Patents by Inventor William A. Lawrence

William A. Lawrence 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: 20220011869
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to include a virtual reality engine to create a virtual environment for a user, a communication engine in communication with at least one reference point pad on the user, and a haptic actuator location engine to determine a position of one or more removable haptic pads on the user using sensor data from the one or more removable haptic pads and the at least one reference point pad. In an example, the sensor data is motion data from an accelerometer, gyroscope, or some other sensor(s) to detect movement of the one or more removable haptic pads and the at least one reference point pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Sean Jude William Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20210404957
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. MEYER, Igor VURGAFTMAN, Chadwick Lawrence CANEDY, William W. BEWLEY, Chul Soo KIM, Charles D. MERRITT, Michael V. WARREN, R. Joseph WEIBLEN, Mijin KIM
  • Publication number: 20210396666
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210396670
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210396668
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210396665
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210396669
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210396664
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210400044
    Abstract: A system is provided for the storage of data, the system having: an encrypted host platform upon which regulatory controlled data is stored; a controller configured to allow a primary user to set permission settings and identify authorized end users and degrees of access granted to each the authorized end user, the authorized end user being pre-cleared for compliance with regulatory controls pertaining to the regulatory controlled data; the controller configured to permit access to the encrypted host platform only if the hosting platform is in compliance with predefined data security protocols the controller configured to allow the authorized end user access to the regulatory controlled data, and the controller configured to exclude access to both a provider of the system for storage and a system host platform provider; at least one individual computing device accessible by at least one the authorized end user, the individual computing device configured to provide authorized end user identification data to th
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: RegDOX Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: William Lawrence O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210396667
    Abstract: Building blocks are provided for on-chip chemical sensors and other highly-compact photonic integrated circuits combining interband or quantum cascade lasers and detectors with passive waveguides and other components integrated on a III-V or silicon. A MWIR or LWIR laser source is evanescently coupled into a passive extended or resonant-cavity waveguide that provides evanescent coupling to a sample gas (or liquid) for spectroscopic chemical sensing. In the case of an ICL, the uppermost layer of this passive waveguide has a relatively high index of refraction that enables it to form the core of the waveguide, while the ambient air, consisting of the sample gas, functions as the top cladding layer. A fraction of the propagating light beam is absorbed by the sample gas if it contains a chemical species having a fingerprint absorption feature within the spectral linewidth of the laser emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jerry R. Meyer, Igor Vurgaftman, Chadwick Lawrence Canedy, William W. Bewley, Chul Soo Kim, Charles D. Merritt, Michael V. Warren, R. Joseph Weiblen, Mijin Kim
  • Publication number: 20210374931
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media for detecting and classifying an exposure defect in an image using neural networks trained via a limited amount of labeled training images. An image may be applied to a first neural network to determine whether the images includes an exposure defect. Detected defective image may be applied to a second neural network to determine an exposure defect classification for the image. The exposure defect classification can includes severe underexposure, medium underexposure, mild underexposure, mild overexposure, medium overexposure, severe overexposure, and/or the like. The image may be presented to a user along with the exposure defect classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Akhilesh Kumar, Zhe Lin, William Lawrence Marino
  • Publication number: 20210339959
    Abstract: A support apparatus can comprise a cylindrical rod extending along a first rotation axis and comprising a first end portion provided with a first convex spherical segment and a second end portion provided with a second convex spherical segment. A first area can be configured to receive a portion of the first convex spherical segment. A second area can be configured to receive a portion of the second convex spherical segment. The cylindrical rod can be pivotable about a first pivot axis perpendicular to the first rotation axis. In some embodiments, methods of supporting an object can comprise engaging a surface of the object with the outer surface of the cylindrical rod wherein the first cylindrical rod supports a weight of the object while the first cylindrical rod is supported by the first fluid cushion and the second fluid cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jared David Beckwith, Matthew John Cempa, Aziz Hoque, Thomas Augustus Keebler, Kenneth Spencer Morgan, Kevin Lee Wasson, William Lawrence West
  • Patent number: 11137516
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method, apparatus, and software for passive, non-destructive assay of holdup deposits in nuclear piping by in-pipe apparatus. A detector deployed within a pipe is collimated to observe radiation impinging radially inward from decay of deposits that lie on the pipe wall. A radiation detector is centered in the pipe and collimated by a pair of coaxial shielding discs disposed equidistant from the detector. This arrangement causes radiation from a truncated cylinder of pipe deposit within a field of regard to impinge on the detector, while precluding radiation emanating from pipe walls beyond the field of regard from reaching the detector. Hence, observations are unique to a known cylindrical length of pipe. The detector assembly is translated through pipes by an autonomous mobile robotic apparatus. Computer software controls the robotic apparatus, logs data, and post-processes to assay deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: William Lawrence Whittaker, Siri Katrina Maley, Heather Louise Jones, Oleg Borisovich Sapunkov
  • Patent number: 11115413
    Abstract: A system is provided for the storage of data, the system having: an encrypted host platform disposed in a specific territory and upon which regulatory controlled data is stored; a controller configured to allow a primary user to set permission settings and identify authorized end users and degrees of access granted to each the authorized end user, the authorized end user being pre-cleared for compliance with regulatory controls pertaining to the regulatory controlled data; the controller configured to permit access to the encrypted host platform only if the host platform is located within a specific territory and if the hosting platform is in compliance with predefined data security protocols the controller configured to allow the authorized end user access to the regulatory controlled data, and the controller configured to exclude access to both a provider of the system for storage and a system host platform provider; at least one individual computing device accessible by at least one the authorized end user
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: RegDOX Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: William Lawrence O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210237256
    Abstract: A socket holder with a built in locking mechanism that is user controlled and activated by a push button which controls internal locking mechanisms which allow this socket holder to securely store and transport sockets mounted to a main socket holder body. This socket holder can hold multiples of sockets to the main socket holder body, releasing them only when desired by the user with the push of the push button that controls the internal mechanisms which release the sockets from the main socket holder body. This socket holder is designed to organize and securely lock the sockets onto the main socket holder body in a way that is dependable and easy to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: William Lawrence Billups, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210236225
    Abstract: An instrument protector backer card provides enhanced structural integrity of a sterile package solution for medical instruments. A mounting surface has a strap for holding a removable medical instrument. A shield member is movable from a non-deployed position into a deployed position to define an open-ended pocket to receive an end of the medical instrument therein. A flap may be used to hold jointed medical instrument in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: SterileBits, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Ford, Guy Brent Phipps, Robert James Jones, William Lawrence Patton, III
  • Publication number: 20210119997
    Abstract: A system is provided for the storage of data, the system having: an encrypted host platform disposed in a specific territory and upon which regulatory controlled data is stored; a controller configured to allow a primary user to set permission settings and identify authorized end users and degrees of access granted to each the authorized end user, the authorized end user being pre-cleared for compliance with regulatory controls pertaining to the regulatory controlled data; the controller configured to permit access to the encrypted host platform only if the host platform is located within a specific territory and if the hosting platform is in compliance with predefined data security protocols the controller configured to allow the authorized end user access to the regulatory controlled data, and the controller configured to exclude access to both a provider of the system for storage and a system host platform provider; at least one individual computing device accessible by at least one the authorized end user
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: William Lawrence O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10960532
    Abstract: A socket holder with a built in locking mechanism that is user controlled and activated by a push button which controls internal locking mechanisms which allow this socket holder to securely store and transport sockets mounted to a main socket holder body. This socket holder can hold multiples of sockets to the main socket holder body, releasing them only when desired by the user with the push of the push button that controls the internal mechanisms which release the sockets from the main socket holder body. This socket holder is designed to organize and securely lock the sockets onto the main socket holder body in a way that is dependable and easy to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: William Lawrence Billups, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10946233
    Abstract: A kit provides an anchor for an exercise system. The kit includes a mount having spaced-apart first and second knuckles configured (i) to span interlaced knuckles of first and second leaves of a standard hinge assembly that mounts a door in a frame in an opening, the interlaced set of knuckles defining a passageway for receiving an original hinge pin, and (ii) to define a channel having a diameter sufficient to accommodate the diameter of the hinge pin. The kit also includes a replacement hinge pin, which, when inserted into the channel and the passageway, reaches the first and second knuckles of the mount defining the channel, and transforms the mount to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: William Lawrence Neeley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210070571
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper feed device includes a cassette, a main body, an actuator, a first elastic member, and a guide member. The actuator reciprocates between first and second directions in the second direction intersecting the first direction. The first elastic member urges the actuator. The guide member includes a base end portion, a front end portion, and a guide unit. The guide unit includes an apex portion overhanging in an opposite direction to the second direction. The base end portion is located at a third position in the second direction. The front end portion is movable between the third and a fourth position separated more than at the first position in the second direction. The guide unit is provided so that the apex portion can be disposed at the same position as an end of the actuator in the second direction at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Katsuya Oshida, Brad Wesley Towe, Michael William Lawrence, William Michael Conners