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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180132296
    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: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Paul William Alexander Mitchell, Paul W. Garnett, Shadi Mahassel, Pascal F. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9966172
    Abstract: A mechanical actuation arrangement for remotely applying a force to a cryogenically-cooled device has a mechanical actuator composed of multiple parts. In use, the parts bear against one another to enable a force to be applied to the device by an actuator device, and when not in use, the parts separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Paul William Edgley, Neil Charles Tigwell
  • Patent number: 9961317
    Abstract: A method of aligning two portions of an image, the portions being projected by projectors on a surface to form respective projected portions of the image, a calibration pattern being embedded in each of the two portions, the method comprising capturing from the surface an image of the pattern from the projected portions, the calibration pattern extending across a combined projection area of the projectors; locating an overlap area according to locations of calibration points; determining projector image coordinates dependent upon locations in the overlap area; and aligning the two portions of the image according to the locations of control points and the locations in the overlap area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Paul William Morrison, Ben Yip, Cameron Murray Edwards, Eric Wai Shing Chong
  • Patent number: 9958361
    Abstract: A test device for analyzing fluid samples. The test device includes a planar support member for supporting reagent pads, and a handle attached to, or for attaching to the planar support member. The test device can be treated with a fluid sample by disposing a fluid sample on the reagent pads. The fluid sample can be disposed onto the reagent pads by the handle, or by dipping the test device into the fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Paul William Cotton
  • Publication number: 20180103720
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: Paul William Daniels
  • Patent number: 9940852
    Abstract: Rosin esters are provided. The rosin esters can exhibit improved color (e.g., the rosin ester can have a neat Gardner color of 8.5 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 75 minutes), improved color stability (e.g., the rosin ester can exhibit less than a 10% change in neat Gardner color 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: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kranton Chemical, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A Williams, Lloyd A Nelson
  • Publication number: 20180096564
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports games or other type of gaming options. A gaming entity may establish a fund of money that is to be exposed to a gaming market in an attempt to win money from risking the fund of money. A gaming operator may use the pool or fund to create liquidity in a gaming market. Various gamers may enter into games with the gaming entity by by matching with various portions of the pool or fund.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Jacob Loveless, Quinton Singleton, Paul Williams
  • Publication number: 20180092448
    Abstract: An apparatus includes three nail grooming structures each of varying sandpaper densities to allow the user to select the best one for optimum nail smoothness and when finished filing, an integrated outer cap is rotated to over a location which no longer exposes the grit surfaces so as to protect them from damage and maintain cleanliness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Tamra Lynn Johnson, Paul William Johnson, Duane Alan Lundin, Warren Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 9931706
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welding wire feeder, and the welding wire feeder includes a motor and an adjustable drive shaft assembly. The motor is and configured to rotate a feed roll with respect to the wire drive assembly housing. The adjustable drive shaft assembly is coupled to the motor and configured to couple with the feed roll. The adjustable drive shaft assembly includes a drive mechanism configured to urge rotation of the feed roll and to adjust a position of the feed roll relative to the wire drive assembly housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Garvey, Benjamin David Romenesko
  • Patent number: 9927458
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Suraj Deepak Bramhavar, Paul William Juodawlkis
  • Patent number: 9924371
    Abstract: Techniques for wireless connectivity using white spaces (e.g., television (TV) white spaces) are described. In at least some embodiments, movement of a device operating as a white space access point is monitored by local sensors within the device. Movement data that is gathered by the local sensors is used to determine an upper bound of distance traveled. When the upper bound reaches a threshold distance, various actions can be performed relating to the data transmission, such as to cease transmission or to utilize different portions of the radio spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Paul W. Garnett, Paul William Alexander Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9913320
    Abstract: An induction heating system includes an induction heating head assembly configured to move relative to a workpiece. The induction heating system may also include a temperature sensor assembly configured to detect a temperature of the workpiece and/or a travel sensor assembly configured to detect a position, movement, or direction of movement of the induction heating head assembly relative to the workpiece, and to transmit feedback signals to a controller configured to adjust the power provided to the induction heating head assembly by a power source based at least in part on the feedback signals. In certain embodiments, the induction heating system may also include a connection box configured to receive the feedback signals, to perform certain conversions of the feedback signals, and to provide the feedback signals to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Garvey, Edward G. Beistle, Scott Stephen Liebert, Kevin John Mlnarik
  • Patent number: 9896444
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: 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
  • Patent number: 9900767
    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: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 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: 20180035992
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed to reduce tissue trauma when a physician retracts a patient's tissues for surgery. A device includes a tissue engager adapted to engage a patient's tissue, a control system adapted to control the tissue engager to deform the patient's tissue, and a sensor adapted to produce a first signal based on the deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: Physcient, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Anthony Pell, Hugh Charles Crenshaw, Eric Torr Espenhahn, Jeffrey Paul Williams
  • Patent number: D811331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Garvey, David Edwin Radtke