Patents by Inventor Richard Williams

Richard 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: 20190181546
    Abstract: An interface in accordance with present embodiments includes a base and a theme portion disposed on the base. A first layer is disposed on the base and includes a mixture with metallic powder suspended within a translucent medium. A second layer is disposed on the base over the first layer and over the theme portion, and includes the mixture. A third layer is disposed on the base and on the theme portion over only portions of the second layer. The third layer includes paint and paint thinner. A fourth layer is disposed on the theme portion over the third layer and exposed portions of the second layer. The fourth layer also includes the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Swim, JR., George Peter Gakoumis, JR., Matthew Tangan Usi, Jason William Hawk, Anthony Louis Mandile, Brian Matthew Stuckey, Vanessa Rachael Luedtke, Douglas Evan Goodner
  • Patent number: 10320576
    Abstract: Described are systems to manage energy distribution and operation of computing devices (“devices”). The devices may connect to a shared data and power distribution system, such as receiving electrical energy in conjunction with data signals using Power over Ethernet (POE). During activation of the facility, such as after an energy outage, the demand for energy from many devices attempting to startup may exceed the energy capacity available. Described are devices and techniques for distributing energy to devices, coordinating operating mode of the devices, and so forth, to mitigate demand spikes for electrical energy that exceed the capacity of the energy distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David George Butler, Richard William Mincher, Arvind Thiagarajan
  • Patent number: 10317345
    Abstract: Apparatus for analyzing a surface which, in use, is subject to drag, the apparatus comprising, a light source for generating light of at least one predetermined wavelength, a light source holder for holding and positioning the light source so as to direct it at the surface, a light detector for detecting reflected light from the surface and generating a signal in response thereto, a light detector holder for holding the light detector and positioning it so as to detect the reflected light, and a connector for connecting the light detector to a microprocessor to analyze the signal. Also disclosed is a method of analyzing a surface which, in use, is subject to drag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: INTERCEDE VENTURES LTD, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
    Inventors: Richard William Luxton, Janice Helen Kiely, Timothy Ingram Cox, Ben de Lacy Costello, Graham Shaun Mimms
  • Patent number: 10316526
    Abstract: A vertical joint system (10a) for a surface covering panel P having an upper and lower surfaces (16, 18) a plurality of sides (20, 22, 24, 26) located between the upper and lower surfaces. The joint system (10a) has a male part (12) along at least one side (20) and a female part (14) along an opposite side (14). The female part (14) has a protrusion (54) that extends from the lower surface (18) and an outer most female surface (72) on the protrusion (54). The male part (12) has a recess (30) that opens onto the lower surface (18) with a portion of the recess (18) forming an inner most male surface (40). The outer most female surface (72) and the inner most male surface (40) arranged so that when the male part (12) of one surface covering panel is engaged with a female part (14) of a second surface covering panel the outer most female surface (72) overlies the inner most male locking surface (40) at a first location L1 and a second location L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Richard William Kell
  • Patent number: 10307085
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of detecting physiological attributes of a wearer of a computerized wearable device having one or more sensors comprises (1) using the information from the one or more sensors to assess the physiology of the wearer; and (2) notifying the wearer of the wearer's physiology. In various embodiments, the method involves using the wearable device to determine the wearer's current posture, balance, alertness, and/or physical state and comparing the current posture, balance, alertness and/or physical state to at least one baseline measurement. For example, the system may measure a baseline posture to determine when the wearer's current posture deviates from the baseline posture, and notify the wearer so that the wearer may improve his or her posture. In other embodiments, the computerized wearable device may detect one or more of the wearer's physiological characteristics (e.g., oxygen levels, pulse rate, pupil size, etc.) and determine the wearer's alertness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Vision Service Plan
    Inventors: Jay William Sales, Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Matthew Allen Workman, Meghan Kathleen Murphy, Matthew David Steen
  • Patent number: 10309731
    Abstract: A compliant heating system includes a dynamic component including a heat exchanger; a pressure vessel shell encompassing at least a portion of the heat exchanger; and a compressive seal expansion that connects the dynamic component and the pressure vessel shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FULTON GROUP N.A., INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Thomas Frechette, Carl Nicholas Nett, James Pettiford, Richard James Snyder, Thomas William Tighe, Keith Richard Waltz
  • Patent number: 10307562
    Abstract: A device for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring can include an expiratory valve connected to a manifold. The expiratory valve can include a body portion including a feedback port configured to be connected to an air flow generator. The expiratory valve can include a plunger at least partially disposed in the body portion. The expiratory valve can include a pressurizing chamber positioned between an end of the plunger and an end of the expiratory valve. The pressurizing chamber can be configured to receive air from the air flow generator through the feedback port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FRESCA Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Christian Ewers, Mark Alan Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Eugene Nolting, Stephen William Anderson, Kevin Nai Hong Chen
  • Publication number: 20190163361
    Abstract: A system comprising: one or more processors; and program instructions for providing a user interface. Execution of the program instructions by the one or more processors causes the one or more processors to display a user interface comprising: an entry mechanism for entering an input comprising at least one character, symbol, numeral or punctuation mark; a typing pane configured to display the input entered via the entry mechanism; wherein, in response to selection of a prediction based on the input entered via the entry mechanism, the typing pane is configured to replace the input entered via the entry mechanism by the prediction; and an undo button, wherein in response to user selection of the undo button, the typing pane is configured to replace the selected prediction by the input entered via the entry mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Clements, Richard Tunnicliffe, Benjamin WIlliam Medlock
  • Publication number: 20190160515
    Abstract: A metal extrusion and nodes based structure is provided. The structure comprises one or more arc members connected by one or more node members, wherein the arc comprises (i) a wing feature which is configured to mate with one or more non-structural components, (ii) an internal passage feature which is configured to be inserted into a connecting feature of the corresponding node member, and (iii) one or more keying features formed from a mating interface with the corresponding node member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Broc William TenHOUTEN, Eahab Nagi EL NAGA, Richard Winston HOYLE, Kevin Robert CZINGER
  • Publication number: 20190159700
    Abstract: A wearable device includes at least one sensor for obtaining a unique identifier from the wearer when the wearer and for transmitting the unique identifier to one or more computer processors for use in determining whether the wearer is a particular individual. The wearable device may also include a wireless communications device for transmitting a signal (e.g., to a remote computing device) that confirms the identity of the wearer as the particular individual. A remote computing device, or other device, or individual, may then, based at least in part on receiving the signal, grant wearer access to a computer program, computing system, and/or a particular physical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jay William Sales, Richard Chester Klosinski, JR., Matthew Allen Workman, Meghan Kathleen Murphy, Matthew David Steen
  • Patent number: 10303159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for additive manufacturing of vehicles are provided. An additive manufacturing apparatus can include a printer that additively manufactures structures for a vehicle, and multiple analysis components. Each analysis component can receive information based on a design model of the vehicle and analyze the information based on an analysis factor. Each analysis component analyzes the information based on a different analysis factor. An integrator can receives the analyzed information from the analysis components, update the design model based on the analyzed information, and determine whether the updated design model satisfies criteria. If the updated design model satisfies the criteria, the integrator determines printing instructions for the printer to print one or more structures of the vehicle based on the updated design model, and if the updated design model does not satisfy the criteria, the integrator sends information based on the updated design model to the analysis components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, Broc William TenHouten, Richard W. Hoyle, Donald J. Christian, Stuart Paul Macey, Antonio Bernerd Martinez
  • Publication number: 20190151170
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Publication number: 20190155937
    Abstract: A geographically distributed system using a hybrid, multi-master design is disclosed. The system may use global tables, for which both reads and writes may be performed locally, but with a single region serving as a master region. All strongly consistent reads and writes may be sent to the master region, whereas eventually consistent reads and writes may be performed in any region with a replica. The master region may not be statically assigned but may move from region to region. The master region may be assigned manually by client preference or may be assigned and updated automatically based on the time of day or workload characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Asmita Barve, Richard Shawn Bice, Tate Andrew Certain, Sanket Vishram Chandorkar, Derek William Richard Chen-Becker, Arijit Choudhury, Murtaza Doctor, Sudhir Konduru, Timothy Matthew Lewis, Abhijeet More, Hina Naseer, Ramanathan Padinjarel Somanathan, Karthikeyani Palanisami, Rashmi Krishnaiah Setty, Sanjay Shanthakumar, Ray Manpreet Singh Matharu, Douglas Brian Terry
  • Publication number: 20190150450
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions comprising isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridines The present invention relates to herbicidal compositions comprising an isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridine and at least one further compound selected from herbicidally active compounds and, if desired, safeners. The present invention also relates to the use of such a composition for controlling unwanted vegetation and to a method for controlling unwanted vegetation, which comprises allowing a composition to act on plants, their seeds and/or their habitat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes HUTZLER, Helmut KRAUS, Anna Aleksandra MICHROWSKA-PIANOWSKA, Yogesh OTURKAR, Trevor William NEWTON, Stefan TRESCH, Jens LERCHL, Thomas SEITZ, Richard Roger EVANS, Klaus KREUZ, Ulrich STEINBRENNER
  • Publication number: 20190150449
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions comprising isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridines The present invention relates to herbicidal compositions comprising an isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridine and at least one further compound selected from herbicidally active compounds and, if desired, safeners. The present invention also relates to the use of such a composition for controlling unwanted vegetation and to a method for controlling unwanted vegetation, which comprises allowing a composition to act on plants, their seeds and/or their habitat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes HUTZLER, Helmut KRAUS, Anna Aleksandra MICHROWSKA-PIANOWSKA, Yogesh OTURKAR, Trevor William NEWTON, Stefan TRESCH, Jens LERCHL, Thomas SEITZ, Richard Roger EVANS, Klaus KREUZ, Ulrich STEINBRENNER
  • Publication number: 20190150448
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions comprising isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridines The present invention relates to herbicidal compositions comprising an isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridine and at least one further compound selected from herbicidally active compounds and, if desired, safeners. The present invention also relates to the use of such a composition for controlling unwanted vegetation and to a method for controlling unwanted vegetation, which comprises allowing a composition to act on plants, their seeds and/or their habitat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes HUTZLER, Helmut KRAUS, Anna Aleksandra MICHROWSKA-PIANOWSKA, Yogesh OTURKAR, Trevor William NEWTON, Stefan TRESCH, Jens LERCHL, Thomas SEITZ, Richard Roger EVANS, Klaus KREUZ, Ulrich STEINBRENNER
  • Publication number: 20190154299
    Abstract: A packaged terminal air conditioner unit (PTAC) includes a vent aperture defined in a bulkhead of the PTAC and a fan assembly for urging a flow of make-up air through the vent aperture. The fan assembly includes a fan duct attached to the bulkhead and defining a flow passage in fluid communication with the vent aperture and an auxiliary fan mounted to the fan duct for urging the flow of make-up air through the vent aperture. An isolation member formed from a resilient material, such as an elastomeric or rubber material, is positioned between the auxiliary fan and the fan duct to reduce vibrations generated by the auxiliary fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Robert William Jewell, Richard Michael Phillips, Richard Dustin Henderson
  • Patent number: 10292697
    Abstract: An assembly includes a flexible fixation member, a suture, and a delivery device. The fixation member includes a body with two terminal ends. A suture passes through the flexible fixation member at various points along a length of the body such that portions of the fixation member are slidable relative to the suture and configurable to form a cluster within a surgical site. The delivery device includes a tubular member, an elongated inserter, and a trigger. The elongated inserter is slidably disposed within the tubular member. The inserter has a forked distal end configured to receive a portion of the fixation member and the suture. The trigger is finger-engagable and fixedly coupled to the proximal end of the inserter. It is configured to advance and retract the inserter relative to the tubular member. The trigger includes a retention member for retaining a proximal end portion of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey I. Karasic, Brett A. McKenzie, Steven William Astorino, Richard M. Lunn, Matthew Edwin Koski, Tatsuya Arai, Mark Edwin Housman, Roland F. Gatturna
  • Publication number: 20190146896
    Abstract: The example embodiments are directed to a system and method for a virtual processor that enables real-time in situ disassembly and debugging. In one example, the method includes implementing a virtual processor in field programmable gate array (FPGA) programmable logic, the virtual processor comprising a virtual version of a target system, capturing data representative of operations in the virtual processor using a bus access device configured to provide direct access to components of the virtual processor, streaming the data to the embedded processor, storing the data in the memory device, and performing in-situ disassembly and debugging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew William BERNER, Tab MONG, Richard GAWRELSKI
  • Patent number: D850029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MODPRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Williams, Brett Teper, Qi Feng Liang