Patents by Inventor Kevin M. Williams

Kevin M. 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: 20180331423
    Abstract: An antenna bracket for electronic devices includes a solid bracket having an aperture formed therethrough. The solid antenna bracket has side walls that are rounded to a predetermined radius, and at least one antenna pocket positioned on said side walls. The antenna pocket receives and secures at least one antenna. The antenna bracket has a polygon shape that follows the contours of the electronic device housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Mickey J. HUNT, Julianne Luna SO, William P. DERNIER, Randy Wayne CRAIG, Darin Bradley RITTER, Kevin M. WILLIAMS, Michael Francis BARRY
  • Patent number: 10062963
    Abstract: An antenna bracket for electronic devices includes a solid bracket having an aperture formed therethrough. The solid antenna bracket has side walls that are rounded to a predetermined radius, and at least one antenna pocket positioned on said side walls. The antenna pocket receives and secures at least one antenna. The antenna bracket has a polygon shape that follows the contours of the electronic device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Mickey Hunt, Julianne Luna So, William P. Dernier, Randy Wayne Craig, Darin Bradley Ritter, Kevin M. Williams, Michael Francis Barry
  • Publication number: 20180157870
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for electronic card insertion detection in an electronic device includes, for example, a spring or detection element positioned in a cavity of the electronic card slot of the electronic device and the detection element being adapted so that changes in the temperature of the environment and/or the spring force of the detection element will not unintentionally dislodge or push out the electronic card from the electronic card slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20170149128
    Abstract: An antenna bracket for electronic devices includes a solid bracket having an aperture formed therethrough. The solid antenna bracket has side walls that are rounded to a predetermined radius, and at least one antenna pocket positioned on said side walls. The antenna pocket receives and secures at least one antenna. The antenna bracket has a polygon shape that follows the contours of the electronic device housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Mickey HUNT, Julianne Luna So, William P. Dernier, Randy Wayne Craig, Darin Bradley Ritter, Kevin M. Williams, Michael Francis Barry
  • Patent number: 9603313
    Abstract: A system and method for deterring animal interaction with woody plants is provided, including a wire mesh cage. The wire mesh cage is formed from one of a sheet of steel wire mesh and a stake cage. The sheet of wire mesh may be formed into a tubular configuration to surround a plant in need of the protection. The stake cage may be formed from a plurality of uprights arranged around a periphery of a plant, and at least one filament wound around the plurality of uprights to form the wire mesh. The wire mesh cage may further include a protective covering, in the form of a cap or coating applied to a top surface of the wire mesh cage. The protective covering militates against damage to a plant surrounded by the wire mesh cage. The protective covering may be formed from a polymeric compound having an animal detracting additive and an ultraviolet inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20160258186
    Abstract: A system and method for deterring animal interaction with woody plants is provided, including a wire mesh cage. The wire mesh cage is formed from one of a sheet of steel wire mesh and a stake cage. The sheet of wire mesh may be formed into a tubular configuration to surround a plant in need of the protection. The stake cage may be formed from a plurality of uprights arranged around a periphery of a plant, and at least one filament wound around the plurality of uprights to form the wire mesh. The wire mesh cage may further include a protective covering, in the form of a cap or coating applied to a top surface of the wire mesh cage. The protective covering militates against damage to a plant surrounded by the wire mesh cage. The protective covering may be formed from a polymeric compound having an animal detracting additive and an ultraviolet inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 9351449
    Abstract: A system and method for deterring animal interaction with woody plants is provided, including a wire mesh cage. The wire mesh cage is formed from one of a sheet of steel wire mesh and a stake cage. The sheet of wire mesh may be formed into a tubular configuration to surround a plant in need of the protection. The stake cage may be formed from a plurality of uprights arranged around a periphery of a plant, and at least one filament wound around the plurality of uprights to form the wire mesh. The wire mesh cage may further include a protective covering, in the form of a cap or coating applied to a top surface of the wire mesh cage. The protective covering militates against damage to a plant surrounded by the wire mesh cage. The protective covering may be formed from a polymeric compound having an animal detracting additive and an ultraviolet inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140259901
    Abstract: A system and method for deterring animal interaction with woody plants is provided, including a wire mesh cage. The wire mesh cage is formed from one of a sheet of steel wire mesh and a stake cage. The sheet of wire mesh may be formed into a tubular configuration to surround a plant in need of the protection. The stake cage may be formed from a plurality of uprights arranged around a periphery of a plant, and at least one filament wound around the plurality of uprights to form the wire mesh. The wire mesh cage may further include a protective covering, in the form of a cap or coating applied to a top surface of the wire mesh cage. The protective covering militates against damage to a plant surrounded by the wire mesh cage. The protective covering may be formed from a polymeric compound having an animal detracting additive and an ultraviolet inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6942002
    Abstract: In order to enclose selected areas of a property from viewing by strangers, a structure is provided employing canisters with telescoping members. Screen rolls are provided which can be strung between the telescoping members when they are raised to a height desired by the user to screen an area from strangers to the owners of the property. The telescoping members may be driven between raised and lowered positions by a motor or a hand crank. In one embodiment, the structure is associated with a deck which may extend from a house, in which case the canisters may be secured to the deck floor or legs of the deck. In the alternative, the canisters may be buried full depth in the ground and the telescoping members rise out of the ground to support the screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6811214
    Abstract: A sofa or the like has an end cushion comprising a lower stationary member approximating the height of an arm of the sofa and a rotatable upper member that may be rotated to overlie an arm of the sofa. Thus, a back support may be provided for sitting crosswise on the sofa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20030169911
    Abstract: A method, system and program for imaging the arterial system provides for obtaining arterial phase image data of a body part with a contrast agent in the arterial vessels but substantially not in the venous vessels. Also obtained is venous phase image data of the body part with the contrast agent in both the arterial vessels and the venous vessels. Arterial image data and venous image data is isolated from the arterial phase image data and/or the venous phase image data. One or both of the isolated arterial image data and the isolated venous image data is altered to produce altered arterial image data and/or altered venous image data. Images derived from the altered arterial image data and or altered venous image data are displayed superimposed on one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory B. Snyder, Gaurav Kumar, Kevin M. Williams
  • Publication number: 20020093227
    Abstract: A sofa or the like has an end cushion comprising a lower stationary member approximating the height of an arm of the sofa and a rotatable upper member that may be rotated to overlie an arm of the sofa. Thus, a back support may be provided for sitting crosswise on the sofa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6202689
    Abstract: A fluid-collecting receptacle includes a fluid-impervious base sheet having an upstanding perimeter lip, a sloping floor, and a fluid outlet in the floor. A porous support member is disposed atop the upper surface of the base sheet and a porous, flexible mat is disposed atop the porous support member. Openings in the mat and the porous support member permit fluid to be discharged onto the sloping floor where removal through the fluid outlet can be accomplished by means of a suction device. The device can be equipped with suction cups to prevent slippage or a rigidified foam core to strengthen the device and prevent slippage. In an alternative embodiment, the porous support member and the mat are replaced by a hinged sheet formed of a plurality of small basins each having a drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6192777
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cutting pieces of material from a workpiece, such as a web of patterned fabric, which includes irregularities or which is misaligned with respect to a coordinate system of the cutting apparatus. The workpiece is spread on a cutting table where it is cut by a numerically controlled cutter in accord with an electronic marker stored in the cutter controller. The marker is matched to the workpiece and appropriate adjustments are made to the marker before the workpiece is cut. A laser, operatively connected to the controller, projects a match target onto the workpiece at a point corresponding to a selected point on the marker. The marker is then adjusted such that the selected point coincides with a desired location on the workpiece. Adjustment is achieved by electronically displacing the match target from a non preferred location to a preferred one. Software in the controller translates this displacement into appropriate adjustments to the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Williams, Jeffrey S. Monroe
  • Patent number: 6173211
    Abstract: A method for making fabric pattern pieces for assembly into garments, upholstery or the like, with the fabric of each pattern piece having a fabric design with design features arranged in a predetermined manner with respect to the lines defining the boundary of the piece. The fabric design, which is printed on the fabric web by a computer-controlled dye-jet process, is printed only within the outlines of the desired pattern pieces. This avoids the problems previously associated with alignment of the pattern pieces relative to a repeating fabric design preprinted over the entire surface of the fabric web used as the work material and allows a more compact nesting of the pattern pieces on the web. An electronic pattern piece database is generated, including a template each of the desired pattern pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Gerber Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Williams, Thomas N. Clarino
  • Patent number: 6102073
    Abstract: A fluid-collecting receptacle includes a fluid-impervious base sheet having an upstanding perimeter lip, a sloping floor, and a fluid outlet in the floor. A porous support member is disposed atop the upper surface of the base sheet and a porous, flexible mat is disposed atop the porous support member. Openings in the mat and the porous support member permit fluid to be discharged onto the sloping floor where removal through the fluid outlet can be accomplished by means of a suction device. The device can be equipped with suction cups to prevent slippage or a rigidified foam core to strengthen the device and prevent slippage. In an alternative embodiment, the porous support member and the mat are replaced by a hinged sheet formed of a plurality of small basins each having a drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: 5825652
    Abstract: A system for automatically making sample garments comprises a controller having a central process for preparing a marker based on data representing individual pattern pieces of an overall garment design and data representing selected portions of the sheet material from which the garment is to be constructed. The system further comprises an apparatus for cutting and performing other work operations on the sheet material. The apparatus includes a table having a core defining a vacuum plenum and a sheet material support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude LeBlond, Kevin M. Williams, Alex Zusmanovich, Allan Buckle, Darryl Colburn Stein
  • Patent number: 5684692
    Abstract: A two-dimensional digitizing system comprises a plurality of overlaid digitizer tablets. Each tablet includes two wire grid circuits oriented at right angles to each other for the X and Y directions, with each circuit having conductive grid structures. In those circumstances where two panels generate position signals, a controller verifies which of the competing position signals is correct. The digitizer is also characterized by a capability to operate at large stylus-tablet separations, allowing for a multi-layered laminate tablet of substantial thickness. The present system is readily adapted for applications such as a cloth cutting in which large surface areas are required and in which the digitizer tablet circuitry must be located remote from a cutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Williams, Claude LeBlond, Phillip L. Henderson, David J. Porter, Joseph Rovito
  • Patent number: D414642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams
  • Patent number: D414972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Inventor: Kevin M. Williams