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: 20240040295
    Abstract: A microphone includes a housing. The microphone includes a windscreen coupled with the housing. The windscreen and the housing define a central volume. The microphone includes an audio module within the central volume. The audio module includes a receiver capsule, a carrier unit coupled with the receiver capsule, and a counterweight coupled with the carrier unit. The microphone includes a suspension element that is coupled with the housing and carrier unit to suspend the audio module within the central volume. The suspension element includes an inner body that contacts the carrier unit. The suspension element includes first and second flanges extending outward from the inner body. The first and second flange are fixedly coupled with the housing. A cross-section of the first and second flange includes an arched region that extends at least partially to an inner wall of the housing. The arched regions are oriented in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Clayton Christopher Williamson, Tzyy-Woei Richard Sung, Adam Kirk Bennett, Matthew Fumio Yamamoto, Aron Michael Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20230414291
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for planning of a cutting boundary for removal of a diseased region of an anatomy, such as a bone tumor. A cutting surface is placed relative to the diseased region in a virtual model. An optimization algorithm specifies an optimization criterion that minimizes an amount of healthy region to be removed by the cutting surface and initializes candidate solutions to influence characteristics of the cutting surface. The optimization algorithm identifies a candidate solution that satisfies the optimization criterion and modifies characteristics of the cutting surface based on the identified candidate solution. The cutting boundary is defined relative to diseased region in the virtual model based on the modified cutting surface. The cutting boundary can be registered to the anatomy for constraining operation of a surgical tool in response to interaction of the surgical tool with the registered cutting boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Australia PTY LTD
    Inventors: Dave Gibson Hill, Tom Michael Williamson, Chow Yin Lai
  • Patent number: 11849063
    Abstract: A device, method, and graphical user interface for providing maps, directions, and location-based information on a touch screen display are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Christopher Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 11812211
    Abstract: A microphone includes a housing. The microphone includes a windscreen coupled with the housing. The windscreen and the housing define a central volume. The microphone includes an audio module within the central volume. The audio module includes a receiver capsule, a carrier unit coupled with the receiver capsule, and a counterweight coupled with the carrier unit. The microphone includes a suspension element that is coupled with the housing and carrier unit to suspend the audio module within the central volume. The suspension element includes an inner body that contacts the carrier unit. The suspension element includes first and second flanges extending outward from the inner body. The first and second flange are fixedly coupled with the housing. A cross-section of the first and second flange includes an arched region that extends at least partially to an inner wall of the housing. The arched regions are oriented in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Clayton Christopher Williamson, Tzyy-Woei Richard Sung, Adam Kirk Bennett, Matthew Fumio Yamamoto, Aron Michael Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11793574
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products are provided for automated planning of a cutting boundary for removal of a diseased region of an anatomy, such as a bone tumor. A model is provided for the diseased region of the anatomy, and optionally, a healthy region of the anatomy. One or more cutting geometries are defined relative the diseased region. Algorithms are provided which enable automated optimization of characteristics (e.g., shape, size, position, orientation) of the cutting geometries relative to the diseased region in order to plan for complete removal of the diseased region, en bloc, while minimizing an amount of healthy region to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: STRYKER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: David Gibson Hill, Tom Michael Williamson, Chow Yin Lai
  • Patent number: 11740154
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed herein that is configured to utilize a distributed sensing system to monitor both a cable and cable accessories included within a cable circuit. In various embodiments, the monitoring system may include a distributed sensing system and one or more cable accessory wrap assemblies. The distributed sensing system may include a distributed sensing fiber following (or integrated into) the cable and connected to a cable accessory wrap assembly for each of the one or more cable accessories in-line with cable. In various embodiments, each cable accessory wrap assembly may comprise a cable wrap embedded with a distributed sensing fiber. The distributing sensing fiber of a cable accessory wrap assembly may be configured to provide measurements to distributed sensing system indicating that an anomaly event occurred at a given cable accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Marmon Utility LLC
    Inventors: Rick Williamson, Michael P. Norton, Sergio Arellano
  • Publication number: 20230254621
    Abstract: A microphone includes a housing. The microphone includes a windscreen coupled with the housing. The windscreen and the housing define a central volume. The microphone includes an audio module within the central volume. The audio module includes a receiver capsule, a carrier unit coupled with the receiver capsule, and a counterweight coupled with the carrier unit. The microphone includes a suspension element that is coupled with the housing and carrier unit to suspend the audio module within the central volume. The suspension element includes an inner body that contacts the carrier unit. The suspension element includes first and second flanges extending outward from the inner body. The first and second flange are fixedly coupled with the housing. A cross-section of the first and second flange includes an arched region that extends at least partially to an inner wall of the housing. The arched regions are oriented in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Clayton Christopher Williamson, Tzyy-Woei Richard Sung, Adam Kirk Bennett, Matthew Fumio Yamamoto, Aron Michael Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20230221486
    Abstract: A closure for an apparatus comprises: a plurality of light sources; a lightguide to distribute light from the plurality of light sources, the lightguide having a first primary surface opposite a second primary surface, wherein the first primary surface has a first surface treatment, and wherein light emitted from the lightguide indicates a status of the apparatus; and a frame supporting the plurality of light sources and the lightguide for selective movement of the closure vertically or horizontally relative to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Wright, Erik Allegoren, Erik Williamson
  • Patent number: 11659896
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically producing a cord structure are provided herein. In one embodiment, a method comprises automatically forming, with at least one robotic arm, a first plurality of loops in a first plane, and automatically forming, with the at least one robotic arm, a second plurality of loops in a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, the second plurality of loops slippably engaged with the first plurality of loops. In this way, cord structures may be quickly constructed, thereby reducing labor input and expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Fuerst Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Rory Fuerst, Jr., Shane Dittrich, Michael A. Aveni, Kristopher Ryan Okelberry, Oscar Williamson, III
  • Publication number: 20230147440
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to an occlusion device having a mesh structure. The occlusion device configured to transition between a two-dimensional configuration and a three-dimensional configuration. In the two-dimensional configuration and at rest, the occlusion device is flat or planar. In the three-dimensional configuration, the occlusion device defines an internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Philip Mauger, Michael Williamson, Mark Alan Adler, Justin Allen Payne
  • Patent number: 11517321
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to an occlusion device having a mesh structure. The occlusion device configured to transition between a two-dimensional configuration and a three-dimensional configuration. In the two-dimensional configuration and at rest, the occlusion device is flat or planar. In the three-dimensional configuration, the occlusion device defines an internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Nanostructures, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Mauger, Michael Williamson, Mark Alan Adler, Justin Allen Payne
  • Publication number: 20220286427
    Abstract: Methods and related systems are presented that relate to automatically avoiding address conflicts when establishing a secure communications link over a public network between a local computer, associated with a local network, and a remote device, located outside the local network. Local network addresses on the local network reserved for use, and a block of local network addresses that do not conflict with the reserved local network addresses, are identified. At least one local network address is selected from the block and assigned as an address of the local device for use in communicating with the remote device securely over the public network. Communication is facilitated with the remote device using the network driver based on the assigned at least one local network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dunham Short, III, Michael Williamson, Victor Larson
  • Patent number: 11290420
    Abstract: Methods and related systems are presented that relate to automatically avoiding address conflicts when establishing a secure communications link over a public network between a local computer, associated with a local network, and a remote device, located outside the local network. Local network addresses on the local network reserved for use, and a block of local network addresses that do not conflict with the reserved local network addresses, are identified. At least one local network address is selected from the block and assigned as an address of the local device for use in communicating with the remote device securely over the public network. Communication is facilitated with the remote device using the network driver based on the assigned at least one local network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dunham Short, Michael Williamson, Victor Larson
  • Patent number: 11245692
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dunham Short, III, Nathaniel Jackson Short, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 11240235
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: VirnetX, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dunham Short, III, Nathaniel Jackson Short, Michael Williamson
  • Publication number: 20210282858
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products are provided for automated planning of a cutting boundary for removal of a diseased region of an anatomy, such as a bone tumor. A model is provided for the diseased region of the anatomy, and optionally, a healthy region of the anatomy. One or more cutting geometries are defined relative the diseased region. Algorithms are provided which enable automated optimization of characteristics (e.g., shape, size, position, orientation) of the cutting geometries relative to the diseased region in order to plan for complete removal of the diseased region, en bloc, while minimizing an amount of healthy region to be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Stryker Australia PTY LTD
    Inventors: David Gibson Hill, Tom Michael Williamson, Chow Yin Lai
  • Publication number: 20210275189
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to an occlusion device having a mesh structure. The occlusion device configured to transition between a two-dimensional configuration and a three-dimensional configuration. In the two-dimensional configuration and at rest, the occlusion device is flat or planar. In the three-dimensional configuration, the occlusion device defines an internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Philip Mauger, Michael Williamson, Mark Alan Adler, Justin Allen Payne
  • Patent number: 11090675
    Abstract: A sprinkler height adjustment mechanism is described that can be used to increase the height of a top cover and a top of the riser relative to the sprinkler body. The height adjustment mechanism is particularly useful for sprinklers with compartments having removable tops, however, a similar design can also be adapted for sprinklers without compartments (e.g., components that connect to a sprinkler flange or the sprinkler riser).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Steven C. Renquist, James T. Wright, III, Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: 11049409
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically scoring a response and statistically revaluating whether it can be considered as aberrant. In one embodiment, a constructed response is evaluated via a pre-screening stage and a post-hoc screening stage. The pre-screening stage attempts to determine whether the constructed response is aberrant based on a variety of aberration metrics and criteria. If the constructed response is deemed not to be aberrant, then the post-hoc screening stage attempts to predict a discrepancy between what score an automated scoring system would assigned and what score a human rater would assign to the response. If the discrepancy is sufficiently low, then the constructed response may be scored by an automated scoring engine. On the other hand, if the constructed response failed to pass either of the two stages, then a flag may be raised to indicate that additional human review may be needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Educational Testing Service
    Inventors: Mo Zhang, Jing Chen, Andre Alexander Rupp, David Michael Williamson
  • Patent number: D995497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: James Edward Renwick, Branko Lukic, Homin Lee, Tzyy-Woei Richard Sung, Adam Kirk Bennett, Clayton Christopher Williamson, Aron Michael Rosenberg