Patents by Inventor Mark Thompson

Mark 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: 11603767
    Abstract: Methods for depositing protective coatings on aerospace components are provided and include sequentially exposing the aerospace component to a chromium precursor and a reactant to form a chromium-containing layer on a surface of the aerospace component by an atomic layer deposition process. The chromium-containing layer contains metallic chromium, chromium oxide, chromium nitride, chromium carbide, chromium silicide, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Knisley, Mark Saly, David Alexander Britz, David Thompson
  • Patent number: 11590563
    Abstract: A directional solidification casting assembly includes a directional solidification mold having an interior chamber with a shape of an object to be cast using directional solidification of molten metal in a growth direction of the mold and a feed line conduit. The conduit is fluidly coupled with a container source of the molten metal and is coupled with the mold at a gating. The feed line conduit conveys the molten metal into the mold through the gating for directional solidification of the object to be cast in the mold. At least a downstream portion of the feed line conduit that is between the intermediate location of the feed line conduit and the second open end of the feed line conduit is located below the gating along the growth direction of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Anthony Mark Thompson, Derek MacDormand
  • Patent number: 11590641
    Abstract: A staple gun and a method of using the same. A stapling mechanism in the housing is activated to deliver a staple through an aperture in a housing wall and drive the staple into a surface around a stack of one or more electric cables. The gun includes a reciprocating cable guide for centering the gun on the stack of cables and closing a safety switch to permit the gun's trigger to be activated. A spacer extending outwardly from the housing wall rests on the upper surface of the cable stack. The spacer and a bumper that engages a hammer of the stapling mechanism provide for automatic depth adjustment when driving the staple into the surface. A reciprocating cable guard extending outwardly from the housing wall is positioned between the stack of cables and the staple to aid in preventing the staple from piercing the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Ferris, Eric A. Miller, Jr., John D. Fiegener, Marcus R. Hanna, Ryan Thompson, William P. Liteplo
  • Patent number: 11587253
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product utilize digital signatures to efficiently identify objects of interest within images and cause graphical presentation data to be accurately displayed for the objects of interest. The method receives one or more images generated by an image capture device. The method determines one or more digital signatures associated with one or more objects within the one or more images. Based on the one or more digital signatures, the method also determines graphical data placement information comprising one or more graphical data placement regions for the one or more objects. The method also receives graphical presentation data comprising one or more graphical assets. The method also causes display of the graphical presentation data that includes overlaying at least one graphical asset of the one or more graphical assets on the at least one graphical data placement region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Ofer Melnik, Mark Thompson, Alastair Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20230043908
    Abstract: An anti-lock sensor ring may have a flattened exciting portion having a retention mechanism projecting from a ring radial edge. The retention mechanism may have cantilever spring retention clips elastically deformable to snap on a disc brake band retention seat. The mechanism may also have a cantilever support portion disposed side by side to and spaced apart from the cantilever spring retention clips. Each of the cantilever spring retention clips may have a retention surface and the cantilever support portion with a support surface. When the anti-lock sensor ring is dismounted from a disc brake band, the plane defined by the retention surface and the plane defined by the support surface are facing each other in order to create opposing gripping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Colin MARTIN, Christopher STOICK, Sheldon WYLIE, Kevin THOMPSON, Mark OLSON
  • Patent number: 11560804
    Abstract: Methods for forming protective coatings on aerospace components are provided. In one or more embodiments, the method 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 first deposition process (e.g., CVD or ALD), 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 deposition process. The first deposited layer and the second deposited layer have different compositions from each other. The method also includes repeating the first deposition process and the second deposition process to form a nanolaminate film stack having from 2 pairs to about 1,000 pairs of the first deposited layer and the second deposited layer consecutively deposited on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Yuriy Melnik, Sukti Chatterjee, Kaushal Gangakhedkar, Jonathan Frankel, Lance A. Scudder, Pravin K. Narwankar, David Alexander Britz, Thomas Knisley, Mark Saly, David Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230010568
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. For example, a method of processing a substrate comprises a) removing oxide from a metal layer disposed in a dielectric layer on the substrate disposed in a processing chamber, b) selectively depositing a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on the metal layer using atomic layer deposition, c) depositing a precursor while supplying water to form one of an aluminum oxide (AlO) layer on the dielectric layer or a low-k dielectric layer on the dielectric layer, d) supplying at least one of hydrogen (H2) or ammonia (NH3) to remove the self-assembled monolayer (SAM), and e) depositing one of a silicon oxycarbonitride (SiOCN) layer or a silicon nitride (SiN) layer atop the metal layer and the one of the aluminum oxide (AlO) layer on the dielectric layer or the low-k dielectric layer on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Suketu PARIKH, Mihaela A. BALSEANU, Bhaskar Jyoti BHUYAN, Ning LI, Mark Joseph SALY, Aaron Michael DANGERFIELD, David THOMPSON, Abhijit B. MALLICK
  • Publication number: 20230002888
    Abstract: Methods of depositing high purity metal films are discussed. Some embodiments utilize a method comprising exposing a substrate surface to an organometallic precursor comprising a metal selected from the group consisting of molybdenum (Mo), tungsten (W), osmium (Os), rhenium (Re), iridium (Ir), nickel (Ni) and ruthenium (Ru) and an iodine-containing reactant comprising a species having a formula RIx, where R is one or more of a C0-C10 alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl group and x is in a range of 1 to 4 to form a carbon-less iodine-containing metal film; and exposing the carbon-less iodine-containing metal film to a reductant to form a metal film. Some embodiments deposit a metal film with greater than or equal to 90% metal species on an atomic basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Q. Liu, Mark Saly, David Thompson
  • Patent number: 11543587
    Abstract: A Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) filter comprising one or more passive compensation structures are described. The passive compensation structures yield MZI filters that are intrinsically tolerant to perturbations in waveguide dimensions and/or other ambient conditions. The use of n+1 waveguide widths can mitigate n different sources of perturbation to the filter. The use of at least three different waveguide widths for each Mach-Zehnder waveguide can alleviate sensitivity of filter performance to random width or temperature variations. A tolerance compensation portion is positioned between a first coupler section and a second coupler section, wherein the tolerance compensation portion includes a first compensation section having a second width, a second compensation section having a third width and a third compensation section having a fourth width, wherein the fourth width is greater than the third width and the third width is greater than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: PSIQUANTUM, CORP.
    Inventors: Koustuban Ravi, Mark Thompson, Eric Dudley
  • Publication number: 20220409085
    Abstract: A wearable, open and pliable conforming MRI receiver coil system having an assembly of MRI imaging coils, each configured in a framework to simultaneously apply or position MRI receiver antennae and medical implements such as ultrasound transducers against the skull or skin of a patient. The system is configured to perform an MRI imaging and operation of the one or more medical implements simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Rheineck, Lawrence Tanenbaum, Mark Jensen, Michael Lancial, Grant Thompson, Leon Ricord, Juan Martinez, Robert Bushey, Brian Fabian, Khai Tran
  • Publication number: 20220409396
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a surgical plan comprising a first planned position of an implant and a second planned position of an augment relative to a bone. The augment is planned to provide support between the bone and the implant. The method also includes preparing the bone to receive both the implant in the first planned position and the augment in the second planned position by controlling a robotic device based on the first planned position of the implant and the second planned position of the augment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Thompson, Varun Chandra, Mark Nadzadi, Christine Perrone, Garrett Joyal
  • Patent number: 11535877
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of industrial biotechnology and particularly to an improved hydrolysis method for increasing sugar production from a high solids concentration of lignocellulosic biomass, especially one derived from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) by enzymatic hydrolysis of a lignocellulosic biomass to obtain a slurry, wherein the hydrolysis comprises aliquot additions of enzyme and lignocellulosic biomass; and removal of sugars from the slurry and washing of the residual lignocellulosic biomass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Mark Thompson, Dhivya Jyoti Puri, Peter Speller
  • Publication number: 20220403321
    Abstract: An algae cultivation medium includes a growth medium and at least one of an amine additive and a water-soluble biomimetic catalyst. A related method of increasing carbon shuttling in an algae cultivation medium includes adding at least one of the amine additive and the water-soluble biomimetic catalyst to the algae cultivation medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jesse Thompson, Leland R. Widger, Michael Hayes Wilson, Mark Crocker, Kunlei Liu, Moushumi Sarma
  • Publication number: 20220383266
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing interactions for scheduling resources. Resources unassigned to one or more open appointments may be determined. Determining whether one or more qualified clients that may be one or more dependent clients based on one or more selection models. If qualified clients may be dependents, guardians may be determined for each dependent based on an association of the guardians with the dependent clients. An open appointment may be reserved by a guardian on behalf of a dependent client associated with the guardian based on the guardian accepting an invitation to the open appointment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: David Francis Hills, David Martin Flajole, Lawrence Arthur Larson, David Richard Cotter, Darryl Pennock West, Cameron Elliott Rounce, Charles Dorsey Gore, JR., Matthew Scott Rowley, Conor Emery McCarthy, Michael Gerald Maitlen, Gregory Mark Thompson, Mikalai Gennadevich Andreyanau
  • Patent number: 11514379
    Abstract: Described is a method for work assignment queue elimination. The method includes maintaining at least one data structure including an ordered list of ticket assignment rules and assignment result metrics, receiving a ticket indicating a system problem, assigning the ticket based on the ordered list of ticket assignment rules, the system problem and the assignment result metrics, collecting metrics based on the ticket assignment, and revising the assignment result metrics based on the collected metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Adrian, Sun Chun Chu, Steve Wong, Mark Thompson, Jek Wong, Artemios Tavoularis, Cedric Young
  • Patent number: 11515149
    Abstract: Methods for seam-less gapfill comprising forming a flowable film by exposing a substrate surface to a silicon-containing precursor and a co-reactant are described. The silicon-containing precursor has at least one akenyl or alkynyl group. The flowable film can be cured by any suitable curing process to form a seam-less gapfill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Lakmal C. Kalutarage, Mark Saly, David Thompson, Abhijit Basu Mallick, Tejasvi Ashok, Pramit Manna
  • Patent number: 11506053
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for controlling a mining machine within an underground mine. A rotatable laser source sends laser light and return light sensor receives reflected laser light and provides an indication of distance and return light intensity at multiple different rotation angles. A co-ordinate reference point comprises a pattern of varying reflectivity and provides at least a 2D co-ordinate position. A processor determines an absolute co-ordinate position in space of the mining machine as the mining machine moves through the underground mine. The processor collects intensity values of reflected laser light for multiple respective rotation angles and detects the pattern of the reference point in the multiple intensity values of reflected laser light, and determines the absolute co-ordinate position in space of the mining machine based on spatial information of the detected pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Mark Dunn, Peter Reid, Jeremy Thompson, Camrin Peacock, Kevin Saric
  • Publication number: 20220346664
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for acquiring information useful to support a patient in implementing and adhering to a medically prescribed therapy plan are provided. The therapy may incorporate biofeedback methods and/or personalized therapy aspects. A method includes steps of receiving, by a receiving device, biometric information associated with an ingestible event marker; analyzing, by a computing device having a microprocessor configured to perform a biometric information analysis, the biometric information; and determining a therapeutic recommendation at least partly on the basis of the analysis and/or integrating biofeedback techniques into patient therapy or activity. A system includes a biometric information module to receive biometric information associated with an ingestible event marker; an analysis module to analyze the biometric information; and a determination module to optionally determine and communicate a therapeutic recommendation at least partly on the basis of the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Marc JENSEN, Robert LEICHNER, Patrick BEAULIEU, Kityee AU-YEUNG, Lawrence ARNE, Mark ZDEBLICK, Andrew THOMPSON, George SAVAGE, Timothy ROBERTSON, Yashar BEHZADI
  • Patent number: 11483999
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PBFR19 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PBFR19, cells from soybean variety 5PBFR19, plants of soybean 5PBFR19, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PBFR19. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PBFR19 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PBFR19, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PBFR19, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PBFR19. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PBFR19 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey McMahan Hood, Andrea Beth Kalvig, Leslie Charles Kuhlman, Jeffrey A Thompson
  • Publication number: 20220340569
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel tetrahydropyran (THP)-substituted bicyclic pyrimidinedione compounds that are useful for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), conditions associated with left ventricular hypertrophy, conditions associated with diastolic dysfunction, and/or symptoms associated thereof. The synthesis and characterization of the compounds is described, as well as methods for treating HCM and other forms of heart disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Grillo, Brian Kane, Johan Oslob, Min Zhong, Fabienne Thompson