Patents by Inventor Alex Thomas

Application number: 20140206799
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 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: Application
Filed: February 24, 2014
Issued: July 24, 2014
Assignee: Lignol Innovations Ltd.
Inventors: Mikhail Yurevich BALAKSHIN, Alex Berlin, Humbert Thomas Dellicolli, Chadrick Adam Nathaniel Jordan Grunert, Vera Maximenko Gutman, Darwin Ortiz, Edward Kendall Pye
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
Issued: May 13, 2014
Inventor: Alex Thomas
Application 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
Issued: April 17, 2014
Assignee: 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
Issued: October 29, 2013
Assignee: Multi-Magnetics Inc.
Inventors: Kui Yu, Diana Wilkinson, Chunsheng Li, Robert Stodilka, Jeff Carson, Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Terry Thompson
Application 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
Issued: October 4, 2012
Inventor: Alex Thomas
Application 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
Issued: July 15, 2010
Inventors: Kui Yu, Diana Wilkinson, Chunsheng Li, Robert Stodilka, Jeff Carson, Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Terry Thompson
Application 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
Issued: February 12, 2009
Assignee: 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
Issued: October 9, 2007
Assignee: Fralex Therapeutics, Inc.
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Kevin White
Application 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
Issued: August 24, 2006
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Jeff Winter, Terry Thompson, Cheryl McCreary
Application 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
Issued: May 18, 2006
Assignees: The Lawson Research Institute "LRI", Fralex Therapeutics Inc.
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Lynn Keenliside
Application 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
Issued: September 25, 2003
Inventors: Alex Thomas, Frank Prato, Kevin White
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
Issued: 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
Issued: July 12, 2011
Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
Inventors: E. Alex Thomas, Charles Branch
Patent number: D649141
Type: Grant
Filed: May 13, 2010
Issued: November 22, 2011
Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
Inventors: E. Alex Thomas, Charles Branch