Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Gregory

Thomas A. Gregory 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: 11111766
    Abstract: The complexity of a fracture network may be enhanced during a hydraulic fracturing operation by monitoring operational parameters of the fracturing job and altering stress conditions in the well in response to the monitoring of the operational parameters. The operational parameters monitored may include the injection rate of the pumped fluid, the density of the pumped fluid or the bottomhole pressure of the well after the fluid is pumped. The method provides an increase to the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Harold Dean Brannon, Thomas Ray Starks, II, Scott Gregory Nelson, Charles Elmer Bell, Tom N. Royce, D. V. Satyanarayana Gupta, Jimie Devon Lemons, Curtis David Huff, John Gottschling, Angel F. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11095076
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a cable having wire pairs and contacts in contact pairs. The contacts of the contact pairs may be simultaneously crimped to the corresponding wires by a crimp tool. Pair holders hold the contact pairs with an overmolded body molded around supporting bases of the contacts of the contact pair to fix relative positions of the contacts. The cable connector includes a pair shield having shield elements forming shield pockets receiving wire pairs, contact pairs, and pair holders. The cable connector includes a retainer having a retainer cavity that receives the wire pairs and the pair shield. The retainer includes a contact support to support the pair holders and the contact pairs. The cable connector includes an outer shell having an outer shell cavity that receives the retainer and provides electrical shielding for the contact pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Kevin Michael Thackston, Graham Harry Smith, Jr., Scott Eric Walton, Thomas Gregory Gartlan
  • Publication number: 20210232481
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing file systems over a network. A core specification that defines characteristics of a portion of a file system and parameters may be provided. The characteristics may include one or more storage device characteristics. And, the parameters may include one or more of a cluster size, or a protection level. File system models may be generated based on the core specification and the parameters. Each file system model may correspond to a file system that conforms to a core specification and specific values for the parameters. A simulation engine may be employed to provide simulation results based on the file system models. Deployment models may be generated based on the simulation results. The deployment models may be employed to provision file systems that conform to the file system performance characteristics associated with its corresponding deployment model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Yuxi Bai, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jonathan Michael MacLaren, Noah Trent Nelson, Kimberly Alice Fairhurst
  • Publication number: 20210232427
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing file systems over a network. Jobs may be provided to a storage computer in a file system. Control models may be associated with the jobs. Scores may be generated based on the control models. Each job may be associated with a score provided by its associated control model. And, each job that may be behind its corresponding schedule may be associated with a higher score value than each other job that may be either on its corresponding other schedule or ahead of its corresponding other schedule. Commands may be selected for execution based on the commands being associated with a job that may be associated with the higher score value that may be greater than score values associated with other jobs. The jobs may be ranked based on the updated scores. Subsequent commands may be selected and executed based on the ranking of the jobs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Yuxi Bai, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jonathan Michael MacLaren, Noah Trent Nelson, Kimberly Alice Fairhurst
  • Publication number: 20210184405
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a cable having wire pairs and contacts in contact pairs. The contacts of the contact pairs may be simultaneously crimped to the corresponding wires by a crimp tool. Pair holders hold the contact pairs with an overmolded body molded around supporting bases of the contacts of the contact pair to fix relative positions of the contacts. The cable connector includes a pair shield having shield elements forming shield pockets receiving wire pairs, contact pairs, and pair holders. The cable connector includes a retainer having a retainer cavity that receives the wire pairs and the pair shield. The retainer includes a contact support to support the pair holders and the contact pairs. The cable connector includes an outer shell having an outer shell cavity that receives the retainer and provides electrical shielding for the contact pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Kevin Michael Thackston, Graham Harry Smith, JR., Scott Eric Walton, Thomas Gregory Gartlan
  • Patent number: 10860372
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing file systems over a network. Jobs may be provided to a storage computer in a file system. Control models may be associated with the jobs. Scores may be generated based on the control models. Each job may be associated with a score provided by its associated control model. And, each job that may be behind its corresponding schedule may be associated with a higher score value than each other job that may be either on its corresponding other schedule or ahead of its corresponding other schedule. Commands may be selected for execution based on the commands being associated with a job that may be associated with the higher score value that may be greater than score values associated with other jobs. The jobs may be ranked based on the updated scores. Subsequent commands may be selected and executed based on the ranking of the jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxi Bai, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jonathan Michael MacLaren, Noah Trent Nelson, Kimberly Alice Fairhurst
  • Patent number: 10858225
    Abstract: A track-type machine is disclosed. The track-type machine may comprise an electric drive powertrain including an internal combustion engine, a winch assembly having a drum rotatably supporting a cable so that the cable is reeled in or reeled out at a winch line speed when the drum is rotating, and an implement controller configured to activate the winch assembly for reeling in and reeling out the cable. The track-type machine may further comprise a hydraulic circuit driven by the internal combustion engine and configured to actuate a rotation of the drum when the winch assembly is activated by the implement controller. In addition, the track-type machine may further comprise a control system configured to increase an engine speed of the internal combustion engine when the winch assembly is activated by the implement controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Randall Sanders, Christopher Mark Brian, Thomas Gregory Pusch
  • Patent number: 10863652
    Abstract: A self-installing connector for a liquid cooling system of a datacenter component rack system. A datacenter component rack may include manifolds for conveying coolant to or from one or more datacenter electronic components for liquid cooling components of the datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector provides a fluid connection between the manifold and a liquid cooling system of a datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector may puncture the manifold at the time the datacenter electronic component is installed. The self-installing connector may form an opening in the manifold and secure one end of the self-installing connector into the opening upon installation of the datacenter electronic component into the datacenter component rack. The self-installing connector can separate at a dripless quick-disconnect coupling for datacenter electronic component maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan F. Conroy, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez, Luke Thomas Gregory
  • Patent number: 10804038
    Abstract: The invention provides an electric circuit device including a conductive element configured to provide an electrical input to an electrical component, the resistivity of the conductive element being variable based at least on the extent of deformation thereof, and a deformable body coupled directly or indirectly to, or integral with, the conductive element such that deformation of the body causes the conductive element to deform, thereby varying the resistance thereof and altering the input to the electrical component. Said devices may be used singularly or in combination as logic elements within electrical circuits, providing drive and/or control functionality. Particular embodiments provide improved electrostatic generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Iain Alexander Anderson, Thomas Gregory McKay, Emilio Patricio Calius
  • Patent number: 10795796
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing file systems over a network. A core specification that defines characteristics of a portion of a file system and parameters may be provided. The characteristics may include one or more storage device characteristics. And, the parameters may include one or more of a cluster size, or a protection level. File system models may be generated based on the core specification and the parameters. Each file system model may correspond to a file system that conforms to a core specification and specific values for the parameters. A simulation engine may be employed to provide simulation results based on the file system models. Deployment models may be generated based on the simulation results. The deployment models may be employed to provision file systems that conform to the file system performance characteristics associated with its corresponding deployment model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuxi Bai, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jonathan Michael MacLaren, Noah Trent Nelson, Kimberly Alice Fairhurst
  • Publication number: 20200210385
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a file system engine that provides a file system that includes a plurality of blocks on a file storage tier with portion of the blocks associated with a cache storage tier. A cache engine provides heat extents that include a heat score and a run length value such that the heat extents are represent activities associated with the blocks. Heat extents associated with file system activities are determined based on a position of the blocks that corresponds with the run length values of the heat extents and sectors on the file storage tier. Heat scores associated with the heat extents may be modified based on the activities and distribution models to conform the heat extents with the distribution models. Blocks associated with heat scores that are less than a threshold value provided by the distribution models may be disassociated from the cache storage tier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Carpenter, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Peter J. Godman, Duncan Robert Fairbanks, Patrick Jakubowski, Zexuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10701838
    Abstract: A self-installing connector for a liquid cooling system of a datacenter component rack system. A datacenter component rack may include manifolds for conveying coolant to or from one or more datacenter electronic components for liquid cooling components of the datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector provides a fluid connection between the manifold and a liquid cooling system of a datacenter electronic component. The self-installing connector may puncture the manifold at the time the datacenter electronic component is installed. The self-installing connector may form an opening in the manifold and secure one end of the self-installing connector into the opening upon installation of the datacenter electronic component into the datacenter component rack. The self-installing connector can separate at a dripless quick-disconnect coupling for datacenter electronic component maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan F. Conroy, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez, Luke Thomas Gregory
  • Patent number: 10614033
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing data in a file system. A pre-fetch engine may receive requests from a client the file system that includes a pre-fetch storage tier and a file storage tier of storage devices. The pre-fetch engine determines a pre-fetch policy based on the requests such that the pre-fetch policy determines which blocks to copy to the pre-fetch storage tier. And, the pre-fetch policy may be associated with a score model that includes score rules where one of the rules may be associated with a client score. The pre-fetch engine may obtain scores associated with the score rules such that the scores are based on previous requests made by the client. In response to scores exceeding a threshold value, the pre-fetch engine may copy the blocks to the pre-fetch storage tier. The pre-fetch engine may update the scores based on the performance of the pre-fetch policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Thomas R. Unger, Eric E. Youngblut, Peter J. Godman
  • Patent number: 10534758
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a file system engine that provides a file system that includes a plurality of blocks on a file storage tier with portion of the blocks associated with a cache storage tier. A cache engine provides heat extents that include a heat score and a run length value such that the heat extents are represent activities associated with the blocks. Heat extents associated with file system activities are determined based on a position of the blocks that corresponds with the run length values of the heat extents and sectors on the file storage tier. Heat scores associated with the heat extents may be modified based on the activities and distribution models to conform the heat extents with the distribution models. Blocks associated with heat scores that are less than a threshold value provided by the distribution models may be disassociated from the cache storage tier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Carpenter, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Peter J. Godman, Duncan Robert Fairbanks, Patrick Jakubowski, Zexuan Wang
  • Publication number: 20190375617
    Abstract: A track-type machine is disclosed. The track-type machine may comprise an electric drive powertrain including an internal combustion engine, a winch assembly having a drum rotatably supporting a cable so that the cable is reeled in or reeled out at a winch line speed when the drum is rotating, and an implement controller configured to activate the winch assembly for reeling in and reeling out the cable. The track-type machine may further comprise a hydraulic circuit driven by the internal combustion engine and configured to actuate a rotation of the drum when the winch assembly is activated by the implement controller. In addition, the track-type machine may further comprise a control system configured to increase an engine speed of the internal combustion engine when the winch assembly is activated by the implement controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Randall Sanders, Christopher Mark Brian, Thomas Gregory Pusch
  • Patent number: 10474635
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing data in a file system. An engine may receive read requests associated with a file system that includes pre-fetch storage and file storage. The engine may employ a pre-fetch policy selected from a plurality of pre-fetch policies to copy blocks to pre-fetch storage. The engine may evaluate the selected pre-fetch policy and also evaluate simulated performances for each unselected pre-fetch policy based on subsequent read requests. The engine may provide a performance score based on the evaluation of the selected pre-fetch policy and it may provide other performance scores based on the simulated evaluation of each unselected pre-fetch policy If one of the other performance scores for one of the unselected pre-fetch policies exceeds the performance score of the selected pre-fetch policy, the engine may select that unselected pre-fetch policies as a new selected pre-fetch policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Unger, Eric E. Youngblut, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jeremy Drouillard
  • Patent number: 10374092
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a circuit structure and method for power amplifier control with forward and reverse voltage biases to transistor back-gate regions. A circuit structure according to the disclosure can include: a power amplifier (PA) circuit having first and second transistors, the first and second transistors each including a back-gate region, wherein the back-gate region of each of the first and second transistors is positioned within a doped substrate separated from a semiconductor region by a buried insulator layer; and an analog voltage source coupled to the back-gate regions of the first and second transistors of the PA circuit, such that the analog voltage source alternatively supplies a forward bias voltage or a reverse bias voltage to the back-gate regions of the first and second transistors of the PA circuit to produce a continuously sloped power ramping profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Arul Balasubramaniyan, Thomas Gregory Mckay
  • Patent number: 10250166
    Abstract: The invention relates to transformers. More particularly, the invention relates to transformers using (preferably electrostatic and more preferably dielectric elastomer) transducers such as generators and actuators. The invention further provides a priming circuit therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Iain Alexander Anderson, Thomas Gregory McKay, Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Emilio Patricio Calius
  • Patent number: 10228396
    Abstract: The invention provides circuits, systems and methods for dielectric elastomer device (DED) self-sensing. The circuit comprises a first DED coupled or adapted for coupling to a first voltage source (for providing an actuating or priming signal, for example); a current sensor provided in series with the first DED; and an oscillating signal source coupled to the first DED and adapted to cause an oscillation in a voltage across the DED, wherein the oscillating signal source is decoupled from the first voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Todd Alan Gisby, Thomas Gregory McKay, Ho Cheong Lo, Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Iain Alexander Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180315511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for holistically and dynamically managing metabolomics, leading to improvement of users' overall health. A metabolomics enhancement (“ME”) system recommends a metabolomic regiment harmonizing macronutritional and micronutritional consumption for a metabolomics beneficiary. The ME system receives characteristics and palate preferences of the beneficiary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Gregory Quinn, Venkateswara Rao Vaddineni, Allan Day Sapp, Daphna Karen Dror, Stephen Raskin, Susan Miriam Brand, Randi Gallenson