Patents by Inventor William Richards

William Richards 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: 10975671
    Abstract: A method and system for a perforating gun having a box by pin perforating gun system using swaged down gun bodies. The box by pin perforating gun system may include a removable cartridge to hold a detonator with a switch and an insulated charge holder as an electrical feed-through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wayne Bradley, William Richard Collins, John W. Jordan, Andy Lane, Dale Langford, Charles Levine, Faraidoon Pundole
  • Patent number: 10978706
    Abstract: A disordered rocksalt lithium metal oxide and oxyfluoride as in manganese-vanadium oxides and oxyfluorides well suited for use in high capacity lithium-ion battery electrodes such as those found in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. A lithium metal oxide or oxyfluoride example is one having a general formula: LixM?aM?bO2-yFy, with the lithium metal oxide or oxyfluoride having a cation-disordered rocksalt structure of one of (a) or (b), with (a) 1.09?x?1.35, 0.1?a?0.7, 0.1?b?0.7, and 0?y?0.7; M? is a low valent transition metal and M? is a high-valent transition metal; and (b) 1.1?x?1.33, 0.1?a?0.41, 0.39?b?0.67, and 0?y?0.3; M? is Mn; and M? is V or Mo. The oxides or oxyfluorides balance accessible Li capacity and transition metal capacity. An immediate application example is for high energy density Li-cathode battery materials, where the cathode energy is a key limiting factor to overall performance. The second structure (b) is optimized for maximal accessible Li capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gerbrand Ceder, HuiWen Ji, Zhengyan Lun, William Richards, Daniil Kitchaev
  • Patent number: 10956056
    Abstract: A method for execution by one or more processing modules of one or more computing devices of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method begins by determining, in advance of a DSN data access request, an optimal routing configuration for the DSN data access request to a collection of one or more DS processing units. The method continues by assigning a final destination identifier (FDI) to the collection of one or more DS processing units. The method continues by associating a request router with the collection of one or more DS processing units and distributing the optimal routing configuration to each of the collection of one or more DS processing units and to the associated request router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Richard Ridgway, Thu Danh, David A. Bukiet
  • Patent number: 10954989
    Abstract: A screw includes a shank having a head, a point, a threaded section and a knurling section. The threaded section is located between the head and the point. The knurling section is located between the head and the threaded section. The knurling section includes a first set of grooves consisting of a plurality of first grooves and a second set of grooves consisting of a plurality of second grooves. The plurality of first grooves extends in a first angle relative to an axis of the shank. The plurality of second grooves extends in a second angle relative to the axis of the shank not parallel to the first angle. The first angle is equal to or larger than 0 degrees. The first grooves have unequal spacing. The first grooves intersect with the second grooves to form a plurality of intersecting zones with peaks and ridges of different sizes and shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHEH FUNG SCREWS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: William Richard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20210068664
    Abstract: A handheld skin monitoring or measuring device includes a camera having a camera optical axis; and a structured light arrangement configured to project three or more laser fan beams such that the laser fan beams cross at a crossing point in front of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: William Richard Fright, Brent Stephen Robinson, Shane Robert Goodwin, Bruce Clinton McCallum, Philip John Barclay
  • Publication number: 20210068249
    Abstract: A PCB laminate material includes at least one polymer layer and at least one inorganic layer, such that the PCB laminate material has a dielectric loss tangent of less than 6×10?3 at 10 GHz (or higher frequency). The inorganic layer or layers of the PCB laminate material may comprise silica-based materials (including silica fabrics), low-loss glass with a dielectric loss tangent of about 0.006 at 10 GHz (or higher frequency), glass-ceramics, or ceramic materials (e.g., alumina). PCB laminate materials may also include at least one fluoropolymer layer. PCB laminate materials described herein combine good dielectric performance (i.e., low dielectric loss), dimensional stability at elevated temperature (e.g., at 260° C. for 30 seconds), and sufficient mechanical strength to permit handling during production. Printed circuit boards comprising the PCB laminate materials and methods for making the same are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: William Peter Addiego, Heather Debra Boek, Jennifer Anella Heine, Kenneth Edward Hrdina, Dayue Jiang, Geraint Owen, Paul George Rickerl, Tora Ann-Beatrice Eline SIrkka, WIlliam Richard Trutna
  • Publication number: 20210061188
    Abstract: A utility rack configured for use on a vehicle. The utility rack may include a base, storage surface, and rails coupled to the base via supports. The storage surface may be configured to hold various types of equipment, boxes, and the like. The utility rack may additionally include, on a bottom side of the base, a housing for a storage container and a housing for utility equipment. In at least one example, the storage container may be configured to house liquids, such as gasoline or diesel fuel for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: William Richard Morris
  • Patent number: 10930927
    Abstract: A positive electrode active material includes a core and a coating disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the core. The core includes a lithium metal oxide, a lithium metal phosphate, or a combination thereof. The coating includes a compound according to the formula LimM1nXp, wherein M1, X, m, n and p are as defined herein. Also, an electrochemical cell including the positive electrode active material, and methods for the manufacture of the positive electrode active material and the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Lincoln Miara, Yan Wang, Tomoyuki Tsujimura, Yuichi Aihara, William Richards, Gerbrand Ceder
  • Publication number: 20210024883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to emulsions, methods of preparation thereof, and uses of said emulsions to fabricate porous polymeric microspheres as microcarriers for cell culture. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an emulsion with enhanced stability, characterized in that the emulsion comprises a) a water phase, the water phase is an aqueous solution comprising a salt; and b) an oil phase, the oil phase comprising a polymer; wherein the oil phase is immiscible with the water phase, and wherein the density differential of the water phase and oil phase is less than about 0.02 g/cm3. In a preferred embodiment, the polymer is polycaprolactone (PCL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Jian Li, William Richard Nicholas Birch, Jessica Pei Wen Toh
  • Patent number: 10891749
    Abstract: A device for depth mapping of an object comprises an emitter comprising a laser and an optical component, an actuator and a control processor unit. The actuator is arranged to change the relative position and/or relative orientation of the optical component to the laser. The control processor unit is configured to receive information relating to change in the location and/or orientation of the device during use of the device, and to instruct the actuator to change the relative position and/or relative orientation of the optical component to the laser so as to compensate for change in the location and/or orientation of the device during use of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
    Inventor: David Charles William Richards
  • Patent number: 10874302
    Abstract: A handheld skin monitoring or measuring device includes a camera having a camera optical axis; and a structured light arrangement configured to project three or more laser fan beams such that the laser fan beams cross at a crossing point in front of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ARANZ Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: William Richard Fright, Brent Stephen Robinson, Shane Robert Goodwin, Bruce Clinton McCallum, Philip John Barclay
  • Publication number: 20200394529
    Abstract: A model management tool is provided for performing analysis on data in a knowledge graph representation and enforcing data standardization to increase performance when reusing existing models to develop new artificial intelligence applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Zhijie Wang, William Richard Gatehouse, Teresa Sheausan Tung
  • Patent number: 10857687
    Abstract: A positioner for a carton sizer is provided. The positioner includes a housing and a latch. The housing houses the latch. The latch is pivotally connected to the housing. The latch may be pivoted between a latched position and an unlatched position. The positioner may be removably attached to a mast of a carton sizer at a selected height along the mast. The latch may engage the mast in the latch position to hold the positioner to the mast. The latch may disengage from the mast in the unlatched position. The carton sizer includes a handle and a cutter. The handle is connected to the mast. The positioner may engage a carton to provide support for the cutter against the carton during the cutting of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: William Richard Laupan, Jacob Henry Laupan
  • Publication number: 20200379657
    Abstract: A method for execution by one or more processing modules of one or more computing devices of a dispersed storage network (DSN), the method begins by determining, in advance of a DSN data access request, an optimal routing configuration for the DSN data access request to a collection of one or more DS processing units. The method continues by assigning a final destination identifier (FDI) to the collection of one or more DS processing units. The method continues by associating a request router with the collection of one or more DS processing units and distributing the optimal routing configuration to each of the collection of one or more DS processing units and to the associated request router.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: William Richard Ridgway, Thu Danh, David A. Bukiet
  • Publication number: 20200353088
    Abstract: Disclosed are peptide conjugates that are calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists comprising a CGRP peptide, wherein at least one amino acid of the peptide is covalently conjugated to a lipid-containing moiety. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising such conjugates, methods of preparing such conjugates, and uses of such antagonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Paul William Richard Harris, Kerry Martin Loomes, Deborah Lucy Hay, Aqfan Jamaluddin, Christopher Stuart Walker, Elyse Thomasine Williams, Margaret Anne Brimble
  • Patent number: 10827970
    Abstract: Dimensions of a surface feature are determined by capturing an image of the surface feature and determining a scale associated with the image. Structured light may be projected onto the surface, such that the position of structured light in the captured image allows determination of scale. A non-planar surface may be unwrapped. The surface may alternatively be projected into a plane to correct for the scene being tilted with respect to the camera axis. A border of the surface feature may be input manually by a user. An apparatus and system for implementing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ARANZ Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: William Richard Fright, Mark Arthur Nixon, Bruce Clinton McCallum, James Telford George Preddey
  • Patent number: 10822970
    Abstract: A structural guide vane may include a first root, a second root positioned radially outward from the first root and a truss extending between the first root and second root. The truss may be made of a first material. The guide vane may further include an overmold made of a second material that surrounds the truss to form an airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Richard Ganoe, Thomas B. Hyatt
  • Publication number: 20200289396
    Abstract: Described herein, an anhydrous cosmetic composition includes a first water-absorbing component having a water vapor sorption greater than about 20 g per 100 g of the first water-absorbing component according to the Water Vapor Sorption Test Method as disclosed herein; a second water-absorbing component having a water vapor sorption from about 8.5 to about 19.9 g per 100 g of the second water-absorbing component according to the Water Vapor Sorption Test Method as disclosed herein; a malodour-controlling component; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; and wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition is essentially free of aluminum-based antiperspirant actives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stevan David Jones, Dean Zimmerman, Mahmoud Eljack, Jorge Max Sunkel, William Richard Mueller, Scott Vierling, Steven Robert Sealschott, Larry Wayne Marshall, Timothy Roy Nijakowski, Carl Edward Catrenich
  • Publication number: 20200289399
    Abstract: Described herein, an anhydrous cosmetic composition includes a first water-absorbing component comprising a mixture of a superabsorbent polymer and a polyquaternium; a second water-absorbing component selected from the group consisting of starch particles, a stearate component, and mixtures thereof; a malodour-controlling component; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; and wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition is essentially free of aluminum-based antiperspirant actives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stevan David JONES, Dean Zimmerman, Mahmoud Eljack, Jorge Max Sunkel, William Richard Mueller, Scott Vierling, Steven Robert Sealschott, Larry Wayne Marshall, Timothy Roy Nijakowski, Carl Edward Catrenich
  • Patent number: D899346
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: William Richard Morris