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).

  • Patent number: 11984621
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Rivian IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Christopher Wynn, Kyle William Butterfield, Tyler David Collins, Charles Ed Chang
  • Patent number: 11952897
    Abstract: A system for remotely operating a machine, such as a mine vehicle, includes at least one first emitter for emitting a first signal corresponding to a first zone adjacent to the machine. A transmitter is provided for receiving the first signal emitted by the emitter, the transmitter being adapted for issuing commands for controlling the machine and also indicating the presence of the transmitter in the first zone. A controller is also provided for controlling the machine based on the control signals from the transmitter based on the presence of the transmitter in the first zone. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: J.H. FLETCHER & CO.
    Inventors: Craig Matthew Collins, Billy Davis Goad, Jr., Robert William Thomas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20240072383
    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: July 17, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Nathaniel Christopher Wynn, Kyle William Butterfield, Tyler David Collins, Charles Ed Chang
  • Patent number: 11916208
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an electrified vehicle having a cabin pre-cooling strategy for managing battery and cabin cooling loads. A corresponding method is also disclosed. An example electrified vehicle includes a battery for propulsion, a cabin, a thermal management system configured to thermally condition both the battery and the cabin, and a controller configured to follow a cabin pre-cooling strategy to pre-cool the cabin when an expected cooling load of the battery, if the electrified vehicle were to be driven in present conditions, exceeds an upper battery cooling load threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luke McDermott, Westin Pusey, William Stewart Johnston, Manfred Koberstein, Lynn Collins
  • Publication number: 20230035484
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for containing one or more shaped charges in a single plane, arrayed about the center axis of a gun body, and detonated from a single initiator in a shaped charge cluster assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bradley, Richard Bradley, Charles Craig, Rick Blain, Christopher Sokolove, Adam Dyess, William Collins, Shane Wilson, Dale Langford, Jason Mai
  • Patent number: 11389858
    Abstract: A device for cold rolling a thread on a tubular support member of a rotary shouldered thread connection includes obtaining an original root depth of a thread root, cold rolling the thread until a minimum increased root depth tolerance is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rakesh Singh, Ke Ken Li, Michael Hui Du, Fei Song, Stephen Ray Stafford, Anthony Louis Williams Collins, Keith Moriarty, Doyle Brinegar
  • Publication number: 20220187098
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for integrating a non-autonomous vehicle into a transit environment populated with autonomous vehicles. An autonomous vehicle network integration apparatus is disclosed which collects data over a wireless network regarding a vehicle's route and surroundings, including nearby fully and partially autonomous vehicles. The apparatus is configured to analyze data and dynamically determine a range of influence, within which it communicates with vehicles to suggest driver actions and inform self-driving vehicle behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: William Collins White, III
  • Patent number: 11268825
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for integrating a non-autonomous vehicle into a transit environment populated with autonomous vehicles. An autonomous vehicle network integration apparatus is disclosed which collects data over a wireless network regarding a vehicle's route and surroundings, including nearby fully and partially autonomous vehicles. The apparatus is configured to analyze data and dynamically determine a range of influence, within which it communicates with vehicles to suggest driver actions and inform self-driving vehicle behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Autoligence Inc.
    Inventor: William Collins White, III
  • Publication number: 20220063814
    Abstract: A system includes an outflow vent that has a cap releasably mounted to a panel within an internal cabin of a vehicle. The cap is elongated from a first end of the cap to a second end of the cap opposite the first end. The cap has a base wall that is overlaid on the panel and defines at least one slot therethrough. The cap receives an airflow generated by an airflow generator, and the at least one slot emits the airflow from the cap to form an air curtain within the internal cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Bryce Avery Vandyke, Douglas Dean Maben, Jonathan William Collins, Tateh Wu, Anders Michael Pedersen, Edmund Fidelino P. Cordero
  • Publication number: 20210025730
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for integrating a non-autonomous vehicle into a transit environment populated with autonomous vehicles. An autonomous vehicle network integration apparatus is disclosed which collects data over a wireless network regarding a vehicle's route and surroundings, including nearby fully and partially autonomous vehicles. The apparatus is configured to analyze data and dynamically determine a range of influence, within which it communicates with vehicles to suggest driver actions and inform self-driving vehicle behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: William Collins White, III
  • Publication number: 20200255991
    Abstract: A fabric comprising a plurality of textile fibres, wherein said plurality of fibres comprises fibres that have been selected from two groups of fibres. The first group of fibres comprises multiple fibres having a first average length, and the second group of fibres comprises multiple fibres having a second average length, the first average length being shorter than the second average length. Further, the fibres of the first group have a first length variance being greater than a second length variance of the fibres of the second group. Thereby, the elongation properties of the fabric is changed in respect of the cross direction of the fabric, whilst maintaining almost unchanged strength in the longitudinal direction at a low basis weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Jacob Holm & Sons AG
    Inventors: Geoffrey William Collins, Eric Mariani, Nicolas Landspurg
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 20190382731
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among other things, powerful new tools for therapeutic and research uses in the central and/or peripheral nervous system. The present invention provides, inter alia, compositions including a plurality of human nerve cells, a plurality of glial cells, and silk fibroin, as well as methods for making and using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, William Cantley, Volha Liaudanskaya, Disha Sood, Yu-Ting Dingle, William Collins, Florenzo G. Omenetto
  • Patent number: 10472896
    Abstract: Producing a drag bit includes creating a mold corresponding to the surface of the bit and inserting a core in the mold corresponding to the plenum of the bit. A preliminary shaped bit is cast in the mold. Excess material is removed from the casting to produce a final shaped bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ESCO GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Calvin William Collins, Jon V. Owen, Alfred H. Skinner, Neal Alan Bowden, Ryan J. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10466016
    Abstract: A ballistic shield that is movable between an extended position and a retracted position is disclosed. In the extended position, the shield extends from the supporting surface to at least a height of a lower edge of a front wall of a ballistic barrier. In the extended position, the shield provides protection in an area corresponding to a gap between the front wall and the supporting surface. In the retracted position, the shield is removed relative to the supporting surface and provides clearance from the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Defenshield, Inc.
    Inventor: William Collins White
  • Patent number: 10415166
    Abstract: A method to prepare nonwoven webs suitable for use as an industrial wipe which have good MD and CD strength is provided. The method includes hydroentangling an airlaid web of natural cellulose fibers having a fiber length of no more than 3.5 mm, bonding fibers having a fiber length of from 6.0 to 12.0 mm and optionally, manmade fibers having a fiber length of from 6.0 to 12.0 mm. The airlaid web is a homogeneous mat of the natural cellulose fibers, the optional manmade fibers and the bonding fibers and is not laid on a precursor web. No non-fiber adhesive or binder is utilized. The airlayering and hydroentangling are conducted in a continuous operation. The method to manufacture the nonwoven web may include an embossing or crepeing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Jacob Holm & Sons AG
    Inventors: Richard Knowlson, Eric Mariani, Geoffrey William Collins
  • Patent number: D934140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: William A. Collins