Patents by Inventor William Napier

William Napier 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: 10704824
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance includes a cabinet that defines a chilled chamber. The cabinet has an outer casing with a first front flange and a second front flange. The first and second front flanges are connected at a mitered joint. Each of the first and second front flanges has a tab extending into the outer casing. The tabs of the first and second front flanges are plastically deformed together at the mitered joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Duncan Cook, Pat Napier, William Jeremy Leachman, Steven David Paul, Bagawathkumar Chellappan
  • Publication number: 20200199966
    Abstract: This disclosure may generally relate to additive manufacturing operations and, more particularly, to systems and methods for three dimensional (3D) printing a sealing element. Specifically, examples of the present disclosure may be implemented to manufacture a sealing element which may be disposed in a wellbore to seal off a portion of a well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rory Archibald Napier, Winston James Webber, Chad William Glaesman, Timothy Alan Freeney
  • Publication number: 20200087943
    Abstract: A modular safety shelter provides protection from fragment, overpressure, radiation, and toxic hazards through a combination of physical design of modular segments, of joint seals between modular segments, of door assemblies, and of HVAC control systems. The modular shelter is formed of two or more prefabricated concrete modular segments each including a built-in foundation, roof, and side walls, and a prefabricated concrete vestibule segment providing an airlock-like access to the shelter. The prefabricated modular segments and vestibule segment are transported to a site and assembled to each other on-site to provide a fully enclosed space within the modular shelter. A multi-layer joint seal is formed between adjacent modular segments to prevent ingress of toxic, flammable, or thermal hazards. An integrated HVAC controller monitors toxic or flammable hazards outside and inside of the shelter, and controls HVAC systems to minimize spread of contaminants upon detecting a hazard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: William A. MATHER, Thomas John Mander, John Napier Dyer, Murtaza Ibrahimbhai Gandhi, Alexander I. Fergusson
  • Publication number: 20060262116
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a user interface for interacting with user interface (UI) objects including global navigation objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Negar Moshiri, Frank Wroblewski, William Napier, Frank Hunleth, Jason Witenstein-Weaver
  • Publication number: 20060184966
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional 3D control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William Napier, Daniel Simpkins, Frank Wroblewski, Kevin Conroy, Charles Gritton
  • Publication number: 20050125826
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional free space control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William Napier, Daniel Simpkins, Frank Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20050044509
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing techniques for selecting items from a list that can be operated using, for example, a pointing device or a wheel device. According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, items are arranged in a list as regions along a three dimensional helical surface. For example, each item can be allocated to a wedge-shaped region along the helical surface. The user can select items by, for example, using a pointing device to pick that item's wedge or by using a wheel device to sequence through the items on the helical surface. Alternatively, a combination of a wheel and pointing device can be used to first scroll the helical surface, and then select an individual item. A clipping plane is used to remove parts of the helical surface from view once the user scrolls past them and reveal the selections in the cycle of the helical surface immediately beneath the clipping plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, William Napier, Daniel Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20050005241
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide graphical user interfaces coupled with an optionally free-space control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William Napier, Daniel Simpkins, Frank Wroblewski
  • Patent number: D848157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GB GMBH
    Inventors: Johanna Samou, William Fey, Anita Schnaus, Annika Jänicke, Josefine Jarzombek, Hannah Buchwald, Melissa Van Duzer, Petra Napier