Patents by Inventor William Ellis

William Ellis 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: 11026611
    Abstract: A sample collection device for a fluid includes: a substantially disk-shaped body having a periphery; a capillary channel extending through the body and bounded by the periphery, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is adapted to draw the fluid into the channel by capillary action; a sample collection well located in the vicinity of the second end and in fluid communication with the capillary channel; and an axis of rotation extending through the center of the disk and which is substantially perpendicular to the major surface of the disk-shaped body. In a preferred embodiment, the sample collection device is adapted to rotate about the axis of rotation within a cartridge having a housing comprising an air vent in fluid communication with the capillary channel when the disk is rotated in a first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kory A. Gunnerson, Raymond F. Jakubowicz, Andrew M. Kirsch, James Ellis Robinson, Daniel P. Salotto, David A. Tomasso, Zhong Ding, William Franklin Gottermeier, Aaron Michael Swick
  • Patent number: 11032410
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for mobile data visualization frameworks are provided herein. An exemplary method includes, determining data insight candidates for presentation on the mobile computing device that describe analysis of a target dataset, determined based at least on data analysis preferences associated with processing one or more past datasets, and where each of the data insight candidates includes at least one insight object directed to the target dataset and is described by object metadata that indicates at least a processing lineage used to produce the at least one insight object. The method includes selecting a presentation detail level for displaying the data insight candidates on the mobile computing device based at least on properties of the mobile computing device, and generating one or more insight views for presentation on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Ellis, Dominique Fortier, Liyin Xue, Carlos Augusto Otero, Catherine William Neylan
  • Patent number: 11023272
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system and method for swapping applications executing on the multiprocessor system are disclosed. The plurality of applications may include a first application and a plurality of other applications. The first application may be dynamically swapped with a second application. The swapping may be performed without stopping the plurality of other applications. The plurality of other applications may continue to execute during the swapping to perform a real-time operation and process real-time data. After the swapping, the plurality of other applications may continue to execute with the second application, and at least a subset of the plurality of other applications may communicate with the second application to perform the real time operation and process the real time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Wilbur William Kaku, Michael Lyle Purnell, Geoffrey Neil Ellis, John Mark Beardslee, Zhong Qing Shang, Teng-I Wang, Stephen E. Lim
  • Patent number: 10979791
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a device that includes a support plate having a flat base portion and an elongated portion which extends perpendicular to the flat base portion, and a housing embodying one or more of a microphone and a speaker, and a housing backside having a set of screw holes configured to receive a set of screws to secure the support plate flat base portion to be flush mounted against the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Biamp Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent William Ellis, William John Done
  • Patent number: 10863306
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for auto-configuring of radio beacon devices. One embodiment includes a method that detects a beacon device has been connected to a computing device and retrieving beacon identifying data from the beacon device. The method may then query a backend system based on the beacon identifying data to determine whether the beacon identifying data has been previously configured in the backend system. When the beacon device has been previously configured in the backend system, the method includes issuing a command to the backend system to remove the previous configuration of the beacon device then issuing a data write command to the backend system to configure the beacon device in the backend system in association with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin A Mosher, William Ellis Stansfield, Andrew Smith
  • Publication number: 20200252704
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a device that includes a housing backplate affixed to a housing which embodies one or more of a speaker and a microphone, a threaded channel affixed to the housing and extending perpendicular from the housing backplate, and a wall mount fitting with one or more securing tabs to hold the wall mount fitting to a wall mount plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent William Ellis, William John Done
  • Publication number: 20200252703
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a device that includes a support plate having a flat base portion and an elongated portion which extends perpendicular to the flat base portion, and a housing embodying one or more of a microphone and a speaker, and a housing backside having a set of screw holes configured to receive a set of screws to secure the support plate flat base portion to be flush mounted against the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent William Ellis, William John Done
  • Patent number: 10711402
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel tear alone or in combination with tensile properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Ellis Bailey, Douglas Jay Barkey, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 10240296
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel combination of average TS7 values and slip stick coefficient of friction and/or compressibility properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Ellis Bailey, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi, John Allen Manifold, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 10104511
    Abstract: Discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for providing recommendations and notifications to an end user. A system can include an intelligence server including a common message server (CMS), query manager circuitry, an intelligence database, and alerting service circuitry, the CMS communicatively coupled between each of the query manager circuitry and the intelligence database, and the alerting service circuitry and the query manager circuitry, an intelligence computer communicatively coupled to the CMS of the intelligence server, the intelligence computer including a recommendation user interface (UI) and a notifier UI, and a mobile device communicatively coupled to the CMS, the mobile device configured to receive notifications and recommendations from the intelligence computer that are routed to the mobile device through the CMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Peter L. Stewart, Thomas M. Jurcak, William Ellis Kesterson
  • Publication number: 20170306566
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel tear alone or in combination with tensile properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: William Ellis Bailey, Douglas Jay Barkey, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 9656512
    Abstract: A decorative magnetic cover is provided. The cover includes a plurality of octagonal and triangular openings, allowing the cover to securely attach to a rounded item without kinking or otherwise unsightly attachment. The cover includes a magnetic sheet having a magnetic face and nonmagnetic face, and a decorative element attached to the nonmagnetic face. The cover is manufactured by scoring the nonmagnetic face of the magnetic sheet and applying the decorative element to the nonmagnetic face. The resulting magnetic element is the cut to form the octagonal and triangular openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ellis Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry William Ellis
  • Publication number: 20170142562
    Abstract: Discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for providing recommendations and notifications to an end user. A system can include an intelligence server including a common message server (CMS), query manager circuitry, an intelligence database, and alerting service circuitry, the CMS communicatively coupled between each of the query manager circuitry and the intelligence database, and the alerting service circuitry and the query manager circuitry, an intelligence computer communicatively coupled to the CMS of the intelligence server, the intelligence computer including a recommendation user interface (UI) and a notifier UI, and a mobile device communicatively coupled to the CMS, the mobile device configured to receive notifications and recommendations from the intelligence computer that are routed to the mobile device through the CMS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Peter L. Stewart, Thomas M. Jurcak, William Ellis Kesterson
  • Publication number: 20170111433
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for dynamically updating the content of a website or a web service via a text message. A text service may receive, at a text phone number, the text message sent by a user from a text device. The text device may have a user phone number. In preferred embodiments, the text service may have a plurality of text phone numbers that may be called by a plurality of users. The text service may produce an action code based, at least in part, on the text message, the text phone number called by the user, the user phone number or some combination thereof. The text service may transmit the action code to one or more hosting servers to alter a website which may then be published. In another embodiment, the text service may transmit the action code to web server(s) that may alter a web service for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Anurup Singhal, Arnold Neil Blinn, Guy William Ellis, Judd Conrad Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20170022670
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel combination of average TS7 values and slip stick coefficient of friction and/or compressibility properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: William Ellis Bailey, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi, John Allen Manifold, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 9475377
    Abstract: A hybrid electric rotary engine is provided having a pair of rotors separated by a divider and configured for rotation in opposite directions, a timing gear engaged between the inner faces of the rotors, and at least one pair of slanted rotor openings in the rim of each rotor for alignment with at least one pair of slanted divider openings to form a pair of combustion chambers in communication with at least one pair of exhaust chambers for venting of exhaust and to provide rotational thrust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: William A. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9428976
    Abstract: A wellbore servicing system, comprising a sleeve system comprising a ported case, a sliding sleeve within the case and movable between a first sleeve position in which the sleeve restricts fluid communication via the case and a second sleeve position in which the sleeve does not, a radially divided segmented seat movable between a first seat position in which the seat restricts movement of the sleeve and a second seat position in which the seat does not, and a sheath covering a portion of the seat, the sleeve system being transitionable from a first, to a second, to a third mode, in the first mode, the sleeve is in its first position and the seat in its first position, in the second mode, the sleeve is in its first position and the seat in its second position, and, in the third mode, the sleeve is in its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Cale Porter, Kendall Lee Pacey, Matthew Todd Howell, William Ellis Standridge
  • Publication number: 20160094952
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for auto-configuring of radio beacon devices. One embodiment includes a method that detects a beacon device has been connected to a computing device and retrieving beacon identifying data from the beacon device. The method may then query a backend system based on the beacon identifying data to determine whether the beacon identifying data has been previously configured in the backend system. When the beacon device has been previously configured in the backend system, the method includes issuing a command to the backend system to remove the previous configuration of the beacon device then issuing a data write command to the backend system to configure the beacon device in the backend system in association with the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin A Mosher, William Ellis Stansfield, Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 9175533
    Abstract: This invention particularly relates to improving the engagement of the slip elements within a casing or tubing. Particularly, the invention is directed to improving the penetration of anchors on slip elements to better set downhole tools. Generally, in one aspect, the invention relies on decreasing the contact surface of the cutting edge of the anchor during the initial penetration of the anchor into the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: William Ellis Standridge
  • Patent number: 9055352
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering interactive video and audio content items, e.g., movie clips, music videos, adverts, to a user playback device, such as a television (TV) set. In a preferred embodiment, the content items are delivered within a video on demand (VoD) environment. Each content item has associated attributes that detail the navigational properties for that content item. The content items are delivered as entries in a content sequence. Nonlinear navigation of the video content sequence is facilitated by querying the associated attributes for the current content item and enabling navigational actions (e.g. FF/REW/PAUSE/SKIP/Jump to target) for that content item accordingly. The content items thus permit varying degrees of user interaction. The user interaction is not bound by predetermined navigational rules, since the user is free to experience the sequenced VoD content items in any order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Video Networks IP Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Emily Claire Louise Wallis, James Wilson Taylor, William Ellis, Rhodri William Talfan Davies