Patents by Inventor Paul Thomson

Paul Thomson 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: 20220203062
    Abstract: A device for use as part of a breathing assistance system for providing gases to a user. The device may include a fan, an enclosure for receiving a humidification chamber or both. A user interface of the device can indicate the operating mode of the device, whether a peripheral device is connected and whether a gases conduit is correctly connected to the outlet of the device. A controller in the device may hide or block options from the display of the user interface and may also initiate a power save mode when the device is powered by a battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Alex YOUNG, Silvan Terence BUTLER, Jonathan McLean THOMSON, Andrew Paul Maxwell SALMON, Venkata Subbarao POTHARAJU, Benjamin Wilson CASSE, Tak Ming CHUNG, Sergiu Constantin FILIP
  • Publication number: 20220198651
    Abstract: An apparatus including processing circuitry configured to: acquire a plurality of sets of medical imaging data of a region of a subject, each set of data corresponding to a respective different measurement period; apply a filter to the plurality of medical imaging data sets to produce a plurality of filtered medical imaging data sets corresponding to the different measurement periods, wherein the applying of the filter is such that, for each of the medical imaging data sets, the filtering uses at least some information from the other medical imaging data sets acquired at the different time periods and wherein the applying of the filter comprises applying at least one constraint or condition and the constraint or condition comprises preserving at least one measure of intensity for each medical imaging data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: Radboud University Nijmegen, CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mathias PROKOP, Brian MOHR, Paul THOMSON, Ewan HEMINGWAY
  • Patent number: 11281176
    Abstract: A surface data acquisition, storage, and assessment system for detecting and quantifying similarities or differences between stored data and data collected from a scan. The system operates to scan features of an object and weighs various parameters and utilizing fuzzy logic makes a recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: EctoScan Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Thomson, Adam R. Gerlach, Bruce Walker
  • Patent number: 11200976
    Abstract: A method of determining a path of a tubular structure comprises: obtaining volumetric medical imaging data that represents anatomy of a subject including the tubular structure; performing a position-determining procedure that comprises: obtaining an initial position of a current point on said path of the tubular structure; selecting a sub-region based on said initial position; obtaining values of at least one parameter representative of the tubular structure; inputting to a trained model both data from said selected sub-region and said parameter values, the trained model having been trained to determine paths of tubular structures; outputting by the trained model a position for a next point on said path of the tubular structure; and updating said initial position to said next point; and repeating the position-determining procedure for updating the initial position thereby to obtain the path of the tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Mohr, Ewan Hemingway, Paul Thomson, Georgios Diakidis
  • Publication number: 20210363009
    Abstract: A sulfuric acid generating system can include: a primary burn chamber; an exhaust pipe extending from the burn chamber at a first end to an opposite second end; a secondary burn chamber located between the first end and second end; and a primary venturi pump having a gas inlet coupled to an outlet at the second end of the exhaust pipe and having an aqueous media in let and having a fluid outlet. A method of producing sulfurous acid can include: providing sulfur to the primary burn chamber; burning a first portion of the sulfur in the primary burn chamber to form a first portion of sulfur dioxide; burning a second portion of the sulfur in the secondary burn chamber to form a second portion of sulfur dioxide; and mixing the first portion and second portion of sulfur dioxide with an aqueous composition so as to produce aqueous sulfurous acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: AGUA DULCE CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jon BAKER, Paul Thomson BAKER
  • Patent number: 11174177
    Abstract: A method of controlling aquatic pests: introducing sulfurous acid into water having the aquatic pests to treat the water until the aquatic pests are controlled, wherein the water is selected from open water, flowing water, or water open to the atmosphere. The aquatic pests are controlled within a control distance, which is within a distance of less than a mile from the site of introducing the sulfurous acid. The water can be open water or contained water, and the method comprises producing the sulfurous acid at a site of sulfurous acid introduction into the water. The aquatic pest is a zebra mussel, an Asiatic clam, a bryozoan or others. The method can include introducing the sulfurous acid so that the treated water has a pH of between about 6 and 6.5. The method can include introducing the sulfurous acid so that the treated water includes sulfites, bisulfites, and/or sulfur dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Agua Dulce LLC
    Inventors: Jon Baker, Paul Thomson Baker
  • Patent number: 11166889
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a pH-sensitive microcapsule comprising (1) a shell wall comprising at least one polymer chosen from cellulose derivatives and acrylate derivatives, and at least one structuring agent chosen from shellac, ethyl cellulose, and fumed silica, and (2) at least one functional ingredient encapsulated inside the shell wall; and a carrier having a pH of less than about 7. Further disclosed herein are methods of making a composition comprising a pH-sensitive microcapsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Evelyn Mohammed, Amjad Farooq, Robert Vogt, Paul Thomson, Yelloji-Rao Mirajkar, Victoria Yeung
  • Patent number: 11154468
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising a zinc source comprising zinc oxide and zinc citrate; a stannous source comprising stannous pyrophosphate; a fluoride ion source comprising sodium fluoride; and an organic buffer, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aarti Rege, Michael Prencipe, Paul Thomson
  • Publication number: 20210299018
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising guanidine, zinc citrate and zinc oxide, and a fluoride source, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Carlo DAEP, Harsh Mahendra TRIVEDI, Paul THOMSON
  • Patent number: 11110042
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved methods for the synthesis of stannous pyrophosphate, as well as improved methods for the manufacture of oral care compositions comprising stannous pyrophosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Zhigang Hao, Paul Thomson, Long Pan, Tatiana Brinzari, Guofeng Xu, Sergio Leite, Yu Wang
  • Publication number: 20210196588
    Abstract: The invention relates to oral care compositions comprising a first stannous ion source, a second stannous ion source, wherein the second stannous ion comprises stannous pyrophosphate, and a source of zinc selected from zinc oxide, zinc citrate, zinc lactate, and combinations thereof, and a humectant system comprising glycerin and sorbitol, and a thickening system, as well as to methods of using and making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomson, Robert D'AMBROGIO, Jean DENIS, Guofeng XU
  • Publication number: 20210186832
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising zinc phosphate, a first source of stannous (e.g., stannous fluoride); and a second source of stannous, wherein the second source of stannous comprises stannous pyrophosphate, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aarti Rege, Michael Prencipe, Paul Thomson, Rehana Begum-Gafur
  • Publication number: 20210142480
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to: apply a process to a medical data set to obtain multiply-valued and/or continuously-valued process outputs; determine at least one threshold value dependent on patient-specific clinical information; and apply the determined at least one threshold value to the multiply-valued and/or continuously-valued process outputs to obtain thresholded process outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Paul THOMSON, Brian MOHR
  • Patent number: 10966910
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising zinc phosphate, a first source of stannous (e.g., stannous fluoride); and a second source of stannous, wherein the second source of stannous comprises stannous pyrophosphate, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aarti Rege, Michael Prencipe, Paul Thomson, Rehana Begum-Gafur
  • Publication number: 20210057081
    Abstract: A method of determining a path of a tubular structure comprises: obtaining volumetric medical imaging data that represents anatomy of a subject including the tubular structure; performing a position-determining procedure that comprises: obtaining an initial position of a current point on said path of the tubular structure; selecting a sub-region based on said initial position; obtaining values of at least one parameter representative of the tubular structure; inputting to a trained model both data from said selected sub-region and said parameter values, the trained model having been trained to determine paths of tubular structures; outputting by the trained model a position for a next point on said path of the tubular structure; and updating said initial position to said next point; and repeating the position-determining procedure for updating the initial position thereby to obtain the path of the tubular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Mohr, Ewan Hemingway, Paul Thomson, Georgios Diakidis
  • Publication number: 20210027460
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to: obtain image data representative of a brain of a subject; obtain data representing a clinical sign or symptom of the subject, wherein the clinical sign or symptom is relevant to a brain condition; process the image data to obtain an estimation of an abnormality in the brain of the subject; and determine whether the estimation of the abnormality is consistent with the data representing the clinical sign or symptom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Erin BEVERIDGE, Paul THOMSON, Brian MOHR, Georgios DIAKIDIS, Naotaka SAKASHITA
  • Publication number: 20200405753
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to oral care compositions providing oral and/or systemic benefits and/or composed to facilitate recovery following oral surgery. In some embodiments, the oral care compositions of the present disclosure comprise one or more zinc ion sources (e.g., zinc oxide and zinc citrate) and a stannous ion source (e.g., stannous fluoride), and optionally an amino acid (e.g., arginine or a salt thereof), as well as to methods of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Carlo DAEP, Paul THOMSON, Divino RAJAH
  • Publication number: 20200405598
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising a first source of stannous, a second source of stannous, wherein the second source of stannous contains stannous pyrophosphate, and a zinc source selected from the group consisting of: zinc oxide, zinc citrate, zinc lactate, and combinations thereof, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Paul THOMSON, Ekta MAKWANA, Robert D'AMBROGIO, Nihal DOGU
  • Publication number: 20200330342
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are improved methods for the synthesis of stannous pyrophosphate, as well as improved methods for the manufacture of oral care compositions comprising stannous pyrophosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Zhigang HAO, Paul THOMSON, Long PAN, Tatiana BRINZARI, Guofeng XU, Sergio LEITE, Yu WANG
  • Patent number: 10773105
    Abstract: This invention relates to oral care compositions comprising zingerone, bisabolol, a stannous ion source, zinc oxide, and zinc citrate, as well as to methods of using and of making these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Ying Yang, Dandan Chen, Robert D'Ambrogio, Paul Thomson, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi, Michael Prencipe, James Masters, Stanislav Jaracz