Patents by Inventor James Williamson

James Williamson 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: 20220296962
    Abstract: Training at the proper level of effort is important for athletes whose objective is to achieve the best results in the least time. In running, for example, pace is often monitored. However, pace alone does not reveal specific issues with regard to running form, efficiency, or technique, much less inform how training should be modified to improve performance or fitness. A sensing system and wearable sensor platform described herein provide real-time feedback to a user/wearer of his power expenditure during an activity. In one example, the system includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for acquiring multi-axis motion data at a first sampling rate, and an orientation sensor to acquire orientation data at a second sampling rate that is varied based on the multi-axis motion data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Stryd, Inc.
    Inventors: Wyatt MOHRMAN, Kun LI, Gus PERNETZ, James WILLIAMSON, Li SHANG, Robert P. DICK
  • Patent number: 11278765
    Abstract: Training at the proper level of effort is important for athletes whose objective is to achieve the best results in the least time. In running, for example, pace is often monitored. However, pace alone does not reveal specific issues with regard to running form, efficiency, or technique, much less inform how training should be modified to improve performance or fitness. A sensing system and wearable sensor platform described herein provide real-time feedback to a user/wearer of his power expenditure during an activity. In one example, the system includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for acquiring multi-axis motion data at a first sampling rate, and an orientation sensor to acquire orientation data at a second sampling rate that is varied based on the multi-axis motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Stryd, Inc.
    Inventors: Wyatt Mohrman, Kun Li, Gus Pernetz, James Williamson, Li Shang, Robert P. Dick
  • Publication number: 20210338173
    Abstract: A heat response monitor, comprises an accelerometer, a core temperature sensor, an estimation device, and an enabler. The estimation device uses accelerometry-based functionality to provide a gait-based heat stroke risk score, and the estimation device uses an estimated core temperature of a wearer of the core temperature sensor, to provide an estimated core temperature-based heat stroke risk score. The gait-based heat stroke risk score and the estimated core temperature-based heat stroke risk score are used to determine if a wearer of the heat response monitor is in risk of heat injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
    Inventors: Jeffrey Palmer, Brian Telfer, James Williamson, Lara Weed, Mark Buller, Rebecca Fellin, Joseph Seay
  • Publication number: 20210259362
    Abstract: An interchangeable heel for a shoe wherein the interchangeable heel includes a removable heel sleeve and a heel post which is mounted on the shoe wherein the heel sleeve is releasably mounted on the heel post by an opposed lock mechanism which includes a catch mechanism on one side of the interchangeable heel and a biasing mechanism on an opposite side of the interchangeable heel wherein the biasing mechanism includes a biasing member which is provided on the heel post wherein the biasing member is arranged to engage the removable heel sleeve; a shoe having the interchangeable heel; and a removable heel sleeve for use in the interchangeable heel according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Oumou H. Barry, James Williamson
  • Publication number: 20210232617
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of determining a fact matching a user requirement, comprising the steps of providing an ontology and a semantic database, and controlling a computer processor to perform the steps of accepting a query defining a template for a statement regarding a fact, identifying matching patterns in the semantic database, and outputting either a matching statement or information supporting the user to locate corresponding information, characterised in that a formula is provided defining a maximum semantic distance that a class or instance may be broadened to, and in identifying patterns, for each instance/class having a non-zero divergence value, one or more broader classes is accordingly treated as a match. This enables the user to identify facts that would otherwise be difficult to identify, and enables the user to identify relevant facts of a type or category which the user might not have thought to look specifically for.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: AJAY CHAKRAVARTHY, ROBIN JAMES WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20210147140
    Abstract: A pod for storing and dispensing a beverage preparation ingredient during a dispensing operation. The pod comprises a body defining a cavity for storing the beverage preparation ingredient, said body comprising a dispensing side and a closed side, and at least one side wall extending from the closed side to the dispensing side; and an actuation member contained within said cavity. The actuation member is configured to cause an opening to be formed between said cavity and a region outside the pod when actuated. The opening is formed around a perimeter of a dispensing surface of the pod at a junction formed between the at least one side wall and the dispensing surface, the dispensing surface being provided at the dispensing side of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Brian George Kennedy, Edward Alexander Bedford, John R Laverack, George Edward Riehm, Kurt Raymond Weseman, Bruce Renfrew, James Williamson
  • Patent number: 10965495
    Abstract: A system and method of providing virtualized connectivity in a cloud services environment. A service provider network defines at least a first virtual private network and a second virtual private network for a respective first customer network and a second customer network. The service provider network includes at least one physical connection with a cloud services provider network where the at least one physical connection includes a first private virtual connection between the first virtual private network and the cloud services provider and a second private virtual connection between the second virtual private network and the cloud services provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Salvador Paredes, Nasser Nabih El-Aawar, Gary Randall Ratterree, Todd James Williamson, Ted Wagner
  • Patent number: 10926945
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for dispensing a beverage preparation ingredient from a pod. The dispensing apparatus comprises a pod support region configured to support a pod, an actuator configured to engage with a corresponding actuator engagement region of the pod, and a rotation mechanism for rotating the pod. The apparatus is configured to cause the actuation member to cause an opening to be formed in a pod supported by the pod support region. The apparatus is further configured to cause the rotation mechanism to cause the pod to rotate about an axis of rotation during a dispensing operation, so as to cause the beverage preparation ingredient to be released from the pod via said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NE Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Brian George Kennedy, Edward Alexander Bedford, John R Laverack, George Edward Riehm, Kurt Raymond Weseman, Bruce Renfrew, James Williamson
  • Patent number: 10882687
    Abstract: A pod for storing and dispensing a beverage preparation ingredient during a dispensing operation. The pod comprises a body defining a cavity for storing the beverage preparation ingredient, said body comprising a dispensing side and a closed side, and at least one side wall extending from the closed side to the dispensing side; and an actuation member contained within said cavity. The actuation member is configured to cause an opening to be formed between said cavity and a region outside the pod when actuated. The opening is formed around a perimeter of a dispensing surface of the pod at a junction formed between the at least one side wall and the dispensing surface, the dispensing surface being provided at the dispensing side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NE Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Brian George Kennedy, Edward Alexander Bedford, John R Laverack, George Edward Riehm, Kurt Raymond Weseman, Bruce Renfrew, James Williamson
  • Publication number: 20200405231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the impact of air resistance on the power being produced by a body motion are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes measuring positions and orientations of a portion of the body in motion. The method further includes measuring pressure experienced by the portion of the body in motion. The motion further includes calculating a static pressure based on the measured pressures and correlated position and orientation measurements. The method further includes calculating a maximum pressure and calculating an air induced power exerted on the body in motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Wyatt MOHRMAN, James WILLIAMSON, Kristine L. SNYDER, Kun LI, Li SHANG, Robert P. DICK
  • Publication number: 20200297091
    Abstract: Apparatus for manipulating the shape of hair using dielectric heating is provided. Typically, the apparatus comprises opposing first and second electrodes respectively provided on first and second arms that are movable towards and away from one another; and drive circuitry for supplying electrical energy to the first and second electrodes, to cause an alternating electric field to be produced in the vicinity of the electrodes in use, and thereby cause dielectric heating of hair placed between the electrodes in use. Sensing circuitry may also be provided for sensing a change in coupling of energy from the alternating electric field to the hair during heating of the hair; and control circuitry for controlling the drive circuitry to vary the electrical energy supplied to the first and second electrodes in dependence upon the sensed change in coupling. A related method of manipulating the shape of hair using dielectric heating is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy David Moore, Roger James Williamson
  • Patent number: 10744371
    Abstract: Training at the proper level of effort is important for athletes whose objective is to achieve the best results in the least time. In running, for example, pace is often monitored. However, pace alone does not reveal specific issues with regard to running form, efficiency, or technique, much less inform how training should be modified to improve performance or fitness. A sensing system and wearable sensor platform described herein provide real-time feedback to a user/wearer of his power expenditure during an activity. In one example, the system includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for acquiring multi-axis motion data at a first sampling rate, and an orientation sensor to acquire orientation data at a second sampling rate that is varied based on the multi-axis motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Stryd, Inc.
    Inventors: Wyatt Mohrman, Kun Li, Gus Pernetz, James Williamson, Li Shang, Robert P. Dick
  • Patent number: 10716381
    Abstract: An apparatus manipulates the shape of hair using dielectric heating. Typically,the apparatus includes opposing first and second electrodes respectively provided on first and second arms that are movable towards and away from one another. Drive circuitry supplies electrical energy to the first and second electrodes, to cause an alternating electric field to be produced in the vicinity of the electrodes in use, and thereby cause dielectric heating of hair placed between the electrodes in use. Sensing circuitry senses a change in coupling of energy from the alternating electric field to the hair during heating of the hair. Control circuitry controls the drive circuitry to vary the electrical energy supplied to the first and second electrodes in dependence upon the sensed change in coupling. A related method manipulates the shape of hair using dielectric heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Jemella Limited
    Inventors: Timothy David Moore, Roger James Williamson
  • Patent number: 10600300
    Abstract: A rotary sampling valve for a multi-point aspirated gas or smoke detection system, the rotary sampling valve including multiple sets of inlet ports, whereby, in a first operation mode, air is drawn via all inlet points simultaneously and, in a second operation mode, air is drawn via one inlet port from each set of inlet ports simultaneously. A multi-point aspirated gas or smoke detection system including a rotary sampling valve is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: XTRALIS GLOBAL
    Inventor: Alasdair James Williamson
  • Patent number: 10495618
    Abstract: A multi-channel particle and/or gas detector including an array of detector elements held in a housing structure, the structure configured to provide each detector element with an inlet and an outlet, wherein each inlet, detector element and outlet form a dedicated detector channel which operatively communicates with a sampling tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Xtralis Global
    Inventor: Alasdair James Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190360008
    Abstract: According to one broad aspect of this disclosure, a method is provided for producing polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from organic waste. The method comprises homogenizing organic waste to obtain a feedstock that has about 0.01% to about 99.99% (w/w) dry mass solids. The feedstock is inoculated with an inoculum of acidogenic fermentative bacteria in order to obtain an inoculated feedstock. The inoculated feedstock is incubated for at least 1 day to obtain a fermentation broth. The fermentation broth comprises volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and undigested organic waste. The fermentation broth is filtered with a filter with a pore size ranging from 0.2 ?m to 500,000 NMWC to remove the acidogenic fermentative bacteria and undigested organic waste, to obtain a clarified broth comprising concentrated VFAs. The clarified broth and high-PHA producing bacteria are incubated to produce intracellular PHA granules in the high-PHA producing bacteria. PHA polymers are extracted from the intracellular PHA granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: GENECIS BIOINDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Luna Yu, Hasitha de Alwis Weerasekera, Marcos Forattini Lemos Igreja, Vani Sankar, Michael James Williamson, Sudhanshu Sanjay Soman, Kaitlyn Chow
  • Publication number: 20190233201
    Abstract: A pod for storing and dispensing a beverage preparation ingredient during a dispensing operation. The pod comprises a body defining a cavity for storing the beverage preparation ingredient, said body comprising a dispensing side and a closed side, and at least one side wall extending from the closed side to the dispensing side; and an actuation member contained within said cavity. The actuation member is configured to cause an opening to be formed between said cavity and a region outside the pod when actuated. The opening is formed around a perimeter of a dispensing surface of the pod at a junction formed between the at least one side wall and the dispensing surface, the dispensing surface being provided at the dispensing side of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Brian George Kennedy, Edward Alexander Bedford, John R Laverack, George Edward Riehm, Kurt Raymond Weseman, Bruce Renfrew, James Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190231115
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for dispensing a beverage preparation ingredient from a pod. The dispensing apparatus comprises a pod support region configured to support a pod, an actuator configured to engage with a corresponding actuator engagement region of the pod, and a rotation mechanism for rotating the pod. The apparatus is configured to cause the actuation member to cause an opening to be formed in a pod supported by the pod support region. The apparatus is further configured to cause the rotation mechanism to cause the pod to rotate about an axis of rotation during a dispensing operation, so as to cause the beverage preparation ingredient to be released from the pod via said opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Brian George Kennedy, Edward Alexander Bedford, John R. Laverack, George Edward Riehm, Kurt Raymond Weseman, Bruce Renfrew, James Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190203237
    Abstract: According to one broad aspect of this disclosure, a method is provided for producing polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from organic waste. The method comprises homogenizing organic waste to obtain a feedstock that has 1:1 to 3:1 (w/w) water to organic waste ratio. The feedstock is inoculated with an inoculum of acidogenic fermentative bacteria in order to obtain an inoculated feedstock. The inoculated feedstock is incubated for 5 to 10 days, 3 to 10 days, optionally 7 days, optionally 3 days, to obtain a fermentation broth. The fermentation broth comprises volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and undigested organic waste. The fermentation broth is filtered with a filter with a pore size ranging from 0.2 ?m to 500,000 NMWC to remove the acidogenic fermentative bacteria and undigested organic waste, to obtain a clarified broth comprising concentrated VFAs. The clarified broth and high-PHA producing bacteria are incubated to produce intracellular PHA granules in the high-PHA producing bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: GENECIS BIOINDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Luna Yu, Hasitha de Alwis Weerasekera, Marcos Forattini Lemos Igreja, Vani Sankar, Michael James Williamson, Sudhanshu Sanjay Soman, Kaitlyn Chow
  • Patent number: D938063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: GAMA Healthcare Ltd
    Inventor: William James Williamson