Patents by Inventor William M. Green

William M. Green 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: 20190266653
    Abstract: A user interface is described that enables a user to select and visualize different configurations of building products, perform a visual comparison of different configurations, save views of visualizations of the configurations, and obtain building product literature of the materials in the configurations. In some embodiments, the user interface can identify contractors for a user and facilitate communication with the contractors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: William L. West, David C. Anderson, Mark T. Green, Joshua M. Weber, Nathan B. Creech
  • Patent number: 10393476
    Abstract: A novel wearable apparatus for stabilizing a firearm is described. The “Third Arm” apparatus attaches to a tactical vest on one end, and the rail interface system of the firearm on the other end. The arm allows the user to move the firearm with minimum restrictions while providing complete counterbalancing of the firearm, removing the weight of the firearm from the user's arms, thus reducing arm fatigue and improving accuracy. The apparatus enables the use of unconventional weapons systems including high recoil firearms and skeletonized firearms. Third Arm provides a structure to distribute recoil forces and onto which recoil management systems can be placed to aid in shot consistency and reduce discomfort of recoil forces. The apparatus is adjustable for different sized users and different weight firearms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: William J. Green, Daniel M. Baechle, Zachary K. Wingard, Frank Morelli, Angela C. Boynton
  • Publication number: 20190183181
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Publication number: 20190174830
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Publication number: 20190174829
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by coupling a base of the cartridge to a carriage that is transported via a track. The track transports the carriages between various substations at which one or more parts are added to the base. The carriage may be lifted from the track by a lifter mechanism at each substation in order to perform assembly operations on the base. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion at or between the various substations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Johnny Keith Cagigas, William Robert Collett, Lawrence P. Balash, Scott Lee Brady, Ronnie Dean Dover, John Scott Gerow, Don Edward Green, John Matthew Odel, Christopher M. Spencer, Vernon L. Steiner, David James Thierauf, Louis Wade Wacker, Byron Joseph Williams
  • Patent number: 10082457
    Abstract: Provided herein are techniques for improved optical absorption measurements in the presence of time-varying etalons. In one aspect, a method for dynamic etalon fitting for adaptive background noise reduction in an optical sensor is provided. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a zero-gas spectrum measured using the optical sensor; obtaining an analyte gas spectrum of a target trace gas measured using the optical sensor; comparing the zero-gas spectrum and the analyte gas spectrum using fit parameters that compensate for drifting etalons in the optical sensor; and dynamically extracting the drifting etalons from the analyte gas spectrum to retrieve concentration of the target trace gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Green, Lionel Tombez, Eric Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180269338
    Abstract: Approaches for silicon photonics integration are provided. A method includes: forming at least one encapsulating layer over and around a photodetector; thermally crystallizing the photodetector material after the forming the at least one encapsulating layer; and after the thermally crystallizing the photodetector material, forming a conformal sealing layer on the at least one encapsulating layer and over at least one device. The conformal sealing layer is configured to seal a crack in the at least one encapsulating layer. The photodetector and the at least one device are on a same substrate. The at least one device includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor device or a passive photonics device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Steven M. Shank
  • Patent number: 10026852
    Abstract: Approaches for silicon photonics integration are provided. A method includes: forming at least one encapsulating layer over and around a photodetector; thermally crystallizing the photodetector material after the forming the at least one encapsulating layer; and after the thermally crystallizing the photodetector material, forming a conformal sealing layer on the at least one encapsulating layer and over at least one device. The conformal sealing layer is configured to seal a crack in the at least one encapsulating layer. The photodetector and the at least one device are on a same substrate. The at least one device includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor device or a passive photonics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Steven M. Shank
  • Patent number: 9897537
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Patent number: 9755087
    Abstract: Approaches for silicon photonics integration are provided. A method includes: forming at least one encapsulating layer over and around a photodetector; thermally crystallizing the photodetector material after the forming the at least one encapsulating layer; and after the thermally crystallizing the photodetector material, forming a conformal sealing layer on the at least one encapsulating layer and over at least one device. The conformal sealing layer is configured to seal a crack in the at least one encapsulating layer. The photodetector and the at least one device are on a same substrate. The at least one device includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor device or a passive photonics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Steven M. Shank
  • Publication number: 20170194513
    Abstract: Approaches for silicon photonics integration are provided. A method includes: forming at least one encapsulating layer over and around a photodetector; thermally crystallizing the photodetector material after the forming the at least one encapsulating layer; and after the thermally crystallizing the photodetector material, forming a conformal sealing layer on the at least one encapsulating layer and over at least one device. The conformal sealing layer is configured to seal a crack in the at least one encapsulating layer. The photodetector and the at least one device are on a same substrate. The at least one device includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor device or a passive photonics device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Steven M. Shank
  • Publication number: 20170146448
    Abstract: Provided herein are techniques for improved optical absorption measurements in the presence of time-varying etalons. In one aspect, a method for dynamic etalon fitting for adaptive background noise reduction in an optical sensor is provided. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a zero-gas spectrum measured using the optical sensor; obtaining an analyte gas spectrum of a target trace gas measured using the optical sensor; comparing the zero-gas spectrum and the analyte gas spectrum using fit parameters that compensate for drifting etalons in the optical sensor; and dynamically extracting the drifting etalons from the analyte gas spectrum to retrieve concentration of the target trace gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: William M. Green, Lionel Tombez, Eric Zhang
  • Patent number: 9625379
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Patent number: 9562852
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Publication number: 20170016818
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Publication number: 20170016819
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Publication number: 20170016817
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a gas sensor on a substrate and a gas sensor fabricated on a substrate that includes optical and electronic components are described. The method includes fabricating a laser to output light over a range of wavelengths within a waveguide, fabricating a splitter to split the light output by the laser to a reference waveguide and to a detection waveguide, fabricating a reference cell to house the reference waveguide and a reference gas. An output of the reference waveguide is coupled to a first optical detector and an output of the detection waveguide is coupled to a second optical detector to identify or quantify an ambient gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Yves C. Martin, Jason S. Orcutt, Lionel Tombez
  • Patent number: 9547125
    Abstract: A method of forming an integrated photonic semiconductor structure having a photodetector and a CMOS device may include forming the CMOS device on a first silicon-on-insulator region, forming a silicon optical waveguide on a second silicon-on-insulator region, and forming a shallow trench isolation (STI) region surrounding the silicon optical waveguide such that the shallow trench isolation electrically isolating the first and second silicon-on-insulator region. Within a first region of the STI region, a first germanium material is deposited adjacent a first side wall of the semiconductor optical waveguide. Within a second region of the STI region, a second germanium material is deposited adjacent a second side wall of the semiconductor optical waveguide, whereby the second side wall opposes the first side wall. The first and second germanium material form an active region that evanescently receives propagating optical signals from the first and second side wall of the semiconductor optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, William M. Green, Steven M. Shank, Yurii A. Vlasov
  • Publication number: 20160247944
    Abstract: Approaches for silicon photonics integration are provided. A method includes: forming at least one encapsulating layer over and around a photodetector; thermally crystallizing the photodetector material after the forming the at least one encapsulating layer; and after the thermally crystallizing the photodetector material, forming a conformal sealing layer on the at least one encapsulating layer and over at least one device. The conformal sealing layer is configured to seal a crack in the at least one encapsulating layer. The photodetector and the at least one device are on a same substrate. The at least one device includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor device or a passive photonics device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Steven M. Shank
  • Publication number: 20160181445
    Abstract: Approaches for silicon photonics integration are provided. A method includes: forming at least one encapsulating layer over and around a photodetector; thermally crystallizing the photodetector material after the forming the at least one encapsulating layer; and after the thermally crystallizing the photodetector material, forming a conformal sealing layer on the at least one encapsulating layer and over at least one device. The conformal sealing layer is configured to seal a crack in the at least one encapsulating layer. The photodetector and the at least one device are on a same substrate. The at least one device includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor device or a passive photonics device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Solomon Assefa, Tymon Barwicz, William M. Green, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Steven M. Shank