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).

  • Publication number: 20240169529
    Abstract: An image of a sample collection device is captured. The image of the sample collection device is analyzed to determine whether the sample collection device includes a sufficient amount of fluid sample. The image of the sample collection device is validated based on a result of the image analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher Wesley Allen, Claudia Carrillo Gomez, Emma Todd LaPorte, Matthew William Meyer, Nini Luyuan Nathan, Nicholas Mattsson Parker, Jason Michael Pepas, James Joseph Vanaria
  • Publication number: 20240166564
    Abstract: A polymer masonry unit (PMU) and methods and systems for forming PMUs are presented. In embodiments, a PMU may be made from a PMU mixture of a polymer, a quarry byproduct, such as a limestone aggregate, and water. The PMU may be ambient-dried to become a brick unit. The proportions of the PMU mixture may include 1-10% polymer, 80-90% quarry byproduct, and 1-10% water. The process for making a brick using the PMU of embodiments may avoid a kiln-firing process, which is costly, creates waste, and consumes significant energy. Furthermore, the PMU mixture may be formulated to enable the PMU mixture to be extruded from an extruder, enabling a system for making bricks to take advantage of the extrusion method, which can be very efficient and cost-effective for making bricks, and which is currently not possible with existing techniques and systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Lithic Industries Holding Co
    Inventors: Todd Denton, Michael Doty, Griffith J. Williams, Samuel Lopez, Kameron Anthony Hill, Johnathan Ross, Dyllon Hagan, Timothy James Kennedy, Mac Steele
  • Publication number: 20240164463
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an intelligent laboratory lockbox. The intelligent laboratory lockbox includes a vault unit and one or more presence sensors configured to detect a presence of a specimen within the one or more compartments of the vault unit. The presence sensor(s) may generate a load status based on sensing a specimen in the vault unit, wherein the load status includes one of a loaded status or an unloaded status. A control unit is operably connected to at least the vault unit and the one or more presence sensors. The control unit is configured to modify a specimen pickup workflow based on the load status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Joseph ROSE, John EASLER, James WILLIAMS, Jeff RAINES, Nghia TRAN, Dustin SCHOLZ, John Christopher PENROD
  • Publication number: 20240166550
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus includes a forming apparatus forming a glass ribbon. An enclosure is positioned downstream from the forming apparatus and includes a first chamber, a first end defining an inlet opening, and a second end defining an outlet opening. A first enclosure wall of the enclosure includes an enclosure wall opening defining a gas travel path from the first chamber to an exterior of the enclosure. A ribbon travel path extends through the first chamber. A first conduit extends along a first side of the enclosure and includes a second chamber. A gas opening provides fluid communication between the first chamber and the second chamber. A first gas source is in fluid communication with the second chamber. The first gas source delivers a first gas to the first chamber through the second chamber. Methods of manufacturing a glass ribbon are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: James William Brown, Feng Gao, Keith Mitchell Hill, Elias Panides, Naiyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 11989288
    Abstract: A system including a deep learning processor receives one or more control signals from one or more of a factory's process, equipment and control (P/E/C) systems during a manufacturing process. The processor generates expected response data and expected behavioral pattern data for the control signals. The processor receives production response data from the one or more of the factory's P/E/C systems and generates production behavioral pattern data for the production response data. The process compares at least one of: the production response data to the expected response data, and the production behavioral pattern data to the expected behavioral pattern data to detect anomalous activity. As a result of detecting anomalous activity, the processor performs one or more operations to provide notice or cause one or more of the factory's P/E/C systems to address the anomalous activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Nanotronics Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, Vadim Pinskiy, Damas Limoge, Andrew Sundstrom, James Williams, III
  • Patent number: 11986012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices may include a control body, an atomizer body including an atomizer, and a cartridge including a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition. The control body may be configured to releasably engage the atomizer body and the atomizer body may be configured to releasably engage the cartridge. The atomizer may be configured to receive an electrical current from the control body and the aerosol precursor composition from the cartridge to produce an aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Rogers, Noah Mark Minskoff
  • Patent number: 11986563
    Abstract: A portable, handheld light sanitizer (10) having a skin-surface sanitization mode with safety features for automatically terminating or automatically preventing initiation of a skin sanitization cycle to prevent excessive skin radiation time that could be harmful and preventing radiation that is too intense due to the UV light source being too close to the skin-surface (FIGS. 6-7), and a non-skin surface sanitization mode (FIGS. 6 and 8) which may be unlimited in time duration but in which the UV light source (12) is n ay deenergized if the UV light source (12) is directed at a person's skin is provided in a cellphone configuration (FIGS. 2-5) in which functional elements of a cellphone are also used by the sanitizer functions, a fixed light wand configuration (FIGS. 4-7), flashlight configurations (FIGS. 10-13 and 14-16), a foldable light wand configuration (FIGS. 20-22), a cellphone protector case configuration (FIGS. 26-28) and a cellphone connectable tab configuration (FIGS. 29-31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: James William Potthast
  • Patent number: 11989839
    Abstract: A method including executing a logical computing element (LCE) on a server. Worker LCEs are executed on the server. A first electronic file comprising geometry data in a first data structure is received at the controller LCE. An available worker LCE is identified, by the controller LCE, as an in-use worker LCE from among the worker LCEs. The geometry data is imported by the in-use worker LCE. A job instance is established by the in-use worker LCE. A rendering engine is launched by the in-use worker LCE. The rendering engine generates, for the job instance and using the geometry data, a dataset file in a second data structure different than the first data structure. The dataset file is returned by the in-use worker LCE to the controller LCE. The dataset file is returned by the controller LCE to a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Patrick William O'Neill, Mark Gordon Sellars, Michael Joseph Surface, Nick S. Evans, James J. Salmon
  • Patent number: 11986171
    Abstract: A device for soft tissue biopsy or excision for either handheld or stereotactic table use may comprise a work element configured to selectively open and close at least one articulable beak configured to penetrate tissue, or follow a central lumen of another device or over a wire in a longitudinal direction. Flush and vacuum tissue transport mechanisms may be incorporated. A single tube or an inner sheath and an outer sheath which may be co-axially disposed relative to a work element may be configured to actuate a beak or beaks and provisions for simultaneous beak closing under rotation may be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Transmed7, LLC
    Inventors: James William Vetter, Eugene H Vetter
  • Patent number: 11986504
    Abstract: Artificial cervical fluid is disclosed that contains a mucilaginous extract from the okra plant. The mucilaginous extract can be produced using a hot aqueous extractant or cold extraction process followed by separation of larger particles from the extract. The extract finds many uses, for example as a sperm storage medium, a sperm freezing medium, a sexual lubricant, an artificial insemination medium, and an in vitro fertilization medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Meharry Medical College
    Inventors: Anthony E. Archibong, G. William Bates, Elochukwu J. Ezekakpu, Lorin W. Simon, James E. K. Hildreth
  • Publication number: 20240157366
    Abstract: In a cartridge device for analyzing a body liquid, a first member of the cartridge has two or more wells for performing assays, and a second member of the cartridge has a compartment for holding one or more disposable pipette tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: MeMed Diagnostics Ltd.
    Inventors: Noga SALOMON, Kfir OVED, Yana KHALFIN, Omer Nahum KATZENELSON, Amir GELMAN, Moran BROUK RUDICH, Roy NAVON, Assaf COHEN-DOTAN, Eran EDEN, Salit TZABAN, Arnon ZANGVIL, Ofer HALBREICH, Matthew FENWICK, Adrian Charles Ian SCOTT-MURPHY, Matthew Hou-Pou YEUNG, James William LUTHER, Barbara TORNAGHI, Andrea BESANA, Thomas Sanelli CRUGNALE
  • Publication number: 20240158337
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of forming an N,N-substituted-formamide comprising contacting a feed gas comprising an alcohol and an N,N-substituted-amine with a solid heterogeneous catalyst in the presence of an oxidizing agent at a reaction temperature, wherein the solid heterogeneous catalyst comprises one or more noble metals; and oxidatively coupling the feed gas under conditions effective to form an effluent gas comprising the N,N-substituted-formamide. Also disclosed herein are methods of forming a carbamide and/or a carbamate comprising contacting a feed gas comprising an alcohol and an N,N-substituted-amine with a solid heterogeneous catalyst in the presence of an oxidizing agent at a temperature greater than or equal to 155° C., wherein the solid heterogeneous catalyst comprises one or more noble metals; and oxidatively coupling the feed gas under conditions effective to form a product gas comprising the carbamide and/or carbamate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: James William Shogren-Harris, Alexander Paul Minne
  • Publication number: 20240157159
    Abstract: A method and device is described, which provides electrical stimulation to the brain of a person, where the device comprises an external portion and at least one implantable portion. The external portion provides the energy source for stimulation to the implantable portions. The implantable portions provide at least two conductive paths through the skull and use the skull's high impedance to generate a current loop with the focus of stimulation lying in the current path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventor: James William PHILLIPS
  • 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: 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: 11980977
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus to control weld current in a preheating system are disclosed. An example preheating power supply includes power conversion circuitry configured to output welding-type power via a first output power connector and a second output power connector, and a bypass path prevention circuit configured to prevent less than a threshold voltage applied to the first output power connector and the second output power connector from a different power supply from causing current to flow between the first output power connector and the second output power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn William Schartner, James Lee Uecker
  • Patent number: 11982970
    Abstract: A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for holding toner. A first latch-receiving shelf is positioned on a first longitudinal end of the housing and a second latch-receiving shelf is positioned on a second longitudinal end of the housing. Contact surfaces on top portions of the first and second latch-receiving shelves are positioned to contact corresponding first and second latches in an image forming device. The contact surface of the first latch-receiving shelf is positioned lower than a first rotational axis of a first drive coupler of the toner cartridge and higher than a second drive coupler of the toner cartridge. The contact surface of the second latch-receiving shelf is positioned lower than at least a portion of a first electrical contact of the toner cartridge and higher than at least a portion of a second electrical contact of the toner cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark William Amann, Brian Lester Boettcher, James Anthany Carter, II
  • Patent number: 11981075
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional printed part can include a part body including a first matrix of fusing agent and thermoplastic polymer powder, a security feature including a second matrix of fusing agent, thermoplastic polymer powder, and photoluminescent agent, and a masking feature including a third matrix of fusing agent and thermoplastic polymer powder. The security feature can be positioned beneath and visible through the masking feature upon photoluminescent emission of the security feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Garry Hinch, Kevin P. DeKam, Sterling Chaffins, James William Stasiak
  • Patent number: D1027894
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Grace Digital Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Palmer, Greg William Fadul
  • Patent number: D1027895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Grace Digital Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Palmer, Greg William Fadul