Patents by Inventor Jeff Williams

Jeff 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: 20190296541
    Abstract: A mobile application includes a motive power circuit having a power storage device and an electrical load, where the power storage device and the electrical load are selectively electrically coupled through a power bus. The application includes a power distribution unit (PDU) electrically interposed between the power storage device and the electrical load, where the PDU includes a breaker/relay positioned on one of a high side and a low side of the power storage device. The breaker/relay includes a fixed contact and a moveable contact selectively electrically coupled to the fixed contact, where the moveable contact allows power flow through the power bus when electrically coupled to the fixed contact, and prevents power flow through the power bus when not electrically coupled to the fixed contact. The breaker/relay includes an armature coupled to the moveable contact, and capable to open or close the motive power circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Wayne Mensch, Brandon William Fisher, Robert Stephen Douglass, Austin Robert Zurface, Jeff Howard Urian, James David, Bharath Suda, Asheesh Soni, Karsten Gerving, Guido Völlmar, Gerd Schmitz, Christoph Bausch, Ute Molitor, Lutz Friedrichsen, Kai Schroeder, Julia Otte, Madeline Philipsohn, Norbert Roesner, Volker Lang, Johannes Meissner, Paolo D'amico, Jalpa Shah, Meng Wang, Damrongrit Piyabongkarn, Niles Stephen Ramseyer, Dennis Dukaric, Matt Haylock
  • Publication number: 20190284407
    Abstract: Provided are processes of placing an image on an object that includes optionally filling a hand held nib-based marker with a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink composition, and imaging an intermediate substrate with the marker. A process optionally further includes optionally drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10416162
    Abstract: In certain aspects, the present invention provides methods for determining whether a Her-2 positive cancer is likely to respond to treatment with a Her2-acting agent and/or whether a patient with a Her-2 positive cancer is likely to have a slow disease progression. In other aspects, the present invention is drawn to methods for determining whether a subject with a Her-2 positive cancer is unlikely to respond to treatment with at least one chemotherapeutic agent in addition to a Her2-acting agent and/or whether a patient with a Her-2 positive cancer is likely to have a fast disease progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Monogram Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Weidong Huang, Jeff Sperinde, Michael Bates, Colombe Chappey, John William Winslow
  • Patent number: 10413877
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catalyst dumping spool assembly for unloading used catalyst from an inside of a reactor, comprising: a reactor, and a catalyst dumping spool comprising a first end operatively connected to the reactor, the first end having a catalyst inlet through which the used catalyst is introduced into, a second end having a catalyst discharge outlet whereby the used catalyst exits the catalyst dumping spool, wherein a first device for controlling used catalyst transfer into the catalyst inlet is positioned proximate the first end, and a second device for controlling the used catalyst transfer from inside the catalyst inlet through the catalyst discharge outlet is positioned proximate the second end, and further wherein the catalyst dumping spool further comprise a gas fluidization inlet and a water fluidization inlet located between the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff William Johns, Douglas Gayle McDaniel, Anthony Terrell Tanner, Edward Earl Eden, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190270061
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catalyst dumping spool assembly for unloading used catalyst from an inside of a reactor, comprising: a reactor, and a catalyst dumping spool comprising a first end operatively connected to the reactor, the first end having a catalyst inlet through which the used catalyst is introduced into, a second end having a catalyst discharge outlet whereby the used catalyst exits the catalyst dumping spool, wherein a first device for controlling used catalyst transfer into the catalyst inlet is positioned proximate the first end, and a second device for controlling the used catalyst transfer from inside the catalyst inlet through the catalyst discharge outlet is positioned proximate the second end, and further wherein the catalyst dumping spool further comprise a gas fluidization inlet and a water fluidization inlet located between the first and second devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff William Johns, Douglas Gayle McDaniel, Anthony Terrell Tanner, Edward Earl Eden, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190257836
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of accurately quantifying HER2 and/or p95 expression in subjects with a HER2 positive cancer and indicating the risk of brain relapse in such patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
    Inventors: Weidong Huang, Jodi Weidler, Jeff Sperinde, Mojgan Haddad, Michael Bates, John William Winslow, Xueguang Jin, Gerald J. Wallweber
  • Patent number: 10350565
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catalyst dumping spool assembly for unloading used catalyst from an inside of a reactor, comprising: a reactor, and a catalyst dumping spool comprising a first end operatively connected to the reactor, the first end having a catalyst inlet through which the used catalyst is introduced into, a second end having a catalyst discharge outlet whereby the used catalyst exits the catalyst dumping spool, wherein a first device for controlling used catalyst transfer into the catalyst inlet is positioned proximate the first end, and a second device for controlling the used catalyst transfer from inside the catalyst inlet through the catalyst discharge outlet is positioned proximate the second end, and further wherein the catalyst dumping spool further comprise a gas fluidization inlet and a water fluidization inlet located between the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff William Johns, Douglas Gayle McDaniel, Anthony Terrell Tanner, Edward Earl Eden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10342358
    Abstract: A foundation for a bed system can include a foundation structure having a head, a foot, a first side, and a second side. An air pump configured for supplying air to and inflating at least one mattress air chamber can be housed within the foundation structure proximate the foot of the foundation structure. A control box and a central power hub can be housed within the foundation structure. The central power hub can be electrically connected to and configured to deliver electrical power to each of the air pump, the control box, and one or more additional electrical components. The foundation can optionally integrate other components into the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Wade Daniel Palashewski, Kody Karshnik, Saurabh Chhaparwal, Samuel Hellfeld, John Klesk, John McGuire, Jeff Ingham, Eric Rose, Robert Erko, Bruce William Gaunt
  • Publication number: 20190166136
    Abstract: An opportunity to assist with remediation of a file at a remote particular host device is identified. One or more remediation techniques are identified that can be applied to assist with remediation of the file at the particular host device. In one aspect, one or more remediation scripts are identified from a plurality of remediation scripts for remediation of the file and provided to the particular host device for execution on the particular host device. In another aspect, a remediation tool is identified and launched on a computing device remote from the particular host device with operations of the remediation tool applied to resources of the particular host device. In another aspect, at least a portion of the remediation techniques are remotely initiated to be performed locally at the particular host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Teddy, James Douglas Bean, Gregory William Dalcher, Jeff Hetzler
  • Publication number: 20190153596
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for assembling multiple substrates for coating within a fluidized bed coater so as to deposit a coating of uniform thickness across the entire exterior surface thereof. One embodiment includes a method for coating orthopedic implants having convex and concave surfaces with pyrocarbon by pyrolytic decomposition of a hydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mark E. Seeley, Fletcher Derek Southard, Mike James Mewhort, Joseph Earl Robinson, Roger William Leikam, Jeff Wayne Stark, Brett A. Bickerton, Jonathan C. Stupka, David Wilde
  • Publication number: 20190153858
    Abstract: A method and system are described for wirelessly communicating along tubular members. The method includes determining, constructing and installing a communication network, which communicates using one or more communication coupling devices along one or more tubular members. The communication network is used to perform operations for a system, such as hydrocarbon operations, which may involve hydrocarbon exploration, hydrocarbon development, and/or hydrocarbon production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy F. Kinn, Xiaohua Yi, Scott William Clawson, Mark M. Disko, Kenneth W. Desmond, Jeff H. Moss
  • Publication number: 20190144849
    Abstract: A rack for holding samples and various reagents, wherein the rack may be used for loading the samples and reagents prior to using the reagents. The rack accepts complementary reagent holders, each of which contain a set of reagents for carrying out a predetermined processing operation, such as preparing biological samples for amplifying and detecting polynucleotides extracted from the samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Duffy, Kerry Wilson, Kalyan Handique, Jeff Williams
  • Publication number: 20190140245
    Abstract: A system include a vehicle having a motive electrical power path and a power distribution unit (PDU). The PDU includes a current protection circuit disposed in the motive electrical power path, the current protection circuit including a thermal fuse and a contactor in a series arrangement with the thermal fuse, and a high voltage power input coupling having a first electrical interface for a high voltage power source. The high voltage power output coupling includes a second electrical interface for a motive power load. The current protection circuit electrically couples the high voltage power input to the high voltage power output, and the current protection circuit is at least partially disposed in a laminated layer of the PDU. The laminated layer includes an electrically conductive flow path disposed between two electrically insulating layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Wayne Mensch, Brandon William Fisher, Robert Stephen Douglass, Austin Robert Zurface, Jeff Howard Urian, James David, Bharath Suda, Asheesh Soni
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10234474
    Abstract: The technology described herein generally relates to systems for extracting polynucleotides from multiple samples, particularly from biological samples, and additionally to systems that subsequently amplify and detect the extracted polynucleotides. The technology more particularly relates to microfluidic systems that carry out PCR on multiple samples of nucleotides of interest within microfluidic channels, and detect those nucleotides. The technology still more particularly relates to automated devices for carrying out pipetting operations, particularly on samples in parallel, consistent with sample preparation and delivery of PCR-ready nucleotide extracts to a cartridge wherein PCR is run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HandyLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Williams, Kerry Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190054471
    Abstract: The technology described herein generally relates to systems for extracting polynucleotides from multiple samples, particularly from biological samples, and additionally to systems that subsequently amplify and detect the extracted polynucleotides. The technology more particularly relates to microfluidic systems that carry out PCR on multiple samples of nucleotides of interest within microfluidic channels, and detect those nucleotides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff Williams, Kerry Wilson, Kalyan Handique
  • Publication number: 20190024889
    Abstract: A staged steam injection system for a flare tip that can discharge waste gas into a combustion zone is provided. The staged steam injection system includes, for example, a first gas injection assembly and a second stage gas injection assembly. The first gas injection assembly is configured to inject steam at a high flow rate and a high pressure into the flare tip or the combustion zone. The second gas injection assembly is configured to inject a gas (for example, steam and/or a gas other than steam) at a low flow rate and a high pressure into the flare tip or the combustion zone. A flare tip including the staged steam injection system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: JOHN ZINK COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley Ryan Bussman, James Charles Franklin, Dennis Lee Knott, Jeff William White
  • Patent number: 10179910
    Abstract: A rack for holding samples and various reagents, wherein the rack may be used for loading the samples and reagents prior to using the reagents. The rack accepts complementary reagent holders, each of which contain a set of reagents for carrying out a predetermined processing operation, such as preparing biological samples for amplifying and detecting polynucleotides extracted from the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HandyLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Duffy, Kerry Wilson, Kalyan Handique, Jeff Williams
  • Patent number: 10071376
    Abstract: The technology described herein generally relates to systems for extracting polynucleotides from multiple samples, particularly from biological samples, and additionally to systems that subsequently amplify and detect the extracted polynucleotides. The technology more particularly relates to microfluidic systems that carry out PCR on multiple samples of nucleotides of interest within microfluidic channels, and detect those nucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HANDYLAB, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Williams, Kerry Wilson, Kalyan Handique
  • Patent number: D835223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Playworld Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dattner, Craig Mellott, Jonathan Foster, Mike Eby, Jeff Williams, Michael Laris