Patents by Inventor Brian Thompson

Brian 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).

  • Patent number: 11906950
    Abstract: A system for managing industrial enterprise (IE) data models may include a storage device storing instructions and IE data models. Each of the IE data models may include references to artifacts and a directed graph having nodes and edges. Each of the nodes may represent a respective one of the artifacts. Each of the edges may indicate a relationship between a respective pair of the artifacts. The system may also include a processing device operable to execute the instructions to perform operations including managing dataflow through a particular one of the data models, wherein the edges of the directed graph of the particular data model define a direction of propagation of data through the artifacts of the particular data model, and providing version control functionality for the plurality of data models and for the artifacts referenced by any of the plurality of data models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Element Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean McCormick, James Bane, Nicholas Childers, Brian Thompson
  • Patent number: 11905315
    Abstract: Fusion proteins containing a targeting sequence, an exosporium protein, or an exosporium protein fragment that targets the fusion protein to the exosporium of a Bacillus cereus family member are provided. Recombinant Bacillus cereus family members expressing such fusion proteins are also provided. Genetically inactivated Bacillus cereus family members and recombinant Bacillus cereus family members that overexpress exosporium proteins are also provided. Seeds coated with the recombinant Bacillus cereus family members and methods for using the recombinant Bacillus cereus family members (e.g., for stimulating plant growth) are also provided. Various modifications of the recombinant Bacillus cereus family members that express the fusion proteins are further provided. Fusion proteins comprising a spore coat protein and a protein or peptide of interest, recombinant bacteria that express such fusion proteins, seeds coated with such recombinant bacteria, and methods for using such recombinant bacteria (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SPOGEN BIOTECH INC.
    Inventors: Brian Thompson, Ashley Siegel
  • Patent number: 11882829
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to fusion proteins containing a targeting sequence that targets the fusion protein to the exosporium of a Bacillus cereus family member. The invention also relates to recombinant Bacillus cereus family members expressing such fusion proteins and formulations containing the recombinant Bacillus cereus family members expressing the fusion proteins. Methods for stimulating plant growth, for protecting plants from pathogens, and for enhancing stress resistance in a plant by applying the recombinant Bacillus cereus family members or the formulations to plants or a plant growth medium are also described. The invention also relates to methods for immobilizing spores of a recombinant Bacillus cereus family member expressing a fusion protein on plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Spogen Biotech Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Thompson, Katie Thompson
  • Publication number: 20240025894
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel tetrahydropyran (THP)-substituted bicyclic pyrimidinedione compounds that are useful for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), conditions associated with left ventricular hypertrophy, conditions associated with diastolic dysfunction, and/or symptoms associated thereof. The synthesis and characterization of the compounds is described, as well as methods for treating HCM and other forms of heart disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Grillo, Brian Kane, Johan Oslob, Fabienne Thompson
  • Publication number: 20240027352
    Abstract: Assays (100) may be performed with a luminometer (400) having a chassis (405) that may include a reaction vessel chamber (610). The luminometer (400) may also include a light passage (640) that intersects the reaction vessel chamber (610). The luminometer (400) may also include a cap (415) that, when in a closed configuration, prevents light emitted by external sources from entering the reaction vessel chamber (610) and from entering the light passage (640). The cap (415) may provide access to the reaction vessel chamber (610) when in an open configuration. The luminometer (400) may also include a calibration light source (460) optically coupled to one end of the light passage (640) and a light detector (630) optically coupled to another end of the light passage (640). The light detector (630) may include a sensing element for receiving light from the light passage (640).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Brian Kozicki, Creigh Thompson, Richard Wolf, Laura Holmes, David Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 11856956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a) recombinant exosporium-producing Bacillus cells that express a fusion protein comprising: (i) at least one plant growth stimulating protein or peptide and (ii) a targeting sequence that localizes the fusion protein to the exosporium of the Bacillus cells; and b) at least one particular insecticide disclosed herein in a synergistically effective amount. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of this composition as well as a method for enhancing plant growth, promoting plant health, and/or reducing overall damage of plants and plant parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damian Curtis, Brian Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230406954
    Abstract: The invention relates to binding molecules that bind specifically to prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), in particular, single human variable heavy chain domain antibodies and related methods for treatment of cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Brian McGuinness, Isabelle Osuch, Chris Rossant, Mike Romanos, Nikki Royle, Thomas Sandal, Lorraine Thompson, Michele Writer
  • Publication number: 20230404561
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for performing minimally invasive spinal procedures are described herein. The systems, devices, and methods may be used to percutaneously access the spinal canal and perform a spinal procedure in multiple locations along the canal, e.g., bilaterally and/or at multiple levels from a single access point. The systems and devices may integrate various instruments for performing the procedures, thus improving their ease of use, reducing procedural complexity, and minimizing procedure time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: James DINH, Phillip A. THOMPSON, Dennis SCHROEDER, Brian ROSELAUF, David P. LALOR, JR.
  • Patent number: 11839447
    Abstract: A wearable, open and adjustable MRI head coil system having an assembly of support members, panels, or portions defining one or more access openings. The support members, panels, or portions can support, house, or otherwise include radiofrequency receiver antennae or imaging coils such that the assembly is positionable or wearable by a patient for MRI scanning. The radiofrequency receiver antennae or imaging coils, and other devices can be simultaneously in contact with a patient's head, thereby enabling use during diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical, or other interventional procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: MR Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J Rheineck, Mark Jensen, Michael Lancial, Grant Thompson, Leon Ricord, Juan Martinez, Robert Bushey, Brian Fabian, Khai Tran, Lawrence Tanenbaum
  • Patent number: 11840487
    Abstract: The disclosure provides seals for devices that operate at elevated temperatures and have reactive metal vapors, such as lithium, sodium or magnesium. In some examples, such devices include energy storage devices that may be used within an electrical power grid or as part of a standalone system. The energy storage devices may be charged from an electricity production source for later discharge, such as when there is a demand for electrical energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: AMBRI, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Brian Neltner, Vimal Pujari, Michael J. McNeley, Greg A. Thompson, Chia-Ying Lee, David S. Deak, Hari P. Nayar
  • Patent number: 11842150
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering cross-site auto-play media are described herein. The server can receive, from a client device, a request for media content at a first domain embedded in a content element from a second domain. The request can include an identifier indicating that the client device is configured to restrict cross-domain redirection. The server can determine, responsive to identifying the identifier indicating that the client device is configured to restrict cross-domain redirection, that the request comprises a content type header having a first predetermined value. The server can generate, responsive to the determination, a response comprising the media content element in a body of the response. The server can transmit the response to the client device. Receipt of the response can cause the client device to extract the media content element from the body of the response and to render the media content element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Murtaza Halai, Lloyd Thompson, Brian Mulford, Armen Mkrtchyan
  • Publication number: 20230380690
    Abstract: A wearable, open and adjustable MRI head coil system having an assembly of support members, panels, or portions defining one or more access openings. The support members, panels, or portions can support, house, or otherwise include radiofrequency receiver antennae or imaging coils such that the assembly is positionable or wearable by a patient for MRI scanning. The radiofrequency receiver antennae or imaging coils, and other devices can be simultaneously in contact with a patient's head, thereby enabling use during diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical or other interventional procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Rheineck, Mark Jensen, Michael Lancial, Grant Thompson, Leon Ricord, Juan Martinez, Robert Bushey, Brian Fabian, Khai Tran, Lawrence Tanenbaum
  • Publication number: 20230385862
    Abstract: A targeted advertising scheduling and displaying process in the context of product terminal displays is made possible by the present invention. An embodiment described herein provides for a first server retrieving digital content from CMS. The first server formats the digital content to be output by at least one product terminal of a plurality of product terminals in accordance with one or more characteristics of the at least one product terminal. Each product terminal of the plurality of product terminals is disposed in a fixed location remote from the first server. The server identifies the at least one product terminal from the plurality of product terminals to output the formatted digital content and causes output of the formatted digital content by the at least one product terminal by transmitting the formatted digital content to a second server associated with the at least one product terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Brian C. Nelson, Christopher Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230383942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool for generating steam and combustion gases for. The tool is configured to enhance the longevity of its ignitor. The tool may have the ignitor recessed in but open to a wall of the tool's combustion chamber, to thereby protect the ignitor from flame impingement during use. The tool may alternately or in addition have passageways for inputs of air, fuel and/or water extending alongside and annularly around the ignitor, to thereby act to cool the ignitor during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Kay, Adrien Desmarais, Farrell Baird, Daniel Thompson, Wesley Sopko, Kevin Wiebe, Bradley Dary
  • Publication number: 20230373663
    Abstract: A dock assembly includes a docking station and a stand or mount coupled to the docking station. The dock assembly may be configured for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The docking station may include a landing surface configured to interface with the UAV, an extended portion coupled to the landing surface and extending from the landing surface, and a fiducial located on the extended portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Kozlenko, Benjamin Scott Thompson, Jack Zi Qi Ye, Christopher Brian Grasberger, Gareth Benoit Cross, Jack Louis Zhu, Abraham Galton Bachrach, Adam Parker Bry, Hayk Martirosyan
  • Publication number: 20230373668
    Abstract: A battery configured to power an unmanned aerial vehicle. The battery includes an enclosure configured to house a power module of the battery. The battery also includes one or more conducting contacts located on the enclosure configured to contact one or more pogo pins of a battery charger located on a docking station of the unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Kozlenko, Benjamin Scott Thompson, Jack Zi Qi Ye, Christopher Brian Grasberger, Gareth Benoit Cross, Jack Louis Zhu, Abraham Galton Bachrach, Adam Parker Bry, Hayk Martirosyan
  • Patent number: 11785949
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a) recombinant exosporium-producing Bacillus cells that express a fusion protein comprising: (i) at least one plant growth stimulating protein or peptide and (ii) a targeting sequence that localizes the fusion protein to the exosporium of the Bacillus cells; and b) at least one further biological control agent selected from particular microorganisms disclosed herein and/or a mutant of a specific strain of a microorganism disclosed herein having all identifying characteristics of the respective strain, and/or at least one metabolite produced by the respective strain, and/or at least one metabolite produced by the respective strain that exhibits activity against insects, mites, nematodes and/or phytopathogens in a synergistically effective amount. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of this composition as well as a method for enhancing plant growth, promoting plant health, and/or reducing overall damage of plants and plant parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damian Curtis, Brian Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230316309
    Abstract: A targeted advertising scheduling and displaying process in the context of product terminal displays is made possible by systems and methods as disclosed herein. A graphical user interface (GUI) allows a content provider to select digital content and display timing instructions, which the associated server will ultimately send to a server associated with the product terminal displays by first sending data that references the digital content and includes the display timing instructions, and then sending the digital content itself in response to the execution of the data at the server associated with the product terminal displays. Using this claimed technique and system, a content provider can target digital content to particular product terminal displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Brian C. Nelson, Christopher Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230316310
    Abstract: A targeted advertising scheduling and displaying process in the context of product terminal displays is made possible by systems and methods as disclosed herein. A graphical user interface (GUI) allows a content provider to select digital content and display timing instructions, which the associated server will ultimately send to a server associated with the product terminal displays by first sending data that references the digital content and includes the display timing instructions, and then sending the digital content itself in response to the execution of the data at the server associated with the product terminal displays. Using this claimed technique and system, a content provider can target digital content to particular product terminal displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Brian C. Nelson, Christopher Thompson
  • Patent number: D1003194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: NURO, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Wade Julian, Daniel Hundt, Alexander Christ, Robin Nicholas Hubbard, Brian Alan Baker, Nicholas Barkley, Bryan Thompson