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: 12043352
    Abstract: A drag-inducing mat includes a main body configured to accommodate a rider. The main body includes a rider surface configured to face the rider and an opposing surface configured to face a slide surface. The drag-inducing mat also includes a sipe array defined within the opposing surface. The sipe array includes a plurality of sipes that extends from a first lateral edge of the main body to a second lateral edge of the main body to selectively induce friction between the main body and the slide surface based on force applied to the sipe array by the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Byron Thomas Osborn, Eric Alan Vance, Pedro Lopez, Ryan Dale Walton, David Gerard Majdali
  • Patent number: 12047415
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a non-transitory medium stores code representing instructions to be executed by one or more processors. The instructions comprise code to cause the one or more processors to receive, at a compute device associated with a user, a message that is a simulated phishing test. The instructions further comprise code to cause the one or more processors cause, without human intervention and automatically in response to receiving the message, a link included in the simulated phishing test to be selected while not indicating that the user has failed the simulated phishing test. The instructions further comprise code to cause the one or more processors determine, after the link has been clicked, that an action indicating that the user has failed the simulated phishing test has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Fauset, Brent Bennett, Stephen McDermott, Marissa Lynn Pandes, Tim Hadden, Brennon David Thomas
  • Patent number: 12045732
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for automated dynamic data quality assessment. One aspect of the subject matter described in this specification includes the actions of receiving a data quality job including a new data sample; and, if the new data sample is determined to be added to a reservoir of data samples, sending a quality verification request to an oracle; receiving a new data sample quality estimate from the oracle; and adding the new data sample and estimate to the reservoir. A second aspect of the subject matter includes the actions of receiving, from a predictive model, a judgment associated with a new data sample; analyzing the new data sample based in part on the judgment to determine whether to send a new data sample quality verification request to an oracle; and, if a new data sample quality estimate is received from the oracle, determining whether to add the new data sample and the judgment to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Bytedance Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Daly, Shawn Ryan Jeffery, Matthew DeLand, Nick Pendar, Andrew James, David Johnston
  • Patent number: 12043646
    Abstract: Methods and systems for control of solid phase peptide synthesis are generally described. Control of solid phase peptide synthesis involves the use of feedback from one or more reactions and/or processes (e.g., reagent removal) taking place in the solid phase peptide synthesis system. In some embodiments, a detector may detect one or more fluids flowing across a detection zone of a solid phase peptide synthesis system and one or more signals may be generated corresponding to the fluid(s). For instance, an electromagnetic radiation detector positioned downstream of a reactor may detect a fluid exiting the reactor after a deprotection reactor and produce a signal(s). In some embodiments, based at least in part on information derived from the signal(s), a parameter of the system may be modulated prior to and/or during one or more subsequent reactions and/or processes taking place in the solid phase peptide synthesis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Dale Arlington Thomas, III, Alexander James Mijalis, Bradley L. Pentelute, Mark David Simon, Surin Mong
  • Publication number: 20240239707
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for manufacturing cement wherein ground particles of cement and calcium sulfate are subjected to infrared sensors, laser sensors, or both, so that emanated, irradiated, transmitted, and/or absorbed energy having wavelengths principally within the range of 700 nanometers to 1 millimeter can be monitored and compared to stored data previously obtained from ground cement and sulfate particles and preferably correlated with stored strength, calorimetric, or other data values, such that adjustments can be made to the mill processing conditions, such as the form or amounts of calcium sulfate (e.g., gypsum, plaster, anhydride), or cement additive levels. The strength and other properties of cement can be thus adjusted, and its quality can be more uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2024
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Elise Berodier, Nathan A. Tregger, Josephine H. Cheung, David F. Myers, Li Zhang, Dorota Kazmierczak, Lawrence R. Roberts, Denise A. Silva, Richard Sibbick, Jeffrey Thomas, Mark F. Roberts, Riccardo Stoppa, Elizabeth Burns
  • Publication number: 20240239714
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of making a polycrystalline diamond (PCD) body comprising a PCD table with a height of at least 10 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: David Thomas FORD, Douglas John GEEKIE
  • Publication number: 20240241477
    Abstract: An optical device includes one or more volume phase holographic gratings each of which includes a photosensitive layer whose optical properties are spatially modulated. The spatial modulation of optical properties are recorded in the photosensitive layer by generating an optical interference pattern using a beam of light and one or more liquid crystal master gratings. The volume phase holograms may be configured to redirect light of visible or infrared wavelengths propagating in free space or through a waveguide. Advantageously, fabricating the volume phase holographic gratings using liquid crystal master grating allows independent control of the optical function and the selectivity of the volume phase holographic grating during the fabrication process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: David Thomas Ziegler, Rolf Eckert, Frédéric Montfort
  • Publication number: 20240240650
    Abstract: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a bearing-housing structure provided to the housing and adapted to rotatably support a rotor, a motor provided to the bearing-housing structure and adapted to drive the rotor, and an impeller provided to the rotor. The bearing-housing structure includes a bearing shaft having a bearing surface that rotatably supports the rotor. The bearing shaft provides only a single bearing of the non-ball bearing type for the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: July 18, 2024
    Inventors: Samuel Aziz MEBASSER, Peter Jeffrey THOMAS, Roman VINOKUR, Kevin Gene McCULLOH, William S. LANE, Yeu-chuan HSIA, Michael David BEDNAR, John Paul FREESE, Karl Yutaka IWAHASHI, David Brent SEARS, Barton John KENYON, Richard G. KRUM, Par Egron DANNAS, Hiroshi SUZUKI, Malcolm Edward LEADER
  • Patent number: 12039170
    Abstract: A hardware revocation engine for invalidating a pointer, that refers to a deallocated object, from memory in a memory constrained system. The hardware revocation engine has a revocation pipeline coupled to a pipeline of a main processor of the memory constrained system. The revocation pipeline shares access to memory with the main pipeline, the revocation pipeline comprising at least a first stage and a subsequent second stage. In a first cycle of the revocation pipeline, the first stage of the revocation pipeline loads a first pointer-sized value from the memory. In a second cycle: the second stage checks whether the first loaded pointer-sized value is a pointer referring to deallocated memory. In a third cycle: in response to the outcome of the check indicating that the first loaded pointer-sized value is a pointer referring to deallocated memory, the first stage invalidates the first pointer-sized value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Thomas Chisnall, Hongyan Xia, Nathaniel Wesley Filardo, Robert McNeill Norton-Wright
  • Patent number: 12036205
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising compounds or precursors to compounds which may be used for a variety of therapeutic applications including, for example, treating and/or preventing a disease or disorder related to reduced or inadequate mitochondrial activity, including aging or stress, diabetes, obesity, and neurodegenerative diseases. The compounds relate generally to urolithins and precursors thereof, including but not limited to ellagitannins and urolithin A. In certain embodiments the compositions are presented in or as food products or nutritional supplements. These same compounds and compositions can also be used advantageously in generally healthy individuals to increase or maintain metabolic rate, decrease percent body fat, increase or maintain muscle mass, manage body weight, improve or maintain mental performance (including memory), improve or maintain muscle performance, improve or maintain mood, and manage stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazentis SA
    Inventors: Christopher L. Rinsch, William Blanco-Bose, Bernard Schneider, Charles Thomas, Carmen Sandi, Johan Auwerx, Penelope Andreux, Richardus Houtkooper, Eija Pirinen, Laurent Mouchiroud, David Genoux
  • Patent number: 12038374
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining characteristics of fluids are described. A method involves illuminating a portion of a fluid by emitting light having an emission spectrum spanning at least from an infrared band to an ultraviolet band, and producing an output signal by receiving the light upon being scattered by the fluid using an optical detector. A controller may select a target sub-band of the emission spectrum based on information associated with the fluid, and may further determine a characteristic of the fluid using at least a portion of the output signal associated with the target sub-band of the emission spectrum. Alternatively, or additionally, a controller may apply an operator to the output signal, and may further determine the characteristic of the first fluid by applying a machine learning model to a result of the operator as applied to the first output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: H2Ok Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: David Yang Lu, Annie Jieying Lu, Joseph Michael Sanchez, Jr., Michael Anthony Gutierrez, Edward Jitong Liu, Sophie Pesek, Demehr Thomas Haywood, Libby Lewanne Albanese
  • Patent number: 12036462
    Abstract: A golf alignment device for use in adjustment of golf stance and golf swing and used to train a user to properly position his/her feet (stance) and the golf club (aim, ball and club head position) when hitting a golf shot. The device includes components for measurement of distance and orientation, including the position of the shoes with respect to each other, the position and/or orientation of the golf club head of the golf club being held by the user and position of the golf ball intended to be struck by the user relative to the device. The alignment device allows determination of the aim of the user as determined by the position of his/her feet as well as the orientation of the golf club head face. A method is also provided for measurement of and adjustment of a golfer's stance and golf swing. This method can be employed in training a golfer and during golf practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Pure Swing Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Read Wickham, David Thomas Wickham
  • Patent number: 12023074
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intermedullary bone fracture fixation are described herein. The fixation device includes a main body having a flexible state and a rigid state. The fixation device further includes a proximal interface coupled to a proximal end of the main body to anchor the fixation device to an exterior surface of the bone and a distal interface coupled to a distal end of the main body to anchor the fixation device to an interior cavity of the bone. The fixation device further includes a locking interface to configured to convert the main body from the flexible state to the rigid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: The University of British Columbia, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch
    Inventors: Edward Scott Harshman, Steven Charles Dimmer, David Thomas Stinson
  • Publication number: 20240193314
    Abstract: A tool for forming a composite part and a method of making the tool and the composite part are disclosed. The tool includes a top surface that supports the composite part during forming, the top surface comprising a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion arranged on either side of a central part contacting surface; a first integrated heat sink arranged on an opposite surface of the top surface, wherein a shape of the first integrated heat sink is based on a thermal topology optimization process of the tool; a first vacuum port arranged at a first location on the first lateral portion; and a second vacuum port arranged at a second location on the first lateral portion, wherein the first vacuum port and the second vacuum port provide access to a vacuum pump to provide at least a partial vacuum to the top surface during composite part formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. NEVINSKY, Gina M. MILLER, Christopher Jay FELKER, Michael Vincent D'OLIO, David Thomas MISCIAGNA
  • Publication number: 20240190044
    Abstract: A molding tool and method for making the molding tool by additive manufacturing is provided. The molding tool includes a tool body having a tooling surface for molding a part, the tool body comprising a eutectic alloy. The method for making the molding tool by additive manufacturing includes forming a first layer of eutectic alloy, the forming comprising depositing the eutectic alloy in liquid form and then cooling for form a solid eutectic alloy; forming an additional layer of the eutectic alloy on the first layer, the forming of the additional layer comprising depositing the eutectic alloy in liquid form and then cooling to form the solid eutectic alloy; and repeating forming an additional layer of the eutectic alloy on the first layer, the forming of the additional layer comprising depositing the eutectic alloy in liquid form and then cooling to form the solid eutectic alloy, and repeating one or more times to form a structure comprising a tool body having a tooling surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. NEVINSKY, David Thomas MISCIAGNA, Michael Vincent D'OLIO, Christopher Jay FELKER
  • Patent number: 12004907
    Abstract: A system for detecting/quantifying the conductance of a right-to-left cardiac shunt includes a mouthpiece assembly, a solenoid-driven vacuum/pressurization assembly; a controller for operating the solenoid-driven vacuum/pressurization assembly; and a monitor for displaying the instructions from the controller. A microbubble counting cell and digital image sensor are combined with software-based image analysis to determine a number of microbubbles contained in a microbubble counting zone. A monitor enables operator specification of total volume of contrast agent to be injected into the patient. One or more first Doppler ultrasound transducer arrays are positioned adjacent to targeted intracranial arteries at one side of the skull or a pair of first Doppler ultrasound transducer arrays positioned adjacent to targeted intracranial arteries at both sides of the skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: PFOmetrix, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Andrew R. Eggers, David Thomas Dobson
  • Publication number: 20240185852
    Abstract: Described herein is a system for enabling a user to perform complex goals using multiple skills/applications of an intelligent assistant device. Skills may register as consumers of an action or providers of an action, and the consumer skills may be configured to invoke provider skills to perform actions. The system receives a request to perform an action from a skill along with some action data. The system validates the action data, selects another skill to perform the action, and forwards the request to the selected skill to perform the action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Rohin Dabas, Troy Dean Schuring, Rashmi Tonge, Michael James Montgomery, Kevindra Pal Singh, Adam Baran, David Thomas, Nnenna Eleanya Okwara
  • Publication number: 20240182370
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of making a shaped tool component from a precursor sintered body comprising polycrystalline diamond (PCD). The sintered body has a PCD table joined to a substrate, and the PCD table varies in depth. The resulting shaped tool component thus also has a PCD layer with varying depth. A method of making a shaped tool component comprising polycrystalline diamond (PCD), comprising the steps: h. Adding a diamond feed stock to a refractory cup; i. Adding a p re-shaped cemented carbide body to the refractory cup adjacent the diamond feed stock; j. Compacting the diamond feed stock and cemented carbide body to form a green body; k. Sintering the green body at a temperature between 1400° C. to 2100° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: David Thomas FORD, Douglas John GEEKIE
  • Patent number: 12000150
    Abstract: A lateral arm assembly and method of operation includes a lateral arm awning assembly comprising a box cassette supporting a roll bar, A first end cap having a first end cap portion and a second end cap portion, the first end cap portion coupled to a first box end of the box cassette and the second end cap portion coupled to a first bar end of the roll bar, the second end cap portion removably couplable to the first end cap portion, and a second end cap coupled to a second box end of the box cassette, the first box end opposite the second box end, the second end cap spaced from the first end cap by the box cassette, the second end cap having a third end cap portion and a fourth end cap portion, the third end cap portion coupled to the second box end and the fourth end cap portion coupled to a second bar end of the roll bar, the first bar end opposite the second bar end, the fourth end cap portion removably couplable to the third end cap portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Carefree/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: David Thomas McMillan, Travis Styron Titus, Peter Adamkovics, Gregory Keith Heimbuck
  • Patent number: D1029904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Todd, Matthew David Thomas, Daniel J. Coster, Bessy Liang, Huy Phuong Nguyen