Patents by Inventor William P. Ward

William P. Ward 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: 10920938
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one LED (or OLED) module, configured to generate a visible light such as white light, and at least one component such as optical component comprising a compound consisting essentially of the elements neodymium (Nd) and fluorine (F), and optionally including one or more other elements. The lighting apparatus is configured to provide a desired light spectrum by filtering the generated visible light using the compound. The at least one component can comprise a NdFxOy compound with values of x and y determining a content ratio F/O, which may be adjusted during manufacturing of the NdFxOy compound to provide desired output light parameters of the apparatus including at least a desired output light spectrum realized by filtering the generated visible light using the NdFxOy compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Savant Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Jeffrey Benner, Thomas J. Boyle, Dengke Cai, Thomas Clynne, William Erwin Cohen, Jean-Patrick Ducroux, Jianmin He, Jon Bennett Jansma, Chuan Lin, Juliana P. Reisman, Alok Mani Srivastava, Benjamin James Ward, Zhiyong Wang, William Robert Wright, Qing Yi
  • Patent number: 10858091
    Abstract: In a first aspect, there is a helicopter skid landing gear assembly including a front cross tube configured to interconnect two skid tubes; and a rear cross tube configured to interconnect two skid tubes; wherein at least one of the cross tubes comprises a monolithic metallic tube having a cross-section with a round exterior shape and an elliptical hollow portion therein. In a second aspect, there is a method for retrofitting a helicopter with a landing gear assembly; the method including providing a front cross tube and a rear cross tube, at least one of the front cross tube and the rear cross tube comprises a monolithic metallic tube having a cross-section with a substantially round exterior shape and an elliptical hollow portion therein; and connecting the front cross tube and rear cross tube to a fuselage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Larkin, III, Emery N. Ward, William P. Sumner, Ricky Jenkins, Brian Lafon
  • Publication number: 20200375944
    Abstract: The present invention describes ophthalmic lipoic acid choline ester compositions and specific processes to produce biocompatible formulations of said compositions suitable for the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shikha P. BARMAN, William R. BURNS, Kathryn S. CRAWFORD, Kevin L. WARD
  • Publication number: 20200326042
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one LED (or OLED) module, configured to generate a visible light such as white light, and at least one component such as optical component comprising a compound consisting essentially of the elements neodymium (Nd) and fluorine (F), and optionally including one or more other elements. The lighting apparatus is configured to provide a desired light spectrum by filtering the generated visible light using the compound. The at least one component can comprise a NdFxOy compound with values of x and y determining a content ratio F/O, which may be adjusted during manufacturing of the NdFxOy compound to provide desired output light parameters of the apparatus including at least a desired output light spectrum realized by filtering the generated visible light using the NdFxOy compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Consumer Lighting (U.S.), LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Jeffrey BENNER, Thomas J. BOYLE, Dengke CAI, Thomas CLYNNE, William Erwin COHEN, Jean-Patrick DUCROUX, Jianmin HE, Jon Bennett JANSMA, Chuan LIN, Juliana P. REISMAN, Alok Mani SRIVASTAVA, Benjamin James WARD, Zhiyong WANG, William Robert WRIGHT, Qing YI
  • Publication number: 20200130885
    Abstract: A nestable beverage crate includes a base, side walls and end walls. Each side wall includes a plurality of side columns connecting a side upper band to the base. Each end wall includes a plurality of end columns connected an end upper band to the base. The side upper band and the end upper bands each have a plurality of peaks and valleys and are asymmetric, such that adjacent crates will have peaks aligned with valleys and vice-versa. For purposes of preventing shingling, the effective height of these two adjacent side walls is the full distance between the upper edge of the peak and the lower edge of the valley, but the nesting height of the crate is only the height of the upper bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Suzanne Clark Ward, Shelby Frances Apps
  • Patent number: 10619803
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one LED (or OLED) module, configured to generate a visible light such as white light, and at least one component such as optical component comprising a compound consisting essentially of the elements neodymium (Nd) and fluorine (F), and optionally including one or more other elements. The lighting apparatus is configured to provide a desired light spectrum by filtering the generated visible light using the compound. The at least one component can comprise a NdFxOy compound with values of x and y determining a content ratio F/O, which may be adjusted during manufacturing of the NdFxOy compound to provide desired output light parameters of the apparatus including at least a desired output light spectrum realized by filtering the generated visible light using the NdFxOy compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Consumer Lighting (U.S.), LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Jeffrey Benner, Thomas J. Boyle, Dengke Cai, Thomas Clynne, William Erwin Cohen, Jean-Patrick Ducroux, Jianmin He, Jon Bennett Jansma, Chuan Lin, Juliana P. Reisman, Alok Mani Srivastava, Benjamin James Ward, Zhiyong Wang, William Robert Wright, Qing Yi
  • Publication number: 20200108969
    Abstract: A beverage crate includes a base and a plurality of walls extending upward from the base. The base together with the plurality of walls define a container interior for receiving beverage containers. By reconfiguring the crate, the storage volume of the container interior is selectively adjustable to accommodate different size beverage containers. Thus, the same crate could be used for different size beverage containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Suzanne Clark Ward, Shelby Frances Apps, Brian Robert Guerry, William P. Apps, Margaret Wilson Garratt
  • Publication number: 20200065845
    Abstract: A computerized system for transacting the purchase and sale of consumer motor fuels between motor fuel merchants and retail consumers through software on a mobile or desktop connected device for periods in the future through the simultaneous execution of multi-party, multi-layered contingent transactions and pricing algorithms to ensure that all inter-related motor fuel merchant transactions are simultaneously transacted upon a retail consumer purchase execution. Motor fuels include refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, renewable fuels (e.g. ethanol, biodiesel), natural gas (including liquefied natural gas), jet fuel and electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph H. LeBlanc, JR., Nick DiCosola, Sagy P. Mintz, Leo E. Murphy, Robert A. Miller, William K. Ward, William F. Kerins, Luis R. Luque, Parker P. Drew, James V. Blanton
  • Publication number: 20200051145
    Abstract: A computerized system for transacting the purchase and sale of consumer motor fuels between motor fuel merchants and retail consumers through software on a mobile or desktop connected device for periods in the future through the simultaneous execution of multi-party, multi-layered contingent transactions and pricing algorithms to ensure that all inter-related motor fuel merchant transactions are simultaneously transacted upon a retail consumer purchase execution. Motor fuels include refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, renewable fuels (e.g. ethanol, biodiesel), natural gas (including liquefied natural gas), jet fuel and electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph H. LeBlanc, JR., Nick DiCosola, Sagy P. Mintz, Leo E. Murphy, Robert A. Miller, William K. Ward, William F. Kerins, Luis R. Luque, Parker P. Drew
  • Patent number: 10289263
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes rendering for display, a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of a structural product composed of a plurality of parts, with the digital 3D model being observed from a home viewpoint. Input is received to navigate the digital 3D model to a part of the plurality of parts, observation of the digital 3D model being moved from the home viewpoint to a navigated viewpoint. A digital label is generated that includes information specifying the navigated viewpoint and includes information for the part. The digital label may be output to a label recorder configured to record the digital label on a physical medium and thereby produce a corresponding physical label. At least the navigated viewpoint of the digital 3D model in the digital label and corresponding physical label are in a machine-readable format and capable of being machine-read to automatically restore the digital 3D model at the navigated viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Kevin Puterbaugh, William E. Ward, John C. Gass, Michael P. Sciarra, Katherine I. Meza, Steven E. Malarkey, Nikoli E. Prazak, William J. McGarry, William J. Brown, Jeffery A. Bus
  • Patent number: 8707828
    Abstract: An apparatus used for a corked bottle opening and fluid aeration device. It is comprised of a vertical holder with features to receive and guide the bottle and with features to permit and direct fluid flow for aeration; a cork-engaging member with a handle and corkscrew; a fluid receiving section; and a means for connecting the apparatus to the atmosphere. Preferably the features divide the sections by a stop, by a cone shape, and by a shoulder. The apparatus engages the corkscrew to the holder when used as a bottle opener and the apparatus restricts fluid flow enabling a venturi effect when used as an aerator. The apparatus allows a full hand grip on holder and bottle to ease removal of a cork from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: William P Ward
  • Publication number: 20120111153
    Abstract: An apparatus used for a corked bottle opening and fluid aeration device. It is comprised of a vertical holder with features to receive and guide the bottle and with features to permit and direct fluid flow for aeration; a cork-engaging member with a handle and corkscrew; a fluid receiving section; and a means for connecting the apparatus to the atmosphere. Preferably the features divide the sections by a stop, by a cone shape, and by a shoulder. The apparatus engages the corkscrew to the holder when used as a bottle opener and the apparatus restricts fluid flow enabling a venturi effect when used as an aerator. The apparatus allows a full hand grip on holder and bottle to ease removal of a cork from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: William P. Ward
  • Patent number: 6868486
    Abstract: A system comprises a plurality of memory controllers connected to a memory bus. Each memory controller is able to generate memory requests on the memory bus according to a predetermined priority scheme. One priority scheme is a time slot priority scheme, and another priority scheme is a request-select priority scheme. The plurality of memory controllers are able to monitor memory requests generated by another memory controller in performing memory-related actions, such as memory requests (read or write), read-modify-write transaction, and cache coherency actions. In one arrangement, the memory bus is a Rambus channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: William P. Ward
  • Publication number: 20020065907
    Abstract: A method and system that allow subscribers to a cable Internet data service to use a Web browser and access to the Internet via their cable Internet data service to dynamically change their service level by communicating with the cable modem manager that manages their cable modem. An alternate method and system allow a content provider that has been contacted by a subscriber to dynamically implement new “on-demand” services flows for the subscriber. With both arrangements, the subscriber can begin employing the new service flows without reinitializing their cable modem or otherwise having their data service disrupted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas J. Cloonan, Daniel W. Hickey, Todd D. Kessler, William P. Ward, Steven J. Krapp, Jeffrey R. Shroda, Brian J. Barker, Erich C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20010044845
    Abstract: Cable data service levels can be upgraded or downgrade automatically, on a subscriber's request, by using the unique identifier preprogrammed into industry-standard-compliant cable modems. A processor adjunct to the CMTS in a cable data system receives and processes service level change requests. Requests that are granted are sent back to the CMTS for subsequent execution. Faster internet access can be provided on a customer's own initiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventors: THOMAS J. CLOONAN, STEVEN J. KRAPP, JEFF R. SHRODA, ALAN DOUCETTE, WILLIAM P. WARD
  • Patent number: 5081576
    Abstract: An advance polling bus arbiter includes a priority selector for selecting during a polling cycle a highest priority source system unit which is seeking access to a system bus. Bus grant logic sends the highest priority source system a bus grant signal which indicates that the selected system unit can make a transfer during the next cycle. An advance link logic unit compares a target bus address received from the selected system unit to a local bus address and simultaneously signals an intersystem bus link of an impending intersystem transfer while the source system unit is receiving its bus grant signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Encore Computer U.S., Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Ward
  • Patent number: 5001625
    Abstract: An improved system bus structure for versatile use in various digital computer architecture configurations, particularly those of mini-supercomputers, and, designed to support high speed, high reliability, parallel processing of bi-directional signal transfers in a multi-port and multiple central processor unit (CPU) communication environment as between system bus units or devices. The system bus structure may be sized for a compact encasement and may carry as many as 129 simultaneous signals to and from various units connected to it. The system bus structure includes enabling structure for a centralized arbitration system, a centralized clock and synchronized transfer system, a centralized transfer monitor, a centralized parity error assessor and signalling system including transfer termination, and, a memory/inter-system inhibit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Thomas, Royston L. Smith, William P. Ward
  • Patent number: 4953079
    Abstract: A cache memory includes an address modification circuit for operation during a cache block fetch sequence. The address modification circuit is connected to a polling circuit which receives a first word address from other portions of the cache memory connected to an instruction unit. The polling circuit tests whether a memory module storing the first word is free to make a data return transfer to the cache memory. When the memory module indicates that it is inhibited from making the data return to the cache memory, the address modification circuit selects in order of priority the next word in a cache block to be fetched and polls a memory module storing the next word. Word address selection and polling continues until a free memory module responds or until all words in the cache block have been fetched from main memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Ward, Douglas R. Beard
  • Patent number: 4272829
    Abstract: A register circuit capable of use in various components of a computer. The register circuit includes two registers and logic circuitry that enables plural data buses to be selectively connected in various configurations to the data inputs and outputs of the registers. In an embodiment showing the register circuit constructed using emitter coupled logic, a clocking circuit generates clocking signals for selecting the data buses to be connected to the input of each register. Each register comprises plural master-slave flip-flops which receive the clocking signals from the clocking circuit and operatively connect the flip-flops to the selected bus or buses in response to such signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Carson T. Schmidt, William P. Ward, Rocky M. Y. Young
  • Patent number: 4202046
    Abstract: A data storage system for storing multilevel, non-binary data includes a charge coupled device (CCD) shift register and a detection circuit for detecting the data level represented by the charge or signal within each cell location of the CCD shift register. The detection circuit includes a sense amplifier for comparing the signals from two adjacent cell locations, with one signal representing a known data level. The comparison of adjacent cell locations compensates for signal losses during shifting, since the losses experienced by adjacent cell locations are nearly identical. Switching transistors cause the output of an incrementing digital-to-analog converter to be added to one of the signals prior to comparison. The output of the sense amplifier is provided to a flip-flop, which controls the switching transistors. The outputs of the sense amplifier and flip-flop are connected to an EXCLUSIVE NOR gate, whose output enables an up/down counter, which in turn provides the detected data level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: William P. Ward