Patents by Inventor James Williams

James 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: 10385727
    Abstract: A turbine nozzle includes an airfoil that extends in span from an inner band to an outer band where the inner band and the outer band define inner and outer flow boundaries of the turbine nozzle. At least one of the inner band and the outer band define a first set of cooling channels and a second set of cooling channels formed beneath a gas side surface of the corresponding inner band or outer band. The inner band or the outer band further define a coolant distribution plenum that is in fluid communication with the first and second sets of cooling channels. The coolant distribution plenum provides a stream of coolant to at least one of the first set of cooling channels and the second set of cooling channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sandip Dutta, Benjamin Paul Lacy, Gary Michael Itzel, James William Vehr
  • Patent number: 10388058
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and software for graphics processing systems in computing environments are provided herein. In one example, a method of handling tiled resources in graphics processing environments is presented. The method includes establishing, in a graphics processing unit, a residency map having values determined from memory residency properties of a texture resource, and sampling from the residency map at a specified location to determine a residency map sample for the texture resource at the specified location, where the residency map sample indicates at least an initial level of detail presently resident and a smoothing component to reach a next level of detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James Andrew Goossen, Matthew William Lee, Mark S. Grossman
  • Patent number: 10388306
    Abstract: A method of digitizing an audio track carried on an elongate recording medium, such as a movie film, includes transporting the recording medium containing the audio track past a reader to enable sequential reading of the audio track. The reading of the audio track generates an analog output signal. The method also includes sensing a rate of transportation of the recording medium, and sampling the analog output signal at a sampling rate determined on the basis of the sensed rate of transportation to digitize the analog output signal. A system for digitizing audio is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd
    Inventors: James Kenneth Little, Lachlan James Karp, Gavin Richard Lucas, Stuart William Arundell Hunt, Thomas Richard Clarke, Clive Nicholas Gunn, David Matthew Snape
  • Patent number: 10383283
    Abstract: A combined baler/bale wrapper (1) comprises a baler (10) mounted on a chassis (5) and a bale wrapper (14) mounted on the chassis (5) rearwardly of the baler (10) for wrapping a bale formed by the baler (10). The bale wrapper (14) comprises a pair of first and second bale support rollers (50,51) for supporting and rotating the bale about a first wrapping axis (56). A pair of wrapping film dispensers (60) are carried on a carrier ring (58) which is rotated about a second wrapping axis (61) for dispensing wrapping film onto the bale (2) as the bale (2) is being rotated by the first and second bale support rollers (50,51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: McHale Engineering
    Inventors: James John Heaney, Gerard Patrick Sheridan, Padraic Christopher McHale, Martin William McHale, Paul Gerard McHale, John Patrick Biggins, Donal Patrick Collins, John Alexander Warren
  • Patent number: 10386593
    Abstract: A strain sensing optical fiber cable is provided. The cable includes at least one optical fiber embedded in the cable jacket such that vibrations from the environment are transmitted into the cable jacket to the optical fiber. The cable is configured in a variety of ways, including through spatial arrangement of the sensing fibers, through acoustic impedance matched materials, through internal vibration reflecting structures, and/or through acoustic lens features to enhance sensitivity of the cable for strain/vibration detection/monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Riley Saunders Freeland, Michael John Gimblet, Jason Clay Lail, Peter William Loomis, James Arthur Register, III, David Alan Seddon
  • Patent number: 10385658
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generation of in-situ wellbore, core and cuttings information systems. An image and image derivative based property visualization, analysis and enhancement system is provided, which utilizes various types of image data, such as digital rock physics and physical laboratories, petrographic analysis and the in-situ wellbore imaging and derivative products of image segmentation in the construction of a static earth model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Travis S Ramsay, Amit Kumar, Mamdouh Abdel-Aal Shebl, Matt James Croy, Kenneth E Williams
  • Publication number: 20190253142
    Abstract: Apparatus for and method of transmitting an optical signal by a Free Space Optical, FSO, communication system, the method comprising: transmitting, by an optical signal transmitter (104), an optical signal (700) into at least part of a volume of an optical medium (302); and controlling, by a controller, the optical signal transmitter (104), to scan the at least part of the volume (302) using the optical signal (700) in a sequence of non-overlapping loops (704, 708). The sequence of non-overlapping loops (704, 708) may be a sequence of non-overlapping, concentric circular loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: MICHAEL STEWART GRIFFITH, ANDREW JAMES WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10382509
    Abstract: An application architecture comprises one or more audio interfaces placed within the premises of users. A cloud-based application engine receives audio information from the interfaces and provides information to cloud-based applications based on the audio within the user premises. The other applications utilize the information to provide or enhance services to the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hunter Williams, William D. Carr, Kevin J. Gasper, Cameron Janes, Andrew J. Watts, James H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10380665
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a commerce platform coordinating a purchase of a product sold by a merchant system through a third party application are described. The method may include receiving a notification from the third party application requesting to purchase a product from within the third party application, wherein the notification comprises an identifier for the product and an identifier for the merchant system that sells the product. The method may also include a product checkout interface having an appearance consistent with an appearance of a user interface of the third party application, and transmitting the product checkout interface generated by the commerce platform to a user device executing the third party application causing the third party application to render the product checkout interface within at least a portion of the user interface of the third party application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: STRIPE, INC.
    Inventors: Rasmus Rygaard, Devesh Kumar Senapati, Christopher Ross Continanza, James William Danz
  • Patent number: 10381889
    Abstract: A permanent magnet machine and a rotor assembly for the permanent magnet machine. The permanent magnet machine includes a stator assembly including a stator core configured to generate a magnetic field and extending along a longitudinal axis with an inner surface defining a cavity and a rotor assembly including a rotor core and a rotor shaft. The rotor core is disposed inside the stator cavity and configured to rotate about the longitudinal axis. The rotor assembly further including a plurality of permanent magnets for generating a magnetic field which interacts with the stator magnetic field to produce torque. The permanent magnets are disposed within one or more cavities formed in a sleeve component. The sleeve component configured to include a plurality of cavities or voids therein and thus provide minimal weight to the permanent magnet machine. The permanent magnet machine providing increased centrifugal load capacity, increased power density and improved electrical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Narendra Digamber Joshi, Manoj Ramprasad Shah, James William Bray, Randy Marinus Vondrell, Kurt David Murrow, Jeffrey Anthony Hamel, Samuel Jacob Martin
  • Publication number: 20190243239
    Abstract: A photoacid generator compound having Formula (I): wherein, EWG, Y, R, and M+ are the same as described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: William Williams, III, Emad Aqad, James F. Cameron
  • Publication number: 20190243052
    Abstract: A substrate with a textured surface is disclosed. The substrate may be, for example, a light emitter comprising a light guide, for example a backlight element for use in a display device, wherein a surface of the light guide, for example a glass substrate, is configured to have a textured surface with a predetermined RMS roughness and a predetermined correlation length of the texture. A plurality of light scatter suppressing features can be provided on the textured surface. Textured surfaces disclosed herein may be effective to reduce electrostatic charging of the substrate surface. Methods of producing the textured surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: James Patrick Hamilton, Karl William Koch, III, Aize Li, Vasudha Ravichandran, Nicholas James Smith, Christine Coulter Wolcott, Ruchirej Yongsunthon
  • Publication number: 20190246260
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for efficiently providing wireless emergency alerts (WEA) to a mobile device. The techniques include broadcasting a warning message from a base station in a wireless network within a cell for the base station and including an interior cell or exterior cell indication and a geographic area description for an external cell. A receiving mobile device may then display the warning message to a user either unconditionally when an interior cell is indicated or after verifying the mobile device is located within the geographic area for an exterior cell. The wireless network may determine interior versus exterior cell status by determining interior cells to be wholly within the geographic area and exterior cells to be partly within the geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen William EDGE, Farrokh KHATIBI, Kirk Allan BURROUGHS, James DELOACH
  • Publication number: 20190243032
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant. In one or more embodiments, the articles include a substrate, and an optical film disposed on the substrate. The optical film includes a scratch-resistant layer and an optical interference layer. The optical interference layer may include one or more sub-layers that exhibit different refractive indices. In one example, the optical interference layer includes a first low refractive index sub-layer and a second a second high refractive index sub-layer. In some instances, the optical interference layer may include a third sub-layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Kosh, III, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10369477
    Abstract: Methods of managing virtual resources within a virtual world are described which use a device comprising a connecting element to which one or more smart beads can be attached. A smart bead represents either a virtual resource in the virtual world or an action on a virtual resource in the virtual world. The device is arranged to detect and identify which smart beads are attached to the connecting element and to autonomously update quantities of one or more virtual resources based on combinations of virtual resources and/or actions on virtual resources, where at least one of the virtual resources or actions in any combination is represented by a detected smart bead. In an embodiment, the device is a fashion item such as a wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Jonathan Leslie Venables, Simon Jay Carter
  • Patent number: 10372685
    Abstract: A client request, formatted in accordance with a file system interface, is received at an access subsystem of a distributed multi-tenant storage service. After the request is authenticated at the access subsystem, an atomic metadata operation comprising a group of file system metadata modifications is initiated, including a first metadata modification at a first node of a metadata subsystem of the storage service and a second metadata modification at a second node of the metadata subsystem. A plurality of replicas of at least one data modification corresponding to the request are saved at respective storage nodes of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Vincent, Wayne William Duso, Matti Juhani Oikarinen, Matteo Frigo, James Christopher Sorenson, III
  • Patent number: 10368844
    Abstract: An ultrasound system with a matrix array (500) probe (10) operable in the biplane mode is used to assess stenosis of a blood vessel by simultaneously displaying two color Doppler biplane images (60a, 60b) of the vessel, one a longitudinal cross-sectional view (60a) and the other a transverse cross-sectional view (60b). The two image planes intersect along a Doppler beam line (68) used for PW Doppler. A sample volume graphic (SV) is positioned over the blood vessel at the peak velocity location in one image, then positioned over the blood vessel at the peak velocity location in the other image. As the sample volume location is moved in one image, the plane and/or sample volume location of the other image is adjusted correspondingly. Spectral Doppler data (62) is then acquired and displayed from the sample volume location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: James Robertson Jago, Keith William Johnson, Ashraf Saad, David Allen Hull
  • Patent number: 10369962
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a housing, a spool rotatably coupled to the housing, a pinion fixed to the spool, a rack engaged with the pinion, and a piston attached to the rack and the housing. The piston is filled with a resilient material. The resilient material may be a heterogeneous mixture of a liquid and hydrophobic, nanoporous particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Dean M. Jaradi, Saeed David Barbat, James Chih Cheng, Robert William McCoy, Mohamed Ridha Baccouche
  • Patent number: 10374917
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include gathering, from a plurality of sensors of a computer system, information about the computer system. Embodiments further include generating a profile of performance of the computer system indicating a state of components of the computer system during use. Embodiments further include generating a profile of usage of the computer system indicating current activities and usage of the computer system. Embodiments further include analyzing the profile of performance of the computer system against the profile of usage of the computer system to determine if the state of the components of the computer system during use is acceptable for the current activities and usage of the computer system. Embodiments further include determining that productivity of the computer system is inhibited based, at least in part, on the analyzing the profile of performance of the computer system against the profile of usage of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James William Walker, Robert John Wallis
  • Patent number: 10371832
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for imaging photons, including: receiving a dataset associated with a plurality of photon events, the photon events corresponding to photons interacting with a photon imaging device, wherein the photon imaging device comprises a photon guide assembly and a detector array; the photon guide assembly comprising a plurality of photon guides positioned at an oblique angle with respect to the detector array; and producing an oblique planar projection image of the plurality of photon events by processing the dataset. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KROMEK GROUP, PLC
    Inventors: James William Hugg, Ian Radley