Patents by Inventor William D. Turner

William D. Turner 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: 20210120745
    Abstract: A torque smoothing apparatus is utilized in conjunction with a large square baler (LSB), which includes a bale chamber, a plunger mounted for reciprocation within the bale chamber, and an LSB drive line. In embodiments, the torque smoothing apparatus includes a planetary gear train and a flywheel, which is mechanically coupled to the LSB drive line through the planetary gear train. An auxiliary motor having a motor output is mechanically coupled to the LSB drive line through the planetary gear train, while a controller is operably coupled to the auxiliary motor. The controller commands the auxiliary motor to selectively apply torque to the LSB drive line such that the torque applied by the auxiliary motor, taken in combination with a torque contribution of the flywheel, reduces variations in torque demands placed on a vehicle engine as the plunger reciprocates during LSB bale formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher D. Turner, William J. Vande Haar, Darin L. Roth
  • Patent number: 10987360
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, in part, compounds having allosteric effector properties against Hepatitis B virus Cp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Assembly Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Turner, Jr., Lee D. Arnold, Leping Li, Mark G. Bures, Simon Nicolas Haydar, Hans Maag, Lynne Bannen
  • Publication number: 20200258489
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 10657942
    Abstract: A method for transferring data between a storage and playback device and a server containing at least one audio file having information for producing a tempo that is sensible to at least one user as the at least one user performs a repetitive motion activity, the storage and playback device being capable of storing and playing the information in the audio file, the method comprising, at the data storage and playback device, or at a combination of the server and the data storage and playback device: receiving a request to substantially match at least one audio file based on its beats per minute for outputting on the storage and payback device; identifying a metadata tempo tag for each designated audio file, each tempo tag indicating the tempo of the audio file; and causing to be delivered to, or providing to, the storage and playback device the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Pacing Technologies LLC
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20180166053
    Abstract: A method for transferring data between a storage and playback device and a server containing at least one audio file having information for producing a tempo that is sensible to at least one user as the at least one user performs a repetitive motion activity, the storage and playback device being capable of storing and playing the information in the audio file, the method comprising, at the data storage and playback device, or at a combination of the server and the data storage and playback device: receiving a request to substantially match at least one audio file based on its beats per minute for outputting on the storage and payback device; identifying a metadata tempo tag for each designated audio file, each tempo tag indicating the tempo of the audio file; and causing to be delivered to, or providing to, the storage and playback device the audio file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20160210952
    Abstract: A method for transferring data between a storage and playback device and a server containing at least one audio file having information for producing a tempo that is sensible to at least one user as the at least one user performs a repetitive motion activity, the storage and playback device being capable of storing and playing the information in the audio file, the method comprising, at the data storage and playback device, or at a combination of the server and the data storage and playback device: receiving a request to substantially match at least one audio file based on its beats per minute for outputting on the storage and payback device; identifying a metadata tempo tag for each designated audio file, each tempo tag indicating the tempo of the audio file; and causing to be delivered to, or providing to, the storage and playback device the audio file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: William D. TURNER
  • Publication number: 20150090100
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful. Other features of the invention include providing target- or pace-specific advertisements, and broadcasting target- or pace-specific information about athletes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8933313
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful. Other features of the invention include providing target- or pace-specific advertisements, and broadcasting target- or pace-specific information about athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Pacing Technologies LLC
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20130228064
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful. Other features of the invention include providing target- or pace-specific advertisements, and broadcasting target- or pace-specific information about athletes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: William D. TURNER
  • Publication number: 20130228063
    Abstract: A repetitive motion pacing system for pacing a user that comprises a user profile database that contains a plurality of user-defined parameters that include at least a pre-selected interval type, a pre-selected interval profile, and a target tempo value for a repetitive motion activity. A data storage and playback device is programmed to identify tempo information of one or more data files and matching or closely matching the tempo of the one or more data files with the target tempo value. A communications device for transferring the matched or closely matched one or more data files to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: William D. TURNER
  • Patent number: 8101843
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Pacing Technologies LLC
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 7962536
    Abstract: A method for remote monitoring and controlling of energy consumption of a facility includes receiving energy consumption data associated with the facility at a processor disposed remotely from the facility. The method also includes receiving environmental data associated with the facility. The method includes determining whether an operating parameter of an energy consumption system of the facility requires modification to increase efficiency using the energy consumption data and the environmental data. The method further includes automatically modifying the operating parameter of the energy consumption system corresponding to the required modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Charles H. Culp, David E. Claridge, Jeffrey S. Haberl, William D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20110072955
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful. Other features of the invention include providing target- or pace-specific advertisements, and broadcasting target- or pace-specific information about athletes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20110061515
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: William D. TURNER
  • Patent number: 7825319
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method that allows users to customize audible and visible signals, such as music or video, to maintain a pre-determined or specified pace or to achieve a new pace in repetitive motion activities such as, but not limited to, running, walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, and the like. Other applications of the system and method include, but are not limited to, enhancing the results of medical rehabilitation programs, physical therapy, weight loss programs, disc jockey services, and industries or manufacturing settings where repetitive motion is common and where audible cues designed to help users maintain a consistent pace are useful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pacing Technologies LLC
    Inventor: William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 7552033
    Abstract: A method for diagnostically evaluating energy consumption of a facility includes receiving energy consumption data associated with the facility, generating facility data associated with the facility, and receiving external variable data associated with the facility corresponding to the energy consumption data. The method also includes generating a first energy consumption model for the facility using the facility data, the energy consumption data, and the external variable data. The first energy consumption model corresponds to actual energy consumption of the facility. The method further includes generating a second energy consumption model for the facility using the facility data and the external variable data. The second energy consumption model corresponds to expected energy consumption of the facility. The method also includes diagnostically evaluating the energy consumption of the facility using the first and second energy consumption models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Charles H. Culp, David E. Claridge, Jeffrey S. Haberl, William D. Turner, Mingsheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20090012654
    Abstract: A method for remote monitoring and controlling of energy consumption of a facility includes receiving energy consumption data associated with the facility at a processor disposed remotely from the facility. The method also includes receiving environmental data associated with the facility. The method includes determining whether an operating parameter of an energy consumption system of the facility requires modification to increase efficiency using the energy consumption data and the environmental data. The method further includes automatically modifying the operating parameter of the energy consumption system corresponding to the required modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Charles H. Culp, David E. Claridge, Jeffrey S. Haberl, William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 7356548
    Abstract: A method for remote monitoring and controlling of energy consumption of a facility includes receiving energy consumption data associated with the facility at a processor disposed remotely from the facility. The method also includes receiving environmental data associated with the facility. The method includes determining whether an operating parameter of an energy consumption system of the facility requires modification to increase efficiency using the energy consumption data and the environmental data. The method further includes automatically modifying the operating parameter of the energy consumption system corresponding to the required modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Charles H. Culp, David E. Claridge, Jeffrey S. Haberl, William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 7225089
    Abstract: A system for remote energy consumption system identification of a facility includes a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The system also includes an energy consumption database accessible by the processor. The energy consumption database includes aggregated energy consumption data associated with the facility. The system also includes a facility database accessible by the processor. The facility database includes facility data associated with the facility. The system further includes an external variable database accessible by the processor. The external variable database includes external variable data corresponding to the energy consumption data. The system also includes an analysis engine residing in the memory and executable by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Charles H. Culp, David E. Claridge, Jeffrey S. Haberl, William D. Turner
  • Patent number: 6996508
    Abstract: A method for remote energy consumption system retrofit identification for a facility includes receiving energy consumption data associated with the facility, generating facility data associated with the facility, and receiving external variable data associated with the facility corresponding to the energy consumption data. The method also includes generating a first energy consumption model based on the facility data, the energy consumption data, and the external variable data. The method also includes generating a second energy consumption model based on the facility data and the external variable data. The method further includes determining energy consumption efficiency for the facility using the first and second energy consumption models and identifying a retrofit of an energy consumption system of the facility based on the energy consumption efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Charles H. Culp, David E. Claridge, Jeffrey S. Haberl, William D. Turner