Patents by Inventor Alan Tompkins

Alan Tompkins 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: 10356304
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Contour IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Patent number: 10316856
    Abstract: A casing for use in a turbofan engine is provided. The casing includes an inner hub including a first fluid opening defined at bottom dead center of the casing. The casing also includes an intermediate casing positioned radially outward from the inner hub, an outer casing positioned radially outward from the intermediate casing, and struts spaced circumferentially about the inner hub and extending between the inner hub and the outer casing. The struts include a first strut and a second strut positioned on opposing sides of bottom dead center of the casing such that a first fluid sump is defined between the inner hub, the intermediate casing, and the first and second struts. At least one of said first and second struts includes a flow channel extending therethrough such that a fluid flow path is defined from the first fluid opening, through the first fluid sump, and through the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Andrew Michael Tompkins, Daniel Alan Niergarth
  • Publication number: 20170289428
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Patent number: 9742975
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Contour IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Publication number: 20150237252
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Publication number: 20150009347
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Patent number: 8896694
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Contour, LLC
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Patent number: 8890954
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Contour, LLC
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Publication number: 20140240505
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Contour, LLC
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Publication number: 20140049636
    Abstract: A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The Bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera. The GPS technology (402) is preferred for use in tracking of the location of the digital video camera as it records image information. A rotating mount (300) with a locking member (330) on the camera housing (22) allows adjustment of the pointing angle of the wearable digital video camera when it is attached to a mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Contour, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura O'Donnell, Richard Mander, Michael Denton, Ben Bodley, Alan Tompkins, Keith Gurganus, Kelvin P. Barnsdale, Simon Third, Carm Pierce, Carl Perkins
  • Publication number: 20110067376
    Abstract: Plasma-Based Waste-to-Energy (PBWTE) methods/systems, including plasma-assisted gasification systems, are described that can be integrated into a single system which when fed a steam of municipal solid waste, discarded tires, or electronic wastes, organic or inorganic, which have been shredded to a uniform size produces a synthesis gas (syngas) and a molten slag, and/or electricity. The systems can be mobile, for example, implemented on a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: GEOVADA, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Tompkins, Jim Kingzett