Patents by Inventor William C. Wood

William C. Wood 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: 10671168
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes a first ultrasound transmitter acoustically coupled to a conducting layer of a display surface and configured to deliver a first ultrasound wave to a selected delineated area. The first ultrasonic wave has parameters sufficient to induce a non-linear vibrational response in the conducting layer. A second ultrasound transmitter is acoustically coupled to the conducting layer and configured to deliver a second ultrasound wave to the selected delineated area. The second ultrasonic wave has parameters sufficient to induce a non-linear vibrational response in the conducting layer. A controller selects a delineated area in response to an indication of a touch to the display surface, and initiates delivery of the first and second ultrasonic waves. A convergence of the first and second ultrasonic waves at the selected delineated area produces a stress pattern perceivable or discernible by the human appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10665332
    Abstract: A method for facilitating physiological data acquisition includes scheduling a medical appointment between a patient and a medical provider. The medical appointment is to be conducted at a medical provider location on an appointment date. The method also includes selecting a medical device configured to acquire physiological data regarding the patient. The method further includes sending, to a fulfillment system, a request to provide the medical device to a patient location prior to the appointment date. The patient location is remote from the medical provider location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David L. Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10603830
    Abstract: Polymeric netting comprising polymeric ribbons and polymeric strands, each of the polymeric ribbons and polymeric strands having a length and a width, wherein the length is the longest dimension and the width is the shortest dimension, wherein a plurality of the polymeric strands are bonded together to form a netting layer, wherein adjacent polymeric strands in the netting layer are bonded intermittently at multiple locations along their respective lengths, wherein the netting layer has first and second opposing major surfaces, wherein the polymeric ribbons have a height-to-width aspect ratio of at least 2:1 and a minor surface defined by their width and length, and wherein the minor surface of a plurality of the polymeric ribbons is bonded to the first major surface of the netting layer. Polymeric netting described herein are useful, for example, in an absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ausen, Robert C. Etter, William J. Kopecky, Michelle L. Legatt, Lori-Ann S. Prioleau, Leigh E. Wood
  • Patent number: 10592421
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos V. Rozas, Ilya Alexandrovich, Ittai Anati, Alex Berenzon, Michael A. Goldsmith, Barry E. Huntley, Anton Ivanov, Simon P. Johnson, Rebekah M. Leslie-Hurd, Francis X. McKeen, Gilbert Neiger, Rinat Rappoport, Scott D. Rodgers, Uday R. Savagaonkar, Vincent R. Scarlata, Vedvyas Shanbhogue, Wesley H. Smith, William C. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200028063
    Abstract: A superconductor device includes a high superconductivity transition temperature enhanced from the raw material transition temperature. The superconductor device includes a matrix material and a core material. The enhancing matrix material and the core material together create a system of strongly coupled carriers. A plurality of low-dimensional conductive features can be embedded in the matrix. The low-dimensional conductive features (e.g., nanowires or nanoparticles) can be conductors or superconductors. An interaction between electrons of the low-dimensional conductive features and the enhancing matrix material can promote excitations that increase a superconductivity transition temperature of the superconductor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Conor L. Myhrvold, Cameron Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Victoria Y.H. Wood, David R. Smith, John Brian Pendry, Charels Whitmer, William Henry Mangione-Smith, Brian C. Holloway, Stuart A. Wolf, Vladimir Z. Kresin
  • Patent number: 10456303
    Abstract: A method of making a mechanical fastening strip and a reticulated mechanical fastening strip are disclosed. The method includes providing a backing having upstanding posts; providing interrupted slits through the backing, the interrupted slits being interrupted by at least one intact bridging region; spreading the slit backing to provide multiple strands separated from each other between at least some of the bridging regions to provide at least one opening; and fixing the multiple strands of the backing in a spread configuration. The reticulated mechanical fastening strip includes multiple strands of a backing attached to each other at bridging regions in the backing and separated from each other between the bridging regions to provide openings. Upstanding posts on each of the multiple strands have bases attached to the backing, and each of the multiple strands has a width that is greater than that of the bases of its attached upstanding posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Leigh E. Wood, Thomas J. Gilbert, Mark A. Peltier, Peter Kitzer, Volker Hauschildt, Andreas Urban, William C. Unruh, Kristopher K. Biegler
  • Publication number: 20190286165
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining, from an autonomy system, data indicative of a planned trajectory of the autonomous vehicle through a surrounding environment. The method includes determining a region of interest in the surrounding environment based at least in part on the planned trajectory. The method includes controlling one or more first sensors to obtain data indicative of the region of interest. The method includes identifying one or more objects in the region of interest, based at least in part on the data obtained by the one or more first sensors. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more objects identified in the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, William M. Leach, Scott C. Poeppel, Nicholas G. Letwin, Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10386856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining, from an autonomy system, data indicative of a planned trajectory of the autonomous vehicle through a surrounding environment. The method includes determining a region of interest in the surrounding environment based at least in part on the planned trajectory. The method includes controlling one or more first sensors to obtain data indicative of the region of interest. The method includes identifying one or more objects in the region of interest, based at least in part on the data obtained by the one or more first sensors. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more objects identified in the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, William M. Leach, Scott C. Poeppel, Nicholas G. Letwin, Noah Zych
  • Publication number: 20190145877
    Abstract: A helmet testing apparatus includes a sensor configured to be selectively positionable within an interior head cavity of a helmet to acquire compliance data regarding a liner of the helmet and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Geoffrey F. Deane, William D. Duncan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160371191
    Abstract: Instructions and logic provide advanced paging capabilities for secure enclave page caches. Embodiments include multiple hardware threads or processing cores, a cache to store secure data for a shared page address allocated to a secure enclave accessible by the hardware threads. A decode stage decodes a first instruction specifying said shared page address as an operand, and execution units mark an entry corresponding to an enclave page cache mapping for the shared page address to block creation of a new translation for either of said first or second hardware threads to access the shared page. A second instruction is decoded for execution, the second instruction specifying said secure enclave as an operand, and execution units record hardware threads currently accessing secure data in the enclave page cache corresponding to the secure enclave, and decrement the recorded number of hardware threads when any of the hardware threads exits the secure enclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: CARLOS V. ROZAS, ILYA ALEXANDROVICH, ITTAI ANATI, ALEX BERENZON, MICHAEL A. GOLDSMITH, BARRY E. HUNTLEY, ANTON IVANOV, SIMON P. JOHNSON, REBEKAH M. LESLIE-HURD, FRANCIS X. MCKEEN, GILBERT NEIGER, RINAT RAPPOPORT, SCOTT D. RODGERS, UDAY R. SAVAGAONKAR, VINCENT R. SCARLATA, VEDVYAS SHANBHOGUE, WESLEY H. SMITH, WILLIAM C. WOOD
  • Patent number: 7170411
    Abstract: A method of and system for rapidly locating all passive underground electronic marker types in an area under survey may locate various marker types simultaneously. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a marker locator may sequentially transmit and receive multiple frequencies very quickly; alternatively, the transmitter may transmit a broadband signal on multiple frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Tempo Research Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Thompson, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 7095231
    Abstract: A method of and system for locating a single passive underground marker type may distinguish false indications caused by other marker types. In accordance with aspects of the present invention, minimization or elimination of false marker indications may be accomplished by processing the response from a marker to determine which frequency has the largest response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Tempo Research Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Thompson, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 6946850
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for detecting signals in an electromagnetically noisy environment by detecting electromagnetic signals comprising a noise signal and a known signal, and compressing the electromagnetic signal to thereby generate a compressed signal. The compressed signal is filtered to generate a filtered signal comprising substantially the known signal, and the filtered signal is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Tempo Research Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Siglinger, William C. Wood
  • Publication number: 20040183680
    Abstract: A method of and system for rapidly locating all passive underground electronic marker types in an area under survey may locate various marker types simultaneously. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a marker locator may sequentially transmit and receive multiple frequencies very quickly; alternatively, the transmitter may transmit a broadband signal on multiple frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Tempo Research Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Thompson, William C. Wood
  • Publication number: 20040178795
    Abstract: A method of and system for locating a single passive underground marker type may distinguish false indications caused by other marker types. In accordance with aspects of the present invention, minimization or elimination of false marker indications may be accomplished by processing the response from a marker to determine which frequency has the largest response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: Tempo Research Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Thompson, William C. Wood
  • Publication number: 20030080752
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for detecting signals in an electromagnetically noisy environment by detecting electromagnetic signals comprising a noise signal and a known signal, and compressing the electromagnetic signal to thereby generate a compressed signal. The compressed signal is filtered to generate a filtered signal comprising substantially the known signal, and the filtered signal is expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Tempo Research Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Siglinger, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 6380857
    Abstract: The marker has a housing, an inner member and a tuned circuit. The housing has a spherical cavity therein. The inner member is located inside of the housing cavity and is rotatable therein. The tuned circuit has an inductance in the form of a coil as well as a capacitance. The tuned circuit is tuned to a particular frequency. A weight is coupled with the inner member and is eccentrically located within the spherical cavity. The eccentrically located weight seeks the lowest portion of the housing cavity. Thus, when the marker is manipulated so as to disorient the tuned circuit, the weight will rotate the inner member back to its stable position so as to properly orient the tuned circuit coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Industrial Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George G. Galloway, Ronald L. McWilliams, John Moss, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 6097293
    Abstract: A passive electrical marker has tuned circuits, each of which includes a coil and a capacitance. The tuned circuits are oriented with respect to each other in a predetermined arrangement so as to provide a broader spatial response. A foamed core inside of the tuned circuits maintains the tuned circuits in their respective orientations and protects the tuned circuits from mechanical shock. A shell or housing around the foamed tuned circuits provides environmental protection to the tuned circuits. The tuned circuits can be foamed together in a mold and then placed into the housing. Alternatively, the tuned circuits can be foamed together inside of a housing, which housing maintains the orientations between the tuned circuits during foaming. As still another alternative, the housing can be applied to the outside of the foamed tuned circuits as a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Industrial Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George G. Galloway, Ronald L. McWilliams, John Moss, Kenneth D. Napps, Sean Nash, Paul R. Siglinger, William C. Wood
  • Patent number: 4834358
    Abstract: A modular fixturing system is provided, whose typical use is holding each of a series of similar workpieces, such as rough castings, during machining. It is conventional to support such workpieces during machining on permanent fixtures, specially designed for each type and size of workpiece, each such fixture utilizing two or more locating pins through parallel bores in the workpiece. In the present invention, locating pins are not part of any permanent fixture; instead, using a fixturing plate drilled with bores at modular intervals, the present adaptors are secured at any required spacing, and locating pins of desired diameter are mounted in them. One of the adaptors, referred to as "fixed", is mounted directly to one of the modular bores of the fixturing plate. The other adaptor to be used will be one whose position is slidably adjustable along linearly aligned slots in its base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Carr Lane Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Okolischan, William C. Wood, Theodore R. Metz
  • Patent number: D376548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Industrial Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Denby, George G. Galloway, Ronald McWilliams, John Moss, Sean Nash, Paul R. Siglinger, William C. Wood