Patents by Inventor Robert C. Williams

Robert C. 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: 11445807
    Abstract: A pump clip and a fluid infusion device system, in which the pump clip includes a mount to be connectable to a fluid infusion device, and a base coupled to the mount. The base is pivotable relative to the mount about a first pivot axis. The pump clip includes a clip coupled to the base. The clip is pivotable relative to the base about a second pivot axis, and the clip defines at least one tube clamp to receive a tube associated with the fluid infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Briggs, Robert C. Castro, Joseph P. Williams
  • Patent number: 11439650
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making a pharmaceutical dosage form include making a pharmaceutical composition that includes one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients by thermokinetic compounding into a composite. Compositions and methods of preprocessing a composite comprising one or more APIs with one or more excipients include thermokinetic compounding, comprising thermokinetic processing the APIs with the excipients into a composite, wherein the composite can be further processed by conventional methods known in the art, such as hot melt extrusion, melt granulation, compression molding, tablet compression, capsule filling, film-coating, or injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, DISPERSOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Brough, James W. McGinity, Dave A. Miller, James C. DiNunzio, Robert O. Williams, III
  • Publication number: 20220148710
    Abstract: Integrated systems for collecting, storing, and distribution of images acquired of subjects in a research or clinical environment are provided. The system includes an image and data repository including a plurality of images originating from one or more image-generating devices, data associated with the images, and data associated with imaged subjects; and a workflow management module in direct communication with the image and data repository and with the one or more image-generating devices and/or storage devices that store the images of the imaged subjects, the workflow management module being configured to transport the images directly from the one or more image-generating devices and/or storage devices to the image and data repository and to manage the collation and distribution of images, data associated with the raw images and the data associated with the imaged subjects in the image and data repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Eric L. Buckland, Joseph Carroll, Robert C. Williams, Andrew J. Witchger, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210298414
    Abstract: A footwear sole structure may include a plurality of discrete hexagonally-shaped sole elements defined by a plurality of sipes. The sipes may include a plurality of sipes that extend in a transverse direction across the sole structure and a plurality of sipes that extend in an oblique direction relative to the transverse sipes. A plurality of sipes may also subdivide the hexagonally-shaped sole elements into one or more diamond-shaped sole element portions. The sole structure may include additional features such as non-hexagonal sole elements and lugs distributed across a bottom surface of the sole structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Zachary E. Hull, John A. Truax, Robert W. Dolan, Mark C. Miner, Angela N. Martin, Robert C. Williams, JR., Karen S. Dimoff, Jekti Hadiati, Howard Banich
  • Publication number: 20210209758
    Abstract: A method for segmenting images is provided including tessellating an image obtained from one of an image database and an imaging system into a plurality of sectors; classifying each of the plurality of sectors by applying one or more pre-defined labels to each of the plurality of sectors, wherein the pre-defined labels indicate at least one of an image quality metric (IQM) and a metric of structure; assigning each of the plurality of classified sectors an Image Quality Classification (IQC); identifying anchor sectors among the plurality of classified sectors, applying filtering and edge detection to identify target boundaries; applying contouring across contiguous sectors and using the assigned IQC as a guide to complete segmentation of an edge between any two identified anchor sectors; and smoothing across segmented regions to increase parametric second-order continuity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Eric L. Buckland, Micaela R. Mendlow, Robert C. Williams
  • Patent number: 11053624
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a tub defining an interior, a basket located within the interior and rotatably mounted within the tub and having an upper and lower basket base portion, a balance ring mounted to the upper edge of the basket peripheral wall, a clothes mover rotatably mounted within the basket, a drive system comprising a motor operably coupled to the basket and the clothes mover and configured to selectively oscillate or rotate the basket or the clothes mover and a first and second drive shaft, and a drive attachment mechanism configured to couple the basket to the second drive shaft, with the drive attachment mechanism comprising a bushing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Eric K. Farrington, Steven Fricke, Nicholas C. Fugal, Christine L. Strain, Philip R. Thompson, Robert C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20210193297
    Abstract: Integrated systems for collecting, storing, and distribution of images acquired of subjects in a research or clinical environment are provided. The system includes an image and data repository including a plurality of images originating from one or more image-generating devices, data associated with the images, and data associated with imaged subjects; and a workflow management module in direct communication with the image and data repository and with the one or more image-generating devices and/or storage devices that store the images of the imaged subjects, the workflow management module being configured to transport the images directly from the one or more image-generating devices and/or storage devices to the image and data repository and to manage the collation and distribution of images, data associated with the raw images and the data associated with the imaged subjects in the image and data repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Eric L. Buckland, Joseph Carroll, Robert C. Williams, Andrew J. Witchger, JR.
  • Patent number: 11000092
    Abstract: A footwear sole structure may include a plurality of discrete hexagonally-shaped sole elements defined by a plurality of sipes. The sipes may include a plurality of sipes that extend in a transverse direction across the sole structure and a plurality of sipes that extend in an oblique direction relative to the transverse sipes. A plurality of sipes may also subdivide the hexagonally-shaped sole elements into one or more diamond-shaped sole element portions. The sole structure may include additional features such as non-hexagonal sole elements and lugs distributed across a bottom surface of the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary E. Hull, John A. Truax, Robert W. Dolan, Mark C. Miner, Angela N. Martin, Robert C. Williams, Jr., Karen S. Dimoff, Jekti Hadiati, Howard Banich
  • Publication number: 20210079580
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a rotating drum that receives laundry to be treated. A motor rotates a drive shaft about a vertical axis and engages the rotating drum at a base. A coupler is disposed within an upper portion of the base and that rests upon the drive shaft to transfer rotational forces from the drive shaft to the drum. A lower portion of the base engages an outer surface of the shaft to resist moment forces that are exerted against the drive shaft in an off-axis direction relative to the vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Fugal, Bradley D. Morrow, Joseph C. O'Connor, Prabhath KV, Jason S. Sabel, Christine L. Strain, Meredith A. Wagner, Robert C. Williams
  • Patent number: 10907293
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a rotating drum that receives laundry to be treated. A motor rotates a drive shaft about a vertical axis and engages the rotating drum at a base. A coupler is disposed within an upper portion of the base and that rests upon the drive shaft to transfer rotational forces from the drive shaft to the drum. A lower portion of the base engages an outer surface of the shaft to resist moment forces that are exerted against the drive shaft in an off-axis direction relative to the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Fugal, Bradley D. Morrow, Joseph C. O'Connor, Prabhath KV, Jason S. Sabel, Christine L. Strain, Meredith A. Wagner, Robert C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20200359746
    Abstract: An upper for an article of footwear may include one or more of the following: a knitted component forming a collar of the upper, the collar at least partially forming an opening for providing access to an interior of the article of footwear; and a first knit edge and a second knit edge that extend along the collar of the upper, wherein a knitted central portion of the collar extends between the first knit edge and the second knit edge. The collar may consist of a single seam to join together the first knit edge and the second knit edge. The single seam may be offset from a centerline at the rear-most portion of a heel area such that the knitted central portion of the collar extends through the centerline of the heel area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Podhajny, Benjamin A. Shaffer, Erin E. Toraya, Robert C. Williams, JR.
  • Patent number: 10758399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, method, system and kit for receiving effluent from an individual. In an alternative embodiment, the present invention is directed to a device, method, system and kit for collecting effluent from an individual during a medical or diagnostic procedure including but not limited to, imaging or viewing one or more sections of an individual's gastrointestinal tract. In another alternative embodiment, the effluent is collected in a hollow area in order to prevent the effluent form contaminating a component, device or apparatus used in connection with the medical or diagnostic procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BRACCO DIAGNOSTICS INC.
    Inventors: Robert C. Williams, Harry Bratton, David J. Vining
  • Patent number: 10729208
    Abstract: An article of footwear may have an upper with a knitted component. Alone or in combination, the knitted component may include regions with different degrees of stretch-resistance; the knitted component forms a collar with a half-gauge knit; the upper includes a strand with sections that are inlaid within the knitted component, and the sections are positioned immediately adjacent to each other; the strand forms a plurality of loops, pairs of the loops are positioned immediately adjacent to each other and configured to receive a lace; and the knitted component includes a thermoplastic polymer material, and the strand is unbonded to the thermoplastic polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Podhajny, Benjamin A. Shaffer, Erin E. Toraya, Robert C. Williams, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200221022
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for producing background separated product images for print and on-line display. An image formation system provides lighting of a product to facilitate acquiring images that can be automatically processed to generate high resolution item-only images free of quality defects and imaging artifacts. Image processing programs accurately detect an outline of an item in a set of digital images taken using the image formation system and automatically store processed images in an image library. The images in the library may be repurposed for print, sales display, transmission to a user, on-line customer support, and the like. A user display configured with an adaptable user interface facilitates user interaction with images in the library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wheeler, Steven R. Koontz, Robert C. Williams
  • Patent number: 10616477
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for producing background separated product images for print and on-line display. An image formation system provides lighting of a product to facilitate acquiring images that can be automatically processed to generate high resolution item-only images free of quality defects and imaging artifacts. Image processing programs accurately detect an outline of an item in a set of digital images taken using the image formation system and automatically store processed images in an image library. The images in the library may be repurposed for print, sales display, transmission to a user, on-line customer support, and the like. A user display configured with an adaptable user interface facilitates user interaction with images in the library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PC Connection, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wheeler, Steven R. Koontz, Robert C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190194853
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance having a tub defining an interior, a basket located within the interior and rotatably mounted within the tub and having an upper and lower basket base portion, a balance ring mounted to the upper edge of the basket peripheral wall, a clothes mover rotatably mounted within the basket, a drive system comprising a motor operably coupled to the basket and the clothes mover and configured to selectively oscillate or rotate the basket or the clothes mover and a first and second drive shaft, and a drive attachment mechanism configured to couple the basket to the second drive shaft, with the drive attachment mechanism comprising a bushing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: ERIC K. FARRINGTON, STEVEN FRICKE, NICHOLAS C. FUGAL, CHRISTINE L. STRAIN, PHILIP R. THOMPSON, ROBERT C. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190161899
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a rotating drum that receives laundry to be treated. A motor rotates a drive shaft about a vertical axis and engages the rotating drum at a base. A coupler is disposed within an upper portion of the base and that rests upon the drive shaft to transfer rotational forces from the drive shaft to the drum. A lower portion of the base engages an outer surface of the shaft to resist moment forces that are exerted against the drive shaft in an off-axis direction relative to the vertical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Fugal, Bradley D. Morrow, Joseph C. O'Connor, Prabhath KV, Jason S. Sabel, Christine L. Strain, Meredith A. Wagner, Robert C. Williams
  • Patent number: D855301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: D890484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: D890504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Williams, Jr.