Patents by Inventor Stephen Williams

Stephen 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: 10805784
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for efficiently providing wireless emergency alerts (WEA) to a mobile device. The techniques include broadcasting a warning message from a base station in a wireless network within a cell for the base station and including an interior cell or exterior cell indication and a geographic area description for an external cell. A receiving mobile device may then display the warning message to a user either unconditionally when an interior cell is indicated or after verifying the mobile device is located within the geographic area for an exterior cell. The wireless network may determine interior versus exterior cell status by determining interior cells to be wholly within the geographic area and exterior cells to be partly within the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Farrokh Khatibi, Kirk Allan Burroughs, James Deloach
  • Publication number: 20200317418
    Abstract: A container system for shipping product in bulk, having a corrugated container sleeve and a pallet for supporting the sleeve thereon, the pallet having a channel configured to receive therein a bottom edge of the sleeve, and the pallet with said sleeve defining an internal section of the container system in which the bulk product is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Schwarz Partners Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Miller Hilbish, III, Stephen J. Wasko, Edward William Stakem, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200315600
    Abstract: An artificial pneumoperitoneum bag device may include an inflatable bag having an opening at an end of the bag. The bag device may also include an indicator including at least one repeating pattern on a wall of the bag. The pattern may extend across at least one side of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: ATROPOS LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank BONADIO, Stephen WILLIAMS, Lucy Dolores HALPIN, Kirk Anthony SHIBLEY, Trevor VAUGH, Shane J. MacNALLY
  • Publication number: 20200323035
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing assistance data corresponding to a plurality of access points (APs). The techniques include, in part, providing assistance data to a mobile device. The assistance data comprises group data that is common among the plurality of APs. The group data is associated with a group identifier (ID). The techniques further include providing the group ID and a set of AP-specific information for at least one of the plurality of APs. The group data may include information corresponding to a common grid, common location area and/or common characteristics of the APs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen William EDGE
  • Patent number: 10795724
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a plurality of cloud nodes implemented on computing devices, the plurality of cloud nodes configured to execute computing jobs in a cloud computing environment according to a schedule, a schedule optimizer configured to: use a machine learning model to determine functional intent for job requests according to at least job execution metadata, and generate a schedule recommendation for jobs associated with the job requests, where the schedule recommendation is generated based at least in part on the functional intent; and a job executor configured to provide the schedule recommendation as the schedule to the plurality of cloud nodes, where the schedule optimizer and the job executor are instantiated in memory and executed by processing circuitry on at least one computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Bahl, Debashish Ghosh, Stephen Williams
  • Patent number: 10794796
    Abstract: A novel, advanced polymeric swab is disclosed herein. The swabs have a surface texture that allows for independent motion between microscale regions, are reusable with no loss of accuracy or efficiency, and are fabricated from optoelectronically-active elements to minimize static charging during repeated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stephen P Beaudoin, Bryan William Boudouris, Michelle Chaffee-Cipich, Aaron James Harrison, Stefan Lukow, Lizbeth Rostro, Caitlin Joy Schram, Kathryn Maureen Smith, Myles Calvin Thomas
  • Patent number: 10793303
    Abstract: An externally-powered strapping tool includes a strapping tool assembly configured to perform one or more strapping operations; and an external power source operatively coupled thereto, the external power source being attached to the strapping tool assembly in a substantially immovable manner. According to another aspect, a strapping tool assembly includes one or more strapping tool subassemblies configured to perform one or more strapping operations; a power transfer subassembly operatively coupled to the one or more strapping tool subassemblies, the power transfer subassembly configured to transfer motive power from an external power source to the one or more strapping tool subassemblies; and a coupling member configured to couple the strapping tool assembly to the external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Golden Bear LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Sikora, Stephen William Sikora, Charles Russell Patzer
  • Publication number: 20200309295
    Abstract: A pipe coupling can comprise a first segment comprising a first end and a second end distal to the first end; a second segment comprising a first end and a second end distal to the first end; a first tightening element configured to draw the second end of the first segment towards the first end of the second segment; a second tightening element configured to draw the first end of the first segment towards the second end of the second segment; and a pivot clip between the second end of the first segment and the first end of the second segment, the pivot clip configured to maintain a separation distance between the second end of the first segment and the first end of the second segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan Cameron Belen, Jeffrey Brian Shaffer, Matthew William McNamara, Stephen Eric Scott
  • Publication number: 20200314793
    Abstract: Bandwidth Parts (BWPs) are used for the transmission and measurement of positioning reference signals during a positioning session. A location server may obtain relevant BWP information, such as the active BWP or a list of configured BWPs, from one or more base stations and/or the user equipment (UE) for the positioning session. The location server may provide assistance data to the UE that is determined based on the BWP information, so that the UE may measure PRS signals from intra-frequency base stations. The location server may further determine a preferred BWP or prohibited BWPs, which may be forwarded to the serving base station to control the BWPs that are used during the positioning session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Akash KUMAR, Stephen William Edge
  • Publication number: 20200308038
    Abstract: A novel, advanced polymeric swab is disclosed herein. The swabs have a surface texture that allows for independent motion between microscale regions, are reusable with no loss of accuracy or efficiency, and are fabricated from optoelectronically-active elements to minimize static charging during repeated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Stephen P Beaudoin, Bryan William Boudouris, Michelle Chaffee-Cipich, Aaron James Harrison, Stefan Lukow, Lizbeth Rostro, Caitlin Joy Schram, Kathryn Maureen Smith, Myles Calvin Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200303908
    Abstract: Motor control centers have units or buckets with one or more sliding shutters that controllably block access to a stab isolation port based on position of the operator disconnect handle using attached cams that slide the shutter right and left. A front panel of the unit or bucket may also be configured to pivot out about a long axis associated with a bottom long side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen William Oneufer, Robert Allan Morris, Daniel Boyd Kroushl
  • Patent number: 10785418
    Abstract: A method for decreasing glare in images begins with providing cameras and lights mounted on a movable base and directable at a target. The position, orientation, intensity, and intensity distribution of lights directed at the target is then determined. This information is used to estimate illumination received by cameras based in part on target reflectance characteristics. The light intensity and selected illumination levels necessary to prevent glare creation in images captured by cameras can be selectively varied, being decreased to prevent overexposure and increased to prevent underexposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS IP, INC.
    Inventors: Dave Kotfis, Stephen Williams
  • Patent number: 10783029
    Abstract: A storage system periodically replicates data to another storage system for data backup and protection. The storage system is configured to detect an irregularity potentially causing a fault in the storage system. Such a detected irregularity may a component failure in a storage device, a temperature change in a storage device, etc. In response to the detected irregularity, the storage system increases a replication rate of data to the backup storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Stephen S. Huh, Ian Davies, Douglas William Dewey
  • Publication number: 20200291883
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining fuel delay in a fuel injected engine with cylinders that may be deactivated are presented. In one example, the fuel injection delay is determined via a cylinder firing schedule array when the cylinder firing schedule array is available. The fuel injection delay is determined via weighted average of a fuel injection delay of a present engine cycle and a fuel injection delay of a past engine cycle when the cylinder firing schedule array is not available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen William Magner, Mrdjan J. Jankovic
  • Patent number: 10772787
    Abstract: An assistance apparatus includes a first and second wires coupling an upper-body belt and a left knee belt to each other on or above a front and back parts of a body of a user, respectively, a third and fourth wires coupling the upper-body belt and a right knee belt to each other on or above the front and back parts, respectively, a motor, a first sensor that detects at least tensions of the first and third wires, and a control circuit. The control circuit controls the motor to generate, when the first wire is broken, in the second wire, a tension less than a tension of the second wire during no break in the first wire, and to generate, when the third wire is broken, in the fourth wire, a tension less than a tension of the fourth wire during no break in the third wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Murakami, Stephen William John, Hiroki Takeuchi, Shinobu Adachi
  • Patent number: 10777183
    Abstract: A control apparatus, that can expand a range in which noise generated in an unmanned flying object is reduced, is provided. The control apparatus acquires position information of one or more unmanned flying objects and noise information concerning first noises generated by the one or more unmanned flying objects. The control apparatus also acquires output region information indicating an output region of sound output from a speaker. The control apparatus calculates, using the position information, the output region information, and the noise information, second noises that reach the output region. The second noises are caused by the first noises which are generated by the one or more unmanned flying objects. The control apparatus generates opposite phase signals for outputting opposite phase sounds with respect to the calculated second noises, and causes the speaker to output sound on a basis of the generated opposite phase signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazunobu Konishi, Stephen William John, Katsuhiko Asai, Ko Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10779126
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for supporting location services for a user equipment (UE) in a Fifth Generation wireless network in which a base station, such as a gNB or ng-eNB, broadcasts a Positioning Reference Signal (PRS) in a plurality of different directions and at a plurality of different times. A PRS muting configuration is used in which PRS is muted using a time based and angle based pattern to prevent interference between beams transmitted by other base stations and/or to prevent interference between beams transmitted simultaneously by a single base station. The time based and angle based muting pattern, for example, may provide an indication for each direction in the plurality of different directions and for each time in the plurality of different times and as to whether the PRS is transmitted or muted by the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 10773212
    Abstract: A method of recovering one or more insoluble oils from a liquid source using one or more membrane or membrane contactors, comprising the steps of: pumping the liquid source comprising the one or more oils to the membranes or membrane contactors, contacting the liquid source with a first surface of the membrane or membrane contactors, coalescing the one or more oils within the liquid source onto the first surface of the membrane contactors, pumping one or more recovery fluids through the membrane or membrane contactors in contact with the second surface of the membrane or membrane contactors, and removing a first stream of oil coalesced from the second surface of the membranes or membrane contactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Frank Seibert, Stacy S. Truscott, Stephen William Briggs, Peter B. Kipp
  • Patent number: 10775055
    Abstract: A bulkhead assembly includes bulkhead having a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction. The second surface is opposite the first surface. A first connector is disposed on the bulkhead facing the first direction. A second connector is disposed on the bulkhead facing the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilbur Carl Bewley, Jr., Robert William Jewell, James Bryan Rawson, Stephen D. Hatcher, Mike Fradkin
  • Patent number: 10779256
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed toward enabling location support for 5G New Radio (NR) wireless access by a user equipment (UE) by utilizing existing LTE location support. More specifically, LTE positioning protocol (LPP) messages may be communicated between a UE with NR wireless access and a location server (e.g. an LMF) in a 5G Core Network via an NG-RAN. The LPP messages may support RAT-independent and E-UTRA position methods by the UE such as A-GNSS or OTDOA for E-UTRA. The location server may obtain OTDOA related information from eNBs and ng-eNBs supporting LTE wireless access. A UE may request measurement gaps from a 5G base station (e.g. gNB) in order to obtain measurements for RAT-independent and E-UTRA position methods and may request an idle period in order to obtain LTE timing needed for E-UTRA measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer, Masato Kitazoe, Haris Zisimopoulos, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes