Patents by Inventor William R. Hill

William R. Hill 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: 20200202313
    Abstract: A system implemented on an augmented reality electronic device includes scanning a payment card using the augmented reality electronic device. A user of the payment card is authenticated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Kourtney Eidam, Erika L. Anderson, William R. Breed, Christin Chan, Chad A. Hanson, Miranda C. Hill, John Ross Neale, Brian Michael Pearce, Jesse Kenneth Singh, Dominik Vltavsky, Katherine A. Zagone
  • Publication number: 20200024621
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of synthesizing enantioenriched difluoroalkylcyclopropyl amino esters and their salts, such as the dicyclohexylamine salt of (1S,2R)-2-(difluoromethyl)-1-(propoxycarbonyl)cyclopropane carboxylic acid. These compounds are useful intermediates in the synthesis of viral protease inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Abrahamson, Angelica B. Kielbus, William T. Riordan, David R. Hill, Sanjay R. Chemburkar, Rajarathnam E. Reddy, Timothy B. Towne, Jianzhang Mei, Stefan Mix, Gareth J. Brown
  • Patent number: 10528702
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for communicating with a patient. The mechanisms generate a patient registry comprising a plurality of patient registry records, each patient registry record being associated with a corresponding patient and comprising personal and medical information about the corresponding patient. The mechanisms collect, for each patient registry record, first data regarding treatment of the corresponding patient and second data regarding communications made with the corresponding patient. The mechanisms determine, based on analysis of the first data and second data associated with each of the patient registry records, a mode of communication that is most likely to result in a successful treatment of patients. The mechanisms initiate a communication with a patient of interest using the determined mode of communication based on the results of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James S. Cox, Jacob R. Danks, Anthony J. DiGiorgio, Alan C. Edwards, David J. Gattis, Jonathan M. Harmon, Charles W. Hill, Tushar Kumar Jayantilal, William R. Patterson, James A. Sexton
  • Publication number: 20190293312
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system includes an air moving device configured to move air through the HVAC system, a first variable frequency drive (VFD) configured to drive the air moving device, and a second VFD configured to drive the air moving device, wherein the first VFD and the second VFD are configured receive control instructions and to selectively operate based on the control instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan E. Hill, JR., Harold J. Dubensky, Sandeep K. Chodapaneedi, Lindsey C. Walker, Nivedita Nath, Keith L. Glatfelter, Bhushan D. Vichare, Gnanesh Suvvada, Siddappa R. Bidari, Justin M. Fantom, Deepak S. Kollabettu, William J. Skinner, JR., David A. Shearer, David P. Gillmen
  • Patent number: 10316338
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of synthesizing enantioenriched difluoroalkylcyclopropyl amino esters and their salts, such as the dicyclohexylamine salt of (1S,2R)-2-(difluoromethyl)-1-(propoxycarbonyl)cyclopropane carboxylic acid. These compounds are useful intermediates in the synthesis of viral protease inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Abb Vie Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Abrahamson, Angelica B. Kielbus, William T. Riordan, David R. Hill, Sanjay R. Chemburkar, Rajarathnam E. Reddy, Timothy B. Towne, Jianzhang Mei, Gareth J. Brown, Stefan Mix
  • Patent number: 9346338
    Abstract: A secondary loop air conditioning system for a vehicle that includes a condenser and an integrated assembly is disclosed. The condenser has a first condenser header spaced from a second condenser header, a condenser core extending between the first and second condenser headers, and a refrigerant inlet operatively engaging the first condenser header. The integrated assembly includes a chiller mounted to the first condenser header and having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet configured to be in fluid communication with a secondary loop of the air conditioning system, and an expansion device in fluid communication with the condenser and mounted adjacent to the chiller for directing refrigerant into the chiller, and a refrigerant outlet. Also, a receiver/dryer area may be located in one of the condenser and the integrated assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Patent number: 8931299
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle and a method of operation is disclosed. The air conditioning system includes a primary refrigerant loop and a secondary liquid loop. The primary refrigerant loop includes a compressor configured to be selectively driven by the engine, a condenser, an expansion device and a refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger. The secondary liquid loop includes the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger, a thermal storage reservoir within which the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger is mounted, a pump configured to pump a liquid through the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger, a liquid-to-air heat exchanger configured to mount in a HVAC module and receive the liquid from the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger, and a liquid flow valve configured to selectively direct the liquid directly to the pump or through the thermal storage reservoir to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Patent number: 8798856
    Abstract: An accessory load control system for a vehicle, includes an actuator control module, a period estimation module, and a load control module. The actuator control module operates an internal combustion engine of the vehicle in a high-efficiency (HE) mode. The period estimation module estimates a period between a current time and a future time when an actual load on a crankshaft of the engine will reach a maximum engine load associated with the HE mode. The load control module selectively decreases engine loads applied by vehicle accessories, respectively, based on the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill, Todd M. Tumas, Kenneth L. Porrett
  • Patent number: 8739564
    Abstract: A method for controlling a fan in a vehicle includes comparing the current temperature of at least a first device and a second device to multiple temperature ranges for each of said devices and determining on the basis of said comparisons whether fan speed should be changed, increasing fan speed to a maximum fan speed if at least one of the comparisons indicates that the maximum fan speed is desired, increasing fan speed to a reference fan speed if at least one of the comparisons indicates that an increase in fan speed less than the maximum fan speed is desired, and decreasing fan speed to a reference fan speed if the comparisons indicate that a decrease in fan speed is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, Lawrence P. Ziehr, William R. Hill, Thomas K. Lockwood, Todd M. Tumas
  • Patent number: 8136874
    Abstract: A fluid-based or fluidic climate control system for a seat includes first and second portions positionable adjacent to first and second surfaces of the seat and a fluid control module (FCM) for circulating fluid in a closed-loop within the portions. The FCM delivers fluid to the portions at independently-controllable temperatures. An interface may be used to control the temperatures. The FCM may include a heat exchanger module (HEM) having a fan connected to an energy storage device (ESD). The FCM may include a miniature vapor compressor for circulating the fluid. A method of cooling a seat includes positioning first and second portions of the system adjacent to different surfaces of the seat, and using the FCM to circulate fluid within a closed-loop passage of the portions while independently controlling the temperature of the fluid, and thus the portions, using a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Milton Jose Negrini, Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill, Pega Hrnjak
  • Publication number: 20110251756
    Abstract: An accessory load control system for a vehicle, includes an actuator control module, a period estimation module, and a load control module. The actuator control module operates an internal combustion engine of the vehicle in a high-efficiency (HE) mode. The period estimation module estimates a period between a current time and a future time when an actual load on a crankshaft of the engine will reach a maximum engine load associated with the HE mode. The load control module selectively decreases engine loads applied by vehicle accessories, respectively, based on the period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill, Todd M. Tumas, Kenneth L. Porrett
  • Patent number: 7950735
    Abstract: A seat temperature control system having a temperature controlled seat for use in a vehicle is disclosed. The temperature controlled seat may comprise a seat bottom, a seat back and an air conditioning system. The seat bottom includes a bottom heat exchanger fluid coil configured to direct a cooling fluid therethrough from a bottom inlet end to a bottom outlet end. The seat back includes a back heat exchanger fluid coil configured to direct the cooling fluid therethrough from a back inlet end to a back outlet end. The air conditioning system includes a coils inlet line in fluid communication with the bottom inlet end and the back inlet end, and a coils outlet line in fluid communication with the bottom outlet end and the back outlet end. The air conditioning system provides cooling fluid to the coils and receives cooling fluid from the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Publication number: 20100301642
    Abstract: A fluid-based or fluidic climate control system for a seat includes first and second portions positionable adjacent to first and second surfaces of the seat and a fluid control module (FCM) for circulating fluid in a closed-loop within the portions. The FCM delivers fluid to the portions at independently-controllable temperatures. An interface may be used to control the temperatures. The FCM may include a heat exchanger module (HEM) having a fan connected to an energy storage device (ESD). The FCM may include a miniature vapor compressor for circulating the fluid. A method of cooling a seat includes positioning first and second portions of the system adjacent to different surfaces of the seat, and using the FCM to circulate fluid within a closed-loop passage of the portions while independently controlling the temperature of the fluid, and thus the portions, using a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS , INC.
    Inventors: Milton Jose Negrini, Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill, Pega Hrnjak
  • Publication number: 20100087134
    Abstract: An HVAC system for a vehicle is disclosed. The HVAC system may comprise an HVAC module configured to selectively direct conditioned air through an HVAC outlet; and an HVAC air distribution system including a duct operatively engaging the HVAC outlet to receive air flow therefrom, a top outlet configured to be positioned above an instrument panel, a heater outlet configured to be located below the instrument panel, and a diverter located in the duct and configured to selectively direct the air flow from the HVAC outlet through the duct to the top outlet and the heater outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Patent number: 7607313
    Abstract: A HVAC system and method for a vehicle is disclosed. The air conditioning portion of the HVAC system may be able to store and release refrigerant in charge bottle while operating in an air conditioning mode. The air conditioning portion of the HVAC system may be able to employ the refrigerant flowing through the evaporator to provide supplemental heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin J. Stanke, Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Publication number: 20090250980
    Abstract: A seat temperature control system having a temperature controlled seat for use in a vehicle is disclosed. The temperature controlled seat may comprise a seat bottom, a seat back and an air conditioning system. The seat bottom includes a bottom heat exchanger fluid coil configured to direct a cooling fluid therethrough from a bottom inlet end to a bottom outlet end. The seat back includes a back heat exchanger fluid coil configured to direct the cooling fluid therethrough from a back inlet end to a back outlet end. The air conditioning system includes a coils inlet line in fluid communication with the bottom inlet end and the back inlet end, and a coils outlet line in fluid communication with the bottom outlet end and the back outlet end. The air conditioning system provides cooling fluid to the coils and receives cooling fluid from the coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Publication number: 20090236089
    Abstract: A method for controlling a fan in a vehicle includes comparing the current temperature of at least a first device and a second device to multiple temperature ranges for each of said devices and determining on the basis of said comparisons whether fan speed should be changed, increasing fan speed to a maximum fan speed if at least one of the comparisons indicates that the maximum fan speed is desired, increasing fan speed to a reference fan speed if at least one of the comparisons indicates that an increase in fan speed less than the maximum fan speed is desired, and decreasing fan speed to a reference fan speed if the comparisons indicate that a decrease in fan speed is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: GM BLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, Lawrence P. Ziehr, William R. Hill, Thomas K. Lockwood, Todd M. Tumas
  • Publication number: 20090205359
    Abstract: A secondary loop air conditioning system for a vehicle that includes a condenser and an integrated assembly is disclosed. The condenser has a first condenser header spaced from a second condenser header, a condenser core extending between the first and second condenser headers, and a refrigerant inlet operatively engaging the first condenser header. The integrated assembly includes a chiller mounted to the first condenser header and having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet configured to be in fluid communication with a secondary loop of the air conditioning system, and an expansion device in fluid communication with the condenser and mounted adjacent to the chiller for directing refrigerant into the chiller, and a refrigerant outlet. Also, a receiver/dryer area may be located in one of the condenser and the integrated assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Publication number: 20090205346
    Abstract: An air conditioning system for a vehicle and a method of operation is disclosed. The air conditioning system includes a primary refrigerant loop and a secondary liquid loop. The primary refrigerant loop includes a compressor configured to be selectively driven by the engine, a condenser, an expansion device and a refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger. The secondary liquid loop includes the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger, a thermal storage reservoir within which the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger is mounted, a pump configured to pump a liquid through the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger, a liquid-to-air heat exchanger configured to mount in a HVAC module and receive the liquid from the refrigerant-to-liquid heat exchanger, and a liquid flow valve configured to selectively direct the liquid directly to the pump or through the thermal storage reservoir to the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill
  • Publication number: 20080141688
    Abstract: A HVAC system and method for a vehicle is disclosed. The air conditioning portion of the HVAC system may be able to store and release refrigerant in charge bottle while operating in an air conditioning mode. The air conditioning portion of the HVAC system may be able to employ the refrigerant flowing through the evaporator to provide supplemental heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin J. Stanke, Gregory A. Major, William R. Hill