David R. Safford, Brian D. Valentine, George C. Wilson, Miriam Zohar
  • Publication number: 20190359056
    Abstract: A vehicular medical assistant configured to access a medical data store of interrelated diagnostic data, medical conditions, and mitigation actions. The vehicular medical assistant detects a medical event based on the medical data store and a set of data associated with the passenger. The set of data associated with the passenger can include biometric data, aural data, visual data, and environmental data. The vehicular medical assistant can implement a mitigation action in response to detecting the medical event. The mitigation action can include interacting with the passenger and/or modifying the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Wilson, Kelley Anders, David B. Lection, Jeremy R. Fox, Mark B. Stevens, Liam S. Harpur, Jonathan Dunne, Maharaj Mukherjee, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Patent number: 10488686
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle may have window that exhibit adjustable transparency. The windows may include liquid crystal devices and polymer dispersed liquid crystal devices that exhibit adjustable amounts of light transmission and haze. An optical property of a window such as window transparency may be modulated using an alternating-current modulation waveform. Modulation of the transparency of the window may be synchronized with modulated light output from a light source. The light source may be located inside the vehicle or may be located outside of the vehicle. By synchronizing the modulation of the transparency of the window with the light source output, privacy may be enhanced or glare may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Melcher, James R. Wilson, Clarisse Mazuir, David E. Kingman