Patents by Inventor Kent A. Thomas

Kent A. 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).

  • Patent number: 9361945
    Abstract: A retaining clip to be used with a storage device in a host computer system, wherein the retaining clip is configured to secure an interposer serving as electrical and logic state interface between the device and the structure of the host system. The retaining clip engages with the device through a peg inserted into a mounting hole for the device and secures the interposer by holding it against the device's data or power connector by a tab extending over the interposer and exerting pressure against it towards the device. Additional fins extending from the body of the clip in substantially opposite direction from the tab secure the tab against the enclosure of the host computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kent Thomas Murphy, Christopher Anthony Pollard, Eric Edgar Wermel
  • Publication number: 20150208542
    Abstract: A retaining clip to be used with a storage device in a host computer system, wherein the retaining clip is configured to secure an interposer serving as electrical and logic state interface between the device and the structure of the host system. The retaining clip engages with the device through a peg inserted into a mounting hole for the device and secures the interposer by holding it against the device's data or power connector by a tab extending over the interposer and exerting pressure against it towards the device. Additional fins extending from the body of the clip in substantially opposite direction from the tab secure the tab against the enclosure of the host computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kent Thomas Murphy, Christopher Anthony Pollard, Eric Edgar Wermel
  • Publication number: 20120331098
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted content includes obtaining behavioral information from client devices or client device users in a networked environment, and causing content (e.g., advertising) to be selected and delivered to a client device based on behavioral information. According to the method, a plurality of service providers each participate in monitoring network activities of client devices that connect to a network through such service providers. Information derived from the network activities is collected and rules are applied to the information to identify a user to receive the targeted content. The targeted content is thereupon provided to a client device associated with the identified user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PHORM UK, INC.
    Inventors: Kent Thomas Ertugrul, Anton Roslov
  • Publication number: 20120331102
    Abstract: Target content delivery from a service provider. The target content delivery includes receiving a content request from a network node, and facilitating delivery of requested content to the network node responsive to the content request. The target content delivery further includes requesting selection information from a different service provider at least in part by reporting to the different service provider one or more characteristics of the requested content, and receiving selection information from the different service provider. In this way, selection information received from the different service provider is used to facilitate delivery of targeted content to the network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Phorm UK, Inc.
    Inventor: Kent Thomas Ertugrul
  • Publication number: 20120023775
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention includes a footwear assembly comprising: an upper and a sole assembly connected to the upper. The sole assembly has a footwear assembly comprising a sole assembly connected to an upper. The sole assembly has a midsole made of a first material and having a forefoot portion, an arch portion, a heel portion, and a sidewall extending around a lateral side, a medial side, and a heel side of the midsole. A stiffener is connected to the midsole. The stiffener is made of a second material stiffer than the first material. The stiffener has a base portion adjacent to the arch portion and at least one of the forefoot portion and the heel portion of the midsole. The stiffener has a side stabilizer and a heel wrap coupled to the base portion. The side stabilizer is adjacent to the sidewall in at least one of the arch portion and forefoot portion. The heel wrap is adjacent to the heel side and at least one of the lateral side and medial side of the midsole's sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Kent Thomas, Stephen Belatti, Ryan Dowd
  • Patent number: 7997013
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention includes a footwear assembly comprising: an upper and a sole assembly connected to the upper. The sole assembly has a footwear assembly comprising a sole assembly connected to an upper. The sole assembly has a midsole made of a first material and having a forefoot portion, an arch portion, a heel portion, and a sidewall extending around a lateral side, a medial side, and a heel side of the midsole. A stiffener is connected to the midsole. The stiffener is made of a second material stiffer than the first material. The stiffener has a base portion adjacent to the arch portion and at least one of the forefoot portion and the heel portion of the midsole. The stiffener has a side stabilizer and a heel wrap coupled to the base portion. The side stabilizer is adjacent to the sidewall in at least one of the arch portion and forefoot portion. The heel wrap is adjacent to the heel side and at least one of the lateral side and medial side of the midsole's sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Danner, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Kent Thomas, Stephen Belatti, Ryan Dowd
  • Publication number: 20100242304
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention includes a footwear assembly comprising: an upper and a sole assembly connected to the upper. The sole assembly has a footwear assembly comprising a sole assembly connected to an upper. The sole assembly has a midsole made of a first material and having a forefoot portion, an arch portion, a heel portion, and a sidewall extending around a lateral side, a medial side, and a heel side of the midsole. A stiffener is connected to the midsole. The stiffener is made of a second material stiffer than the first material. The stiffener has a base portion adjacent to the arch portion and at least one of the forefoot portion and the heel portion of the midsole. The stiffener has a side stabilizer and a heel wrap coupled to the base portion. The side stabilizer is adjacent to the sidewall in at least one of the arch portion and forefoot portion. The heel wrap is adjacent to the heel side and at least one of the lateral side and medial side of the midsole's sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Kent Thomas, Stephen Belatti, Ryan Dowd
  • Patent number: 7647709
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention includes a footwear assembly comprising: an upper and a sole assembly connected to the upper. The sole assembly has a footwear assembly comprising a sole assembly connected to an upper. The sole assembly has a midsole made of a first material and having a forefoot portion, an arch portion, a heel portion, and a sidewall extending around a lateral side, a medial side, and a heel side of the midsole. A stiffener is connected to the midsole. The stiffener is made of a second material stiffer than the first material. The stiffener has a base portion adjacent to the arch portion and at least one of the forefoot portion and the heel portion of the midsole. The stiffener has a side stabilizer and a heel wrap coupled to the base portion. The side stabilizer is adjacent to the sidewall in at least one of the arch portion and forefoot portion. The heel wrap is adjacent to the heel side and at least one of the lateral side and medial side of the midsole's sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Danner, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Kent Thomas, Stephen Belatti, Ryan Dowd
  • Publication number: 20090204706
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted content includes obtaining behavioral information from client devices or client device users in a networked environment, and causing content (e.g., advertising) to be selected and delivered to a client device based on behavioral information. According to the method, a plurality of service providers each participate in monitoring network activities of client devices that connect to a network through such service providers. Information derived from the network activities is collected and rules are applied to the information to identify a user to receive the targeted content. The targeted content is thereupon provided to a client device associated with the identified user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: PHORM UK, INC.
    Inventors: Kent Thomas Ertugrul, Anton Roslov
  • Publication number: 20090077163
    Abstract: A client network is provided, whereby an internet service provider can anonymously acquire behavioral, contextual, and/or demographic information on a client specific basis. The behavioral information may include a historical digest of network activity by the client, such as webpages visited by the client user, content downloaded to the client device, and/or information requested by the client user. The contextual information may include a representation of the current state of the client, such as the most recent webpages loaded by the client browser as well as the content associated with these webpages. As one example, the anonymously acquired client information may be used to enable the delivery of customized content to the client, such as targeted advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Phorm UK, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Thomas Ertugrul, Anton Roslov
  • Publication number: 20080222283
    Abstract: A method of providing targeted content includes obtaining behavioral information from client devices or client device users in a networked environment, and causing content (e.g., advertising) to be selected and delivered to a client device based on behavioral information. According to the method, a plurality of service providers each participate in monitoring network activities of client devices that connect to a network through such service providers. Information derived from the network activities is collected and rules are applied to the information to identify a user to receive the targeted content. The targeted content is thereupon provided to a client device associated with the identified user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Phorm UK, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Thomas Ertugrul, Anton Roslov
  • Publication number: 20070220010
    Abstract: Target content delivery from a service provider. The target content delivery includes receiving a content request from a network node, and facilitating delivery of requested content to the network node responsive to the content request. The target content delivery further includes requesting selection information from a different service provider at least in part by reporting to the different service provider one or more characteristics of the requested content, and receiving selection information from the different service provider. In this way, selection information received from the different service provider is used to facilitate delivery of targeted content to the network node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: Kent Thomas Ertugrul
  • Publication number: 20060277798
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention includes a footwear assembly comprising: an upper and a sole assembly connected to the upper. The sole assembly has a footwear assembly comprising a sole assembly connected to an upper. The sole assembly has a midsole made of a first material and having a forefoot portion, an arch portion, a heel portion, and a sidewall extending around a lateral side, a medial side, and a heel side of the midsole. A stiffener is connected to the midsole. The stiffener is made of a second material stiffer than the first material. The stiffener has a base portion adjacent to the arch portion and at least one of the forefoot portion and the heel portion of the midsole. The stiffener has a side stabilizer and a heel wrap coupled to the base portion. The side stabilizer is adjacent to the sidewall in at least one of the arch portion and forefoot portion. The heel wrap is adjacent to the heel side and at least one of the lateral side and medial side of the midsole's sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: Danner, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Reilly, Kent Thomas, Stephen Belatti, Ryan Dowd
  • Publication number: 20040020077
    Abstract: A waterproof footwear includes a neoprene sock having a floor region and a side wall extending upward therefrom terminating in an upper edge. An outer rubber layer is bonded to and covers the entire outer surface of the neoprene sock side wall. A rubber floor portion covers the floor region of the neoprene sock and an outsole is attached to the rubber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: LaCrosse Footwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent A. Thomas, Robert G. Rinehart
  • Publication number: 20030218328
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method and system for securing the visual identity of a traveler to their travel documents. The method includes the steps of receiving a picture based form of identification from a traveler requesting travel documents, visually verifying the traveler matches the identification, obtaining the traveler's travel documents and subsequently, or simultaneously with obtaining the traveler's travel documents, then securing the picture based identification or an image of the traveler to the travel documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Kent Thomas Conwell
  • Patent number: 5148754
    Abstract: A carriage lock selectively enables and prevents a mobile carriage from moving along rails embedded in a building floor. The mobile carriage includes a shaft on which are rotatably mounted a driver sprocket, a hub, and a handwheel. The hub mates with the driver sprocket. A chain and sprocket mechanism connects the driver sprocket with the carriage wheels such that rotation of the handwheel and hub causes the carriage to move along the rails. A locking knob is loosely captured between the hub and handwheel for being manually rotated through a predetermined angle relative to the hub and handwheel. A pin is translatable within the hub parallel to the shaft longitudinal axis. The pin has a head that is received within a selected one of two angularly spaced depressions in a cam formed on the locking knob. The depressions are also spaced apart in the direction of the shaft longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Tab Products Company
    Inventors: Richard Lahti, Kent Thomas
  • Patent number: 5133265
    Abstract: A mobile carriage is movable along rails by manual rotation of a handwheel. The mobile carriage comprises a visual indicator that instantly informs a person of the locked or unlocked status of the mobile carriage. The visual indicator comprises at least one ridge on the handwheel and another ridge on a locking knob. The locking knob is loosely captured between the handwheel and a hub for selective rotation relative thereto between first and second end positions. The locking knob has a cam that slides a pin within the hub between first and second positions whereat the pin disengages and engages a stationary lock plate. When the locking knob is manually rotated to the first end position thereof, the pin disengages from the lock plate to enable handwheel rotation and carriage movement. Manually rotating the locking knob to the second end position thereof causes the pin to engage the lock plate and prevent handwheel rotation and carriage movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Tab Products Company
    Inventors: Richard Lahti, Kent Thomas
  • Patent number: 4842435
    Abstract: A document handle comprises a pair of elongated members. The outer ends of the document handle are provided with webs having hooked openings for engaging the binder posts of a bound multi-page document. The first member is formed as a channel adapted to slidingly receive the second member. The second member is formed with latches that engage openings in the first member to lock the two members together in positions at which the webbed openings engage the binder posts. Several sets of openings can be formed in the first member, so that the same document handle can be used with a variety of standard size papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Tab Products Company
    Inventors: Kent Thomas, Daniel R. Bullis, Jr., Thomas J. Bottelson
  • Patent number: 4820002
    Abstract: A filing cabinet includes a safety interlock that prevents more than one drawer from being opened at a time. The safety interlock comprises a column of endwise abutting catches mounted to the cabinet wall for vertical reciprocation thereon. The ends of the catches are formed with tabs. The tabs of adjacent catches cooperate to define gaps of predetermined spacing. Actuator means on each cabinet drawer are aligned with the catch gaps. When a selected drawer is opened, the actuator means thereon enters the associated gap and displaces upwardly any higher catches. Upward displacement causes the gaps between higher adjacent catches to be displaced into the paths of the actuator means of any higher drawers, thereby preventing any higher drawers from being opened. The retainer of an open drawer blocks upward displacement of any lower catches, thereby preventing lower drawers from being opened. A slide is reciprocably mounted on each retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Tab Products Company
    Inventors: Lloyd Lechner, Kent Thomas
  • Patent number: 4820073
    Abstract: A cartridge for binding multi-page documents comprises a center member and a pair of side members pivotally connected to the center member. In the closed operative configuration, the side and center members cooperate to form a U-shaped channel for receiving the documents. Pins extending between and supported by the side members enter aligned holes in the documents for suspending them. The side members are provided with a lock for releasably locking the cartridge in the closed configuration. The lock comprises a first tab on one side member having an opening therein and a second tab on the other side member having a protrusion. The two tabs cooperate such that the second tab protrusion releaseably engages the first tab opening when the cartridge is in the closed configuration. The cartridge may be made with a T-shaped bar or a center hook suspension system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Tab Products Company
    Inventors: Kent Thomas, Daniel R. Bullis, Jr., Thomas J. Bottelson