Patents by Inventor William Atkinson

William Atkinson 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: 20190359572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) and salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and to their use in therapy
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen John ATKINSON, Helen Elizabeth AYLOTT, Anthony William James COOPER, Emmanuel Hubert DEMONT, Lee Andrew HARRISON, Thomas George Christopher HAYHOW, Matthew J. LINDON, Alexander G. PRESTON, Jonathan Thomas SEAL, Ian David WALL, Robert J. WATSON, James Michael WOOLVEN
  • Patent number: 10441049
    Abstract: A hand held appliance including a wall, a fluid flow path extending within the wall from a fluid inlet into the appliance to a fluid outlet from the appliance, a fan unit extending longitudinally within the wall for drawing fluid into the fluid inlet wherein the fan unit is non-concentric with respect to the wall. The fan unit may be positioned coaxially within the fluid flow path. The wall has a thickness and the thickness of the wall may varies. The wall may be generally tubular and the thickness of the wall varies around a circumference of the wall. The wall may be generally tubular and has an inner surface and an outer surface. A central axis of the inner surface may be different to a central axis of the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Craig Douglas, Christopher William Hedges, Antoine Francois Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10428026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) and salts thereof, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds and to their use in therapy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property (No.2) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Atkinson, Helen Elizabeth Aylott, Anthony William James Cooper, Emmanuel Hubert Demont, Lee Andrew Harrison, Thomas George Christopher Hayhow, Matthew J. Lindon, Alexander G. Preston, Jonathan Thomas Seal, Ian David Wall, Robert J. Watson, James Michael Woolven
  • Publication number: 20190278741
    Abstract: An example method for adjusting operation of an integrated circuit includes testing a plurality of electronic elements of the integrated circuit including one or more redundant electronic elements designated as inactive according to a manufacturer's default configuration of the integrated circuit to determine one or more operating parameters of the integrated circuit. The method further includes selecting a subset of electronic elements from the plurality of electronic elements based on the one or more operating parameters, wherein the subset of electronic elements is designated as active according to an updated configuration of the integrated circuit, and controlling operation of the integrated circuit using the updated configuration instead of the manufacturer's default configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William Paul HOVIS, Peter A. ATKINSON, Robert James RAY, Garrett Douglas BLANKENBURG, Andres Felipe HERNANDEZ
  • Publication number: 20190190139
    Abstract: Inflatable antenna assemblies are provided, including an inflatable container having an inflated state and a deflated state, the inflatable container having an interior surface and an exterior surface, a flexible antenna extending along the interior surface or the exterior surface of the inflatable container, such that the antenna deploys to an operable, extended configuration upon inflation of the inflatable container to the inflated state, and a port configured for operable connection to an inflation mechanism to inflate the container to the inflated state. Safety device structures, such as life rafts, life preservers, life jackets, buoys, and emergency beacons, having inflatable antenna portions, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Atkinson, Dave Manasseh, Clayton Smith, William Eastwood, Vishal Pallikandi
  • Patent number: 10306965
    Abstract: A hand held appliance comprising a fluid flow path extending from a fluid inlet into the appliance to a fluid outlet from the appliance, the fluid flow path being at least partially defined by a wall, a switch mechanism housed by the wall having a cooperating externally accessible actuating button and a switch cover extending within the wall and containing the switch mechanism. The switch cover may maintain a spatial location of the switch mechanism relative to the actuating button. The switch cover may encase the switch mechanism. The switch cover may isolate the switch mechanism from the fluid flow path. The switch cover may maintain a spatial location of the switch mechanism relative to the wall. The switch cover may be curved towards an upstream end to reduce disturbance to the flow of fluid within the fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Currer Wilkinson, Antoine Francois Atkinson, Christopher William Hedges
  • Publication number: 20180308006
    Abstract: A dynamically evolving cognitive questioning querying architecture system housed in a plurality of digital apparatus as well as a plurality of computing network, and computing network interfaces and based on end user input, cognitive computing, interactive machine learning queries of the end user, and computational creativity is described. A system forms a dynamically evolving automated multistep desired solution query that provides an artificially intelligent cognitive iterative problem solving feedback loop that becomes increasingly artificially intelligent through time through the real time and dynamically evolving as well as simultaneous interaction of object queries and object solutions working in tandem to provide instantiations based on user input, cognitive computing modules, computational creativity modules, interactive machine learning queries of the end user and creates a plan based on the fulfilled dynamic evolving automated solutions to query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: William Atkinson
  • Patent number: 9668882
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, systems, and methods relating to spinal implants. In some embodiments, the spinal implant may comprise a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite from the first sidewall, a pair of opposed frictional surfaces each comprising a plurality of raised structures, a first end wall joining the pair of opposed sidewall surfaces, and a second end wall joining the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The second end wall may comprise a recess formed by a first wall portion and a second wall portion arranged at an angle to one another to form a fish-tailed structure configured to be engaged with an inserter instrument. The interface between the recess and the inserter instrument may be configured to at least substantially eliminate any point or line contacts between the inserter instrument and the spinal implant during a flip maneuver of the spinal implant within an intervertebral space of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Amedica Corporation
    Inventors: Prabhakar Thirugnanasambandam, John Cobb, William Atkinson, Peter Harris, Chad Wayne Lewis
  • Publication number: 20160162642
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method may include maintaining in a computer system, a plurality of relationships among users in an aggregated data network. A user may receive a plurality of data points, where at least one of the data points, was requested via a relationship inquiry, made using a Health Insurance Portability and accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant security clearance user interface. The computer-implemented method may generate a Global Patient Health Record Timeline (GPHRT), comprising a chronological representation of one or more of the received data points, by utilizing their time stamps to correctly order the data points. The computer-implemented method may include an interactive holographic display system, to render the GPHRT as a holographically produced image. The user may be able to manipulate and navigate the holographic image via gestures and haptic feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: William Atkinson
  • Patent number: 9226833
    Abstract: Spinal implants for positioning between adjacent vertebrae. Some embodiments may comprise a pair of opposed sidewall surfaces, a pair of opposed frictional surfaces, a first end wall joining the pair of opposed sidewall surfaces, and a second end wall recessed at least in part and joining the pair of opposed sidewall surfaces. A fish-tailed structure may be positioned within the second end wall when viewed from one of the opposed frictional surface. The fish-tailed structure may be formed so as to extend at least substantially uninterrupted between at least one of the opposed sidewall surfaces and the opposed frictional surfaces. A retention structure, such as a hole, may be positioned within the fish-tailed structure. The hole may be configured to engage a surgical implantation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: U.S. SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: John Cobb, William Atkinson, Peter Harris
  • Publication number: 20150058257
    Abstract: A system and method comprises a defined contribution module for periodically receiving contributions and for accumulating value over a period of time by investing at least one of the contributions, the accumulated value being capable of: (1) being withdrawn at any time and reinvested, and (2) being paid out after a predetermined period of time; and wherein select investment options comprises investment products and at least one designated defined benefit investment option module for: (1) receiving at least one investment payment from the defined contribution module, the investment payment comprising at least one of the contributions and/or the accumulated value, (2) for paying out a guaranteed minimum income payment for life, after the predetermined period of time, based on a retirement income formula, and (3) increasing the income payment for life for excess performance over the formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Stiff, Matthew Sharpe, Landis William Atkinson, III
  • Publication number: 20140371861
    Abstract: Spinal implants for positioning between adjacent vertebrae. Some embodiments may comprise a pair of opposed sidewall surfaces, a pair of opposed frictional surfaces, a first end wall joining the pair of opposed sidewall surfaces, and a second end wall recessed at least in part and joining the pair of opposed sidewall surfaces. A fish-tailed structure may be positioned within the second end wall when viewed from one of the opposed frictional surface. The fish-tailed structure may be formed so as to extend at least substantially uninterrupted between at least one of the opposed sidewall surfaces and the opposed frictional surfaces. A retention structure, such as a hole, may be positioned within the fish-tailed structure. The hole may be configured to engage a surgical implantation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: John Cobb, William Atkinson, Peter Harris
  • Patent number: 8821578
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant device is presented that may comprise a pair of substantially parallel opposed arcuate surfaces, a pair of substantially parallel opposed frictional surfaces each including a plurality of raised structures, a substantially curved end wall joining the par of parallel opposed arcuate surfaces, and a substantially recessed end wall joining the pair of parallel opposed arcuate surfaces. In certain embodiments, the intervertebral implant device defines one or more voids in which a bone graft material is selectively disposed. Preferably, the substantially recessed end wall is configured to selectively and pivotable receive one or more surgical implantation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: U.S. Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: John Cobb, William Atkinson, Peter Harris
  • Patent number: 8799134
    Abstract: A system and method comprises a defined contribution module for periodically receiving contributions and for accumulating value over a period of time by investing at least one of the contributions, the accumulated value being capable of: (1) being withdrawn at any time and reinvested, and (2) being paid out after a predetermined period of time; and wherein select investment options comprises investment products and at least one designated defined benefit investment option module for: (1) receiving at least one investment payment from the defined contribution module, the investment payment comprising at least one of the contributions and/or the accumulated value, (2) for paying out a guaranteed minimum income payment for life, after the predetermined period of time, based on a retirement income formula, and (3) increasing the income payment for life for excess performance over the formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Genworth Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Stiff, Matthew Sharpe, Landis William Atkinson, III
  • Publication number: 20140172107
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, systems, and methods relating to spinal implants. In some embodiments, the spinal implant may comprise a first sidewall, a second sidewall opposite from the first sidewall, a pair of opposed frictional surfaces each comprising a plurality of raised structures, a first end wall joining the pair of opposed sidewall surfaces, and a second end wall joining the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The second end wall may comprise a recess formed by a first wall portion and a second wall portion arranged at an angle to one another to form a fish-tailed structure configured to be engaged with an inserter instrument. The interface between the recess and the inserter instrument may be configured to at least substantially eliminate any point or line contacts between the inserter instrument and the spinal implant during a flip maneuver of the spinal implant within an intervertebral space of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Amedica Corporation
    Inventors: Prabhakar Thirugnanasambandam, John Cobb, William Atkinson, Peter Harris, Chad Wayne Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140136233
    Abstract: The invention discloses a system, method and computer program for generating a Global Personal Health Record Timeline (GPHRT) is provided. A plurality of data items and information points associated with at least one relationship between users associated with a single patient, healthcare provider, a group of healthcare providers. Ordered data items are stored in a personal health record, transmitted and shared via a plurality of storage and transmittal technologies such as, (BLE), barcode scanner, and a plurality of other storage and transmittal technologies that will interface with the Global Personal Health Record Timeline platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: William Atkinson, Wayne Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8551047
    Abstract: Fluid delivery devices, systems and methods. Some of the fluid delivery devices include a body, a cannula and a septum, and are suited for enabling the delivery of fluid to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Patton Medical Devices, LP
    Inventors: John Burns, William Atkinson, Raymond Clark, Darrin Schmuckle, Chris Donnelly, Kate Ferguson, Brandon Turner, Dan Benzon, Nikhil Dixit, Catherine Patton
  • Patent number: 8523113
    Abstract: An aircraft leading edge ice protection system. The system includes: a thermoelectric heater mat (10) attachable to a leading edge component of an aircraft, the heater mat comprising: an electrically resistive heater element (12, 22) embedded in a thermoplastic layer (16, 26, 28), the thermoplastic layer having a first surface; and a first adhesive (20) receiving layer (18) located on a surface of the thermoplastic layer. A method of making an aircraft leading edge ice protection system, the method comprising: making a thermoelectric heater mat by embedding an electrically resistive heater element in a thermoplastic layer, the thermoplastic layer having a first surface; and locating a first adhesive receiving layer on a surface of the thermoplastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Limited
    Inventor: James William Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8523824
    Abstract: Provided are devices and methods for catheter and guidewire management in a surgical setting. In one implementation, the device includes a housing having a curved bottom surface for accommodating the shape of a patient's leg. A retaining member is included, which can retain one or more guidewires, catheters, or the like. In another embodiment, the housing may include a number of vertical supports between which are mounted at least one retaining member housing. The retaining member housing may in turn house a retaining member, suitable for receiving and retaining one or more elongated devices such as catheters or guidewires. The retaining member may have a suitable size, shape, and level of flexibility to allow a catheter or guidewire to be placed therein and held with a desired level of force until such a time as a user desires to remove the catheter or guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Vascular Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Teirstein, William Atkinson, William Gould, Yem Chin, Paul Scopton, Robert F. Carmichael, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8512725
    Abstract: There is provided a method for treating a fluid with an anti-microbial agent comprising the steps of: (a) contacting the fluid with a solid material containing an anti-microbial agent; and, (b) abrading an interface of the solid material and removing particles therefrom and exposing an underlying surface of the solid material to the fluid, thereby facilitating release of the antimicrobial agent of the underlying surface of the solid material and/or the removed particles into the fluid. The solid material comprises an anti-microbial agent dispersed and/or embedded in a solid carrier. Typically, the anti-microbial agent is one or more of a metal, metal oxide, metal compound, metal salt, metal-ligand complex or derivatives thereof based on silver, copper and zinc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Bacstop Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Allen Roland Parsons, Donald William Atkinson