Patents by Inventor Norman Williams

Norman 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: 20210004508
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing a building floor plan are provided. In one embodiment, a method for customizing a building floor plan comprises: at an electronic device with a display: receiving a request to modify one or more building components of a base plan associated with a building; in response to receiving the request to modify the one or more building components, determining whether the request to modify the one or more building components satisfy one or more compliance requirements; in accordance with a determination that the request to modify the one or more building components satisfy one or more compliance requirements: displaying, on the display, an updated base plan incorporating the request to modify the one or more building components; and in accordance with a determination that the request to modify the one or more building components is non-compliant, not updating of the base plan in accordance with the requested modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Ronan Williams, Kyle Francis Donovan, Brett Norman Donovan
  • Publication number: 20200056128
    Abstract: An ancillary laundry composition comprising: a) 2-20 w.t. % functionalised fabric softening silicone; b) Less than 5 w.t. % surfactant; c) 0.35-10 w.t. % cationic cellulose polymer d) Water 10 wherein the functionalised fabric softening polymer and cationic cellulose polymer are present in a ratio of 5:2 to 1:6 by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Charles Crossman, Andrew David Green, Jonathan Osler, Geraint Paul Roberts, Adrian Kevin Norman Williams
  • Patent number: 10415255
    Abstract: Disclosed is a handrail and railing assembly, which is made up of a handrail, a plurality of support frames, a movable corner, connecting sleeves and a corner connecting rod; wherein the handrail is connected by a plurality of handrail units and connecting sleeves, and connected by a movable corner or corner connecting rod at a corner; the spaced support frames are provided to hold the handrail. The handrail and railing assembly meets the strength requirements of different sites and can be adjusted according to the on-site installers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Chingyao Kuo, Norman William Liefke
  • Patent number: 10307942
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is described herein. The precursor web comprises a film layer and a nonwoven layer having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The forming apparatus heats and stretches the precursor web forming apertures therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10184267
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism for a glass fence is provided. The supporting mechanism has a base, a main body, two sets of anti-collision rubber for contacting with the glass fence, an height-adjustment block, an adjustment slider, and an installation slot for insertion of the glass fence in vertical direction. The installation slot is provided on the main body along a vertical direction of the main body, the installation slot divides the main body into two sub-bodies, each sub-body has an inner wall facing the installation slot. The height-adjustment block is provided at a lower end position of the installation slot, an inner space is provided within the height-adjustment block for receiving an LED device generating light. The adjustment slider selectively moves by an adjustment screw such that height of the height-adjustment block is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Chingyao Kuo, Norman William Liefke
  • Publication number: 20180258648
    Abstract: Disclosed is a handrail and railing assembly, which is made up of a handrail, a plurality of support frames, a movable corner, connecting sleeves and a corner connecting rod; wherein the handrail is connected by a plurality of handrail units and connecting sleeves, and connected by a movable corner or corner connecting rod at a corner; the spaced support frames are provided to hold the handrail. The handrail and railing assembly meets the strength requirements of different sites and can be adjusted according to the on-site installers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Chingyao KUO, Norman William LIEFKE
  • Patent number: 10075391
    Abstract: A method for allocating port assignments for transmitting a reserved network stream across a network node comprises determining a cycle time associated with a network node. The method also comprises establishing, for at least one port of the network node, a plurality of virtual layers associated with the cycle time, wherein each of the plurality of virtual layers is divided into 2n equally-spaced slots per cycle (where n>0). The method further comprises receiving a reserved stream request associated with transmission of a reserved stream across the node, and determining a number of slots required to transmit the reserved stream. The method also comprises assigning one or more slots associated with a port of the network node to the transmission of packets associated with the reserved stream based on the determined number of slots. The method further comprises transmitting the stream according to the slot assignment associated with the port of the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Rong Pan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Linda Tin-Wen Cheng, Peter Geoffrey Jones, Hariprasada Rao Ginjpalli, Rudolph Benedict Klecka
  • Publication number: 20180002949
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism for a glass fence is provided. The supporting mechanism has a base, a main body, two sets of anti-collision rubber for contacting with the glass fence, an height-adjustment block, an adjustment slider, and an installation slot for insertion of the glass fence in vertical direction. The installation slot is provided on the main body along a vertical direction of the main body, the installation slot divides the main body into two sub-bodies, each sub-body has an inner wall facing the installation slot. The height-adjustment block is provided at a lower end position of the installation slot, an inner space is provided within the height-adjustment block for receiving an LED device generating light. The adjustment slider selectively moves by an adjustment screw such that height of the height-adjustment block is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Chingyao KUO, Norman William LIEFKE
  • Publication number: 20170359274
    Abstract: A method for allocating port assignments for transmitting a reserved network stream across a network node comprises determining a cycle time associated with a network node. The method also comprises establishing, for at least one port of the network node, a plurality of virtual layers associated with the cycle time, wherein each of the plurality of virtual layers is divided into 2n equally-spaced slots per cycle (where n>0). The method further comprises receiving a reserved stream request associated with transmission of a reserved stream across the node, and determining a number of slots required to transmit the reserved stream. The method also comprises assigning one or more slots associated with a port of the network node to the transmission of packets associated with the reserved stream based on the determined number of slots. The method further comprises transmitting the stream according to the slot assignment associated with the port of the network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Rong Pan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Linda Tin-Wen Cheng, Peter Geoffrey Jones, Hariprasada Rao Ginjpalli, Rudolph Benedict Klecka
  • Publication number: 20170348406
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an immersion vaccine for fish comprising at least one isolated antigen, specifically a recombinant antigen, such as is F. psychrophilum and/or infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Crump, Jan Burian, Joseph Michale Bricker, William Wayne Kay, Norman William Johnson
  • Patent number: 9822521
    Abstract: An assembly outdoor balcony are made up of a plurality of columns, cross beams, beams, adjustable hanging elements, wall-assembled hanging elements and balcony panels, wherein the columns are disposed at interval to form the whole periphery of the balcony; the cross beams can be quickly assembled onto the columns through a beam hanger; the adjustable hanging element allows the joint angle between two beams to be different depending on the environment and needs. All component elements are aluminum alloy materials, which are assembled by mutual engagement. Therefore, the assembly outdoor balcony can be assembled, disassembled and adjusted quickly based on the on-site environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Chingyao Kuo, Norman William Liefke
  • Patent number: 9749259
    Abstract: A method for allocating port assignments for transmitting a reserved network stream across a network node comprises determining a cycle time associated with a network node. The method also comprises establishing, for at least one port of the network node, a plurality of virtual layers associated with the cycle time, wherein each of the plurality of virtual layers is divided into 2n equally-spaced slots per cycle (where n>0). The method further comprises receiving a reserved stream request associated with transmission of a reserved stream across the node, and determining a number of slots required to transmit the reserved stream. The method also comprises assigning one or more slots associated with a port of the network node to the transmission of packets associated with the reserved stream based on the determined number of slots. The method further comprises transmitting the stream according to the slot assignment associated with the port of the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Rong Pan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Linda Tin-Wen Cheng, Peter Geoffrey Jones, Hariprasada Rao Ginjpalli, Rudolph Benedict Klecka
  • Patent number: 9732528
    Abstract: An accessible passageway assembly is assembled by a plurality of railing units, a plurality of columns, a plurality of step plates and slope guide plates; specifically, the plurality of railing units are spaced by columns to form inner fences and outer fences of the passageway. A support bar is positioned between the lower end of columns of the inner fences and the lower end of columns of the outer fences. A platen is disposed above the support bar. The rear and front end of the support bar and the platen include an extending tongue piece respectively for fast snap-fit of the step plate and the slope guide plate of the passageway. The connection part of the railing unit and the column can be a movable hinge, such that the angle of the railing unit can be adjusted according to the passageway height difference and change, such that the accessible passageway can be quickly assembled and disassembled indoors or outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Chingyao Kuo, Norman William Liefke
  • Patent number: 9623099
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an immersion vaccine for fish comprising at least one isolated antigen, specifically a recombinant antigen, such as is F. psychrophilum and/or infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FVG Limited
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Crump, Jan Burian, Joseph Michale Bricker, William Wayne Kay, Norman William Johnson
  • Publication number: 20170054655
    Abstract: A method for allocating port assignments for transmitting a reserved network stream across a network node comprises determining a cycle time associated with a network node. The method also comprises establishing, for at least one port of the network node, a plurality of virtual layers associated with the cycle time, wherein each of the plurality of virtual layers is divided into 2n equally-spaced slots per cycle (where n>0). The method further comprises receiving a reserved stream request associated with transmission of a reserved stream across the node, and determining a number of slots required to transmit the reserved stream. The method also comprises assigning one or more slots associated with a port of the network node to the transmission of packets associated with the reserved stream based on the determined number of slots. The method further comprises transmitting the stream according to the slot assignment associated with the port of the network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Rong Pan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Linda Tin-Wen Cheng, Peter Geoffrey Jones, Hariprasada Rao Ginjpalli, Rudolph Benedict Klecka
  • Publication number: 20160316849
    Abstract: A footwear heel 40, including a storage cavity 32 provided within the heel 40; the cavity 32 provided for storing an item. The cavity 32 includes an access opening 52 providing access to the storage cavity 32 through the inside of an associated item of footwear 36. A cover 50 is provided for covering the access opening 52. The cavity 32 is formed in the heel 40 during manufacture of the heel 40 by providing at least one of a surround and a last within one of a footwear heel mould and a footwear sole mould, and then adding a heel material in a fluid form into the mould about at least one of the surround and last.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Norman William McLeod, Mark Gerard Suhr
  • Patent number: 9455933
    Abstract: A method for allocating port assignments for transmitting a reserved network stream across a network node comprises determining a cycle time associated with a network node. The method also comprises establishing, for at least one port of the network node, a plurality of virtual layers associated with the cycle time, wherein each of the plurality of virtual layers is divided into 2n equally-spaced slots per cycle (where n>0). The method further comprises receiving a reserved stream request associated with transmission of a reserved stream across the node, and determining a number of slots required to transmit the reserved stream. The method also comprises assigning one or more slots associated with a port of the network node to the transmission of packets associated with the reserved stream based on the determined number of slots. The method further comprises transmitting the stream according to the slot assignment associated with the port of the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Rong Pan, Hiroshi Suzuki, Linda Tin-Wen Cheng, Peter Geoffrey Jones, Hariprasada Rao Ginjpalli, Rudolph Benedict Klecka
  • Patent number: 9372821
    Abstract: In one embodiment a limited functionality link state protocol node has one or two interfaces configured to send and receive link state protocol packets. In response to receiving, by the partially-participating link state protocol node on a first interface, a particular link state protocol data unit (LSP): sending the particular LSP from a second interface of the partially-participating link state protocol node without updating the local link state database when the second interface is currently participating in the link state protocol distribution; and sending an acknowledgment of the particular LSP from the first interface when the second interface is not currently participating in the link state protocol distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman William Finn, Lester C. Ginsberg
  • Patent number: 9226292
    Abstract: One embodiment includes: forwarding a particular packet through an Available Routing Construct (ARC) chain topology network. In one embodiment, this forwarding includes: sending the particular packet by each particular non-edge node on an arc of the plurality of arcs receiving the particular packet to each sibling on the arc that did not send the particular packet to said particular non-edge node, while not sending the particular packet if it was received from both siblings of said particular edge node; and sending the particular packet to a respective child node on a second arc of the plurality of arcs by each particular edge node of two edge nodes on the arc after receiving the particular packet. In one embodiment, the network is a wireless deterministic network with pre-assigned time slots for receiving and subsequently sending a same particular packet by each node of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Norman William Finn, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald
  • Publication number: 20150343043
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an immersion vaccine for fish comprising at least one isolated antigen, specifically a recombinant antigen, such as is F. psychrophilum and/or infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Elizabeth Mary Crump, Jan Burian, Joseph Michale Bricker, William Wayne Kay, Norman William Johnson