Patents by Inventor William Fox

William Fox 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: 10407032
    Abstract: Embodiments include a vehicle turntable comprising a central hub communicatively coupled to a control unit for receiving control signals; a plurality of wedge-shaped panels radially coupled to the central hub so as to form a circular surface; a plurality of wheels coupled to a number of the plurality of panels; and at least one motor configured to drive a corresponding one of the plurality of wheels and to receive the control signals from the central hub. Embodiments also include a system comprising a first turntable hub configured to control operation of a first turntable; and a control unit communicatively coupled to the first turntable hub to provide control signals to the first turntable hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CZARNOWSKI DISPLAY SERVICE, INC.
    Inventors: John Mondro, Jeffrey Ries, Jeff Keyes, Charlie Baier, Michael King, Steve Bergeron, Patrick McGrath, Tim Oughton, Ron Dykes, William Camp, Michael Clark, Peter Jungen, Jason Fox
  • Patent number: 10294772
    Abstract: An example apparatus for downhole cement inspection may include a tool body and an acoustic transmitter coupled to the tool body. An acoustic receiver may be coupled to the tool body at a first distance from the acoustic transmitter. A first array of acoustic receivers may be coupled to and positioned around a circumference of the tool body at a second distance from the acoustic transmitter. The second distance may be greater than the first distance. The acoustic receiver may be one receiver of a second array of acoustic receivers coupled to and positioned around the circumference of the tool body at the first distance. The first distance may be approximately three feet and the second distance may be approximately five feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim T. Hill, Philip E. Fox, Arthur Chuen Hon Cheng, Philip William Tracadas
  • Publication number: 20190118756
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component is disclosed. The component may facilitate deployment of an airbag and may comprise a panel comprising fibers. The panel may comprise a notch formed as a depression in a first side of the panel and at least one feature adjacent the notch. A second side of the panel may comprise a substantially planar surface opposite the notch. The panel may comprise at least one of a resin, a thermoplastic resin, polypropylene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polycarbonate. The notch may direct deployment of the airbag through the panel. The feature may comprise a protrusion to provide a relief for the notch. The component may comprise a rib formed on the panel adjacent the notch comprising resin. The rib may comprise a resin portion comprising resin and a fiber portion comprising fibers of the panel. The component may comprise a trim panel, an instrument panel, a door panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jennifer Anne Sterne Stroebe, Bart William Fox, Michael Gerard Zimmer, Michael Edward Phillips, Dale Todd Glynn
  • Publication number: 20180103994
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for identifying and/or ablating targeted nerves are provided. A probe with stimulating electrodes and/or ablation members are provided. The probe may be inserted into a nasal cavity and current may be introduced through the electrodes to stimulate a targeted area. The response to stimulation may be used to identify the targeted nerve. Once identified, the ablation member may ablate the targeted nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jason William Fox, David Moosavi, Mojgan Saadat, Vahid Saadat, Caroline Sobek, Neekon Saadat
  • Publication number: 20170182729
    Abstract: A trim component for a vehicle interior is disclosed. The trim component comprises a fiber panel, a structure and a cover coupled to the fiber panel and/or the structure. The fiber panel may comprise fibers and a resin binder. The structure may comprise resin such as a molded plastic. The structure may provide a border formed on a periphery and/or an edge of the fiber panel. The structure may be on the cover or the fiber panel. The structure may reinforce a gap and/or tear in the fiber panel. The structure may comprise a molded feature. The feature may comprise the border, a rib, or a connector. The cover may be coupled to an outer surface of the fiber panel and/or the structure. The trim component may be a trim panel, an instrument panel, a door panel, or other interior trim part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Bart William Fox, Jeffery A. DeYoung, Tony Michael Pokorzynski
  • Publication number: 20160321039
    Abstract: Technology mapping onto code fragments and related concepts are disclosed. Program descriptions are obtained in a high-level language. One or more intrinsic libraries containing modules are obtained. The modules correspond to sections of code intended for execution on the special purpose hardware. The high-level program description is analyzed to determine locations of one or more cuts within the program. The cuts represent portions of the high-level code that are eligible for replacement by one or more modules from intrinsic libraries. A matching process is used to find modules that are suitable replacements for the high level code. Once the replacements are made, additional verification and/or validation are performed by compiler checking and/or execution tests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Samit Chaudhuri, Andrew William Fox, Tigran Sargsyan
  • Patent number: 8838216
    Abstract: A method of generating a model of a cardiac surface having a plurality of images representing electrogram voltages for a plurality of measured points within a heart comprises measuring an electrogram voltage at a plurality of points within a heart, generating a first model of a cardiac surface of the heart, generating an image representing each electrogram voltage, each image having a characteristic representative of the electrogram voltage, and generating a further model of a cardiac surface. The images representing the electrogram voltages protrude from the further model of the cardiac surface at points on the further model corresponding to the points at which the electrogram voltages were measured. There is also disclosed an apparatus for generating a model of a cardiac surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Darrel Parthipan Francis, Prapakaran Kanagaratnam, Nicholas William Fox Linton
  • Publication number: 20140093909
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pre-coated substrate, such as a slide, that is useful for immobilizing a sample. The invention is further provides methods of preparing such pre-coated substrates and methods of analyzing biological samples immobilized on such pre-coated substrate. The substrate is coated with a polycationic polymeric coating material specifically selected such that that coated substrate exhibits increased stability and prolonged shelf-life. Preferred polymeric coating materials include allylic or vinylic polymers having cationic groups thereon and having no more than a small percentage of peptidic monomeric linkages, particularly polydiallyldimethylammonium (PDDA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TriPath Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Fox, William Carl Ray, III
  • Patent number: 8177084
    Abstract: A pressure-responsive container assembly and elastically-deformable penetrable cap is provided. Embodiments of the penetrable cap of the present invention include, but are not limited to: an annular sealing portion for engaging an inner surface of a container, a substantially rigid portion extending radially inward from the annular sealing portion; a flexible transition portion extending radially inward from the substantially rigid portion; and a penetrable portion extending radially inward from the transition portion for closing the opening defined by the container. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may thus allow the penetrable portion to elastically deform about the transition portion to a generally convex shape so as to exert a radially outward force that may be transmitted by the substantially rigid portion to the annular sealing portion so as to reinforce a fluid-tight seal between the annular sealing portion and the inner surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: TriPath Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Fox, Charles Leo Carrico, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100280399
    Abstract: A method of generating a model of a cardiac surface having a plurality of images representing electrogram voltages for a plurality of measured points within a heart comprises measuring an electrogram voltage at a plurality of points within a heart, generating a first model of a cardiac surface of the heart, generating an image representing each electrogram voltage, each image having a characteristic representative of the electrogram voltage, and generating a further model of a cardiac surface. The images representing the electrogram voltages protrude from the further model of the cardiac surface at points on the further model corresponding to the points at which the electrogram voltages were measured. There is also disclosed an apparatus for generating a model of a cardiac surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Darrel Parthipan Francis, Prapakaran Kanagaratnam, Nicholas William Fox Linton
  • Publication number: 20070265631
    Abstract: An energy delivery device controls the transformation of the microstructure of shape memory material. A surgeon can use the energy delivery device to control the rate of implant shape change, the extent of implant shape change, as well as the force exerted on the surrounding tissue. The energy delivery device allows for the fine control of force when fixating osteoporotic bone and rate of bone transport when working near the spinal cord. The energy delivery device models or measures the heating profile of the implant and provides the surgeon a method to control the extent of microstructure phase transformation so that the rate, force or extent of implant shape change can be controlled individually or together. The invention is an implant controlled with an energy delivery device that transforms the microstructure of a shape memory material through heat generation in the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventor: William Fox
  • Publication number: 20070228023
    Abstract: A system for pulsed synchronized laser cutting of stents and/or other medical products includes a numerical controller and a machine for moving a tube of material during cutting. A pulsed fiber laser is configured to cut the tube into, for example, a stent, the numerical controller being in communication with the machine and configured to send movement control information to the machine. The numerical controller may also receive movement speed information from the machine. The numerical controller is also in communication with the pulsed fiber laser and is configured to send pulse control information to the pulsed fiber laser. The numerical controller is configured to cause average laser power to decrease by decreasing frequency of laser pulses as stent cutting speed decreases, and to cause average laser power to increase by increasing frequency of laser pulses as stent cutting speed increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Klaus Kleine, William Fox, Scott Palley
  • Publication number: 20070217099
    Abstract: A method for reducing the occurrence of false ground fault detections in a central office terminal is provided. The method includes generating a no-fault signal when no ground current is detected, delaying generation of a fault signal when ground current is detected at least for the duration of an expected pulse in AC induced signal, and when the ground current persists for a sufficient period, generating a signal indicating a fault condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William Fox, Michael Carter
  • Publication number: 20070217101
    Abstract: Systems and methods for auto-resetting span power protection are provided. In one embodiment, a method for deactivating a protective device is provided. The method comprises determining when an overload condition occurs on a communication medium; when the overload condition occurs, deactivating at least one protective device by applying, for a first predetermined period of time, a short-circuit to an output of a power supply that provides a holding current to the at least one protective device; and after the first predetermined period of time has elapsed, removing the short-circuit on the output of the power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Carter, William Fox
  • Publication number: 20070206275
    Abstract: A system for macroscopic and confocal imaging of tissue having a macroscopic imager for capturing a macroscopic image of the tissue's surface, a confocal imager for capturing one or more optically formed sectional microscopic images on or within tissue, a computer for receiving images from such imagers, and a tissue attachment device in which the macroscopic imager and confocal imager are each individually presented to the tissue utilizing the tissue attachment device in a predefined alignment, such that imaging locations of the confocal imager with respect to the tissue surface spatially correlate with macroscopic image. A user interface is operable on the computer to enable display of the macroscopic image on a display coupled to the computer, and to indicate a region within the macroscopic image associated with the field of view of the tissue imagable by the confocal imager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Paul Hemmer, Zachary Eastman, Jay Eastman, William Fox, James Zavislan
  • Publication number: 20070187353
    Abstract: A pressure-responsive container assembly and elastically-deformable penetrable cap is provided. Embodiments of the penetrable cap of the present invention include, but are not limited to: an annular sealing portion for engaging an inner surface of a container, a substantially rigid portion extending radially inward from the annular sealing portion; a flexible transition portion extending radially inward from the substantially rigid portion; and a penetrable portion extending radially inward from the transition portion for closing the opening defined by the container. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may thus allow the penetrable portion to elastically deform about the transition portion to a generally convex shape so as to exert a radially outward force that may be transmitted by the substantially rigid portion to the annular sealing portion so as to reinforce a fluid-tight seal between the annular sealing portion and the inner surface of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: William Fox, Charles Carrico
  • Publication number: 20070141232
    Abstract: With abluminal side of a stent masked, the luminal side of the stent is selectively coated with a substance, such as an anti-coagulant, a platelet inhibitor and/or a pro-healing substance. The stent can be masked by inserting it into a rigid mandrel chamber or by compressing a masking sleeve onto the outer side of the stent. A spray nozzle inserted into the masked stent spray coats the substance onto the luminal side. The sprayed coating can be cured onto the stent such as by inserting an electrical-resistance heater bar into the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Tochterman, William Fox, Nathan Harold
  • Publication number: 20060274407
    Abstract: A confocal imaging microscope, especially for the cellular imaging of the skin at selected locations, is ergonomic in use, compact, and positionable at the locations thereby providing for patient comfort during imaging. An imaging head (28) is gimble mounted on a multi-axis compound arm (34) to allow for precise placement of a confocal objective (116) extending from the head at selected locations against the skin of the patient while providing for patient comfort. The arm (34) attaches the head to an upright station (10) which may be movable along the floor on which the station is disposed. The station (10) has a platform (16) on which a keyboard (24) and a display (22) for monitoring the images is supported. The station (10) also supports a personal computer (PC) (26) for processing signals providing the images on the display and controlling the microscope. The head (28) contains an integrated assembly of the optical and mechanical components of the microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: William Fox, Christopher DiStasio, Scott Grodevant
  • Publication number: 20060171819
    Abstract: A discharge muffler (20) in an HVAC&R system (100) includes a plurality of tubes (34, 38, 42) of predetermined length that are disposed at a predetermined spacing in substantially mutual axial alignment by a plate (30). The tubes (34, 38, 42) are secured adjacent to a compressor discharge (24) to minimize pressure reduction, improve flow characteristics and improve efficiency of the HVAC&R system (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Applicant: YORK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Fox, Robert Sleighter, Robert Miller, James Bender
  • Patent number: D588147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Photonic Data Security, LLC
    Inventors: James Finlayson, Reena B. Gordon, Roy Montibon, William A. Fox