Patents by Inventor William Simmons

William Simmons 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: 10799617
    Abstract: Fibrous materials and methods of manufacturing fibrous materials are disclosed. In particular, this application discloses methods of making and processing serially deposited fibrous structures, such as serially deposited fibrous mats. Serially deposited fibrous mats may be used in implantable medical devices with various characteristics and features. Serially deposited fibrous mats of various mat thickness, fiber size, porosity, pore size, and fiber density are disclosed. Additionally, serially deposited fibrous mats having various amounts of fiber structures (such as intersections, branches, and bundles) per unit area are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Mower, John William Hall, Rachel L. Simmons, Bart Dolmatch, F. Mark Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20200230269
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein for providing a sanitizing bottle. A sanitizing bottle includes a storage body to store liquid; a cap configured to removably attach to the storage body; a cap sensor disposed on the storage body to determine whether the cap is attached to the storage body; a UV emitter to emit UV light in the storage body; and a processor coupled to the cap sensor and the UV emitter. The processor is to activate the UV emitter responsive to determining, via the cap sensor, the cap is attached to the storage body. The processor is to deactivate the UV emitter responsive to determining, via the cap sensor, the cap is not attached to the storage body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brett Fotheringham, August Simmons, Jacob Starley, Aaron Janke, William Hogan
  • Publication number: 20200214254
    Abstract: A foldable pet apparatus has a rigid platform member, a rigid barrier member, and a support member. The rigid barrier member is attached to one end of the rigid platform member by a hinge. The support member is attached to the rigid platform member at its other end with a hinge. The support member may be attached to a vertical wall below a pet door opening. When the foldable pet apparatus is in a deployed position, the rigid platform member provides a place for a pet to stand after it passes through the pet door. The rigid barrier member prevents the pet from going straight off of the end of the rigid platform member. The pet must turn to the right or left to leave the platform. When the foldable pet apparatus is in the collapsed position, it blocks the pet door opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: William A. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10653512
    Abstract: A stent or other prosthesis may be formed by coating a single continuous wire scaffold with a polymer coating. The polymer coating may consist of layers of electrospun polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Electrospun PTFE of certain porosities may permit endothelial cell growth within the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Eller, John William Hall, Robert S. Kellar, Rachel Lynn Simmons, Robert J. Radford, Bart Dolmatch
  • Patent number: 10653511
    Abstract: A stent or other prosthesis may be formed by coating a single continuous wire scaffold with a polymer coating. The polymer coating may consist of layers of electrospun polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Electrospun PTFE of certain porosities may permit endothelial cell growth within the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Eller, John William Hall, Robert S. Kellar, Rachel Lynn Simmons, Robert J. Radford, Bart Dolmatch
  • Patent number: 10631519
    Abstract: A pet apparatus that facilitates the movement of a household pet through a pet door opening provided in a door at the head of a stairway leading to a lower level of a building. The invention comprises a rigid platform member engaged with a barrier member, and a support member that is attached to the stairway door to safely redirect the pet to travel in a left or right direction, relative to the pet door opening, to prevent the pet from falling down the stairway. A collapsible embodiment of the invention incorporates foldability. Additional embodiments to the collapsible embodiment include manual, cord, and spring-operated foldability. The device is intended for use in combination with commonly available pet doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: William A. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10507268
    Abstract: A medical appliance or prosthesis may comprise one or more layers of electrospun nanofibers, including electrospun polymers. The electrospun material may comprise layers including layers of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Electrospun nanofiber mats of certain porosities may permit tissue ingrowth into or attachment to the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John William Hall, Bart Dolmatch, Zeke Eller, Robert S. Kellar, Rachel Lynn Simmons, Wayne L. Mower
  • Publication number: 20190365000
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to garments with adaptive ventilation. The garment has one or more flaps that open and close in response to the presence or absence of an external stimulus such as, for example, moisture. The one or more flaps remain closed in the absence of the external stimulus and open in the presence of the external stimulus thereby increasing or decreasing ventilation between an interior cavity of the garment and an external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: GRANT H. SIMMONS, PATRICK WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190326720
    Abstract: A crimp tool calibration system for crimping a prepared wire into a corresponding contact wire barrel includes a computer, a positioner having a memory chip storing positioner data, and a tool frame. The tool frame includes a head having a receiving port therethrough, and configured for the positioner to be removably engaged with the receiving port during a crimping operation. The tool frame also includes a plurality of crimping dies positioned around a periphery of the receiving port, an adjustment device to adjust a crimp depth, and a positioner interface coupled to the tool frame. The positioner interface includes a tool memory for storing tool data, a reader, and a transmitter, where the reader is configured to read the positioner data stored on the memory chip of the positioner, and the transmitter is configured to transmit the positioner data and the tool data to the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: William David KELLY, Aron BACS, JR., Walt SIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20190297838
    Abstract: A pet apparatus that facilitates the movement of a household pet through a pet door opening provided in a door at the head of a stairway leading to a lower level of a building. The invention comprises a rigid platform member engaged with a barrier member, and a support member that is attached to the stairway door to safely redirect the pet to travel in a left or right direction, relative to the pet door opening, to prevent the pet from falling down the stairway. A collapsible embodiment of the invention incorporates foldability. Additional embodiments to the collapsible embodiment include manual, cord, and spring-operated foldability. The device is intended for use in combination with commonly available pet doors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: William A. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10420698
    Abstract: A head massaging cap device for massaging the head includes a shell that is cap shaped. The shell has an inner layer and an outer layer. A compartment is coupled to a front of the shell. A power module is coupled to and positioned in the compartment. A solid state music player is coupled to and positioned in the compartment. A plurality of cooling zones and plurality of heating zones are positioned in the outer layer. A plurality of tracks is positioned on and coupled to an interior surface of the inner layer. The tracks comprise rack gears. Each of a plurality of massage probes is coupled to a respective one of the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: William Jones, Jr., Lisa Simmons-Jones
  • Patent number: 9933846
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit configured to: detect a motion applied to a device with a display in a mode; select another mode of the display based on the device motion; and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to apply a screen motion to the another mode of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel William Simmons, Nina F. Shih, Robin M. Tafel, Eugene W. Becker, Natasha Tan, Christoph Dressel, Kwame Ferreira, Guy Bar-Nahum
  • Patent number: 9894164
    Abstract: An computing system includes: a communication unit configured to receive a discovery request, including a client presence factor, having a scan pattern for discovering a target device; a control unit, coupled to the communication unit, configured to: determine a target device coordinate based on the discovery request for identifying a client device relative to the target device, determine a device connectivity based on the target device coordinate, the client presence factor, or a combination thereof for establishing a backhaul communication between the client device and the target device, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to present a device information based on a trust level for displaying the device information of the client device having the device connectivity of connected with the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicolai Munk Petersen, Chris Turkstra, Daniel William Simmons, Guy Bar-Nahum, Robin M. Tafel, Seungeun Lee, Kwame Ferreira, Justin L. Gregg
  • Publication number: 20160072896
    Abstract: An computing system includes: a storage unit including a memory configured to store a device interface; and a control unit including a processor, coupled to the storage unit, configured to: determine a communication frequency based on a discovery communication for identifying a target device, determine a channel type based on the communication frequency for establishing a backhaul communication to the target device, and determine the device interface to be displayed based on the channel type for controlling the target device for displaying on a client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Nicolai Munk Petersen, Chris Turkstra, Daniel William Simmons, Guy Bar-Nahum, Robin M. Tafel, Seungeun Lee, Kwame Ferreira, Justin L. Gregg, Dhana Dhanasarnsombat, Nina F. Shih, Michael Rosenblatt, Moe Tanabian
  • Publication number: 20140365671
    Abstract: An computing system includes: a communication unit configured to receive a discovery request, including a client presence factor, having a scan pattern for discovering a target device; a control unit, coupled to the communication unit, configured to: determine a target device coordinate based on the discovery request for identifying a client device relative to the target device, determine a device connectivity based on the target device coordinate, the client presence factor, or a combination thereof for establishing a backhaul communication between the client device and the target device, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to present a device information based on a trust level for displaying the device information of the client device having the device connectivity of connected with the target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Nicolai Munk Petersen, Chris Turkstra, Daniel William Simmons, Guy Bar-Nahum, Robin M. Tafel, Seungeun Lee
  • Publication number: 20140325437
    Abstract: A content delivery system includes: a background provider configured to provide a background interface; a pane provider module, coupled to the background provider module, configured to provide a pane interface having a non-horizontal slant side overlapping the background interface; and a menu provider module, coupled to the pane provider module, configured to provide a menu interface having a slant menu side overlapping the non-horizontal slant side of the pane interface creating a blade non-right angle for displaying on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Pacenta, Nina F. Shih, Daniel William Simmons, Seungeun Lee, Yun Z. Wu, Weng Chi Lou, Michael Baisuck
  • Publication number: 20140210708
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit configured to: detect a motion applied to a device with a display in a mode; select another mode of the display based on the device motion; and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to apply a screen motion to the another mode of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel William Simmons, Nina F. Shih, Robin M. Tafel, Eugene W. Becker, Natasha Tan, Christoph Dressel, Kwame Ferreira, Guy Bar-Nahum
  • Publication number: 20140101523
    Abstract: A method of operation of a display system includes: providing a format; displaying content with the format configured to display on a display interface; receiving input based on the content displayed with the format on the display interface; and receiving input based on the content displayed with the format on the display interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Guy Bar-Nahum, Daniel William Simmons, Brenno Cantelli, Kwame Ferreira, Wei-Meng Chee
  • Patent number: 8203077
    Abstract: A cord organizer includes a cover plate and a cord retaining member. The cover plate includes a central portion having a plurality of openings defined therethrough. The openings include a fastener opening, and a receptacle opening. The cover plate further includes a curved, end portion curved inwardly away from a back side of the cover plate, having a slit defined therethrough, and at least one male fastening member extending from the back side of the cover plate. The cord retaining member includes a female fastening opening, and a strap portion. The strap portion of the cord retaining member is capable of passing through the slit of the curved, end portion, and the cord organizer is configured to allow the strap portion to be secured after an end of the strap has passed through the slit of the curved, end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Honeycutt, Ian Kovacevich, Joseph William Simmons, Randall Wade Hatfield
  • Patent number: D759088
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nina F. Shih, Eric Pacenta, Daniel William Simmons, Craig A. Murray