Patents by Inventor William Nelson

William Nelson 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: 20200362382
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for preparing a modified RNA comprising enzymatically ligating an acceptor moiety having a 3?-hydroxyl group to the 5?-end of a donor moiety (e.g., installation of 5?-triphosphate groups, mRNA caps, or cap-like structures on chemically synthesized RNA or installation of 5?-triphosphate groups, mRNA caps, cap-like structures, or non-cap like structures on enzymatically prepared RNA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kristen OTT, Aaron LARSEN, I-Ping CHAN, Jennifer NELSON, William ISSA, Melissa J. MOORE
  • Patent number: 10831714
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: sending management data to a designated common cell in a namespace of a central storage location from one or more remote storage locations. The management data corresponds to object data stored at the one or more remote storage locations. the object data stored at each of the one or more remote storage locations is further transferred to a respective cell in the namespace of the central storage location. Moreover, a modified consistency hashing algorithm configuration is implemented. The modified consistency hashing algorithm configuration routes updates of existing object data in the one or more remote storage locations to the respective cells in the central storage location. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sasikanth Eda, Sanjay Vipin Gandhi, Dean Hildebrand, Trishali Satish Nayar, Brian Nelson, William W. Owen, Sandeep Ramesh Patil, Smita J. Raut
  • Patent number: 10825230
    Abstract: A hardware-based traversal coprocessor provides acceleration of tree traversal operations searching for intersections between primitives represented in a tree data structure and a ray. The primitives may include triangles used in generating a virtual scene. The hardware-based traversal coprocessor is configured to properly handle numerically challenging computations at or near edges and/or vertices of primitives and/or ensure that a single intersection is reported when a ray intersects a surface formed by primitives at or near edges and/or vertices of the primitives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Samuli Laine, Tero Karras, Timo Aila, Robert Ohannessian, William Parsons Newhall, Jr., Greg Muthler, Ian Kwong, Peter Nelson, John Burgess
  • Patent number: 10825029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a web-based software application, in which a server at a publisher compiles a predetermined list of items, such as regulatory, contract, budgeting, and legal issues, and stores them for periodic download to a client. The client would subscribe to the publisher, to receive information on a predetermined set of items. Periodically the server will scan its database and according to the client subscription, will retrieve and forward the predetermined items desired, to the client. The forwarded items will be compiled by the client and presented to the user in an easily viewable and searchable format. The user may choose a particular item to review, and then, if the user determines the item to be a relevant one, the user may transfer the item information to a monitoring software application for future monitoring and/or internal implementation as an issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Refinitiv US Organization LLC
    Inventors: William R. Oden, Matthew D. Galloway, Monica A. Murray, Daniel Nelson, Joseph Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10826626
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating sensors in an aircraft are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a processor associated with a sensor, a first request to test a transmitter function of the sensor, transmitting a test message to one or more other sensors associated with the aircraft, and listening to a transmitter associated with each of the one or more other sensors to determine a transmitter status of the sensor, wherein the transmitter status of the sensor is a pass status based on receiving a confirmation from at least one of the one or more other sensors. Aspects also include transmitting air data parameters and health status parameters associated with the air data probe to the one or more other air data probes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kumar Jha, Divakara Rao Vadada, Naveen Kumar Veerabhadrappa, Jordan William Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200334690
    Abstract: The present invention is a web-based software application designed to monitor implementation of an issue. The invention includes receiving information from a user on the issue to be monitored; receiving information from a user on an assignment on the issue; and sending the assignment to a recipient. An acknowledgement is received from the recipient on the assignment. Reminders are forwarded to the recipient when the acknowledgement is not received within a predetermined time period, and the reminders can be automatically forwarded at predetermined time periods. Information is received on the issues from a user or an external source, and listed in a form which can be filtered and sorted according to predetermined criteria. A completion status of the regulatory issue can be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: William R. Oden, Matthew D. Galloway, Monica A. Murray, Daniel Nelson, Joseph Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10810785
    Abstract: In a ray tracer, to prevent any long-running query from hanging the graphics processing unit, a traversal coprocessor provides a preemption mechanism that will allow rays to stop processing or time out early. The example non-limiting implementations described herein provide such a preemption mechanism, including a forward progress guarantee, and additional programmable timeout options that can be time or cycle based. Those programmable options provide a means for quality of service timing guarantees for applications such as virtual reality (VR) that have strict timing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Greg Muthler, Ronald Charles Babich, Jr., William Parsons Newhall, Jr., Peter Nelson, James Robertson, John Burgess
  • Patent number: 10800586
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for deterring pets or other animals from biting or chewing into medication containers. In some embodiments, the invention consists of two or more conductive metal sheets or strips in layers around the side of the container, which are wired to complete a circuit when pressed by the force of an animal's bite or touched by an animal's tongue. In some embodiments, the sheets or strips are spaced or held apart so that a normal human grip would not have sufficient force to complete the circuit. In some embodiments, the device slides onto the medication container with a friction fit, and is removable for use on future containers. In some embodiments, the circuit includes a battery-powered alarm to deter the animal. In other embodiments, the circuit delivers a mild electrical shock to the animal's mouth or tongue through the metal strips or sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Jon Voth, Jason Andrew Voth, Joseph William Nelson, Christopher Ronald Nelson, Justin Yong Lim, Karis Yong Hee Lim, Andrew Nicholas Dillner, Norah Elizabeth Dillner, Scott Eric Simenson
  • Publication number: 20200320478
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the systems and methods built in accordance with the present disclosure may analyze audience engagement with a presentation displayed during a live meeting and may provide feedback to a presenter during and/or after the presentation. In some embodiments, the provided feedback may include determining one or more metrics indicative of participant engagement levels. Participant engagement levels may then be used to adjust live meetings in real-time and/or after the live meeting has ended. A system may include one or more presenter computing devices, one or more participant computing devices and a server system including a data analytics module configured to determine metrics indicative of participant engagement levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Educational Measures, LLC
    Inventors: Marc William CRAWFORD, Steve James Konieczka, Tyler Paul Nelson, Cynthia Kiyoko Bakewell, Justin Michael Pohlmann
  • Publication number: 20200305957
    Abstract: Medical devices including a housing, an actuator, a body having a passageway extending through the body, a drive shaft extending through the passageway, and a clip coupled to the body and the drive shaft to fix the body relative to the drive shaft. The medical device further including features to couple the clip to at least one of the body and/or the drive shaft such that back out of the clip is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: William E. Butler, Jeffrey Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200311822
    Abstract: A multi-vendor risk relationship data store may contain electronic records representing a plurality of risk relationships between multiple vendors and an enterprise and, for each risk relationship, an electronic record identifier and a set of attribute values. An information sharing portal computer server may exchange an information request with a remote vendor platform. The information request may be, for example, associated with an employee of a sponsor associated with the vendor platform. The server may process the information request via a customized vendor-specific information sharing portal interface display and execute an algorithm to adjust, based on at least one attribute value, interactions with the vendor platform via the portal interface display. The server may also aggregate information associated with a plurality of vendor platforms and transmit the aggregated information to a remote administrator device associated with the enterprise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Keith L. Nelson, Pamela M. Bloom-Pugliese, Paul William Leach, Adele Spallone
  • Publication number: 20200304217
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating sensors in an aircraft are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a processor associated with a sensor, a first request to test a transmitter function of the sensor, transmitting a test message to one or more other sensors associated with the aircraft, and listening to a transmitter associated with each of the one or more other sensors to determine a transmitter status of the sensor, wherein the transmitter status of the sensor is a pass status based on receiving a confirmation from at least one of the one or more other sensors. Aspects also include transmitting air data parameters and health status parameters associated with the air data probe to the one or more other air data probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kumar Jha, Divakara Rao Vadada, Naveen Kumar Veerabhadrappa, Jordan William Nelson
  • Patent number: 10779544
    Abstract: A cooking or baking oven can include a hood having a vent outlet and a cooking chamber having a rack positioned therein. The cooking or baking oven can also include a heating chamber separated from the cooking chamber, a fuel burner, a fuel burner blower operably coupled to the fuel burner, a burner tube having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end coupled to the fuel burner, and a flue having an inlet end coupled to the outlet end of the burner tube and an outlet end coupled to the hood, the flue having an opening. The cooking or baking oven can also include a damping system having a damper lid coupled to the flue, the damper lid moveable between an open position and a closed position, the damper lid in the closed position covering the opening; a damper motor; and a damper arm coupled to the damper lid and the damper motor, the damper motor rotatably moving the damper arm to move the damper lid between the open and closed positions. Related systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Belshaw Bros., Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Nelson, Jay Hillebrandt, Chris Brock, Michael J. Ploof, William Setter
  • Publication number: 20200261685
    Abstract: A mask system for use between a patient and device to deliver a breathable gas to the patient includes a mouth cushion, a pair of nasal prongs, an elbow, and a headgear assembly. The mouth cushion is structured to sealingly engage around an exterior of a patient's mouth in use, and the pair of nasal prongs are structured to sealingly communicate with nasal passages of a patient's nose in use. The elbow delivers breathable gas to the patient. The headgear assembly maintains the mouth cushion and the nasal prongs in a desired position on the patient's face. The headgear assembly provides a substantially round crown strap that cups the parietal bone and occipital bone of the patient's head in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Skipper, Alison Oldenburg, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Steven John Lubke, Gregory Scott Smart, Rupert Christian Scheiner, James William Charles Vandyke, Michael John Reid, Timothy Shawn Nelson, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 10748158
    Abstract: The present invention is a web-based software application designed to monitor implementation of an issue. The invention includes receiving information from a user on the issue to be monitored; receiving information from a user on an assignment on the issue; and sending the assignment to a recipient. An acknowledgement is received from the recipient on the assignment. Reminders are forwarded to the recipient when the acknowledgement is not received within a predetermined time period, and the reminders can be automatically forwarded at predetermined time periods. Information is received on the issues from a user or an external source, and listed in a form which can be filtered and sorted according to predetermined criteria. A completion status of the regulatory issue can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Refinitiv US Organization LLC
    Inventors: William R. Oden, Matthew D. Galloway, Monica A. Murray, Daniel Nelson, Joseph Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10725971
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: dividing a namespace in a central storage location into more than one cell. A first of the more than one cell is a common cell, which is configured to store management data received from remote storage locations coupled to the central storage location. Each of the remaining cells are configured to store object data received from a respective one of the remote storage locations. Management data received from the remote storage locations is stored in the common cell of the central storage location. Object data is also received, where the object data corresponds to the management data received from the remote storage locations. Furthermore, the received object data is stored in the respective cells of the central storage location. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sasikanth Eda, Sanjay Vipin Gandhi, Dean Hildebrand, Trishali Satish Nayar, Brian Nelson, William W. Owen, Sandeep Ramesh Patil, Smita J. Raut
  • Patent number: 10721058
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing and reporting on data held within a secure blockchain without decrypting information from the blockchain is provided. Incoming information and data files may be encrypted using any preferred method of encryption, with a hash created by an AI process for the data within the data files prior to encryption. A second hash is created after encryption is performed on the first hash, with an association string created to directly relate the first hash values with the second hash values. Metadata about the hashed data is analyzed with the information directly relatable to each of the first and second hash data, with the analytic information provided in a report to a user. The user decides what data to retrieve from the blockchain from the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Charlie Housholder, Jordan White Chaney, William Krut, Christian Nimsch, Bryce Nelson Chaney
  • Patent number: 10697674
    Abstract: A vapor compression system includes a first conduit fluidly coupling a liquid collection portion of a condenser and an evaporator, where the first conduit is configured to direct a first flow of refrigerant from the condenser to a first inlet of the evaporator and a second conduit fluidly coupling the liquid collection portion of the condenser and the evaporator, where the second conduit is configured to direct a second flow of refrigerant from the condenser to a second inlet of the evaporator via gravitational force, and where the first inlet is disposed above the second inlet relative to a vertical dimension of the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jeb William Schreiber, Seth Kevin Gladfelter, Kevin Donald Krebs, Cameron Stuart Nelson
  • Patent number: D894032
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sol-Light, LLC.
    Inventors: William F. Devaney, Lauren Raimondi, Norman Qin, David Nelson
  • Patent number: RE48204
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for monitoring a fuel delivery system to limit acidic corrosion. An exemplary monitoring system includes a controller, at least one monitor, and an output. The monitoring system may collect and analyze data indicative of a corrosive environment in the fuel delivery system. The monitoring system may also automatically warn an operator of the fueling station of the corrosive environment so that the operator can take preventative or corrective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorraine Vander Wielen Sabo, William Nelson