Patents by Inventor Greg Thompson

Greg 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: 10967711
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) airflow distribution module with an outlet closing mechanism for a vehicle including a driver face airflow outlet defined by an HVAC module. A passenger face airflow outlet defined by the HVAC module having a center portion and a side portion. An adaptor including a door driving mechanism to control a telescoping door sub-assembly, which is mounted at the passenger face airflow outlet and is movable between a retracted position at which the telescoping door sub-assembly does not obstruct the airflow through the passenger face airflow outlet by being packaged away from outlets, and any one of a plurality of extended positions at which the telescoping door sub-assembly obstructs the side portion or both the side and center portions of the passenger face airflow outlet at different blocking levels when no passenger is present to save energy, improve fuel economy, and/or increase battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Siyue Chen, Brian Belanger, Kai Zhang, Greg Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210036273
    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: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Greg Thompson, David J. Bradwell, Vimal Pujari, Chia-Ying Lee, David McCleary, Jennifer Cocking, James D. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20210004422
    Abstract: Network site users can be selected to receive a communication based on a network site event, such as incomplete registration. A hybrid user interaction machine learning scheme can select a portion of the selected users based on user interaction estimates and network sampling data. The electronic document sent to the users can have portions that undergo two-pass ranking for ordering of content items to be included in the electronic document, such as an email.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Zhentao Sun, Dawei Wang, Sean Odonnell, Noah Martin, Andriy Sergiyenko, Greg Thompson, Shike Mei
  • Publication number: 20200324284
    Abstract: Integrated cartridges for sample homogenization, nucleic acid fragmentation, and nucleic acid detection are disclosed herein. The integrated cartridges include a main housing having a sample well and a detection chamber and a sonication feature coupled to and extending outwardly from the main housing. The sonication feature includes a sonication chamber for receiving a sample fluid. A fluidic path directs the sample fluid from the sample well, to the sonication chamber, and to the detection chamber. Systems for use with the integrated cartridges can include sonotrodes with openings for positioning the sonication feature and/or temperature sensors for monitoring the temperature of the sonication feature. Methods include moving the sample fluid from the sample well to the sonication feature, transmitting ultrasonic energy into the sample fluid, moving the sample fluid from the sonication feature to the detection chamber, and performing a nucleic acid detection assay within the detection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Greg Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200315273
    Abstract: An article including one or more moisture wicking layers and one or more fibrous layers. The fibrous layers may have generally vertically oriented fibers, which may be oriented generally perpendicularly to a surface having or producing moisture. The article may be adapted to remove moisture form the surface having or producing moisture. The article may be breathable. The article may be quick drying. The article may provide cushioning. The article may be a wearable item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Greg THOMPSON, Marc ENGEL, Christophe CHAUT
  • Publication number: 20200293650
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to prepare and use prediction models for software diversification. Some embodiments may: obtain compilation data; identify a plurality of blocks from the compilation data; and pad each of one or more blocks of the plurality of blocks by a random amount such that executable instructions within the each block begin at a different location to prevent a deterministic memory addressing attack, none of the one or more blocks being a beginning block of the compilation data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: David Lau, Greg St. Louis, Den Wojciechowski, Gerald Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200232133
    Abstract: A nonwoven composite for high temperature applications requiring low flammability, smoke, and/or toxicity, including a fibrous structure having one or more nonwoven material layers including a fiber matrix. The fiber matrix is formed from inorganic fibers in an amount of about 60 percent by weight or greater. The inorganic fibers in the fiber matrix are adapted to withstand temperatures of up to about 1150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kendall Bush, Greg Thompson, Christophe Chaut, Marc Engel, Varum Mohan
  • Publication number: 20200176824
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Greg 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
  • Patent number: 10637015
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMBRI INC.
    Inventors: Greg Thompson, David J. Bradwell, Vimal Pujari, Chia-Ying Lee, David McCleary, Jennifer Cocking, James D. Fritz
  • Patent number: 10297870
    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 electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AMBRI INC.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20190126725
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) airflow distribution module with an outlet closing mechanism for a vehicle including a driver face airflow outlet defined by an HVAC module. A passenger face airflow outlet defined by the HVAC module having a center portion and a side portion. An adaptor including a door driving mechanism to control a telescoping door sub-assembly, which is mounted at the passenger face airflow outlet and is movable between a retracted position at which the telescoping door sub-assembly does not obstruct the airflow through the passenger face airflow outlet by being packaged away from outlets, and any one of a plurality of extended positions at which the telescoping door sub-assembly obstructs the side portion or both the side and center portions of the passenger face airflow outlet at different blocking levels when no passenger is present to save energy, improve fuel economy, and/or increase battery life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Siyue CHEN, Brian BELANGER, Kai ZHANG, Greg THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20180159179
    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 electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20180090726
    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: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Greg Thompson, David J. Bradwell, Vimal Pujari, Chia-Ying Lee, David McCleary, Jennifer Cocking, James D. Fritz
  • Patent number: 9876258
    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 electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: AMBRI INC.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Publication number: 20170222273
    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 electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee, Denis Tite
  • Patent number: 9559386
    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 electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ambri Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson, Jianyi Cui, Alex Elliott, Chia-Ying Lee
  • Publication number: 20170018811
    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: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Hari Nayar, Greg Thompson, Jianyi Cui, David S. Deak, Michael J. McNeley, Brian Neltner, Darrell Taylor, Vimal Pujari, Zachary T. Modest
  • Patent number: 9502737
    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 electrode in electrical communication with the electrolyte and a positive current collector in electrical communication with the positive electrode. The negative electrode comprises an alkali metal. Upon discharge, the electrolyte provides charged species of the alkali metal. The positive electrode can include a Group IIIA, IVA, VA and VIA of the periodic table of the elements, or a transition metal (e.g., Group 12 element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ambri Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Xingwen Yu, Greg A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20160301038
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides cell housings and cell packs that are designed to serve both electrical and structural functions. Cell housing side walls can be directly joined together to create parallel connections within a module of cells. The series connections can be formed by stacking one cell on top of another cell, thus connecting the opposing polarity terminals of the two cells. The cells can be designed to support the weight of the cells above without the use of additional framework. This approach can reduce tertiary interconnection mechanisms and/or the number of components required to electrically connect and structurally support cells, thus providing increased system efficiency and/or a reduced system cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Zachary T. Modest, Daniel M. Holzer, Hari P. Nayar, Michael J. McNeley, Greg A. Thompson, Shazad Butt, David J. Bradwell, Donald R. Sadoway
  • Publication number: 20150254738
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern aerial imaging platforms, systems and methods for image analysis, flight redirection, and order placement. In some embodiments, orders for aerial imaging and analysis may be placed by an online, browser-based system. A user may define a region, for example, a polygon, on a map reflecting the area to be analyzed. A series of overflights may be performed of the region and consolidated results of an imaging analysis provided to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Cornell Wright, III, Robert Morris, Amariah Fuller, Angus Tsai, Greg Thompson, Michael Whiting