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).

  • Patent number: 11031901
    Abstract: A control system for monitoring a motor and wheel drive gearbox of an irrigation system drive train. The control system includes a motor sensor for sensing an operating state of the motor and a gearbox sensor for sensing an operating state of the wheel drive gearbox. If the motor operating state exceeds a motor operating state threshold or changes too quickly, or if the wheel drive gearbox operating state exceeds a wheel drive gearbox operating state threshold or changes too quickly, the control system operates the drive train at a reduced capacity or in a modified mode such that the operating state is not exceeded or does not change too quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventors: Richard W. Parod, Richard E. Provaznik, Mark William Miller
  • Patent number: 11028319
    Abstract: A variable opacity material is provided that may be in the form of a mixture, such as an emulsion that contains a discontinuous aqueous polymeric solution having an LCST of 0 to 100° C. and a continuous phase containing a hydrophobic polymer, such as a polysiloxane. One or more salts, such as lithium bromide and sodium chloride, may be added to the aqueous solution to lower the LCST of the aqueous solution and to raise the refractive index of the aqueous polymeric solution to substantially match the refractive index of the hydrophobic polymer. The variable opacity materials may be applied in the form of a film to various substrates, such as glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Carsten Bailey Widger, Jay William Anseth, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Craig Alan Breen, Wesley Viola
  • Patent number: 11027813
    Abstract: Described herein are examples of stiffening shafts, which in some cases are adapted to couple to a marine vessel. An exemplary stiffening shaft can be used to extend a motor from the marine vessel or be used as a shallow water stick anchor. The exemplary stiffening shafts can include a plurality of linked vertebrae stacked to form a column and at least one inelastic tension element threaded longitudinally through the plurality of vertebrae. The shaft can have a flexible configuration when the at least one tension element is released and a stiffened linear configuration when the tension element is tensed to react to torque and bending moments. Alternatively, the stiffening shaft can be used as a shallow water stick anchor for a marine vessel by piercing the bottom of a marine environment (e.g., a sea bed, a lake bed, a river bed, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Rhodan Marine Systems of Florida, LLC
    Inventors: Lindsay Ambler, Richard William Ambler
  • Patent number: 11026685
    Abstract: An adapter assembly includes an elongated body, a switch, a sensor link, and an annular member. The elongated body includes a proximal portion configured to couple to a handle assembly and a distal portion configured to couple to a surgical loading unit. The switch is configured to be toggled in response to the surgical loading unit being coupled to the distal portion of the adapter assembly. The sensor link is disposed within the distal portion of the adapter assembly and biased toward a distal position. The sensor link is longitudinally movable between a proximal position and the distal position. The annular member is disposed within the distal portion and is rotatable between a first orientation, in which the annular member prevents distal movement of the sensor link, and a second orientation, in which the sensor link moves distally to toggle the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul Richard, Earl M. Zergiebel, David M. Chowaniec, Ryan V. Williams, Anand Subramanian, Nihir Patel
  • Publication number: 20210166804
    Abstract: Provided is a method, computer program product, and system for determining a user is experiencing anxiety when called upon to perform a task. A processor may monitor health data measurements received from a wearable device worn by a first user. In response to a prompt to complete a task from a second user, the processor may detect that the first user is experiencing anxiety based on analysis of the received health data measurements. The processor may determine the first user is experiencing difficulty completing the task as a result of the anxiety. The processor may classify the anxiety as a first anxiety type chosen from a plurality of anxiety types. In response to classifying the anxiety as the first anxiety type, the processor may output a recommendation to the second user for reducing the anxiety of the first user in order to assist the first user in completing the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Emily Megan Metruck, Eli Michael Dow, Alejandro Demian Velasco, Richard William Taggart
  • Publication number: 20210168157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus that collect data regarding malware threats, that organizes this collected malware threat data, and that provides this data to computers or people such that damage associated with these software threats can be quantified and reduced. The present disclosure is also directed to preventing the spread of malware before that malware can damage computers or steal computer data. Methods consistent with the present disclosure may optimize tests performed at different levels of a multi-level threat detection and prevention system. As such, methods consistent with the present disclosure may collect data from various sources that may include endpoint computing devices, firewalls/gateways, or isolated (e.g. “sandbox”) computers. Once this information is collected, it may then be organized, displayed, and analyzed in ways that were not previously possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: F. William Conner, MinhDung Joe NguyenLe, Atul Dhablania, Richard Chio, Justin Jose, Lalith Kumar Dampanaboina
  • Patent number: 11026350
    Abstract: A modular computing system for a data center includes one or more data center modules including rack computer systems. An electrical module is coupled to the data center modules and provides electrical power to computer systems in the data center modules. The data center modules do not include any internal active cooling systems and cannot be coupled with any external active cooling systems. A data center module directs ambient air to flow into intake air plenums extending along intake sides of the rows of racks, through the rows of racks into exhaust plenums extending along exhaust sides of the rows of racks, and out into the ambient environment to cool computer systems in the racks. Directed airflow can be lateral, vertical, at least partially driven by air buoyancy gradients, at least partially induced by air moving devices internal to computer systems in the rows of racks, thereof, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chadwick Towner, Kraig Knight, John William Eichelberg, Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 11021643
    Abstract: An organoclay composition which is a mineral clay or mineral clay mixture that has been treated with at least organic quaternary ammonium compound and a synergist comprising (i) an amine salt of a trimer acid, and (ii) an amine salt of a monocarboxylic fatty acid. The monocarboxylic fatty acid may be (a) at least one saturated carboxylic acid; and/or (b) at least one unsaturated carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: BYK USA, Inc., BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Richard William Bennett, Patricia M. Bauer, René Nagelsdiek
  • Publication number: 20210155481
    Abstract: A method for capturing material extracted from biochar is provided comprising the steps of: (i) providing a biochar; (ii) contacting the biochar with an extraction media, where the extraction media causes the removal of residual compounds from the pores and surface of the biochar, creating a resulting extract comprised of the extraction media and removed compounds; and (iii) collecting the resulting extract. The method also can include other steps of extraction and purification. The method further comprises the step of applying the resulting extract to seeds, plants, soil, other agricultural products, or for use in other applications. A biochar having high levels of soluble signaling compounds is also provided, where the biochar is derived from a biomass source that together with predefined pyrolysis parameters produces resulting biochar having increased levels of soluble signaling compounds that are known to increase seed germination rates and early plant growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Han Suk Kim, Matthew William Smith, Haijun Wan, Richard W. Belcher, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Brian Buege
  • Publication number: 20210156201
    Abstract: Embodiments and methods relate to pulling and installing a product line along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle, including pulling the product line for an extended length (i.e. a length that might otherwise be deemed impracticable) along the underground arcuate path beneath the obstacle. Embodiments also relate to a pulling apparatus for installing a product line using a casing along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle, having a casing pull head connected to the casing, a product line pull head assembly connected to the product line, and a pull bracket connected to the product line pull head assembly and to the casing pull head sleeve frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald G. HALDERMAN, Pablo Esteban GUERRA, Richard Neil SMITH, John Steven MEADERS, James WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11017163
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for facilitating input by a user into a form. In one aspect, a method include actions of obtaining a web resource that includes a form, determining a particular field of the form has been selected, determining an intent that corresponds to the form from a first semantic tag in the web resource, determining a parameter of the intent that corresponds to the particular field of the form from a second semantic tag in the web resource, determining a value to suggest for the particular field based at least on the intent and the parameter of the intent, and providing the value for output as a suggestion of input for the particular field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Wang, Ulas Kirazci, Joshua Richard Williams
  • Patent number: 11019074
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for managing a user's contact data which use evolving sequential sets of rules where the applicability of each set depends upon adherence or proper application of a prior set. In an embodiment, an initial set of restrictions are generated based on input from a first user, the restrictions relating to contact made by a second user to the first user. These initial restrictions are subsequently modified in response to the second user contacting the first user based on the contact made and a characteristic of the contact. The methods may apply to any form of contact between the first and second users and in an embodiment applies to contact made by the second user to a cellular telephone number belonging to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenton Paul Anthony O'Hara, Michael Anthony Massimi, Matthew Kay, Richard Harper, James William Scott
  • Patent number: 11016358
    Abstract: A backplane for an electro-optic display including an electrode and a substrate. The substrate may be porous to liquids, e.g., water, and may formed, from cellulose or a similar hydrophilic polymer. The electrode is desirably also porous to the same liquid as the substrate, so that the electrodes do not form liquid-impervious areas on the substrate. For example, when the liquid is water (or an aqueous solution) the electrodes may be formed of a hydrophilic carbon black, which may be coated or screen-printed on to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Jay William Anseth, Richard J. Paolini, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11016562
    Abstract: A user input system for controlling a viewpoint within displayed content includes a user profile obtaining unit operable to obtain a user profile having information about head motion and eye motion for a user, an input unit operable to receive user inputs relating to a change in viewpoint within displayed content, the user inputs including the user's head motion, and a viewpoint modification unit operable to modify the viewpoint in the displayed content in dependence upon received inputs and the user profile, where the modification to the viewpoint includes a greater motion than the head motion received as an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew William Walker, Richard James Forster, Matthew William Sanders, Patrick John Connor, Jessica Rose Grant, Hans-Werner Gellersen, Ludwig Sidenmark
  • Publication number: 20210149674
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that includes input circuitry to receive input data and output circuitry to output a sequence of instructions to be executed by data processing circuitry. Generation circuitry performs a generation process to generate the sequence of instructions using the input data. The sequence of instructions comprises an indirect control flow instruction having a field that indicates where a target of the indirect control flow instruction is stored. The generation process causes at least one of the instructions in the sequence of instructions to store a state of control flow speculation after execution of the indirect control flow instruction. The at least one of the instructions in the sequence of instructions that stores the state of control flow speculation is inhibited from being subject to data value speculation by the data processing circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Richard William EARNSHAW, Kristof Evariste Georges BEYLS, James GREENHALGH
  • Publication number: 20210152145
    Abstract: A power system includes a traction battery, and a rectifier including a pair of diodes, a pair of switches, and a pair of capacitors each in parallel with a different one of the switches such that alternating current input to the rectifier results in alternating voltage having parabolic approaches to maximum magnitude values being input to the rectifier. The maximum magnitude values correspond to a magnitude of voltage output to the traction battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Mohamed Elshaer, Richard William Kautz, Chingchi Chen, Jin Wang, John Paul Gibeau
  • Publication number: 20210141879
    Abstract: In one embodiment, certain words or phrases spoken by customers during calls to a call center are used to identify or authenticate the user. Words or phrases such as a customer's name, or an account number or telephone number, are selected for a customer. Recordings of the selected words or phrases spoken by the customer during previous calls are used to generate voiceprints that are stored and associated with the customer. Later, when the customer calls the call center, instances of the customer speaking the selected words are extracted from the call (referred to herein as “audio-of-interest”) and are compared against the voiceprints stored for the customer. If the voiceprints match the audio-of-interest the customer is authenticated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Adam Calahan, Timothy Andrew Furnell, Jamie Richard Williams
  • Publication number: 20210137073
    Abstract: An orthosis is fitted to a body joint, in a preferred embodiment the equine fetlock, by locating the center of rotation (COR) of the joint; measuring the bones comprising the joint at points located with respect to the COR; selecting the appropriate orthosis from a selection of models thereof; and custom-fitting the orthosis to the individual by heating it to soften a layer of thermoformable foam on the interior of the orthosis and clamping the orthosis in place over the body joint. A kit of tools for performing the measurements is disclosed, as are a method for location of the COR of the body joint by palpation and a preferred heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Horsepower Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mouli Ramani, Victoria Thompson, Keith Sproat, Kristin Size, Richard Miller, Carl Kirker-Head, Geralyn Schad, Evan Williams
  • Publication number: 20210144249
    Abstract: A system for data recording across a network includes a session border controller connecting incoming data from the network to an endpoint recorder. A load balancer is connected to the network between the session border controller and the endpoint and receives the incoming data from the session border controller, wherein the load balancer comprises computer memory and a processor configured to parse the incoming data into video data and audio data according to identification protocols accessible by the processor from the computer memory. A recording apparatus includes recording memory that receives the incoming data from the load balancer, stores a duplicate version of the incoming data in the recording memory, and connects the incoming data to the endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jamie Richard Williams, Marc Calahan, Robert John Barnes, Murali Mohan Reddy Nareddy
  • Publication number: 20210142912
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed provide ways for Health Care Professionals (HCPs) to be involved in initial patient system set up so that the data received is truly transformative, such that the patient not just understands what all the various numbers mean but also how the data can be used. For example, in one implementation, a CGM device is configured for use by a HCP, and includes a housing and a circuit configured to receive a signal from a transmitter coupled to an indwelling glucose sensor. A calibration module converts the received signal into clinical units. A user interface is provided that is configured to display a measured glucose concentration in the clinical units. The user interface is further configured to receive input data about a patient level, where the input data about the patient level causes the device to operate in a mode appropriate to the patient level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Darin Edward Chum Dew, Eric Cohen, Anna Leigh Davis, Mark Dervaes, Laura J. Dunn, Minda McDorman Grucela, Hari Hampapuram, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Steven David King, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Sumitaka Mikami, Subrai Girish Pai, Philip Mansiel Pellouchoud, Stephen Alan Reichert, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson, Brian Christopher Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Robert Patrick Van Tassel, Matthew D. Wightlin, Richard C. Yang, James Stephen Amidei, David Derenzy, Benjamin Elrod West, Vincent Crabtree, Michael Levozier Moore, Douglas William Burnette, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Nicholas Polytaridis, Dana Charles Cambra, Abhishek Sharma, Kho Braun, Patrick Wile McBride