Patents by Inventor Christopher Thomas

Christopher 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: 10974031
    Abstract: A catheter adapted to slidably receive a hollow shaft through its lumen. An expandable balloon is attached to the distal portion of the hollow shaft. A nose piece disposed at the front face of the balloon forms a connection between the balloon and the distal portion of the hollow shaft. When the balloon is expanded the nose piece does not protrude beyond the front face of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Joseph Thomas Keyes
  • Patent number: 10979436
    Abstract: A policy associated with a notification received by one or more computer systems is obtained. A first request is submitted, to a service, for a first current capacity of a resource. An amount by which to adjust a capacity of the resource is calculated, based at least in part on the policy and the first current capacity. A second request is submitted, to the service, to adjust the capacity of the resource by the amount. A third request is submitted, to the service, for a second current capacity of the resource, and whether the second request has been fulfilled is determined based at least in part on a comparison between the second current capacity and the response to the third request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Lewis, Kai Fan Tang, Farzad Moghimi, Ahmed Usman Khalid, Stephan Weinwurm
  • Patent number: 10979147
    Abstract: A Rydberg atom mixer determines a phase of modulated carrier radiation and includes: a reference radiofrequency source for reference radiofrequency radiation; a modulated carrier source for modulated carrier radiation; a vapor cell to contain gas atoms and that receives reference radiofrequency radiation and modulated carrier radiation, such that the gas atoms produce modulated light modulated; and a transmission detector that receives the modulated light from the vapor cell and produces a transmission signal from the transmission detector for determination of a phase of the modulated carrier radiation, wherein the Rydberg atom mixer mixes the reference radiofrequency radiation and the modulated carrier radiation by the gas atoms in a Rydberg electronic state to produce the intermediate frequency IF that corresponds directly to the phase of the modulated carrier radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Joshua Ari Gordon, Christopher Lee Holloway, Matthew Thomas Simons
  • Publication number: 20210101875
    Abstract: Aminoalcohol lipidoids are prepared by reacting an amine with an epoxide-terminated compound are described. Methods of preparing aminoalcohol lipidoids from commercially available starting materials are also provided. Aminoalcohol lipidoids may be prepared from racemic or stereochemically pure epoxides. Aminoalcohol lipidoids or salts forms thereof are preferably biodegradable and biocompatible and may be used in a variety of drug delivery systems. Given the amino moiety of these aminoalcohol lipidoid compounds, they are particularly suited for the delivery of polynucleotides. Complexes, micelles, liposomes or particles containing the inventive lipidoids and polynucleotide have been prepared. The inventive lipidoids may also be used in preparing microparticles for drug delivery. They are particularly useful in delivering labile agents given their ability to buffer the pH of their surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kerry Peter Mahon, Kevin Thomas Love, Christopher G. Levins, Kathryn Ann Whitehead, Robert S. Langer, Daniel Griffith Anderson
  • Patent number: 10968023
    Abstract: A secure delivery container can have a body with a chamber that can receive one or more items for delivery to an end recipient and a door actuatable to close the chamber in a locked position and open to allow access to the items. The container can have a heat transfer system with one or more heat transfer elements in thermal communication with one or more surfaces of the body that define the chamber and configured to heat or cool the one or more surfaces to heat or cool the delivery items in the chamber. The container can wirelessly communicate with a remote electronic device to receive information from the remote electronic device and to communicate operational information from the one or more heat transfer elements to the remote electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ember Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Alexander, Christopher Thomas Wakeham, Daren John Leith, Mikko Juhani Timperi
  • Publication number: 20210093377
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a shaft, multiple flexible spines and multiple electrodes. The shaft is configured for insertion into a body of a patient. The multiple flexible spines have respective first ends that are connected to a distal end of the shaft and respective second ends that are free-standing and unanchored. The spines are bent proximally such that the second ends are more proximal than the first ends. Each of the flexible spines includes a tensile layer configured to cause the flexible spine to bend proximally. The multiple electrodes are disposed over the flexible spines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: KEVIN JUSTIN HERRERA, Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Joseph Thomas Keyes, Assaf Govari
  • Publication number: 20210093147
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing filaments and optionally, solid additives, wherein the pre-moistened fibrous structures exhibit wet compressive modulus values that are superior to known pre-moistened fibrous structures as measured according to the Wet Compressive Modulus Test Method described herein and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Douglas Jay Barkey, Christopher Michael Young, Hailing Bao, Cunming Song, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Paul Thomas Weisman, Timothy James Klawitter
  • Publication number: 20210093374
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a catheter includes a shaft assembly having a proximal and distal end, which comprises a deflectable segment including lumens running longitudinally therein, electrodes disposed at the distal end, a connector disposed at the proximal end for coupling to processing circuitry, cables disposed in first respective ones of the lumens, each cable electrically coupled to the connector and a respective group of the electrodes, wherein each cable includes a bundle of wires, each wire connected to a respective one of the electrodes in the respective group, an electrical shielding surrounding the bundle, and an electrically insulating jacket surrounding the shielding and sized to allow longitudinal movement of the respective cable within the respective lumen, respective elongated members disposed in second respective ones of the lumens, and connected to the distal end, and a manipulator connected to the elongated members to actuate the distal end via the elongated members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Joseph Thomas Keyes, Kevin Justin Herrera, Alexander David Squires
  • Publication number: 20210093832
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a tube configured for insertion into a body of a subject, the tube comprising a plurality of strips, which are angled obliquely with respect to a longitudinal axis of the tube, by virtue of the tube being shaped to define a plurality of slits having respective oblique proximal ends and respective oblique distal ends. The distal end of each of the slits is nested between the proximal end of a first other one of the slits and the proximal end of a second other one of the slits such that (i) one of the strips is disposed between the distal end of the slit and the proximal end of the first other one of the slits, and (ii) another one of the strips is disposed between the distal end of the slit and the proximal end of the second other one of the slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Joseph Thomas Keyes
  • Patent number: 10959784
    Abstract: A medical system includes a shaft, an inflatable balloon, a radial array of ultrasound transducers and a processor. The shaft is configured for insertion into a body of a patient. The inflatable balloon is coupled to a distal end of the shaft and configured to perform a treatment to surrounding anatomy. The ultrasound transducers are distributed circumferentially around the distal end of the shaft inside the balloon, and configured to transmit ultrasound waves at respective radial directions and receive respective ultrasound reflections. The processor is configured to estimate and output to a user, based on the ultrasound reflections received from the ultrasound transducers, an extent of mechanical contact between the balloon and the surrounding anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Keyes, Maribeth Wilczynski, Assaf Govari, Andres Altmann, Christopher Thomas Beeckler
  • Publication number: 20210087102
    Abstract: The present application relates to boron nitride nanotube (BNNT)-silicate glass composites and to methods of preparing such composites. The methods comprise mixing BNNTs that are coated with a glass former such as boron oxide with a silicate glass precursor to create a mixture; heating the mixture under conditions to obtain a molten silicate glass; and cooling the molten silicate glass under conditions to obtain the BNNT-silicate glass composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Benoit SIMARD, Yadienka MARTINEZ-RUBI, Christopher Thomas KINGSTON, Keun Su KIM, Morag CLARK-HEPTINSTALL, Maxime GAUTHIER
  • Publication number: 20210086525
    Abstract: A system and method for printing and drying flavors and fragrances is provided. The system and method include a source of flavor or fragrance, a print assembly adapted to print the flavor or fragrance, a movable product conveyor that directly receives the printed flavor or fragrance and a drying component. As the movable product conveyor passes through or adjacent to the drying component, the printed flavor or fragrance is dried thereby providing a free-flowing flavor or fragrance product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Lewis Michael Popplewell, Christopher Thomas Lavallee
  • Patent number: 10954160
    Abstract: A sealed article and methods of making the same. The sealed article includes a first and second glass pane. The first and second glass panes include inner surfaces opposite outer surfaces and at least one outer edge. The second glass pane is spaced apart from and positioned substantially parallel to the first glass pane with a low emissivity layer there between. An seal is formed between the first and second glass panes contiguous the low emissivity layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov, John Christopher Thomas
  • Publication number: 20210077375
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided an aqueous concentrated cosmetic composition comprising at least 20% water, at least 4.5% by weight of the composition of humectant, at least 8% of the composition of a peptide and high levels of a skin benefit active(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC
    Inventors: Jake Thomas Hicks, Christopher John Elms, Michael David Bell
  • Publication number: 20210077197
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a probe apparatus includes a shaft having a distal end, a tube containing separate powder granules of a ferrite, the tube being fixed to the distal end of the shaft, a coil disposed around the tube, and electrical wires connected to the coil so as to read out a signal generated across the coil due to an externally-applied magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Vadim Gliner, Joseph Thomas Keyes, Athanassios Papaioannou
  • Publication number: 20210077180
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a balloon catheter configured to be inserted into a body-part of a living subject, the balloon catheter comprising an insertion tube having a distal tip, a force sensor connected to the distal tip, and an inflatable balloon including a proximal portion connected to the force sensor so that the force sensor is disposed between the distal tip of the insertion tube and the inflatable balloon, and multiple electrodes disposed around an outer surface of the balloon, and configured, when the balloon is inflated, to contact tissue at respective locations in the body-part, wherein the force sensor is configured to output at least one force signal indicative of a magnitude and a direction of a force applied by the balloon on the tissue when the balloon is inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Joseph Thomas Keyes, Kevin Justin Herrera
  • Publication number: 20210079132
    Abstract: Polar silane linkers are provided that attach to resins to form silane-functionalized resins. The functionalized resins can be bound to hydroxyl groups on the surface of silica particles to improve the dispersibility of the silica particles in rubber mixtures. Further disclosed are synthetic routes to provide the silane-functionalized resins, as well as various uses and end products that benefit from the unexpected properties of the silane-functionalized resins. Silane-functionalized resins impart remarkable properties on various rubber compositions, such as tires, belts, hoses, brakes, and the like. Automobile tires incorporating the silane-functionalized resins are shown to possess excellent results in balancing the properties of rolling resistance, tire wear, and wet braking performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Emily Baird Anderson, John Dayton Baker, JR., Terri Roxanne Carvagno, Judicael Jacques Chapelet, Wei-Min Cheng, Liu Deng, Jacobus Gillis De Hullu, Sebastian Finger, Hubert Hirschlag, Christopher Lee Lester, Wentao Li, Mutombo Joseph Muvundamina, Mark Stanley Pavlin, Fabian Peters, Carla Recker, Christopher Thomas Scilla
  • Publication number: 20210080358
    Abstract: A system for collecting and processing a sample of an enriched population of mesenchymal stem cells in a matrix of body tissue in which the sample is separated into smaller segments to optimize the ability of the system to organize the stem cells into small working clusters with tissue. The tissue clusters are separated into optimized groupings for further processing and use in medical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Elite IP, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Jeffrey Donner, Lucanus Steven Koldewyn, Christopher Thomas Donner, Ryan Dregalla, Kristopher Buchanan, William Buchanan, Robert Mitchell Clark
  • Publication number: 20210081570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying physical measurements taken for bioreactors are disclosed. Physical measurements may be taken using one or more sensors coupled to a bioreactor. The sensors may measure properties of the bioreactor or properties of materials within the bioreactor. Verifying the physical measurements may be implemented to enable proof of physical work being completed by the bioreactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward Lamm, Andrew Thomas Busey, Christopher Dillinger, Daniel David Haab, Davis Michael Saltzgiver
  • Patent number: 10945787
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system may also include a means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden