Patents by Inventor Michael Williamson

Michael Williamson 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: 20190210439
    Abstract: An integrated glassrun and bright strip assembly includes a body forming a glassrun portion of the assembly, and a bright strip mounting region extends outwardly therefrom to receive an associated bright strip. The bright strip is either a separate component or an integral portion of a support member. If a separate component, the bright strip is mechanically mounted to the integrated assembly. If the bright strip is an integral portion of the support member, a portion of the support member is exposed on a show surface of the integrated assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Williamson, Thomas Maliskey, Rod Bara
  • Publication number: 20190215321
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for establishing a secure communication link between a first client and a second client. One exemplary computer-implemented method for establishing a secure communication link between a first client and a second client includes accessing, from a storage, identification information of a user of the first client. The method further includes receiving a Domain Name Service (DNS) request from the first client requesting a secure network address corresponding to a secure domain name associated with the second client. The method further includes authenticating the user based on the user identification information. The method also includes transmitting the secure computer network address in response to the DNS request based on a determination that the user has been authenticated. A secure communication link between the first client and the second client is established based on the secure computer network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Dunham Short, III, Nathaniel Jackson Short, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190207934
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for establishing a secure communication link between a first client and a second client. One exemplary computer-implemented method for establishing a secure communication link between a first client and a second client includes accessing, from a storage, identification information of a user of the first client. The method further includes receiving a Domain Name Service (DNS) request from the first client requesting a secure network address corresponding to a secure domain name associated with the second client. The method further includes authenticating the user based on the user identification information. The method also includes transmitting the secure computer network address in response to the DNS request based on a determination that the user has been authenticated. A secure communication link between the first client and the second client is established based on the secure computer network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Dunham Short III, Nathaniel Jackson Short, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190166108
    Abstract: A method of establishing a secure communication link includes receiving, at a domain name server (DNS), a request to communicate securely, the request including an identifier of a client device and having been sent in response to a determination that a DNS request from the client device corresponds to a first computer configured to communicate securely. The method includes sending a second request to a server computer. In response to second request, the server computer compares the received client device identifier to one or more stored client device identifiers to determine a security level of the client device and determines a security level of the first computer. The sever computer determines, based on a comparison of the security level of the client device and the security level of the first computer, whether the client device is authorized to communicate with the first computer, and generates a resource used to establish the secure communication link between the client device and the first computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 10299553
    Abstract: An accessory case that can be used for protecting a separate portable electronic device may include a structural shell configured to contain the electronic device, a camera opening to align with a camera on the electronic device, and a button cover that can be used for actuating a button on the electronic device. The structural shell can include an outer layer, an internal layer, and a microfiber lining. The camera opening can include a chamfered or angled edge that reduces the effects of camera flash on the camera. The button cover can include an outer button cover component that is coupled to the outer layer. The outer button cover component, which may be anodized aluminum, can be a different material than the outer layer, which may include leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Hoover, Jeremy C. Franklin, Chad J. Miller, Candace A. Marbury, Heidi Williamson, Kristine S. Tom, Michael B. Velez
  • Publication number: 20190151758
    Abstract: A set of data associated with one or more real world conditions is received over at least one wireless network and from one or more sources. It is determined, based at least on a quantity of string instances of the set of data that match each other, that a first subset of the set of data surpasses an interest level threshold. A second subset of the set of data does not surpass the interest level threshold. At least one unique virtual entity is generated for use in a virtual environment of a virtual game based on the first subset of data surpassing the interest level threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Howard N. Anglin, Simon D. Mikulcik, Michael Rowden, Jillian F. Tempelmeyer, Leigh A. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190149544
    Abstract: A method performed by a name server includes receiving, at the name server from a first network device, a first name associated with a second network device and for which the name server supports establishing an encrypted connection to the second network device over a network. The method further includes determining a quality of service level for the encrypted communication link based on the first name and on a user associated with the first network device, wherein the quality of service level corresponds to a priority with which the first network device is granted access to the second network device. The method further includes selecting, based on the determined quality of service level, one or more network addresses for communicating with the second network device using the encrypted connection from among a plurality of network addresses associated with the second network device, wherein the selected one or more network addresses correspond to the determined quality of service level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 10286765
    Abstract: A tonneau cover system includes a cover assembly coupled to first and second side rails. The cover assembly includes a cover disposed over and coupled to a frame, a latch mechanism coupled to the frame and having a catch biased toward a latch position to secure the cover to the first side rail and retractable to an unlatch position to release the cover from the first side rail, a release device coupled to the frame and latch mechanism and actuatable to move the catch to the unlatch position, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the latch mechanism. The adjustment mechanism has a first portion coupled to the catch and a second portion interacting with the first portion to adjust a vertical position of the catch relative to the frame transverse to a width-wise axis defined between the side rails, with the first and/or second portions forming a sloped profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rugged Liner, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Williamson, David Kosinski, Michael Yang, Xichang Yan, Jianfeng Tong, Chengping Wei, Ronald Brian Smith, Daniel David Burger, James Mays, Taylor M. Hixson
  • Patent number: 10200881
    Abstract: A telecommunications system is provided that is controllably operable as a sectorized antenna system and as an omnidirectional antenna system without requiring hardware reconfiguration. The telecommunications system includes a phase correlation measurement unit that can be between a sectorized antenna sub-system and a remotely located RF source site. The phase correlation measurement unit can be coupled to the RF source site over at least one feed line. The phase correlation measurement unit can output signals for controlling a phase shifter at the RF source site for phase shifting downlink signals and for causing operation of the sectorized antenna sub-system as an omnidirectional antenna sub-system. In a sectorized operation mode, the phase correlation measurement unit and the phase shifter can be inactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Schmid, Stefan Eisenwinter, Matthew Thomas Melester, Peter Gunzner, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 10187387
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network device for communicating over a network, the method includes receiving, at the first network device, a request to connect to a second network device. The method includes, based on the request to connect, determining whether the first network device is set to an encrypted communication mode. The method further includes, based on a determination that the first network device is set to the encrypted communication mode, sending, to a first name service, a first name associated with the second network device and for which the first name service supports establishing an encrypted connection to the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9967240
    Abstract: A secure domain name service for a computer network is disclosed that includes a portal connected to a computer network, such as the Internet, and a domain name database connected to the computer network through the portal. The portal authenticates a query for a secure computer network address, and the domain name database stores secure computer network addresses for the computer network. Each secure computer network address is based on a non-standard top-level domain name, such as .scom, .sorg, .snet, .snet, .sedu, .smil and .sint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180109573
    Abstract: A system and method for video conferencing over a secure communication link is disclosed. In various implementations, the system is configured connect to a communication network, store a plurality of network addresses of devices of registered users, each device of a registered user having an application program for conducting video conferencing between, the client device and the target device, and establish a secure communication link between the client device and the target device. The secure communication link is established in response to a query (a) generated by the client device and (b) including an identifier associated with a network address of the target device, the establishment of the secure communication link being based on a determination that the target device can accept a secure communication link connection with the client device. Video conferencing is conducted over the secure communication link connection between the client device and the target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Edmund Colby Munger, Douglas Charles Schmidt, Robert Dunham Short, III, Victor Larson, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180083927
    Abstract: A system for connecting a first network device and a second network device includes one or more servers. The servers are configured to: (a) receive, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; (b) determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and (c) initiate a virtual private network communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, wherein the secure communications service uses the virtual private network communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Victor LARSON, Robert Dunham SHORT, III, Edmund Colby MUNGER, Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20180055669
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for a medical implant with improved durability and strength. An implant structure having a mesh, wherein struts of the mesh vary in width as a function of length, where one or more segments are defined by one or more corresponding equations that define strut width. Connecting elements may be optionally included and may further optionally vary in width and shape. Strut tapering functions may be one or more segments of piecewise linear equations. Implant mesh structures may be symmetric, asymmetric, or may vary in segments along the length and/or circumference of the mesh. The mesh may be of a self-expanding or balloon expandable material suitable for medical use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Huseyin Fertac BILGE, Xiao-Yan GONG, Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 9860283
    Abstract: A system and method for video conferencing over a secure communication link is disclosed. In various implementations, the system is configured connect to a communication network, store a plurality of network addresses of devices of registered users, each device of a registered user having an application program for conducting video conferencing between, the client device and the target device, and establish a secure communication link between the client device and the target device. The secure communication link is established in response to a query (a) generated by the client device and (b) including an identifier associated with a network address of the target device, the establishment of the secure communication link being based on a determination that the target device can accept a secure communication link connection with the client device. Video conferencing is conducted over the secure communication link connection between the client device and the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund Colby Munger, Douglas Charles Schmidt, Robert Dunham Short, III, Victor Larson, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9819649
    Abstract: A system for connecting a first network device and a second network device includes one or more servers. The servers are configured to: (a) receive, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device; (b) determine, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and (c) initiate a virtual private network communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service, wherein the secure communications service uses the virtual private network communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Larson, Robert Dunham Short, III, Edmund Colby Munger, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20170303142
    Abstract: A telecommunications system is provided that is controllably operable as a sectorized antenna system and as an omnidirectional antenna system without requiring hardware reconfiguration. The telecommunications system includes a phase correlation measurement unit that can be between a sectorized antenna sub-system and a remotely located RF source site. The phase correlation measurement unit can be coupled to the RF source site over at least one feed line. The phase correlation measurement unit can ouptut signals for controlling a phase shifter at the RF source site for phase shifting downlink signals and for causing operation of the sectorized antenna sub-system as an omnidirectional antenna sub-system. In a sectorized operation mode, the phase correlation measurement unit and the phase shifter can be inactivated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Schmid, Stefan Eisenwinter, Matthew Thomas Melester, Peter Gunzner, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 9782652
    Abstract: A heavy bag workout monitor system for receiving and analyzing quantity, location, and magnitude of physical contact and transmitting the information to a user interface, comprising a plurality of impact detection sensors, an impact detector sensor support, and a workout processor for transmitting workout information during a timed period. The heavy bag of the present invention may comprise a first embodiment where the heavy bag measures approximately 5 feet and is ideal for boxers. The boxing bag of this embodiment may comprise a first and second target zone representing an adversary's head and body respectively. A second embodiment may comprise a heavy bag measuring approximately 7 feet comprising a first, second, and third target zone representing an opponent's head, midsection, and legs respectively. The heavy bag workout monitor system may be used to record, track, and monitor workout activity over a period of time and is compatible with a multitude of mobile devices comprising LCD technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20170260470
    Abstract: The use as a sludge controlling additive in a fuel composition for a spark-ignition internal combustion engine or a compression-ignition gasoline internal combustion engine of a combination of: a. a hydrocarbyl-substituted aromatic compound; and b. a polyalkylene amine. The fuel composition may also be used for maintaining oil pathways and/or lubrication in an engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Edward ALLAN, Ross Alexander DEWHURST, Michael John GRUNDY, David Michael WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20170260468
    Abstract: An additive composition, on use in a fuel in a spark-ignition internal combustion engine, controls the formation of sludge and piston varnish. When used in a direct injection spark-ignition internal combustion engine, particulate emissions and deposit formation on intake valves may also be controlled. When used in a port fuel injection spark-ignition internal combustion engine, the port fuel injection valve deposits may be reduced. The additive composition comprises a polyalkylene amine and a hydrocarbyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic compound. The additive compositions may be present in a fuel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Edward ALLAN, David Michael WILLIAMSON