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).

  • Publication number: 20180316430
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating personal information of a first user with a second user, without the need for the first user and second user to interact verbally or in any other manner. The first user stores personal information on a server, for example a web server, which is addressable using a URL or other addressing function. The first user causes the network address information to be transmitted in an electromagnetic signal, whereupon it is received by a second user's receiving device and a client of the second user is directed to a network location storing the first user's personal information. The first user's personal information is then displayed to the second user. The system and method of the invention are useful for social networking and other purposes. The transmitted signal may be encoded in Morse code, where differing colors of light represent code elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Altair Systems Corp.
    Inventor: William Richard Gurney
  • Patent number: 10111574
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for treating dishware, in which the method comprises the steps of providing a treatment composition comprising a photoactive component, contacting in an appliance the treatment composition with the dishware, and irradiating the treatment composition with visible light. The step of irradiating the treatment composition with visible light is performed with a source of light that is tool free insertable into and removable from the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Robb Richard Gardner, Kady Lynn Willison, William Richard Mueller, Jacob Robert Adams
  • Patent number: 10088142
    Abstract: An illumination device used to replace fluorescent light tubes. The illumination device comprises an LED light strip, a diffusion tube surrounding the LED light strip, and an end cap mounted on each end of the tube. Electrical connectors integrated with the end caps and make electrical connection with the LED light strip. The device may be hermetically sealed, use LED's to rectify the current, have a filament simulator with or without a visual indicator, two-sided or multi-sided light strips, light diffusing end caps and be filled with a life-extending gas. The illumination device results in an LED light tube with improved lighting uniformity, reduced energy consumption, improved ease of use and longer operating life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LEDdynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard McGrath, Oliver Alexander Piluski, Daniel Miller Poitrast, Thomas George Ference
  • Patent number: 10089643
    Abstract: Clients can develop surveys on a client machine, and send a hosting server details about the survey that will be provided to a survey participant. The survey details can include information identifying a media item to be streamed to the survey participant as part of the survey, survey questions, and timing related to the survey questions. The hosting server can determine a length of time between a time when a survey participant begins viewing the media item, or when some other action is performed, and a time when survey questions are answered. The survey participant can be ranked based on the time difference. The time at which survey questions are displayed, and which questions are displayed, can be tied to how much of a media item the survey participant has viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: William Richards
  • Publication number: 20180271378
    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: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: William Richard Fright, Brent Stephen Robinson, Shane Robert Goodwin, Bruce Clinton McCallum, Philip John Barclay
  • Publication number: 20180274223
    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: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Williams RICHARDS
  • Patent number: 10043368
    Abstract: A fall detection system includes at least one sensor configured to detect acceleration and orientation of a host, at least one indicator device having an alarm mode, and a controller operatively connected to the at least one sensor and the at least one indicator device. The controller is programmed to receive data generated by the at least one sensor, compare at least a portion of the received data with at least one specified parameter indicative of a fall event, and, based on the comparison, activating the at least one indicator device to enter the alarm mode. The at least one specified parameter includes at least one of the following: an acceleration exceeding a predetermined threshold, a change between a starting and a final orientation of the host before and after an acceleration event, a lack of movement of the host for a predetermined time after the acceleration event, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Henry A. Fonzi, III, William Richard Frank
  • Publication number: 20180214071
    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: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: William Richard Fright, Mark Arthur Nixon, Bruce Clinton McCallum, James Telford George Preddey
  • Patent number: 10026085
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for cross-channel security authentication, such as with regard to providing of payment card (e.g., credit and debit card) data for payment within a transaction. One such embodiment, in the form of a method includes receiving, by a payment account app on a mobile device, a payment authorization request and subsequently receiving approval or denial input within the payment account app following receipt of valid payment account authentication input. This method, following receipt of approval input, further includes generating authorized payment output to provide in response to the received payment authorization request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew William Richards
  • Patent number: 10010380
    Abstract: Methods for localizing a biopsy site are disclosed. The method includes taking a tissue sample from a biopsy site and positioning a detectable, bioabsorbable element at the biopsy site at the time that the tissue sample was taken. The tissue sample is then tested. The biopsy site is then relocated by finding the bioabsorbable element. The bioabsorbable element may be made of collagen, gelatin, cellulose, polylactic acid, and/or polyglycolic acid. The detectable bioabsorbable element may be relocated using ultrasound or mammography. The bioabsorbable element may also swell upon contact with body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Fulton, William Richard Dubrul
  • Patent number: 10002521
    Abstract: A Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) surveillance system (7) is equipped with an adjustable alarm threshold that suppresses nuisance alarms if liquid level variations in FPSO crude oil and/or other liquid storage tanks (6) monitored by the system do not exceed estimated oscillating liquid level variations due to oscillating motions of the FPSO unit (1) during severe weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Olumuyiwa Johnson Sanya, William Richard Byrne
  • Patent number: 9983965
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a computer implemented method and system for automated test and retesting using an interactive interface provided by a computer processor comprising: an input configured to receive a set of rules for a virtual user, the set of rules comprising a plurality of conditional statements for the virtual user; a memory component configured to store the set of rules; and a rules engine, comprising at least one processor, configured to generate a plurality of test flows based on the set of rules wherein the test flow tool provides modeling capability through an interface comprising a canvas configured to manage one or more rules and a palette that contains a collection of modeling components; and further configured to automatically execute the plurality of test flows on a system under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Gauf, Scott Bindas, William Richard Stubbs
  • Patent number: 9983376
    Abstract: High-data-rate interconnect cables are disclosed, wherein electrical data signals are transmitted in a conductor assembly made of a thin metal layer surrounding a cylindrical support member. The cylindrical support member can be a high-resistivity conductor or a dielectric, such as a glass optical waveguide that supports the transmission of optical signals. The cylindrical support member can also be a core conductor that supports the transmission of electrical power and low-frequency auxiliary signals. The high-data-rate interconnect cables are self-equalizing, so that a data link transmission system that employs the high-data-rate interconnect cable does not require active equalization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort, Rostislav Radiyevich Khrapko, William Richard Trutna, Richard Clayton Walker
  • Patent number: 9962546
    Abstract: A CFS system includes self-adhesive, disposable pads. Each pad is combined with a sealed, cleanable battery/controller pod and then placed on the body where needed. The battery/controller pod preferably has wireless capability, such as Bluetooth® capability. The patient can download an application to a smartphone or similar mobile device to control the pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Meagan Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Carroll, Mark Edward Schoening, Patrick Allen Scranton, William Richard Huseby
  • Patent number: 9955910
    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: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ARANZ Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: William Richard Fright, Mark Arthur Nixon, Bruce Clinton McCallum, James Telford George Preddey
  • Patent number: 9957824
    Abstract: A stationary guide vane includes a top platform, a bottom platform, and a vane body located between the top platform and the bottom platform. The vane body includes one or more cavities formed on a side wall of the vane body. One or more of the cavities are filled with vibration damping material and a vane cover is bonded to the vane body over the one or more containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Brian Klinetob, Stephen J. Lindahl, Myron L. Klein, Andrew Pope, William Richard Ganoe, Jr., Thomas D. Kasprow, Douglas J. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180092825
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair care compositions, such as conditioners, containing certain glyceride copolymers; and a gel matrix phase comprising one or more high melting point fatty compounds, a cationic surfactant system an aqueous carrier. The oligomers provide hair benefits, for example hair conditioning benefits. Also disclosed are methods of using the hair care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Qing STELLA, Beth Ann SCHUBERT, Luke Andrew ZANNONI, Michael Stephen MAILE, William Richard MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20180094275
    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: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Agresearch Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas John ROBERTS, Kim Archer RICHARDSON, Derek William Richard WHITE
  • Patent number: 9920650
    Abstract: An example method of assembling a particle damped gas turbine engine component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, holding damping media within a cavity of a gas turbine engine component using magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas B. Hyatt, William Richard Ganoe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9904772
    Abstract: Non-normal statistics applied to diffusivity calculations accelerate screening of ionic conductors for electrochemical devices such as electric storage batteries, fuel cells, and sensors. Displacements of atomic species within a crystalline structure for a candidate ionic conductor material are analyzed using a Skellam distribution optionally combined with Gaussian noise to calculate values for the standard deviation, upper error bound, and lower error bound for predicted values of diffusivity (D). When the predicted values of D have sufficient statistical precision, the diffusivity calculation is terminated and the calculated diffusivity is compared to a threshold value of diffusivity. When the threshold has been exceeded, the candidate ionic conductor may be listed as a preferred good conductor. When the calculated diffusivity fails to exceed the threshold, the material may be listed as a poor conductor and may be eliminated from further consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lincoln J Miara, William Richards, Shyue Ping Ong, Yifei Mo, Gerbrand Ceder