Patents by Inventor Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen 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: 10733888
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: obtaining passenger information of one or more passenger traveling within a transportation network; and providing one or more output based on a processing of the passenger information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Quartz Auto Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Ephraim Dannat, Andreas Kuehmichel, Tim Scheideler, Matthias Seul, Thomas Allen Snellgrove
  • Patent number: 10730078
    Abstract: An automated shuttle sorter is disclosed that includes a carriage that is movable from a load position at which the carriage may be loaded, and at least two destination locations into which any contents of the carriage may be provided from the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10730874
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds and compositions thereof which are useful as inhibitors of plasma kallikrein and which exhibit desirable characteristics for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Papaioannou, Sarah Jocelyn Fink, Thomas Allen Miller, Gerald Wayne Shipps, Jr., Jeremy Mark Travins, David Edward Ehmann, Alastair Rae, John Mark Ellard
  • Patent number: 10735289
    Abstract: A method receives error measurements from network elements. Groups of network elements are generated based on similarity of error measurements and a bitloading profile for each of the groups of network elements is generated based on the error measurements for each respective group. Each bitloading profile includes a modulation level determined to be sufficient for transporting content to respective groups of network elements. The method then assigns a set of bitloading profiles to each network element based on the groups of network elements and the bitloading profile generated for each of the groups. The bitloading profile for each of the groups of network elements and the assigned set of bitloading profiles are output to a network device. The network device uses the bitloading profiles to modulate content sent to respective customer premise equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: William Turner Hanks, Thomas J. Cloonan, Yue Cheng, Erich C. Arnold, Jim Allen
  • Patent number: 10730077
    Abstract: A drop perception system is disclosed that includes an open housing structure having an internal volume, an open top and an open bottom, and a plurality of perception units positioned to capture perception data within the internal volume at a plurality of locations between the open top and the open bottom of the open housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10732026
    Abstract: Shelves or other fixtures may be used to support items at a facility. Weighing modules including load cells may be used at the fixtures to acquire weight data indicative of changes to the fixture as items are added or removed from the fixture. Accessories such as trays, bins, hangers, and so forth may be attached to the load cells, allowing the fixtures to be easily reconfigured to accommodate items of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Nathan Danenberg, Jeffrey Kevin Feiereisen, Jacob Siegel, Brett Allen Skaloud, Thomas Duester, James Merton Tidman, Dawn Marie Pfund, Jeremy Samuel De Bonet, Nicholas McMahon
  • Patent number: 10729810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel bone compositions for locally delivering a therapeutic agent to the site of a bone defect. Therapeutic agents may promote repair of the bone defect and/or treat conditions or disorders such as pain, inflammation, cancer, and infection. The compositions include calcium phosphate cements and a demineralized bone matrix or a collagen sponge. The compositions are useful for implantation in a patient at the site of a bone defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: CAYMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC, MYOMETRICS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Barrett, Joseph Michael Colombo, Bradlee David Germain, Andriy Kornilov, James Bernard Kramer, Adam Uzieblo, Gregory William Endres, Fred Lawrence Ciske, Thomas Allen Owen, James Paul O'Malley
  • Publication number: 20200238576
    Abstract: A heating blanket (18), useful for debulking and/or curing composite materials, comprising at least one heating element comprising a carbon nanotube (CNT) structured layer defining an electrically conductive pathway having a first end and a second end and a first electrical terminal (19) electrically coupled to the first end and a second electrical terminal (21) electrically coupled to the second end, and an elastomeric outer covering, encasing the at least one heating element, wherein the at least one heating element is responsive to an electromotive force applied across the first and the second electrical terminals to produce heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Larry Allen Christy, Joseph E. Sprengard Jr., Jae Hak Kim, Chaminda Jayasinghe, Thomas J. Sorenson
  • Publication number: 20200237423
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems, devices and techniques for vessel sealing and cutting. In particular, an instrument is provided that is capable of performing multiple functions, including sealing and cutting. The instrument can be robotically controlled, and can include a shaft, a multi-DOF wrist, and an end effector. The end effector is capable of generating and delivering heat via different energy modalities to perform the various functions at different temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Spencer James Witte, Luis Andrade Baez, JR., Christopher Allen Julian, Thomas R. Jenkins, Gregory Tse
  • Patent number: 10723019
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, the invention provides an end effector for use with a programmable motion device. The end effector includes a pair of mutually opposing surfaces, at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces being movable with respect to an end effector support structure for supporting the at least one of the pair of mutually opposing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, Jr., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Patent number: 10716478
    Abstract: In embodiments of wearable device heart monitor systems, a wearable device has electrical contacts integrated in a housing base of the wearable device as electrodes designed to contact skin of a user while wearing the wearable device. A housing bezel of the wearable device designed as an additional point of contact on the wearable device. The wearable device includes an electromyography (EMG) system to receive electrical signals from at least two of the electrodes and detect muscular movement of the user. Further, the wearable device includes an electrocardiogram (ECG) system to receive and combine the electrical signals from the electrodes when the user touch contacts the housing bezel while wearing the wearable device to complete an ECG loop between the electrodes and the housing bezel for a heart rate reading of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Meer, Kent Allen Campbell, Brett Coakley, Eric J. Dayringer, Nicholas Alan Fraser, Thomas E. Gitzinger, Jaeshin Kim, Michael L. Neau, Mitul R. Patel
  • Publication number: 20200226291
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for information security, specifically for automatically detecting theft of personal data. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method for automatically detecting theft of personal data on the Internet may include at least one processor configured to execute instructions, the instructions including receiving from a user, an electronic communication containing a first search term, extracting via pattern recognition one or more patterns corresponding with the first search term, and comparing the one or more patterns with a subset of data scraped from the Internet, with the subset of data scraped from the Internet being indexed by pattern for the first search term. The instructions may also include flagging matches of the one or more patterns with the subset of data based on the comparison and transmitting information associated with the matches in a report that indicates a possible theft of personal data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Stephen RICHARDS, Collin Cameron Meadows, Kyle Allen Gochenour
  • Publication number: 20200223058
    Abstract: A processing system for processing objects using a programmable motion device is disclosed. The processing system includes a plurality of supply bins providing supply of a plurality of objects, with the plurality of supply bins being provided with a bin conveyance system, a programmable motion device in communication with the bin conveyance system, where the programmable motion device includes an end effector for grasping and moving a selected object out of a selected supply bin, and a movable carriage for receiving the selected object from the end effector of the programmable motion device, and for carrying the selected object to one of a plurality of destination containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Victoria Hinchey, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200223073
    Abstract: An end effector is disclosed for an articulated arm. The end effector includes a valve assembly including a plurality of supply channels, each supply channel including a supply conduit, a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the supply conduit, and a supply conduit plug. The supply conduit is in fluid communication with a vacuum source. During use, each supply conduit is either at vacuum such that the pressure within the supply conduit is substantially at a vacuum pressure, or is at a pressure that is substantially higher than vacuum pressure because the supply conduit plug has moved to block a portion of the supply conduit. The pressure sensor of each supply conduit provides a pressure sensor signal responsive to whether the pressure in the conduit is either substantially at vacuum or is at a pressure that is substantially higher than vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200223072
    Abstract: An articulated arm system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm including an end effector, and a robotic arm control systems including at least one sensor for sensing at least one of the position, movement or acceleration of the articulated arm, and a main controller for providing computational control of the articulated arm, and an on-board controller for providing, responsive to the at least one sensor, a motion signal that directly controls at least a portion of the articulated arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Prasanna Velagapudi, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Gene Temple Price, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200223075
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that includes an articulated arm with an end effector. The robotic system is for use in a robotic environment requiring interaction with persons in the robotic environment, and includes a plurality of lights that are illuminated responsive to known near-future movements of the articulated arm to convey the known near-future movements of the articulated arm to the persons in the robot environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200215476
    Abstract: An air cleaner arrangement or assembly is provided. The air cleaner arrangement includes a serviceable filter cartridge. The air cleaner assembly also includes an arrangement for positioning the filter cartridge into a preferred, sealing, orientation and for securing the filter cartridge in that location. Preferred serviceable filter cartridges are provided, as well as methods of assembly and use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Randall Allen Engelland, Thomas Richard Olson, Gary Ray Gillingham, Jim C. Rothman, Richard Lawrence Suydam
  • Publication number: 20200218246
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval and processing system is disclosed for processing objects. The system includes a plurality of bins including objects to be distributed by the processing system, said plurality of bins being provided in at least a partially generally circular arrangement, a programmable motion device that includes an end effector for grasping and moving any of the objects, said programmable motion device being capable of reaching any of the objects within the plurality of bins, and a plurality of destination containers for receiving any of the objects from the plurality of bins, said plurality of destination containers being provided in a region that is generally within the at least partially generally circular arrangement of the plurality of bins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, John Richard Amend, JR., Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, William Hartman Fort, Christopher Geyer, Jennifer Eileen King, Thomas Koletschka, Michael Cap Koval, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, William Chu-Hyon McMahan, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200215684
    Abstract: A programmable motion system is disclosed that includes a dynamic end effector system. The dynamic end effector system includes an end effector that is coupled via a dynamic coupling to the programmable motion system, wherein the dynamic coupling provides that at least a portion of the end effector may spin with respect to an other portion of the end effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen
  • Publication number: 20200218865
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that include an articulated arm and a first perception system for inspecting an object, as well as a plurality of additional perception systems, each of which is arranged to be directed toward a common area in which an object may be positioned by the robotic arm such that a plurality of views within the common area may be obtained by the plurality of additional perception systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Kevin Ahearn, Benjamin Cohen, Michael Dawson-Haggerty, Christopher Geyer, Thomas Koletschka, Kyle Maroney, Matthew T. Mason, Gene Temple Price, Joseph Romano, Daniel Smith, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Prasanna Velagapudi, Thomas Allen