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: 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
  • Patent number: 10761058
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young Chang, David S. Kuo, Kim Yang Lee, Koichi Wago
  • Patent number: 10752947
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young Chang, Philip L. Steiner, Kim Yang Lee, David S. Kuo
  • Publication number: 20200261197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mouthpiece for performing a treatment of teeth such as teeth whitening. Accordingly, the mouthpiece may be arranged for cosmetic treatment. The treatment is based on illumination of the teeth of light with a suitable wavelength. The mouthpiece is designed so that light from light sources, e.g. LED's, is sufficiently homogenized so that the light irradiance at the teeth is sufficiently uniform to achieve good treatment results. Furthermore, the mouthpiece is designed so that the irradiance at the teeth is sufficiently high to achieve efficient treatment and so that heating of the teeth is minimized to an acceptable heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Nigel David YOUNG, Gertrude Riëtte BAKKER-VAN DER KAMP, Paulus Cornelis DUINEVELD, Olaf Thomas Johan Antonie VERMEULEN, Valentina LAVEZZO, James Donald GWYER, Zeynep SABAH
  • Publication number: 20200255895
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanochannel sized to receive a DNA strand, a first electrode member exposed within the nanochannel, and a second electrode member exposed within the nanochannel and spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap. The second electrode member has a wedge shaped profile, and the first and second electrode members are operable to detect a change in electronic signal as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kim Yang LEE, David S. KUO, Thomas Young CHANG, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Koichi WAGO
  • Publication number: 20200249195
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanopore or nanochannel structure, and a nanoelectrode. The nanoelectrode includes electrode members having free ends exposed within the nanopore or nanochannel structure, an electrode gap defined between of the free ends, and plated portions formed on the free ends to provide a reduced sized for the electrode gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: David S. KUO, Xiaomin YANG, ShuaiGang XIAO, Kim Yang LEE, Koichi R. WAGO, Thomas Young CHANG
  • Patent number: 10731210
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang Lee, Thomas Young Chang, David S. Kuo, ShuaiGang Xiao, Xiaomin Yang, Koichi Wago
  • Publication number: 20200230343
    Abstract: A respiratory mask system includes a mask interface and a headgear assembly. The headgear assembly is adjustable and comprised of an elastic portion, a non-elastic portion and a restriction mechanism configured to provide a force resisting movement of the non-elastic portion when the elastic portion is extended. There is a support beam coupled to the non-elastic portion and extending along a portion of the headgear that is curved along its longitudinal extent. In this way particular seal modules can be comfortably fitted to a user and any blow off force is mitigated. A particular example of the respiratory mask system includes provision for removable attachment between the seal and a mask frame, the mask frame and a yoke of the headgear; and between a conduit and the mask frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Gareth SIMS, Fadi Karim Moh'd MASHAL, Vitaly KAPELEVICH, Mark Arvind MCLAREN, Silas Sao Jin SIEW, Jonathan Mark DOWNEY, Christopher Michael WONG, Matthew Aaron BRADLEY, Janine Elizabeth COLLINS, Dillan PATEL, Steve THOMAS, Chris Onin Limpin HIPOLITO, Priyanka Ferdinand PEREIRA, Matthew Robert Geoff SLIGHT, David Monroy FELIX, Xin Yue ZHU, Jonathan Tong Lok SNG, Arvin San Jose GARDIOLA, Stephen Francis HEFFERNAN, Christine Marie LYNCH, Wen Dong HUANG, Bruce Michael WALLS, Jeremy Owen YOUNG, Tony William SPEAR, Jake Baker HOCKING, Melissa Catherine BORNHOLDT
  • Patent number: 10704624
    Abstract: A surgical tool that includes a drive housing, an elongate shaft that extends from the drive housing, and a plurality of drive cables extending within the elongate shaft between the drive housing and an end effector coupled to a distal end of the elongate shaft. A cable brake assembly is at least partially arranged within a cavity defined in the drive housing or the elongate shaft, the cable brake assembly having one or more brakes and a brake pad engageable with one or more of the plurality of drive cables. The cable brake assembly is actuatable between a first position, where the plurality of drive cables are free to move longitudinally within the elongate shaft, and a second position, where the one or more brakes and the brake pad engage and prevent the one or more of the plurality of drive cables from moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Mark Zeiner, Gregory Bakos, Daniel Mumaw, Thomas Tate, Joshua Young
  • Publication number: 20200208171
    Abstract: Disclosed are genetic control circuits, cells, and methods that use a repressor polypeptide to reduce the transcription rate of an exogenous therapeutic polypeptide encoding gene in response to a change in condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Robert YOUNG, Peter Michael O'CALLAGHAN, Thomas PAYNE
  • Patent number: 10693936
    Abstract: In one example, a device for retrieving audio data includes one or more processors configured to receive availability data representative of a plurality of available adaptation sets, the available adaptation sets including a scene-based audio adaptation set and one or more object-based audio adaptation sets, receive selection data identifying which of the scene-based audio adaptation set and the one or more object-based audio adaptation sets are to be retrieved, and provide instruction data to a streaming client to cause the streaming client to retrieve data for each of the adaptation sets identified by the selection data, and a memory configured to store the retrieved data for the audio adaptation sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Stockhammer, Dipanjan Sen, Nils Günther Peters, Moo Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20200192558
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    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: 10655164
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to sequence DNA. A DNA sequencing device includes a passage, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The passage has a width and a length. The first and second electrodes are exposed within the passage and spaced apart from each other to form an electrode gap. The electrode gap is no greater than about 2 nm. The DNA sequencing device is operable to measure with the first and second electrodes a change in electronic signal in response to nucleotides of a DNA strand passing through the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Koichi Wago, ShuaiGang Xiao, Xiaomin Yang, Kim Yang Lee, David S. Kuo, Thomas Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10641726
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanopore or nanochannel structure, and a nanoelectrode. The nanoelectrode includes electrode members having free ends exposed within the nanopore or nanochannel structure, an electrode gap defined between of the free ends, and plated portions formed on the free ends to provide a reduced sized for the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. Kuo, Xiaomin Yang, ShuaiGang Xiao, Kim Yang Lee, Koichi Wago, Thomas Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10640827
    Abstract: A DNA sequencing device, and related methods, include a nanochannel sized to receive a DNA strand, a first electrode member exposed within the nanochannel, and a second electrode member exposed within the nanochannel and spaced apart from the first electrode to form an electrode gap. The second electrode member has a wedge shaped profile, and the first and second electrode members are operable to detect a change in electronic signal as the DNA strand passes through the electrode gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Kim Yang Lee, David S. Kuo, Thomas Young Chang, Xiaomin Yang, ShuaiGang Xiao, Koichi Wago
  • Patent number: 10636444
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first magnetic layer. A second magnetic layer overlies the first magnetic layer and is magnetically softer than the first magnetic layer. An exchange control layer is between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. The includes a higher Ms (saturation magnetization) than the first magnetic layer at room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Young Chang, Thomas P. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20200122068
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved polymer materials. Also disclosed are fine fiber materials that can be made from the improved polymeric materials in the form of microfiber and nanofiber structures. The microfiber and nanofiber structures can be used in a variety of useful applications including the formation of filter materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hoo Young Chung, John R.B. Hall, Mark A. Gogins, Douglas G. Crofoot, Thomas M. Weik