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: 10648300
    Abstract: A shape charge venting apparatus and method for venting gases generated during deflagration. The venting apparatus and method including vent grooves inside the shape charge providing a pathway for deflagration gases to escape the shape charge. The venting apparatus and method also may include using a retainer ring in addition to the vent groove in order to hold the components of the shape charge in place. The venting of the gases during deflagration facilitates pressure relief within the shape charge and increases safety from accidental detonation during a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard Collins, Mark Allan Pederson, Ian Douglas Rudnik
  • Patent number: 10584477
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to moment-resisting frames, kits for assembling such moment-resisting frames, and methods of repairing such moment-resisting frames. In an embodiment, a moment-resisting frame includes a beam connected to a column using a moment-resisting connection. The moment-resisting connection may include at least one exterior doubler plate (“EDP”) that is connected to the column and two or more connectors that are connected to both the beam and the EDP. In some embodiments, the moment-resisting frame may require less welding than conventional beam-to-column connections. Additionally or alternatively, such a moment-resisting frame may eliminate the need for components typically used in conventional beam-to-column connections (e.g., continuity plates).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DURAFUSE FRAMES, LLC
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10584565
    Abstract: A device for perforating a perforating gun body, while leaving adjacent tubulars unperforated, adapted for situations where it may be desirable to use a perforating gun with a loaded number of shaped charges that is less than its full capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Golian, William Richard Collins, Shane Matthew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190368319
    Abstract: A link jet system using a combination of a one piece cast zinc alloy case and interlocking linked shaped charges for minimizing debris left in a downhole wellbore when fired, reducing components in system, and providing an easy method for changing the shaped charge phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard Collins, Debra Christine McDonald, Timothy G. Golian, Shane Matthew Wilson, Isaiah Acevedo
  • Publication number: 20190358375
    Abstract: A blood pump is disclosed. The blood pump apparatus is arranged to provide pulsatile flow, and comprises a flexible inner cylindrical duct providing a blood flow region, and an outer cylindrical duct arranged to surround the inner cylindrical duct and arranged to accommodate a pumping fluid. In the pump the inner cylindrical duct is described as comprising a blood inlet for receiving blood into the region, a blood outlet for passing blood out from the blood flow region and a passageway therebetween. There is also described the feature of the inner duct comprising a non return valve at the blood inlet and a non return valve at the blood outlet, the outer cylindrical duct having a fluid port for a pumping fluid, and a pump device arranged to cyclically deliver and withdraw pumping fluid to the fluid port thereby cyclically compressing and expanding the flexible inner cylindrical duct urging blood through the blood flow region and delivering a pulsating blood flow through the blood outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: William Richard Johns, Ronald Kelvin Knight
  • Patent number: 10487337
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and materials for increasing at least one of root biomass and above-ground biomass and in a Poaceae plant by expressing a PEAPOD protein, or fragment thereof, in the Poaceae plant. The invention also provides methods and materials producing a Poaceae plant with at least one of increased root biomass and increased above-ground biomass, by expressing a PEAPOD protein, or fragment thereof, in the Poaceae plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AgResearch Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Roberts, Kim Archer Richardson, Derek William Richard White
  • Patent number: 10488163
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for locking a detonating cord against a shaped charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard Collins, Debra Christine McDonald, Bradley Dean Schulte
  • Publication number: 20190340558
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a reconfigurable simulative and predictive digital assistant/platform for simulation of a multi-stage processing facility. The digital assistant generates and assembles digital representations of the individual physical processing stages and components of the multi-stage processing facility in a reconfigurable manner according to a set of configuration commands generated using user inputs in a graphical user interface. At least one of the digital representations include a reusable predictive model that is trained when the digital representation is generated by the digital assistant. The digital assistant further performs simulation of the multi-state processing facility “as is” or in alternative “what-if” scenarios by simulating the digital representations according to a set of timing signals in the set of configuration commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thanos Alifantis, Shereen Ashraf, Rohit Banerji, William Richard Gatehouse, Yassine Houari, Loizos Markides, Marius Meger, Jan Andre Nicholls, Giorgio Michele Scolozzi, Jurgen Weichenberger
  • Patent number: 10465488
    Abstract: A link jet system using a combination of a one piece cast zinc alloy case and interlocking linked shaped charges for minimizing debris left in a downhole wellbore when fired, reducing components in system, and providing an easy method for changing the shaped charge phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard Collins, Debra Christine McDonald, Timothy G. Golian, Shane Matthew Wilson, Isaiah Acevedo
  • Publication number: 20190325596
    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: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
    Inventor: David Charles William Richards
  • Publication number: 20190317000
    Abstract: A device for determining the rheological properties of blood may include a channel having at least one channel sub-section that has a substantially constant cross-section; apparatus for determining a pressure differential along at least a portion of the sub-section of the channel; a first reservoir that is adapted to be located at a first end of the channel and to be placed in fluid communication with the channel, the first reservoir being of variable internal volume; a second reservoir that is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with first reservoir via the channel, the second reservoir being of variable internal volume; means for allowing blood to be introduced into the device; an outlet for allowing gas to be expelled from the device; and means for varying the volume of the first reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: William Richard Johns
  • Patent number: 10446872
    Abstract: A solid electrolyte material represented by Formula 1: L1+2x(M1)1?x(M2)(M3)4??Formula 1 wherein 0.25<x<1, L is at least one element selected from a Group 1 element, M1 is at least one element selected from a Group 2 element, a Group 3 element, a Group 12 element, and a Group 13 element, M2 is at least one element selected from a Group 5 element, a Group 14 element, and a Group 15 element, and M3 is at least one element selected from a Group 16 element, and wherein the solid electrolyte material has an I-4 crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gerbrand Ceder, Jaechul Kim, Lincoln Miara, William Richards, Tomoyuki Tsujimura, Yan Wang, Naoki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20190301516
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: William Richard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20190279097
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for an ensemble of decision trees that assists in selection of a predicted action to achieve a desired outcome based on an input comprising a set of feature values, such as an input feature vector for a particular instance. The predicted action may represent an optimal or best action, from the plurality of possible actions, for achieving the desired outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Paul David Baines, Joseph William Richards, Damian Ryan Eads
  • Publication number: 20190249410
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to moment-resisting frames, kits for assembling such moment-resisting frames, and methods of repairing such moment-resisting frames. In an embodiment, a moment-resisting frame includes a beam connected to a column using a moment-resisting connection. The moment-resisting connection may include at least one exterior doubler plate (“EDP”) that is connected to the column and two or more connectors that are connected to both the beam and the EDP. In some embodiments, the moment-resisting frame may require less welding than conventional beam-to-column connections. Additionally or alternatively, such a moment-resisting frame may eliminate the need for components typically used in conventional beam-to-column connections (e.g., continuity plates).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10371105
    Abstract: A fuel treatment module treats fuel with infrared radiation from a plurality of infrared radiation emitting elements arranged in a structure configured to ensure sufficient exposure of the fuel to infrared radiation. Such structure includes a head cap and spacer having through bores providing a manifold through which fuel flows into multiple IR/shunt columns of infrared radiation emitting elements that are disposed within a canister. Then the fuel moves out of the multiple IR/shunt columns into the open area of the canister where the fuel then flows around the exterior of the columns, exposing the fuel to further infrared radiation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: William Richard Grovatt, Richard Michael Vihonski, Thomas D. Mesko
  • Patent number: 10373050
    Abstract: A method of quantizing a floating point machine learning network to obtain a fixed point machine learning network using a quantizer may include selecting at least one moment of an input distribution of the floating point machine learning network. The method may also include determining quantizer parameters for quantizing values of the floating point machine learning network based at least in part on the at least one selected moment of the input distribution of the floating point machine learning network to obtain corresponding values of the fixed point machine learning network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dexu Lin, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy Annapureddy, David Edward Howard, David Jonathan Julian, Somdeb Majumdar, William Richard Bell, II
  • Publication number: 20190211655
    Abstract: A box by pin perforating gun system using swaged down gun bodies, a removable cartridge to hold a detonator and switch, and an insulated charge holder as an electrical feed-through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wayne Bradley, William Richard Collins, John W. Jordan, Andy Lane, Dale Langford, Charles Levine, Faraidoon Pundole
  • Patent number: 10338000
    Abstract: There is provided a sensor fiber including an electrically insulating material having a fiber length. At least one transduction element is disposed along at least a portion of the fiber length and is arranged for exposure to an intake species. A photoconducting element is in optical communication with the transduction element. At least one pair of electrically conducting electrodes are in electrical connection with the photoconducting element. The pair of electrodes extend the fiber length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FLIR Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Gumennik, Alexander Mark Stolyarov, Brent Richard Schell, Chong Hou, Guillaume Romain Lestoquoy, Fabien Sorin, William Richard McDaniel, II, Yoel Fink, Aimee Rose, John Dimitris Joannopoulos
  • Patent number: D881699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BUSCH SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: William Richard Bradbury, Christian Edward Bodyk