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: 10332428
    Abstract: A wrap-around expanded content label includes a base label free of adhesive, a booklet on the base label, and an overlaminate having a pressure sensitive adhesive layer on an underside thereof. The overlaminate overlies and adheres to the booklet, and opposite lateral portions of the overlaminate extend beyond the edges of the booklet to adhere to the base label. One lateral portion of the overlaminate is substantially permanently bonded to the base label adjacent a bound edge of the booklet. The other lateral portion of the overlaminate is resealably bonded to the base label adjacent a free lateral edge of the booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Mary DeShea Morgan, Glen Edward Matheny, Charles G. Woods, James L. Lowry, John William Walton, III
  • Patent number: 10334292
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Publication number: 20190188271
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating answers to questions. One method includes receiving a question having question terms; identifying candidate answers to the question having answer terms; searching data sources to determine passages including either a question term or an answer term in the candidate answer; scoring the passages for candidate answers using a scoring mechanism, the scoring mechanism computing a first degree of relevance of the passage to the question terms, computing a second degree of relevance of the passage to the answer terms of one of the candidate answers, and determining a score for the passage by combining the first degree of relevance and the second degree of relevance; ranking candidate answers to the question based on the scores associated with the scoring each of the passages for each of the candidate answers; and providing an answer to the question based on ranking of the candidate answers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: James William Murdock, Eun Ha, Chung-Wei Hang, Kazi Hasan, Nisarga Markandaiah, Christopher Munjal Nolan, Lin Pan, Sai Prathyusha Peddi, Mary Diane Swift
  • Publication number: 20190186749
    Abstract: The premixed pilot nozzle includes axially elongated tubes defined within a plenum between an outer shroud and a first shroud disposed radially inward of the outer shroud. The tubes extend between tube inlets defined through a forward face and tube outlets defined through an aft face. A second shroud is disposed radially inward of the first shroud, thereby defining a fuel plenum between the first shroud and the second shroud, and the fuel plenum is in communication with a gaseous fuel supply. A fuel injection port, which is positioned between the tube inlet and the tube outlet of each tube, is in fluid communication with the fuel plenum. An air supply configured to fluidly communicate with the tube inlet of each tube. The second shroud defines a second plenum therein, the second plenum being coupled to a source of a non-combustible fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Harper, Neal William Grooms, Yon Han Chong, Benjamin Robert Ryan
  • Publication number: 20190187094
    Abstract: To form a layer separating two volumes of aqueous solution, there is used an apparatus comprising elements defining a chamber, the elements including a body of non-conductive material having formed therein at least one recess opening into the chamber, the recess containing an electrode. A pre-treatment coating of a hydrophobic fluid is applied to the body across the recess. Aqueous solution, having amphiphilic molecules added thereto, is flowed across the body to cover the recess so that aqueous solution is introduced into the recess from the chamber and a layer of the amphiphilic molecules forms across the recess separating a volume of aqueous solution introduced into the recess from the remaining volume of aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart William Reid, Terence Alan Reid, James Anthony Clarke, Steven Paul White, Gurdial Singh Sanghera
  • Publication number: 20190187764
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for predicting the effect of a transient event on a data center. According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a method that comprises receiving input data related to a data center that includes at least one equipment rack and at least one cooling provider, the input data including data center architecture information, building data, and operating data, generating, by a computing device, a model based at least in part on the input data and on a set of energy balance and heat exchange equations for the data center that account for heat added by the at least one equipment rack and removed by the at least one cooling provider, and a thermal mass of the at least one equipment rack and a thermal mass of the at least one cooling provider, the model configured to predict at least one temperature in the data center during a transient event, and controlling a display device to display the at least one predicted temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: James William VanGilder, James S. Spitaels, Christopher M. Healey
  • Patent number: 10322059
    Abstract: Myofascial release tools may include a head covering and coupled to a post. The head may be constructed of at least partially of a polymeric material having a therapeutically effective durometer. The head may have a number of designs and configurations that may be used for treating different body parts and/or body tissues. An example head may have a partially concave portion that resembles an indent. Another example head may have an angled tip for more pointed therapy. Yet another example head may have a partially convex portion. These heads may be interchangeably and removably coupled to an oscillating device and used for myofascial release by a health care provider or patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: James William Tucker
  • Publication number: 20190179550
    Abstract: Embodiments of durable, scratch resistant articles are described. The articles have coatings that provide specific reflectance, transmission, and/or color properties, as well as high hardness. Some embodiments have low reflectance, and high color. Some embodiments have high reflectance and neutral color. Some embodiments have high reflectance and high color. In some embodiments, the articles may be sunglasses with an optical coating, a scratch resistant mirror with an optical coating, or a consumer electronic product with an optical coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Lin Lin, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Publication number: 20190178072
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a drilling system that includes a top drive of a drilling rig configured to transfer a torque to a tubular element, a torque sensing component configured to measure the torque applied to the tubular, a brake assembly coupled to the tubular element, where the brake assembly is configured to block torque transfer from the top drive to the tubular element at a predetermined torque value, and a controller communicatively coupled to the torque sensing component and the brake assembly, where the controller is configured to receive feedback from the torque sensing component and send a signal to actuate the brake assembly based on the torque measured by the torque sensing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Thomas Bowley, Brent James-William Coombe
  • Publication number: 20190178063
    Abstract: A well screen assembly residing in a well bore has a base pipe and a filtration screen carried on the base pipe. The screen is radially extended with force from fluid while maintaining the base pipe radially unextended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Greci, Matthew Franklin, James J. Kang, Aaron James Bonner, Luke William Holderman, Jean-Marc Lopez, Liang Zhao, Michael Fripp
  • Patent number: 10316867
    Abstract: A rotary actuator includes a central housing; an output shaft that extends through the central housing; a vane that is mechanically coupled to the output shaft and divides the central housing into a first chamber and a second chamber; and a flow control mechanism that is moveable within the central housing and including a high pressure port and a low pressure port for communicating hydraulic fluid into and from the first and second chambers. The flow control mechanism is moveable to position the high pressure port and low pressure port relative to the first chamber and the second chamber for communication of the hydraulic fluid, thereby generating a pressure differential across the chambers. The vane rotates within the central housing in response to the pressure differential, and rotation of the vane drives the output shaft. A motor is configured to receive control signals to drive the movement of the flow control mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Blake Adam Carl, James William Howland
  • Patent number: 10317240
    Abstract: Travel data may be gathered and published on a global map for use by various entities. The travel data may be captured by one or more vehicle computing devices, such as those associated with the operation and/or control of a vehicle. The vehicle computing devices may receive input from one or more sensors, and may identify and/or classify an event and/or areas of interest based on the input. The vehicle computing devices may then send travel data to the global map server for publication. Additionally or alternatively, the travel data may be captured by one or more user devices. The user devices may be configured to receive travel data, such as via a user interface, and to send the travel data to the global map server for publication. The global map server may consolidate and publish the travel data on a global map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Adriano Di Pietro, Gabriel Thurston Sibley, James William Vaisey Philbin
  • Patent number: 10317795
    Abstract: A photoacid generator compound having Formula (I): wherein, EWG, Y, R, and M+ are the same as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: William Williams, III, Emad Aqad, James F. Cameron
  • Patent number: 10318285
    Abstract: A system, such as a system of a computing resource service provider, detects changes to a pipeline template package that encodes information associated with application code and infrastructure that may be utilized as part of deploying the application code in stages of a pipeline. An infrastructure template that is usable to provision an execution environment may be generated for a corresponding stage of the development, and may be utilized as part of a process for provisioning an execution environment which may, for example, run tests to verify the quality of the application code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Walter Blue Jodoin, Maxwell Bartholomew Hall, Martin Robert Frank, James William Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190170751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods involving diagnostic tests with multiple test antigens. The present invention involves the expanded use of test antigens as cross-reactive control antigens (CCAs). The invention advantageously provides for enhanced test results analysis by simultaneously providing both test antigen and CCA signal results. These results, in turn, allow useful sample comparison and cross-reference between samples to more accurately identify and verify the fidelity of test results obtained for multiple infective agents at once. The present invention may include compositions and methods for detecting infection by Zika virus or another flavivirus, and may distinguish between infections caused by genetically similar agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: James William NEEDHAM, Syamal RAYCHAUDHURI
  • Publication number: 20190170641
    Abstract: A system and method for encapsulating commercially significant attributes of a hydrocarbon product into a single digital signature are presented. The digital signature may be generated from a physical product sample using optical techniques such as NIR spectroscopy. Digital signatures may be expressed in the form of composition, principle components derived from the spectra, or other properties derived from the original spectra which characterize, and help visualize, the variation present within the signals. Other physical property measurements and contaminant measurements may also be included in the digital signature and may be derived from the same measurement device or separate measurement devices whose output is integrated into a single digital signature. Embodiments of the invention may be used to confirm the identity of a hydrocarbon product, or to verify the composition of a hydrocarbon product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: JP3 Measurement, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Little, III, Matthew Thomas, Gregg Williams, James Stephen Dixson
  • Publication number: 20190174174
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments to automatically generate network pages from extracted media content. In one embodiment, it is determined that a first facial expression of a face appearing in a frame of a digitally encoded video matches a second facial expression specified in a media extraction rule. The frame of the digitally encoded video is selected in response to the determination that the first facial expression matches the second facial expression. A user interface is generated that includes an image extracted from the selected frame of the digitally encoded video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
  • Patent number: 10309731
    Abstract: A compliant heating system includes a dynamic component including a heat exchanger; a pressure vessel shell encompassing at least a portion of the heat exchanger; and a compressive seal expansion that connects the dynamic component and the pressure vessel shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FULTON GROUP N.A., INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Thomas Frechette, Carl Nicholas Nett, James Pettiford, Richard James Snyder, Thomas William Tighe, Keith Richard Waltz
  • Patent number: 10306924
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to atomizers for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element and a wire continuously extending along a longitudinal length thereof. The wire may define end portions, contact portions, and a heating portion. The wire may be continuously wound about the liquid transport element such that each of the portions of the wire defines coils. A related input, cartridge, and method of forming atomizers also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Smith, Patsy Coppola, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Steven Lee Alderman, James William McClellan, John William Wolber, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Paul A. Brinkley, Grady Lance Dooly
  • Patent number: 10312728
    Abstract: A battery system comprising a plurality of battery strings, a charge equalization circuit, a relay matrix, and a balance controller. The plurality of battery strings comprises at least three batteries connected in series, where the battery strings are connected in parallel. The charge equalization circuit is capable of equalizing the charge on any pair of series connected batteries in any one of the plurality of battery strings. The relay matrix is operatively connected between the charge equalization circuit and the plurality of battery strings. The balance controller operates the relay matrix based on at least one of a voltage and a current of any one of the batteries such that the charge equalization circuit is connected across any one of the pairs of series connected batteries in any one of the plurality of battery strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: James Joseph Heidenreich, Michael A. Haass, Thanh Quoc Le, Seth William Jennings