Patents by Inventor David A. Thomas

David A. 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: 11664594
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a digital beamformed phased array feed. The system may include a radome configured to allow electromagnetic waves to propagate; a multi-band software defined antenna array tile; a power and clock management subsystem configured to manage power and time of operation; a thermal management subsystem configured to dissipate heat generated by the multi-band software defined antenna array tile; and an enclosure assembly. The multi-band software defined antenna array tile may include a plurality of coupled dipole array antenna elements; a plurality of frequency converters; and a plurality of digital beamformers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: BlueHalo, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Pace, David Gregory Baur, Theodore Lyman Schuler-Sandy, William Kennedy, Jeffrey Gerard Micono, William Louis Walker, Garrett James Newell
  • Patent number: 11662099
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for providing an electrically operated fireplace that includes a one or more display panels, one or more reflective surfaces inclined at an angle with respect to the one or more display panels to reflect the video images of a flame displayed by the one or more display panels. One or more filters or privacy screens are disposed proximate the one or more display panels. Beneficially, the electrically operated fireplaces disclosed herein do not require the use of moving parts, such as a rotating mirror, to provide the images of the flames. Further, since video images are used to provide the flame effect, the flame effect may be varied simply by loading a new video image into the memory portion of the control circuitry used to provide the flame display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Solas, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Metz, David Patrick Moynihan
  • Patent number: 11661732
    Abstract: A drain assembly for installation in a shower floor, the drain assembly including a drain body including an upper surface defining a top side, and a lower surface opposite the upper surface defining a bottom side. The drain assembly also defines an aperture extending along an axis through the drain body between the upper surface and the lower surface and includes an outlet having a flange and an elongated body. When assembled, the elongated body is configured to extend below the lower surface of the drain body when the flange rests on the upper surface. The drain assembly also includes one or more fasteners configured to couple the outlet to the drain body to form a water-tight seal therebetween, where each of the one or more fasteners are accessible from the top side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Zurn Industries, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Gomo, Robert Anthony DiPlacido, Michael Thomas Benesh, Christopher J. Say, John Matthew Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20230160670
    Abstract: A target stand is described that may comprise a frame; first and second rails; and a trolley. The frame may support the first and second rails. The trolley may comprise a base, a first wheel assembly coupled to the base and in contact with the first rail, and a second wheel assembly coupled to the base and in contact with the second rail, wherein the trolley is movable between respective lower ends of the first and second rails and respective upper ends of the first and second rails via the first and second wheel assemblies contacting the first and second rails. The base of the trolley may comprise a proximal portion and a cantilevered portion extending away from the proximal portion to a free end, wherein the first and second wheel assemblies are coupled to the proximal portion and the cantilevered portion extends over the first and second rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Applicant: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: David Anthony Skalny, John Michael Zwally, Byron Chan Wong, Alexander William Hundich, Edward Thomas O'Connell, III
  • Patent number: 11654979
    Abstract: A passively activated flow control device including a valve body configured to be mounted in a vehicle. The valve body includes an inlet and an outlet. A valve member is arranged at the valve body for selectively opening and closing flow between the inlet and the outlet. The valve member is responsive to acceleration induced forces on the vehicle to shift from one of an open configuration and a closed configuration toward the other of the open configuration and the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Adam Golembeski, Andrew Thomas Cunningham, David Clancy Caples, Martin Bester
  • Patent number: 11657179
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for processing private data using a workflow action are described. A method may include identifying, at a user device that is authenticated to access a local system, an action of a workflow that is running on an external server that is external to the local system. The action may involve processing private data stored within the local system. The method may further include receiving, at the user device, a direct data query associated with the action, the direct data query including a set of encoded instructions that are self-extracting upon being executed by a browser of the user device. The method may further include executing, by the browser of the user device, the set of encoded instructions to directly access the private data and transmitting an indication of a result of the action based on directly accessing the private data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Eliot Chasman, David Chungnan Wu, Hugh Francis Cockburn, Alex Edelstein, Antoine Barseni, Franck Thomas, Antoine Magnier, Nhi Nguyen, Benoit Dufourd, Samantha Reynard, Samuel William Bailey
  • Patent number: 11655246
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I): (I) and related aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: STEP PHARMA S.A.S.
    Inventors: Abdul Quddus, Andrew Novak, David Cousin, Elli Chatzopoulou, Emma Blackham, Geraint Jones, Jennifer Thomas, Joseph Wrigglesworth, Lorna Duffy, Louise Birch, Pascal George, Saleh Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11654270
    Abstract: An applicator for an analyte monitoring device may include an actuatable housing having a body defining a cavity therein and having a distal opening and a side opening. A cuff and a shuttle are received within the cavity and are separately translatable relative to the housing body. A base may removable engage the housing body at the distal opening. The housing body, the cuff, the shuttle, and/or the base may be engaged with one another with one or more releasable coupling features. The base may be removed from an engagement with the housing body, causing the cuff and the shuttle to be aligned and positioned in a configuration in which the analyte monitoring device, held by the shuttle, is ready for insertion into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Biolinq Incorporated
    Inventors: George Albert Mansfield, III, David Michael Morelock, Mark Christopher Brister, Nathan Thomas Balcom, Joshua David Doan, Joshua Andrew Warner, Paul Daniel Faucher
  • Patent number: 11657043
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to data science and data analysis, computer software and systems, network communications to interface among repositories of disparate datasets and computing machine-based entities that seek access to the datasets, and, more specifically, to a computing and data storage platform configured to provide one or more computerized tools that facilitate data projects by providing an interactive, project-centric workspace interface that may include, for example, a unified view in which to identify data sources, generate transformative datasets, and/or disseminate insights to collaborative computing devices and user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: data.world, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Boutros, Sharon Brener, Alexander John Zelenak, Robert Thomas Grochowicz, Mark Joseph DiMarco, Bryon Kristen Jacob, David Lee Griffith, Shad William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11654485
    Abstract: A method for the additive manufacturing of a component includes providing a powdered base material for a component, in particular a component for the hot gas path of a gas turbine, building up the component layer by layer on a building platform by fusing individual layers of the base material, and introducing an oxide dispersion strengthening into a region of the component to be additively manufactured by an oxidic additive, wherein the region is usually exposed to high thermomechanical loading during operation of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lena Farahbod-Sternahl, Christian Felsmann, Dennis Glass, Jacek Grodzki, Robert Herfurth, Lars Hoefener, Bernd Hornung, David Rule, Tobias Thomas R├╝hmer, Eric Thomas
  • Patent number: 11656305
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a flexible magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radio frequency (RF) array coil configured to operate in at least one of a transmit (Tx) mode or a receive (Rx) mode. The MRI RF array coil includes a first row of saddle coil elements. At least a first saddle coil element and a second saddle coil element are in the first row. The first and second saddle coil elements partially overlap with one another. Each of the first and second saddle coil elements include a left loop and a right loop that is coupled to the left loop by two connection segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Quality Electrodynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Yang, Tsinghua Zheng, Joshua Robert Reiderman, Matthew Finnerty, David Michael Berendt, John Thomas Carlon
  • Publication number: 20230152673
    Abstract: An accessory for an image capture device is disclosed that includes: a body; a rotatable first support that is configured for connection to the image capture device; a second support that is pivotably reconfigurable between stowed and deployed configurations; and a third support including first and second legs that are pivotably connected to the body such that the third support is reconfigurable between collapsed and expanded configurations. In the stowed configuration, the second support is concealed within the body, and in the deployed configuration, the second support extends outwardly from the body to facilitate connection of the accessory to an ancillary product. In the collapsed configuration, the third support defines a grip for the image capture device, and in the expanded configuration, the body defines a third leg that cooperates with the first and second legs to provide a freestanding base for the image capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicants: GoPro, Inc., GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Masao Tonokawa, Alexis De Stasio, Jesse Frost Patterson, Matthew David Thomas, Huy Phuong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20230153997
    Abstract: A system to analyze heart data includes a memory configured to store echocardiographic strain image data. The system also includes a processor operatively coupled to the memory and configured to segment the echocardiographic strain image data. The processor is also configured to analyze the segmented echocardiograph strain image data to generate a point cluster of pixels. The processor is also configured to stitch together points in the point cluster to generate a continuous curve that represents the echocardiographic strain image data. The processor is further configured to analyze the continuous curve to identify a heart condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: James David Thomas, Rahul Anand Devathu, Ramsey Michael Wehbe
  • Publication number: 20230152674
    Abstract: An accessory for an image capture device is disclosed that includes: a body; a rotatable first support that is configured for connection to the image capture device; a second support that is pivotably reconfigurable between stowed and deployed configurations; and a third support including first and second legs that are pivotably connected to the body such that the third support is reconfigurable between collapsed and expanded configurations. In the stowed configuration, the second support is concealed within the body, and in the deployed configuration, the second support extends outwardly from the body to facilitate connection of the accessory to an ancillary product. In the collapsed configuration, the third support defines a grip for the image capture device, and in the expanded configuration, the body defines a third leg that cooperates with the first and second legs to provide a freestanding base for the image capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Masao Tonokawa, Alexis De Stasio, Jesse Frost Patterson, Matthew David Thomas, Huy Phuong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20230143077
    Abstract: A sampling kit for tissue including a reaction chamber and a sampling device configured for mounting in the reaction chamber and providing a reaction volume defined between the base of the reaction chamber and the sampling device. The sampling device has a proximal handling portion and a distal scraping portion comprising a scraping formation configured to collect a sample of tissue when the distal scraping portion is rubbed against a surface of the tissue. The sampling device comprises an internal lumen configured for the supply of reaction liquid from a distal end of the tissue sampling device to the reaction volume via a distal aperture disposed in the distal scraping portion when the tissue sampling device is mounted in the reaction chamber. An automated high-throughput sampling and indexing system is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Mari Janika Higgins, David Thomas
  • Patent number: 11640573
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing the skills of a customer support agent using one or more Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) models are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, one or more benchmarks against which the performance of the customer support agent is to be measured are established. The one or more benchmarks may be derived through direct and/or indirect analysis of historical customer service data by an AI/ML benchmark model. In at least one embodiment, data relating to performance of the customer support agent during a customer call is monitored. In at least one embodiment, the AI/ML benchmark model is used to determine one or more benchmark scores identifying whether the customer support agent is meeting the one or more benchmarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthik Ranganathan, Sathish Kumar Bikumala, David Thomas Kirkpatrick, Tejas Naren Tennur Narayanan, Shalu Singh, Amit Sawhney
  • Patent number: 11639831
    Abstract: Cooling a first device and second device in a fashion to produce water. The method includes collecting environmental air from an environment. The environmental air is used to cool a first device. Cooling the first device generates first device exhaust air produced from the environmental air. The first device exhaust air is provided to a first device portion of a heat exchanger. At a second device portion of the heat exchanger, thermally coupled to the first device portion of the heat exchanger, second device exhaust air generated by cooling a second device is received. At the heat exchanger, the first device exhaust air is used to cool the second device exhaust air to a dew point, causing condensed water to be created from the second device exhaust air. The condensed water is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, David Thomas Gauthier, Sean M. James, Brian Addams Janous, Mark Alan Monroe
  • Patent number: 11635255
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide is recovered from an exhaust gas in the form of liquid carbon dioxide or supercritical carbon dioxide utilizing a rotary separator. Nitrogen gas recovered from the rotary separator can be expanded to provide cooling for carbon dioxide in a closed-loop CO2 power cycle that is used to cool the exhaust gas upstream of the rotary separator. The recovery can power itself and can produce excess electricity from waste heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: AXIP ENERGY SERVICES, LP
    Inventors: Robert Stiles, David Thomas Stiles, Christopher Cory Vail, John Guoynes, Robert Earl Ashley
  • Publication number: 20230119954
    Abstract: Described herein is a system for responding to a frustrated user with a response determined based on spoken language understanding (SLU) processing of a user input. The system detects user frustration and responds to a repeated user input by confirming an action to be performed or presenting an alternative action, instead of performing the action responsive to the user input. The system also detects poor audio quality of the captured user input, and responds by requesting the user to repeat the user input. The system processes sentiment data and signal quality data to respond to user inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Isaac Joseph Madwed, Julia Kennedy Nemer, Joo-Kyung Kim, Nikko Strom, Steven Mack Saunders, Laura Maggia Panfili, Anna Caitlin Jentoft, Sungjin Lee, David Thomas, Young-Bum Kim, Pablo Cesar Ganga, Chenlei Guo, Shuting Tang, Zhenyu Yao
  • Patent number: 11630376
    Abstract: An image capture device is described that includes a body; a mounting structure that is connected to the body; an integrated sensor-lens assembly (ISLA) that defines an optical axis and extends through the body and the mounting structure; and an accessory that is releasably connectable to the mounting structure via rotation through a range of motion less than approximately 90 degrees. The mounting structure and the accessory include corresponding angled bearing surfaces that are configured for engagement such that rotation of the accessory relative to the mounting structure creates a bearing effect that displaces the accessory along the optical axis to thereby reduce any axial force required during connection and disconnection of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Thomas, Jordan Zook Todd, Jesse Patterson, Nicholas Vitale, Joseph Tucker, Ian Griggs