Patents by Inventor Lawrence Williams

Lawrence 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: 20220202394
    Abstract: Presented is a wireless portable ultrasound acquisition system for dental imaging, having an ultrasound probe with a control switch connected through a cable to a portable ultrasound acquisition system that communicates wirelessly with a smart tablet or a phone display to display the ultrasound images. The system uses ultrasound signals to create images of alveolar bone structure and boundaries of enamel, dentin and gingiva of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: DenSonics Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Trong-Huan Le, Edmond Hok-Ming Lou, Kim-Cuong Thi Nguyen, Paul William Major, Neelambar Reddy Kaipatur
  • Publication number: 20220175156
    Abstract: A refrigerated display case chassis includes a first insulated panel and a second insulated panel. The first insulated panel has a first foam layer bounded by a first pair of thermally conductive sheets. The first insulated panel forms a first wall of the refrigerated display case chassis. The second insulated panel has a second foam layer bounded by a second pair of thermally conductive sheets. The second insulated panel forms a second wall of the refrigerated display case chassis. The second insulated panel mates with the first insulated panel to form a thermally insulated joint where, in cross-section, one sheet of the first pair of thermally conductive sheets terminates at a surface of the second foam layer. The thermally conductive sheets have a greater thermal conductivity than the first or second foam layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Lawrence William Eget, Steven O. Stubblefield, Nicholas Jeffers, Daniela Guadalupe Medina
  • Patent number: 11351098
    Abstract: Dentifrice containing silica particles having a d50 median particle size from 4 to 25 ?m, a BET surface area of less than 10 m2/g, and a total mercury intrusion pore volume from 0.2 to 1.5 cc/g, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Edward Dolan, Sanjeev Midha, Eva Schneiderman, Karl William Gallis, William Jackson Hagar, Terry William Nassivera
  • Patent number: 11354107
    Abstract: Some examples provide a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions stored thereon and executable by a processor of a client computing device to receive, from a server computing device, a unique identifier associated with the client computing device. The instructions are executable by the processor to receive, at the client computing device, user input including a password associated with the unique identifier. The instructions are executable by the processor to send the password to the server computing device for verification. The instructions are executable by the processor to receive, from the server computing device, a data image for installing a desired operating system on the client computing device, and doing so according to a user selection received at the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yuan-Yang Huang, Lawrence Williams, Tian-Yan Huang
  • Publication number: 20220160522
    Abstract: An ankle-foot prosthesis comprises a foot structure having a foot keel leaf spring, a heel leaf spring, and an upper J leaf spring above the keel leaf spring. An ankle bearing block is mounted to the keel leaf spring and a shank shell is mounted to the ankle bearing block. A shank interface mounts to the shank shell. A processor controlled active element extends along an axis between the shank shell and the upper leaf-spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Hugh M. Herr, Matthew Lawrence Handford, Christopher Charles Williams, Matthew Eli Carney, Daniel Visan Levine
  • Publication number: 20220161488
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes a support plate and a foil supporting an uncured layer of a resin. A stage is configured to hold a component of one or more cured layers of the resin. One or more actuators is operable to move the stage away from the support plate in a Z-axis direction. A radiant energy device is positioned opposite the stage such that the support plate is positioned between the radiant energy device and the stage. A foil interaction device includes a first pneumatic actuation zone and a second pneumatic actuation zone. Each of the first and second pneumatic actuation zones is configured to apply a force on a surface of the foil. The first and second pneumatic actuation zones are fluidly separable and configured to apply varied pressures relative to one another to the surface of the foil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Meredith Elissa Dubelman, Christopher David Barnhill, Xi Yang, Lawrence William Nurre, Trent William Muhlenkamp, Mary Kathryn Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220167536
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to removing an adhesively-attached component from a circuit board assembly. A complementary pair of high-permeability members are positioned on opposite sides of the circuit board assembly about the adhesively-attached component. Then, a magnetic field is induced within the complementary pair of high permeability members via a coil driver generating an AC current in an inductive coil circumscribing a central pedestal of the complementary pair of high-permeability members. The magnetic field induced is directed through the adhesively-attached component via a central pedestal located proximate the adhesively-attached component. A return path for the magnetic field is provided about a periphery of the adhesively-attached component via a peripheral pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Spencer Dunn, Lawrence William Thurber
  • Patent number: 11331867
    Abstract: A manufacturing tool for forming composite structures includes at least one interchangeable mold template having a plurality of incorporated part shapes, and a backbone that connects to and supports the at least one interchangeable mold template during a process of laying up prepreg composite material to form a plurality of three-dimensional structures corresponding to the plurality of incorporated part shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Arthur Gintert, Isaac William Nelson, Herbert Lee Skidmore, Michael Preston McKown, Larry Gene Stephens
  • Publication number: 20220099031
    Abstract: A turbine engine that includes an engine core, an inner cowl, an outer cowl and an accessory gearbox. The engine core includes at least a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section in axial flow arrangement. The accessory gearbox is operably coupled to the engine core and includes a first portion and a second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, John Carl Glessner, Lawrence William Nurre, Ian Francis Prentice, Ethan Patrick O'Connor, Arthur William Sibbach
  • Publication number: 20220020375
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for detecting a mission changes in a conversation. A user utterance from a user device is received. The user utterance is part of a conversation with an intelligent assistant. The conversation includes preceding user utterances in pursuit of a first mission. It is determined that the user utterance indicates a mission change from the first mission to a second mission based on an application of a machine-learned model to the user utterance and the preceding user utterances. The machine-learned model has been trained repeatedly with past utterances of other users over a time period, the determining based on a certainty of the indication satisfying a certainty threshold. Responsive to the determining that the user utterance indicates the mission change from the first mission to a second mission, a reply to the user utterance is generated to further the second mission rather than the first mission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Schoenmackers, Amit Srivastava, Lawrence William Colagiovanni, Sanjika Hewavitharana, Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Vinh Khuc
  • Publication number: 20210381656
    Abstract: Systems for containing a fluid leaked from a pipeline include a flexible, impermeable liner such as like those comprising a coated substrate (or other impermeable liner or material) and disposed to extend along a trench for enveloping the pipeline deployed therein; and separating means disposed between the pipeline and the containment liner for containing the fluid therein; wherein the liner prevents migration of the fluid into the trench of the pipeline or surrounding environment by flowing the fluid laterally within the containment liner, system also protects the steel pipe from corrosion caused by the environment, such as groundwater. Methods for deploying the above systems are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence William Young
  • Patent number: 11170769
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for detecting a mission changes in a conversation. A user utterance from a user device is received. The user utterance is part of a conversation with an intelligent assistant. The conversation includes preceding user utterances in pursuit of a first mission. It is determined that the user utterance indicates a mission change from the first mission to a second mission based on an application of a machine-learned model to the user utterance and the preceding user utterances. The machine-learned model has been trained repeatedly with past utterances of other users over a time period, the determining based on a certainty of the indication satisfying a certainty threshold. Responsive to the determining that the user utterance indicates the mission change from the first mission to a second mission, a reply to the user utterance is generated to further the second mission rather than the first mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Schoenmackers, Amit Srivastava, Lawrence William Colagiovanni, Sanjika Hewavitharana, Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Vinh Khuc
  • Publication number: 20210229046
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may produce a modified substrate. A process for producing a modified substrate may include providing a substrate that is 5 microns or less in thickness, ion tracking the substrate, and etching the tracked substrate with an etchant to produce a plurality of pores in the substrate. In some implementations, the substrate may be a polymer. In some implementations, the ion tracking may include controlling a flux of ions passing through the substrate to achieve a desired pore density. In some implementations, the track-etching of the substrate may create a 10% or more porosity in the substrate. In some implementations, the process may further include using the track-etched substrate as a support substrate for at least one of a single-layer graphene film, multi-layer graphene film, stack of graphene films, nanostructure of graphene flakes, or nanostructure of graphene platelets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott E. Heise, Lawrence William Mason, Jacob Louis Swett, Han Liu
  • Publication number: 20210222835
    Abstract: Systems for containing a fluid leaked from a pipeline include a flexible, impermeable liner comprising a coated substrate and disposed to extend along a trench for enveloping the pipeline deployed therein; and separating means disposed between the pipeline and the liner for containing the fluid therein; wherein the liner prevents migration of the fluid into the trench by flowing the fluid laterally within the liner. Methods for deploying the above systems are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence William Young
  • Patent number: 10969061
    Abstract: Systems for containing a fluid leaked from a pipeline include a flexible, impermeable liner comprising a coated substrate and disposed to extend along a trench for enveloping the pipeline deployed therein; and separating means disposed between the pipeline and the liner for containing the fluid therein; wherein the liner prevents migration of the fluid into the trench by flowing the fluid laterally within the liner. Methods for deploying the above systems are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence William Young
  • Patent number: 10922484
    Abstract: An audiobook quality control system may detect and flag errors in human voice recordings of manuscripts at real-time or near real-time. The system may receive a manuscript and process the manuscript to generate a comparison document. The system may receive audio data from a recording session and may use a speech-to-text transcription tool to generate transcribed audio. Based on comparing the transcribed audio to the comparison document, the system may flag differences as errors. Additionally, the system may flag common recording errors (e.g., consistency, pronunciation, spacing issue, noise, wrong words, etc.). Based on the error types and number of errors, the system may determine to re-record specific sections of the manuscript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Pereira, Matthew Christilaw, Brian Pepera, Bradley Hill, Bridgette Oakes, Lawrence William McKay, III, Addam Kearney
  • Publication number: 20200286581
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modeling a three-dimensional protein structure are disclosed. The method includes receiving a primary amino acid sequence of a three-dimensional protein, translating the primary amino acid sequence to a first vector, determining a per-residue conformation index for each amino acid residue in the primary amino acid sequence, determining a vector set for each amino acid residue in the primary amino acid sequence, and using the per-residue interaction vector set to generate a multi-dimensional matrix for the three-dimensional protein structure. The first vector includes a unique numerical descriptor value corresponding to each amino acid residue in the primary amino acid sequence. The vector set includes a plurality per-residue interaction factors corresponding to a plurality of conformation indexes for that amino acid residue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Williams, Brian Schendt
  • Patent number: 10765231
    Abstract: A temperature controlled case includes a number of shelves, an air-curtain, and a number of air-straighteners. The number of shelves individually support a displayed product. The number of shelves are mounted to the temperature controlled case. The air-curtain originates at an air-curtain discharge and terminates an air-curtain return. The number of air-straighteners is equal to the number of shelves. The number of air straighteners individually include a flow guide and are individually coupled to one of the number of shelves. The flow guides are located at locations within the air-curtain. The flow guides are configured to control the air-curtain. The flow guides individually include a luminaire comprising a number of LEDs coupled to a number of PCBs. The luminaires are configured to illuminate a number of illumination targets. The number of illumination targets correspond to at least one of the displayed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hill Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence William Eget, T. Dean Swofford, Roy Bates
  • Patent number: 10761906
    Abstract: Examples relate to multi-device collaboration. The examples disclosed herein enable identifying, by a first computing device having a first processor, a first role to be played by the first computing device when the first computing device is connected with a second computing device having a second processor. The second computing device may play a second role when the second computing device is connected with the first computing device. The examples further enable determining, by the first computing device, when at least one predetermined triggering event occurs that causes the first role and second role to be switched such that the first role is played by the second computing device and the second role is played by the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Michael Lunsford, Donald Gonzalez, Lawrence Williams, Yuan-Yang Huang, Tian-Yan Huang
  • Patent number: 10635504
    Abstract: Technologies for a contract platform versioned according to the set of API contracts provided. API contracts are both development-time and run-time executable components. Each such contract defines a particular set of APIs that are fully supported at run-time by a corresponding implementation module. Contract applications are written to API contracts as opposed to the monolithic APIs of a legacy platform. Such applications are “platform agnostic”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Rector, Lawrence William Osterman, Tassaduq Basu