Patents by Inventor James M. Williams

James M. 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: 20210317933
    Abstract: A fitting includes a first and second threaded fitting component and a conduit gripping device receivable within the first threaded fitting component. A stroke resisting member is integral with the first threaded fitting component and includes a web having a first radial thickness and extending axially inward from the first threaded fitting component to a distal ring portion having a second radial thickness greater than the first radial thickness. A radially extending bearing surface of the distal ring portion axially engages a radially extending portion of the second fitting component when the first and second fitting components are joined together to the first relative axial position. The stroke resisting member resists additional axial stroke of the first and second fitting components, such that a tightening torque beyond the first relative axial position is increased by the axial engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel G. Trivett, Peter C. Williams, Cal R. Brown, Ronald P. Campbell, William J. Knaggs, Douglas J. McClure, Douglas S. Welch, Stephen J. Zaborszki, James E. Gotch, Connor M. Dorony, Matthew K. Messer
  • Publication number: 20210279931
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for publishing and/or sharing media presentations over a network comprise communicating with a user and one or more distribution channels via the network, gathering media resources based on user input, creating a media presentation with the media resources based on user input, and publishing the media presentation by distributing the media presentation to the one or more distribution channels via the network. In one aspect, publishing comprises directly emailing the media presentation to one or more other users via the network. In another aspect, publishing comprises providing a link to one or more other users via the network for direct access to the media presentation. In still another aspect, publishing comprises obtaining and embedding source code for the media presentation in a web page associated with one or more of the distribution channels via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Publication number: 20210271830
    Abstract: A high speed tabletop and industrial printer is disclosed with integrated high speed RFID encoding and verification at the same time. The industrial printer simultaneously prints on and electronically encodes/verifies RFID labels, tags, and/or stickers attached to a continuous web. The industrial printer comprises a lighted sensor array for indexing the printing to the RFID tags; and a cutter powered from the industrial printer for cutting the web that the RFID tags are disposed on. The industrial printer comprises two RFID reader/writers that are individually controlled. Specifically, one of the RFID reader/writers comprises the ability to electronically encode the RFID tags while the web is moving; and the second RFID reader/writer uses an additional RFID module and antenna on the printer for verifying the data encoded to the RFID tags. The printer provides for successive writes to various memory blocks and optimizes the communication sequence between the interrogator and tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jeanne F. DUCKETT, Lance D. NEUHARD, David J. WIMMERS, Richard D. WIRRIG, Larri B. WILLIAMS, James A. MAKLEY, Jan M. WATSON, Andrew R. EVANS
  • Patent number: 11100690
    Abstract: A method for automatic media population of a style presentation comprises collecting presentation media; positioning the collected presentation media on a storyboard; and selecting a style presentation; wherein the selection of the style presentation results in the automatic population of the style presentation with the presentation media positioned on the storyboard is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams, Luke Peacock, Belmer Perrella Garcia Negrillo
  • Patent number: 11014528
    Abstract: A vehicle D-ring attachment bracket assembly includes a vehicle D-ring attachment bracket having a first mounting hole, a second mounting hole, and a D-ring bolt hole positioned between the first and second mounting holes. The assembly also includes a first energy absorber attached to the attachment bracket. The first energy absorber includes a first energy absorber first hole positioned coaxially or substantially coaxially with the bracket first mounting hole, and a first energy absorber second hole positioned coaxially or substantially coaxially with the bracket second mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Williams, Todd Rupert Muck, Yuji Yagi
  • Publication number: 20200331426
    Abstract: A vehicle D-ring attachment bracket assembly includes a vehicle D-ring attachment bracket having a first mounting hole, a second mounting hole, and a D-ring bolt hole positioned between the first and second mounting holes. The assembly also includes a first energy absorber attached to the attachment bracket. The first energy absorber includes a first energy absorber first hole positioned coaxially or substantially coaxially with the bracket first mounting hole, and a first energy absorber second hole positioned coaxially or substantially coaxially with the bracket second mounting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Williams, Todd Rupert Muck, Yuji Yagi
  • Patent number: 9797987
    Abstract: A frequency correction for frequency difference of arrival geolocation of transmitted target signals may be provided. A frequency of a target signal may be determined at a first collector based upon a first reference timebase source. A frequency of the target signal may be determined at a second collector based upon a second reference timebase source. An observed frequency of a reference carrier signal based upon the first reference timebase source may be determined at the second collector based upon the second reference timebase source. A relative timebase error between the first collector and the second collector may be calculated based upon a difference between the intended frequency of the reference carrier signal and the observed frequency of the reference carrier signal. A corrected frequency difference for the target signal may be calculated based upon the relative timebase error and a proportional scaling factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Zeta Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Holford, James M. Williams, Michael E. Glidewell
  • Publication number: 20140104108
    Abstract: A frequency correction for frequency difference of arrival geolocation of transmitted target signals may be provided. A frequency of a target signal may be determined at a first collector based upon a first reference timebase source. A frequency of the target signal may be determined at a second collector based upon a second reference timebase source. An observed frequency of a reference carrier signal based upon the first reference timebase source may be determined at the second collector based upon the second reference timebase source. A relative timebase error between the first collector and the second collector may be calculated based upon a difference between the intended frequency of the reference carrier signal and the observed frequency of the reference carrier signal. A corrected frequency difference for the target signal may be calculated based upon the relative timebase error and a proportional scaling factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Zeta Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Holford, James M. Williams, Michael E. Glidewell
  • Patent number: 8047294
    Abstract: A valve system for use in a subterranean well, the valve having multiple closure devices, or a closure device and a device for protecting the closure device. A valve system includes a valve with a closure assembly. The closure assembly has a closure device and a protective device which alters fluid flow through a flow passage of the valve prior to closure of the closure device to thereby protect the closure device. A safety valve system includes a safety valve with a closure assembly having at least two closure devices arranged in series for controlling flow through a flow passage of the safety valve. Another safety valve system includes a safety valve assembly including multiple safety valves arranged in parallel. One portion of fluid from a fluid source flows through one of the safety valves, while another portion of fluid from the fluid source flows through another safety valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Vick, Jr., Michael B. Vinzant, James M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100307758
    Abstract: A valve system for use in a subterranean well, the valve having multiple closure devices, or a closure device and a device for protecting the closure device. A valve system includes a valve with a closure assembly. The closure assembly has a closure device and a protective device which alters fluid flow through a flow passage of the valve prior to closure of the closure device to thereby protect the closure device. A safety valve system includes a safety valve with a closure assembly having at least two closure devices arranged in series for controlling flow through a flow passage of the safety valve. Another safety valve system includes a safety valve assembly including multiple safety valves arranged in parallel. One portion of fluid from a fluid source flows through one of the safety valves, while another portion of fluid from the fluid source flows through another safety valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: James D. VICK, Jr., Michael Burl VINZANT, James M. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 7798229
    Abstract: A valve system for use in a subterranean well, the valve having multiple closure devices, or a closure device and a device for protecting the closure device. A valve system includes a valve with a closure assembly. The closure assembly has a closure device and a protective device which alters fluid flow through a flow passage of the valve prior to closure of the closure device to thereby protect the closure device. A safety valve system includes a safety valve with a closure assembly having at least two closure devices arranged in series for controlling flow through a flow passage of the safety valve. Another safety valve system includes a safety valve assembly including multiple safety valves arranged in parallel. One portion of fluid from a fluid source flows through one of the safety valves, while another portion of fluid from the fluid source flows through another safety valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Vick, Jr., Michael B. Vinzant, James M. Williams
  • Patent number: 7238597
    Abstract: A boron ion plasma, generated by use of a cathodic arc, is manipulated and delivered to a large flat product such as a silicon wafer with boron ion energies suitable for incorporation of boron atoms into solid state devices as one of the key steps in manufacturing solid state electronics and with uniformity of boron dose over the area suitable for the scale of manufacturing desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Brontek Delta Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20040119025
    Abstract: A boron ion plasma, generated by use of a cathodic arc, is manipulated and delivered to a large flat product such as a silicon wafer with boron ion energies suitable for incorporation of boron atoms into solid state devices as one of the key steps in manufacturing solid state electronics and with uniformity of boron dose over the area suitable for the scale of manufacturing desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: C. Christopher Klepper, James M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6363246
    Abstract: A portable unit (101) may both place and receive calls in both the cordless (115) and cellular (103) telephone system. A portable unit (101), in combination with a cordless base station (115), can automatically route an incoming call to the telephone system in which the portable unit (101) is located without inconveniencing the user. Additionally, the portable unit (101), in combination with the cordless base station (115), can automatically route a call in process with the portable unit (101) between the cordless (115) and the cellular (103) telephone systems when the portable unit (101) relocates therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Williams, Robert F. D'Avello
  • Patent number: 6127785
    Abstract: A power supply and control circuit is provided for driving a fluorescent lamp from a low voltage DC power source such as a battery. A DC-to-AC inverter coupled to a switching regulator converts low DC voltage into a higher AC voltage for driving the fluorescent lamp. In one embodiment, the lamp is included in a feedback loop which includes a circuit for producing a feedback signal indicative of the magnitude of current conducted by the lamp. In another embodiment, the lamp is symmetrically driven by isolating the lamp from the driving circuitry and indirectly deriving the feedback signal. The feedback signal is applied to the switching regulator to produce in the lamp a regulated current and, hence, a regulated lamp intensity. The magnitude of the lamp current can be adjusted to enable the intensity of the fluorescent lamp to be smoothly and continuously varied (without "dead-spots" or "pop-on") over a chosen intensity range, including if desired, from substantially full OFF to full ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6087787
    Abstract: A power-supply and control circuit is provided for driving a fluorescent lamp from a low-voltage direct current (DC) power source such as a battery. The circuit includes a converter that converts low-voltage DC to high voltage alternating current (AC). The converter includes a feedback ceramic step-up transformer that amplifies the AC signal to a level sufficient to illuminate the lamp, and also provides a feedback signal that can be used to monitor the resonance frequency of the transformer. The power supply and control circuit also includes a first feedback loop that regulates the lamp current amplitude and a second feedback loop that forces the converter to operate at the transformer's resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Williams
  • Patent number: 5767630
    Abstract: Power supply and control circuits are provided for driving a fluorescent lamp with a differential drive voltage from a low voltage DC power source. In one embodiment, the lamp is driven by a transformer having a primary and two independent secondary windings which produce the differential drive signal. A feedback signal indicative of the magnitude of current conducted by the lamp is produced from one of the secondary windings that is coupled to the control circuit so that the feedback signal is directly proportional to the energy required to light the lamp. In another embodiment, the lamp is driven by two independent transformers that are both driven by the control and drive circuit. The two secondary windings are each connected to one end of the lamp so that the lamp is driven by a differential drive signal. One of the secondary windings is also coupled to the control and drive circuit to provide a feedback signal indicative of the magnitude of current conducted by the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Williams
  • Patent number: 5722277
    Abstract: A key ring opener for spreading apart the adjacent end and intermediate portions of a split key ring that are spring-urged against each but are spreadable to allow a key to be placed on or taken off the ring. The opener includes an annular band having sharp circumferential wedging edges and is adapted to encircle such a key ring in the same way as a key, and along with keys on the ring, and a wedging bar extending diametrically of the band and having sharp wedging edges. The opener is slipped on and off the key ring like a key but is easier to do because of the sharp circumferential edges. While on the key ring, the bar can be wedged, again because of its sharp edges, between adjacent segments of the ring, ahead of a key, thereby to spread the segments apart. Thereafter, the band is rolled between the thumb and forefinger causing the bar to leverage the segments of the key ring farther apart thereby to facilitate entry and removal of a key to and from the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Inventor: James M. Williams
  • Patent number: 5640196
    Abstract: Video and two-way telephone services are provided via a cable distribution network. Video signals and one group of trunked telephone channels are coupled in the forward direction to the cable distribution network. A second group of trunked telephone channels are extracted, in the reverse direction, from the cable distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph W. Behrens, Jonas Butvila, James M. Williams
  • Patent number: D426426
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventors: James M Williams, Linda Williams