Patents by Inventor Stephen Thomas

Stephen 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: 20210291566
    Abstract: In some examples, a non-transitory-machine readable medium can store instructions executable by a processing resource to select a special media mode from a plurality of special media modes based on a weight or a type of print media and cause a conditioning device to condition the print media in accordance with the special media mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew Raisanen, Jody L. Clayburn, Stephen Thomas Rohman
  • Patent number: 11128663
    Abstract: A first network element, such as a router, in a computer network may have established a communication link with a second network element in the computer network. A secure session associated with the communication link between the first and second network elements may then be established. The secure session may use a secure communication function on each of the first network element and the second network element. The first network element may then detect that the first network element cannot communicate with the second network element over the communication link. When the first network element cannot communicate with the second network element, the first network element may terminate the communication link and the secure session associated with the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Hill, Stephen Michael Orr
  • Publication number: 20210285349
    Abstract: A vehicle exhaust system and method of minimizing a leaked mass flow comprising an exhaust component defining a central axis and having an inner surface and an outer surface, such that the inner surface defines a primary exhaust gas flow path extending along the central axis from an inlet to an outlet, and a surface component having a hood spaced from the exhaust component to define a reservoir having a reservoir volume (V), the reservoir comprising a reservoir inlet fluidly coupled to the primary exhaust gas flow path and defining an inlet area (A), and a reservoir outlet fluidly coupled to an outside environment. The reservoir volume and inlet area having a defined relationship. The reservoir volume and a mass flow through the inlet area having a defined relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: GABRIEL OSTROMECKI, STEPHEN THOMAS, ASELA BENTHARA-WADUMESTHRIGE, FREDERICK M. BAUMGARTNER
  • Patent number: 11122129
    Abstract: There is disclosed in an example, a computer-implemented method of providing network function virtualization orchestration (NFVO), including: determining that a first virtual network function (VNF) instance, providing a virtual service appliance on a virtual network, is to be migrated; provisioning a second VNF instance of the virtual service appliance; cloning configuration data from the first VNF to the second VNF; starting the second VNF without copying traffic data; and halting the first VNF. There is also disclosed an apparatus for performing the method, and a computer-readable medium having instructions for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ben-Zion Friedman, Eliezer Tamir, John J. Browne, Stephen Thomas Palermo
  • Patent number: 11116858
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light emission devices and related methods of use. The UV light emission devices disclosed herein are particularly suited for use in disinfecting surfaces and air. The UV light emission devices disclosed herein can be provided in the form factor of a handheld device that is easily held and manipulated by a human user. The human user can manipulate the handheld UV light emission device to decontaminate surfaces, air, and other areas by orienting the handheld UV light emission device so that the UV light emitted from its light source is directed to the area of interest to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: UV INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Grenon, Nicholas William Medendorp, Jr., Scott Eric Liddle, Jeffery Michael Rosino, Nathan Thomas Luck
  • Patent number: 11116852
    Abstract: The invention provides polynucleotides, vectors and viruses expressing frataxin and methods of treating Friedreich's Ataxia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PRECIGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Schauer, Darby Thomas, Gregory Robinson, Mark Pykett, Richard Thorn, Kirsten Gruis
  • Patent number: 11109965
    Abstract: Some embodiments described herein include a heart valve replacement system that may be delivered to the targeted heart valve site via a delivery catheter. In some embodiments, the heart valve replacement system can assemble a valve device after the valve device is delivered to the heart. In some embodiments, heart valve replacement system includes two anterior flaps that are separate but overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Laplace Interventional Inc.
    Inventors: Ramji Iyer, Stephen Anderson, Samuel Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 11107050
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that facilitate an initiation and a performance of one or more trustless transactions between counterparty devices operating within a trusted, secure computer-networking environment. For example, an apparatus may receive, through a touchscreen display unit, first data that identifies a session identifier associated with a transaction session, and may determine a validity of the session identifier based on the received first data. The apparatus may establish the transaction session in response to the determined validity of the session identifier. The transaction session may be associated with first and second operations characterized by values of corresponding parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Stephen John McCann, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Arthur Carroll Chow, Eddie Cheuk Long Law, Haituyen Anthony Nguyen, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, John Jong Suk Lee, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa
  • Patent number: 11100324
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a set of image segment identigens for each image segment of an image to produce sets of image segment identigens. The sets of image segment identigens are possible interpretations of an image segment. The method further includes generating a set of relationships between image segments. The relationships provide a list of one or more ways in which the image segments are related. The method further includes processing different permutations of the sets of image segment identigens in accordance with the set of relationships to generate an entigen group. The entigen group represents a most likely interpretation of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: entigenlogic LLC
    Inventors: Frank John Williams, David Ralph Lazzara, Stephen Chen, Karl Olaf Knutson, Jessy Thomas, David Michael Corns, II, Andrew Chu, Gary W. Grube
  • Patent number: 11098080
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of formula (I) wherein X1 to X8 and R1 to R8 are as described herein, as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. Further the present invention is concerned with the manufacture of the compounds of formula (I), pharmaceutical compositions comprising them and their use as medicaments for the treatment of diseases and infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Alanine, Julien Beignet, Konrad Bleicher, Bernhard Fasching, Hans Hilpert, Taishan Hu, Dwight MacDonald, Stephen Jackson, Sabine Kolczewski, Carsten Kroll, Adrian Schaeublin, Hong Shen, Theodor Stoll, Helmut Thomas, Amal Wahhab, Claudia Zampaloni
  • Patent number: 11102303
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that perform operations consistent with services provisioned to a device based on real-time sensor data indicative of and characterizing a user's operation of the device and additionally or alternatively, a system or apparatus that includes the device. For example, the device may obtain stored data identifying a provisioned service, and may obtain sensor data captured by an on-board or external sensor during an operation of the device. Based on the sensor data, the device may generate a usage parameter that characterizes the operation of the device during a temporal period, and perform an operation consistent with the provisioned service in accordance with the generated usage parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Arthur Carroll Chow, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa, Eddie Cheuk Long Law, John Jong Suk Lee, Stephen John McCann, Haituyen Anthony Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210244785
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for providing the hybrid benefit of treating biofilms on the surface of mammalian tissue, especially biofilms that occur in association with chronic wounds and burns, and simultaneously providing an antiseptic cleansing and maintenance of the stratum corneum of the tissue and other tissue surfaces, and an opportunity for the tissue to improve by engaging its own natural barrier and immunological defense properties. The compositions and methods prevent the re-establishment of biofilms by facilitating the reduction or eradication of the pathogen producing the biofilm before the biofilm can be established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Thomas Woody
  • Patent number: 11068287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for real-time generation of tailored recommendations associated with client interactions. The system is configured to identify an interaction associated with an associate, extract information of a user associated with the interaction, transfer the extracted information to an associate device, transmit first set of control signals to the associate device, wherein the first set of control signals cause a graphical user interface of the associate device to display the extracted information to the associate, identify a type of the interaction, generate topics associated with the interaction based on the type of the interaction, transfer the topics to the associate device, and transmit a second set of control signals to the associate device, wherein the second set of control signals cause the graphical user interface of the associate device to display the one or more topics to the associate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Malini Petersen, Robert J. Graulich, Richard M. Korzenko, Shola L. Oni, Courtney Lee Prior, Stephen Thomas Shannon, Lea Marie Souther
  • Patent number: 11052733
    Abstract: A vehicle door assembly includes a door housing configured for covering a vehicle access opening. A frame member is disposed within the door housing. A module includes an intrusion beam coupled to the frame member and removable from the door housing. The module is configured to accept attachment of a module hinge and a module latch to provide a secondary door assembly. A modular vehicle door assembly and a method of assembling a door assembly to a vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ranil Patel, Timothy Bearup, Stephen Thomas Kozak, Colleen Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11053508
    Abstract: Nonnaturally occurring host cells altered to increase their ability to transfer genetic molecules into the host cells as compared to an unaltered host cell are provided. Also provided are methods for identifying endogenous loci of a host cell which inhibit transformation efficiency and/or electroporation of genetic molecules into the cell as well as methods for producing nonnaturally occurring host cells with enhanced transformation efficiency and/or the modified ability to allow for genomic integration of an exogenous DNA sequence via electroporation. Methods for producing biochemicals and products produced with the nonnaturally occurring host cells are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: INV Nylon Chemicals Americas, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bawdon, Stephen Thomas Cartman, Jonathan Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20210188061
    Abstract: A vehicle door assembly includes a door housing configured for covering a vehicle access opening. A frame member is disposed within the door housing. A module includes an intrusion beam coupled to the frame member and removable from the door housing. The module is configured to accept attachment of a module hinge and a module latch to provide a secondary door assembly. A modular vehicle door assembly and a method of assembling a door assembly to a vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Ranil Patel, Timothy Bearup, Stephen Thomas Kozak, Colleen Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11040903
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for separating iodine from a NaCl brine, comprising the following steps: (a) providing said NaCl brine containing iodide, (b) adjusting the pH of said NaCl brine to be no greater than 1.5, (c) adding oxidizing agent, such as chlorine containing oxidizing agent, to said NaCl brine resulting from step (b) to obtain an oxidation-reduction potential in said NaCl brine of from 560 mV to 925 mV, the combination of said pH of no greater than 1.5 and oxidation-reduction potential of 560 mV to 925 mV resulting in the formation of an iodine-chlorine anionic complex, and (d) contacting nonionic adsorption resin and said NaCl brine from step (c) one with the other to adsorb said iodine from this brine, to obtain as a result thereof NaCl brine wherein the iodine content therein is preferably no greater than 100 ppbw, more preferably no greater than 10 ppbw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Breske, Lisa Edith Helberg, Peter Hill
  • Patent number: 11033005
    Abstract: An electronic notification pet collar is shown and described. The pet collar includes a collar strap. The collar strap has an interior volume. The interior volume houses wiring connected to lighting and an external component module. The collar strap has an externally affixed component module that houses a CPU, a GPS module, a wireless transceiver, a mute button, a speaker, and a battery pack. The CPU is connected to a plurality of lights that are located through the collar strap. There is a speaker located within the external component module. The CPU and GPS are coupled to a wireless transceiver. The wireless transceiver is connected to a mobile device which is configured to set visual and audible alarms as well as control collar light display. The mobile device controls and activates the visual and audible alarms on the mobile device and collar as well as the GPS module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Thomas
  • Patent number: 11018345
    Abstract: A method and/or electrochemical cell for utilising one or more gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) in an electrochemical cell, the one or more gas diffusion electrodes have a wetting pressure and/or a bubble point exceeding 0.2 bar. The one or more gas diffusion electrodes can be subjected to a pressure differential between a liquid side and a gas side. A pressure on the liquid side of the GDE over the gas side does not exceed the wetting pressure of the GDE during operation (in cases where a liquid electrolyte side has higher pressure), and/or a pressure on the gas side of the GDE over the liquid side, does not exceeds the bubble point of the GDE (in cases where the gas side has the higher pressure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AQUAHYDREX, INC.
    Inventors: Gerhard Frederick Swiegers, Andrew Nattestad, Dennis Antiohos, Fletcher William Thompson, Stephen Thomas Beirne, Steven DuWayne Kloos, Paul Brendan Denis Michael Barrett
  • Publication number: 20210144081
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to improve computing resource utilization. An example apparatus includes an application specific sensor (AS) to monitor a workload of a platform, the workload executing on at least one general purpose central processing unit (CPU) of the platform, and a dynamic deployment module (DDM) to: in response to a workload performance threshold being satisfied, identify a bit stream capable of configuring a field programmable gate array (FPGA) to execute the workload, and configure the FPGA via the bit stream to execute at least a portion of the workload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Palermo, Dwarkadisha D. Kamhout, Pradeepsunder Ganesh, Prabhat K. Gupta