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: 20160201708
    Abstract: A device and method for the protection of a first member and second member from corrosion by utilizing a connector that bonds the members without allowing direct contact of the members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Henry E. Richardson, Jeffery Thomas Shantz, Alex Mangiapane
  • Publication number: 20160194276
    Abstract: A process of preparing olefins of the formula (I) is described herein: with R1 being a substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C30)hydrocarbyl, and R2 being a substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C20)hydrocarbyl. The process includes reacting a compound of formula (II) wherein Ar is chosen from in the presence of a palladium-based catalyst and an organic solvent. A process of preparing olefins of the formula (III) is also described: with R3 being a substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C30)hydrocarbyl, R4 being a substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C20)hydrocarbyl, and R5 being a substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C30) hydrocarbyl. The process includes reacting a compound of formula (IV) wherein Ar is chosen from with a compound of formula (V) wherein Ar is chosen from in the presence of a palladium-based catalyst and an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: William Baker Tolman, Marc A. Hillmyer, Alex John, Levi Thomas Hogan
  • Patent number: 9372006
    Abstract: A compact oven is disclosed. The compact oven includes a housing having a cavity for receiving food items, and one or more blowers for directing heated air into the cavity. The compact oven also includes an air deflection plate coupled to a nozzle plate having multiple nozzles for capturing and directing a portion of heated air from the blower to the cavity via nozzles located between the air deflection plate and the nozzle plate, while allowing the remaining heated air exiting the blower to move into the cavity via nozzles not located between the air deflection plate and the nozzle plate such that the velocities of heated air exiting all nozzles into the cavity are as close to each other as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Ovention, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip R. McKee, Lee Thomas Vanlanen, Alex Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160145399
    Abstract: The present invention provides derivatives of native lignin having a certain aliphatic hydroxyl content. Surprisingly, it has been found that consistent and predictable antioxidant activity may be provided by selecting for derivatives of native lignin having a certain aliphatic hydroxyl content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Mikhail Yurevich BALAKSHIN, Alex BERLIN, Humbert Thomas DELLICOLLI, Chadrick Adam Nathaniel Jordan GRUNERT, Vera Maximenko GUTMAN, Darwin ORTIZ, Edward Kendall PYE
  • Patent number: 9347177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to softwood lignin derivatives having an aliphatic hydroxyl content of from about 2.5 mmol/g to about 7 mmol/g lignin, and the preparation method thereof. The preparation method comprises: pulping a fibrous biomass, heating the biomass, maintaining the elevated temperature for 1 minute or longer, separating the cellulosic pulp to form a lignin-rich material, and recovering derivatives of native lignin. The lignin derivatives have a desired antioxidant activity characterized by radical scavenging index (RSI). Another aspect of the invention relates to compositions comprising the softwood lignin derivative. Another aspect of the invention relates to a use of the softwood lignin derivatives comprising incorporating the softwood lignin derivatives into polymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: FIBRIA INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Mikhail Yurevich Balakshin, Alex Berlin, Humbert Thomas Dellicolli, Chadrick Adam Nathaniel Jordan Grunert, Vera Maximenko Gutman, Darwin Ortiz, Edward Kendall Pye
  • Patent number: 9317593
    Abstract: In one embodiment, modeling topics includes accessing a corpus comprising documents that include words. Words of a document are selected as keywords of the document. The documents are clustered according to the keywords to yield clusters, where each cluster corresponds to a topic. A statistical distribution is generated for a cluster from words of the documents of the cluster. A topic is modeled using the statistical distribution generated for the cluster corresponding to the topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: David L. Marvit, Jawahar Jain, Stergios Stergiou, Alex Gilman, B. Thomas Adler, John J. Sidorowich, Yannis Labrou
  • Publication number: 20160102734
    Abstract: A constant mesh gearbox has five parallel rotational axes. The input and output axes are not aligned. Some torque paths are via a sleeve rotatable on a shaft on one of said axes. Up to eight forward speeds are disclosed, with two very low ratios suitable for non-highway travel. The transmission is suitable for two and four wheel drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Russell OSBORN, Alex TYLEE-BIRDSALL, John SPOONER, Steve MULLANE, Steve NESBITT, Gareth THOMAS, Matthew HOLE, Mark FINDLAY, George SCOTT
  • Patent number: 9303670
    Abstract: A device and method for the protection of a first member and second member from corrosion by utilizing a connector that bonds the members without allowing direct contact of the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry E. Richardson, Jeffery Thomas Shantz, Alex Mangiapane
  • Publication number: 20160090389
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: 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
  • 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