Patents by Inventor Thomas Williams

Thomas 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: 11151147
    Abstract: A system for outputting an action signal to a controlled system is provided. The system includes a memory storing individuals to be deployed to a production environment as an actor, wherein each of the individuals has a rule associated therewith for asserting an action, and the actor includes one or more individuals, is associated with the controlled system and is configured to transmit an intermediate action signal for asserting the action. The system includes a management server configured to receive the intermediate action signal, select, from a set of available operations, a selected operation to perform with respect to the intermediate action signal, and the set of available operations including allowance and a blocking of the intermediate action signal. Further, in response to the selected operation being the allowance, transmitting the intermediate action signal, and in response to the selected operation being the blocking, blocking the intermediate action signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Whittaker, Robert William Baynes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11141415
    Abstract: A stable liquid composition in a clear bottle where the composition contains, at least, phenylephrine and acetaminophen. The composition is substantially free of aldehydes and has a pH from 3.5 to 5. The clear bottle is a polyethylene terphthalate bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelly Lee Martin Schmeichel, Jayant Eknath Khanolkar, Douglas William Gledhill, Susan Elaine Criss, Niranjan Ramji, Elaine Rose Costeines, Thomas Edward Huetter, Radhika R. Iyer, Daren K. Anness
  • Patent number: 11141951
    Abstract: The present application provides devices and methods of making and using these devices. The devices comprise a sintered porous polymeric material, a porous membrane attached to at least a portion of the sintered porous polymeric material, and optionally a housing which surrounds at least a portion of the sintered porous polymeric material. The devices can be used for sample collection, purification and transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Porex Corporation
    Inventors: Guoqiang Mao, Kyle Thomas Harris, Katlin Marie Lumme, Jeffrey John Williams
  • Patent number: 11145087
    Abstract: A system and method for calibrating a forward-facing camera or sensor of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a calibration tool, the position of which can be adjusted on the vehicle to align a presentation screen of the calibration tool with the vehicle camera. A processor performs a method to determine the size and position of a calibration target to be displayed on the presentation screen, based on a position of the calibration tool relative to the vehicle camera and generates a calibration target image to be digitally transmitted to the presentation screen. The presentation screen displays the calibration target image at an appropriate height, angle, and distance from the camera or sensor being calibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AirPro Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Lonnie E. Margol, Geoffrey R. Margol, Charles P. Olsen, Jonathan Z. Brigman, Stephen Casella, Harold Koegler, Eric Thomas Newell, Sean M. Parr, Clayton Rush Williams, Joshua Lee McFarlin, Matthew John Mercier, John Burrill, Donovan Rahim Naghitorabi, Jules Marc Philipp Gozlan, Christopher Joel Cimino
  • Publication number: 20210313084
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are rubidium elution systems comprising a primary assembly including a 82Sr/82Rb generator, an activity detector, a waste container, a pump system, a sensor, a tubing circuit, at least one valve, and a computer; and a dose calibrator outside the primary assembly. The system may have an interface for configuring the dose calibrator, and a locking means for preventing access to the interface and reconfigurations of its parameters. Moreover, the dose calibrator may be in electronic communication with the computer of the system. Furthermore, the electronic communication can be embodied with an electronic cable having a breakaway connector. Also, the dose calibrator may be positioned on a mobile platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Robert William RIDDOCH, Etienne LEFORT, Paul DONNELLY, Riccardo SANTOPIETRO, Thomas Allen MOORE
  • Publication number: 20210309466
    Abstract: A system for automatically handling components to be assembled onto a product on an assembly line includes a carriage that is movable to and between a first, retracted position spaced from the assembly line, and a second position displaced from the retracted position in a direction toward the assembly line. A manipulator on the carriage supports a component mounting tool configured to receive and support at least one component for assembly to the product. The manipulator may be arranged in a first orientation when the carriage is in the first position, and may be pivoted to a second orientation when the carriage is in the second position, such that a component on the component mounting tool is supported in a pose for processing when the carriage is in the first position, and is supported in a pose for joining to the product when the carriage is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy James Marx, Thomas William French, Aaron K. Kinsella, Thomas Jon Nieman, Scott McIsaac, Craig Richard Nilson, Kenneth Michael Boulan, Jason Edmunn Messner
  • Publication number: 20210308364
    Abstract: Disclosed are new configurations of a rubidium elution system that offer several advantages. The rubidium elution systems of the present disclosure comprise an assembly including a 82Sr/82Rb generator, an activity detector, a waste container, a pump, a sensor, a tubing circuit, at least one valve, where the waste container is located in the lower section of the assembly. More particularly, the top surface of the waste container compartment is either below the top surface of the generator compartment, or the waste container is at the same elevation than the generator or below the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Robert William RIDDOCH, Etienne LEFORT, Paul DONNELLY, Riccardo SANTOPIETRO, Thomas Allen MOORE
  • Publication number: 20210309613
    Abstract: This invention is related to the field of PCSK9 biology and the composition and methods of use of small organic compounds as ligands for modulation of PCSK9 biological activity. In particular, the invention provides compositions of small organic compounds that modulate circulating levels of low density lipoproteins by altering the conformation of the protein PCSK9. Binding these small organic compound ligands to PCSK9 alters the conformation of the protein, modifying the interaction between PCSK9 and an endogenous low density lipoprotein receptor, and can lead to reduced or increased levels of circulating LDL-cholesterol. High LDL-cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk for heart disease. Low LDL-cholesterol levels may be problematic in other conditions, such as liver dysfunctions; thus, there is also utility for small organic compound ligands and can raise LDL levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas E. Barta, Jonathan William Bourne, Kyle D. Monroe, Michael M. Muehlemann, Anjali Pandey, Simeon Bowers
  • Publication number: 20210308928
    Abstract: A honeycomb extrusion die (120) includes a die body (302) including an inlet face (306) and an exit face. The die body (302) has slot inlets (309) and a plurality of pins (320, 500) disposed between the slot inlets (309) and the exit face. The plurality of pins (320, 500) include side surfaces (322, 500B) configured to define a matrix of intersecting slots (324), wherein the matrix of intersecting slots (324) has slot exit (509) widths at the exit face. Divots (526) extend into a plurality of the side surfaces (322, 500B) between the slot inlets (309) and the exit face. Each individual divot (526) has a divot san depth (D55) extending into a side surface (500A, 500B, 502A, 502B) of the side surfaces (322, 500B). A ratio between a slot exit width (W53) W53 of an individual slot (324) and the divot depth (D55) of an individual divot (526) extending into a side surface (500A, 500B, 502A, 502B) of the individual slot (324) is greater than 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas William Brew, Yuehao Li, Min Shen
  • Patent number: 11137334
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system includes a housing having a cavity defined therein for holding a test sample, a first inlet in fluid communication with the cavity to deliver fluid to the test sample, a second inlet in fluid communication with the cavity to deliver fluid to the test sample, the first inlet configured to deliver fluid to the test sample in a direction substantially perpendicular to a direction that the second inlet is configured to deliver fluid to the test sample, an outlet in fluid communication with the cavity to receive fluid from the test sample, and a force applicator configured to apply compressive force to the test sample within the cavity. The force applicator forms a seal with the housing while applying compressive force to the test sample. The system also comprises at least one sensor configured to, while fluid flows from at least one of the inlets through the test sample to the outlet, determine a fluid characteristic, a test sample characteristic, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Oya Aysen Karazincir, Yan Li, Karim Shafik Zaki, Wade H. Williams, Ruiting Wu, Yunhui Tan, Margaretha Catharina Maria Rijken, Russell Thomas Ewy
  • Publication number: 20210305000
    Abstract: An electrical arrangement, which may, for example be a magnetron, has a sealed chamber 12 and electrically insulating fluid contained within the chamber. A temperature expansion compensation bladder comprising a helical tube 13 is located within the chamber 12, the helical tube 13 having an end 15 open to ambient atmosphere outside the chamber 12 and having a closed end 14 within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Teledyne UK Limited
    Inventors: Stuart William Andrews, Thomas Samuel Christopher, Daniel James Clay
  • Publication number: 20210301549
    Abstract: An inflatable drive through tunnel system comprised of an inflatable main tunnel and an inflatable positive pressure booth area for performing simple medical diagnostic tests or the like. A patient can drive into the inflatable tunnel. Medical personnel can take samples from patients who remain in their vehicles. The medical personnel can then store the samples in the positive pressure booth area. The positive pressure ensures that outside contaminants are not brought into the booth through the air when the personnel enter and leave the booth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Williams
  • Patent number: 11134396
    Abstract: Beamforming for adapting wireless signaling beams in an adaptive and agile manner is contemplated. The beamforming may be characterized by adaptively constructing beam form parameters to provide wireless signaling in a manner that maximizes efficiency and bandwidth according to device positioning relative to a responding base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Alberto Campos, Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Thomas Williams
  • Patent number: 11132157
    Abstract: A label modification unit may receive a label modification input associated with an image. The label modification unit may obtain a bitmap associated with a modification to the rewriteable label. The label modification unit may determine, based on the bitmap and using a heat dissipation model, temperature profiles for a plurality of raster print paths of the laser. The label modification unit may select, based on the temperature profiles and from the plurality of raster print paths, a raster print path for the modification. The label modification unit may control at least one of the laser, the optic, and the reflector system to: cause the light beam to follow the raster print path, and emit the light beam according to an array of power factors that are associated with the raster print path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel P. Gabato, John J. Bozeki, Thomas William Judd
  • Patent number: 11130114
    Abstract: A process for producing doped nanoparticles, in particular for N-doped nanoparticles, includes a hydrothermal process using an organic nitrogen-containing compound or a mineral acid having at least one nitrogen atom. In particular, the photocatalytically active particles produced are characterized by a particularly high activity even in visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gemeinnützige GmbH
    Inventors: Nina Müller, Peter Rogin, Peter William de Oliveira, Thomas Müller
  • Publication number: 20210294735
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include executing a first test case on a system, capturing a first state of the system during execution of the first test case, determining a first result of the first test case, performing a second execution of the first test case on the system in response to the first result of the first test case being an unexpected result, capturing a second state of the system during the second execution of the first test case, determining a second result of the first test case, analyzing the first state and the second state to determine a state similarity score, and categorizing the first result as a false positive based at least in part on the state similarity score being above a first threshold and a determination that the second result is a different result than the first result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew C. M. Hicks, Diane Marie Stamboni, Joshua David Steen, Gregg Arquero, Thomas William Conti, Michael Page Kasper
  • Patent number: 11125079
    Abstract: A method for using flow rate signals for wireless downhole communication comprises generating a first flow rate signal within a wellbore by altering the flow rate of a first fluid in the well bore, wherein the first flow rate signal comprises at least two detectable characteristics; detecting the first flow rate signal at a first downhole tool disposed within the wellbore; and actuating the first downhole tool in response to detecting the first flow rate signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fripp, Zachary William Walton, Matthew Merron, Thomas Frosell
  • Patent number: 11117083
    Abstract: A method to form a laminar integral skin of a honeycomb structure is provided. The method includes extruding a ceramic precursor batch through a die with feedholes in entry side and slots in exit face of the die to form the honeycomb structure. In a region on the periphery of the die configured to form the cell matrix, a series of concentric slots around the matrix in the exit face of the die are configured to feed skin onto the matrix. Ring sections between concentric slots are angled away from the center and a mask is disposed on top of the periphery producing a channel for extruded skin to meet and bond to extruded matrix. Optionally, slots in the skin-forming ring sections enhance knitting between laminar skin layers. The die and honeycomb body having uniform integral skin are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Thomas William Brew, Kenneth Richard Miller
  • Patent number: D931810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MaxCyte, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Luther, Bertold Engler, Andrea Besana, Thomas Alan Peach, Frank Modica, Nicholas Chopas
  • Patent number: RE48781
    Abstract: A vehicle traffic sensor for detecting and monitoring vehicular targets is presented. The sensor employs a planar design resulting in a reduced profile sensor. The sensor includes a multi-layer radio frequency board with RF components on one of the sides and both isolation and planar array antennas on the opposing side. The antennas are preferably tapered planar array antennas which include one transmit antenna and one receive antenna. The sensor also includes at least one logic or signal processing board populated with components on a first side and a ground plane on a second side positioned toward the RF componentry of the RF board to form an RF shield. The boards are housed within a housing that is permeable, at least on the side through which the antenna structures propagate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: WAVETRONIX LLC
    Inventors: David V. Arnold, Logan C. Harris, Michael A. Jensen, Thomas William Karlinsey, Ryan L. Smith, Jonathan L. Waite, John B. Dougall