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: 10769582
    Abstract: A camera system for inventory monitoring includes a movable base that supports multiple cameras. The multiple cameras are directed toward inventory to take a series of pictures along aisle of a retail store or warehouse. A processing module connected to the multiple cameras is used to stitch together the pictures, and along with depth information and product identification information, construct a real time or near real time inventory mapping of products positioned on aisle shelves. This information can be transferred to remote locations to simplify and speed product ordering, and assist in maintenance of appropriate product stock levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS IP, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Williams, Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Sarjoun Skaff
  • Publication number: 20200280522
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided, comprising receiving, from a network configuration module, configuration data at a network driver of a communication network; configuring the network driver based on the received configuration data; receiving one or more data packets at the network driver from an application; determining that one or more segregation features are present in the data packet based on the received configuration data; transmitting the one or more data packets based on the one or more segregation features; and controlling one or more operations of an installed product based on the transmitted one or more data packets. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Tony FRANGIEH, Andrew William BERNER, Stephen Francis BUSH, Vincent STAUDINGER
  • Publication number: 20200275894
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting changes or fluctuations in an analyte concentration signal that are abnormal, e.g., exceed a predetermined threshold, current trend of analyte concentration measurements, etc. Signals indicative of an analyte concentration in a host may be received from an analyte sensor. The signals may be monitored, and a determination can be made as to whether there is a change in the signal. Upon detecting such a change, the change can be compensated for such that a representation of the signal indicates the analyte concentration. Optionally, the cause of the detected changes or fluctuations can also be determined and information regarding the detected changes or fluctuations can be recorded and analyzed for subsequent optimization of the systems and methods as well for transmitting alerts, notifications, etc. to a user to take corrective action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas William Burnette, Hari Hampapuram, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Shawn Larvenz, Aditya Mandapaka, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Tom Miller, Jeffrey R. Wedekind, Yonghuang Zeng, Stephen Alan Reichert
  • Publication number: 20200278010
    Abstract: Example systems, apparatuses and methods are disclosed for gear reduction. An example system comprises a second gear configured to be disposed in mesh with a first gear coupled to an input shaft. The system further comprises a carrier housing configured to be fixably disposed within the second gear. The system further comprises a third gear configured to be disposed within the carrier housing; a fourth gear configured to be disposed in mesh with the third gear, wherein the third gear is further configured to rotate about the fourth gear; an anti-backlash gear coupled to the fourth gear and configured to be disposed in mesh with the third gear; and a fifth gear configured to be disposed in mesh with the third gear. The second gear, the fourth gear, the anti-backlash gear, and the fifth gear are configured to be disposed along a common axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Keith D. LARSON, John JERRED, Stephen William TILLOTSON, Chandra Sudhakar GUDIMETLA, Mahesh Basavantappa HALLIKERI, Joe WALLING
  • Patent number: 10760430
    Abstract: A hot gas path (HGP) component of an industrial machine includes primary and secondary cooling pathways. A body includes an internal cooling circuit carrying a cooling medium. A primary cooling pathway is spaced internally in the body and carries a primary flow of a cooling medium from an internal cooling circuit. A secondary cooling pathway is in the body and in fluid communication with an internal cooling circuit. The secondary cooling pathway is fluidly incommunicative and spaced internally from the primary cooling pathway. In response to an overheating event occurring, the secondary cooling pathway opens to allow a secondary flow of cooling medium through to the outer surface of the body and/or the primary cooling pathway. The primary flow flows in the primary cooling pathway prior to the overheating event, and the secondary flow of cooling medium does not flow until after an opening of the secondary cooling pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Brian Peter Arness, Victor John Morgan, Stephen William Tesh
  • Patent number: 10757713
    Abstract: Mobile devices often use orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) to calculate position information of mobile devices within the network. However, physical distance between the mobile device and a signal source for positioning and other environmental factors can influence the signal strength of received signals. Received signals at the mobile device that are stronger may drown out the weaker signals, particularly when two signal sources occupy the same symbol. In traditional OFDM, a signal source transmits the same symbol for each positioning occasion, so a weaker signal may never be detected over a stronger signal, reducing the accuracy of the positioning calculations. Described herein are systems and methods for using a pattern to vary the designated symbol for each signal source in a wireless network so that a weaker signal from a signal source may be detected on at least some of the positioning occasions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Rayman Wai Pon, Jie Wu, Naga Bhushan, Sven Fischer, Stephen William Edge
  • Publication number: 20200261326
    Abstract: A web material containing one or more active agents and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Stephen Joseph Hodson, Brian Patrick Croll, John Gerhard Michael, Andreas Josef Dreher, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Publication number: 20200260784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conductive substrate useful for Joule heating, such as in an electronic smoking article. Particularly, the invention provides a resistive heating element formed of a conductive substrate. The conductive substrate comprises an electrically conductive material and a carbonaceous additive, such as a binder material. The conductive substrate is carbonized in that it is subjected to calcining conditions to effectively reduce the carbonaceous additive to its carbon skeleton. It has been found that such carbonized substrate has surprisingly improved resistance properties in relation a substrate of the same formulation that is not carbonized. The carbonized substrate can include an aerosol precursor material. The formed resistive heating element can be included in an electronic smoking article to simultaneously provide resistive heating and aerosol formation with a single, unitary component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: David William Griffith, JR., Yi-Ping Chang, Calvin W. Henderson, Ricky Lee Montgomery, Walter Charles Liebscher, II, Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Paul E. Braxton, Stephen Benson Sears, Kenneth Allen Beard, Timothy Brian Nestor, Balager Ademe, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Dennis Lee Potter
  • Publication number: 20200267683
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) periodically obtains its location using UE based Observed Time Difference of Arrival (OTDOA). The location is based on Reference Signal Time Differences (RSTDs) measured by the UE for downlink (DL) signals transmitted by each of a plurality of base stations, and the most current Real Time Differences (RTDs) for pairs of base stations. The RTDs may be determined by the UE using the RSTD measurements and Round Trip Time (RTT) measurements determined by a network entity or by the UE. The RTDs may be determined less frequently than the UE location to reduce network and UE load. Location of the UE may be improved based on testing a rate of change for each of the RTDs. The RTD determination may be improved using measurements from a plurality of UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen William EDGE, Sven FISCHER, Guttorm Ringstad OPSHAUG
  • Publication number: 20200267508
    Abstract: A Location Management Component (LMC) may be included in a gNB and connected to a gNB Central Unit (gNB-CU). The gNB-CU receives location related messages from any of (i) a UE via a gNB Distributed Units (gNB-DU), (ii) another gNB via an Xn interface, or (iii) a core network entity (e.g. AMF) via an NG interface. These messages can be transported in container messages (e.g., an RRC container for LPP messages sent to or received from a UE; an NGAP container for messages sent to or received from an AMF, or an XnAP container for messages sent to or received from another gNB). The gNB-CU removes the location related messages from the container messages and forwards them to an LMC using F1-AP container messages. Location related messages sent from an LMC to other entities are transported in a reverse manner through a gNB-CU using corresponding container messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Sven FISCHER, Stephen William EDGE, Luis Fernando Brisson LOPES
  • Patent number: 10745055
    Abstract: A vehicle body exoskeleton includes a plurality of nodes each defining a receptacle. A plurality of tubes have first and second end portions smaller than and tapering inwardly from a main portion. Each end portion is received in one of the receptacles. An adhesive is applied to the end portions filling a gap defined between the receptacles and the end portions to bond the tubes to the receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Pastrick, Stephen William Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10750378
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and methods for creating and maintaining a virtual subnetwork of telecommunication base stations within a wider telecommunication network. In an LTE-based example, the subnetwork includes a connection aggregator that is coupled between the plurality of eNodeBs internal to the subnetwork and one or more MMEs in the outer network. The connection aggregator intercepts all control plane messages between the MMEs and the internal eNodeBs, remaps eNodeB identifiers, and transmits repackaged messages so that the outer network sees the entire subnetwork as a single “giant” eNodeB. The disclosed system and methods enables the operator of the virtual subnetwork to add and shut down eNodeBs as demand for connectivity fluctuates, and to do so such that all changes are unseen by the outer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Courington, Vishal Agrawal, Sasi Eswarakava, Massimo Notargiacomo, Stephen Turner, Patrick William Henkle
  • Patent number: 10745158
    Abstract: A strapping tensioning and sealing tool is disclosed herein. In one or more embodiments, the strapping tensioning and sealing tool includes a tensioning assembly, the tensioning assembly configured to apply tension to a piece of strapping; and a sealing assembly, the sealing assembly comprising at least one cam member, at least one crimping jaw member, and a motive power source, the at least one cam member operatively coupling the at least one crimping jaw member to the motive power source, and the at least one crimping jaw member of the sealing assembly configured to crimp a strapping sealing member so as to secure the piece of strapping around a package or bundle of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Golden Bear LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Sikora, Stephen William Sikora, Charles Russell Patzer, Jack Louis Kime
  • Patent number: 10745940
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a cabinet, an access door, an electromechanical latch mechanically coupled to the cabinet and configured to mechanically engage and disengage the access door, and a switch assembly operable to control the electromechanical latch. The switch assembly includes a lock mechanically coupled to the cabinet and extending into the cabinet, a cam mechanically coupled to a rotatable portion of the lock within the cabinet, and a switching element mounted within the cabinet proximate the cam and configured to be mechanically engaged and actuated by the cam when the cam rotates into contact with the switching element, wherein the switching element is electrically connected to the electromechanical latch and is further configured to control the electromechanical latch in response to actuation by the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Timothy Francis Barbour, Dominic S. Biondo, Mark Gerard Surra, Stephen William Shaffer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200252781
    Abstract: A network entity in a wireless network supports routing of an emergency call for a user equipment (UE) to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) based on determining whether Location Based Routing (LBR) is needed according to the serving cell for the UE. LBR may be needed when multiple PSAPs have jurisdiction over the serving cell coverage area, in which case an early location fix, based on early location information from the UE (e.g. obtained using LPP), and a later final location fix may be obtained. The early location fix is used to perform LBR to an appropriate PSAP. The final location fix is more accurate and is provided later to the PSAP for emergency dispatch. If LBR is not needed, the serving cell identity may be used to route the call to the PSAP instead of an early location fix, which can reduce latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen William EDGE
  • Publication number: 20200252902
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for supporting location services for a user equipment (UE) that is using Narrowband Internet of Things radio access or Cellular Internet of Things features to access a wireless network. The techniques include enabling support for a last known location of a UE, using previously obtained location measurements, when a UE is not reachable from a wireless network for positioning. The techniques also include limiting positioning protocol interaction between a UE and a location server via a reduced maximum message size, reduced message volume and longer response and retransmission timers. The techniques further include enabling a UE to obtain location measurements when not connected to a wireless network, enabling periodic and triggered location of a UE in which a UE evaluates location triggers while not connected to a wireless network, enabling use of deferred location and enabling improved location security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen William EDGE
  • Publication number: 20200246286
    Abstract: The invention discussed in this application relates to hydroxamic acid-based compounds that are useful as imaging agents when bound to an appropriate metal centre, particularly for the imaging of tumours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Stephen DONNELLY, Stacey Erin RUDD, Spencer John WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: D893496
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer, Houtan Farahani, Stephen Jayanathan, Christine Laliberte, Matthew William Blum, Ari Parsons Miller, David P. Tarkington, Edward T. Sweet, Derryk Davis
  • Patent number: D893682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Smith Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Jerald McDanal, Theodore William Kenny, Jr., Donald Elwyn Priester
  • Patent number: D894940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Butcher, Joseph Chan, Bronwyn Anne Jones, Ieyuki Kawashima, Stephen O. Lemay, Aled Williams