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).

  • Publication number: 20200228609
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a device graph for cooperative device identification are disclosed. Various information is received at a computing system over a communications network, include information defining a relationship between (i) a unique identifier associated with a first device of a user and (ii) a unique identifier associated with the user, and information defining a relationship between (i) a unique identifier associated with a second device of the user and (ii) the unique identifier associated with the user. The unique identifiers associated with the devices are each mapped to the platform-wide identifier based at least in part on the unique user identifier. A device graph comprising a plurality of device nodes is constructed, with related device nodes connected by one or more edges. Nodes representing the devices are linked based on a relationship identified between them using the platform-wide identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Xandr Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Williams, Scott Menzer
  • Patent number: 10711625
    Abstract: A gaspath traversing component of a gas turbine engine comprises a wall having an outer edge surface and a thickness relative to the gaspath, the wall having a plurality of layers of composite materials forming the thickness. A wear indication layer is embedded within the plurality of layers of composite material, the wear indication layer being visually contrasting with the composite material. The wear indication layer is positioned interiorly of at least one layer of said plurality of layers of composite material relative to the outer edge surface. A method for attending to a gas traversing component of a gas turbine engine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Caulfeild, Kin-Leung Cheung, Mathieu Poulin, Bryan William Olver
  • Publication number: 20200218495
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving playback statuses from a first user computing device and a second user computing device that are in a synchronous presentation session. Content presented on the first and second user computing devices may be determined to be out of synchronization. User behavioral rules associated with the first user computing device may be accessed. The user behavioral rules may be learned based on past behavior of the first user in the synchronous presentation session. A synchronization message may be generated to send to the first user computing device based on the user behavioral rules. The synchronization message may include instructions for the first user computing device to perform an action to cause the content being presented by the first user computing device to be synchronized with the content being presented by the second user computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thai Gia Tran, Aditya Aghi, Olivier Alain Pierre Notteghem, Gregory Stephen Williams
  • Patent number: 10708748
    Abstract: Techniques to support emergency voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls are described. The techniques may be used for various 3GPP and 3GPP2 networks, various location architectures, and various types of User Equipment (UE). A UE communicates with a visited network to send a request to establish an emergency VoIP call. The UE interacts with a location server instructed by the visited network to obtain a first position estimate for the UE. The UE performs call setup via the visited network to establish the emergency VoIP call with a PSAP, which may be selected based on the first position estimate. The UE may thereafter perform positioning with the location server to obtain an updated position estimate for the UE, e.g., if requested by the PSAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Kirk Allan Burroughs, John Wallace Nasielski
  • Patent number: 10701979
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides components useful in heating, particularly heating of an aerosol precursor solution so as to vaporize the solution and form an aerosol. The disclosure particularly provides an electrically conductive, porous carbon heater. The heater may be combined with an aerosol precursor transport element that also is formed of carbon. The heater and transport element may form an atomizer that can be useful in an electronic smoking article, such as in a cartridge that is adapted for attachment to a control body. In some embodiments, the disclosure provides a cartridge of an electronic smoking article, the cartridge being formed substantially completely of carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Balager Ademe, Chandra Kumar Banerjee, Susan K. Pike, David William Griffith, Jr., Stephen Benson Sears, Evon L. Crooks, Karen V. Williams, Timothy Brian Nestor, David Bovender
  • Patent number: 10708879
    Abstract: Techniques for improving enhanced cell identification (E-CID) positioning are provided. An example of a method for determining a location of a mobile device according to the disclosure includes generating a plurality of receive beams with a mobile device, receiving, with one or more of the plurality of receive beams, a radio beam transmitted from a base station, such that the radio beam includes a beam identification value, and determining a measurement quantity for the radio beam for each of the one or more of the plurality of receive beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Stephen William Edge, Hargovind Prasad Bansal
  • Patent number: 10702302
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for connecting a surgical loading unit to a handle assembly is provided. The adapter assembly includes a sleeve, a trocar assembly releasably securable within the sleeve, and a locking mechanism configured to releasably secure the trocar assembly within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Justin Williams, David Valentine, Stephen Paul
  • Patent number: 10704399
    Abstract: A hot gas path component of an industrial machine includes a cooling pathway. The component includes a body including an outer surface; a thermal barrier coating (TBC) over the outer surface, the TBC exposed to a working fluid having a high temperature; and an internal cooling circuit in the body carrying a cooling medium. A cooling pathway is in the body and in fluid communication with the internal cooling circuit. The cooling pathway includes a terminating end in the body and a length extending along and spaced internally from the outer surface by a first spacing. In response to a spall in the TBC occurring at a location over the cooling pathway and the high temperature reaching or exceeding a predetermined temperature of the body, the cooling pathway opens at the location through the first spacing to allow a flow of the cooling medium therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Brian Peter Arness, Victor John Morgan, Stephen William Tesh
  • Publication number: 20200207709
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds of formula (I) and therapeutic methods of treatment with compounds of formula (I), wherein L1, L2, L4, R1, R4, R5, R6, and s are as defined in the specification. Compounds of formula (I) are EP4 agonists useful in the treatment of glaucoma, neuropathic pain, and related disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Barrett, Fred Lawrence Ciske, Joseph Michael Colombo, Gregory William Endres, Bradlee David Germain, Andriy Kornilov, James Bernard Kramer, Adam Uzieblo, Kirk M. Maxey
  • Patent number: 10695769
    Abstract: Method and apparatus to facilitate recycling of at least one fraction of bitumen-containing materials. This can be accomplished by dissolving the at least one fraction, for example, maltenes or asphaltenes in roofing shingles, into at least one solvent. In one aspect, the apparatus comprises a dissolution vessel, a tumbler positioned therein, and at least one solvent distributor. The tumbler is configured to facilitate wetting the bitumen-containing materials with solvent. In a second aspect, a system comprises the apparatus, a solid-liquid separator, for example, a vibratory screen, and at least one solvent-fraction separator, for example, a flash drum. The at least one solvent can comprise one or more solvents useful to extract the at least one fraction. In a third aspect, a first fraction is extracted from the bitumen-containing materials with a first solvent composition, then a second fraction is extracted from the remaining bitumen-containing materials with a second solvent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Shingle Resource Recycling, LLC
    Inventors: Robert William Palmer, Stephen Woodson Craig, David Woodson Craig, Randell Gween Shelton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200201604
    Abstract: A pseudo random number generator implemented in hardware. The pseudo random number generator comprises a state post processing circuit for processing two state values to produce a random number. The circuit having a first combinatorial logic comprising a XOR or XNOR gate configured to process a first pair of bits from the state values, a second combinatorial logic comprising an OR or AND gate configured to process a second pair of bits from the state value, and third combinatorial logic comprising an OR or AND gate configured or process a third pair of bits from the state value. The circuit has fourth combinatorial logic configured to process the outputs of the first three set of combinatorial logic so as to provide a result bit of the random number. The fourth combinatorial logic comprises an AND or OR gate and a XOR or XNOR gate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Graphcore Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Felix, James William Hanlon
  • Patent number: 10694581
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 10691574
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and articles for determining compatibility of a mobile application and operating system on a mobile device. In some aspects, a method includes receiving one or more data values from a mobile device having a mobile medical software application installed thereon, the data value(s) characterizing a version of the software application, a version of an operating system installed on the mobile device, and one or more attributes of the mobile device; determining whether the mobile medical software application is compatible with the operating system by at least comparing the received data value(s) to one or more test values in a configuration file; and sending a message to the mobile device based on the determining, the message causing the software application to operate in one or more of a normal mode, a safe mode, and a non-operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Issa Sami Salameh, Douglas William Burnette, Tifo Vu Hoang, Steven David King, Stephen M. Madigan, Michael Robert Mensinger, Andrew Attila Pal, Michael Ranen Tyler
  • Publication number: 20200188751
    Abstract: A flexible elastomeric grip for the shaft of a golf club having an end cap with a cavity for receiving a sensor and/or counterweight. The cap has a durometer hardness equal to or greater than the tubular body portion of the grip and a flange sized to match the larger diameter of the body, with a sleeve engaging the inner periphery of the larger end of the tubular body. In one version of the cap, the sleeve portion is extended in length and has stiffening ribs on the outer surface of the sleeve; and, in another version, the sleeve is shorter and may also have stiffening ribs on the outer surface of the sleeve. In another version of the cap, fibrous material is disposed in the flange and sleeve to increase lateral stiffness without increasing durometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Stephen James Davis, Gregory William Cavill, Joshua Cliff Stokes, Alex Lee Walls, Andy Allan Arrington
  • Publication number: 20200190433
    Abstract: Foaming fibrous structures containing one or more particles, foaming fibrous structure products made therefrom, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Dinah Achola Nyangiro, Min Mao, Mark William Hamersky, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Michael Sean Pratt, Gregory Charles Gordon
  • Publication number: 20200196298
    Abstract: An external client requests the location of a UE using control plane signaling. The UE sends downlink location measurements, such as Reference Signal Time Differences, for a plurality of base stations (BSs) to a serving BS at a layer 1 or layer 2 protocol level and at first periodic intervals. The UE and the plurality of BSs send additional location measurements, such as receive time-transmission time differences, to the serving BS at second periodic intervals, which are longer than the first periodic intervals. The serving BS uses the additional location measurements and downlink location measurements to determine timing information, such as Real Time Differences, for the plurality of BSs. The serving BS determines the location of the UE using the downlink location measurements and the timing information at the first periodic intervals and sends the location to the external client using user plane signaling to reduce delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen William EDGE, Sony AKKARAKARAN, Sven FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20200193516
    Abstract: A system and method for issuing, managing, and transferring asset-backed asset tokens is provided. The system comprises a mint component and a commerce component. The commerce component provides an interface through which customers can purchase asset tokens. The commerce component interfaces with the mint component to control the issuance of the asset tokens in the name of the purchasing customers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Brent William de Jong, Fernando Daniel Goldstein, Stephen Henry Grinalds
  • Publication number: 20200196101
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for reducing end-to-end latency in a location determination of a user equipment (UE). Location requests from an external client for a UE may be supported using control plane signaling and may be performed only once or infrequently. Location reports to the external client may be supported with user plane signaling to minimize delay. A controlling entity for location of the UE may be part of a Radio Access Network (RAN) to further reduce delay and may be changed to a new controlling entity in the RAN and/or may reconfigure location measurements for the UE when the UE moves to a new serving cell or new serving base station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen William EDGE
  • Publication number: 20200194200
    Abstract: A method for detecting a vacuum leak in a vacuum interrupter-based switching device. The method monitors current conduction across the contacts when they are open after a predetermined delay. The method detects current conduction across the contacts and adds a current conduction timer unit that accumulates current conduction time to an accumulated total current conduction time value if a magnitude of the detected current conduction exceeds a predetermined current value. The method reduces the accumulated total current conduction time value a certain variable or constant percentage of a predetermined timer value over a settable reset time if current conduction is not detected, and provides an indication if the accumulated total current conduction time value exceeds a predetermined current conduction time threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: Martin Bishop, Stephen Williams, Alejandro Montenegro
  • Publication number: 20200191518
    Abstract: A crossbow includes a rail assembly and a limb assembly that can be assembled together and disassembled from one another. A release member is rigidly attached to one assembly and a retention member is attached to the other assembly. When the crossbow is assembled the release member is in a retained position; when the crossbow is disassembled the release member is removed from its retained position. In a release position the retention member permits movement of the release member into or out of the retained position; in a retention position the retention member prevents movement of the release member out of the retained position. The release and/or retention members can be adjusted to alter the force urging together the rail and limb assemblies. The retention member can be moved between the release and retention positions without using any tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle William Egerdee, Stephen Donald Langdon