Patents by Inventor William Collins

William Collins 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: 20200197201
    Abstract: An endovascular delivery device is disclosed. The device comprises a handle assembly at a distal end thereof and a top-cap assembly at a proximal end thereof. The top-cap assembly has an open configuration and a closed configuration and comprises: a capsule comprising an inner portion and an outer tubular portion and defining a cavity within the outer tubular portion, the cavity receiving the proximal portion of the endograft in the open configuration; and a retriever assembly having a body portion arranged and constructed to fit within the cavity of the capsule in the closed configuration. The device further comprises: a guide wire catheter extending through the handle assembly, the guide wire catheter being affixed at a proximal end thereof to the top-cap assembly; and an endograft receiving portion extending distally with respect to the top-cap assembly. In the closed configuration, the cavity is closed by the body portion of the retriever assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: James Collins, William Parke, Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20200194629
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are disclosed herein which include a first LED device layer, a second LED device layer, and an adhesive bondline disposed between the first LED device layer and the second LED device layer. The adhesive bondline includes a bondline thickness, a plurality of spacers disposed within the adhesive bondline, and a silicone matrix. The plurality of spacers may have a diameter or a shortest axis between 0.5 and 10 micrometers and the coefficient of variation is 10% or less. The plurality of spacers may be include SiO2, alumina, soda lime glass, may be inorganic, or polymeric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bernardo ROITMAN, Sujan-Ehsan WADUD, Michael LAUGHNER, William COLLINS, Darren DUNPHY, Prashant Kumar SINGH
  • Patent number: 10681853
    Abstract: Coupling apparatus for coupling a mower to a front three-point linkage of a tractor includes a mounting element for coupling to the three-point linkage and a carrier element to which the mower is coupled. A linkage mechanism including upper link members and a lower link member couples the carrier element to the mounting element. The lower link member is pivotally coupled to the mounting element about a first lower pivot axis. A pair of take-up springs act between the lower link member and the mounting element to take up a portion of the weight of the mower. The take-up springs are coupled between corresponding anchor elements and corresponding anchor brackets on the lower link member. The anchor elements are carried on respective compensating arms, which in turn are pivotal on pivot shafts carried on the mounting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: McHale Engineering
    Inventors: Padraic Christopher McHale, Martin William McHale, Paul Gerard McHale, John Patrick Biggins, James John Heaney, Gerard Patrick Sheridan, Donal Patrick Collins
  • Patent number: 10672286
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide for administering and proctoring of a secure online examination utilizing a ‘cloud’ computing environment. The cloud computing environment provides scalable, shared computing resources such as processing, memory, communications, storage and other hardware and software resources associated with the online examination. The computing resources provided by the cloud computing environment can be provisioned dynamically to match the requirements of the particular computing tasks carried out at the client and/or server level during the administration of the examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KRYTERION, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Saxon, Michael Collins, Dan Weinmann, William Dorman
  • Publication number: 20200157744
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides high bulk tissue products, as well as an apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. The tissue products provided herein not only have high bulk, but they also have improved surface smoothness, particularly compared to tissue products of similar basis weights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Alan Burazin, Lynda Ellen Collins, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Mark William Sachs, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt
  • Patent number: 10643253
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for playback and event reporting of video advertisements on a user device. Two different event reporting protocols are simultaneously supported to enable application-based playback of video advertisements while collecting event information associated with the video playback. In some configurations, initialization of the event reporting protocols is serialized to avoid conflict conditions during the video playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Roever, Richard William Collins, Daniel Lachman Roosevelt
  • Publication number: 20200129829
    Abstract: A kit for a batting tee includes a ball holder including a first prong and a second prong, the first prong at a first distal end of the ball holder and including a first recess, the second prong at the first distal end of the ball holder and including a second recess. The ball holder further includes a holder connector disposed at a second distal end of the ball holder, the second distal end of the ball holder opposing the first distal end of the ball holder, the first prong and the second prong extending from the holder connector in a planar fashion with each other. The kit includes a shaft including a first distal end to be attached to the holder connector, and a base including a top surface, the top surface including a mount to which a second distal end of the shaft is to be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles James Pippitt, William Brent Wright, Kenneth Collins Judge
  • Patent number: 10600937
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are disclosed herein which include a first LED device layer, a second LED device layer, and an adhesive bondline disposed between the first LED device layer and the second LED device layer. The adhesive bondline includes a bondline thickness, a plurality of spacers disposed within the adhesive bondline, and a silicone matrix. The plurality of spacers may have a diameter or a shortest axis between 0.5 and 10 micrometers and the coefficient of variation is 10% or less. The plurality of spacers may be include SiO2, alumina, soda lime glass, may be inorganic, or polymeric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bernardo Roitman, Sujan-Ehsan Wadud, Michael Laughner, William Collins, Darren Dunphy, Prashant Kumar Singh
  • Publication number: 20200086542
    Abstract: A method for controlling an injection molding process based upon an actual plastic melt pressure including identifying an optimal actual plastic melt pressure curve over time based on a baseline cycle, and adjusting in a subsequent cycle an injection pressure in order to cause a monitored pressure of the molten thermoplastic material to follow the optimal actual plastic melt pressure curve over time. A method for controlling an injection molding process based upon an plastic melt pressure setpoint adjusted using a cavity pressure, wherein the cavity pressure is multiplied by a process factor. Further, a method for controlling an injection molding process using real time cavity pressure including identifying an optimal cavity pressure curve over time based on a baseline cycle and adjusting, in a subsequent cycle, an injection pressure in order to cause a monitored cavity pressure to follow the optimal cavity pressure curve over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Bryler Collins, William Francis Lawless, III, Gene Michael Altonen, Chow-Chi Huang
  • Publication number: 20200091377
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are disclosed herein which include a first LED device layer, a second LED device layer, and an adhesive bondline disposed between the first LED device layer and the second LED device layer. The adhesive bondline includes a bondline thickness, a plurality of spacers disposed within the adhesive bondline, and a silicone matrix. The plurality of spacers may have a diameter or a shortest axis between 0.5 and 10 micrometers and the coefficient of variation is 10% or less. The plurality of spacers may be include SiO2, alumina, soda lime glass, may be inorganic, or polymeric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bernardo Roitman, Sujan-Ehsan Wadud, Michael Laughner, William Collins, Darren Dunphy, Prashant Kumar Singh
  • Publication number: 20200090545
    Abstract: Devices used to cue a user to take a step when experiencing a walking disorder, such as a freezing of gait episode, are disclosed. The devices are configured to cue the user with a visual and/or audible cue. The devices include an activation module and a cueing module. The cueing module includes a metronome and a laser light source. The devices are mounted on an assistive mobility device or on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sidney Collin, Adam Schwartz, William Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200078527
    Abstract: A dosage measurement system is adapted to receive a motion from a dosage injection mechanism disposed within a drug injection pen. The dosage measurement system includes a substrate, a sensing capacitor disposed on the substrate, and a lifting tab. The sensing capacitor includes a dielectric layer disposed between a base plate and an adjustable plate. The lifting tab is attached to the adjustable plate and positioned to engage an undulation pattern disposed on a component attached to the dosage injection mechanism. The lifting tab is adapted to physically change a separation distance between the adjustable plate and the base plate in a reciprocal manner in response to the motion of the dosage injection mechanism and engagement with the undulation pattern. A capacitance of the sensing capacitor changes in response to the engagement of the lifting tab with the undulation pattern and the motion of the dosage injection mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: William Biederman, Louis Jung, Sean Frick, Benjamin Collins, Eric Bennett
  • Patent number: 10583343
    Abstract: A kit for a batting tee includes a ball holder including a first prong and a second prong, the first prong at a first distal end of the ball holder and including a first recess, the second prong at the first distal end of the ball holder and including a second recess. The ball holder further includes a holder connector disposed at a second distal end of the ball holder, the second distal end of the ball holder opposing the first distal end of the ball holder, the first prong and the second prong extending from the holder connector in a planar fashion with each other. The kit includes a shaft including a first distal end to be attached to the holder connector, and a base including a top surface, the top surface including a mount to which a second distal end of the shaft is to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Launch Angle Tee, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles James Pippitt, William Brent Wright, Kenneth Collins Judge
  • Patent number: 10584446
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides high bulk tissue products, as well as an apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. The tissue products provided herein not only have high bulk, but they also have improved surface smoothness, particularly compared to tissue products of similar basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Burazin, Lynda Ellen Collins, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Mark William Sachs, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt
  • Publication number: 20200076018
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide improved cooling for batteries are disclosed. A battery system according to the present disclosure may include a cooling plate, one or more battery cells coupled to one surface of the cooling plate, and one or more battery cells coupled to the opposite surface of the cooling plate. The cooling plate and corresponding batteries may be included in a battery module, and multiple battery modules electrically connected may make up a battery pack. The cooling plates may comprise channels for cooling fluid, which may be provided to the plates in parallel from a cooling fluid source. Cooling the battery cells at the ends of the cells, where they are coupled to the cooling plate, may advantageously provide one or more of improved energy density, thermal management, and safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle William Butterfield, Tyler David Collins, Nathaniel Christopher Wynn
  • Publication number: 20200067061
    Abstract: A battery interconnect may include a desired current capacity, integrated fusible links, and be manufacturable using cost effective techniques. In some embodiments, a battery interconnect includes a busbar and relatively thinner links. A busbar carries larger currents and accordingly its cross-sectional areas are relatively larger to reduce ohmic losses. A link carries a much smaller current, and a fusible link is configured to break the circuit when the current is above a threshold, thus requiring a relatively small cross-sectional area. These sometime disparate length scales are addressed using several techniques such as layering a busbar and a foil sheet and pressing portions of a busbar to form the links. The links can be affixed to a plurality of battery cells to connect the cells in parallel or series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Christopher Wynn, Kyle William Butterfield, Tyler David Collins, Charles Ed Chang
  • Publication number: 20200067060
    Abstract: A battery interconnect may include a desired current capacity, integrated fusible links, and be manufacturable using cost effective techniques. In some embodiments, a battery interconnect includes a busbar and relatively thinner links. A busbar carries larger currents and accordingly its cross-sectional areas are relatively larger to reduce ohmic losses. A link carries a much smaller current, and a fusible link is configured to break the circuit when the current is above a threshold, thus requiring a relatively small cross-sectional area. These sometime disparate length scales are addressed using several techniques such as layering a busbar and a foil sheet and pressing portions of a busbar to form the links. The links can be affixed to a plurality of battery cells to connect the cells in parallel or series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler David Collins, Kyle William Butterfield, Nathaniel Christopher Wynn
  • Publication number: 20200067056
    Abstract: A conductor plate assembly for providing an electrical connection between a plurality of battery cells of a battery package for an electric vehicle is described. The conductor plate assembly includes a plurality of first conductor plates, at least one second conductor plate, a plurality of fusible links at the at least one second conductor plate configured to connect the at least one second conductor plate to multiple battery cells, and a plurality of non-fusible links at the plurality of first conductor plates configured to connect the plurality of first conductor plates to plural battery cells. Related apparatuses, systems, and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel Christopher Wynn, Kyle William Butterfield, Tyler David Collins
  • Patent number: 10550864
    Abstract: A telescopic hydraulic cylinder is disclosed which has automatic air bleeding and fluid flushing features. A method of removing air from a hydraulic cylinder is also disclosed. A hydraulic circuit with for removing air from a hydraulic cylinder is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Hydraulics, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Collins, Aaron William Smith
  • Publication number: 20200008360
    Abstract: A conveying device (1) for picking up a sward of crop material from the ground and feeding the crop material to, for example, a baler (4), comprises a conveying channel (28) through which the crop material is conveyed from a pick-up mechanism (18) to the baler (4) by a feed rotor 34. The conveying channel (28) comprises a base (30) comprising an upstream base part (43) and a downstream base part (44). The upstream base part (43) is pivotal adjacent its upstream end (45) about a transversely extending first pivot axis (57). The downstream base part (44) is pivotal about a second transversely extending second pivot axis (76) towards the downstream end (51) thereof. The downstream end (46) of the upstream base part (43) is supported on a pair of first resilient mounting members (59) and the upstream end (50) of the downstream base part (44) is supported on a pair of second resilient support members (85) through a pair of carrier arms (78) which are pivotal about a transversely extending carrier pivot axis (74).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: McHale Engineering
    Inventors: Padraic Christopher MCHALE, Martin William McHALE, Paul Gerard MCHALE, James John HEANEY, Gerard Patrick SHERIDAN, Donal Patrick COLLINS, John Alexander WARREN