Patents by Inventor William Bett

William Bett 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: 10490092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, media, methods, and platforms for providing personalized mastery learning utilizing: a knowledge map; a plurality of learning activities, each learning activity comprising dynamically variable scaffolding, feedback, and content; a learning activity selection module selecting one or more learning activities for the learner; and a learning activity modification module dynamically varying one or more of the scaffolding, feedback, and content of at least one selected learning activity based on performance of the learner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AGE OF LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Doug C. Dohring, David A. Hendry, Sunil Gunderia, Diana Hughes, Victoria Elizabeth Owen, Daniel Eugene Jacobs, Anastasia Betts, William Salak
  • Patent number: 10408933
    Abstract: A sonar imaging system, that includes a control head with a user interface and a display unit for displaying a sonar-generated image, is provided. A sonar transducer assembly is coupled to the control head and configured to transmit sonar data to the control head. The sonar data is used to generate the sonar-generated image. The sonar transducer assembly includes a first side scan acoustic sonar element that transmits a sonar beam. The sonar transducer assembly further includes a plurality of sonar beam receiving elements. Each receiving element is arranged to receive a portion of the return beam from the first side scan acoustic sonar element. Each of the plurality of sonar beam receiving elements is configured to identify both a depth and a lateral distance of an underwater object relative to the position of the sonar transducer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. DeHart, David A. Betts, Zachary Thomas Jordan, Jesus Carmona-Valdes, Brian Lee Chase, William Mark Gibson
  • Publication number: 20190236967
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for for dynamically editing online interactive elements to facilitate logical and stepwise execution of a process with an architecture comprising a first centralized data structure comprising a process map, the process map comprising a plurality of nodes, each node representing at least one step of the process, wherein the nodes are arranged in the process map hierarchically and so as to represent relationships between the steps of the process; a library of online interactive elements, each online interactive element comprising dynamically editable content, feedback, and scaffolding; a second centralized data structure comprising a prerequisite map associating each node of the process map with one or more of the online interactive elements; a user interaction record; and an editing engine comprising a selection module, a content editing module, a feedback editing module, and a scaffold editing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Doug C. DOHRING, David A. HENDRY, Sunil GUNDERIA, Diana HUGHES, Victoria E. OWEN, Daniel E. JACOBS, Anastasia BETTS, William SALAK
  • Publication number: 20180071454
    Abstract: Devices and methods for filling a medicament cartridge of a pump, including a user-wearable, ambulatory infusion pump. A device for supporting a medicament cartridge can comprise a body portion resembling a tray, with recesses disposed therein to support one or more of a cartridge body, cartridge tubing, interconnect fitting, and vial adapter. The recesses of the tray may be shaped to correspond to that component intended to be placed in its respective recess so to provide a visual indication to a user how to couple and align the various components necessary to fill the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan William Betts, Maxwell Aaron Hume, Philip Sven Lamb, Michael Michaud, John Charles Nadworny, Steven Thuan Truong, William T. Trevaskis
  • Patent number: 8176403
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement distributed block coding (DBC). DBC can be used for, among other things, distributed forward error correction (DFEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data may be corrupted by burst errors. A distributed block encoder (DBE) encodes sequential source data symbols with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The interleaved parity codewords enable decoding of error-corrected source data symbols with a distributed block decoder (DBD) that utilizes a plurality of sequential block decoders to produce the error-corrected source data symbols. A distributed register block encoder (DRBE) and a distributed register block decoder (DRBD) can each be implemented in a single block encoder and a single block decoder, respectively, by using a distributed register arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Sunrise IP, LLC
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20120030535
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement distributed block coding (DBC). DBC can be used for, among other things, distributed forward error correction (DFEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data may be corrupted by burst errors. A distributed block encoder (DBE) encodes sequential source data symbols with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The interleaved parity codewords enable decoding of error-corrected source data symbols with a distributed block decoder (DBD) that utilizes a plurality of sequential block decoders to produce the error-corrected source data symbols. A distributed register block encoder (DRBE) and a distributed register block decoder (DRBD) can each be implemented in a single block encoder and a single block decoder, respectively, by using a distributed register arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Sunrise IP, LLC
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Patent number: 8069388
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement distributed block coding (DBC). DBC can be used for, among other things, distributed forward error correction (DFEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data may be corrupted by burst errors. A distributed block encoder (DBE) encodes sequential source data symbols with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The interleaved parity codewords enable decoding of error-corrected source data symbols with a distributed block decoder (DBD) that utilizes a plurality of sequential block decoders to produce the error-corrected source data symbols. A distributed register block encoder (DRBE) and a distributed register block decoder (DRBD) can each be implemented in a single block encoder and a single block decoder, respectively, by using a distributed register arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sunrise IP, LLC
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20110138256
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement distributed block coding (DBC). DBC can be used for, among other things, distributed forward error correction (DFEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data may be corrupted by burst errors. A distributed block encoder (DBE) encodes sequential source data symbols with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The interleaved parity codewords enable decoding of error-corrected source data symbols with a distributed block decoder (DBD) that utilizes a plurality of sequential block decoders to produce the error-corrected source data symbols. A distributed register block encoder (DRBE) and a distributed register block decoder (DRBD) can each be implemented in a single block encoder and a single block decoder, respectively, by using a distributed register arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: INNOVATION SPECIALISTS, LLC
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Patent number: 7958426
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement distributed block coding (DBC). DBC can be used for, among other things, distributed forward error correction (DFEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data may be corrupted by burst errors. A distributed block encoder (DBE) encodes sequential source data symbols with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The interleaved parity codewords enable decoding of error-corrected source data symbols with a distributed block decoder (DBD) that utilizes a plurality of sequential block decoders to produce the error-corrected source data symbols. A distributed register block encoder (DRBE) and a distributed register block decoder (DRBD) can each be implemented in a single block encoder and a single block decoder, respectively, by using a distributed register arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Innovation Specialists, LLC
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20110013626
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a minimum burst duration in accordance with a regional standard and/or requirement. One embodiment comprises a first interface (204) configured to receive data to be communicated, a memory (208) configured to store a value corresponding to a regional minimum duration, a processor (202) configured to generate a frame, configured to compare a duration of the generated frame with the regional minimum duration, configured to add at least one padding symbol to the generated frame to generate a second frame, the second frame having a duration at least equal to the regional minimum duration, and a second interface (206) configured to communicate the second frame onto a communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth David Ko, William Betts, Rafael S. Martinez
  • Patent number: 7684444
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a minimum burst duration in accordance with a regional standard and/or requirement. One embodiment comprises a first interface (204) configured to receive data to be communicated, a memory (208) configured to store a value corresponding to a regional minimum duration, a processor (202) configured to generate a frame, configured to compare a duration of the generated frame with the regional minimum duration, configured to add at least one padding symbol to the generated frame to generate a second frame, the second frame having a duration at least equal to the regional minimum duration, and a second interface (206) configured to communicate the second frame onto a communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Summit Technology Systems LP
    Inventors: Kenneth David Ko, William Betts, Rafael S. Martinez
  • Publication number: 20090312494
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for preparing a grafted copolymer by polyunsaturated fatty acids in aqueous phase. The invention also concerns a grafted copolymer by polyunsaturated fatty acids obtainable by said method and its uses as binder in coating compositions and in particular in decorative or industrial painting compositions, in adhesive compositions or in mineral binder compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: William Bett, Jean-Noël Bousseau, Jean-Cristophe Castaing, Franciscus Adrianus Cornelis Bergman, Albertus Ronald Hofkamp, Gerrit Hendrik Dekker
  • Publication number: 20090204877
    Abstract: Block modulus coding (BMC) systems implement block coding on non-binary modulus m symbols, where m is greater than 2. BMC systems can be used for, among other things, forward error correction (FEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data is represented by non-binary symbols that may be corrupted by burst errors. The block coding is preferably performed using a distributed arrangement of block encoders or decoders. A distributed block modulus encoder (DBME) encodes sequential source data symbols of modulus m with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The codewords utilize modulus m symbols where the medium can reliably resolve m symbol states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: INNOVATION SPECIALISTS, LLC
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20080311415
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use, in the surface treatment of waterproofed wood, of an aqueous dispersion comprising at least one latex obtained by emulsion polymerization of a mixture of monomers comprising at least one acrylic monomer B comprising at least one ureido function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: LAPEYRE
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Castaing, William Bett, Jean-Noel Bousseau
  • Publication number: 20080065971
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement distributed block coding (DBC). DBC can be used for, among other things, distributed forward error correction (DFEC) of source data in communication systems or parity backup for error correction of source data in storage systems where the source data may be corrupted by burst errors. A distributed block encoder (DBE) encodes sequential source data symbols with a plurality of sequential block encoders to produce interleaved parity codewords. The interleaved parity codewords enable decoding of error-corrected source data symbols with a distributed block decoder (DBD) that utilizes a plurality of sequential block decoders to produce the error-corrected source data symbols. A distributed register block encoder (DRBE) and a distributed register block decoder (DRBD) can each be implemented in a single block encoder and a single block decoder, respectively, by using a distributed register arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20080056425
    Abstract: A symbol timing derivation system derives receiver timing from received symbols which avoids the need for a pilot tone, thereby reducing power consumption and expanding usable bandwidth. The system is implemented by using a calculation that finds the timing phase error. The timing phase error is then averaged and controls a phase locked loop (PLL). This PLL in turn controls a voltage-controlled oscillator, which handles the modem receiver timing. A centroid calculation can be included to bias the voltage-controlled oscillator to push the equalizer coefficients back to the ideal position. The system can be implemented in either a point-to-point modem environment or a multi-point environment, for example, but not limited to, MVL or DMT. The voltage-controlled oscillator may also be implemented to control transmitter timing, so that the central office modem and the remote modem will operate more-or-less synchronously, reducing the need for large equalizer corrections at either end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: William Betts, Rafael Martinez
  • Publication number: 20080000838
    Abstract: A composition and method for cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining contained bodies of water such as swimming pools, wading pools, fountains, ornamental ponds, etc. The composition includes pre-determined percentages of copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, and aluminum sulfate by weight. The composition and method reduce amounts of chlorine and an amount of labor associated with the cleaning, sanitization and maintenance of contained bodies of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: David Moore, William Betts
  • Publication number: 20060269010
    Abstract: A tone ordered discrete multitone interleaver system and method, including a tone ordered interleaver and deinterleaver, are provided for efficiently communicating data despite noise affecting a Discrete Multitone modulation (DMT) system. The tone ordered discrete multitone interleaver forces interleaving of trellis encoded information by assigning a different number of bits to adjacent tones or adjacent tone pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20060245511
    Abstract: Fractional bit rate encoding in a discrete multi-tone (DMT) communication environment allows the transmission of fractional bit rates, thus maximizing the use of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) available on each of the DMT carriers, or tones, while maintaining a constant power density over the entire frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: William Betts
  • Publication number: 20060193465
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for transmitting a data-bearing signal and a non-data-bearing signal. One embodiment comprises communicatively coupling a data-bearing signal during a first time period and communicatively coupling a non-data-bearing signal during a second time period. The data-bearing signal has a first PSD. The non-data-bearing signal has a second PSD substantially the same as the first over a range of frequencies. The non-data-bearing signal has characteristics facilitating echo cancellation. Another embodiment comprises a line interface and a transmitter coupled to the line interface, comprising a data encoder and a periodic signal generator. The encoder is configured to produce a data-bearing signal with a first PSD. The periodic signal generator is configured to produce a non-data-bearing signal with a second PSD. The second PSD is substantially the same as the first PSD over a first range of frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: William Betts, Gordon Bremer, Rafael Martinez