Patents by Inventor Robert J. Thomas

Robert J. 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: 20200384319
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a head that includes a face configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face, the body being adapted for connection of a shaft proximate a heel thereof. The face has a thickened portion including an annular tapered area that tapers in thickness between an upper boundary and a lower boundary and encloses an elevated area bounded by the upper boundary. The upper and/or lower boundary defines a shape having two lobes, each with an outer edge with a convex profile, and a connecting portion extending between the lobes, such that the connecting portion is defined by two outer edges extending between the outer edges of the lobes, wherein at least one of the outer edges of the connecting portion has a concave outer profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Boyd, Jeremy N. Snyder, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, James S. Thomas, Raymond J. Sander, Rick S. Wahlin, Akira Shimozuuma
  • Publication number: 20200362157
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photopolymerizable composition. The photopolymerizable composition includes at least one urethane component, at least one monofunctional reactive diluent, an initiator, and optionally an inhibitor. The present disclosure also provides an article including the reaction product of the photopolymerizable composition. Further, the present disclosure provides a method of making an article. The method includes (i) providing a photopolymerizable composition and (ii) selectively curing the photopolymerizable composition to form an article. The method optionally also includes (iii) curing unpolymerized urethane component and/or reactive diluent remaining after step (ii). Further, methods are provided, including receiving, by a manufacturing device having one or more processors, a digital object comprising data specifying an article; and generating, with the manufacturing device by an additive manufacturing process, the article based on the digital object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Zeba Parkar, Jonathan E. Janoski, Carla S. Thomas, Robert J. DeVoe, Ahmed S. Abuelyaman, Eric W. Nelson, Richard B. Ross, John M. Riedesel
  • Patent number: 10841339
    Abstract: Threat detection instrumentation is simplified by providing and updating labels for computing objects in a context-sensitive manner. This may include simple labeling schemes to distinguish between objects, e.g., trusted/untrusted processes or corporate/private data. This may also include more granular labeling schemes such as a three-tiered scheme that identifies a category (e.g., financial, e-mail, game), static threat detection attributes (e.g., signatures, hashes, API calls), and explicit identification (e.g., what a file or process calls itself). By tracking such data for various computing objects and correlating these labels to malware occurrences, rules can be written for distribution to endpoints to facilitate threat detection based on, e.g., interactions of labeled objects, changes to object labels, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sophos Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Ray, Robert W. Cook, Andrew J. Thomas, Dmitri Samosseiko, Mark D. Harris
  • Patent number: 10806580
    Abstract: A cardiac support device includes a jacket and elastic attachment structure for self-securing the jacket to a heart. The attachment structures can include undulating metal and polymer elements, a silicone band and elastomeric filaments on a base end of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Walsh, Aaron J. Hjelle, Paul Andrew Pignato, Ann Margaret Thomas, Hani N. Sabbah, Noreen Walen Thompson, Holly J. Hermeling
  • Publication number: 20200309049
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for producing a target compressor outlet pressure that is based on a desired pressure differential across an intake throttle of an internal combustion engine and an intake manifold pressure by opening or closing a compressor recirculation valve and a turbocharger wastegate to commanded positions based on the target compressor outlet pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Mayura H. Halbe, Robert J. Thomas, Ming-Feng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20200310394
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing a software defined industrial system are described herein. For example, an orchestrated system of distributed nodes may run an application, including modules implemented on the distributed nodes. In response to a node failing, a module may be redeployed to a replacement node. In an example, self-descriptive control applications and software modules are provided in the context of orchestratable distributed systems. The self-descriptive control applications may be executed by an orchestrator or like control device and use a module manifest to generate a control system application. For example, an edge control node of the industrial system may include a system on a chip including a microcontroller (MCU) to convert IO data. The system on a chip includes a central processing unit (CPU) in an initial inactive state, which may be changed to an activated state in response an activation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita H. Wouhaybi, Jonh Vicente, Kirk Smith, Robert Chavez, Mark Yarvis, Steven M. Brown, Jeremy Ouilette, Roderick E. Kronschnabel, Matthew J. Schneider, Chris D. Lucero, Atul N. Hatalkar, Sharad Garg, Casey Rathbone, Aaron R. Berck, Xubo Zhang, Ron Kuruvilla Thomas, Mandeep Shetty, Ansuya Negi
  • Patent number: 10751586
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a head that includes a face configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face, the body being adapted for connection of a shaft proximate a heel thereof. The face has a thickened portion including an annular tapered area that tapers in thickness between an upper boundary and a lower boundary and encloses an elevated area bounded by the upper boundary. The upper and/or lower boundary defines a shape having two lobes, each with an outer edge with a convex profile, and a connecting portion extending between the lobes, such that the connecting portion is defined by two outer edges extending between the outer edges of the lobes, wherein at least one of the outer edges of the connecting portion has a concave outer profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Boyd, Jeremy N. Snyder, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, James S. Thomas, Raymond J. Sander, Rick S. Wahlin, Akira Shimozuma
  • Patent number: 10753012
    Abstract: Preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals and their dispersions in solvents and other media is described. The nanocrystals described herein have small (1-10 nm) particle size with minimal aggregation and can be synthesized with high yield. The capping agents on the as-synthesized nanocrystals as well as nanocrystals which have undergone cap exchange reactions result in the formation of stable suspensions in polar and nonpolar solvents which may then result in the formation of high quality nanocomposite films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Zehra Serpil Gonen Williams, Yijun Wang, Robert J. Wiacek, Xia Bai, Linfeng Gou, Selina I. Thomas, Jun Xu
  • Publication number: 20200261411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pyrrolidine sulfonamide analogs, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as TRPV4 antagonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Edward J. BRNARDIC, Carl A. BROOKS, Brian Griffin LAWHORN, Guosen YE, Linda S. BARTON, Brian W. BUDZIK, Jay M. MATTHEWS, John Jeffrey McATEE, Jaclyn R. PATTERSON, Joseph E. PERO, Robert SANCHEZ, Matthew Robert SENDER, Lamont Roscoe TERRELL, David J. BEHM, James V. THOMAS
  • Patent number: 10746054
    Abstract: A turbine shroud for positioning radially outside of blades of a turbine rotor includes a carrier, a blade track, and a track attachment system. The blade track is moved radially outwardly into a cavity of the carrier, and the track attachment system is adjusted to block radially inward movement of the blade track out of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce High Temperature High Composites Inc., Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron D. Sippel, Ted J. Freeman, David J. Thomas, Robert J. Shinavski, Zacheriah A. Cole
  • Patent number: 10711723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling fuelling of dual fuel internal combustion engines are disclosed. The control techniques maximize the substitution rate of gaseous fuel for the liquid fuel by determining a target fuelling amount for the liquid fuel and then regulating an actual fuelling amount of the liquid fuel in response to engine speed and power variations and by modulating the flow rate of the gaseous fuel to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thomas, Axel Otto zur Loye, Christopher Pollitt, Robert C. Borregard
  • Patent number: 10677175
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment is a system comprising a dual-fuel engine structured to selectably combust a first fuel type and a second fuel type, and an electronic control system in operative communication with the dual-fuel engine. The electronic control system is structured to control a transition of the dual-fuel engine from a dual-fuel mode to a single-fuel mode. After initiating the transition from the dual-fuel mode to the single-fuel mode, the control system stops provision of the second fuel type, requires combustion using control parameters configured for the dual-fuel mode until a transition ventilation condition is satisfied, permits non-emergency commanded engine shutdown only if the transition ventilation condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thomas, David Lambert
  • Publication number: 20200116100
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for managing engine output. A method includes receiving at least one of a torque input and an acceleration input; generating a torque request for an engine; receiving the torque request; and determining an amount of the torque request that can be provided by a fast response actuator including a spark timing actuator based on a governed torque fraction value based on existing operating conditions of the spark timing actuator and a torque fraction value indicative of a total torque request value and an anticipated future torque demand value. The method includes managing the spark timing actuator to produce the amount of torque; determining a remaining amount of the torque request that cannot be provided the fast response actuator based on an existing operating condition of the engine; and commanding a slow response actuator to provide the remaining amount of the torque request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Cummins IP, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Stroh, Zachary Schwab, Govindarajan Kothandaraman, Robert J. Thomas, Richard S. Fox, Craig M. Calmer, Rohit Zope
  • Patent number: 10588891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pyrrolidine sulfonamide analogs, pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as TRPV4 antagonists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited
    Inventors: Edward J. Brnardic, Carl A. Brooks, Brian Griffin Lawhorn, Guosen Ye, Linda S. Barton, Brian W. Budzik, Jay M. Matthews, John Jeffrey McAtee, Jaclyn R. Patterson, Joseph E. Pero, Robert Sanchez, Matthew Robert Sender, Lamont Roscoe Terrell, David J. Behm, James V. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200024955
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine composite vane assembly and method for making same are disclosed. The method includes providing at least two gas turbine engine airfoil composite preform components. The airfoil composite preform components are interlocked with a first locking component so that mating faces of the airfoil composite preform components face each other. A filler material is inserted between the mating surfaces of the airfoil composite preform components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Richard C. USKERT, David J. THOMAS, Wayne S. STEFFIER, Robert J. SHINAVSKI, Adam L. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10524138
    Abstract: A communications system having a network of nodes that may transmit and receive wireless signals. RF channel quietness may be measured at each node. A channel that is the best for all of the nodes may be selected. However, if all of the nodes except for one node determine that a particular channel is the best and not acceptable to the one node but that another channel is acceptable to all of the nodes, then the entire network may choose to operate on the other channel. The network may choose to operate on more than one channel in a time slotted fashion if a single acceptable channel cannot be found for all of the nodes. Channel quietness measurements may be facilitated by and uploaded to a host controller. The host controller may build a profile of measurements from the nodes for each channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Thomas, Jeffrey M. Reeder
  • Publication number: 20190385994
    Abstract: Embodiments may relate to a substrate for use in a system in package (SIP). The substrate may include a first couple to couple with a first component via a permanent couple such that the first component is communicatively coupled with a bridge. The substrate may further include a second couple to removably couple with an interposer such that the interposer is communicatively coupled with the bridge via a communicative couple. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Rifani, Robert J. Munoz, Thomas P. Thomas, John Mark Matson, Kursad Kiziloglu
  • Patent number: 10508614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for managing engine output that includes a machine manager module and a combustion module. In one embodiment, the combustion module includes a slow response pathway and a fast response pathway. The slow response pathway includes managing air and fuel actuators and the fast response pathway includes managing spark timing. According to one embodiment, managing spark timing comprises bringing a spark actuator to the middle of a spark timing range for bi-directional control and involves sacrificing engine efficiency for engine responsiveness. Further, the fast response pathway may be selectively enabled based upon an optimization index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins IP, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Stroh, Zachary Schwab, Govindarajan Kothandaraman, Robert J. Thomas, Richard S. Fox, Craig M. Calmer, Rohit Zope
  • Publication number: 20190287045
    Abstract: A method for load balancing using a dynamic allowed deviation. The method includes identifying tasks to be assigned to workers and identifying a first set of attributes for each task. The method further includes the step of identifying a second set of attributes for each worker. The allowed deviation between the highest number of tasks assigned to a worker and the lowest number of tasks assigned to a worker based on the number of tasks being assigned during a predetermined time period is computed. Each of the plurality of tasks is assigned to a worker based on matching at the first set of attributes with the second set of attributes. The assigning of the tasks is conducted so that the difference between the highest number of tasks assigned to a worker and the lowest number of tasks assigned to a worker does not exceed the allowed deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Casualty Company
    Inventors: Paul J. EDWARDS, Robert M. THOMAS, II
  • Publication number: 20190287043
    Abstract: A system for assigning tasks to one of a plurality of workers. The system includes a processor configured to receive a first set of attributes related to a task. The processor is configured to determine whether the first set of attributes satisfies one of the stored exception rules. The processor is configured to determine whether the first set of attributes satisfies one of the stored escalation rules. The processor is configured to determine whether the first set of attributes satisfies one of the stored escalation rules after determining whether the first set of attributes satisfies the stored exception rules so that the task is driven down if one of the exception rules is satisfied even if the first set of attributes would have satisfied one of the escalation rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Continental Casualty Company
    Inventors: Paul J. EDWARDS, Robert M. THOMAS, II