Patents by Inventor Paul Williams

Paul 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: 10234309
    Abstract: A photon momentum sensor includes: a reflector plate that includes: a central disk including a mirror; an annular member; a plurality of spring legs interposed between the central disk and the annular member, such that: the spring legs are interleaved; neighboring spring legs are spaced apart; and the spring legs individually are arranged in an Archimedean spiral that provides orthogonal motion of the central disk relative to the plane of the annular member; and a bias plate disposed opposing the reflector plate such that: the central disk of the reflector plate moves orthogonally to a plane of the bias plate in response to reflection of laser light, and the central disk and the bias plate are arranged spaced apart as a capacitive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse, John Lehman, Michelle Stephens, Nathan Tomlin, Paul Williams, Ivan Ryger
  • Publication number: 20190076076
    Abstract: A personal physical conditioning system, for a single, full-size human subject, has a sealable chamber that is configured to allow entry therein and occupancy thereof by the entirety of the single, full-size human subject and to allow the subject to exercise in a standing position using an item of physical conditioning equipment entirely contained within the sealable chamber. The system also has a ventilation system, including a pump, operable to change air in the sealable chamber and to establish, within the sealable chamber, a desired non-zero air pressure level of less than 1 atmosphere and down to pressure conditions substantially equivalent to an elevation of 25,000 feet above sea level. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Paul Williams, Bruce D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10230796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for managing disk space in user devices. A disk space manager is configured to manage the disk space by requesting clients running on the user device to free up disk space. The clients receive the requests and respond to the requests by deleting their own data to free up the requested disk space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Chinn, Timothy P. Hannon, Cameron S. Birse, Ronnie G. Misra
  • Patent number: 10221436
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for preparing a sequencing library including the steps of providing a template nucleic acid sequence, dNTPs, dUTP, a primer, a polymerase, a dUTP excising enzyme, and a plurality of beads including oligonucleotide adapter sequence segments; amplifying the template nucleic acid with the polymerase, dNTPs, dUTP and random hexamer to provide a complementary nucleic acid sequence including occasional dUTPs; and excising the incorporated dUTPs with the dUTP excising enzyme to provide nicks in the complementary nucleic acid sequence to provide a sequencing library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: 10X GENOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Hardenbol, Pranav Patel, Benjamin Hindson, Paul William Wyatt, Keith Bjornson, Indira Wu, Kamila Belhocine
  • Patent number: 10222837
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display module having a removably fixed retention member that allows disassembly of a computer device, for example, to improve the ease of field repair. The computer device includes a chassis frame forming an outer edge of the device. The chassis frame including a first slot defining a first portion of a keyway, and the display module having a retention member including a second slot forming a second portion of the keyway between the chassis frame and the retention member. The retention element is moveable within the keyway to contact both the retention member and the chassis frame. The computer device may include a compression gasket located between the chassis frame and the retention member. When the compression gasket is held in a compressed state, the first portion and the second portion of the keyway are aligned to allow movement of the retention element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul William Budinich, Tao Liu, Kameron Jerome Bumb
  • Patent number: 10219734
    Abstract: A personal exercise apparatus that allows simultaneous simulation of mild to high altitude environments with algorithmically driven environmental stressors that may be pre-programmed or personally developed via physiological feedback during training. Additional stressors include an ability to transiently alter pressure in a chamber of the personal exercise apparatus at variable frequencies and amplitudes with a range of changes with an option of random pressure oscillations designed to personalize training programs. The additional stressors further include small variations in inspired CO2 levels and temperature allowing individuals to simulate breathing and temperature conditions in preparation for desired environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stratosphere ATC LLC
    Inventors: Robert Paul Williams, Bruce D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190037393
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Publication number: 20190037571
    Abstract: Techniques for spread spectrum wireless over non-contiguous channels are described. In at least some embodiments, a set of channels is selected for wireless communication, with at least some of the channels being non-contiguous (e.g., non-adjacent) from one another. A spreading sequence is selected, such as based on attributes of a selected set of channels. Communication data that is to be transmitted over the set of channels is combined with the spreading sequence to generate a spread spectrum signal. The spread spectrum signal is then divided into multiple sub-signals for transmission over the set of channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Amer A. HASSAN, Paul William Alexander MITCHELL, Paul W. GARNETT
  • Publication number: 20190035217
    Abstract: A kiosk for gaming by patrons. An identification scanner may scan an identification document into digital form. A biological sensor such as a camera may obtain biological data describing a human patron. Input-output device(s) mounted in the kiosk may present information and accept registration/login information and gaming commands from a human patron. A currency acceptor and dispenser may accept money. The kiosk may ask a patron to insert an identification document into the identification scanner, and scan the document. The kiosk may obtain biological data describing the patron. The kiosk may verify the identity of the patron and acceptability of the patron for gaming based at least in part on the digital form of the patron's identification and the biological data. The kiosk may accept currency for deposit into a wagering account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Williams, Matthew Morrissette
  • Patent number: 10191979
    Abstract: Graphical data-visualizations can be converted into sonified output. For example, a computing device can detect metadata that describes data points for a graphical visualization. The computing device can generate an interactive interface that is different from the graphical visualization based on the metadata. The interactive interface may include a matrix of cells corresponding to the data points in the metadata. The computing device can detect an interaction with a cell in the matrix. The interaction can indicate that a sonified representation of a data point corresponding to the cell is to be output. The computing device can responsively determine at least two sound characteristics for the sonified representation of the data point using a portion of the metadata describing the data point. The at least two sound characteristics can each audibly represent different aspects of the data point. The computing device can then cause the sonified representation to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Claude Edward Summers, II, Julianna Elizabeth Langston, Jesse Daniel Sookne, Jesse Benjamin Olley, Kerry Leanne Smith Trout, Cleester Daniel Heath, IV, Samuel Edward Kalat, Paul William Layne
  • Publication number: 20190023949
    Abstract: This invention relates to styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer based on hot melt adhesive compositions. The adhesive compositions are useful for making removable pressure sensitive adhesives. The adhesives have a peel value of no greater than 4 lbs/in. Additionally, the tack value can be equal to or greater than the peel value. The compositions use a minimal amount of liquid plasticizer and/or tackifying resin. Additionally, the adhesives have workable viscosity despite a high loading of polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Paul William Dalley
  • Publication number: 20190026117
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for erasing user data stored in a file system. The method includes destroying all key bags containing encryption keys on a device having a file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis, erasing and rebuilding at least part of the file system associated with user data, and creating a new default key bag containing encryption keys. Also disclosed herein is a method of erasing user data stored in a remote file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis. The method includes transmitting obliteration instructions to a remote device, which cause the remote device to destroy all key bags containing encryption keys on the remote device, erase and rebuild at least part of the file system associated with user data, and create on the remote device a new default key bag containing encryption keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Dallas Blake DE ATLEY, Gordon FREEDMAN, Thomas Brogan DUFFY, JR., Tahoma Madrone TOELKES, Michael John SMITH, Paul William CHINN, David RAHARDJA
  • Patent number: 10179370
    Abstract: A welding system includes a wire drive assembly having feed rolls for feeding welding wire through a welding torch assembly. The welding system also includes a rear structure disposed at an upstream end of the welding torch assembly, a forward structure disposed at a downstream end of the welding torch assembly, and a continuous guide structure. The rear structure has a rear structure aperture through which the welding wire is received, the forward structure has a forward structure aperture through which the welding wire is output, and the continuous guide structure is disposed between and coupled to the rear structure aperture and the forward structure aperture. The rear structure aperture is aligned with a first axis, the forward structure aperture is aligned with a second axis, and the first and second axes are offset from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Paul William Garvey
  • Patent number: 10177539
    Abstract: Methods of making an insulator for a condition sensing spark plug and tooling that can be used to perform the various methods, the tooling and methods involving machining one or more channels in the insulator body. The machined channels can be used to accommodate one or more wires from a sensing, display, or processing device. In one particular example, the wires are thermocouple wires used to sense temperature in an internal combustion engine while the spark plug is in use. The methods and tooling may result in channels that are formed more precisely, economically, and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FEDERAL-MOGUL IGNITION COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul William Phillips, William J. Walker, Jr., Michael E. Saccoccia
  • Patent number: 10172421
    Abstract: Systems and methods of manufacturing a shoe outsole are provided wherein at least a portion of the resulting shoe outsole includes embedded particles. An example method includes applying adhesive to at least one region of the shoe outsole, depositing selected particles onto the adhesive to provide the shoe outsole with a first coat of particles, and at least partially curing the adhesive. The method continues by applying additional adhesive over the first coat of particles, depositing additional particles onto the adhesive to provide the shoe outsole with a second coat of particles, and at least partially curing the subsequent application of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Topline Corporation
    Inventor: Paul William Daniels
  • Patent number: 10171370
    Abstract: Technology for a distribution operating system is provided. In one example, a method may include executing a distribution operating system on a host operating system on a local computing device and executing an application within the distribution operating system using networked computing resources managed by the distribution operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Berg, Marc John Brooker, Aravindhan Vijayaraghavan, Jayaram Mulupuru, Josh Zell Curry, Christopher Ted Fischer, Benjamin Christian Blount, Anthony John Dillon, Christopher Allen Suver
  • Publication number: 20180355268
    Abstract: Structured composite wood pellets comprising wood pellets with a coating at least partially covering the wood pellets, where the coating reduces the generation of dust/fines of the wood pellet upon impact and/or abrasion. The coating may comprise crude tall oil, distilled tall oil, tall oil pitch, tall oil fatty acids, tall oil heads, non-food use sustainable wax, or a combination thereof. The coating may be located at the surface and/or subsurface of the wood pellets rather than throughout, and may be applied at a rate of less than 1 wt. % of the wood pellets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Arr-Maz Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Bor-Her Chen, Nabil Naouli, Paul A. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180347222
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a beam-to-column connection systems for a moment-resisting frame as well as moment-resisting frames that include such connection systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10139406
    Abstract: A method of determining the P. aeruginosa or related species infection status of a subject comprising: (i) providing a sample of material obtained from the subject; (ii) determining the level of one or more alkyl quinolones or metabolites thereof produced by P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Nottingham
    Inventors: Miguel Camara, Paul Williams, David Barrett, Nigel Halliday, Alan Knox, Alan Smyth, Andrew Fogarty, Helen Barr, Doug Forrester
  • Patent number: 10143023
    Abstract: Techniques for tethering parameters for a tethering connection are described. Implementations, for example, enable a tethered connection between a tethered device and a host device to be provisioned in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Paul William Alexander Mitchell, Paul W. Garnett, Shadi Mahassel, Pascal F. Menezes