Patents by Inventor Thomas A. Young

Thomas A. Young 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: 10936892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to device, system and method for verifying image-related information of a medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Buelow, Tanja Nordhoff, Stewart Young
  • Publication number: 20210054447
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device having a first conductor electrically insulated from a second conductor, a voltage source and an amplifier electrically connected in series with the first conductor and the second conductor, a DNA polymerase attached to the first conductor and to the second conductor with matching biotinylated tag molecules, and an electric current monitor. A non-discriminating electrical signal is provided by the polymerase during pairing, which signal can be used as a marker to indicate that transcription is occurring between a single-type of free nucleotide and a base nucleotide of a template DNA strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10928998
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for configuring automatic playback settings on a media playback device. A graphical user interface displays automatic playback settings and receives selections of customized settings for automatic playback. The settings can include context granularity for automatic playback, limiting autoplay to when the media playback device is connected to a wireless network, and activating an audible notification when automatic playback of media content is beginning. An initial queue of media content is selected for playback on the media playback device. The system ascertains whether autoplay is enabled for a particular situation. If autoplay is enabled, the system automatically generates a queue of media that is related to the initial queue and initiates playback on the media playback device after the initial queue concludes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Adam Chase, Andrew Greene, Christopher Barthle, Eric Lundin, Jeffrey Paul Baxter, Kevin Sweeney, Mark Kizelshteyn, Matthew Young-Wook Lim, Michelle Ackerman, Thomas Gayno, Kylan McBride, Joseph Levin
  • Patent number: 10889857
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to DNA sequencing are provided. In one embodiment, a DNA sequencing device includes a nanochannel having a width that is approximately 0.3 nm to approximately 20 nm. A pair of electrodes having portions exposed to the nanochannel may form a tunneling current electrode (TCE) with an electrode gap of approximately 0.1 nm to approximately 2 nm, and more particularly about 0.3 nm to about 1 nm. In one embodiment, at least one of the pair of electrodes is formed as a suspended electrode. An actuator may be associated with the suspended electrode to displace it relative to the other electrode. In various embodiments, the nanochannel and/or the electrodes may be formed using thermal reflow processes to reduce the size of such features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Xiaomin Yang, ShuaiGang Xiao, David S. Kuo, Koichi Wago, Thomas Young Chang
  • Publication number: 20210004185
    Abstract: A verifier and printer assembly are provided. The verifier and printer assembly include a verifier module and a printer. The verifier has a magnetic docking element and the printer includes a docking portion operable to dock the verifier module. The magnetic docking element and the docking portion interact with each other to removably couple the verifier module to the printer. A magnetic attachment system for the verifier module and methods for removably coupling the verifier module and the printer for verification of a printed machine-readable symbol are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Chin Young Wong, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, S├ębastien Michel Marie Joseph d'Armancourt
  • Patent number: 10884601
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and computer-readable devices. A computing device presents a user interface that includes first and second images. The computing device receives first user input that moves the user interface in a first direction. The computing device moves the user interface in the first direction by moving the first and second images in the first direction, and modifying a presentation of the second image at the same time that the second image is moved in the first direction, to indicate that the second image is an image that is pannable. The computing device receives second user input that interacts with the second image to pan the second image. The computing device pans the second image by replacing a first portion of the second image with a second portion of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Young Chang, Dana A. Bright, Thomas Homer Rutledge, Soufi Esmaeilzadeh, Antin Harasymiv, Su Chuin Leong
  • Patent number: 10874279
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing filaments and optionally, solid additives, wherein the pre-moistened fibrous structures exhibit wet compressive modulus values that are superior to known pre-moistened fibrous structures as measured according to the Wet Compressive Modulus Test Method described herein and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Douglas Jay Barkey, Christopher Michael Young, Hailing Bao, Cunming Song, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Paul Thomas Weisman, Timothy James Klawitter
  • Publication number: 20200385799
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to identify nucleotides of a DNA strand. The method includes exposing the DNA strand to a first dye or peptide, attaching the first dye or peptide to a first type of nucleotide (A,T,C,G) of the DNA strand, the first dye or peptide changing a conductance of the first type of nucleotide to which the first dye or peptide is attached, and measuring a tunneling current signal for all nucleotides of the DNA strand, the changed conductance of the first type of nucleotide providing amplified tunneling current discrimination of the nucleotides of the DNA strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Young CHANG, Philip L. STEINER, Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO
  • Publication number: 20200377939
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device and related methods, wherein the device includes a substrate, a nanochannel formed in the substrate, a first electrode positioned on a first side of the nanochannel, and a second electrode. The second electrode is positioned on a second side of the nanochannel opposite the first electrode and is spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap that is exposed in the nanochannel. At least a portion of first electrode is movable relative to the second electrode to decrease a size of the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kim Yang Lee, Thomas Young Chang, David S. Kuo, ShuaiGang Xiao, Xiaomin Yang, Koichi Wago
  • Publication number: 20200371064
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related method, which include an electrode and a plurality of spaced apart alignment structures. The electrode defines an electrode gap, the electrode being operable to detect a change in tunneling current as a DNA strand passes through the electrode gap. The plurality of spaced apart alignment structures are arranged to position nucleotides of the DNA strand in a predetermined orientation as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Young CHANG, David S. KUO, Kim Yang LEE, Koichi WAGO
  • Patent number: 10844431
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to a DNA sequencing device and related methods that includes a substrate, a nanochannel formed in the substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode arranged opposite the first electrode, a distance between the first and second electrodes defining an electrode gap that is exposed within the nanochannel, and at least one actuator operable to move at least one of the first and second electrodes to adjust a size of the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young Chang, Kim Yang Lee, David S. Kuo, Erik J. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20200352742
    Abstract: Kits and methods for use in intraoperative trailing of hip prostheses to determine an appropriate length for the femoral neck component of a prosthetic hip joint, are described. A kit for use in selecting a femoral neck component of an orthopaedic joint prosthesis kit comprises a first (10) and a second (110) broach. Each of the first and second broaches has a neck connection element comprising a projection (12, 112) extending from a proximal surface (14, 114) of the broach, each projection having a length (L). The projection on the first broach has a different length than the projection on the second broach. The kit also includes a trial femoral neck (30) component having a neck connection element in the form of a recess (36) in a distal surface (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: David HORNE, Thomas MAACK, Jeffrey MCANELLY, Stephanie PRINCE, James Aaron REED, Duncan YOUNG
  • Patent number: 10822644
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for performing an automated assay, and particularly to performing an assay on a plurality of samples on an automated instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Adam Steel, Thomas Wojeck, Michael Young, Mark Larsen
  • Patent number: 10824993
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, in a single story-mode presentation on a user interface, information on events occurring in and/or related to a business process managed by a business process management application. The single story-mode presentation includes a time map navigation section that displays a time map of events relevant to a first business task or object of the business process along a first time line, and an event details section that contains information corresponding to the events displayed in the time map navigation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Cedric Young, Jek-Sun Wong, Artemios Tavoularis, Steve Wong, Sun-Chun Chu, Thomas L. Adrian
  • Patent number: 10809949
    Abstract: A verifier and printer assembly are provided. The verifier and printer assembly include a verifier module and a printer. The verifier has a magnetic docking element and the printer includes a docking portion operable to dock the verifier module. The magnetic docking element and the docking portion interact with each other to removably couple the verifier module to the printer. A magnetic attachment system for the verifier module and methods for removably coupling the verifier module and the printer for verification of a printed machine-readable symbol are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DATAMAX-O'NEIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin Young Wong, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, S├ębastien Michel Marie Joseph d'Armancourt
  • Patent number: 10810600
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a system can include a user interface with at least one input field for receiving input associated with an information technology (IT) customer service issue and a response area for displaying results in response to the input. The system can further include a context generation engine that receives the input associated with the IT customer service issue from the user interface and determines, based on the input, a multi-factor context. The system can also include a relevance-based search engine configured to search, based on the multi-factor context, a plurality of resources; assign, based on the multi-factor context, a respective relevancy score to each of the plurality of resources; and provide, to the user interface for display in the results area, a ranked list of a subset of the plurality of resources that is ordered based on the respective relevancy scores of the subset of the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Adrian, Cedric Young, Peter Adams, Jek-Sun Wong, Sun Chun Chu, Dinesh Elaprolu, Brian Zaik, Sameer Mardhekar
  • Patent number: 10798937
    Abstract: A tree stand system is provided. The tree stand system may include a tree stand. The tree stand may include a frame post, a platform portion engaged with the frame post, and a seat portion engaged with the frame post. Further, the tree stand may include an upper engagement device and a lower engagement device each configured to engage a structure. One of the upper engagement device and the lower engagement device may define a convex edge configured to extend toward the structure to allow the tree stand to roll against the structure to select a horizontal angle that the tree stand faces. The tree stand system may further include one or more of a ladder, a hoisting apparatus, and an accessory. The accessory may include a bow holder accessory or a hunting device accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HEAVEN'S TRAIL, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Young Berry, Raeshon McNeil, Jeremy Losaw, Thomas James Philpott, Michael Morgan Starkey, Richard Steven Chomik, Douglas L. Marriott
  • Publication number: 20200283043
    Abstract: A dish cart includes a top with a slot for receiving a lift arm that may be lifted up through the slot to raise or lower dishes. Lobe openings emanating from the slot receive lobes of a lift paddle secured to the lift arm. The cart may define a gap below the top for permitting insertion of the lift paddle and the lift arm. The cart may be adjusted to receive differently sized dishes by means of rails of different sizes or adjustable vanes. A dish drop station includes the lift arm and lift paddle and a lift mechanism for raising and lower the lift arm. The dish drop station may include a cart present sensor and include a lock for retaining the cart. The controller may be programmed to the lower the lift arm to an unlock position that disengages the cart lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Young Lee, Jacob Conor Dooris, Kent Michael Anderson, Abigail Elizabeth Soong, Edward Joseph Menard, Thomas Ettore De Candia, Michael William Tschudy, Paul Michael Birkmeyer, Katrina Bell Sheehy, Taylor Joseph Cone
  • Publication number: 20200279362
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing artificial intelligence enabled preparation end-pointing are disclosed. An example method at least includes obtaining an image of a surface of a sample, the sample including a plurality of features, analyzing the image to determine whether an end point has been reached, the end point based on a feature of interest out of the plurality of features observable in the image, and based on the end point not being reached, removing a layer of material from the surface of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: FEI Company
    Inventors: Thomas Gary Miller, John F. Flanagan, IV, Brian Routh, JR., Richard Young, Brad Larson, Aditee Shrotre
  • Patent number: 10758330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mouthpiece (100) for illumination of teeth, e.g. for teeth whitening. The mouthpiece comprises a slab shaped light guide (203), at least one light source arranged for injecting light into the light guide and an optically transparent element (101) arranged to contact the light guide. The optically transparent element has a lower refractive index than the light guide to enable total internal refection of the injected light. Light is coupled out of the light guide by an out-coupling structure (210) and through a part of the optically transparent part located between the light guide and the buccal side of the teeth to illuminated the teeth with uniform light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Thomas Johan Antonie Vermeulen, Nigel David Young, Pascal Jean Henri Bloemen