Patents by Inventor R. Williams

R. 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: 11324213
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle is moveable across a surface. The agricultural vehicle includes a chassis, a traction member coupled to the chassis with the traction member configured to engage the surface and move the chassis relative to the surface, a holding tank coupled to the chassis with the holding tank configured to support agricultural matter, a support boom coupled to the chassis, and a plurality of applicator assemblies. Each applicator assembly of the plurality of applicator assemblies includes a resilient body coupled to the support boom, a foot coupled to the body with the foot configured to be biased into engagement with the surface via the resiliency of the body, and a nozzle. The nozzle is in communication with the holding tank and configured to dispense the agricultural matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HAGIE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kent A. Klemme, James R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20220137692
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system includes multiple power management mechanism operating in different time domains (e.g., with different bandwidths) and control circuitry that is configured to coordinate operation of the mechanisms. If one mechanism is adding energy to the system, for example, the control circuitry may inform another mechanism that the energy is coming so that the other mechanism may not take as drastic an action as it would if no energy were coming. If a light workload is detected by circuitry near the load, and there is plenty of energy in the system, the control circuitry may cause the power management unit (PMU) to generate less energy or even temporarily turn off. A variety of mechanisms for the coordinated, coherent use of power are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph T. DiBene, II, Inder M. Sodhi, Keith Cox, Gerard R. Williams, III
  • Patent number: 11318317
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating telemetry between a medical device and an external device are provided. In one example, a medical device includes a classification component and a communication component. The classification component is configured to determine a classification for data generated by the medical device. The classification component is also configured to determine an urgency level for an advertising data packet based on the classification for the data. The communication component is also configured to broadcast the advertising data packet for the medical device at a defined beaconing rate based on the urgency level for the advertising data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade M. Demmer, Charles R. Gordon, Matthew R. Yoder, Val D. Eisele, Matthew L Hanly, James R Peichel, Nicholas C. Wine, Ryan D. Wyszynski, Eric R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11312824
    Abstract: A silica elastomer composite having superior mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Jincheng Xiong, Martin C. Green, William R. Williams, Dmitry Fomitchev, Gerald D. Adler, Duane G. McDonald, Ron Grosz
  • Patent number: 11312022
    Abstract: A gripper tooling including a gripper, at least one slider, and at least one tooling member configured for gripping a workpiece. Each tooling member including a base slideably mounted to the at least one slider, at least one middle segment pivotally connected to the base, a distal segment pivotally connected to the at least one middle segment, an adducting tendon having a proximal end attached to the at least one slider and a distal end attached to the distal segment, and an abducting tendon having a proximal end attached to the base and a distal end attached to the distal segment. The at least one tooling member is configured for autonomously gripping the workpiece as the at least one jaw moves toward the workpiece and the at least one tooling member autonomously returns to an ungripped position as the at least one jaw moves away from the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PHD, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20220121351
    Abstract: In an example, a method to display a graphical diagram includes displaying multiple graphical objects in a graphical drawing canvas. The graphical objects represent multiple nodes identified in structured source data. The method includes receiving first input effective to group first and second graphical objects of the multiple graphical objects based on a property of the nodes. The method includes replacing the first and second graphical objects with a summary graphical object in the graphical drawing canvas in response to receiving the first input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Ellsworth, Kevin Joseph Reece, Jonathan Bronson, Aditya More, Alexander R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11304766
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft, and a sheath disposed on an external surface of the instrument shaft. The sheath has a first section made of ePTFE and a second section made of a second material, wherein the second section provides a friction seal with the shaft, and wherein the ePTFE is gas-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Park, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper, Matthew R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11304769
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instrument exits at an intermediate position of the guide tube and is oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as it exits. A stereoscopic image capture component is on the guide tube between the intermediate position and the guide tube's distal end. The image capture component's field of view is generally perpendicular to the guide tube's longitudinal axis. The guide tube is jointed to allow the image capture component to be moved. The surgical instruments and the guide tube are telemanipulatively controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams, Eugene F. Duval
  • Publication number: 20220110694
    Abstract: Systems and methods for neuronavigation in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. Targeting systems and methods as described herein can generate personalized stimulation targets for the treatment of mental conditions. In many embodiments, direct stimulation of a personalized the stimulation target indirectly impacts a brain structure that is more difficult to reach via the stimulation modality. In various embodiments, the mental condition is major depressive disorder. In a number of embodiments, the mental condition is suicidal ideation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Nolan R. Williams, Adi Maron-Katz
  • Patent number: 11293851
    Abstract: An apparatus for individually trapping atoms, individually imaging the atoms, and individually cooling the atoms to prevent loss of the atoms from the trap caused by the imaging. The apparatus can be implemented in various quantum computing, sensing, and metrology applications (e.g., in an atomic clock).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Alexandre Cooper-Roy, Jacob P. Covey, Ivaylo S. Madjarov, Jason R. Williams, Adam L. Shaw, Vladimir Schkolnik, Tai Hyun Yoon, Manuel Endres
  • Patent number: 11285617
    Abstract: A gripper including a base, at least one middle segment pivotally connected to the base, a distal segment pivotally connected to the at least one middle segment, at least one actuator disposed within the base, an adducting tendon having a proximal end attached to the at least one actuator and a distal end attached to the distal segment, and an abducting tendon having a proximal end attached to the base and a distal end attached to the distal segment. The at least one middle segment and the distal segment are configured for gripping the workpiece as the at least one actuator moves in a first direction and ungripping the workpiece as the at least one actuator moves in a second direction which is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PHD, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11282328
    Abstract: A food management system includes a cabinet having a chamber, a lift, and an ejector. The chamber is defined, in part, by a front wall including a chute defining a first end of a dispensing region along the cabinet. At least one lift is disposed within the chamber, and is configured to receive a plurality of containers therein. The lift is operable to sequentially present at least one of the containers to the dispensing region of the cabinet. The ejector includes a bumper disposed within the dispensing region. The bumper is operable to translate through the dispensing region from a retracted position on an opposite side of the at least one lift from the chute, to an extended position between the retracted position and the chute to bias the at least one of the containers from the at least one lift through the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent A. Deemter, R. William Kneifel, II, David Scrivano, Christopher P. Ilitch
  • Patent number: 11280257
    Abstract: A linkage extends between an actuator and a valve in a turbocharger. The linkage comprises two spaced member bodies having central portions with opposing curved shapes that extend between ends translatable along and rotatable about spaced pivots. Translation of one member toward the other member compresses the central portions, increasing overall stiffness of the linkage, and translation of one member away from the other member creates a gap between the central portions, allowing independent translation of the ends along the spaced pivots to compensate for misalignment between the actuator and the valve caused by heat and vibration. Another linkage extending between an actuator and a valve in a turbocharger includes two planar spaced member bodies extending between ends translatable along and rotatable about spaced pivots. The two member bodies have different thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Ledger, Sean N. Hastings, Thomas C. Harris, Jonathan R. Williams
  • Patent number: 11280360
    Abstract: An assembly for coupling a first component with a second component. The assembly may comprise first and second connectors respectively associated with the first and second components, a first biasing member carried by either the first or second connector, and a second biasing member also carried by either the first connector or the second connector. When mated together, the first and second connectors are biased in a first direction by the first biasing member thereby constraining relative movement between the connectors in the first direction. The connectors are also biased in a second direction by the second biasing member thereby constraining relative movement between the connectors in the second direction, wherein the second direction is oriented at a non-zero angle relative to the first direction. And the connectors are relatively slidable in a third direction different from the first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Ian R Williams
  • Publication number: 20220080810
    Abstract: An outlet assembly having a plurality of different operating modes for improving air flow in an air distribution system is provided. The assembly includes a first blocking element supported by a first wall of a housing for movement between blocking and unblocking positions within a cavity of the housing. The first blocking element prevents a first layer of air from flowing immediately adjacent the first wall in its blocking position. A second blocking element is supported by a second wall of the housing for movement between blocking and unblocking positions within the cavity. The second blocking element prevents a second layer of air from flowing immediately adjacent the second wall in its blocking position. An actuator subassembly including a selector member is supported for movement between a plurality of predefined positions which correspond to first and second blocking modes and a nominal unblocking mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: JVIS-USA, LLC
    Inventors: Dan M. Bui, Darius J. Preisler, Donald Schaefer, Artem Timoshenko, Shawn R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20220081728
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of characterizing tumors or a region of interest in a biological sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventor: Stephen R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20220085889
    Abstract: A pluggable bidirectional optical amplifier module may include preamp and booster optical amplifiers and a housing. The preamp optical amplifier may be configured to amplify optical signals traveling in a first direction. The booster optical amplifier may be configured to amplify optical signals traveling in a second direction. The housing may at least partially enclose the preamp optical amplifier and the booster optical amplifier. The pluggable bidirectional optical amplifier module may have a mechanical form factor that is compliant with a pluggable communication module form factor MSA. A colorless mux/demux cable assembly may be operated with the pluggable bidirectional optical amplifier. The colorless mux/demux cable assembly may include a 1:N optical splitter a N:1 optical combiner coupled side-by-side to the 1:N optical splitter, a first fiber optic cable optic cable, and a second fiber optic cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Martin R. Williams, Yajun Wang, Eric Timothy Green, Aravanan Gurusami, Deepak Devicharan, Timothy Kent Zahnley, Mike Burgess
  • Patent number: 11272994
    Abstract: A surgical instrument may comprise a shaft; a wrist structure coupled to the shaft; an end effector coupled to the wrist structure; and an actuation element extending through the shaft and the wrist and coupled to the end effector. The wrist structure may be articulatable in multiple degrees of freedom relative to the shaft, and the actuation element may follow a twisted path along at least a portion of a length of the wrist structure, the twisted path having an angular extent of less than 360 degrees over the length of the wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Saraliev, Matthew R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20220072935
    Abstract: An antimicrobial, injection molded air duct for use in an air distribution system which delivers air to a passenger cabin of a vehicle or into an enclosed space within a residential structure is provided. The air duct includes a hollow, injection molded housing having an air passageway for communicating airflow therethrough. The housing includes a layer of molded material which at least partially defines the passageway and which absorbs airborne liquid droplets containing infectious, disease-causing pathogens moving with the airflow. The molded material includes antimicrobial agents disbursed throughout the layer to reduce the number of pathogens contained within droplets absorbed by the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: JVIS-USA, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. PREISLER, Jason T. MURAR, Shawn R. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20220072934
    Abstract: An antimicrobial, injection molded air register for use in an air distribution system to direct airflow from ductwork into a passenger cabin of a vehicle or into an enclosed space within a residential structure is provided. The air register includes a perforated cover configured to cover an outlet end of the ductwork and a plurality of injection molded components supported by the cover to direct air flow into the passenger cabin. Each of the components includes a surface layer in fluid communication with the airflow and is made of a molded material which absorbs airborne liquid droplets containing infectious, disease-causing pathogens moving with the airflow. The molded material includes antimicrobial agents disbursed throughout each of the surface layers to reduce the number of pathogens contained within droplets absorbed by the surface layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: JVIS-USA, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. PREISLER, Jason T. MURAR, Shawn R. WILLIAMS