Patents by Inventor William Hurst

William Hurst 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: 10922810
    Abstract: An automated visual inspection system for detecting the presence of particulate matter includes an empty, flexible container, a light source, a detector, and an image processor. The light source is configured to transmit light through the container towards the detector, and the detector is configured to receive the light and generate image data. The image processor is configured to analyze the image data, determine whether the empty, flexible container is defective, and generate a rejection signal if the empty, flexible container is defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Frank Dudzik, William Hurst, Neal Zupec
  • Patent number: 10701217
    Abstract: A speed tier based pricing scheme is utilized to increase average revenue per user (ARPU). To offer a speed tier based pricing scheme, the radio environment at a location of the UE can be analyzed to determine the speed tiers that can be offered to the user. In one aspect, an outer-loop scheduler can be utilized to allocate radio bearers to the UE based on a target data throughout associated with a user-selected speed tier. The priority of the non-guaranteed bit rate (GBR) bearers of the UE can be dynamically adjusted to track the target data throughput. In another aspect, a throttling function can be implemented to limit the data throughput of the UE to the target data throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tony Wah-Tung Wong, Lujing Cai, Abdellah Tazi, Stewart Barker, William Hurst
  • Publication number: 20200007691
    Abstract: A speed tier based pricing scheme is utilized to increase average revenue per user (ARPU). To offer a speed tier based pricing scheme, the radio environment at a location of the UE can be analyzed to determine the speed tiers that can be offered to the user. In one aspect, an outer-loop scheduler can be utilized to allocate radio bearers to the UE based on a target data throughout associated with a user-selected speed tier. The priority of the non-guaranteed bit rate (GBR) bearers of the UE can be dynamically adjusted to track the target data throughput. In another aspect, a throttling function can be implemented to limit the data throughput of the UE to the target data throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tony Wah-Tung Wong, Lujing Cai, Abdellah Tazi, Stewart Barker, William Hurst
  • Patent number: 10432798
    Abstract: A speed tier based pricing scheme is utilized to increase average revenue per user (ARPU). To offer a speed tier based pricing scheme, the radio environment at a location of the UE can be analyzed to determine the speed tiers that can be offered to the user. In one aspect, an outer-loop scheduler can be utilized to allocate radio bearers to the UE based on a target data throughout associated with a user-selected speed tier. The priority of the non-guaranteed bit rate (GBR) bearers of the UE can be dynamically adjusted to track the target data throughput. In another aspect, a throttling function can be implemented to limit the data throughput of the UE to the target data throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tony Wah-Tung Wong, Lujing Cai, Abdellah Tazi, Stewart Barker, William Hurst
  • Publication number: 20190180389
    Abstract: A system and method of analysing energy/utility usage receives (316) data describing energy/utility usage derived from an energy/utility monitor, and analyses (2-11) the data describing energy/utility usage to generate data representing an energy/utility usage behavioural classification model. The model includes at least one classification and is useable for determining whether data describing further energy/utility usage fits into a said classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: William Hurst, Carl Chalmers, Michael Mackay, Paul Fergus
  • Publication number: 20190066288
    Abstract: An automated visual inspection system for detecting the presence of particulate matter includes an empty, flexible container, a light source, a detector, and an image processor. The light source is configured to transmit light through the container towards the detector, and the detector is configured to receive the light and generate image data. The image processor is configured to analyze the image data, determine whether the empty, flexible container is defective, and generate a rejection signal if the empty, flexible container is defective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Dudzik, William Hurst, Neal Zupec
  • Patent number: 9435362
    Abstract: A fastener has a head with an exterior end surface and a compression ledge. A projection extends from the compression ledge and a contact shoulder is formed at an intersection of the projection and the compression ledge. The shoulder has a thickness measured axially from the compression ledge and extends radially outward from the projection to the intersection of the shoulder and the compression ledge. A compressible sealing component encapsulates the exterior end surface of the head and partially overlaps an area entirely around the compression ledge. The compressible sealing component at the area of the compression ledge has an uncompressed axial thickness greater than the shoulder thickness measured from the compression ledge. A rotation preventer is formed on the projection and is configured to allow axial movement of the projection into a hole and to restrict rotation of the fastener when the projection extends into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Morgan Truck Body, LLC
    Inventor: William Hurst
  • Patent number: 9172801
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus are disclosed for event notification. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presence services system (PSS) (102) can have a controller (104) that manages operations of a communications interface (110). The controller can be programmed to monitor (302) presence information of a plurality of communication devices of an end user operating in a communications system, and receive (316) a request from a calendar reminder system (CRS) for access to the presence information. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Wollmershauser, Yolius Diroo, Edward Walter, Brian Wilson, William Hurst, Anil Doradla
  • Publication number: 20150252828
    Abstract: A fastener has a head with an exterior end surface and a compression ledge. A projection extends from the compression ledge and a contact shoulder is formed at an intersection of the projection and the compression ledge. The shoulder has a thickness measured axially from the compression ledge and extends radially outward from the projection to the intersection of the shoulder and the compression ledge. A compressible sealing component encapsulates the exterior end surface of the head and partially overlaps an area entirely around the compression ledge. The compressible sealing component at the area of the compression ledge has an uncompressed axial thickness greater than the shoulder thickness measured from the compression ledge. A rotation preventer is formed on the projection and is configured to allow axial movement of the projection into a hole and to restrict rotation of the fastener when the projection extends into the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Morgan Trailer Financial Management, L.P.
    Inventor: William Hurst
  • Patent number: 8720974
    Abstract: A method for bonding sidewall panels each comprising first and second skins and a core member sandwiched therebetween. The first skin has a main portion and an overlapping portion extending beyond the core member. The second skin has a main portion and an overlapped portion not extending beyond the core member. The method comprises the following steps. First, an entire exterior surface of the first skin and only an exterior surface of the main portion of the second skin of each of said sidewall panels are painted. Then, the sidewall panels are oriented such that the overlapping portion of the first skin of one sidewall panel is planarly aligned with the overlapping portion of the second skin of another sidewall panel. Next, the overlapping portion of the first skin of one sidewall panel is adhesively bonded to the overlapped portion of the second skin of another sidewall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Morgan Trailer Financial Management, L.P.
    Inventors: William Hurst, Gregory Radanovic
  • Publication number: 20130304591
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sponsoring an area of land are disclosed. Certain systems and methods may cause the display of areas of land that are available for sponsorship, receiving input identifying an area of land to sponsor, processing sponsorship of the identified area, and generating an interface for displaying the sponsored area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas P. Murray, William A. Hurst, III, Kevin Maloney
  • Patent number: 8515875
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sponsoring an area of land are disclosed. Certain systems and methods may cause the display of areas of land that are available for sponsorship, receiving input identifying an area of land to sponsor, processing sponsorship of the identified area, and generating an interface for displaying the sponsored area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cuipo
    Inventors: Thomas P. Murray, William A. Hurst, III, Kevin Maloney
  • Publication number: 20120329437
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus are disclosed for event notification. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presence services system (PSS) (102) can have a controller (104) that manages operations of a communications interface (110). The controller can be programmed to monitor (302) presence information of a plurality of communication devices of an end user operating in a communications system, and receive (316) a request from a calendar reminder system (CRS) for access to the presence information. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Wollmershauser, Yolius Diroo, Edward Walter, Brian Wilson, William Hurst, Anil Doradla
  • Patent number: 8284760
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus are disclosed for event notification. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presence services system (PSS) (102) can have a controller (104) that manages operations of a communications interface (110). The controller can be programmed to monitor (302) presence information of a plurality of communication devices of an end user operating in a communications system, and receive (316) a request from a calendar reminder system (CRS) for access to the presence information. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Wollmershauser, Yolius Diroo, Edward Walter, Brian Wilson, William Hurst, Anil Doradla
  • Publication number: 20110285169
    Abstract: A method for bonding sidewall panels each comprising first and second skins and a core member sandwiched therebetween. The first skin has a main portion and an overlapping portion extending beyond the core member. The second skin has a main portion and an overlapped portion not extending beyond the core member. The method comprises the following steps. First, an entire exterior surface of the first skin and only an exterior surface of the main portion of the second skin of each of said sidewall panels are painted. Then, the sidewall panels are oriented such that the overlapping portion of the first skin of one sidewall panel is planarly aligned with the overlapping portion of the second skin of another sidewall panel. Next, the overlapping portion of the first skin of one sidewall panel is adhesively bonded to the overlapped portion of the second skin of another sidewall panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: William HURST, Gregory Radanovic
  • Publication number: 20070254068
    Abstract: The invention provides, in one aspect, a method of producing a cocoa beverage containing beneficial cocoa polyphenols. Ready-to-drink compositions, concentrates, primary beverage components, and packets for producing the beverages are specifically disclosed. Preferred sugar-free, low calorie, and calorie-free products and cocoa beverages are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Malathy Nair, Tim Kohr, Krista Cessna, Sharon Cin, William Hurst, Ashley Boldt, Gregory Zerphy, Brian Baker, B. Brown
  • Publication number: 20070250852
    Abstract: A system and method of editing video content is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a command at a set-top box device, wherein the command includes a request to edit at least one objectionable audio portion associated with video content. The method also includes receiving the video content at the set-top box device, wherein the video content includes a closed-caption component. The method also includes determining whether the closed-caption component of the video content includes text related to the at least one objectionable audio portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures, LP
    Inventors: Thomas Adams, Steven Wollmershauser, Brian Wilson, Yolius Diroo, William Hurst
  • Publication number: 20070230442
    Abstract: A system and method for switching between voice signals. The system includes a network interface device and a digital logic device. The network interface device may include a splitter and a switch. The splitter includes a network input configured to receive a combined voice and digital signal. The splitter generates a separate first voice output and a digital signal. The first voice signal is provided from the splitter to the switch, while the digital signal is provided to the digital logic device. The digital logic device is configured to generate a second voice signal that is also provided to the switch. Further, the digital logic device provides a control signal to the switch. The control signal manipulates the switch to selectively provide either the first or second voice signal to a voice output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Multach, William Hurst
  • Publication number: 20070217585
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus are disclosed for event notification. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presence services system (PSS) (102) can have a controller (104) that manages operations of a communications interface (110). The controller can be programmed to monitor (302) presence information of a plurality of communication devices of an end user operating in a communications system, and receive (316) a request from a calendar reminder system (CRS) for access to the presence information. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures LP
    Inventors: Steven Wollmershauser, Yolius Diroo, Edward Walter, Brian Wilson, William Hurst, Anil Doradla
  • Publication number: 20070178939
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for reducing radio interference between wireless access points. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network management system (NMS) (102) having a controller (103) that manages operations of a plurality of wireless access points (WAPs) (108) by way of a communication system (100) coupled thereto. The plurality of WAPs can conform to one among IEEE's 802.11 a, b, g and n protocols. The controller can be programmed to determine (302) a mode of operations for each of the plurality of WAPs, and selectively reconfigure (308) operations of at least one of the plurality of WAPs to reduce radio interference therebetween. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: SBC Knowledge Ventures LP
    Inventors: Michael Raftelis, William Hurst, Steven Wollmershauser