Patents by Inventor Robert Thomas

Robert 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: 11655669
    Abstract: An illumination system is provided for an access door may include an elongated illumination housing configured to be coupled to at least one of an upstanding jamb and a corresponding jamb casing extending along the one side of the access door, an elongated light transmissive cover coupled to the illumination housing, an elongated light pipe received within the illumination housing, an illumination source housing operatively coupled to one end of the light pipe, an illumination source disposed within the illumination source housing and configured to produce and transmit visible light into the light pipe so as to be visible through the light transmissive cover, a source of electrical power, and a control unit configured to selectively apply electrical power from the source of electrical power to the illumination source to produce the visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: ODL, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Hutton, Ayako Takase, Scott Michael Brandonisio, Daniel George Parker, Brian Murray Sommer, Richard Anthony Campbell, Joseph Thomas Brophy, Casey Scott McKellar, Benjamin Patrick Hummel
  • Patent number: 11654485
    Abstract: A method for the additive manufacturing of a component includes providing a powdered base material for a component, in particular a component for the hot gas path of a gas turbine, building up the component layer by layer on a building platform by fusing individual layers of the base material, and introducing an oxide dispersion strengthening into a region of the component to be additively manufactured by an oxidic additive, wherein the region is usually exposed to high thermomechanical loading during operation of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Lena Farahbod-Sternahl, Christian Felsmann, Dennis Glass, Jacek Grodzki, Robert Herfurth, Lars Hoefener, Bernd Hornung, David Rule, Tobias Thomas Rühmer, Eric Thomas
  • Patent number: 11656316
    Abstract: A position and orientation determining system includes a first radio frequency (RF) device including at least one antenna configured to receive and transmit RF signals, a first radio unit in communication with the at least one antenna, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: ENSCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Goff, Robert Barlow Alwood, William Todd Faulkner, William Petersen Lounsbury
  • Patent number: 11657043
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to data science and data analysis, computer software and systems, network communications to interface among repositories of disparate datasets and computing machine-based entities that seek access to the datasets, and, more specifically, to a computing and data storage platform configured to provide one or more computerized tools that facilitate data projects by providing an interactive, project-centric workspace interface that may include, for example, a unified view in which to identify data sources, generate transformative datasets, and/or disseminate insights to collaborative computing devices and user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Boutros, Sharon Brener, Alexander John Zelenak, Robert Thomas Grochowicz, Mark Joseph DiMarco, Bryon Kristen Jacob, David Lee Griffith, Shad William Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20230148996
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing data to distinguish between a plurality of conditions in lung ultrasound images and, in particular, lung ultrasound images containing B lines. Neural network systems and methods, in which the processor is trained using lung ultrasound images to distinguish between acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID-19, acute respiratory distress syndrome due to non-COVID-19 causes, and hydrostatic pulmonary edema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Thomas ARNTFIELD, Blake VANBERLO, Derek WU, Benjamin WU, Jared TSCHIRHART, Chintan DAVE, Joseph MCCAULEY, Alex FORD, Scott MILLINGTON, Jordan HO, Rushil CHAUDHARY, Jason DEGLINT, Thamer ALAIFAN, Nathan PHELPS, Matthew WHITE
  • Patent number: 11647238
    Abstract: According to examples, a system for generating and delivering enhanced content utilizing remote rendering and data streaming is described. The system may include a processor and a memory storing instructions. The processor, when executing the instructions, may cause the system to transmit a selected engagement content item for transmission to a user device and receive an indication of interest relating to the selected engagement content item. The processor, when executing the instructions, may then select, based on the received indication of interest, an enhanced content item, process the enhanced to content item to generate a stream of content data associated with the enhanced content item and transmit the stream of content data associated with the enhanced content item to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Rakesh Ravuru, Brian Fox, Keenan Christopher Pridmore, Miguel Angel Perez, Xin Zhou, Adetunji Toritseju Olojede, Kyle Scot Shank, Robert Thomas Moakler, Nikhil Girish Nawathe, Lara Jessamine Andrews, Tatiana Borrell Peck, Rotem Druker, Siqi Huang, Siyi Wang, Hoang Viet Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11630464
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a controller that detects a communication loss between a first vehicle and a second vehicle and/or a monitoring device in a vehicle system. The controller operationally restricts movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss. The controller obtains or generates a transitional plan that designates operational settings for the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle based at least in part on a location of the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle. The controller selectively changes movement of the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle via the transitional plan to reduce a speed of the first vehicle and/or the second vehicle responsive to the communication loss being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Scott William Dulmage, Robert Thomas Oliveira, Jared Klineman Cooper
  • Patent number: 11623060
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a cushion assembly, and air delivery tube, and a connector assembly. The cushion assembly includes a flexible cushion including a base and a pair of nasal pillows that extend from the base and a frame that is more rigid than the flexible cushion. The connector assembly connects the air delivery tube to the cushion assembly and includes and elbow with a second end with a part spherical ball shape and a gas washout vent with a plurality of vent openings. The connector assembly also includes an elbow connector positioned in the frame. The elbow connector forms a part spherical socket shape that engages the part spherical ball shape of the elbow. The elbow connector includes an anchoring flange, which is configured to secure the flexible cushion to the elbow connector by way of the anchoring flange being inserted into the flexible cushion through a central opening in the flexible cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Teck Fong, Stephen Gray, Adam Francis Barlow, Robert Thomas Burnham, Christopher Scott Skipper, David Anthony Pidcock, Tumul Gupta, Damien Julian Mazzone, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Christopher Samuel Cullen
  • Publication number: 20230103091
    Abstract: An optical combiner in a display system of a mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) device comprises a lens of birefringent material and a ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) modulator that are adapted for use with a reflective waveguide to provide multiple different focal planes on which holograms of virtual-world objects (i.e., virtual images) are displayed. The birefringent lens has two orthogonal refractive indices, ordinary and extraordinary, depending on the polarization state of the incident light. Depending on the rotation of the polarization axis by the FLC modulator, the incoming light to the birefringent lens is focused either at a distance corresponding to the ordinary refractive index or the extraordinary refractive index. Virtual image light leaving the birefringent lens is in-coupled to a see-through reflective waveguide which is configured to form an exit pupil for the optical combiner to enable an HMD device user to view the virtual images from the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Thomas HELD, Bernard Charles KRESS, Ashley SAULSBURY, Dmitry RESHIDKO
  • Publication number: 20230069895
    Abstract: Variable-focus lenses are arranged as a lens pair that work on opposite sides of a see-through optical combiner used in a mixed-reality head-mounted display (HMD) device. An eye-side variable-focus lens is configured as a negative lens over an eyebox of the see-through optical combiner to enable virtual-world objects to be set at a close distance. The negative lens is compensated by its conjugate using a real-world-side variable-focus lens configured as a positive lens to provide for an unperturbed see-through experience. For non-presbyopes, the powers of the lenses are perfectly offset. For presbyopes, the lens powers may be mismatched at times to provide simultaneous views of both virtual-world and real-world objects on the display in sharp focus. Responsively an eye tracker indicating that the user is engaged in close viewing, optical power is added to the real-world-side lens to push close real-world objects optically farther away and into sharp focus for the presbyopic user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Thomas HELD, Bernard Charles KRESS, Ashley SAULSBURY, Dmitry RESHIDKO
  • Publication number: 20230074907
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for inspecting an object comprises a first camera for inspecting a first surface of the object, and a second camera for inspecting a second surface of the object. The object may be placed upon a support structure during simultaneous inspection by the first camera and the second camera. At least one roller is arranged to selectively engage the object when the object is placed upon the support structure, wherein the at least one roller is adapted for circumferential rotation relative to the support structure. Rotation of the at least one roller causes a corresponding circumferential rotation of the object relative to the first and second cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Applicant: The Steelastic Company, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Alan Edwards, Daniel Duane Hawk, Robert Thomas Irwin, A. Jack Papes
  • Publication number: 20230051866
    Abstract: Techniques for routing a user command to a speechlet and resolving conflicts between potential speechlets are described. A system determines an intent of an input command. The system also receives context information associated with the input command. The system determines speechlets (e.g., speechlets and/or skills) that may execute with respect to the input command given the intent and the context data. The system then determines whether conditions of routing rules, associated with the speechlets, are satisfied given the context data. If the conditions of only one routing rule are satisfied, the system causes the speechlet associated with the routing rule to execute with respect to the input command. If the conditions of more than one routing rule are satisfied, the system may determine a speechlet to execute with respect to the input command based on the speechlets' priorities in a list of speechlets and/or based on potential output data provided by the speechlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Andres Felipe Borja Jaramillo, David Robert Thomas, Shrish Chandra Mishra, Shijian Zheng, Alberto Milan Gutierrez
  • Publication number: 20230047503
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive a first edge application server (EAS) discovery message from an application client that is external to the UE. The UE may transmit a second EAS discovery message to an edge enabler server (EES) based at least in part on the first EAS discovery message. The UE may receive, from the EES, an EAS response message. The EAS response message may indicate a failure of a discovery request associated with the application client or the EAS response message may indicate an EAS associated with the application client. The UE may transmit an indication of the failure of the discovery request or an indication of the EAS to the application client. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Sunghoon KIM, Dario Serafino TONESI, Alan SOLOWAY, Ajith Tom PAYYAPPILLY, Tom CHIN, Robert Thomas FRANZO
  • Publication number: 20230013750
    Abstract: A system for collecting tissue samples, such as meat tissues on carcasses, for example in the food industry. Also provided are methods for collecting tissue samples, and to a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program instructions to execute at least one step of the method for collecting tissue samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: David Robert Thomas, Ciaran Meghen, Gregory Alan Peters, Amy Johanna Douglas, Robert Galbraith, Ryan Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20230020175
    Abstract: An automatic vertical farming system may include a frame defining at least one growth area and configured to support a plurality of vertical plant growth structures within the at least one growth area. The system may include at least one light, at least one liquid conduit, and at least one gas conduit. The system may include at least one robot disposed on a top side of the frame and movably supported by the frame. The at least one robot may include at least one tool configured to manipulate the plurality of vertical plant growth structures. The system may include a control system including at least one processor configured to automatically control illumination by the at least one light, liquid flow through the at least one liquid conduit, gas flow through the at least one gas conduit, and operation of the at least one robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: ONEPOINTONE, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Bernard Clifford BERTRAM, John Russell Bertram, Sara Sadae Kuwahara, Robert Thomas McDonald, Travis Alexander Woodrow, Scot Andrew Tomer, Paul David Mahacek, Zach Daniel Bellay, Daniel James Buckley, Robert John Drazovich, Ian Scott Knight, Sebastian Alexander Schwartz, Anthony Yu
  • Patent number: 11547828
    Abstract: A mask system includes a frame adapted to attach headgear, a sealing arrangement releasably connectable to the frame, and an elbow provided to the sealing arrangement and adapted to be connected to an air delivery tube that delivers breathable gas to the patient. The sealing arrangement defines a breathing chamber and is adapted to form a seal with the patient's face. The sealing arrangement includes structure to establish a positive connection with the frame and with the elbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brent James Dravitzki, Enrico Brambilla, Lemmy Nga, Nigel Quarmby, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Joel Edward Gibson, Anthony Paul Barbara, Justin John Formica, Angelene Marie Ozolins, Robert Thomas Burnham, Lachlan Richard Goldspink
  • Patent number: 11551406
    Abstract: A system and method for translating a 3D image into a 2D image is provided. A 3D image of voxels and properties associated with the voxels is analyzed. Each of the voxels in the 3D image is scaled to match a size of an output tile for a 2D image. Colors are added to the 2D image based on the properties of the voxels. Contour lines are added to the 2D image based on changes in altitude represented by the 3D image. The 2D image is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory M. Youngblood, Matthew Shreve, Mark J. Stefik, Robert Thomas Krivacic, Lester D. Nelson, Jacob Le
  • Patent number: 11547447
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for delivering fluid are provided. Devices include a housing configured for intravaginal deployment and retention, at least one reservoir configured to contain a fluid, and a fluid dispensing mechanism configured to dispense the fluid past the cervix and to the uterus of the subject. Methods include intravaginally deploying and retaining a device in the subject, and dispensing the fluid from the device such that the fluid is driven past the cervix to the uterus of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: David Mathew Johnson, Scott A. Uhland, Robert Thomas Krivacic, Ramkumar Abhishek, Martin Sheridan
  • Patent number: 11546228
    Abstract: The present is directed to systems, methods, and devices for Zero Touch Provisioning (“ZTP”). The system can include a data center computing network, and at least one server coupled with the data center computing network. The server can receive a trigger signal from a triggering device coupled to a data center hardware network, transmit an executable script to the triggering device, which executable script instructs the triggering device to generate a definition file including a unique identifier of the triggering device, receive the definition file from the triggering device, identify a configuration file associated with the triggering device based at least in part on the unique identifier, and provision the triggering device by delivering the configuration file to the triggering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Schumaker
  • Publication number: 20220413603
    Abstract: Examples are provided related to using multiplexed diffractive elements to improve eye tracking systems. One example provides a head-mounted display device comprising a see-through display system comprising a transparent combiner having an array of diffractive elements, and an eye tracking system comprising one or more light sources configured to direct light toward an eyebox of the see-through display system, and also comprising an eye tracking camera. The array of diffractive elements comprises a plurality of multiplexed diffractive elements configured to direct images of a respective plurality of different perspectives of the eyebox toward the eye tracking camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Thomas HELD, Andreas GEORGIOU, Bernard Charles KRESS, Joel Steven KOLLIN