Patents by Inventor Sean Williams

Sean 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: 20240116283
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for the manipulation of fabric items using a roller. A fabric item is engaged by a roller. Rotation of the roller while traversing the roller across the fabric item progressively lifts the fabric item onto the roller. In an example, the fabric item is held on the roller by applying a vacuum via the roller. In an example the roller is used to deposit one portion of the fabric item onto another portion of the fabric item in a joining process. In an example, the roller is used to deposit the fabric item onto another fabric item in a joining process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Thomas FEIX, Hossein Mousavi HONDORI, Gaston Justice MACMILLAN, Martin Frederick BAMBERGER, Nicholas CHOPE, Michael CORLISS, Sean Magnus BECKER, Michael William TANGUAY, Akhil DEVARAKONDA
  • Patent number: 11951035
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling a patient's body temperature by endovascular heat exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Thomas Dabrowiak, Jessica Megan Clayton, John Thomas Buckley, Christo P. Pamichev, Craig Wendell Pendry, Paul Eric Peterson, Richard Allen Smith, Sean W. Yip, John William Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 11954195
    Abstract: A computer system is provided for protecting access to one or more hardware devices with a hardware device password that is invisible to a user, the system comprising a mobile device and the hardware device, the mobile device including: a memory, the memory storing one or more invisible passwords; an application in the memory; a wireless interface for communicating with the hardware device; and a processor coupled to the memory, the application and the wireless interface, the hardware device including: a memory; a wireless interface for communicating with the mobile device; and a processor coupled to the memory and the wireless interface; wherein the processor in the mobile device is configured to receive a hardware device identifier from the processor in the hardware device; wherein the application in the mobile device is configured to select, based upon the hardware device identifier, the invisible password for the hardware device; and the processor in the hardware device is configured to authenticate the a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FTS FOREST TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Sean Daniel, Bradley William Zarikoff, Craig William Welburn, Joel Frederic Fieber Rose, Gabriel Rechwan
  • Patent number: 11955952
    Abstract: Filter devices. A first chip includes a first base, a first piezoelectric membrane having a first thickness, and a first acoustic Bragg reflector sandwiched between the first piezoelectric membrane and the first base. A first interdigital transducer (IDT) of a first solidly-mounted membrane resonator is formed on a surface of the first piezoelectric membrane. A second chip includes a second base, a second piezoelectric membrane having a second thickness less than the first thickness, and a second acoustic Bragg reflector sandwiched between the second piezoelectric membrane and the second base. A second IDT of a second solidly-mounted membrane resonator is formed on a surface of the second piezoelectric membrane. A circuit card is coupled to the first chip and the second chip, the circuit card including at least one conductor for making an electrical connection between the first IDT and the second IDT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sean McHugh, Gregory L. Hey-Shipton, Garrett Williams
  • Publication number: 20240110035
    Abstract: Provided according to embodiments of the invention are electrical stress grading compositions that include a polymer, inorganic nanoplatelets, and inorganic filler particles, wherein the inorganic nanoplatelets and the inorganic filler particles are dispersed in the polymer. Also provided are electrical devices that include such electrical stress grading compositions including, for example, power cable accessories, insulators, bushings, and surge arrestors. Further provided according to embodiments of the invention are methods of forming electrical stress grading compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Xin Wang, Ladislaus Kehl, Harry George Yaworski, Sean Michael Lewington, Martin William Bayes
  • Publication number: 20240112890
    Abstract: A faceplate of a showerhead has a bottom side that faces a plasma generation region and a top side that faces a plenum into which a process gas is supplied during operation of a substrate processing system. The faceplate includes apertures formed through the bottom side and openings formed through the top side. Each of the apertures is formed to extend through a portion of an overall thickness of the faceplate to intersect with at least one of the openings to form a corresponding flow path for process gas through the faceplate. Each of the apertures has a cross-section that has a hollow cathode discharge suppression dimension in at least one direction. Each of the openings has a cross-section that has a smallest cross-sectional dimension that is greater than the hollow cathode discharge suppression dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Michael John Selep, Patrick G. Breiling, Karl Frederick Leeser, Timothy Scott Thomas, David William Kamp, Sean M. Donnelly
  • Patent number: 11949447
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a network manager configured to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of wireless nodes of a wireless network. The network manager and at least one wireless node include a transceiver connected to transmit and receive wireless communication via an antenna. The network manager and/or the wireless node include a cognitive engine configured to receive information regarding an environment of the wireless network as input and, in response, generate configuration data as output. Subsequent communication on the wireless network is updated using the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Andre Wolokita, Lance Doherty, Sean Williams, Gina Aquilano, Michael O'Brien, Cornelius O'Mahony
  • Patent number: 11942879
    Abstract: A circuit for cooling is disclosed. The circuit uses a pulse generator in combination with a conductor. A cooling effect of the circuit on the conductor can be used and can be used in conjunction with a Carnot or Stirling engine. A resultant energy applied to a load is larger than the energy supplied by the pulse generator due to the absorption of external energy by the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Calagen, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean William Reynolds, Sean Claudius Hall
  • Patent number: 11943679
    Abstract: Location mapping and navigation user interfaces may be generated and presented via mobile computing devices. A mobile device may detect its location and orientation using internal systems, and may capture image data using a device camera. The mobile device also may retrieve map information from a map server corresponding to the current location of the device. Using the image data captured at the device, the current location data, and the corresponding local map information, the mobile device may determine or update a current orientation reading for the device. Location errors and updated location data also may be determined for the device, and a map user interface may be generated and displayed on the mobile device using the updated device orientation and/or location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Mayor, Isaac T. Miller, Adam S. Howell, Vinay R. Majjigi, Oliver Ruepp, Daniel Ulbricht, Oleg Naroditsky, Christian Lipski, Sean P. Cier, Hyojoon Bae, Saurabh Godha, Patrick J. Coleman
  • Patent number: 11938477
    Abstract: A microfluidic cartridge is provided. The microfluidic cartridge has an interior and an exterior. The microfluidic cartridge includes a reservoir disposed in the interior of the microfluidic cartridge and configured to contain a fluid composition. The microfluidic cartridge includes an electric circuit disposed on the exterior of the microfluidic cartridge. The electric circuit comprises a first end portion having electrical contacts and a second end portion opposing the first end portion. The microfluidic cartridge includes a microfluidic die disposed on the exterior of the microfluidic cartridge, wherein the microfluidic die is electrically connected with the second end portion of the electric circuit and in fluid communication with the reservoir. A silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive is used to join the electric circuit with the exterior of the microfluidic cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chisomaga Ugochi Nwachukwu, Judith Ann Hollingshead, Paul William Dryer, David Christopher Graham, Sean Terrence Weaver
  • Publication number: 20240097215
    Abstract: A method for detecting defects in battery cells includes receiving an X-Ray radiographic image of a battery cell and segmenting the X-Ray radiographic image into regions of interest using a classifier. The method includes processing the segmented X-Ray radiographic image using the classifier to identify features of the battery cell, detecting whether one or more of the features in the processed X-Ray radiographic image is defective using the classifier, and determining using the classifier whether the battery cell is defective based on whether one or more of the features in the processed X-Ray radiographic image is defective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Diana M. WEGNER, Megan E. MCGOVERN, Dmitriy BRUDER, Sean Robert WAGNER, Tanjina AHMED, Evan William SCHMITZ
  • Patent number: 11920814
    Abstract: A method of controlling an agricultural facility for housing a plurality of animals includes the step of regulating the environment within the agricultural facility with an automated building operational system. An automated thermal event controller is operationally coupled with the automated building operational system and generates a thermal event signal in response to a thermal event in progress, whereby the automated thermal event controller, upon receipt of the thermal event signal indicating that the thermal event is in progress, activates an alarm state. In the alarm state, the automated thermal event controller: sends an alarm signal to a system administrator; places the automated building operational system in a safety-mode condition for a first predetermined time interval; and places the automated building operational system in a normal-mode operational condition after the first predetermined time interval and if a confirmatory signal is not yet then received from the system administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: PRISM CONTROLS INC.
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Ryan, Kyle E. Forbush, Nikhil Kailas Shinde, Sylvester John Bentley, Timothy Paul Gess, Eric William Hansen, Douglas S. Powell
  • Publication number: 20240021167
    Abstract: An electronic display includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a data line, first and second selection lines and a common electrode. A control circuit element includes first and second diode-like elements coupled between the first and second selection lines and a charging node. A charging capacitive element is coupled between the charging node and the date line. An active pixel element is coupled between the charging node and the common electrode. The common electrode can overly the entire electronic display and is a suitable transparent conductive material. Each of the first and second diode-like elements includes an amorphous metal non-linear resistor. The active pixel element may include one of liquid crystal display circuitry, light emitting diode circuitry, and electrophoretic circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Amorphyx, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean William MUIR, Christopher Harold KOCH
  • Patent number: 11863090
    Abstract: A circuit for generating electrical energy is disclosed. The circuit uses a pulse generator in combination with an etalon. The etalon can be a tube can have material therein, such as solid material or fluid passing therethrough. A thyristor or other negative resistance can be in series with the etalon to increase a change of voltage with respect to time. A resultant energy applied to a load is larger than the energy supplied by the pulse generator due to the absorption of external energy by the etalon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Calagen, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean William Reynolds, Sean Claudius Hall
  • Patent number: 11861647
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for enhanced waste item organization. In some embodiments, an example method may include receiving, by a sensor of a device, image data associated with a first waste item. The example method may also include determining, based on the image data associated with the first waste item, a product characteristic of the first waste item. The example method may also include determining, based on the product characteristic of the first waste item, that the first waste item is associated with a first waste receptacle of a plurality of waste receptacles. The example method may also include presenting an indication of the first waste receptacle to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cox Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Odom, Ryan Sean Williams, Mike Adams, Sudheer Kandimalla, Nick Aleksandrowicz, Patrice Mantovani, Scott Poggi
  • Publication number: 20230397006
    Abstract: A method, a network device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are described in relation to an per-session validation with secure connection and authentication service. The service may include the installation of a client after an end device completes a primary authentication and registration procedure with a core network. The client and an enforcement device may establish a secure and encrypted session via which packet data unit (PDU) session requests may be approved or denied based on network access polices associated with the end device. An enforcement orchestration service may configure enforcement devices and obtain encryption keys from the core network for use by the enforcement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Brand, Antonio M. Osorio, Mansoor Ali Shah Mohammed, Sean William Hull
  • Patent number: 11821272
    Abstract: There is described an automated method of detecting a mud motor stall. During a drilling operation, a potential mud motor stall is determined to have occurred, based on drilling parameter data. In response thereto, potential mud motor stall data obtained from the drilling parameter data is compared to stored mud motor stall data associated with mud motor stalls. Based on the comparison, the potential mud motor stall may be confirmed or not confirmed as a mud motor stall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Choon-Sun James Ng, Sean William Scotvold, John Aaron Eddy
  • Publication number: 20230369507
    Abstract: A thin-film transistor includes a gate electrode formed on a non-conducting substrate. A top surface of the gate electrode has an RMS roughness less than 2 nm. A gate insulator having a thickness less than 25 nm is formed on the gate electrode. A semiconductor material having a thickness less than 50 nm is formed on the gate insulator. The smooth top surface of the gate insulator promotes smooth surfaces of the semiconductor material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Amorphyx, Incorporated
    Inventor: Sean William MUIR
  • Publication number: 20230318491
    Abstract: A circuit for cooling is disclosed. The circuit uses a pulse generator in combination with a conductor. A cooling effect of the circuit on the conductor can be used and can be used in conjunction with a Carnot or Stirling engine. A resultant energy applied to a load is larger than the energy supplied by the pulse generator due to the absorption of external energy by the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Calagen, Inc.
    Inventors: David Reginald Carver, Sean William Reynolds, Sean Claudius Hall
  • Patent number: 11741913
    Abstract: An electronic display includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a data line, first and second selection lines and a common electrode. A control circuit element includes first and second diode-like elements coupled between the first and second selection lines and a charging node. A charging capacitive element is coupled between the charging node and the date line. An active pixel element is coupled between the charging node and the common electrode. The common electrode can overly the entire electronic display and is a suitable transparent conductive material. Each of the first and second diode-like elements includes an amorphous metal non-linear resistor. The active pixel element may include one of liquid crystal display circuitry, light emitting diode circuitry, and electrophoretic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Amorphyx, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean William Muir, Christopher Harold Koch