Patents by Inventor Steven Williams

Steven 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: 20190367984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for predicting the response of a patient suffering from an autoimmune or immune-mediated disorder to anti-TNF therapy based upon the expression of a Low Density Granulocyte gene or one or more interferon regulated biomarkers. Also provided is a kit for performing the invention, and related methods of treatment and monitoring response to treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Helen Louise WRIGHT, Robert John MOOTS, Steven William EDWARDS
  • Publication number: 20190364976
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cartridge for an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The cartridge may include a base, a reservoir substrate, and an atomizer. The reservoir substrate may define a cavity therethrough. The atomizer may comprise a liquid transport element and a heating element extending at least partially about the liquid transport element. The atomizer may extend through the cavity through the reservoir substrate such that the heating element is positioned proximate an end of the reservoir substrate. Ends of the liquid transport element may extend to an opposing end of the reservoir substrate. A related method for assembling a cartridge for a smoking article is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Smith, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frank S. Silveira, Steven Lee Alderman, Grady Lance Dooly, Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr., Stephen Benson Sears, John William Wolber, Michael Laine
  • Publication number: 20190366729
    Abstract: The invention describes a facility to provide an indication of level in a container of conductive liquid used in an inkjet printer. The facility comprises an array of nested capacitive sensor pads, the outputs of which can be processed to provide a continuous indication of level. The outputs can also be processed to provide an indication of whether the container is mis-aligned on the printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory William Dorsett, Steven Geoffrey Luke, Christopher Malcolm Potter
  • Publication number: 20190358642
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its space(s) as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Steven CARSON, Tai Hoon K. MATLIN, Shawn Michael APPLEGATE, Dennis William GRUBER, Dipan Pravin SURATI
  • Publication number: 20190357935
    Abstract: A surgical device includes a handle, an elongated tube extending distally from the handle, and a suction tip at a distal end portion of the elongated tube. The suction tip has a cavity formed therein. A cutting blade is positioned at least partially within the cavity and rotatable across the cavity to sever tissue, the cavity dimensioned to receive the severed tissue for removal from a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Danyel J. Racenet, Timothy N. Wells, Steven L. Bennett, Amin Elachchabi, Michael J. Bettuchi, Miles William Noel Hember
  • Patent number: 10486720
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper, Wolfgang Daum, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Brian Lawry, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Steven Andrew Kellner, Eugene Smith, Glen Paul Peltonen
  • Publication number: 20190352643
    Abstract: Methods for treating, and for identifying novel treatments for, neurodegenerative diseases, as well as animal and cellular models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mark William Albers, Steven Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10484823
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to provide improved, automatic, and dynamic frequency selection for and/or by medical body area network apparatus are disclosed. Certain examples provide a medical body area network apparatus. The example apparatus includes a radio to receive a beacon signal and a processor to process the beacon signal to determine a location of the apparatus. The example processor is configured to at least: when the beacon signal indicates a first location, communicate via a first frequency band; and when the beacon signal indicates a second location, communicate via a second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stanislava Soro, Steven William Wik, S. M. Shajedul Hasan, Danijel Maricic, David M. Davenport
  • Patent number: 10479106
    Abstract: A drop detector includes a printed circuit board (PCB) including a number of optical channels each formed by a light emitter and a light detector and a number of holes defined in the PCB over which the optical channels pass over and through which a number of ejected drops from a number of printheads pass through wherein each of the number of holes defined in PCB are sized to contour the shape of the number of the printheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory N Burton, Jody L Clayburn, Kurt F Olsen, Steven B Elgee, Jacob McDonald Smith, Kenneth Williams, Lorraine T Golob
  • Publication number: 20190346422
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device that comprises a biomolecular processor and one or more nanotubes. Each biomolecular processor comprises a bioreactor chamber defined by a solid substrate, a plurality of spaced support structures within said bioreactor chamber and attached to the solid substrate, and one or more capture molecules immobilized to some or all of said plurality of spaced support structures, said one or more capture molecules suitable to bind to a portion of a target nucleic acid molecule in a sample. The device also comprises one or more nanotubes defined by the solid substrate and fluidically coupled to the bioreactor chamber. Each of the one or more nanotubes has a passage extending between an input end proximate to the bioreactor chamber and an output end distal to the bioreactor chamber, and comprises one or more nanopores within the passage with each nanopore having a reduced diameter relative to the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Steven A. Soper, Francis Barany, Sunggook Park, Michael Murphy, Collin J. McKinney, John William Efcavitch, Mateusz Hupert
  • Publication number: 20190346627
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to an alignment device that includes a groove-type alignment structure with a support region for receiving an optical fiber inserted along a fiber insertion axis. The optical fiber has a first side and a second, opposite side. The groove-type alignment structure engages the first side of the optical fiber. The alignment device includes a stabilization structure that engages the first side of the optical fiber and a first angled transition surface that engages the second, opposite side of the optical fiber. The present disclosure also relates to an alignment system that includes a first housing piece; a second housing piece adapted to mate with the first housing piece; and a flat structure positioned between the first and second housing pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. ZIMMEL, Michael James OTT, Danny Willy August VERHEYDEN, Michael Aaron KADAR-KALLEN, Gary William ADAMS, Robert Charles FLAIG, Gregory J. SCHAIBLE
  • Patent number: 10470497
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10457669
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound of formula (0): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, N-oxide or tautomer thereof; wherein: n is 1 or 2; X is CH or N; Y is selected from CH and C—F; Z is selected from C—Rz and N; R1 is selected from: -(Alk1)t-Cyc1; wherein t is 0 or 1; Optionally substituted C1-6 acyclic hydrocarbon groups R2 is selected from hydrogen; halogen; and C1-3 hydrocarbon groups optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms; R3 is hydrogen or a group L1-R7; R4 is selected from hydrogen; methoxy; and optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl; and R4a is selected from hydrogen and a C1-3 alkyl group; wherein Rz, Alk1, Cyc1, L1 and R7 are defined herein; provided that the compound is other than 6-benzyl-3-{2-[(2-methylpyrimidin-4-yl)amino]pyridin-4-yl}-7,8-dihydro-1,6-naphthyridin-5(6H)-one and 3-{2-[(2-methylpyrimidin-4-yl)amino]pyridin-4-yl}-7,8-dihydro-1,6-naphthyridin-5(6H)-one and salts and tautomers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Valerio Berdini, Ildiko Maria Buck, James Edward Harvey Day, Charlotte Mary Griffiths-Jones, Thomas Daniel Heightman, Steven Howard, Christopher William Murray, David Norton, Marc O'Reilly, Alison Jo-Anne Woolford, Michael Liam Cooke, David Cousin, Stuart Thomas Onions, Jonathan Martin Shannon, John Paul Watts
  • Patent number: 10458676
    Abstract: A portable dehumidifier includes a plurality of microchannel condenser coils, a fan, and a retractable handle. The fan is located adjacent to an airflow outlet and is configured to generate an airflow that flows into the portable dehumidifier through an airflow inlet and out of the portable dehumidifier through the airflow outlet. The airflow flows through an evaporator and the plurality of microchannel condenser coils in order to provide dehumidification to the airflow. The retractable handle is configured to slide into and out of the portable dehumidifier and to pivot upwards and lock into a tilted position to allow for transport of the portable dehumidifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Therma-Stor LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. DeMonte, Steven S. Dingle, Joshua William Henry, James A. Scharping, Jerome Verhoeven
  • Patent number: 10449569
    Abstract: Methods, processes, compositions and systems for preventing leaching effects from water pipes (such as lead, steel and copper) having an inner diameter of at least approximately 12 mm. 2-part thermoset resin coating is applied to the inner surfaces of the pipes where the curing agent can be a phenol free and plasticizer free adduct type. The coating can reduce heavy metals, such as lead, from leaching from installed pipes to less than approximately 10 ?g/L (10 ppb). When cured, specific leachates, Bisphenol A and Epichlorohydrin from the coatings will be (less than) <1 ?g/L (1 ppb) with overall TOC levels measured at (less than) <2.5 mg/L (2.5 ppm). Pipes can be returned to service within approximately 24 hours, and preferably within approximately 4 hours. The methods, processes, compositions and systems can work with non-metallic pipes having metal valves and/or metal fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry L. Gillanders, Steven A. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190314212
    Abstract: Disposable absorbent articles are disclosed herein along with method of making the same. The disposable absorbent article has a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent system between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent system has a first absorbent core and a second absorbent core which are offset from one another. An adhesive layer is disposed between the first absorbent core and the second absorbent core, at least in part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: James William Busch, Michael Dale Trennepohl, Steven Joseph Waas
  • Publication number: 20190314211
    Abstract: Methods of making disposable absorbent articles are herein. The method includes the steps: obtaining a carrier web; obtaining first absorbent core web and a second absorbent core web; cutting the first absorbent core web in a nesting configuration thereby forming a plurality of discrete first absorbent cores; cutting the second absorbent core web in a nesting configuration thereby forming a plurality of discrete second absorbent cores; joining a discrete second absorbent core to a discrete first absorbent core and to the carrier web, thereby forming a laminate structure web, wherein a leading edge of the discrete first absorbent core is spaced from a leading edge of the discrete second absorbent core in the machine direction; joining a backsheet web to the laminate structure web thereby forming an absorbent article web; and cutting the absorbent article web into a plurality of discrete absorbent articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: James William Busch, Michael Dale Trennepohl, Steven Joseph Waas
  • 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: 20190305464
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first-housing having a first-electrical-terminal, and a second-housing including a second-electrical-terminal disposed within a protective-shroud. The second-electrical-terminal includes a planar blade-shaped isolator formed of a dielectric material. The planar blade-shaped isolator has a spine, a tip, and a web. The tip includes a plurality of locating-tabs extending along the longitudinal-axis from a mid-line of the tip and overlaying the web. The second-electrical-terminal has a conductor formed of a single piece of electrically conductive-material. The conductor has a first-side that overlays a second-side and defining a U-shaped bend and a gap between the first-side and the second side. The gap is configured to receive the plurality of locating-tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Reedy, Michael L. Mellott, Steven William Marzo, Glenn E. Robison, Hoi Lui, Sudhakar Subramanian, Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari
  • Publication number: 20190298104
    Abstract: A system for cooking a food product may include a base, a hub, a plurality of cooking plates, a plurality of wipers, a spatula assembly, a backstop, an infrared (IR) sensor, and a proximity sensor. The hub may rotate relative to the base. The cooking plates are rotatable with the hub among a plurality of cooking stations. The wipers extend outward from a periphery of the hub. The backstop may be fixed relative to the base and may include one or more additional wipers contacting one or more of the cooking plates. The spatula assembly may cooperate with the backstop to pick up the food product from the one of the cooking stations. The IR sensor may measure a temperature of the food product on one of the cooking plates. The proximity sensor may detect a position of the food product on one of the cooking plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael BALSAMO, Steven FREHN, Alexandros VARDAKOSTAS, Noe ESPARZA, Andrew STULC, Matthew WILLIAMS