Patents by Inventor Michael Thomas Williams

Michael Thomas 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: 20200050208
    Abstract: Autonomous machine navigation techniques may generate a three-dimensional point cloud that represents at least a work region based on feature data and matching data. Pose data associated with points of the three-dimensional point cloud may be generated that represents poses of an autonomous machine. A boundary may be determined using the pose data for subsequent navigation of the autonomous machine in the work region. Non-vision-based sensor data may be used to determine a pose. The pose may be updated based on the vision-based pose data. The autonomous machine may be navigated within the boundary of the work region based on the updated pose. The three-dimensional point cloud may be generated based on data captured during a touring phase. Boundaries may be generated based on data captured during a mapping phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Steven Frick, Jason Thomas Kraft, Ryan Douglas Ingvalson, Christopher Charles Osterwood, David Arthur LaRose, Zachary Irvin Parker, Adam Richard Williams, Stephen Paul Elizondo Landers, Michael Jason Ramsay, Brian Daniel Beyer
  • Publication number: 20190378397
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a virtual dispatch assist system in which various types of Intelligent Agents are deployed (e.g., as part of a new CAD system architecture or as add-ons to existing CAD systems) to analyze vast amounts of historic operational data and provide various types of dispatch assist notifications and recommendations that can be used by a dispatcher or by the CAD system itself (e.g., autonomously) to make dispatch decisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jackie Paul Williams II, Michael Thomas Cole, José Eduardo Zindel Deboni
  • Patent number: 7217385
    Abstract: A method of preparing a plasticised particulate polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composition is provided, comprising: mixing, in a mixer, at a mixer speed and for a time sufficient that the mixture attains a temperature of at least 50° C.: particulate PVA resin in an amount from 80% to 90% by weight of the mixture; and plasticiser in an amount from 10% to 20% by weight of the mixture, wherein at least a portion of the plasticiser is water; monitoring the apparent viscosity of the mixture during mixing and continuing mixing until the apparent viscosity of the mixture has peaked to a maximum and dropped off to a substantially constant level, thereby to obtain a plasticised particulate mixture having a moisture content in the range from 7% to 14%; preferably adding an anti-caking agent in an amount from 0.05% to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Polyval plc
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Taylor, Kevin Mark Goninan, Thomas Vivian Simpkins, Michael Thomas Williams, Anthony Cyril Soden