Patents by Inventor William A. Brandt

William A. Brandt 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: 20190339822
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing and sharing contextually-relevant media content. In some embodiments, a device receives an input, and in response, displays a suggested collection of media items for sharing with a recipient, wherein the collection is relevant to a message conversation with the recipient. Subsequent to displaying the suggested collection, the device transmits a message to the recipient as part of the message conversation that provides access to the at least a portion of the suggested collection of media items. In some embodiments, a device receives an indication, from an external device, that a first user has shared a first collection of media items with a second user. Subsequent to receiving the indication that the first user has shared the first collection of media items with the second user, the device outputs a prompt to share, with the first user, one or more suggested media items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Lynne DEVINE, William A. SORRENTINO, III, Gregg SUZUKI, Michael BRANDT, Eric M. G. CIRCLAEYS, Chelsea LEBLANC, Joar WINGFORS
  • Publication number: 20180374656
    Abstract: A lithium-ion capacitor (LIC) is provided which includes positive electrodes, negative electrodes pre-loaded on surface with lithium sources including lithium strips and ultra-thin lithium films having holes, separators and organic solvent electrolyte with lithium salt for high performance including high energy density, high power density, long cycle life, long DC life and wide temperature ranges. A method for making an LIC is also provided, where cell components important to optimize the electrochemical performance of LIC's are configured, said components include PE active material and binders, NE active material and binders, thickness/mass ratio of positive electrode (PE) to negative electrode (NE) active layers, PE and NE's size designs and layer numbers, types of material for Separators and NE pre-lithiation methods, NE pre-lithiation includes loading various lithium (Li) sources including lithium strips and ultra-thin lithium films having holes onto the surface of NE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: GENERAL CAPACITOR, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Yan, Wanjun Ben Cao, Xujie Chen, William Brandt
  • Patent number: 9981117
    Abstract: Implantable infusion devices configured to improve fill and evacuation procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Medallion Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Brandt, Daniel Hernandez Villegas
  • Patent number: 9601814
    Abstract: The invention provides a battery maintenance alert process and device capable of tracking one or more operational variables for a lead-acid battery and lead-acid battery-operated equipment and alerting the user of the battery or battery-operated equipment when it is time to perform battery maintenance or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: USA Clean, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory William Brandt, Bruce Eugene Bushert
  • Patent number: 9170077
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include printed shooting targets having reactive zones and methods related to the same. In an embodiment, the invention includes a shooting target comprising a substrate. In some embodiments, a first ink layer can be disposed on the substrate. An adhesion modifying layer disposed over the substrate and/or on the first ink layer. The adhesion modifying layer can cover less than the entire surface area of the substrate and/or first ink layer. A second ink layer disposed on the adhesion modifying layer. In an embodiment, a method of making a shooting target comprising applying discrete segments of a material over a substrate to form an adhesion modifying layer, wherein the adhesion modifying layer covers less than the entire surface area of the substrate; and applying a second ink layer over the adhesion modifying layer. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Birchwood Casey, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Benjamin Johnson, Todd Binsfeld, Nathan Northup, Jamie William Brandt
  • Publication number: 20150211779
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for operating a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system that include recording a number of consecutive occasions in which a defrost mode is entered within a first predefined length of time after a heating cycle is entered, preventing operation of at least one component of the HVAC system for a second predefined length of time in response to entering the defrost mode a first predetermined consecutive number of occurrences within the first predefined length of time after a heating cycle is entered, recording a number of consecutive preventions of operation of the component of the HVAC system, and determining that a fault condition exists in the HVAC system in response to the number of consecutive temporary preventions of operation of the component of the HVAC system exceeding a second predefined number of occurrences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: George William Brandt, Darryl Elliott Denton
  • Patent number: 8837090
    Abstract: A head suspension for a disk drive with a load beam having continuous rails and a distal lift tab. A dimple is positioned proximal to the lift tab, either on the load beam or the gimbal, the dimple providing a pitch axis and a roll axis for the slider. The suspension also includes at least one tab member fixed in relation to the load beam, where each of the at least one tab member is aligned with or is distal to the dimple. The at least one tab and a portion of the gimbal define a gimbal limiter that is aligned with or distal to the dimple. The at least one tab member extends either longitudinally or laterally from the load beam at or distal to the dimple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael Allen Greminger, Razman Zambri, Jackson William Brandts
  • Publication number: 20140207085
    Abstract: Implantable infusion devices configured to improve fill and evacuation procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: THE ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Inventors: William A. Brandt, Daniel Hernandez Villegas
  • Patent number: 8730621
    Abstract: An electrical connection between a first element and a second element formed by a solder ball bridge having at least three solder balls in physical contact with each other extending to electrically connect the first element and the second element. The solder ball bridge is particularly suitable for a disc drive system, to form an electrical connection between two elements such as between a piezoelectric microactuator element and the suspension assembly. Methods of making a solder ball bridge are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jackson William Brandts, Kevin J. Schulz, Christopher Michael Unger
  • Patent number: 8721605
    Abstract: Implantable infusion devices configured to improve fill and evacuation procedures. Such implantable infusion devices may, for example, include palpable landmarks that allow the clinician to locate a fill port through tactile examination. Needle detection methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
    Inventors: William A. Brandt, Daniel H. Villegas
  • Patent number: 8604031
    Abstract: Intracellular kinase inhibitors and their therapeutic uses for patients with T cell malignancies, B cell malignancies, autoimmune disorders, and transplanted organs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: MannKind Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Flynn, Sandra Aeyoung Lee, Mary Faris, David William Brandt, Subrata Chakravarty
  • Publication number: 20130321957
    Abstract: A head suspension for a disk drive with a load beam having continuous rails and a distal lift tab. A dimple is positioned proximal to the lift tab, either on the load beam or the gimbal, the dimple providing a pitch axis and a roll axis for the slider. The suspension also includes at least one tab member fixed in relation to the load beam, where each of the at least one tab member is aligned with or is distal to the dimple. The at least one tab and a portion of the gimbal define a gimbal limiter that is aligned with or distal to the dimple. The at least one tab member extends either longitudinally or laterally from the load beam at or distal to the dimple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael Allen Greminger, Razman Zambri, Jackson William Brandts
  • Publication number: 20130270773
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include printed shooting targets having reactive zones and methods related to the same. In an embodiment, the invention includes a shooting target comprising a substrate. In some embodiments, a first ink layer can be disposed on the substrate. An adhesion modifying layer disposed over the substrate and/or on the first ink layer. The adhesion modifying layer can cover less than the entire surface area of the substrate and/or first ink layer. A second ink layer disposed on the adhesion modifying layer. In an embodiment, a method of making a shooting target comprising applying discrete segments of a material over a substrate to form an adhesion modifying layer, wherein the adhesion modifying layer covers less than the entire surface area of the substrate; and applying a second ink layer over the adhesion modifying layer. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Benjamin Johnson, Todd Binsfeld, Nathan Northup, Jamie William Brandt
  • Patent number: 8371028
    Abstract: A method for increasing the current carried between two high voltage conductor support towers is provided. The method includes removing a first high voltage carrying cable mounted between the towers and replacing it with a composite core cable. This replacement of cable may be accomplished with existing cable hanging equipment and without the need for additional tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Gift Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Brandt Goldsworthy, George Korzeniowski
  • Publication number: 20130021698
    Abstract: A head suspension for a disk drive with a load beam having continuous rails and a distal lift tab. A dimple is positioned proximal to the lift tab, either on the load beam or the gimbal, the dimple providing a pitch axis and a roll axis for the slider. The suspension also includes at least one tab member fixed in relation to the load beam, where each of the at least one tab member is aligned with or is distal to the dimple. The at least one tab and a portion of the gimbal define a gimbal limiter that is aligned with or distal to the dimple. The at least one tab member extends either longitudinally or laterally from the load beam at or distal to the dimple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael Allen Greminger, Razman Zambri, Jackson William Brandts
  • Publication number: 20110281850
    Abstract: Intracellular kinase inhibitors and their therapeutic uses for patients with T cell malignancies, B cell malignancies, autoimmune disorders, and transplanted organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: MANNKIND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary A. Flynn, Sandra Aeyoung Lee, Mary Faris, David William Brandt, Subrata Chakravarty
  • Publication number: 20100293783
    Abstract: A method for increasing the current carried between two high voltage conductor support towers is provided. The method includes removing a first high voltage carrying cable mounted between the towers and replacing it with a composite core cable. This replacement of cable may be accomplished with existing cable hanging equipment and without the need for additional tooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: William Brandt Goldsworthy, George Korzeniowski
  • Publication number: 20100274196
    Abstract: Implantable infusion devices configured to improve fill and evacuation procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: William A. Brandt, Daniel H. Villegas
  • Patent number: 7752754
    Abstract: A method for increasing the current carried between two high voltage conductor support towers is provided. The method includes removing a first high voltage carrying cable mounted between the towers and replacing it with a composite core cable. This replacement of cable may be accomplished with existing cable hanging equipment and without the need for additional tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Gift Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brandt Goldsworthy, George Korzeniowski
  • Patent number: D766195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Ruric William Brandt