Patents by Inventor Paul Thomas

Paul 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20220192707
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in various embodiments, systems and methods for robotic manipulation of a patient's anatomy, such as the uterus, during surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Richard BARAKAT, Paul BOOTH, Charles KIM, Kelsey Ann TACCA, Jordan Anthony RIVERA, Samuel Thomas PRATT
  • Patent number: 11365926
    Abstract: A portable cooler container is provided. The temperature control system cools a chamber of the container to transport temperature sensitive contents via the container. An electronic display screen on one of the lid and the container body selectively displays an electronic shipping label for the portable cooler container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ember Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Alexander, Daren John Leith, Mikko Juhani Timperi, Christopher Thomas Wakeham, Rahul Mulinti, Jacob William Emmert, Paul Thomas Gurney
  • Publication number: 20220184804
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mechanical system having a plurality of components interlinked by a plurality of driven joints, the method comprising: measuring torques or forces about or at the driven joints and forming a load signal representing the measured torques or forces; receiving a motion demand signal representing a desired state of the system; implementing an impedance control algorithm in dependence on the motion demand signal and the load signal to form a target signal indicating a target configuration for each of the driven joints; measuring the configuration of each of the driven joints and forming a state signal representing the measured configurations; and forming a set of drive signals for the joints by, for each joint, comparing the target configuration of that joint as indicated by the target signal to the measured configuration of that joint as indicated by the state signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: CMR SURGICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Edward John Mottram, Gordon Thomas Deane, Edward Tucker, Graham Veitch, Paul Christopher Roberts
  • Patent number: 11360396
    Abstract: A mode control system and method for controlling an output mode of a broadband radiation source including a photonic crystal fiber (PCF). The mode control system includes at least one detection unit configured to measure one or more parameters of radiation emitted from the broadband radiation source to generate measurement data, and a processing unit configured to evaluate mode purity of the radiation emitted from the broadband radiation source, from the measurement data. Based on the evaluation, the mode control system is configured to generate a control signal for optimization of one or more pump coupling conditions of the broadband radiation source. The one or more pump coupling conditions relate to the coupling of a pump laser beam with respect to a fiber core of the photonic crystal fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Sebastian Thomas Bauerschmidt, Peter Maximilian Götz, Patrick Sebastian Uebel, Ronald Franciscus Herman Hugers, Jan Adrianus Boer, Edwin Johannes Cornelis Bos, Andreas Johannes Antonius Brouns, Vitaliy Prosyentsov, Paul William Scholtes-Van Eijk, Paulus Antonius Andreas Teunissen, Mahesh Upendra Ajgaonkar
  • Patent number: 11358182
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing solid additives, and more particularly, fibrous structures containing two or more regions that comprise different average weight % levels of solid additives and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Cunming Song, Hailing Bao, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Publication number: 20220182772
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an audio system for various artificial reality applications. The audio system performs large scale filter optimization for audio rendering, preserving spatial and intra-population characteristics using neural networks. Further, the audio system performs adaptive hearing enhancement-aware binaural rendering. The audio includes an in-ear device with an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and a camera. The camera captures image data of a local area, and the image data is used to correct for IMU drift. In some embodiments, the audio system calculates a transducer to ear response for an individual ear using an equalization prediction or acoustic simulation framework. Individual ear pressure fields as a function of frequency are generated. Frequency-dependent directivity patterns of the transducers are characterized in the free field. In some embodiments, the audio system includes a headset and one or more removable audio apparatuses for enhancing acoustic features of the headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Harty Dodds, Nava K. Balsam, Vamsi Krishna Ithapu, William Owen Brimijoin, II, Samuel Clapp, Christi Miller, Michaela Warnecke, Nils Thomas Fritiof Lunner, Paul Thomas Calamia, Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Pablo Francisco Faundez Hoffmann, Ravish Mehra, Salvael Ortega Estrada, Tetsuro Oishi
  • Patent number: 11352975
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for estimating a temperature of a direct injector. In one example, a method may include estimating the temperature of the direct injector based on a resistance of a solenoid coil of the direct injector. In one example, a pulse-width of the direct injector during an opening phase is adjusted in response to the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Pursifull, Joseph Thomas, Paul Hollar
  • Patent number: 11353659
    Abstract: A photonic chip including a trench at the periphery of the photonic chip forming a recessed rim, wherein the recessed rim includes at least one geometric feature separating a plurality of waveguide locations, the at least one geometric feature suitable to prevent adhesive flow between the plurality of waveguide locations and method for preventing adhesive flow from interfering with bonding of optical fibers to the photonic chip is disclosed. A photonic chip including at least one optical fiber groove which includes an entrance portion and a non-entrance portion, wherein the entrance portion includes a flared opening having a greater clearance than the non-entrance portion and method for attaching an optical fiber to the photonic chip minimizing damage to at least one of the optical fiber and the photonic chip is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mario J. Ciminelli, Stefan Preble, Jeffrey Steidle, Paul Thomas
  • Patent number: 11356488
    Abstract: During an online meeting, captured video content generated at an endpoint is analyzed. A participant at the endpoint is identified from the captured video content utilizing face recognition analysis of an isolated facial image of the participant within the captured video content. Identified participant information is generated, modified and/or maintained in response to one or more changes associated with the captured video content, where the one or more changes includes an identification of each participant at the endpoint and/or a change in location of one or more identified participants at the endpoint. In response to a determination of one or more criteria being satisfied, the identified participant information is provided in video content for transmission to a remote endpoint (to facilitate display of identifiers for one or more identified participants in the display at the remote endpoint).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Mackell, Christian Fjelleng Theien, Rune Øistein Aas
  • Publication number: 20220169638
    Abstract: This invention relates to the compound (2R)-2-(6-{5-chloro-2-[(oxan-4-yl)amino]pyrimidin-4-yl}-1-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindol-2-yl)-N-[(1S)-1-(3-fluoro-5-methoxyphenyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]propanamide, and in particular to novel physical forms of the compound, a process for preparing the compound and synthetic intermediates for use in the process, and novel formulations containing the compound, as well as therapeutic uses of the compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael READER, Nicola Elizabeth WILSHER, Mark Henry SAUNDERS, Paul Anthony BAGULEY, Colin Thomas LINDLEY, Robert Craig MELLING, Bozena Ewa ADAMCZYK, Mirka SCARATI
  • Patent number: 11350232
    Abstract: A system for determining a room impulse response of an environment is disclosed. The system includes one or more microphones configured to detect acoustic energy in an area, an input/output interface configured to connect to a network, and one or more processors coupled to a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The system is configured to identify a sound detected by the one or more microphones, retrieve a copy of the sound via the network, and determine a room impulse response of the area based on the sound and the copy of the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Robinson, Paul Thomas Calamia
  • Patent number: 11348189
    Abstract: A system for masking tax data during collaborative preparation of an electronic tax return, the system includes a server computer having a tax return preparation program running thereon. The system also includes a tax return preparation computer having a first browser program running thereon. The system further includes a support computer having a second browser program running thereon. Moreover, the system includes a network operatively coupling the server computer, tax return preparation computer, and the support computer. The first browser includes a masking module configured to automatically mask a tax datum without user intervention before transmitting the tax datum to the server computer for subsequent transmission to the support computer. The tax datum is masked in real time during collaborative preparation of the electronic tax return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Amir R. Eftekhari, Paul F. Hubbard, Andrew Scott Jeddeloh, Tyler Thomas Krupicka
  • Patent number: 11350026
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for altering visual media. In some embodiments, user interfaces capturing visual media (e.g., via a synthetic depth-of-field effect), playing back visual media (e.g., via a synthetic depth-of-field effect), editing visual media (e.g., that has a synthetic depth-of-field effect applied), and/or managing media capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Graham R. Clarke, Toke Jansen, Joseph A. Malia, Andre Souza Dos Santos, William A. Sorrentino, III, Wayne Loofbourrow, Seyyedhossein Mousavi, Agnes Nemeth, Jens Jacob Pallisgaard, Paul Thomas Schneider, Joshua Blake Shagam, Piotr J. Stanczyk
  • Patent number: 11346297
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for balancing a plurality of fuel injectors. In one example, a method includes adjusting direct injector parameters in response to a learned direct injector fueling error. The pulse-width supplied to the direct injectors is adjusted to balance cylinder fueling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Pursifull, Rani Kiwan, Paul Hollar, Joseph Thomas, David Oshinsky, Michael Uhrich
  • Publication number: 20220163596
    Abstract: A system and method of determining a battery condition includes a discharge circuit determining a depth of discharge prior to charging a battery and determining an average depth of discharge over a time period. A cycle life estimation module determines a cycle life estimation based on the average depth of discharge. A state of health determination circuit determines a state of health of the battery based on the cycle life estimation. A display displays a state of health indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventor: Paul Thomas Geantil
  • Publication number: 20220166754
    Abstract: A data filter and a method of creating a network data pathway via a network filter is disclosed the method comprising a i. selection phase and ii. operation phase. The selection phase comprises transferring over a network at least one enquiry data packet between a first network user and at least one other network participant via the filter and receiving at least one enquiry data packet response from the at least one network participant via the filter. A network participant is selected so as to switch from the selection phase to the operation phase. The operation phase comprises creating a network data pathway between the first network user and the selected network participant and prohibiting further creation of a further network data pathway between the network user and any unselected network participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Robert John Dale, Paul Thomas McCombes
  • Publication number: 20220161683
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a battery system includes storing battery charge usage data for a plurality of days in a memory, obtaining usage data for a current day based on a past corresponding day, comparing the usage data for the current day to a plurality of threshold, when the usage data is less than a first usage threshold, setting an operating state of charge range for the current to a first state of charge range, when the usage data is between the first usage threshold and a second usage threshold, setting the operating state of charge range for the current to a second state of charge range greater than the first state of charge range, when the usage data is greater than the second usage threshold, setting the operating state of charge range for the current to a third state of charge range greater the second state of charge range, and charging and discharging the battery system based on the state of charge range during the current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Geantil, Jaime Andrew Lerma
  • Publication number: 20220166228
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling charging of a plurality of battery cells includes a cell voltage detector determining a top-of-charge voltage for each of the plurality of battery cells. An imbalance circuit compares the top-of-charge voltage for each of the plurality of battery cells to an imbalance threshold and determines a first battery cell of the plurality of battery cells is above the imbalance threshold by an imbalance amount. A shunt control circuit determines an imbalance shunt time for the first battery cell based on the imbalance amount and controls discharging the first battery cell for the imbalance shunt time toward the imbalance threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Geantil, Jaime Andrew Lerma
  • Publication number: 20220151837
    Abstract: A through-air bonded nonwoven fabric comprises a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surfaces. Each of the three-dimensional features define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions have a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein in at least one of the microzones, the first region exhibits a Contact Angle of greater than 90 degrees, as measured by the Contact Angle Test Method, and wherein the second region exhibits a Time to Wick of less than 10 seconds, as measured by the Time to Wick Test Method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia