Patents by Inventor William Barron

William Barron 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: 20190340109
    Abstract: An example embodiment may involve receiving, from a client device, a request to access a web-based resource of a computational instance. One or more server devices disposed within the instance may be configured to be able to execute a plurality of program code units. A software application may be configured to identify one or more of the program code units that, since a previous software release for the instance or in a subsequent software release for the instance, have been modified or added, and store a corresponding change indication for each identified program code unit. The embodiment may also involve, as part of carrying out the request, executing a subset of the program code units, and may further involve generating and providing for display a representation of the web-based resource including a region specifying each of the subset of program code units for which there is a stored change indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle James Barron-Kraus, Broc William Oppler
  • Publication number: 20190303770
    Abstract: Using machine-controlled web navigation and machine learning, each of a composite knowledge base of service components and a composite service catalog are created. The composite knowledge base is defined by features that are offered, and how the respective service component connects and exchanges data with other service components. The composite service catalog includes identified available implementations of the service components. Using machine-based application of machine-learned knowledge created within the composite knowledge base and the composite service catalog, the service component definitions are applied to a service solution under development to identify at least one service component usable to provide a technological improvement of the service solution under development. A service technology improvement report is outputted that details the technological improvement of the service solution under development provided by the identified at least one service component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Enrico Vannini, Robert Barron, William L. Yates, Christopher Phillips
  • Publication number: 20190167826
    Abstract: A light emitting cover which inactivates microorganisms for covering a high touch surface is disclosed. The light emitting cover includes a body having an interior configured to cover at least a portion of the high touch surface and an exterior surface configured to be disinfected. At least an exterior portion of the body is transparent or translucent. A light emitter operably is coupled to the body for emitting a light through the exterior surface. The light exiting the exterior surface has at least a portion thereof having a wavelength in a range of 380 to 420 nanometers to disinfect the exterior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Cori Winslow, Colleen Costello, Nicholas Jones, Robert Barron, William Grambo, Jorel Lalicki
  • Publication number: 20190167825
    Abstract: A light emitting device which inactivates microorganisms is disclosed. The light emitting device may include a flexible light emitting layer emitting a light; and a transparent or translucent layer over the flexible light emitting layer. The light may travel through and exit an exterior surface of the transparent or translucent layer, creating an exiting light. The exiting light exiting the transparent or translucent layer may have at least a portion thereof having a wavelength in a range of 380 to 420 nanometers, and may disinfect the exterior surface of the transparent or translucent layer. The light emitting device may be used alone to create a self-disinfecting high touch surface, e.g., on a door, or may be shaped to mate with other structure to create a disinfecting high touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Jones, Colleen Costello, Cori Winslow, Robert Barron, William Grambo, Jorel Lalicki
  • Publication number: 20170176740
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) is comprised of a micromirror attached to a semiconductor device. A stack of inorganic high index materials comprised of titanium oxide, titanium nitride, and titanium is deposited above metal levels within the semiconductor device. Another stack of inorganic high index materials comprised of titanium oxide, titanium nitride, and titanium may be deposited in a continuous or dis-continuous layer within one or more of the dielectric layers. Each stack of high index material films is deposited at a depth and of thickness to achieve a minimum reflectance for the entire film system and to ensure maximum destructive interference at the targeted wavelength range. The high index material stack results in reduced light scattering during operation of the micromirror and improves contrast of the display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Lance William Barron, Jose Antonio Martinez, Earl Vedere Atnip
  • Patent number: 8657036
    Abstract: A tubing shoe is disclosed with a body adapted to be connected to a section of tubing to be emplaced in a wellbore and a nose provided on the body, wherein the nose includes a failure guide structure for controlling break-up of the nose upon being drilled out from inside the nose. The failure guide structure typically controls break up by limiting the maximum size of pieces of the nose broken off upon drill out, for example, by defining weakened areas of the nose which are prone to failure upon drilling. The failure guide structure can include discontinuities such as slots or bores formed or drilled into the outer surface of the nose. The failure guide structure controls the break up of the nose in a consistent and predictable manner, and typically at a predictable stage during the drill-out process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Downhole Products Limited
    Inventors: William Barron, Ian Kirk
  • Publication number: 20110308813
    Abstract: A tubing shoe is disclosed with a body adapted to be connected to a section of tubing to be emplaced in a wellbore and a nose provided on the body, wherein the nose includes a failure guide structure for controlling break-up of the nose upon being drilled out from inside the nose. The failure guide structure typically controls break up by limiting the maximum size of pieces of the nose broken off upon drill out, for example, by defining weakened areas of the nose which are prone to failure upon drilling. The failure guide structure can include discontinuities such as slots or bores formed or drilled into the outer surface of the nose. The failure guide structure controls the break up of the nose in a consistent and predictable manner, and typically at a predictable stage during the drill-out process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: William Barron, Ian Kirk
  • Patent number: 7743829
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the flow of fluid into a borehole through a conduit has a decelerating means adapted to be positioned within the conduit. The fluid could typically comprise drilling mud and/or cement, and in some embodiments, some of the cement can exit through apertures in a shroud of the apparatus to cement the decelerating means inside the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Downhole Products plc
    Inventors: Ian Alastair Kirk, William Barron, Alistair Bertram Clark
  • Patent number: 7694733
    Abstract: A centralizer having a body with an inner surface provided with a friction-reducing slider, typically located in an annular recess on the inner surface of the body of the slider, spaced from the ends of the body. The slider can be formed separately from a body of the centralizer and subsequently attached thereto on the inner surface so that it is adapted to bear between the outer surface of the tubing to be centralized and the inner surface of the centralizer. This reduces rotational torque transmitted between the centralizer and the tubing, and assists in maneuvering of the tubular string into the desired position in the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Downhole Products PLC
    Inventors: Alistair Bertram Clark, Ian Alastair Kirk, William Barron
  • Publication number: 20080210419
    Abstract: A centraliser having a body with an inner surface provided with a friction-reducing slider, typically located in an annular recess on the inner surface of the body of the slider, spaced from the ends of the body. The slider can be formed separately from a body of the centraliser and subsequently attached thereto on the inner surface so that it is adapted to bear between the outer surface of the tubing to be centralised and the inner surface of the centraliser. This reduces rotational torque transmitted between the centraliser and the tubing, and assists in maneuvering of the tubular string into the desired position in the well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Alistair Bertram Clark, Ian Alastair Kirk, William Barron
  • Publication number: 20080009832
    Abstract: A catheter connection system is described herein, including a hub assembly and a connector assembly, the hub assembly including a cannula configured for insertion into a catheter lumen and the connector assembly including a collet and collar. The collet is connected to the hub assembly and positioned about a distal portion of the cannula such that an inner surface of the collet is spaced from an outer surface of the cannula. The collar and collet include features that interact with one another to provide a locking engagement. Also described is a multifunction adaptor to establish a connection between a catheter and another instrument, such as a tunneler or syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: William Barron, Jeffrey Bright
  • Patent number: 7316508
    Abstract: A propeller shaft bearing includes a substantially cylindrical sleeve having a structure including an inner layer and an outer layer that surrounds the inner layer. The inner layer is made of a bearing material that includes a thermosetting resin. The outer layer is made of a material that includes a thermosetting resin and has a lower swelling characteristic than the bearing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Railko Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Richard William Barron, Timothy David Biswell, Paul Joseph Hurley
  • Publication number: 20070244490
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for facilitating removal of a catheter from a patient are provided. A catheter removal device is disclosed comprising a gripping mechanism with at least two members each member having a proximal end and distal end. The distal end of the gripping mechanism having opposing clamping members which, when closed, approximate at least a portion of the outer circumference of a catheter securement device. The proximal end of the gripping mechanism has two handle members each having a loop structure to accommodate the thumb or finger, for example, of a medical practitioner. A middle portion of the gripping mechanism has a shank member wherein the at least two members are coupled together at a pivot point. A distal end of the clamping members has a taper to allow for dilation of tissue up to the location of the catheter securement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Ryan Moehle, Ryan Patterson, Scott Sanders, Guy Rome, J. Poulson, Donald Weber, Betty King, Jeffery Bright, William Barron, Kelly Christian, Kenneth Sykes
  • Publication number: 20070219527
    Abstract: A catheter including a body defining a lumen and a valve including a perforation which forms a plurality of catheter valve surfaces. At least one coating may be substantially permanently adhered to at least a portion of at least one of the plurality of catheter surfaces. Also, a method of at least partially coating a catheter valve surface is disclosed. Further, the catheter valve may comprise a perforation which forms a plurality of catheter surfaces. At least one coating may be substantially permanently adhered to at least a portion of at least one of the plurality of catheter valve surfaces. An apparatus for at least partially opening a catheter valve is disclosed, including a tubular member including a bent region and an opening formed generally proximate the bent region structured to cause a catheter valve of a catheter to at least partially open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: William Barron
  • Publication number: 20070161940
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed comprising a diaphragm having at least one slit valve disposed therein, and a valve housing configured to secure the diaphragm at a peripheral portion of the diaphragm, wherein a central portion of the diaphragm is positioned relative to the peripheral portion of the diaphragm such that compressive forces acting on the peripheral portion of the diaphragm create moment forces which bias the slit valve in a closed position. A method is disclosed for using the device in connection with a catheter for regulation of fluids to and from a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Daniel Blanchard, Kelly Powers, William Barron
  • Publication number: 20070073270
    Abstract: A catheter connection system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a catheter connection system may include at least two components and a deformable sealing element positioned between the at least two components configured to allow, upon deformation, fluid flow through the at least two components. In another embodiment, the catheter connection system may include a sealing element positioned between at least two components, wherein the components are coupled to one another by a locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Christensen, William Barron
  • Patent number: 7096939
    Abstract: This invention relates to a slotted expandable centraliser. In preferred embodiments, the centraliser is adapted to be used in conjunction with slotted casing, and can expand with the casing when an expander cone is propelled through the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Downhole Products plc
    Inventors: Ian Alastair Kirk, William Barron, Alistair Bertram Clark
  • Publication number: 20060178648
    Abstract: Described herein are implantable ports including a housing with a fluid receptacle, a port stem in fluid communication with the fluid receptacle, and a septum covering the fluid receptacle. The ports may be configured to reduce the priming volume by including a plurality of fluid-locked chambers and/or one or more base mats. The ports may also include a hydrophobic coating on one or more surfaces thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: William Barron, Terri Bateman, Jared Crosby, Aaron Krimme, Jonathan Oldham, Jorge Saltos
  • Publication number: 20060149189
    Abstract: A power injection catheter for high flow rate delivery of fluids. The power injection catheter may include a pressure relief mechanism for preventing overpressurizing within the lumen of the catheter. The pressure relief mechanism may be configured to prevent sudden pressure build-up inside the catheter lumen by absorbing, buffering or releasing pressure inside the lumen during pressure spikes. The power injection catheter may also take the form of a multi-lumen catheter capable of simultaneous infusions of a single fluid through two or more of the lumens in the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Inventors: Jordan Diamond, Abtihal Raji-Kubba, William Barron, Catherine Breiter
  • Publication number: 20060135949
    Abstract: A tissue tunneler including an expandable attachment mechanism for securing a catheter. In one variation, the tissue tunneler comprises an elongate tunneler with a protrusion extending from the proximal end of the tunneler. An expansion mechanism is provided on the protrusion for insertion into the catheter. An oversleeve slidably disposed over the elongated tunneler may be provided to engage the expansion mechanism and trap the catheter between the oversleeve and the expansion mechanism. In another variation, the expansion mechanism may comprise of an expandable O-ring configured to engage an inner surface within a catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Guy Rome, William Barron