Patents by Inventor Paul Thompson

Paul 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: 10694143
    Abstract: A digital jukebox (14) allows for playback of a first offering and a second offering. The contents of each offering are individually licensed for public performance at a particular location where the jukebox is found. The jukebox (14) displays advertisements that are selected in response to user interaction with the jukebox or a number of other factors. The jukebox (14) features a screen (18 and 20) that allows user to interact with the jukebox to select offerings, but also to respond to advertising. Jukebox can function in cooperation with a server (12), but in the alternate, can function as an independent and stand-alone device when connection (16) to server (12) is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Thompson Cappello Stanisz Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Cappello, Mariusz Stanisz, Ernest Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200186331
    Abstract: A message is embedded within an entropy stream. The message is encrypted using a onetime pad (OTP) and thus looks like part of the entropy string since the OTP encrypted messages is, as long as the “pad” material and message content are known, itself random to the observer. The encrypted message contains information used to identify and/or point to relevant information in another part of the entropy stream. For example, the OTP-encrypted message may indicate the number of units of the message, and point to a position in another part of the stream where another message is located. The stream may be randomly and deterministically expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Scott THOMPSON, Steven Paul CUMMINGS
  • Patent number: 10667940
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods correction of spinal deformity that overcome current limitations by utilizing a dynamic, multi-segment torso orthosis that allows motion during wear. The disclosed embodiments utilize a series of elastically coupled segments that conform to the circumference of the torso of a patient. Adjustable elastic coupling mechanisms are utilized to create and alter forces and moments that are applied to the torso through the segments. These elastic coupling mechanisms also allows each circumferential segment to move relative to the other segments giving the brace dynamic capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Green Sun Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Thompson, Paul M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10673469
    Abstract: A multi-band, multi-mode software defined radio (MBMM SDR) platform having a multi-band front end (MBFE), a multi-mode digital radio (MMDR), a configuration & control (C2) subsystem, and a power distribution subsystem. The MBFE provides wideband operations, L/S/C-Band telemetry band selection, and channel tuning. The MMDR provides high-speed signal processing and flexible programming to support multiple telemetry waveforms that are implemented using system-on-chip technology. An integrated pulse code modulation/frequency modulation (PCM/FM) and shaped offset quadrature shift keying (SOQPSK-TG) transmitter and a non-coherent PCM/FM receiver has been developed. The C2 subsystem allows for pre-test configuration and control of the MBFE and MMDR subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Morgan State University
    Inventors: Willie L Thompson, II, Samuel Berhanu, Jan-Paul Alleyne
  • Publication number: 20200159705
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for orphan object detection, invalid sequence number detection, and asynchronous object cleanup. A storage system may store data within one or more tiers of storage, such as a storage tier (e.g., solid state storage and disks maintained by the storage system), a remote object store (e.g., storage provided by a third party storage provider), and/or other storage tiers. Orphan objects, within the remote object store, that are no longer used by the storage system may be detected and/or deleted. When an aggregate of volumes is deleted, corresponding objects, within the remote object store, may be identified and/or deleted. Invalid sequence numbers (e.g., lost or corrupt sequence numbers locally maintained in a metafile) assigned to objects within the remote object store may be identified, deleted, and/or fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ananthan Subramanian, Sridevi Jantli, Anil Paul Thoppil, Cheryl Marie Thompson, Qinghua Zheng
  • Publication number: 20200138525
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for implementing a catheter model to estimate shape of a deformable catheter in a three-dimensional space. The catheter model includes two or more model segments that correspond to two or more segments of the deformable catheter. Each model segment includes a length and location of model electrode(s) and/or model magnetic sensor(s) corresponding electrodes and/or magnetic sensors of the deformable catheter. Variable shape parameter define a curvature of the segment. Varying the shape parameters generates a plurality of potential catheter shapes. In conjunction with generating the potential catheter shapes, impedance and/or magnetic responses (e.g., measured responses) are obtained for the physical electrodes and/or physical magnetic sensors of the deformable catheter. Using a selected one (e.g., most likely) of the potential catheter shapes and the measured responses, the shape parameters are updated and a catheter shape is generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: ANTHONY D. HILL, CABLE THOMPSON, YURIY MALININ, PAUL BELK, ERIC LUNDQUIST, MAXIM YORESH
  • Publication number: 20200129717
    Abstract: An umbrella-like scraper for cleaning tubes and pipes may include a scraper, an actuator and a hinge configured for selective deployment of the scraper by manipulation of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jose Salinas, Paul Bryce Martin, John Thompson
  • Patent number: 10627984
    Abstract: Methodologies, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for dynamic virtual data analysis. A first subset of performance metric data relating to a number of facilities is compared between at least two of the facilities to generate a first level comparison. A second subset of the performance metric data associated with two or more sections of at least one facility is compared to generate a second level comparison. A processor generates a graphical representation of the first level comparison and the second level comparison. A user electronic device can receive input from a user to dynamically navigate between a rendering of the graphical representation of the first level comparison and a rendering of the graphical representation of the second level comparison. The user can also modify the first subset of data or the second subset of data to update the first level comparison or the second level comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Thompson, Eric Anthony Letson, Donald High, Michael Dean Atchley, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10631029
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems, methods, computer readable media, and/or other subject matter that enable use of sensor data to provide content recommendations, but are not so limited. A disclosed system operates to receive attributes of at least one human subject from one or more sensors as part of identifying recommended content items for display. A disclosed method operates to use one or more sensor data mapping parameters as part of identifying recommended content items for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa, Anant Patil, Catherine Elizabeth Thompson
  • Patent number: 10623476
    Abstract: An endpoint management and proxy system is described, by which users can manage and enable exposure of application programming interfaces (“APIs”) usable to cause execution of program code on a remote or third party system. Systems and methods are disclosed which facilitate the handling of user requests to perform certain tasks on remote systems. The endpoint management system allows the application developer to define and specify a first proxy API which maps to a second API associated with the remote system. The endpoint proxy system receives requests to execute the proxy API, determines the API mapping, and sends one or more backend API requests to execute program codes by the associated remote systems. Responses from the remote systems are received by the endpoint proxy system which parses and/or transforms the results associated with the response and generates an output result for response back to the user computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: 10601885
    Abstract: Content, such as a video game, may be delivered by a content provider to a destination using, for example, streaming content delivery techniques. The transmission of the content may be monitored in order to determine transmission conditions such as a quality of the network connection from the content provider to the destination. The determined transmission conditions may then be used to determine adjustments to a complexity of various scenes associated with the content. For example, in some cases, when transmission conditions are unfavorable, scenes may be adjusted by reducing a complexity of the scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Jonathan Paul Thompson, Venelin Nikolaev Efremov
  • Publication number: 20200090581
    Abstract: A messaging apparatus for wearable items. The messaging apparatus may comprise a light source, at least one sensor to detect an event, and a controller to control the flashing of the light source in response to the detection of the event. The controlling of the flashing of the light source may generate at least one visible element that is visible to a viewer. Further, the light source may not be adapted in the form of the at least one visible element, but rather, the controlled flashing of the light source may be in the form of the at least one visible element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Peter David Cauwood, Keir Samuel Jackson, Keith Paul Thompson, Constantin Zwick, Tomek Kamil Cegielny, Scott James Grubb, Peter Georg Laitenberger
  • Patent number: 10586211
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a collaborative object are provided. A collaborative object may be associated with a user interface that enables one or more users to interact regarding various tasks during the planning and execution of a project. In aspects, the collaborative object may include a task list, an associated document, compiled information and/or communications related to a project. In further aspects, the collaborative object, along with associated information, may be shared with other users as a resource for future projects. Permissions may be set on a collaborative object such that recipients may be allowed varying access to the task list, document, compiled materials and/or communications associated with the collaborative object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hayley Lynn Steplyk, Kathleen Rae Thompson, Kenneth Fern, David Paul Limont, Joseph Patrick Masterson, Darren Alexander Apfel, Rebecca Jean Lawler
  • Patent number: 10582190
    Abstract: A virtual training system includes a 3D scanner in recording space and a camera. A scan of the recording space are received and combined to make a sequence of models of the recording space while a tasks is being performed. The model states are presented in sequence to a trainee in a playback space and the actions of the trainee are detected. Deviation of the trainee or objects in the playback space from the trainer and objects in the recording space may be detected and alerts generated. Scanning of the recording space may be accelerated by making a full scan followed by partial scans. The partial scans may be performed in response to detected movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald High, John Paul Thompson, David Winkle, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: D876218
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frannie Thompson, Amy Marie Kletz, Jason Tyler, Paul Stutzman
  • Patent number: D877563
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter David Cauwood, Iain James Sabberton, Matthew John Maitland, Keith Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: D879530
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter David Cauwood, Iain James Sabberton, Matthew John Maitland, Keith Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: D879531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter David Cauwood, Iain James Sabberton, Matthew John Maitland, Keith Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: D882336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter David Cauwood, Iain James Sabberton, Matthew John Maitland, Keith Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: D882396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frannie Thompson, Amy Marie Kletz, Jason Tyler, Paul Stutzman