Patents by Inventor William Adams

William Adams 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: 20190166758
    Abstract: A utility machine, such as an outdoor power equipment unit such as a lawn mower, includes a work unit performing work in addition to motive power for the utility machine and a trailer occupied by an operator in a standing position. The operator may seamlessly step onto the trailer to operate the machine in stand-on mode and step off the trailer to operate the machine in walk-behind mode. The trailer remains in the deployed condition in both stand-on mode and walk-behind mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas E. Phillip, Aric Hamburg, William D. Maile, Craig Key, Brent P. Berglund, Michael Rukamp, Andrew Donati, Jeffrey M. Berchem, John Adams
  • Patent number: 10311010
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are two-wire communication systems and applications thereof. In some embodiments, a slave node transceiver for low latency communication may include upstream transceiver circuitry to receive a first signal transmitted over a two-wire bus from an upstream device and to provide a second signal over the two-wire bus to the upstream device; downstream transceiver circuitry to provide a third signal downstream over the two-wire bus toward a downstream device and to receive a fourth signal over the two-wire bus from the downstream device; and clock circuitry to generate a clock signal at the slave node transceiver based on a preamble of a synchronization control frame in the first signal, wherein timing of the receipt and provision of signals over the two-wire bus by the node transceiver is based on the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Kessler, Miguel Chavez, Lewis F. Lahr, William Hooper, Robert Adams, Peter Sealey
  • Patent number: 10293654
    Abstract: A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, automatically preconditioning a passenger cabin of an electrified vehicle during a DC fast charging event of a battery assembly if the electrified vehicle is turned OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William David Treharne, Thomas Scott Gee, Christopher Adam Ochocinski
  • Patent number: 10293103
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20180337622
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to transient event mitigating systems and methods that can be incorporated into a power generation system. The power generation system can include an exciter coupled to an alternating current (AC) generator that provides electric power to power lines. The transient event mitigating system can include an automatic voltage regulator that detects a transient event in one or more of the power lines and configures a power converter to respond to the transient event by increasing an amount of direct current (DC) voltage coupled into the power converter. The power converter can provide the increased DC voltage to an exciter coil of the exciter for a transitory period of time in order to adjust the electric power generated by the AC generator and mitigate adverse effects of the transient event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jametra Stitt, Timothy LeBlanc, Edward Benya, Tabrez Shakeel, William Adams
  • Patent number: 10128785
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to transient event mitigating systems and methods that can be incorporated into a power generation system. The power generation system can include an exciter coupled to an alternating current (AC) generator that provides electric power to power lines. The transient event mitigating system can include an automatic voltage regulator that detects a transient event in one or more of the power lines and configures a power converter to respond to the transient event by increasing an amount of direct current (DC) voltage coupled into the power converter. The power converter can provide the increased DC voltage to an exciter coil of the exciter for a transitory period of time in order to adjust the electric power generated by the AC generator and mitigate adverse effects of the transient event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jametra Stitt, Timothy LeBlanc, Edward Benya, Tabrez Shakeel, William Adams
  • Patent number: 10100700
    Abstract: An exhaust aftertreatment system may include a housing, an aftertreatment device, and a cantilevered flow distributing element. The housing receives exhaust gas output from an engine and has a main body and an exhaust gas inlet that is angled relative to the main body. The flow distributing element is disposed within the housing upstream of the exhaust aftertreatment device and includes a baffle plate and a collar. The baffle plate is attached to an inner wall of the main body. The collar may include a plurality of first apertures, a downstream axial edge and an upstream axial edge. A portion of the downstream axial edge may abut an upstream-facing surface of the baffle plate. The baffle plate may have a plurality of second apertures extending through the upstream-facing surface. The collar may extend across and partially block at least some of the second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventors: Yanping Zhang, Fulun Yang, Michael Golin, Daniel J. Owen, William Adams, Meng-Huang Lu
  • Publication number: 20180288497
    Abstract: A method for marking video media-content, comprising a plurality of frames, with a user ID. The method includes arranging a media-delivery platform to have a plurality of target devices connected thereto and further arranging the media-delivery platform to deliver the video media-content to a specified target device of the target devices, at which the user ID is being used. An image is overlaid over at least some frames of the plurality of frames as the video media-content is displayed at the specified target device. The image encodes the User ID and comprises a plurality of zones, the zones being arranged to encode the User ID. A visual property of the image is arranged to vary within at least some of the zones, and the image is arranged such that when the image is overlaid on the video media content, the image is at least substantially imperceptible to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Friend for Media Limited
    Inventors: Richard William Adams, Raissel Ramirez Orozco, Jonathan Norman Friend, William Del Strother
  • Publication number: 20180243762
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a nozzle assembly having a housing configured for attachment to the wall of the vessel. The housing has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion spaced from the proximal end portion along a length of the housing. The housing defines a passageway extending from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion, which is delineated by an inner surface of the housing. The nozzle assembly further includes a nozzle that has a base portion adapted for coupling to the housing, a shaft portion that extends from the base portion, and a tip portion coupled to the shaft portion of the nozzle. The tip portion defines a plurality of orifices. The nozzle also has an outer surface extending along a length of the nozzle that is spaced from the inner surface of the housing to create a gap when the nozzle is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Airgas USA, LLC
    Inventors: William Adams, Joanne Burrows, Charles Cory
  • Publication number: 20180204261
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable online transactions related to buying/selling an item, such as a vehicle. In an embodiment, one or more installment agreements relating to a user and one or more items may be generated in response to one or more received inputs. In an embodiment, a deal table comprising the one or more installment agreements may be generated, and the deal table may be transmitted to a user device for presentation via the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ernest C. GARCIA, III, Nicole BEHRENS, Adam SWOFFORD, William ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20180152658
    Abstract: A remote control system includes a television that is in selective electrical communication with an extrinsic communication network thereby facilitating the television to display broadcast programming. A remote control is provided and the remote control is in wireless electrical communication with the television to control operational parameters of the television. The remote control includes a speaker to emit audible sounds. The speaker selectively emits audio from the television to inhibit audio from the broadcast programming to be audible beyond a predetermined distance from the remote control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: William Adams
  • Publication number: 20180088285
    Abstract: Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a cleaning substrate with liquid-filled microcapsules embedded therein. The cleaning substrate may include cleaning swabs, tapes, or textiles that can be used to provide enhanced cleaning of optical fiber end faces. Cleaning is achieved by bringing the liquid-filled microcapsules into contact with a surface of application, such as an end face of an optical fiber connector. When the cleaning substrate is rubbed in contact with the surface of application, liquid burst from the liquid-filled microcapsules of the cleaning substrate to remove foreign matter or contamination, such as oil and dust, from the surface of application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Dennis Marvin BRAUN, Gary William ADAMS, Jan WATTÉ, Danny Willy August VERHEYDEN, Matthew Peter GALLA
  • Patent number: 9922356
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable online transactions related to buying/selling an item, such as a vehicle. In an embodiment, one or more installment agreements relating to a user and one or more items may be generated in response to one or more received inputs. In an embodiment, a deal table comprising the one or more installment agreements may be generated, and the deal table may be transmitted to a user device for presentation via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CARVANA, LLC
    Inventors: Ernest C. Garcia, III, Nicole Behrens, Adam Swofford, William Adams
  • Patent number: 9848216
    Abstract: A method of securing and/or tracing video media-content which comprises a plurality of frames, the method comprising, receiving at least one candidate media-content which has been determined to have a fingerprint substantially the same as a reference fingerprint generated for the video media-content, processing the candidate media-content after comparison with the video media-content used to generate the reference fingerprint to temporally align the candidate media-content to identify which frames contain the unique identifier; and extracting the unique identifier from the identified frames within the or each candidate video media-content to identify the user ID held within the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Friend for Media Limited
    Inventors: William Del Strother, Richard William Adams, Kirsty Louise Stroud, Jonathan Norman Friend
  • Patent number: 9834283
    Abstract: A mooring buoy comprising a buoyant body, an attachment point for attaching the buoy to a marine vessel, a controller, an RF communication device for receiving a vessel ID identifying the marine vessel and a movement sensor, wherein the controller is arranged to determine when the marine vessel is moored to the mooring buoy based on the received vessel ID and the movement sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: JKP MARINE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Robert William Adams
  • Publication number: 20170164621
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for preparing a conifer seedling with increased tolerance to a pest. A conifer seedling is inoculated with an isolated endophyte when the conifer seedling is susceptible to colonization by the endophyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: John David Miller, Greg William Adams
  • Publication number: 20170158289
    Abstract: A mooring buoy comprising a buoyant body, an attachment point for attaching the buoy to a marine vessel, a controller, an RF communication device for receiving a vessel ID identifying the marine vessel and a movement sensor, wherein the controller is arranged to determine when the marine vessel is moored to the mooring buoy based on the received vessel ID and the movement sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventor: Robert William ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20170155933
    Abstract: A method of securing and/or tracing video media-content which comprises a plurality of frames, the method comprising, receiving at least one candidate media-content which has been determined to have a fingerprint substantially the same as a reference fingerprint generated for the video media-content, processing the candidate media-content after comparison with the video media-content used to generate the reference fingerprint to temporally align the candidate media-content to identify which frames contain the unique identifier; and extracting the unique identifier from the identified frames within the or each candidate video media-content to identify the user ID held within the unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Friend for Media Limited
    Inventors: William DEL STROTHER, Richard William ADAMS, Kirsty Louise STROUD, Jonathan Norman FRIEND
  • Patent number: 9658192
    Abstract: In a general methodology for insulation defect identification in a generator core, a Chattock coil is used to measure magnetic potential difference between teeth. Physical knowledge and empirical knowledge is combined in a model to predict insulation damage location and severity. Measurements are taken at multiple excitation frequencies to solve for multiple characteristics of the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: Siemens Corporation, Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuefei Guan, Jingdan Zhang, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Mark W. Fischer, Waheed A. Abbasi, Scott A. Karstetter, Christopher John William Adams
  • Patent number: D821832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Ian William Adams