Patents by Inventor Theodore A. Fox

Theodore A. Fox 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: 10841508
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided to monitor electrical equipment. In some implementations, a monitoring system for a cabinet may include an infrared camera and a non-thermal camera. The infrared camera may be configured to capture one or more thermal images of at least a portion of electrical equipment positioned in an interior cavity of the cabinet. The non-thermal camera may be configured to capture one or more non-thermal images such as visible light images of the portion of electrical equipment. In some implementations, combined images may be generated that include characteristics of the thermal images and the non-thermal images for viewing by a user. In some implementations, the cameras may receive electrical power through a physical coupling to an electrical connector within the cabinet and/or through electromagnetic energy harvesting techniques. Other implementations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Scanlon, Michael Fox, Nicholas Högasten, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth
  • Patent number: 10321031
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device. Thermal infrared image data may be captured by the infrared sensor assembly and transmitted to the user device by the processing module in response to a request transmitted by an application program or other software/hardware routines running on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Frank, Nicholas Högasten, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp, Andrew C. Teich, Dwight Dumpert, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth, Gerald W. Blakeley, III, Michael Fox
  • Patent number: 4759089
    Abstract: A theraputic pillow to support the head and neck of a user in a substantially horizontal resting position and particularly designed to relieve muscular pressure between the head and upper portion of the cervical spine, including a cradle element defined by a pair of lobes adapted to support the head of a user when placed in the cradle element, whereby the cradle element generally tapers downward from a rear portion of the pillow to a front portion of the pillow to hold the head in a position whereby the chin of the user is positioned towards the chest to relieve muscular tension between the head and neck of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Inventor: Theodore A. Fox
  • Patent number: 4107509
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating portions of the arms or legs of a human body with heat and moisture by means of a moisture-resistant heating pad retained in a cylindrical configuration by means of a fabric enclosure having means to receive the heating pad and retain it in its circular configuration in close proximity to the body member being treated. A suitable moisture source is provided in the form of a pad positioned in the enclosing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: Northern Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor H. Scher, Theodore A. Fox, Philip A. Sandford