Patents by Inventor Michael S. Williams

Michael S. 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10416206
    Abstract: A method of evaluating an optimization system is disclosed. The system is transitioned from an on state to an off state. Data is collected at time intervals for a time period before and after the system is transitioned from the on state to the off state. The transitioning occurs while a load of a particular type is active. In one embodiment, the optimization system is a Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, American Electric Power Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Tess L. Williams, Kevin P. Schneider, Michael T. Campbell, Derek S. Lewellen
  • Patent number: 10387310
    Abstract: A data processing system includes first and second coherency domains and employs a snoop-based coherence protocol. In response to receipt by the first coherency domain of a memory access request originating from a master in the second coherency domain, a plurality of coherence participants in the first coherency domain provides partial responses for the memory access request to an early combined response generator. Based on the partial responses, the early combined response generator generates and transmits, to a memory controller of a system memory in the first coherency domain, an early combined response of only the first coherency domain. Based on the early combined response, the memory controller transmits, to the master prior to receipt by the memory controller of a systemwide combined response for the memory access request, data associated with a target memory address and/or coherence permission for the target memory address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric E. Retter, Michael S. Siegel, Jeffrey A. Stuecheli, Derek E. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190247176
    Abstract: A system for use in performing aortic valve procedures using an instrument disposed through an aortic arch includes a lubricious track positionable within the aortic arch such that a lubricious inferior surface of the track is exposed to the interior of the aortic arch. An instrument to be used in performing the valve procedure is configured to be percutaneously introduced into a femoral artery, advanced through the descending aorta and into the aortic arch, and moved into sliding contact with the lubricous inferior surface of the track. The instrument is advanceable along the lubricious surface until its distal portion is at a target site for the aortic valve procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Minimally Invasive Surgical Access Limited
    Inventors: Richard S. Stack, Richard A. Glenn, Michael S. Williams, William L. Athas, Colleen Stack
  • Publication number: 20190225371
    Abstract: Described herein are various coupling systems to be used with storage units that are selectively coupled and decoupled. The coupling systems may be used with storage units that are stackable and/or transportable, thus allowing the storage units to function well within a large stationary environment, such as a basement, and also for a subset of the storage units to be selected and easily moved to another location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher S. Hoppe, Michael John Caelwaerts, Samuel A. Gould, Aaron M. Williams, Aaron S. Blumenthal, Michael Stearns, Grant T. Squiers, Steven W. Hyma, Jason D. Thurner, Yaron Brunner
  • Publication number: 20190226426
    Abstract: The present description provides high working capacity adsorbents with low DBL bleed emission performance properties that allows the design of evaporative fuel emission control systems that are lower cost, simpler and more compact than those possible by prior art. Emission control canister systems comprising the adsorbent material demonstrate a relatively high gasoline working capacity, and low emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Laurence H. Hiltzik, James R. Miller, Roger S. Williams, Cameron I. Thomson, Michael G. Heim, Emma M. Card
  • Publication number: 20190228758
    Abstract: A flexible acoustic waveguide device with a flexible, unitary band comprising a plurality of acoustic waveguides arranged side-by-side along a length of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Tiene, David Meeker, Chester S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190220410
    Abstract: In response to receipt by a first coherency domain of a memory access request originating from a master in a second coherency domain and excluding from its scope a third coherency domain, coherence participants in the first coherency domain provide partial responses, and one of the coherence participants speculatively provides, to the master, data from a target memory block. The data includes a memory domain indicator indicating whether the memory block is cached, if at all, only within the first coherency domain. Based on the partial responses a combined response is generated representing a systemwide coherence response to the memory access request. In response to the combined response indicating success and the memory domain indicator indicating that a valid copy of the memory block may be cached outside the first coherence domain, the master discards the speculatively provided data and reissues the memory access request with a larger broadcast scope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: ERIC E. RETTER, MICHAEL S. SIEGEL, JEFFREY A. STUECHELI, DEREK E. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190220408
    Abstract: A data processing system includes first and second coherency domains and employs a snoop-based coherence protocol. In response to receipt by the first coherency domain of a memory access request originating from a master in the second coherency domain, a plurality of coherence participants in the first coherency domain provides partial responses for the memory access request to an early combined response generator. Based on the partial responses, the early combined response generator generates and transmits, to a memory controller of a system memory in the first coherency domain, an early combined response of only the first coherency domain. Based on the early combined response, the memory controller transmits, to the master prior to receipt by the memory controller of a systemwide combined response for the memory access request, data associated with a target memory address and/or coherence permission for the target memory address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: ERIC E. RETTER, MICHAEL S. SIEGEL, JEFFREY A. STUECHELI, DEREK E. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10336562
    Abstract: A robotic carton unloader for unloading cartons in a carton pile has a mobile body and a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body that has an end effector at a movable end thereof to unload cartons from the carton pile. A conveyor system is attached to the mobile body and extends from front to rear of the carton unloader to convey cartons received thereon by the moveable robotic arm. The conveyor system comprises a central portion carried on the mobile body and a front portion extending therefrom towards the carton pile. The front portion is configured to change width from narrow to wider to act as a shield to catch and then move falling cartons received thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTERS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Girtman, Brent S. Ytterberg, Christopher J. Williams, Grant R. Jeremiah
  • Publication number: 20190191591
    Abstract: An electronics module includes a housing with: (i) a forced convection chamber including an internal forced convection space; and, (ii) a passive chamber including an internal passive space that is separated from the forced convection space. At least one fan is connected to the housing and adapted to induce forced convection airflow in the forced convection space. A heat sink is connected to the housing and includes: (i) a heat input portion exposed to the passive space; and, (ii) a heat output portion exposed to the forced convection space. A circuit board assembly is located in the passive space and includes at least one electronic component that is thermally engaged with the heat input portion of the heat sink. A clamping plate is secured to the heat sink and captures the circuit board to the heat sink. The circuit board is isolated from the fan-induced forced convection airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Baran, Nathan J. Molnar, Mark S. Williams, Michael A. Sutton, John C. Laur
  • Publication number: 20190188138
    Abstract: A data processing system includes first and second processing nodes and response logic coupled by an interconnect fabric. A first coherence participant in the first processing node is configured to issue a memory access request specifying a target memory block, and a second coherence participant in the second processing node is configured to issue a probe request regarding a memory region tracked in a memory coherence directory. The first coherence participant is configured to, responsive to receiving the probe request after the memory access request and before receiving a systemwide coherence response for the memory access request, detect an address collision between the probe request and the memory access request and, responsive thereto, transmit a speculative coherence response. The response logic is configured to, responsive to the speculative coherence response, provide a systemwide coherence response for the probe request that prevents the probe request from succeeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: GUY L. GUTHRIE, DAVID J. KROLAK, MICHAEL S. SIEGEL, DEREK E. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190185635
    Abstract: The invention provides polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to closed-celled, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for their preparation. The foams are characterized by a fine uniform cell structure and little or no foam collapse. The foams are produced with a polyol premix composition which comprises a combination of a hydrohaloolefin blowing agent, a polyol, a silicone surfactant, and a precipitation-resistant metal-based catalyst used alone or in combination with an amine catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Yu, Mary C. Bogdan, Clifford B. Gittere, Michael Ross, Ronald S. Grossman, David J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10325398
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for applying an ink effect to the drawing of an ink stroke can include absolute age for a digital ink stroke. A digital ink system can identify a reference time from which to represent a current time. The system can generate an absolute age of each ink point of the ink stroke based on the reference time. Then the ink effect can be applied to the ink stroke with a rhythm derived from when the ink stroke was originally drawn by using the absolute age of each ink point. In some cases, the rhythm can be the same rhythm as when the ink stroke was originally drawn. In other cases, the rhythm can be modified based on the rhythm the ink stroke was originally drawn. For example, the original rhythm may be accelerating, decelerating, skewed, compressed, affine, or non-affine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Travis P. Dorschel, Andras Nagy, Taylor S. Williams, Simon J. Schaffer, Craig A. Macomber, Christine M. Johnson, Michael Tang, Joshua M. Smithrud
  • Patent number: 10316997
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods and apparatus for installing fitting components, such as a conduit gripping device, on a conduit to form an assembly. The assembly is joinable with at least one other fitting component to form a fitting. The present application also discloses methods and apparatus for evaluating characteristics of components of a mechanically attached connection. Characteristics that may be evaluated include, but are not limited to, the position of a conduit gripping device on a conduit, an amount of axial compression or stroke of the conduit gripping device, an amount of clamping force applied to the conduit gripping device as the conduit gripping device is compressed, and an amount of torque applied to members that compresses the conduit gripping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Kennan J. Malec, William J. Menz, Cal R. Brown, Mark A. Clason, Jeffrey M. Rubinski, Raymond Scott Milhoan, Michael Mussig, Jeffrey S. Rayle
  • Publication number: 20190163633
    Abstract: A claw-back request, received from an accelerator, is issued for an address line. While waiting for a response to the claw-back request, a cast-out push request with a matching address line is received. The cast-out push request is associated with a cache having a modified copy of the address line. A combined-response, associated with the cast-out push request, is received from a bus. Data associated with the modified copy of the address line is received from the cache. A claw-back response, with the data associated with the modified version of the address line, is issued to an accelerator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Valk, Guy L. Guthrie, Derek E. Williams, Michael S. Siegel, John D. Irish
  • Publication number: 20190151842
    Abstract: A biological sample collection system can include a sample collection vessel having a sample collection chamber with an opening configured to receive a biological sample into the sample collection chamber. The biological sample collection system can additionally include a selectively movable sleeve valve configured to associate with the opening of the sample collection chamber. The biological sample collection system can additionally include a sealing cap that is configured to associate with the selectively movable sleeve valve and with the sample collection vessel. The sealing cap can include a reagent chamber having reagent(s) stored therein, and when the sealing cap is associated with the sample collection vessel, the selectively movable sleeve valve opens, dispensing the reagent(s) into the sample collection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Gregg Williams, Jeremy Johnson, Bryce Twede, Michael Andersen, Michael S. Horito, Collin Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10184049
    Abstract: The present invention provides fluorinated compounds as well as dispersions of the fluorinated compounds. The fluorinated compounds described herein, in some embodiments, can be applied substrates such as textiles, including carpet and other floor coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Peach State Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grigat, Ralph R. Sargent, Michael S. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180168806
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method for performing a medical procedure using direct percutaneous access of an aorta. A main sheath is introduced through an incision formed in proximity to the sternum, and positioned along (and preferable against) a posterior portion of the sternum. Instruments passed through the main sheath are used to form a purse-string suture in an exterior wall of the aorta. An opening is formed in the wall of the aorta in a region encircled by the purse-string suture, and a distal end of an introducer sheath is advanced through the opening into the aorta. A medical procedure, which may be a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, is performed using instruments passed through the introducer sheath into the aorta. After the medical procedure, the introducer sheath is withdrawn from the aorta and, as the introducer sheath is withdrawn, the purse-string suture is tightened to close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Richard S. Stack, Richard A. Glenn, Michael S. Williams, William L. Athas
  • Publication number: 20180142105
    Abstract: The present invention provides fluorinated compounds as well as dispersions of the fluorinated compounds. The fluorinated compounds described herein, in some embodiments, can be applied substrates such as textiles, including carpet and other floor coverings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Peach State Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grigat, Ralph R. Sargent, Michael S. Williams