Patents by Inventor John Williams

John 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: 20210297333
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices for edge system health monitoring and auditing. One embodiment, in the form of a method includes performing a system audit over a first network of devices deployed within the facility to determine a status of each respective device. This embodiment further includes determining an overall system status for the facility based on results of the system audit including consideration of a status of each of the devices deployed within the facility and storing data representative of the overall system status of the facility. This embodiment also transmits at least a portion of the data representative of the overall system status of the facility over a second network to a facility system status monitoring application which may then present a single indicator of the overall system status or health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventor: John William Kerry
  • Publication number: 20210294643
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system and method for swapping applications executing on the multiprocessor system are disclosed. The plurality of applications may include a first application and a plurality of other applications. The first application may be dynamically swapped with a second application. The swapping may be performed without stopping the plurality of other applications. The plurality of other applications may continue to execute during the swapping to perform a real-time operation and process real-time data. After the swapping, the plurality of other applications may continue to execute with the second application, and at least a subset of the plurality of other applications may communicate with the second application to perform the real time operation and process the real time data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Wilbur William Kaku, Michael Lyle Purnell, Geoffrey Neil Ellis, John Mark Beardslee, Zhong Qing Shang, Teng-I Wang, Stephen E. Lim
  • Publication number: 20210293871
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a system is provided. The system includes feeders, sensors, and a controller. The feeders connect a panel to a generator and a load. The sensors are on the feeders. The controller receives sensor signals from the sensors. The controller evaluates the sensor signals to determine a fault location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: John F. Defenbaugh, Jef William Good, Joshua Berg
  • Publication number: 20210297489
    Abstract: A system comprising a vaporizing device and a central server is described. The vaporizing device includes a housing and a cartridge, received within the housing, the cartridge including a predefined quantity of concentrate and an identification code associated with the concentrate and uniquely identifying the cartridge. The vaporizing device further includes a control unit configured to read the identification code. The vaporizing device further includes a communication unit configured to transmit the identification code to a computing device of a user. The central server includes a database. The central server is configured to receive the identification code from the computing device and retrieve concentrate information corresponding to the identification code from the database. The central server is configured to transmit the concentrate information to the computing device for displaying to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: GoFire, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jesse Woodbine, Peter William Calfee, Christopher Bennett Carter, Gary Ross Mitchell, William F. Demyanovich
  • Publication number: 20210297024
    Abstract: A system includes a first AC bus configured to supply power from a first generator. A first generator line contactor (GLC) selectively connects the first AC bus to the first generator. A second AC bus is configured to supply power from a second generator. A second GLC selectively connecting the second AC bus to the second generator. An auxiliary generator line contactor (ALC) is connected to selectively supply power to the first and second AC buses from an auxiliary generator. A first bus tie contactor (BTC) electrically connects between the first GLC and the ALC. A second BTC electrically connects between the ALC and the second GLC. A ram air turbine (RAT) automatic deployment controller is operatively connected to automatically deploy a RAT based on the combined status of the first GLC, the second GLC, the ALC, the first BTC, and the second BTC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan K. Vanevenhoven, Jeffrey D. Myroth, Shane R. Traser, Jef William Good, John N. Buzzard, Kyle Ives
  • Publication number: 20210292000
    Abstract: A system includes a first AC bus configured to supply power from a first AC power source. A second AC bus is configured to supply power from a second AC power source. A first transformer rectifier unit (TRU) connects a first DC bus to the first AC bus through a first TRU contactor (TRUC). A second TRU connects a second DC bus to the second AC bus through a second TRUC. A first voltage sensor is connected to sense voltage of the first DC bus. A second voltage sensor is connected to sense voltage of the second DC bus. A ram air turbine (RAT) automatic deployment controller is operatively connected to the first voltage sensor and to the second voltage sensor to automatically deploy a RAT based on the combined status of the first voltage sensor and the second voltage sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jordan K. Vanevenhoven, Jeffrey D. Myroth, Shane R. Traser, Jef William Good, John N. Buzzard, Kyle Stephen Ives
  • Publication number: 20210297025
    Abstract: A system includes a first AC bus configured to supply power from a first generator. A first generator line contactor (GLC) selectively connects the first AC bus to the first generator. A second AC bus is configured to supply power from a second generator. A second GLC selectively connecting the second AC bus to the second generator. An auxiliary generator line contactor (ALC) is connected to selectively supply power to the first and second AC buses from an auxiliary generator. A first bus tie contactor (BTC) electrically connects between the first GLC and the ALC. A second BTC electrically connects between the ALC and the second GLC. A ram air turbine (RAT) automatic deployment controller is operatively connected to automatically deploy a RAT based on the combined status of the first GLC, the second GLC, the ALC, the first BTC, and the second BTC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan K. Vanevenhoven, Jeffrey D. Myroth, Shane R. Traser, Jef William Good, John N. Buzzard, Kyle Stephen Ives
  • Publication number: 20210290288
    Abstract: Multi-electrode ablation systems, methods, and controllers are described. In one example, a method of beginning an ablation procedure using a multi-electrode ablation system is described. The method includes selectively coupling the output of a power supply to a first electrode of a plurality of electrodes to increase a temperature at the first electrode to a first temperature set-point and limit a rate of increase of the temperature at the first electrode to a predetermined first rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: John B. Blix, James C. Baker, Kevin K. Ennett, John Eric Hein, Joseph Allen Brotz, Joseph William Barnier, Raymond Vincent Froehlich, Michael Olsen, Sukanya Varadharajan, Catherine A. Pipenhagen
  • Publication number: 20210294020
    Abstract: An edge-lit luminaire includes a housing, a lens, a light emitter, a first reflector, and a second reflector. The housing has a central opening that defines a central area. The lens includes a plurality of extraction features substantially evenly distributed over a lens area. The lens is positioned proximate the central opening, and the lens area is larger than the opening area. The light emitter is positioned adjacent the lens and configured to direct light in a direction generally orthogonal with respect to the central opening. The first reflector is positioned proximate a first surface of the lens distal the central opening. The first reflector substantially covers the first surface of the lens. The second reflector is positioned proximate a second surface of the lens opposite the first surface. The second reflector substantially covers the second surface of the lens outside of the central opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: John William Andrews, James Andrew Brush
  • Publication number: 20210292001
    Abstract: A system includes a first AC bus configured to supply power from a first AC power source. A second AC bus is configured to supply power from a second AC power source. A first transformer rectifier unit (TRU) connects a first DC bus to the first AC bus through a first TRU contactor (TRUC). A second TRU connects a second DC bus to the second AC bus through a second TRUC. A ram air turbine (RAT) automatic deployment controller is operatively connected to the first TRUC and to the second TRUC to automatically deploy a RAT based on the combined status of the first TRUC and the second TRUC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan K. Vanevenhoven, Jeffrey D. Myroth, Shane R. Traser, Jef William Good, John N. Buzzard, Kyle Ives
  • Patent number: 11123316
    Abstract: The invention discussed in this application relates to hydroxamic acid-based compounds that are useful as imaging agents when bound to an appropriate metal centre, particularly for the imaging of tumours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Donnelly, Stacey Erin Rudd, Spencer John Williams
  • Patent number: 11123488
    Abstract: An injection device assembly including a housing, a syringe, a drive mechanism and one or more sensing systems are described. The drive mechanism advances the syringe from a storage position to an injection position, and a plunger advances the syringe piston from an initial position to a final position. The status sensing system may include one or more main PCB(s) disposed in an end portion of the injection device assembly's housing. The system may determine various parameters related to an operational status of the injection device, including the location of the devices components, an amount of medication remaining in the device, a temperature of the medication, and whether or not the device is properly contacting the users skin before injection. The system may communicate such determined parameters to an external device via a wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: John William Adams, Eoin Patrick Connaughton, Toon Diels, Miriam Elizabeth Savage, Fiachra Sweeney, Stefan Mathieu Alfons Vaes
  • Patent number: 11127130
    Abstract: Machine vision devices may be configured to automatically connect to a remote management server (e.g., a “cloud”-based management server), and may offload and/or communicate images and analyses to the remote management server via wired or wireless communications. The machine vision devices may further communicate with the management server, user computing devices, and/or human machine interface devices, e.g., to provide remote access to the machine vision device, provide real-time information from the machine vision device, receive configurations/updates, provide interactive graphical user interfaces, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsara Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav Jain, John Bicket, Yu Kang Chen, Arthur Pohsiang Huang, Adam Eric Funkenbusch, Sanjit Zubin Biswas, Benjamin Arthur Calderon, Andrew William Deagon, William Waldman, Noah Paul Gonzales, Ruben Vardanyan, Somasundara Pandian, Ye-Sheng Kuo, Siri Amrit Ramos
  • Patent number: 11124482
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds for modulating protein kinase enzymatic activity for modulating cellular activities such as proliferation, differentiation, programmed cell death, migration and chemoinvasion. More specifically, the invention provides quinazolines and quinolines which inhibit, regulate and/or modulate kinase receptor, particularly c-Met, KDR, c-Kit, flt-3 and flt-4, signal transduction pathways related to the changes in cellular activities as mentioned above, compositions which contain these compounds, and methods of using them to treat kinase-dependent diseases and conditions. The present invention also provides methods for making compounds as mentioned above, and compositions which contain these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Exelixis, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Canne Bannen, Diva Sze-Ming Chan, Jeff Chen, Lisa Esther Dalrymple, Timothy Patrick Forsyth, Tai Phat Huynh, Vasu Jammalamadaka, Richard George Khoury, James William Leahy, Morrison B. Mac, Grace Mann, Larry W. Mann, John M. Nuss, Jason Jevious Parks, Craig Stacy Takeuchi, Yong Wang, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 11124965
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are plaster boards that include first and second layers of hardened plaster material, a liner attached to the first layer of hardened plaster material, and a first material (e.g., a polymer material such as a viscoelastic polymer) adhered between the liner and the second layer of hardened plaster material. The liner includes one or more structurally weakened regions each extending substantially from a first edge to a second opposing edge of the plaster board. The structurally weakened regions of the liner may facilitate creation of a fissure that propagates substantially within a plane within the plaster board. Methods for making the plaster boards may involve drying wet plaster material while it is in contact with a liner having structurally weakened regions, processing a liner to form its structurally weakened regions while in contact with wet plaster material, or processing a liner to form its structurally weakened regions while in contact with hardened plaster material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dimitrakopoulos, Vincent Infante, John Bridenstine, David William Pugh, David Hagelgans, Ying Wang, Xuejuan Xu
  • Patent number: 11127493
    Abstract: Methods and systems for claim adjudication are described. In one embodiment, a status of a drug benefit plan associated with a member is determined. Claims data associated with the member is accessed. A current-filled prescription is identified based on the claims data. At least one adjudication operation for the current-filled prescription is performed prior to receiving a new request for the current-filled prescription. The new request is determined as fillable based on the performance of the at least one adjudication operation. A notification is generated to the member based on the determination. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Vandervoort, Heather D. Sundar, Michael Z. Chen, Adam W. Kautzner, Randy L. Canis
  • Patent number: 11126963
    Abstract: Disclosed is a compliance database and management system for auditing, assessing, and tracking the compliance of companies and their suppliers and method for performing the same. A method for performing supply chain compliance includes collecting supply chain data, such as information about one or more suppliers, compiling (e.g., building) the supply chain data (e.g., into a database) and providing the compiled supply chain data so that the data is accessible to a user. The compiled supply chain data can be analyzed, filtered by one or more parameters, organized by one or more parameters, or a combination thereof by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FAIR FACTORIES CLEARINGHOUSE INC.
    Inventors: Peter William Burrows, Shital Pranav Patel, John Paul N. Simpao, Brendan Michael McMahon
  • Patent number: 11128072
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a carrier having an upper surface and a lower surface and having a plurality of contact openings therethrough. The electrical connector assembly includes contacts received in corresponding contact openings forming a contact array. Each contact has a conductive polymer column extending between an upper mating interface and a lower mating interface. The contacts in the contact array have variable heights to vary relative positions of at least one of the upper mating interfaces or the lower mating interfaces of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: John Joseph Consoli, Chad William Morgan, Craig Warren Hornung
  • Publication number: 20210285649
    Abstract: A temperature probe for a cooktop appliance includes a probe body and a temperature sensor extending from the probe body. The temperature probe also includes a first arm and a second arm configured to mount on a cooking utensil. The temperature probe further comprises a controller configured to communicate with a controller of the cooktop appliance and to transmit a signal to the controller of the cooktop appliance corresponding to a size of the cooking utensil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: David William Billman, John Pottenger, Michael Blum
  • Publication number: 20210288498
    Abstract: A system includes a first AC bus configured to supply power from a first generator. A second AC bus is configured to supply power from a second generator. An AC essential bus tie contactor (AETC) selectively connects between an AC essential bus and the first and second AC busses. An AETC controller is connected to switch the AETC between a first state connecting the AC essential bus to the first AC bus and a second state connecting the AC essential bus to the second AC bus. A sensor system is configured to detect at least one of delta current and overcurrent in the AC essential bus and in at least one of the first AC bus and the second AC bus. The sensor system is operatively connected to the AETC controller for switching the AETC between the first state and the second state based on input from the sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan K. Vanevenhoven, Jeffrey D. Myroth, Jef William Good, Shane R. Traser, John N. Buzzard, Kyle Ives