Patents by Inventor William Power

William Power 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: 20220251781
    Abstract: A method of treating brown stock in a brown stock washing process is provided. The method includes measuring a refractive index of a brown stock; and dosing an additive to the brown stock according to at least the refractive index of the brown stock. A system for controlling dosing of an additive to a brown stock washing process is also provided. The system includes a refractive index measurement device; a controller configured to receive data provided by the refractive index measurement device and transform the data into additive addition output instructions; and an additive delivery unit configured to receive and execute the additive addition output instructions from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: William Von Drasek, Prasad Y. Duggirala, Dorota Smoron, Christopher Powers, David Sirois, Khaled Zouaoui, Michael Kjerulf
  • Patent number: 11401529
    Abstract: Recombinant adenovirus genomes that include an exogenous open reading frame (ORF) and a self-cleaving peptide coding sequence are described. Optimal placement of the exogenous genes for minimal impact on viral kinetics is further disclosed. Therapeutic applications of the recombinant adenoviruses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Inventors: Clodagh O'Shea, William Partlo, Colin Powers
  • Publication number: 20220225985
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly includes a channel and a removable assembly in releasable engagement with the channel. The removable assembly includes a cartridge body and a support plate. The cartridge body includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The support plate is configured to mechanically engage the cartridge body and includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The engagement structure of the cartridge body is configured for longitudinal alignment with the engagement structure of the support plate. The engagement structures of the cartridge body and the engagement structure of the support plate are configured to mechanically engage the engagement structure of the channel when the removable assembly is engaged with the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Ernie Aranyi, Paul Scirica, William Powers
  • Patent number: 11372046
    Abstract: A method for identifying and mapping a maximum instantaneous stall torque capability of a fuel cell cathode valve includes: maintaining a temperature of an electric motor at a predetermined temperature, wherein the predetermined temperature is equal to or less than a freezing point of water (0° C.), and the electric motor includes motor brushes, commutator poles, a stator, a rotor rotatable with respect to the stator, and a shaft coupled to the rotor; locking the shaft of the electric motor such that the shaft is incapable of rotating, thereby fixing the shaft at a locked position; mounting the shaft of the electric motor to a dynamometer; supplying electrical energy to the electric motor; monitoring an instantaneous stall torque of the electric motor; and monitoring a rotor electrical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: William A. Powers, Jr., Rajeev Vyas, Stephen G. Poulos, Ashish V. Gadre
  • Patent number: 11329877
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to systems and methods for tiered updating of configuration data. Updated configuration data is transmitted to different tiers of nodes. The nodes of a first tier are commanded to use the updated configuration data. After waiting to see if any nodes of the first tier communicate a fault after using the updated configuration data, for each of the additional tiers in the CDN it is sequentially repeated to: transmit a command to the nodes of that additional tier to use the updated configuration data; and after waiting to see if any nodes of any tier communicate a fault after using the updated configuration data, transmitting a command to the nodes of another additional tier to use the updated configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Laurence Lipstone, Daniel Jensen, William Power
  • Patent number: 11246591
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly is disclosed. The cartridge assembly includes a channel and a removable assembly in releasable engagement with the channel. The removable assembly includes a cartridge body and a support plate. The cartridge body includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The support plate is configured to mechanically engage the cartridge body and includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The engagement structure of the cartridge body is configured for longitudinal alignment with the engagement structure of the support plate. The engagement structures of the cartridge body and the engagement structure of the support plate are configured to mechanically engage the engagement structure of the channel when the removable assembly is engaged with the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Ernie Aranyi, Paul Scirica, William Powers
  • Publication number: 20210072316
    Abstract: A method for identifying and mapping a maximum instantaneous stall torque capability of a fuel cell cathode valve includes: maintaining a temperature of an electric motor at a predetermined temperature, wherein the predetermined temperature is equal to or less than a freezing point of water (0° C.), and the electric motor includes motor brushes, commutator poles, a stator, a rotor rotatable with respect to the stator, and a shaft coupled to the rotor; locking the shaft of the electric motor such that the shaft is incapable of rotating, thereby fixing the shaft at a locked position; mounting the shaft of the electric motor to a dynamometer; supplying electrical energy to the electric motor; monitoring an instantaneous stall torque of the electric motor; and monitoring a rotor electrical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: William A. Powers, JR., Rajeev Vyas, Stephen G. Poulos, Ashish V. Gadre
  • Publication number: 20200184435
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for an interconnected resource distribution and retention network. The invention is structured for centralized or de-centralized network processing. In this way, the invention creates a network of interconnected agnostic resource distribution machines as nodes across a distributed network allowing resource distribution to customers across various entities. The system stores entity specific resource distribution machine interactive software. Upon user authentication into a resource distribution machine associated with the network, the system presents the user's entity specific resource distribution machine interactive software for user visualization and resource distribution completion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Castinado, Bryan Lee Card, Robert William Powers, Richard Huw Thomas
  • Patent number: 10667814
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus including a releasable buttress material includes a cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, a knife, and a buttress material. The cartridge assembly includes a plurality of staples and a tissue contacting surface defining staple retaining slots. The anvil assembly includes a tissue contacting surface defining staple pockets for forming staples expelled from the staple retaining slots of the cartridge assembly. The knife is disposed within a knife slot formed in the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly. The buttress material includes at least one weld joining the buttress material to the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly. The at least one weld is positioned across the knife slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Gerald Hodgkinson, William Powers
  • Publication number: 20200038019
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly is disclosed. The cartridge assembly includes a channel and a removable assembly in releasable engagement with the channel. The removable assembly includes a cartridge body and a support plate. The cartridge body includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The support plate is configured to mechanically engage the cartridge body and includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The engagement structure of the cartridge body is configured for longitudinal alignment with the engagement structure of the support plate. The engagement structures of the cartridge body and the engagement structure of the support plate are configured to mechanically engage the engagement structure of the channel when the removable assembly is engaged with the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Ernie Aranyi, Paul Scirica, William Powers
  • Patent number: 10463367
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly is disclosed. The cartridge assembly includes a channel and a removable assembly in releasable engagement with the channel. The removable assembly includes a cartridge body and a support plate. The cartridge body includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The support plate is configured to mechanically engage the cartridge body and includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The engagement structure of the cartridge body is configured for longitudinal alignment with the engagement structure of the support plate. The engagement structures of the cartridge body and the engagement structure of the support plate are configured to mechanically engage the engagement structure of the channel when the removable assembly is engaged with the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Stanislaw Kostrzewski, Ernie Aranyi, Paul Scirica, William Powers
  • Patent number: 10462252
    Abstract: A content delivery network has at least a first tier of servers. A content delivery method includes, at a first server in the first tier of servers, obtaining a request from a client for a resource. If the resource is available at the first server or at a peer of the first server, then the resource is served to the client from the first server. Otherwise, it is determined whether the resource is popular, and if the resource is determined to be popular, then the first server obtains the resource and the first server serves the resource to the client. If the resource is determined not to be popular, the server contacts a second server to obtain the resource, not in the first tier of servers, and the second server provides the resource to the first server. The first server is instructed not to cache the unpopular content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Newton, Kevin Johns, William Power
  • Patent number: 10348848
    Abstract: A content delivery network has at least a first tier of servers. A content delivery method includes, at a first server in the first tier of servers, obtaining a request from a client for a resource. If the resource is available at the first server or at a peer of the first server, then the resource is served to the client from the first server. Otherwise, it is determined whether the resource is popular, and if the resource is determined to be popular, then the first server obtains the resource and the first server serves the resource to the client. If the resource is determined not to be popular, the server contacts a second server to obtain the resource, not in the first tier of servers, and the second server provides the resource to the first server. The first server is instructed not to cache the unpopular content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Newton, Kevin Johns, William Power
  • Patent number: 10293553
    Abstract: A surgical buttress for use in a surgical stapling apparatus is provided. The surgical buttress includes an elongate rectangular body portion defining a width; a nose portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the nose portion defining a width that is less than the width of the body portion; a neck portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the nose portion, the neck portion defining a width; a head portion integrally formed with and connected to a distal end of the neck portion, the head portion defining a width; and a tail portion integrally formed with and extending from a proximal end of the body portion, the tail portion defining a width that is less that the width of the body portion. The surgical buttress is formed from a material having filaments. The surgical buttress include radioactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Racenet, Gerald Hodgkinson, William Powers
  • Patent number: 9957690
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and computer readable media for controlling the operation of an industrial machine including one or more components. A method of controlling the industrial machine includes determining a position of at least one of the one or more components of the industrial machine during a digging operation, determining a hoist bail pull setting based on the position of the at least one of the one or more components and a relationship between component position and hoist bail pull, and setting a level of hoist bail pull to the hoist bail pull setting. The level of hoist bail pull early in the digging operation is greater than the level of hoist bail pull later in the digging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Colwell, William Powers, John Burant
  • Patent number: 9932233
    Abstract: A continuous reaction system (CRS) allows a method to prepare quantum dots (QDs) in a continuous manner with high precision. The CRS pumps a plurality of reagent fluids into one or more mixing sites to form a reaction fluid that is carried through a heating chamber at elevated pressures to carry out hydrothermal growth of the QDs. The pumps and heating chamber are controlled with a high precision by employing a detector downstream of the heating chamber to provide a signal that is dependent on the composition and size of the QDs. The signal is provided to a signal processor that provides a signal that control the flow rates and temperature parameters in the system. The QDs produced in this manner are consistent in size and composition and can be of a single semiconductor composition or can be core-shell QDs with a shell semiconductor formed on a core semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin William Powers, Jiaqing Zhou, Parvesh Sharma, Spyros A. Svoronos, Brij M. Moudgil, Gary Wayne Scheiffele, Ajoy K. Saha, Paul Louis Carpinone
  • Publication number: 20180077258
    Abstract: A content delivery network has at least a first tier of servers. A content delivery method includes, at a first server in the first tier of servers, obtaining a request from a client for a resource. If the resource is available at the first server or at a peer of the first server, then the resource is served to the client from the first server. Otherwise, it is determined whether the resource is popular, and if the resource is determined to be popular, then the first server obtains the resource and the first server serves the resource to the client. If the resource is determined not to be popular, the server contacts a second server to obtain the resource, not in the first tier of servers, and the second server provides the resource to the first server. The first server is instructed not to cache the unpopular content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Newton, Kevin Johns, William Power
  • Publication number: 20180026259
    Abstract: A composite electrode is a composite of conductive materials of at least a first material and a second material, wherein the first material undergoes a parasitic reaction in a region where the second material is stable, and the first material and second material are stable at the first material's nominal voltage. An exemplary electrode is a cathode comprising lithium manganese oxide (LMO) and lithium iron phosphate (LFP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin William Powers, Michael D. Kellar, Jon K. West, Julius O. Regalado
  • Patent number: 9731013
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with electromagnetic radiation of one or more frequencies a thermally activated chemical or physical transformation occurs in the property changing material. The thermal activated transformation of the property changing material is triggered by the heating or combustion of the functionalized fullerenes upon their irradiation. The device can include a chemical agent that is embedded in the property changing material and is released when the material is heated by the functionalized fullerenes upon irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Vijay Krishna, Karl R. Zawoy, Brij M. Moudgil, Benjamin L. Koopman, Nathanael Ian Stevens, Kevin William Powers
  • Patent number: 9675351
    Abstract: A surgical stapling apparatus including a releasable buttress material includes a cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, a knife, and a buttress material. The cartridge assembly includes a plurality of staples and a tissue contacting surface defining staple retaining slots. The anvil assembly includes a tissue contacting surface defining staple pockets for forming staples expelled from the staple retaining slots of the cartridge assembly. The knife is disposed within a knife slot formed in the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly. The buttress material includes at least one weld joining the buttress material to the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly. The at least one weld is positioned across the knife slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Gerald Hodgkinson, William Powers