Patents by Inventor William Graves

William Graves 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: 20200237595
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprising a base, an intermediate frame arranged for movement relative to the base, a support deck disposed on the intermediate frame to provide support for a patient, and a telescoping assembly operatively attached to the intermediate frame. The telescoping assembly comprises a support movable between a collapsed position and an extended position, a lock operable to releasably hold the support in the extended position, and an accessory manually movable by a user relative to the support between a stowed position and a use position. The accessory comprises a deactivator operable to deactivate the lock remotely from the user in response to the user manually moving the accessory relative to the support toward the stowed position thereby enabling movement of the support from the extended position to the collapsed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael William Graves, Richard A. Derenne, William D. Childs, Bryan E. Garfoot
  • Publication number: 20200191804
    Abstract: A method of treating a subject having Alzheimer's disease can include assaying a biological medium obtained from the subject for a biomarker selected from the group consisting of Biomarker 1, Biomarker 2, Biomarker 3, Biomarker 4, Biomarker 5, Biomarker 6, Biomarker 7, Biomarker 8, Biomarker 9, Biomarker 10, Biomarker 11, and combinations thereof, where Biomarker 1 has a mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of 229.13, Biomarker 2 has a m/z of 514.38, Biomarker 3 has a m/z of 602.40, Biomarker 4 has a m/z of 620.42, Biomarker 5 has a m/z of 630.47, Biomarker 6 has a m/z of 703.56, Biomarker 7 has a m/z of 724.52, Biomarker 8 has a m/z of 778.54, Biomarker 9 has a m/z of 799.66, Biomarker 10 has a m/z of 824.60, and Biomarker 11 has a m/z of 842.66. The method can also include relating a characteristic of the biomarker to a presence of Alzheimer's disease in the subject and treating the subject for Alzheimer's disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventor: Steven William Graves
  • Patent number: 10660809
    Abstract: A telescoping assembly for use on a patient support apparatus. The telescoping assembly comprises an accessory and a telescoping support slidable to extend the accessory. A locking device releasably holds the telescoping support in the extended position. The accessory is manually movable by a user between a stowed position and a use position. The accessory comprises a deactivator portion operable to deactivate the locking device remotely in response to the user manually moving the accessory relative to the telescoping support toward the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael William Graves, Richard A. Derenne, William D. Childs, Bryan E. Garfoot
  • Publication number: 20200055362
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10513161
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10247736
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for evaluating the risk of preterm birth in pregnant subjects. The methods involve detecting and quantifying one or more biomarkers associated with preterm birth in a biological sample from the subject. Also described herein are isolated biomarkers and kits useful in predicting the risk of preterm birth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION, IHC HEALTH SERVICES
    Inventors: Steven William Graves, Michael Sean Esplin, Craig Dan Thulin
  • Publication number: 20180313856
    Abstract: A panel of lipid biomarkers of preeclampsia in pregnant women, useful prior to onset of symptoms to identify women at risk of preeclampsia as early as 12-14 weeks gestation is disclosed. Methods of diagnosing a pregnant subject at risk of developing preeclampsia, and methods of reducing symptoms or preventing the onset of preeclampsia in a pregnant subject, employing the disclosed lipid biomarkers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Steven William GRAVES, Michael Sean ESPLIN
  • Publication number: 20180267066
    Abstract: Lipid biomarkers for early detection of production-related metabolic disease in cattle are disclosed. The biomarkers are obtained from colostrum or milk. Methods for using and analyzing such lipid biomarkers, and methods for managing and treating dairy cattle are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Beverly L. ROEDER, Steven William GRAVES
  • Patent number: 10037423
    Abstract: Examples described may relate to methods and systems for controlling permission requests for applications running on a computing device to access resources provided by the computing device. A computing device may maintain in memory for a given application responses to permission requests. The computing device may receive responses to a first permission request that includes two selectable options to either allow or deny access to a particular resource. The computing device may determine whether a number of the responses to the first request that indicate to deny access exceeds a predefined threshold. If the number exceeds the threshold, the computing device may provide, at a run-time of the application subsequent to presentation of the first request, and based on the application attempting to access the resource, a modified permission request that includes, in addition to the two selectable options, a selectable option to prevent requesting permission to access the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Poiesz, Andrew Abramson, Roger William Graves
  • Publication number: 20180162186
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 9988318
    Abstract: This invention relates to bio-renewable fertilizer compositions and methods of making and using the bio-renewable fertilizer compositions. In particular, the fertilizer compositions include biodegradable nutrient carriers, which have naturally derived, bio-renewable nitrogen content. The fertilizer compositions also contain biodegradable stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James Schrader, William Graves, Jr., David Grewell
  • Publication number: 20180095464
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that may allow for supervisory control interaction by a remote operator to assist with navigation to a target location. The UAV may navigate to a target area and capture and send an image of the target area to the remote operator. The remote operator can then provide a user input that indicates a target location within the target area. Upon receiving an indication of the target area, the UAV can then autonomously navigate to the target location. In some examples, after reaching the target location, the UAV may initiate delivery of a payload at the target location using a retractable delivery system while the UAV hovers above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Leila Takayama, Brandon Alexander, Roger William Graves, Justin Sadowski, Abraham Bachrach
  • Publication number: 20180039775
    Abstract: Examples described may relate to methods and systems for controlling permission requests for applications running on a computing device to access resources provided by the computing device. A computing device may maintain in memory for a given application responses to permission requests. The computing device may receive responses to a first permission request that includes two selectable options to either allow or deny access to a particular resource. The computing device may determine whether a number of the responses to the first request that indicate to deny access exceeds a predefined threshold. If the number exceeds the threshold, the computing device may provide, at a run-time of the application subsequent to presentation of the first request, and based on the application attempting to access the resource, a modified permission request that includes, in addition to the two selectable options, a selectable option to prevent requesting permission to access the resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Poiesz, Andrew Abramson, Roger William Graves
  • Patent number: 9868332
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ClearMotion, Inc.
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 9836596
    Abstract: Examples described may relate to methods and systems for controlling permission requests for applications running on a computing device to access resources provided by the computing device. A computing device may maintain in memory for a given application responses to permission requests. The computing device may receive responses to a first permission request that includes two selectable options to either allow or deny access to a particular resource. The computing device may determine whether a number of the responses to the first request that indicate to deny access exceeds a predefined threshold. If the number exceeds the threshold, the computing device may provide, at a run-time of the application subsequent to presentation of the first request, and based on the application attempting to access the resource, a modified permission request that includes, in addition to the two selectable options, a selectable option to prevent requesting permission to access the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Poiesz, Andrew Abramson, Roger William Graves
  • Patent number: 9817396
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that may allow for supervisory control interaction by a remote operator to assist with navigation to a target location. The UAV may navigate to a target area and capture and send an image of the target area to the remote operator. The remote operator can then provide a user input that indicates a target location within the target area. Upon receiving an indication of the target area, the UAV can then autonomously navigate to the target location. In some examples, after reaching the target location, the UAV may initiate delivery of a payload at the target location using a retractable delivery system while the UAV hovers above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Leila Takayama, Brandon Alexander, Roger William Graves, Justin Sadowski, Abraham Bachrach
  • Patent number: 9783295
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground using an assembly that secures the payload during descent and releases the payload upon reaching the ground. The assembly can also include a bystander communication module for generating cues for bystander perception. While the assembly securing the payload is being lowered from the UAV, the bystander communication module can generate an avoidance cue indicating that bystanders should avoid interference with the assembly. The assembly also includes sensors that generate data used, at least in part, to determine when the descending assembly is at or near the ground, at which point the assembly releases the payload. The bystander communication module can then cease the avoidance cue and the UAV can retract the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Leila Takayama, Matthew Ball, Joanna Cohen, Roger William Graves, Mathias Samuel Fleck, Andrew Lambert, James Ryan Burgess, Paul Richard Komarek, Trevor Shannon
  • Publication number: 20170253334
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is disclosed that includes a retractable payload delivery system. The payload delivery system can lower a payload to the ground using an assembly that secures the payload during descent and releases the payload upon reaching the ground. The assembly can also include a bystander communication module for generating cues for bystander perception. While the assembly securing the payload is being lowered from the UAV, the bystander communication module can generate an avoidance cue indicating that bystanders should avoid interference with the assembly. The assembly also includes sensors that generate data used, at least in part, to determine when the descending assembly is at or near the ground, at which point the assembly releases the payload. The bystander communication module can then cease the avoidance cue and the UAV can retract the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Leila Takayama, Matthew Ball, Joanna Cohen, Roger William Graves, Mathias Samuel Fleck, Andrew Lambert, James Ryan Burgess, Paul Richard Komarek, Trevor Shannon
  • Patent number: 9700020
    Abstract: An animal flotation device is provided. The animal flotation device is a non-inflatable, semi-submersible flotation apparatus for a dog to stably sit, lay and move about while partially submerged in a body of water of any depth. The animal flotation device may have a peripheral portion defining an interior portion. The interior portion provides a generally rigid area adapted to become semi-submersed within the body of water when supporting the dog, whereby the peripheral portion provides buoyancy and stability to the semi-submersed interior portion so that the dog may move around and feel safe while floating atop the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Ginger Ackerman, Josette Fleszar, Julie Graves, William Graves
  • Publication number: 20170136842
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more suspension systems of a vehicle may be used to mitigate motion sickness by limiting motion in one or more frequency ranges. In another embodiment, an active suspension may be integrated with an autonomous vehicle architecture. In yet another embodiment, the active suspension system of a vehicle may be used to induce motion in a vehicle. The vehicle may be used as a testbed for technical investigations and/or as a platform to enhance the enjoyment of video and/or audio by vehicle occupants. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to perform gestures as a means of communication with persons inside or outside the vehicle. In some embodiments, the active suspensions system may be used to generate haptic warnings to a vehicle operator or other persons in response to certain road situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Levant Power Corporation
    Inventors: Zackary Martin Anderson, Marco Giovanardi, Jack A. Ekchian, Olivia D. Godwin, Clive Tucker, John A. Laplante, William Graves, Shakeel Avadhany, Michael W. Finnegan