Patents by Inventor Joel L. Williams

Joel L. 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: 11452915
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Joel A. Angelone, Julie A. Arney, Niharika Milind Bedekar, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Edward Chao, David Clark, Alan C. Dye, Hanwen Fan, Eamon F. Gilravi, Anders Kalle Haglunds, Brett L. Lareau, Emily Pedersen, Danvin Ruangchan, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Eduardo Valencia Paz, Molly Pray Wiebe, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Publication number: 20210114362
    Abstract: A decorative laminate is manufactured in accordance with the method comprising preparing a decorative layer composed of a resin impregnated decorative sheet and preparing a core layer including an upper core sheet and a lowermost core sheet. The upper core sheet is prepared by impregnating a first paper with a resin. The lowermost core sheet is prepared by treating a second paper with sodium alginate to produce a sodium alginate treated paper and then impregnating the sodium alginate treated paper with resin. The decorative layer and the core layer are stacked. The decorative layer and the core layer are consolidated under heat and pressure to form the decorative laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Joel L. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180229486
    Abstract: A decorative laminate is manufactured in accordance with the method comprising preparing a decorative layer composed of a resin impregnated decorative sheet and preparing a core layer including an upper core sheet and a lowermost core sheet. The upper core sheet is prepared by impregnating a first paper with a resin. The lowermost core sheet is prepared by treating a second paper with sodium alginate to produce a sodium alginate treated paper and then impregnating the sodium alginate treated paper with resin. The decorative layer and the core layer are stacked. The decorative layer and the core layer are consolidated under heat and pressure to form the decorative laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Joel L. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140037917
    Abstract: A printed laminate includes a substrate and a priming layer positioned over the substrate, wherein digital printing is applied to the priming layer. A top coat layer is applied over the digital printing and the priming layer, the top coat layer being composed of a clear hot melt polyurethane first top coat layer and a clear UV cured acrylic second top coat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wilsonart LLC
    Inventors: Joe E. Branch, Eric W. Kendall, Robert R. Krebs, John P. McSpedon, Janet Stepan, Joel L. Williams
  • Patent number: 7674504
    Abstract: A method for preparing one or more lubricated surfaces of an article to reduce the break-out force and sliding frictional force. A lubricant is applied to one or more surfaces, and the lubricant-coated surface is treated by exposing the surface to an energy source, wherein the energy source is an ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure, gamma radiation, or electron beam radiation. One or more of the surfaces may be exposed to the ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure prior to application of the lubricant. Another aspect of the invention is articles produced using one or more methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventors: Vinay G. Sakhrani, Joel L. Williams, Charles Tomasino, Paul M. Vernon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7553529
    Abstract: A method for preparing one or more lubricated surfaces of an article to reduce the break-out force and sliding frictional force. A lubricant is applied to one or more surfaces, and the lubricant-coated surface is treated by exposing the surface to an energy source, wherein the energy source is an ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure, gamma radiation, or electron beam radiation. One or more of the surfaces may be exposed to the ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure prior to application of the lubricant. Another aspect of the invention is articles produced using one or more methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: TriboFilm Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinay G. Sakhrani, Joel L. Williams, Charles Tomasino, Paul M. Vernon
  • Publication number: 20080254304
    Abstract: A method for preparing one or more lubricated surfaces of an article to reduce the break-out force and sliding frictional force. A lubricant is applied to one or more surfaces, and the lubricant-coated surface is treated by exposing the surface to an energy source, wherein the energy source is an ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure, gamma radiation, or electron beam radiation. One or more of the surfaces may be exposed to the ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure prior to application of the lubricant. Another aspect of the invention is articles produced using one or more methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: TRIBOFILM RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Vinay G. Sakhrani, Joel L. Williams, Charles Tomasino, Paul M. Vernon
  • Patent number: 7431989
    Abstract: A method for preparing one or more lubricated surfaces of an article to reduce the break-out force and sliding frictional force. A lubricant is applied to one or more surfaces, and the lubricant-coated surface is treated by exposing the surface to an energy source, wherein the energy source is an ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure, gamma radiation, or electron beam radiation. One or more of the surfaces may be exposed to the ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure prior to application of the lubricant. Another aspect of the invention is articles produced using one or more methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: TriboFilm Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinay G. Sakhrani, Joel L. Williams, Charles Tomasino, Paul M. Vernon, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080145565
    Abstract: A method for preparing one or more lubricated surfaces of an article to reduce the break-out force and sliding frictional force. A lubricant is applied to one or more surfaces, and the lubricant-coated surface is treated by exposing the surface to an energy source, wherein the energy source is an ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure, gamma radiation, or electron beam radiation. One or more of the surfaces may be exposed to the ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure prior to application of the lubricant. Another aspect of the invention is articles produced using one or more methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Vinay G. Sakhrani, Joel L. Williams, Charles Tomasino, Paul M. Vernon
  • Publication number: 20040231926
    Abstract: A method for preparing one or more lubricated surfaces of an article to reduce the break-out force and sliding frictional force. A lubricant is applied to one or more surfaces, and the lubricant-coated surface is treated by exposing the surface to an energy source, wherein the energy source is an ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure, gamma radiation, or electron beam radiation. One or more of the surfaces may be exposed to the ionizing gas plasma at about atmospheric pressure prior to application of the lubricant. Another aspect of the invention is articles produced using one or more methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Vinay G. Sakhrani, Joel L. Williams, Charles Tomasino, Paul M. Vernon
  • Patent number: 5986002
    Abstract: A medical article is molded from a silane-grafted polyolefin copolymer and crosslinked to have improved compression set and sealability so that the crosslinked article can be sterilized with substantially no changes in size or shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chorng-Fure Robin Hwang, Christopher John Knors, Joel L. Williams
  • Patent number: 5961911
    Abstract: A process for making a closure assembly includes placing a closure cap portion in a compression mold, introducing a melt of elastomer, pressing the melt into a septum against the cap and applying a foil barrier against the septum. The process may be performed in a rotary compression molding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chorng-Fure Robin Hwang, Frank E. Martin, Tim M. Sullivan, Joel L. Williams
  • Patent number: 5955032
    Abstract: The present invention is a collection container assembly comprising a container having a microporous partition so as to reduce the internal volume of the container wherein the external dimensions of the container are substantially the same as a standard-sized blood collection tube but with a reduced internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Karin E. Kelly, Joel L. Williams, Larry A. Monahan
  • Patent number: 5824198
    Abstract: A method for sequentially depositing a barrier composition film as a barrier on a substrate. The film is useful for providing an effective barrier against gas permeability in containers and for extending shelf-life of containers, especially plastic evacuated blood collection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joel L. Williams, Susan L. Burkett, Shel McGuire
  • Patent number: 5744087
    Abstract: A medical article of a polymeric nonthermoplastic material and method therefor is made by a continuous compression molding method in which a predetermined quantity of the polymer is added sequentially to a series of molds on a track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joel L. Williams, Hugh T. Conway
  • Patent number: 5720916
    Abstract: Syndiotactic polypropylene is blended with isotactic polypropylene and the blend melt processed into medical articles. The blends have molding cycle times which are up to 12 times shorter that for pure syndiotactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joel L. Williams, Yong-Jian Qiu, Shel McGuire
  • Patent number: 5616369
    Abstract: A method for sequentially depositing a silicon oxide based film as a barrier on a substrate. The film is useful for providing an effective barrier against gas permeability in containers and for extending shelf-life of containers, especially plastic evacuated blood collection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joel L. Williams, Susan L. Burkett, Shel McGuire
  • Patent number: 5603696
    Abstract: Syndiotactic polypropylene is blended with isotactic polypropylene and the blend melt processed into medical articles. The blends have molding cycle times which are up to 12 times shorter that for pure syndiotactic polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joel L. Williams, Yong-Jian Qui, Shel McGuire
  • Patent number: 5547723
    Abstract: An irradiated plastic article of reduced gas transmission has a coating of silicon oxide on a surface thereof. A method to reduce gas transmission through a plastic article includes depositing a coating of silicon oxide thereon and irradiating, either prior to or subsequent to depositing the silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joel L. Williams, Susan L. Burkett, Shel McGuire
  • Patent number: 5510075
    Abstract: A molding process for syndiotactic polypropylene includes holding the melt at a process temperature of about 27.degree. to 77.degree. C. to achieve a cycle time of less than 150.degree. C. and a haze value for a 2 mm thick article of less than 38%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Shel McGuire, Joel L. Williams