Patents by Inventor Greg Thomson

Greg Thomson 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: 10377290
    Abstract: A grain cart is provided that automatically rotates a spout of an auger assembly out of the way of a storage hopper when the auger assembly is folded into a transport position. The grain cart can include a storage hopper and an auger assembly to discharge particulate material from the storage hopper out of the grain cart. The auger assembly has a lower auger section and an upper auger section. A discharge assembly is pivotally attached to a discharge end of the upper auger section. To put the auger assembly in the transport assembly, the upper auger section is pivoted adjacent to the lower auger section. A cross-over electrical connection electrically connects a fold electrical connection and a pivot electrical connection, to cause the discharge assembly and spout to be pivoted towards a front of a grain cart when the auger assembly is folded into the transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Brandt Agricultural Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitch Stilborn, Greg Thomson
  • Publication number: 20190218045
    Abstract: A grain cart is provided having a storage hopper for holding crop material, load cells positioned on the grain cart to measure a weight of crop material in the grain cart and an indicator connected to the load cells. The indicator can be operative to receive signals from the load cells indicating the weight measured by the load cells and to send an electrical signal on an output connection in response to a predetermined weight of crop material being removed from the grain cart. The output connection can be electrically connected to a close gate conductor wire that is operatively connected to the gate actuator, so an electrical signal generated by the indicator on the output connection of the indicator causes the gate actuator to close gates in the storage hopper stopping crop material from being discharged from the storage hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Greg Thomson, Josh Dumalski
  • Patent number: 10300752
    Abstract: A road/rail vehicle has front and rear road wheels, an engine driving the rear road wheels, and an indicator of actual vehicle speed. Retractable front and rear rail wheels are mounted on the vehicle and movable from a raised road position for operation in a road mode to a lowered rail position where the rail wheels engage rails of a railroad track for operation in a rail mode. A suspension system is adjustable in the rail mode to vary a weight proportion of vehicle weight that is a tractive weight carried by the rear road wheels and a guidance weight carried by the rear rail wheels, and a suspension control is adjusts the suspension system to provide a selected weight proportion. A maximum allowable vehicle speed decreases as the tractive weight increases and a maximum speed indicator shows the maximum allowable vehicle speed for the selected weight proportion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Bandt Road Rail Corporation
    Inventors: Josh Dumalski, Dan Bonnet, Greg Thomson, Kyle Lockert
  • Patent number: 10278328
    Abstract: A grain cart is provided having a storage hopper for holding crop material, load cells positioned on the grain cart to measure a weight of crop material in the grain cart and an indicator connected to the load cells. The indicator can be operative to receive signals from the load cells indicating the weight measured by the load cells and to send an electrical signal on an output connection in response to a predetermined weight of crop material being removed from the grain cart. The output connection can be electrically connected to a close gate conductor wire that is operatively connected to the gate actuator, so an electrical signal generated by the indicator on the output connection of the indicator causes the gate actuator to close gates in the storage hopper stopping crop material from being discharged from the storage hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Brandt Agricultural Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Greg Thomson, Josh Dumalski
  • Publication number: 20180242521
    Abstract: A grain cart is provided having a storage hopper for holding crop material, load cells positioned on the grain cart to measure a weight of crop material in the grain cart and an indicator connected to the load cells. The indicator can be operative to receive signals from the load cells indicating the weight measured by the load cells and to send an electrical signal on an output connection in response to a predetermined weight of crop material being removed from the grain cart. The output connection can be electrically connected to a close gate conductor wire that is operatively connected to the gate actuator, so an electrical signal generated by the indicator on the output connection of the indicator causes the gate actuator to close gates in the storage hopper stopping crop material from being discharged from the storage hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Greg Thomson, Josh Dumalski
  • Publication number: 20180244477
    Abstract: A grain cart is provided that automatically rotates a spout of an auger assembly out of the way of a storage hopper when the auger assembly is folded into a transport position. The grain cart can include a storage hopper and an auger assembly to discharge particulate material from the storage hopper out of the grain cart. The auger assembly has a lower auger section and an upper auger section. A discharge assembly is pivotally attached to a discharge end of the upper auger section. To put the auger assembly in the transport assembly, the upper auger section is pivoted adjacent to the lower auger section. A cross-over electrical connection electrically connects a fold electrical connection and a pivot electrical connection, to cause the discharge assembly and spout to be pivoted towards a front of a grain cart when the auger assembly is folded into the transport position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mitch Stilborn, Greg Thomson
  • Patent number: 9615061
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for the dynamic creation and presentation of user-specified VOD content consisting of multiple VOD clips as a passive viewing experience. For one embodiment, a user selects a set of VOD clips from a list or other selection presentation and the selected VOD clips are presented back-to-back. For one embodiment of the invention, the user may reorder the presentation sequence of the selected VOD clips. Embodiments of the invention thereby allow a user to dynamically create and present a user-specific, passive viewing presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, Greg Thomson, David de Andrade, Matt Marenghi, Samuel Moreau, Elliot Poger
  • Patent number: 9451196
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20160127802
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hedge, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20150365480
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating with electronic devices are provided. In some embodiments, a method for interacting with electronic devices may include a method for interacting with electronic devices on a network, the method comprising the steps of: searching for the presence of a signal generated by an electronic device; detecting the presence of an unregistered electronic device on the network; receiving schema from electronic device; associating the received device schema with a record of data in a database or other repository; and using the associated data to control a function of the electronic device through the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Michael Soto, John Carney, Greg Thomson, Oleksandr Prokopyev
  • Publication number: 20140261060
    Abstract: A road/rail vehicle has front and rear road wheels, an engine driving the rear road wheels, and an indicator of actual vehicle speed. Retractable front and rear rail wheels are mounted on the vehicle and movable from a raised road position for operation in a road mode to a lowered rail position where the rail wheels engage rails of a railroad track for operation in a rail mode. A suspension system is adjustable in the rail mode to vary a weight proportion of vehicle weight that is a tractive weight carried by the rear road wheels and a guidance weight carried by the rear rail wheels, and a suspension control is adjusts the suspension system to provide a selected weight proportion. A maximum allowable vehicle speed decreases as the tractive weight increases and a maximum speed indicator shows the maximum allowable vehicle speed for the selected weight proportion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Josh Dumalski, Dan Bonnet, Greg Thomson, Kyle Lockert
  • Patent number: 8745658
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20130227617
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Patent number: 8413205
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20130024906
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the aplications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: John Carney, David Andrade, Sithampara Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20120254912
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: TVWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20110258659
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: TVWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Patent number: 8042132
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: TVworks, LLC
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20060168624
    Abstract: A method and system for delivering enhanced TV (eTV) content allows content producers to author eTV content and deliver the eTV content over an IP network to an eTV application server at a cable headend. A network server, for example, operated by a broadcast network, communicates broadcast program scheduling information to the eTV application server over an IP network. Prior to, and during, the broadcast of a particular program, the eTV application server makes the eTV application content available to a set-top-box via an out-of-band data carousel or via IP multicast. A client-side application engine, executing on the set-top-box, receives the scheduling information and the eTV application content from the data carousel or IP multicast, and launches the eTV application content, based on the scheduling information and the channel being viewed, or tuned, by the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Greg Thomson, David Brandyberry, Matt Marenghi
  • Publication number: 20050010953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for the dynamic creation and presentation of user-specified VOD content consisting of multiple VOD clips as a passive viewing experience. For one embodiment, a user selects a set of VOD clips from a list or other selection presentation and the selected VOD clips are presented back-to-back. For one embodiment of the invention, the user may reorder the presentation sequence of the selected VOD clips. Embodiments of the invention thereby allow a user to dynamically create and present a user-specific, passive viewing presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: John Carney, Greg Thomson, David Andrade, Matt Marenghi, Samuel Moreau, Elliot Poger