Patents by Inventor Robert Williams

Robert 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: 20190315304
    Abstract: An airbag includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion is for extending from a vehicle roof and engagement with a head rest of a seat in an inflated position. The lower portion forms a cushion board that extends downwardly from the upper portion for engagement with and disposition between a seatback and a restraining bar located rearward of the seatback in the inflated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: HUIPENG CHEN, ZHENYAN GAO, ROBERT WILLIAM MCCOY
  • Publication number: 20190317924
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a multiple-entity root of trust is constructed and maintained for use in a cryptography system. In some aspects, a genesis data block includes genesis block data entries representing respective member entities of a root of trust consortium. A genesis block is generated by digitally signing the genesis data block. The genesis block is provided for use by end entities as a root of trust in a cryptography system. In some aspects, a hash of an existing block of a chain is obtained, and a data block comprising a data entry is generated. The data entry identifies an action by one or more member entities of the root of trust consortium. A new block of the chain is generated by digitally signing a combination of the data block and the hash of the existing block. The new block is provided for use by end entities as the root of trust in the cryptography system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: ISARA Corporation
    Inventors: Parnian Alimi, Jiayuan Sui, Atsushi Yamada, Robert Williams, Alessandro Faieta
  • Publication number: 20190318917
    Abstract: A microwave plasma reactor for manufacturing synthetic diamond material via chemical vapour deposition includes a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves at a frequency f, a plasma chamber that defines a resonance cavity for supporting a microwave resonance mode, a microwave coupling configuration for feeding microwaves from the microwave generator into the plasma chamber, a gas flow system for feeding process gases into the plasma chamber and removing them therefrom, and a substrate holder disposed in the plasma chamber and having a supporting surface for supporting a substrate on which the synthetic diamond material is to be deposited in use. The resonance cavity is configured to have a height that supports a TM011 resonant mode at the frequency f and is further configured to have a diameter that satisfies the condition that a ratio of the resonance cavity height/the resonance cavity diameter is in the range 0.3 to 1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: ELEMENT SIX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: JOHN ROBERT BRANDON, ALEXANDER LAMB CULLEN, STEPHEN DAVID WILLIAMS, JOSEPH MICHAEL DODSON, JONATHAN JAMES WILMAN, CHRISTOPHER JOHN HOWARD WORT, HELEN WILMAN
  • Patent number: 10442396
    Abstract: A seatbelt retractor includes a base, a spool, a cylinder, a sleeve and a cylinder lock. The spool is rotatably coupled to the base and has a piston portion. A smaller initialization piston extends from the piston portion. The cylinder is engaged with the piston portion and therewith defines a first chamber. The sleeve is within the cylinder and receives the initialization piston. The sleeve and the initialization piston define an initialization chamber. The cylinder lock in a first condition rotatably fixes the cylinder to the base. Damping fluid is disposed in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, James Chih Cheng, Robert William McCoy, Saeed David Barbat, Dean M. Jaradi
  • Patent number: 10444408
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant. In one or more embodiments, the articles include a substrate, and an optical film disposed on the substrate. The optical film includes a scratch-resistant layer and an optical interference layer. The optical interference layer may include one or more sub-layers that exhibit different refractive indices. In one example, the optical interference layer includes a first low refractive index sub-layer and a second a second high refractive index sub-layer. In some instances, the optical interference layer may include a third sub-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10442384
    Abstract: A vehicle component may include a crossbeam, a cylinder, a piston, a panel, and a heterogeneous mixture. The cylinder has a chamber and is fixed relative to the crossbeam. The piston is linearly movable in the chamber. The panel is fixed relative to the piston. The heterogeneous mixture is enclosed by the piston in the chamber. The heterogeneous mixture includes hydrophobic nanoporous particles and a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Robert William McCoy, James Chih Cheng, Saeed David Barbat
  • Publication number: 20190308647
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that communicates between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller determines a communication loss and, responsive to determining the communication loss, switches to communicating via a different communication path. The controller also determines an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined, obtains a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, and/or different times. The controller automatically changes the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Brian Douglas Lawry, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen, Steven Andrew Kellner, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190310933
    Abstract: Aspects of the embodiments include a system, method, and computer program operations, including compiling unit test code by a compiler run on a hardware computing system; identifying in the unit test code a call for a mocked transaction based on a name of the mocked transaction within the unit test code; identifying a location of the mocked transaction in a mocked transaction repository, the mocked transaction repository comprising mocked transaction code associated with the mocked transaction; executing the mocked transaction code associated with the mocked transaction; and outputting a response to the mocked transaction based at least in part on the unit test code
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Williams, Stephen J. Tyler
  • Publication number: 20190312799
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive subject matter include a method for optimizing allocation of computers. The method can include gathering, via a plurality of sensors in a plurality of computers, information about devices of the computers. The method can include determining, via at least one of the processors, usage of the computers based on the information. The method can include determining, via at least one of the processors, performance of the computers based on the information. The method can include allocating, via at least one of the processors, certain ones of the computers for different uses based, at least in part, on the performance and usage of the computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: James William Walker, Robert John Wallis
  • Publication number: 20190312941
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring and analyzing in vehicle media consumption and user interaction with a vehicle through an in vehicle entertainment system located in the vehicle. The in vehicle entertainment system receives media content. The method and system monitors both the media content and user interaction with the vehicle with content and interaction measurement software stored in the storage of the head unit of the vehicle as a module on the in vehicle entertainment system. The content measurement software directly records data relative to the media content being played or user interaction, in real time, as a data set and transmits the data set relative to the media content being played and user interaction to at least one immutable distributed ledger. The data set includes at least the local time of the start of the media content or the user interaction and is hashed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Drive Time Metrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Maccini, Roderick MacKenzie, Joseph V. Gallagher, Rafael Saavedra, Peter Williams
  • Patent number: 10438300
    Abstract: A social networking system prices advertisements presented to a user of a social networking system via a client device in a state that provides the user with limited functionality by applying discount factors to bid amounts associated with advertisements selected for presentation. A discount factor is based on the likelihood of the user viewing or interacting with an advertisement via the social networking system presented while the client device is in the state providing the user with limited functionality. This likelihood is determined based on information including a history of user interaction with the client device and contextual information indicating whether the client device is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Ge, Robert William Cathcart, Nimrod Hoofien
  • Patent number: 10435657
    Abstract: A method of treating a biobased feedstock derived from agricultural resources and specifically from the non-distillate products of fermentation-derived renewable fuel and distilled spirit processes. The separation of thermally labile components from biobased feedstocks result in materials that are thermally stable and better suited for subsequent melt processing in a polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: David James Winsness, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Robert William Montgomery, III
  • Patent number: 10436195
    Abstract: A magnetically engaged pump includes a pump housing with a rotatable magnetic drive assembly, a cylindrical canister and a rotatable driven magnet assembly. This magnetic coupling is associated with a pump rotor and a laterally positioned gear wheel to define a gear pump. This magnetic coupling is alternatively associated with a pump rotor with an impeller to define a centrifugal pump. Either pump includes a stationary shaft to mount the driven magnet assembly and pump rotor. A rotatable carrier with bushings and thrust bushings coaxially supports the rotatable driven magnet assembly and pump rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: WILDEN PUMP AND ENGINEERING LLC
    Inventors: Brian James Sandore, Loren Michael Libby, Nicholas William Ortega, Robert George Schwartz, Christopher Leopold, Clark Shafer, William Blankemeier
  • Patent number: 10438476
    Abstract: A wireless hand hygiene compliance tracking system and related techniques are disclosed. The system may include one or more micro-zone (mZone) transmitters configured to be deployed at designated locations where hand hygiene compliance is desired. A given mZone transmitter may transmit an mZone signal including data pertaining to its type and identity, from which its purpose and location may be derived. A monitored individual may host a beacon tag configured to receive the mZone signal and pull mZone type and identification data therefrom, relaying that data in its own beacon signal, along with current hand hygiene compliance or non-compliance status data. The beacon tag may be programmed with one or more hand hygiene compliance modes selectable based on the desired monitoring context. The beacon signal may be received by any gateway or reader device within transmission range. In this manner, compliant and non-compliant events may be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VYPIN, LLC
    Inventor: Robert William Sengstaken, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10439513
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to a converter system comprising first and second series-connected converter modules and a synchronization circuit. The synchronization circuit may modulate a reference signal onto a carrier signal to generate a synchronization current signal and the synchronization current signal to an output current of the converter system to generate an aggregated output current. A first converter module may receive the aggregated output current from a first current sensor and generate a first reproduced synchronization signal at least in part from the aggregated output current. A first switch control signal for switching at least one switch at the first converter may be generated based at least in part on the first reproduced synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: SINEWATTS, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
    Inventors: Robert Williams Cox, Daniel Wade Evans
  • Patent number: 10440053
    Abstract: The security of network connections on a computing device is protected by detecting and preventing compromise of the network connections, including man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. Active probing and other methods are used to detect the attacks. Responses to detection include one or more of displaying a warning to a user of the computing device, providing an option to disconnect the network connection, blocking the network connection, switching to a different network connection, applying a policy, and sending anomaly information to a security server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Micheal Wyatt, Brian James Buck, David William Cowden, Nitin Shridhar Desai, Prasad Deshpande, Robert Blaine Elwell
  • Publication number: 20190298953
    Abstract: A component—such as a respitratory mask—for use in a user circuit for delivering a flow of a treatment gas to the airway of a patient includes a housing. The housing includes an exterior portion having a number of exterior surfaces positioned to be exposed to a surrounding environment. The housing further includes an interior portion having a number of interior surfaces (30) defining a passageway through the housing. The exterior portion has a first heat capacity and the interior portion has a second heat capacity which is less than the first heat capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert William BAIKO, Mark AMARATUNGA
  • Publication number: 20190306595
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a super-channel multiplexer (SCM) and an optical cross connect (OXC) switch. The SCM is configured to multiplex a set of optical signals into a super-channel optical signal with a wavelength band. The OXC switch is configured to be operatively coupled to the SCM and a reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) degree. The OXC switch is configured to be located between the SCM and the ROADM degree and the OXC switch, the SCM, and the ROADM degree are configured to be included in a colorless, directionless, and contentionless (CDC) optical network. The OXC switch is configured to switch, based on the wavelength band, the super-channel optical signal to an output port from a set of output ports of the OXC switch. The OXC switch is configured to transmit the super-channel optical signal from the output port to the ROADM degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevan Peter JONES, Robert William KEYS
  • Publication number: 20190303182
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing advice and assistance to task-tracking systems are provided. In an embodiment, an application on a mobile device may receive information indicative of one or more user tasks, receive one or more task-completion suggestions from a personal and/or automated assistant reviewing the one or more user tasks, and send a notification to the user indicative of the task-completion suggestion. Task-completion suggestions include assistance information such as a reminder, advice, purchase options, and informative articles. Assistance information may be based on one or more of a type of task, user information, user feedback, task location, and a priority designation. User tasks may be entered manually entered and/or imported into an application of the present invention. In an embodiment, third-party applications may assist in task creation, research assistance, and task-suggestion notifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James William Pier, Eui Chung, Robert Edward Baumgardner, Edward S. Lampert
  • Patent number: D862960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Robert William Bowling