Patents by Inventor William Turner

William Turner 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: 20210079460
    Abstract: A biochemical analysis system analyses polymers by taking measurements of a polymer from a sensor element comprising a nanopore during translocation of the polymer through the nanopore. When a polymer has partially translocated, the series of measurements is analysed using reference data derived from a reference sequence to provide a measure of similarity. Responsive to the measure of similarity, the sensor element may be selectively operated to eject the polymer and thereby make the nanopore available to receive a further polymer. Where the biochemical analysis system comprises an array of sensor elements and is takes measurements from sensor elements selected in a multiplexed manner, responsive to the measure of similarity, the biochemical analysis system ceases taking measurements from the currently selected sensor element and to starts taking measurements from a newly selected sensor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart William Reid, Gavin Harper, Clive Gavin Brown, Daniel John Turner, Andrew John Heron, Christopher James Wright
  • Patent number: 10944278
    Abstract: A battery system with a large-format Li-ion battery powers attached equipment by discharging battery cells distributed among a plurality of battery packs. The discharging of the battery cells is controlled in an efficient manner while preserving the expected life of the Li-ion battery cells. Each battery pack internally supports a battery management system and may have identical components, thus supporting an architecture that easily scales to higher power/energy. Battery packs may be added or removed without intervention with a user, where one of battery packs serves as a master battery pack and the remaining battery packs serve as slave battery packs. When the master battery pack is removed, one of the slave battery packs becomes the master battery pack. Charging and discharging of the battery cells is coordinated by the master battery pack with the slave battery packs over a communication channel such as a controller area network (CAN) bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Inventus Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kang, William Tenorio, Chris Turner
  • Publication number: 20210060757
    Abstract: A power tool comprises an adjustable auxiliary handle assembly that facilities safe use of the tool by the operator while allowing convenient carry and storage of the tool when not in use. The adjustable auxiliary handle assembly comprises an indexing mechanism that includes an angled connector, a slidable latching mechanism and a handle base. The indexing mechanism allows a longitudinal handle to rotate and be locked in a position convenient and comfortable to the operator. The indexing mechanism is adjustable and can be operated with one hand (e.g., one-handed operation). The latching mechanism holds the auxiliary handle position in place while allowing the power tool to be used in high-torque/high load applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Vairavasundaram Swaminathan, Dennis Naksen, Scott Turner, William Durham, Jefferey C. Yaschur
  • Publication number: 20210024877
    Abstract: Methods for separating microorganisms from non-microorganism cells in a non-microorganism cell-containing sample comprise incubating the sample with particles to form particle-microorganism complexes and then separating the particle-microorganism complexes from the non-microorganism cells. These methods are used to detect the absence or presence of a microorganism in a sample that also contains non-microorganism cells. Particular reagents and combinations of reagents enhance the selective capture of microorganisms in mixed samples. Corresponding compositions and kits are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Lockhart, Paul Jay, James Turner, Andrew Rogers, Matthew Crow, William Mullen
  • Publication number: 20200404103
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically updating bit loading profile assignments among a plurality of cable modems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: William Turner Hanks
  • Publication number: 20200384807
    Abstract: A semi-trailer wheel restraint system having at least one bearing or swivel, or a combination of bearing(s) and swivel(s), and one or more cable sections and one or more hub cab attachments for receipt into one or more wheel assemblies and through a hollow core of the trailer's axle. During a wheel bearing failure, the wheel restraint system keeps the loose wheel assembly near the end of the axle by anchoring it to the opposite-end's hub cap, thereby preventing a run-away wheel assembly and providing an operator of the truck an opportunity to safely stop the rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: William Turner
  • Publication number: 20200384805
    Abstract: A semi-trailer wheel restraint system having a bearing swivel and one or more cable sections and hub cab attachments for receipt into and through a hollow core of the trailer's axle. During a wheel bearing failure, the wheel restraint system keeps the loose wheel assembly near the end of the axle by anchoring it to the opposite-end's hub cap, thereby preventing a run-away wheel assembly and providing an operator of the truck an opportunity to safely stop the rig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: William Turner
  • Publication number: 20200358684
    Abstract: A method receives error measurements from network elements. Groups of network elements are generated based on similarity of error measurements and a bitloading profile for each of the groups of network elements is generated based on the error measurements for each respective group. Each bitloading profile includes a modulation level determined to be sufficient for transporting content to respective groups of network elements. The method then assigns a set of bitloading profiles to each network element based on the groups of network elements and the bitloading profile generated for each of the groups. The bitloading profile for each of the groups of network elements and the assigned set of bitloading profiles are output to a network device. The network device uses the bitloading profiles to modulate content sent to respective customer premise equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: William Turner Hanks, Thomas J. Cloonan, Yue Cheng, Erich C. Arnold, Jim Allen
  • Patent number: 10830509
    Abstract: An example refrigerant system according to an exemplary aspect of this disclosure includes, among other things, a refrigerant loop having at least a condenser, an evaporator, and a compressor. The compressor includes a motor in communication with a variable speed drive. The system further includes a cooling circuit including a pressure regulator downstream of a heat exchanger, the heat exchanger absorbing heat from the variable speed drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DANFOSS A/S
    Inventors: William Turner Thornton, Mogens Rasmussen, Lin Sun
  • Publication number: 20200323717
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Arpit SHAH, Aziz A. BHAI, Bradley T. SMITH, Catherine M. WAGNER, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, Clay G. OWSLEY, Dan R. TALLENT, Daniel NACHTIGAL, David L. BEDEL, David J. BRZENCHEK, David J. HITCHCOCK, David P. LUBBERS, Douglas A. SEIM, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Eric D. BENZ, Florin IUCHA, Frank E. SAUSER, Gavin M. MONSON, James W. PASCOE, James L. WALKE, Jared RUDE, John G. BYERS, John D. CHRISTIE, Jonathan D. TURNER, Joshua A. WILLIAMS, Karen LANNING, Kathryn SMITH, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Mary Kay BRINKMAN, Michael BUCCIERI, Nathaniel W. HIXON, Neal WIGGERMANN, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Scott M. CORBIN, Sravan MAMIDI, Todd P. O'NEAL, Todd S. VENTROLA, Travis PELO, Unnati OJHA, John GOEWERT
  • Publication number: 20200296205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing distracted driving are disclosed herein. A mobile device may receive one or more beacon signals emitted from one or more beacons located at different locations within a vehicle. The mobile device determines whether the mobile device is located within the vehicle. The mobile device disables one or more functions of the mobile device if determined to be in the vehicle. The mobile device then determines whether to re-enable at least one of the disabled functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: David William MOIR, Lanny WESTGARD, Phil LAPLANTE, Glen SUITOR, Dean LORENSON, Brooke Alexandra MOIR, Hamilton Allen TURNER, Ronald J. WARANOWSKI, Christopher Jules WHITE
  • Publication number: 20200282917
    Abstract: A cargo box for securely carrying fishing rods and related cargo on top of a vehicle is disclosed, including a top portion hingedly connected to a bottom portion. The bottom portion includes plurality of rod holder assemblies to support and securely hold plurality of fishing rods and reels during transport between locations. The rod holder assemblies are configured to be repositionable to accommodate various lengths of fishing rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Yakima Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Attfield Sagen, Scott A. McFadden, Gian-Marco D'Angelo, Kirk William Turner
  • Patent number: 10766890
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, in part, compounds having allosteric effector properties against Hepatitis B virus Cp. Also provided herein are methods of treating viral infections, such as hepatitis B, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a disclosed compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Assembly Biosciences, Inc., INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Turner, Hans Maag, Samson Francis
  • Patent number: 10735289
    Abstract: A method receives error measurements from network elements. Groups of network elements are generated based on similarity of error measurements and a bitloading profile for each of the groups of network elements is generated based on the error measurements for each respective group. Each bitloading profile includes a modulation level determined to be sufficient for transporting content to respective groups of network elements. The method then assigns a set of bitloading profiles to each network element based on the groups of network elements and the bitloading profile generated for each of the groups. The bitloading profile for each of the groups of network elements and the assigned set of bitloading profiles are output to a network device. The network device uses the bitloading profiles to modulate content sent to respective customer premise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: William Turner Hanks, Thomas J. Cloonan, Yue Cheng, Erich C. Arnold, Jim Allen
  • Patent number: 10713694
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining and communicating proper pricing information and other pre- and post-adjudication information, such as an availability of a lower price for a prescription, as part of the processing of a healthcare transaction. A healthcare transaction, such as a healthcare claim transaction, may be received by the service provider computer from a pharmacy computer. The service provider computer may determine if an adjudication platform is available for the prescribed product. The service provider computer may generate a modified healthcare claim transaction and transmit the modified healthcare claim transaction to a claims processor computer for adjudication. The service provider computer may receive an approved adjudicated claim transaction response and perform any post-adjudication on the response. The approved adjudicated claim transaction response may be transmitted to the pharmacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: McKesson Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Harris, William Turner
  • Patent number: 10707032
    Abstract: Electronic devices having input structures that are operative to translate a relatively small travel of an input surface to a larger travel elsewhere. For example, force exerted on an input surface of an input body may cause a corresponding input body to move a first distance. An arm, lever mechanism, or the like may have an end or other portion that moves a second distance in response to the input body's motion. The second distance may be greater than the first; in some embodiments, the second distance may be an order of magnitude or more than the first distance. The travel may close or open a switch in response to the force exerted on the input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Daniel William Jarvis, Benjamin J. Pope, Erik G. de Jong, Tyler S. Bushnell, Christopher T. Cheng, Trevor J. Ness, William C. Lukens, Steven P. Cardinali, Robert D. Turner
  • Patent number: D896513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Yakima Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Attfield Sagen, Scott A. McFadden, Gian-Marco D'Angelo, Kirk William Turner
  • Patent number: D907886
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BIG HEART PET, INC.
    Inventors: Aretha Turner Ashby, Adam Bricker, Christian Bushnell, Elizabeth Jan Hogben, William T. Keehn, Michelle McCune, Zachary Parker Willard, Judy Guo, Andrew Deakin, Molly Rolig
  • Patent number: D910266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BIG HEART PET, INC.
    Inventors: Aretha Turner Ashby, Adam Bricker, Christian Bushnell, Elizabeth Jan Hogben, William T. Keehn, Michelle McCune, Zachary Parker Willard, Judy Guo, Andrew Deakin, Molly Rolig
  • Patent number: D915728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BIG HEART PET, INC.
    Inventors: Aretha Turner Ashby, Adam Bricker, Christian Bushnell, Elizabeth Jan Hogben, William T. Keehn, Michelle McCune, Zachary Parker Willard, Judy Guo, Andrew Deakin, Molly Rolig