Patents by Inventor Charles Thomas

Charles 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).

  • Publication number: 20200236868
    Abstract: A method for pumping seeds to an assembly line grow pods includes releasing seeds to a pipe in fluid communication with a pump, moving water from a water source to the pipe in fluid communication with the pump, combining the seeds released from the tank with the water from the water source in the pipe, and pumping the combination of the seeds released from the tank and the water from the water source to a grow pod line in fluid communication with the pump, and moving the seeds from the grow pod line to one or more carts of an assembly line grow pod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Farnsworth Smith, Charles Thomas Martin, Joseph David Frodsham, David Smith Broadbent
  • Patent number: 10722324
    Abstract: An adapter for a tailpiece for a dental valve is disclosed which has a body having an exterior surface, a valve receiving end, a tailpiece receiving end, a lumen formed between the valve receiving end and the tailpiece receiving end, the lumen having an interior surface, an interior annular groove formed in the interior surface, and an exterior annular rib formed in the exterior surface, with the exterior annular rib being positioned near the tailpiece receiving end and the interior annular channel being positioned near the valve receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: STOMA VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Arguello, Charles Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200226285
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein to secure flexible access to the healthcare information resources (HIR) contained within electronic health records (EHR) systems. By managing access permissions with certified self-sovereign identities and distributed ledger techniques, HIR may be secured. Patients and other users may be registered to access a distributed ledger, such as a healthcare blockchain, employed to set, host and adjudicate permissions to access HIR. Authorized owners and/or patients with rights to their own HIR may be able to grant fine-grained and conditional access permissions to third-parties. Information transfers and transactions occurring according to these permissions may be logged within smart contracts incorporated in the healthcare blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: BBM Health LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bulleit, Bharat Chand Aluri, Fred Thomas Danner, III, Charles Clifton Miller, III, Mark Lloyd Braunstein
  • Publication number: 20200225495
    Abstract: Optimizations are provided for facilitating an improved transition between a real-world environment and a virtual reality environment. Initially, use of a HMD is detected and one or more real-world physical objects within a threshold proximity to the HMD are identified. Subsequently, a replicated environment, which includes virtual representations of the real-world physical object(s), is obtained and rendered in a virtual reality display. The replicated environment is transitioned out of view and a VR environment is subsequently rendered in the virtual reality display. In some instances, rendering of virtual representations of real-world physical objects into the VR environment occurs is response to detected triggering event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Liam Kiemele, Michael Thomas, Charles W. Lapp, III, Christian Michael Sadak, Thomas Salter
  • Patent number: 10709095
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH46AR and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH46AR with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH46AR through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH46AR or a locus conversion of PH46AR with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER Hl-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Cunnyngham
  • Patent number: 10710605
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to alter the driving profile of a vehicle. An example method disclosed herein determines, based on a user selection, a desired driving profile to apply to a vehicle. The example method includes identifying a set of alterations to operating parameters of vehicle systems associated with the desired driving profile. The example method includes determining a subset of the set of alterations that the vehicle can execute, and in response to determining the subset that the vehicle can execute, applying the subset to the vehicle to produce the desired driving profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles M. Stahulak, Gregory Thomas Shaw, Satya Vardharajan
  • Patent number: 10710356
    Abstract: Apparatus provides point of service to manufacture a custom cranial remodeling device for correction of cranial deformity of a subject. The apparatus comprises capture apparatus disposed at a physical location for capturing three dimensional digital data of the head of the subject and generating a three-dimensional digital data file representative of the head and an additive manufacture device located at the physical location. The apparatus further comprises a processor that operates to process the three-dimensional digital data file to produce a device file comprising the shape for the custom cranial remodeling device. The processor provides the device file to the additive manufacture device. The said additive manufacture device operates to utilize the device file to manufacture the custom cranial remodeling device at the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CRANIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy R Littlefield, Jerold N Luisi, George E Kechter, Mark Charles Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200219370
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating haptic stimulations is provided. The apparatus includes one or more pods coupled to a garment, each pod including: (i) an internal structure, and (ii) an airtight bladder surrounding the internal structure, where the bladder is pneumatically coupled to a pneumatic device that is configured to control a pressurized state of the bladder. Each pod is configured to: (i) have a first degree of flexibility when the bladder of the pod is in a first pressurized state; and (ii) have a second degree of flexibility, less than the first degree of flexibility, when the bladder of the pod is in a second pressurized state different from the first pressurized state. Each pod provides a haptic stimulation to a wearer of the garment when the corresponding bladder is in the second pressurized state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary Daniel West, Aaron Alan Ambuske, John Dietrich Martin, Brian Fletcher, Nicholas Roy Corson, Brian Cox, Charles Stewart, Tristan Thomas Trutna
  • Patent number: 10703084
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for point of service manufacture of custom headwear for a subject. The apparatus comprises capture apparatus disposed at a physical location for capturing three dimensional digital data of the head of the subject and generating a three-dimensional digital data file representative of said head; an additive manufacture device located at the physical location; and a processor. The processor operates to process the three-dimensional digital data file to produce a device file comprising the shape for the custom headwear and to provide the device file to the additive manufacture device. The additive manufacture device operates to utilize the device file to manufacture the custom headwear at the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CRANIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy R Littlefield, Jerold N Luisi, George E Kechter, Mark Charles Thomas
  • Patent number: 10704866
    Abstract: Viscoelastic, lightweight composite armor that is resistant to backface deformation, and to a method for evaluating the effectiveness of composite armor in resisting backface deformation. The index of retraction of a composite is determined by evaluating the degree of composite retraction at the site of impact of projectile after movement of the projectile is stopped. The degree of retraction indicates the ability of the composite to resist backface deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ashok Bhatnagar, Gary Kratzer, Charles Arnett, David A. Hurst, Steven Thomas Correale
  • Patent number: 10701884
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH46AP and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH46AP with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH46AP through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH46AP or a locus conversion of PH46AP with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Cunnyngham
  • Patent number: 10695281
    Abstract: Methods of making personal care compositions, such as dentifrices, involving the addition of rheology modifiers at a later stage in the personal care composition formation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Lewis Agerton, Steven Robert Alexander, James Albert Berta, Gina Lynn Blum, Marco Caggioni, Susan Marie Dawes, David Michael Farren, Justin Thomas Lydon Hedin, Charles Phillip Miller, Christa Marie Novicki, Melissa Cherie Payne, Molly Rose Schottelkotte, John Christopher Wesner, Randall Lee Wood
  • Patent number: 10700393
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include thermal management systems and methods configured to heat and/or cool an electrical device. Thermal management systems can include a heat spreader in thermal communication with a temperature sensitive region of the electrical device. The heat spreader can include the one or more pyrolytic graphite sheets. The heat spreader can include thermal/electrical elevators connecting the one or more pyrolytic graphite sheets. The systems can include a thermoelectric device in thermal communication with the heat spreader. Electric power can be directed to the heat spreader and/or thermoelectric device to provide controlled heating and/or cooling of the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GENTHERM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alfred Piggott, David Scott Thomas, Daniel Charles Guerithault
  • Publication number: 20200194001
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing voice detection via a network microphone device (NMD) based on a selected voice-assistant service (VAS) are disclosed herein. In one example, the NMD detects sound via individual microphones and selects a first VAS to communicate with the NMD. The NMD produces a first sound-data stream based on the detected sound using a spatial processor in a first configuration. Once the NMD determines that a second VAS is to be selected over the first VAS, the spatial processor assumes a second configuration for producing a second sound-data stream based on the detected sound. The second sound-data stream is then transmitted to one or more remote computing devices associated with the second VAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Connor Kristopher Smith, Kurt Thomas Soto, Charles Conor Sleith
  • Patent number: 10684603
    Abstract: A screw-driven extrusion system includes a novel screw-drive extruder. The extruder includes a motor-driven screw. The screw moves solid pellets from a feed hopper into a section that is actively heated. The solid pellets fully liquefy as they pass through the heated section. A control system controls screw, heating, and optionally cooling, operations to selectively control flow of liquefied material from the extruder's tip. The dynamically-controlled can continuously adjust its feed speed and temperature to keep up with continuously changing demands of a larger control system involved in monitoring and running a corresponding 3-D printer in an additive manufacturing process. In contrast to wirefeed extrusion systems that rely on the rigidity of the material in “wire”-formed feedstock, this screw-driven extrusion system is well-suited to use of less-rigid thermoplastic elastomers for the manufacture of objects for use in soft robotics, medical and mold-making applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Charles John Kim, Samuel Thomas Pratt
  • Patent number: 10682846
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a custom cranial remodeling device comprises generating a three-dimensional digital data file for the subject at a clinic by capturing a three-dimensional data file representative of the head of the infant by utilizing apparatus operating to capture three-dimensional data representative of the head. The apparatus is located at the clinic. The method further comprises utilizing a processor to process the three-dimensional digital data file to produce a device file comprising the shape for the custom cranial remodeling device and manufacturing the custom cranial remodeling device at the clinic by utilizing an additive manufacture device located at the clinic to operate with the three-dimensional digital data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CRANIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy R Littlefield, Jerold N Luisi, George E Kechter, Mark Charles Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200172052
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect a vehicle key and display a key identification on a vehicle display. The processor is also configured to receive a request to export vehicle system and state settings to a key memory. The processor is further configured to access a plurality of predefined settings, designated as key-storable settings, from a vehicle CAN bus, responsive to the request, and transmit the predefined settings to the key, including instructions to store the settings to the key memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Keith WESTON, Andrew Thomas CUNNINGHAM, Joshua SHARPE, Charles Richard DRAKE
  • Publication number: 20200171082
    Abstract: Methods are provided for identifying whether a tumor, and especially a lung tumor, will be responsive to treatment with a therapeutic regimen that contains a platinum-based agent such as cisplatin and optionally contains a taxane. A specific Schlafen family member 11 (SLFN11) fragment peptide is precisely detected and quantitated by spectrometry directly in lung cancer cells collected from lung tumor tissue obtained from a cancer patient. Comparison to reference levels determines if the cancer patient will respond positively or negatively to treatment with the chemotherapeutic agents taxane plus a platinum-based agent such as cisplatin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Fabiola CECCHI, Sarit SCHWARTZ, Todd HEMBROUGH, Charles Michael RUDIN, John Thomas POIRIER
  • Publication number: 20200172546
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods for inhibiting the activity of SHP2 phosphatase with the compounds and compositions of the disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander M. Taylor, André Lescarbeau, Elizabeth H. Kelley, Kelley C. Shortsleeves, Lucian V. DiPietro, W. Patrick Walters, Mark Andrew Murcko, Levi Charles Thomas Pierce, Yong Tang, Fabrizio Giordanetto, Jack Benjamin Greisman, Paul Maragakis, Sathesh Bhat, Markus Kristofer Dahlgren, Eric Therrien
  • Patent number: D888812
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Bonsai Technology Company
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Blatz