Patents by Inventor Kevin W. Williams

Kevin W. 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: 10881260
    Abstract: A cleaning head assembly for a surface maintenance machine comprising a cleaning tool having a tool adapter, a driver adapted to provide a generally rotational motion to the cleaning tool to clean the floor surface, the driver being releasably connected to the tool adapter of the cleaning tool by a hub, and an aligning receptacle coupled to the tool adapter of the cleaning tool and positioned between the hub and the tool adapter, the aligning receptacle having an receptacle opening for receiving the hub, wherein the aligning receptacle is adapted to guide and matingly seat the hub into the receptacle opening and thereby engage the cleaning tool to the driver such that the cleaning tool and the driver are rotationally aligned and a rotational motion of the driver is transferred to the cleaning tool by the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tennant Company
    Inventors: Warren L. Larson, Kevin R. Williams, Adam J. C. Runnoe, Ronald W. Lehman
  • Patent number: 10859267
    Abstract: An oxidation resistant coating system for a turbine engine component includes a cathodic arc coating applied to a surface of the engine component, a thin APS metallic coating applied to a surface of the cathodic arc coating, and a ceramic top coating applied to a surface of the thin APS metallic coating to improve lifetime of the engine components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian S. Tryon, Alexander W. Williams, Stephen K. Kramer, Kevin W. Schlichting, Jessica L. Serra
  • Publication number: 20200365782
    Abstract: Monolithic LED chips are disclosed comprising a plurality of active regions on a submount, wherein the submount comprises integral electrically conductive interconnect elements in electrical contact with the active regions and electrically connecting at least some of the active regions in series. The submount also comprises an integral insulator element electrically insulating at least some of the interconnect elements and active regions from other elements of the submount. The active regions are mounted in close proximity to one another to minimize the visibility of the space during operation. The LED chips can also comprise layers structures and compositions that allow improved reliability under high current operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley E. Williams, Kevin W. Haberern, Bennett D. Langsdorf, Manuel L. Breva
  • Publication number: 20200359175
    Abstract: In some implementations, a first computing device can send notifications at times that the first computing device is not in an expected location. A user of a second computing device can remotely configure an expected location for the first computing device, which may be a particular location for a certain period of time. During that time, the first computing device can monitor its own location and check whether it is within the expected location. If the first computing device unexpectedly leaves or fails to enter the expected location, the first computing device may transmit a notification to the second computing device. Similarly, if the first computing device loses connectivity with other devices, a server device may notify the second computing device that the location of the first computing device cannot be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Swaminathan Jayaraman, Paul W. Salzman, Kevin M. Lynch, Tommy Rochette, Albert R. Howard, Siva Ganesh Movva, Thomas Chathoth Abraham, Frank De Jong, Rachel F. Needle, David John Williams, Raghunandan K. Pai, Swadesh Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 10734558
    Abstract: Monolithic LED chips are disclosed comprising a plurality of active regions on a submount, wherein the submount comprises integral electrically conductive interconnect elements in electrical contact with the active regions and electrically connecting at least some of the active regions in series. The submount also comprises an integral insulator element electrically insulating at least some of the interconnect elements and active regions from other elements of the submount. The active regions are mounted in close proximity to one another to minimize the visibility of the space during operation. The LED chips can also comprise layers structures and compositions that allow improved reliability under high current operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Company Limited
    Inventors: Bradley E Williams, Kevin W Haberern, Bennett D Langsdorf, Manuel L Breva
  • Patent number: 10578503
    Abstract: A fitting for a fluid conduit includes a coupling body, a coupling nut, a conduit gripping device that is axially driven by the coupling body and the coupling nut to provide grip and seal against a conduit, and a strain sensor unit disposed on a neck portion of the coupling body, the strain sensor unit including at least a first axially extending strain sensor positioned and oriented for strain sensor unit measurement of a first strain of the neck portion corresponding with a first fitting assembly condition, and a second strain of the neck portion corresponding with a second fitting assembly condition different from the first fitting assembly condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Rubinski, Peter C. Williams, Kevin Nieman, Cal R. Brown, Christina Semkow, Michael Rossiter, Andrew Creque, William Ponikvar, Matthew K. Messer, Charles W. Hayes, II, Sunniva R. Collins, Timothy Garrett Gray
  • Publication number: 20190304268
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to providing information through tactility. A computer system may receive an input from a user. The computer system may identify one or more locations associated with haptic elements disposed on a wearable haptic apparatus. The computer system may generate a message that includes an indication of the one or more locations. The computer system may transmit this message to the wearable haptic apparatus. The wearable haptic apparatus may actuate one or more haptic elements disposed thereon based on the indication of the one or more locations included in the message. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Publication number: 20190198734
    Abstract: Monolithic LED chips are disclosed comprising a plurality of active regions on a submount, wherein the submount comprises integral electrically conductive interconnect elements in electrical contact with the active regions and electrically connecting at least some of the active regions in series. The submount also comprises an integral insulator element electrically insulating at least some of the interconnect elements and active regions from other elements of the submount. The active regions are mounted in close proximity to one another to minimize the visibility of the space during operation. The LED chips can also comprise layers structures and compositions that allow improved reliability under high current operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: BRADLEY E. WILLIAMS, KEVIN W. HABERERN, BENNETT D. LANGSDORF, MANUEL L. BREVA
  • Patent number: 10255771
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to providing information through tactility. A computer system may receive an input from a user. The computer system may identify one or more locations associated with haptic elements disposed on a wearable haptic apparatus. The computer system may generate a message that includes an indication of the one or more locations. The computer system may transmit this message to the wearable haptic apparatus. The wearable haptic apparatus may actuate one or more haptic elements disposed thereon based on the indication of the one or more locations included in the message. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Publication number: 20180218577
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to providing information through tactility. A computer system may receive an input from a user. The computer system may identify one or more locations associated with haptic elements disposed on a wearable haptic apparatus. The computer system may generate a message that includes an indication of the one or more locations. The computer system may transmit this message to the wearable haptic apparatus. The wearable haptic apparatus may actuate one or more haptic elements disposed thereon based on the indication of the one or more locations included in the message. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Patent number: 9799177
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to providing information through tactility. A computer system may receive an input from a user. The computer system may identify one or more locations associated with haptic elements disposed on a wearable haptic apparatus. The computer system may generate a message that includes an indication of the one or more locations. The computer system may transmit this message to the wearable haptic apparatus. The wearable haptic apparatus may actuate one or more haptic elements disposed thereon based on the indication of the one or more locations included in the message. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Publication number: 20160086457
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to providing information through tactility. A computer system may receive an input from a user. The computer system may identify one or more locations associated with haptic elements disposed on a wearable haptic apparatus. The computer system may generate a message that includes an indication of the one or more locations. The computer system may transmit this message to the wearable haptic apparatus. The wearable haptic apparatus may actuate one or more haptic elements disposed thereon based on the indication of the one or more locations included in the message. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Publication number: 20080125331
    Abstract: A coating composition for making a protein microarray, the composition comprising a gelling agent or a precursor to a gelling agent, and microspheres; the microspheres containing a dye represented by the Formula (1): wherein: R1=one or more substitutent selected from the group of H, chloro, alkoxycarbonyl, arylsulfamoyl, or alkylsulfamoyl; R2=one or more substituent selected from the group of H, carboxamido, or alkoxycarbonyl; R3=one or more substituent selected from the group of H, chloro, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aryl, carboxamido, or alkoxycarbonyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Krishnan Chari, Tiecheng A. Qiao, Donald R. Diehl, Samuel Chen, Kevin W. Williams, David A. Stegman
  • Patent number: 6936334
    Abstract: A medium for displaying information thereon, the medium includes a substrate; and visible information formed from a plurality of colors displayed on the substrate; wherein at least one of the colors includes at least one visible colorant and at least one invisible colorant which invisible colorant is imperceptible to the human eye and which is not present in a reproduction therefrom for detecting counterfeiting or forgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Richard N. Blazey, Kevin W. Williams, Gustavo R. Paz-Pujalt, Thomas M. Stephany
  • Patent number: 6831163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molecule containing a first chromophore that exhibits a first absorption maximum above 700 nm and a second chromophore that exhibits a second absorption maximum different from the first absorption maximum, wherein the absorption of the first and second chromophores are substantially independent of each other. The molecule exhibits improved stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ruizheng Wang, Ann L. Carroll-Lee, Kevin W. Williams, Linda A. Kaszczuk, Charles H. Weidner
  • Publication number: 20040223045
    Abstract: A method of forming authenticated secure images on image areas on labels including the steps of storing in memory a number of different selectable label size and shapes; selecting an appropriate label size and shape from the memory for a particular image; moving a colorant donor element having a plurality of transferable colorants into transferable relationship with a receiver, the colorant donor element includes a representation of the particular image and marks which authenticate the particular image having colorant over such representation and marks; transferring colorants onto the receiver in accordance with the representation of the particular image and marks in the colorant donor element and the size of the selected label to form authenticated images in the receiver; and cutting the images on the receiver into the selected shape to form a plurality of labels each having an authenticated image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gustavo R. Paz-Pujalt, David L. Patton, Kevin W. Williams
  • Patent number: 6816180
    Abstract: A method of forming authenticated secure images on image areas on labels including the steps of storing in memory a number of different selectable label size and shapes; selecting an appropriate label size and shape from the memory for a particular image; moving a colorant donor element having a plurality of transferable colorants into transferable relationship with a receiver, the colorant donor element includes a representation of the particular image and marks which authenticate the particular image having colorant over such representation and marks; transferring colorants onto the receiver in accordance with the representation of the particular image and marks in the colorant donor element and the size of the selected label to form authenticated images in the receiver; and cutting the images on the receiver into the selected shape to form a plurality of labels each having an authenticated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gustavo R. Paz-Pujalt, David L. Patton, Kevin W. Williams
  • Patent number: 6775381
    Abstract: A print media has a visible image and a plurality of invisible encodements comprising data printed over it in a hierarchy order, wherein the encodement of the highest order represents a replacement or edited version of the data of lower order encodements. Apparatus and methods provide effectively editing of an existing invisible encodement printed on media with a material sensitive to a first light wavelength by printing an edited or replacement encodement over it with a material sensitive to a second light wavelength of higher order in the hierarchy. Apparatus and methods also provide for selectively reading the highest order encodement, all of the encodements or selected ones of the encodements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: David J. Nelson, Kevin W. Williams, Jose A. Rosario
  • Patent number: 6767677
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic display element comprising a support, a front side which has at least one silver halide emulsion layer, and a back side, said front and back sides being on opposite sides of the support; wherein said photographic element further comprises printed on the back side a printing ink composition comprising coalesced hydrophobic polymer particles having associated therewith a squarine infrared absorbing dye represented by formula I: wherein: R and R′ independently represents an aromatic or a heteroaromatic group such that the resulting dye has an absorption max greater than 800 nm; X represents an oxygen or nitrogen atom, or a group containing an oxygen or a nitrogen atom as a heteroatom, wherein the group must be attached through the heteroatom; W is a monovalent counter anion to balance the charge on the dye and m is 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Kevin W. Williams
  • Publication number: 20040127360
    Abstract: Disclosed is a molecule containing a first chromophore that exhibits a first absorption maximum above 700 nm and a second chromophore that exhibits a second absorption maximum different from the first absorption maximum, wherein the absorption of the first and second chromophores are substantially independent of each other. The molecule exhibits improved stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ruizhen Wang, Ann L. Carroll-Lee, Kevin W. Williams, Linda A. Kaszczuk, Charles H. Weidner