Patents by Inventor Keith Williams

Keith 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: 20200239406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are forms of L-ornithine phenyl acetate and methods of making the same. A crystalline form may, in some embodiments, be Forms I, II, III and V, or mixtures thereof. The crystalline forms may be formulated for treating subjects with liver disorders, such as hepatic encephalopathy. Accordingly, some embodiments include formulations and methods of administering L-ornithine phenyl acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Anderson, Jim Behling, Christine Henderson Dougan, Stephen William Watt, Peter Manini, Attilia Figini
  • Patent number: 10716545
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes a processor programmed to identify the type of tissue being imaged and to confirm that one or more system settings and/or the energy of ultrasound imaging signals delivered is set appropriately for such tissue. In one embodiment, an image obtained with the ultrasound imaging system is analyzed to determine if the tissue is ophthalmic (eye) tissue. If so, the system parameter settings and/or the transmit power of the signals produced by the ultrasound system are adjusted or maintained at a level that is appropriate for imaging such tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.
    Inventors: Gina Kelly, Andrew Lundberg, Keith Williams, Lee D. Dunbar
  • Publication number: 20200223601
    Abstract: Child-resistant containers or packages having spinning collar cap assemblies are provided, as are methods for manufacturing such containers. In various embodiments, the child-resistant container includes a container body having an inner cavity, an opening to the inner cavity, and a container neck circumscribing the opening. A spinning collar is retained around the container neck and is rotatable relative thereto in at least a first rotational direction. The child-resistant container further includes an overcap, which is sized and shaped to enclose the opening when attached to the spinning collar. Through the provision of a suitable threaded interface the overcap can be (i) detached from the spinning collar by rotation of the overcap relative to the spinning collar in the first rotational direction and (ii) removably attached to the spinning collar by rotation of the overcap relative to the spinning collar in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Peter Sterling, Keith Jon Colacioppo, Glenn William Kaye
  • Publication number: 20200223811
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an efficient process for the production of a furan derivative from C5 and/or C6 sugars. The process utilizes a water immiscible organic solvent system comprising at least one alkyl phenol and at least one alkylated naphthalene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Keith W. Hutchenson, Torren Ryan Carlson, Jacob G. Dickinson, David William Drew, Paul Joseph Fagan, Francis G. Gallagher, Isabel Liberis, Kenneth Mersman, Gregg Sunshine
  • Patent number: 10709585
    Abstract: A polymeric stent having a length, an outer surface and a cross-section. A lumen passes through the entire length, the lumen having a surface forming an equivalent diameter in the polymeric stent. The polymeric stent includes a first aqueous-swellable, biocompatible and biodegradable composition (e.g., polymer) having a thickness. The aqueous-swellable and biodegradable polymer retaining structural integrity for at least 1 hours up to thirty days when swollen to between 15% and 500% of its dry diameter and kept moist by a moist aqueous environment. Barrier layers of biodegradable polymer(s) may be used to prevent migration of liquids into the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael R. Spearman, John Henry Burban, John William Shanahan, Keith A. Roberts, Peter Joseph Catalano
  • Patent number: 10709189
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light-emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Illumagear, Inc.
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Publication number: 20200214581
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treatment of neurological conditions using aTBS in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for treating neurological conditions, including generating a personalized accelerated theta burst stimulation (aTBS) target representing a location in a patient's brain related to a neurological condition, placing a TMS device relative to the patient's brain such that the focus of the magnetic field is over the aTBS target, applying TMS to the aTBS target according to an aTBS protocol to the brain using the TMS device to alleviate the neurological condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Nolan Williams, Keith Sudheimer
  • Publication number: 20200214885
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for treating back pain associated with a nerve. A needle of a cryogenic system may be inserted beneath a skin surface. The needle may include an electrically conducting structure at least partially surrounded by an electrical insulator for conducting electrical energy. The needle may include an outer lumen and an inner lumen extending distally within the outer lumen, the inner lumen include a distal opening open to the outer lumen. The needle may be positioned at a desired location in proximity to the nerve, and a cooling therapy including cooling cycles and thawing periods may be performed to cool tissue at the desired location. The cooling therapy may sufficiently reduce the back pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Keith Burger, Lisa Elkins, Ronald Williams
  • Patent number: 10704895
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing optical caliper measurements remotely, including an unmanned aerial vehicle, a camera attached to the unmanned aerial vehicle, and an optical caliper measurement tool attached to the unmanned aerial vehicle, where the optical caliper measurement tool includes a mount, a laser source attached to the mount, and a beam splitter attached to the mount, where the laser source is configured to direct a laser beam through the beam splitter to split the laser beam into two parallel laser beams separated by a fixed distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AW Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith William Hayter, Emmanuel Poulin, Robert William Baltar
  • Publication number: 20200205500
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light-emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Publication number: 20200213706
    Abstract: Various implementations include headphone systems configured to adapt to changes in user environment. In some particular cases, a headphone system includes at least one headphone including an acoustic transducer having a sound-radiating surface for providing an audio output; a sensor system configured to detect an environmental condition proximate the at least one headphone; and a control system coupled with the at least one headphone and the sensor system, the control system configured to: receive data about the environmental condition from the sensor system; and modify the audio output at the at least one headphone in response to a change in the environmental condition, wherein the audio output includes a continuous audio output provided across a transition between environmental conditions and is configured to vary with the change in the environmental condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Richard Reily, Keith Dana Martin, Ruben M. Carbonell, Elio Dante Querze, Conor William Sheehan, Amanda Whitt, Saurabh Khanwalkar
  • Patent number: 10701000
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system comprising one or more of receiving a heartbeat failure notification in a VNFCI when the VNFCI is in standby state, sending to a Virtual Network Function Manager (VNFM), by an operational state machine, a next state request message, determining if a peer VNFCI is online when an administrative state of the peer VNFCI is online, determining an operational state of the peer VNFCI when the peer VNFCI is online, sending a first next state response message with a standby state to the VNFCI when the peer VNFCI operational state is active, sending a second next state response with an active state to the VNFCI when the peer VNFCI operational state is not active, examining, in the VNFCI, a next state attribute in a received next state response message, staying in a standby state when the next state attribute is standby, and transitioning to active state when the next state attribute is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 10695492
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, a wireless transmitter, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the wireless transmitter. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device, and control the wireless transmitter to wirelessly transmit one or more reports representative of the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Publication number: 20200196992
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed herein for a thermally conductive layer for transducer face temperature reduction in an ultrasound transducer assembly. In one embodiment, the ultrasound transducer assembly comprises: a transducer layer configured to emit ultrasound energy; one or more matching layers overlaying the transducer layer; a thermally conductive layer overlaying the one or more matching layers; and a lens overlaying the thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Li, Keith Williams
  • Patent number: 10693817
    Abstract: An example operation may include a system, comprising one or more of receiving a VNFCI status notification resumption with an active state, retrieving a timestamp of the VNFCI state change to active, retrieving a timestamp of a peer VNFCI state change to active, checking with a VIM to determine if the VNFCI network isolated while active, checking with the VIM to determine if the peer VNFCI network isolated while active, sending a first state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the peer VNFCI was network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, sending a second state change request message with standby to the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the VNFCI is not the preferred standby instance, and the peer VNFCI was not network isolated, and the VNFCI was not network isolated, starting a first retry timer for the peer VNFCI when one or more of: the first state change request message is sent, and the second state change request message is sent, sending a third state ch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 10690414
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate support for supporting a semiconductor substrate in a plasma processing chamber includes a multi-plane heater such as a heater array comprising thermal control elements operable to tune a spatial temperature profile on the semiconductor substrate. The multi-plane heater includes at least one pair of vertically offset heating elements connected in series or parallel to control heating output in a heating zone on the substrate support. The thermal control elements can be powered by two or more power supply lines and two or more power return lines wherein each power supply line is connected to at least two of the heater zones and each power return line is connected to at least two of the heater zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith William Gaff, Benny Wu, Eric A. Pape
  • Publication number: 20200188165
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and systems for treating joint pain associated with a nerve. A needle of a cryogenic system may be inserted beneath a skin surface. The needle may include an electrically conducting structure at least partially surrounded by an electrical insulator for conducting electrical energy. The needle may include an outer lumen and an inner lumen extending distally within the outer lumen, the inner lumen include a distal opening open to the outer lumen. The needle may be positioned at a desired location in proximity to the nerve, and a cooling therapy including cooling cycles and thawing periods may be performed to cool tissue at the desired location. The cooling therapy may sufficiently reduce the joint pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Pacira CryoTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Burger, Lisa Elkins, Ronald Williams
  • Publication number: 20200190551
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for preparing a sequencing library including the steps of providing a template nucleic acid sequence, dNTPs, dUTP, a primer, a polymerase, a dUTP excising enzyme, and a plurality of beads including oligonucleotide adapter sequence segments; amplifying the template nucleic acid with the polymerase, dNTPs, dUTP and random hexamer to provide a complementary nucleic acid sequence including occasional dUTPs; and excising the incorporated dUTPs with the dUTP excising enzyme to provide nicks in the complementary nucleic acid sequence to provide a sequencing library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Hardenbol, Pranav Patel, Benjamin Hindson, Paul William Wyatt, Keith Bjornson, Indira Wu, Zahra Kamila Belhocine
  • Patent number: 10682259
    Abstract: An abdominal wound dressing and methods of use are described that enable the application of negative pressure to the wound site in a healing manner while also limiting the formation of adhesions that would prevent the removal of the dressing. The dressing comprises a layer of porous foam material enclosed by sheets of elastomeric material punctuated by a number of appropriately placed holes. Multiple layers of porous foam may also be used. A suction tube connector is provided on an upper surface of a layer of foam for connection to a negative pressure source. At least one layer of foam is enclosed in elastomeric material and is placed in direct contact with the tissue within the open wound. Fluids are drawn by negative pressure through the holes positioned in the elastomeric envelope and through the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth William Hunt, Keith Patrick Heaton, Wayne J. Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20200184614
    Abstract: A method of power Doppler imaging may include receiving a plurality of temporally sequential frames of wall-filtered power Doppler signals, wherein the plurality of temporally sequential frames includes at least one previously adjusted output frame. The method may further include adjusting at least one of the plurality of temporally sequential frames to produce an adjusted output frame and generating a power Doppler image based, at least in part, on the adjusted output frame. The adjusting may involve filtering the plurality of temporally sequential frames to suppress the high spatial frequency and high temporal frequency content to produce the adjusted output frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: LIANG ZHANG, DAVID HOPE SIMPSON, KEITH WILLIAM JOHNSON