Patents by Inventor Stuart Williams

Stuart 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: 11898984
    Abstract: To form a layer separating two volumes of aqueous solution, there is used an apparatus comprising elements defining a chamber, the elements including a body of non-conductive material having formed therein at least one recess opening into the chamber, the recess containing an electrode. A pre-treatment coating of a hydrophobic fluid is applied to the body across the recess. Aqueous solution, having amphiphilic molecules added thereto, is flowed across the body to cover the recess so that aqueous solution is introduced into the recess from the chamber and a layer of the amphiphilic molecules forms across the recess separating a volume of aqueous solution introduced into the recess from the remaining volume of aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Stuart William Reid, Terence Alan Reid, James Anthony Clarke, Steven Paul White, Gurdial Singh Sanghera
  • Patent number: 11893530
    Abstract: Systems, method and computer readable medium are provided for automated storage and retrieval. User authentication information is received via a user interface for a dynamic storage and retrieval device. The user identity is verified based upon the authentication information and previously stored authentication data. Order information is retrieved for an order associated with the user following the verifying of user identity, the order information indicating one or more locations for items associated with the order. Instructions are transmitted to initiate a physical opening of at least one of the dynamic storage and retrieval device and at least one static storage location to enable the user to retrieve at least one item of the order, the static storage location including a controller controlling a locking mechanism and communicatively coupled to the dynamic storage and retrieval device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Stuart William Clark, Colin Holmes, Jason Shaffer, Mark Ibbotson, John Suarez
  • Patent number: 11854065
    Abstract: For each retailer in the geographic region, an online system predicts a number of orders placed at the retailer and a capacity to fulfill orders during a forecast time period. The capacity of the retailer is predicted based on a number of pickers expected to be available to the retailer during the forecast time period. The online system determines demand for the services of a picker at the retailer based on a comparison of the predicted number of orders and the predicted capacity to fulfill those orders. The online system displays a user interactive map of the geographic region to the picker. The map displays a pin at the location of each retailer in the geographic region, which describes the categorization determined for the retailer. The picker selects a pin, which causes the user interactive map to display a notification characterizing the demand for services at the retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Maplebear Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Luong, Michael Righi, Graham Adeson, Ross Stuart Williams, Aman Jain, Radhika Anand, Ganesh Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20230331592
    Abstract: An integrated system comprising a desalination plant comprising a reverse osmosis (RO) array configured to produce an RO permeate blending stream, a blending system comprising a flow line for a fines stabilizing additive blending stream and configured to blend the RO permeate blending stream with the fines stabilizing additive blending stream to produce a blended low salinity water stream having a salinity of less than or equal to 5,000, 4,000, 3,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 400, or 300 ppm and a molar ratio of divalent cations to monovalent cations of greater than about 0.2, 0.3, or 0.4, a control unit configured to control operation of the blending system, and an injection system for one or more injection wells, wherein the one or more injection wells penetrate an oil-bearing layer of a reservoir. A method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: John William COUVES, Stuart William DAY, Chris GIBSON, Bilal RASHID, John Dale WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20230203202
    Abstract: Multispecific binding proteins that bind NKG2D receptor, CD16, and 5T4 are described, as well as pharmaceutical compositions, formulations, and therapeutic methods of the multispecific binding proteins useful for the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Mitchell Bigelow, Mark DeRose, Jinyan Du, Robin Friedman, Pyae P. Hein, Stuart William Hicks, Zong Sean Juo, Xinbi Li, Christopher Ryan Morgan
  • Publication number: 20230167494
    Abstract: A biochemical analysis system analyses polymers by taking measurements of a polymer from a sensor element comprising a nanopore during translocation of the polymer through the nanopore. When a polymer has partially translocated, the series of measurements is analysed using reference data derived from a reference sequence to provide a measure of similarity. Responsive to the measure of similarity, the sensor element may be selectively operated to eject the polymer and thereby make the nanopore available to receive a further polymer. Where the biochemical analysis system comprises an array of sensor elements and is takes measurements from sensor elements selected in a multiplexed manner, responsive to the measure of similarity, the biochemical analysis system ceases taking measurements from the currently selected sensor element and to starts taking measurements from a newly selected sensor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies PLC
    Inventors: Stuart William Reid, Gavin Harper, Clive Gavin Brown, Daniel John Turner, Andrew John Heron, Christopher James Wright
  • Publication number: 20230160572
    Abstract: A burner control system for controlling the operation of a fuel burner arranged to burn a combination of a supply of fuel and a supply of air is provided. The burner control system is arranged to receive from an exhaust gas analyzer one or more signals, each signal being indicative of the level of an exhaust gas emitted by the fuel burner; receive from a photodetector a signal indicative of a level of electromagnetic radiation output by the flame of the fuel burner; and control at least one of the supply of fuel and the supply of air to the burner based on the one or more signals received from the exhaust gas analyzer and the signal received from the photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Brendan KEMP, Duncan WARD, Stuart WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11598845
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for obtaining dielectric properties of an object is disclosed, which comprises a plurality of transceivers for generating radiation in the microwave or millimeter-wave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The transceivers are positioned in spatially fixed relationships relative to one another. The system further includes a controller for selectively activating the transceivers for irradiating at least a portion of the object and detecting at least a portion of the radiation reflected from said portion of the object in response to the irradiation, where each of the activated transceivers generates a signal in response to detection of the reflected radiation. The reflected signals are analyzed to determine a plurality of reflectivity coefficients corresponding to different discrete locations of the object, and the reflectivity coefficients are used to determine the complex permittivity of the discrete locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Plymouth Rock Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart William Harmer, Dana E. Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20220362697
    Abstract: Articles such as filter media, which include dendrimers and/or other components, are provided. The filter media may further include a water repellant (e.g., a fluorinated species) to impart desirable properties to the media such as high water repellency. The filter media may also have a high efficiency as a function of pressure drop (i.e., high gamma values). In some embodiments, the filter media includes a fiber web which may be formed of various components such as glass fibers. The fiber web can also include additional components such as synthetic fibers, binder components, as well as other additives. The media may be incorporated into a variety of filter element products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: David F. Sealey, Stuart Williams
  • Publication number: 20220343395
    Abstract: For each retailer in the geographic region, an online system predicts a number of orders placed at the retailer and a capacity to fulfill orders during a forecast time period. The capacity of the retailer is predicted based on a number of pickers expected to be available to the retailer during the forecast time period. The online system determines demand for the services of a picker at the retailer based on a comparison of the predicted number of orders and the predicted capacity to fulfill those orders. The online system displays a user interactive map of the geographic region to the picker. The map displays a pin at the location of each retailer in the geographic region, which describes the categorization determined for the retailer. The picker selects a pin, which causes the user interactive map to display a notification characterizing the demand for services at the retailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Amy Luong, Michael Righi, Graham Adeson, Ross Stuart Williams, Aman Jain, Radhika Anand, Ganesh Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20220331156
    Abstract: Implant delivery devices, methods of device assembly and methods of using those devices are presented where the delivery device uses an automatic implant delivery mechanism that eliminates variability in pusher wire speeds by providing a needle assembly having one or more implants positioned within a proximal end of a needle cannula, a dampener assembly and a shuttle assembly located within a housing along with the activation member which holds the shuttle assembly in cocked or pre-tensioned state. A lock can be engaged with the activation member to prevent premature firing or triggering of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Leo Anthony Trevino, Cheng Lin, Tyler Pegoraro, Stuart Williams, Thomas Shepard, Peter Andrew Smith, Matthew Charles Walker, Andrew John Corson, Thomas Ralph Blackburn, III, Stephen James Couse
  • Patent number: 11458753
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a document of a series identical documents in content except for a respective identifier which identifies each document within the series, each identifier having at least a first indicium, the or each indicium defining a boundary; the method having the steps of: providing a substrate; applying a first background print, defining part of the boundary of an indicium receiving area; applying the respective identifier on the substrate, such that the first indicium is provided in the indicium receiving area; the first background print and the respective identifier being applied such that when the document is viewed in at least one of transmission and reflection the juxtaposition of the first background print and the first indicium is such that a keyline extending around a portion of the boundary of the first indicium is defined between the first indicium and the boundary of the indicium receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Rowe, Stuart William John Rost
  • Publication number: 20220309456
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are provided for processing items within an automated storage and retrieval device. A scanned machine-readable identifier associated with an item is received at an automated storage and retrieval device. A determination is made whether the machine-readable identifier that was scanned is a container identification (ID). The machine-readable identifier is identified based on pre-defined criteria when the machine-readable identifier is determined not to be a container ID. The machine-readable identifier is mapped to an existing order using stored order information. A container ID is created by the fulfillment system and passed back to the automated storage and retrieval device. The item is stored in the automated storage and retrieval device using the created container ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Edwin H. Reed, Stuart William Clark, Bradley Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220292453
    Abstract: Systems, method and computer readable medium are provided for automated storage and retrieval. User authentication information is received via a user interface for a dynamic storage and retrieval device. The user identity is verified based upon the authentication information and previously stored authentication data. Order information is retrieved for an order associated with the user following the verifying of user identity, the order information indicating one or more locations for items associated with the order. Instructions are transmitted to initiate a physical opening of at least one of the dynamic storage and retrieval device and at least one static storage location to enable the user to retrieve at least one item of the order, the static storage location including a controller controlling a locking mechanism and communicatively coupled to the dynamic storage and retrieval device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Stuart William Clark, Colin Holmes, Jason Shaffer, Mark Ibbotson, John Suarez
  • Publication number: 20220290200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microbial host cell genetically modified to intracellularly produce a cannabinoid glycoside, said cell expressing a heterologous gene encoding a glycosyl transferase which has a at least 70% identity to the glycosyl transferase comprised in SEQ ID NO: 157 or 207, capable of intracellularly glycosylating a cannabinoid acceptor with a glycosyl donor thereby producing the cannabinoid glycoside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: OCTARINE BIO IVS
    Inventors: Nicholas Stuart William MILNE, Camilla Knudsen BADEN, Nethaji Janeshwari GALLAGE
  • Patent number: 11401549
    Abstract: A biochemical analysis system analyses polymers by taking measurements of a polymer from a sensor element comprising a nanopore during translocation of the polymer through the nanopore. When a polymer has partially translocated, the series of measurements is analysed using reference data derived from a reference sequence to provide a measure of similarity. Responsive to the measure of similarity, the sensor element may be selectively operated to eject the polymer and thereby make the nanopore available to receive a further polymer. Where the biochemical analysis system comprises an array of sensor elements and is takes measurements from sensor elements selected in a multiplexed manner, responsive to the measure of similarity, the biochemical analysis system ceases taking measurements from the currently selected sensor element and to starts taking measurements from a newly selected sensor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies PLC
    Inventors: Stuart William Reid, Gavin Harper, Clive Gavin Brown, Daniel John Turner, Andrew John Heron, Christopher James Wright
  • Patent number: 11397910
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are provided for processing items within an automated storage and retrieval device. A scanned machine-readable identifier associated with an item is received at an automated storage and retrieval device. A determination is made whether the machine-readable identifier that was scanned is a container identification (ID). The machine-readable identifier is identified based on pre-defined criteria when the machine-readable identifier is determined not to be a container ID. The machine-readable identifier is mapped to an existing order using stored order information. A container ID is created by the fulfillment system and passed back to the automated storage and retrieval device. The item is stored in the automated storage and retrieval device using the created container ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Edward Durkee, Edwin H. Reed, Stuart William Clark, Bradley Johnson
  • Publication number: 20220213541
    Abstract: The invention resides in a method of determining a sequence of a target polymer, or part thereof, comprising polymer units comprising canonical and non-canonical polymer units. The method comprises taking a series of measurements of a signal relating to the target polymer wherein a measurement of the signal is dependent upon a plurality of polymer units, and wherein the polymer units of the target polymer modulate the signal, and wherein a non-canonical polymer unit modulates the signal differently from a corresponding canonical polymer unit. The series of measurements are analysed using a machine learning technique that attributes a measurement of a non-canonical polymer unit to being a measurement of a respective corresponding canonical polymer unit. The sequence of the target polymer, or part thereof, is determined from the analysed series of measurements. A non-canonical polymer unit identified from the analysis can be additionally or alternatively determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Clive Gavin Brown, Timothy Lee Massingham, Stuart William Reid
  • Publication number: 20220200699
    Abstract: A system for troubleshooting signals in a cellular communications network, and in particular, for determining the cause of distortion or corruption of such signals, includes a robotic or other type of switch. The robotic switch can tap into selected uplink fiber-optic lines and selected downlink fiber-optic lines between radio equipment and radio equipment controllers in a wireless (e.g., cellular) network to extract therefrom the I and Q data. The selected I and Q data, in an optical form, is provided to an optical-to-electrical converter forming part of the system. The system includes an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) or the like, and an analytic computer unit, or web server, and SSD (Solid State Drive) and magnetic disk storage, among other components of the system. The system analyzes the I and Q data provided to it, and determines the cause, or at least narrows the field of possible causes, of impairment to transmitted signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey Abramson Heath, Eric Walter Hakanson, Dmitriy Yavid, Christopher Silvio Cosentino, Stuart William Card
  • Publication number: 20220133532
    Abstract: A medical implant is disclosed. The medical implant includes a body having a first end having a first cross-sectional dimension, a second end having a second cross-sectional dimension, and a tapered portion extending between the first end and the second end. The first cross-sectional dimension is larger than the second cross-sectional dimension. In some embodiments, the body comprises multiple layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas A. Shepard, Tyler Pegoraro, Stuart Williams, Sanjib Kumar Das, Leo Anthony Trevino, Cheng Li