Patents by Inventor Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson 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: 20220333073
    Abstract: Provided are methods for generating ?? T cells from induced pluripotent stem cells. Also provided are genetically engineered iPSCs, ?? T cells, CAR-?? T cells, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Wallet, Toshinobu Nishimura, Mark Mendonca, Andriana Lebid, Brenda Salantes, Katherine Santostefano, Michael Francis Naso, Buddha Gurung, Zengrong Zhu, Barry Morse, Luis Borges, Christina Del Casale, Marilda Beqiri, Lucas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220166188
    Abstract: A system is provided for maintaining a safe operating area while also providing a suitable forward bias voltage to drive a laser diode. The system can monitor a voltage that is applied to a laser diode driver using a threshold that is based on the fabrication process of the laser diode driver. For example, a system can utilize a first threshold for a laser diode driver that is fabricated utilizing a 10 nm process and utilize a second threshold for another laser diode driver that is fabricated utilizing a 20 nm process. The threshold can also be based on a color of the laser or a desired operation mode. The system can monitor a voltage applied to a laser diode using different thresholds while controlling a bleed current to ensure that the laser diode is forward biased while mitigating the risk of silicon breakdown of the laser diode driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Chang Joon PARK, Martin Francis GALINSKI, Niranjan Achugundla PUTTASWAMY, Brandon Baxter HARRIS, Patrick CODD, Barry THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20220136485
    Abstract: A wind turbine comprising a two-part collar; a two-part turbine blade assembly, wherein the two parts are coupled together and the turbine blade assembly is rotatably coupled to the collar; an electrical generator comprising a rotor and a stator, the electrical generator being operatively coupled to the turbine blade assembly such that rotation of the turbine blade assembly relative to the collar results in a corresponding rotation of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: ALPHA 311 LIMITED
    Inventors: John SANDERSON, Barry THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11108957
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a sensor array of differential pixels. A controller operates a first differential pixel of the sensor array in a first, lower power mode. The controller supplies a first clock signal to selectively activate a first collection terminal of the first differential pixel for a first duration, and a second clock signal to selectively activate a second collection terminal of the first differential pixel for a second duration. In an analog domain, a first amount of charge accumulated at the first collection terminal over the first duration is readout and compared to a readout of a second amount of charge accumulated at the second collection terminal over the second duration. Responsive to the first amount of charge being different from the second amount of charge by more than a threshold, the first differential pixel of the sensor array is operated in a second, higher power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Minseok Oh, Cyrus Soli Bamji, Swati Mehta, Barry Thompson, Andrew Dean Payne
  • Patent number: 10320399
    Abstract: A clocking system disclosed herein includes a delay locked loop (DLL) circuit with a plurality of delay elements, where the DLL circuit is configured to receive a clock input signal and generate a plurality of clock output signals. The clocking system also includes a feed-forward system configured to increase the speed of the clock signal transmission through the delay elements and to enforce symmetric zero crossings of the clock signal at each of the plurality of delay elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Wurster, Richard McCauley, Barry Thompson
  • Patent number: 10306172
    Abstract: A time-of-flight image sensor including a readout circuit is provided. The readout circuit may include a pixel array including multiple pixels. The pixel array may be configured to produce a pixel signal for each of one or more pixels over a series of timesteps. The pixel signal may include an illuminated value and a reset value. The readout circuit may further include a plurality of gain selection comparators configured to receive the pixel signal and select an amplifier gain value. The readout circuit may further include analog correlated double sampling circuitry. The readout circuit may further include a programmable gain amplifier configured to generate an amplified pixel signal from the pixel signal, which may be amplified at the selected amplifier gain value. The readout circuit may further include a plurality of analog-to-digital converters. Each of the analog-to-digital converters may have a common ramp generated by a global ramp generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Thompson, Lawrence Albert Prather
  • Publication number: 20190082132
    Abstract: A time-of-flight image sensor including a readout circuit is provided. The readout circuit may include a pixel array including multiple pixels. The pixel array may be configured to produce a pixel signal for each of one or more pixels over a series of timesteps. The pixel signal may include an illuminated value and a reset value. The readout circuit may further include a plurality of gain selection comparators configured to receive the pixel signal and select an amplifier gain value. The readout circuit may further include analog correlated double sampling circuitry. The readout circuit may further include a programmable gain amplifier configured to generate an amplified pixel signal from the pixel signal, which may be amplified at the selected amplifier gain value. The readout circuit may further include a plurality of analog-to-digital converters. Each of the analog-to-digital converters may have a common ramp generated by a global ramp generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Barry THOMPSON, Lawrence Albert PRATHER
  • Patent number: 10213351
    Abstract: A mobile screening apparatus has a patient compartment having a floor, and end wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The second sidewall has an expanding wall that is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The mobile screening apparatus also has a scanner positioned in the patient compartment. The scanner has a length dimension extending longitudinally within the patient compartment. A scanning table is positioned within the patient compartment. The scanning table is movable in relation to the scanner. The patient compartment is positioned upon a chassis of a vehicle. A generator is connected to the scanner so as to supply power to the scanner. In particular, the scanner is a lung scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FRAZER, LTD.
    Inventor: Barry Thompson
  • Patent number: 10205931
    Abstract: A voltage mode laser diode driver selectively turns on and off a laser diode. An output stage has an output node configured to be connected to one of the terminals of the laser diode. Depending upon implementation, an active swing controller drives the output stage in a manner that substantially prevents inductive kickback from causing the output node voltage to swinging above the voltage level at the voltage output of the power supply, or swing below ground. The output stage provides a discharge path around the laser diode to shunt current associated with the inductive kickback, and substantially eliminates ringing on the output node of the output stage while the laser diode is off. A power supply controller adjusts the voltage level of the voltage output of the power supply so that current through the laser diode when on and emitting light is substantially equal to a predetermined desired current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Thompson, Stefan Wurster, Lawrence A. Prather, Dane Snow, Richard McCauley
  • Publication number: 20180374413
    Abstract: Implementations described herein disclose a laser diode driver that allows switching low-voltage (LV) high-speed devices with while driving high voltage current to a laser diode without risking destroying the LV devices. Specifically, the laser diode driver disclosed herein is a pulsed high speed digital to analog (DAC) driver that uses high-speed LV transistors in advanced nodes for high-speed switching of current nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Richard MCCAULEY, Barry THOMPSON, Stefan M. WURSTER
  • Publication number: 20180294816
    Abstract: A clocking system disclosed herein includes a delay locked loop (DLL) circuit with a plurality of delay elements, where the DLL circuit is configured to receive a clock input signal and generate a plurality of clock output signals. The clocking system also includes a feed-forward system configured to increase the speed of the clock signal transmission through the delay elements and to enforce symmetric zero crossings of the clock signal at each of the plurality of delay elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Richard MCCAULEY, Barry THOMPSON, Stefan WURSTER
  • Patent number: 10088861
    Abstract: Two transistors are connected between a power source and separate current references. The base of the first transistor is connected to a bias voltage, and the base of the second transistor is connected to the output of a differential amplifier. The amplifier inputs are connected to the nodes where the transistors are connected to the current references. The transistors and the current references may be of different sizes, such that the output voltage of the amplifier is a function of temperature and of the product of the ratios of the transistors and the current references. A number of switches may be employed such that, in alternative modes of operation, the amplifier is used to buffer the bias voltage, the offset of the amplifier, the output of the first transistor, and/or a stored sample of the temperature output voltage, which are combined to arrive at an adjusted temperature reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shaun M. McCarthy, Mustansir Y. Mukadam, Stefan M. Wurster, Barry Thompson, Dane R. Snow
  • Publication number: 20180198453
    Abstract: A clocking system disclosed herein includes a delay locked loop (DLL) circuit with a plurality of delay elements, where the DLL circuit is configured to receive a clock input signal and generate a plurality of clock output signals. The clocking system also includes a feed-forward system configured to increase the speed of the clock signal transmission through the delay elements and to enforce symmetric zero crossings of the clock signal at each of the plurality of delay elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Richard MCCAULEY, Barry THOMPSON, Stefan WURSTER
  • Patent number: 10020813
    Abstract: A clocking system disclosed herein includes a delay locked loop (DLL) circuit with a plurality of delay elements, where the DLL circuit is configured to receive a clock input signal and generate a plurality of clock output signals. The clocking system also includes a feed-forward system configured to increase the speed of the clock signal transmission through the delay elements and to enforce symmetric zero crossings of the clock signal at each of the plurality of delay elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard McCauley, Barry Thompson, Stefan Wurster
  • Publication number: 20180143658
    Abstract: Two transistors are connected between a power source and separate current references. The base of the first transistor is connected to a bias voltage, and the base of the second transistor is connected to the output of a differential amplifier. The amplifier inputs are connected to the nodes where the transistors are connected to the current references. The transistors and the current references may be of different sizes, such that the output voltage of the amplifier is a function of temperature and of the product of the ratios of the transistors and the current references. A number of switches may be employed such that, in alternative modes of operation, the amplifier is used to buffer the bias voltage, the offset of the amplifier, the output of the first transistor, and/or a stored sample of the temperature output voltage, which are combined to arrive at an adjusted temperature reading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Shaun M. McCarthy, Mustansir Y. Mukadam, Stefan M. Wurster, Barry Thompson, Dane R. Snow
  • Patent number: 9871381
    Abstract: A regenerative power supply system and method comprises a dynamo-electric generator, an electric drive motor coupled to the generator, a transmission device coupling the generator to the electric drive motor, and an energy storage device configured to provide a backup power supply to the regenerative power supply system. An electronic control device is configured to control a flow of electricity to the electric drive motor. An energy storage management device is configured to control a flow of electricity between the electronic control device and the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Constructive Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Barry Thompson
  • Patent number: 9769459
    Abstract: A voltage mode laser diode driver selectively turns on and off a laser diode. An output stage has an output node configured to be connected to one of the terminals of the laser diode. Depending upon implementation, an active swing controller drives the output stage in a manner that substantially prevents inductive kickback from causing the output node voltage to swinging above the voltage level at the voltage output of the power supply, or swing below ground. The output stage provides a discharge path around the laser diode to shunt current associated with the inductive kickback, and substantially eliminates ringing on the output node of the output stage while the laser diode is off. A power supply controller adjusts the voltage level of the voltage output of the power supply so that current through the laser diode when on and emitting light is substantially equal to a predetermined desired current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Thompson, Stefan Wurster, Lawrence A. Prather, Dane Snow, Richard McCauley
  • Patent number: 9753138
    Abstract: A transducer such as a translinear proportional-to-absolute-temperature sensor uses two amplifiers, where each amplifier is used in a variety of modes. The first amplifier generates a measurement voltage though feedback in an analog circuit. The second amplifier samples and integrates the measurement in a switched-capacitor mode, and the output is stored on a capacitor. Then the first amplifier is set to measure its offset. The offset is sampled and integrated by the second amplifier, and the output is stored on a second capacitor. Then the first and second amplifiers are set to buffer the voltages stored on the capacitors. The measurement can then be offset-adjusted by digital or analog means. The adjusted measurement is then available to be used for calibration of, e.g., an image sensor. Other transducers, such as pressure sensors, strain sensors, gyroscopes, magnetometers, accelerometers, and xyz positioning sensors may employ the same dual amplifier approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dane Snow, Barry Thompson, Mustansir Mukadam, Stefan Wurster, Shaun McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20170231843
    Abstract: A mobile screening apparatus has a patient compartment having a floor, and end wall, a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The second sidewall has an expanding wall that is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The mobile screening apparatus also has a scanner positioned in the patient compartment. The scanner has a length dimension extending longitudinally within the patient compartment. A scanning table is positioned within the patient compartment. The scanning table is movable in relation to the scanner. The patient compartment is positioned upon a chassis of a vehicle. A generator is connected to the scanner so as to supply power to the scanner. In particular, the scanner is a lung scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Barry Thompson
  • Publication number: 20170187164
    Abstract: A voltage mode laser diode driver selectively turns on and off a laser diode. An output stage has an output node configured to be connected to one of the terminals of the laser diode. Depending upon implementation, an active swing controller drives the output stage in a manner that substantially prevents inductive kickback from causing the output node voltage to swinging above the voltage level at the voltage output of the power supply, or swing below ground. The output stage provides a discharge path around the laser diode to shunt current associated with the inductive kickback, and substantially eliminates ringing on the output node of the output stage while the laser diode is off. A power supply controller adjusts the voltage level of the voltage output of the power supply so that current through the laser diode when on and emitting light is substantially equal to a predetermined desired current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Thompson, Stefan Wurster, Lawrence A. Prather, Dane Snow, Richard McCauley