Patents by Inventor William Holmes

William Holmes 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: 11489193
    Abstract: The instant disclosure sets forth multiphase lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes having secondary phase inclusions, wherein these secondary phase inclusions are material(s) which is/are not a cubic phase lithium-stuffed garnet but which is/are entrapped or enclosed within a lithium-stuffed garnet. When the secondary phase inclusions described herein are included in a lithium-stuffed garnet at 30-0.1 volume %, the inclusions stabilize the multiphase matrix and allow for improved sintering of the lithium-stuffed garnet. The electrolytes described herein, which include lithium-stuffed garnet with secondary phase inclusions, have an improved sinterability and density compared to phase pure cubic lithium-stuffed garnet having the formula Li7La3Zr2O12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: QuantumScape Battery, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Beck, Cheng-Chieh Chao, Lei Cheng, Niall Donnelly, William H Gardner, Tim Holme, Will Hudson, Sriram Iyer, Oleh Karpenko, Yang Li, Gengfu Xu
  • Patent number: 11476496
    Abstract: The present disclosure sets forth battery components for secondary and/or traction batteries. Described herein are new solid-state lithium (Li) conducting electrolytes including monolithic, single layer, and bi-layer solid-state sulfide-based lithium ion (Li+) conducting catholytes or electrolytes. These solid-state ion conductors have particular chemical compositions which are arranged and/or bonded through both crystalline and amorphous bonds. Also provided herein are methods of making these solid-state sulfide-based lithium ion conductors including new annealing methods. These ion conductors are useful, for example, as membrane separators in rechargeable batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: QuantumScape Battery, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Holme, Kim Van Berkel, William Hudson, Kian Kerman, Sunil Mair, Amal Mehrotra, Zhebo Chen
  • Publication number: 20220328867
    Abstract: The instant disclosure sets forth multiphase lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes having secondary phase inclusions, where-in these secondary phase inclusions are material(s) which is/are not a cubic phase lithium-stuffed garnet but which is/are entrapped or enclosed within a lithium-stuffed garnet. When the secondary phase inclusions described herein are included in a lithium-stuffed garnet at 30-0.1 volume %, the inclusions stabilize the multiphase matrix and allow for improved sintering of the lithium-stuffed garnet. The electrolytes described herein, which include lithium-stuffed garnet with secondary phase inclusions, have an improved sinterability and density compared to phase pure cubic lithium-stuffed garnet having the formula Li7La3Zr2O12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Larry BECK, Cheng-Chieh CHAO, Lei CHENG, Niall DONNELLY, William H. GARDNER, Tim HOLME, Will HUDSON, Sriram IYER, Oleh KARPENKO, Yang LI, Gengfu XU
  • Publication number: 20220279947
    Abstract: A disposable plate having a base portion with a perimeter and a tab extending from the perimeter. The plate is configured to nest with a second disposable plate having a second tab and the second disposable plate is underneath the disposable plate. The tab is configured to be staggered from the second tab such that a user grabbing the tab does not grab the second tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventor: WILLIAM HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20220049217
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for producing RPE cells from human embryonic stem cells or from other human pluripotent stem cells. The invention also relates to human retinal pigmented epithelial cells derived from human embryonic stem cells or other human multipotent or pluripotent stem cells. hRPE cells derived from embryonic stem cells am molecularly distinct from adult and fetal-derived RPE cells, and are also distinct from embryonic stem cells. The hRPE cells described hemin are useful for treating retinal degenerative diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    Inventors: Christopher Malcuit, Linda Lemieux, William Holmes, Pedro Huertas, Lucy Vilner
  • Publication number: 20210316029
    Abstract: A method and device for treating contaminated or potentially contaminated items is provided. The method will include the steps of placing the items in a reactor. The reactor is then sealed and ozone or ozonated gas is sent into the reactor. The items are held in the reactor long enough to complete the decontamination process. The reactor is then opened. Next there is a period of passive reaction so that the ozone can be degraded from the pores and surfaces of the items. The device provided herein includes a reactor, an ozone generator, a rack for holding said items; and a monitor for determining the level of ozone in the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mark E. Zappi, William Holmes, Andrei Chistoserdov, Wayne Sharp, Alex Zappi, Rafael Hernandez, William Chirdon
  • Publication number: 20210308312
    Abstract: A rack for sanitizing or cleaning medical or personal protective equipment is claimed herein. The rack has at least two stringers that run the length of the rack. The rack has at least two vertical grates that are spaced apart from each other along the stringers. The spacing between the grates will be sufficient such that a standard respiratory mask (e.g. N95) may be placed between two adjacent grates and be held in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Mark E. Zappi, William Holmes, Andrei Chistoserdov, Wayne Sharp, Alex Zappi, Rafael Hernandez, William Chirdon, Don Begneaud, Thomas Broussard
  • Publication number: 20210290805
    Abstract: A method and device for treating contaminated or potentially contaminated items is provided. The method will include the steps of placing the items in a reactor. The reactor is then sealed and ozone or ozonated gas is sent into the reactor. The items are held in the reactor long enough to complete the decontamination process. The reactor is then opened. Next there is a period of passive reaction so that the ozone can be degraded from the pores and surfaces of the items. The device provided herein includes a reactor, an ozone generator, a rack for holding said items; and a monitor for determining the level of ozone in the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Mark E. Zappi, William Holmes, Andrei Chistoserdov, Wayne Sharp, Alex Zappi, Rafael Hernandez, William Chirdon
  • Publication number: 20210260909
    Abstract: A security device includes a substrate and a photoluminescent image on or in the substrate. The image includes at least two different visible light emitting photoluminescent quantum dot compositions, each arranged according to different respective photoluminescent sub-images. The at least two different visible light emitting photoluminescent quantum dot compositions have different emission spectra from one another, and the same or different excitation spectra. The at least two different visible light emitting photoluminescent quantum dot compositions emit different respective visible colours from one another when excited. The respective photoluminescent sub-images are configured such that the photoluminescent image formed by the combination of the respective photoluminescent sub-images is multi-coloured, emitting different visible colours in different laterally offset parts thereof upon excitation of the at least two different visible light emitting photoluminescent quantum dot compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian William HOLMES, Jonathan TONER
  • Patent number: 10984393
    Abstract: Techniques of intelligent management of calendar items in computing systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a calendar server can be configured to determine whether to accept a requested meeting utilizing a decision tree pre-configured at the server by a service provider. The decision tree contains one or more hierarchical decision nodes individually comparing one or more of parameters provided by a meeting requester to a corresponding criterion previously provided by the service provider. The calendar server can also be configured to invoke an application identified in the decision tree and provide results of the invoked application to the meeting requester in lieu of accepting the requested meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anant Trivedi, William Holmes, Chandresh Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10981411
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an image element array for a security device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Lister, Brian William Holmes
  • Publication number: 20210060062
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for producing retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells from human embryonic stem cells, human induced pluripotent stem (iPS), human adult stem cells, human hematopoietic stem cells, human fetal stem cells, human mesenchymal stem cells, human postpartum stem cells, human multipotent stem cells, or human embryonic germ cells. The RPE cells derived from embryonic stem cells are molecularly distinct from adult and fetal-derived RPE cells, and are also distinct from embryonic stem cells. The RPE cells described herein are useful for treating retinal degenerative conditions including retinal detachment and macular degeneration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    Inventors: Christopher Malcuit, Linda Lemieux, William Holmes, Pedro Huertas, Lucy Vilner
  • Patent number: 10885065
    Abstract: Embodiment for identifying data convergence are presented. First and second sets of data each comprising heterogeneous data are each processed in accordance with a data clustering algorithm so as to obtain a plurality of primary and secondary data clusters, respectively, where each data cluster comprising homogeneous data. The primary and secondary data clusters are analyzed with respect to time to identify convergence of data of the first and second sets of data to first and second topics, respectively. The first and second topics are compared to determine a pattern of data convergence for the first and second data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Karen Forde, William Holmes, Andrew Penrose
  • Patent number: 10861121
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a security document, including: providing a polymer substrate having first and second surfaces; and: applying an array of focussing elements to the first surface of the polymer substrate across a first region; forming an image array by: providing a die form having a surface including an arrangement of raised areas and recessed areas defining the pattern; applying a first curable material to the surface of the die form so it substantially fills the recessed areas; bringing a pattern support layer in contact with the surface of the die form so it covers the recessed areas; separating the pattern support layer from the surface of the die form so the first curable material in the recessed areas is removed from the recessed areas and retained on the pattern support layer; and at least partly curing the first curable material in one or more curing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian William Holmes, John Godfrey, Ian Cornes, John O'Malley, Lawrence George Commander
  • Patent number: 10836199
    Abstract: A security device is disclosed, comprising an array of focussing elements with regular periodicity in at least a first direction, each focusing element having an optical footprint of which different portions will be directed to the viewer in dependence on the viewing angle; and an array of image elements with regular periodicity in at least the first direction overlapping the array of focusing structures, the image elements representing portions of at least two respective images, and at least one image element from each respective image being located in the optical footprint of each focusing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian William Holmes, John Godfrey, Robert Whiteman
  • Patent number: 10723164
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a security device is provided. The method comprises providing a substrate, the substrate having opposing first and second surfaces and a relief structure formed in the first surface of the substrate. A reflection enhancing layer is applied over the first surface of the substrate such that the reflection enhancing layer at least partially overlaps the relief structure and such that a first region of the first surface of the substrate does not have the reflection enhancing layer. An absorber layer is applied over the reflection enhancing layer such that the absorber layer at least partially overlaps the reflection enhancing layer and the relief structure where the reflection enhancing layer and the relief structure overlap each other, and such that the absorber layer at least partially overlaps the first region of the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Brian William Holmes
  • Patent number: D896009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: William Holmes, Lisa Holmes
  • Patent number: D957617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Bobby Neal Norwood, Christine Marie Holmes Bradley, Charles William Botkin
  • Patent number: D957618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Compnay
    Inventors: Bobby Neal Norwood, Christine Marie Holmes Bradley, Charles William Botkin
  • Patent number: D957619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Bobby Neal Norwood, Christine Marie Holmes Bradley, Charles William Botkin