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: 10337022
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and materials for increasing root biomass in a plant, by increasing the expression of at least one PEAPOD protein, or fragment thereof, in the plant. The invention also provides methods and materials for producing a plant increased root biomass, the method comprising the step of increasing the expression of at least one PEAPOD protein, or fragment thereof, in the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AgResearch Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John Roberts, Kim Archer Richardson, Derek William Richard White
  • Publication number: 20190175849
    Abstract: An inhaler for delivery of a medicament by inhalation is disclosed. The inhaler comprises a dispensing mechanism, the dispensing mechanism being configured to dispense a dose of medicament on actuation. The inhaler further comprises a dose counting mechanism comprising a counter and a translating member. The translating member comprises a pawl. The counter comprises a first count wheel, a second count wheel and an intermediate wheel engaged with the second count wheel and in selective engagement with the first count wheel. When the inhaler is fired to dispense a dose of medicament, the dispensing mechanism moves the translating member in a substantially linear direction. The pawl thus rotates the first count wheel, and as the first count wheel rotates, the intermediate wheel is selectively engaged thereby selectively rotating the second count wheel to count the doses of the inhaler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Berry, Jonas Christiansen, Svend Erik Elgaard, Esben W. Johansen, Claus Schmidt Moller, Jorgen Rasmussen, Henrik Hougaard Vilstrup, William Richard Treneman
  • Patent number: 10316507
    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: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COREBRACE, LLC
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Patent number: 10311407
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an indication that a communication is to be sent from the first party to a second party, and, for the communication from the first party to the second party, generating a code that encodes an indication of a communication routing between the first party and the second party. The computer-implemented method further includes embedding the code into the communication such that the code is sent with the communication from the first party to the second party, receiving a response to the communication, wherein the response to the communication includes the embedded code, and decoding the embedded code to determine the communication routing between the first party and the second party. Still further, the computer-implemented method includes causing the response to the communication to be routed to the first party based on the determined communication routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: John M. Dillard, William Richard Simonovich, II, John Jenkins, Chadd Eugene Grove, Kimberly J. Timmons, Christy L. Conn, Kannan Balakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20190155937
    Abstract: A geographically distributed system using a hybrid, multi-master design is disclosed. The system may use global tables, for which both reads and writes may be performed locally, but with a single region serving as a master region. All strongly consistent reads and writes may be sent to the master region, whereas eventually consistent reads and writes may be performed in any region with a replica. The master region may not be statically assigned but may move from region to region. The master region may be assigned manually by client preference or may be assigned and updated automatically based on the time of day or workload characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Asmita Barve, Richard Shawn Bice, Tate Andrew Certain, Sanket Vishram Chandorkar, Derek William Richard Chen-Becker, Arijit Choudhury, Murtaza Doctor, Sudhir Konduru, Timothy Matthew Lewis, Abhijeet More, Hina Naseer, Ramanathan Padinjarel Somanathan, Karthikeyani Palanisami, Rashmi Krishnaiah Setty, Sanjay Shanthakumar, Ray Manpreet Singh Matharu, Douglas Brian Terry
  • Publication number: 20190140265
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Lincoln Miara, Yan Wang, Tomoyuki Tsujimura, Yuichi Aihara, William Richards, Gerbrand Ceder
  • Patent number: 10273788
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wayne Bradley, William Richard Collins, John W. Jordan, Andy Lane, Dale Langford, Charles Levine, Faraidoon Pundole
  • Patent number: 10260372
    Abstract: A vibration damping assembly and a method of damping vibration in a gas turbine engine are disclosed. The vibration damping assembly includes a strut configured to couple a fan case and turbine engine case of a turbine engine, a strut cavity disposed within the strut, and vibration damping media disposed in the strut cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl Brian Klinetob, William Richard Ganoe, Jr., Thomas B. Hyatt, Jason Leroux, Douglas J. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20190109360
    Abstract: A hollow glass waveguide and related method are provided. The microwave waveguide includes a glass body including a first end, a second end, an outer glass surface extending between the first end and the second end, an inner glass surface defining a hollow channel that extends from the first end to the second end and a glass material between the outer surface and the inner surface. The microwave waveguide includes a layer of metal embedded in the glass body. The layer of metal surrounds the hollow channel when viewed in cross-section and extends between the first end and the second end of the glass body. The layer of metal is electrically conductive and the hollow channel is dimensioned such that microwaves introduced into the hollow channel are conducted along the hollow channel between the first end and the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, David John McEnroe, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III, Dean Michael Thelen, William Richard Trutna
  • Publication number: 20190099530
    Abstract: A mass exchanger for use in storing blood or a blood product such as packed cells is described. The mass exchanger comprises an external casing, a cavity is provided within the casing having a region for storing blood and one or more channels extending within the casing for accommodating flow of a treatment fluid, the one or more channels each being at least partly bounded by a permeable membrane to allow transfer of chemical species between the channel and the cavity; wherein the casing comprises at least one flexible wall. The mass exchanger can include a region for storing blood comprising a bag. Here the bag or the casing comprise at least one flexible wall. A method of storing blood in the mass exchanger is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: William Richard Johns, Alan Frederick Evans, Ronald Kelvin Knight
  • Publication number: 20190088945
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicants: The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
    Inventors: Gerbrand CEDER, HuiWen JI, Zhengyan LUN, William RICHARDS, Daniil Kitchaev
  • Patent number: 10227851
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for specialized shaped charges that perforate similar sized diameter holes regardless of the fluid gaps between the shaped charge and the casing wall. Shaped charges having three conical or frusto-conical liner sections are disclosed, where the apex liner section has a larger conical angle than the outer liner section are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hunting Titan, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard Collins, Mark Allan Pederson
  • Publication number: 20190034946
    Abstract: A hosting server streams a media item to a participant device, and receives from the participant device time-stamp information indicating an interaction time associated with a participant interaction with the media item. In response to receiving the time-stamp information, the hosting server determines, from the time-stamp information, a consumed portion of the media item. The consumed portion of the media item corresponds to a portion of the media item streamed to the participant device prior to the interaction time. A determination is made, based on the consumed portion of the media item, whether to transmit survey content to the participant device. In response to determining that survey content is to be presented, the survey content is transmitted to the participant device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: William Richards
  • Patent number: 10194189
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that facilitate playback of content via multiple display devices. Playback may be synchronized among multiple display devices and/or auxiliary content rendered by a companion device may be synchronized to playback of content by a primary device. A server device receives a request from a first client device to commence a playback of a content feature upon an identified second client device. The server device sends an instruction to the second client device to commence the playback of the content feature upon a display of the second client device in response to the request. Status updates regarding the playback may be provided to the first client device by the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeromey Russell Goetz, Fredrik Magnus Blomqvist, Ike Eshiokwu, Adam David Gray, William Richard Komarek, Lorne Millwood, Willie Morris, Dat Tien Nguyen, John Russell Seghers, Michael Steffen Vance
  • Patent number: 10174764
    Abstract: Described is a fan assembly comprising a body comprising an inlet, an outlet, and means for generating an air flow. The fan assembly also comprises a nozzle mountable on the body for receiving the air flow from the body and for emitting the air flow and a nozzle retaining means for releasably retaining the nozzle on the body. The nozzle retaining means has a first configuration in which the nozzle is retained on the body and a second configuration in which the nozzle is released for removal from the body. The fan assembly also comprises a manually actuable member located on the nozzle for effecting movement of the nozzle retaining means from the first configuration to the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jack Johnson, Steven Eduard Peet, Christopher Steven Hodgson, Leanne Joyce Garner, Adam James Bates, William Richard Hunt
  • Patent number: 10161254
    Abstract: A method of forming a guide vane is disclosed. The method includes forming a vane blank with sufficient material to fabricate the guide vane in accordance with any one of a plurality of different vane classes. The vane blank is inspected for material inconsistencies, and material is removed from the vane blank to form a desired guide vane in accordance with one of the plurality of vane classes. The inspection process includes disregarding at least one material inconsistency in a region of the vane blank that is removed to form the guide vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas B. Hyatt, William Richard Ganoe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10158057
    Abstract: Packaged chip-on-board (COB) LED arrays are provided where a color conversion medium is distributed within a glass containment plate, rather than silicone, to reduce the operating temperature of the color conversion medium and avoid damage while increasing light output. A lighting device is provided comprising a chip-on-board (COB) light emitting diode (LED) light source, a light source encapsulant, a distributed color conversion medium, and a glass containment plate. The COB LED light source comprises a thermal heat sink framework and at least one LED and defines a light source encapsulant cavity in which the light source encapsulant is distributed over the LED. The glass containment plate is positioned over the light source encapsulant cavity and contains the distributed color conversion medium. The light source encapsulant is distributed over the LED at a thickness that is sufficient to encapsulate the LED and define encapsulant thermal conduction paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy James Orsley, William Richard Trutna, Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20180347222
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a beam-to-column connection systems for a moment-resisting frame as well as moment-resisting frames that include such connection systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Paul William Richards
  • Publication number: 20180346240
    Abstract: A system for connecting adjacent waste or recycling containers to each other is disclosed. The system includes a bracket and at least one locking member associated with the containers. The bracket is slidable in a first direction to slidably engage the at least one locking member until the bracket reaches a locking position. In the locking position, contact between co-operating surfaces of the at least one locking member and the bracket prevents movement of the bracket in at least a second direction opposite the first direction. A bracket and a locking member for use in a system for connecting two adjacent waste or recycling containers is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: William Richard Bradbury, Christian Edward Bodyk
  • Publication number: 20180339119
    Abstract: An inhaler for delivery of a medicament by inhalation is disclosed. The inhaler comprises a dose counting mechanism comprising a counter. The inhaler further comprises a dispensing mechanism, the dispensing mechanism being configured, on actuation, to dispense a dose of medicament and to adjust the counter. The inhaler further comprises a resetting member configured for movement in a first direction between a first position and a second position to reset the dispensing mechanism, and a prevention mechanism comprising a pair of first and second engaging members. If the movement of the resetting member in the first direction is reversed before it reaches the second position, the first and second engaging members prevent further actuation of the dispensing mechanism until the resetting member is again moved in the first direction. At least one of the first and second engaging members is configured to resiliently flex, under load, into abutment with a substantially rigid component of the inhaler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Svend Erik Elgaard, Jonas Christiansen, Jorgen Rasmussen, William Richard Treneman