Patents by Inventor Michael T. Williams

Michael T. 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: 11436900
    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: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Jim S. Baca, Kevin W. Williams, William J. Lewis, Michael T. Moran
  • Patent number: 11420026
    Abstract: A delivery sheath includes an outer tubular layer and an initially folded inner tubular layer. When an implant passes therethrough, the outer tubular layer expands and the inner tubular layer unfolds into an expanded lumen diameter. The sheath may also include selectively placed longitudinal support rods that mediate friction between the inner and outer tubular layers to facilitate easy expansion, thereby reducing the push force needed to advance the implant through the sheath's lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Pu Zhou, Erik Bulman, Timothy A. Geiser, Michael G. Valdez, Yidong M. Zhu, Baigui Bian, Sonny Tran, Richard D. White, Thanh Huy Le, Tung T. Le, Alpana Kiran Gowdar, Yong Gao, David Delon Williams
  • Publication number: 20220258323
    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: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    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
  • Patent number: 11406796
    Abstract: A delivery sheath includes an outer tubular layer and an initially folded inner tubular layer. When an implant passes therethrough, the outer tubular layer expands and the inner tubular layer unfolds into an expanded lumen diameter. The sheath may also include selectively placed longitudinal support rods that mediate friction between the inner and outer tubular layers to facilitate easy expansion, thereby reducing the push force needed to advance the implant through the sheath's lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Pu Zhou, Erik Bulman, Timothy A. Geiser, Michael G. Valdez, Yidong M. Zhu, Baigui Bian, Sonny Tran, Richard D. White, Thanh Huy Le, Tung T. Le, Alpana Kiran Gowdar, Yong Gao, David Delon Williams
  • Publication number: 20180296081
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of the invention comprise a wireless laryngoscope and a blade forming a portion of a wireless laryngoscope. The wireless laryngoscope comprises a handle having a front and rear portion, a blade having an outer surface and an inner surface, a blade tip having a convex outer surface and a concave inner surface, and a blade bend located at an end of the blade opposite the blade tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas L. Cook, Michael T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150100329
    Abstract: Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with a health care payment processing system are described. One exemplary system embodiment includes a computer implemented method of health care payment processing including receiving health care insurance information pertaining to a patient, the information including the patient's identity and health care insurance carrier information or health care exchange information, adding the health care insurance information to a premium assistor database, determining eligibility of the patient for health care insurance premium payment assistance based on a status of a health care insurance premium payment for verified health care insurance coverage, paying a health care insurance premium payment associated with the status of the health care insurance premium payment, verifying receipt of the health care insurance premium payment, and verifying receipt of a health care services payment from a health care insurance carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel W. Dreyfuss, Michael T. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130312349
    Abstract: A concrete wall forming system including interconnected mold units that include a top surface containing a first portion bond beam form, a first top ledge, a first top lip seal portion, a second top ledge, and a second top lip seal portion; a bottom surface containing a second portion bond beam form, a first bottom ledge, a first bottom lip seal portion, a second bottom ledge, and a second bottom lip seal portion; and two or more column forms extending from the top depression to the bottom depression. The first top lip seal portion and first bottom lip seal portion and second top lip seal portion and second bottom lip seal portion are adapted to form a seal between two mold units such that the bond beam form portions are combined to form a bond beam form. The system can be used to form an insulated concrete wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Blain Hileman, Michael T. Williams, Justin D. Rubb, Tricia G. Guevara, Shawn P. Jarvie, Ginawati Au
  • Patent number: 8167998
    Abstract: A lightweight ready-mix concrete composition that contains 8-20 volume percent cement, 11-50 volume percent sand, 10-31 volume percent prepuff particles, 9-40 volume percent coarse aggregate, and 10-22 volume percent water, where the sum of components used does not exceed 100 volume percent;. The prepuff particles have an average particle diameter of from 0.2 mm to 8 mm, a bulk density of from 0.02 g/cc to 0.64 g/cc, an aspect ratio of from 1 to 3. The slump value of the composition measured according to ASTM C 143 is from 2 to 8 inches. After the lightweight ready-mix concrete composition is set for 28 days, it has a compressive strength of at least 1400 psi as tested according to ASTM C39.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Tricia Ladely (Guevara), Michael T. Williams, Rick Hughes, Michael R. Kelley, John K Madish, Kristen VanBuskirk
  • Patent number: 8114492
    Abstract: Labeled thin-wall containers molded from pre-expanded expandable thermoplastic particles having a label disposed over at least a portion of the outer surface of the container. The particles are coated with a composition that includes at least 2,500 ppm of a salt of a C8 to C32 carboxylic acid based on the weight of the particles. The label has a thickness of from 10 ?m to 1,500 ?m and the sidewall has a thickness of from 0.5 mm to 5 mm. An aqueous beverage at 80° C. does not leak from the container after being left undisturbed for 24 hours and the container has a rim strength of at least 0.54 kg. The containers are made by placing a label against an inner surface of a female portion of a two-part mold; closing the mold to form a mold cavity; filling the mold cavity with the particles; and fusing the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Brittney Palmer, Robert Heffern, Dennis H. Piispanen, Jiansheng Tang, Michael T. Williams
  • Patent number: 8101102
    Abstract: A method for improving the resistance of fumigant sorption in a produce container made of expandable polystyrene particles in a fumigation process, and related produce container. Expandable polystyrene particles having a density ranging from 40.0 to 32.0 pounds per cubic foot and a blowing agent amount ranging from 2.5 to 7.5 weight percent are pre-expanded to form pre-expanded particles having a core bulk density ranging from 12.5 to 2.0 pounds per cubic foot, and a skin density ranging between 40.0 and 32.0 pounds per cubic foot and a thickness ranging from 0.1 to 2 microns. These pre-expanded particles are injected into a mold to form a produce container having a wall thickness ranging from 0.25 to 2.0 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, Michael T. Williams, David A. Cowan
  • Patent number: 8048219
    Abstract: A method of placing a concrete compositions including a) combining 3-40 volume percent cement, 5-50 volume percent fine aggregate, 5-50 volume percent coarse aggregate, and 10-22 volume percent water; b) adding 1.5-40 volume percent of prepuff particles to form a concrete composition; and c) pumping the concrete composition to a point higher in elevation than the delivery point of the concrete to place the concrete. The concrete composition contains less than 30 volume percent of other light weighting aggregates and the prepuff particles have an average particle diameter of from 0.2 mm to 8 mm, a bulk density of from 0.02 g/cc to 0.64 g/cc, an aspect ratio of from 1 to 3. The slump value of the placed concrete measured according to ASTM C 143 is greater than 1 inch and the concrete has a density of from about 40 to about 135 lb./ft3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Woolfsmith, Michael T. Williams, Rick Hughes, Michael R. Kelley, John K. Madish, Kristen Van Buskirk, Tricia Guevara Ladely
  • Patent number: 8029617
    Abstract: A lightweight concrete composition containing from 10 to 90 volume percent of a cement composition, from 10 to 90 volume percent of particles having an average particle diameter of from 0.2 mm to 8 mm, a bulk density of from 0.03 g/cc to 0.64 g/cc, an aspect ratio of from 1 to 3, and from 0 to 50 volume percent of aggregate; where the sum of components used does not exceed 100 volume percent, and where after the lightweight concrete composition is set it has a compressive strength of at least 1700 psi as tested according to ASTM C39 after seven days. The concrete composition can be used to make concrete masonry units, construction panels, road beds and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Tricia Guevara, Michael T. Williams, David A. Cowan, John K. Madish, Kolapo Adewale, Roger Moore, Mary Margaret Moore, legal representative, Tobias Blain Hileman
  • Publication number: 20110214391
    Abstract: A lightweight cementitious composition containing from 22 to 90 volume percent of a cement composition and from 10 to 78 volume percent of particles having an average particle diameter of from 0.2 mm to 8 mm, a bulk density of from 0.03 g/cc to 0.64 g/cc, an aspect ratio of from 1 to 3, where after the lightweight cementitious composition is set it has a compressive strength of at least 1700 psi as tested according to ASTM C39. The cementitious composition can be used to make concrete masonry units, construction panels, road beds and other articles and can be included as a layer on wall panels and floor panels and can be used in insulated concrete forms. Aspects of the lightweight cementitious composition can be used to make lightweight structural units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: NOVA CHEMICALS INC.
    Inventors: Tricia Guevara, Michael T. Williams, David A. Cowan, John K. Madish, Kolapo Adewale, Roger Moore, Mary Margaret Moore, Jay Bowman
  • Patent number: 7972695
    Abstract: Expandable or pre-expanded thermoplastic particles, e.g. polystyrene particles, used to form foam containers e.g. cups, bowls, are coated with a coating composition comprising a liquid part consisting of a) liquid polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 200 to 800; and a solid part comprising components selected from the group consisting of b) polyolefin wax, e.g. polyethylene wax, c) a metal salt of higher fatty acids, e.g. zinc stearate or calcium stearate; d) polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 900 to 10,000; and e) a fatty bisamide or fatty amide, e.g. ethylene bis-stearamide; and combinations of b) through e). The coating composition prevents or resists leakage of liquids and foods with oil and/or fatty components and improves the rim strength and ATF properties of foam containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, David Allen Cowan, Dennis H. Piispanan, Michael T. Williams
  • Patent number: 7964272
    Abstract: A lightweight cementitious composition containing from 22 to 90 volume percent of a cement composition and from 10 to 78 volume percent of particles having an average particle diameter of from 0.2 mm to 8 mm, a bulk density of from 0.03 g/cc to 0.64 g/cc, an aspect ratio of from 1 to 3, where after the lightweight cementitious composition is set it has a compressive strength of at least 1700 psi as tested according to ASTM C39. The cementitious composition can be used to make concrete masonry units, construction panels, road beds and other articles and can be included as a layer on wall panels and floor panels and can be used in insulated concrete forms. Aspects of the lightweight cementitious composition can be used to make lightweight structural units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Tricia Guevara, Michael T. Williams, David A. Cowan, John K. Madish, Kolapo Adewale, Roger Moore, Jay Bowman
  • Publication number: 20110109004
    Abstract: Expandable or pre-expanded thermoplastic particles, e.g. polystyrene particles, used to form foam containers e.g. cups, bowls, are coated with a coating composition comprising a liquid part consisting of a) liquid polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 200 to 800; and a solid part comprising components selected from the group consisting of b) polyolefin wax, e.g. polyethylene wax, c) a metal salt of higher fatty acids, e.g. zinc stearate or calcium stearate; d) polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 900 to 10,000; and e) a fatty bisamide or fatty amide, e.g. ethylene bis-stearamide; and combinations of b) through e). The coating composition prevents or resists leakage of liquids and foods with oil and/or fatty components and improves the rim strength and ATF properties of foam containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: NOVA CHEMICALS INC.
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, David Allen Cowan, Dennis H. Piispanen, Michael T. Williams
  • Patent number: 7892645
    Abstract: Expandable or pre-expanded thermoplastic particles, e.g. polystyrene particles, used to form foam containers e.g. cups, bowls, are coated with a coating composition comprising a liquid part consisting of a) liquid polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 200 to 800; and a solid part comprising components selected from the group consisting of b) polyolefin wax, e.g. polyethylene wax, c) a metal salt of higher fatty acids, e.g. zinc stearate or calcium stearate; d) polyethylene glycol with an average molecular weight of 900 to 10,000; and e) a fatty bisamide or fatty amide, e.g. ethylene bis-stearamide; and combinations of b) through e). The coating composition prevents or resists leakage of liquids and foods with oil and/or fatty components and improves the rim strength and ATF properties of foam containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, David Allen Cowan, Dennis H Piispanen, Michael T Williams
  • Patent number: RE43253
    Abstract: A lightweight concrete composition containing from 10 to 90 volume percent of a cement composition, from 10 to 90 volume percent of particles having an average particle diameter of from 0.2 mm to 8 mm, a bulk density of from 0.03 g/cc to 0.64 g/cc, an aspect ratio of from 1 to 3, and from 0 to 50 volume percent of aggregate; where the sum of components used does not exceed 100 volume percent, and where after the lightweight concrete composition is set it has a compressive strength of at least 1700 psi as tested according to ASTM C39 after seven days. The concrete composition can be used to make concrete masonry units, construction panels, road beds and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals Inc.
    Inventors: Tricia Guevara Ladely, Michael T. Williams, David A. Cowan, John K. Madish, Kolapo Adewale, Roger Moore, Mary Margaret Moore, legal representative, Blain Hileman
  • Patent number: D719236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Orica International Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel Kilcullen, Jon Stickrod, Michael T. Williams, Elizabeth Meikle, Rick Beck, Allain Martin, Mike Lefrancois, Neil McMullen, Neal Stanton
  • Patent number: D756481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Orica International Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel Kilcullen, Jon Stickrod, Michael T. Williams, Elizabeth Meikle, Rick Beck, Allain Martin, Mike LeFrancois, Neil McMullen, Neal Stanton