Patents by Inventor John Thomas

John 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: 20210110381
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributed ledger-based settlement are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method may include: receiving settlement instructions from a first party providing a commodity and a second party providing cash; matching the settlement instructions; affirming the matched settlement instructions with the parties; a smart contact sending the affirmed settlement instructions to a commodity clearing bank; the smart contract receiving confirmation of a blockage of the commodity from the commodity clearing bank; the smart contact sending the affirmed settlement instructions to a cash clearing bank; the smart contract receiving confirmation of a blockage of the cash from the cash clearing bank; the smart contract executing the exchange of tokens for the commodity for tokens for the cash; and the smart contract writing the tokens for the cash to a wallet for the first party, and writing tokens for the commodity to a wallet for the second party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver MARGOLIS, Tyrone LOBBAN, Mark AMLIN, Marc-Antoine FICHET, Andrew LOVELL, Paul THOMAS, Viresh MOR, John-Paul Antony CROCKER, Christine MOY
  • Publication number: 20210112059
    Abstract: An application programming interface (API) platform accesses cloud-based software services in a cloud computing system. API requests used in the API platform include a tenant specific endpoint (TSE) that uses a unique tenant identifier and an API endpoint as a URL domain. The unique tenant identifier identifies a tenant associated with the API request and the API endpoint identifies one of the cloud-based software services. The combination of the unique tenant identifier and the API endpoint in the domain of the TSE maps to an IP address for a specific software service in a specific one of the data centers in the cloud computing system assigned to the tenant. This allows API requests to be routed directly to the tenant specific data centers without first being routed through a central routing service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Edward HELDMAN, Brian Ray BRINEGAR, Chad Anthony VANHORN, Dinesh RAJASEKHARAN, Joshua Allen BRONSON, Joshua Thomas ARMSTRONG, John Damon RICE, Nathan Alan CORN, Tyler Christopher STALEY
  • Publication number: 20210110648
    Abstract: Methods and systems of monitoring at least one feature associated with a patron in a gaming establishment. Such methods and systems may include detecting at least one physical feature associated with the patron and/or motions of one or more players participating in a game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Bucher, Terrin Eager, Bryan M. Kelly, Martin S. Lyons, Joseph Randolph Hedrick, Scott Thomas Hilbert, Theodore Keenan, John Link, Mohan Kumar Areanalli Manju, Yogendrasinh Hematji Rajput
  • Publication number: 20210110623
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described in this disclosure are generally directed to systems and methods for securely creating passwords for performing various keyless operations upon a vehicle. In an exemplary method, a computer receives a request for creating a password for a phone-as-a-key (PaaK) device. The computer determines that the PaaK device is present inside the vehicle and that the vehicle engine has been placed in an accessory state or a run state by an authorized PaaK device located in the vehicle. The computer further determines that a passive entry passive start (PEPS) key fob is present inside the vehicle. A prompt is provided for entry of a password. The computer checks to determine if an entered password has been already assigned to another PaaK device. If unassigned, the computer links the password to the PaaK device and authorizes the entered password as a valid keyless starting password for the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew DeLong, Eugene Karpinsky, Cameron Smyth, Timothy Thivierge, JR., Daniel M. King, Kevin Thomas Hille, Farhan Ehsan, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Santosh Kumar Lalwani
  • Publication number: 20210106585
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound for use in treating or preventing a disease or condition selected from cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, mild pulmonary disease, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, idiopathic bronchiectasis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, sinusitis, rhinosinusitis, CFTR-related metabolic syndrome (CRMS), pancreatitis, idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and Sjörgren's syndrome, or for use in preventing male infertility caused by congenital absence of the vas deferens, in a patient by modulating CFTR activity, which compound is 9,10-dimethoxy-2-(2,4,6-trimethylphenylimino)-3-(N-carbamoyl-2-aminoethyl)-3,4,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-pyrimido[6,1-a]isoquinolin-4-one or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Katharine ABBOTT-BANNER, John HANRAHAN, David THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20210108785
    Abstract: Tenon-mounted lighting fixtures with high structural integrity are provided. In one embodiment, the lighting fixture has a housing that has an integrally formed tenon cradle, which is configured to receive a tenon of a light pole. A light source is also mounted on a bottom side of the housing. The tenon cradle is between a first bolt boss and a second bolt boss, and is in communication with a rear opening of the housing. The first and second bolt bosses may be integrally formed in the housing. The tenon cradle includes multiple ribs. An arcuate cross rib resides in a first plane in which a first bolt shaft of the first bolt boss and a second bolt shaft of the second bolt shaft reside. An axial rib intersects the arcuate cross rib and runs perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Fisher, Jeremy Sorenson, Brad Thomas, Kurt S. Wilcox, John Roberts
  • Patent number: 10975162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) which binds the cancer antigen disialoganglioside (GD2). T cells expressing such a CAR are useful in the treatment of cancerous diseases such as neuroblastoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin Pulé, John Anderson, Simon Thomas
  • Patent number: 10977617
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for processing context data for interaction sessions for providing a subset of the context data for a first interaction session. The method includes detecting the first interaction session between a request initiator and a request service provider, and obtaining context data of a plurality of other interaction sessions. The context data is related to activity of the request initiator. The method also includes selecting the subset of the context data based on at least one of relevance, similarities and differences to at least one of the first interaction session and type of interaction channel. The subset of the context data is then provided for the first interaction session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Dean C. N. Tseretopoulos, Gregory Richard Harper, Sarabjit Singh Walia, Dino Paul D'Agostino, John Jong-Suk Lee, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa, Tae Gyun Moon
  • Publication number: 20210102392
    Abstract: A pool cover assembly includes a first encapsulation member defining a first side of a pool cover encapsulation, the first encapsulation member comprising a first mating feature. The pool cover assembly further includes a second encapsulation member defining a second side of the pool cover encapsulation, the second encapsulation member comprising a second mating feature. And the pool cover assembly further includes a corner endcap member comprising a third mating feature and a fourth mating feature. The first encapsulation member is coupleable to the corner endcap by the first mating feature and the third mating feature, and the second encapsulation member is coupleable to the corner endcap by the second mating feature and the fourth mating feature. The corner endcap member couples with the first encapsulation member and the second encapsulation member to form a corner of the pool cover encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: John Thomas Carl Peterson, Mathew Dalton
  • Publication number: 20210104783
    Abstract: Battery monitoring systems having conductive strips and related methods are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a battery monitoring system includes a conductive strip having a first end and a second end. The system also includes conductivity measurement circuitry operatively connected to the first end and the second end of the conductive strip. The conductivity measurement circuity is configured to indicate whether conductivity between the first end and the second end meets a predetermined threshold. Further, the system includes a strap attached to at least one of the first end and the second end, configured to attach to a battery, and configured to apply tension to the conductive strip when attached to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Israel Silva Dias, Jonathan Keener Grice, John Thomas McAlpin, Emil Paul Parker
  • Publication number: 20210101671
    Abstract: A flap support mechanism includes a track rotatably connected to an aft fitting of a wing. A forward roller and an aft roller extend laterally from a flap structure, the forward roller and aft roller constrained in a slot in the track. The slot has a profile configured to induce both translation and rotation in the flap, in concert with rotation of the track about the aft fitting, thereby passively mirroring motion of the flap induced by an actuator driven primary main flap support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin R. Tsai, John Thomas B. Homrich
  • Publication number: 20210100966
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment apparatus configured to provide a flow of breathable gas to a patient, including a breathable air outlet, an outside air inlet, and an pneumatic block module, wherein the pneumatic block module includes: a volute assembly including an inlet air passage, a mount for a blower and an outlet air passage; the blower being mounted in the mount such that an impeller of the blower is in a flow passage connecting the inlet air passage and the outlet air passage; a casing enclosing the volute assembly, wherein air passages within the casing connect air ports on the volute assembly, wherein the inlet air passage of the volute assembly is in fluid communication with the outside air inlet and the outlet air passage of the volute assembly is in fluid communication with the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: RESMED PARIS SAS
    Inventors: Kenneth Taylor, Simon Robert Cork, Jonathan Huw Thomas, Eva Ng, Benjamin John Leavens, Enrico Brambilla, Frank Van Regteren, Philippe Auguste Chalvignac, Zdzislaw Antoni Ziolkowski, Arthur Kin-Wai Yee, Geoff Crumblin, David Creusot
  • Patent number: 10966610
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems and procedures for localized, targeted treatment of angiogenic-based therapy in at least one region of interest in one or more layers of cardiac tissue. Various methods can include diagnosing a patient with ischemic heart disease or “at-risk” of manifesting ischemic heart disease, placing the patient into a specific angiogenic-based treatment therapy group, collecting image data, confirming image data and other diagnostic test results, developing a preoperative plan to target region of interest, inserting the catheter into a heart chamber, monitoring the distal end of the catheter tip within the heart on a visual display, contacting at least one layer of cardiac tissue, creating one or more channels in the heart tissue and/or administering the angiogenic-based therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Venturis Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vance Gardner, Kenneth Thomas, John Jacobs, Thomas Stegmann, Mickael Flaa, Laurence R. Meyerson
  • Patent number: 10971803
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first omnidirectional antenna for coupling to a first radio to establish a first macro cell and a second omnidirectional antenna for coupling to a second radio to establish a second macro cell. The first and second omnidirectional antennas are configured for concurrent 5 GHz radio operation while maintaining at least 40 dB of isolation between the first and second omnidirectional antennas. An antenna system and network device are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Danielle Bane, John Martin Blosco, Jonathan Michael Cyphert, Benjamin Thomas Pleso
  • Publication number: 20210096857
    Abstract: A processor includes a load/store unit and an execution pipeline to execute an instruction that represents a single-instruction-multiple-data (SIMD) operation, and which references a memory block storing operand data for one or more lanes of a plurality of lanes and a mask vector indicating which lanes of a plurality of lanes are enabled and which are disabled for the operation. The execution pipeline executes an instruction in a first execution mode unless a memory fault is generated during execution of the instruction in the first execution mode. In response to the memory fault, the execution pipeline re-executes the instruction in a second execution mode. In the first execution mode, a single load operation is attempted to access the memory block via the load/store unit. In the second execution mode, a separate load operation is performed by the load/store unit for each enabled lane of the plurality of lanes prior to executing the SIMD operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kai TROESTER, Scott Thomas BINGHAM, John M. KING, Michael ESTLICK, Erik SWANSON, Robert WEIDNER
  • Publication number: 20210098215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for monitoring an electromechanical relay, wherein the electromechanical relay includes a relay coil for actuating at least one switch, the system comprising: at least one sensor adapted to measure an operating condition of the electromechanical relay, wherein the sensor is arranged adjacent or attached to the electromechanical relay; at least one controller communicatively connected to the at least one sensor and at least one memory, wherein the at least one controller is adapted to store the measured operating condition in the at least one memory; at least one transmitter, operatively connected to the controller, wherein the transmitter is adapted to transmit the stored measured operating condition to a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: ALSTOM Transport Technologies
    Inventors: John Thomas COMPTON, Jérôme MARTIN, Ian BRODIE, Marine FEER, Yunbo HOU
  • Publication number: 20210093431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to oral health products, such as electric toothbrushes. In one example, the electric toothbrush includes a housing, an output shaft positioned within and extending out of the housing, a magnetic assembly positioned within the housing and configured to impart an oscillation motion to the output shaft, and a spring positioned within the housing. The spring includes a first end non-rotatably coupled to the housing and a second end non-rotatably coupled to the output shaft, such that the spring twists as the magnetic assembly oscillates the output shaft to amplify the oscillation motion of the output shaft generated by the magnetic assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Johnson, John Thomas Fiers
  • Publication number: 20210097815
    Abstract: A communal gaming system provides a communal game to players of electronic gaming devices. The system includes a plurality of EGMs, each EGM includes a trigger condition identifying when the player is awarded participation in the communal game. The system also includes a communal game display configured to display a communal game play area. The system (a) begins a game cycle for a game instance of the communal game; (b) receives, from a first device and in response to detecting the trigger condition, a communal participation trigger message; (c) awards a participation entry in the game cycle to the player; (d) transmits, to the first device, a participation award message indicating successfully entry of the player in the game cycle; (e) conducts the communal game, thereby generating an award outcome of the communal game for the player; and (f) awards the player based on the generated award outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Alfred Thomas, Larry Pacey, Joseph Masinter, II, John Daley, Michele Rousseau, Daniel Marks
  • Publication number: 20210093147
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing filaments and optionally, solid additives, wherein the pre-moistened fibrous structures exhibit wet compressive modulus values that are superior to known pre-moistened fibrous structures as measured according to the Wet Compressive Modulus Test Method described herein and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Douglas Jay Barkey, Christopher Michael Young, Hailing Bao, Cunming Song, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Paul Thomas Weisman, Timothy James Klawitter
  • Patent number: D915873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nashville Wire Products Manufacturing Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Phy, William Jacob Johnson, Jammie Todd Allbert, James Thomas Baggett