Patents by Inventor Edward Thompson

Edward 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).

  • Publication number: 20210140977
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and kit for determining a likelihood of a human subject with asymptomatic tuberculosis (TB) infection or suspected TB infection progressing to active tuberculosis disease, the method comprising detecting a presence or level of a first and a second pair of protein biomarkers selected from Complement Component 9 (C9) and Complement C1q Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Protein 3 (C1qTNF3); and C9 and Creatine Kinase M- and B-type (CKMB) in a sample from the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Jens Scriba, Adam Garth Penn-Nicholson, Daniel Edward Zak, Ethan Greene Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210137470
    Abstract: The present application discloses a computed tomography system having non-rotating X-ray sources that are programmed to optimize the source firing pattern. In one embodiment, the CT system is a fast cone-beam CT scanner which uses a fixed ring of multiple sources and fixed rings of detectors in an offset geometry. It should be appreciated that the source firing pattern is effectuated by a controller, which implements methods to determine a source firing pattern that are adapted to geometries where the X-ray sources and detector geometry are offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: William Thompson, William Robert Breckon Lionheart, Edward James Morton
  • Publication number: 20200248895
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture includes an LED module, which includes a single LED package that is configured to generate all light emitted by the recessed light fixture. For example, the LED package can include multiple LEDs mounted to a common substrate. The LED package can be coupled to a heat sink for dissipating heat from the LEDs. The heat sink can include a core member from which fins extend. Each fin can include one or more straight and/or curved portions. A reflector housing may be coupled to the heat sink and configured to receive a reflector. The reflector can have any geometry, such as a bell-shaped geometry including two radii of curvature that join together at an inflection point. An optic coupler can be coupled to the reflector housing and configured to cover electrical connections at the substrate and to guide light emitted by the LED package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jerold TICKNER, Scott David WEGNER, Evans Edward THOMPSON, III
  • Patent number: 10677261
    Abstract: A turbine engine that includes an engine casing including a shell and an angel wing member. The angel wing member includes a base defined at the shell, a tip positioned distal from the base, and a first side and a second side that define a thickness of the angel wing member. The thickness of the angel wing member is non-uniform between the base and the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Thomas Chadwick Waldman, James Edward Thompson, Douglas Ward, Apostolos Pavlos Karafillis
  • Patent number: 10662813
    Abstract: A turbine engine that includes an engine casing including a shell and an angel wing member. The angel wing member includes a base defined at the shell and a tip positioned distal from the base. The turbine engine also includes a backsheet extending over the angel wing member such that an angled region is defined in the backsheet at an interface with the tip. The tip has a predetermined contour capable of mitigating stress concentrations in the angled region induced from said tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Chadwick Waldman, James Edward Thompson, Douglas Ward, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Scott Roger Finn, Apostolos Pavlos Karafillis
  • Patent number: 10634321
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture includes an LED module, which includes a single LED package that is configured to generate all light emitted by the recessed light fixture. For example, the LED package can include multiple LEDs mounted to a common substrate. The LED package can be coupled to a heat sink for dissipating heat from the LEDs. The heat sink can include a core member from which fins extend. Each fin can include one or more straight and/or curved portions. A reflector housing may be coupled to the heat sink and configured to receive a reflector. The reflector can have any geometry, such as a bell-shaped geometry including two radii of curvature that join together at an inflection point. An optic coupler can be coupled to the reflector housing and configured to cover electrical connections at the substrate and to guide light emitted by the LED package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Jerold Tickner, Scott David Wegner, Evans Edward Thompson, III
  • Patent number: 10585421
    Abstract: A process for providing a manufacturing modality for a hybrid article includes defining a model for a build surface on a part in a three dimensional space, and defining a model for an additive structure, the model including an interface surface of the additive structure that corresponds with the build surface in the three dimensional space. The process further includes orienting the x, y and z coordinates of each of the build surface of the part and the interface surface of the model in relation to a three dimensional work space, aligning contours of each of the build surface and the interface surface relative to the work space, and directing a cladding system to define toolpaths for two or more cladding layers that are defined by vertical planar segments or slices of the additive structure model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yong Wu, Guoshuang Cai, Kemal Mehmet Coskun, Christopher Edward Thompson, Robert Trent Hullender
  • Patent number: 10583490
    Abstract: Methods for preparing a hybrid article include disposing an additive structure comprising a plurality of layers on a build surface of a part, the build surface being defined based on x, and y coordinates, and the additive structure being defined by a three dimensional model defined by a series of planes based on x, y and z coordinates that define a plurality of layers, one layer comprising an interface surface having a contour being defined by x, and y coordinates. When the build surface and the interface surface are both oriented in space according to corresponding x, y and z coordinates, a cladding system is directed to deposit each of the sequential layers of the additive structure according to toolpaths that correspond with each of the plurality of layers of the three dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kemel Mehmet Coskun, Robert Edward Hullender, Kerem Torun, Onur Onder, Christopher Edward Thompson
  • Patent number: 10329753
    Abstract: A drain cleanout features a flexible drain auger, a mounting section supported solely on a drain pipe, a drum section carried by the mounting section and storing the auger, a rotational connection coupling the mounting section and the drum section, and a rotational drive unit carried by the mounting section and operable to drive rotation of the drum section. A feed mechanism for the flexible auger features a helical slot in the auger cable and a thin disc received in the slot and supported at a fixed longitudinal position in a travel direction along which the drain auger exits and re-enters the drum. Rotation of the auger cable with the drum cause longitudinal displacement of the auger cable in the travel direction. A liquid sensor enables the apparatus to be left in place for automatic self-activation upon detection of liquid back up in the drain pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Perry Edward Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190072933
    Abstract: A process for providing a manufacturing modality for a hybrid article includes defining a model for a build surface on a part in a three dimensional space, and defining a model for an additive structure, the model including an interface surface of the additive structure that corresponds with the build surface in the three dimensional space. The process further includes orienting the x, y and z coordinates of each of the build surface of the part and the interface surface of the model in relation to a three dimensional work space, aligning contours of each of the build surface and the interface surface relative to the work space, and directing a cladding system to define toolpaths for two or more cladding layers that are defined by vertical planar segments or slices of the additive structure model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yong WU, Guoshuang CAI, Kemal Mehmet COSKUN, Christopher Edward THOMPSON, Robert Trent HULLENDER
  • Publication number: 20190022760
    Abstract: Methods for preparing a hybrid article include disposing an additive structure comprising a plurality of layers on a build surface of a part, the build surface being defined based on x, and y coordinates, and the additive structure being defined by a three dimensional model defined by a series of planes based on x, y and z coordinates that define a plurality of layers, one layer comprising an interface surface having a contour being defined by x, and y coordinates. When the build surface and the interface surface are both oriented in space according to corresponding x, y and z coordinates, a cladding system is directed to deposit each of the sequential layers of the additive structure according to toolpaths that correspond with each of the plurality of layers of the three dimensional model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kemel Mehmet COSKUN, Robert Edward HULLENDER, Kerem TORUN, Onur ONDER, Christopher Edward THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20180298782
    Abstract: A turbine engine that includes an engine casing including a shell and an angel wing member. The angel wing member includes a base defined at the shell and a tip positioned distal from the base. The turbine engine also includes a backsheet extending over the angel wing member such that an angled region is defined in the backsheet at an interface with the tip. The tip has a predetermined contour capable of mitigating stress concentrations in the angled region induced from said tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Chadwick Waldman, James Edward Thompson, Douglas Ward, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Scott Roger Finn, Apostolos Pavlos Karafillis
  • Publication number: 20180298915
    Abstract: A turbine engine that includes an engine casing including a shell and an angel wing member. The angel wing member includes a base defined at the shell, a tip positioned distal from the base, and a first side and a second side that define a thickness of the angel wing member. The thickness of the angel wing member is non-uniform between the base and the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Thomas Chadwick Waldman, James Edward Thompson, Douglas Ward, Apostolos Pavlos Karafillis
  • Patent number: 10053779
    Abstract: A coating process for applying a bifurcated coating to an article is disclosed including applying an aluminizing slurry to a first portion of the article, applying a chromizing slurry to a second portion of the article, and simultaneously heat treating the article, the aluminizing slurry, and the chromizing slurry. Heat treating the aluminizing slurry forms an aluminide coating on the first portion of the article and an aluminide diffusion zone between the article and the aluminide coating. Heat treating the chromizing slurry forms a chromide coating on the second portion of the article and a chromide diffusion zone between the article and the chromide coating. The first portion and the second portion are both maintained in an unmasked state while applying the aluminizing slurry and the chromizing slurry and during the heat treating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Liming Zhang, Christopher Edward Thompson, Limin Wang
  • Publication number: 20180180266
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture includes an LED module, which includes a single LED package that is configured to generate all light emitted by the recessed light fixture. For example, the LED package can include multiple LEDs mounted to a common substrate. The LED package can be coupled to a heat sink for dissipating heat from the LEDs. The heat sink can include a core member from which fins extend. Each fin can include one or more straight and/or curved portions. A reflector housing may be coupled to the heat sink and configured to receive a reflector. The reflector can have any geometry, such as a bell-shaped geometry including two radii of curvature that join together at an inflection point. An optic coupler can be coupled to the reflector housing and configured to cover electrical connections at the substrate and to guide light emitted by the LED package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jerold Tickner, Scott David Wegner, Evans Edward Thompson, III
  • Patent number: 9869196
    Abstract: An arcuate panel for a thermal control assembly includes an arcuate panel base, at least one axially extending panel header sealingly attached to a radially outwardly facing surface of the panel base, a plenum therebetween, one or more spray tubes or channels depending radially inwardly from the panel base and in fluid communication with the plenum, and radially outwardly biasing spring means mounted on or attached to the radially inwardly facing surface of the panel base. The panel may include at least one set of clockwise and counter-clockwise hinge wings attached to clockwise and counter-clockwise ends of the panel base, axial positioning, and circumferential positioning. The axial positioning may include a circular row of spring clips mounted on the panel base. A hoop of arcuate panels pivotably attached by hinges may encircle a portion of a casing compressing leaf springs against rings of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christophe Jude Day, Christopher Francis Poranski, James Edward Thompson, Jeffrey Scott Laubenthal, James L. Mazuk, Vernon Leroy Smith
  • Publication number: 20170370002
    Abstract: A coating process for applying a bifurcated coating to an article is disclosed including applying an aluminizing slurry to a first portion of the article, applying a chromizing slurry to a second portion of the article, and simultaneously heat treating the article, the aluminizing slurry, and the chromizing slurry. Heat treating the aluminizing slurry forms an aluminide coating on the first portion of the article and an aluminide diffusion zone between the article and the aluminide coating. Heat treating the chromizing slurry forms a chromide coating on the second portion of the article and a chromide diffusion zone between the article and the chromide coating. The first portion and the second portion are both maintained in an unmasked state while applying the aluminizing slurry and the chromizing slurry and during the heat treating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Liming ZHANG, Christopher Edward THOMPSON, Limin WANG
  • Publication number: 20170321402
    Abstract: A drain cleanout features a flexible drain auger, a mounting section supported solely on a drain pipe, a drum section carried by the mounting section and storing the auger, a rotational connection coupling the mounting section and the drum section, and a rotational drive unit carried by the mounting section and operable to drive rotation of the drum section. A feed mechanism for the flexible auger features a helical slot in the auger cable and a thin disc received in the slot and supported at a fixed longitudinal position in a travel direction along which the drain auger exits and re-enters the drum. Rotation of the auger cable with the drum cause longitudinal displacement of the auger cable in the travel direction. A liquid sensor enables the apparatus to be left in place for automatic self-activation upon detection of liquid back up in the drain pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventor: Perry Edward Thompson
  • Publication number: 20170295796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial composition comprising an isothiazolinone, such as 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one, and a zinc compound selected from zinc salts, zinc oxides, zinc hydroxides or combinations thereof. Useful zinc salts include for example, oxides, sulfates, chlorides, and combinations thereof. In use, the zinc from the zinc compound enhances the antimicrobial activity to the isothiazolin-containing composition. This enhancement permits achieving the desired antimicrobial activity at a lower usage rate than is achieved using the isothiazolinone in the absence of the zinc compound. The antimicrobial composition can also contain co-biocides, such as pyrithiones, including zinc pyrithione or copper pyrithione.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas Edward Thompson, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Fitzgerald Clarke
  • Patent number: 9759200
    Abstract: An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to inspect equipment and a method of inspecting equipment with the UAS are described. The UAS includes a scanner to obtain images of the equipment and a memory device to store information for the UAS. The UAS also includes a processor to determine a real-time flight path based on the images and the stored information, and a camera mounted on the UAS to obtain camera images of the equipment as the UAS traverses the real-time flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Glenn Craft, Christopher Edward Thompson