Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Weaver

Thomas A. Weaver 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: 10665348
    Abstract: In some examples, structured and unstructured data is analyzed to determine whether a user is at risk for a certain condition. The results of this analysis can be included in a risk assessment. In some examples, structured and unstructured data is analyzed to determine whether a particular event has taken place. Once detection of occurrence of the event has taken place, a notification is generated that a correct recipient is identified. In addition, it is determined if and how the notification should be escalated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Krayer, William Michael Gregg, Thomas Andrew Doyle, Paul Brient, Christopher Wobensmith, Jim Najib Jirjis, Victoria Weaver, Jonathan Perlin, Paul Martin Paslick, Edmund Jackson, Sarah Hume Buta, Erin S. Jospe, Umesh P. Phirke
  • Patent number: 10650330
    Abstract: Systems and methods of database optimization and distributed computing are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method includes distributing remote agents to a plurality of remote computing systems, receiving incoming inventory from a database of available inventory via the remote agents, generating the database of available inventory that retains complete inventory records, generating thin locator style records for the complete inventory records, wherein the thin locator style records include key record identifiers, distributing a query to one or more of the remote agents, selecting the thin locator style records in response to the query, obtaining the complete inventory records corresponding to the thin locator style records of the selected key record identifiers, and providing the complete inventory records to a requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ResponseLogix, Inc.
    Inventors: L. Thomas Mohr, Jagdish Rajan, Timothy D. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20200141437
    Abstract: A shear pin supported cleaner finger assembly includes a frame member, a support member attached to the frame member, the support member defining a pivot point and a reactive point. A cleaner finger is pivotally attached to the support member at the pivot point, and a shear pin is positioned at the reactive point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Dean Weaver, Dakota J. Krokosz, Solomon James Sawlaw, Justin Thomas Clausen
  • Publication number: 20200129899
    Abstract: A filter base for receiving a complementary mating filter housing assembly. The filter base includes a base platform having fluid ingress and egress stanchions, and a wire harness assembly including a connector housing integral with or connected to the base platform for establishing an electrical connection between the filter base and the filter housing assembly. The wire harness assembly includes conductors extending between first and second connectors, with one or more resilient contacts provided on the second connector. The connector housing has an upper surface and an oppositely facing lower surface and is dimensioned to receive a first end portion of the one or more contacts. The contacts are flexible from a first position to a second position when a mating portion of the one or more contacts engages a mating connection surface of the filter housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: William Thomas Anniss, III, Willard Grant, Raony Barrios, William L. Small, Marcello Correa Machado, Thomas W. McCollough, Christopher Stephan Rousey, Robert Astle, George Nicholas Lauri, III, Chong Hun Yi, Brian Keith Weaver, William James Moyer, II, Ronald Skovira, Gary Altemose, Richard Benjamin Emenheiser, Ramesh Subramanian
  • Publication number: 20200091638
    Abstract: A wire harness assembly including a first connector, a second connector, and conductors extending between the first connector and the second connector. Contacts are provided on the second connector. The contacts have termination sections which are mounted on the second connector, compliant sections which extend from the termination sections, and substrate engagement sections which extend from the compliant sections. The substrate engagement sections have curved contact sections which are configured to be positioned in mechanical and electrical engagement with circuit pads of a mating printed circuit board. Embossments are provided on the curved contact sections to provide additional strength and stability to the curved contact sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chong Hun Yi, Brian Keith Weaver, William James Moyer, II, Ronald Skovira, Gary Altemose, Richard Benjamin Emenheiser, William Thomas Anniss, III, Willard Grant, Raony Barrios, William L. Small, Marcello Correa Machado, Thomas W. McCollough, Christopher Stephan Rousey, Robert Astle, George Nicholas Lauri, III
  • Patent number: 10502063
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an airfoil includes forming a tip portion and imaging a second end of a body portion to obtain image data of one or more mortises formed therein. One or more tenons are formed on the first end of the tip portion using the image data of the second end of the body portion. The one or more tenons are manufactured using one of additive or subtractive manufacturing techniques. To complete assembly, the first end of the tip portion is positioned relative to the second end of the body portion such that each of the one or more tenons of the tip portion align with and are in sliding engagement with a respective one of the one or more mortises of the body portion. The body portion and the tip portion are coupled together such that the tip portion and the body portion form the airfoil. An airfoil formed by the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Weaver, Scott Michael Oppenheimer, William Thomas Carter
  • Publication number: 20190290406
    Abstract: A motor-driven fluid, semi-fluid, or semi-sold material dispensing apparatus including a housing; a plunger/drive rack; an electric motor mounted transverse to the plunger/drive rack; a gear system mechanically coupled to the electric motor and configured to drive the plunger/drive rack, wherein the gear system includes a rack drive gear operatively engaged with the electric motor, the rack drive gear includes a plurality of saw tooth type gear teeth, the rack drive gear teeth being configured to engage with corresponding teeth disposed on the plunger/drive rack; and wherein, the electric motor and gear system are housed in a main body portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Practicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley P. Griffin, George E. Riehm, Gregor G. Weaver, John R. Laverack, Gregory A. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10413702
    Abstract: A drainage catheter, comprising an elongate body member, an elongate flexible member and a hub, the hub including a base and a collar, the base an internal passageway and a side lumen and an outer surface including an engagement element and a mating surface portion, and the collar including a side lumen extending from the inner surface to the outer surface and wherein the inner surface of the collar includes a mating surface portion and a counter element, wherein the elongate flexible member extends through the side lumen side lumens, and wherein the hub has an unlocked position where the engagement element and the counter element are not engaged and a locked position where the engagement element and the counter element are engaged, the collar is tightened on the base and the elongate flexible element is clamped between the mating surface portions of the base and the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Alison Lepordo, Nathan Zamarripa, Karla Weaver, Thomas Pepin
  • Publication number: 20190263302
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided, in at least one embodiment, comprising a seatback comprising a cushion having a first hardness, and a pneumatic thoracic support structure positioned adjacent the cushion. In at least one embodiment, the pneumatic thoracic support structure comprises a first bladder selectively inflatable to provide a first area having a second hardness higher than the first hardness, with the first area being disposed along a thoracic region of a user's spine when a user is seated in the seat to provide support to at least a portion of the thoracic region of the user's spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford Allen GALBREATH, Terry O'BANNON, Jennifer BADGLEY, Asad S. ALI, Gerald Steven LOCKE, Thomas S. HICKS, Mark WEAVER, Winsen C. ZOUZAL, Richard L. HARBAUGH
  • Patent number: 10328829
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided, in at least one embodiment, comprising a seatback comprising a cushion having a first hardness, and a pneumatic thoracic support structure positioned adjacent the cushion. In at least one embodiment, the pneumatic thoracic support structure comprises a first bladder selectively inflatable to provide a first area having a second hardness higher than the first hardness, with the first area being disposed along a thoracic region of a user's spine when a user is seated in the seat to provide support to at least a portion of the thoracic region of the user's spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashford Allen Galbreath, Terry O'Bannon, Jennifer Badgley, Asad S. Ali, Gerald Steven Locke, Thomas S. Hicks, Mark Weaver, Winsen C. Zouzal, Richard L. Harbaugh
  • Patent number: 10311701
    Abstract: In some examples, systems, methods, and devices are described that generate contextual suggestions for patients. Generation of the contextual suggestions is triggered by certain events performed by a medical professional with respect to a patient (e.g., updating a patient record). The contextual suggestions are related to addressing health conditions of the patient and represent tasks or considerations which the medical professional should be made aware. The contextual suggestions are generated in a way that is considerate of patient context, medical professional context, and contexts of similar patients. The contextual suggestions can be presented to the medical professional for selection and execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HCA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Christian Krayer, William Michael Gregg, Thomas Andrew Doyle, Paul Brient, Christopher Wobensmith, Jim Najib Jirjis, Victoria Weaver, Jonathan Perlin, Paul Martin Paslick, Edmund Jackson, Sarah Hume Buta, Erin S. Jospe, Umesh P. Phirke
  • Publication number: 20190145877
    Abstract: A helmet testing apparatus includes a sensor configured to be selectively positionable within an interior head cavity of a helmet to acquire compliance data regarding a liner of the helmet and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Geoffrey F. Deane, William D. Duncan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10184867
    Abstract: A helmet testing apparatus including a movable member, a sensor coupled to the movable member and configured to acquire compliance data regarding a liner disposed within a shell of a helmet through engagement of the sensor with the liner, and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Geoffrey F. Deane, William D. Duncan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10119592
    Abstract: A vehicle drivetrain includes a magnetic bearing. The vehicle drivetrain includes a motor configured to provide a rotational driving force. The rotational driving force is received by a shaft, and the magnetic bearing is configured to support the shaft. The shaft is configured to drive a wheel of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Deane, Philip A. Eckhoff, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180257269
    Abstract: A mold may include a plurality of nanostructures configured to form a lithographic pattern when imprinted into a material. Imprinting may include imprinting the mold a first predetermined distance, modifying a temperature of the material, and altering a position of the mold based on the temperature modification. One or more thermal elements may alter a temperature of a first section of the material and/or one or more nanostructures for a predetermined pulse time less than an equilibrium time required for the mold and/or material to reach a stable temperature state. A first thermal element may selectively alter the temperature of a first section of the material and/or a first nanostructure and a second thermal element may selectively alter the temperature of a second section of the material and/or a second nanostructure. The one or more thermal elements may include one or more thermoelectric elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Thomas A. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10068446
    Abstract: An audio surveillance system includes a plurality of nodes and each node includes a microphone, a speaker, and a control unit. The microphone is configured to detect sound and the speaker is configured to provide sound. The control unit is configured to receive a plurality of inputs from the plurality of nodes and the plurality of inputs are based on a detected sound; determine a location of the source of the detected sound based on the plurality of inputs; classify the detected sound according to predefined alert conditions and based on the location of the source of the detected sound; provide an alert to a monitoring device regarding the detected sound based on the classification of the detected sound; and control at least one node from the plurality of nodes to provide an audio response to the detected sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Ehren J. Brav, Roderick A. Hyde, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas A. Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10015931
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for generating electricity from carbon-based photosynthate produced by a plant. The methods include providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2, harvesting a carbon-based photosynthate from the plant, processing the carbon-based photosynthate to produce energy, and converting at least some of the energy into electricity. An apparatus for converting the carbon-based photosynthate into CO2 and heat, and an apparatus for converting the heat of combustion into electricity is also provided. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10017392
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10015971
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9997495
    Abstract: A non-contacting inductive interconnect of a three-dimensional integrated circuit includes a first silicon substrate having a first inductive loop. A first layer of high permeability material is deposited on the first silicon substrate that has the first inductive loop forming a first high permeability structure. The circuit further includes a second silicon substrate having a second inductive loop. A magnetic coupling is formed between the first inductive loop and the second inductive loop. The first high permeability structure can enhance the magnetic coupling between the first inductive loop and the second inductive loop. In some embodiments, a second layer of the high permeability material is deposited on the second silicon substrate that has the second inductive loop forming a second high permeability structure. The first high permeability structure and the second high permeability structure can form a magnetic circuit coupling the first inductive loop and the second inductive loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Douglas C. Burger, William Gates, Andrew F. Glew, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, John L. Manferdelli, Thomas M. McWilliams, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Burton J. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas A. Weaver, Richard T. Witek, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood