Patents by Inventor Shawn Thomas

Shawn 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: 20240060066
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for performing an in vivo proximity-ligation in combination with DNA capture technology to cross-link physically adjacent DNA sequences within a mixed population of cells and isolate cross-linked DNA junctions where at least one DNA sequence of interest is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Ivan LIACHKO, Shawn Thomas SULLIVAN, Kyle LANGFORD, Stephen M. EACKER
  • Publication number: 20240052521
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to silicon carbide coated base substrates, silicon carbide substrates thereof, and methods for forming silicon carbide coated base substrates. In some embodiments, a method includes introducing a first silicon-containing precursor to a process chamber at a first temperature of about 800° C. to less than 1,000° C. to form a first silicon carbide layer on a base substrate. The method includes introducing a second silicon-containing precursor, that is the same or different than the first silicon-containing precursor, to the process chamber at a second temperature of about 1,000° C. to about 1,400° C. to form a second silicon carbide layer on the first silicon carbide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Yen Lin LEOW, Xinning LUAN, Hui CHEN, Kirk Allen FISHER, Shawn THOMAS
  • Patent number: 11892112
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a pipe handling system that includes an inboard bore plug assembly and an outboard bore plug assembly, which facilitate plugging a pipe bore in a flexible pipe. The inboard bore plug assembly includes a first inflatable plug having a first inflatable bladder that defines a first fluid cavity and a first inflation port opening and a first inflation fluid port secured within the first inflation port opening. The outboard bore plug assembly includes a second inflatable plug having a second inflatable bladder that defines a second fluid cavity, a second inflation port opening, and a bore port opening, a second inflation fluid port secured within the second inflation port opening, and a bore fluid port secured in the bore port opening to enable the pipe bore in the flexible pipe to be pressurized to an elevated fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher David Barnstable, Shawn Thomas Berry, Alejandro Estrella, John Paul Leger, Matthew Douglas Lusk, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Publication number: 20240033965
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is provided a tree feeding system for use with tree handling equipment, the tree feeding system including: a housing having a frame and at least one arm; a plurality of tree feeding wheels arranged with at least one wheel on the frame and at least one wheel on the at least one arm; and a hydraulic circuit for driving the tree feeding wheels, wherein the hydraulic circuit is configured such that wheels on the frame are driven in series and wheels on the arm are driven in series. In another embodiment, the hydraulic circuit is configured such that wheels on one side (e.g. left hand side) of the housing are driven in series and wheels on an opposite side (e.g. right hand side) of the housing are driven in series but wheels on the frame are mechanically connected by a universal joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Shawn Thomas PETTE, Duane Anthony Barlow, Nathan William Daniel Henry, Mitchell James Sam Terpstra
  • Patent number: 11885019
    Abstract: A susceptor including a generally circular body having a face with a radially inward section and a radially outward section proximate a circumference of the body, the radially outward section having at least one ring extending upward for contacting a bottom surface of a substrate, and wherein the radially inward section lacks a ring extending upward from the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Hawkins, Matthew G. Goodman, Shawn Thomas
  • Publication number: 20230391144
    Abstract: A contactless tire inspection apparatus for tire tread depth measurement using 3D reconstruction includes a driver side (DS) measurement device (MD) and a passenger side (PS) MD. The DS MD includes a DS light source configured to, responsive to receiving a trigger signal (TS), project a first structured illumination (SI) onto a DS tire of a vehicle and at least one DS camera configured to, responsive to receiving the TS, capture DS image(s) of the first SI projected onto the DS tire for 3D reconstruction. The PS MD includes a PS light source configured to, responsive to receiving the TS, project a second SI onto a PS tire of the vehicle and at least one PS camera configured to, responsive to receiving the TS, capture PS image(s) of the second SI projected onto the PS tire for 3D reconstruction when the at least one DS camera captures DS image(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Adam Sworski, Roger England, Jesse Dean Dambacher, Matthew Bellis, Daniel Lau, Eli Crane, Shawn Thomas
  • Patent number: 11827999
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to silicon carbide coated base substrates, silicon carbide substrates thereof, and methods for forming silicon carbide coated base substrates. In some embodiments, a method includes introducing a first silicon-containing precursor to a process chamber at a first temperature of about 800° C. to less than 1,000° C. to form a first silicon carbide layer on a base substrate. The method includes introducing a second silicon-containing precursor, that is the same or different than the first silicon-containing precursor, to the process chamber at a second temperature of about 1,000° C. to about 1,400° C. to form a second silicon carbide layer on the first silicon carbide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen Lin Leow, Xinning Luan, Hui Chen, Kirk Allen Fisher, Shawn Thomas
  • Patent number: 11788921
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a test head that includes an end cap assembly; a bore plug assembly including a plug fastener mechanism; an inflation fluid port and an annulus fluid port that open through the end cap assembly; and an internal inflation fluid conduit that connects the inflation fluid port to the plug fastener mechanism. The end cap assembly includes a cap end plate that covers an open end of a pipe segment, a cap sleeve to be disposed around the pipe segment, and a cap fastener mechanism that runs along an inner surface of the cap sleeve and that expands inward such that the cap fastener mechanism engages an outer surface of the pipe segment. The plug fastener mechanism is to be disposed within a pipe bore of the pipe segment and expands outward such that the plug fastener mechanism engages an inner surface of the pipe segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Thomas Berry, Kirk Spencer Francis, David Michael Gregory, Jonathan Guerrero, John Paul Leger, Mikel Lee Lewis, Dale Brian Marietta, Ashesh Srivastava, Jagtar Singh Thethy, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Patent number: 11753637
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for performing an in vivo proximity-ligation in combination with DNA capture technology to cross-link physically adjacent DNA sequences within a mixed population of cells and isolate cross-linked DNA junctions where at least one DNA sequence of interest is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Phase Genomics Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Liachko, Shawn Thomas Sullivan, Kyle Langford, Stephen M. Eacker
  • Publication number: 20230122475
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a test head that includes an end cap assembly; a bore plug assembly including a plug fastener mechanism; an inflation fluid port and an annulus fluid port that open through the end cap assembly; and an internal inflation fluid conduit that connects the inflation fluid port to the plug fastener mechanism. The end cap assembly includes a cap end plate that covers an open end of a pipe segment, a cap sleeve to be disposed around the pipe segment, and a cap fastener mechanism that runs along an inner surface of the cap sleeve and that expands inward such that the cap fastener mechanism engages an outer surface of the pipe segment. The plug fastener mechanism is to be disposed within a pipe bore of the pipe segment and expands outward such that the plug fastener mechanism engages an inner surface of the pipe segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Shawn Thomas Berry, Kirk Spencer Francis, David Michael Gregory, Jonathan Guerrero, John Paul Leger, Mikel Lee Lewis, Dale Brian Marietta, Ashesh Srivastava, Jagtar Singh Thethy, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Patent number: 11583781
    Abstract: A ride vehicle system includes a ride track and a ride vehicle. The ride track includes a vehicle rail and an accessory rail. The ride vehicle includes a ride vehicle base, a show element coupled to the ride vehicle base, and a mechanical linkage. The ride vehicle base is configured to interface with the vehicle rail of the ride track and to move along the vehicle rail of the ride track. The show element coupled to the ride vehicle base is configured to actuate with respect to the ride vehicle base. The mechanical linkage includes a first end coupled to the show element and a second end coupled to the accessory rail of the ride track. The mechanical linkage is configured to move along the accessory rail and to actuate the show element based at least in part on a position of the accessory rail with respect to the vehicle rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Scott David Sabens, Christine Marie Sorrentino, Justin Michael Schwartz, Eric Shawn Thomas, Eric Alan Vance
  • Patent number: 11571613
    Abstract: A ground traversing, electrically driven drone travels along a programmed path that corresponds to pass catcher's travel path during a play, matching the pass catcher's speed and run cuts. The play is wirelessly communicated to the drone by a handheld electronic device located remote of the drone. A target is located on the drone so that a quarterback can throw a football at the target in order to refine the quarterback's timing and accuracy for the play. Sensors located remote of the drone track both the football's and quarterback's speed and travel trajectories so that such data can be collected, along with the drone's travel path, and transmitted to the computer and eventually fed into 3-D reconstruction software for analysis by the quarterback and coaching staff. The target rotates so that the target either faces in a fixed direction or constantly faces the quarterback during execution of drone's maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignees: Envelope Sports, LLC, SURVICE Engineering Company
    Inventors: Pat Hoderny, Joey Roberts, Chris Hoderny, Paul Aubrey Troth, Joseph Murphy, Shawn Thomas Recker, Mark Thomas Butkiewicz, Joel Henry Witman, Robert Eric Baltrusch
  • Patent number: 11543227
    Abstract: A method of measuring the value of a machine tool's performance based upon tangible results. The method specifies the core principles of defining a machine tool part setup consisting of a plane, orientation, and origin. By establishing the plane, orientation, and origin measuring programs and cutting toolpaths are recorded with precision. Machine tool results of positioning, squareness, parallelism, and circularity are revealed upon establishing the proper machine tool setup. Using the method displays the quality of a machine tool which defines its value in the marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Shawn Thomas Lause
  • Publication number: 20220403970
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a pipe handling system that includes an inboard bore plug assembly and an outboard bore plug assembly, which facilitate plugging a pipe bore in a flexible pipe. The inboard bore plug assembly includes a first inflatable plug having a first inflatable bladder that defines a first fluid cavity and a first inflation port opening and a first inflation fluid port secured within the first inflation port opening. The outboard bore plug assembly includes a second inflatable plug having a second inflatable bladder that defines a second fluid cavity, a second inflation port opening, and a bore port opening, a second inflation fluid port secured within the second inflation port opening, and a bore fluid port secured in the bore port opening to enable the pipe bore in the flexible pipe to be pressurized to an elevated fluid pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher David Barnstable, Shawn Thomas Berry, Alejandro Estrella, John Paul Leger, Matthew Douglas Lusk, Alexander Lee Winn
  • Publication number: 20220389999
    Abstract: A thrust washer and a differential containing a thrust washer. The differential has a housing, a spider with a plurality of spider arms, and one or more spider gears. The thrust washer includes a body comprising an annular shape having a width configured to approximately match a width of the one or more spider gears and further configured to a have a slope along the width configured to conform with an inner diameter of the housing and at least one engagement mechanism to engage with at least two of the plurality of spider arms to engage the thrust washer with the spider to approximately prevent the thrust washer from rotating relative to the housing when the thrust washer is installed in the differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin BLACKMAN, Shawn Thomas PETTE, Peter HOSKIN
  • Patent number: 11441659
    Abstract: A thrust washer and a differential containing a thrust washer. The differential has a housing, a spider and one or more spider gears. The thrust washer includes a body having an annular shape and a width configured to approximately match with a width of the one or more spider gears. The thrust washer is further configured to engage with the spider to prevent or reduce the thrust washer from rotating relative to the housing when the thrust washer is installed in the differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Blackman, Shawn Thomas Pette, Peter Hoskin
  • Publication number: 20220220635
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to silicon carbide coated base substrates, silicon carbide substrates thereof, and methods for forming silicon carbide coated base substrates. In some embodiments, a method includes introducing a first silicon-containing precursor to a process chamber at a first temperature of about 800° C. to less than 1,000° C. to form a first silicon carbide layer on a base substrate. The method includes introducing a second silicon-containing precursor, that is the same or different than the first silicon-containing precursor, to the process chamber at a second temperature of about 1,000° C. to about 1,400° C. to form a second silicon carbide layer on the first silicon carbide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yen Lin LEOW, Xinning LUAN, Hui CHEN, Kirk Allen FISHER, Shawn THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20210381816
    Abstract: A method of measuring the value of a machine tool's performance based upon tangible results. The method specifies the core principles of defining a machine tool part setup consisting of a plane, orientation, and origin. By establishing the plane, orientation, and origin measuring programs and cutting toolpaths are recorded with precision. Machine tool results of positioning, squareness, parallelism, and circularity are revealed upon establishing the proper machine tool setup. Using the method displays the quality of a machine tool which defines its value in the marketplace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventor: Shawn Thomas Lause
  • Publication number: 20210363637
    Abstract: A susceptor including a generally circular body having a face with a radially inward section and a radially outward section proximate a circumference of the body, the radially outward section having at least one ring extending upward for contacting a bottom surface of a substrate, and wherein the radially inward section lacks a ring extending upward from the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Hawkins, Matthew G. Goodman, Shawn Thomas
  • Publication number: 20210348678
    Abstract: A thrust washer and a differential containing a thrust washer. The differential has a housing, a spider and one or more spider gears. The thrust washer includes a body having an annular shape and a width configured to approximately match with a width of the one or more spider gears. The thrust washer is further configured to engage with the spider to prevent or reduce the thrust washer from rotating relative to the housing when the thrust washer is installed in the differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin BLACKMAN, Shawn Thomas PETTE, Peter HOSKIN