Patents by Inventor Douglas Williams

Douglas 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: 20240199668
    Abstract: Compounds of are provided. In these structures, M is Pt or Pd; each of X1 to X6, X9 to X12, and Z1 to Z3 is C or N; each of L1, L2, L3, and L4 is a direct bond or a linker; at least three of L1, L2, L3, and L4 are present; each K1, K2, and K3 is a bond, O, or S; when Z1 is N, ring A in Formula I is not a pyridine or pyrazole; L? is a bond or an organic linker; Y is selected from the group consisting of amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, or SiR1R2R3; when Y is SiR1R2R3, L2 is not BR. Devices, consumer products, and formulations containing these compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2023
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fan CHEN, Tyler FLEETHAM, Rasha HAMZE, Morgan C. MACINNIS, Nicholas J. THOMPSON, Fadi M. JRADI, Jason BROOKS, Charles J. STANTON, Dmitry ANDRIANOV, Olexandr TRETYAK, Douglas WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 12014108
    Abstract: A robotic system is provided, which automatically changes settings on an audio system. The audio system (e.g., an instrument amplifier, effect processor, etc.) typically includes one or more controls that impact the operation of the audio system. Correspondingly, the robotic system includes a device interface coupled to a control sequencer. The device interface adapts to one or more controls of the audio system that are to be changed. In this regard, the device interface includes one or more control couplers. Each control coupler is adapted to a corresponding control of the audio system to be changed. The control sequencer provides a control sequence to the device interface that causes the control coupler(s) to vary the settings on the audio system. In practical applications, a combination of sequence values of the control sequence can represent a sufficiently high number of samples to determine a responsive behavior of the audio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Neural DSP Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Douglas Andres Castro Borquez, Eero-Pekka Damskägg, Athanasios Gotsopoulos, Lauri Tuomas Juvela, Aleksi Tapani Peussa, Kimmo Erik Antero Rauhanen, Thomas William Sherson
  • Publication number: 20240195259
    Abstract: Example brush holder assemblies of an electric machine are disclosed. An example brush holder assembly of an electric machine includes a carbon brush including an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface. The brush holder assembly also includes one or more lead wires extending out of the carbon brush at an insertion point on the upper surface and a first cavity extending into the carbon brush from the upper surface at a location spaced away from the insertion point of the one or more lead wires and unobstructed by the one or more lead wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: CUTSFORTH, INC.
  • Publication number: 20240193261
    Abstract: A system may include a physically secure environment configured to receive precious metal thereto, to retain precious metal therein, and release precious metal therefrom. A system may include a registration system configured to record and maintain records containing unique precious metal identification information, physically secure location information of precious metal, lot identification information of precious metal, and one of certification information or de-processing information of precious metal. A system may include allocating a portion of a total quantity of certified standard uniform characteristic (SUC) precious metal units in a first location within the physically secure environment to be associated with a first lot and creating a first private registry with corresponding records associated with the allocated portion of certified SUC precious metal units in the first location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Douglas Earl Dyer, John Shelly Bowling, II
  • Patent number: 12006944
    Abstract: A ceiling fan assembly or similar air-moving device can include a motor for rotating one or more blades to drive a volume of air about a space. The ceiling fan assembly can include a motor assembly and a light kit. The light kit can include a light frame and a light glass holder. The light frame can selectively couple to the light glass holder by a threaded connection. The light kit, motor assembly, or between the light kit and motor assembly can further include one or more sealing or deflecting components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Charles William Botkin, Bobby Neal Norwood, Matthew McPherson, Douglas Troy Mason
  • Patent number: 12007527
    Abstract: A borehole muon detector for muon radiography or geotomography is provided, the borehole muon detector including a substantially cylindrical housing, which defines a bore, a pair of end caps, each end cap sealing an end of the cylindrical housing and a plurality of sealed drift tubes which are longitudinally disposed in the bore of the housing to form a bundle of drift tubes, wherein each sealed drift tube comprises: a centrally located anode wire disposed on a longitudinal axis; an inner surface which is coated with a cathode coating, the cathode coating divided into a first cathode pad and a second cathode pad by a Vernier pattern; and a timer in electrical communication with the anode wire for measuring a drift time. A system and a method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Ideon Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas William Schouten
  • Patent number: 12003067
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the wear state of a carbon brush of a brush holder assembly in which the length of the carbon brush is diminished from an initial length as an end of the carbon brush wears away during use. The system includes a wear state monitor, including a sensor, coupled to the carbon brush. The wear state monitor is configured to rotate as the length of the carbon brush diminishes. The sensor is configured to measure an angular displacement of the wear state monitor as the wear state monitor rotates. The measured angular displacement of the wear state monitor correlates to an amount of diminution in the length of the carbon brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: CUTSFORTH, INC.
    Inventors: Robert S. Cutsforth, Dustin L. Cutsforth, Douglas Christopher Bruey, Michael Lee Schaaf, David William Drury Harrison
  • Patent number: 11999490
    Abstract: A system includes an outflow vent that has a cap releasably mounted to a panel within an internal cabin of a vehicle. The cap is elongated from a first end of the cap to a second end of the cap opposite the first end. The cap has a base wall that is overlaid on the panel and defines at least one slot therethrough. The cap receives an airflow generated by an airflow generator, and the at least one slot emits the airflow from the cap to form an air curtain within the internal cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventors: Bryce Avery Vandyke, Douglas Dean Maben, Jonathan William Collins, Tateh Wu, Anders Michael Pedersen, Edmund Fidelino P. Cordero
  • Patent number: 11994645
    Abstract: A borehole muon detector for detecting and characterizing a geographic region of interest is provided, the borehole muon detector comprising a housing and sensor, which is housed in the housing, the sensor including: a plurality of photodetector elements; at least one printed circuit board in electrical communication with the plurality of photodetectors and including an integrated electronic circuit for tracking time; a first helical bundle of scintillator fibers; an oppositely wound helical bundle of scintillator fibers, the oppositely wound helical bundle, the first helical bundle and the opposite helical bundle defining an outer cylinder, which includes a first end and a second end and a bore therebetween, each scintillator fiber of each bundle directly optically connected to a photodetector element at least at one end and indirectly optically connected to the photodetector element at no more than one end; and a plurality of scintillator bars, each comprising a first end, a second end and an optical fiber
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Ideon Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas William Schouten, Jacobus Van Nieuwkoop
  • Publication number: 20240159248
    Abstract: A blade for a ceiling fan can include a blade body made from a pulp material. The pulp material can be a unit of pulp in the shape of the blade body. The unit of pulp can be compressed, thermoformed, or stamped. The blade body can be a single or multiple pieces, like an upper and lower half. A skeleton can be located between the upper and lower halves. A coating can be applied to the blade body to reduce friction and/or for waterproofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Charles William Botkin, Bobby Neal Norwood, James Walter Longmire, Douglas Troy Mason, Seth Aaron Wood
  • Publication number: 20240159193
    Abstract: A combustion system for a vehicle having an engine includes a hydrogen fuel system having a fuel source providing a hydrogen fuel, a combustor operable to combust the hydrogen fuel to generate combustion gases, and a fuel delivery assembly operable to deliver the hydrogen fuel from the fuel source to the combustor. A first control system has a first update rate and is operable to control one or more operational aspects of the turbine engine. A second control system is in communication with the first control system and the hydrogen fuel system and has a second update rate faster than the first update rate. The second control system is operable to monitor at least one parameter associated with the hydrogen fuel system and output at least one control signal to the hydrogen fuel system to control the delivery or the combustion of the hydrogen fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Arthur William Sibbach, Michael Anthony Benjamin, Sibtosh Pal, Erich Alois Krammer, Douglas Scott Jacobs, Jacques Paul
  • Publication number: 20240156586
    Abstract: Graft tensioning systems and associated engagement assemblies are provided. The engagement assemblies include at least one engagement element or foot that is configured to engage with tissue adjacent or opposed to an implant-receiving opening. The engagement element(s) support stable interaction between the graft tensioning system and the anatomical target region, while reducing the potential for tissue bruising/trauma/contusions. The engagement elements may be interchangeably mounted relative to the graft tensioning device, e.g., intraoperatively, to permit a surgeon to select an engagement element offering desired properties for the specific procedure and/or anatomical properties of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Acuitive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas William Gabel, Michael P. McCarthy, Rui J. Ferreira
  • Publication number: 20240161720
    Abstract: A neural network emulates a behavior of a reference audio system for at least two control settings. A process, for each control setting, receives control position data designating a select control setting of the reference audio system as conditioning for the neural network, communicates an input to the reference audio system and captures a target output, maps parameters of the neural network such that, responsive to the input, a neural output resembles the target output, scores by a loss function, a similarity of the neural network output compared to the target output of the reference audio system, and utilizes the similarity derived from the loss function to modify model parameters of the neural network. A graphical user interface enables a user to select a virtual control setting within the graphical user interface such that the neural network models the reference audio system at the corresponding control setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Douglas Andres Castro Borquez, Eero-Pekka Damskägg, Athanasios Gotsopoulos, Lauri Tuomas Jevela, Aleksi Tapani Peussa, Kimmo Erik Antero Rauhanen, Thomas William Sherson, Jaakko Makinen, Stylianos I. Mimilakis
  • Publication number: 20240160542
    Abstract: Techniques for assigning scenario-based tests to test assets are described. In an example, a scenario-based test operable to test a key performance indicator (KPI) of a System Under Test (SUT), a component behavior exhibited by a first component of the SUT, and a scenario characteristic are received. Based on the component behavior and the scenario characteristic, a first plurality of behavior models associated with the component behavior are identified. Based on the scenario characteristic a characteristic value is extracted from the scenario-based test. Each behavior model of the first plurality of behavior models is executed using the characteristic value to generate a first plurality of predicted behavior outcomes. Based on the first plurality of predicted behavior outcomes, a first test asset type from a plurality of test asset types is selected and the scenario-based test is transmitted to a test asset of the first test asset type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Shaul Teplinsky, Kyle Ross Bryson, Stephen Thung, Douglas William Farrell, James C. Nagle, Jeffrey Marcus Monroe
  • Patent number: 11975154
    Abstract: The invention relates to a breathing assistance apparatus that may be configured to reduce the risk of damage to electronics within the apparatus as a result of liquid leaks within the apparatus or impacts to the apparatus. In other forms, the apparatus may be configured to allow for easy assembly and/or safe operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Richard Wright, Peter Lawrence Grylls, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Philip John Dickinson, Yi-Cheng Sun, Silvan Terence Butler, Sergiu Constantin Filip, Samuel William Saunders, Andrew Martin Letton
  • Publication number: 20240146113
    Abstract: The technology described herein relates to techniques for calibrating wireless power transmission systems for operation in multipath wireless power delivery environments. In an implementation, a method of calibrating a wireless power transmission system for operation in a multipath environment is disclosed. The method includes characterizing a receive path from a calibration antennae element to a first antennae element of a plurality of antennae elements of the wireless power transmission system, characterizing a transmit path from the first antennae element to the calibration antennae element, and comparing the transmit path to the receive path to determine a calibration value for the first antennae element in the multipath environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: Ossia Inc.
    Inventors: Hatem Zeine, Dale Mayes, Douglas Williams, Siamak Ebadi
  • Publication number: 20240134216
    Abstract: The disclosure describes various aspects of a system with scalable and programmable coherent waveform generators. A network and digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) cards used by the network are described where each DAC card has a clock divider/replicator device with an input SYNC pin, a digital logic component, and one or more DAC components, and each output of the DAC components is used to control optical beams for a separate qubit of a quantum information processing (QIP) system. The network also includes a first distribution network to provide a clock signal to the clock divider/replicator device in the DAC cards, and a second distribution network to provide a start signal to the DAC cards, where the start signal is used by the digital logic component in the DAC card to assert the input SYNC pin when the start signal is asserted unless it is masked by the digital logic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Joel Zvi APISDORF, jAMES mICHAEL WILLIAMS, Phillip Douglas SOLOMON, Jason Madjdi AMINI
  • Publication number: 20240132218
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods comprising acoustically absorptive air ducts comprising an internally positioned structure component as an endoskeleton and an air impervious inner layer, and an acoustically absorptive foam outer layer, environmental control systems comprising such air ducts, and vehicles incorporating such environmental control systems are disclosed with methods for manufacture and installations are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Rachel Ann Bires, Douglas Dean Maben, Christopher Edward Plass, Mark Michael Gmerek, David William Olson, Sonny Keever Nguyen, James Julius Koch, Greta Grace Hadford, Bryce Avery Van Dyke, Xin Han
  • Publication number: 20240132508
    Abstract: Methods for preparing the Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (“BTK”) inhibitor compound 2-{3?-hydroxymethyl-1-methyl-5-[5-((S)-2-methyl-4-oxetan-3-yl-piperazin-1-yl)-pyridin-2-ylamino]-6-oxo-1,6-dihydro-[3,4?]bipyridinyl-2?-yl}-7,7-dimethyl-3,4,7,8-tetrahydro-2H,6H-cyclopenta[4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazin-1-one are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan BACHMANN, Lukas CHYTIL, Serena Maria FANTASIA, Alec FETTES, Ursula HOFFMANN, Christian Oliver KAPPE, Rene LEBL, Kurt PUENTENER, Paolo TOSATTI, Jason Douglas WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11967883
    Abstract: Ceiling fans suspended from a structure have a motor to drive blades for moving a volume of air about an area. The motor, with a rotor and stator, can be electrically coupled to the structure. Blades mount to the rotor such that the blades are rotatably driven by the motor. A motor case can mount to the rotor and encase the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Charles William Botkin, Bobby Neal Norwood, Douglas Troy Mason