Patents by Inventor Gordon Thompson

Gordon 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: 20200270955
    Abstract: A riser extending from a floating rig includes one or more flow control devices having at least one flow connection and having at least one control connection. A riser manifold is disposed on the riser above the one or more flow control devices and has a first mechanical connector, a first flow coupling, and a first control coupling. A rig manifold can be manipulated by an arm to couple in an automated manner to the riser manifold when running the riser from the rig. The rig manifold has a second mechanical connector that mechanically connects to the first mechanical connector of the riser manifold. Additionally, the rig manifold has a second flow coupling mating with the first flow coupling of the riser manifold for conducting flow, and has a second control coupling mating with the first control coupling of the riser manifold for conducting control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Ziegler, Julmar Shaun S. Toralde, Gordon Thompson, Edvin Andersen, Øystein Christensen, Anthony James Reid
  • Publication number: 20190375884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacture of an epoxy-functional polyester. The process according to the invention comprises the steps of a) providing a polyester having functional groups selected from hydroxyl groups and carboxylic acid groups, or mixtures thereof, b) reacting the functional groups of the polyester with an epihaloalkane to obtain an epoxy-functional polyester dissolved in a liquid phase, c) optionally adding an organic solvent to the liquid phase obtained in step b); d) precipitating the epoxy-functional polyester from the liquid phase obtained in step b) or in step c); and e) isolating the precipitated epoxy-functional polyester from the liquid phase by a solid-liquid separation technique. The thus obtained resin is in particular useful for use in powder coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Matthew George UNTHANK, Ian Marchant JACKSON, Barry Gordon THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 9731801
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an airbag system and, more particularly, to such a system employed as a rescue or life-saving system to enable a person to survive an avalanche, for example. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to an airbag system utilized with a backpack to be worn by a skier, snowboarder, hiker, or snowmobiler, for example. Instead of relying upon compressed gas cartridges or cylinders to inflate the airbag(s), the invention inflates the airbag(s) with ambient air only. In a particular embodiment, air is supplied to the airbag by means of a battery-powered electrical motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AMER SPORTS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas Blenkarn, Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle, Gordon Thompson Rose
  • Publication number: 20160144938
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an airbag system and, more particularly, to such a system employed as a rescue or life-saving system to enable a person to survive an avalanche, for example. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to an airbag system utilized with a backpack to be worn by a skier, snowboarder, hiker, or snowmobiler, for example. Instead of relying upon compressed gas cartridges or cylinders to inflate the airbag(s), the invention inflates the airbag(s) with ambient air only. In a particular embodiment, air is supplied to the airbag by means of a battery-powered electrical motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: AMER SPORTS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas BLENKARN, Thomas Walker Clarke FAYLE, Gordon Thompson ROSE
  • Publication number: 20160089574
    Abstract: Exercise class systems and methods may include a plurality of pieces of exercise equipment and/or a plurality of sensing systems adapted to be worn on people in the class, each piece of equipment or sensing system outputting plural exercise signals relating to exercise performance on the piece of equipment or of the person with the sensing system. A computer system may also be provided. The computer system may include at least one electronic storage device which stores the plural signals from the pieces of equipment or sensing system and at least one processor which generates an output signal containing an animation corresponding to at least two of the exercise signals from each of the pieces of equipment or sensing systems. At least one display device, visible from each of the pieces of equipment or people in the class, may receive the output signal and display the animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Elizabeth Kelly HENNING, Jeffrey Scott BRUENING, Gordon THOMPSON, III, Chirag PATEL, Neel Magan BAKARANIA, Phuc Van Nguyen, Catherine Crowe MARK, John WHITE, Jin Sung YOO, Karen RAINERT, John Paul BENVENUTO, Nicole DEL SENNO, Matthew JACOBS, David HITCHINGS
  • Patent number: 9272187
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an airbag system and, more particularly, to such a system employed as a rescue or life-saving system to enable a person to survive an avalanche, for example. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to an airbag system utilized with a backpack to be worn by a skier, snowboarder, hiker, or snowmobiler, for example. Instead of relying upon compressed gas cartridges or cylinders to inflate the airbag(s), the invention inflates the airbag(s) with ambient air only. In a particular embodiment, air is supplied to the airbag by means of a battery-powered electrical motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AMER SPORTS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas Blenkarn, Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle, Gordon Thompson Rose
  • Publication number: 20150017851
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an airbag system and, more particularly, to such a system employed as a rescue or life-saving system to enable a person to survive an avalanche, for example. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to an airbag system utilized with a backpack to be worn by a skier, snowboarder, hiker, or snowmobiler, for example. Instead of relying upon compressed gas cartridges or cylinders to inflate the airbag(s), the invention inflates the airbag(s) with ambient air only. In a particular embodiment, air is supplied to the airbag by means of a battery-powered electrical motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: ARC'TERYX EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas BLENKARN, Thomas Walker Clarke FAYLE, Gordon Thompson ROSE
  • Patent number: 8876568
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an airbag system and, more particularly, to such a system employed as a rescue or life-saving system to enable a person to survive an avalanche. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to an airbag system utilized with a backpack to be worn by a skier, snowboarder, hiker, or snowmobiler, for example. Instead of relying upon compressed gas cartridges or cylinders to inflate the airbag(s), the invention inflates the airbag(s) with ambient air only. In a particular embodiment, air is supplied to the airbag by means of a battery-powered electrical motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Arc'Teryx Equipment Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas Blenkarn, Thomas Walker Clarke Fayle, Gordon Thompson Rose
  • Patent number: 8695216
    Abstract: Machine tools and methods for machining turbine rotor assemblies are disclosed. Some machine tools include a drill arm that pushes off of a turbine stage that is adjacent to a turbine stage to be machined. Some machine tools include a clamping arm that secures the machine tool to a turbine stage to be machined and an adjacent turbine stage. Some methods include pushing-off of a turbine stage that is adjacent to a turbine stage to be machined. Some methods include securing a machine tool to a turbine stage that is adjacent to a turbine stage to be machined. Some methods include monitoring at least one of a current delivered to a first motor and a voltage applied to the first motor and controlling a second motor in response to the monitoring. Some methods include sequentially machining a turbine stage with cutting tools having increasing lengths and/or diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Richard Davis, David Loyd Sorensen, John Winfrey Dillman, John Rogers Brooks, Hitesh K. Patel, David Michael Briggs, Garrett Lindon Headrick, Andrew Gordon Thompson, David Ethan Ross, Jeremy Carl Conser
  • Patent number: 8577002
    Abstract: A system and method for screening telephone calls to a subscriber telephone number comprises a screening list of telephone numbers assigned to suspect callers and rules defining when a telephone number will be added to or removed from the screening list or ‘greylist,’ and/or modifying a screening value to be assigned to a telephone number in the greylist. Data relating to calls is received from subscribers and processed, and the telephone number is screened in accordance with the rules, based on the screening value assigned to the telephone number and optionally a selected subscriber tolerance level. Subscribers may add any telephone number to a personal list of telephone numbers to be blocked (blacklist) or telephone numbers to be accepted (whitelist).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jason Stein, Robert Gordon Thompson, Edmund Chislett
  • Patent number: 8527612
    Abstract: Methods, devices and computer program products are provided for configuring network-enabled devices. One or more additional network-enabled devices containing configuration parameters relevant to a first network-enabled device are discovered. The relevant configuration parameters are obtained from the one or more additional network-enabled device by the first network-enabled device and the first network-enabled device is configured using the obtained configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: James Gordon Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130160292
    Abstract: Machine tools and methods for machining turbine rotor assemblies are disclosed. Some machine tools include a drill arm that pushes off of a turbine stage that is adjacent to a turbine stage to be machined. Some machine tools include a clamping arm that secures the machine tool to a turbine stage to be machined and an adjacent turbine stage. Some methods include pushing-off of a turbine stage that is adjacent to a turbine stage to be machined. Some methods include securing a machine tool to a turbine stage that is adjacent to a turbine stage to be machined. Some methods include monitoring at least one of a current delivered to a first motor and a voltage applied to the first motor and controlling a second motor in response to the monitoring. Some methods include sequentially machining a turbine stage with cutting tools having increasing lengths and/or diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Richard Davis, David Loyd Sorensen, John Winfrey Dillman, John Rogers Brooks, Hitesh K. Patel, David Michael Briggs, Garrett Lindon Headrick, Andrew Gordon Thompson, David Ethan Ross, Jeremy Carl Conser
  • Patent number: 8279768
    Abstract: Methods, devices and computer program products are provided for capturing information associated with a triggering event at a network-enabled device. A triggering event is detected at a first network-enabled device. A message is transmitted to at least one other network-enabled device responsive to the detected triggering event. The message includes an indication of a time period associated with the triggering event and a request that the at least one other network-enabled device mark information associated with the at least one other network-enabled device during the associated time period as having significance, such that this information is retained rather than discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: James Gordon Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120128144
    Abstract: A system and method for screening incoming communications to a subscriber telephone number comprises a screening list of telephone numbers assigned to suspect incoming communication originators and rules defining when a telephone number will be added to or removed from the screening list or ‘greylist,’ and/or modifying a screening value to be assigned to a telephone number in the greylist. Data relating to an incoming communication is received from subscribers and processed, and the telephone number is screened in accordance with the rules, based on the screening value assigned to the telephone number and optionally a selected subscriber tolerance level. Subscribers may add any telephone number to a personal list of telephone numbers to be blocked (blacklist) or telephone numbers to be accepted (whitelist).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund Chislett, Matthew Jason Stein, Robert Gordon Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120060267
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an airbag system and, more particularly, to such a system employed as a rescue or life-saving system to enable a person to survive an avalanche. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to an airbag system utilized with a backpack to be worn by a skier, snowboarder, hiker, or snowmobiler, for example. Instead of relying upon compressed gas cartridges or cylinders to inflate the airbag(s), the invention inflates the airbag(s) with ambient air only. In a particular embodiment, air is supplied to the airbag by means of a battery-powered electrical motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: ARC'TERYX EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas BLENKARN, Thomas Walker Clarke FAYLE, Gordon Thompson ROSE
  • Publication number: 20110170680
    Abstract: A system and method for screening telephone calls to a subscriber telephone number comprises a screening list of telephone numbers assigned to suspect callers and rules defining when a telephone number will be added to or removed from the screening list or ‘greylist,’ and/or modifying a screening value to be assigned to a telephone number in the greylist. Data relating to calls is received from subscribers and processed, and the telephone number is screened in accordance with the rules, based on the screening value assigned to the telephone number and optionally a selected subscriber tolerance level. Subscribers may add any telephone number to a personal list of telephone numbers to be blocked (blacklist) or telephone numbers to be accepted (whitelist).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund Chislett, Matthew Jason Stein, Robert Gordon Thompson
  • Patent number: 7937589
    Abstract: An apparatus and program product manage access to a remote computing grid that is not normally accessible to a client. A client computer may communicate with the computing grid via a dropbox configured to receive and distribute data between the client computer and the grid. The connection may remain open while multiple commands are thus communicated to the computing grid, and the identity of the client submitting the commands may be authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Andrew Oswald, Janice Lynn Pascoe, Paul Emery Schardt, Lance Gordon Thompson
  • Patent number: 7793574
    Abstract: A lightweight, compact, machine tool for radially machining a surface is provided, where the machine tool includes a cutting head having a cutter movably coupled thereto, and the cutter is further coupled to a control member such that the control member can variably control radial movement of the cutter relative to the cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Climax Portable Machine Tools Inc.
    Inventors: David Loyd Sorensen, Andrew Gordon Thompson, Jeffrey Lee Jennings, David Sylvan Strait
  • Publication number: 20100115065
    Abstract: Methods, devices and computer program products are provided for configuring network-enabled devices. One or more additional network-enabled devices containing configuration parameters relevant to a first network-enabled device are discovered. The relevant configuration parameters are obtained from the one or more additional network-enabled device by the first network-enabled device and the first network-enabled device is configured using the obtained configuration parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: James Gordon Thompson
  • Publication number: 20090274053
    Abstract: Methods, devices and computer program products are provided for capturing information associated with a triggering event at a network-enabled device. A triggering event is detected at a first network-enabled device. A message is transmitted to at least one other network-enabled device responsive to the detected triggering event. The message includes an indication of a time period associated with the triggering event and a request that the at least one other network-enabled device mark information associated with the at least one other network-enabled device during the associated time period as having significance, such that this information is retained rather than discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: James Gordon Thompson