Patents by Inventor Frank J. Thomas

Frank J. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200272921
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to pattern learning, recognition, and metrology. In some particular implementations, the invention provides a flexible pattern recognition platform including pattern recognition engines that can be dynamically adjusted to implement specific pattern recognition configurations for individual pattern recognition applications. In certain implementations, the present invention provides for methods and systems suitable for analyzing and recognizing patterns in biological signals such as multi-electrode array waveform data. In other implementations, the present invention also provides for a partition configuration where knowledge elements can be grouped and pattern recognition operations can be individually configured and arranged to allow for multi-level pattern recognition schemes. In other implementations, the present invention provides methods and systems for dynamic learning of patterns in supervised and unsupervised manners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tyson J. Thomas, Kristopher Robert Buschelman, Frank G. Evans, Karl P. Geiger, Michael P. Kelley, Eric C. Schneider, Timothy J. Carruthers, Jeffrey Brian Adams
  • Patent number: 10657451
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to pattern learning, recognition, and metrology. In some particular implementations, the invention provides a flexible pattern recognition platform including pattern recognition engines that can be dynamically adjusted to implement specific pattern recognition configurations for individual pattern recognition applications. In certain implementations, the present invention provides for methods and systems suitable for analyzing and recognizing patterns in biological signals such as multi-electrode array waveform data. In other implementations, the present invention also provides for a partition configuration where knowledge elements can be grouped and pattern recognition operations can be individually configured and arranged to allow for multi-level pattern recognition schemes. In other implementations, the present invention provides methods and systems for dynamic learning of patterns in supervised and unsupervised manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Rokio, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson J. Thomas, Kristopher Robert Buschelman, Frank G. Evans, Karl P. Geiger, Michael P. Kelley, Eric C. Schneider, Timothy J. Carruthers, Jeffrey Brian Adams
  • Patent number: 7962348
    Abstract: A system for guiding a user's physical examination of a patient and for generating a transcript. The system comprises: a screen requesting patient identification information, wherein the patient identification information excludes a patient name and further requesting patient medical history information; a screen requesting vital signs information; a screen requesting selection of an anatomical region of the patient for examination, wherein the user selects an anatomical region responsive to the request; a screen providing a plurality of possible observed symptoms related to the selected anatomical region, wherein the user selects one or more of the possible observed symptoms; a screen presenting possible findings that may be observed during the physical examination, wherein the user selects one or more of the possible findings based on the physical examination and a screen displaying a patient transcript responsive to information entered into the previous screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Steven J. Halpern, Frank J. Thomas, Charles E. Michaels, Jr., Clement C. Darrow, II, Clement C. Darrow, III, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20080242953
    Abstract: A system for guiding a user's physical examination of a patient and for generating a transcript.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Steven J. Halpern, Frank J. Thomas, Charles E, Michaels, Clement C. Darrow
  • Patent number: 4160272
    Abstract: A digital voltage accumulator functioning to store a digital signal over an extended period of time, the digital signal representing the accumulated sum of values of an analog input signal as sampled during the period of time following system reset command. The accumulator is capable of selectively incrementing or decrementing the stored signal, following an update command, in response to amplitude and polarity changes in the analog input signal. Signal storage is effected using a digital counter and a bipolar digital to analog converter. The analog equivalent to the stored digital signal is arithmetically summed with the analog input signal. Update is accomplished by comparing this summed signal with the analog equivalent of the stored digital signal upon command. The digital counter increments when the sum signal is positive relative to the stored signal and decrements when the sum signal is negative relative to the stored signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1979
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Thomas, Donald L. Gay, Chester A. Winsor
  • Patent number: 4155096
    Abstract: To boresight the laser of a laser designator system to the null point of an automatic television tracker, by selectively causing the laser beam to be retroreflected to the video sensor of the system, which interfaces with a television tracker. The tracker locks onto the retroreflected laser spot, with the tracker error signals, in a feedback control loop, being used to control the video sensor raster bias to center the sensor sweeps about the laser spot, thereby nulling the tracker error signals and achieving boresight with the laser automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Thomas, John G. Beauregard
  • Patent number: 4103847
    Abstract: An area signature detection system arranged to receive an output from a sensor operative in the electromagnetic spectrum, where the output from the sensor is an amplitude varying electrical signal representing the field-of-view beheld by the sensor, and to utilize this high frequency information in such a manner that low frequency scene content, necessary for area correlation processing, can be extracted and effectively utilized. Our invention involves certain highly advantageous techniques for generating area signatures from line scan sensors, and may be applied to cartesian, circular or polar scan formats. In one particular embodiment of our invention, we describe how orthogonally disposed area signatures can be used to generate area correlation tracking signals that can be used in the derivation of appropriate missile guidance commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Thomas, Max W. Farrow
  • Patent number: 3974328
    Abstract: An area signature detection system arranged to receive an output from a sensor operative in the electromagnetic spectrum, where the output from the sensor is an amplitude varying electrical signal representing the field-of-view beheld by the sensor, and to utilize this high frequency information in such a manner that low frequency scene content, necessary for area correlation processing, can be extracted and effectively utilized. Our invention involves certain highly advantageous techniques for generating area signatures from line scan sensors, and may be applied to cartesian, circular or polar scan formats. In one particular embodiment of our invention, we describe how orthogonally disposed area signatures can be used to generate area correlation tracking signals that can be used in the derivation of appropriate missile guidance commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1976
    Assignee: Martin Marietta Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Thomas, Max W. Farrow
  • Patent number: 3937930
    Abstract: A rotary calculator is disclosed for use in site grading applications and other surveying operations involving the conversion of rod readings to datum or sea level elevations, the determination of depths of cut or fill required for finish grading, and the calculation of material quantities to be moved. The baseplate of the calculator is provided with an annular rod reading scale, and a circular conversion unit is concentrically mounted on the baseplate within the rod reading scale. The unit employs three annular elevation scales covering the units and tens digits, the hundreds digit, and the thousands digit of elevation respectively, and three independently rotatable, coaxial discs align the elevation scales in a manner to convert rod readings radially aligned with the units and tens scale into corresponding elevations relative to a predetermined reference elevation, such as mean sea level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Inventor: Frank J. Thomas