Patents by Inventor Jonathan A. Thompson

Jonathan 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).

  • Publication number: 20190307208
    Abstract: Articles of footwear and methods of making articles of footwear including one or more continuous threads wound around anchor points. The winding of the one or more continuous threads forms a thread pattern that imparts desired characteristics to components of the article of footwear. Thread lines of the thread pattern may be bonded together. In some embodiments, thread lines may be bonded with a bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Fionn Jonathan Corcoran-Tadd, Benjamin William Kleiman, Ian James Hennebery, Keith Paul Thompson, Peter David Cauwood, Peter Georg Laitenberger, Sam Jackson Conklin, Luke Alexander Lowrey
  • Publication number: 20190284686
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to protective coatings on an aerospace component and methods for depositing the protective coatings. In one or more embodiments, a method for depositing a coating on an aerospace component includes exposing an aerospace component to a first precursor and a first reactant to form a first deposited layer on a surface of the aerospace component by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process or a first atomic layer deposition (ALD) process and exposing the aerospace component to a second precursor and a second reactant to form a second deposited layer on the first deposited layer by a second ALD process, where the first deposited layer and the second deposited layer have different compositions from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yuriy MELNIK, Sukti CHATTERJEE, Kaushal GANGAKHEDKAR, Jonathan FRANKEL, Lance A. SCUDDER, Pravin K. NARWANKAR, David Alexander BRITZ, Thomas KNISLEY, Mark SALY, David THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 10405860
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a surgical procedure includes an anvil and a cartridge. Each of the anvil and the cartridge has a face that is positionable on the anatomical structure. The anvil is coupled to the cartridge at first and second ends. The anvil is movable relative to the cartridge to define a first gap between the faces at the first ends that is different from a second gap between the faces at the second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANDARD BARIATRICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Bennie Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols, Russell L. Holscher
  • Publication number: 20190224029
    Abstract: One or more medical devices may be provided that may be used, for example, in bariatric surgery including a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Occlusion devices can be integrated with a catheter or tube to occlude one or more proximal or distal landmarks of a stomach and a stapling guide may be used to occlude a lateral boundary of the stomach to define a cavity. A volume of the potential resultant sleeve may be determined by inserting fluid or gas into the catheter or tube, measuring pressure, and calculating the volume of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Mark Steven Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20190213806
    Abstract: A method for operating a machine adapted to transport a load during a work cycle is disclosed. The method includes determining a first stationary state of the machine, and causing sensors to start transmission of first signals. The first stationary state corresponds to a first segment of the work cycle, and the first signals indicate a weight of the load during the first segment. Further, the method includes determining a moving state of the machine corresponding to a second segment of the work cycle, and causing the sensors to terminate transmission of the first signals. Furthermore, the method includes determining a second stationary state of the machine, and causing the sensors to start transmission of second signals. The second stationary state corresponds to a third segment of the work cycle, and the second signals indicate a weight of the load during the third segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Hall, Stephen Thompson, Jonathan Peter Moses, Samuel Alec Roberts
  • Publication number: 20190209173
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure, the anatomical structure having a first side and a second side, the end effector including an anvil that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and a cartridge that is configured to house a plurality of staples and that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and an engagement element that movably couples the first end of the anvil to the first end of the cartridge, and a knife, the knife having a first flange, a second flange, and a web including a cutting edge, and where the second end of the anvil is movably coupled to the second end of the cartridge, each of the anvil and the cartridge is insertable through a trocar, and the end effector is remotely operable from outside the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols
  • Publication number: 20190208927
    Abstract: Food orders are divided into components or tasks. Systems and methods of food order preparation communicate instructions for automated actions to devices to carry out the automated actions. A toaster operates to toast a bun according to toaster settings. A bun magazine operates to deliver a bun into the toaster. A condiment dispenser receives the bun from the toaster and operates to dispense at least one portion of at least one condiment onto the bun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Prince Castle LLC
    Inventors: Loren Veltrop, Arshad Baxamusa, Robert Duncan, Jacob Kane, Collin Psenka, Jonathan Sammon, Sathvik Sanagala, Nicole Szewczyk, Andrew Thompson
  • Publication number: 20190192300
    Abstract: An instrument for assembling an implant on a neck. The implant and neck being coupled via a taper having a taper axis. The instrument includes a frame having a distal portion and a proximal portion, the distal portion of the frame including a retaining member adapted to engage a portion of the neck. The instrument also includes a force applier retained in the proximal portion of the frame. The force applier includes a screw having a screw axis that is coaxial with the taper axis, wherein the screw is adapted to engage the implant. As the screw is turned, the force applier applies a force on the implant while the neck is held in place by the frame, thereby causing the tapers of the implant and neck to engage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: JAMES BROOKS, JONATHAN THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20190150924
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure, the anatomical structure having a first side and a second side, the end effector including an anvil that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and a cartridge that is configured to house a plurality of staples and that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and an engagement element that movably couples the first end of the anvil to the first end of the cartridge, and a knife, the knife having a first flange, a second flange, and a web including a cutting edge, and where the second end of the anvil is movably coupled to the second end of the cartridge, each of the anvil and the cartridge is insertable through a trocar, and the end effector is remotely operable from outside the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols
  • Patent number: 10287317
    Abstract: This invention is related to the field of hypercholesterolemia. In particular, the invention provides compositions and methods to modulate circulating levels of low density lipoproteins by altering the conformation of the protein PCSK9 using synthetic ligands and/or synthetic ligand derivative sequences of 3-8 amino acids ranging between 350-2,000 Da. Altering the conformation of PCSK9 affects the interaction between PCSK9 and an endogenous low density lipoprotein receptor, and can lead to reduced or increased levels of circulating LDL-cholesterol. High LDL-cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk for heart disease. Low LDL-cholesterol levels may be problematic in other conditions, such as liver dysfunction; thus, there is also utility for ligands which can raise LDL levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SRX Cardio, LLC
    Inventors: Michael M. Muehlemann, Thomas E. Barta, Kyle D. Monroe, Jonathan William Bourne, Margaret Thompson Reece, Vesa Nevalainen, Eric T. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10285837
    Abstract: One or more medical devices may be provided that may be used, for example, in bariatric surgery including a vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Occlusion devices can be integrated with a catheter or tube to occlude one or more proximal or distal landmarks of a stomach and a stapling guide may be used to occlude a lateral boundary of the stomach to define a cavity. A volume of the potential resultant sleeve may be determined by inserting fluid or gas into the catheter or tube, measuring pressure, and calculating the volume of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Mark Steven Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10278699
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure, the anatomical structure having a first side and a second side, the end effector including an anvil that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and a cartridge that is configured to house a plurality of staples and that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and an engagement element that movably couples the first end of the anvil to the first end of the cartridge, and a knife, the knife having a first flange, a second flange, and a web including a cutting edge, and where the second end of the anvil is movably coupled to the second end of the cartridge, each of the anvil and the cartridge is insertable through a trocar, and the end effector is remotely operable from outside the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols
  • Patent number: 10231734
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure, the anatomical structure having a first side and a second side, the end effector including an anvil, a cartridge that is configured to house a plurality of staples, and a compression mechanism that movably couples the anvil to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols, Mark Steven Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10149021
    Abstract: A method includes receiving and processing an electronic signal that represents television content to provide a first media signal that is playable to present a forward-playback of the television content. The method also includes, responsive to a first instruction, providing a second media signal that is playable to present a reverse-playback of the television content, and recording a portion of the television content that corresponds to the reverse-playback. Further, the method includes, responsive to a second instruction, stopping the recording of the television content. In addition, the method includes, responsive to a third instruction, saving one or more recorded portions of the television content. The method also includes, responsive to receiving a fourth instruction, communicating the saved recording of the television content to a separate computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Thompson, Michael E. Depies, Stanley Y. Wang
  • Patent number: 10085838
    Abstract: An instrument for assembling an implant on a neck. The implant and neck being coupled via a taper having a taper axis. The instrument includes a frame having a distal portion and a proximal portion, the distal portion of the frame including a retaining member adapted to engage a portion of the neck. The instrument also includes a force applier retained in the proximal portion of the frame. The force applier includes a screw having a screw axis that is coaxial with the taper axis, wherein the screw is adapted to engage the implant. As the screw is turned, the force applier applies a force on the implant while the neck is held in place by the frame, thereby causing the tapers of the implant and neck to engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: James Brooks, Jonathan Thompson
  • Publication number: 20180199941
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure, the anatomical structure having a first side and a second side, the end effector including an anvil, a cartridge that is configured to house a plurality of staples, and a compression mechanism that movably couples the anvil to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols, Mark Steven Ortiz
  • Publication number: 20180199939
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure, the anatomical structure having a first side and a second side, the end effector including an anvil that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and a cartridge that is configured to house a plurality of staples and that includes a first end, a second end, and a face, and an engagement element that movably couples the first end of the anvil to the first end of the cartridge, and a knife, the knife having a first flange, a second flange, and a web including a cutting edge, and where the second end of the anvil is movably coupled to the second end of the cartridge, each of the anvil and the cartridge is insertable through a trocar, and the end effector is remotely operable from outside the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols
  • Patent number: 9936953
    Abstract: An end effector for use by a surgeon to staple an anatomical structure of a patient during a minimally invasive procedure includes an anvil and a cartridge. The ends of the cartridge are coupled to the ends of the anvil. Each of the anvil and the cartridge is insertable through a trocar. The end effector is operable from outside the patient. A stapling device includes the end effector coupled to a manipulator via a shaft. The manipulator is accessible to the surgeon. The surgeon uses a clamping mechanism to selectively move the anvil and the cartridge to clamp the anatomical structure. A flexible member extends through the shaft and is coupled to at least one of the anvil and the cartridge and to the clamping mechanism. Operating the clamping mechanism withdraws the flexible member (46) from the end effector and clamps the anatomical structure between the anvil and the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Standard Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Thompson, Ben Thompson, Richard P. Nuchols, Mark Steven Ortiz, James Wampler
  • Publication number: 20180070151
    Abstract: A method includes receiving and processing an electronic signal that represents television content to provide a first media signal that is playable to present a forward-playback of the television content. The method also includes, responsive to a first instruction, providing a second media signal that is playable to present a reverse-playback of the television content, and recording a portion of the television content that corresponds to the reverse-playback. Further, the method includes, responsive to a second instruction, stopping the recording of the television content. In addition, the method includes, responsive to a third instruction, saving one or more recorded portions of the television content. The method also includes, responsive to receiving a fourth instruction, communicating the saved recording of the television content to a separate computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Thompson, Michael E. Depies, Stanley Y. Wang
  • Patent number: D847299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Unified Science LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Thompson