Patents by Inventor David Williams

David 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: 20240060675
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for reducing leakage current in compressors, such as for HVAC systems. Several embodiments include a leakage current suppressor configured to reduce passage of electrical current into the housing of a compressor via a conductive pathway between an electrical conductor and the housing. For instance, the leakage current suppressor may sufficiently reduce the passage of electrical current into the housing of a compressor to prevent tripping a GFCI. In many embodiments, the conductive pathway may be formed, at least in part, by a liquid refrigerant in the compressor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: John Hughes, Thomas Reed, David Williams, JR., James T. Vershaw
  • Publication number: 20240057927
    Abstract: A system for evaluating neurologic dysfunction of a subject includes an odorant generator configured to deliver an odorant stimulation to the subject, an auditory generator configured to deliver an audible stimulation to the subject, a vibrotactile stimulator configured to generate a somatosensory stimulation to the subject, a plurality of electrodes configured to be attached to the subject at respective different locations, and at least one processor. The plurality of electrodes are configured to collect neural signals from the subject as a result of the odorant stimulation, the audible stimulation, and the somatosensory stimulation. The at least one processor is configured to process the neural signals from the plurality of electrodes and generate an assessment of neurologic dysfunction of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: David William SMITH, Richard MICHELLI, William David WOOLF
  • Publication number: 20240064441
    Abstract: Devices and meters comprising: a housing configured to mount to a pole supporting an existing meter, the housing defining an interior; a sensor within the interior of the housing, the sensor configured to collect environmental information pertaining to the local external environment of the existing meter; a wireless radio within the interior of the housing, the wireless radio configured to transmit the environmental information to the existing meter or to a remote server in communication with the existing meter; a power unit within the interior of the housing, the power unit supplying power to the sensor and the wireless radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: David William KING, Alexander SCHWARZ, Stephen John HUNTER, Chad P. RANDALL
  • Patent number: 11903524
    Abstract: A food processing system includes a processing container having a motor-driven processing blade positioned at a bottom of the processing container, a lid receivable atop the processing container, and a motor-driven dasher assembly connected to the lid and being configured to scrape interior sidewalls of the processing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Conair LLC
    Inventors: David William Beckstrom, Jonathan Gerard Berera
  • Patent number: 11905898
    Abstract: A method of automated timing of engine startup for an aircraft is provided. The method comprises receiving data inputs regarding a number of factors influencing a time to departure for the aircraft and receiving data inputs regarding a number of factors influencing time to start and set takeoff power for a number of engines on the aircraft. An engine startup countdown is calculated based on a comparison of a nominal time to departure with a nominal minimum time to start and set takeoff power for the engines, wherein the nominal time to departure is based on the first data inputs and the nominal minimum time to start and set takeoff power is based on the second data inputs. Upon completion of the countdown an engine start signal is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Siegmeth, David William Foutch, Bruce Van Deventer
  • Patent number: 11908065
    Abstract: A technique for performing ray tracing operations is provided. The technique includes, in response to detecting that a threshold number of traversal stage work-items of a wavefront have terminated, increasing intersection test parallelization for non-terminated work-items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Daniel James Skinner, Michael John Livesley, David William John Pankratz
  • Patent number: 11903664
    Abstract: A computer-assisted medical system includes a manipulator arm and an instrument holder physically coupled to the manipulator arm. The instrument holder is configured to releasably couple to an instrument. The instrument holder includes an adjustable assembly and a cannula clamp physically coupled to the adjustable assembly. A physical adjustment of the adjustable assembly moves the cannula clamp relative to the manipulator arm. The cannula clamp is configured to releasably couple to a cannula configured to receive the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Peter DiMaio, David William Bailey, Theodore W. Rogers, Alec Paul Robertson
  • Patent number: 11905983
    Abstract: A fluid control system includes a dielectric-barrier discharge (DBD) device, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain a streamwise length scale of a fluid flowing over a surface. The processing circuitry is also configured to obtain a convective time scale of the fluid flowing over the surface. The processing circuitry is also configured to operate the DBD device, based on the streamwise length scale and the convective time scale, to adjust a flow property of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Deep Science, LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Holloway, David William Wine
  • Publication number: 20240050794
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting resistance on an exercise apparatus include a first resistance apparatus having an adjusting bracket, magnetic members mounted on an inner surface of the adjusting bracket, a stepper motor having an adjusting shaft and operable to traverse a portion of the length of the adjusting shaft. At a first position, the magnetic members are disposed above a flywheel, and in a second position, the magnetic members are disposed on opposite sides of the flywheel, providing resistance thereto. A load cell couples the adjusting bracket to the frame and generates a signal corresponding to the movement of the adjusting bracket. A computing system calculates resistance, rpms, power from load cell signal, stepper motor position, shaft rotational position and other sensor inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: David William Petrillo, Thomas Philip Cortese, John Chester Consiglio, Akshay Suresh Kashyap
  • Publication number: 20240043550
    Abstract: Provided herein are de novo binding domain containing polypeptides (DBDpp) that specifically bind a target of interest. Nucleic acids encoding the DBDpp, and vectors and host cells containing the nucleic acids are also provided. Libraries of DBDpp, methods of producing and screening such libraries and the DBDpp identified from such libraries and screens are also encompassed. Methods of making and using the DBDpp are additionally provided. Such uses include, without limitation, affinity purification, and diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventor: David William LAFLEUR
  • Patent number: 11893893
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated unmanned aerial vehicle recognition. A multiplicity of receivers captures RF data and transmits the RF data to at least one node device. The at least one node device comprises a signal processing engine, a detection engine, a classification engine, and a direction finding engine. The at least one node device is configured with an artificial intelligence algorithm. The detection engine and classification engine are trained to detect and classify signals from unmanned vehicles and their controllers based on processed data from the signal processing engine. The direction finding engine is operable to provide lines of bearing for detected unmanned vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David William Kleinbeck
  • Patent number: 11894724
    Abstract: A rotor core lamination is provided. The rotor core lamination includes a plurality of salient poles. Each of the salient poles includes: a pole body having a central axis in a radial direction of the rotor core lamination; and a pole shoe extending radially outward from the pole body, wherein the pole shoe has a pole shoe arc, and a central point of the pole shoe arc is offset from the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David William Pollock
  • Publication number: 20240039724
    Abstract: Participants as requestors using a requesting network element request one or more tokenization processors to generate tokens that represent a sanitized version of data such that the resultant tokens are amenable to comparison across participants. As circumstances warrant, one or more such tokens can be submitted to the tokenization processor(s) to privately retrieve the original data. Role-based access control scope parameters and tokenization processor-specific tokenization processor secrets can be embedded into reversible tokens that remain invariant under updating of the tokenization processor secrets across tokenization processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: David William Kravitz, Michael Young, Mollie Zechlin Halverson, Matthew Benjamin Smith
  • Patent number: 11887046
    Abstract: A system may use sensor data from a facility to generate tentative values associated with an event, such as the identification of an item removed from a shelf of the facility. A confidence value associated with each of the tentative values may be less than a confidence threshold. In response, inquiry data seeking confirmation of a tentative value from an associate is generated and sent to one or more associates in the facility. Responses from the associates are collected to determine a selection of one of the tentative values. The selected tentative value is designated as output data for the system. Thereafter, the output data and the original sensor data are designated as training data, which can then be used to train or update machine learning systems. Subsequent use of the updated machine learning systems can yield more accurate results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Stephens, Alexander Clark Prater, Alexander Michael McNamara, Sridhar Boyapati, David Echevarria Ignacio, David William Bettis, Korwin Jon Smith, Kevin Alexander Lee, Aaron Craig Thompson, Gary Paolo Raden, Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Dilip Kumar, Félix Joseph Étienne Pageau
  • Publication number: 20240031365
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for identifying an application (e.g., accessing application) that is attempting to access a resource. In some examples, access may be managed by an authentication service. When an access request is received at the authentication service from an application on a client device, the authentication service may ask the application to communicate with an identification agent on the client device. The identification agent may perform one or more tests to discover the identity of the application. In some cases, the identification agent may send the identity of the application to the authentication service. The authentication service may then allow or deny access by the accessing application to the resource based at least in part on the discovered identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: David Steven Gross, Jennifer Lee Bammel, David William Matteson, Christopher Carl Cassell, Kyle David Mills
  • Publication number: 20240029572
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated unmanned aerial vehicle recognition. A multiplicity of receivers captures RF data and transmits the RF data to at least one node device. The at least one node device comprises a signal processing engine, a detection engine, a classification engine, and a direction finding engine. The at least one node device is configured with an artificial intelligence algorithm. The detection engine and classification engine are trained to detect and classify signals from unmanned vehicles and their controllers based on processed data from the signal processing engine. The direction finding engine is operable to provide lines of bearing for detected unmanned vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: Digital Global Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David William Kleinbeck
  • Publication number: 20240032239
    Abstract: Methods and systems for thermally managing data processing systems are disclosed. Data processing systems may provide computer implemented services to users thereof and/or other devices. The data processing systems may include various hardware components that perform computations used to provide the computer implemented services and may generate heat as a byproduct. To dissipate the heat generated by the hardware components, airflows proximate to the hardware components may be used to extract the heat. Once extracted, the heated airflows may be exhausted from the data processing systems. To facilitate use of the exhausted airflows, the airflows may be selectively directed in accordance with user preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: STEVEN L. WILLIAMS, David William Grunow, QINGHOGN HE
  • Publication number: 20240019334
    Abstract: A leak detection system includes a substrate with a plurality of high-voltage contact and a plurality of low-voltage contacts positioned on the substrate. The plurality of low-voltage contacts is positioned on the substrate wherein a closest contact to each of the low-voltage contacts is a high-voltage contact. The plurality of high-voltage contact and the plurality of low-voltage contacts are electrically coupled to a logic device, which measures any change in current across at least one of the plurality of high-voltage contacts and at least one of the plurality of low-voltage contacts to detect a fluid leak in contact with the leak detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: David William MAYER, Fenghua SHEN, Chadd Nathaniel GARTON, Robert Jason LANKSTON, II
  • Publication number: 20240023054
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for identifying a wireless signal-emitting device are disclosed. The apparatus is configured to sense and measure wireless communication signals from signal-emitting devices in a spectrum. The apparatus is operable to automatically detect a signal of interest from the wireless signal-emitting device and create a signal profile of the signal of interest; compare the signal profile with stored device signal profiles for identification of the wireless signal-emitting device; and calculate signal degradation data for the signal of interest based on information associated with the signal of interest in a static database including noise figure parameters of a wireless signal-emitting device outputting the signal of interest. The signal profile of the signal of interest, profile comparison result, and signal degradation data are stored in the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Digital Global Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal, David William Kleinbeck
  • Patent number: D1011933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David Andrew Jones, David William King