Patents by Inventor Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas 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: 20160027276
Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for monitoring a vehicle operator and for monitoring the environment of a vehicle operator. In particularly, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining a physical position of an operator within a vehicle and for determining environmental conditions surrounding the vehicle operator. The systems may include at least one of: an image sensor, an infrared sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, a microphone or a combination or sub-combination thereof. The methods may determine a position and/or an orientation of a vehicle operator's head, arms, hands, legs, feet, etc., a combination thereof or a sub-combination thereof.
Type: Application
Filed: July 24, 2014
Publication date: January 28, 2016
Inventors: Jason Freeck, Alex Ewing Ford, Paul Sloan, Ryan Thomas Schmidt, Mihir Dilip Angal, Neel Kothari
Publication number: 20160009695
Abstract: There is provided a compound of formula (I) which is an inhibitor of the family of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase enzymes, and to its use in therapy, including in pharmaceutical combinations, especially in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory diseases of the lung, such as asthma and COPD.
Type: Application
Filed: July 10, 2015
Publication date: January 14, 2016
Applicant: RESPIVERT LTD.
Inventors: Kazuhiro Ito, Catherine Elisabeth Charron, John King-Underwood, Stuart Thomas Onions, Alistair Ian Longshaw, Rudy Broeckx, Walter Filliers, Alex Copmans
Patent number: 9227977
Abstract: The present invention relates inter alia to a compound of formula (I) and to compositions comprising the same and to the use of the compounds and to compositions of the compounds in treatment, for example in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, in particular respiratory inflammatory disease. The invention also extends to methods of making the said compounds.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 14, 2014
Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
Assignee: Respivert Ltd.
Inventors: David Michel Adrien Taddei, Stuart Thomas Onions, Alun John Smith, Alex Herman Copmans, Rudy Laurent Maria Broeckx
Patent number: 8723687
Abstract: A system for intelligent transport communication includes at least one transmitter, and at least one in-vehicle mobile receiver for use within a mobile road vehicle. The transmitter broadcasts, by wireless communication, dedicated data for each of a plurality of heading directions of the mobile road vehicle, on a corresponding plurality of multiplexed channels. The receiver receives the dedicated data on one of the multiplexed channels that corresponds to an actual heading direction of the mobile road vehicle. A multiple-redundant vehicle heading direction identification system for use within the mobile road vehicle includes a GPS direction identification system, a multiple digital compass system that identifies a heading direction of the mobile road vehicle based on input from multiple digital compasses, and a central processing unit that selects the heading direction produced by the GPS direction identification system only when an output of the GPS direction identification system is healthy.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 19, 2011
Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
Inventor: Alex Thomas
Publication number: 20140108047
Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods and automated documentation and medical-coding systems that combine predictions of clinical decision support or multiple medical-code assignments into a final medical-code assignment, such that the combination is different for different contexts. In certain implementations, each agent receives the same set of terms and phrases extracted from an electronic medical record (“EMR”). Based on the context of the EMR, each agent extracts medical codes from one or more medical codebooks, compares the terms and phrases to the medical codes, and assigns a code to the EMR based on a confidence score. The multiple code assignments are combined to generate a final medical-code assignment based on the confidence scores, context, and each agent's historical performance within the context. The automated system stores and outputs the final medical-code assignment.
Type: Application
Filed: September 23, 2013
Publication date: April 17, 2014
Applicant: Atigeo LLC
Inventors: Rodney Kinney, Michael Sandoval, David Talby, Robert Payne, Bryan Tinsley, Alex Thomas
Patent number: 8569703
Abstract: The invention is the novel use of Quantum Dots (QDs) for radiation dosimetry and includes novel dosimetry devices, systems and methods. The devices, systems and methods have use in a variety of dosimetry applications such as personal, environmental and research. The system for detecting doses of ionizing radiation comprises; a matrix comprising a photoluminescent semiconductor nanocrystals; an illumination interface for exposing the matrix to non-ionizing radiation; a response characterization interface for measuring photoluminescence, scatter or the optical density of the matrix and identifying differences in the photoluminescence, scatter or optical density caused by exposure to ionizing radiation; and a readout interface to quantify the photoluminescence or optical density differences as doses of radiation.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 30, 2009
Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
Assignee: Multi-Magnetics Inc.
Inventors: Kui Yu, Diana Wilkinson, Chunsheng Li, Robert Stodilka, Jeff Carson, Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Terry Thompson
Publication number: 20120249343
Abstract: A system for intelligent transport communication includes at least one transmitter, and at least one in-vehicle mobile receiver for use within a mobile road vehicle. The transmitter broadcasts, by wireless communication, dedicated data for each of a plurality of heading directions of the mobile road vehicle, on a corresponding plurality of multiplexed channels. The receiver receives the dedicated data on one of the multiplexed channels that corresponds to an actual heading direction of the mobile road vehicle. A multiple-redundant vehicle heading direction identification system for use within the mobile road vehicle includes a GPS direction identification system, a multiple digital compass system that identifies a heading direction of the mobile road vehicle based on input from multiple digital compasses, and a central processing unit that selects the heading direction produced by the GPS direction identification system only when an output of the GPS direction identification system is healthy.
Type: Application
Filed: December 19, 2011
Publication date: October 4, 2012
Inventor: Alex Thomas
Publication number: 20100176308
Abstract: The invention is the novel use of Quantum Dots (QDs) for radiation dosimetry and includes novel dosimetry devices, systems and methods. The devices, systems and methods have use in a variety of dosimetry applications such as personal, environmental and research. The system for detecting doses of ionizing radiation comprises; a matrix comprising a photoluminescent semiconductor nanocrystals; an illumination interface for exposing the matrix to non-ionizing radiation; a response characterization interface for measuring photoluminescence, scatter or the optical density of the matrix and identifying differences in the photoluminescence, scatter or optical density caused by exposure to ionizing radiation; and a readout interface to quantify the photoluminescence or optical density differences as doses of radiation.
Type: Application
Filed: September 30, 2009
Publication date: July 15, 2010
Inventors: Kui Yu, Diana Wilkinson, Chunsheng Li, Robert Stodilka, Jeff Carson, Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Terry Thompson
Publication number: 20090042057
Abstract: A composite metal article includes a higher melting point metal, a lower melting point alloy and at least one other metal with an intermediate melting point between that of the higher melting point metal and the lower melting point alloy. The at least one other metal is selected to aid in sinter-densification of the higher melting point metal in a temperature range above the liquidus temperature of the lower melting point alloy and below the melting point of the at least one other metal.
Type: Application
Filed: August 11, 2008
Publication date: February 12, 2009
Applicant: Springfield Munitions Company, LLC
Inventors: Julian Alex Thomas, Timothy George Smith
Patent number: 7280861
Abstract: The invention is directed to the use of magnetic field designed pulses for the diagnoses and classification of severity of disease states and disability in humans and animals.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2002
Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
Assignee: Fralex Therapeutics, Inc.
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Kevin White
Publication number: 20060189866
Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising image-guided application of a pulsed magnetic field for the diagnosis and/or treatment of various physiological, neurological and/or behavioral pathologies or conditions.
Type: Application
Filed: December 27, 2005
Publication date: August 24, 2006
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Jeff Winter, Terry Thompson, Cheryl McCreary
Publication number: 20060106274
Abstract: The invention discloses an electrotherapy device for generating specifically designed low frequency pulsed magnetic fields (Cnp waveforms). The device comprises a memory storing at least one digital Cnp waveform and a digital to analog converter converting the at least one digital Cnp waveform into an analog Cnp waveform for application to a subject. A processor communicates with the memory and is responsive to operator input and conditioning the memory to output the at least one digital Cnp waveform directly to the digital to analog converter thereby to bypass the processor. The electrotherapy device is useful for electrotherapy of a subject to modify a variety of clinical physiological, neurological and behavioural conditions.
Type: Application
Filed: November 25, 2003
Publication date: May 18, 2006
Applicants: The Lawson Research Institute "LRI", Fralex Therapeutics Inc.
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Lynn Keenliside
Publication number: 20030181791
Abstract: The invention is directed to the use of magnetic field designed pulses for the diagnoses and classification of severity of disease states and disability in humans and animals.
Type: Application
Filed: December 16, 2002
Publication date: September 25, 2003
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Kevin White
Patent number: 6597435
Abstract: A three-degree-of-freedom guideless reticle stage is used with a reaction force-countermass assembly. An anti-gravity device such as a flexure is provided between the reticle stage and the reaction force-countermass assembly. The anti-gravity device offsets the weight of the stage to the reaction force-countermass assembly. Improved reticle-positioning is provided, with minimized distortion to the stage base, reduced forces on the frame, high servo bandwidth, three-degree-of-freedom positioning, high throughput, minimized geometry and low moving mass.
Type: Grant
Filed: October 9, 2001
Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
Assignee: Nikon Corporation
Inventors: Alex K Tim Poon, W. Thomas Novak
Patent number: 6159664
Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a matrix for the production of optical disks by applying a photoresist film to an unstructured matrix plate and structuring the photoresist film by selectively exposing and developing said film. When a negatively acting photoresist is used, the matrix may be metal-plated on the surface provided with the photoresist film after structuring of the photoresist film. Structuring of the photoresist film may comprise heating of the selectively exposed photoresist film, integral exposure of the photoresist film prior to developing and heating of the photoresist film following developing. The unstructured matrix plate may be etched, using the structured photoresist film as a mask, after which the photoresist film is removed to produce the matrix. Prior to applying the photoresist film to the unstructured matrix plate a metal film may be applied, to a thickness equal to the height of the structure desired in the matrix.
Type: Grant
Filed: July 15, 1996
Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
Assignee: ODME International B.V.
Inventors: Maria Elizabeth Reuhman-Huisken, Alex Thomas Van der Plaat
Patent number: D641344
Type: Grant
Filed: May 13, 2010
Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
Inventors: E. Alex Thomas, Charles Branch
Patent number: D649141
Type: Grant
Filed: May 13, 2010
Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
Inventors: E. Alex Thomas, Charles Branch