Patents by Inventor Thomas Faust

Thomas Faust 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: 10592925
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of determining a prospective product for a user to add to an cart, identifying a prospective cart merchant group that includes prospective merchants that offer the prospective product, determining a prospectively-unlocked product group that includes a plurality of products offered by the prospective merchants that are discounted if the prospective product is added to the electronic cart, determining a savings score for the prospectively-unlocked product group, and coordinating displaying to the user on the website of the online retailer (1) the prospective product and (2) the savings score of the prospectively-unlocked product group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JET.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Dennett, Nathan Thomas Faust, Michael Thomas Hanrahan, Marc Eric Lore
  • Patent number: 10539082
    Abstract: A method for operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine in which every active cylinder operates in a four-stroke mode and every deactivated cylinder filled with an approximately completed gas filling is compressed and expanded during the four-stroke operation of the activated cylinder. In a method in which excitations of a crankshaft speed are minimized, a limited number of even-numbered cylinders of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine (2) having a maximum even number of cylinders (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) are deactivated sequentially, the limited even number of cylinders being smaller than the maximum even number of cylinders (20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) of the multi-cylinder internal combustion engine (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Faust, Thomas Winkler
  • Patent number: 10510101
    Abstract: A merchant management system aims to make product sales by multiple merchants more efficient so that the resulting savings can be passed down to consumers. Specifically, the merchant management system evaluates discounts that the consumer may be eligible for (e.g., being within a certain shipping distance, buying multiple units, or waiving the ability to return the item) in order to present the consumer with the lowest price available. Additionally, the merchant management system may price a product in light of other products and pass down any savings that result from purchasing multiple products from the same merchant (e.g., reduced shipping costs for shipping multiple products in the same box).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: JET.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Thomas Faust, Michael Thomas Hanrahan, Marc Eric Lore
  • Publication number: 20190220883
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a system to encourage user pick-up over home delivery of an item being made available to a user for purchase. The system can comprise one or more processors and/or one or more non-transitory memory storage devices. The one or more memory storage devices can store computer instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform acts of: causing the item to be displayed on a graphical user interface; and when the item is to be received by the user by user pick-up, evaluating whether the item is eligible to be made available for purchase at a user pick-up discounted retail price that is less than a home delivery retail price at which the item is made available for purchase when the item is to be received by the user by home delivery. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Eric Lore, Jatin Pahuja, Stephen Menaquale, Alexander Fu, Hiren Patel, Brandon Strong, Jordan Sweetnam, Yang Tang, Nathan Thomas Faust, Zachary Dennett, Julia Lu
  • Patent number: 10350315
    Abstract: The present application provides quinoline-3-carboxamide compounds covalently linked to a label for use in the diagnosis of an inflammatory disease at local site. The above mentioned compounds can be used to detect or image accumulation of S100A9 in the body of a subject at sites of inflammation, using in vivo non-invasive molecular imaging techniques for the detection of said compounds. Accordingly, labeled quinoline-3-carboxamide compounds can be applied to evaluate the risk of a subject of developing an inflammatory disease and to follow the progress of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Westfaelische Wihelms-Universitaet Muenster
    Inventors: Andreas Faust, Sven Hermann, Johannes Roth, Michael Schaefers, Thomas Vogl
  • Patent number: 10128813
    Abstract: A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator comprises: a first electrode; a second electrode comprising a plurality of sides, wherein at least one of the sides is a connection side; a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and an acoustic reflective element disposed beneath the first electrode, the second electrode and the piezoelectric layer, wherein an overlap of the reflective element, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the piezoelectric layer defines an active area of the acoustic resonator; a bridge adjacent to a termination of the active area of the BAW resonator; and a discontinuity disposed in the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Robert Thalhammer, Alexandre Shirakawa, Thomas Faust, Phil Nikkel
  • Patent number: 10084425
    Abstract: An acoustic resonator comprises a first electrode and second electrode comprising a plurality of sides. At least one of the sides of the second electrode comprises a cantilevered portion. A piezoelectric layer is disposed between the first and second electrodes. A bridge is disposed adjacent to one of the sides of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Bradley, Robert Thalhammer, Thomas Faust
  • Patent number: 9941546
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate includes insulative plastic with conductive particles homogeneously dispersed throughout the insulative plastic and exposed along surface of the substrate, the substrate positioned within the frame. The first lead layer is positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer is positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layer are electrically connected to each through the conductive particles. The positive active material is positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, and the negative active material positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20180050748
    Abstract: A bicycle training system for bicycle training includes a bicycle that has a rear tire and a seat post. A yoke is provided and the yoke is removably coupled to the bicycle. The yoke may be gripped by a first user. Thus, the first user stabilizes the bicycle when a second user is learning to ride the bicycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20170310303
    Abstract: A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator comprises: a first electrode; a second electrode comprising a plurality of sides, wherein at least one of the sides is a connection side; a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and an acoustic reflective element disposed beneath the first electrode, the second electrode and the piezoelectric layer, wherein an overlap of the reflective element, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the piezoelectric layer defines an active area of the acoustic resonator; a bridge adjacent to a termination of the active area of the BAW resonator; and a discontinuity disposed in the bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Thalhammer, Alexandre Shirakawa, Thomas Faust, Phil Nikkel
  • Publication number: 20170278132
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of determining a prospective product for a user to add to an cart, identifying a prospective cart merchant group that includes prospective merchants that offer the prospective product, determining a prospectively-unlocked product group that includes a plurality of products offered by the prospective merchants that are discounted if the prospective product is added to the electronic cart, determining a savings score for the prospectively-unlocked product group, and coordinating displaying to the user on the website of the online retailer (1) the prospective product and (2) the savings score of the prospectively-unlocked product group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Jet.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dennett, Nathan Thomas Faust, Michael Thomas Hanrahan, Marc Eric Lore
  • Patent number: 9634319
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate includes a plurality of perforations through the substrate, and the substrate is positioned within the frame. The first lead layer is positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer is positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layers are electrically connected to each through the plurality of perforations. The positive active material is positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, while the negative active material is positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20170018013
    Abstract: A merchant management system aims to make product sales by multiple merchants more efficient so that the resulting savings can be passed down to consumers. Specifically, the merchant management system evaluates discounts that the consumer may be eligible for (e.g., being within a certain shipping distance, buying multiple units, or waiving the ability to return the item) in order to present the consumer with the lowest price available. Additionally, the merchant management system may price a product in light of other products and pass down any savings that result from purchasing multiple products from the same merchant (e.g., reduced shipping costs for shipping multiple products in the same box).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Nathan Thomas Faust, Michael Thomas Hanrahan, Marc Eric Lore
  • Publication number: 20160352306
    Abstract: An acoustic resonator comprises a first electrode and second electrode comprising a plurality of sides. At least one of the sides of the second electrode comprises a cantilevered portion. A piezoelectric layer is disposed between the first and second electrodes. A bridge is disposed adjacent to one of the sides of the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Bradley, Robert Thalhammer, Thomas Faust
  • Patent number: 8597817
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, a conductor, a filler, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate is positioned within the frame and includes a plurality of perforations that are sealed by a filler, with the conductor positioned in the perforation and held by the filler. The conductor connects to the plurality of perforations. The first lead layer positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layers electrically connected to each other through the filler. The positive active material (PAM) positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, while the negative active material (NAM) positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20130065105
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate includes a plurality of perforations through the substrate, and the substrate is positioned within the frame. The first lead layer is positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer is positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layers are electrically connected to each through the plurality of perforations. The positive active material is positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, while the negative active material is positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20130065104
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, a conductor, a filler, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate is positioned within the frame and includes a plurality of perforations that are sealed by a filler, with the conductor positioned in the perforation and held by the filler. The conductor connects to the plurality of perforations. The first lead layer positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layers electrically connected to each other through the filler. The positive active material (PAM) positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, while the negative active material (NAM) positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20130065110
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate includes insulative plastic with conductive particles homogeneously dispersed throughout the insulative plastic and exposed along surface of the substrate, the substrate positioned within the frame. The first lead layer is positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer is positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layer are electrically connected to each through the conductive particles. The positive active material is positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, and the negative active material positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Publication number: 20130065106
    Abstract: A bipolar battery plate is utilized for production of a bipolar battery. The bipolar battery plate includes a frame, a substrate, a conductive filler, first and second lead layers, and positive and negative active materials. The substrate includes a plurality of perforations through the substrate, and the substrate is positioned within the frame. The conductive filler seals the perforations. The first lead layer is positioned on one side of the substrate, while the second lead layer is positioned on another side of the substrate. The first and second lead layers are electrically connected to each through the conductive filler sealing the perforations. The positive active material is positioned on a surface of the first lead layer, while the negative active material is positioned on a surface of the second lead layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Faust
  • Patent number: D874347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Faust