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: 10032125
    Abstract: Described is an airborne fulfillment center (“AFC”) and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”) to deliver items from the AFC to users. For example, the AFC may be an airship that remains at a high altitude (e.g., 45,000 feet) and UAVs with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations. As the UAVs descend, they can navigate horizontally toward a user specified delivery location using little to no power, other than to stabilize the UAV and/or guide the direction of descent. Shuttles (smaller airships) may be used to replenish the AFC with inventory, UAVs, supplies, fuel, etc. Likewise, the shuttles may be utilized to transport workers to and from the AFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Berg, Scott Isaacs, Kelsey Lynn Blodgett
  • Patent number: 10025597
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas Blake De Atley, Gordon Freedman, Thomas Brogan Duffy, Jr., Tahoma Madrone Toelkes, Michael John Smith, Paul William Chinn, David Rahardja
  • Patent number: 10027401
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to transmit a message to the base station via the relay device. The relay device is operable to add a relay header to the message received from the terminal device, the relay header comprising control information for controlling the transmission of subsequent messages from the terminal device to the relay device. The relay device is also operable to relay the message having the relay header added to the base station. By adding such control information to messages being relayed from the terminal device to the base station on the uplink, subsequent downlink communications from the base station to the terminal device can include the control information generated at the relay device (or transmission parameters derived from the control information).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Publication number: 20180195040
    Abstract: In some aspects the present invention relates to engineered endothelial cells, such as E40RF1+ ETV2+ engineered endothelial cells. In other aspects the present invention relates to methods of making such engineered endothelial cells, and methods of using such engineered endothelial cells, for example in co-culture applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Nolan, Paul William Finnegan, Michael Daniel Ginsberg, Claude Geoffrey Davis
  • Patent number: 10020871
    Abstract: A wireless communications system is described which comprises a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to transmit a message to the base station via the relay device. The relay device is operable to add a relay header to the message received from the terminal device, the relay header comprising control information for controlling the transmission of subsequent messages from the terminal device to the relay device. The relay device is also operable to relay the message having the relay header added to the base station. By adding such control information to messages being relayed from the terminal device to the base station on the uplink, subsequent downlink communications from the base station to the terminal device can include the control information generated at the relay device (or transmission parameters derived from the control information).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Publication number: 20180192478
    Abstract: Induction heating system travel sensor assemblies are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Paul William Garvey, Edward G. Beistle, Scott Stephen Liebert, Kevin John Mlnarik
  • Patent number: 10011740
    Abstract: Rosin esters are provided. The rosin esters can exhibit improved color (e.g., the rosin ester can have a neat Gardner color of 4 or less), improved oxidative stability (e.g., when 1000 ppm or less of an antioxidant is present in combination with the rosin ester, the rosin ester can exhibit an oxidative-induction time at 130° C. of at least 30 minutes), improved color stability (e.g., the rosin ester can retain a neat Gardner color of 5 or less when heated to a temperature of 160° C. for a period of three hours), or combinations thereof. Also provided polymeric compositions comprising the rosin esters, as well as methods of making the rosin esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Kraton Chemical, LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd A Nelson, Paul A Williams, Harry Jerrold Miller, Marc de Pater, Lien Phun
  • Patent number: 10015668
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Publication number: 20180172723
    Abstract: The accelerometers disclosed herein provide excellent sensitivity, long-term stability, and low SWaP-C through a combination of photonic integrated circuit technology with standard micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. Examples of these accelerometers use optical transduction to improve the scale factor of traditional MEMS resonant accelerometers by accurately measuring the resonant frequencies of very small (e.g., about 1 ?m) tethers attached to a large (e.g., about 1 mm) proof mass. Some examples use ring resonators to measure the tether frequencies and some other examples use linear resonators to measure the tether frequencies. Potential commercial applications span a wide range from seismic measurement systems to automotive stability controls to inertial guidance to any other application where chip-scale accelerometers are currently deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Suraj Deepak BRAMHAVAR, Paul William JUODAWLKIS
  • Publication number: 20180161197
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for removing heat from subcutaneously disposed lipid-rich cells are disclosed. In selected embodiments, suction and/or heat removal sources are coupled to an applicator. The applicator includes a flexible portion and a rigid portion. The rigid portion includes a thermally conductive plate and a frame coupling the thermally conductive plate and the flexible portion. An interior cavity of the applicator is in fluid communication with the suction source, and the frame maintains contiguous engagement between the heat removal source and the thermally conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Mark William Baker, Jospeh Coakley, Paul William Martens, Albert L. Ollerdessen, William Patrick Pennybacker, Jesse N. Rosen, Peter Yee, John W. Allison
  • Patent number: 9981068
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for inhibiting bacterial attachment to a surface, the method comprising forming the surface from a polymer, or applying a polymer to the surface, wherein the polymer is a homopolymer formed from a (meth) acrylate or (meth) acrylamide monomer or a copolymer formed from one or more (meth) acrylate or (meth) acrylamide monomers, wherein the (meth) acrylate or (meth) acrylamide monomers are of formula (I) or (II): [H2C?CR?—C(?O)—O—]nR??(I) [H2C?CR?—C(?O)—NH—]nR??(II) wherein n is 1, 2 or 3, R? is independently H or CH3, R is an organic group having a total of from 2 to 24 carbon atoms, wherein the organic group includes an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon moiety and wherein the organic group does not include any hydroxyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: The University of Nottingham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Paul Williams, Morgan Russell Alexander, Martyn Christopher Davies, Robert Langer, Daniel Griffith Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180143008
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method of reproducing visual content are described. The method comprises capturing a reference image of a calibration pattern projected on a surface at an initial position and at an offset position, the offset position relating to a projection offset from the initial position by shifting the calibration pattern a predetermined amount; and determining, using the reference image, a spatial capture offset for the calibration pattern between the initial position and the offset position, the spatial capture offset measuring a spatial shift of the calibration pattern in the reference image. The method further comprises determining a scale using the spatial capture offset and the projection offset; decoding a portion of a captured image, the captured image including the visual content and the calibration pattern, to determine a position within the calibration pattern by applying the determined scale, and reproducing the visual content based on the determined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Paul William Morrison, Ben Yip, Cameron Murray Edwards, Eric Wai Shing Chong
  • Publication number: 20180146565
    Abstract: Protective assemblies for enclosures are described. An example apparatus includes a chassis configured to hold one or more electronic systems, a first frame configured to engage a first side of the chassis, a second frame configured to engage a second side of the chassis opposite the first side, and members attached between the first frame and the second frame using fasteners, the members extending between the first frame and the second frame to rigidly secure the first frame and the second frame against the chassis to create an enclosure comprising the first frame, the second frame, and the chassis, the members being exterior to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Stephen Liebert, Paul William Garvey
  • Publication number: 20180146366
    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: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Publication number: 20180134695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I): in which Y, Y1, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are defined in the Summary of the Invention; capable of inhibiting the tyrosine kinase enzymatic activity of the Abelson protein (ABL1), the Abelson-related protein (ABL2) and related chimeric proteins, in particular BCR-ABL1. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of compounds of the invention, pharmaceutical preparations comprising such compounds and methods of using such compounds in the treatment of cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Pascal FURET, Robert Martin GROTZFELD, Wolfgang JAHNKE, Darryl JONES, Paul William MANLEY, Andreas MARZINZIK, Xavier Francois Andre PELLE, Bahaa SALEM, Joseph SCHOEPFER
  • Publication number: 20180133006
    Abstract: A system for stabilizing and advancing a delivery system for direct access TAVI. The system includes an introducer support coupled to an introducer and a stable object, a cradle mechanism coupled to a handle of the delivery system and a stable object, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the delivery system. Operation of the adjustment mechanism moves the delivery system distal of the handle in a distal or proximal direction. The introducer support may be coupled to a flexible position clamp. The cradle mechanism includes a cradle for the handle, a flexible arm coupled to the cradle, and a clamp coupled to the flexible arm and attached to the stable object. The stable object may be an operating table. The adjustment mechanism may be coupled to the delivery system adjacent the introducer. The adjustment mechanism may include a quick release mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Traci Jones, Lars Mattison, Jasper Adamek-Bowers, Paul Williams, JR., Paul Iazzio, Angela Duffy, Michael Bateman, Nathan Starkson, Aditya Newalkar
  • Patent number: 9971621
    Abstract: The number of compute resource required by a user in a computing environment may change dynamically. For example, the virtual machine instances allocated to a particular user may host a web service. As queries to the web service increase, the current number of allocated virtual machine instances may be insufficient to provide timely responses. In response to the increased demand, the computing environment may increase the number of instances allocated to the user. To do so, the computing environment maintains one or more already executing virtual machine instances in a hotpool that have not been assigned to any user. When a user needs additional computing resources, one or more of the virtual machine instances in the hotpool may be allocated to the users. Because these instances are already executing, the computing environment avoids the relatively long delay corresponding to generating a new virtual machine instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Berg, Paul James Canup, William Thomas Chappell
  • Patent number: 9973258
    Abstract: A wireless communications system including a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is operable to receive from the base station an allocation of uplink resources for transmitting uplink data to the relay device, and to transmit uplink data to the relay device using the uplink resources allocated to the terminal device. The relay device is operable to receive the transmitted uplink data from the terminal device on the allocated resources, to receive an allocation of uplink data resources for relaying the received uplink data to the base station, and to transmit the received uplink data to the base station using the uplink resources allocated to the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Publication number: 20180128850
    Abstract: An accelerometer may comprise a proof mass, a first tether mechanically coupled to the side of the proof mass and to an anchor, and a ring resonator integrated with the tether to form a sensing tether. The ring resonator and the tether may be configured such that a strain sustained by the sensing tether causes a change of a resonance condition of the ring resonator. The accelerometer may comprise a wavelength locking loop configured to adaptively maintain a center frequency of the light energy at a resonant frequency of the sensing element, and a scale factor calibrator configured to stabilize a scale factor associated with the accelerometer. The accelerometer may further include a detection processor configured to receive the detection signal and produce an acceleration signal therefrom. The acceleration signal may correspond to an amount of change of the resonance condition with respect to a reference resonance condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Suraj Deepak Bramhavar, Paul William Juodawlkis
  • Patent number: D819567
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Paul William Garvey, David Edwin Radtke