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: 10367937
    Abstract: A message receiving, intercepting and processing method and corresponding application and device may provide receiving a message at a message processing server, the message being intended for a phone number associated with a customer service provider. The method may also include identifying a telephone number of the sender of the message, parsing at least one word from the message, retrieving user account information of the sender, and generating an automated response to the message that includes contextual information that is based on at least one of the user account information and the parsed at least one word from the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Caldwell, Jeffrey William Cordell, James K. Boutcher
  • Patent number: 10362780
    Abstract: A perfusion system for the perfusion of an organ comprises a perfusion fluid circuit (16) for circulating perfusion fluid through the organ, oxygenation means (14) for adding oxygen into the perfusion fluid, and an oxygen supply arranged to supply oxygen to the oxygenation means. The oxygen supply comprises an oxygen concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Organox Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Brian William Kay, Sebastien Antoine Yves Cuvelier, Jonathan Richard Oakley, Leslie James Russell, Peter John Friend, Constantin C. Coussios
  • Publication number: 20190228143
    Abstract: Customizing an application on a mobile device includes storing at least a portion of customization data in a customization server that is independent of the mobile device, a user of the mobile device accessing the customization server independently of the mobile device, receiving authorization data from the customization server that enables the mobile device to securely receive customization data from the customization server, and the mobile device using the authorization data to cause the customization server to provide the customization data to the mobile device. The authorization data may be provided by postal message, email message, an SMS text message, and/or a visual code provided on a screen of a computer used to access the customization server. The user may use a computer to provide credential information to access the customization server. Customizing the application may allow the mobile device to access a user service on behalf of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Francois-Eric Michel Guyomarc'h, James William Holland, Milan Khan, Caleb Wattles
  • Publication number: 20190226374
    Abstract: The present application provides a combined cycle system. The combined cycle system may include a number of gas turbine engines, a number of heat recovery steam generators with a selective catalyst reduction and/or oxidation catalyst system, and a catalyst heating system. The catalyst heating system directs an extraction from a first gas turbine engine of the number of gas turbine engines to the selective catalyst reduction and/or oxidation catalyst system of a second heat recovery steam generator of the number of heat recovery steam generators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: George Vargese Mathai, Alexander James Pistner, Joseph Philip Klosinski, Jeremy Andrew Williams, Timothy Vincent Weiser
  • Publication number: 20190223627
    Abstract: A display for tape products. The display includes at least x shelves disposed on a stand. At least y modules are provided, wherein y>x. Each module includes a plurality of interconnected frame channels. The modules comprise at least first modules including channels of a first width and second modules including channels of a second width. At least several of the modules include reversible generally U-shaped inserts configured for insertion into the channels. The U-shaped inserts provide a first open orientation suitable for receiving a generally cylindrical tape product and a second closed orientation suitable for supporting a rectangular tape product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Brian STANDEN, Christopher J. Longstreet, James A. Williams, Charles D. Fernberg, James C. Monroe
  • Publication number: 20190228050
    Abstract: The systems and methods discussed herein implement a volumetric approach to point cloud representation, compression, decompression, communication, or any suitable combination thereof The volumetric approach can be used for both geometry and attribute compression and decompression, and both geometry and attributes can be represented by volumetric functions. To create a compressed representation of the geometry or attributes of a point cloud, a suitable set of volumetric functions are transformed, quantized, and entropy-coded. When decoded, the volumetric functions are sufficient to reconstruct the corresponding geometry or attributes of the point cloud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Philip A. Chou, Maxim Koroteev, Maja Krivokuca, Robert James William Higgs, Charles Loop
  • Patent number: 10358921
    Abstract: A friction bolt assembly includes: an expansible sleeve having a tubular body between leading and trailing ends, which body has a longitudinally extending formation about which the body resiliently deforms and which formation extends along at least part of the body, ending at the body leading end; a rod extending through the sleeve body and between first and second ends and on which a projecting part is defined between the trailing end of the sleeve body and the second end; an expansion element on the rod at the first end; a first load bearing formation on the projecting rod part, moveable along the projecting part to abut the sleeve trailing end; a load applicator on the projecting part of the rod; and a second load bearing formation mounted over the projecting part of the rod between the first load bearing formation and the load applicator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NCM INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD.
    Inventors: James William Sheppard, Martin Cawood, Paolo Ettore Pastorino
  • Patent number: 10357660
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia. Described are methods and devices to treat coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect symptoms of coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NeoSync, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10358987
    Abstract: A butterfly bypass valve includes a housing defining a bypass flow passage with a pivotable throttle plate therein. An outer edge of the throttle plate in a closed position is in sealing engagement with a sealing portion of the housing such that the throttle plate restricts fluid flow through the bypass flow passage. The throttle plate is pivotable to an open position to allow fluid flow through the bypass flow passage. A port in the housing allows a portion of fluid passing through the bypass flow passage to be removed when the throttle plate is pivoted to the open position. A predetermined amount of pivoting of the throttle plate toward the open position can occur so as to allow flow through the port, while maintaining the edge of the throttle plate in substantially sealing engagement with the sealing portion so as to substantially prevent flow through the bypass passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Garrett Transportation I Inc.
    Inventors: James William Reyenga, Mike Guidry, Patrick Beresewicz
  • Publication number: 20190219477
    Abstract: The system and methods are made to apply interferometry to ophthalmic applications. The system makes use of a low-coherence interferometer to obtain a plurality of measurements of a contacts lens. The system and methods characterizes the surface profile of both surfaces of a contact lens, a thickness profiles, and combines these measurements with an index information to reconstruct a complete model of the contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: John E. Greivenkamp, JR., James William Haywood, Kyle C. Heideman, Russell T. Spaulding, Gregory Allen Williby
  • Publication number: 20190219739
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments described herein, a coated article may comprise: a transparent substrate having a major surface, the major surface comprising a textured or rough surface inducing light scattering; and an optical coating disposed on the major surface of the transparent substrate and forming an air-side surface, the optical coating comprising one or more layers of material, the optical coating having a physical thickness of greater than 300 nm, wherein the coated article exhibits a maximum hardness of about 10 GPa or greater as measured on the air-side surface by a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test along an indentation depth of about 50 nm or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Joan Deanna Gregorski, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Publication number: 20190216237
    Abstract: A retail shower door display assembly is provided with a point-of-sale display unit sized to be received within a retail store aisle. An array of various shower door frames is oriented within the display unit. An array of various shower door glass panes is oriented within the display unit. A method for displaying shower door assemblies for retail is provided by displaying various shower door frames for purchaser selection. Various shower door glass panes are provided for purchaser selection independent of the shower door frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: James Allen AUSTIN, III, Patrick William BOEHNEN, Matthew James KLEIN, Richard L. ROETKEN, Marcus BOSCH, Geraint KRUMPE, Natalie A. SCHRAUFNAGEL
  • Patent number: 10356945
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a thermal management system for electronics includes a vapor chamber that at least partially envelops the electronics, a working fluid contained within the vapor chamber and used to dissipate heat from a part of a heated portion of the electronics and a precision sintered 3D wick structure independently created on some of the interior of the vapor chamber. The precision sintered 3D wick structure transports the working fluid by capillary action from at least one working fluid receptacle to a part of the heated portion of the electronics. In one embodiment of the invention, the 3D vapor chamber may be formed by the additive manufacturing processes. A further example includes precision sintered 3D support structures integrated into the closed 3D vapor chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brian Rush, James William Sears
  • Patent number: 10354438
    Abstract: Functional and anatomical information are combined in medical imaging. The functional information is treated as a light source illuminating surrounding anatomy, not just along a viewing direction. As a result, rendered images of the anatomy include highlighting or visual lighting queues showing locations of biological activity using global illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Engel, James Williams
  • Patent number: 10351460
    Abstract: A method of separating a strengthened glass sheet includes positioning a serrated scribing wheel at a position spaced apart from a first edge of the glass sheet and offset below a top surface of the glass sheet, where the glass sheet comprises a surface compression layer of layer depth DOL and a central region. The method also includes translating the serrated scribing wheel in a first direction at an initiation speed such that the serrated scribing wheel forms a crack initiation site comprising surface indentations extending into the surface compression layer, accelerating the serrated scribing wheel in the first direction from the initiation speed to a scoring speed to scribe a score line extending into the glass sheet to a median crack depth greater than DOL, and stopping the serrated scribing wheel in the first direction before the score line reaches a second edge of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James William Brown, Cho-Cheng (George) Hsieh, Michael Albert Joseph, II, Yen Chia (Gina) Pai
  • Publication number: 20190210409
    Abstract: A wheel for an autonomous cleaning robot that maneuvers the robot on a floor surface includes a tire having first and second opposing outer edges and a middle portion having a tread pattern between the first and second outer edges, the tread pattern comprising a plurality of raised tread having trenches therebetween. Each of the plurality of raised tread includes a first raised tread portion extending from the first outer edge to the middle portion and substantially perpendicular to the first and second outer edges; a second raised tread portion extending at an angle away from the first raised tread portion; and a third raised tread portion extending from the second raised tread portion to the second outer edge and substantially perpendicular to the first and second outer edges, the third raised tread portion being laterally offset from the first raised tread portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Robin Grace, Lindsay Louise Wright, Timothy James Haughton, Marcus R. Williams, John Reimels, Timothy William Fleck
  • Publication number: 20190211820
    Abstract: A scroll-type displacement machine, e.g. scroll compressor, has fixed and orbiting scrolls and an Oldham ring to prevent relative rotation between scrolls. A drive module positioned between the orbiting scroll and drive shaft incorporates an eccentric drive system and first and second counterweights for dynamic balancing. The motor, motor bearings, and motor shaft (i.e., drive shaft) are packaged as a separate, modular unit (e.g. “off-the-shelf” motor) that attaches to the compressor frame. The machine is configured as a high-side machine with a low-pressure port at a radial outer portion of the fixed scroll and a high-pressure port or discharge port located in the floor of the orbiting scroll at its axis, with high pressure flow passing over and around the eccentric drive bearing and drive mechanism. The Oldham ring is distributed on a lateral or radial plane of the scroll pair with a portion surrounding a portion of the fixed scroll and another portion surrounding a portion of the orbiting scroll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: James William Bush
  • Publication number: 20190211628
    Abstract: Embodiments and methods relate to pulling and installing a product line along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle, including pulling the product line for an extended length (i.e. a length that might otherwise be deemed impracticable) along the underground arcuate path beneath the obstacle. Embodiments also relate to a pulling apparatus for installing a product line using a casing along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle, having a casing pull head connected to the casing, a product line pull head assembly connected to the product line, and a pull bracket connected to the product line pull head assembly and to the casing pull head sleeve frame. An alternative embodiment relates to an apparatus for installing a product line along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle in the ground having a drill pipe including a drill bit, a larger diameter drill pipe surrounding the drill pipe, and a cutting tool connected to the larger diameter drill pipe and surrounding the drill pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald G. HALDERMAN, Pablo Esteban GUERRA, Richard Neil SMITH, John Steven MEADERS, James WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10343678
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, compensation is provided for a dual mass flywheel positioned in a vehicle driveline. The approaches may reduce driveline torque disturbances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Michael Pietron, James William Loch McCallum, Alex O'Connor Gibson, Seung-Hoon Lee, David Oshinsky
  • Publication number: 20190201464
    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: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony E. ARCHIBONG, G. William BATES, Elochukwu J. Ezekakpu, Lorin W. SIMON, James E.K. Hildreth