Patents by Inventor William G. Anderson

William G. Anderson 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: 20200384017
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising energy (e.g., light) absorbing submicron particles (e.g., nanoparticles comprising a silica core and a gold shell) and methods for delivering such particles via topical application. This delivery is facilitated by application of mechanical agitation (e.g. massage), acoustic vibration in the range of 10 Hz-20 kHz, ultrasound, alternating suction and pressure, and microjets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Dilip Paithankar, Richard Dean Blomgren, Richard Rox Anderson, William A. Farinelli, Apostolos G. Doukas
  • Patent number: 10851816
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for improving the performance, response, and durability of an electro-hydraulic active suspension system. The noise caused by hydraulic flow ripple is reduced and system response is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Clive Tucker, Johannes Schneider, John Giarratana, William G. Near, Colin Patrick O'Shea, Tyson David Sawyer, Richard Anthony Zuckerman, Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian
  • Publication number: 20200360039
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus and method for obtaining one or more portions of biological tissue (“micrografts”) to form grafts are provided. For example, a hollow tube can be inserted into tissue at a donor site, and a pin provided within the tube can facilitate controlled removal of the micrograft from the tube. Micrografts can be harvested and directly implanted into an overlying biocompatible matrix through coordinated motion of the tube and pin. A needle can be provided around the tube to facilitate a direct implantation of a micrograft into a remote recipient site or matrix. The exemplary apparatus can include a plurality of such tubes and pins for simultaneous harvesting and/or implanting of a plurality of micrografts. The harvested micrografts can have a small dimension, e.g., less than about 1 mm, which can promote healing of the donor site and/or viability of the harvested tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, William A. Farinelli, Walfre Franco, Joshua Tam, Fernanda H. Sakamoto, Apostolos G. Doukas, Martin Purschke, Min Yao
  • Patent number: 10837712
    Abstract: A heat pipe device comprising at least two of the following: an axially grooved bore for thermal transport, the axially grooved bore having an axial groove wick; a phase change material bore for thermal storage, the phase change material bore having internal fins to enhance heat transfer, the internal fins extend along the axis of the phase change material bore; and a porous media bore for accepting high heat fluxes, the porous media bore having a porous media wick in areas of high heat flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dechristopher, William G. Anderson, Jens E. Weyant, Calin Tarau, Andrew J. Slippey
  • Patent number: 10775888
    Abstract: Methods for creating a haptic effect script for an application and producing haptic effects in response to an event occurring in an application are described Creating the haptic script includes launching an application, launching a scripting engine, monitoring a dynamic memory footprint for the application, receiving an indication of an event occurrence in the application, and determining changes to one or more values stored within the dynamic memory footprint that indicate the event occurrence. To produce the haptic effects, during execution and running of the application the dynamic memory footprint is monitored for value changes associated with an event occurrence as defined by the haptic event script and, if it is determined an event has occurred, the haptic script is executed to product a haptic effect signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter A. Aviles, Thomas G. Anderson, William Anderson, Daryl Lee
  • Patent number: 10736654
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus and method for obtaining one or more portions of biological tissue (“micrografts”) to form grafts are provided. For example, a hollow tube can be inserted into tissue at a donor site, and a pin provided within the tube can facilitate controlled removal of the micrograft from the tube. Micrografts can be harvested and directly implanted into an overlying biocompatible matrix through coordinated motion of the tube and pin. A needle can be provided around the tube to facilitate a direct implantation of a micrograft into a remote recipient site or matrix. The exemplary apparatus can include a plurality of such tubes and pins for simultaneous harvesting and/or implanting of a plurality of micrografts. The harvested micrografts can have a small dimension, e.g., less than about 1 mm, which can promote healing of the donor site and/or viability of the harvested tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, William A. Farinelli, Walfre Franco, Joshua Tam, Fernanda H. Sakamoto, Apostolos G. Doukas, Martin Purschke, Min Yao
  • Patent number: 10605541
    Abstract: A cool storage system comprising which includes a plurality of heat pipes. Each of the heat pipes has a lower evaporator section, a hybrid evaporator/condensing section, and an upper condensing section. The hybrid evaporator/condensing section positioned between the lower evaporator section and the upper condensing section. Each of the heat pipes contains a selected amount of a heat transfer fluid adapted to transfer heat from the lower evaporator section to the hybrid evaporator/condensing section and the upper condensing section through a vapor/condensation cycle, or the heat transfer fluid is vaporized in the hybrid evaporator and condensed in the upper evaporator section. A thermal storage medium is provided in thermal engagement with the hybrid evaporator/condensing section. A heat source is located in said lower evaporator section, and a cooling source, located in said upper condensing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ying Zheng, Chien-Hua Chen, Howard Pearlman, Richard Bonner, III, William G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10549517
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for printing three-dimensional parts, the system comprising a heatable region, a receiving surface, a print head configured to print a three-dimensional part onto the receiving surface in a layer-by-layer manner along a printing axis, and a drive mechanism configured to index the receiving surface along the printing axis such that the receiving surface and at least a portion of the three-dimensional part out of the heated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: S. Scott Crump, Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson, Kevin C. Johnson, Ronald G. Schloesser, Joseph E. LaBossiere, Richard Thomas Anderson, Michael D. Bosveld, Paul J. Leavitt
  • Publication number: 20200033667
    Abstract: A window is provided that includes a first substrate, a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate, an intermediate substrate between the first and second substrate and having a first transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the first substrate and second transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the second substrate, a first electrode on a surface of the first substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a second electrode on a surface of the second substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a light absorbing layer comprising an electrochromic medium between the first substrate and the intermediate substrate, and a light scattering layer comprising a liquid crystal material between the intermediate substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Henry A. Luten, George A. Neuman, John S. Anderson, Gary J. Dozeman, Tammy G. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10502497
    Abstract: A heat pipe assembly that includes at least one axial groove heat pipe and at least one porous media heat pipe. The porous media heat pipe may be embedded into a flange of the axial groove heat pipe, or embedded into a wall of the axial groove heat pipe, or embedded into another bore of the axial groove heat pipe. The evaporator of the at least one porous media heat pipe may be located remotely and can accept a high heat flux, while a condenser of the at least one porous media heat pipe is attached to the axial groove heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jens E. Weyant, Michael Dechristopher, William G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10494779
    Abstract: An elongated girder for use in a bridge includes a girder body having a modified V-shaped cross section. The body includes longitudinally extending webs defining sides of the girder, a bottom flange extending between the webs, and top flanges extending outwardly from the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, James M. Anderson, William G. Davids, Joshua D. Clapp
  • Patent number: 10466524
    Abstract: A window is provided that includes a first substrate, a second substrate spaced apart from the first substrate, an intermediate substrate between the first and second substrate and having a first transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the first substrate and second transparent electrode on a surface proximal to the second substrate, a first electrode on a surface of the first substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a second electrode on a surface of the second substrate proximal to the intermediate substrate, a light absorbing layer comprising an electrochromic medium between the first substrate and the intermediate substrate, and a light scattering layer comprising a liquid crystal material between the intermediate substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Tonar, Henry A. Luten, George A. Neuman, John S. Anderson, Gary J. Dozeman, Tammy G. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190298462
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, an end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft, and a sheath disposed on an external surface of the instrument shaft. The sheath has a first section made of ePTFE and a second section made of a second material, wherein the second section provides a friction seal with the shaft, and wherein the ePTFE is gas-permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. PARK, S. Christopher ANDERSON, Thomas G. COOPER, Matthew R. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10427606
    Abstract: Anisotropic film laminates for use in image-preserving reflectors such as rearview automotive mirror assemblies, and related methods of fabrication. A film may comprise an anisotropic layer such as a light-polarizing layer and other functional layers. The film having controlled water content is heated under omnidirectional pressure and vacuum to a temperature substantially equal to or above a lower limit of a glass-transition temperature range of the film so as to be laminated to a substrate. The laminate is configured as part of a mirror structure so as to increase contrast of light produced by a light source positioned behind the mirror structure and transmitted through the mirror structure towards a viewer. The mirror structure is devoid of any extended distortion and is characterized by SW and LW values less than 3, more preferably less than 2, and most preferably less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Anderson, William L. Tonar, Henry A. Luten, George A. Neuman, Gary J. Dozeman, Tammy G. Morgan, David J. Cammenga
  • Publication number: 20190276994
    Abstract: An elongated girder for use in a bridge includes a girder body having a modified V-shaped cross section. The body includes longitudinally extending webs defining sides of the girder, a bottom flange extending between the webs, and top flanges extending outwardly from the webs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Habib J. Dagher, James M. Anderson, William G. Davids, Joshua D. Clapp
  • Patent number: 10292776
    Abstract: A method using a sheathed surgical apparatus includes equalizing a pressure differential between a surgical insufflation gas pressure and an initial pressure lower than the insufflation gas pressure. The insufflation gas pressure is external to a portion of a surgical apparatus upon which a sheath is disposed, and the initial pressure is within the surgical apparatus. The equalizing of the pressure differential occurs via permeation of insufflation gas through the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Park, S. Christopher Anderson, Thomas G. Cooper, Matthew R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20190134277
    Abstract: Neurological implants whose surfaces have been chemically and covalently modified to impart beneficial properties to the neurological implants are described. The neurological implants possess improved biocompatibility compared to a corresponding neurological implant that lacks the chemical modification. Following implantation in a subject, the surface-modified neurological implants induce a lower-foreign body response, compared to a corresponding unmodified product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Omid Veiseh, Robert S. Langer, Daniel G. Anderson, William Shain, Brian W. Hanak, Samuel R. Browd, Robert F. Hevner
  • Patent number: 9952000
    Abstract: A heat pipe assembly that includes at least one axial groove heat pipe and at least one porous media heat pipe. The porous media heat pipe may be embedded into a flange of the axial groove heat pipe, or embedded into a wall of the axial groove heat pipe, or embedded into another bore of the axial groove heat pipe. The evaporator of the at least one porous media heat pipe may be located remotely and can accept a high heat flux, while a condenser of the at least one porous media heat pipe is attached to the axial groove heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jens E. Weyant, Michael Dechristopher, William G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9618275
    Abstract: A heat pipe with a capillary structure that consists of heat conductive capillary grooves in the condenser region that meet with a porous wick in the evaporator section. The embodiments include several structures of the interface at the junction of the porous wick and the capillary grooves. One such interface is a simple butt joint. Others have interlocking shapes on the wick and the grooves such as parts of the wick that fit into or around the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William G. Anderson, John R. Hartenstine, Kyle S. Van Riper, Calin Tarau, Christopher Peters
  • Patent number: 9599408
    Abstract: An evaporator for a loop heat pipe with high input heat transfer. The heat transfer is attained by constructing a heat pipe on the loop heat pipe evaporator heat input surface. The heat pipe then distributes the heat from limited input areas over the entire surface of the loop heat pipe evaporator, and that entire evaporator surface functions as the loop heat pipe heat input area as opposed to limited smaller areas into which the heat usually enters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Hartenstine, William G. Anderson, Michael J. DeChristopher