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).

  • 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: 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