Patents by Inventor Antony Thomas

Antony 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: 10958486
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling lower-bandwidth hardware components to support higher data rates. In particular, aspects of the disclosed systems and methods use Raised Cosine pulse shaping in short-reach links to band limit the signal spectra and thereby enable existing, such lower-bandwidth components to support higher data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Siddharth Jacob Varughese, Joseph Justin Lavrencik, Stephen E. Ralph, Varghese Antony Thomas
  • Patent number: 10940587
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a robot to navigate a perceptually aliased environment, the robot being configured to infer a first Gaussian mixture model (GMM) of a first pose of the robot, and to plan an optimal control action by: determining a second GMM of a simulated pose of the robot by simulating applying the first control action to the first GMM; determining from the second GMM a range of possible observations; calculating scene probabilities for associating each possible observation with each aliased scene of a set of aliased scenes; calculating from the scene probabilities an objective function to determine an estimated cost of the first control action; and comparing the estimated cost of the first control action with estimated costs calculated for one or more additional control actions, to determine an optimal control action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Antony Thomas, Shashank Pathak, Vadim Indelman
  • Publication number: 20210042215
    Abstract: A method for generating an automated test configured to test a system under test. The system under test has a plurality of operational states, at least one operational state having one or more executable actions associated therewith operable to execute predetermined operations and/or transition the system under test between operational states. The method includes the steps of: defining a model of the system under test comprising a plurality of model states; defining one or more selectable model actions; associating one or more test description sections with one or more model actions; selecting a sequence of model actions; and utilising the test description sections associated with the selected sequence of model actions to define a sequence of operation commands for execution on the system under test as an automated test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Eggplant Limited
    Inventors: Antony EDWARDS, Giles Thomas HALL
  • Publication number: 20210042213
    Abstract: There is provided a method for defining an automated test configured, when executed, to test a system under test comprising one or more computer programs being executed on one or more computer devices. The system under test comprises a plurality of operational states, at least one operational state having one or more executable actions associated therewith operable to execute predetermined operations and/or transition the system under test between operational states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Eggplant Limited
    Inventors: Antony EDWARDS, Giles Thomas HALL
  • Patent number: 10870823
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatus comprising: a first layer comprising a first microfluidic channel; a second layer comprising a second microfluidic channel; and a membrane for culturing cells; along with methods of making and using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yaling Liu, Antony Thomas
  • Patent number: 10853226
    Abstract: A method for defining an automated test is configured to test a system under test. The system under test includes a plurality of operational states, at least one operational state having executable actions associated therewith operable to execute predetermined operations and/or transition the system under test between operational states. The method includes a) defining an executable model of the system under test including a plurality of model states; and b) defining one or more selectable model actions, each model action representative of one or more executable actions on the system under test and configured such that one or more preconditions are assignable thereto. Each model action is configured to be available to be selected unless any preconditions assigned to the respective model action are not satisfied. The model is configured such that a test program is operable to select a sequence of available model actions to define an automated test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Eggplant Limited
    Inventors: Antony Edwards, Giles Thomas Hall
  • Patent number: 10853229
    Abstract: A method for generating an automated test configured to test a system under test. The system under test has a plurality of operational states, at least one operational state having one or more executable actions associated therewith operable to execute predetermined operations and/or transition the system under test between operational states. The method includes the steps of: defining a model of the system under test comprising a plurality of model states; defining one or more selectable model actions; associating one or more test description sections with one or more model actions; selecting a sequence of model actions; and utilising the test description sections associated with the selected sequence of model actions to define a sequence of operation commands for execution on the system under test as an automated test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Eggplant Limited
    Inventors: Antony Edwards, Giles Thomas Hall
  • Publication number: 20200360614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medicament injection devices. An injection device includes: a movable dosage programming component comprising a rotary encoder system having a predefined angular periodicity, a sensor arrangement including a first optical sensor configured to detect movement of the movable dosage programming component relative to the sensor arrangement during dosing of a medicament, wherein the first optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a first frequency, a second optical sensor configured to detect movement of the rotary encoder system relative to the second optical sensor wherein the second optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on the detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Anthony Paul Morris, Ronald Antony Smith, Brian Charles Molyneux, Paul Richard Draper, Craig Ashley Mason, Oliver Charles Gazeley, David Edward Clark, David Aubrey Plumptre, Aidan Michael O`Hare, Richard James Thomas, Felix Kramer, Beat Wyss, Philipp Müller
  • Publication number: 20200275301
    Abstract: Data is transmitted from a first wireless station comprising first and second transmitters to a second wireless station comprising first and second receivers. In the absence of radio link failure detection, first data is transmitted via a first radio link from the first transmitter to the first receiver using a first subset of first radio resource blocks and transmitting second data via a second radio link from the second transmitter to the second receiver using second subset of the first radio resource blocks. The first and second radio links are monitored for a failure. If first radio link failure is detected, the second radio link is operated using a combination of the first and second subsets of the first radio resource blocks. If second radio link failure is detected, the first radio link is operated using a combination of the first and second subsets of the first radio resource blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Cambium Networks Ltd
    Inventors: Antony JAMIN, Mark THOMAS, Gregor DEAN
  • Patent number: 10666277
    Abstract: A method for simulating and optimizing a digital to analog converter is disclosed. The method may include receiving a plurality of digital words. The method may also include determining an effective number of bits, a respective amplitude and a first amplitude correction amount for each digital word. Further, the first amplitude correction amount may be applied to each respective amplitude to generate respective first corrected amplitudes. A timing uncertainty may be determined which may be used to determine a second amplitude correction for each digital word. The second amplitude correction may be applied to each of the respective first corrected amplitudes to generate respective second corrected amplitudes. Next, a representation of an analog signal may be generated based in part on the second corrected amplitudes. Finally, a filter may be applied to the representation of the analog signal and then the representation of the analog signal is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Siddharth Jacob Varughese, Jerrod Scott Langston, Stephen E. Ralph, Varghese Antony Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200028517
    Abstract: A method for simulating and optimizing a digital to analog converter is disclosed. The method may include receiving a plurality of digital words. The method may also include determining an effective number of bits, a respective amplitude and a first amplitude correction amount for each digital word. Further, the first amplitude correction amount may be applied to each respective amplitude to generate respective first corrected amplitudes. A timing uncertainty may be determined which may be used to determine a second amplitude correction for each digital word. The second amplitude correction may be applied to each of the respective first corrected amplitudes to generate respective second corrected amplitudes. Next, a representation of an analog signal may be generated based in part on the second corrected amplitudes. Finally, a filter may be applied to the representation of the analog signal and then the representation of the analog signal is outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Siddharth Jacob Varughese, Jerrod Scott Langston, Stephen E. Ralph, Varghese Antony Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190081826
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling lower-bandwidth hardware components to support higher data rates. In particular, aspects of the disclosed systems and methods use Raised Cosine pulse shaping in short-reach links to band limit the signal spectra and thereby enable existing, such lower-bandwidth components to support higher data rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Siddharth Jacob Varughese, Joseph Justin Lavrencik, Stephen E. Ralph, Varghese Antony Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180311819
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a robot to navigate a perceptually aliased environment, the robot being configured to infer a first Gaussian mixture model (GMM) of a first pose of the robot, and to plan an optimal control action by: determining a second GMM of a simulated pose of the robot by simulating applying the first control action to the first GMM; determining from the second GMM a range of possible observations; calculating scene probabilities for associating each possible observation with each aliased scene of a set of aliased scenes; calculating from the scene probabilities an objective function to determine an estimated cost of the first control action; and comparing the estimated cost of the first control action with estimated costs calculated for one or more additional control actions, to determine an optimal control action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Antony THOMAS, Shashank PATHAK, Vadim INDELMAN
  • Publication number: 20150361386
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatus comprising: a first layer comprising a first microfluidic channel; a second layer comprising a second microfluidic channel; and a membrane for culturing cells; along with methods of making and using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yaling Liu, Antony Thomas
  • Patent number: 7513925
    Abstract: A filter assembly for fuel is disclosed. The assembly includes a housing and a filter element located in the housing and held in place by a spring. In the space between the inner wall of the housing and the base of the filter element a compressibly resilient element is located which absorbs hydraulic pulses, the filter assembly is subjected to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventors: Payyappilly Antony Thomas, Kulkarni Vivek Shrikrishna, Khandkar Arun Ganesh, Padwal Prasad Babanrao, Pathak Rahul Sudhakar
  • Patent number: 7330464
    Abstract: A secondary directory telephone number (SDN) is assigned either to each voice over IP (VOIP) IP port utilized by subscribers or to each public safety access point (PSAP). The SDN, MAC address of the IP port accessed by a subscriber, and geographic location of the SDN or MAC address are stored in a database. This information is accessed by the PSAP based on SDN or MAC address to obtain the location of a VOIP subscriber to facilitate providing emergency services in response to a 911 call by a VOIP subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Wim L. Brouwer, Antony Thomas
  • Publication number: 20040057425
    Abstract: A secondary directory telephone number (SDN) is assigned either to each voice over IP (VOIP) IP port utilized by subscribers or to each public safety access point (PSAP). The SDN, MAC address of the IP port accessed by a subscriber, and geographic location of the SDN or MAC address are stored in a database. This information is accessed by the PSAP based on SDN or MAC address to obtain the location of a VOIP subscriber to facilitate providing emergency services in response to a 911 call by a VOIP subscriber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Wim L. Brouwer, Antony Thomas
  • Patent number: 6336686
    Abstract: The present specification describes an actuating lever (21) for a disc brake (1, 7), having a cam section (23) with a part cylindrical curved surface (25) and a part cylindrical channel (27) with an elongate cylindrical force transmitting member (29) located therein and being parallel to the longitudinal axis of the said part cylindrical surface (25), and having opposite end regions which are located in recesses (31, 33) formed in the lever (21) at opposite ends of the said channel (27) to thus retain the force transmitting member (29) in position on the lever (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Lucas Industries PLC
    Inventors: Paul Antony Thomas, Andre Luciano D'Andrea Mathias
  • Patent number: 6311809
    Abstract: A first screw body (58) is rotatively mounted around a screwing axis (C; C′, C″), that extends parallel to the axis (A) of the brake disk (10) in a housing axially arranged next to the brake disk (10) in the mounted position. A second screw body (66) is secured against rotation and linked to the first screw body (58) by a readjustment threaded coupling (68), so that both screw bodies (58, 66) form together a longitudinally adjustable tappet for exercising an actuating force on a brake shoe (22). A rotary body (42) can be rotated around its own axis of rotation (B) by means of an actuating member (38) in order to axially displace the tappet The axis of rotation (B) is at least approximately parallel to the brake disk. Linking gears arranged between the rotary body (42) and the first screw body (58) have a right-angle gear a drive and a coupling device (90) which transmit a limited torque for readjusting said brake shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Lucas Industries PLC
    Inventors: Paul Antony Thomas, Andre Luciano D'Andrea Mathias
  • Patent number: D909294
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TAIT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: James Antony Thomas Wellacott, Rodney Stephen Mackrell