Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Maurice

Thomas A. Maurice 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: 10734629
    Abstract: A vehicle traction battery assembly including a battery cell, a busbar, and a thermal spray is provided. The battery cell may include a terminal having an angled taper upper portion extending therefrom. The busbar may define a through-hole having a taper defining an angle substantially opposite of the angled taper upper portion such that a cavity is defined therebetween when the terminal extends through the through-hole. The thermal spray may be deposited within the cavity to secure the busbar to the terminal. The thermal spray may be formed from a metallic powder selected to include particles that deform and connect when accelerated to a speed of approximately 500 mph or more to join the particles and form a bond securing the terminal to the busbar. The particles of the metallic powder may be iron, copper, aluminum, nickel, iron, or magnesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Robert, Thomas P. Brackett, James Maurice Boileau
  • Publication number: 20200180063
    Abstract: A collet assembly including an actuator and a collet connected to the actuator. The collet assembly is adapted to be installed on a welding electrode holder having an electrode. The collet is moveable by the actuator from an advanced position, in which the collet is adapted to grip a fastener such as a welding rivet, and a retracted position, in which at least a portion of the collet is retracted into the actuator to enable the electrode to engage the fastener for welding to a work piece, and the collet is adapted to release the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Thomas Kingsbury, Dan Peter Vanderzwet, Simon Maurice Britton, Donald J. Spinella, Daniel Bergstrom, Eric Jean Michaud, Larry Frank Koscielski, Gino Norman Iasella
  • Publication number: 20200151896
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the measurement of objects. Using unique processes, the present systems and methods can determine the size of an object using a computing device. For example, in certain embodiments, the present systems and methods receive a physical object such as a foot determine the size of the foot in millimeters, and convert the size of the foot in millimeters into a shoe size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: John David Shea, Thomas Maurice Dantin, JR.
  • Patent number: 10640876
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a pouch cell having electrode tabs extending therefrom, each of the tabs defining a plurality of perforations, a busbar including a plurality of raised portions in contact with and protruding through the perforations, and an agglomeration of mechanically bound solid metal particles overlaying the raised portions to mechanically bind and electrically connect the tabs to the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Robert, James Maurice Boileau, Thomas P. Brackett, III
  • Patent number: 10620181
    Abstract: A method of analysing a subterranean drilled core sample 10 is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corex (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Brett Louis Clark, John Alexander Cumming Maitland, Ian Thomas Maurice Patey
  • Publication number: 20200027232
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the measurement of objects. Using unique processes, the present systems and methods can determine the size of an object using a computing device. For example, in certain embodiments, the present systems and methods receive a physical object such as a finger, determine the size of the finger in pixels, and convert the size of the finger in pixels into a ring size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: John David Shea, Thomas Maurice Dantin, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190267600
    Abstract: A vehicle traction battery assembly including a battery cell, a busbar, and a thermal spray is provided. The battery cell may include a terminal having an angled taper upper portion extending therefrom. The busbar may define a through-hole having a taper defining an angle substantially opposite of the angled taper upper portion such that a cavity is defined therebetween when the terminal extends through the through-hole. The thermal spray may be deposited within the cavity to secure the busbar to the terminal. The thermal spray may be formed from a metallic powder selected to include particles that deform and connect when accelerated to a speed of approximately 500 mph or more to join the particles and form a bond securing the terminal to the busbar. The particles of the metallic powder may be iron, copper, aluminum, nickel, iron, or magnesium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Robert, Thomas P. Brackett, James Maurice Boileau
  • Publication number: 20180280220
    Abstract: A mobility aid assembly for lifting and lowering a user; the assembly including an articulated lifting arm releasably mounted to a base structure; a first portion of the lifting arm operable between a lowered position and a raised position by a linear actuator; a first end of the linear actuator pivotally connected to the first portion of the lifting arm and, wherein a second end of the linear actuator is releasably mounted so as to avoid injury to the user if the linear actuator moves the first portion of the lifting arm to an excessively lowered position in which the first portion of the lifting impinges on the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick HARPER, David Charles THOMPSON, Arthur David COOPER, Thomas Maurice FLEMING
  • Publication number: 20170108483
    Abstract: A method of analysing a subterranean drilled core sample 10 is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: COREX (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Brett Louis Clark, John Alexander Cumming Maitland, Ian Thomas Maurice Patey
  • Patent number: 9592065
    Abstract: A surgical device for guiding a key wire during a shoulder arthroplasty procedure, including a guide for guiding a key wire during the process of drilling into a scapula, and a clamp configured to engage with the scapula neck such that a key wire located in the guide is located in a predetermined geometrical relationship with the scapula neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Maurice Stewart Gregory
  • Patent number: 8541542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing residuals content in a vinyl aromatic polymer, said residuals comprising essentially unpolymerized vinyl aromatic monomer, wherein the vinyl aromatic polymer in the molten state is brought in contact with a solid in powder capable to catalyze the alkylation of said residual vinyl aromatic monomer on the vinyl aromatic polymer. Advantage of the present invention is a sharp reduction of the unpolymerized vinyl aromatic monomer in the vinyl aromatic polymer without generating a new residual and without inducing a colored vinyl aromatic polymer. The present invention also relates to said vinyl aromatic polymer having a low residuals content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Thomas-Maurice Roussel, Bruno Vuillemin, Francois Fajula
  • Publication number: 20130023999
    Abstract: A surgical device (100) for guiding a key wire during a shoulder arthroplasty procedure, comprising a guide (105) for guiding a key wire (160) during the process of drilling into a scapula, and clamp means (101) configured to engage with the scapula neck such that a key wire located in the guide is located in a predetermined geometrical relationship with the scapula neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Maurice Stewart Gregory
  • Patent number: 8301032
    Abstract: An optical system for remotely optical communications at a high data rate between a base station and a remote station under atmospheric turbulence conditions is disclosed. The remote station includes an entirely different type of retroreflector that does not use the conventional type of retroreflection, but instead consists of two sets of lenslets coupled with single-mode fiber array, called fiber “retro”. Amplified retromodulation is achieved requiring only one single optical amplifier and one single modulator. A transmitter located at the base station sends an interrogating optical beam to the fiber “retro” which modulates the optical beam according to the input signal/data, and redirects the modulated optical beam to the base station for detection by a receiver. The present invention includes the capabilities of providing Identification of Friend-or-Foe (IFF), secure communication, and a means of achieving a wide field-of-view (FOV) with a fiber-coupled lenselet array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Majumdar, Thomas Maurice Shay
  • Publication number: 20100113707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing residuals content in a vinyl aromatic polymer, said residuals comprising essentially unpolymerized vinyl aromatic monomer, wherein the vinyl aromatic polymer in the molten state is brought in contact with a solid in powder capable to catalyze the alkylation of said residual vinyl aromatic monomer on the vinyl aromatic polymer. Advantage of the present invention is a sharp reduction of the unpolymerized vinyl aromatic monomer in the vinyl aromatic polymer without generating a new residual and without inducing a colored vinyl aromatic polymer. The present invention also relates to said vinyl aromatic polymer having a low residuals content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS RESEARCH FELUY
    Inventors: Thomas-Maurice Roussel, France Bruno Vuillemin, Francois Fajula
  • Publication number: 20090202254
    Abstract: An optical system for remotely optical communications at a high data rate between a base station and a remote station under atmospheric turbulence conditions is disclosed. The remote station includes an entirely different type of retroreflector that does not use the conventional type of retroreflection, but instead consists of two sets of lenslets coupled with single-mode fiber array, called fiber “retro”. Amplified retromodulation is achieved requiring only one single optical amplifier and one single modulator. A transmitter located at the base station sends an interrogating optical beam to the fiber “retro” which modulates the optical beam according to the input signal/data, and redirects the modulated optical beam to the base station for detection by a receiver. The present invention includes the capabilities of providing Identification of Friend-or-Foe (IFF), secure communication, and a means of achieving a wide field-of-view (FOV) with a fiber-coupled lenselet array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Arun Kumar Majumdar, Thomas Maurice Shay
  • Patent number: 4641505
    Abstract: A real estate security device for controlling access to premises by realtors. A housing having a shackle lock is removably locked to a door handle of the premises. A barrier precludes access to the shackle from an interior of the housing. A portal communicates the housing interior with an area outside through a sliding door. A door lock independent from the shackle lock opens the door to the housing to allow access to contents of the interior where a premises key can be located when the premises' owner wishes to allow access to the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Inventor: Thomas A. Maurice
  • Patent number: 4532783
    Abstract: A key safe having a shackle to secure the key safe to a door knob or the like and a first locking means associated with the shackle to allow installation and removal of the key safe. The key safe has an interior chamber accessed through a removable cover secured by a second locking means independent of the first locking means. Thus the owner or occupant of a premises can provide limited access to the premises for a real estate agent or other authorized person by installing the key safe on the exterior of a door to the premises with a key to the premises contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas A. Maurice