Patents by Inventor Lewis Thomas

Lewis 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: 10813693
    Abstract: A shaft assembly for a microwave ablation applicator having a shaft assembly and an antenna assembly located within the shaft assembly is disclosed. The shaft assembly comprises an elongate shaft which extends from a first end to a second end thereof and an applicator tip mounted on the second end of the elongate shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Medical Limited
    Inventors: Tudor Thomas, David Nicholas Williams, Lewis Jones
  • Patent number: 10819969
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a presentation from content having original audio and video components is described wherein an environment detector is configured to output an environment-type signal indicating a detected particular environment. An acoustics memory is configured to output selected acoustic characteristics indicative of the environment identified by the environment-type signal. An audio processor receives the audio components and the acoustic characteristics and operates to modify the original audio components to produce modified audio components based on the selected acoustic characteristics. The presentation including the modified audio components is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Lewis S. Ostrover, Bradley Thomas Collar
  • Patent number: 10773989
    Abstract: A system for producing articles from glass tube includes a converter having a base with a plurality of processing stations and a turret moveable relative to the base. The turret indexes a plurality of holders for holding the glass tubes successively through the processing stations. The system further includes a thermal imaging system that includes a thermal imager coupled to the turret for movement with the turret. The thermal imaging system may also include a mirror coupled to the thermal imager and positioned to reflect infrared light from one of the plurality of holders to the thermal imager. The thermal imaging system may measure one or more characteristics of the glass tube during the conversion process. Processes for controlling the converter using the thermal imaging system to measure one or more process variables are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keith Raymond Gaylo, Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Joseph Michael Matusick, Connor Thomas O'Malley
  • Publication number: 20200093412
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor, a pump, and a processor. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Patent number: 10506965
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor, a pump, and a processor. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Patent number: 10453492
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adding a graphic element, such as a subtitle to selected locations of the frames in a 3D movie. The authoring tool receives a depth map indicating the position of various objects in the frames of 3D content along a Z-axis. The authoring device then designates a position for at least one additional graphic element in at least some of the frames, these positions being determined in relation either to the positions of the objects or the position of the screen along said Z-axis. An encoder uses parameters from the authoring tool to reauthor the 3D movie by adding the graphic content to the positions designated by the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Darcy Antonellis, Lewis S. Ostrover, Bradley Thomas Collar
  • Publication number: 20190318667
    Abstract: An electronic baggage tag (1), for attachment to a baggage item (30) having a handle, comprises a housing (3) for a display screen (2) and a fastening (4, 6) for removably securing the housing (3) to the handle (20) such that the display screen (2) remains visible during handling of the baggage item (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lewis FREEMAN, Jeremy GARDNER, Andrew ACTON, Peter COOKE, Martin THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20190253691
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a presentation from content having original audio and video components is described wherein an environment detector is configured to output an environment-type signal indicating a detected particular environment. An acoustics memory is configured to output selected acoustic characteristics indicative of the environment identified by the environment-type signal. An audio processor receives the audio components and the acoustic characteristics and operates to modify the original audio components to produce modified audio components based on the selected acoustic characteristics. The presentation including the modified audio components is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Lewis S. Ostrover, Bradley Thomas Collar
  • Publication number: 20190233126
    Abstract: A temperature monitoring unit may be removably installed inside an aircraft wing structure for monitoring temperature conditions along the span of the wing. The wing structure has a temperature-sensitive device (162) for monitoring a temperature condition, which is attached to a support frame (173). The support frame and attached temperature-sensitive device may be installed as a unit within the wing structure. The support frame may be configured for sliding engagement inside the wing structure, for example, with a set of tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew POLONI, Robert Lewis BRACKIN, JR., Dave James THOMAS
  • Patent number: 10326978
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a 3D presentation is described wherein the 3D presentation (that could include a 3D movie, a VR (virtual reality) and/or an AR (augmented reality) content) from original 3D content including original audio and visual components, forming a plurality of scenes, each scene being associated with a respective environment or environments having respective audio characteristics. The original audio components in at least some of the scenes are modified by the apparatus to conform with or compensate for the acoustic characteristics of the respective scene and/or the environment of the location where the presentation is taking place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis S. Ostrover, Bradley Thomas Collar
  • Publication number: 20190161382
    Abstract: Systems for producing articles from glass tube include a converter having a base with a plurality of processing stations and a turret moveable relative to the base. The turret indexes a plurality of holders for holding the glass tubes successively through the processing stations. The systems further include a gas flow system or a suction system for producing a flow of gas through the glass tube during one or more heating, forming, separating or piercing operations. The flow of gas through the glass tube produced by the gas flow system or suction system may be sufficient to evacuate or purge volatile constituents of the glass from the glass tube and/or pierce a meniscus formed on the glass tube during separation, thereby reducing the Surface Hydrolytic Response (SHR) of the interior surface of the glass tube and articles made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keith Raymond Gaylo, Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Joseph Michael Matusick, David John McEnroe, Connor Thomas O'Malley, Elias Panides, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Steven Robert Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190161381
    Abstract: Systems for producing articles from glass tube include a converter having a base with a plurality of processing stations and a turret moveable relative to the base. The turret indexes a plurality of holders for holding the glass tubes successively through the processing stations. The systems further include a gas flow system or a suction system for producing a flow of gas through the glass tube during one or more heating, forming, separating or piercing operations. The flow of gas through the glass tube produced by the gas flow system or suction system may be sufficient to evacuate or purge volatile constituents of the glass from the glass tube and/or pierce a meniscus formed on the glass tube during separation, thereby reducing the Surface Hydrolytic Response (SHR) of the interior surface of the glass tube and articles made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lewis Kirk Klingensmith, Joseph Michael Matusick, Connor Thomas O'Malley, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Steven Robert Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190024191
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods and compositions for identifying and/or selecting soybean plants that have resistance to lodging, have improved resistance to lodging, or are susceptible to lodging. The methods use molecular genetic markers to identify, select and/or construct resistant plants or identify and counter-select susceptible plants. Also provided are soybean plants that display resistance or improved resistance to lodging that are generated by the methods described herein. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SARAH ATWOOD, LAURA JEAN WOLF, LESLIE CHARLES KUHLMAN, DONALD EARL KYLE, DANIEL LEWIS THOMAS, JOHN BRYAN WOODWARD, MING YANG
  • Publication number: 20180110456
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed here relate to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring bladder health. Certain implementations are directed to patients who require daily catheterization. The various embodiments have at least one tube coupled to a catheter, a pressure sensor, a pump, and a processor. Certain embodiments include a digital device with a software application capable of displaying the monitored readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Cooper, Ryan Steinberg, Lewis Thomas, Eric Pahl, Sanam Zarei, Kayla Jones
  • Publication number: 20170357727
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Johathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Patent number: 9826983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for penetrating human nails as a part of treatment for Onychomycosis, commonly known as fungal nail. The device comprises a reusable electromechanical system and a single use cutting component. The electromechanical system incorporates an electrical motor and drive train to advance the cutting component through the nail. The electromechanical system also incorporates sensors for measuring the cutting resistance for the purpose of preventing the cutting device from overrunning into the nail bed. The device can be used to penetrate the nail in a controlled manner which will create a portal through the nail without penetrating the nail bed below the nail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Patent number: 9727658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of processing a user initiated request for information is disclosed. The method may provide receiving a user initiated request including a uniform resource locator (URL) submitted to a web browser application and receiving a response that the URL is an invalid URL that cannot be resolved to a corresponding webpage. The method may also include blocking a subsequent attempt to transmit the user initiated request as a browser modified search request that includes modifications to the user initiated request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PERFTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Lewis Thomas Donzis, John Anthony Murphy, Johathan Elliott Schmidt, Henry Michael Donzis, Peter Wayne Baron, Lee Carl Ziegenhals
  • Patent number: 9642414
    Abstract: The present invention relates to footwear and in particular, but not necessarily restricted thereto, relates to footwear for those with diabetes and, in particular, with ulcers of the sole. The present invention seeks to address some of the problems encountered by prior art limb compression devices and methods. In particular the present invention seeks to provide a boot which can stimulate blood flow. A further object to the invention is to provide a boot with a sole which is adaptable to conform with various shapes and conditions of human feet. The present invention also seeks to provide a new type of footwear that has a therapeutic benefit for diabetic patients with circulatory problems in their foot, and also enables the technique of “off loading” the foot to assist in the healing of any wounds present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: THE DIABETIC BOOT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie Lindsay, Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170000500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical and veterinarian rotary tools. In particular, the present invention relates to a rotary tool for the taking of biopsies and drilling into tissues such as nail and bone. More particularly, the present invention relates to nail care devices and procedures to improve the condition of nails, especially relating to the treatment of fungal infections. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that causes the toenails and/or fingernails to thicken, discolour, and split. Onychomycosis can result in permanent nail deformity. The disease can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life arising from psychosocial issues e.g., due to concern regarding the appearance of one's toenails and fingernails, and may cause pain associated with wearing shoes. The present invention seeks to provide an improved mechanical system for use in the treatment of onychomycosis and other nail bed conditions, and other animal keratin, bone and cartilaginous conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Rolf Lewis Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140371751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for penetrating human nails as a part of treatment for Onychomycosis, commonly known as fungal nail. The device comprises a reusable electromechanical system and a single use cutting component. The electromechanical system incorporates an electrical motor and drive train to advance the cutting component through the nail. The electromechanical system also incorporates sensors for measuring the cutting resistance for the purpose of preventing the cutting device from overrunning into the nail bed. The device can be used to penetrate the nail in a controlled manner which will create a portal through the nail without penetrating the nail bed below the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Rolf Lewis Thomas