Patents by Inventor Gregory A. Thompson

Gregory A. 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: 11458872
    Abstract: An operator station is provided for a work vehicle cab. The operator station includes a base frame; an operator chair including a chair frame; and a chair arm. A chair arm adjustment mechanism includes a mounting post and the chair frame; a clamp configured to fit about the mounting post; a tie rod; and a lever. The lever is movable into a first pivotal position to move the tie rod to substantially disengage the clamp surface from the post surface, and the lever is movable into a second pivotal position to move the tie rod to substantially engage the clamp surface on the post surface. When the clamp surface is disengaged, the chair arm body is movable along the post axis, and when the clamp surface is engaged with the post surface, the chair arm body, at least in part, is fixed along the post axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory O. McConoughey, Michael Thompson, Brian M. Huenink
  • Patent number: 11459481
    Abstract: A method for forming a hydrophobic coating on a substrate by a thermal spray deposition process is described. The method may comprise feeding a thermal spray apparatus with a coating precursor consisting of particles having an initial particle morphology, and heating the particles with the thermal spray apparatus to cause the particle to at least partially melt. The method may further comprise accelerating the particles towards the substrate, and forming the hydrophobic coating on the substrate by allowing the particles to impact the substrate in a partially melted state in which a fraction of the initial particle morphology of at least some of the particles is retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory M. Newbloom, William A. Thompson, Marc J. Froning, Arash Ghabchi
  • Patent number: 11411254
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Ambri Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, Gregory 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
  • Publication number: 20220227068
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing a zipper closure to polymeric film using minimal tension on the zipper closure includes providing first and second tension control loops, an eyemark detector, and a hole punch programmed to punch a hole in the zipper closure upon detection of the eyemark. The zipper closure and the film are supplied to a sealing station at the same speed, and the hole zipper closure is aligned with the eyemark on the film, to result in sealing the strip of zipper closure to the film resulting in minimal wrinkles to the resulting bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Craig Soller, Carlos Chapek, Zachary Thompson, Aaron Wells, Gregory Heckman
  • Publication number: 20220028287
    Abstract: There is provided an aircraft flight control system comprising: a computing arrangement including an input interface and an output interface; wherein in operation the computing arrangement executes instructions to provide indications related to an estimated atmospheric contamination risk to at least one aircraft at selected locations and altitudes or pressures, by (i) receiving at least one aircraft flight plan data from the input interface; wherein at least one aircraft flight plan data includes at least one of time, a pressure or an altitude, a trajectory and a location representing at least one aircraft flight; (ii) determining the estimated atmospheric contamination risk using a measure of the at least one atmospheric contaminant for the at least one aircraft flight based upon a location, an altitude or pressure, a trajectory and a time information extracted from the at least one aircraft flight plan data; and (iii) providing, via the output interface, a resultant indication related to the estimated atmos
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Adam Durant, Antony Rix, Dirk Simon, Daniel Bannister, Gregory Thompson
  • Patent number: 11231404
    Abstract: A device and method for collecting, analyzing, and identifying chemical and biological samples in solid or liquid form is disclosed. The analysis compares the color change of Colorimetric Sensor Arrays (CSAs) over time with images for known materials/compounds contained in a library. The device can be used as a handheld or standalone device and integrates the sampling and detecting functions of the prior art into a single device that analyzes and identifies the sample without destroying it. The inventive volatile organic compound (VOC) technology device is also unique in that it relies on a comparison to a proprietary compound library that is supported by lab data. This compound library identifies the unique dye signature combinations that provide very accurate classification of a wide variety of chemical and biological agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Peter A Emanuel, Calvin W Chue, Gregory A Thompson, Colin W Graham, Aleksandr E Miklos, Jacob J Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11221319
    Abstract: A device and method for collecting, analyzing, and identifying chemical and biological samples in solid or liquid form is disclosed. The analysis compares the color change of Colorimetric Sensor Arrays (CSAs) over time with images for known materials/compounds contained in a library. The device can be used as a handheld or standalone device and integrates the sampling and detecting functions of the prior art into a single device that analyzes and identifies the sample without destroying it. The inventive volatile organic compound (VOC) technology device is also unique in that it relies on a comparison to a proprietary compound library that is supported by lab data. This compound library identifies the unique dye signature combinations that provide very accurate classification of a wide variety of chemical and biological agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Peter A Emanuel, Calvin W Chue, Gregory A Thompson, Colin W Graham, Aleksandr E Miklos, Jacob J Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20190296276
    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 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Bradwell, David A.H. McCleary, Gregory A. Thompson, Allan Blanchard, Jeffrey B. Miller, Ronald Teel, William B. Langhauser, Alexander W. Elliott, Donald R. Sadoway, Michael J. McNeley, Ian Redfern
  • Patent number: 10408809
    Abstract: A device and method for collecting, analyzing, and identifying chemical and biological samples in solid or liquid form is disclosed. The analysis compares the color change of Colorimetric Sensor Arrays (CSAs) over time with images for known materials/compounds contained in a library. The device can be used as a handheld or standalone device and integrates the sampling and detecting functions of the prior art into a single device that analyzes and identifies the sample without destroying it. The inventive volatile organic compound (VOC) technology device is also unique in that it relies on a comparison to a proprietary compound library that is supported by lab data. This compound library identifies the unique dye signature combinations that provide very accurate classification of a wide variety of chemical and biological agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Peter A Emanuel, Calvin W. Chue, Gregory A. Thompson, Colin W Graham, Aleksandr E. Miklos, Jacob J. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10220667
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system includes a case having a face outlet and a foot outlet. A door is movable between a first position closing the face outlet and opening the foot outlet and a second position opening the face outlet and closing the foot outlet. A bypass passage allows air flow around the door when the door is in the second position to allow a specified amount of air flow to the foot outlet when the door closes the foot outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tom Peard, Gregory Thompson, Raymond Bailey, Melissa Buczek
  • Patent number: 9925844
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system includes a blower unit that has an interior air intake and an exterior air intake. Two doors are moved between open and closed positions to define a recirculation mode, a fresh mode and a partial recirculation mode. As the doors move between their open and closed positions, a variable partial mode and a variable fresh mode are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Kehimkar, Gregory Thompson
  • Patent number: 9676245
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system includes a blower unit that has a first interior air intake, a second interior air intake and an exterior air intake. Three doors are moved between open and closed positions to define a recirculation mode, a fresh mode and a partial recirculation mode. As the doors move between their open and closed positions, a variable partial mode and a variable fresh mode are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Clemence, Gregory Thompson, Raymond Bailey, Melissa Buczek, Simon Hotte
  • Patent number: 9561702
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system includes a blower unit that has an interior air intake and an exterior air intake. Three doors are moved between open and closed positions to define a recirculation mode, a fresh mode and a partial recirculation mode. As the doors move between their open and closed positions, a variable partial mode and a variable fresh mode are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Clemence, Gregory Thompson, Raymond Bailey, Melissa Buczek
  • Patent number: 9320937
    Abstract: A fitness equipment unit includes a member rotatable about an axis and a source of resistance against rotation of the member. Rotation of the member is facilitated by pulling on a first end of the line while the other end of the line is stationary, pulling on a second end of the line while the first end is stationary or concurrently pulling on both the first end and the second end of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: Gregory A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9004728
    Abstract: A light assembly that includes a mounting frame on which a light engine is mounted so as to direct light through the mounting frame opening and out of an opening in the ceiling. The light assembly is designed to permit the light engine to be rotated and tilted, in some embodiments without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150044958
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system includes a blower unit that has an interior air intake and an exterior air intake. Two doors are moved between open and closed positions to define a recirculation mode, a fresh mode and a partial recirculation mode. As the doors move between their open and closed positions, a variable partial mode and a variable fresh mode are defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon KEHIMKAR, Gregory THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20140336018
    Abstract: A fitness equipment unit comprises a member rotatable about an axis and a source of resistance against rotation of the member. Rotation of the member is facilitated by pulling on a first end of the line while the other end of the line is stationary, pulling on a second end of the line while the first end is stationary or concurrently pulling on both the first end and the second end of the line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Precor Incorporated
    Inventor: Gregory A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140268797
    Abstract: A light engine that allows for customization and easy adjustability of various properties of the distributed light. The light engine includes an optic holder having threads that engage with threads of a mounting ring to allow a lower reflector and/or a diffuser lens to be replaced without removing the entire light engine from the installation. The light engine also includes an upper reflector that interfaces with the optic holder so that the upper reflector also can be easily replaced without removing the entire light engine from the installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Algimantas J. Gabrius, Douglas Dewayne Grove, Joseph J. Onda, Carl Jason Schoeneberg, Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140268836
    Abstract: A light assembly that includes a mounting frame on which a light engine is mounted so as to direct light through the mounting frame opening and out of an opening in the ceiling. The light assembly is designed to permit the light engine to be rotated and tilted, in some embodiments without the need for tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140065942
    Abstract: A heating, ventilation and air conditioning system includes a blower unit that has a first interior air intake, a second interior air intake and an exterior air intake. Three doors are moved between open and closed positions to define a recirculation mode, a fresh mode and a partial recirculation mode. As the doors move between their open and closed positions, a variable partial mode and a variable fresh mode are defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew CLEMENCE, Gregory THOMPSON, Raymond BAILEY, Melissa BUCZEK, Simon HOTTE