Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Henderson

Thomas A. Henderson 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: 20200189158
    Abstract: A reel based tensioning device includes a housing, a spool that is rotatably positioned within the housing, and a knob member that is operably coupled with the spool to cause the spool to rotate in a first direction within the housing and thereby wind a tension member about the spool. The reel based tensioning device also includes a load holding mechanism that is coupled with the spool and that is configured to rotate the spool in the first direction within the housing and to prevent rotation of the spool in a second direction to prevent unwinding of the tension member from about the spool. The reel based tensioning device further includes an audible component that is configured to produce an audible noise responsive to operation of the knob member to signal an adjustment of the tension member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hipwood, Eric Irwin, Thomas Trudel, Mark Soderberg, Michael Nickel, Oronde Armstrong, Cody Henderson, Greg Langley, William Roushey, Thomas Pollack, Ashley Pickens, Ilya Minkin, Eric Whewell
  • Publication number: 20200160451
    Abstract: A method of establishing a targeted dividend reinvestment plan associated with environmental management projects, and financial securities generated therein. In one embodiment, the method comprises steps of providing a dividend reinvestment plan, identifying at least one environmental management project, generating financial securities (e.g. “green” shares or other financial instruments) associated with the environmental management project(s), receiving a direction from investors participating in the dividend reinvestment plan to invest funds through a purchase by the investor of financial securities associated with the environmental management projects, issuing the financial securities to investors, and allocating the funds to the environmental management project(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Henderson
  • Publication number: 20200116491
    Abstract: A terrain-based navigation system include at least three laser range finders, each fixedly mounted to a vehicle body, each pointing in a different direction and arranged such that they can be used to calculate terrain gradient in two dimensions. Existing terrain-based navigation systems for aircraft that use a radar altimeter to determine the distance of the vehicle from the ground make use of the large field of view of the radar altimeter. The first return signal from the radar altimeter may not be from directly below the aircraft, but will be interpreted as being directly below the aircraft, thereby impairing the chances of obtaining a terrain match, or impairing the accuracy of a terrain match. The use of a plurality of laser range finders each fixedly mounted to the vehicle body allows more terrain information to be obtained as the terrain can be detected from the plurality of different directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Geoffrey Thomas HENDERSON
  • Publication number: 20200068997
    Abstract: A tension member guide that is configured to direct or route a tension member about a path of an article includes a cover member and a guide member that is partially covered by the cover member. The cover member is attachable to the article and includes a pair of slits or incisions. The guide member is folded along a longitudinal length to form a loop or channel within which the tension member may be inserted. The guide member is positioned in relation to the cover member so that opposing end portions of the loop or channel are inserted through the slits or incisions such that the opposing end portions are positioned on an opposite side of the cover member from a remainder of the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Pollack, Kristopher Lovett, Thomas Trudel, Cody Henderson, Clark Morgan, Mark Soderberg, Anna Hetman
  • Publication number: 20200064136
    Abstract: An inertial navigation system includes a first inertial measurement unit with at least a first sensor and a second inertial measurement unit with at least a second sensor corresponding in type to the first sensor. The first inertial measurement unit is rotatably mounted relative to the second inertial measurement unit, The inertial navigation system further include a controller arranged to: acquire a first set of measurements simultaneously from both the first inertial measurement unit and the second inertial measurement unit; rotate the first inertial measurement unit relative to the second inertial measurement unit; acquire a second set of measurements simultaneously from both the first inertial measurement unit and the second inertial measurement unit; and calculate from the first set of measurements and the second set of measurements at least one error characteristic of the first sensor and/or the second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Geoffrey Thomas HENDERSON
  • Patent number: 10543630
    Abstract: A reel based tensioning device includes a housing, a spool that is rotatably positioned within the housing, and a knob member that is operably coupled with the spool to cause the spool to rotate in a first direction within the housing and thereby wind a tension member about the spool. The reel based tensioning device also includes a load holding mechanism that is coupled with the spool and that is configured to rotate the spool in the first direction within the housing and to prevent rotation of the spool in a second direction to prevent unwinding of the tension member from about the spool. The reel based tensioning device further includes an audible component that is configured to produce an audible noise responsive to operation of the knob member to signal an adjustment of the tension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOA Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hipwood, Eric Irwin, Thomas Trudel, Mark Soderberg, Michael Nickel, Oronde Armstrong, Cody Henderson, Greg Langley, William Roushey, Thomas Pollack, Ashley Pickens, Ilya Minkin, Eric Whewell
  • Patent number: 10499709
    Abstract: A tension member guide that is configured to direct or route a tension member about a path of an article includes a cover member and a guide member that is partially covered by the cover member. The cover member is attachable to the article and includes a pair of slits or incisions. The guide member is folded along a longitudinal length to form a loop or channel within which the tension member may be inserted. The guide member is positioned in relation to the cover member so that opposing end portions of the loop or channel are inserted through the slits or incisions such that the opposing end portions are positioned on an opposite side of the cover member from a remainder of the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOA Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Pollack, Kristopher Lovett, Thomas Trudel, Cody Henderson, Clark Morgan, Mark Soderberg, Anna Hetman
  • Publication number: 20190322435
    Abstract: The disclosed principles provide for a new and unique reusable rigid package configured to provide a container for holding, for example, food products, as well as to provide a playable structure for consumers, such as children, to play with during or after consumption of the food product. In addition, multiple playable packages as disclosed herein may be collected and combined together, for example, end-to-end, into a larger toy such as train of cars, busses, railway cars or any other vehicle shape. Disposable or reusable covers, either rigid or soft, may also be provided with each such disclosed rigid package. Furthermore, each disclosed package is configured to be stacked, one at least partially received within the other, for efficient stacked storage of multiple packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Thomas HENDERSON, Antonio PUGLIESE, Gianmauro VELLA, ZhenXian ZHAO
  • Patent number: 10359808
    Abstract: A vertical docking apparatus (VDA) includes a back panel assembly with at least a first device docking hook (DDH) and a first panel mounting cavity. The first panel mounting cavity is located on a back surface of the back panel assembly and configured to allow the back panel assembly to be mounted to a vertical surface. Additionally, the VDA includes a front panel assembly that is attached to the back panel assembly, a first DDH cavity that is adapted to receive the first DDH, and a transmission connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quirklogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Douglas Henry Williams, James Patrick Henderson, Duncan James Gibbons, Matthew Thomas Robert Bailey, Tian Zhao, Alfonso Fabian de la Fuente
  • Patent number: 10336416
    Abstract: A tourniquet device includes a tourniquet strap having an outward facing surface and an inward facing surface, the outward facing surface being covered with a plurality of hook fasteners, the inward facing surface having a section that is provided with a plurality of loop fasteners, a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a buckle, the second end having a cavity, and a securement strap configured for storage within the cavity, the securement strap including a terminal end that includes a pull tab, the securement strap is configured to be selectively placed in a stored position and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Carson Thomas Henderson
  • Publication number: 20190135478
    Abstract: Disclosed are rigid multi-compartment recloseable packages. A package may comprise a rigid tray comprising a product surface to hold food products. The tray may comprise a raised lip along a perimeter of the product surface to laterally secure the food products thereon. The tray may have a tray skirt horizontally extending outward from a top edge of the lip, and dividing features upwardly extending from the product surface to form distinct compartments on the product surface for receiving the food products therein. Furthermore, such an exemplary package also comprises a recloseable rigid lid having an upper surface substantially coextensive with the product surface, and at least one sidewall downwardly extending from the upper surface. The lid may also comprise a lid skirt horizontally extending outward from a bottom edge of the at least one sidewall, where the lid skirt is coextensive and complimentary in shape with the tray skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Publication number: 20190135520
    Abstract: The disclosed principles provide for a welding technique welding the flanges of a rigid lid sealed onto a rigid tray, such that the two may be easily separated but still repeatedly reclosable such that the rigid package may be reused. For this unique and advantageous ultrasonic welding technique, the disclosed principles provide for the inclusion of a unique delamination layer between the similar rigid materials used for forming the flanges of both the lid and the tray. The disclosed principles provide for the delamination layer to be provide on one or both of the two rigid materials, but behind the seal interphase area so that the hermitic seal may still be created. This delamination layer operates such that it peels apart (i.e., delaminates) as the ultrasonically sealed rigid material of the lid flange and rigid material of the tray flange are pulled apart while opening the package initially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado
  • Publication number: 20180137573
    Abstract: A method of establishing a targeted dividend reinvestment plan associated with environmental management projects, and financial securities generated therein. In one embodiment, the method comprises steps of providing a dividend reinvestment plan, identifying at least one environmental management project, generating financial securities (e.g. “green” shares or other financial instruments) associated with the environmental management project(s), receiving a direction from investors participating in the dividend reinvestment plan to invest funds through a purchase by the investor of financial securities associated with the environmental management projects, issuing the financial securities to investors, and allocating the funds to the environmental management project(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Henderson
  • Patent number: 9949136
    Abstract: Measurement data collected by a set of femto access points (FAPs) can be utilized, during a network listen procedure, to detect one or more areas with weak macro network coverage and/or high interference. Moreover, an automatic cell planning (ACP) component can be employed to analyze the measurement data and update a transmission parameter(s) associated with a macro access point. After the update is implemented, the ACP component can trigger another network listen procedure at the set of FAPs and receive new measurement data. The ACP component can evaluate the new measurement data to dynamically verify that the implementation of the update resulted in an improvement of macro network coverage and/or interference within the one or more areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Brisebois, Thomas Henderson
  • Patent number: D803693
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Adam Bergeson, Eric Thomas Henderson, Terry Lemon, James J. Maki, Ricardo Perez, James Troy Starkey
  • Patent number: D812170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Carson Thomas Henderson
  • Patent number: D840840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Patent number: D840841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Patent number: D840842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Paola Appendini, David Block, Paulette Bluhm-Sauriol, Ryan Boudreaux, Peter Brian Clarke, Rebecca Eley, Geoffrey Gibbins, Eric Thomas Henderson, James J. Maki, Jorge W. Maldonado, Donald E. McCumber, Megan Sklanka, James Troy Starkey
  • Patent number: D858305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: Eric Thomas Henderson, Antonio Pugliese, Gianmauro Vella, ZhenXian Zhao