Patents by Inventor William Hill

William Hill 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: 20190167061
    Abstract: The present invention teaches multilayer cleaning articles that include a substantially dry surface contact layer and a gripping layer. The contact layer may represent one exposed major face of the cleaning article (e.g., a cleaning pad), while the gripping layer may represent the opposite exposed major face of the cleaning article. The contact layer may include abrasive synthetic fibers, so as to be effective in scrubbing soils and spills from a surface. The contact layer includes a cleaning composition pre-loaded therein. The cleaning composition is such that the contact layer feels dry to the touch prior to use, before wetting with water. The cleaning composition may include about 1% to about 40% by weight water. The gripping layer includes at least 40% by weight of pulp fibers (e.g., natural cellulose pulp fiber), and exhibits a mean hand grip value that is at least 0.015 l/in2 (reciprocal inches squared).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Elisa Calimano, Daniela Fritter, Kristina Perlas, Jason White, Chosu Khin, Janiece Hope, Bernard Hill, Stephen Fisher, Kelly Dickson, William Ouellette
  • Publication number: 20190168623
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for charging a vehicle. A vehicle and charging station can be designed such that an electric or hybrid vehicle can operate in a fashion similar to a conventional vehicle by being opportunity charged throughout a known route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Proterra Inc.
    Inventors: Donald MORRIS, Dale HILL, John HORTH, Reuben SARKAR, Teresa J. ABBOTT, William Joseph Lord REEVES, Ryan Thomas WIENS
  • Publication number: 20190169491
    Abstract: A material useful as a proppant comprises a core chemically reacted in situ from coal dust and a polymer derived ceramic material, such that at least a portion of the coal dust is chemically converted to a ceramic, nanoparticles, graphene, nanofibers or combinations of any of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Arnold Hill, William Easter
  • Publication number: 20190152864
    Abstract: A complex proppant particle is made of a coal dust and binder composite that is pyrolyzed. Constituent portions of the composite react together causing the particles to increase in density and reduce in size during pyrolyzation, yielding a particle suitable for use as a proppant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Arnold HILL, William EASTER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10120420
    Abstract: This document describes a lockable display and techniques enabling use of a lockable display. The techniques can enable computing devices to lock and unlock a display using little or no power and with a seamless design. The techniques and apparatuses can also enable integration between a lockable display and various computing devices, including to create a nearly seamless physical and functional design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nabil Bathiche, Panos C. Panay, Ralf Groene, Joseph B. Gault, Andrew William Hill
  • Publication number: 20180311010
    Abstract: The invention, in one aspect, provides an electronic orientation monitor. The monitor includes an orientation sensing electronics configured for calibration when in a reference orientation and being responsive to manipulation of the monitor so as to calculate first, second and third angles which together represent a difference between a current orientation of the monitor and the reference orientation. The monitor further includes a display being responsive to the first and second angles so as to display a point positioned relative to first and second axes, the display being further responsive to the third angle so as to display a line having a direction relative to the first and second axes such that a combination of the position of the point and the direction of the line is indicative to a user of the difference between the current orientation of the monitor and the reference orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Robert LYE, William Hill, Kim Lester
  • Patent number: 9999984
    Abstract: A circular cutting blade is configured for cutting meat when turned about a rotation axis in a predetermined cutting direction. The cutting blade has a peripheral blade edge defined between the first and second sides and a plurality of circumferentially disposed cutting knives. Each cutting knife includes first and second knife sides and an arcuate knife edge that constitutes a portion of the peripheral blade edge. Each knife edge is titled and rises, relative to the rotation axis, between a first blade-edge location corresponding to a minor blade radius and a second blade-edge location corresponding to a major blade radius such that, when the circular blade is rotating in the predetermined cutting direction and cutting a work piece, the work piece first encounters the first blade-edge location of each cutting knife before encountering the second blade-edge location of that cutting knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HYDE TOOLS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric C. Wilhelm, Richard M. Clemence, William Hill, Richard N. Cloutier
  • Publication number: 20170190067
    Abstract: A circular cutting blade is configured for cutting meat when turned about a rotation axis in a predetermined cutting direction. The cutting blade has a peripheral blade edge defined between the first and second sides and a plurality of circumferentially disposed cutting knives. Each cutting knife includes first and second knife sides and an arcuate knife edge that constitutes a portion of the peripheral blade edge. Each knife edge is titled and rises, relative to the rotation axis, between a first blade-edge location corresponding to a minor blade radius and a second blade-edge location corresponding to a major blade radius such that, when the circular blade is rotating in the predetermined cutting direction and cutting a work piece, the work piece first encounters the first blade-edge location of each cutting knife before encountering the second blade-edge location of that cutting knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Eric C. Wilhelm, Richard M. Clemence, William Hill, Richard N. Cloutier
  • Publication number: 20170075391
    Abstract: Input device attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a device includes a portion (e.g., an input portion or cover) is configured to be positioned over a display device of a computing device to cover the display device. The device also includes a spine (e.g., a mid-spine) that is physically attached to the portion in a manner that supports rotational movement of the portion in relation to the display device. The physical attachment of the spine is configured to be removable using a magnetic coupling between the spine and a surface of the computing device that includes the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Longo, Andrew William Hill, Eugene Lee, James H. Wise
  • Publication number: 20170054834
    Abstract: Input device attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a device includes a portion (e.g., an input portion or cover) is configured to be positioned over a display device of a computing device to cover the display device. The device also includes a spine (e.g., a mid-spine) that is physically attached to the portion in a manner that supports rotational movement of the portion in relation to the display device. The physical attachment of the spine is configured to be removable using a magnetic coupling between the spine and a surface of the computing device that includes the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Longo, Andrew William Hill, Eugene Lee, James H. Wise
  • Patent number: 9517571
    Abstract: A circular cutting blade is configured for cutting meat when turned about a rotation axis in a predetermined cutting direction. The cutting blade has a peripheral blade edge defined between the first and second sides and a plurality of circumferentially disposed cutting knives. Each cutting knife includes first and second knife sides and an arcuate knife edge that constitutes a portion of the peripheral blade edge. Each knife edge rises, relative to the rotation axis, between a first blade-edge location corresponding to a minor blade radius and a second blade-edge location corresponding to a major blade radius and further includes beveled primary and secondary knife-edge portions along which the first and second knife sides mutually converge at, respectively, a first bevel angle and a second bevel angle less acute than the first bevel angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HYDE TOOLS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric C. Wilhelm, Richard M. Clemence, William Hill, Richard N. Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9513671
    Abstract: Peripheral retention device techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a peripheral retention device includes a computing device securing portion and a peripheral securing portion. The computing device securing portion is configured to removably engage a computing device such that the computing device securing portion is securable to and removable from a first side of a housing the computing device using one or more hands of a user. The peripheral securing portion is connected to the computing device securing portion and configured to removably engage a peripheral device via a second side of the housing that opposes the first side of the housing such that the peripheral device is securable to and removable from the peripheral securing portion using one or more hands of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Huston, Joseph B. Gault, Aseem Singla, Jan Raken, Andrew William Hill, Vineet Thuvara
  • Patent number: 9497300
    Abstract: Input device attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes an input portion configured to generate signals to be processed by a computing device and a mid-spine that is physically attached to the input portion and configured to form a removable physical coupling to be secured to a first side of the computing device that includes a display device. The input device also includes a connection portion that is physically attached the mid-spine and is configured to form a removable physical coupling to be secured to a second side of the computing device that is different than the first side and form a communicative coupling to the computing device to communicate the generated signals from the input portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Longo, Andrew William Hill, Eugene Lee, James H. Wise
  • Publication number: 20160273564
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable a printed circuit board to be coupled to a chassis. In some examples, a coupling mechanism includes a first body including a head portion and a shaft portion that has an inner surface defining a channel. The coupling mechanism includes a second body including a head portion and a shaft portion. At least a part of the second body shaft portion is positionable within the channel. An outer surface of the second body shaft portion is sized to enable the second body shaft portion to expand radially or move laterally within the channel when the part of the second shaft portion is positioned within the channel. Examples of the disclosure enable the printed circuit board to be coupled to a chassis in low-profile, reduced-stress manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: James Michael BONICATTO, Andrew William HILL, Nathan Michael THOME, John GODFREY, Robyn MCLAUGHLIN, Santosh SHETTY
  • Patent number: D761116
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Robert Berger, Richard Foster, Sara Ann Gordon, George William Hill, III, Timothy Michael Martin, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: D770903
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: OMS INVESTMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Robert Berger, Richard Foster, Sara Ann Gordon, George William Hill, III, Timothy Michael Martin, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: D818827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Robert Berger, Richard Foster, Timothy Michael Martin, Sara Ann Gordon, George William Hill, III, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: RE47205
    Abstract: A method is provided for evolving a defined online existing relationship between a first member and a second member, the online existing relationship defined by a plurality of existing relationship features for use in managing network interaction on a communications network between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TimedRight Inc.
    Inventor: David William Hill
  • Patent number: D842702
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: OMS INVESTMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Robert Berger, Richard Foster, Timothy Michael Martin, Sara Ann Gordon, George William Hill, III, Jay F. Perkins