Patents by Inventor Blaine Thomas

Blaine 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: 10517673
    Abstract: Laser energy delivery devices and methods are provided. A laser energy delivery device for providing treatment to a subject may include a coupling adapted to couple to a laser energy generator. A sheath is coupled to the coupling, the sheath including a distal end adapted to be disposed in the subject. A plurality of transport members are carried by the coupling and the sheath, the plurality of transport members being adapted to receive laser energy at the coupling, transmit laser energy through the sheath, and deliver laser energy to the subject. A sensor is adapted to detect transmission of laser energy through at least one of the plurality of transport members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Grace, George Woodrow Burton, Gregory Conway Ebbets, Nolan Miller Horrall, Brandon Thomas Hendrick, Thomas Kelby Triffo, Blaine Andrew Schneider, Joseph Nicholas Matterson
  • Patent number: 10492863
    Abstract: Laser energy delivery devices and methods are provided. A laser energy delivery device may include a housing, and a coupling is carried by the housing and adapted to couple to a laser energy generator. A sheath is carried by the housing, and the sheath includes a distal end adapted to be disposed in the subject. A plurality of transport members are carried by the sheath, and the plurality of transport members are adapted to receive laser energy at the coupling, transmit laser energy through the sheath, and deliver laser energy to the subject. A fluid-driven motor is carried by the housing and adapted to be driven upon receiving a fluid from a fluid source. A drive wire is carried by the sheath and eccentrically coupled to the distal end of the sheath, and the drive wire is adapted to be rotatably driven by the fluid-driven motor and rotates to eccentrically rotate the distal end of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Grace, George Woodrow Burton, Gregory Conway Ebbets, Nolan Miller Horrall, Brandon Thomas Hendrick, Thomas Kelby Triffo, Blaine Andrew Schneider, Joseph Nicholas Matterson, Weston Lee, Donald R. Sandmore
  • Patent number: 10308320
    Abstract: A lower deck for a watercraft is attached to and supported by an amidships hull, and an actuator slides the lower deck and amidships hull between a stowed position and an extended position on rails that are secured to the underside frame of the upper deck that is supported by abeam hulls. When fully extended, the lower deck remains attached to the watercraft while a portion of the lower deck's aft section remains beneath the upper deck. A hold within the amidships hull can store accessories used with the watercraft, such as live wells, tables, seats, a foldable slide and ladder assembly, and other items which can be accessed and deployed when the lower deck is extended. The holds are covered by panels which may be individual separable panels, a foldable set of connected panels, or laterally expandable panels. The lower deck can have foldable handrails and recessed cup holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Quadratoon Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Timothy O'Neal, Blaine Lawson, Michael Thomas Farmer
  • Publication number: 20190142526
    Abstract: An endovascular device monitoring system is provided that determines, based on movement of the endovascular device past a selected reference location, at least one of a movement rate of an endovascular device and position of a distal end of an endovascular device in a body of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon Thomas HENDRICK, Blaine Andrew Schneider
  • Patent number: 9009725
    Abstract: A combination of workflow management tools is utilized to implement a logical system that supports the needs of both simple and complex workflow environments. Team members may access a central database to collaborate on a project via user interfaces with work item functionality, such as creation, reporting, performance, updates, and communications. Select management of work items may be automated. Work items may represent server-oriented tasks and sub-tasks and may be ticketed and tracked. A knowledge base may provide help for the system application, such as online or live access to access helpful information. In an example embodiment, the workflow management tools are implemented to support the creation of a Video Hub Office project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Amy Biondi, Brian Coffey, Timothy Criste, Kevin Dunn, Blaine Thomas
  • Patent number: 8831592
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) provides a plurality of DAS coverage areas for a wireless network. A plurality of statically deployed monitoring devices, each of which includes at least one radio frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver, are configured to run application tests, for example, for voice, messaging, or locations-based services, to provide testing of the wireless network to thereby generate test information related to the wireless network. An evaluation component and a control component respectively analyze the test information and adjust one or more parameters of the wireless network based on the test information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliot, Blaine Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140011496
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) provides a plurality of DAS coverage areas for a wireless network. A plurality of statically deployed monitoring devices, each of which includes at least one radio frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver, are configured to run application tests, for example, for voice, messaging, or locations-based services, to provide testing of the wireless network to thereby generate test information related to the wireless network. An evaluation component and a control component respectively analyze the test information and adjust one or more parameters of the wireless network based on the test information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliott, Blaine Thomas
  • Patent number: 8532580
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) provides a plurality of DAS coverage areas for a wireless network. A plurality of statically deployed monitoring devices, each of which includes at least one radio frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver, are configured to run application tests, for example, for voice, messaging, or locations-based services, to provide testing of the wireless network to thereby generate test information related to the wireless network. An evaluation component and a control component respectively analyze the test information and adjust one or more parameters of the wireless network based on the test information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliott, Blaine Thomas
  • Publication number: 20130150065
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) provides a plurality of DAS coverage areas for a wireless network. A plurality of statically deployed monitoring devices, each of which includes at least one radio frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver, are configured to run application tests, for example, for voice, messaging, or locations-based services, to provide testing of the wireless network to thereby generate test information related to the wireless network. An evaluation component and a control component respectively analyze the test information and adjust one or more parameters of the wireless network based on the test information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliott, Blaine Thomas
  • Patent number: 8254848
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system (DAS) provides a plurality of DAS coverage areas for a wireless network. A plurality of statically deployed monitoring devices, each of which includes at least one radio frequency (RF) transmitter/receiver, are configured to run application tests, for example, for voice, messaging, or locations-based services, to provide testing of the wireless network to thereby generate test information related to the wireless network. An evaluation component and a control component respectively analyze the test information and adjust one or more parameters of the wireless network based on the test information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliott, Blaine Thomas
  • Patent number: 8028046
    Abstract: In a particular illustrative embodiment, a method of configuring a network device is disclosed that includes determining network device information at a network device using a boot strapping protocol during an initial set-up process of the network device. The method further includes automatically modifying a configuration profile of the network device to connect to a network in a first device mode using the network device information. The method also includes receiving configuration information transmitted from a configuration server without requesting the configuration information. The configuration information includes routing information and configuration parameters particular to the network device. The method further includes automatically modifying the configuration profile of the network device to operate in a second device mode based on the configuration information. The first device mode is a non-operational mode and the second device mode is an operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliott, Kenneth Winburn, Scott Mote, Blaine Thomas, Ty Robertson
  • Patent number: 7774821
    Abstract: A method of installing a network device is disclosed that includes downloading installation data at a portable computing device from a communications provider server via an Internet Protocol (IP) network connection. The installation data includes a script that is adapted to establish IP connectivity between a first network device and at least a second network device. The method also includes determining, at the portable computing device, when the first network device is configured according to a communications provider specification while the portable computing device is disconnected from communicating with the communications provider server. The communications provider specification relates to providing at least one communications service to one or more customer premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Dunn, Blaine Thomas, Ty Robertson
  • Publication number: 20100057757
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a combination of workflow management tools to make up a logical system that supports the needs of both simple and complex workflow environments. Team members may access a central database to collaborate on a project via user interfaces with work item functionality, such as creation, reporting, performance, updates, and communications. Select management of work items may be automated. Work items may represent server-oriented tasks and sub-tasks and may be ticketed and tracked. A knowledge base may provide help for the system application, such as online or live access to access helpful information. In an example embodiment, the workflow management tools are implemented to support the creation of a Video Hub Office project.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Amy Blondi, Brian Coffey, Timothy Criste, Kevin Dunn, Blaine Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090077206
    Abstract: A method of installing a network device is disclosed that includes downloading installation data at a portable computing device from a communications provider server via an Internet Protocol (IP) network connection. The installation data includes a script that is adapted to establish IP connectivity between a first network device and at least a second network device. The method also includes determining, at the portable computing device, when the first network device is configured according to a communications provider specification while the portable computing device is disconnected from communicating with the communications provider server. The communications provider specification relates to providing at least one communications service to one or more customer premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T Knowledge Ventures, LP.
    Inventors: Kevin Dunn, Blaine Thomas, Ty Robertson
  • Publication number: 20090031008
    Abstract: In a particular illustrative embodiment, a method of configuring a network device is disclosed that includes determining network device information at a network device using a boot strapping protocol during an initial set-up process of the network device. The method further includes automatically modifying a configuration profile of the network device to connect to a network in a first device mode using the network device information. The method also includes receiving configuration information transmitted from a configuration server without requesting the configuration information. The configuration information includes routing information and configuration parameters particular to the network device. The method further includes automatically modifying the configuration profile of the network device to operate in a second device mode based on the configuration information. The first device mode is a non-operational mode and the second device mode is an operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T Knowledge Ventures, LP
    Inventors: Shane Michael Elliott, Kenneth Winburn, Scott Mote, Blaine Thomas, Ty Robertson
  • Patent number: 7117043
    Abstract: A method for programming a programmable logic controller (PLC) is disclosed. The PLC may be used to control devices of a secured facility, such as a detention center, jail, or prison. The disclosed method may include creating a spreadsheet including information relating to devices and functions of a system to be controlled by the PLC, such as the number and type of door locks and the functionality of the door locks. The method may further include analyzing the spreadsheet to detect errors in the information stored in the spreadsheet. The method may further includes writing PLC logic to control the system based in the information in the spreadsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: integrator.com
    Inventors: Blaine Thomas Frederick, Patrick A. Hickok, Dale S. Kougel
  • Patent number: 6987640
    Abstract: A disc drive includes a base, at least one disc rotatably attached to the base, and an actuator assembly rotatably attached to base and supporting a slider and a transducer at a distal end thereof. The slider and transducer are positioned to be in transducing relation with respect to the disc. An air dam is positioned over the disc and near an arc through which the slider and transducer are rotated. The air dam is positioned so as to produce an area of high pressure substantially about an area including a portion of the arc through which the slider and transducer are rotated. Surfaces are aligned with and extend in a coplanar relationship with the disc to transfer an outwardly directed airflow away from the disc without impinging turbulent flow on or at the disc edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alan Hing-Bun Tsang, James Eiji Kaneko, Srinivas Tadepalli, Cory Bert Welscher, Narintr Narisaranukul, Blaine Thomas Peterson, Carl Fred Adams
  • Publication number: 20020196581
    Abstract: A disc drive includes a base, at least one disc rotatably attached to the base, and an actuator assembly rotatably attached to base. The actuator assembly also has a suspension assembly having an attached end and a free end. The suspension assembly further includes a slider attached to attached to the free end of the suspension assembly; and a transducer attached to the slider. The slider and transducer are positioned to be in transducing relation with respect to the disc. The slider and transducer are rotated through an arc over the disc. An air dam is positioned over the disc and near the arc through which the slider and transducer are rotated. The air dam is positioned so as to produce an area of high pressure substantially about an area including a portion of the arc through which the slider and transducer are rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Alan Hing-Bun Tsang, James Eiji Kaneko, Srinivas Tadepalli, Cory Bert Welscher, Narintr Narisaranukul, Blaine Thomas Peterson, Carl Fred Adams
  • Publication number: 20020036862
    Abstract: A disc drive includes a base, at least one disc rotatably attached to the base, and an actuator assembly rotatably attached to base. The actuator assembly also has a suspension assembly having an attached end and a free end. The suspension assembly further includes a slider attached to attached to the free end of the suspension assembly; and a transducer attached to the slider. The slider and transducer are positioned to be in transducing relation with respect to the disc. The slider and transducer are rotated through an arc over the disc. An air dam is positioned over the disc and near the arc through which the slider and transducer are rotated. The air dam is positioned so as to produce an area of high pressure substantially about an area including a portion of the arc through which the slider and transducer are rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alan Hing-Bun Tsang, Narintr Narisaranukul, James Eiji Kaneko, Blaine Thomas Peterson, Carl Fred Adams