Patents by Inventor William Schroeder

William Schroeder 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: 11390371
    Abstract: A ducted-rotor aircraft may include a fuselage and first and second ducts that are coupled to the fuselage at respective first and second locations. The first location may be on a first side of a fuselage of the aircraft and spaced from a nominal yaw axis of the aircraft. The second location may be on an opposed second side of the fuselage and spaced from the nominal yaw axis. Each duct may include a rotor that is disposed in an opening that extends through the duct. Each rotor may include a plurality of blades. Each duct may further include a control vane that is mounted aft of the plurality of blades and that is pivotable about a vane axis that is oriented toward the nominal yaw axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Schroeder, William Anthony Amante, Kip Gregory Campbell
  • Publication number: 20220210644
    Abstract: A device may include a memory and a processor. The device may receive, from a ground control station (GCS) associated with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), credentials associated with a user. The device may determine whether the GCS has been registered and determine, in response to determining that the GCS has been registered, whether the UAV has been registered. The device may present, in response to determining that the UAV has been registered, a list of UAVs the user is authorized to operate and receive selection of a particular UAV from the list of UAVs. The device may facilitate operational activities of the particular UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Dana Maher, Daniel William McMillan, David Brian Rinaldi, JR., Jared Nelson Muirhead, Tera Lynn Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20220184551
    Abstract: A system for exhaust gas remediation includes an engine, a plasma reactor, and a pulse source. The engine emits exhaust gas that includes NO molecules and NOx molecules. The plasma reactor includes an internal chamber that is fluidly connected to the engine such that the exhaust gas flows into the internal chamber. An electrode is disposed within the internal chamber of the plasma reactor. The electrode is electrically coupled to an electrical pulse source. The electrical pulse source delivers electrical pulse to the electrode to form a plasma from the exhaust gas, which removes at least a portion of the NO molecules and at least a portion of the NOx molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, TAI CHONG CHEANG STEAMSHIP CO. (H.K.) LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen B. CRONIN, Sriram SUBRAMANIAN, Tom HUISKAMP, Alec NYSTROM, William SCHROEDER
  • Publication number: 20220152553
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and systems for reducing the concentration of SOx and/or NOx in gas streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: University of Southern California, Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (H.K.) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen B. CRONIN, Alec NYSTROM, Sriram SUBRAMANIAN, Vyaas GURURAJAN, Haotian SHI, Martin A. GUNDERSEN, William SCHROEDER, Sisi YANG, Christi SCHROEDER, Fokion EGOLFOPOULOS, Tom HUISKAMP
  • Publication number: 20220145344
    Abstract: This disclosure provides epimerase enzymes useful for commercial scale production of allulose from fructose. The disclosed enzymes (“epimerase variants”) are variants of Burkholderia multivorans CGD1 xylose isomerase engineered to have improved catalytic activity of about 1.5- to 2-fold compared with the parent enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: William Schroeder, Padmesh Venkitasubramanian, Sridhar Govindarajan, Mark Welch
  • Publication number: 20210336971
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing directory service environment attack paths for an enterprise may continuously collect data about the attack paths and provide alerts. The system and method may also analyze the nested object relationships within Directory Services alongside objects at risk for Credential Theft to calculate all possible attack paths within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew ROBBINS, Rohan VAZARKAR, Ryan William SCHROEDER
  • Patent number: 11032298
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing directory service environment attack paths for an enterprise may continuously collect data about the attack paths and provide alerts. The system and method may also analyze the nested object relationships within Directory Services alongside objects at risk for Credential Theft to calculate all possible attack paths within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Specter Ops, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Robbins, Rohan Vazarkar, Ryan William Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20200327576
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems, methods, instructions, and other implementations of transactional promotions. One embodiment includes receipt of an authorization request message for a transaction associated with an account number. The authorization request message includes a merchant category code and does not include promotion information. A determination is then made that the transaction is eligible for a promotion based on the merchant category code. The promotion is then automatically applied to the transaction at the account number, and an authorization response message is then generated authorizing the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Theresa Kraus, Nathan Feighner, Craig Urbansky, Gretakae Northern, William Schroeder, Jay Neidermeyer, Stephen Roe, Kristine Hanson
  • Patent number: 10650414
    Abstract: A method of generating an audience of user equipment users according to a user-searchable index for audience curation. The method includes generating the user-searchable index for audience curation, receiving user input describing a user's desired characteristic of an audience as user-friendly input through a public-facing selection interface, and parsing the user input to generate a distributed search query complying with a search syntax of a search engine. The method further includes searching the user-searchable index to determine a quantity of prospective audience members having the desired characteristic, transmitting the quantity of prospective audience members to the user to cause a terminal of the user to display the quantity of prospective audience members on a display, and transmitting the query to a first network element configured to execute the query to perform a desired action of the user when the user approves the quantity of prospective audience members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jason R. Delker, Wayne William Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10638653
    Abstract: A caster wheel assembly includes a frame configured to pivotally couple to a tool bar, a sub-frame rotatably coupled to the frame, and a connecting linkage configured to control movement of the frame relative to the tool bar. The caster wheel assembly also includes a locking assembly, which includes a lock lever movably coupled to the frame, wherein the lock lever includes a locking element and a release element, a locking structure fixedly coupled to the sub-frame, and a driving element fixedly coupled to the connecting linkage. The locking element is configured to block rotation of the sub-frame relative to the frame while the locking element is engaged with the locking structure, and the driving element is configured to contact the release element as the connecting linkage moves the frame downwardly relative to the tool bar to drive the locking element to disengage the locking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Brian John Anderson, Nicholas Ryan Pederson, William Schroeder, Marvin A. Prickel
  • Patent number: 10507360
    Abstract: A posture correction and weight balance apparatus includes a back support, a scale body, and a reflective body. The scale body includes a base, a left platform, a right platform, at least one first display, a left weight sensor, and a right weight sensor. The back support and the reflective body are oppositely positioned of each other about the scale body and terminally and perpendicularly attached to the base. The left platform and the right platform are adjacently aligned across the back support and mounted onto the base. The at least one first display is positioned adjacent to the reflective body and mounted onto the base. The left platform is electronically connected to the at least one first display through the left weight sensor. The right platform is electronically connected to the at least one first display through the right weight sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: William Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10480018
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are three geneses of proteins herein established to exhibit a fructose to allulose epimerase activity that are useful for production of allulose from fructose at high temperatures and at low pH in the range of 4.5 to 6.0. Two of the three geneses descend phylogenetically from a common ancestral protein defined herein, and these geneses are distinguished from each other by different parental descendant proteins also defined herein. The proteins with high levels of sequence identity to the parental nodes defining from these two geneses generally exhibit higher levels of specific fructose to glucose epimerase activity than prior known fructose to allulose epimerases and exhibit such activity at low pH. A third genus is not defined by phylogenetic origin except by not descending from the same ancestor as the first two geneses but generally exhibit similar levels of fructose to allulose epimerase activities as prior art epimerases described to be useful for fructose to allulose conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Padmesh Venkitasubramanian, William Schroeder, Mark Welch, Sridhar Govindarajan
  • Publication number: 20190255388
    Abstract: A posture correction and weight balance apparatus includes a back support, a scale body, and a reflective body. The scale body includes a base, a left platform, a right platform, at least one first display, a left weight sensor, and a right weight sensor. The back support and the reflective body are oppositely positioned of each other about the scale body and terminally and perpendicularly attached to the base. The left platform and the right platform are adjacently aligned across the back support and mounted onto the base. The at least one first display is positioned adjacent to the reflective body and mounted onto the base. The left platform is electronically connected to the at least one first display through the left weight sensor. The right platform is electronically connected to the at least one first display through the right weight sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: William Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10057882
    Abstract: A method of determining location of a wireless communication service subscriber based on a user equipment (UE) self-identifying to a WiFi access point (AP) without establishing a data session between the UE and the WiFi AP. The method comprises receiving an identity of a UE by a WiFi AP, transmitting a first message comprising the identity of the UE and an identity of a store where the WiFi AP is located by the WiFi AP to a server. The method further comprises looking up by the server a communication address of the UE and a link to a web application associated with the store, building a second message comprising to link to the web application by the server, and transmitting the second message by the server to the UE via a cellular wireless communication link, whereby the UE is enabled to execute the web application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jason R. Delker, Matthew Habiger, Wayne William Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20180112244
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are three geneses of proteins herein established to exhibit a fructose to allulose epimerase activity that are useful for production of allulose from fructose at high temperatures and at low pH in the range of 4.5 to 6.0. Two of the three geneses descend phylogenetically from a common ancestral protein defined herein, and these geneses are distinguished from each other by different parental descendant proteins also defined herein. The proteins with high levels of sequence identity to the parental nodes defining from these two geneses generally exhibit higher levels of specific fructose to glucose epimerase activity than prior known fructose to allulose epimerases and exhibit such activity at low pH. A third genus is not defined by phylogenetic origin except by not descending from the same ancestor as the first two geneses but generally exhibit similar levels of fructose to allulose epimerase activities as prior art epimerases described to be useful for fructose to allulose conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Padmesh Venkitasubramanian, William Schroeder, Mark Welch, Sridhar Govindarajan
  • Publication number: 20180092286
    Abstract: A caster wheel assembly for an agricultural implement system includes a frame configured to pivotally couple to a tool bar of the agricultural implement system via a mount, a sub-frame rotatably coupled to the frame, and at least one connecting linkage configured to control movement of the frame relative to the tool bar. The caster wheel assembly also includes a locking assembly, which includes a lock lever movably coupled to the frame, wherein the lock lever comprises a locking element and a release element, a locking structure fixedly coupled to the sub-frame, and a driving element fixedly coupled to the at least one connecting linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Brian John Anderson, Nicholas Ryan Pederson, William Schroeder, Marvin A. Prickel
  • Patent number: 9879404
    Abstract: A hydraulic system is adapted to recover potential and kinetic energy of a work attachment of a work machine. A valve arrangement may configure the hydraulic system in various modes. The hydraulic system may provide suspension and/or actuation for the work attachment. The energy of the work attachment may move a rod of a first cylinder. The rod may pressurize fluid within the first cylinder. The pressurized fluid may flow from the first cylinder through a valve and into an accumulator. The first cylinder may amplify pressure of the fluid. The pressurized fluid in the accumulator may actuate the first cylinder. The movement of the rod of the first cylinder may cause simultaneous actuation of a second cylinder. A controller may monitor pressures and positions of components of the hydraulic system and control the valve arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle William Schroeder, Wade Leo Gehlhoff
  • Patent number: D857035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Benjamin W. Hapka, Patrick E. Harder, William Schroeder
  • Patent number: D924891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Benjamin W. Hapka, Patrick E. Harder, William Schroeder
  • Patent number: D963679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Benjamin W. Hapka, Patrick E. Harder, William Schroeder