Patents by Inventor William Wright

William Wright 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: 20200402693
    Abstract: Described herein are concepts, system and techniques which provide a means to construct robust high-field superconducting magnets using simple fabrication techniques and modular components that scale well toward commercialization. The resulting magnet assembly—which utilizes non-insulated, high temperature superconducting tapes (HTS) and provides for optimized coolant pathways—is inherently strong structurally, which enables maximum utilization of the high magnetic fields available with HTS technology. In addition, the concepts described herein provide for control of quench-induced current distributions within the tape stack and surrounding superstructure to safely dissipate quench energy, while at the same time obtaining acceptable magnet charge time. The net result is a structurally and thermally robust, high-field magnet assembly that is passively protected against quench fault conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alexey RADOVINSKY, Brian LABOMBARD, Daniel BRUNNER, Robert S. GRANETZ, James IRBY, Rui VIEIRA, William BECK, Jeffrey DOODY, Martin GREENWALD, Zachary HARTWIG, Philip MICHAEL, Robert MUMGAARD, Syun'ichi SHIRAIWA, Brandon N. SORBOM, John WRIGHT, Lihua ZHOU
  • Patent number: 10869659
    Abstract: Connectors for connecting or linking one instrument or object to one or more other instruments or objects are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a connector can include a first arm with a first attachment feature for attaching to a first object, such as a surgical access device, and a second arm with a second attachment feature for attaching to a second object, such as a support. The connector can have an unlocked state, in which the position and orientation of the access device can be adjusted relative to the support, and a locked state in which movement of the access device relative to the support is prevented or limited. Locking the connector can also be effective to clamp or otherwise attach the connector to the access device and the support, or said attachment can be independent of the locking of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Eric Buehlmann, Joern Richter, Peter Senn, Veronique Christine Zollmann, Thomas Gamache, William Kane, Joseph Amaral, John Pracyk, Bill Horton, John Wright
  • Publication number: 20200349386
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising circuitry configured to associate first information and at least a first portion of a first image, and circuitry configured to use a second image that includes a portion corresponding to at least the first portion of the first image to access the associated first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Peter Ashbrook, Mark William Wright
  • Publication number: 20200344962
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitate efficient and effective monitoring and control of various activities using a remote self-contained in-field installed device capable of self-harvesting power. A power self harvesting control device comprises: a power sub-system configured to self-harvest energy required of its internal components; a communication sub-system configured to communicate with other external devices; an exterior function interface sub-system configured to generate and receive input/output signals associated with the external component interactions; and a management sub-system configured to manage and coordinate activities of the power control sub-system, the communication sub-system, and external function control sub-system. The management sub-system directs management and coordination of the self-harvested energy supply and consumption. The power sub-subsystem includes a non-removable self contained energy storage component that stores self-harvested energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Wright, Leif Alan Chastaine, Craig Nemecek, William Walter Koutny, David Ray Taylor, Luis Hector Garcia Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20200342164
    Abstract: An electronic input document presented on a display of a client is examined to identify a text unit in the electronic input document and contextual information about the input document. A set of annotations for the text unit and the input document are determined responsive to the contextual information for the text unit. Responsive to the set of annotations, a set of candidate texts are identified from a corpus of documents that can replace the text unit. The candidate texts are evaluated in the set of candidate texts to identify a subset of the set of candidate texts as a set of replacement texts for the text unit. At least one replacement text from the set of replacement texts is presented on the display of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jesse Clay Satterfield, Jensen Michael Harris, Christopher William Harland, Dawn Marie Wright, Kevin William Humphreys, Martin David McClellan, Orion Buckminster Montoya, Olivia Ann Gunton, Laurie Lee Dermer
  • Patent number: 10817626
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to design-model management associated with an architectural layout. A set of architectural objects may be ingested from a data source. In response to ingesting the set of architectural objects, a set of spatial zones may be determined. The determination can be made based on the ingestion of the set of architectural objects. In response to determining the set of spatial zones, a design-model of the architectural layout may be established. The establishment of the design-model can be based on the set of spatial zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MITEK HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: William A. Wright, Michael G. Shnitman
  • Patent number: 10814365
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for containing a viscous material, such as coolant, applied to cool a roll or a roll processed engineering material such as a metal strip. In particular, a viscous material containment system can include a housing, a viscous material delivery system, a plurality of movable seals and a plurality of gas delivery devices. A method for cooling a roll can include applying a vicious material, such as coolant, to the roll and containing the viscous material on the roll using the viscous material containment system. In some cases, the viscous material containment system can be used to facilitate removal of the viscous material from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Novelis Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Gantzer, Timothy F. Stanistreet, Robert William Mallory, Renato Rufino Xavier, James Charles Riggs, Frank Su, David Skingley Wright
  • Patent number: 10808768
    Abstract: Linear actuator mechanisms (100) for vehicle disconnect/connect systems having a stationary guide rod (122); a shift fork (118) the stationary guide rod extends therethough; a drive nut (110); a drive screw (120) extending through the drive nut; a first spring plate (114), a second spring plate (116), and a compression spring (112) positioned between a radially extending portion of the first spring plate and a radially extending portion of the second spring plate. A second radially extending portion of the first spring plate and a second radially extending portion of the second spring plate are in contact with the drive nut on axially opposite sides of the drive nut. The first and second spring plates are moveable axially along the stationary guide rod by the drive nut to compress the compression spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Z. Creech, Krishna Kumar, William F. Waltz, Robert A. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200325797
    Abstract: Positioning system and method for positioning engine components on an aircraft, the system including a moveable support for the engine component, a laser assembly, and a system controller. First and second lasers of the laser assembly align their respective beams with an engine target position on the aircraft and provide an indication of a first angle of the first laser beam to a reference line, and an indication of a second angle of the second laser beam to the reference line; and the system controller is configured to rotate the moveable support to rotationally position the engine component, determine the vertical distance between the engine component and the target position based at least in part on the first and second angles, and to control a lift mechanism to reduce the vertical distance between the engine component and the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Steven Wright, James Tane Iwamoto, Jack William Mauldin, August West McKenna, Richard Kevin Wilson, Bruce Allen Biskup
  • Publication number: 20200326749
    Abstract: A holder (101) for a mobile electronic device includes a case portion (102), a connection member (107), and a handle (106). The case portion is configured for holding the mobile electronic device. The handle is rotatable about the connection member. The connection member includes a first flange (112) on a first side of the connection member and a second flange (113) on a second side of the connection member opposite the first side of the connection member. The first flange is spaced from the second flange such that a first portion of the handle is held in an axial position relative to the case portion by the combination of and between the first flange and the second flange. The connection member is a single body. An entirety of the connection member is removable from the rest of the holder through the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Samsonite IP Holdings S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Darrick Del Moral, Alan Yu Tung Ng, Ryan Klauer, Christopher William Ledesma, Bryan Hynecek, Logan Price, Sean Ng Pack, Monica Elizabeth Wright
  • Publication number: 20200324915
    Abstract: Systems and methods for moving a vehicle component relative to the vehicle, the system including first and second upwardly-extending supports; a lift frame between the first and second supports including a crossbeam, and a pair of cambered truss assemblies secured to the crossbeam and configured to be attached to the vehicle component; movable first and second crossbeam support assemblies on the first and second supports to support the rotation of the crossbeam; a first lift mechanism configured to move the first crossbeam support assembly along the first support in response to a first control signal; a rotational drive mechanism configured to rotate the crossbeam relative to the first and second crossbeam support assemblies in response to a second control signal; and an electronic controller configured to generate the first and second control signals to change the position of the vehicle component relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert Steven Wright, James Tane Iwamoto, Jack William Mauldin, August West McKenna, Richard Kevin Wilson, Bruce Allen Biskup
  • Patent number: 10802661
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing in-app live support functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Andrew Ross Uhma, Allen Jeremy Wright, Adam William Dennis, Nicholas Christopher Ksiezopolski
  • Patent number: 10795748
    Abstract: Tailoring diagnostic information specific to current activity of multiple threads within a computer system. A request to dump system state is received. A system dump is created, including main memory and system state information. The system dump is stored to a database. In response to a request to format the system dump, the system dump is loaded from the database, whereby a virtual memory image of system state at system dump time is created. The virtual memory image and system state information is scanned to identify tasks that were running, tasks that have failed due to an error, and tasks that were suspended at system dump time. State information and control blocks associated with the identified tasks are collected from the system dump and collated based on task number. The database is updated with a formatted system dump, including the state information and control blocks associated with the identified tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward A. Addison, Darren R. Beard, William J. Bulfin, Peggy A. DeVal, James A. Harrison, Manuela Mandelli, John S. Tilling, Andrew Wright
  • Publication number: 20200306489
    Abstract: A breathing assistance apparatus that comprises a housing with inner and outer walls and an upper surface, wherein the walls and upper surface are integrally formed as a single part to avoid seams or joins between the walls to reduce the risk of damage to electronics within the apparatus as a result of liquid leaks. Also disclosed is a control system for a heating element of a humidifier which provides a secondary or back up protection mechanism to disable power to the heating element if a first electronic protection circuit does not cause the first switching member to disable power to the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Richard Wright, Peter Lawrence Grylls, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Philip John Dickinson, Yi-Cheng Sun, Silvan Terence Butler, Sergiu Constantin Filip, Samuel William Saunders, Andrew Martin Letton
  • Patent number: 10788438
    Abstract: An agricultural sensing system includes multiple sensor and/or actuator modules configured to communicate with a relay unit. The sensor and/or actuator modules are powered using solar energy and contain no batteries. The modules feature sleep modes in which some circuits are placed in a low energy mode to conserve energy and remove the need for batteries. Communications to or from the relay unit are optionally timed to avoid interference between transmissions from different sensor and/or actuator modules. The relay units are configured to relay sensor data and send commands to the sensor and/or actuator modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: WaterBit, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Nemecek, William Koutny, Manu Pillai, Andrew Wright, Leif Chastaine
  • Patent number: 10787553
    Abstract: A polyethylene composition comprising a granular polyethylene resin characterized by a resin solid density of from 0.91 to 0.97 g/cm3, a ratio of intraparticle void volume to interparticle void volume of from 0.33 to 0.67, and a total resin porosity, ?total, of equal to or greater than 0.45 is provided. Further provided are articles made from the polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William J. Michie, Jr., Dale A. Wright, Robert J. Jorgensen, Carl F. Baker, Burkhard E. Wagner, Joe B. Garrett, Jr., Matthew H. Mills
  • Patent number: 10783059
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for executing, by one or more first processors, one or more software products associated with a measured usage pricing model. An indication is received, during the execution of the software products, to execute a set of diagnostic machine instructions related to the execution of the software products. Responsive to that received indication, the one or more first processors initiate execution, by one or more distinct second processors, of the set of diagnostic machine instructions. The initiating of the execution by the distinct second processors of that set of diagnostic machine instructions is based at least in part on such execution not being associated with the measured usage pricing model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward A. Addison, William J. Bulfin, Andre C. Clark, Suzanne L. DeMarrais, Peggy A. DeVal, Scott W. McClure, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 10776658
    Abstract: An electronic device associates first information and at least a first portion of a first image, and uses a second image that includes a portion corresponding to at least the first portion of the first image to access the associated first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mobile Acuity Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Peter Ashbrook, Mark William Wright
  • Patent number: 10769051
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for executing, by one or more first processors, one or more software products associated with a measured usage pricing model. An indication is received, during the execution of the software products, to execute a set of diagnostic machine instructions related to the execution of the software products. Responsive to that received indication, the one or more first processors initiate execution, by one or more distinct second processors, of the set of diagnostic machine instructions. The initiating of the execution by the distinct second processors of that set of diagnostic machine instructions is based at least in part on such execution not being associated with the measured usage pricing model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward A. Addison, William J. Bulfin, Andre C. Clark, Suzanne L. DeMarrais, Peggy A. DeVal, Scott W. McClure, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 10761922
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for executing a software product that includes a plurality of machine instructions and that is associated with a measured usage pricing model. The executing of the software product includes tracking the usage of one or more computing resources for executing the software product in accordance with the associated measured pricing model. The executing also includes, for each of multiple sets of machine instructions, determining whether the set is associated with a token indicating that the set is a set of diagnostic machine instructions related to the executing of the software product. For each of those multiple sets of machine instructions, the executing of the software product further includes, responsive to a determination that the set of machine instructions is associated with the token, not tracking the usage of the one or more computing resources during execution of that set of diagnostic machine instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edward A. Addison, William J. Bulfin, Andre C. Clark, Suzanne L. DeMarrais, Peggy A. DeVal, Scott W McClure, Andrew Wright