Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Jennings

Thomas A. Jennings 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: 20220245672
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided herein to facilitate using consumer data from external sources in determining relevance measures for promotions and to facilitate the generation of impressions comprising one or more promotions for a consumer from a promotion and marketing service. In one embodiment, a method for generating promotion impressions is provided which includes receiving consumer data from a content provider system; determining one or more available promotions based in part on the consumer data; and generating an impression comprising the one or more available promotions. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Alan Spadoni, Vladimir Hadzhiyski, Truman Anton Shuck, Kyle Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20220209327
    Abstract: Batteries typically include cells that undergo electrochemical reactions to produce electric current. Use of batteries in low temperature environments may adversely impact cell performance. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to inventive articles, systems, and methods that address cell performance issues in low temperature environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Alan Hamblin, Mark Niedzwiecki, Jared M. Jennings, Daniel G. Milobar, Shea Thomas Ribblett
  • Patent number: 11368156
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (“IC”) module includes a substrate, multiple field-programmable gate array (“FPGA”) dies, and pads capable of being selectively configured to perform one or more user defined logic functions. The substrate is configured to house multiple FPGA dies side-by-side in an array formation facilitating transmission of signals between the FPGA dies or chips. The FPGA dies are placed on the substrate functioning as a single FPGA device. The periphery dies of the FPGA dies are configured for external connectivity and the interior dies which are interconnected to perform user defined logic functions. The pads, in one aspect, coupling to the FPGA dies, are configured to provide connections between at least some of the FPGA dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Grant Thomas Jennings, Jinghui Zhu
  • Publication number: 20220092398
    Abstract: A method and/or apparatus using programmable device for parallel processing logic operations is disclosed. The apparatus, such as a semiconductor integrated circuit die, includes an input memory, a processing unit, and an accelerator. The input memory is used to buffer input signals from an external component. The processing unit, such as a microcontroller, retrieves the input signals from the input memory and generates pre-processed data in accordance with the input signals. The first configured circuit containing configurable logic blocks (“LBs”) of a field programmable logic array (“FPGA”), in one embodiment, is programmed as an accelerator to perform one or more neural networking functions. For example, the accelerator is able to process a set of convolutional operation in response to at least a portion of the pre-processed data offloaded from the processing unit for identifying a result or reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Grant Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20210376833
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (“IC”) module includes a substrate, multiple field-programmable gate array (“FPGA”) dies, and pads capable of being selectively configured to perform one or more user defined logic functions. The substrate is configured to house multiple FPGA dies side-by-side in an array formation facilitating transmission of signals between the FPGA dies or chips. The FPGA dies are placed on the substrate functioning as a single FPGA device. The periphery dies of the FPGA dies are configured for external connectivity and the interior dies which are interconnected to perform user defined logic functions. The pads, in one aspect, coupling to the FPGA dies, are configured to provide connections between at least some of the FPGA dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Grant Thomas Jennings, Jinghui Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210376834
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, able to be selectively configured to perform one or more user defined logic functions, includes a semiconductor die and a selectable power regulator. The semiconductor die, in one aspect, includes a first region and a second region. The first region is operatable to perform a first set of logic functions based on a first power domain having a first voltage. The second region is configured to perform a second set of logic functions based on a second power domain having a second voltage. The selectable power regulator, in one embodiment, provides the second voltage for facilitating the second power domain in the second region of the semiconductor die in response to at least one enabling input from the first region of the semiconductor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Thomas Jennings, Jinghui Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210081770
    Abstract: A system architecture based on SoC FPGA for edge artificial intelligence computing includes an MCU subsystem and an FPGA subsystem. The FPGA subsystem includes: an accelerator for accelerating artificial intelligence algorithm; and a shared memory used as an interface between the accelerator and the MCU subsystem. The shared memory is configured to upload the data to be calculated and to retrieve the operation result; the accelerator is configured to read the data from the shared memory independently and to write back the operation result. The system architecture has the advantages of small hardware area, low power consumption, high computing performance and easy use, and the design process is simple and flexible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: GOWN Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Thomas Jennings, Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10941102
    Abstract: Non-water soluble cannabinoid acids are isolated from trichomes and flower of Cannabis genus by leaching with alkaline water. The leaching with alkaline water converts the cannabinoid acids to water soluble salts. The resulting solution of cannabinoid salts may be used as a source of acidic cannabinoids for pharmaceutical applications or the cannabinoid acid salts may be converted back to their acid form and precipitated into a high purity microcrystalline powder by acidification of the aqueous solution. Compounds that are not water soluble and do not form salts in alkaline water such as many pesticides, fungicides and off flavors will not be concentrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Henry Wohleb, Thomas Jennings Wohleb, Joseph David Friis
  • Publication number: 20210053900
    Abstract: Non-water soluble cannabinoid acids are isolated from trichomes and flower of cannabis genus by leaching with alkaline water. The leaching with alkaline water converts the cannabinoid acids to water soluble salts. The resulting solution of cannabinoid salts may be used as a source of acidic cannabinoids for pharmaceutical applications or the cannabinoid acid salts may be converted back to their acid form and precipitated into a high purity microcrystalline powder by acidification of the aqueous solution. Compounds that are not water soluble and do not form salts in alkaline water such as many pesticides, fungicides and off flavors will not be concentrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Henry Wohleb, Thomas Jennings Wohleb, Joseph David Friis
  • Patent number: 10833722
    Abstract: A semiconductor device contains an integrated circuit (“IC”) capable of being selectively programmed to perform one or more logic functions. The device, in one embodiment, includes multiple logic blocks (“LBs”), a routing fabric, and a configurable wireless communication block (“WCB”). The configurable LBs is able to be selectively programmed to perform one or more logic functions. The routing fabric is used to route information between the configurable LBs and input/output ports based on a routing configuration signals. The configurable WCB, having a control circuit and a built-in transceiver, is configured to facilitate transmitting information between the IC and an external system via a wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GOWIN Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Thomas Jennings, Jinghui Zhu, Jianhua Liu
  • Publication number: 20190359550
    Abstract: Non-water soluble cannabinoid acids are isolated from trichomes and flower of Cannabis genus by leaching with alkaline water. The leaching with alkaline water converts the cannabinoid acids to water soluble salts. The resulting solution of cannabinoid salts may be used as a source of acidic cannabinoids for pharmaceutical applications or the cannabinoid acid salts may be converted back to their acid form and precipitated into a high purity microcrystalline powder by acidification of the aqueous solution. Compounds that are not water soluble and do not form salts in alkaline water such as many pesticides, fungicides and off flavors will not be concentrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Henry Wohleb, Thomas Jennings Wohleb, Joseph David Friis
  • Patent number: 9935478
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: YOUNICOS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 9757501
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for applying negative pressure to tissues of a patient that are transmitted to the vertebral venous system of the patient and thereby lowering intracranial pressure. Intracranial pressure is thus lowered easily without increasing the work of breathing, without needing to be intubated, and without breathing through a valve in patients with elevated increased intracranial pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Thomas Jennings, David B Gillis
  • Patent number: 9368968
    Abstract: A control system for an energy storage device is coupled to sensors on an electrical grid. The control system is configured to receive a measurement from each of the sensors. The control system determines, based on the received measurements, whether a grid event is a local event or a distributed event. The control system selects a response mode for controlling the energy storage device based on whether the grid event is determined to be a local event or a distributed event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: YOUNICOS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Schrock, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20160056642
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 9209640
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: YOUNICOS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 9105294
    Abstract: Composite magnetic recording media are described. A composite structure is a structure that is formed of multiple components. For example, a composite magnetic recording medium may include a substrate, an underlayer formed over the substrate, the underlayer defining a coating surface, and a magnetic layer formed over the coating surface of the underlayer. Composite magnetic recording media constructed according to the materials and techniques disclosed may provide dimensional flexibility while exhibiting improved physical or electromagnetic characteristics. In some examples, dimensional flexibility may be achieved by pairing a substrate greater than or equal to approximately 4000 nanometers thick with an underlayer less than or equal to approximately 890 nanometers thick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tryg R. Jensen, Adam A. Brodd, C. Thomas Jennings, David J. Owen
  • Publication number: 20140183961
    Abstract: A control system for an energy storage device is coupled to sensors on an electrical grid. The control system is configured to receive a measurement from each of the sensors. The control system determines, based on the received measurements, whether a grid event is a local event or a distributed event. The control system selects a response mode for controlling the energy storage device based on whether the grid event is determined to be a local event or a distributed event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Schrock, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20130278203
    Abstract: A power delivery rate from a renewable power source to a load is managed by determining, by processing circuitry, a change in a power generation rate, determining, by the processing circuitry, whether the change in the power generation rate exceeds a limit, and then, adjusting, by control circuitry, a power transfer rate to or from a power storage device, such that the adjusting is sufficient to prevent the power delivery rate from exceeding the limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Carlos James Coe, Aeron Neils Hurst, Mark Isaac Hardin, Matthew Clayton Such, Richard Thomas Jennings
  • Publication number: 20130274638
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for applying negative pressure to tissues of a patient that are transmitted to the vertebral venous system of the patient and thereby lowering intracranial pressure. Intracranial pressure is thus lowered easily without increasing the work of breathing, without needing to be intubated, and without breathing through a valve in patients with elevated increased intracranial pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Thomas Jennings, David B. Gillis