Patents by Inventor Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans 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: 11072039
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a component is provided. The method includes depositing particles onto a build platform. The method also includes distributing the particles to form a build layer. The method further includes operating a consolidation device to consolidate a first plurality of particles along a scan path to form a component. The component includes a top surface spaced apart from the build platform and an outer surface. The outer surface extends between the build platform and the top surface, and at least a portion of the outer surface faces a substantially particle-free region of the build platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Evans Graham, Thomas Charles Adcock, John Joseph Madelone, Jr., John Broddus Deaton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11070591
    Abstract: A system validates the establishment and/or continuation of a connection between two applications over a network using a two-stage process: (1) a local security agent executing on the same source system as the source application validates the connection against a set of policies stored locally on the source system; and (2) a local security agent executing on the same destination system as the destination application validates the connection against a set of policies stored locally on the destination system. The connection is allowed or blocked depending on the outcome of the two-stage validation. Before the validation process, a policy enforcement engine distributes copies of a trusted public certificate to the source and destination local security agents, which extend their local copies of the certificate to enable them to enforce policies without the use of a backend system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Zscaler, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Thomas Evan Keiser, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210209495
    Abstract: Systems and methods for projecting one or more trends in electronic data and generating enhanced data. A system includes a data forecasting system is in electronic communication with one or more electronic data sources via an electronic network. The data forecasting system is configured to: monitor the electronic data source(s) for data that meet one or more predetermined criteria; obtain at least a portion of the monitored data from electronic data source(s) based on the predetermined criteria; create a data set from the obtained data; derive one or more data values associated with the data set over a predetermined period according to a forward-looking term methodology; and utilize the data set and the derived value(s) over the predetermined period to derive at least one data forecast metric associated with the data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Emma Nicolette Vick, Andrew John Hill, Gary David Hooper, Paul Anderson Rhodes, Timothy Joseph Bowler, Charles Abboud, Stelios Etienne Tselikas, Thomas Evans
  • Publication number: 20210208846
    Abstract: A system and method for isolating electronic data and generating enhanced data. A data subscription unit receives data having plural data formats from data source devices. The data may be received pre-filtered or filtered by the data subscription unit. A modeling unit may receive the filtered data from the storage databases, may determine eligibility of the stored data based on eligibility criteria, sort the eligible data based on at least one sorting parameter, adjust and/or normalize the eligible data based on at least one adjustment parameter and/or an aggregate value for a data attribute, generate data metrics over a defined set of time periods based on the eligible data, generate further data metrics based on the data metrics, and derive specified values from these metrics. A data distribution device may transmit or make available the data metrics, further data metrics and values to remote devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Emma Nicolette Vick, Andrew John Hill, Gary David Hooper, Amanda Jane Adams, Paul Anderson Rhodes, Timothy Joseph Bowler, Charles Abboud, Stelios Etienne Tselikas, Thomas Evans
  • Publication number: 20210195840
    Abstract: A vehicle automated unloading system may include a fill model and an unloading controller. The fill model is a model of a fill characteristic of a container as a function of variables comprising material unloading times, material unloading rates and material unloading locations. The unloading controller is to (a) determine a current model-based fill characteristic of the container using the dynamic fill model and (b) output control signals to adjust at least one of a material unloading time, a material unloading rate and a material unloading location based upon the current model-based fill characteristic of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Corwin Marcus Puryk, Stephen Robert Corban, Ryan Robert White, Gregory Matthew Shaver, Shveta Vinayak Dhamankar, John Thomas Evans, Ziping Liu, Chufan Jiang
  • Patent number: 11042048
    Abstract: A system to adjust light path length comprising a digital light path length modulator, the digital light path length modulator comprising a polarization modulator to receive polarized light and to modulate a polarization of some or all of the polarized light. The system further comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) having an entry surface and an exit surface, to direct the light entering the OPLE with a first polarization through the entry surface and along a first light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, and to direct the light entering the OPLE with a second polarization through the entry surface and along a second light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, the second light path through the OPLE having a light path length two or more times longer than the first light path length through the OPLE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Avegant Corp.
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Eash, Allan Thomas Evans, D. Scott Dewald, Andrew John Gross, Eamon Han O'Connor, Warren Cornelius Welch, III
  • Patent number: 11033699
    Abstract: A flow generator for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a processor coupled with operation sensors and a user interface. The processor is programmed to generate at least one of time-based or event-based messages relating to at least one of flow generator operation, flow generator service, flow generator use, patient health, peripheral devices and services, patient treatment, and reminders. Time-based messages are generated at predetermined time intervals based on either time of use or elapsed time. The event-based messages are generated based on signals from the operation sensors. The user interface is configured to deliver the messages to at least one of a display, a flow generator service provider, the patient and a physician. By this system, operation of the flow generator is facilitated and enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John David Oates, Mark David Buckley, Philip Rodney Kwok, Mark Alexander Abourizk, Thomas Evan Miller, Simone Marie Jeha, Mark John Payne, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana
  • Patent number: 11025893
    Abstract: A near-eye display system comprising an image source, a modulation stack, and an imaging assembly. The modulation stack, in one embodiment, comprises one or more digital light path length modulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Avegant Corp.
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Eash, Allan Thomas Evans, Andrew John Gross, D. Scott Dewald, Eamon Han O'Connor, Forrest Foust, Warren Cornelius Welch, III
  • Patent number: 11016307
    Abstract: A digital light path length modulator includes an optical path length extender (OPLE) and a polarization modulator. The OPLE has two light paths with different path lengths, such that the light having a first polarization is directed through a first light path, and the light having a second polarization is directed through a second light path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Avegant Corp.
    Inventors: Allan Thomas Evans, Andrew John Gross, D. Scott Dewald
  • Patent number: 11003420
    Abstract: A system and method for isolating electronic data and generating enhanced data. A data subscription unit receives data having plural data formats from data source devices. The data may be received pre-filtered or filtered by the data subscription unit. A modeling unit may receive the filtered data from the storage databases, may determine eligibility of the stored data based on eligibility criteria, sort the eligible data based on at least one sorting parameter, adjust and/or normalize the eligible data based on at least one adjustment parameter and/or an aggregate value for a data attribute, generate data metrics over a defined set of time periods based on the eligible data, generate further data metrics based on the data metrics, and derive specified values from these metrics. A data distribution device may transmit or make available the data metrics, further data metrics and values to remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ice Benchmark Administration Limited
    Inventors: Emma Nicolette Vick, Andrew John Hill, Gary David Hooper, Amanda Jane Adams, Paul Anderson Rhodes, Timothy Joseph Bowler, Charles Abboud, Stelios Etienne Tselikas, Thomas Evans
  • Patent number: 10990886
    Abstract: Systems and methods for projecting one or more trends in electronic data and generating enhanced data. A system includes a data forecasting system is in electronic communication with one or more electronic data sources via an electronic network. The data forecasting system is configured to: monitor the electronic data source(s) for data that meet one or more predetermined criteria; obtain at least a portion of the monitored data from electronic data source(s) based on the predetermined criteria; create a data set from the obtained data; derive one or more data values associated with the data set over a predetermined period according to a forward-looking term methodology; and utilize the data set and the derived value(s) over the predetermined period to derive at least one data forecast metric associated with the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ice Benchmark Administration Limited
    Inventors: Emma Nicolette Vick, Andrew John Hill, Gary David Hooper, Paul Anderson Rhodes, Timothy Joseph Bowler, Charles Abboud, Stelios Etienne Tselikas, Thomas Evans
  • Publication number: 20210117832
    Abstract: Systems and methods for projecting one or more trends in electronic data and generating enhanced data. A system includes a data forecasting system is in electronic communication with one or more electronic data sources via an electronic network. The data forecasting system is configured to: monitor the electronic data source(s) for data that meet one or more predetermined criteria; obtain at least a portion of the monitored data from electronic data source(s) based on the predetermined criteria; create a data set from the obtained data; derive one or more data values associated with the data set over a predetermined period according to a forward-looking term methodology; and utilize the data set and the derived value(s) over the predetermined period to derive at least one data forecast metric associated with the data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Emma Nicolette Vick, Andrew John Hill, Gary David Hooper, Paul Anderson Rhodes, Timothy Joseph Bowler, Charles Abboud, Stelios Etienne Tselikas, Thomas Evans
  • Publication number: 20210103157
    Abstract: A system comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) having two light paths having different path lengths, such that light entering the OPLE with a first polarization is directed through a first light path, and light entering the OPLE with a second polarization is directed through a second light path through the OPLE. The OPLE includes a first polarization sensitive reflective element at a first angle to the light entering the OPLE and a second angled polarization sensitive reflective element at a second angle to the light entering the OPLE, the second angled polarization sensitive reflective element intersecting the first polarization sensitive reflective element. The system further includes a mirror with an optical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Eash, Allan Thomas Evans, Andrew John Gross, D. Scott Dewald, Warren Cornelius Welch, III
  • Patent number: 10958484
    Abstract: In some examples, a time-based equalizer can be configured to receive an input signal from a channel. The input signal can be distorted by previously received input signals transmitted over the channel. The time-based equalizer can be configured to compensate for distortions in the input signal caused by at least one previously received input signal to provide an ISI compensated input signal. The time-based equalizer can be configured to compensate for the distortions by edge time shifting respective edges of the input signal in time over a time interval for detecting the input signal to new edge time locations based on a feedback signal and edge movement signals. The feedback signal can be generated based on at least one previously received input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hajee Mohammed Shuaeb Fazeel, Raksha, Thomas Evan Wilson
  • Patent number: 10949795
    Abstract: A method for securely transporting items in an autonomous vehicle (AV) between travel destinations includes implementing an electronic ledger on an electronic computing device. One or more electronic codes for are stored in the electronic ledger for controlling access to a physical container that can be secured in the AV. One or more destination addresses for the AV are stored in the electronic ledger. After receiving an access code that matches one of the one or more electronic codes, the physical container is secured in the AV. A destination address is obtained from the electronic ledger. The AV is directed to transport the physical container to the destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: H. Brock Kolls, Thomas Evans
  • Patent number: 10944904
    Abstract: An image capture system comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) to direct the light having a first polarization through a first light path through the OPLE, and to direct the light having a second polarization through a second light path through the OPLE, the first and second light paths having different light path lengths. The image capture system further comprising an image sensor to capture a plurality of image portions at a plurality of focal distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Avegant Corp.
    Inventors: Allan Thomas Evans, D. Scott Dewald, Andrew John Gross
  • Publication number: 20210047863
    Abstract: Depositing and retrieving articles in/from security boxes held in secure, remote repositories is facilitated by providing an integrated system for article owners, people with permission to access articles, storage trustees, and transport trustees that securely transports articles from a repository to a meeting point at which the owner or other authorized accessor can retrieve the article(s). The boxes can contain multiple compartments for different articles. Access permissions can vary from article to article, and an inventory of articles and their access permissions can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: H. Brock Kolls, Thomas Evans
  • Publication number: 20210044034
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for an electrical earthing or grounding system to protect electrical systems and structures. Such systems and structures are efficient at dissipating broadband energy. An earthing mix system in contact with a grounding electrode is separated into functional components; a conductive earthing mix which is in contact with an electrical conductor and an impedance transitioning earthing composition which is in contact with the conductivity earthing mix. The conductive earthing mix absorbs, radiates, conducts, and dissipates electrical energy. The impedance transitioning earthing mix acts as a lossy impedance matching media to reduce reflections and improve energy transfer. A conductive slurry mix fills in voids and aids in contact between the other elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Evan LaBarge, Gordon J. Wysong, John Louis Broccoli, John H. Belk
  • Publication number: 20210008308
    Abstract: A method of acclimatizing a patient to provide continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, including operating a device for treating sleep disordered breathing (SDB). The device provides continuous positive airway pressure to the patient during sleep via a mask configured to provide a seal with respect to airways of the patient. The method comprises applying full therapeutic pressure during a first session, monitoring a mask pressure during application of the full therapeutic pressure, calculating a difference between the full therapeutic pressure and the mask pressure, comparing the difference to a threshold representing an acceptable level of leak, generating a first signal in response to said comparing, and in response to said first signal indicating a fault in the seal, decreasing an applied pressure to below the full therapeutic pressure during the first session in order to improve the seal of the mask against the patient's face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Philip Rodney KWOK, Ron RICHARD, Rohan MULLINS, Chee Keong PHUAH, Karthikeyan SELVARAJAN, Adrian BARNES, Thomas Evan MILLER, David Richard VORREITER
  • Patent number: 10891551
    Abstract: Systems and methods for projecting one or more trends in electronic data and generating enhanced data. A system includes a data forecasting system is in electronic communication with one or more electronic data sources via an electronic network. The data forecasting system is configured to: monitor the electronic data source(s) for data that meet one or more predetermined criteria; obtain at least a portion of the monitored data from electronic data source(s) based on the predetermined criteria; create a data set from the obtained data; derive one or more data values associated with the data set over a predetermined period according to a forward-looking term methodology; and utilize the data set and the derived value(s) over the predetermined period to derive at least one data forecast metric associated with the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ICE Benchmark Administration Limited
    Inventors: Emma Nicolette Vick, Andrew John Hill, Gary David Hooper, Paul Anderson Rhodes, Timothy Joseph Bowler, Charles Abboud, Stelios Etienne Tselikas, Thomas Evans