Patents by Inventor William A. Stark

William A. Stark 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: 10829853
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for assembling multiple substrates for coating within a fluidized bed coater so as to deposit a coating of uniform thickness across the entire exterior surface thereof. One embodiment includes a method for coating orthopedic implants having convex and concave surfaces with pyrocarbon by pyrolytic decomposition of a hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: On-X Life Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Seeley, Fletcher Derek Southard, Mike James Mewhort, Joseph Earl Robinson, Roger William Leikam, Jeff Wayne Stark, Brett A. Bickerton, Jonathan C. Stupka, David Wilde
  • Patent number: 10719905
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes an image processing unit. The image processing unit includes a plurality of stencil processor circuits each comprising an array of execution unit lanes coupled to a two-dimensional shift register array structure to simultaneously process multiple overlapping stencils through execution of program code. The image processing unit includes a plurality of sheet generators respectively coupled between the plurality of stencil processors and the network. The sheet generators are to parse input line groups of image data into input sheets of image data for processing by the stencil processors, and, to form output line groups of image data from output sheets of image data received from the stencil processors. The image processing unit includes a plurality of line buffer units coupled to the network to pass line groups in a direction from producing stencil processors to consuming stencil processors to implement an overall program flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Qiuling Zhu, Ofer Shacham, Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, David Patterson, Neeti Desai, Donald Stark, Edward Chang, William R. Mark
  • Publication number: 20200167890
    Abstract: An image processor unit is described. The image processor unit includes a plurality of inputs to receive at least one input image. The image processor unit includes a plurality of outputs to provide at least one output image. The image processor unit includes a network coupled to the plurality of inputs and the plurality of outputs. The network is to couple at least one of the inputs to at least one of the outputs. The image processor unit includes an image processor circuit coupled to the network. The network to route an input image that is received at one of the inputs to the image processor circuit. The image processor circuit is to execute image signal processing program code to generate a processed output image from the input image. The network is to route the processed output image to at least one of the outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Fabrizio Basso, Edward Chang, Daniel Finchelstein, Timothy Knight, William Mark, Albert Meixner, Shahriar Rabii, Jason Redgrave, Masumi Reynders, Ofer Shacham, Don Stark, Michelle Tomasko
  • Publication number: 20200030471
    Abstract: Various implementations include a steam cabinet. The steam cabinet includes at least one chamber wall, a door, at least one heating element, at least one steam generator, a supply fan, and an exhaust fan. The at least one chamber wall defines a processing chamber. The door is for allowing access to the processing chamber. The at least one heating element is configured to provide heat to the processing chamber. The at least one steam generator is configured to provide steam to the processing chamber. The supply fan has a supply fan inlet and a supply fan outlet. The supply fan outlet is in fluid communication with the at least one heating element and the processing chamber. The exhaust fan has an exhaust fan inlet and an exhaust fan outlet. The exhaust fan inlet is in fluid communication with the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stanley Weller, Lloyd L. Starks, David William Macphee, Kellis Christian Kincaid, Steven Ryley Pitts, Nicholas Corey Larsen, Jonathan George Cappola, Tim A. Haskew
  • Publication number: 20190378239
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes an image processing unit. The image processing unit includes a plurality of stencil processor circuits each comprising an array of execution unit lanes coupled to a two-dimensional shift register array structure to simultaneously process multiple overlapping stencils through execution of program code. The image processing unit includes a plurality of sheet generators respectively coupled between the plurality of stencil processors and the network. The sheet generators are to parse input line groups of image data into input sheets of image data for processing by the stencil processors, and, to form output line groups of image data from output sheets of image data received from the stencil processors. The image processing unit includes a plurality of line buffer units coupled to the network to pass line groups in a direction from producing stencil processors to consuming stencil processors to implement an overall program flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Qiuling Zhu, Ofer Shacham, Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, David Patterson, Neeti Desai, Donald Stark, Edward Chang, William R. Mark
  • Patent number: 10489878
    Abstract: An image processor unit is described. The image processor unit includes a plurality of inputs to receive at least one input image. The image processor unit includes a plurality of outputs to provide at least one output image. The image processor unit includes a network coupled to the plurality of inputs and the plurality of outputs. The network is to couple at least one of the inputs to at least one of the outputs. The image processor unit includes an image processor circuit coupled to the network. The network to route an input image that is received at one of the inputs to the image processor circuit. The image processor circuit is to execute image signal processing program code to generate a processed output image from the input image. The network is to route the processed output image to at least one of the outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fabrizio Basso, Edward Chang, Daniel Finchelstein, Timothy Knight, William Mark, Albert Meixner, Shahriar Rabii, Jason Redgrave, Masumi Reynders, Ofer Shacham, Don Stark, Michelle Tomasko
  • Patent number: 10417732
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes an image processing unit. The image processing unit includes a plurality of stencil processor circuits each comprising an array of execution unit lanes coupled to a two-dimensional shift register array structure to simultaneously process multiple overlapping stencils through execution of program code. The image processing unit includes a plurality of sheet generators respectively coupled between the plurality of stencil processors and the network. The sheet generators are to parse input line groups of image data into input sheets of image data for processing by the stencil processors, and, to form output line groups of image data from output sheets of image data received from the stencil processors. The image processing unit includes a plurality of line buffer units coupled to the network to pass line groups in a direction from producing stencil processors to consuming stencil processors to implement an overall program flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Qiuling Zhu, Ofer Shacham, Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, David Patterson, Neeti Desai, Donald Stark, Edward Chang, William Mark
  • Patent number: 10336826
    Abstract: Antibodies that specifically bind to VLA-1 integrin and methods of using these antibodies to treat immunological disorders in a subject. Also included are crystal structures of complexes formed by VLA-1 antibodies and their ligands, and VLA-1 antagonists and agonists identified by using the structure coordinates of these structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Biogen MA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Karpusas, Paul D. Lyne, Ellen A. Garber Stark, Jose William Saldanha
  • Publication number: 20190182308
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing real-time, low-latency packetization protocols for live compressed video data are disclosed. A wireless transmitter includes at least a codec and a media access control (MAC) layer unit. In order for the codec to communicate with the MAC layer unit, the codec encodes the compression ratio in a header embedded inside the encoded video stream. The MAC layer unit extracts the compression ratio from the header and determines a modulation coding scheme (MCS) for transferring the video stream based on the compression ratio. The MAC layer unit and the codec also implement a feedback loop such that the MAC layer unit can command the codec to adjust the compression ratio. Since the changes to the video might not be implemented immediately, the MAC layer unit relies on the header to determine when the video data is coming in with the requested compression ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ngoc Vinh Vu, Darren Rae Di Cera, Adam William Lynch, Shane Bentley, Douglas Mammoser, David Robert Stark, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190153596
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for assembling multiple substrates for coating within a fluidized bed coater so as to deposit a coating of uniform thickness across the entire exterior surface thereof. One embodiment includes a method for coating orthopedic implants having convex and concave surfaces with pyrocarbon by pyrolytic decomposition of a hydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mark E. Seeley, Fletcher Derek Southard, Mike James Mewhort, Joseph Earl Robinson, Roger William Leikam, Jeff Wayne Stark, Brett A. Bickerton, Jonathan C. Stupka, David Wilde
  • Publication number: 20180250287
    Abstract: An abuse deterrent opioid formulation for rectal use. The formulation contains a therapeutically effective amount of the opioid buprenorphine or salts and homologs thereof; and either a gel with a diminishing agent or a suppository base with a diminishing agent into which the opioid buprenorphine is mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: A. Mike Schwarz, Daniel R. Kimbell, Charles William Stark
  • Publication number: 20180101850
    Abstract: A computing device supports a Web Authentication (WebAuthN) application program interface (API) that is configured to exposes functionalities that may substitute for those utilized in the EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) standard for transactions using smart payment instruments like debit and credit cards that include embedded computer chips. The functionality of the WebAuthN-compliant computing device is analogous to a physical card in the conventional chip and PIN (personal identification number) where the chip serves as proof of payment device and the PIN as proof of payment account holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias Bernard Pisut, IV, Jonathan Lee Cutler, Michael William Stark
  • Patent number: 9383049
    Abstract: A gripping device may be used to grip an inserted member. The gripping device has a body. The body defines a passage extending therethrough between opposite longitudinal ends. The body has an outer surface and an inner surface. The body includes at least three gripping elements spaced apart around the inner surface. Each of the gripping elements has a gripping surface for gripping an outer surface of the inserted member. Each of the gripping elements is movable upon application of a radial inward force to the outer surface of the body to reduce the spacing between adjacent gripping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Cambridge Brass, Inc.
    Inventors: Valer Stratulat, Donald William Stark
  • Publication number: 20120280486
    Abstract: A gripping device may be used to grip an inserted member. The gripping device has a body. The body defines a passage extending therethrough between opposite longitudinal ends. The body has an outer surface and an inner surface. The body includes at least three gripping elements spaced apart around the inner surface. Each of the gripping elements has a gripping surface for gripping an outer surface of the inserted member. Each of the gripping elements is movable upon application of a radial inward force to the outer surface of the body to reduce the spacing between adjacent gripping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Valer Stratulat, Donald William Stark
  • Patent number: 8255322
    Abstract: Bank float is assigned using a dual source bank float system by first determining which of a plurality of checks will be processed via a paper route and which will be processed via an image route. For the checks that will be processed via the paper route, a set of rules will be determined. For the checks that will be processed via the image route, a different set of rules will be determined. A bank float is applied to the paper checks using the paper set of rules and bank float is assigned to the image checks using the image set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Jaramillo, Douglas P Elliott, James Alan Kramer, Jr., Melvin Gregory Nixon, James William Stark, III
  • Patent number: 8122913
    Abstract: A hose or cable protector has a pair of articulating guides, each with rollers for creating an arcuate hose path around the sharp corner of a tunnel mouth which would otherwise cause abrasion to the hose. A stop imposes a guide to guide angle of eighty (80) degrees but the usual angle is greater and up to one hundred and twenty (120) degrees. Arches span the guides and retain the protector on the hose or cable. In a variant, the arches are spring loaded and adjustable to retain or release the hose. A control line positions the protector at the selected site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Gordon William Stark
  • Publication number: 20100175773
    Abstract: A hose or cable protector has a pair of articulating guides, each with rollers for creating an arcuate hose path around the sharp corner of a tunnel mouth which would otherwise cause abrasion to the hose. A stop imposes a guide to guide angle of eighty (80) degrees but the usual angle is greater and up to one hundred and twenty (120) degrees. Arches span the guides and retain the protector on the hose or cable. In a variant, the arches are spring loaded and adjustable to retain or release the hose. A control line positions the protector at the selected site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Gordon William Stark
  • Publication number: 20100169201
    Abstract: Bank float is assigned using a dual source bank float system by first determining which of a plurality of checks will be processed via a paper route and which will be processed via an image route. For the checks that will be processed via the paper route, a set of rules will be determined. For the checks that will be processed via the image route, a different set of rules will be determined. A bank float is applied to the paper checks using the paper set of rules and bank float is assigned to the image checks using the image set of rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Lee Jaramillo, Douglas P. Elliott, James Alan Kramer, JR., Melvin Gregory Nixon, James William Stark, III
  • Patent number: 7666363
    Abstract: A reagent cartridge for a assay device comprises a frame and at least one reagent container. A reagent cartridge frame comprises a plurality of sidewalls, one of the sidewalls includes at least one detent to engage with a flange on a reagent container, and another sidewall includes at least one notch to engage with a rib on the reagent container. The reagent cartridge frame permits various numbers of reagent containers to be placed in the frame at any position and in any order depending on the assay being performed. The reagent cartridge may also be used with as few as one reagent container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald N. Diamond, William A. Stark
  • Publication number: 20060172373
    Abstract: The invention provides hyperactive mutant recombinases and hybrid mutant recombinases, and methods for their identification. Also provided are nucleic acids encoding hyperactive mutant recombinases and hybrid recombinases, as well as vectors and host cells. Host cells include eukaryotic cells capable of expressing said recombinases and carrying out site-specific recombination in the cell. The mutant recombinases may be used, for example, in biotechnology, gene therapy or transgenic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: The University Court of the University of Glasgow
    Inventors: William Stark, Aram Akopian