Patents by Inventor Michael Thomas

Michael 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: 20220203056
    Abstract: Concurrent treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension in a patient, via a pressure generating system, includes providing a flow of treatment gas to an airway of a patient in accordance with an initial set of flow parameters with respect to an obstructive sleep apnea mode. Responsive to determining that the patient has achieved stable breathing while receiving the flow of treatment gas, the flow parameters are increased above the initial set of flow parameters with respect to a hyper-ventilation mode. The flow of treatment gas is then provided to the airway of the patient in accordance with the increased flow parameters for a predetermined period of time. The increased flow parameters are configured to bring the patient's breath into accordance with target patient breath parameters configured to inflate the patient's lungs beyond a threshold for activating pulmonary stretch receptors of the airway of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Sayer GRASHOW, Gregory Delano MATTHEWS, Michael Thomas KANE, Eugene Nelson SCARBERRY
  • Publication number: 20220209822
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an audio output cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to an audio input port of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to an audio rendering device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit audio content through the audio output cord segment to the audio rendering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Micah Thomas Collins, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Kristen Beck, Wenson Chern, Philip Lee Ly, Colleen Mischke, Robert Jason Rose
  • Publication number: 20220209770
    Abstract: Devices and/or computer-implemented methods to facilitate a programmable and/or reprogrammable quantum circuit are provided. According to an embodiment, a device can comprise a superconducting coupler device having a superconducting fuse device that is used to alter the coupling of a first quantum computing element and a second quantum computing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Elbert Emin Huang, Charles Thomas Rettner, Michael Justin Beckley, Russell A. Budd, Vivekananda P. Adiga, David C. Mckay, Sarah Elizabeth Sheldon
  • Publication number: 20220205358
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless downhole telemetry are provided. The system includes a tubular located in a wellbore; a pressure controller located at or near a surface of the wellbore to send a digital command via a change in a pressure applied to the tubular; and a receiver disposed in the wellbore, wherein the receiver includes a mechanical pressure switch to detect the change in the pressure applied to the tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Werkheiser, Michael Linley Fripp, Matthew Arran Willoughby
  • Publication number: 20220207395
    Abstract: This document describes a platform that processes multi-modal inputs received from multiple sensors and initiates actions that cause the user to transition to a target state. In one aspect, a method includes detecting, based on data received from sensors, a current state of a user. A set of candidate states to which the user can transition from the current state is identified based on the current state. A target state for the user is selected based on the data received from the sensors and/or the current state of the user. For each of multiple candidate states, a probability at which the user will transition from the current state to the target state through the candidate state is determined. A next state for the user is selected based on the probabilities. One or more actions are determined and initiated to transition the user from the current state to the next state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: David William Vinson, Matthew Thomas Short, Sunil Shettigar, Kahlil Gibran Fitzgerald, Michael Kuniavsky
  • Publication number: 20220203004
    Abstract: Dialysis systems and methods are described which can include a number of features. The dialysis systems described can be to provide dialysis therapy to a patient in the comfort of their own home. The dialysis system can be configured to prepare purified water from a tap water source in real-time that is used for creating a dialysate solution. The dialysis systems described also include features that make it easy for a patient to self-administer therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: OUTSET MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Dean HU, Justin Thomas PUZIN, Steven Owen MILLER, Tyler John MILLER, Logan RIVAS, Michael KIM, Michael Edward HOGARD, Jeffrey ETTER, Todd NELSON, James TUMBER, Stephanie KLUNK, Paul BRAYFORD, Cole NAYMARK
  • Publication number: 20220203052
    Abstract: Concurrent treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension in a patient, via a pressure generating device, includes providing a flow of treatment gas to an airway of a patient in accordance with an initial set of flow parameters with respect to an obstructive sleep apnea mode. Responsive to determining that the patient has achieved stable breathing while receiving the flow of treatment gas, the flow parameters are increased above the initial set of flow parameters with respect to a hyper-ventilation mode. The flow of treatment gas is then provided to the airway of the patient in accordance with the increased flow parameters for a predetermined period of time. The increased flow parameters are configured to bring the patient's breath into accordance with target patient breath parameters configured to inflate the patient's lungs beyond a threshold for activating pulmonary stretch receptors of the airway of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Sayer GRASHOW, Gregory Delano MATTHEWS, Michael Thomas KANE, Eugene Nelson SCARBERRY
  • Patent number: 11369212
    Abstract: A system includes a support frame of a foldable playard, and bassinet fabrics attached to the support frame of the playard. The support frame includes a central hub and a plurality of rods, each of the rods having a first end pivotably attached to the central hub and a second, free end opposite the first end. The support frame is configured to enable the bassinet fabrics to fold with the foldable playard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SUMMER INFANT (USA), INC.
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Fusco, Anthony Carbone, Sean Foster, Dana E. Chicca, Paul Macphail Brown
  • Patent number: 11370266
    Abstract: A cooling assembly for a hybrid vehicle includes a first cooling system configured to cool an engine and a second cooling system separate from the first cooling system and configured to cool a plurality of electrical components. The second cooling system is configured with a first method of cooling at least a first electrical component and is configured with a second method of cooling at least a second electrical component. The first method of cooling is different from the second method of cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Borud, Jeremy M. Markstrom, Michael A. Thomas, Greg B. Miner, Christopher P. Matko, Jeremy R. Eichenberger, Bradley A. Bracht
  • Patent number: 11369454
    Abstract: An at-home medical diagnostic test kit container including a plurality of at-home medical diagnostic test kits is provided herein. In particular, the medical diagnostic test kit container may include a machine-readable code (e.g., QR code) configured to facilitate an augmented reality experience associated with the at-home medical diagnostic test kit container. In some embodiments, a testing and diagnostic platform may facilitate tracking of inventory within the at-home medical diagnostic test kit container and/or may facilitate coordination of prescription medication order fulfillment and delivery upon indication of a medical condition that could benefit from taking prescription medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EMED LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Colman Thomas Bryant, Sam Miller, Zachary Carl Nienstedt, Marco Magistri, John Ray Permenter
  • Patent number: 11375271
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an output cord segment having a first end portion integrally coupled to a structure of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a receiving device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit the received media content through the output cord segment to the receiving device. The apparatus may include a power cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Micah Thomas Collins, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Kristen Beck, Wenson Chern, Philip Lee Ly, Colleen Mischke, Robert Jason Rose
  • Patent number: 11373756
    Abstract: An at-home medical diagnostic test kit container including a plurality of at-home medical diagnostic test kits is provided herein. In particular, the medical diagnostic test kit container may include a machine-readable code (e.g., QR code) configured to facilitate an augmented reality experience associated with the at-home medical diagnostic test kit container. In some embodiments, a testing and diagnostic platform may facilitate tracking of inventory within the at-home medical diagnostic test kit container and/or may facilitate coordination of prescription medication order fulfillment and delivery upon indication of a medical condition that could benefit from taking prescription medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EMED LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Colman Thomas Bryant, Sam Miller, Zachary Carl Nienstedt, Marco Magistri, John Ray Permenter
  • Publication number: 20220194980
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides purification platforms comprising a depth filter step and/or a hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) step. Also disclosed herein are methods of using the purification platforms described herein and compositions obtained therefrom, such as pharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Michael LEISS, Christian Meyer, Alexandra Thomas Morris, Bernhard Spensberger, Yinges Yigzaw, Franziska Edelmann, Roberto Falkenstein, Tobias Graf, Jie Gu, Jeevan Prabhakar
  • Publication number: 20220201250
    Abstract: Systems and methods for audience interaction in real-time multimedia applications are provided. In one embodiment, a method for a real-time video conference comprises, during the real-time video conference, receiving a media stream including audio and video from a remote computing system over a network, acquiring, video and audio of a user, detecting an event with a machine learning model in at least one of the video and the audio of the user, and transmitting an event detection message indicating the detected event and/or audio and video of the user to the remote computing system over the network. In this way, natural audience reactions may be automatically detected and shared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Theodore Zale Schoenborn, Michael Romay, David Thomas Knape, Lance Troxel, Ryan Stiles
  • Publication number: 20220195561
    Abstract: Alloyed metals, and techniques for creating parts from alloyed metals, are disclosed. An apparatus in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure comprises an alloy. Such an alloy comprises magnesium (Mg), zirconium (Zr), manganese (Mn), and aluminum (Al), wherein inclusion of the Mg, the Zr, and the Mn produce a structure of the alloy, the structure having a yield strength of at least 80 Megapascals (MPa) and having an elongation of at least 10 percent (%).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Chan Cheong PUN, Chor Yen YAP, Finley Hugh MARBURY, Taiki Thomas SHIRAI, Shahan Soghomon KASNAKJIAN, Michael Thomas KENWORTHY
  • Publication number: 20220193776
    Abstract: Aspects are provided for additively manufacturing a component based on direct energy deposition (DED). An apparatus may include a DED system configured to additively manufacture a part. The apparatus may further include a forging tool configured to forge a region of the part during the additive manufacturing. In various embodiments, a solid body is used opposite to the forging tool during the forgery. For example, the solid body may include a mandrel against which the region of the part is forged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Narender Shankar Lakshman, Michael Thomas Kenworthy
  • Publication number: 20220193779
    Abstract: Techniques for rapid powder removal in a 3-D printer are disclosed. In various embodiments, the 3-D printer has a build plate for supporting a build piece. The build plate includes first structures for supporting unfused powder on a top of the build plate when the first structures are in a closed configuration. The first structures can transition to an open configuration to expose paths for allowing the unfused powder to pass through the build plate, and a second structure for preventing the build piece from passing through the build plate when the first structures are in the open configuration. In various embodiments, the unfused powder can thereafter be replaced with cool powder to assist in forming a predictable microstructure that makes up the build piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Thomas Kenworthy
  • Publication number: 20220194852
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for carbonation of recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) to produce carbonated RCA. In addition, uses of the carbonated RCA, such as in building materials, and building materials containing RCA, are included. Carbonation of RCA may be used alone or may be used in combination with other carbonation processes associated with concrete manufacture, such as carbonation of wet concrete mixes and/or carbonation of concrete wash water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Michael THOMAS, George Sean MONKMAN, Alex HANMORE, Dean Paul FORGERON
  • Publication number: 20220195842
    Abstract: An electrically-controlled, pin-pulling valve includes a pull pin (e.g., a pull piston) and a chemical propellant. The valve is configured to, using the pull pin and the chemical propellant, actuate from a closed position to an open position to activate a downhole tool. For instance, the pin-pulling valve may, based on an activation signal, activate the chemical propellant, which may cause the chemical propellant to react. The activation of the chemical propellant may cause the pull pin to withdraw from an extended position to a withdrawn position. The withdrawal of the pull pin may cause the pin-pulling valve to open, allowing hydraulic fluids to flow through a port associated with the downhole tool previously sealed by the pin-pulling valve. The flow of the hydraulic fluids may activate the downhole tool by exerting hydraulic pressure on the downhole tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas Werkheiser, Michael Linley Fripp, Zachary William Walton
  • Publication number: 20220201429
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device comprising a wireless processor coupled with a wireless radio, memory to store instructions, and one or more processors to execute the instructions. The one or more processors, based on the instructions, are to scan for a beacon advertisement using the wireless processor, store the beacon and a timestamp in a beacon advertisement buffer in response to detection of the beacon via the wireless processor, correlate a beacon advertisement with stored location data to determine a location estimate for a device associated with the beacon advertisement, encrypt the location estimate for the beacon advertisement using a beacon identifier broadcast with the beacon identifier, and transmit a hash of the beacon identifier and an encrypted location estimate for the beacon advertisement to a device locator server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Schoenberg, Adam M. Driscoll, E. Thomas Erdmann, IV, Emmanuel Lalande, Michael C. Laster, Scott Lopatin, Robert W. Mayor, Siva Ganesh Movva, Munish K. Poonia, Tommy Rochette, Christina Selle, Langford M. Wasada, Swadesh Bhattacharya, Raghunandan K. Pai, Brent M. Ledvina