Patents by Inventor Thomas Collins

Thomas Collins 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).

  • Publication number: 20190235910
    Abstract: An authentication and information system for use in a surgical stapling device includes a handle assembly having a controller, the controller having at least one program and a memory, an adapter assembly, and a loading unit having a tool assembly mounted for articulation and a member for actuating articulation of the tool assembly, the loading unit having at least one chip assembly having a chip storing data indicating a position of the member when the tool assembly is in a fully articulated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kelly Valentine, Thomas Wingardner, David McCuen, Michael Ingmanson, Gene Stellon, Michael Zemlok, Ethan Collins, Peter Collings
  • Publication number: 20190219718
    Abstract: Methods for well logging may comprise recording a pressure wave at a dipole receiver, processing the pressure wave with a Fourier transform, computing a frequency semblance from the Fourier transform, computing an adaptive weighting function, and estimating a shear wave slowness. A method for well logging may further comprise disposing a downhole tool into a borehole, activating the dipole transmitter, sensing the pressure wave with the dipole receiver, recording the pressure wave, processing the pressure wave with a Fourier transform, computing a frequency semblance from the Fourier transform, and estimating a shear wave slowness. Estimating shear wave slowness may comprise producing one or more adaptive weights, a combination of a coherence map, and a dispersion curve. Estimating shear wave slowness may further comprise preparing an acoustic well log from the adaptive weights, the combination of the coherence map, and the dispersion curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Collins, Kristoffer Thomas Walker
  • Publication number: 20190176067
    Abstract: A rotary vessel for a filter assembly is rotatably mountable in a housing of the filter assembly and has a body having an open end, a cover receivable on the body to close the open end, and a releasable locking device that is manually operable to selectively lock and unlock the cover relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony W. Fell, Robin Nash, Tiago Marques, Angus Rouse, Andy Collins, Matthew Slade, Thomas Rowlands, Nigel Burford
  • Publication number: 20190163211
    Abstract: A device (1) for controlling the flow of a fluid through a conduit (3) from an upstream side (8) to a downstream side (10). The device includes one or more valve apertures (6) through which the flow of fluid is selectively controlled. A valve member (12) is arranged to move reciprocally to selectively open and close the one or more valve apertures. The device includes a stop (18) for arresting the travel of the valve member arranged at or beyond a position the valve member reaches when at least some of the one or more valve apertures are open. The valve member includes an end portion (13) arranged to come into contact with the stop when the valve member reaches or passes the position at which at least some of the one or more valve apertures are open and a body portion (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Povey, Matthew Collins
  • Publication number: 20190154169
    Abstract: A device (1) for controlling the flow of fluid through a conduit from an upstream side (3) to a downstream side (5). The device includes a housing (4) with a wall (6) having valve apertures (8) through which the flow of fluid is selectively controlled. A valve member (10) is mounted on one side of the wall of the housing and is arranged to move reciprocally to selectively open and close the valve apertures. A removable insert (12) is mounted on the opposite side of the wall of the housing from the valve member. The removable insert is arranged to cover some of the valve apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Povey, Matthew Collins
  • Publication number: 20190155317
    Abstract: A device for controlling the flow of a fluid through a conduit from an upstream side of the device to a downstream side of the device. The device includes a valve aperture (30), a cylindrical mounting member (24) on the downstream side of the valve aperture, a valve member (26) on the outside of the cylindrical mounting member that moves reciprocally to open and close the valve aperture, a control volume (44) defined between the cylindrical mounting member and the valve member, an arrangement (8) for introducing a control pressure into the control volume, and a seal (34) between the outer surface of the cylindrical mounting member and the inner surface of the valve member that substantially seals the control volume. The valve member is acted on by the pressure of the upstream side (PI) and the control pressure (P4) so as to be moved by the difference between these pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Povey, Matthew Collins
  • Publication number: 20190134576
    Abstract: A mixing assembly comprises a tubular member and a spherical body disposed within a portion of the tubular member. The spherical body has a central volume, and a wall defined by an outside diameter and an inside diameter. The spherical body includes an inlet side and an outlet side, and a plurality of channels formed in each of inlet side and outlet side. The channels are oriented toward a center of the central volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yi LIU, Gregory N. GILBERT, Jonathan Carter BOUL, Merlin Thomas COLLINS, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190136984
    Abstract: A device (1) for controlling the flow of a fluid through a conduit (3) from an upstream side (8) to a downstream side (10). The device includes a housing (4) having one or more valve apertures (6) through which the flow of fluid is selectively controlled. A valve member (12) is mounted on the housing and arranged to move reciprocally to selectively open and close the one or more valve apertures. A seal (20) is arranged at or beyond a position the valve member reaches when the one or more valve apertures are all closed. The device also includes a resilient member (26) that acts to bias the seal towards the valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Povey, Matthew Collins
  • Patent number: 10277275
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an audio output cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to an audio input port of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to an audio rendering device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit audio content through the audio output cord segment to the audio rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Micah Thomas Collins, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Kristen Beck, Wenson Chern, Philip Lee Ly, Colleen Mischke, Robert Jason Rose
  • Patent number: 10074781
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting diode chip (“LED”) that emits light having a dominant wavelength in the blue color range and a recipient luminophoric medium that is configured to down-convert at least some of the light emitted by the LED. The recipient luminophoric medium includes a green phosphor, a yellow phosphor, a first red phosphor having a first dominant wavelength and a second red phosphor having a second dominant wavelength that is different from the first dominant wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Brian Thomas Collins
  • Publication number: 20180153475
    Abstract: A physiological sensor history backfill system and method including a method of sensor history backfill for a local base device operable to wirelessly communicate with a physiological sensor connected to a patient, the method including: obtaining physiological readings for the patient at a predetermined interval; storing the physiological readings at the physiological sensor as sensor physiological readings; storing the physiological readings at the local base device as historic physiological readings; obtaining a current physiological reading for the patient; transmitting the current physiological reading to the local base device in a current reading message; detecting a record gap in the historic physiological readings between the current physiological reading and the historic physiological readings; and filling the record gap in the historic physiological readings with sensor physiological readings from the physiological sensor when the current reading message does not include the sensor physiological read
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Linda Massey, Thomas Collins, David Lewinski, Linda Torres, Yongbo Wang
  • Patent number: 9905735
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting device includes an LED and a recipient luminophoric medium that includes a first narrow-spectrum luminescent material that down-converts a first portion of the radiation emitted by the LED to radiation having a first peak wavelength in the green-yellow color range and a second narrow-spectrum luminescent material that down-converts a second portion of the radiation emitted by the LED to radiation having a second peak wavelength in an orange-red color range. The first and second luminescent materials and any additional narrow-spectrum luminescent materials that are included in the recipient luminophoric medium generate at least 80% of the light emitted by the recipient luminophoric medium. A CRI value of the combined light emitted by the semiconductor light emitting device is at least 60 and less than 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Florin A. Tudorica, Brian Thomas Collins
  • Patent number: 9901305
    Abstract: A physiological sensor history backfill system and method including a method of sensor history backfill for a local base device operable to wirelessly communicate with a physiological sensor connected to a patient, the method including: obtaining physiological readings for the patient at a predetermined interval; storing the physiological readings at the physiological sensor as sensor physiological readings; storing the physiological readings at the local base device as historic physiological readings; obtaining a current physiological reading for the patient; transmitting the current physiological reading to the local base device in a current reading message; detecting a record gap in the historic physiological readings between the current physiological reading and the historic physiological readings; and filling the record gap in the historic physiological readings with sensor physiological readings from the physiological sensor when the current reading message does not include the sensor physiological read
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Massey, Thomas Collins, David Lewinski, Linda Torres, Yongbo Wang
  • Publication number: 20180035159
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an output cord segment having a first end portion fixedly coupled to a housing of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a receiving device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit the received media content through the output cord segment to the receiving device. The apparatus may include a power cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Micah Thomas Collins, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Kristen Beck, Wenson Chern, Philip Lee Ly, Colleen Mischke, Robert Jason Rose
  • Publication number: 20170311033
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an apparatus may include a media streaming device including electronic circuitry configured to receive media content wirelessly from a media content source, and an output cord segment having a first end portion integrally coupled to a structure of the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a receiving device, where the electronic circuitry is further configured to transmit the received media content through the output cord segment to the receiving device. The apparatus may include a power cord segment having a first end portion configured to be coupled to the media streaming device, and a second end portion configured to be coupled to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Micah Thomas Collins, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Kristen Beck, Wenson Chern, Philip Lee Ly, Colleen Mischke, Robert Jason Rose
  • Patent number: D797807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Mangum, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Micah Thomas Collins
  • Patent number: D802627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kristen Mangum, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Micah Thomas Collins, Kyle Nathen Swen, David Whetstone, Sean Missal
  • Patent number: D804531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Beck, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Micah Thomas Collins
  • Patent number: D804532
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kristen Mangum, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Micah Thomas Collins, Kyle Nathen Swen, David Whetstone, Sean Missal
  • Patent number: D804533
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kristen Mangum, Michael Jon Sundermeyer, Micah Thomas Collins, Kyle Nathen Swen, David Whetstone, Sean Missal