Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey 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: 20220012712
    Abstract: This invention is for tracking at least one plant. A method of this invention comprises: putting at least one seed or at least one stem in a corresponding at least one pot; positioning a corresponding at least one RFID tag with respect to the seed or stem in a manner, wherein the RFID tag comprises a RFID label and a strap; provisioning the RFID label; packaging a harvested material into a packaged product and attaching the RFID tag from the potted plant, or a product RFID tag that is associated with the plurality of tags to the packaged product; confirming a request for authorization by a RFID buy card; and after confirming ID information, transferring at least one product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: DILEK DAGDELEN UYSAL, JEFFREY LANE WELLS, JOHN WILLIAM STEPHENS
  • Patent number: 11221613
    Abstract: Methods and systems for noise detection and removal in a motor are disclosed. An example system for monitoring a plurality of components of a motor in an industrial environment may include a data acquisition circuit to interpret a plurality of detection values, each detection value corresponding to a plurality of input sensors operationally coupled to the motor; a data processing circuit to utilize at least one of the detection values to perform at least one noise processing operation on at least a portion of the detection values; a signal evaluation circuit to determine a motor performance parameter in response to the noise processed portion of the of detection values; and a response circuit structured to perform at least one operation in response to the motor performance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Publication number: 20220001077
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided to accelerate and improve wound repair and reconstruction of connective tissue structures, including tendons, by assembly of collagen using liquid crystalline collagen. The compositions and methods can be used to treat various forms of connective tissue injury or to prevent or slow degeneration to vulnerable tendons that are generally refractory to repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey William RUBERTI, Patrick Anthony BRADLEY
  • Patent number: 11215980
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data collection in an industrial environment can include a data collector to route analog signals from a plurality of analog sensor inputs to a plurality of output channels of in accordance with a first routing scheme and a controller configured to adjust the routing scheme to a second routing scheme. The first routing scheme may include providing at least two of the plurality of analog sensor inputs at one of the plurality of output channels and the second routing scheme may include providing at least one of the at least two of the plurality of analog sensor inputs to a different one of the plurality of output channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Publication number: 20210405768
    Abstract: A capacity counter system has a central capacity controller, a clicker to indicate when people enter or leave an area, and a video system for displaying a running count of how many people are in the area. The controller, clicker and video system communicate wirelessly using protocols that allow the controller to communicate with a plurality of clickers while being in close proximity to other controllers serving adjacent areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: James Alphonse Marquis, Jeffrey William Londona, John William Dailey
  • Publication number: 20210401606
    Abstract: The present invention provides gastrointestinal devices for limiting transfer and contact of material across luminal walls along a segment of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., at the duodenum and/or upper jejunum). Devices of the invention include a gastrointestinal sleeve, an anchor, and a flange for attachment to a luminal wall proximal to the pyloric orifice. The invention also provides methods of use associated with such gastrointestinal devices, including methods for delivery, removal, and treatment of metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and related comorbidities thereof by implanting gastrointestinal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Paul DICESARE, Jeffrey P. RADZIUNAS, Ronald L. GREEN, Dominick L. MASTRI, Scott SCHORER, Nicholas WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11209813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a monitoring system for data collection in an industrial environment are disclosed. A method may include communicatively coupling a plurality of input channels to input sensors and interpreting detection values corresponding to the input channels, wherein the sensor data is acquired from a first group of input channels. A method may further include storing sensor specifications for sensors that correspond to the input channels, evaluating the sensor data with respect to stored anticipated state information including an alarm threshold level, setting an alarm state when the threshold level is exceeded for a first input channel, and changing the input channels being collected to an alternative group of input channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11211081
    Abstract: An example method of operation may include designating sub-regions which collectively provide a defined reception space, receiving audio signals at a controller from the microphone arrays in the defined reception space, configuring the controller with known locations of each of the microphone arrays, assigning each of the sub-regions to at least one of the microphone arrays based on the known locations, and creating beamform tracking configurations for each of the microphone arrays based on their assigned sub-regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Biamp Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Iain Alexander McCowan, Stefano Davolio, Richard S. Juszkiewicz, Nicholas William Metzar, Matthew V. Kotvis, Jeffrey William Sondermeyer, Jason Damori
  • Patent number: 11210433
    Abstract: A system and method for construction estimation using aerial images is provided. The system receives at least one aerial image of a building. An estimation engine processes the aerial image at a plurality of angles to automatically identify a plurality (e.g., perimeter and interior) lines in the image corresponding to a plurality of features of a roof the building. The estimation engine allows users to generate two-dimensional and three-dimensional models of the roof by automatically delineating various roof features, and generates a report including information about the roof of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Xactware Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Loveland, Jeffrey Clayton Taylor, Jeffery Devon Lewis, Bradley McKay Childs, Corey David Reed, Jared William Robertson
  • Publication number: 20210396641
    Abstract: A fire extinguishing agent concentration measuring system including a first window, a second window positioned relative to the first window thereby defining a sensing volume between the first window and the second window, a tube configured to port a flow including the agent from an environment through the sensing volume, and a fluid motion mechanism in operable communication with the tube configured to cause the flow through the tube and through the sensing volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Mark P. Fazzio, Harlan Hagge, Qing Edda Liu, Eli Baldwin, David William Frasure, Adam Chattaway, Jeffrey Angle
  • Publication number: 20210386475
    Abstract: An irrigated electrophysiology catheter has a tip electrode having a shell, and a support member configured to plug the shell and support one or more tip components and/or facilitate their functions. Advantageously, the support member has an electrically-conductive interface portion and an insert-molded portion, wherein the interface portion, typically constructed of a precious metal alloy, is structurally minimized, yet still configured for electrical connection with the shell and the lead wire, so as to reduce the amount and hence the cost of its manufacture, whereas the insert-molded portion is constructed of a significantly less-costly material and is readily configured with micro-complex 3-D geometry adapted to support tip structure and functions including irrigation, force sensing and temperature sensing, as a further cost savings in the manufacturing of the tip electrode by reducing materials, labor and time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey William Schultz
  • Publication number: 20210381891
    Abstract: A field spectral radiometer includes a support structure and a remote sensing head disposed on the support structure. The remote sensing head includes a central axis, a first optical element disposed on a first side of the central axis and defining a first optical path for a first optical channel, and a second optical element disposed on a second side of the central axis and defining second optical path for a second optical channel. An instrumentation assembly disposed on the support structure. the instrumentation assembly includes a first detection path associated with the first optical channel and a second detection path associated with the second optical channel, the first and second detection path include optical indexers for manipulating the first and second optical channels. The field spectral radiometer may include a calibration assembly disposed on the base. The calibration assembly may include a calibrating light source for calibrating the remote sensing head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Holt, Mark Duquette, Michael Wellington Dann, Erik A. Skarin, Joseph William Jablonski, Brandon James Russell
  • Publication number: 20210382264
    Abstract: A reflector array includes a base, a rotating support pivotally coupled to the base, and an array actuator comprising a rotating element coupled to the rotating support. The reflector array also includes a plurality of reflectors attached to the rotating support such that the plurality of reflectors rotate in unison in conjunction with one another relative to the base as the array actuator rotates the rotating element. First and second reflectors are coupled to the rotating support via separate reflector support elements that are rotatable to adjust elevation angles of the first and second reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Holt, Mark A. Duquette, Michael Wellington Dann, Erik A Skarin, Paul David Mascia
  • Publication number: 20210383573
    Abstract: A system for calibrating a plurality of user sensors includes a calibration management system comprising a processor and a node services module and a plurality of calibration nodes disposed at a plurality of geographical locations. The processor is communicably coupled to the plurality of user sensors, the node services module, and the plurality of calibration nodes and operable to: provide calibration node information to a system associated with one of the plurality of user sensors and cause the calibration node to perform at least one calibration action after providing the calibration information, the calibration action may include performing an environmental measurement and/or providing a calibration reference signal to the user sensor. The processor is also operable to provide calibration results information containing results of the calibration action to the system associated with the one of the plurality of user sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Holt, Mark Duquette, Michael Wellington Dann, Erik A. Skarin, Paul David Mascia, Christopher Newman Durrell, Brandon James Russell, William Schuren Arnold, Daniel Francis Scharpf, Joseph William Jablonski, David Nicholas Conran
  • Patent number: 11194407
    Abstract: A hand controller for commanding or controlling a target, such as a remote vehicle or a virtual target, includes a display mounted on a free end of a joystick for indicating graphically a direction of the remote vehicle from the hand controller and an orientation of the target relative to the hand controller's frame of reference, based on the location and orientation of the target received by the hand controller from the target and the location and orientation of the hand controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fluidity Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Edward Parazynski, Jeffrey William Bull, Nicholas Michael Degnan, Radley Angelo, Alina Mercedes Matson, Michael Charles Lui
  • Patent number: 11194358
    Abstract: A gimbal support that senses rotational displacement and provides haptic feedback in one, two or three dimensions of a manually-operated control member used to generate control inputs using a single hand while also limiting cross-coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fluidity Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Edward Parazynski, Jeffrey William Bull, Nicholas Michael Degnan, Alina Mercedes Matson, Brandon Tran
  • Publication number: 20210372549
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a hose connector formed at the end of a rigid pipe body used to connect the pipe body to a flexible polymeric hose. The hose connector includes a frustoconical front end extending outward from a tip to a radially enlarged first ring portion that terminates at a circumferential first step. A radially reduced second ring portion extends from the first step backwards at a constant diameter to a circumferential rear edge. A circumferential second step extends from the second ring portion rear edge backwards in a decreasing circumferential diameter to a mid-section of the pipe body. A flexible hose is adapted to be inserted by pressure over the pipe body at the tip end until it passes beyond the second step to at least the mid-section of the pipe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Cooper Standard Automotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Francis Calcut, Daniel P. Intalan, Eric Omar Ruffin, Dennis G. Kreft, Jeffrey William Clawson
  • Patent number: 11188194
    Abstract: Techniques for generating smart replies are disclosed herein. A computer system may generate candidate replies to a message from a first device of a first user to a second device of a second user based on content of the message using a first model, and determine synonym replies based on the candidate replies using a hierarchical graph data structure, with the synonym replies including the candidate replies in addition to synonyms of the candidate replies, the hierarchical graph data structure comprising a tree of concepts ranging from root nodes to leaf nodes of synonym replies. The computer system may generate smart replies using a second model based on the synonym replies and corresponding user selection data for each one of the plurality of synonym replies, with the user selection data indicating a number of times the second user has selected the corresponding synonym reply for replying to messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey William Pasternack
  • Patent number: 11172162
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure describe an integration of video sessions across platforms, transforming the user experience. In some embodiments, a user can participate in an interaction via a channel. Next, the system can determine whether the interaction is eligible for a video session with a representative. When the interaction is eligible for the video session, an option for the video session can be displayed on a user interface of the device. After receiving a request for the video session, the video session can be routed to a uniquely skilled representative, where the uniquely skilled representative is determined based, at least in part, on the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Enrique A. Tamayo, Nicole Calderon, Wesley Purcell, Luis Mireles, Felisa Flores, Vijay Jayapalan, Jeffrey William Gallagher, Minya Liang, Nathan J. Rowe, David W. Gaither, Elizabeth Guerrero
  • Patent number: D940501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Burga, Benjamin Robert Hein, Conor McNamara, Justin William Taylor, Jarett Alexander Volkoff