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: 20190272446
    Abstract: A system may automatically create training datasets for training a segmentation model to recognize features such as lanes on a road. The system may receive sensor data representative of a portion of an environment and map data from a map data store including existing map data for the portion of the environment that includes features present in that portion of the environment. The system may project or overlay the features onto the sensor data to create training datasets for training the segmentation model, which may be a neural network. The training datasets may be communicated to the segmentation model to train the segmentation model to segment data associated with similar features present in different sensor data. The trained segmentation model may be used to update the map data store, and may be used to segment sensor data obtained from other portions of the environment, such as portions not previously mapped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Juhana Kangaspunta, Kai Zhenyu Wang, James William Vaisey Philbin
  • Patent number: 10403486
    Abstract: A data acquisition system for a TOF mass spectrometer comprises a processing module and a data collection module. The processing module generates a stream of data comprising, for each respective transient of a first scan, a set of time-intensity related parameter pairs. For each new set of data, the data collection module reads out a previous set of data from a previous memory bank, merges that previous set of data with the new set of data, and writes that latest merged set of data into a memory bank other than the previous memory bank. The data acquisition system provides a convenient way to merge sequential sets of time-intensity related parameter pairs for respective transients as a stream of data for a first scan is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROMASS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Garry Michael Scott, David Darrell Williams, Peter Gerard Spreadbury, Martin Raymond Green, Anthony James Gilbert, Keith George Richardson, Jason Lee Wildgoose
  • Patent number: 10400680
    Abstract: A method for controlling the operation of a gas turbine includes monitoring an operating parameter of the gas turbine engine. The method also includes determining a first position demand for controlling an operation of a first actuator based on the monitored operating parameter. In addition, the method includes controlling the operation of the first actuator based on the first position demand to adjust the angular position of at least one airfoil included within a first array of airfoils. The method further includes determining a second position demand for controlling the operation of a second actuator based on the first position demand. In addition, the method also includes controlling the operation of the second actuator based on the second position demand to adjust the angular position of at least one airfoil included within a second array of airfoils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Koji Asari, James William Simunek
  • Patent number: 10399478
    Abstract: Truck container lift systems are disclosed. Truck containers having at least one secure compartment are also disclosed. Methods of making and using truck container lift systems and truck containers having at least one secure compartment are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Donald Dorminey, Randall George Martin, James William Scott
  • Publication number: 20190266718
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for articulating visual inspection devices are provided. For example, a method can include receiving an inspection template by a control system associated with the visual inspection device. The inspection template can include data associated with at least one point of interest in a scene viewable to the visual inspection device. The method can further include generating, by the control system, an articulation path based on the data. The method can also include actuating an electro-mechanical system of the visual inspection device according to the articulation path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Anthony Stancato, Melissa Rose Stancato, Kevin Andrew Coombs, Joseph John Waclawski, James J. Delmonico, Bryan David Maule, Dennis Lavin, Matthew William Pankow
  • Publication number: 20190261581
    Abstract: A modular system includes a hub and a set of modules removably coupled to the hub. The modules are physically coupled to the frame relative to each other so that each module can operate with respect to a different row of a field. An individual module includes a sensor for capturing field measurement data of individual plants along a row as the modular system moves through the geographic region. An individual module further includes a treatment mechanism for applying a treatment to the individual plants of the row based on the field measurement data before the modular system passes by the individual plants. An individual module further includes a computing device that determines the treatment based on the field measurement data and communicates data to the hub. The hub is communicatively coupled to the modules, so that it may exchange data between the modules and with a remote computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Kamp Redden, James Patrick Ostrowski, Kent Anderson, Edward William Jeffcott Pell
  • Patent number: 10397505
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving a plurality of communication events associated with a pixel of an imaging device; identifying a frequency associated with the communication events, wherein the identifying a frequency comprises determining a number of communication events occurring within a predetermined time interval or determining a mean time interval between the communication events; determining, from a plurality of pixels neighboring the pixel, a frequency range comprising an upper frequency limit and a lower frequency limit; resolving, from the identified frequency and the determined frequency range, whether the pixel comprises a non-conforming pixel; and masking, if the pixel comprises a non-conforming pixel, subsequent communication events from the non-conforming pixel. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KROMEK GROUP, PLC
    Inventors: Rolf Martin Clajus, Franklin Dean Walker, James William Hugg, Brian William Harris
  • Patent number: 10394557
    Abstract: A data processing system supporting execution of transactions comprising one or more program instructions that execute to generate speculative updates is provided. The speculative updates are committed in normal operation if the transaction completes without a conflict. Start of execution of a transaction may be detected and execution diverted to be performed by software emulation rather than direct execution by the processing hardware. The software emulation may store data representing one or more versions of the speculative updates generated during the emulation. The software emulation may also detect conflicts with the transaction being emulated. In order to facilitate modifying the behaviour of other parts of the system interacting with a transaction under investigation, a non-standard response signal may be returned in response to a detected memory access request to a transaction being emulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Stephan Diestelhorst, Michael John Williams, Richard Roy Grisenthwaite, Matthew James Horsnell
  • Patent number: 10391968
    Abstract: An airbag assembly includes a base, an airbag supported by the base and defining an inflation chamber, an external tether, and an internal tether. The airbag includes a panel and an extension extending transverse to the panel. The panel includes an internal surface facing the inflation chamber and an external surface facing away from the inflation chamber. The external tether extends from the extension to the external surface of the panel. The internal tether extends from the base to the internal surface of the panel. During a vehicle impact, the momentum of the occupant may move the occupant towards the extension. The extension may absorb energy from the occupant and reduce or prevent the head of the occupant from sliding across the panel and/or rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dean M. Jaradi, Mohammed Omar Faruque, S. M. Iskander Farooq, James Chih Cheng, Robert William McCoy
  • Patent number: 10390656
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container having a hollow container interior is positionable within the hollow chamber. An end of the food container extends above the upper portion of the housing when the container is installed within the hollow chamber. A lid is moveably attached to the housing and is moveable between a first position that covers the upper portion of the housing and the opening to the hollow chamber when the food container is installed within the hollow chamber and a second position where the lid does not cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said lid and said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10394103
    Abstract: Imaging apparatus on a host platform having an external surface, the external surface comprising a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction, the second direction being different to the first, the apparatus comprising a first and second plurality of single pixel detectors (10) distributed about said external surface such that the first plurality of single pixel detectors are distributed over the first surface and the second plurality of single pixel detectors are distributed over the second surface, each single pixel detector being configured to receive radiation reflected by an object or region of interest (18) and generate two-dimensional image data representative thereof, the apparatus further comprising an image processing module (16) for receiving said two-dimensional image data from each of a plurality of single pixel detectors (10) and reconstructing a three-dimensional image of said object or region of interest (18) using a ghost imaging algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Lydia Ann Hyde, Andrew James Williams, Michael Stewart Griffith, Nicholas Giacomo Robert Colosimo
  • Patent number: 10391746
    Abstract: A flexible glass laminate structure includes a flexible glass substrate having a thickness of no more than 0.3 mm. The flexible glass laminate structure includes a flexible glass layer including the flexible glass substrate. A property control layer is laminated to the flexible glass layer. A neutral axis of the flexible glass laminate is located outside the flexible glass layer when the flexible glass layer is in a compressive bend configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Karthik Gopalakrishnan, Michael William Price, Robert Lee Smith, III, Windsor Pipes Thomas, III, James Ernest Webb
  • Publication number: 20190255452
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a modeling compound molding system. The molding system is generally comprised of an openable interlocking molding device, the openable interlocking molding device is configured to cast external features onto a modeling compound surface by securing the modeling compound within a molding cavity of the openable interlocking molding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Henry, Joseph Thomas Moll, James William Allen, Albert P. Mauro, JR., David J. Catanzaro, Richard Swika
  • Publication number: 20190256278
    Abstract: An aerosol hairspray product includes a pressurisable container having a propellant and a container wall which encloses a reservoir, a hairstyling formulation having from 20 wt % to 75 wt % water, by total weight of the hairstyling formulation and propellant and from 1.0 wt % to 15 wt % hairstyling polymer, by total weight of the hairstyling formulation and propellant, and a spraying device attached to the pressurisable container and having a valve and an actuator. The reservoir is configured to store the hairstyling formulation. The valve has a spring means, a valve body having a stem, a restricted tail piece (RTP) having a first diameter of from 0.1 mm to 2.5 mm, and a vapour phase tap (VPT) having a second diameter of from 0.1 mm to 1.5 mm. The actuator has a main spray channel and communicates with an insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Gillian BROWN, Laura FRANKLIN, Llyr Glyndwr GRIFFITHS, Leslie Joseph Luke JOINSON, Jonathan Douglas William SMITH, Paul James SMITH
  • Publication number: 20190260472
    Abstract: A free space optical communication system receiver (500) comprising: a central optical sensor (600); and a plurality of further optical sensors (601-604) disposed around a peripheral edge of the central optical sensor (600). The free space optical communication system receiver (500) may be coupled to means for moving the free space optical communication system receiver (500) relative to an incoming optical signal (510). A controller (508) may be configured to, using measurements of the incident optical signal (510) by the plurality of further optical sensors (601-604), control the means so as to move the free space optical communication system receiver (500) relative to the incident optical signal (510).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: LESLIE CHARLES LAYCOCK, ANDREW JAMES WILLIAMS, MICHAEL STEWART GRIFFITH
  • Publication number: 20190258266
    Abstract: A material handling vehicle guidance system comprises a first conductive member, a second conductive member, and an electrical current source. The second conductive member is electrically coupled to the first conductive member and extends parallel to the first conductive member to define a loop. The first conductive member and second conductive member are coupled to a shielded cable connector. The electrical current source supplies current to the first conductive member in a first direction and supplies current to the second conductive member in a second direction opposite the first direction to produce a narrowcast radio frequency signal detectable between the first conductive member and the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: John Bryant Kirk, Erric Heitmann, Steven Medwin, James Wilcox, Jonathan William Hamlin
  • Publication number: 20190255343
    Abstract: In a high voltage, variable frequency radiation generation system, a carrier signal supplied to a primary coil of a transformer is varied, e.g., turned ON and OFF at variable frequencies. The ON duration and/or the average amplitude of the carrier signal may also be varied. Moreover, the carrier signal may be modulated using an audio signal. The parameters to control the variation of the carrier can be provided as a recipe via a software application. A server can provide different types of apps providing different control features. The server may also collect user characteristic data and recipe usage data, and may facilitate exchange of these data and may recommend recipes based on a particular user characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: James William Law, James David Girard, Colin Bester
  • Publication number: 20190254557
    Abstract: Apparatus for performing impedance measurements on a subject. The apparatus includes a first processing system for determining an impedance measurement procedure and determining instructions corresponding to the measurement procedure. A second processing system is provided for receiving the instructions, using the instructions to generate control signals, with the control signals being used to apply one or more signals to the subject. The second processing system then receives first data indicative of the one or more signals applied to the subject, second data indicative of one or more signals measured across the subject and performs at least preliminary processing of the first and second data to thereby allow impedance values to be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Chetham, Andrew William Ward, James McFarlane Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20190255278
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • 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