Patents by Inventor David A. Thompson

David A. 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: 11460463
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for calculating the derived cetane number of a liquid hydrocarbon sample is disclosed. The method comprises combusting (19) the sample in a constant volume combustion chamber (45). The method comprises obtaining (23) a pressure versus time combustion profile (69) of the sample wherein the profile comprises a first region (81) and a second region (83), the first region (81) including the start of combustion, and the second region (83) relating to a later time than the first region. The method comprises selecting a single data point from the second region (83) of the combustion profile (69), said data point representing a combustion delay (CD) of the combustion profile; and calculating a derived cetane number for the sample using the time value associated with said single data point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Fogarty, David Thompson, Noel Beauchamp
  • Publication number: 20220304898
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for accessing and monitoring the gastrointestinal tract are described herein. One variation of a feeding tube system may generally comprise a gastric access device having a length, a controller in communication with the gastric access device, and one or more impedance or conductivity sensors positioned along the length and one or more temperature sensors positioned along the length. The controller may be configured to receive a first signal associated with the impedance or conductivity sensors and a second signal associated with respiration and determine whether a placement of the gastric access device is within a stomach of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Gravitas Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Saheel SUTARIA, Daniel R. BURNETT, Michael BAYCURA, David THOMPSON, Arthur SPIVY, Elliott BENNETT-GUERRERO, Sam RADOCHONSKI, Nicholas MERCER
  • Publication number: 20220302761
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an electronic gaming system with a wireless charger for providing wireless charging of a user's wirelessly chargeable device(s). The electronic gaming system may include a wireless charging status determination system that may measure an aspect of power supplied to the wireless charger by the electronic gaming system and may determine a charging status of the wireless charger from such measurements, thereby allowing determination of charging status of the wireless charger (and, correspondingly, a determination of charge status for a wirelessly chargeable device being charged by wireless charger) by the wireless charging status determination system without requiring any data communication between itself and the wireless charger and/or the wirelessly chargeable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Shane Perrow, Myron Dennison, David Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220298920
    Abstract: Methods for forming protective coatings on aerospace components are provided. In one or more embodiments, the method includes exposing an aerospace component to a first precursor and a first reactant to form a first deposited layer on a surface of the aerospace component by a first deposition process (e.g., CVD or ALD), and exposing the aerospace component to a second precursor and a second reactant to form a second deposited layer on the first deposited layer by a second deposition process. The first deposited layer and the second deposited layer have different compositions from each other. The method also includes repeating the first deposition process and the second deposition process to form a nanolaminate film stack having from 2 pairs to about 1,000 pairs of the first deposited layer and the second deposited layer consecutively deposited on each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yuriy MELNIK, Sukti CHATTERJEE, Kaushal GANGAKHEDKAR, Jonathan FRANKEL, Lance A. SCUDDER, Pravin K. NARWANKAR, David Alexander BRITZ, Thomas KNISLEY, Mark SALY, David THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11446723
    Abstract: A leveling machine is automatically adjustable. A plurality of blank conditions are presented at a user interface. A selection of a first blank condition is received at the user interface. An arrangement of the rollers is determined based on the selection of the first blank condition. The rollers are moved based on the determined arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Byron Wade MacDonald, Matthew David Brown, David Naughton, Chanakya Chauhan, Paul Adams Thompson
  • Patent number: 11450525
    Abstract: Methods of depositing films are described. Specifically, methods of depositing metal oxide films are described. A metal oxide film is selectively deposited on a metal layer relative to a dielectric layer by exposing a substrate to an organometallic precursor followed by exposure to an oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Liqi Wu, Hung Nguyen, Bhaskar Jyoti Bhuyan, Mark Saly, Feng Q. Liu, David Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220283582
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle safety system, a method of operating the same and an autonomous vehicle equipped with the autonomous vehicle safety system. An autonomous vehicle Bluetooth receiver is connected in a signal transmitting fashion to the engine control unit of an autonomous vehicle. Upon receiving a signal from a remote Bluetooth transmitter at a predefined proximity distance between the transmitter and the receiver, a microcontroller connected to the receiver actuates a relay switch disabling the engine control unit. The engine control unit may then also engage the vehicle breaks, lock the steering in place, and only after not receiving a proximal Bluetooth signal for a particular time span, enable again the autonomous vehicle operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: David Crinklaw, Chase Schapansky, Gary Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220281620
    Abstract: An electrothermal plasma production device is presented. The plasma production device includes: a plasma production chamber; an RF antenna external to the plasma production chamber; a propellant tank and flow regulator external to the plasma production chamber and in communication with the plasma production chamber; and a plenum disposed between the propellant tank and the plasma production chamber. The RF antenna, in combination with an AC power source, is configured to provide an RF energy to an interior region of the plasma production chamber and to an interior region of the plenum with sufficient power to ionize at least some of the propellant in the plenum. The plasma production chamber is configured to include a propellant injector for receiving propellant at a first closed end of the plasma production chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: David TSAI, Derek THOMPSON, Mohammed Umair SIDDIQUI
  • Publication number: 20220274335
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes a feed module and a take-up module that are configured to operably couple with a foil. A stage is configured to hold one or more cured layers of a resin that form a component. A radiant energy device is positioned opposite to the at least one stage. The radiant energy device is operable to generate and project radiant energy in a predetermined pattern. An actuator is configured to change a relative position of the at least one stage and the foil. An accumulator is positioned between the feed module and the take-up module. The accumulator is configured to retain an intermediate portion of the foil to allow a first portion of the foil upstream of the accumulator to move at a first speed and a second portion of the foil downstream of the accumulator to move at a second speed during a defined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Mary Kathryn Thompson, Meredith Elissa Dubelman, Christopher David Barnhill, Xi Yang, Trent William Muhlenkamp, William Joseph Steele
  • Patent number: 11426202
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that comprise an introducer apparatus for facilitating subcutaneous implantation of a medical device. In certain instances, the apparatus may include a housing, an inserter configured to pass the medical device through the housing, and a tunneler configured to form a subcutaneous pocket for the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn Sick, Troy Ehle, David P. Stieper, Serge Dubeau, Tyler Thompson
  • Patent number: 11430379
    Abstract: A messaging apparatus for wearable items. The messaging apparatus may comprise a light source, at least one sensor to detect an event, and a controller to control the flashing of the light source in response to the detection of the event. The controlling of the flashing of the light source may generate at least one visible element that is visible to a viewer. Further, the light source may not be adapted in the form of the at least one visible element, but rather, the controlled flashing of the light source may be in the form of the at least one visible element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ADIDAS AG
    Inventors: Peter David Cauwood, Keir Samuel Jackson, Keith Paul Thompson, Constantin Zwick, Tomek Kamil Cegielny, Scott James Grubb, Peter Georg Laitenberger
  • Patent number: 11429904
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, at a clinical intelligent agent, patient specific data comprising information regarding the condition of the patient in a room; determining an event requiring action has occurred with respect to the patient, wherein the determining comprises comparing, using a monitor of the clinical intelligent agent, the patient specific data with historical reference data; displaying one or more alerts on a patient screen; scoring, using the clinical intelligent agent, the one or more alerts, wherein the scoring comprises escalating the one or more alerts based upon a response to the one or more alerts; and prioritizing, using the clinical intelligent agent, care provider tasks displayed on the patient screen based on the score of the one or more alerts. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Henderson, Lucy Thompson, David T. Sharbaugh
  • Publication number: 20220270136
    Abstract: A personalized advertisement and checkout system and method for generating personalized merchant advertisements to specific device users includes a communications network, an advertisement system, at least one merchant administrator operable by a respective merchant user, at least one partner system and at least one user device operable by a respective device user. Each of the advertisement system, the merchant administrator, the partner system and the user device includes a processor and a memory in communication with the processor. Each of the merchant administrator and the user device includes a display and a user interface, the user interface of the merchant administrator receiving input from the respective merchant user and the user interface of the user device receiving input from the respective device user. The advertisement system ranks merchant campaigns entered by the merchant users and generates a list of merchant offer advertisements that is displayed on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: David Metz, Matthew Denham, Brendan Thompson Grove, Travis S. Lydon, Julien Loutre
  • Publication number: 20220270137
    Abstract: A personalized advertisement and checkout system and method for generating personalized merchant advertisements to specific device users includes a communications network, an advertisement system, at least one merchant administrator operable by a respective merchant user, at least one partner system and at least one user device operable by a respective device user. Each of the advertisement system, the merchant administrator, the partner system and the user device includes a processor and a memory in communication with the processor. Each of the merchant administrator and the user device includes a display and a user interface, the user interface of the merchant administrator receiving input from the respective merchant user and the user interface of the user device receiving input from the respective device user. The advertisement system ranks merchant campaigns entered by the merchant users and generates a list of merchant offer advertisements that is displayed on the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: David Metz, Matthew Denham, Brendan Thompson Grove, Travis S. Lydon, Julien Loutre
  • Patent number: 11422297
    Abstract: A lighting display assembly for use with a display monitor includes a light guide plate and a light source. The light guide plate is formed from a single piece of material that is transparent to visible light. The light guide plate includes a center opening extending between its front and rear surfaces and defining an inner sidewall. The light source is configured to emit visible light and is positioned facing the inner sidewall so that light emitted therefrom passes through the inner sidewall and into the light guide plate. A pattern is formed in the light guide plate and positioned to be illuminated by the visible light emitted from the light source so that the illuminated pattern is visible through the front surface of the light guide plate. The lighting display assembly is mounted behind a display monitor and is sized to extend laterally beyond an outer peripheral edge of the display monitor such that the illuminated pattern is visible from in front of the display monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: David Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220263168
    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: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Greg Thompson, David J. Bradwell, Vimal Pujari, Chia-Ying Lee, David McCleary, Jennifer Cocking, James D. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20220250486
    Abstract: Example electric vehicle charging systems and methods are described. In one example, multiple solar cells are configured to generate energy. A vehicle control system is coupled to the multiple solar cells and determines which of multiple electric vehicles to charge using energy from the multiple solar cells. The vehicle control system determines which electric vehicle to charge based on at least one environmental condition near the multiple solar cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: David Thompson McCalmont, Jonathan Scott McCalmont, Aaron William McCalmont
  • Patent number: 11411254
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an energy storage device comprising at least one electrochemical cell comprising a negative current collector, a negative electrode in electrical communication with the negative current collector, an electrolyte in electrical communication with the negative electrode, a positive current collector, and a positive electrode in electrical communication with the positive current collector and electrolyte. The positive electrode comprises a material that is solid at the operating temperature of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Ambri Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Gregory A. Thompson, Alex T. Vai, Steve Onorato, Alexander W. Elliott, Jianyi Cui, Jennifer Cocking, Allan Blanchard, Jeff Miller, David A. H. McCleary, William Timson, Ian Redfern
  • Publication number: 20220244544
    Abstract: The present application discloses examples of various apparatuses and systems that can be utilized for augmented reality. According to one example, a wearable device that can optionally comprise: a frame configured for wearing by a user; one or more optical elements mounted on the frame; an array having a plurality of light emitting diodes coupled to the one or more optical elements, wherein the one or more optical elements and the array are mounted within a field of view of the user when the frame is worn by the user; and additional onboard electronic components carried by the frame including at least a battery that is configured to provide for electrically powered operation of the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Matthew Bates, Ilteris Kaan Canberk, Brandon Carrillo, David G. Fliszar, Adam Douglas Greengard, Kenneth Kubala, David Meisenholder, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Amit Singh, Samuel Thompson
  • Patent number: D963841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Steve Copeland, Cheryl Muise, David Snaith, Mitchell Thompson